Daily Archives: November 26, 2017


Bali volcano hurls ash for second time in a week

Bali volcano hurls ash for second time in a week

International Desk A volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali erupted for the second time in a week, disrupting international flights even as authorities said the island remains safe. The ash column from Mount Agung rose 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) following an eruption that began about 5:30 p.m. Saturday and has continued for several


Pakistan army called on to stop

International Desk About 200 people were injured when security forces tried to disperse an Islamist sit-in at the Faizabad Interchange – a key highway. Several deaths have been reported. The protesters have been blocking the highway for several weeks, demanding the sacking of Law Minister Zahid Hamid whom they accuse of blasphemy. Pakistani media report


President assures Rohingyas of dignified return

(UNB) – President Abdul Hamid on Sunday assured the Rohingyas of their safe and dignified return to their homeland in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. “The Bangladesh government has stood by you (Rohingyas) on humanitarian grounds. The entire world is also by you,” he said while distributing relief materials among the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals at Kutupalong


Rohingya crisis: UK with others to mount pressure on Myanmar

UNB Visiting UK Secretary for International Development Penny Mordaunt on Sunday said the United Kingdom alongside other countries will continue their pressure on Myanmar to create grounds for the early repatriation of Rohingyas from Bangladesh. She made the remarks during a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban. Prime Minister’s Press


20th Asian Archery inaugurated

Sports Desk The inaugural ceremony of the 20th Asian Archery Championships 2017 and the Continental qualification for the summer young Olympics 2018, hosted by Bangladesh Archery Federation (BAF), held yesterday at the Bangabandhu national stadium in Dhaka. This year the 20th edition of Asian Archery is jointly organized by World Archery, World Archery Asia and


New lounge opens of SC bank at Dhaka airport

Business Desk Standard Chartered Bank yesterday inaugurated a dedicated lounge at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for its clients with the view to seeing them off to their travels on the best possible note. Christened the Signature Lounge, it has modern architecture, plush interiors, high speed WiFi connectivity and the best-in-class catering. Standard Chartered’s Priority


New Year offer on Int routes- Biman

Business Desk Biman Bangladesh Airlines has declared discount to numbers of its international route especially to some popular outbound tourist destinations centering the New Year. Under the offer, Biman offers Taka 8,685 on Dhaka-Kolkata-Dhaka , Taka 14,036 on Dhaka-Kathmandu-Dhaka , Taka 16,042 on Dhaka- Bangkok-Dhaka and Taka 18,116 on Dhaka-Singapore-Dhaka routes. Besides the international routes,