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AIR FORCE, NAVY FLEET NOT REPLENISHED IN FOUR YEARS: MS

President Maithripala Sirisena told the Cabinet meeting yesterday that the fleet of military vessels of the Air Force and Navy had not been replenished...

ELITE CAPTURE COSTS PAKISTAN’S ECONOMY RS860 BILLION PER YEAR

Finance Minister Asad Umar said on Tuesday that an open and rule-based economy could break the stranglehold of elite on the economy as an...

CARDINAL RANJITH TO LEAD MASS PROTESTS

Religious Leaders led by Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith is to stage mass protests against drugs in Colombo North on Sunday (March 31). Cardinal...

DHAKA STRUGGLES TO RESTORE ORDER ON THE STREETS

Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, one of the world's most densely populated cities, is struggling to bring back discipline on its streets. Violation of traffic rules, reckless...

Bhutan PM to visit Bangladesh in Apr

Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering is expected to visit Bangladesh in April with an aim to strengthen ties, especially in the sector of bilateral...

Taking China’s cues India begins 1st-ever military drill with 17 African...

In a bid to match China, India along with 17 African nations (called AFINDEX-19) on Monday commenced a first-ever joint military drill at Aundh...

OFID approves US$50 million loan to Maldives

OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved a US$50 million (approximately MVR 772 million) loan to the Maldives. In a statement released following the...

Pakistan shows interest in UAE’s space programme

The Pakistan space agency is in talks with the UAE on developing collaboration in space-related activities, a top official from Pakistan has revealed. Pakistan was...

India, Sri Lanka joint exercise ‘Mitra Shakti-VI’ to commence from Mar...

Exercise 'Mitra Shakti' which is conducted annually as part of military diplomacy and interaction between armies of India and Sri Lanka will be conducted...

Pakistan exults as first thermal plant under CPEC starts electricity generation

Reaching a major milestone, the journey of achieving energy efficiency, Pakistan has started commercial electricity generation from the Thar power plant. The electricity generation...

US ‘to end contacts’ with Afghan NSA over his recent remarks

A senior US diplomat has told President Ashraf Ghani that US officials will no longer deal with his national security adviser Hamdullah Mohib, Reuters...

China ‘helped defuse Pakistan-India tension’ after Kashmir attack

China played a “constructive role” in reducing tension between Pakistan and India, the Chinese foreign ministry said, after the nuclear-armed rivals almost came to...

BUP STUDENT DIES IN ROAD CRASH NEAR BASHUNDHARA, BUS TORCHED

A student of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) was killed after a bus ran him over at Nodda near Bashundhara Residential area in Dhaka...

GATCO CASE: KHALEDA NOT PRODUCED AT COURT FOR ILLNESS

A Dhaka court yesterday deferred until April 17 the hearing on charge framing against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 16 others in the Gatco...

ONE OF 7 KIDNAPPED INDIANS RETURNS HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN

One of the seven Indian nationals has safely returned to India ten months after being kidnapped in northern Baghlan province, the India’s External Affairs...

AFTER QUITTING ‘FREE MADHES’ CAMPAIGN, CK RAUT LAUNCHES A NEW PARTY

Six years of struggle to generate momentum for creating a separate Madhes. In and out of jail for about a dozen times on various...

WORLD BANK SEES PAKISTAN’S POTENTIAL TO BE A $2TR ECONOMY

Pakistan could become a $2 trillion economy in the next 28 years if it remains steadfast in its reforms and manages to reduce its...

ELECTIONS 2019 LIVE NEWS UPDATES: ‘MODI NO MORE A CHAIWALA’: MAYAWATI’S...

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi who embarked on day two of her boat yatra, Tuesday rejected Yogi Adityanath’s two-year governance report calling it an “illusion.”...

AFGHANS WILL NOT ACCEPT ISLAMIC EMIRATE SYSTEM: POLITICAL PARTIES

Representatives of Afghanistan’s mainstream political parties on Monday said that protection of the republic system should be a red line in the peace talks...

India-Maldives agree to strengthen connectivity, regional maritime security

India and the Maldives have agreed on a broad spectrum of issues for further collaboration including strengthening connectivity and coordination to maintain regional maritime...

Myanmar military court to probe Rohingya atrocity allegations

Myanmar’s army said on Monday it had set up a military court to investigate its conduct during a crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority...