Pre-monsoon rains hit Northeast, Mizoram remains cut-off

Agartala/Aizawl, April 26 : Week-long incessant pre-monsoon rains, thunderstorm and heavy lightning disrupted life in northeastern states while road connectivity remained cut-off in Mizoram due to landslides, officials said on Wednesday. “Cyclonic circulation persisting over East Bangladesh and adjoining Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland caused light to heavy rains since April 20 affecting normal life […]

12,000 Bangladeshi illegal immigrants to leave Saudi Arabia

Dhaka, April 26 : Around 12,000 Bangladeshis are set to return from Saudi Arabia before June 30, after Riyadh set a deadline for illegal immigrants to leave the kingdom, a media report said. The Bangladeshi nationals have received clearance from the Saudi government to leave the kingdom before Jun 30, bdnews24 said. Those meeting the […]

China to invest $2 bn in Bangladesh’s construction materials sector

Dhaka, April 26 : A state-owned Chinese firm has offered to invest $2 billion in Bangladesh’s construction materials sector, a media report said. The China Building Materials Federation has presented a plan to Bangladesh Investment Development Board (BIDA) offering $2 billion investment in the sector, bdnews24 reported. BIDA said a 12-strong Chinese delegation met its […]

All assistance for holding local elections, Modi assures Prachanda

By Anil Giri Kathmandu, April 25 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assured his Nepali counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ that India would extend all possible assistance for the local elections in Nepal. In a telephonic conversation on Tuesday evening, Modi also conveyed the good wishes of the Indian people and government to […]

Mamata urges Centre to look for alternative options to Teesta deal

Cooch Behar (West Bengal), April 25 : Claiming that a water sharing deal on Teesta river with Bangladesh may jeopardise the daily lives of North Bengal residents, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would have no problems in providing water to the neighbouring country provided the Centre is ready to look […]

14 killed in Pakistan land mine blast

Islamabad, April 25 : At least 14 persons were killed when a passenger van hit a land mine in Kurram agency in Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said. Local authorities said the van ran over the anti-tank mine on the roadside when it was travelling in Godar area of Kurram agency, a semi-autonomous tribal area located […]