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Woman burnt in Dhaka acid attack A former expatriate today threw acid on his wife’s face in broad daylight in Tejgaon area of Dhaka. Abdul Kuddus, an expatriate who returned from Malaysia seven months back, threw acid on his wife Aklima Akter, 32, in East Nakhalpara around 1:00pm, said Abdur Rashid, officer-in-charge of Tejgaon Industrial Area Police Station. The victim was admitted to the burn ... Read More »

Missing boy found dead in Dhaka Police recovered the body of a six-year-old boy from the water tank of a rickshaw garage in Jatrabari area of Dhaka this afternoon. The deceased Alif, 6, son of Minhazul Islam of Nayanagar area in Jatrabari, went missing since yesterday noon, said Anisur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Jatrabari Police Station. On information, police recovered the body around 5:00 pm, the ... Read More »

PM flies to Switzerland Sunday Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for Davos on Sunday night on a five-day official visit to Switzerland to attend the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The four-day meeting will be held on January 17-20 in Davos, a mountain resort in Graubünden, in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland, under the theme “Responsive and Responsible ... Read More »

Truck kills 2 motorbike riders in Gaibandha

Gaibandha Correspondent Two motorcycle riders were killed as a truck rammed into their motorcycle at Bokchar-Kalitola area on Dhaka-Rangpur highway of the district’s Gobindaganj upazila on Friday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Ziad Hossain Mondal, 21, son of Shahin Mondal of the upazila’s Rakhalburuj union, and  Tamim, 22, hailed from the same area, who was driving the motorbike. Abul ... Read More »

Palak unveils Bangabandhu Rajshahi Silicon City’s construction

 Rajshahi Correspondent State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Friday unveiled the foundation-stone of a portion of infrastructure of Bangabandhu Rajshahi Silicon City project at Zianagar area in the metropolis. ICT division has started implementing the hi-tech park project on 34 acres of land at a cost of Taka 281.91 crore as the present government ... Read More »

China media warn US over ‘confrontation’

International Desk Blocking Chinese access to islands in the South China Sea would require the U.S. to “wage war”, an influential Chinese state-run tabloid said on Friday, after U.S. Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson suggested the strategy on Wednesday. Tillerson told his confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he wanted to send a signal to ... Read More »

Sri Lanka bowls out South Africa for 426

Sports Desk Sri Lanka seamers Nuwan Pradeep and Lahiru Kumara took four wickets apiece to bowl South Africa out for 426 on the second afternoon of the third Test at the Wanderers on Friday. On a lively pitch, Pradeep had four batsmen caught behind the wicket during the morning session before Kumara cleaned up the tail as South Africa lost ... Read More »

First ever Bangladesh Tea Expo begins in city The Bangladesh Tea Expo, dubbed the first ever in 150-year history of the country’s tea industry by the organisers, has started in Dhaka.  Top tea gardens, producers, marketing organisations and other organisations of the industry are taking part in the three-day expo organised by Bangladesh Tea Board in the capital’s International Convention City Bashundhara. Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Commerce ... Read More »

Govt keeps Biman Board unchanged

The government has kept faith in former Air Force chief Muhammad Enamul Bari as Chairman of Biman Bangladesh Airlines after it posted profit for past two years,reports  No changes have been brought to the 13-member Biman board of directors announced by the civil aviation and tourism ministry for 2017 on Thursday. Retired air marshal Bari told “Many jobs ... Read More »

DNCC demolishes building on railway land at Banani

Two buildings near the rail station in Banani have been demolished in the presence of Dhaka North Mayor Annisul Huq for illegal construction on land belonging to the railway, reports  But rail officials present at the scene objected to the demolition, saying that the land had been legally leased from the railway for the construction of the buildings. Dhaka ... Read More »