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B’deshi folk music legend Fakir Alamgir dies due to Covid

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 24 | Bangladeshi folk music legend Fakir Alamgir passed away due to Covid-19 at a hospital here. He was...

Myanmar junta urged to free protesters, journos, restore media licenses

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, July 20 | IFEX, the global network of over 100 organisations dedicated to defending the freedom of expression and information, has...

Modi congratulates Deuba on winning confidence vote

Kathmandu, July 19 | Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated his Nepal counterpart, Sher Bahadur Deuba on Sunday evening, minutes after he secured the...

Top militant outfit leader arrested in B’desh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 17 | Mahmud Hassan Gunbi, a top leader of the banned militant outfit Ansar Al-Islam and Hefazat-e-Islam,...

SL top court to hear petition against selling Colombo’s strategic lands...

Colombo, July 16 | The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka has fixed the hearing of a rights petition filed to stop selling lands in...

China becomes biggest vaccine donor to Nepal with 3.4 mn doses

Kathmandu, July 16 | China has announced on Friday that it would provide additional 1.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal under...

JMB militant executed for involvement in 2005 Udichi blast

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 16 | Banned Jamatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh (JMB) militant Asaduzzaman Panir alias Asad, who was sentenced to death for involvement in...

India, B’desh reaffirm commitment to strengthen partnership

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 16 | India and Bangladesh have reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen the partnership and expanding multifaceted cooperation, and also...

Hunt underway for leader of Al Qaeda-affiliated group in B’desh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 15 | A hunt is underway for Mahmudul Hasan Gunbi, the top leader of 'Dawatul Islam', an Al...

Pak expresses confidence on China, but says there are no free...

Colombo, July 14 | Pakistan High Commissioner for Sri Lanka Major General (Retd.) Muhammad Saad Khattak expressed confidence on China's support for his country...

Slain Lahore model’s close friends now part of investigation

New Delhi/Lahore, July 12 | Police have decided to expand the scope of murder probe of model Nayab Nadeem in Lahore by including her...

Taliban now claim to control 85% of Afghanistan

Kabul, July 9 | Islamist insurgents now claim to control 85 per cent of Afghanistan as the US-led mission draws to a close and...

Punjabi trucker arrested in Canada for smuggling cocaine

Toronto, July 9 | A Punjabi trucker has been arrested in Canada for smuggling about 112.5 kg of cocaine into the country from the...

Norway’s Telenor exits Myanmar, sells stake to military-linked firm

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, July 9 | Norwegian telecom behemoth Telenor has sold off its Myanmar operations to the Lebanese investment firm M1 Group, a...

3 workers killed, 26 injured in massive fire in B’desh factory

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 9 | At least three workers, including two women, died and 26 others were injured...

Sri Lankan President’s brother appointed Finance Minister

Colombo, July 8 | Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's younger brother Basil Rajapaksa was appointed the Finance Minister of the island nation on Thursday,...

Over 1,000 Afghan soldiers flee to Tajikistan

New Delhi, July 6 | More than 1,000 Afghan soldiers have fled to the neighbouring Tajikistan after clashing with Taliban militants, officials have said.The...

Hefazat leader Afendi sent to jail in 2013 case

By Sumi Khan,Dhaka, July 4 | Hefazat-e-Islam leader Manzurul Islam Afendi was sent to jail on Sunday after being in police custody for five...

West Bengal reacts to B’desh visa fee

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, July 3 | Residents of West Bengal have reacted strongly to the recent imposition of a visa processing fee by the...

Walt Disney to reinstate production of branded merchandise in B’desh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 3 | The Walt Disney Company has decided to reinstate its production of branded merchandise in Bangladesh after more than...

Emiratis banned from travelling to India, 13 other nations

By Joy ChakravartyDubai, July 2 | UAE authorities have prohibited Emiratis from travelling to 14 countries, including India, amidst fears of the highly...

‘Khaleda has to seek presidential pardon to go abroad legally’

By Sumi KhanDhaka, July 1 | Bangladesh Law Minister Anisul Huq has said former prime minister Khaleda Zia has no other alternative but to...

Two accused of rape bid on B’desh actress granted bail

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 30 | A Dhaka court has granted bail to businessman Nasiruddin Mahmud and his associate Tuhin Siddiqui Omi in...

Indian artist gets UAE’s coveted Golden Visa

Dubai, June 30 | An Indian artist, who has been living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 2007, received the Gulf nation's coveted...

Dhaka blast: Security guard’s body recovered after 44 hrs

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 29 | Fire personnel on Tuesday recovered the body of the security guard Harun-ur-Rashid, 65, from the rubble of...

India-Abu Dhabi flight suspension extended till July 21: Etihad

Abu Dhabi, June 29 | The Abu-Dhabi based Etihad Airways on Tuesday that suspension of flights from India to the United Arab Emirates' (UAE)...

