For five friends, a trip promising joy turned into a tragedy on Tuesday.
Three people were killed in a fire originated from a mosquito coil at a house at Bauniabad in Mirpur.
The vice-president of the Brazilian club Chapecoense whose plane crashed in Colombia on Tuesday lamented that the tragedy had struck at the cruellest moment.
Shepu Rani Das, 20, was busy braiding wax hair on a statue of black molten wax, while her sister Shilpi Rani Das, 18, looked on and recounted their rescue from under the debris of Rana Plaza.
The stunning Swat valley is at the epicentre of many tragedies, so much so that even the hands writing her elegies runs out of words. Be it extremism or catastrophe, there's no calamity that has not yet descended upon the dwellers of Swat.
Despite a strong objection from the prosecution, a Dhaka court yesterday granted bail to two of the 41 accused in the murder case filed over Rana Plaza collapse that killed over 1,100 people in 2013.
Two men have been arrested at the Pokemon World Championships venue in Boston, US, following a tip-off by the event's security staff.