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1 dead, 26 missing in Bay of Bengal trawler capsize

1 dead, 26 missing in Bay of Bengal trawler capsize

One person died and 26 still missing after a fishing trawler capsized allegedly after being hit by a ship in the Bay of Bengal in the early hours of today. FV Bandhan capsized with 29 crews on board about 30 nautical miles northwest off the coast of Saint Martins’ Island around 3:10am, our Chittagong...

Capt Moeen elected DG of IMSO

Capt Moeen elected DG of IMSO

Bangladesh Navy Captain Moeen Uddin Ahmed has been elected director general of International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO). A press release issued by the Bangladesh High Commission in London said Captain Moeen beat candidates of France, Germany, Italy and Romania to have been elected in the polls that took place in London. Bangladesh’s win in the...

40 killed in Nigeria bus station blast

40 killed in Nigeria bus station blast

A roadside bomb tore through a bus station near a busy junction in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, killing 40 people including five soldiers, witnesses and a security source on the scene said. The security source and witness Abubakar Adamu, a mechanic who narrowly avoided being blown up himself, said the blast set several buses...

PM leaves Nepal for Dhaka after Saarc visit

PM leaves Nepal for Dhaka after Saarc visit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Kathmandu for Dhaka this morning after attending the two-day 18th Saarc Summit in Nepal. A VIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage left Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at 10:35am local time. PM Hasina was paid a guard of honour at the Tribhuvan Airport. Nepal’s...

French President to visit Ebola-hit Guinea

French President to visit Ebola-hit Guinea

French President Francois Hollande is to arrive in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a nation hit hard by the deadly Ebola virus. He will deliver "a message of solidarity" to Guinea, where more than 1,200 have died of Ebola. France has pledged 100m euros (£79m; $125m) to help tackle the disease by...

BANGLADESH VS ZIMBABWE 4TH ODI

Tigers opt to bat first

Tigers opt to bat first

Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first in the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today. The hosts will be eyeing another win in today’s match and take the lead to 4-0 in the series of five ODIs. There are three changes to the Bangladesh squad Zimbabwe Squad E Chigumbura*, RW Chakabva,...

Published Date: November 27, 2014
Ministers from anti-IS coalition to meet Dec 3

Ministers from anti-IS coalition to meet Dec 3

Foreign ministers from up to 60 countries forming the US-led coalition against Islamic State militants will hold their first meeting next week in Brussels, US officials said on Wednesday. The December 3 meeting, chaired by US Secretary of State John Kerry, is expected to review progress in the fight against Islamic State and to...

Published Date: November 27, 2014
31 agyan party men held in Dhaka

31 agyan party men held in Dhaka

Some 31 members of six dope gangs have been awarded different terms of jail following arrest from different places in the capital early today. Detective Branch (DB) of police nabbed them after raiding Paltan, Gulistan, Kamalapur, Mohakhali, Airport and Mirpur areas. They were given imprisonment from one month to two years, said DB Joint...

Published Date: November 27, 2014
Thai elections 'could be delayed until 2016'

Thai elections 'could be delayed until 2016'

Thailand's finance minister has told the BBC that elections to bring an end to military rule might not take place until 2016, a year later than planned. Sommai Phasee said he had discussed the date with Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led the coup which overthrew the elected government in May. Prayuth has previously hinted...

Published Date: November 27, 2014
Ebola vaccine 'promising' say scientists after human trial

Ebola vaccine 'promising' say scientists after human trial

The first human trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola suggests that it is safe and may help the immune system to combat the virus. Twenty volunteers were immunised in the United States. Scientists at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) described the results as "promising". The research is published in the New England...