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ADB approves $1.2b to improve road communication

TBT NEWS: Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $1.2 billion in finance for the second phase upgrade of the Dhaka-Northwest international trade corridor in Bangladesh, according to a ADB press release issued today. The ADB funding will support to the corridor by improving the 190-km section from Elenga through Hatikurul to Rangpur. Road operation and […]

Govt to bring 15 more districts under railway network: Mazibul

SANGSAD BHABAN : The government has undertaken a master plan to bring 15 districts, having no railway lines, under the railway network to establish rail links. Railway Minister Md Mazibul Haque said this while replying to a starred question from treasury bench member AFM Bahauddin (Nasim) of Madaripur-3 in the Jatiya Sangsad, reports BSS. “As […]


Spain, France press manhunt for ringleader in dual attacks

Barcelona – Authorities in Spain and France pressed the search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members and the house where they plotted the carnage, reports AP/UNB. Catalan police said the […]


Bayern beats Dortmund on penalties to win German Supercup

Dortmund – Sven Ulreich saved two penalties Saturday as Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 5-4 in a shootout to win the season-opening German Supercup, reports AP/UNB. The game went straight to penalties after Bayern scored late in a goalmouth scramble to earn a 2-2 draw in regular time. Christian Pulisic had fired Dortmund into an […]

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HBO defends Confederate slavery show plans

US network HBO has defended plans for a new drama that is set in a world where slavery is still legal, reports BBC. Confederate, which will be created by the duo behind Game of Thrones – David Benioff and DB Weiss – has come in for criticism since it was announced. TV fans took to […]

DU student dies in Cox’s Bazar landslide

COX’S BAZAR : A student of Dhaka University (DU) was killed and two others were injured in a landslide in Himchhari fountain, 5km off the beach town of Cox’s Bazar, yesterday afternoon, reports BSS. The victim was identified as Ridwanul Alam Sabbir, 22, a second year student of Marketing Department and resident of Uttara in […]

Aduri’s employer Nodi gets life term for brutal torture

DHAKA : A tribunal here on Tuesday sentenced a female employer to life term imprisonment in a much-talked-about case filed over the brutal torture of house maid Aduri at a house in the capital’s Mirpur, reports UNB. The convicted employer was Nourin Jahan Nodi. Judge Joyoshree Samaddar of Dhaka Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-3 […]

ICT-1 Chairman Anwarul Haque passes away

Dhaka, Jul 13 – Chairman of the International Crimes Tribunal-1 Justice Anwarul Haque died at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) here on Thursday. He was 61, reports UNB. Justice Anwarul who had been suffering from cancer breathed his last at the hospital around 5:30pm, said ICT registrar Shahidul Alam Jhinuk. Chief Justice Surendra Kumar […]

Cricketer Shahid’s wife brings torture allegation against him

Dhaka, Jul 9 – Farzana Aktar, wife of Bangladesh cricket team’s pace bowler Mohammad Shahid, on Sunday lodged a complaint with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) against her husband that he ‘tortures’ her, reports UNB. “He has an extramarital relationship. If I talk about this, he tortures me in different ways,” said Farzana after submitting […]

Govt signs deals with ADB for Ctg-Cox’s Bazar rail line

DHAKA : The government on Wednesday signed agreements with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for $300 million in loans to help build a dual-gauge rail line connecting Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar to promote trade and regional connectivity, reports UNB. Secretary of the Economic Relations Division (ERD) Kazi Shofiqul Azam and Jyotsana Varma, Principal Country Specialist of […]

Proper knowledge on motor vehicle laws stressed

RANGPUR, – The common people, including drivers and vehicle owners, should acquire knowledge on motor vehicle laws to ensure safer use of roads for reducing road accidents to save thousands of lives annually, reports BSS. Speakers made the call at the inaugural ceremony of a three-day training course on ‘Motor Vehicle Law’ on the premises […]

Great danger signal No. 10 at Ctg, Cox’s Bazar ports

DHAKA : The maritime ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar have been advised to hoist great danger signal number 10 as cyclonic storm ‘Mora’ has intensified into severe a cyclonic storm and is approaching towards Bangladesh coast, reports UNB. ‘Mora’, formed over the east-central Bay and adjoining North Bay, moved slightly northwards over North Bay […]

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Brigitte Macron: French president’s teacher-turned-wife

TBT International: PARIS, May 14, 2017 – Once his high school drama teacher, now wife of incoming French president Emmanuel Macron, 64-year-old Brigitte Macron stepped into the spotlight long before her husband was elected, reports AFP/BSS. The 25-year age difference and the extraordinary way they met — he pursued her when he was her pupil […]

Expatriates not to be charged for sending home remittances : Muhith

DHAKA : Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said Bangladeshi expatriates will not have to bear any charge for sending home remittances as the government will take necessary measures in this regard, reports BSS. “We’ll not keep any charge on sending home remittances by expatriates for increasing the inflow of remittances and the Prime Minister has […]


Newlywed McIlroy ready for Players challenge

TBT Sports: MIAMI, May 10, 2017 – Rory McIlroy believes that tying the knot can give his golf game a lift as he prepares for an assault on the $10.5 million Players Championship in Florida this week. World number two McIlroy, who split from tennis star Caroline Wozniacki in 2014 after sending out wedding invites, […]

Govt-NGO partnership to achieve SDGs

KHULNA,  – Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Kazi Reazul Hoque today said, government and non-government partnership can achieve the target of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reports BSS. He was addressing at a discussion meeting on achievement of SDGs target at the conference room of Khulna deputy commissioner’s office. NHRC and World Vision, Bangladesh […]

Raudha’s body exhumed for 2nd autopsy

RAJSHAHI : Criminal Investigation Department exhumed the body of Maldivian medical student Raudha Athif, who was found dead at a dormitory of Rajshahi Islami Bank Medical College Hospital on March 29, for a fresh post-mortem, reports UNB. A CID team started exhuming the body from Hetomkhan Graveyard in the city around 10:30am in the presence […]

Rain worsens city dwellers’ woes

DHAKA : Commuters suffered again on Monday as rain continued to sweep the city as in the past few days, creating water stagnation and traffic chaos, reports UNB. The rain slowed down traffic on many roads leading to nagging tailbacks in the morning. According to Met Office, the rain started at 8am and continued for […]

Rafael Nadal advances to the Mexican Open final

MEXICO: Rafael Nadal routed Croatia’s Marin Cilic 6-1, 6-2 on Friday night to advance to the Mexican Open final, reports UNB. Seeking his first title this season and 70th overall, the 30 year-old Spaniard ran his Mexican Open winning streak to 14 matches and 28 sets. He won the hardcourt event in 2005 and 2013. […]

One killed, three others injured in a road crash toady

Faridpur, – One person was killed on the spot and three others received injuries when a private car collided head on with a covered van today at Majra under Kashini upazila of Gopalganj district on Dhaka- Khulna today, reports BSS. The driver of the car identified as Arim,30, died on the spot while the injured […]

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, reports BSS. 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 […]

Remove commercial establishments from residential areas : JS body

DHAKA : The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Land Ministry on Sunday suggested the government to continue the eviction drive against commercial establishments in the capital’s residential areas, reports UNB. The committee at its 17th meeting came up with the recommendation to remove commercial establishments from the residential areas which are under the control of Rajdhani […]