Daily Archives: August 9, 2018

22 UNIVERSITY STUDENTS DENIED BAIL, SENT TO JAIL

Denying bail to them, a Dhaka court on Thursday sent 22 private university students to jail in two cases filed over vandalism and attacks on police, reports UNB. The accused...

BANGLADESH DETAINS ONLINE ACTIVISTS OVER PROTEST ‘RUMOURS’

Authorities have investigated about 1,000 Facebook accounts they claim incited violence during this month's student protests Bangladesh police have arrested at least 12 social media activists accused of spreading rumours...

EXAMINE WHETHER SHAHIDUL ALAM WAS TORTURED, HC TO GOVT

The High Court today directed the home secretary to make arrangements for examining whether noted photographer Shahidul Alam was mentally tortured after he was detained. The HC bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir...

NAWAZ SUMMONED ON AUG 13 BY ACCOUNTABILITY COURT

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court hearing corruption references against Sharif family members on Thursday summoned deposed premier Nawaz Sharif on August 13 for his first court appearance following his incarceration. Following an Islamabad...

CHINA TO SEND DELEGATION TO FACILITATE GOVT-TALIBAN TALKS

A high level delegation from China is expected to visit Afghanistan in the near future where it will announce Beijing’s full support to the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process,...

Bangladesh: A social media driven state?

It’s not easy to have a calm conversation in Bangladesh. Everyone is rushing to make a comment, observe and abuse. Or make a counter to all that. Anything that...

PTI’s economic message

AS an exercise in managing expectations, the message sent out by Asad Umar of the PTI at a news conference on Tuesday is timely. Nobody should expect revolutionary changes...

RAFALE SCANDAL BIGGER THAN BOFORS: ARUN SHOURIE

In a stinging indictment of the government, two former ministers Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday hit out at the Rs. 58,000 crore deal with France for 36 Rafale fighter...

RUSSIA, CENTRAL ASIAN ALLIES TO HOLD DRILLS NEAR AFGHAN BORDER

Russia and its Central Asian allies will conduct joint military drills in Tajikistan near the Afghan border in late October, TASS news agency reported Wednesday, citing a Russian military...

INTERIM US ENVOY MEETS PTI CHIEF

Ups and downs in the US Pakistan relationship is an outcome of trust deficit, the PTI government would build a relationship with the US based on mutual respect and...

EX-MP DETAINED OVER DU TEACHER AFTAB AHMED KILLING

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested former MP Md Mafiqul Hasan Tripti, a former BNP lawmaker, from the city's Banani area on Wednesday over the killing of former National University...

INDIA AND MYANMAR ENTRY-EXIT POINTS OPENED

The landmark land border crossing agreement between India and Myanmar came into effect on Wednesday with the simultaneous opening of international entry-exit checkpoints between the two countries, giving a...

PAKISTAN RUNNING $2BN DEFICIT A MONTH, SAYS ASAD

Asad Umar, a Pakisan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader who is expected to be next finance minister, said on Wednesday that Pakistan had been running a current account deficit of $2...

Shireen Mazari tipped to be Pakistan’s defence minister

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shireen Mazari, who once advocated nuclear strikes on Indian population centres in the event of war, was on Tuesday tipped for the post of defence minister...

Modern technology is slowly killing the mood in the ‘happiest country in the world’

For years, the small Asian nation of Bhutan has defined success not through its economy, but through happiness. The Buddhist nation pioneered the idea of “Gross National Happiness” to measure...

Oli invites Bangladesh PM to BIMSTEC summit

Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is reaching out to the heads of government of BIMSTEC member states to ensure their participation in the fourth summit of the Bay...

UN urges Myanmar to pave way for Rohingya returns, grant citizenship

United Nations aid agencies called on Myanmar on Wednesday to improve conditions in Rakhine state for the safe return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh and...

Sri Lanka to host 2-day defence seminar in August end

Sri Lanka will host a two-day defence seminar which will focus on a wide spectrum of global and regional issues including the political changes in Pakistan, according to the...

Kashmiri Muslims accuse Hindus of demographic coup bid

A demand from Hindus wanting a constitutional amendment to allow outsiders to buy land in Muslim-majority Jammu-Kashmir state has sparked uproar, with Muslims calling it a tactic to tighten...

China interested in joining TAPI pipeline project: Pakistan official

China is exploring building a spur from Pakistan’s territory once the multi-country TAPI natural gas pipeline project begins operating, a Pakistani official said, with the financial close of the...