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Two killed in 100-vehicle pile-up in US

  Aftermath of the 100-vehicle pile-up Two people have died and dozens were injured after a pile-up involving some 100 vehicles on a foggy motorway in the US state of Texas. More than 50 people were taken to hospital and at least eight were critically hurt, local media report. It happened at Interstate 10 near […]

Rebels seize keytown; toll hits 40,000 The Anti-Corruption Commission says it has brought back around 20.41 lakh Singapore dollars laundered by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s younger son Arafat Rahman Koko and his associate. “A few minutes back, I came to know that the sum of money has been transferred to Sonali Bank’s Ramna corporate branch […]

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The amount rises by Tk 7,282cr during July-Sept Bad loans increased by Tk 7,282 crore or 1.58 percentage points in the third quarter this year as a significant amount of loans related to the recent incidents of scams was classified. The central bank is putting pressure on the banks to get the real picture of […]

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Secret emails give details Osama bin Laden was buried at sea from a US warship amid high secrecy that included his body being referred to as “the package” delivered by “Fedex”, secret military emails reveal. No sailors watched as the body of the al-Qaeda leader – killed in a raid on his hideout in Abbottabad, […]

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Parliament began on a stormy note Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, centre, arrives at the Parliament House to attend the winter session of parliament in New Delhi yesterday. India’s shaky government and the opposition yesterday locked horns as parliament re-opened for a crucial session that will see a recent string of pro-market reforms being hotly […]

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Muslim leaders attended a rare summit in Pakistan yesterday after militant attacks killed 36 people across the country in some of the deadliest violence claimed by the Taliban for months. The string of attacks on Shia Muslims and police and troops underscored the immense security challenge in a country where Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked extremists bitterly […]

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Pubudu Basnayake speaks at Microsoft Technology Roadshow 2012.IT & Telecom Report Microsoft Bangladesh recently organised ‘Microsoft Technology Roadshow’ to showcase the latest devices and solutions of Microsoft to the IT industry and experts of the country. The event was designed to take Bangladesh IT professionals and administrators on a journey to help them look beyond […]

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In the early 1970s, soon after the liberation of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia quite often met each other, usually at Bangabandhu’s residence at Dhanmondi 32. They were both young. One was the daughter of the Father of the Nation. The other was the spouse of the Liberation War hero Ziaur Rahman, then deputy […]

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React leading citizens; BNP doubts it Anti-graft campaigners, politicians, ministers and independent analysts yesterday welcomed the recovery of the money that Arafat Rahman Koko and his aide had laundered. They termed it a major step towards the country’s fight against corruption. But the BNP, whose chairperson is the mother of Koko, said it was “politically […]

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Fifty-two people including 15 Rohingyas were detained in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar in the last two days for allegedly taking perilous sea journeys to Malaysia in quest of jobs. Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) foiled their illegal immigration attempts just a couple of weeks after the capsize of a Malaysia-bound […]

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The Pakistani Taliban yesterday threatened revenge unless India returns the body of a Pakistani man executed for his role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people. Spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan demanded that Mohammad Ajmal Kasab’s body be given back to his family or handed over to the Taliban. “If his body is not given […]

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Police yesterday arrested a Jubo League leader for his alleged links with the abduction of six-year-old Parag Mondol less than two hours after a High Court ruling. The HC asked the government to explain in a week why it should not be directed to arrest Shubhadda Union unit Jubo League president Aminul Haque Molla alias […]

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