Biman Bangladesh Airlines Limited is plunging into a fresh crisis with its employees and officials demanding reorganisation of the board of directors under the civil aviation minister to ‘save the national flag carrier from incurring...
The Saudi Arabian government on Thursday demanded that the Bangladesh government take all necessary measures to arrest the criminals who killed its embassy official in Dhaka, Khalaf Mohammed Salem Al-Ali, and... Full story
A prolonged foreign currency crisis has hit the import-based supply chain of atta (coarse flour) and flour the prices of which have increased by 15 per cent on the local market in a month, food ministry officials said. They said... Full story
The lawmakers belonging to ruling Awami League and its coalition partners on Thursday blasted the government in parliament for its poor performance in improving power supply for which they said the people were suffering... Full story
The High Court on Thursday declared illegal a Biman Bangladesh Airlines decision on the upgrade of seats in its aircraft for members of parliament and members of their family immediately after those of the ministers in violation of the warrant of precedence. Full story
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ordered the government to request the Swiss authorities to reopen a corruption case against the president, Asif Ali Zardari.
The case is at the centre of contempt proceedings against prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who is accused of failing to pursue the allegations. Full story
Miscreants forced an additional deputy inspector general of police, two of his relations and the driver to get down form a car at gun point at Mohammadpur in Dhaka and took away the vehicle early Thursday. Full story
Burglars sneaked into the house of a businessman in capital’s Gulshan and decamped with cash and valuables worth Tk 10 lakh early Thursday.
Victim AYN Musa, CEO of MSP International, an indenting farm, told the news... Full story
Sydney was thrown into chaos Thursday after the city’s heaviest rainfall in five years sparked widespread flash flooding and forced the closure of railway lines and dozens of roads.
Large tracts of Australia’s most populous state New South Wales are under water, with Sydney feeling the force of a La Nina weather system as an estimated 119 millimetres of rain fell on the city — the highest daily total since 2007.
‘There has been very, very heavy rain and some very strong winds,’ a Bureau of Meteorology spokesman said. La Nina conditions typically bring... Full story
A former Rajshahi Metropolitan Police commissioner is now working as a senior officer in the Anti-Corruption Commission even though a notice was issued to him, after his retirement from the police, in 2002 stating that he owned property beyond his known income. Full story
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday refuted the prime minister’s remark that the party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, took money from Pakistani secret service ISI during the general election in 1991.
Addressing a discussion, the BNP acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, said Khaleda also did not take any money from any foreigner, not to speak of ISI. Full story
The International Crimes Tribunal on Thursday ordered that it would consider the matter of a prosecution application to include an additional charge against detained Jamaat assistant secretary general Quader Molla at the time of framing the charges against him. Full story
The Election Commission said on Thursday that it would distribute from tomorrow National Identity Cards of citizens which remained undistributed for three years or more.
EC officials said that the distribution of the ID cards begins simultaneously with the exercise for correction of the electoral roll. Full story
The strongest space weather storm in five years struck Earth on Thursday, causing some airlines to reroute their flights, threatening power disruptions and sparking a show of the northern lights.
NASA and other agencies warned that the storm had the potential to disrupt global positioning systems, satellites and power grids, and had already... Full story
Mexico telecoms czar Carlos Slim topped the Forbes annual world’s richest list Wednesday, holding the edge over Microsoft’s Bill Gates who continued to give away billions of his fortune to charity. Full story
Six members of a family were killed as a train hit a human hauler at Bamangram rail crossing at Naldanga in Natore Sadar upazila on Thursday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Sultan Ahmed, 50, his mother Surjan, 65, his sister Kulsum Begum, 22, his sister-in-law Lovely, 35, nephew Sajib, 07, and one and half year niece Laboni. All were the passengers of the human hauler. Full story
The communications minister, Obaidul Quader, has cancelled all his foreign visits until roads are renovated before the coming rainy season.
‘The communications ministry will be... Full story
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Two-day poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah memorial fair began on Thursday at his native village Baherchar of Babuganj upazila in Barisal.
The fair was organised by Poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah Smriti Pathagar to observe the 11th death and 78th birth anniversary of the poet. Full story
The preliminary test for the 32nd Special Bangladesh Civil Service will be held today.
The one-hour examination will start at 18 centres of six divisions at 10:00am, the public relations officer of Public Service Commission, Mir Mosharraf Hossain, told the news agency on Thursday. Full story