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Philippines shuts more schools as volcano spews ash and lava

The Philippines' most active volcano spewed lava that cascaded downslope and emitted ash that fell on nearby towns, state volcanologists said on Tuesday, prompting the provincial government to shut more schools. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded nine episodes of tremor, four of which accompanied lava fountains, and 75 lava collapse events as pressure builds up leadin ...

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DNCC Mayor Race: BNP picks Tabith Awal

BNP executive committee member Tabith Awal has won the party ticket for mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation. Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, secretary general of the BNP, announced his name last night after a meeting at the party chairperson's Gulshan office. Meanwhile, the ruling Awami League is set to finalise its mayor candidate today at a meeting of the party's Local Government Nomination Board. As many ...

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Uber : Other ride-hailing services need to register with Bangladesh regulators

The Bangladesh government has green-lighted a new policy that requires Uber and other local ride-hailing services to register with the transport regulators. On Monday, the cabinet approved the ‘Ride-Sharing Service Policy’, a little over a year after Uber started operating in the country. San Francisco-based Uber, which operates in 633 cities worldwide, kicked off operations in capital Dhaka on Nov 22, 2016 ...

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43 gold bars found from air passenger’s undergarments at Dhaka airport

All the gold bars were hidden in an ingenious way inside his undergarments until he was caught red-handed by customs intelligence officials at Dhaka airport. A total of 43 gold bars, weighing 4.3 kilogrammes, were seized from a passenger at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early today. He first denied to have any gold in his possession, which turned out to be false as customs intelligence official ...

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Pastor denounces Donald Trump, with Mike Pence in the congregation

A Maryland pastor denounced President Donald Trump’s alleged vulgar description of African nations from the pulpit on Sunday – while Vice-President Mike Pence was sitting in the pews of his church. Maurice Watson, pastor of Metropolitan Baptist church in Largo, said remarks in which Trump reportedly used the word “shithole” to describe Haiti, El Salvador and African nations were “dehumanizing” and “ugly”. W ...

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Malnourished and dirty: Police find 13 children and siblings chained in California house

Thirteen malnourished siblings ranging in age from two to 29 have been rescued from a house in California where some of them were chained to beds, and their parents have been charged with torture, police have said. Officers made the discovery after a 17-year-old girl escaped the house in Perris, about 70 miles east of Los Angeles, on Sunday and used a mobile phone she had found in the house to call them, th ...

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Radhe to Prem: Salman Khan’s top looks

Salman Khan has his kitty full, once he finishes ‘Race 3’, he will start working on his next ‘Bharat’. The film will be helmed by ‘Sultan’ and ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ director Ali Abbas Zafar. The director had earlier said that Salman will appear in a different look in the film, far from the macho image that the actor wields in his other films. Reportedly, the story of ‘Bharat’ chronicles Salman’s journey from th ...

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Sofia Riche & Scott Disick: Super Gross Or Super Cute?

  Kourtney Kardashian sizzles on social media, as Scott Disick and Sofia Richie soak up the sun in Mexico! Kourt stunned in this selfie in sexy, lace lingerie! New year, new boyfriend, same ole sexy Kourtney Kardashian! The mother of three — Mason, 8, Penelope, 5, and Reign, 3 — is hotter than ever and her latest selfie proves it. Kourt, 38, took to Instagram and Snapchat on January 14, where she posed ...

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Dembele suffers new injury setback

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out for "three to four weeks" in a new blow for the French forward, his club announced on Monday. Dembele hurt himself after coming off the bench in the second half of Sunday's 4-2 win away to Real Sociedad in La Liga. The injury is different to the hamstring tear that ruled him out for three and half months. "After the game against Real Sociedad, Dembele had a pro ...

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Bangladesh’s trade deficit widens to $7.6 billion in 5 months

Bangladesh’s trade deficit in the first five months of the current fiscal year stands at $7.6 billion, as import spending continues to rise. Bangladesh spent $21.97 billion on imports from July to November in fiscal 2017-18, according to a central bank report released on Sunday. It fetched about $14.37 billion in exports in the same period. The trade deficit thus stands at $7.6 billion, a 96.1 percent incre ...

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