Daily Archives: June 27, 2018

Defining moment

Pakistan's third-ever democraticelected process leading to the transition of powertook place on 25 July2018. More than 100 political parties contested the 272 seats in the National Assembly (NA).The balance...

GOVT, EC MAKE MOCKERY OF GAZIPUR POLLS: BNP

Rejecting the ‘widely rigged’ Gazipur City Corporation elections, the main opposition BNP on Wednesday demanded fresh polls there. Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir gave the...

Can’t always speak my mind: Prof. Serajul Islam Chowdhury

Never before have person to person relations or man’s relations with nature, reached such a low level, says Serajul Islam Chowdhury, professor emeritus of English department at Dhaka University. The...

Bangladeshi peacekeeper killed in attack in South Sudan

A peacekeeper from Bangladesh was killed on Tuesday when unidentified gunmen ambushed a humanitarian convoy on a road in South Sudan, two United Nations sources said. South Sudan slid into...

AL’S ZAHANGIR ON COURSE TO WIN GAZIPUR MAYOR RACE

The Awami League’s ZahangirAlam appears set to win the Gazipur City Corporation mayoral election. He says he wants to work with all for the city’s development, if elected. Zahangir was leading...

US DEMANDS WORLD HALT IRANIAN OIL IMPORTS BY NOV 4

The United States warned Tuesday that countries around the world must stop buying Iranian oil before Nov 4 or face a renewed round of American economic sanctions. A senior State...

AMNESTY SAYS MYANMAR TOP BRASS MUST FACE JUSTICE OVER ‘CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY’

Myanmar's military chief and other top brass have been accused by Amnesty International of crimes against humanity for overseeing a "systematic" attack against Rohingya Muslims, according to a report...

‘Pakistan will be destroyed if it depends on India’

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said Pakistan will be destroyed if it depends on India. Speaking about the current water crisis, the PML-N president while addressing...

We don’t play games with India, China for political gains, says Nepal PM

Nepal wants a cordial relationship with India and China and does not believe in playing "games" with it neighbours for short-term political gains, Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli...

Saudi cadets to undergo training in India

Saudi cadets are traveling to India to undergo training at the National Defense Academy (NDA). The NDA is the joint services academy of the Indian armed forces where cadets of...

Nepal to sign transit protocol with China in July

Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the Protocol to Transit and Transport Agreement, which could not be signed during his recent visit to China, will materialise...

How India became the world’s most dangerous country for women

India is perceived as having the worst record for sexual violence, harassment from cultural and traditional practices and human trafficking, meaning it is now considered the least safe country...

Bhutan’s population increases by 16% in the last 12 years

Bhutan’s population has increased by 16 per cent in the last 12 years. According to the 2017 report on Population and Housing Census of Bhutan (PHCB), the country’s population...

7 countries invited to observe Maldives presidential election

Seven countries have been invited to observe the Maldives Presidential Election, scheduled to be held on Sept. 23, local media reported Tuesday. The Maldives Elections Commission said it had sent...

India set to seal $500mn deal with Israel to buy 4,500 Spike missiles

India is on the verge of finalising a $500 million deal with Israel for the government-to-government purchase of around 4,500 Spike anti-tank guided missiles for the army ahead of...

India set to seal $500mn deal with Israel to buy 4,500 Spike missiles

India is on the verge of finalising a $500 million deal with Israel for the government-to-government purchase of around 4,500 Spike anti-tank guided missiles for the army ahead of...

Bahrain-Pakistan military cooperation agreement signed

Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa signed with Pakistani Defence Secretary Zamir Ul Hassan Shah a joint defence cooperation agreement. The BDF...

Bahrain-Pakistan military cooperation agreement signed

Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa signed with Pakistani Defence Secretary Zamir Ul Hassan Shah a joint defence cooperation agreement. The BDF...

Lesser known reality: Pakistani Army destroys thousands of Jihadists in Pakistan

Operating beneath the shadow of a widely-discussed war in Afghanistan, the Pakistani military has quietly been aggressively attacking jihadi terrorists, Taliban forces and other enemies in the mountainous tri-border...

Lesser known reality: Pakistani Army destroys thousands of Jihadists in Pakistan

Operating beneath the shadow of a widely-discussed war in Afghanistan, the Pakistani military has quietly been aggressively attacking jihadi terrorists, Taliban forces and other enemies in the mountainous tri-border...

Indian state and opinion makers have rushed to trash OHCHR report on Kashmir, it...

On June 14, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights released a pointedly titled Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir: Developments in...