Daily Archives: July 30, 2018

BNP, BSD, ISLAMI ANDOLAN QUIT BARISHAL POLLS

Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has pulled itself out of the Barishal City Corporation election, raising complaitns of widespread ballot stuffing and manipulation by the ruling Awami League. The...

‘BALLOT STUFFING IN SYLHET, BNP POLLING AGENTS THROWN OUT IN BARISHAL’

BNP mayoral candidate in Sylhet City Corporation election Ariful Haque Chowdhury alleged that ballot boxes were filled with stamped ballots in three wards on Sunday night. Despite the massive ballot...

BNP’S MAYORAL CANDIDATE SARWAR PULLS OUT OF BARISHAL RACE

Mayoral candidate Mazibor Rahman Sarwar from the BNP has pulled out of the race in Barishal, citing rigging and other irregularities. Sarwar rushed a press conference in the city, four...

ASSAM RELEASES SECOND DRAFT OF NRC, NEARLY 40 LAKH NAMES MISSING

The much-awaited second and final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) was released online and in all the NRC Sewa Kendras (NSK) across the state at 10...

PPP, PML-N JOIN HANDS TO GIVE IMRAN TOUGH TIME

The country’s two major parties — Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party — are set to play an ARD-like opposition role in parliament as they have agreed on...

Facing the future: Voices from the Rohingya refugee camps

“If I get the chance, I’ll go back to Burma,” said former teacher Mohammad Ruhim*, 50, from a small dirt alley in Kutupalong refugee camp where he sells betel...

Three Hindus win from unreserved constituencies in Pakistan elections

For the first time in Pakistan’s history, three minority candidates (all Hindus) were elected on general seats in the National Assembly and the Sindh Assembly. Interestingly, all three candidates...

India deports 53 Bangladeshis

India on Sunday deported 53 Bangladesh nationals, who were convicted and had completed their sentences in Assam jails, officials said. The Indian Express had reported last month that these people...

Imran Khan accepts Ashraf Ghani’s invitation to visit Afghanistan

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani called PTI chairman Imran Khan on Sunday and congratulated him on his victory in the parliamentary elections. In a statement on Twitter, the Afghan president said...

Rakhine probe panel may be named this week

The government could announce this week the members of an independent commission that would investigate alleged human rights abuses in northern Rakhine State, legislators said. U Maung Myint, executive committee...

Nepal PM vows to implement transport, transit agreement with China

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has pledged to implement the transport and transit agreement signed with China during his first premiership soon.  The PM said so during a...

India to set up missile shield to protect Delhi, Mumbai from China, Pakistan attacks

Taking a cue from superpowers Russia and the United States, other countries are mulling similar advanced air defense systems to protect their big cities. India is working on a missile...

India to set up missile shield to protect Delhi, Mumbai from China, Pakistan attacks

Taking a cue from superpowers Russia and the United States, other countries are mulling similar advanced air defense systems to protect their big cities. India is working on a missile...

Challakere: India’s secret nuclear city

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) India has a stockpile of more than a 100 warheads. Its desire to match the nuclear warhead capabilities of China...

Challakere: India’s secret nuclear city

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) India has a stockpile of more than a 100 warheads. Its desire to match the nuclear warhead capabilities of China...

4 of 5 best-governed states in India are not ruled by BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), or a political alliance it is a part of, governs 18 of 29 states in India, home to nearly 63% of the country’s population....

Hopes and forebodings in India over the rise of Imran Khan

Circumstantial evidence can be marshaled to establish that a level playing field was not available to Pakistan’s two mainstream political parties – the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and the...

Hopes and forebodings in India over the rise of Imran Khan

Circumstantial evidence can be marshaled to establish that a level playing field was not available to Pakistan’s two mainstream political parties – the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and the...

Breathing space for smooth transition: China loans Pakistan $1.5 to $1.7

In a bid to get a breathing space for Pakistan for completion of ongoing political transition in a smooth manner, China has provided $1.5 to $1.7 billion in shape...

Breathing space for smooth transition: China loans Pakistan $1.5 to $1.7

In a bid to get a breathing space for Pakistan for completion of ongoing political transition in a smooth manner, China has provided $1.5 to $1.7 billion in shape...

‘He looked like a terrorist!’: How a drive in rural India ended in a...

In the tiny hamlet of Murki in the hinterlands of south India, Inspector V.B. Yadwad surveyed a pile of bricks and stones in a ditch where he and other...