Thursday 19 April, 2018 07:02:31 pm

DoS chief engineer remanded 

Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday placed the Chief Engineer of the Department of Shipping Dr SM Nazmul Haque on a one-day remand in a graft case.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 06:45:39 pm

Greens call for restricting ship movements in Sundarbans river routes 

Dhaka, March 19 (UNB) – Speakers at a roundtable in the city have called for making the river routes in Sundarbans off limit for the ships carrying oil, chemical, coal and harmful materials and preserve the mangrove forest.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 06:35:41 pm

‘Agar industrial park’ to be established in Moulvibazar: Amu

Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB) - Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Thursday said that the government will set up an ‘Agar industrial park’ in Moulvibazar to utilize its potentials in the export market.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 06:24:09 pm

Editors’ concern over proposed Digital Security Act logical: Anisul  

Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB) – Describing the Editors’ Council’s concern over some sections of the proposed Digital Security Act as logical Law Minister Anisul Huq on Thursday assured that steps will be taken so that the editors could place their recommendations before a Parliamentary body meeting in this regard on April 22. 

Thursday 19 April, 2018 06:20:52 pm

Get united over next polls under neutral govt, BNP to political parties  

Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB) - BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday urged all the political parties to get united over the issue of holding the next general election under a non-party neutral government. 

Thursday 19 April, 2018 05:50:36 pm

SSC examinee drowns in Khulna pond 

Khulna, Apr 19 (UNB) – An SSC examinee drowned in a pond at Boyra Police Lines area in the city on Thursday morning.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 05:37:33 pm

Two get life term for murder in Jhenidah 

Jhenaidah, Apr 19 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday sentenced two people to life term imprisonment in a case over killing a farmer at Narikelbaria village in Sadar upazila in 2004.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 04:53:19 pm

Free medical services for FFs within a month: Minister 

Pabna, Apr 19 (UNB) - Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq on Thursday said the government will launch free medical services for the freedom fighters within a month.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 03:34:41 pm

25th CHOGM kicks off in London

London, Apr 19 (UNB)- The 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting-CHOGM-2018 kicked off here on Thursday with the theme “Towards a Common Future’.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 03:33:01 pm

PM clears 13 urgent files from London

London, Apr 19 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is now in London to join the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), has cleared 13 urgent files digitally.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 01:53:41 pm

Man shot dead by ‘robbers’ in Sylhet

A man was shot to death allegedly by some robbers at Chotodesh village in Kanaighat upazila early Thursday.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 01:50:42 pm

Mom dies at Rajshahi clinic for ‘medical negligence’

Tension mounted following the death of a new mother who lost her life at a private hospital here due to ‘negligence of physicians’ on Thursday.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 01:24:27 pm

Helmsman’s inefficacy behind coal cargo capsize in Pashur: Report

The vessel carrying 775 tonnes of coal capsized in the Pashur River in Mongla upazila near the Sundarbans on Saturday due to inefficiency of its helmsman, according to a probe report.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 01:08:24 pm

‘Robber’ killed in Cumilla ‘gunfight’

 A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and Detective Branch (DB) of police at Kongshonagar in Burichang upazila early Thursday.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 01:01:43 pm

Man stabbed dead in Sirajganj

A man was stabbed to death allegedly by his rivals over an enmity at Hossainpur Maholla in Sirajganj municipality area on Wednesday night.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 12:55:34 pm

Farmer electrocuted in Rajshahi

A farmer died from electrocution at Gollapara Cinema Hall area in Tanore upazila on Wednesday noon.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 11:31:01 am

BGB man killed as truck runs over him in Cumilla

Cumilla, Apr 19 (UNB) - A member of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) was killed when a speeding truck ran over him on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Chauddagram upazila on Wednesday night.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 09:54:02 am

2 get to 8-yr jail for Yaba trading

A court here on Wednesday sentenced two people to eight years imprisonment each for possession Yaba tablets.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 09:51:43 am

2 minor girls drown in B’baria

Two minor girls drowned in a pond at Boro Bakail village in Sadar upazila on Wednesday.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 09:49:27 am

Jamaat leader held in Laxmipur

Police on Wednesday night arrested a local leader of Jamaat-e-Islami from Shamserbad area in the municipality town in connection with an arson case.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 12:17:53 am

Truck kills schoolboy in Jashore

Jashore, Apr 18 (UNB) – A schoolboy was killed as a speedy truck dashed his bicycle on Keshabpur-Boga road in Keshabpur upazila on Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 12:08:41 am

Bangladesh wins 3 major elections in UN

Dhaka, Apr 18 (UNB) - Bangladesh has won three major elections in the United Nations this week.  


Thursday 19 April, 2018 02:08:17 pm

650 CNG three-wheelers join OBHAI ride

Ride sharing service provider OBHAI has added 650 CNG three-wheelers to its existing fleet in a move to strengthen its services.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 10:17:40 am

Trump, Abe fail to agree on US tariff exemption for Japan

Palm Beach, Apr 19 (AP/UNB) — President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday they had failed to reach a deal that would exempt Japan from new U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, as Abe had wanted.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 09:57:27 am

Kazi and Kazi organic tea now on

Kazi and Kazi Tea, a leading producer of organic fine tea, has signed an agreement with online trading platform to supply tea to organizational purchasers.


Thursday 19 April, 2018 06:39:19 pm

Iranian director Majidi’s debut Indian film hits Friday

Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB) – The famous Iranian director Majid Majidi’s debut Indian movie 'Beyond the Clouds' is going to be released on Friday in India.  

