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Six killed in Dinajpur, Gaibandha road accidents

RANGPUR,  -Six persons were killed and five others injured in two separate road accidents at different places in Dinajpur and Gaibandha districts today, police and hospital sources said, reports BSS. In Dinajpur, two persons were killed and four others injured when a Dinajpur bound chicken-laden truck from Bogra collided head-on with a pick-up van at […]

VAT rate to remain at 15pc: Muhith

DHAKA, – Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said the uniform Value Added Tax (VAT) will remain unchanged at 15 percent on goods and services in line with the new VAT and Supplementary Duty Act-2012 to be effective from July 1, reports BSS. “The VAT exempted annual turnover limit will be increased, but we will keep […]

Cricket: South Africa bowl against England in 2nd ODI

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom,  – South Africa captain AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to field against England in the second one-day international at Southampton on Saturday, reports BSS. Overcast conditions promised to assist the Proteas’ pacemen and de Villiers told Sky Sports: “The ball should swing a bit.” England all-rounder Ben Stokes was […]

Bangladesh win toss opt to bat first against Pakistan

DHAKA, – Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first against Pakistan in the first warm-up match at Edgbaston, Birmingham today, reports BSS. Squads: Bangladesh:- Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicket keeper), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Shakib Al […]


Indian aid arrives as Sri Lanka monsoon toll hits 100

COLOMBO,  – Indian medical teams and emergency relief arrived in Sri Lanka Saturday as the monsoon-related death toll reached 100 and authorities warned of more flooding in low-lying areas, reports BSS. A ship carrying medical supplies docked in Colombo, sent by India to help deal with the worst flooding in the island’s western and southern […]


At least 28 dead as militias clash in Libya capital

TRIPOLI,  – At least 28 people were killed and nearly 130 wounded in fierce clashes in the Libyan capital Friday between forces loyal to the UN-backed unity government and rival militiamen, the health ministry said, reports BSS. Tripoli has been gripped by a power struggle between dozens of militias since a NATO-backed uprising toppled longtime […]


4 trapped, 6 rescued after building collapses in east China

JINAN,  — Ten people were trapped when a building under construction collapsed in Jinan, capital of east China’s Shandong Province, Saturday morning, rescuers said. Six of them have been pulled out of the debris, reports BSS. The search and rescue is continuing. The accident occurred at around 9 a.m. in Shaodong Village of Shizhong District.

JICA will never stop cooperation with Bangladesh: JICA chief

DHAKA,  – Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has assured again of continuing its assistance in Bangladesh’s development, saying it would never stop cooperation with Dhaka, reports BSS. The assurance came when JICA President Dr Shinichi Kitaoka paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganabhaban residence here yesterday night. “Bangladesh and […]

Holy month of Ramadan starts on Sunday

DHAKA, – The holy month of Ramadan will begin on Sunday in the country as the new moon was not sighted yesterday evening, reports BSS. The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision in a meeting at its Islamic Foundation office this evening after reviewing reports on moon sighting for the holy month of Ramadan.

Oil prices rally after heavy sell-off

NEW YORK, – Oil prices rebounded Friday from previous day’s rout, as traders shrugged off their disappointment over the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries'(OPEC) output agreement, reports BSS. Oil prices settled sharply lower Thursday, with both U.S. oil and Brent crude tumbling nearly 5 percent, as investors were disappointed about the OPEC’s decision to […]

PKSF distributes grants among freedom fighters in Tentulia

RANGPUR,  – Polli Karma-Sohayok Foundation (PKSF) distributed Taka one lakh as grant among each of 10 insolvent freedom fighters and two beggars of Bhajanpur union in Tentulia upazila of Panchagarh district on Wednesday afternoon, reports BSS. The PKSF distributed the grants at a function held at Fakhrunnesa Alim Madrasa in the area under the involvement […]

Cop among six killed in road mishap

GOPALGANJ,  – At least six persons, including a police personnel, were killed in a head-on collision between a microbus and a three wheeler popularly known as easy- bike in Chachaniakandi area on the Dhaka-Khulna Highway in Sadar upazila today, reports BSS. The deceased were identified as Sub-Inspector Delowar Hossain, 32, easy-bike driver Azad Sheikh, 26, […]

