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19 dead, 17 hurt in Ecuador bus crash

International Desk At least 19 people died and 17 were injured when a school vehicle collided with a bus in southwestern Ecuador, the national security service said Saturday. A source at the Integrated Security Service, or ECU-911, said the school vehicle “was not following a route,” so it carried no passengers during the Friday evening accident. The agency did not specify ... Read More »

23 drown as boat capsizes in India’s Ganga river

International Desk At least 23 people drowned and another 12 were feared dead when an overloaded boat capsized in the Ganga river near Patna today. The dead included men, women and children who had gone to a kite flying festival organised on the sandbar across the ghats. The boat, designed to carry 25 people, was carrying at least 50 people ... Read More »

Akheri Munajat to be offered around 11am Akheri Munajat (concluding prayers) of the first phase of Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslims after the Hajj, will be started between 11:00am and 11:30am on Sunday. Gazipur Police Super Mohammad Harun-or-Rashid in a press briefing at district police control room confirmed the matter on Saturday. Earlier, the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema began after Fazr ... Read More »

AL starts preparing election manifesto: PM Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her party Awami League (AL) has already started to prepare a manifesto for the next general election. She also urged the party leaders and activists to be prepared for the election saying hard days are coming ahead of the polls in 2019. The premier, also the president of the ruling Awami League, said this ... Read More »

2 held with fire arms in Ctg

Crime Desk Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel detained two arms dealer with fire arms and ammunition from Hathazari upazila of Chittagong on Saturday evening. The detainees are identified as Sohel Rana, 32 and Shafiul Bashar Rony, 27. Confirming the matter, RAB-7 commander lieutenant colonel Miftah Uddin Ahmed said that the law enforcers detained two arms dealer from Chowdhuryhat area. Meanwhile, ... Read More »

Robbers loot gold in Bogra shop

Bogra Correspondent Armed robbers looted 100 Bhori of gold ornaments from a jewellery shop in Bogra town on Saturday. Witnesses said that exploding bombs, a gang of armed robbers numbering 6/7 entered into the shop at around 7:00am and looted the jewellery shop in Galapotti area at gunpoint. Meanwhile, the robbers beat shop owner Golzar Rahman and fled the scene ... Read More »

Proteas destroy Sri Lanka, secure whitewash

Sports Desk The Proteas seam attack obliterated the Sri Lankan batting order on Saturday as South Africa wrapped up the third Test in Johannesburg to win the series 3-0. Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Wayne Parnell and Duane Olivier combined to take 16 wickets on day three as the visitors were completely outplayed. In the end, South Africa won the match ... Read More »

IDA to give BHBFC Tk 800cr to expand its house loan to rural area Islami Development Bank (IDB) will give Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation (BHBFC) Tk 800 crore in loan on soft conditions to extend its housing loan programme to rural areas across the country. “We expect IDB would disburse Tk 800 core loan before June this year. Housing loan will be given to people of lower and middle income group in ... Read More »

Winter starts intensifying across country with severe cold wave   Winter started intensifying across the country with the sweeping of a severe cold wave in the northern region at the beginning of the Bengali month of Magh. Other parts of the country are experiencing mild to moderate cold waves. Cold is also being felt in the capital. Meteorology Department weather expert Ruhul Quddus told BSS that the lowest ... Read More »

PM to reach Swizerland on Sunday

রোববার সকালে সুইজ্যারল্যাণ্ড পৌছবেন প্রধানমন্ত্রী   চাঙ্গা ভাব ইউরোপ আওয়ামীলীগের নেতাকর্মীদের মধ্যে  এমডি রিয়াজ হোসেন,ইউরোপ ব্রুরোঃ ওয়ার্ল্ড ইকনোমিক ফোরাম সম্মেলনে যোগ দিতে রবিবার (১৫ জানুয়ারি) পাঁচ দিনের সফরে সুইজারল্যান্ড আসবেন  প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনা। সেখান থেকে দুবাই হয়ে আগামী ২১ জানুয়ারী তিনি দেশে ফিরবেন। প্রধানমন্ত্রীর এবারের সফরে বিশ্বের বিভিন্ন দেশের সরকার ও রাষ্ট্রপ্রধানের সঙ্গে মুল সম্মেলনের পাশাপাশি বৈঠকের সম্ভাবনা রয়েছে। জেনেভায় অনুষ্ঠেয় ... Read More »