India relieves SL with critical support for fuel purchase
  • India relieves SL with critical support for fuel purchase(18:46)

    Colombo, Jan 18 (IANS) Battered by mounting debt and dollar crises with no cash to buy fuel and all stocks have run dry, India on Tuesday came to rescue Sri Lanka with a new Line of Credit (LOC) of $500 million for purchase of petroleum products.

SL doesn't want to get caught between powerful nations: Rajapaksa
Missing Bangladeshi actress found dead
  • Missing Bangladeshi actress found dead(12:20)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Jan 18 (IANS) Bangladeshi actress Raima Islam Shimu, who was reported missing a few days ago, was found dead in the outskirts of Dhaka, police said.

SL's dollar crisis leads to power crisis
  • SL's dollar crisis leads to power crisis(12:00)
    By Susitha Fernando

    Colombo, Jan 18 (IANS) Amidst the worst-ever power crisis connected to Sri Lanka's ailing economy and Energy Ministry threatening to stop fuel supply for electricity generation from Tuesday, a Minister said fuel would be obtained from the Indian Oil Company (IOC) to generate electricity.

B'desh ruling party proposes enactment of new law to form EC
  • B'desh ruling party proposes enactment of new law to form EC(01:26)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Jan 18 (IANS) Awami League (AL), the Bangladesh's ruling party, has called for taking necessary steps to ensure that the voters at all levels, including the minorities, can cast their votes in elections without any hindrance.

Rohingya leader murder: B'desh arrests ARSA leader's brother
  • Rohingya leader murder: B'desh arrests ARSA leader's brother(00:28)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Jan 17 (IANS) Police in Bangladesh have arrested the brother of banned Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) leader Ataullah Abu Amar Jununi, whose outfit was involved in killing of community human rights activist at a refugee camp in Cox Bazar last September, officials said.

Nepal sends over 14 tonnes of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan
TN govt to install statue of Mullaperiyar dam builder Pennycuick in UK
China-India trade at record high despite border tension
  • China-India trade at record high despite border tension(15:06)

    New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) An increase in China-India trade in 2021, which reached a record high surpassing $125 billion amid bilateral tensions, is just another piece of proof that New Delhi is unable to reduce its dependence on the Chinese market, Beijing's state media claimed.

Indian-American man jailed for selling stolen Apple products
India may evade US sanctions for buying Russian defence gear, Biden nominee hints
Bangladesh 'devaluing' taka to boost exports, remittances
  • Bangladesh 'devaluing' taka to boost exports, remittances(00:20)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Jan 13 (IANS) With the exchange rate of the taka depreciating 25 per cent in the last 13 years against the US dollar, and falling to an unprecedented 86 takas against the dollar at the start of the week, Bangladesh's central bank is looking to adopt a policy of devaluation to boost exports and remittances.

Alleged killer of BNP leader attacked at Chattogram rally, stage collapses
  • Alleged killer of BNP leader attacked at Chattogram rally, stage collapses(21:34)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Jan 12 (IANS) Leaders and members of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) attacked party leader Sarwar Jamal Nizam, who was allegedly involved in the killing of BNP leader and businessman Jamaluddin Chowdhury in 2003, during a rally in Chattogram. No one has been arrested in the incident so far.

NYPD's Hate Crimes Unit probes attack on Sikh taxi driver
  • NYPD's Hate Crimes Unit probes attack on Sikh taxi driver(09:46)
    By Arul Louis

    New York, Jan 11 (IANS) The New York Police Department's (NYPD) Hate Crimes Unit has joined the investigation into the attack on a Sikh taxi driver at the city's main airport, following a call for action by the Indian Consulate here.

Hasina pays tributes on 50th anniversary of Bangabandhu's Homecoming Day
Nepal makes vaccine card mandatory for visiting public places
  • Nepal makes vaccine card mandatory for visiting public places(19:46)

    Kathmandu, Jan 9 (IANS) The Nepal government has decided to make vaccination cards compulsory to enter in public places like government offices, hotels, restaurants, cinema halls, stadiums, domestic flights, banks and other public places from January 17.

Sri Lanka urges China to restructure loan repayment
  • Sri Lanka urges China to restructure loan repayment(19:38)
    By Susitha Fernando

    Colombo, Jan 9 (IANS) Amidst the ongoing financial and forex crisis, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has requested the visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi for possible restructure of the debt repayment.

Nepal PM isolates after close contacts test Covid positive
B'desh govt urged to create separate ministry for minorities
Hasina again promises to eradicate terrorism to build a secular B'desh for all religions
China's Wang Yi begins Maldives visit amid tussle with India in Indian Ocean
Nepal sees sharp rise in Covid cases, including Omicron
Grandson slams Pak's efforts to kill Bangabandhu in jail
  • Grandson slams Pak's efforts to kill Bangabandhu in jail(12:38)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Jan 7 (IANS) Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahmans grandson Sajeeb Wazed Joy has lashed out at the former Pakistani leaders for trying to kill the 'Father of the Nation' while he was a prison in 1971.

Nepal PM Deuba's India visit cancelled
  • Nepal PM Deuba's India visit cancelled(17:30)

    Kathmandu, Jan 6 (IANS) The scheduled India visit of Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has been cancelled after the Gujarat government deferred the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2022 owing to the Covid crisis.

Has B'desh spotted 'gold mine' in Bay of Bengal?
  • Has B'desh spotted 'gold mine' in Bay of Bengal?(06:12)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Jan 6 (IANS) Bangladesh has all the opportunities to tap into a potential "gold mine" in the form of huge gas hydrates, and several hundred species of seaweed discovered in the Bay of Bengal, an official said.