Call for massive tree plantation for ecological balance

RANGPUR,  – Educationists, environmentalists and human rights activists have stressed on massive tree plantation to mitigate the adverse impact of climate change for keeping the planet fit for human habitation and maintaining ecological balance, reports BSS. They came up with the view at a tree plantation programme on Begum Rokeya University campus yesterday afternoon. Manobadhikar […]

Canadian court describes BNP again as “Terror Organization”

DHAKA : A Canadian Federal Court has described BNP again as a terror organization as it denied asylum prayer of a BNP leader for the party’s role in triggering violence and vandalism to enforce a protracted nationwide hartal in Bangladesh, according to Canada based media, reports BSS. Federal Court Judge Justice Fothergill made the remark […]

Women abuse in rural Bangladesh still remains high : Study

DHAKA : icddr,b scientists and their partners, in a qualitative study conducted in rural Bangladesh, have found that women abuse still remains very high regardless of changing gender roles that allows women to have a greater access to education, mobility and employment, reports UNB. Further exploration revealed such changes in gender roles, women-focused NGO programmes, […]

Shyamal Kanti lands in jail in bribery case

DHAKA : A court here on Wednesday sent Shyamal Kanti Bhakta, the headmaster of Piyar Sattar Latif High School in Bandar area, to jail in a case filed for taking bribe from a teacher of his school, reports UNB. Senior Judicial Magistrate Ashok Kumar Dutta passed the order when the teacher surrendered before his court […]

Bangladesh has Taka 8000-crore mango market in world : expert

DHAKA : Bangladesh has huge potentialities in exporting mangos as the country has a huge market of about Taka 8000 crore for this summer fruit, said an expert at a dialogue in the city yesterday, reports BSS. “Bangladesh is the seventh largest mango producing country in the world. To produce safe and quality mangoes, ‘global […]

Israel keeps quiet on Iran’s elections

For a country which almost regards Iran as its main enemy, the virtually subdued reaction to its presidential elections by Israeli officials has been rather surprising. For nearly two decades, Iran is perceived by Israel as its main strategic threat, and is repeatedly portrayed as an existential threat to the Jewish state. Prime Minister Netanyahu […]

What Nato needs from Trump

As Donald Trump’s first foreign trip as president proceeds, the turmoil generated by his firing of FBI Director James Comey and the ongoing inquiry into his election campaign’s ties with Russia are following him. In none of the places he will visit will the events in Washington weigh more heavily than in Brussels, where he […]

Ensuring availability of water from common rivers

The rivers are life-giving to the still largely pastoral or agrarian economy of Bangladesh. But most of these rivers, their tributaries and distributaries present a sorrowful spectacle today compared to their previous state. The rivers are common to both India and Bangladesh but have been unilaterally regulated on the Indian side through dams and other […]

Nirab becomes father

TBT Report Nirab’s wife Tashfia Taher Chowdhury Riddhi gave birth a girl child at United Hospital on Tuesday night. Nirab expresses excitement and said, now we are happy because we wanted a girl child. Pray for our newborn child. First time Nirab-Riddh became face to face to take an Autograph and this couple was married […]

Rab raids on C’nawabganj ‘militant dens’ end

CHAPAINAWABGANJ : Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) conducted raids on four suspected militant dens in as many villages in Gomostapur and Nachole upazilas on Wednesday morning, reports UNB. During the drives that were called off after six hours, three firearms, nine bullets and two magazines were recovered from one of the houses. However, no […]

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BD resolved CHT problems without third-party mediation : PM

DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said her government successfully resolved the ethnic problems in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) through talks without any third-party mediation. She made the remarks when former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga met her at her official residence Ganobhaban, reports UNB. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed […]

BTRC to run 900 addl buses during Eid, says Quader

DHAKA : Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) will run 900 additional buses across the country to ensure smooth journeys of the homebound people during the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr, reports UNB. While talking to reporters after a meeting at the BRTC Kamalapur Bus Depot in the city, […]