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Trump floats 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for wall

International Desk The White House on Thursday said President Donald Trump is considering a 20% tax on imports from Mexico to pay for a southern border wall, but that the President is still weighing other options. White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Air Force One Thursday that Trump was backing the proposal and had just discussed it ... Read More »

‘Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant likely to start this year’

Parliament Correspondent Minister for Science and Technology architect Yafes Osman said main construction work of much-hyped Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) is likely to start in the middle of this year.   The minister came up with the disclosure while replying to a question in the 14th session of the 10th Jatiyo Sangsad (JS) on Thursday afternoon.   The Minister ... Read More »

Kim Jong-un ‘will launch nuke at US if he is threatened’

International Desk North Korea’s most senior defector has claimed Kim Jong Un would fire a suicidal nuclear salvo at Los Angeles if his rule was threatened. The dictator would “press the button” to destroy the Californian city despite the inevitable consequences, Thae Yong-ho, the former deputy ambassador in London, said. He told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Show he thought the dictator “will ... Read More »

ASI suspended for assaulting journo at Shahbagh An assistant sub inspector (ASI) was suspended today for assaulting journalists of a private television channel during the half-day shutdown demanding cancellation of Rampal power plant project near the Sundarbans. The authority also has formed a three-member probe committee in this regard. The committee has been asked to submit their probe report within next two working days. Dhaka Metropolitan ... Read More »

5 muggers held in city Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) nabbed five muggers in separate drives across the city on Wednesday night. DMP’s media wing chief Md Masudur Rahman confirmed the matter on Thursday. He said that the muggers stopped a man named Golam Mahabub Bhuiyan at Elenbari Trust Feeling station in Tejgaon on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, patrol police rushed to the ... Read More »

36 detained in Satkhira special drive

Satkhira Correspondent Police detained 36 people including four Jamaat leaders on various charges from eight police stations of Satkhira district from Wednesday evening to Thursday morning.   Sources said they were picked up in special drives from different areas of the district.   Mizanur Rahman, inspector of Satkhira Special Branch of Police, said Satkhira Sadar police arrested 16 people, Kalaroa ... Read More »

Bangladesh U16 girls beat Sakai Academy

Sport Desk Bangladesh U16 girls turned on the heat against Sakai Academy in this chilly afternoon in Osaka, Japan beating them 2-1. Sirat Jahan Shopna was the first to score on the 24th minute and Mishrat Jahan Moushumi put the Red and Greens ahead on the 35th minute as Sakai had equalised on the 30th minute. The girls took the ... Read More »

Man injured in Bangshal fire dies at DMCH A man who sustained burn injuries in a fire that broke out at a shoe factory in capital’s Bangshal, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Al Amin, 20, a factory worker. Confirming the matter, Resident surgeon of DMCH burn unit, Dr Partha Shankar Paul said that Al Amin, who received ... Read More »

Dr Yunus takes tax benefits illegally Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith alleged that Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus has taken tax benefits illegally from the institutions like the Grameen Bank he has opened.   The minister made the allegation after a meeting with a delegation of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) at his secretariat office on Thursday morning.   The Finance ... Read More »

Seven bomb blasts hit Assam, no injuries

International Desk A group of school children proceeding towards the Republic Day celebration at Dibrugarh had a miraculous escape when a bomb planted by banned anti-talk Ulfa-I under a culvert exploded in front of them. The low intensity bomb did not hurt anyone, police said. The outfit carried out as many as seven blasts in three districts within a span ... Read More »