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Two suspected militant held in Chittagong

Members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTTC) arrested two suspected militants of Neo-JMB carrying 10 grenades from East Madarbari area under Sadarghat of the port city on Monday night. The arrestees are Asfaqur Rahman alias Rasel, from Mymensingh and Rakibul Hasan Jony alias Salahuddin, residents of  Comilla district. A A M Humayun Kabir, additional deputy commissioner of Chittagong Dete ...

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Council of Ministers : At least 3 new faces likely to be inducted

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to induct at least three new faces into her council of ministers this evening. On her advice, President Abdul Hamid would make the appointments and administer the oath of office at the Bangabhaban, according to sources at the Cabinet Division, the ruling Awami League, and the Bangabhaban. The number of new ministers could be four. yesterday talked with three of them ov ...

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Winter likely to start settling in from tonight

Winter is likely to settle in from tonight as the Met office forecasts mercury to come down, maybe below 8 degrees Celsius in some parts, as January progresses. Bangladesh Meteorological Department, in its monthly outlook, predicts that January is in for a medium-range cold wave and two to three other mild cold waves in Bangladesh. Also, there is likelihood of rain in this month, according to the monthly ou ...

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Iranian protesters attack police stations, raise stakes in unrest

Iranian protesters attacked police stations late into the night on Monday, news agency and social media reports said, as security forces struggled to contain the boldest challenge to the clerical leadership since unrest in 2009. Videos on social media showed an intense clash in the central town of Qahderijan between security forces and protesters who were trying to occupy a police station, which was partial ...

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Trump says US has gotten ‘nothing’ from Pakistan aid

US President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States has ‘foolishly’ handed Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years while getting nothing in return, and pledged to put a stop to it. ‘They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!’ Trump wrote on Twitter. ‘The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid o ...

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Hollywood women launch campaign to fight sexual harassment

More than 300 actresses, writers and directors have launched a project to help fight sexual harassment in the film industry and other workplaces. The initiative, called Time's Up, was announced in a full-page advert printed in The New York Times. The Hollywood project is described as a "unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere", BBC reported on Monday. It comes in the wake of ...

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Shah Rukh Khan announces title of dwarf film, unveils teaser

Shah Rukh Khan, who has teamed up with Aanand L Rai for the first time, announced the title of the film and unveiled a teaser video on Twitter, on the first day of 2018. Shah Rukh took to Twitter to share the link to the teaser and announce the title of the film. He tweeted: टिकटें लिए बैठें हैं लोग मेरी ज़िंदगी की, तमाशा भी पूरा होना चाहिए! As promised, here’s the title of @aanandlrai ‘s film. @AnushkaShar ...

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