Dhaka: 7:20 PM, Sun, 15 Dec, 2019

Philippines earthquake pegged at magnitude 6.9

A powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake in southern Philippines killed at least one person Sunday and caused the collapse of a three-story building, sparking a desperate effort to reach an unknown number of people who may have been trapped inside, officials said.

Genocide in Kashmir, Assam a step away: US expert

An internationally acclaimed expert on genocide has grimly warned that Muslims in the Indian state of Assam and occupied Kashmir are just one step away from extermination, as he drew parallels between Narendra Modi’s government and Germany under the Nazis.

'Flexibility' call to reach UN climate consensus

The Chilean official leading UN climate negotiations has appealed to delegates to show flexibility, as they struggle to reach agreement on crucial measures needed to tackle climate change.

UN talks in Madrid hit rough waters

UN climate talks appear to be in trouble as they head into extra time.

Nepal bomb blast kills 3

Three people, including a police official, were killed when a bomb exploded in southern Nepal early Saturday.

Pak police hunt PM Imran Khan's nephew

Police in Pakistan have raided the home of Prime Minister Imran Khan's nephew for taking part in a violent protest at a hospital in which three patients died.

Tension in West Bengal

Tension prevailed in West Bengal, a day after protesters against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) blocked roads and vandalised railway stations.

Protests against Citizenship Act continue in Bengal

A portion of a railway station complex was set on fire in West Bengal as protesters continued to block road and disrupt rail services in different parts of the state over the amended Citizenship Act, which has seen violent protests in the Northeast, particularly Assam where two people were killed in police firing after thousands descended on the streets in defiance of a curfew.

UK polls: Conservatives win overall majority

The Conservatives have won an overall majority in the general election, passing the 326-seat threshold with constituencies still to declare.

UK polls: Tulip Siddiq wins for third consecutive term

Tulip Siddiq, the granddaughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has been elected in the parliamentary polls in UK.

US urges India to protect rights of religious minorities

The United States has urged India to protect the rights of religious minorities in the country in keeping with the constitution and democratic values as it continues to monitor the developments in various Indian states related to the contentious Citizenship Act.

Indefinite curfew imposed in Meghalaya

Mobile internet and SMS services were blocked across Meghalaya for two days, and an indefinite curfew imposed in parts of capital city Shillong after unrest flared in the state on Thursday over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill or CAB.

Boris Johnson on course to win majority

Boris Johnson is set to win a majority of 86 with Labour losing 71 seats, the general election exit poll suggests.

5 killed in Assam

Five people were killed and many others injured in police firing and violence in Assam's Guwahati amid a raging agitation against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Suu Kyi slammed for ‘silence’ over Myanmar genocide claims

The Gambia hit out Thursday at Aung San Suu Kyi’s “silence” over the plight of Rohingya Muslims after the Nobel peace laureate defended Myanmar against genocide charges at the UN’s top court.