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Afghan scribe bats for strong ties with India

Nava Thakuria in Guwahati India and Afghanistan have maintained historically close ties fruitful for both nations. But political disturbances in Pakistan, located in between, poses difficulties for the Indo-Afghan bilateral relationship, observed senior Afghan radio journalist Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar while interacting with city based scribes on Sunday (3 March). He was participating in Guwahati Press […]

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India inaugurates smart fencing along Bangladesh border

Assam Tribune Report Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with Assam Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal on Tuesday formally inaugurated the much awaited technology-driven ‘smart fencing’ project, BOLD-QIT Comprehensive Integrated Border Management system to seal the riverine borders of India and Bangladesh that lay unfenced since the country’s independence. They inaugurated the project at the Barmanpara […]

Metropolitan

Bangladesh faces a ‘North Korea-like situation’: Fakhrul

Special Correspondent BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday alleged that a North Korea-like situation has been prevailing in Bangladesh for lack of democracy. “There’s no democracy and independence of expression in the country. Overseas media are comparing Bangladesh’s existing situation with that of North Korea as people have no freedom here,” he […]

Editorial

Sultan Monsur takes oath as MP

UNB News Gono Forum’s MP-elect Sultan Mohammad Mansur takes oath as a member of the 11th Parliament on Thursday, Mar 7, 2019. Dhaka, Mar 7 (UNB) – Gono Forum’s MP-elect Sultan Mohammad Mansur (Moulvibazar-2) on Thursday morning took oath as a member of the 11th Parliament. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath around […]

Metropolitan

Latin American women programme their world against the digital divide

Fabiana Frayssinet Entrepreneurs and beneficiaries of Chicas en Tecnología, an Argentine organisation that encourages the participation of teenage girls in the creation of programmes and digital applications. Credit: Chicas en Tecnología BUENOS AIRES/RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 5 2019 (IPS) – Designed mostly by men, many digital applications are not suitable for women, but some initiatives […]

Editorial

EDITORIAL

2,190 days have elapsed; Tawki’s soul is still crying for justice No inordinately lingering agony of bereaved parents—who have been mourning their adolescent son’s murder and seeking justice for the last 6 (six) long years or 2,190 days/nights—can be so intensely unbearable and beyond endurance which can be comparable with any other grief whatsoever. They […]

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VIEW POINT

US-China trade deal reported to be in the making Nick Beams MEDIA reports over past few days have suggested that China and the US are close to a deal on trade with the possibility of a signing ceremony at a summit between US President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping within a few weeks. According to the Wall Street Journal, […]