Home / 2018 / January (page 50)

Monthly Archives: January 2018

Fire in Mumbai residential building kills at least 4 people

A fire in a residential building in the Indian city of Mumbai has killed at least four people. Fire officer S. Pawar says the third and fourth floors of the building were engulfed before six fire engines extinguished the blaze in an hour early Thursday Media reports said firefighters rescued 11 people. The cause was being investigated. The fire occurred ...

Read More »

Former secretary Mosharraf made NBR chairman

The government has appointed former senior secretary of Industries Ministry Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan as the chairman of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) and senior secretary of the Internal Resources Division. The veteran bureaucrat has been appointed on a two-year contract, according a public administration ministry order released on Wednesday (Jan 3). Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan will be replacing Md. Nojibur ...

Read More »

Transport secretary ‘running scared’ as he flies out of UK on day of rail fare hike

Labour and Lib Dems criticise Chris Grayling for attending meetings in Qatar amid biggest annual fare rise for five years The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, has been accused of dodging his responsibilities after he left the UK for Qatar on the day much-criticised rail fare increases came into force. A Downing Street spokesman said Grayling, who has been tipped to lose ...

Read More »

Storm Eleanor: Power cuts and flood warnings issued

More than 300 homes are without power and four flood warnings are in place after Storm Eleanor hit Wales. Gusts of up to 79mph (130km/h) were recorded on the coast overnight and a yellow “be aware” warning for Wales is in place until 19:00 GMT on Wednesday. Natural Resources Wales said high spring tides combined with storm surges had caused hazardous conditions. ...

Read More »

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt sorry as A&Es struggle to cope

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised to patients in England affected by a decision to postpone tens of thousands of operations in January. Non-urgent treatments had already been cancelled until mid-January, but NHS England said on Tuesday that would now be extended to the end of the month. It came after hospitals reported they were struggling to cope with the ...

Read More »

Biman sweeper held with 60 gold bars at Sylhet airport

Customs intelligence officials today seized 60 gold bars and detained one man in this connection at Sylhet Osmani International Airport. The detainee Karimul Islam is a sweeper of Bangladesh Biman. The sweeper entered a Fly Dubai flight (FZ595) that landed in Sylhet airport at 4:50pm from Dubai to clean it and tried to hide the gold bars in his shoes, ...

Read More »

2018 New year, Pakistan and Iran

Fatema Miah Here comes 2018. Another year passed out of life. Though positive news was 2017 Marked the safest year reported. In the new year 2018  US president Trump spoke against Pakistans Terrorism, deception and denial. There Iran walked into 2018 new year on it’s open page from the end of last years immensely raging conflicting scene of political dictation ...

Read More »

Climate change

  Fatema Miah Whether Global warming or cooling The climate is changing significantly at the face of earth that certainly is causing variation to the weather condition. The term season had a significant mark of right changes in weather condition and remained as such for a certain duration of period. The seasons of Western Hemisphere, especially UK meant to be ...

Read More »

Poplar Shahjalal Mosque volunteers feed homeless citizens

    By Emdad Rahman: Poplar Shahjalal Mosque worked in unison to deliver a hearty winter community meal for homeless citizens. Mahmud Choudhury co-ordinated the gathering as several volunteers from the Mosque prepared, cooked and served dinner to the guests. As part of an interfaith partnership Sister Christine Frost provided use of the facilities and the hall at St Matthias ...

Read More »

2 killed in Sylhet road accidents

At least two people were killed in two separate road accident at Beanibazar upazila in Sylhet on Wednesday (January 03). The accidents took place on Dhaka-Dhaka Highway at Atirbari area and a nearby area under Beanibazar municipality in the morning. The deceased were identified as Abdul Hamid, son of Abdul Ahad of Bhalki village under Lalabazar union of South Surma ...

Read More »