Daily Archives: August 3, 2018

Bus killings: Children’s protest works where adults fail

School and college students of Dhaka embarked on protests that almost shut down traffic in Dhaka after two of their own were killed by public buses that ran them...

MAN DIES AS BUS HITS MOTORBIKE IN MOGHBAZAR

A man has been killed after a bus rammed a motorbike in Dhaka’s Moghbazar amid students’ ongoing campaign for safe roads. The man has been identified as Saiful Islam, 30,...

TRANSPORT WORKERS OCCUPY DHAKA STREETS, HALT BUS SERVICES

Bus services from Dhaka's major bus stops -- Gabtoli and Sayedabad -- came to a complete halt on Friday morning as transport workers occupied several streets. The transport workers took...

INCOMING GOVT TO START LAYING TAPI PIPELINE IN PAKISTAN

In a bid to cope with the daunting challenge of energy shortages, the incoming government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will have to immediately kick off construction work on the...

STUDENTS TAKE TO THE STREETS FOR 6TH DAY

The students, mainly teenagers, took to the streets of Dhaka for the sixth consecutive day on Friday morning, demanding justice for death of their two fellow students in a road accident. The students gathered...

RELATIONS WITH PAK TO IMPROVE WITH IMRAN KHAN AS PM: SIDHU

With cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan set to become Pakistan’s Prime Minister, his fellow former cricketer and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday said he hopes Indo-Pak relations would improve...

Opportunities for the government

The balance of payment crisis has been aggravated by major currency devaluations taking place over the past few months, the Rupee plunging 15% since December last. Surprisingly the currency...

Imran chooses August 11 to lead ‘Naya Pakistan’

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insasf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, has said that he will take oath as country's 11th Prime Minister on August 11, 2018, which will be exactly 71 years after...

Indian military joins Chinese army’s foundation day celebration

A special meeting of border personnel of India and China was held at the Nathu-La pass at the Sikkim sector of the border on Wednesday to commemorate the 91st...

Myanmar leader’s image removed from Canadian museum

Myanmar‘s leader Aung San Suu Kyi is being removed from a display at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. There were calls to take any mention of the Nobel Peace...

Curtains fall on Bhutan National Assembly

Marking the successful completion of a decade of democracy, the second National Assembly dissolved Wednesday afternoon with an offering of Tashi Moenlam and Zhabten in the National Assembly hall. The...

Chinese Communist Party assures Sri Lanka support to achieve goals

Guo Yezhou, Vice Minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) gave the assurance when he met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe...

Pakistan Navy ship visits Saint Petersburg, participates in Russian parade

Pakistan Navy Guided Missile Frigate ASLAT along with embarked Z9EC Helicopter visited Saint Petersburg, Russia as part of overseas deployment to Mediterranean and European regions. Earlier, Ship had visited Port...

Pakistan Navy ship visits Saint Petersburg, participates in Russian parade

Pakistan Navy Guided Missile Frigate ASLAT along with embarked Z9EC Helicopter visited Saint Petersburg, Russia as part of overseas deployment to Mediterranean and European regions. Earlier, Ship had visited Port...

Moscow wants same military deal America has with India

Taking a cue from the US, Russia has proposed a mutual military logistics support agreement with India. Moscow submitted a draft of its proposal to New Delhi last month,...

Moscow wants same military deal America has with India

Taking a cue from the US, Russia has proposed a mutual military logistics support agreement with India. Moscow submitted a draft of its proposal to New Delhi last month,...

Bangladesh sees stalled floating LNG terminal starting operations in days

A vessel that arrived in Bangladesh in April to offload its maiden cargo of liquefied natural gas and moor permanently as an import terminal should begin operations “within a...

Pakistan, Afghanistan hold inaugural meetings under peace initiative

Pakistan’s foreign office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal on Thursday told reporters that Pakistan and Afghanistan had held inaugural meetings of the five Working Groups (WGs) under the Action Plan for...

Pakistan welcomes Modi’s phone call to Imran, hopeful it could pave way for talks

Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's congratulatory phone call to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan earlier this week. Modi, in his phone call,...

Imran Khan opts for austere oath-taking ceremony, decides against inviting foreign personalities

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman and prime minister-designate Imran Khan has decided against inviting foreign dignitaries and celebrities to his planned oath-taking ceremony, instead opting for a simple event. The PTI, having...

The citizenship of millions in Assam depends on a whimsical bureaucratic process

Beneath the political frenzy unleashed by the National Register of Citizens in Assam lies a bureaucratic process that is hubristic in its scale and ambitions. The exercise of updating...