• First Merkel-Trump encounter witnesses an off-key German-US duet

    BERLIN : Amid an overlooked handshake request and Trump’s little appreciated “wiretapping” joke, German Chancellor Angela Merkel had her first face-to-face meeting with the U.S. president in Washington on Friday. Although the cool-headed German leader attempted to sidestep Berlin’s differences with its longtime cross-Atlantic ally, their sharp contrasts on defense, trade and refugees make it … বিস্তারিত »

  • Bus in Haiti flees accident, kills 38

    International Desk : A bus speeding away from a hit-and-run accident plowed into dozens of street musicians in northern Haiti on Sunday, killing 38 people, officials said. Another 13 people were injured in the crash which took place just before 4 am (0900 GMT) in Gonaives, a city of some 300,000 people located about 150 … বিস্তারিত »

  • Pakistan adopts Hindu marriage law

    Islamabad: The Pakistani parliament has adopted the landmark Hindu Marriage Law to regulate the community’s marriages in the country. The Hindu Marriage Bill, unanimously passed on Thursday, will be the first personal law to regulate marriages in the Hindu community living in Pakistan, Dawn online reported. Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael presented the bill, … বিস্তারিত »

  • 20 teenage girls killed in Guatemala shelter fire

    International Desk : The death toll from a fire in a government-run children’s shelter in Guatemala rose to 20 late Wednesday after a girl aged around 14 succumbed to burns, the hospital treating her said. All those killed in the blaze at the Virgin of the Assumption facility outside Guatemala City were teenage girls between … বিস্তারিত »

  • International Women’s Day in Madrid draws 40,000 protesters

    MADRID : Around 40,000 protesters took to the streets of Madrid on Wednesday to mark International Women’s Day and call for an end to domestic violence. Gathered in the central square, the protesters carried posters reading “Justice” and “We are not all here” — in reference to victims of violence who have lost their lives. … বিস্তারিত »

  • VX nerve agent found on Kim Jong-Nam face

    International Desk : North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother was assassinated with a lethal nerve agent manufactured for chemical warfare, Malaysian police said on Friday. Releasing a preliminary toxicology report on Kim Jong-Nam’s murder at a Kuala Lumpur airport, police said the poison used by the assassins was the odourless, tasteless and highly toxic nerve agent … বিস্তারিত »

  • How does Pakistan observe Int’l Mother Language Day?

    International Desk : Proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in November 1999, 21 February has been observed as International Mother Language Day every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. On 21 February 1952, students demonstrating for recognition of Bangla — … বিস্তারিত »

  • Pence pledges US support to Europe, NATO

    Munich : US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday brought a message of support for Europe from Donald Trump but failed to wholly reassure allies worried about the new president’s stance on Russia and the European Union. In Pence’s first major foreign policy address for the Trump administration, the vice president told European leaders and … বিস্তারিত »

  • Trump calls media ‘enemy of the American people’

    WASHINGTON : Donald Trump ratcheted up his attacks on the media Friday, blasting the press as “the enemy of the American people!” Shortly after landing at his holiday home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida — where he is spending a third consecutive weekend — the president lashed out in 140 characters. “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, … বিস্তারিত »