PM clears 13 urgent files from London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is now in London to join the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), has cleared 13 urgent files digitally. “Despite her busy schedule in London, the Prime Minister is running office digitally and clearing files regularly,” said PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim on Thursday. Sheikh Hasina has so far



Shallow Indonesia quake kills 3, damages hundreds of homes

Shallow Indonesia quake kills 3, damages hundreds of homes A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes, disaster officials said Thursday as they declared a two-week emergency for the affected areas.Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the magnitude-4.4 quake that occurred Wednesday at a depth of 4



Runner Automobiles started to Export motorcycle, Md. Mozammel Hossain

Walid Zaman Runner Automobiles Ltd. was incorporated as a private limited company in July 2000 and started its commercial operation since 2000 as an importer and trader of motorcycles and it got approval from government in 2011. In the same year Runner started manufacture and they are only well organized complete local organization said Md. Mozammel Hossain Vice Chairman of



Jahurul, Ariful’s tons take North Zone to 415 against East Zone

Sports Desk In reply, the East Zone scored 110*/0 at stumps.BCB North Zone resumed the 1st innings with their overnight score of 204/5 in 65 overs and added 211 runs off 57.4 overs on the 2nd day to raise the innings tally to 415/10 in 122.4 overs. Overnight batsmen skipper Jahurul Islam (113 off 238b;



65th National Film Awards

65th National Film Awards is being announced presently in Delhi. Parvathy got a special mention for her role in Malayalam film Take Off. Pankaj Tripathi also received a special mention for his role in Newton. Take Off is the same film which finds similarity with Salman Khan’s film Tiger Zinda Hai. Both dwelled in the



Children being used in selling tobacco products

Nine-year old Heru and another child Akash, both are skinny and gloomy, as they sell tobacco in the Jatiya Sangshad Bhaban area. It has been nearly a year that they are in the trade. They earn around Taka 200 a day each by selling their wares for 12 hours between 10 am and 8 pm.



3,500 books donated to 25 schools in Rangpur

The Asia Foundation with assistance of Pubali Bank Limited (PBL) donated 3,500 Bangla and English language books worth Taka 44.25-lakh to 25 schools of the district here on Wednesday afternoon. Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib distributed the books among the students and teachers of the schools in a book donation event held at Rangpur Chamber of

Tech and Science


SpaceX blasts off NASA’s new planet-hunter, TESS

 NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist. “Three, two, one and liftoff!” said a NASA commentator as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) soared into the blue sky atop a SpaceX Falcon

Art and Culture


Ananta Jalil stands by Rajib’s brothers

Culture Desk Actor Ananta Jalil has expressed his willingness to bear the educational expenses of the two younger brothers of Rajib Hasan who died following a tragic road accident in Dhaka. In a Facebook post on his birthday on Wednesday, Ananta, once known as an action hero in Bangla cinema, expressed his shock over the