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17 hurt in city road crash At least 17 people were injured in a road accident at Keraniganj in the capital Dhaka on Sunday night. Sources said that a bus and two human haulers collided with each other in the area around 7:00pm. At one stage, the two haulers plunged into roadside ditch, leaving 17 people injured. Confirming the matter, Officer-in-charge (OC) of South Keraniganj ... Read More »

Fire kills 18 at Chinese foot massage parlour

International Desk A fire at a foot massage parlour in eastern China on Sunday killed 18 people and injured two others, state media reported. Workers jumped out of windows to escape the blaze, which broke out at the Zuxintang parlour at around 4 p.m., and firefighters rushed to the scene, according to state broadcaster China Central Television. No cause of ... Read More »

China blocked $18bn of Iran’s petrodollars

International  Desk A report by a leading Iranian newspaper says the country has at least $18 billion still blocked in China in what appears to be a result of complications related to previous sales of oil to Beijing during the years of sanctions, reports on Sunday. The report by the Persian-language newspaper Sharq said the amount had been announced ... Read More »

Iran challenges Trump sanctions with launch of roaring missiles

International Desk Iran’s leaders shot off their mouths — and their missiles — on Saturday in a direct challenge to President Trump, who had imposed new sanctions on Tehran a day earlier to punish the country for an earlier rocket launch. The test firings took place during the country’s annual military exercises, Bloomberg News reported. Tehran’s leaders used the occasion ... Read More »

Parliament passes condolence proposal

Parliament Correspondent The meeting today of the National Parliament expressed sorrow over the demise of veteran Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta, while extending heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family. Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury read out the condolence proposal wishing for the eternal peace of the departed souls of Suranjit Sengupta. Later, the members of the parliament joined ... Read More »

Search committee to meet President Monday The search committee will meet President Abdul Hamid tomorrow (February 6). Joynal Abedin, press secretary to the president, confirmed the matter on Sunday afternoon. Joynal Abedin said, “The search committee will meet the president around 5:00pm on Monday.” Besides, outgoing Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed along with other commissioners will make a courtesy call on the president around ... Read More »

PM for integrating EFA initiatives with SDG-4 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the E-9 countries of the UNESCO to align and integrate their initiatives of ‘Education for All’ with the SDG-4 to achieve the goal of universal education. “As we have stepped in the era of SDGs, we have to align and integrate our initiatives and strategies with the ‘SDG-4′ (Education-2030) taking along the ... Read More »

MP Liton murder: 10 jamaat men remanded

Gaibandha Correspondent A court in Gaibandha remanded 10 leaders and activists of Jamaat in MP Liton murder case for one day each. The court of Gaibandha Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Moynul Hasan Yusuf passed the order on Sunday afternoon. The court passed the order after they were produced before it by officer-in-charge of Sundarganj Police Station Atiar Rahman, seeking a ... Read More »

Here are all 41 accounts Trump follows on Twitter

International desk While his follower count rises — 23.2 million and growing — his following list is a fraction of the size. So what are the 41 accounts Trump follows? They’re his children, a bevy of Fox News hosts, and his own hotels and golf courses. Here are all the accounts Trump follows on Twitter. First lady Melania Trump Melania ... Read More »

Mayor Miru’s passport, fire arms seized

Sirajganj Correspondent Police seized the passport and fire arms of Sirajganj’s Shahjadpur municipality Mayor Halimul Haque Miru. All airports and land ports were made alert so that the mayor cannot leave the country. Police conducted a drive in Monirampur village around 4:00pm and seized his voter ID card, two passports and three Cheque books from the house. Shahjadpur Police Station ... Read More »