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NKorean leader Kim Jong-Un proposes talks

NKorean leader Kim Jong-Un proposes talks

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has offered to hold talks at the highest level with South Korea. President Kim was giving his new year message broadcast on state television. He said if Pyongyang's conditions were met, he would even be prepared to hold a summit meeting with South Korean President Park Guen-hye. On Monday, South Korea...

PM inaugurates Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair

PM inaugurates Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told businessmen to increase productivity to survive in the competitive world of today while opening the Dhaka International Trade Fair. She urged them to make more quality, standard and attractive products. She formally inaugurated the month-long annual mega-event Dhaka International Trade Fair-2015 this morning, which is aimed to showcase Bangladeshi products...

Bangladeshi labourer became Cambodia ship’s ‘Captain’!

Bangladeshi labourer became Cambodia ship’s ‘Captain’!

They left the port with an entire vessel without sufficient knowledge of sea navigation and suffered the consequences with the cost of three lives and the cargo-laden ship! The captain and the chief engineer, both from Bangladesh, of the sunken Cambodian cargo vessel “Ming Guang” were taken to Tokyo after they were rescued from...

Busan IPark coming today

Busan IPark, a top-tier football club of South Korea, will arrive in Dhaka today for a friendly fixture against Bangladesh Premier League champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club on Saturday. The four-time Korean League champions will arrive here at 8:20pm, with a 24-man contingent including 18 players -- two goalkeepers, seven defenders, five midfielders, four forwards -- and six officials. The Busan-based club, which won the AFC Champions League in 1986 and finished the recently-concluded K League in eighth position among...

S Korea ferry captain jailed for 36yrs

S Korea ferry captain jailed for 36yrs

The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank in April has been found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison. The Sewol ferry was carrying 476 people when it went down. More than 300 died, most of them school students. Lee Joon-seok was among 15 crew members on trial over...

Samsung profit lowest in 3 years

Samsung profit lowest in 3 years

Samsung Electronics has seen its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales. The South Korean company said profit fell 60% to 4.1tn won ($3.8bn; £2.5bn) in the three months to September. The results were in line with the firm's preliminary estimates released earlier this...

Bangladesh re-elected member of ITU council

Bangladesh has been re-elected to the administrative council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for 2015-2018. The election was held yesterday during a plenipotentiary conference of ITU in Busan, South Korea, in which Bangladesh bagged 115 votes and has been elected as the council member from the East Asia and Australasia zone for the next four years. ITU is an UN body that deals with telecom-related matters aiming to ensure networks and improve access to ICT for underserved communities worldwide. Bangladesh has...

16 killed in South Korea concert

16 killed in South Korea concert

At least 16 people have been killed and 11 injured in an accident at a pop concert in Seongnam, south of Seoul in South Korea, officials say. They say a ventilation grate collapsed and a group of concert-goers fell 10 metres (33ft) into an underground parking area. The crowds had been watching an outdoor performance...

Bangladesh to join China-led Asian bank Oct 24

Bangladesh to join China-led Asian bank Oct 24

Bangladesh will ink an agreement of the proposed China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank on October 24, a finance ministry official told The Daily Star. A delegation of the ministry will leave Dhaka for Beijing on October 22 to join as a member of the bank that will focus on infrastructure development and connectivity within...

Not much time left for Tigers

The Tigers were scheduled to return home last night after an unsuccessful Asian Games campaign in South Korea. The national cricketers are scheduled to be back in business after the Eid holidays on October 14 to prepare for the home series against Zimbabwe, who arrive in Dhaka on October 17 on a one-and-a-half month tour to play three Tests and five ODIs. Bangladesh will desperately be looking to turn around their fortunes in this series as they are yet to win...

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