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24 killed as bus plunges off cliff in Peru

At least 24 people died in northern Peru after a bus carrying 60 passengers plunged off a cliff in early on Saturday, police told local media. Peru’s transportation supervisory agency (SUTRAN) confirmed the crash in a statement, without providing a number of fatalities or injuries. The tragedy, involving a bus for the company Q’Orianka Tours Aguila Dorada, occurred in the ...

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Sylhet flay Chattogram to hit back to winning way in BPL

Sylhet Strikers hit back to winning way and went atop of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) points table once again with an emphatic seven-wicket win over Chattogram Challengers at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Opener Najmul Hossain Shanto continued his rich vein of form, smashing a 44 ball-60, which was complemented by two fluent knocks of Mushfiqur Rahim and ...

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BNP begins funeral procession through road march: Quader

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday described BNP’s road march as its “funeral procession” and said the party’s backward journey began with the programme. “BNP’s mass-uprising has failed. Where is their uproar? Where is their mass upsurge? Now their funeral procession begins, not road march. They will be defeated this way in the movement and in the next ...

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Two killed in truck, CNG collision in Srimangal

Srimangal (Moulvibazar) Correspondent : Two persons including driver have been killed in collision between a speeding truck and CNG-driven autorickshaw on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway under Srimangal in Moulvibazar district. The accident happened at Uttarsur area of the highway under Srimangal upazila on Saturday (January 28) afternoon. The deceased were autorickshaw driver Ali Akbar, son of late Ramzan Ali of village ...

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Research: Hypertension drugs could be repurposed to delay ageing

Researchers have found that the drug rilmenidine can extend lifespan and slow ageing. Published in Aging Cell, the findings show that animals treated with rilmenidine, currently used to treat hypertension, at young and older ages increases lifespan and improves health markers, mimicking the effects of caloric restriction. They also demonstrate that the healthspan and lifespan benefits of rilmenidine treatment in ...

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Liton, Rizwan shine in Cumilla’s narrow win

Pakistan recruit Mohammad Rizwan and Liton Das hit half-centuries as Cumilla Victorians recorded their fifth straight victory in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) with a slender four-run victory over Khulna Tigers at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Rizwan top-scored with 54 while Liton made 50, steering Cumilla to a challenging 165-2 before their bowlers bowled in disciplined way to ...

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Digital Security Act is necessary in current context: Anisul

Law Minister Anisul Huq on Saturday said that the Digital Security Act (DSA) has a significant necessity in the context of current reality. “Nobody talks about the main purpose of the act. It is only said that this law has been made to obstruct the freedom of expression and press freedom, which is not correct at all,” he said while ...

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Ghoraghat Double Murder: Houses set on fire, vandalised; 1,200 sued

Following a double murder in sequel to land dispute at village Chuniapara under Ghoraghat upazila in Dinajpur district, houses of the accused have been set on fire and vandalised. Later, a case was filed accusing as many as 1,200 persons. Ghoraghat union’s village policeman Sunil Chandra Das filed the case accusing 1,200 unidentified persons on Friday (January 27) night. Confirming ...

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Young woman ‘kills self’ jumping before train in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent : A young woman has reportedly committed suicide jumping before a running train at Kamalganj upazila in Moulvibazar district. The incident took place at Shamshernagar Railway Station on Saturday afternoon. The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately. Shamshernagar Railway Station master Jamal Uddin said a Dhaka-bound train Jayantika Express was passing the station at around ...

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Adani slips to 7th on rich list after losing $48 billion

India’s Gautam Adani dropped four places to become the world’s seventh-richest person on Friday as the companies in his empire lost a combined $48 billion in market capitalisation since Wednesday following a scathing report by a US short-seller. Hindenburg Research had raised concerns about high debt at the group and accused it of improper use of entities set up in ...

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