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Khaleda’s self-defence hearing Feb 2

Court Correspondent A Dhaka court has set February 2 for hearing the self-defence of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case filed by the Anti Corruption Commission.   The court has also asked Khaleda Zia to appear before it on that day.   Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-3 set up at Bakshibazar ... Read More »

Six killed, eight wounded in Canada mosque shooting

Six people were killed and eight wounded when gunmen opened fire at a Quebec City mosque during Sunday night prayers, in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “terrorist attack on Muslims”.  Police said two suspects had been arrested, but gave no details about them or what prompted the attack, reports Initially, the mosque president said five people ... Read More »

Dollar, Asia markets slip as dealers spooked by Trump

HONG KONG, Jan 30, 2017 (AFP) – The dollar tumbled against its major peers in Asia on Monday while regional markets sank in holiday-thinned trade as traders were spooked by tensions caused by Donald Trump’s divisive immigration ban. A disappointing reading on US economic growth added to the downbeat sentiment with Wall Street ending last week on a negative note. ... Read More »

Stocks continue to slide as major sectors dip Both the Stock markets were down further on Monday with all the indexes sliding down as most of the major sectors closed lower while daily transactions were declining. Among the falling major sectors were travel and leisure, textile, mutual fund, engineering and food and allied when 197 securities of the large-cap group incurred losses due to lower activities. Fuel ... Read More »

Four of a family burnt in capital Four members of a family suffered burn injuries when a fire broke out in their house at Shajadpur Khilbari Tech area of Bhatara Thana on Monday night. The victims were identified as Shahidul Islam (65), his wife Nodira Begum (55), and their two sons Jihad (32) and Morshed (26). The injured were admitted to the burn unit of the ... Read More »

Federer defeats Nadal to win 18th Grand Slam title

Sport Desk Swiss maestro Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal in a classic five-set battle to win his fifth Australian Open men’s singles crown and 18th Grand Slam title at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday evening. Federer, a former World No.1, won 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. The 35-year-old last won a Major title at the 2012 Wimbledon.   Federer ... Read More »

Key Aung San Suu Kyi adviser assassinated in Myanmar

International Desk A legal adviser for Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy was shot dead outside the country’s busiest airport on Sunday, in a rare outbreak of what appeared to be political violence in the commercial capital, Yangon. Police arrested a lone gunman, but a motive was unknown in the killing of 65-year-old Ko Ni, a prominent member of Myanmar’s ... Read More »

Fire arms recovered in Dinajpur

Dinajpur Correspondent Police recovered a fire arms with six rounds bullets in an abandoned condition from Ververi area of Belaichandi union under Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur on Sunday. Sources said that acting on a tip-off, police conducted a drive in the area and found a Chinese made revolver with six rounds bullet and a magazine this noon. But, Confirming the ... Read More »

Barcelona denied blatant goal during Real Betis draw

Sport Desk Luis Suarez rescued a late draw for Barcelona at Real Betis, with the champions not being allowed a goal which crossed the line. Betis dominated and hit the woodwork through Dani Ceballos and Ruben Castro before Alex Alegria put them ahead. Barca were furious not to be level when Aissa Mandi hooked the ball away from about a ... Read More »

Prime suspect held over burning Gaibandha school

Gaibandha Correspondent Police have arrested Ronju Mia, 32, prime suspect in a case filed over setting a girls’ school on fire at Kunderpara in Gaibandha early Friday.   Ronju was arrested from his residence at Pardiara village of the Kunderpara upazila on Sunday afternoon.   Sadar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) AKM Mehedi Hasan said on secret information, Ronju Mia has ... Read More »