8h ago| India

15 dead in road accident in India’s West Bengal

At least 15 people -- heading for a funeral -- were dead when the vehicle carrying them and the mortal remains of the dead rammed into a stationary truck in West Bengal’s Nadia district early today.

22h ago| Southeast Asia

Widow of S Korean dictator apologises for husband’s rule

The widow of a South Korean dictator who brutally crushed opponents until mass demonstrations forced him from power apologised yesterday for the “pains and wounds” of her husband’s rule.

22h ago| Asia

Pakistan condemns RSS chief’s Partition remarks

Pakistan yesterday strongly condemned the statement of Hindu nationalist group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement — in which he said “the only solution to the pain of...

2h ago| Bangladesh

'1,37,000 to die in Ctg if major earthquake hits Bangladesh-Myanmar border’

"Around 137,000 people will die and 168,000 buildings will collapse in Chattogram city if a 7.5 to 8.5 magnitude earthquake hits the Bangladesh-Myanmar border," said Prof Md Jahangir Alam...

2h ago| Transport

Saudi keen to finance upgradation of Ctg-Cox’s Bazar, Jashore-Khulna highways

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said that Saudi government has expressed their interest to finance a project on upgrading the Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar and Jashore-Khulna...

3h ago| Crime & Justice

Ex-MP Papul sentenced to 7 years in Kuwait over human trafficking

A Kuwaiti top appeals court today sentenced former Bangladeshi lawmaker Shahid Islam Papul to seven years in prison and ordered him to pay a fine of KD (Kuwaiti dinar) 2.7 million in a case filed...

1h ago| News Multimedia

Bangavax gets ethical permission for human trials after 14 months

When the whole world is fighting a war against the repeated surge of new Covid-19 variants with era-defining vaccine technologies, Bangladesh is continuing a sloth paced system in developing a...

6h ago| World

Rohingya genocide: Argentinian judiciary decides to open court case against Myanmar military

The Argentinian judiciary has decided to open a court case against the Myanmar military -- including Min Aung Hlaing and much of the current junta’s senior leadership -- over the genocide against...

22h ago| World

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One hundred percent of the United Arab Emirates’ population has received at least one dose of a vaccine against Covid-19, the health ministry has said.

22h ago| World

Vaccines likely to work

Scientific experts at the World Health Organization warned Friday that a new coronavirus variant discovered in southern Africa was a “variant of concern,” the most serious category the agency uses...