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Nepal poll panel prepares final election...

Nepal poll panel prepares final election results

Kathmandu – After one-and-a-half-months, Nepal’s Election Commission has prepared the final results of the Nov 19 Constituent Assembly election, officials said Friday. The election commission officials said the result has been submitted to President Ram Baran Yadav and it will be made... read more »

Hasina's party fears Zia will change Bangladesh's name
Hasina’s party fears Zia will chan...

Hasina’s party fears Zia will change Bangladesh’s name

Dhaka – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s party has said that opposition leader Khaleda Zia may change the country’s name in case she returns to power. The apprehension was expressed by the ruling Awami League (AL) party’s publicity secretary Hassan Mahmud while... read more »

Explosives found outside Musharraf's house
Explosives found outside Musharraf’...

Explosives found outside Musharraf’s house

Islamabad – Explosives were recovered from the vicinity of former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s farmhouse Monday, a media report said. According to police, five packets of explosives were found — each containing around 400-500 gm of explosive material while one pack had a... read more »

Bangladesh Polls: Conundrum of compromise or credibility
Bangladesh Polls: Conundrum of compromis...

Bangladesh Polls: Conundrum of compromise or credibility

By Ashok Dixit New Delhi – Bangladesh goes to polls on January 5 under a multi-party interim government formed by the ruling Awami League, but several questions are up in the air as a result. Among them is whether these elections will be conducted in a free and fair manner, or will electoral... read more »

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Bangladesh PM Hasina unveils party manifesto

Bangladesh PM Hasina unveils party manifesto

Dhaka – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Saturday unveiled the Awami League’s manifesto for the upcoming parliamentary elections, and promised to implement the verdicts... read more »

Musharraf rejects Pak offer of air ambulance for his ailing mother

Musharraf rejects Pak offer of air ambulance for his ailing mother

Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has rejected “with thanks” the Sharif Government’s offer to bring his ailing mother to Pakistan from Dubai, one of his aides said on... read more »

Benazir Bhutto’s son declares war against Taliban at start of political career

Benazir Bhutto’s son declares war against Taliban at start of political career

Islamabad – Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) patron-in-chief and son of late Benzair Bhutto, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has declared war against Taliban militants at the start of his... read more »

Maldives gets tough on illegal migrant workers

Maldives gets tough on illegal migrant workers

Male – Maldivian authorities have started to fine firms that employ undocumented expatriate workers, media reports said here Friday. Immigration Controller Hassan Ali said the... read more »

Hasina says Khaleda Zia would be tried for 'terrorism' in Bangladesh one day

Hasina says Khaleda Zia would be tried for ‘terrorism’...

Islamabad – Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the country would hold the trial of main opposition leader Khaleda Zia one day for unleashing terrorism in the name of... read more »