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China tells U.S. and UK to stop interfering in HK affairs

Protesters, police face off at university WT24 Desk Foreign countries, including the United States and Britain, should stop interfering in Hong Kong’s internal affairs, China’s ambassador to London said Monday as protesters continued to battle Hong Kong police, Agencies report.  “Some Western countries have publicly supported extreme violent offenders, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy ...

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Lift collapses in Chattogram

Amir Khasru, Dr.Shahadat narrowly escape WT24 Desk BNP Standing Committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury and some leaders of the party’s Chattogram City unit had a close call when a lift crashed at the Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) in the city, Agencies report. The BNP leaders had been to the hospital to visit those injured in Sunday’s gas pipeline ...

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No rice crisis expected like onion: Minister

WT24 Desk In the wake of newspaper reports, Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumdar on Sunday said there should not be any problem with rice price as happened in the case of onion, UNB reports. “I’ve learned from newspapers that rice prices have gone up slightly in the last few days. However, our reserves are still high. Like onion prices, there ...

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US diplomat confirms Trump asked about Ukraine probes: CNN

WT24 Desk A US official testified Friday that he overheard Donald Trump asking about “investigations” he had requested from Ukraine into domestic political rivals — placing the American president at the center of an alleged conspiracy to extort Kiev. David Holmes said he heard a phone conversation in a Kiev restaurant in which Trump, on the other end of the ...

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Ousted ambassador says she felt intimidated by Trump attacks

WT24 Desk In chilling detail, ousted U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch described to Trump impeachment investigators Friday how she felt threatened upon learning that President Donald Trump had promised Ukraine’s leader she was “going to go through some things.” Trump was unwilling to stay silent during Yovanovitch’s testimony, focusing even greater national attention on the House hearing by ...

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43rd death anniv of Bhasani Sunday

WT24 Desk  The 43rd death anniversary of veteran politician Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani will be observed across the country tomorrow in a befitting manner, Agencies report. Popularly known as “Majlum Jananeta”, the leader of the downtrodden Maulana Bhasani, passed away on November 17 in 1976. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages on the occasion ...

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Trump asks SC to protect his tax returns

Trump, a former New York businessman, is the first American president since Richard Nixon not to make his tax returns public, arguing they’re under audit by the Internal Revenue Service WT24 Desk Donald Trump on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to bar a prosecutor from obtaining his tax returns, arguing that as president he has blanket immunity, Agencies report. Trump, ...

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Joints efforts, resource mobilisation key

FM addresses seminar on SDGs WT24 Desk Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Friday called for joint efforts with required resource mobilisation to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agencies report. Highlighting historical background of SDGs, he said Bangladesh played a significant role in setting the new set of global goals. The Foreign Minister was addressing a seminar titled ‘Implementation ...

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Worst of Australia’s bushfires ‘still ahead’

Australian firefighters stretched as ‘catastrophic’ NSW bushfires continue to spark WT24 Desk Australian authorities have warned that massive bushfires raging in two states will continue to pose a threat, despite “catastrophic” conditions easing, Agencies report. About 150 fires are still burning in New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland, feeding off tinder-dry conditions. Fifty houses were destroyed or damaged in NSW ...

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Income tax fair begins today

WT24 Desk The weeklong national income tax fair-2019 is going to begin on Thursday across the country aiming to encourage potential taxpayers and increase awareness among the people, Agencies report. Chairman of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, confirmed the matter on Tuesday at a press conference and said that they have set a target to ...

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