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No-deal Brexit: should you buy your holiday money now?

With fears the pound could drop by 10%, the outlook is grim. Should we bank our euros early? WT24 Desk As parents wearily prepare to get the children back to school and face returning to the office after the half-term break, thoughts will inevitably turn to the next holiday … Easter. But for those hoping to get away for a ...

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Hijacked plane: Passengers leave Chattogram for Dubai

WT24 Desk A total of 134 passengers of the Bangladesh Biman flight, which made emergency landing at Chattogram airport yesterday following an attempted hijacking, left the port city for Dubai this afternoon, Agencies report. The aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the passengers left the Shah AmanatInternational Airport of Chattogram around 12:15pm, ABM Sarwar E-Zaman, manager of the airport. The ...

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Slain ‘Biman hijacker’ a listed criminal

Says Rab WT24 Desk The man who was killed in a combing operation during his alleged bid to hijack a Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft is a listed criminal, said Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Monday, Agencies report. The fingerprint of the ‘hijacker’ got matched with that of the listed criminal, said Rab after analysing their criminal database. As per the Rab database, ...

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Paris is passé, head to Normandy for a different taste of France

The coastal region in the northwest of France offers high drama…in landscape, legends and on the plate WT24 Desk Normandy, a coastal region in the northwest of France, has seen more than its fair share of drama over the centuries. Two ultimately successful cross-Channel invasions – the Norman conquest of England in 1066 and D-Day in 1945 – passed through ...

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Construction works of Karnaphuli tunnel, Ctg expressway launched

The tunnel is expected to open in December 2022 WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday inaugurated the boring works on 3.4-km Bangabandhu Sheikh MujiburRahman Tunnel, the first in the country, under Karnaphuli River at Construction Yard of the Tunnel Project area at Patenga here, Agencies report. She also opened the construction work on 16.5-km elevated expressway from Lalkhan ...

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Bid to ‘hijack’ Biman aircraft foiled

Suspected hijacker detained WT24 Desk Foiling his alleged bid to hijack a Biman Bangladesh Airlines aircraft, members of joint forces arrested a passenger at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram on Sunday evening, Agencies report. Intelligence sources said a joint team of the para-commando wing of Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Air Force, Rapid Action Battalion and police conducted a drive at ...

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35 workers among old Dhaka fire victims

WT24 Desk There are 25 workers from formal and informal sectors among the deceased while 10 among the injured in the Chawkbazar tragedy, as per the report of Ministry of Labour and Employment, Agencies report. Earlier, the ministry formed a committee, led-by Deputy Inspector General Zakir Hossain of Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments, regarding compensation for the Chawkbazar ...

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BGB sued over Thakurgaon clash

March 6 set for next hearing WT24 Desk Families of the deceased filed case against Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members over a clash between cattle smugglers and the Para-military force in Haripur upazila that claimed three lives, Agencies report. Taking the case into cognizance, Thakurgaon Judicial Magistrate and Haripur Amoli Court Judge Farhana Khan on Sunday set March 6 for ...

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