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PM sends Eid-ul-Azha gifts to freedom fighters

Staff Reporter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday sent greetings to the country’s heroic freedom fighters on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, the festival of sacrifices. The prime minister sent flowers, fruits and sweetmeats to the war-wounded freedom fighters and members of the martyred families at Martyred and War-wounded Freedom Fighters’ Rehabilitation Centre (Muktijoddha Tower-1) at Gaznavi Road in the capital’s ...

Elon Musk pulls out of $44bn deal to buy Twitter

International Desk Elon Musk is seeking to end his $44bn (£36bn) bid to buy Twitter, alleging multiple breaches of the agreement. The announcement is the latest twist in a long-running saga after the world’s richest person decided to buy Twitter in April, reports BBC. Mr Musk said he had backed out because Twitter failed to provide enough information on the ...

Bangladesh observing mourning day in honour of Japan’s former PM Shinzo Abe

Staff Reporter Bangladesh is observing a one-day state mourning today in honour of Bangladesh’s true friend and Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe who was assassinated on Friday. All government, semi-government, autonomous and private institutions and Bangladesh missions abroad kept the national flag at half-mast in observance of the mourning day. Special prayers will be offered on Saturday seeking eternal ...

Bus damages Padma Bridge toll booth at Mawa end, one injured

Staff Reporter A toll collector at the Mawa end of Padma Bridge sustained injuries after a commuter bus crashed into his booth on Saturday, forcing authorities to halt collection there. The injured collector of toll booth number 2 has been identified as Md Ripon Hussian, 22. Alamgir Hussain, officer-in-charge of Padma Uttar police station, said that the accident occurred around ...

Price of spices up in Bhuapur ahead of Eid

Masudul Hasan Masud, Bhuapur (Tangail) Ahead of Eid, traders of various markets in Bhuapur upazila of Tangail district have also increased the prices of spices in the market amid the instability of edible oil. In the last few days, the price of almost all types of spices except two / one has gone up to a minimum of Rs 100. ...

UK’s Sunak unveils bid to be leader amid calls for Johnson to go now

International Desk Former finance minister Rishi Sunak Friday declared his candidacy to become Conservative leader and Britain’s next prime minister, days after helping to kickstart the cabinet revolt that led to Boris Johnson’s downfall. Sunak resigned his role as Chancellor of the Exchequer late Tuesday, prompting dozens of more junior colleagues to follow suit in the subsequent 36 hours and ...

Biden signs executive order aimed at safeguarding abortion rights

International Desk President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday aimed at protecting abortion rights in response to the landmark decision by the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. The President said the order will safeguard access to abortion care and contraceptives, protect patient privacy and establish an interagency task force to use “every federal tool available to protect access ...

Jayasuriya bags six as Sri Lanka bowl out Australia for 364

Sports Desk Debutant spinner Prabath Jayasuriya claimed six wickets as Sri Lanka bowled out Australia for 364, leaving Steve Smith unbeaten on 145 on the second day of the second Test in Galle on Saturday. Sri Lanka were eight for no loss at lunch with Pathum Nissanka, on three, and skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, on five, surviving three overs of pace ...

Young man commits suicide in Rangpur

Rangpur Correspondent A young man named Sagar (18) committed suicide by hanging himself in Rangpur’s Badarganj upazila at 9 pm on Thursday. o The incident took place at Rajarampur Kaljani area of Madhupur union of the upazila. He is the son of Mr. Niranjan of that area According to local sources, Sagar committed suicide by hanging himself from the wall ...

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees as protesters storm home

International Desk Sri Lanka’s beleaguered President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his official residence in Colombo Saturday, a top defence source told AFP, before protesters gathered to demand his resignation stormed the compound. “The president was escorted to safety,” the source said, adding that troops fired in the air to prevent angry crowds from overrunning the President’s Palace. Sirasa TV, a private ...