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China to provide RMB 500m to Bangladesh; deal signed

China will provide grant assistance of RMB 500 million or approximately $72.57 million to Bangladesh under an agreement on economic and technical cooperation between...

No Indo-Pak dialogue but diplomatic engagement still on

There may not be any substantive dialogue between India and Pakistan at the moment but both governments are working to ensure there isn't a...

Afghanistan braces for rematch between political rivals

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday registered to run for president later this year, setting up a rematch after...

India’s Citizenship Bill may not help many Bangladeshi nationals

Only a small number Bangladeshi nationals are likely to benefit from the Citizenship Amendment Bill, as fewer than 200 people from the neighbouring country...

6 MYANMAR COPS HURT IN RAKHINE

Six Myanmar border guard police have been wounded in an attack by Rohingya Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, government media reported on Saturday, amid...

SUICIDE ATTACK TARGETS LOGAR OFFICIALS’ CONVOY

A suicide bomber targeted a convoy of Logar governor and the provincial NDS chief on Sunday, said Nasir Ghairat, member of Logar Provincial Council. Ghairat...

ARREST WARRANT AGAINST KHALEDA IN 2014 CASE

A Dhaka court yesterday issued an arrest warrant against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, in a case filed over making derogatory remark on the ruling...

ANARCHISM IS THRIVING IN NEPALI CONGRESS, SAYS DEUBA

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has remarked that the party will form a separate discipline committee to end the thriving anarchy in the...

PHILIPPINES TO ASSIST SL TO ERADICATE ILLEGAL DRUG TRAFFICKING

The Philippines to send a specialist team to Sri Lanka to inquire on the technical expertise that can be provided to eradicate drug smuggling. The...

EGYPTIAN BILLIONAIRE OFFERS TO BUILD 100,000 HOUSING UNITS IN PAKISTAN

Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain confirmed that an Egyptian billionaire has offered to build 100,000 housing units in Pakistan. In a tweet, he said Egyptian...

Maldives military refutes ‘third’ Indian helicopter reports

Maldives military on Saturday refuted reports that a third Indian helicopter was being operated in the archipelago. Days after the Maldives military resumed operating the...

Need “serious dialogues” for repatriation of Sri Lankan refugees: Envoy

Sri Lanka is seeking "serious dialogues" with India for repatriation of Lankan refugees living in Tamil Nadu, its envoy on Friday said while asserting...

UN chief hopes for ‘meaningful dialogue’ between Pakistan and India

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed the hope that Pakistan and India would be able to engage in a meaningful dialogue to...

Bangladesh to see 3rd fastest rise of the rich

Bangladesh will see the third quickest growth in the number of high net-worth individuals in the world in the next five years, according to...

Nepal to allow entry of regional tourists through all border towns

The lure of liquor has raked in huge lucre for the Tamil Nadu Government as the state-owned Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) recorded...

EU imposes tariffs on rice imported from Cambodia, Myanmar

The European Commission has imposed tariffs on rice imported from Cambodia and Myanmar in a bid to curb a surge in rice imports from...

Govt. to allow entry of regional tourists through all border towns

The National Assembly yesterday endorsed entry and exit of regional tourists through the border towns of Samdrupjongkhar, Gelephu, Samtse, Nganglam, and Panbang. Currently, Phuentsholing is...

UN CALLS FOR ‘MEANINGFUL TALKS’ IN POLITICS

The stakeholders in Bangladesh politics should engage in meaningful dialogues, spokesperson for the UN chief has said. “We encourage the different areas of the Bangladeshi...

OPPOSITION PARTIES JOIN HANDS AT MAMATA RALLY, VOW TO OUST PM...

Leaders from over a dozen opposition parties came together on Saturday, vowing at a mega rally here to put up a united fight in...

SIX CHINA-LED FIRMS ON TRACK FOR 3 LIGHT RAIL PROJECTS

Six China-led companies have qualified for the execution of three light rail projects in Colombo, it is learnt. The Megapolis and Western Development Ministry held...

UN HR EXPERT LEE DUE SATURDAY IN BANGLADESH FOR DISCUSSING ROHINGYA...

The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee is due to arrive in Bangladesh on Saturday to observe the Rohingya situation in the Cox's...