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Woman found dead in Gulshan identified The woman found dead in Gulshan has been identified as Rani, 35, hailed from Adarshanagar under Jaintapur upazila of Sylhet. Shahnaz who claimed herself as the deceased’s elder sister identified the body at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday evening. “She was divorced five years ago with her husband Alam. She had a son, Shanta, 18, and ... Read More »

Dr Anisuzzaman hospitalised Bangla Academy President and Professor Emeritus Dr. Anisuzzaman has been hospitalised with lung infections. He was admitted to Universal Cardiac Hospital (former Ayesha Memorial Hospital) in the capital on Friday night. Dr. Ashish Kumar Chakrabarty, Managing Director of the hospital, confirmed the news. He said, “Dr. Anisuzzaman was admitted to the hospital with lung infections. Now, his condition is ... Read More »

Rohingya: Annan Commission reaches Dhaka A delegation of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Commission has arrived in Bangladesh to oversee the latest condition of the Rohingya people came here from Myanmar recently. The delegation landed in Dhaka on Saturday, according to sources of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Sources said the three-member delegation is set to visit Cox’s Bazar to observe the conditions of Rohingya ... Read More »

Malala ‘heartbroken’ by Trump order on refugees

International Desk Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani student activist and Nobel Peace laureate, said Friday she was “heartbroken” by Donald Trump’s order on refugees and urged the US president not to abandon the world’s “most defenseless.” “I am heartbroken that today President Trump is closing the door on children, mothers and fathers fleeing violence and war,” said the 19-year-old, shot in ... Read More »

Action to be taken against journo attackers: Kamal

Tangail Correspondent Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said action must be taken against journalist attackers. He said, “A probe body has been formed over the issue. The committee will scrutinize the video footage of the incident and take measures against the cops who were involved in it.” The Minister came up with the statement after opening a football tournament at ... Read More »

Search body criticizers are rubbish: Muhith Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith termed criticizers of the search body formed to reconstitute the Election Commission (EC) as erroneous and rubbish. He said, “The search body was formed by the president. Many of politicians are coming up with adverse criticism without knowledge over the body. These comments are erroneous and rubbish. They are doing that as they ... Read More »

Google recalls staff after Trump order

International Desk Google has recalled travelling staff members to the US after an executive order from President Donald Trump restricting entry for nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries. Syrian refugees are banned from entry until further notice. Visas for nationals of six countries, including Iran and Iraq, will not be issued for the next three months. Google has told the BBC ... Read More »

Businesses to get power connection in 28 days: Power Division

The power division will drastically reduce the time for new electric connections to investors in an effort to improve Bangladesh’s ranking in the World Bank’s ‘doing business’ ratings, reports  “The allotment time will be brought down to 28 days,” Secretary In-Charge of the division Ahmad Kaikaus announced on Saturday at a BIDA workshop in a Bahubal resort in Habiganj. ... Read More »

Trump suspends refugee intake, entry from 7 Muslim states

  US president Donald Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred visitors from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries, saying the moves would help protect Americans from terrorist attacks, reports Reuters The order limiting entry on visitors from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries is for 90 days. The six ... Read More »

RUET credit system: Students boycott classes

RUET Correspondent A section of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) students today boycotted classes and examinations demanding withdrawal of “33 credit system”. University authorities introduced the “33 credit system” in 2013, where if a student fails to get 33 out of 40 credits, She or he will not be allowed to move up to next session and will ... Read More »