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4 workers die as truck ploughs into Ctg house

WT24 Desk Four brick kiln workers were killed and two others injured when a wood-laden truck ploughed through a house at Islampur in Rangunia upazila early Thursday, Agencies report. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. Imiaz Ahmed Bhuiya, officer-in-charge of Rangunia Police Station, said the accident took place around 4 am when the truck ploughed through ...

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Woman discovers opossum living in daughters’ closet

WT24 Desk An Ohio woman said she thought her young daughters’ imaginations were running wild for three days until she discovered an opossum living in their closet, UPI reports. Caitlin Burch said in a Twitter post responding to Chrissy Teigan’s escaped pet hamster story that she had her own struggle with a loose animal in the house. Burch shared a photo of the animal ...

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Masterminds of Bangabandhu killing

Govt mulling commission to identify, says PM WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government is actively considering formation of a commission to identify the masterminds behind the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Agencies report. She said this while responding to a question from treasury bench MP Anwer Hossain Khan (Laxmipur-1) in ...

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As Europe builds its 5G network, security – not cost – must come first

Concerns over Chinese involvement via Huawei underline why a risk-based approach to cybersecurity is vital Julian King On 26 March, the European commission published a recommendation designed to ensure the security of Europe’s 5G networks. You could be forgiven for having missed it, given that it was announced in what could hardly have been described as a “quiet EU news period”. ...

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Expatriates’ welfare is govt’s responsibility

PM to expat Bangladeshis in Brunei WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today thanked the expatriate Bangladeshis for their special contributions towards increasing forex reserve, saying that it is a responsibility of her government to ensure their welfare, Agencies report. “The expatriate Bangladeshis have special contributions to boosting forex reserves. Especially the role of the workers in this regard is ...

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Children’s prisons inflict unspeakable damage on inmates. Close them now

There is no nurturing or rehabilitation in these institutions – just a shameful litany of death and abuse Eric Allison and Simon Hattenstone The 15th anniversary of Gareth Myett’s death in a children’s prison is being commemorated by a campaign to end child imprisonment in the UK. It is hugely appropriate – because in the intervening years, those responsible for running children’s prisons have ...

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Bangladesh, Brunei sign seven instruments

Six are MoUs and one is the exchange of notes. WT24 Desk Dhaka and Bandar Seri Begawan on Monday signed seven instruments for strengthening cooperation mainly in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, livestock, culture and sports, and LNG supply, Agencies report. The instruments were signed after an official bilateral meeting held between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Brunei’s Sultan Haji ...

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