Riyadh, Feb 8 : Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned imports of live birds, hatching eggs and chicks from India due to a highly pathogenic avian flu, the Saudi agriculture ministry said on Thursday. The ban was imposed following a warning issued by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) which reported an outbreak of a […]
Dhaka, Feb 8 : Former Prime Minister and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was on Thursday jailed for five years after she was found guilty in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. Her elder son Tarique and four others have been given 10 years in prison.
Dhaka, Feb 8 : Law enforcers have taken unprecedented security measures in Bakshibazar and its surrounding areas in Old Dhaka on Thursday, as a makeshift court here is set to deliver verdict in a graft case, against BNP Chief Khaleda Zia.
Hualien: A government official said two people are dead and more than 100 people are injured after an earthquake late Tuesday in Taiwan. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near the coastal city of Hualien, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing buildings including a hotel to collapse and forcing the closure of a nearby highway. The […]
Lahore: Rajiv Gandhi and Benazir Bhutto were ready to resolve the Kashmir issue amicably but the Indian leader was assassinated during the election campaign, Pakistan’s former president Asif Ali Zardari has claimed. Zardari also revealed that former president and military chief Gen (retd.) Pervez Musharraf had come up with a plan on Kashmir issue but […]
Dhaka, Feb 6 : Switzerland will give an additional aid of 12 million francs ( $12 point 9 million) for the Rohingyas, who fled to Bangladesh facing persecution in Western Rakhine state. Swiss President Alain Berset, who is now in Dhaka on an official visit, made the announcement on Monday after official talks with Bangladesh […]
Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday said the dream of peace and prosperity in the region would remain elusive without resolving the Kashmir issue and reaffirmed its support for the people in the Valley in their struggle for the right to “self-determination”. President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi made these remarks in their separate […]
Peshawar, Feb 5 : The debate over Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification from the post of Prime Minister is not yet over as the former PM misses no opportunity to hit back at the Apex court who barred him from the PMs post. According to a report published in Dawn, the former PM in his public rally […]
Beijing, Feb 4: China has urged the US to drop its “Cold War mentality” after Washington said it planned to diversify its nuclear armoury with smaller bombs, according to a BBC News report. “The country that owns the world’s largest nuclear arsenal, should take the initiative to follow the trend instead of going against it,” […]
United Nations, Feb 3 :UN Secretary-General António Guterres has made clear that the United Nations would not tolerate sexual harassment “anytime, anywhere,” within its ranks and laid out a five-point plan to ensure equality across the Organisation, which he said was critical to tackle on the challenge of such behaviour. “I reaffirm my total commitment […]