Wednesday February 21, 2018 03:05 AM

  • Rampant Australia level series after England capitulate to Mitchell Johnson

    England descended to an embarrassing 405-run defeat inside four days at Lord’s as Mitchell Johnson hastened their collapse and Australia levelled the Ashes at 1-1.

    The hosts, set a notional 509 to win after Australia declared on 254 for two shortly before lunch in this second Test, were all out for a hapless 103 in 37 overs by late afternoon. England’s costly habit of losing their top order cheaply was revisited, and then Johnson’s double-wicket maiden immediately after tea cast aside any remaining doubts.

  • Junior Tigers thump junior Proteas by 22 runs

    The Bangladesh Under-19 cricketers relied on an all-round display to trounce a hapless the Under-19 world champions South Africa team by 22 runs.

  • ‘Nixon didn’t give a fig for the 1971 genocide’

    Pulitzer award winning New York Times journalist Tim Weiner, in his latest interview with an Indian news outlet, has said former US president Richard Milhous Nixon “did not give a fig for the 1971 genocide in Bangladesh.”

  • Family, fans remember Humayun 

    Family members and fans marked the third death anniversary of popular writer Humayun Ahmed placing floral wreath on his grave yard in Nuhashpalli, in Gazipur on Saturday.  

    Humayun's wife Meher Afroz Shaon along with her two sons Nishad and Ninith arrived at Nuhashpalli at 11 am. 

    They placed floral wreath on the grave of the writer, later Shaon along with his fans participated in a prayer in his peace. Her sister Shejuti and actress Chayanika Chowdhury, among others, were present at that time.

  • Eveing Brief

    16 killed in Sirajganj road crash

    At least 16 people have been killed and 60 more injured in a head-on collision between two passenger buses at west side of Bangabandhu Bridge in Mulibari area under Sirajganj sadar upazila.

    Fire causes Ashulia shoe factory collapse

    A two-storied building has collapsed after a fire broke out at a shoe factory of Akij Group, a leading conglomerate, in Ashulia.

    Locals said the fire originated at the building of Akij Footwear Limited around 5:30pm Sunday.

  • Fire causes Ashulia shoe factory collapse

    A two-storied building has collapsed after a fire broke out at a shoe factory of Akij Group, a leading conglomerate, in Ashulia.

    Locals said the fire originated at the building of Akij Footwear Limited around 5:30pm Sunday.

    Noticing the smoke, the locals informed the firefighters.

    Three fire service units from DEPZ rushed in immediately and tried to douse the blaze, said Senior Station Officer of DEPZ Abdul Hamid.

    “Later four more units of firefighters were called around 6:30pm as the first team failed to control the flame.”

  • Border guards of Bangladesh, India exchange sweets on Eid

    The members of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday exchanged sweets on the occasion of Eid, an official said.

    "BSF officials gave sweet boxes to their BGB counterparts at all sectors of India-Bangladesh borders. BGB officials also reciprocated with similar gesture," BSF spokesman Lakshya Mehta told IANS.

    He said this friendly traditional gesture of exchange of sweets was held in all sectors along the 4,096-km India-Bangladesh border.

    Eid-ul-Fitr marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

  • Salman’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan mints over Rs35 cr on eid day

    The Eid has once again reaped gold for Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as his latest offering Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which released on Friday, witnessed a big hike at the domestic box office on the festive day.

    The film amassed Rs36.50 crore on day two, reported Mid-Day Infomenia.

  • Rural clash kills 2 in Habiganj

    At least two people have been killed and 50 others injured in a clash between two groups of villagers in the district's Lakhai upazila.

    The deceased are Kadam Ali, 50, son of Molai Mia, of Tegharia village, and Bakul Mia, 35, of Sayed Mia, of Singha village. Of the injured, 20 have been admitted to the Sadar Hospital.

    Locals said fruit trader Shahjahan Mia of Singha village locked in an altercation with Molai Mia of Tegharia village over trivial matter on Sunday morning. Following the quarrel, the people of the two villages locked into a clash around the noon.

  • 3 brothers hacked to death in Noakhali

    Three brothers have been beaten and hacked to death following a dispute during a football match in the district's Sonaimuri upazila.

