Flood situation worsens further in chars, river basin in Gaibandha

Overall flood situation in chars and river basin areas of the Brahmaputra River in the district worsened further as the river marked rise more in last 24 hours till Monday morning around 9 am. The officials of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) here said the water level in the Brahmaputra rose by 49 cm during the period and it was flowing 78 cm above its … Continue reading Flood situation worsens further in chars, river basin in Gaibandha

Khaleda Zia granted permanent bail in Zia Orphanage graft case

The High Court granted BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia a permanent bail in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. An HC bench comprised of Justice M enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the order on Wednesday. In 2008 the court issued a rule granting her bail. The court can revoke the bail if she misuses it. Read more Continue reading Khaleda Zia granted permanent bail in Zia Orphanage graft case

Withdraw troops from doklam if you cherish peace: China Tells India

China has said India should show through deeds its willingness to maintain peace at the border and claimed that 48 Indian soldiers were at Doklam area backed by a “large number” of troops at the border to halt Chinese attempts to build a road on its side of the boundary. “If the Indian side truly cherish peace, what it should do is to immediately pull … Continue reading Withdraw troops from doklam if you cherish peace: China Tells India

Donald Trump ready for war to ‘destroy’ North Korea: US Senator

A Republican senator said Tuesday that US President Donald Trump has told him he would go to war to destroy North Korea rather than allow it to develop a long-range nuclear-armed missile. Influential lawmaker Lindsey Graham, a foreign policy hawk, told NBC’s Today Show: “There is a military option: To destroy North Korea’s program and North Korea itself.” Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un … Continue reading Donald Trump ready for war to ‘destroy’ North Korea: US Senator

Israeli shooting range offers tourists chance to shoot targets looking like Palestinians

A shooting range in Israel has come under fire for offering tourists the chance to pretend they’re security services shutting down terror attacks – using targets mocked up to look like Palestinians. Caliber 3, which is based in the West Bank and run by a former member of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), calls itself “the premier academy for counter terror and security”. It offers … Continue reading Israeli shooting range offers tourists chance to shoot targets looking like Palestinians

‘Action against Farhad Mazhar if his information was wrong’

Legal actions might be taken against poet and political commentator Farhad Mazhar if he misled police by giving wrong information, said Joint Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Abdul Baten in a press conference at DMP’s media center on Tuesday afternoon. Earlier on Tuesday, police started interrogating Farhad Mazhar after bringing him to Detective Branch (DB) office. Regarding the reason to bring him DB office, … Continue reading ‘Action against Farhad Mazhar if his information was wrong’

Govt orders printing pictorial warning on upper side of cigarette packs

National Tobacco Control Cell of Health and Family Welfare Ministry issued a mass notice on Thursday ordering printing of pictorial anti-tobacco warning message at least 50 percent space of upper side of any tobacco product packet, cartoon or box. The order said no tobacco product can be sold without pictorial anti-tobacco warning message printed on upper side of the tobacco packs from 19th September this … Continue reading Govt orders printing pictorial warning on upper side of cigarette packs

North Korea tests rocket engine possibly capable of hitting US territory – US officials

North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday. The United States assessed that the test, the latest in a series of engine and missile tests this year, could be for the smallest stage of an ICBM rocket engine, … Continue reading North Korea tests rocket engine possibly capable of hitting US territory – US officials

ISIS recruiter Shafi targets youth in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka

Mohammed Shafi Armar, the fugitive chief recruiter for the ISIS in the Indian subcontinent, has been named a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’ by the US on Thursday, becoming the first Indian leader of the terror outfit against whom America has sponsored sanctions. The US State Treasury Department, while updating its list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT), has included in it Armar, a native of … Continue reading ISIS recruiter Shafi targets youth in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka

More than 80 dead, scores injured after explosion near embassies in Kabul

A suspected truck bomb has ripped through the heart of Kabul’s diplomatic district, killing at least 80 people and wounding hundreds, in a powerful blast described by officials as “one of the biggest” to have hit the Afghan capital. Sources said Wednesday’s suicide attack took place near Zanbaq square, in Kabul’s 10th district, close to shops and restaurants, as well as government offices and foreign … Continue reading More than 80 dead, scores injured after explosion near embassies in Kabul