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Ebola-hit African nations get key supplies

Ebola-hit African nations get key supplies

Vital supplies and resources to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in the three worst-hit West African countries, Ghana's President John Mahama has said. Mahama, who heads the regional bloc Ecowas, also told the BBC that treatment centres were being set up in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In #Liberia, one inspiring girl's stand against...

Total's CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

Total's CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of French oil company Total, has died in an air crash in Moscow. .@Total confirms that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a plane crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow pic.twitter.com/1VuWDyl9jJ — Michael Rusch (@weeddude) October 21, 2014 Airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said: "Tonight, a plane crashed when...

Heathrow cancels flight amid Gonzalo warning

Heathrow cancels flight amid Gonzalo warning

Heathrow has said about 10% of flights will be cancelled on Tuesday, as strong winds are expected when the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the UK. Flights with the 20 biggest carriers would be affected, it said. British Airways (BA) said it had cancelled flights on Tuesday ahead of the expected severe weather. The remains of...

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FOOD TALK

FOOD TALK

In recent years, there has been a culinary explosion in Dhaka. What was once a part of exotic Travel and Living shows is suddenly everyone's cup of tea. Hangouts and dates have shifted to increasingly diverse restaurants of varied cuisines and the traditional food complemented by styles and tastes from China to Italy....

Indian firework factory blast: Death toll rises to 17

Indian firework factory blast: Death toll rises to 17

The death toll from the blast at a fireworks factory in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has risen to 17. The explosion on Monday afternoon started a fire and destroyed the Manikanta Fireworks factory. The blaze took place in the village of Vakatippa in East Godavari district. Accidental explosions are common at Indian factories...

19 Natore road crash victims buried

19 Natore road crash victims buried

Nineteen people, out of 33 who were killed in a road accident in Natore yesterday, were buried in Gurudaspur and Baraigram upazilas of Natore this morning. Of them, 12 victims including six siblings hailed from a village, Sidhuli, in Gurudaspur upazila, report our Pabna and Natore correspondents from the spot. After their namaz-e-janaza at Sidhuli...

Khaleda sued for calling AL ‘party of atheists’

Khaleda sued for calling AL ‘party of atheists’

BNP chief Khaleda Zia was sued today for calling the ruling Awami League “a party of atheists”. AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami league organisation, filed the case with the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka this morning. Hearing the complaint, Metropolitan magistrate MD Mustafizur Rahman has directed the Shahbagh Police...

Domestic Eid trade reaches $12bn: WB

Domestic Eid trade reaches $12bn: WB

Retail trade in Bangladesh's domestic market during the last two Eid festivals reached a staggering total of US$12 billion, the World Bank said today, pointing out a rise in internal demand. The global lender disclosed this while releasing a report on Bangladesh development update this morning. "The GDP (gross domestic product) growth in the running...

Monica Lewinsky: I was in love with Bill Clinton

Monica Lewinsky: I was in love with Bill Clinton

Monica Lewinsky has said she "fell in love" with Bill Clinton during a tearful speech describing the pain of being made into a figure of global humiliation. In her first ever public address, the 41-year-old said she wanted "to give purpose to my past" by campaigning against a toxic internet culture that relentlessly hounds individuals in the news. She described herself as "the first person to have [had] their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the internet" and spoke about her part in the affair that nearly ended Clinton's presidency. "I fell in love with my boss...

MAIMING LIMON

End impunity for Rab men: HRW

End impunity for Rab men: HRW

The Bangladesh government should order an independent investigation and prosecute the Rapid Action Battalion members responsible for shooting and maiming Limon Hossain, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities finally dropped politically motivated charges against the teenager but have not taken action against his attackers, the New York-based rights organisation said in a report...

Mirza Abbas sits with aggrieved JCD men

Mirza Abbas sits with aggrieved JCD men

BNP’s Dhaka Convening Committee Chief Mirza Abbas sat with the deprived leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal this afternoon to find a solution to the crisis created over formation of its new central committee. Abbas is holding the meeting with JCD men, who did not get any position in the newly formed committee,...

TRAVELOGUE

The rainbow at the end of the waterfall

The rainbow at the end of the waterfall

At the sight of the last mountain-carved stairway after hours of uphill trekking, Shaun Ironmonger and I started a race to the top. Our backs bent by the baggage, and feet lethargic till a moment ago, we scrambled up the flight of stairs, the peak almost within reach. Less than three hours ago...

  

DU admission seekers give 3-day ultimatum

DU admission seekers give 3-day ultimatum

Admission seekers demonstrating against the new rules submitted a memo threatening a three-day ultimatum to the Dhaka University vice-chancellor this morning. A six-member delegation of the protestors handed the memorandum to Vice-Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique at 11:30am demanding withdrawal of the provision that bars candidates a second try at the university entrance tests,...

22 JCD men detained near BNP HQ

22 JCD men detained near BNP HQ

Police detained 22 activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, the student wing of the opposition BNP, near the party’s headquarters in Dhaka today, leaders of the party claimed. Saying that they had detained around 20 people from the place, police however said law enforcers picked them up on suspicion that they might create anarchy in...

HC summons Akond for ‘misleading media’

HC summons Akond for ‘misleading media’

The High Court today summoned Supreme Court lawyer Eunus Ali Akond for providing misinformation to the media about its order on screening incoming passengers at international ports and borders to prevent Ebola virus. The HC bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Nazrul Islam Talukder ordered Akond to appear before it at 10:30am tomorrow. Talking...

Oscar Pistorius jailed for 5yrs

Oscar Pistorius jailed for 5yrs

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa, issuing the ruling in court in Pretoria, also gave Pistorius a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge. Pistorius has been taken to the cells. The prosecution had called for a minimum 10-year sentence; the...

Ex-govt employee, son hacked in Dhaka residence

Ex-govt employee, son hacked in Dhaka residence

Armed assailants forced into the residence of a retired government employee and hacked the veteran and his son in Sabujbagh area of Dhaka early today. The injured were Abul Hossain, 67, a retired assistant director of Bangladesh’s Board of Investment, and his son Ahad Hossain, 45. They were attending treatments at a Dhaka hospital. The...

'Close medical coaching centres until tests'

'Close medical coaching centres until tests'

The health ministry has asked the Ministry of Home to take steps to close all coaching centres until Friday when the admission tests for medical and dental colleges across the country will be held. The steps were requested to stop frauds and unscrupulous groups from duping admission seekers and their guardians with offers of...