Saturday , 16 February 2019

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Voting ends in Bangladesh election

PTI   Dhaka Voting in a tense election to choose a new government in Bangladesh ended on Sunday with at least 17 people being killed in poll-related violence amid allegations of manipulations by the ruling Awami League led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. According to the Election Commission, 1,848 candidates are contesting for 299 out of 300 Parliament seats. The ... Read More »

Doctor to be monitored in US after possible exposure to Ebola

IANS   New York An American citizen will be transported privately to Nebraska Medical Center for monitoring after possible exposure to the Ebola virus while providing medical assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health (UNMC) announced on Saturday. The UNMC, located in Omaha, the largest city in the state of ... Read More »

Sharif to challenge conviction in graft case

PTI   Lahore Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif will challenge his conviction in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case in the Islamabad High Court this week, his lawyer said on Sunday, after the PML-N supremo was sentenced to seven years in jail for corruption. Three cases – Avenfield properties case, Flagship Investment case and Al-Azizia Steel Mills case – were ... Read More »

US ends year in state of political, strategic, financial chaos in 2018

IANS NEW YORK The rumbling controversies and divisive trends of 2018 erupted in a perfect storm of chaos at the year’s end with parts of the US government paralysed by a showdown between President Donald Trump and the Democrats, while senior officials quit, foreign and strategic policies fell into disarray, and the stock markets tumbled. Chief of Staff John Kelly ... Read More »

Trump threatens to close southern border amid govt shutdown

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to close the southern border amid an ongoing partial government shutdown, resuming his push for the funding of a long-promised US-Mexico border wall. Please like & share: Read More »

Bangladesh intensifies security as Hasina seeks re-election today

DHAKA: Bangladesh stepped up security with thousands of army troops patrolling the streets along with paramilitary forces and police as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeks a record fourth term in Sunday’s general elections. Please like & share: Read More »

Egyptian forces kill forty ‘extremists’ after terror attack

CAIRO: Egyptian security forces killed 40 suspected extremists during operations in several parts of the country in response to an attack on a tourist bus a day before that claimed four lives, officials said on Saturday. Please like & share: Read More »

Power plant explosion sends New York into frenzy

New York: A transformer explosion at a power plant in Queens temporarily lit up the New York skyline in bright blue and caused a frenzy in the city, with many on the social media fearing an alien invasion. Please like & share: Read More »

Bangladesh’s ‘battling begums’ fight for survival in 2018

Dhaka: The year 2018 was an eventful one for Bangladesh which is going to crucial polls on Sunday but it may not see the “battling begums” in direct contest as jailed ex-premier Khalida Zia is unable to challenge Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, whose government maintained steady ties with India. Please like & share: Read More »