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The coldest town on Earth

When Amos Chapple’s friends told him about Oymyakon, they said it was the “real Russia.” It’s dark for 21 hours per day — and, during winter, temperatures average minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit. Located only a few hundred miles from the Arctic Circle, ...

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Buses torched in capital, 4 hurt

At least four people suffered burn injures as miscreants set fire to a passenger bus at Khilgaon in Dhaka this evening during the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s nonstop countrywide blockade, report agencies.  The victims – retired police constable Jamal Uddin, 50, ...

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4 killed in Jhenaidah crash

3 in critical state Four people have died and four have been injured in a collision between a truck and a passenger vehicle in Jhenaidah’s Shailakupa Upazila,reports news agency. Shailakupa Police Station OC Hashem Khan said the accident took place ...

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End political stalemate soon

Business leaders urge ruling and opposition alliances Business leaders on Wednesday appealed to the ruling and the opposition alliances to immediately resolve the prevailing political standoff to save the economy, public life and property, report news agencies. The leaders of ...

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Dhaka crude bomb blasts injure 9

At least nine people were injured in crude bomb blasts in New Market area of Dhaka this evening on the 24th day of the BNP-led alliance’s nonstop countrywide blockade, report news agencies. They received treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, ...

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Koko’s qulkhwani tomorrow

The qulkhwani of Arafat Rahman Koko, younger son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, will be held at Gulshan Azad Mosque in Dhaka after Asr prayers on Friday, reports agency. Maj Gen (Retd) Fazle Elahi Akbar, defence affairs adviser to Khaleda, ...

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1 killed in Shatkhira encounter

A man, whom the police claim to be a robber, has died during a ‘shootout’ in Shatkhira,reports news agency. The dead has been identified as Rafiqul Islam, who hails from the district’s Tala Upazila. The ‘encounter’ between police and the ...

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Woman dies falling from apartment roof

An elderly woman, who had been suffering from mental illness for last few years, died this morning after falling from roof of a multi-storied building at Moghbazar, in the city, reports agency. The victim was identified as Rizia Khatun, 60, ...

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