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Dam collapse  inundates Paknar Haor

Dam collapse inundates Paknar Haor

Staff Reporter :The Paknar Haor in Jamalganj upazila of Sunamganj district inundated after cracks developed at different points of Urar Dam due to heavy downpour and onrush of water

Maximum 2yrs jail for selling banned, tainted fish

Staff Reporter :The Cabinet on Monday endorsed a draft law that proposes maximum two years of jail and Tk 5 lakh fine, or both, for selling banned or tainted

US carrier group heads for Korean waters

Reuters, Beijing :Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint on Monday in a telephone call about North Korea with U.S. President Donald Trump, as Japan

2 workers killed in another boiler blast in Kushtia

UNB, Kushtia :Two workers were killed in a fire following a boiler blast in BSCIC industrial area of the district town on Monday noon.Liakat Ali, assistant director of Kushtia

Sakura Bar staff beat Jubo Dal leader to death

Staff Reporter :A Jubo Dal leader was allegedly beaten to death by some employees of Sakura Restaurant & Bar centering a dispute over transaction of money in the city's

Workers still cry for justice

Staff Reporter :Hundreds of garment workers on Monday reiterated their demand for justice to the victims of the Rana Plaza tragedy, one of the world's worst industrial disaster. The

Chevron to sell its BD subsidiaries to China firm

Staff Reporter :US oil giant Chevron on Monday announced that Chevron Global Ventures entered into an agreement to sell the shares of its wholly-owned indirect subsidiaries operating in Bangladesh

Capsized launch, cargo not yet salvaged

Md Joynal Abedin Khan :The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has finally abandoned the rescue operation of the luxurious Green Line-2 launch and the cargo ship which were

Hollande urges nation to back Macron, reject Le Pen

BBC Online :President François Hollande has called on French voters to reject far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and back Emmanuel Macron to succeed him.The pair will face each other

Macron favorite for French presidency in runoff with Le Pen

Macron favorite for French presidency in runoff with Le Pen

Reuters, Paris :Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step toward the French presidency on Sunday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for a May 7 runoff

Afghan defence minister, army chief resign after Taliban attack

AFP :The Afghan defence minister and his army chief resigned Monday, days after what is believed to be one of the deadliest-ever Taliban attacks on a military base triggered

Maoists kill 26 Indian cops

Maoists kill 26 Indian cops

Hindustan Times :Suspected Maoist militants killed 26 paramilitary personnel and injured six on Monday in a gunfight in Chhattisgarh's south Sukma region in a possible attempt to thwart a

Shanir Haor over-flooded

Shanir Haor, which is known as the grain bowl of Sunamganj district, has been over-flooded due to onrush of upstream hill waters through the collapsed embankment causing huge damage

Affected haor families to get 30 kg rice, Tk 500 cash

Affected haor families to get 30 kg rice, Tk 500 cash

UNB, Dhaka :The government will provide 30 kgs of rice and Tk 500 cash every month under a 100-day scheme to each affected family of disaster-hit haor areas, said Disaster

No uranium found in haor water

 UNB,  Sunamganj :The three-member expert team of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, in its primary test, has detected no traces of uranium in the water of different haors in the district."In

Millionaires on rise

Badrul Ahsan :Number of depositors having at least taka one crore in their accounts in bank increased by 3,759 during the September-December quarter of the current fiscal indicating lack of

1,200 tonnes fish die in haors of 4 dists

Over 1,200 tonnes of fish have so far died in several haors (water bodies) of Netrakona, Sunamganj, Habiganj and Kishoreganj districts, said Fisheries and Livestock Secretary Maksudul Hasan Khan on

N Korea ready to strike US aircraft carrier

Reuters,  Seoul :North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier

Police-BCL clash in Nabinagar

Sarail (Brahmanbaria) Correspondent :A clash was took place between a section of local Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and  Police during a hartal enforced by the party protesting the visit of

Hajj pilgrims to get 2 days more to register

Staff Reporter :The government on Sunday extended the deadline for registration for this year's Hajj pilgrims until April 25 as per demand from the private Hajj agencies.Religious Affairs Minister Motiur

Rajuk evicts roadside structures in Gulshan

Rajuk evicts roadside structures in Gulshan

Staff Reporter  :The Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkhya (RAJUK) on Sunday evicted the illegal roadside establishment from Shahjadpur to Baridhara in the capital's Gulshan area. Executive Magistrate of RAJUK Md Nasir Uddin

Dinajpur boiler blast death toll now 11

UNB, Dinajpur :Three more people who sustained burn injuries in a boiler explosion at a rice mill in Dinajpur on Wednesday died at Rangpur Medical College Hospital and Dhaka Medical

Policy for ensuring just compensation suggested

Staff Reporter :Speakers at a discussion in Dhaka on Sunday said the families of the deceased and the injured workers are yet to get just compensations even after four years

Ctg rain takes a serious turn

Ctg rain takes a serious turn

Sarwaruddin, Ctg Bureau :Civic life of the port city Chittagong remain paralysed till Saturday following the incessant rain accompanied with the thunder bolt and gusty wind from early Friday.The

42.4pc survivors still jobless

Staff Reporter :Around 42.4 percent survivors of Rana Plaza claimed that they are jobless and 57.6 percent are engaged in various types of wage and self-employments, says a recent survey.Out

NBR chooses 10 missions to beef up customs wings

The government is likely to establish customs wings in ten foreign missions of the country aiming to check money laundering and evasion of duties.These countries are-USA, India, China, Japan, Malaysia,

Businessmen now run private varsities

M M Jasim  :Businessmen are now dominating the country's private university trustee boards, while educationists have little space to play their due role. Consequently, the universities in the private sector

DCCI proposes 7 pc flat rate

Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has proposed a 7 percent flat VAT rate from the next fiscal year though the government indicates not to bring any change in

140 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack

Reuters,  Afghanistan :As many as 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an

Security dominates French election after shooting

Reuters, Paris :The killing of a policeman by a suspected Islamist militant pushed national security to the top of the French political agenda on Friday, two days before the presidential