Daily Archives: August 8, 2018

DHAKA’S BUS DRIVERS TO BE PUT ON PAYROLL

In a major move to curb street accidents in city, Dhaka’s bus owners have decided to scrap the contractual agreement with drivers and include them on a monthly payroll. Dhaka...

BANGLADESH’S ENTIRE GAS RESERVE TO BE EXHAUSTED IN 8-9 YRS

State minister for power and energy Nasrul Hamid on Wednesday said the country’s gas fields have already started depleting as forecasted and the entire gas will be exhausted within...

SHAHIDUL ALAM TAKEN BACK INTO POLICE CUSTODY AFTER HEALTH TESTS

Photographer and activist Shahidul Alam has been taken back into the DB custody from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University or BSMMU after necessary health tests. “Our medical board examined him....

IMRAN KHAN TO LIVE IN PUNAB HOUSE ANNEX AFTER BECOMING PM: PTI

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will live in the chief minister’s annex in Punjab House after he is elected prime minister, senior PTI leader Naeemul Haq said on...

SRI LANKA’S CONTROVERSIAL MONK GETS 6 YRS RI OVER CONTEMPT OF COURT

Sri Lanka’s controversial Buddhist monk and General Secretary of the Body Bala Sena, Ven Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera was sentenced to 19 years rigorous imprisonment, to be carried out...

GOVT HOPING FOR A SANCTIONS WAIVER FOR CHABAHAR PORT

Afghan officials said they are hopeful that US President Donald Trump’s move to reinstate sanctions against Iran will not affect the section of Chabahar Port in Iran that links...

What is India going to do with the “Stateless” persons created by NRC?

“Moderkonobashanai, Moderkonodeshnai…. Moderkonodishanai, moderkonodyashnai” (We have no language, we have no residence, we have no village, we have no direction, we have no country) - a Bengali folk song...

‘He wouldn’t rest till he had got even’

The following is an extract from Indian journalist Karan Thapar’s book Devil’s Advocate: The Untold Story, published recently by HarperCollins India. It is a recounting by the author of...

Journalists attacked, arrest the culprits

Unruly persons, allegedly backed by the government, launched an attack on journalists gathering news on the students’ demonstrations for safe roads. This is unthinkable in any civilised democratic country....

NO RELIEF FOR PEOPLE LIKELY IN FIRST 100 DAYS OF PTI GOVERNMENT

Speaking at the first formal press conference after the recent elections, the likely new finance minister Asad Umar said that offering any relief or subsidy to the people in...

SHAHIDUL ALAM TAKEN TO HOSPITAL

Detained photographer Shahidul Alam has been taken from office of the Detective Branch (DB) of police to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University hospital around 9:00am on Wednesday, said general...

Railway link between Tripura, Bangladesh soon, says India

A new railway line, connecting Tripura with Bangladesh, will be laid soon, Union minister Jitendra Singh said Tuesday. The Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) added that...

Pak Army chief, Russian deputy defence minister discuss security cooperation

Russian Deputy Defence Minister Colonel General Alexander V. Fomin visited Pakistan and called on Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at general headquarters in Rawalpindi on...

Indian army Major, 3 soldiers killed in Kashmir’s Gurez sector

In an early morning ambush, four armymen including a major rank official were killed at Govind Nallah in Gurez sector of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday. Gurez is situated in...

US reportedly deploys more troops to Afghanistan, but for what purpose?

More US forces have been deployed in the Afghan province of Farah to train government troops in the use of modern weapons, the Afghan news agency Khaama reported, citing...

India starts road project inside Nepali boundary

India has started a 1,258 km road project, a part of which passes through Nepali soil along the Tanakpur Dam in Kanchanpur district. Authorities in Kanchanpur are meanwhile unaware...

Frequent clashes among armed groups plague Myanmar Shan state residents

Residents of Shan State’s Namtu Township have lamented the frequent fighting between the Shan State Army-South (SSA-S) and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA). The SSA-S, the armed wing of...

Sri Lanka keen to invest more in Bangladesh

Sri Lankan entrepreneurs have expressed their interest to invest more in different sectors of Bangladesh since there is an investment-friendly environment. They came up with their interest while a business...

SOLIDARITY WITH BANGLADESH STUDENT MOVEMENT IN BRITAIN, INDIA

Solidarity congregations and processions were held in East London, UK, and Kolkata, India, on Sunday and Monday respectively expressing solidarity with the recent student movement in Bangladesh demanding safe...

22 PVT STUDENTS ON POLICE REMAND

A total of 22 students from various private universities have been taken on two days of remand each in connection with two cases filed on charge of vandalism and...

INFORMATION MINISTER INU BINS UN, US STATEMENTS ON ATTACKS ON STUDENT PROTESTERS

Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu has trashed the statements from the US Embassy and the United Nations overt attacks on student protesters demanding safe roads. Inu described the statements as...