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PLOT ON TO SEE OIKYAFRONT OUT OF POLLS

Alleging mass discrimination to push it out of election, major political opposition Jatiya Oikyafront says it is now depending on the vote of the...

MEDIA CENTRE OPENED AT SONARGAON HOTEL

Bangladesh government has opened a media centre at a luxury hotel in Dhaka to relay election information to journalists on the day of December...

NEPAL-INDIA ENERGY OFFICIALS MEET IN NEW DELHI, LIKELY TO FIX NEW...

A meeting between the energy officials from Nepal and India has kicked off in the Indian Capital New Delhi on Thursday. According to an official...

INDIA BUSTS ISIS-INSPIRED MILITANT GROUP

India's anti-terror agency on Wednesday (Dec 26) said it had busted a local militant cell inspired by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria...

QURESHI IN MOSCOW: PAKISTAN, RUSSIA AGREE TO CONTINUE EFFORTS FOR AFGHAN...

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday held a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on his trip to Moscow, his last stop...

INDIAN TEA MAY BENEFIT FROM SRI LANKA WAGE HIKE, VIETNAM PROBLEMS

Indian tea is expected to benefit from the wage hike in Sri Lankan plantations and residue (pesticide) problems in Vietnam, traders said. Domestic tea production...

HASINA TO JOIN POLLS RALLIES THRU’ VIDEO CONFERENCE TODAY

Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina will join election campaign in three districts through a video conference today. “The prime minister will address election rallies...

BANKS IN LIQUIDITY CRISIS: TK 35B LOANED IN A WEEK

All of a sudden, banks are facing an acute liquidity crisis and in the last one week, banks loaned around Tk 35 billion from...

PLEA SEEKS CANCELLATION OF 25 JAMAAT MEN’S CANDIDACY

A petition was filed with the High Court today seeking its directive on the Election Commission to disqualify 25 Jamaat-e-Islami candidates so that they...

TWO MINUTES SILENCE TO BE OBSERVED

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) requested the public, Ministries and Government institutions to observe two minutes silence between 9.25 a.m. and 9.27 a.m. today...

INDIA PRISONER DIES IN JASHORE JAIL

An Indian citizen accused in a gold smuggling case died of cardiac arrest at Jashore Central Jail on Tuesday, reports UNB. The deceased is Sanzid...

IMMIGRANT BANGLADESHI TO JOIN GEORGIA SENATE NEXT JANUARY

Sheikh Rahman is believed to be the first Muslim ever elected to its legislature Gwinnett County voters are sending Sheikh Rahman, who is an immigrant...

ANFREL QUESTIONS EC’S SINCERITY TO HOLD TRANSPARENT POLLS

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) has criticised Bangladesh’s election commission for creating hurdles for observers from home and abroad who were interested...

BANGLADESH MEDIA PLAYING INADEQUATE CRITICAL ROLE

Journalists, academics, jurists, economists, researchers and politicians said Saturday that the media in Bangladesh was playing inadequate critical role in upholding people’s democratic rights...

Taliban welcomes partial US withdrawal from Afghanistan

The Taliban has welcomed news of the US plan to withdraw half its troops from Afghanistan by the summer, as Afghan generals warned it...

Bhutan earns Nu 10B from electricity export

The five operational hydropower plants in Bhutan have generated about 6.31B units of energy as of October this year, with generation peaking in August. This...

Nepal urges China to fund feasibility study

Nepal has requested the Chinese Railway Authority to provide fund to conduct a feasibility study for the proposed Kathmandu-Kerung railway. A decision to this...

Pakistan supports Afghan-owned peace process for regional stability: COAS

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Saturday that Pakistan supports Afghan-led peace plan to help bring lasting peace in...

Bangladesh opposition website shut down ahead of polls: party

Bangladesh's main opposition website has been shut down, the party said Saturday, amid accusation the government is muzzling dissent ahead of next week's general...

‘A blow to morale’: Afghanistan generals bemoan US withdrawal plans

Afghan generals have voiced concern over rumors of US forces' withdrawal from the country, fearing that this would give the Taliban radical movement the...

AL LEADERS MADE POLLING OFFICERS

Local leaders of ruling Awami League and its wings have allegedly been appointed as the presiding and assistant presiding officers, violating the election commission’s...