Thursday 19 April, 2018 01:40:11 pm

Dubai film festival to become biennial, skipping this year

The Dubai International Film Festival says it will skip holding the event this year, instead becoming biennial and reconvening in 2019.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 08:42:38 am

First Saudi cinema opens with popcorn and 'Black Panther'

The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots Wednesday evening as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater.


Thursday 19 April, 2018 01:45:42 pm

Warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve transplants

Surgeons pack donated organs on ice while racing them to transplant patients but it may be time for a warmer approach. British researchers said Wednesday that keeping at least some livers at body temperature instead may work better.


Thursday 19 April, 2018 11:55:58 am

Patients stand helpless as Narail’s Lohagara Health Complex unable to deliver

Medical services at Lohagara Health Complex of the district have long been getting hampered for various problems, including the shortage of physicians and accommodation.


Thursday 19 April, 2018 07:23:24 pm

BCL: South Zone take 237-run lead against Central Zone 

Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB) – Prime Bank South Zone took a 237-run lead in the 2nd innings with four wickets remaining in hand against Walton Central Zone after the 3rd day’s play of the 5th round four-day match of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) at Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi on Thursday. 

Thursday 19 April, 2018 07:17:18 pm

Bangladesh Table Tennis team leaves for Maldives 

Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB) -  A six-member Bangladesh Table Tennis team flew for Maldives on Thursday to take part in the seven-nation South Asian Junior and Cadet Championship, which will kick off on Friday. 

Thursday 19 April, 2018 06:36:59 pm

BCL: North Zone crush East Zone by innings and 28 runs

Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB) - Holders Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) North Zone brightened their chance to retain the league title with a convincing innings and 28-run victory over Islami Bank East Zone on the 3rd day of the four-day 5th round match of the 6th Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 08:57:09 am

Napoli closes the gap to Juventus ahead of title showdown

Juventus was held to a 1-1 draw at Crotone as Wednesday and will not be able to clinch a seventh successive Serie A title this weekend against closest rival Napoli.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 08:55:09 am

Ronaldo scores with backheel flick, saves Madrid from loss

Cristiano Ronaldo came through for Real Madrid again, this time with a backheel flick that saved his team from a loss in the Spanish league.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 08:53:46 am

Argentina says Aguero is recovering after surgery

Sergio Aguero is recovering after surgery on his left knee and will start treatment soon, Argentina's football association said on Wednesday amid uncertainty about the player's fitness for this summer's World Cup.


Thursday 19 April, 2018 10:19:25 am

NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets  

NASA's Tess spacecraft embarked Wednesday on a quest to find new worlds around neighboring stars that could support life.


Thursday 19 April, 2018 04:38:47 pm

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine  

Bangkok, Apr 19 (AP/UNB) — Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where they fled to escape clashes between the Myanmar's army and the Kachin guerrillas in the country's north.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 01:44:05 pm

France's Macron heading to Germany for talks with Merkel

French President Emmanuel Macron is heading to Berlin for meetings with Angela Merkel in the hopes of winning support from the German chancellor on his ambitious reform plan for the European Union.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 01:43:12 pm

Magnitude 5.5 quake strikes southern Iran; felt in Bahrain

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.5 earthquake has struck in southern Iran near a nuclear plant, shaking Bahrain and other areas around the Persian Gulf. There was no immediate report of damage or injuries.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 01:42:35 pm

Police: Attackers hurl acid at 3 female students in Pakistan

Pakistani police say a group of men on motorcycles hurled acid at three female university students in the city of Gujrat.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 12:46:48 pm

Shallow Indonesia quake kills 3, damages hundreds of homes

 A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes, disaster officials said Thursday as they declared a two-week emergency for the affected areas.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 12:31:52 pm

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where they fled to escape clashes between the Myanmar's army and the Kachin guerrillas in the country's north.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 11:40:36 am

Bureaucrat set to replace Raul Castro as Cuba's president

A 57-year-old bureaucrat will take Raul Castro's place as the president of Cuba on Thursday as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's last communist states.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 10:23:00 am

UN Security Council heads to retreat at odds over Syria

The U.N. Security Council is heading to a remote Swedish estate this weekend for its annual retreat with the secretary-general after one of its most contentious weeks in years that saw ambassadors accusing each other of lying about a suspected chemical attack in Syria.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 10:21:16 am

Japan finance official quits over alleged sexual misconduct  

A senior Japanese finance ministry official resigned Wednesday after being accused of sexual misconduct in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's embattled government, already hit by cronyism and other scandals.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 10:14:20 am

Malaysia's Mahathir says opposition could win

Malaysian opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday that huge rallies indicate some of the ruling coalition's traditional Malay supporters are now favoring the opposition and a change of government is possible in next month's elections.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 10:07:21 am

Trump says he'll sanction Russia as soon as they deserve it

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that nobody has been tougher on Russia than him and that he'll hit Moscow with new sanctions "as soon as they very much deserve it."

Thursday 19 April, 2018 09:58:59 am

Trump says unless NKorea summit 'fruitful' he'll pull out

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that although he's looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it's "not going to be fruitful."

Thursday 19 April, 2018 09:37:27 am

Regulators to require inspections after jet engine explosion  

U.S. airline regulators said Wednesday they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off and triggered a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines jet.

Thursday 19 April, 2018 09:20:34 am

Former President George HW Bush buoyed by tributes to wife  

In his first public comments since his wife's death, former President George H.W. Bush said Wednesday that he used to tease his spouse of 73 years that he had a complex about how much people liked her.