132 trapped in rubble in Taiwan earthquake

 A total of 132 people remain trapped under the rubble of an apartment block in the Taiwanese city of Tainan after Saturday's earthquake, officials say.   Rescuers said it would be possible to reach 29 of them, with the rest buried deeper inside the ruins of the 17-storey block.   Fourteen people are confirmed dead following the quake, which struck early on Saturday.   Nearly…

25 journos killed in Bangladesh since 1990: Report

 A total of 25 journalists were killed in Bangladesh in the past 25 years,  says the 25th report of International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) published on Wednesday.   The journalists were killed in the country…

Woman dies as bldg catches fire in Dhanmondi

An elderly woman died from panic as a fire broke out at a 12-storey building in the city’s Dhanmondi area early Sunday.   The deceased Munnujan Begum,75, a resident of the seventh floor of the building, died as she got panicked during the fire.   The fire originated from an electric short circuit of dark line on the ground floor of the building at about 1:20am,…

N Korea fires long-range rocket despite warnings

North Korea has fired a long-range rocket, which critics say is a test of banned missile technology.   The country had notified UN agencies in advance that it intended to put an earth observation satellite into orbit.   It appears the rocket was fired from a base in the north-west and passed over Japan's southern Okinawa islands.   The launch was condemned by…
1.7 crore people suffer from hearing impairments

1.7 crore people suffer from hearing impairments

  Around 1.7 crore people of different age groups have been suffering from hearing impairments…

Dhaka to seek compensation from Niko

Dhaka to seek compensation from Niko

Bangladesh will seek compensation from Niko Resources Ltd as the government was compelled to go for…

Administration not geared up to it

Administration not geared up to it

The administration itself stands as the main obstacle to the country’s becoming a middle income…


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