Military personnel will be deployed any day between 24 and 26 December to maintain law and order during the national elections due on 30 December.
The troops would remain on duty till 1 January, according to an election... More
Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda has instructed lawmen to curb violence arising in the country ahead of the upcoming general elections.
Referring the recent spate of incidents and fatalities taking place, the CEC instructed lawmen to avert... More
“The Dirty List” names international companies doing business with the military in Myanmar or is involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction, according to pressure group Burma Campaign UK.
The group compiled the... More
Like each year, the United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted Bangladesh's flagship resolution on the 'Culture of Peace'.
Chargé d' Affaires and Deputy Permanent Representative (DPR) of Bangladesh Permanent Mission to UN Tareq Md Ariful Islam floated... More
"The ball is in our court. We have to get cabinet approval next week, after which an announcement will be made," he said, addressing an event in Islamabad.
He added that he keeps getting messages from Saudi Crown... More
Estimating about $18bn annual loss to Pakistan economy due to inefficient power sector, the World Bank has warned the government against increasing power rates as a tool to address fiscal challenges in the sector.
In a report “In... More
Assembly elections result for Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh were out on Tuesday, but two days on, the Congress, which won in all three, still faces a dilemma of selecting chief ministers. All eyes will be on... More
The Constitutional Council (CC) on Thursday recommended Supreme Court Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana for the post of Chief Justice.
According to Dilli Malla, Press Co-ordinator to Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, a meeting of the council held this morning... More
And it's that time of the year again.
With 2018 coming to an end, Google let us know who the top trending people were for the year, and the results are fascinating.
Google released its lists containing most searched... More
Indian defense ministry has stated that Russia's Igla-S is the winner of multi-billion tender for very short range air defense missiles (VSHORADS) on Wednesday.
The defense ministry has also added that it is aware of US financial sanctions... More
Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain yesterday assigned a High Court bench to hear and dispose of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's writ petitions regarding the cancellation of her nomination papers.
The bench of Justice JBM Hassan fixed 2:00pm today... More
Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain offers fateha at the shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal (R)in Sylhet on Wednesday. Photo: Anis RahmanJatiya Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain started the opposition coalition's election campaign from Sylhet on Wednesday.
He also renewed... More
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoAwami League president, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday launched her party's election campaign seeking vote for 'boat' in the upcoming national elections, UNB reports from Tungipara, Gopalganj.
"Hope hope, you'll give us... More
Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey gestures while interacting with students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi on 12 November 2018. Dorsey hosted a town hall meeting with university students on his visit... More
The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said the election management body has resumed the recounting process of Kabul votes following an agreement with the Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on a new method aimed at ensuring transparency... More
The two-member High Court bench which delivered split orders yesterday on Khaleda’s appeals will include the reasons behind their orders, the CJ said.
The chief justice made the decision as the judges sent the dissenting order in a... More
Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda has said the commission had been embarrassed by the acts of polls violence that claimed two people on Tuesday.
"Yesterday we were glad to say that no cases of polls violence had... More
Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Gopalganj on Wednesday to kick off her party's election campaign, reports UNB.
She started her journey by road around 8:22am from her official residence Ganabhaban.
At first, she... More
At least eight Taliban militants were killed in an airstrike in Tarinkot, the capital city of Uruzgan province, on Tuesday, the 205th Atal Corps said in a statement on Wednesday.
The statement said four other militants were wounded... More
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had on Tuesday said that Pakistan was joining Saudi Arabia, Iran, China, North Korea, Burma, Eritrea, Sudan and Tajikistan on a list of countries that have "engaged in or tolerated systematic,... More
Chief Minister of the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath arrived in Janakpur to attend Bibaha Panchami, a special Hindu religious event, on Wednesday. A private plane carrying the team of Yogi landed in Janakpur. Federal... More
The BJP has tried to make all elections in India go the presidential way – Narendra Modi versus the rest. The results of elections in five states, which became clear by December 11 evening, may not change that but the Modi magic suddenly appears to be fading.
It is not just the election results in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, where Modi campaigned extensively before the polls. The stunning resignation... More
China is increasing its pressure on the Myanmar government in an effort to consolidate its strategic position in Beijing’s march westward. China is also trying to capitalise on Myanmar’s increasing disaffection with the West, and the opportunity offered by the latter’s own cautious realignment and recently developed strategic vision, with the newly launched ‘Look East’ policy.
A number of high-power senior Chinese government officials have visited the capital Naypyitaw, all... More
The Trump administration's renewed push to seek Pakistan's help in bringing the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table comes as a striking contrast to what the US president had only very recently said in one of his interviews about Pakistan not doing anything in Afghanistan to help the US win the war, or even get out of it. Coming from a president who is famous for his unpredictable habit of... More
One of the central problems of Imran Khan’s government is the quality and commitment of his range of advisers, not only for day-to-day politics but for short and long-term decision-making processes. The PM has been more than once given the perception of taking off-the-cuff decisions through speeches and interviews. Even good advisers do not matter until there is a due process for diligence and analysis to not only sort... More
In Dhaka’s swirling political speculations and gossip, the latest is about who among the electoral candidates is wealthy and who is not. On paper, many have declared their wealth and almost none have been found credibility among the public. They know that to survive in politics you need to make and spend a lot of money which, going by wealth levels, would be impossible.
Politics is not just about power... More
The fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), held in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31, was “not fruitful” because of the inherent “weakness” of the regional inter-state institution,... More