Daily Archives: September 3, 2018

HC DEFERS SHAHIDUL ALAM’S BAIL PLEA HEARING TILL SEPTEMBER 4

The High Court has deferred till tomorrow the hearing on a petition filed by internationally-acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam seeking bail in a case lodged against him under the Information...

PAKISTANIS OWN ASSETS WORTH $150BN IN UAE, SC TOLD

The Supreme Court was told on Monday that Pakistanis own around $150 billion worth of properties and assets in the UAE alone. The revelation came in a report compiled and...

INDIA’S BILLON-DOLLAR BATTLE TO BUILD THE WORLD’S BIGGEST STATUE

The world's biggest statue is rising in a remote corner of India to honour an independence hero, but it could quickly be outdone by a monument to a Hindu...

UK’S DEFENSE SECRETARY SAYS DAESH AFGHANISTAN POSES THREAT TO UK

During a three-day visit to Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif, the UK’s defense secretary Gavin Williamson said Daesh fighters in Afghanistan are communicating with cells in the UK with the aim...

GOVERNMENT CUTS REQUIREMENT FOR TRADE UNION REGISTRATION

The government has brought down the workers' representation to 20 percent from 30 percent in formation of a trade union in a factory. The cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh...

PETROL, DIESEL PRICES AT HIGHEST-EVER LEVELS ON RUPEE WOES

Petrol and diesel prices in the country touched their highest levels Monday mainly due to dramatic fall in rupee and a sharp rise in crude oil rates. Petrol price in...

GHOST SHIP REAPPEARS 9 YEARS AFTER IT WAS LOST

A ship that was lost in 2009 in the Pacific Ocean mysteriously reappeared in the Indian Ocean last week. People are calling it a ghost ship. An immediate explanation...

INDIAN RUPEE HITS RECORD LOW OF 71 PER DOLLAR

The rupee fell to a record 71 per dollar in opening trade on Friday, tracking weakness in almost all other Asian peers as the latest round of US-China trade...

BRITISH ARTISTS STAND BESIDE SHAHIDUL ALAM

Leading British artists and curators have urged Bangladeshi government to release renowned photographer Shahidul Alam from jail in Dhaka. Creative voices, including film-maker and artist Steve McQueen, dancer and choreographer...

4.8-MAGNITUDE QUAKE JOLTS NORTHWESTERN MYANMAR

A mild earthquake measuring 4.8 magnitude jolted Myanmar's northwestern Sagaing region on Sunday, said the meteorology and hydrology department. The quake struck at 01:49 a.m. local time (1919 GMT Saturday). Its...

TWO EXPLOSIONS SHAKE KANDAHAR CITY

Two explosions were reported in Kandahar city in Sunday night, wounding at least six policemen, officials said. One Afghan National Police (ANP) officer was wounded in the first IED explosion...

MYANMAR JUDGE JAILS REUTERS REPORTERS FOR 7 YEARS FOR BREACH OF STATE SECRETS ACT

Two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar's state secrets law during their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya were jailed for seven years Monday, in a case that has...
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Bangladesh wants clarity of India-Russia nuclear safety deal

Bangladesh is likely to seek clarity of the deal between India and Russia on nuclear safety cooperation referred in the proposed Memorandum of Understanding to be signed between Bangladesh,...

China makes progress in economic ties with Pakistan

Substantial progress has been achieved in further promoting soci0-economic partnership with Pakistan, under the Belt and Road’s initiative (BRI), said said Ning Jizhe, chief of the National Bureau of...

Bhutan “repays” people of Assam with dividends

Landlocked Himalayan Kingdom Bhutan, which has been regularly using Assam roads for its surface communications, has now “repaid” the people of Assam with dividends by directly linking Guwahati with...

India, B’desh border forces to hold high-level talks in New Delhi

India will take up issues like BSF personnel being attacked by Bangladeshi criminals and those related to cross-border smuggling during a high-level meeting of the border guarding forces of...

India boycotts China-Maldives bridge inauguration

Indian officials were notably missing at the inauguration ceremony of Maldives’ first ever bridge, Sinamalé Bridge, last Thursday. According to ‘Times of India’, India’s resident Ambassador to Maldives Akhilesh Mishra...

Nepal, China to study Tatopani border

Nepal and China officials will inspect the infrastructure along Tatopani border before deciding to resume the customs office that stopped functioning after the earthquake in April 25, 2015. Consul General...

Sri Lanka military refusing to obey govt on land issue, says Zeid

UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein says the Sri Lanka military is refusing to obey the country’s government on the land issue. In an article written for the...

Will Mike Pompeo pressure or please Pakistan’s Imran Khan?

The telephone call should have been a diplomatic formality between allies, centered on a message of congratulations for Imran Khan on his appointment as prime minister. Instead last month's communication...