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Iran satellite fails to reach orbit in US-criticized launch

Tehran, Jan. 16 -- An Iranian satellite-carrying rocket blasted off into space Tuesday, but scientists failed to put the device into orbit in a launch criticized by the United States as helping the Is... Read More


Pregnant Tulip wheeled into parliament for Brexit vote

Dhaka, Jan. 16 -- Heavily pregnant British Labour MP Tulip Siddiq, a niece of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was pictured in a wheelchair after she postponed the date of a caesarean section ... Read More


Housewife beaten dead in Chattogram

Chattogram, Jan. 16 -- A housewife was beaten to death allegedly by her husband at Raufabad in the port city on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Tahera Begum, 32, a garment worker and wife of ... Read More


Bangladesh's role in UN Peacekeeping lauded

Dhaka, Jan. 16 -- UN Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix has appreciated and acknowledged Bangladesh's role in the UN peacekeeping. He was addressing a two-day "Pr... Read More


Al-Shabab extremists claim deadly attack on Nairobi hotel

Nairobi, Jan. 16 -- Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest... Read More


UK's May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

London, Jan. 16 -- British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-co... Read More


Govt cuts source tax on exports again; RMG exporters to get relief

Dhaka, Jan. 16 -- The government has once again slashed tax at source to 0.25 percent from the existing 0.60 percent for exporting goods to give some relief mainly to the RMG exporters following the r... Read More


Salman F Rahman made PM's adviser

Dhaka, Jan. 16 -- Salman F Rahman, vice-chairman of Beximco Group, has been made Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's adviser on private industry and investment. Hasina appointed Salman her adviser using h... Read More


TIB's report on election concocted, predetermined: EC

Dhaka, Jan. 16 -- Waving off the Transparency International, Bangladesh, report that it found irregularities in the 11th parliamentary elections, Election Commission on Tuesday termed it as concocted ... Read More


Bangladesh appoints Honorary Consul in Emmeloord

Dhaka, Jan. 16 -- Bangladesh has appointed an Honorary Consul in Emmeloord with jurisdiction for the provinces of North-Holland and Flevoland of the Netherlands. Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherla... Read More