• How does Pakistan observe Int’l Mother Language Day?

    International Desk : Proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in November 1999, 21 February has been observed as International Mother Language Day every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. On 21 February 1952, students demonstrating for recognition of Bangla — … বিস্তারিত »

  • Pence pledges US support to Europe, NATO

    Munich : US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday brought a message of support for Europe from Donald Trump but failed to wholly reassure allies worried about the new president’s stance on Russia and the European Union. In Pence’s first major foreign policy address for the Trump administration, the vice president told European leaders and … বিস্তারিত »

  • Trump calls media ‘enemy of the American people’

    WASHINGTON : Donald Trump ratcheted up his attacks on the media Friday, blasting the press as “the enemy of the American people!” Shortly after landing at his holiday home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida — where he is spending a third consecutive weekend — the president lashed out in 140 characters. “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, … বিস্তারিত »

  • Robert Harward turns down Trump’s national security adviser offer

    International Desk : US President Donald Trump’s choice for national security adviser has turned down the job offer. Retired Vice-Admiral Robert Harward was widely tipped for the post after Mr Trump fired Michael Flynn on Monday, reports BBC. A White House official said Mr Harward cited family and financial commitments, but US media said the … বিস্তারিত »

  • Trump denies campaign had pre-election contact with Russia

    WASHINGTON : President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that neither he nor his campaign team had contacts with Russian officials in the run-up to last year’s US election, contradicting an explosive report which he blasted as “fake news.” Trump also defended Michael Flynn, the national security advisor whose resignation he demanded and received this week, saying … বিস্তারিত »

  • S. Korea confirms Kim Jong-Un’s half brother murdered

    SEOUL : South Korea confirmed Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s half brother has been murdered in Malaysia, confirming reports of his assassination at Kuala Lumpur’s airport. “Our government is certain that the murdered man is Kim Jong-Nam,” said Chung Joon-Hee, a spokesman for Seoul’s unification ministry that handles inter-Korea affairs.

  • US Secret Service chief to retire

    WASHINGTON : US Secret Service chief Joseph Clancy will retire in early March, the elite agency tasked with protecting the US president said Tuesday. A former head of US President Barack Obama’s detail, Clancy returned from a previous retirement to steer the agency two years ago, amid outcry over several security lapses at the White … বিস্তারিত »

  • Anisul for lodging case against World Bank

    DHAKA : Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today called upon all who got victimized by the false allegation of graft in Padma Bridge Project to file case against the World Bank. “After the recent verdict of Canadian court, it has been proved that there was no corruption in Padma Bridge Project. The … বিস্তারিত »