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Indian police ambush Maoist rebels, killing eight

Indian police ambush Maoist rebels, killing eight

NEW DELHI,  – At least eight suspected Maoist rebels were killed in a gunfight with police who ambushed their hideout in southern India on Thursday, reports BSS. The deaths are the latest in a long-running conflict between Indian authorities and the leftist rebels, who say they are fighting for the rights of marginalised tribal groups. […]


V-Day gymnastic to be held December 26

DHAKA, -The day-long Victory Day Gymnastic competition will be held on December 26 at National Sports Council gymnasium in the city, said a Bangladesh Gymnastic Federation press release today, reports BSS. The competition will be held senior (men’s and women’s) and age group, boys’ 10-12, 12-14 and girls’ 9-11and 10-11 years of age events. The […]


North Korea tells UN envoy it wants to prevent war

UNITED NATIONS, – A senior UN official returning from Pyongyang said Tuesday that North Korean officials had told him it was important to prevent war but offered no concrete proposal for talks, reports BSS. “They agreed that it was important to prevent war,” Jeffrey Feltman, the UN’s political affairs chief, told reporters after briefing the […]


PM urges party men to forge strong unity for next poll victory

PARIS, – Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has urged the party leaders and workers to forge a strong unity at all levels of the organization to ensure party’s victory in the next general elections, reports BSS. “We’ll win in the next elections as people are in our favour … they’re ready to […]


Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

WASHINGTON: – US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order to prepare for future trips to Mars, reports BSS. “This time we will not only plant our flag and leave our footprint,” Trump said at a White House ceremony as he […]


Bangladesh condemns NY attack

DHAKA,  – Bangladesh today condemned the overnight terrorist attack in New York reiterating its “Zero Tolerance” stance against terrorism as the major US city was rocked by a bomb attack carried out at a subway station near Times Square injuring three people, reports BSS, “Government of Bangladesh is committed to its declared policy of ‘Zero […]


Two Palestinians killed in Gaza, Israel denies claim of attack

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: – Two Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday with authorities in the Hamas-run territory blaming an Israeli strike, but Israel’s military immediately denied the claim, reports BSS. Palestinian health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP the two men were killed “in Beit Lahia in northern Gaza after an Israeli […]


Myanmar working group to visit Dhaka Dec 19

PARIS, France,  – A delegation of Myanmar working group will visit Bangladesh on December 19 to ascertain the modalities for execution of the bilateral deal signed between Dhaka and Naypyidaw for repatriation of forcibly displaced Rohingya people, reports BSS. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said this during French President Emmanuel Macron’s bilateral meeting with Prime […]


Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen TV station in Sanaa, 4 journalists killed

SANAA, – Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen’s state satellite television station in the capital Sanaa, killing at least four journalists, Houthi-controlled Saba news agency reported on Saturday, reports BSS. A guard at the gate of the station was wounded. Residents said part of the station’s building was destroyed. This is the first time the Saudi-led military coalition targeted […]


Two Palestinians dead in ‘day of rage’, US isolated at UN

JERUSALEM,  – Clashes, Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes killed at least two people and wounded dozens of others on Friday in violence linked to US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reports BSS. In the latest diplomatic fallout, the United States stood alone as, one after another, fellow UN Security […]


Afghan forces kill 15 Taliban militants in northern Kunduz province

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan: – At least 15 Taliban militants have been killed and 16 others injured as military operations are continuing in the restive Imam Sahib district of the northern Kunduz province over the past three days, an army spokesman in the province Abdul Khalil said Saturday. According to the official, Taliban militants have also been evicted […]


Pakistan opposes Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

ISLAMABAD– Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said his country has joined the international community in its strong opposition against the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel and the plan to relocate its embassy there, reports BSS. The prime minister’s statement came late Wednesday shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced the […]


Hamas leader calls for new intifada

CAIRO – Head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh has called for a new intifada (a Palestinian uprising) on Thursday, Al Jazeera reported, reports BSS. “We call on all the free people of Palestine to participate in “a day of rage” on Friday and make it the beginning of a new intifada,” he said. “Tomorrow, […]

BNP activists on Tuesday set fire to a motorbike and vandalised a number of vehicles as police obstructed their procession in Bakshibazar area of Dhaka. Photo : TBT

Cops lob tear shells to disperse BNP demo

  DHAKA : Law enforcers dispersed a demonstration of BNP leaders and activists with tear gas near Doel intersection as they tried to bring a procession from the main entrance of High Court on Tuesday afternoon, reports UNB. Witnesses said police intercepted the BNP procession near Doel intersection and dispersed them by lobbying tear shells. […]

BNP activists on Tuesday set fire to a motorbike and vandalised a number of vehicles as police obstructed their procession in Bakshibazar area of Dhaka. Photo : TBT

Maximum 15 SIM cards allowed for one user

DHAKA : Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) secretary Sarwar Alam on Tuesday said that a user will now be allowed to use maximum 15 SIM cards with his/her national identity (NID) card, reports UNB. This is a three-time increase from the government’s last decision of allowing up to five SIM cards for each user. Earlier […]

On the last day (Tuesday) of Prime Minister's state visit in Cambodia, Prince Norodom Raanarid met with the her at Nompen Hotel Sofitel. Photo : Star Mail

PM for increasing connectivity among Asian nations

  PHNOM PENH (CAMBODIA) : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday stressed the importance of increasing connectivity and cooperation among Asian nations in the interest of the people of this region. The Prime Minister came up with the views when former Cambodian Prime Minister and President of Funcinpec, a Cambodian royal party, Norodom Ranariddh met […]


Khaleda gets bail in 2 graft cases

DHAKA : A special court granted bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the two graft cases – Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust- here on Tuesday morning, reports UNB. Dhaka Special Court-5 Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman passed the order in response to bail petitions. Khaleda Zia yesterday surrendered before the makeshift court of Special […]


Charles Dickens as a man of new thinking

Charles Dickens (Charles John Huffam Dickens) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, on February 7, 1812. Charles was the second of eight children to John Dickens (1786–1851), a clerk in the Navy Pay Office, and his wife Elizabeth Dickens (1789–1863). The Dickens family moved to London in 1814 and two years later to Chatham, Kent, where […]

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Female military pilots join UN mission for the first time

DHAKA : For the first time in the history of Bangladesh two female military pilots are joining the United Nations Peacekeeping mission in Congo. Flight Lieutenant Nayma Haque and Flight Lieutenant Tamanna-E-Lutfi will leave here for Congo UN Mission on Thursday for one year, said an ISPR press release. Before their departure they spoke to […]


BTRC invites applications for 4G licence

DHAKA : Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Monday invited applications for the licence of the fourth generation (4G) mobile phone services in the country, reports UNB. Interested operators can submit their applications till January 14 next to have the licence. The proposals were sought following a decision made in a special meeting of the […]

The charge sheet in Gulshan café attack case will be submitted by this month, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit Chief Monirul Islam tells reporters on Sunday. Photo : Internet

Charge sheet in café attack case by this month: Monirul

DHAKA : Chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTTC) Monirul Islam on Sunday said that the charge sheet in Holey Artisan café attack case will be submitted by this month, reports UNB. A total of five accused in the case have already been arrested and all of them gave confessional statement, he said […]