Daily Archives: June 7, 2018

SECURITY FORCES FOIL 12 TALIBAN ATTACKS IN GHAZNI

The Afghan security forces foiled 12 Taliban attacks in five districts of the province on Wednesday, provincial police chief Farid Mashal claimed on Thursday (June 7). Taliban launched attacks in...

ANTI-NARCOTICS DRIVE IN BD: HRW FOR INDEPENDENT ENQUIRY INTO ‘VIOLENT DEATHS’

Human Rights Watch has urged the Bangladesh government to launch an independent investigation into allegations of extrajudicial killings in the ongoing “war on drugs.” Stating that more than 100 "violent...

PAKISTAN NAMES PROF HASSAN ASKARI AS PUNJAB CARETAKER CM

Professor Hassan Askari was named as Punjab caretaker chief minister by the Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday (June 7). ECP Additional Secretary Akhtar Nazir made the announcement at a...

COBRA COMMANDO KILLED IN ENCOUNTER IN INDIA’S JHARKHAND

A CoBRA commando of the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) was killed and a policeman injured during an encounter with Naxals in Saraikela area of Jharkhand Thursday (June 7),...

UN HR seeks end to killing of suspected drug offenders in BD

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday (June 6) urged the authorities in Bangladesh to ensure that serious human rights violations like alleged extrajudicial...

Bangladesh slips down 9 spots in GPI

Bangladesh slipped down nine spots in the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2018 compared with that of the last year. Despite making improvements in two indicators -- political stability and terrorism...

India bars Pakistani academics from attending AAS-in-ASIA conference

Next month, India will be playing host for Asian studies scholars from all over the world for a major conference. But, following explicit instructions from Indian government, Pakistani academics...

UAE, Qatar to send military forces to Afghanistan

The National Security Council (NSC) has said it has approved the UAE and Qatar proposal for forces to be deployed to Afghanistan. In a statement released by the Afghanistan National...

Nepal, US armies begin two-day interaction in Kathmandu

A two-day interaction between Nepal Army and American Army has started in the capital, for the first time of its kind in the history of Nepal Army, on Wednesday...

Singapore firm to draw up Chinese investment zone plan in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved a proposal for Singapore-based urban planning consultancy Surbana Jurong Pvt Ltd, owned by state investor Temasek Holdings Ltd, to draw up a plan for...

Farmer strike hits India hard

Vegetable prices jumped as much as 10 percent in major Indian cities, including Mumbai and Delhi, as a four-day strike by millions of farmers curtailed supplies. “Wholesale prices of some...

China, India vow to strengthen ties

China and India working together will accelerate the common development of the two countries, benefit the entire world, and contribute to the progress of human civilization, Chinese State Councilor...

Pakistan’s caretaker finance minister agrees to hold talks with IMF

After taking detailed review of economic challenges, the newly sworn-in Minister for Finance Dr Shamshad Akhtar on Tuesday gave her green signal for holding policy level dialogue with the...

Pakistan’s caretaker finance minister agrees to hold talks with IMF

After taking detailed review of economic challenges, the newly sworn-in Minister for Finance Dr Shamshad Akhtar on Tuesday gave her green signal for holding policy level dialogue with the...

Farmer strike hits India hard

Vegetable prices jumped as much as 10 percent in major Indian cities, including Mumbai and Delhi, as a four-day strike by millions of farmers curtailed supplies. “Wholesale prices of some...

Daesh: The new emerging threat for Pakistan

The ultra-extremist Islamic State, generally known as Daesh, has raised new serious security challenge for Pakistan where over the years the form, tactics and nature of terrorism has been...

China, India vow to strengthen ties

China and India working together will accelerate the common development of the two countries, benefit the entire world, and contribute to the progress of human civilization, Chinese State Councilor...

SCO summit in China stands for ‘multi-polarity’: Gautam Bambawale

India on Wednesday (June 6) said the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in China stands for "multi-polarity" and it conveys the message that big countries can peacefully coexist...

‘Bully’ India silent on refusing entry to Maldives ruling party MP

India was silent Wednesday (June 6) about barring a senior ruling party politician from entering the country in an unprecedented move, as it was accused of bullying the Maldives. MP...

China denies cancellation of Nepal hydro project deal with Chinese firm

China on Wednesday (June 6) dismissed reports that the Nepalese government has cancelled its agreement with Chinese companies on the West Seti hydropower project, and said talks are on...

Without a trace: Enforced disappearances in Bangladesh

A month before the scheduled execution of Mir Quasim Ali, a member of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, his son and lawyer Mir Ahmad bin Quasim was preparing...
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