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Two ‘terrorists’ blow themselves in Saudi Arabia

International Desk Two suspected militants blew themselves up in a confrontation with security forces in Saudi Arabia’s second city of Jeddah early on Saturday, Saudi media reported. Security officers surrounded a house in Jeddah and exchanged fire with the men who blew themselves up, reported Sabq, a news website affiliated with the monarchy’s Interior Ministry. UAE-based Sky News Arabia, citing ... Read More »

AL never pardons criminals: Law Minister

Brahmanbaria Correspondent Law Minister Anisul Huq said Awami League (AL) never pardons criminals. It is BNP government that granted clemency after sentencing criminals to death penalty. He said, “During BNP tenure, criminals used to fly to Sweden. Later, they returned home and bagged presidential clemency after passing a day in jail.” The Law Minister made the remarks after opening the ... Read More »

14th JS session begins Sunday The 14th session of the tenth Jatiya Sangsad (JS) is scheduled to be started on Sunday. President Mohammad Abdul Hamid convened the session exercising the power bestowed upon him by Article 72 (A) of the constitution. Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid is scheduled to deliver his speech on Sunday. Parliament secretariat sources said the President in his speech would focus ... Read More »

14,900 mobile phones seized at Dhaka Airport

Crime Desk Custom Intelligence seized 14,900 mobile phones at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Saturday. Dr. Moinul Khan Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate confirmed the matter to Details will be disclosed in a press conference later, he said. Read More »

National Easy bike kills schoolboy in capital A schoolboy was killed as a three-wheel battery-run auto-rickshaw, popularly known as easy bike hit him at Bede Potti of Road no. 21, Sector no. 10 in the capital’s Uttara around 11:00am on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Md Rasel, 12, son of Ismail Hossain, hailed from Komolkanda of Netrokona. Deceased’s father Ismail Hossain said Rasel, a third-grader, ... Read More »

US stocks rise, dollar falls as Trump era begins

NEW YORK, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS/AFP) – 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. 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 finally took place. ... Read More »

Jackie Chan to visit India, has special message for Salman Khan

Entertainment Desk It seems like India has now became a perfect destination for International stars, who want to promote their films here. After Fast and the Furious fame Vin Diesel, recently visited India to promote his film ‘xxx: Returns of Xander Cage’, now legendary actor Jackie Chan is all set to visit India to promote his upcoming film “Kung Fu ... Read More »

Trump admin to target violent Islamist groups as foreign policy priority

International Desk The Trump administration will make defeating “radical Islamic terror groups” its top foreign policy goal, according to a statement posted on the White House website moments after Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president. Trump, a Republican, used his inaugural address on Friday to promise to “unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely ... Read More »

CEC to do whatever necessary to keep AL in power: Fakhrul

Political Correspondent BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam today criticised the chief election commissioner for introducing digital voting machine and said the commission will do whatever necessary to keep Awami League in power forever. He made the allegation while addressing a function at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in Dhaka this afternoon. Read More »

Italy school bus crash and fire leaves 16 dead

International desk A bus carrying schoolchildren has crashed and caught fire in northern Italy, killing at least 16 people, emergency officials say. The bus, carrying pupils from Hungary, collided with a pylon as it exited the A4 motorway near Verona late on Friday. Italy’s national fire service said on Twitter that another 39 people had been injured. The bus was ... Read More »