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India’s foreign ministry says Qatar freed eight ex-navy personnel

Intl desk, Feb 12: The foreign ministry of India said on Monday that Qatar had freed eight ex-navy personnel it had previously arrested and...

Myanmar enforces mandatory military service law amid escalated turmoil

Desk report, Feb 11: Myanmar junta overnight ordered compulsory military services for all young men and women for at least two years as fierce...

Imran Khan allies take lead in Pakistan vote count, PML-N has emerged as the single-largest party post polls, claims Nawaz

Intl desk, Feb 09: Candidates loyal to jailed former prime minister Imran Khan were ahead in Pakistan’s election on Friday, in front of the...

Pakistan starts vote count, clear picture expected early Friday

Intl desk, Feb 08: Pakistan began counting votes after polling ended on Thursday in a general election marred by militant attacks and suspension of...

28 killed as back-to-back blasts hit Balochistan on eve of general elections

Intl desk, Feb 07: At least 28 people were killed while over 40 suffered injuries after back-to-back blasts hit Balochistan’s Pishin and Qila Saifullah...

Myanmar junta loses more bases, 62 troops killed in 3-day

Intl desk, Feb 05: Myanmar’s junta lost more bases and 62 troops in the last three days as People’s Defence Forces and ethnic armed...

Imran and Bushra Bibi handed 7-year jail sentences in Iddat case

Intl desk, Feb 03: An Islamabad court in Pakistan on Saturday sentenced former prime minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi to seven...

Iraq says 16 including civilians killed in ‘new US aggression’

Intl desk, Feb 03: At least 16 people have been killed in US strikes in Iraq, the government said, as it condemned the “new...

Israel approves terms of deal with Hamas, reached in Paris: Qatar

Intl desk, Feb 02: Israel has given its consent to general provisions of a deal with Palestines Hamas movement, drafted during the recent negotiations...

Pakistan ex-PM Imran Khan, wife sentenced to 14 years in state gifts case

Intl desk, Jan 31: Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi have been sentenced to 14 years in jail in...

North Korea fires ‘several’ cruise missiles: Seoul military

Intl desk, Jan 30: North Korea fired several cruise missiles into the waters off its west coast on Tuesday, Seoul’s military said, the latest...

Biden vows reprisal after 3 US soldiers killed in Jordan

Intl desk, Jan 28: United States president Joe Biden vowed on Sunday to strike back after a drone attack he blamed on Iran-backed militant...
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Take stern action against illegal hoarders during Ramadan, PM asks DCs

Dhaka, Mar 03: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the field-level administration to take stern action against illegal hoarders of commodities and ensure...

Remittance inflow rises to 2.16b in Feb

Dhaka, Mar 03: Remittance inflow to the country increased to $2.16 billion in February, which was highest in eight months, according to Bangladesh Bank...

TIB rejects ex-land minister’s clarification, seeks probe

Dhaka, Mar 03: Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Sunday, in a statement, rejected the clarifications of former land minister Saifuzzman Chowdhury regarding his wealth...

Death toll in Bailey Road fire rises to 46, Three arrested, probe ordered

Dhaka, Mar 02: Students, an expatriate Bangladeshi, a teacher, a journalist, and children were among the 46 people killed as a devastating fire razed...