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Development cooperation is repeatedly being criticised. Some people complain that it is a “waste of money” that would better be spent at home. Others wonder whether investments make sense in view of corruption in many places. Yet others claim that official development assistance (ODA) actually causes poverty by creating dependencies and absolving governments of their […]

Farhan arrived at the commission office in Dhaka on Tuesday morning, and was questioned by ACC Deputy Director SMM Akhter Hamid Bhuiyan The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is quizzing the Director of Intridip Group, Farhan Yabubur Rahman, on allegations of money laundering.  Farhan arrived at the commission office in Dhaka on Tuesday morning, and was questioned […]

The proposal targets students fresh of Class X and XII and, currently, enrolled in college. (Express Photo by Sahil Walia/File) Govt proposes military training plan to instil discipline, nationalism among 10 lakh youth In a bid to have a more “disciplined” and nationalist “force of youth,” the government plans to target 10 lakh young men and […]

Elections to Pakistan’s National Assembly (NA) are to be held on July 25. The elections are of great significance to Pakistan and the Indian sub-continent given the background in which they will be held.   The elections to the 342-member NA are taking place in the context of four major developments: the jailing of the top […]

Tax authorities in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands have joined forces to launch the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement, or “J5” alliance against transnational tax crime and money laundering. The coalition, formed in response to a call to action from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for countries […]

Block.one Announces Investment Round Led by Peter Thiel, Bitmain July 16, 2018 by Ian Edwards 0 Comment 133 Views Block.one, the company behind distributed blockchain network EOS, has announced a new funding round led by Peter Thiel and Chinese ASICs manufacturer Bitmain. Few details about the deal were released by the company, leaving unknown the […]

He spoke to reporters after facing an interrogation by the Anti-Corruption Commission at its headquarters on Monday. Raja, one of the Bangladeshi businessmen named in the Panama Papers for money laundering, has been interrogated for three hours by the commission’s Deputy Director SMM Akhter Hamid. The ACC will also interrogate three more directors from United […]

He spoke to reporters after facing an interrogation by the Anti-Corruption Commission at its headquarters on Monday. Raja, one of the Bangladeshi businessmen named in the Panama Papers for money laundering, has been interrogated for three hours by the commission’s Deputy Director SMM Akhter Hamid. The ACC will also interrogate three more directors from United […]

The Anti-Corruption Commission is quizzing the chairman and three directors of United Group in regard to Panama Papers leak in Dhaka on Monday morning. SM MAkhter Hamid Bhuiya, deputy director of ACC started to interrogate chairman of the United Group Hasan Mahmud Raza and three directors – Khandkar Mainul Ahasan, Akhtar Mahmud and Ahmed Ismail […]

Pakistan goes to polls under a caretaker government amid judicial activism and militant attacks. Former Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, heading a six-member cabinet, took over as caretaker prime minister on June 1, 2018 to oversee the general election scheduled for July 25, 2018. As campaigning for votes began, the focus is actually on the three […]

ormer Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials upon their arrival in Lahore on Friday night (13 July), and subsequently whisked away to Islamabad on a chartered flight..    In July 2017, just when Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif was a year away from becoming the […]