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  • How was Eid for Bangladeshi tourists stuck in Kolkata?

    Thousands of Bangladeshi tourists go to Kolkata every day for various reasons. Most of these tourists are Muslims. Unless for dire needs, these tourists do not stay in this Hindu-majority town during the Eid celebrations.

  • India resumes 'hunting terrorists' in Kashmir

    The Indian government has announced it will not extend the "suspension of operation against terrorists" in Jammu and Kashmir state announced at the start of the month of Ramandan in May.

  • Trump-Kim summit makes momentum to overcome tension: Dhaka

    Bangladesh welcomes the historic Summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un which has generated 'momentum' to overcome long-drawn tensions.

  • 100 year old woman Hazrat Bibi and Imran Khan

    100yr-old woman to stand against Imran Khan

    "I will pay extra attention to education for girls if I end up winning," Hazrat Bibi vows.

  • Rohingya refugee camp

    Rain hits 11,000 Rohingya people: UNHCR

    Torrential rains accompanied by storms hit Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, causing 37 landslides and leaving one child dead and several people injured.

  • Indian bank fraud seeks asylum in Britain: report

    Indian billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted over an alleged massive bank fraud, has fled to Britain where he is seeking asylum, according to a report yesterday.

  • IS Kabul attack kills 13

    At least 13 people were killed and 31 wounded when a suicide attacker blew himself up among government ministry employees in Kabul who had left work early for Ramadan and were waiting to take a bus home, officials said.

  • Maldives goes to the polls on Sept 23

    The Maldives has set the date for its next presidential election with incumbent Abdulla Yameen in a commanding position -- and his two main rivals either in jail or exiled abroad.

  • Afghanistan calls ceasefire with Taliban

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani yesterday announced for the first time an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban, coinciding with the end of the Muslim fasting month, but excluding other militant groups, such as Islamic State.

  • BJP begins drive to retain allies

    Stung by defeat in a series of recent bye-elections and alarmed at the coming together of opposition parties, Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party has begun a major outreach drive to retain its existing political allies ahead of fresh parliamentary polls due early next year.

  • Bangladeshi garments worker

    Major brands fail to join Bangladesh factory safety accord

    Swedish furniture giant IKEA and American music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs' clothing are among companies sourcing from Bangladesh that had failed to sign a new accord for the safety of millions of factory workers as it took effect on Friday.

  • Pakistan's 'disqualified' ex-minister allowed at election

    Former Pakistani foreign minister Khawaja Asif is to be allowed to contest a general election after the Supreme Court overturned his disqualification from politics, in a boost to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party.

  • Modi meets Mahathir

    Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a “productive exchange of views” during a meeting with newly-elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Nepal's first federal budget aims 8pc growth

    Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada presents the first federal budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 in Parliament on Tuesday. The Rs 1.31 trillion fiscal plan focuses on energy, infrastructure and proposes a string of reforms in social and agriculture sectors.

  • Pakistan military bars ex-spy chief from leaving country

    Pakistan's military yesterday took the unprecedented step of preventing a former spy chief from leaving the country, after he ignited a storm by co-authoring a book that touches on Pakistan's alleged roles in Afghanistan and Kashmir.

  • PAKISTAN POLLS: Former CJ appointed as caretaker PM

    Pakistan's ruling and opposition parties yesterday announced the appointment of a former Supreme Court chief justice as caretaker prime minister.

  • Pakistan appoints former chief justice as caretaker PM

    Pakistan's ruling and opposition parties announce the appointment of a former Supreme Court chief justice as caretaker prime minister.

  • Cox's Bazar refugee camp

    Myanmar president pardons 58 detained Rohingyas

    Myanmar President U Win Myint pardons 58 displaced Rohingyas who are detained while attempting to re-enter the country from Bangladesh.

  • Cyclone in Oman: Dhaka seeks Delhi’s support to rescue its nationals

    Bangladesh seeks India's support in rescuing its nationals if anybody is found in danger, as a powerful cyclone struck Oman's Salalah city killing killed at least three people including a 12-year-old girl.

  • Hasina receives DLitt degree at Kazi Nazrul University

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina receives 'Doctor of Literature (DLitt)' degree from Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol in Paschim Bardhaman district in West Bengal.

  • Mynamar Rohingya refugee crisis

    One family, 4 countries: Dispossession of the Rohingyas

    It takes a few moments to sift through the years of chaos and dislocation before Rohingya refugee Robi Alam settles on the Muslim holiday of Eid-ul-Fitr, August 2012, as the last time he saw his seven brothers together in Myanmar.

  • Pak ex-PM says intel chief asked him to resign in 2014

    Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday accused a former intelligence chief of asking him to resign during opposition protests in 2014, comments likely to further fray tense civil-military relations ahead of general elections.

  • Burned down Rohingya villages

    'Rohingya insurgents killed Hindu villagers in Myanmar violence'

    Campaign group Amnesty International says it has gathered evidence that insurgents from a Rohingya Muslim armed group killed scores of Hindu civilians in August last year, amid a surge in violence in western Myanmar.

  • Narendra Modi

    Protests mount against India’s citizenship bill

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s attempt to give citizenship to “persecuted” Hindus from Bangladesh has run into a mounting resistance in seven of the eight north eastern states of India with street protests against the move having become almost a regular feature for the last two weeks.

  • Christine Schraner

    New UN special envoy may visit Myanmar in June

    Newly appointed United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Myanmar Christine Schraner might visit the country in June.

  • Rohingya refugees still highly vulnerable: Priyanka

    Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, the Unicef goodwill ambassador for child rights, says the Rohingyas staying in the refugee camps in Bangladesh are still highly vulnerable.

  • Internet services

    Internet slow due to maintenance work

    Internet users of some parts of Bangladesh have been facing slow services due to a maintenance work in the primary submarine cable under the Bay of Bengal.

  • Myanmar Rohingya refugee camp

    Take concrete steps on Rohingya rights, US aid chief urges Myanmar

    The US government's aid chief urges Myanmar to take "concrete steps" to guarantee the rights of Rohingya Muslims and to show sincerity in that endeavour in order to encourage hundreds of thousands who have fled the country to return.

  • Karnataka's CM Yeddyurappa to resign

    Sensing defeat in the majority test in the assembly, Karnataka's newly elected Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa of Bharatiya Janata Party announces that he will resign from his post just a couple days after assuming office.

  • 19 killed in India road crash

    At least nineteen people are killed and six others injured as a truck overturns on Ahmedabad-Bhavnagar highway in western Indian state of Gujarat.