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Police fire tear gas at Beirut protesters furious after explosion

09:47 PM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

Lebanese riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators trying to break through a barrier to get to the parliament building in Beirut on Saturday during a protest over the government’s handling of this week’s devastating explosion in the city...

Mukesh Ambani eclipses richest European to become world’s number 4

08:22 PM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

Mukesh Ambani has surged past Europe’s wealthiest man, making him the world’s fourth-richest person. Reliance Industries Ltd.’s chairman is now worth $80.6 billion, after amassing $22 billion this year, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index...

UK orders recall of 741,000 coronavirus testing kits over safety concerns

07:57 PM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

Randox Laboratories, a Northern Ireland-based medical technology company, has been instructed by Britain’s medicines regulator to recall up to 741,000 coronavirus test kits from the national test and trace program as a precautionary measure...

Sheikh Hasina greets Lankan PM on polls victory

07:21 PM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today congratulated her Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa on the victory of his party in the recently held parliamentary polls...

Beirut explosion: Angry protesters set to take to streets

07:00 PM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

Thousands of Lebanese furious with their political leaders will later take to Beirut's streets, four days after a huge explosion left at least 154 dead...

7 killed as bus collides with CNG-run auto-rickshaw

05:35 PM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

Seven people were killed and three others injured in a collision between a bus and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Mymensingh on Saturday afternoon. Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. The incident took place on Mymensingh-Jamalpur highway near Bhabkeer intersection in Muktagacha upazila...

Abhishek tests negative for coronavirus after 29 days in hospital

05:11 PM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan has tested negative for coronavirus. The actor shared this news on Twitter on Saturday...

Bangamata’s rejection of Bangabandhu release on parole changed political history

04:28 PM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

Mentioning that her mother Bangamata Begum Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib could have taken right decision in any critical juncture of the nation, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her (Bangamata’s) decision to reject Bangabandhu’s release on parole changed the course of the country’s political history...

South Korea floods, landslides kill 21 as heavy rains continue

04:13 PM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

At least 21 people have died after 46 days of heavy rains in South Korea, with the country’s longest monsoon in seven years causing more flooding, landslides and evacuations on Saturday...

Over 60 still missing after Beirut mega-blast: Ministry

03:44 PM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

More than 60 people are still missing in Beirut, four days after a massive explosion at the port left more than 150 people dead, a health ministry official said Saturday...

Dhaka’s relations with Delhi, Beijing must not be compared: FM

03:30 PM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Saturday said Bangladesh's relations with India and China should not be compared saying Bangladesh emphasizes on its development through cooperation and collaboration...

Distressed women receive PM’s gift through ‘Nagad’ marking Bangamata's birthday

02:45 PM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

Some 1,300 distressed women across the country today have received gift from the government as a part of the celebration of 90th birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib...

32 more die of Covid-19 in 24hrs

02:39 PM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

The number of deaths from coronavirus in Bangladesh reached 3,365 as the country recorded 32 more fatalities relating to the virus in the past 24 hours. During the period, 2,611 more coronavirus cases were reported, taking the total infections to 2,55,113, according to the Directorate General of Health Services. The daily count of new cases and deaths was found after testing 11,737 more samples across the country...

Govt to form ‘Delta Fund' to make Bangladesh climate resilient

02:26 PM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

To implement the Delta Plan, a 2.5 percent of the Gross National Income (GNI) will be required till 2030. Currently, the expenditure in this sector is only 0.80-1.0 percent, shows the document...

1,700 court dates, 35 years, 1 murder

12:05 PM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

On a winter's day in 1985, a one-time Indian prince was killed by police in a bustling Rajasthan market. For decades, the police officers on duty and the former royal's relatives couldn't agree on what had happened that day to a man known for his fiery nature and political ambition...

Parents of Mashrafe also contract coronavirus

11:04 AM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

After he had contracted the novel coronavirus, now parents of the cricketer-turned-politician Mashrafe Bin Mortaza have tested positive for the virus...

Real, Juventus knocked out of Champions League

10:26 AM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

Eliminating the record 13-time champion has Manchester City players believing they can deliver the team’s first Champions League title...

Bangamata’s 90th birth anniversary today

10:01 AM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

The 90th birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be observed on Saturday...

Chinese region issues warning after bubonic plague patient dies

09:24 AM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

Authorities in a city in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia issued a warning after a patient who had bubonic plague died of multiple organ failure, state media reported on Saturday...

Fatal road crash kills 5 in Chuadanga

09:00 AM, 08 Aug 2020 Saturday

Five people were killed and four other injured in a fatal road accident in Sadar upazila of Chuadanga on Saturday morning...