• All change for the Trump White House

    WASHINGTON : From the role of the First Lady to presidential getaways, Donald Trump’s White House is going to look very different from that of his predecessors, even without a bling ballroom makeover. – 1600 in 140 – Franklin Roosevelt had his “fireside chats” broadcast over the wireless, John F. Kennedy deployed his dashing good … বিস্তারিত »

  • Trump shakes postwar order, in blow to Europe

    BRUSSELS : Europe must pull together or risk being sidelined as Donald Trump signals the end of a postwar transatlantic partnership credited with keeping the peace for the past 70 years, analysts and officials say. Fears about the US president-elect’s isolationist stance became a reality this week when Trump challenged basic assumptions about the role … বিস্তারিত »

  • Effectiveness of SAARC yet to end: PM

    DAVOS, Switzerland : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ruled out the notion of losing effectiveness of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), saying that the regional grouping is “very much alive”. “The effectiveness of SAARC is yet to end. The eight-nation regional body is very much alive and I think it has an opportunity … বিস্তারিত »

  • Turkish police catch Istanbul nightclub attacker: state TV

    ISTANBUL : Turkish police late Monday caught the attacker who shot dead 39 people on New Year’s night at an Istanbul nightclub in a massacre claimed by jihadists, state-run TRT television reported. The alleged assailant was found along with his four-year-old son in an apartment in the Esenyurt district of Istanbul after a massive police … বিস্তারিত »

  • At least 32 dead as cargo plane crash destroys Kyrgyzstan houses

    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan : A Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashed into a village near Kyrgyzstan’s main airport Monday, killing 32 people and destroying homes after attempting to land in thick fog, authorities said. The majority of the dead were from the village of Dacha-Suu where the cargo plane crashed at around 7.30 am local time (0130 GMT), … বিস্তারিত »

  • Trump unleashes attack on US civil rights icon

    International Desk : President-elect Donald Trump lashed out Saturday at a prominent civil rights icon and lawmaker who said he is skipping next week’s inauguration ceremony because he sees the New York businessman’s election as illegitimate. Trump aimed his latest Twitter blast at longtime congressman John Lewis and the majority-black district in Georgia he represents, … বিস্তারিত »

  • Myanmar seeks talks for repatriation of only new arrivals

    Dhaka: Myanmar wants to start consultations for verification and repatriation of only those ‘who are proved to have fled from Myanmar’ since October 9 last though Bangladesh demands taking back all the documented and undocumented Myanmar nationals with new arrivals. Around 65,000 people fled Myanmar and entered Bangladesh since October 9 last and the influx … বিস্তারিত »

  • Strong 6.1 earthquake off coast of Fiji

    International Desk : A shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake, recorded at 6:11 pm (0611 GMT) was centred 152 kilometres (94 miles) southwest of Nadi and 238 kilometres from the capital Suva at a depth … বিস্তারিত »

  • US envoy warns against cutting funding to UN

    International Desk : US Ambassador Samantha Power on Friday warned that cutting US funding to the United Nations would be “extremely detrimental” to American interests, one week before Donald Trump’s administration takes office. Addressing her final news conference, Power told reporters that “countries like Russia and China” would benefit from Washington’s reduced standing at the United … বিস্তারিত »