Tuesday February 20, 2018 06:03 AM

  • Wong returns $4.63m stolen from BD forex reserves

    Money counting took 2.5 hoursThe staff of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) started counting the $100 bills at 3:30pm.

    Two and a half hours later, using three counting machines that can automatically detect the authenticity of paper currency, staffers of the BSP and the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) tallied a cash pile of $4.63 million, turned over by casino junket operator Kim Wong.

    The amount is believed to be part of the $81 million stolen by computer hackers from Bangladesh Bank in February, and has turned into the largest money-laundering case to be uncovered in the Philippines.

  • Mushfiqur tweets on India’s defeat, apologises later

    Indian cricket fans have reacted to Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim's Twitter post over the match between West Indies and India.

    West Indies cruised to the final spot of ICC World Twenty20 after beating India by seven wickets on Thursday night.

    Soon after the match, Mushfiqur posted a tweet on his official Twitter page expressing his happiness at India’s loss.

  • Search for trapped under Kolkata flyover

    Rescuers have worked through the night to reach dozens of people believed to be trapped under a collapsed flyover in the Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta).

    The bypass was under construction in the Girish Park area when it collapsed suddenly on Thursday night.

    At least 21 people were killed and scores were injured.

    The 2km-long (1.2 mile) flyover had been under construction since 2009 and missed several deadlines for completion.

  • Today’s Prices

    Check out the prices of essentials in city kitchen markets till April 1 (Morning)



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  • Morning Brief

    Furnace oil price reduced to Tk42 per litre

    The government has reduced the price of furnace oil to Tk42 from Tk60 per litre.

    Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has issued a gazette notification regarding the price cut on Thursday.

    The newly fixed price will be on effect after 12 midnight Thursday.

    Bangladesh tourists granted visa-free entry to Indonesia

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