Bangla Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Digests

Afghanistan: Hekmatyar ready to join hands with Taliban

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, veteran Afghan mujahideen leader and head of the Hezb-e-Islami party, has expressed his willingness to form an all...

Everest's legendary 'snow leopard' Ang Rita Sherpa dies

A famed Nepali Everest climber nicknamed "snow leopard" for his record of summiting the world's highest mountain a record 10 times with...

Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too se...

105-year-old, one of oldest WWII veterans, dies in UP

One of the longest living World War II veterans in the country, Wahid Ali, who fought for the British Indian Army in Burma (Myanmar) an...

Turkey to the rescue amid onion shortage in Bangladesh

Turkey has offered to export 15,000 tons of onions to Bangladesh amid a price hike due to an export ban by India. “Turkey has of...

Burj Khalifa lights up Nepali flag to celebrate Nepal’s Co...

The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, celebrated Nepal's Constitution Day by illuminatin...

Second ministerial meeting under 'Quad' framework likely i...

India, the US, Japan and Australia are set to hold a ministerial meeting in Tokyo next month under the framework of the "Quadrilateral"...

Civilians killed in Afghan gov't air raids, says Kunduz of...

A local official in northeastern Afghanistan has said at least 11 civilians were killed in twin air raids that the government said targ...

Pakistan takes part in Russian drills ceremony

Pakistan on Saturday participated in the opening ceremony of multinational military exercises in Russia’s Astrakhan region, the I...

Pakistan to set up 18 markets along Afghan, Iran border

Pakistan will establish 18 markets along its border with Iran and Afghanistan, according to a statement from Pakistan. The decision wa...

Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger calls PM Imran a...

On the invitation of Arnold Schwarzenegger, former California governor and actor, Prime Minister Imran Khan virtually addressed the fou...

Maldives: Over 20,000 international arrivals in 60 days

Over 20,000 arrivals to the Maldives have been recorded since the archipelago reopened its borders, Maldives Airports Company (MACL) sa...

Bhutan’s GDP growth projection for 2020 revised to negativ...

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth projection for 2020 has been revised downward to negative 2.1 after the country went into its f...

Indian youth protest on Modi’s birthday by trending #Natio...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is celebrating his 70th birthday on Thursday. While the world leaders and his admirers in India and...

Scientists find world's oldest sperm in Myanmar amber

A team of paleontologists have discovered what they believe is the world's oldest animal sperm, frozen inside a tiny crustacean in a bl...

BAF receives 3rd C-130J aircraft

The third C-130J aircraft arrived at Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) Base Bangabandhu in Dhaka on Thursday after a successful ferry flight f...

India wants to spoil Afghan peace process, Pakistan says

A senior Pakistani official and former diplomats accused India on Wednesday of playing the role of a "spoiler" to derail the peace proc...

Stricken tanker's captain to face charges in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka will file negligence and pollution charges against the Greek skipper of an oil tanker that leaked fuel off the island nation'...

Myanmar races to build field hospital as coronavirus surge...

Myanmar authorities are racing to build a field hospital in the commercial capital of Yangon to cope with a surge of coronavirus infect...

17,000-page Delhi riots chargesheet names only anti-CAA pr...

Fifteen people, all linked to protests against the centre's controversial new citizenship law and none from the campaign in its favour,...

Bahraini prince in Nepal to climb two Himalayan mountains

A mountaineering expedition team comprising of Bahraini Prince Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa arrived in Nepal on Wednesday morning...