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Fire rips through Dubai skyscraper

Fire rips through Dubai skyscraper

A fire has swept through the Torch skyscraper in Dubai, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. Strong winds helped the blaze to spread across the 336.1m (1,105ft) high building in the marina district. One eyewitness told the BBC "there was debris flying everywhere, falling into neighbouring buildings". The fire was later brought...

Biman flight makes emergency landing

Biman flight makes emergency landing

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport after one of the two engines of Boeing 777-200ER aircraft developed a problem around eight minutes after it took off from Chittagong for Dubai. The flight BG 047 took off from Chittagong airport at 12:33am today. Approximately eight minutes into...

60kg gold found in Biman flight

60kg gold found in Biman flight

Customs intelligence officials today seized at least 60 kilogrammes of gold from a toilet of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. The gold bars were recovered during a search conducted on a tip-off in the Biman aircraft from Dubai that landed at the airport around 8:30am, said Mostafizur...

ICC keeps super over for World Cup final

ICC keeps super over for World Cup final

The International Cricket Council (ICC) reinstated the use of a super over for the World Cup final of 2015 to determine a winner in case of a tied match. In its first meeting of 2015 held at the board’s headquarters in Dubai, the cricket governing body also brought changes to code of conduct offenses...

U-19 ICC World Cup 2016 in Bangladesh

U-19 ICC World Cup 2016 in Bangladesh

The under-19 cricket World Cup scheduled to be held next year will take place in Bangladesh, the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided today. In its first meeting of 2015 held at the board’s headquarters in Dubai, the cricket governing body fixed the schedule of the ICC event, a press release floated today said. Bangladesh will...

Dubai claims Heathrow's air traffic crown

Dubai claims Heathrow's air traffic crown

Dubai International has taken over from Heathrow as the world's busiest international airport in terms of yearly passenger numbers. The United Arab Emirates airport said it had just under 70.5 million passengers through in 2014, compared with around 68.1 million for Heathrow. Dubai Airports said it had reached a "historic milestone". Heathrow has been trying to...

14-kg gold seized at Shahjalal airport

14-kg gold seized at Shahjalal airport

Customs officials in a drive seized 120 gold bars weighing around 14 kilogrammes at the Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this afternoon. None was arrested in this regard, an airport official said. On a tip-off, a joint team of customs and customs intelligence officials found the gold bars inside a bus in the airport Cargo...

New year's celebrations around the world

New year's celebrations around the world

Los Angeles Times reports in pictures: Citizens in major cities calelbrate the advent of Year 2015

  

Man held with 14 gold bars, chains in Ctg airport

Man held with 14 gold bars, chains in Ctg airport

Customs officials detained a passenger of Biman Bangladesh Airlines with 14 bars and 77 chains of gold at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong this morning. The detainee was identified as Mohammad Rashid, 38, resident of Rangunia upazila in the district, reports our Chittagong correspondent. Rashid landed Chittagong in a flight coming in from Dubai...

Ex-Bollywood siren Mamta Kulkarni detained in Kenya

Ex-Bollywood siren Mamta Kulkarni detained in Kenya

Former actress Mamta Kulkarni was arrested along with her husband in Kenya in a joint operation between Drug Enforcement Agency and Mombasa Police, reports India Today quoting reports in social media platform Twitter. Kulkarni, who was a Bollywood siren in the Nineties, has resurfaced in news after after disappearing from the limelight more than...

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