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Woman hurt in DMCH ceiling plaster fall She went to the hospital with her sick husband but now she is taking treatment with serious head injury. Ruchea Begum, 55, was attending her ill husband when plasters from the ceiling fell on her in Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) today. She was admitted at the ENT department of the hospital with head injuries, said Khaja Abdul Gofur, ... Read More »

Padma graft charge a WB plot against mom: Joy The prime minister’s ICT affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has alleged the allegation of corruption in Padma bridge project was a “plot of the World Bank” against prime minister Sheikh Hasina in an attempt to discredit her.  In a Facebook status on Saturday, Joy also alleged that the US state department officials had contacted him to convey “threats from ... Read More »

Bangladesh 322-6 at stumps in India Test

Sports Desk Unbeaten half-centuries from skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan helped Bangladesh reach 322 for six at stumps on the third day of the one-off Test against India in Hyderabad on Saturday. Rahim (81) put on an unbeaten 87-run stand with teenager Hasan (51) to deny the Indian bowlers a wicket in the final session. The visitors still need ... Read More »

Organic fertilisers increase crop production by 15 per cent: Experts

Rangpur Correspondent Application of organic fertilisers like composts, vermin-composts and green manure can increase crop production by 15 per cent reducing use of chemical fertilisers side by side with substantially improving soil health According to experts, demand of organic fertilisers and green manure has been increasing as the farmers purchase those for applying in crop fields to get increase crop ... Read More »

BB signs deals with 10 more banks for green transformation fund Bangladesh Bank (BB) has signed separate agreements with 10 more private banks to facilitate fund for a long-term financing under the “Green Transformation Fund for Export-oriented Textile and Textile Products and Leather Manufacturing Industries”. Under the deals, the ten banks – Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited, Bank Asia Limited, Exim Bank Limited, Modhumoti Bank Limited, Mutual Trust Bank Limited, NCC ... Read More »

Kazi Tower at Lalbagh catches fire A fire broke out in Kazi Tower at Lalbagh in the old Dhaka on Friday morning. The fire took place on the third floor of the seventh storied Kazi Tower at Islambagh under Lalbagh Police Ststion around 11.20 in the morning, fire service sources said. No casualty was reported yet while the extent of damage and cause behind ... Read More »

Terror grips DU campus over muggings, dumped corpses

  Muggings, shootouts and dumping of corpses have left inmates of Dhaka University campus in a state of fear, reports The university authorities do not deny the rise in crime on the campus, but say it is open on all sides and prone to incursions by criminals.   Students and teachers as well other employees are a worried lot ... Read More »

Faridpur road crash leaves 13 dead

Faridpur Correspondent At least 13 people were killed and several others were injured when a bus collided head-on with a covered van in Nagarkanda upazila of Faridpur on Dhaka-Khulna highway on Friday night.  Identity of the deceased was not known immediately. According to witnesses, a Dhaka-bound bus of Hanif Paribahan had a head on collision with a Khulna-bound covered van ... Read More »

Trump considering ban on new immigrant from major Mulim countries

AFP, Washington, USA US President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering drafting a new order to ban migrants from majority-Muslim nations after his initial decree fell afoul of the law. Insisting that he has the law on his side despite two defeats in federal court in quick succession, Trump said security concerns may necessitate a quicker response than legal ... Read More »

Tigers falter as Shakib falls at 82

Bangladesh tour of India, Only Test Sports Desk Shakib Al Hasan and captain Mushfiqur Rahim consolidated the innings with their fifth wicket stand that crossed 50 as Bangladesh reached 160 for 4 in 50 overs during the post-lunch session of day-3 of the Test match against India at Hyderabad today. Shakib reached his 21st half-century in Test cricket, and was ... Read More »