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British PM Theresa writes to Hasina acknowledging growing…

  Live Correspondent: British Prime Minister Theresa May has written to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina acknowledging the ‘strong and growing’ relationship between Bangladesh and the United Kingdom. On Tuesday, visiting Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Sir Simon McDonald handed over the letter to Foreign Minister AH... details

BD-origin Munsur elected London councillor

Live Desk: Munsur Ali, a film maker and activist of Bangladesh origin, has been elected a councillor from the Labour Party. He won the position in his home town of the City of London in the election held on 23 March, said a press release on Sunday. This is for the first time a British Bangladeshi Labour Party candidate, Munsur Ali, has been elected in such a position. The City of London,... details

Electric short circuit causes BB fire: Finance Minister

Business Live:  Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said the cause of the recent fire incident in Bangladesh Bank (BB) headquarters was an electric short circuit. "No important damage has been caused in the fire incident," he told journalists after a meeting on 'recovery of BB reserve heist money' with BB officials at the finance ministry. The fire originated on the 13th floor of central... details

‘Bangabandhu architect of independent Bangladesh’

Live Correspondent: Bangladesh Open University (BOU) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr MA Mannan today said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is the architect of independent Bangladesh. "Bangabandhu is a beloved leader universally, the voice of the Bengalee nation and the architect of independent Bangladesh," a BOU press release quoted Mannan as saying at a discussion... details

Army starts defusing bombs at Atia Mahal

Sylhet Live: The army’s para commandos and their bomb disposal units are using drones to detect bombs and defusing those at Shibbari 's 'Atia Mahal' in Dakkhin Surma upazila on Tuesday, UNB reports from Sylhet. Amid the disposal drive, locals heard the sounds of four explosions around 2pm on Tuesday as the joint force's operation continued for the 5th day at the militant den. Earlier in the... details

BRACU MONGOL TORI…

Live Correspondent: The University Rover Challenge (URC) is a prestigious International competition hosted by the Mars Society for University and College students to complete a given scenario using a rover the team has built. To participate in this competition teams, have to go through selection process. Teams need to give their team proposal, Critical design review It is great to hear that... details

Kendall’s Monroe-inspired photoshoot

    Model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner flaunted her body while posing in a Marilyn Monroe-inspired look for a photoshoot. Entertainment Live: The photoshoot was done for LOVE Magazine, which shared few photographs of Kendall on Twitter on Monday, reports dailymail.co.uk. In the photographs, Kendall put her assets on display as she jumped around wearing a tansparent... details

Mice infested human settlements 15,000 years ago

IT Live: Mice began infesting human settlements some 15,000 years ago in the Middle East, said a study Monday that suggested the little rodents have been scurrying underfoot far longer than previously thought.As soon as hunter-gatherers began settling down rather than roving from place to place, house mice began to edge out their wild counterparts, said the study in the Proceedings of the... details

Mendis ton lifts Sri Lanka

Sports Live: A century from Kusal Mendis and a Upul Tharanga fifty have set Sri Lanka on the way to a big total in the second ODI against Bangladesh in Dambulla on Tuesday. The hosts now have 216 for 4 in 37.4 overs with Mendis just returning to the pavillion after making 102 from 107 balls. The opener's strike hit bowler Taskin Ahmed and went upwards as he took an easy catch. Sri Lanka... details

‘EC behaves cruelly with AL candidate in CCC polls’

Live Correspondent:  Prime Minister's Political Adviser HT Imam today said the Election Commission (EC), in the name of playing a neutral role, is behaving cruelly with the Awami League candidate in Comilla City Corporation (CCC) polls slated for Thursday. "In the name of showing neutrality , the EC has become rude to Awami League," he told journalists after a meeting with Chief Election... details

Three killed, 20 missing in Bagerhat trawler capsize

Bagerhat Live:  At least three women drowned and 20 people went missing as a trawler, carrying 60-70 passengers, capsized in the Panguchi River in Moralganj upazila this morning. The deceased were identified as Beauty, 38, resident of Kalikabari, Peyara, 50, resident of Guyabaria and Sufiya, 75, resident of Chingrigat area, police said. The police said the trawler sank in the river... details

Australia braces for Cyclone Debbie

Live Desk: Residents in the Australian state of Queensland are buckling down for Cyclone Debbie, a category four storm system bearing down on the north of the state. The eye of the storm is measured at over 100 km wide and is expected to hit the mainland between the cities of Mackay and Townsville at around 14:00 AEDT. Authorities have warned that gusts could reach in excess of 275 km per... details

How startup couples manage business and love…

Desk Live: Two unicorns recently hit a rocky patch when their co-founders' marriage went sour. But there are many who are living their startup dream together. Sunday Times spoke to some couple-preneurs on how they make the work-life merger work. Mehak and Anand Shahani first met in 2007 while interning for the same company . They fell in love and got married in 2012.... details