Pak Interior Minister admits country hosting Taliban families

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, June 28 | Pakistan has for long completely rejected assertions of having Taliban footprints on its soil. However, incumbent Interior Minister...

Emirates expects to resume Dubai-India flights from July 7

Dubai, June 28 | UAE flag carrier Emirates has announced that it expects to resume its Dubai-India flights from July 7 after operations have...

Two Kerala Ayurveda docs get UAE Golden Visa

Abu Dhabi, June 26 | Two Ayurveda doctors, who are originally from India's Kerela state and now based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE),...

China unleashes propaganda blitz on eve of CCP centenary

New Delhi, June 24 | Amid ideological crackdowns on ethnic and religious minorities, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) gears up to celebrate the centenary...

Chinese ship sailed off with Iranian bitumen labelled as UAE product

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 24 | A ship loaded with Iranian bitumen, labelled as UAE product, has been tactically offloaded from Chattogram Port in...

US FDA approves drug developed by Indian-American’s firm

Washington, June 22 | The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug manufactured by the Virginia-based Sarfez Pharmaceuticals, which is owned...

UN leaders emphasise yoga’s role in helping world recover from pandemic

By Arul LouisUnited Nations, June 21 | Yoga, which provided a 'lifeline' during the Covid-19 pandemic, can help the world recover from its ravages,...

Yoga originated in Nepal, not in India, claims PM Oli

Kathmandu, June 21 | As the world celebrates International Yoga Day on Monday, Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli claimed that yoga originated in...

Two Indian workers die in Nepal fire

Kathmandu, June 20 | Two Indian nationals died in a fire that broke out at a steel factory in Nepal's Bara district.The victims have...

Daughter-in-law of ex-B’desh AG alleges domestic violence

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 19 | The daughter-in-law of Bangladesh's former Attorney General, A.F. Hassan Ariff has alleged domestic violence and filed a case...

FB, YouTube don’t want to help B’desh if citizens spread militancy:...

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 18 | Social networking companies like Facebook and YouTube do not want to help Bangladesh if citizens are engaged in...

Indian, Chinese nationals missing in Nepal flash flood

Kathmandu, June 18 | Indian and Chinese nationals are among the 15 people reported missing after a flash flood in the Nepal's Melamchi River...

Recruiter for banned Ansar al Islam arrested in Bangladesh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 17 | A recruiter of banned militant outfit Ansar al Islam has been arrested from Bangladesh's border Naogaon district by...

Nepal to procure 4mn vaccines from China under non-disclosure deal

Kathmandu, June 17 | The Nepal government has decided to procure four million Covid-19 vaccines manufactured by China's Sinopharm under a non-disclosure agreement.However, the...

Militant Hefazat leader arrested in Dhaka

Dhaka, June 17 | Azharul Islam, the former organising secretary of militant outfit Hefazat-e-Islams Dhaka city chapter, has been arrested from the Jatrabari area...

Mamunul among 43 Hefazat leaders sued for embezzling Rs 20 cr...

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 16 | Forty-three Hefazat-e-Islam leaders, including its arrested former Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque, have been sued by madarsa director...

Rain, floods wreak havoc in Nepal; scores die and missing (Ld)

Kathmandu, June 16 | Floods and landslides havewreaked havoc in Nepal following the incessant rains on Tuesday and Wednesday, leaving scores dead and missing....

B’desh actress attempted rape accused, 4 others sent to police custody

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 15 | A Dhaka court on Tuesday sent Uttara Club Ltd's former President Nasir Uddin Mahmud and his associate...

UN shared Rohingya data without informed consent

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, June 15 | The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has been accused of "improperly collecting and sharing personal information" from the Rohingya...

India opens vacancies for Nepali women in Military Police

Kathmandu, June 15 | In a first, the Indian Army has opened vacancies for Nepali women in Military Police.The announcement comes at a time...

Sri Lanka govt urged to protect FTZ workers amid Covid surge

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, June 14 | Leading Asian labour and human rights groups have appealed to the Sri Lanka government and factory owners to...

B’desh actress sues businessman, 5 others over attempted rape, murder

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 14 | Top Bangladeshi film star Pori Moni has filed a case against businessman Nasiruddin Mahmud and five other...

Ansar al-Islam militant arrested in Bangladesh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 14 | Bangladesh's elite police force, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), on Monday arrested an active member of the banned...

Myanmar forces detaining protesters’ families

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, June 14 | Myanmar security forces are arbitrarily arresting and detaining family and friends of activists, protesters and opposition members.The trend...

Business

IRSDC invites RFQ for redevelopment of Udaipur railway station

New Delhi, July 24 | The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd (IRSDC) has invited Requests for Qualification (RFQ) to redevelop Udaipur City Railway...