• Strong storms kill 20 in southeast US

    MIAMI : The death toll from weekend storms that lashed the southeastern United States rose to 20 on Monday, after a woman was killed when a tree fell on her home. Severe weather including an estimated two dozen tornadoes tore a trail of destruction through several states on Saturday and Sunday, uprooting trees and leaving … বিস্তারিত »

  • PM for time-bound, result-oriented SAARC programmes

    DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today put emphasis on undertaking time-bound and result-oriented programmes by the SAARC to meet the people’s expectations. “The SAARC activities should be focused, time-bound and result-oriented to meet the people’s expectations,” she said. The premier expressed this view when outgoing Secretary General of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation … বিস্তারিত »

  • It’s her business, claims Arafat Sunny’s mother

    Dhaka : Mother of Bangladesh national cricketer Arafat Sunny — arrested by police on Sunday for allegedly breaching strict internet laws — blamed the woman who accused the cricketer of uploading sensitive photos on social media. Nargis Akter — Sunny’s mother — accused the plaintiff Nasrin Sultana ‘is a bad girl’. On Sunday morning, police … বিস্তারিত »

  • Sunny shares woman’s exposed photos on Facebook: Police

    Dhaka : National Cricket team player Arafat Sunny arrested on charges of sharing and blackmailing a young woman by sharing her nude photographs via a fake account on social networking site Facebook. The Mohammadpur police arrested Sunny in Dhaka’s Aminbazar area on Sunday morning. Investigating official Mohammad police sub-inspector (SI) Yahya Ahmed said Arafat Sunny … বিস্তারিত »

  • 27 killed in latest India rail disaster

    NEW DELHI : Rescuers battled to pull survivors Sunday from the wreckage of a train crash which killed at least 27 passengers in southern India, the latest in a series of disasters on the country’s creaking rail network. Eight coaches and the engine of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar express derailed at around 11:00 pm (1730 GMT) on … বিস্তারিত »

  • Palestinian President to visit Bangladesh next month

    Dhaka : Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is likely to arrive here on a three-day state visit next month to advance the ‘special relations’ with Bangladesh. The Palestinian side has proposed February 1-3 for the visit but the date is yet to be finalised, a diplomat told UNB on Saturday. A delegation, including Palestinian Foreign Minister … বিস্তারিত »

  • Speaker for skilled manpower to ensure country’s progress

    DHAKA : Jatiya Sangsad Speaker and Chairperson of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today said the Institute of Business Administration can play a very significant role to develop skilled manpower for ensuring country’s overall progress. “The IBA plays a vital role in developing skilled manpower in economic, social, political and commercial sectors … বিস্তারিত »

  • US stocks rise, dollar falls as Trump era begins

    NEW YORK : US stocks rose and the dollar fell Friday as Donald Trump was officially sworn in as the president of the United States and Barack Obama’s term ended. Trump’s inauguration dominated a day that saw most major equity markets rise as the long-telegraphed transfer of power in the world’s biggest economy finally took … বিস্তারিত »