    The deceased are Md Kamal, 36, Md Harun, 32, Md Babul, 27, sons of Maksud Ullah, of Kazibari village under Nateswar union.

    Victims' younger brother Md Morshed told the Dhaka Tribune: “My brothers went to watch a local friendly football match. During the match, they locked in an altercation with Golam Maula.

  • Railway Minister admitted to a Singapore hospital

    Railway Minister Md Mujibul Huq has been admitted to a hospital in Singapore with illness. He has been undergoing medical treatment there.

    Senior information officer of the Railway Ministry told BSS that the minister left Bangladesh on a flight to Singapore at 5:15am Saturday, the eid day.

  • Incessant rain interrupts eid celebration

    Torrential rain since early Saturday have interrupted the eid celebration by creating waterlogging in different parts of the country including the capital city Dhaka.

    The heavy monsoon showers brought the entire country to a standstill as people cannot come out of their houses due to the indiscriminate rain.

    According to the Meteorological Department, the capital experienced 90 millimetres of rainfall till 6am Sunday while 9mm rainfall was recorded till 12 noon.

  • Charlie Hebdo editor: No more Prophet Mohammed cartoons

    The editor of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has said the magazine will no longer draw cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in an interview with a German magazine.

    Accprding to a report of The Telegraph, Laurent Sourisseau told Hamburg-based news magazine, Stern, that the magazine had done its job and what it had set out to fulfil.

  • Turns out the Easter Island heads have bodies

    The Easter Island heads have been hiding a pretty big secret for a few hundred years – they’ve actually got bodies hidden underground.

    And here we all were thinking they were just, well, heads.

    The secret bodies have been uncovered by The Easter Island Statue Project, who’ve been looking after the heads (can we still call them that?) since 1982.

  • Muslims in Maharashtra postpone eid for Hindu festival

    Muslims in Maharashtra of India have celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday instead of Saturday for Varkari festival of the Hindus.

    Muslim people of Lonand town in Maharashtra postponed Eid celebrations to July 19, because the original date July 18 clashed with a 1000-year-old Hindu tradition, namely Varkari, reports scoop whoop. 

  • 2 held with 6 gold bars at Dhaka airport

    Members of Airport Armed Police Battalion (APBn) have detained two persons with six gold bars weighing 600 grams at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

    The detainees were identified as Md Billal, 70, and his son Md Shah Alom, 26, said Assistant Superintendent of Police of the APBn Tanjina Akhter.

    The APBn men detained them from outside the canopy-2 around 8:15am on Sunday with six gold bars weighing 100 grams each, she said.

  • Couple found dead in Mirpur

    A married couple has been found dead at a residence in Mirpur in the capital.

    The deceased were identified as Rupali Akhter, 21, Farhad Hossain, 24.

    The couple was found hanging from the ceiling of their residence in MIrpur 10 early Sunday, Mirpur Model police station duty officer Zahirul Islam told the Dhaka Tribune.


  • Midday Brief

    14 killed in Sirajganj road crash 

    At least 14 people have been killed and 60 more injured in a head-on collision between two passenger buses at west side of Bangabandhu Bridge in Mulibari area under Sirajganj sadar upazila.

    6 killed in Chittagong landslide, wall collapse 

    At least six people have been killed following landslide and heavy downpour in Chittagong’s city’s Bayezid Bostami and Lalkhan areas.

    4 robbers held in Dhaka 

  • One killed, 7 injured in Hatirjheel road accident

    A teenage boy has been killed and seven others have been injured, three of them critically, as a pickup van overturned in Hatirjheel area in Dhaka.

    The accident occurred around 12:30pm on Saturday when the pickup van carrying 20 people mostly youngsters turned turtle at a crossing of Hatirjheel, Sub Inspector Mosharraf Hossain of Shilpanchal police station told BSS.

    Eight people were injured in the accident, he said, adding that the injured were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where one Sumon, 15, succumbed to his injuries around 7:30 in the evening.

  • Over 400 arrested in Saudi crackdown on IS

    Saudi Arabia announced Saturday it has broken up planned Islamic State attacks in the kingdom and arrested more than 400 suspects in an anti-terrorism sweep, a day after a powerful blast in neighboring Iraq killed more than 100 people in one of the country's deadliest single attacks since US troops pulled out in 2011.

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