Ershad asks Mamata for help

Jatiya Party leader asked West Bengal chief minister to help stop ‘encroachment’ on his family’s land

Dalit vs Dalit in Indian presidential race

The next resident of Rashtrapati Bhaban in Delhi will be the second dalit President of India

A salesman checks a customer's iPhone at a mobile phone store in New Delhi, India, Jul 27, 2016. Reuters

iPhone turns 10

Apple has sold over a billion of the smartphones since its launch on Jun 29, 2007

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal (File Photo)

Delay for flawless chargesheet: Kamal

The home minister says a year after Gulshan cafe attack that killed 17 foreigners

The Chinese flag is raised by People's Liberation Army soldiers to signal Hong Kong's return to Chinese sovereignty after 156 years of British rule, in Hong Kong, July 1, 1997. Reuters File Photo

20 years of Hong Kong since end of British rule

The city will mark 20 years since it returned to Chinese sovereignty after 156 years of British rule

US Defence Minister James N. Mattis talks at a press conference before the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan at the George C. Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Jun 28, 2017. Reuters

What next in Afghanistan?

US will send more troops to help Afghans "break the stalemate" against resurgent Taliban rebels

Solar panels are seen in front of a natural gas power plant at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center in McCarran, Nevada, US on Sep 16, 2014. Reuters

Trump to promote US natural gas exports

US sees growth in LNG exports as a way to reduce trade deficits with other nations

FILE PHOTO -- Passengers use their laptops on a flight out of John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York, US, May 26, 2017. Picture taken May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

US unveils plan to avoid laptop ban on flights

Department of Homeland Security unveils the enhanced airline security measures

Caption: An aerial photo of wildfires burning across almost 50,000 acres near the ski resort of Brian Head, about 245 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah is shown in this handout photo provided Jun 27, 2017. Reuters

1500 flee US wildfire

The blaze has scorched nearly 50,000 acres

A woman, centre, casts her vote during the first phase of municipal polls in Thimi, Nepal May 14, 2017. Reuters

Crucial Nepal election enters second round

The poll is a key step to holding a general election


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Garment makers get more corporate tax benefits

Muhith lowers corporate tax further to 12% from proposed 15% for garment makers

Australian Cardinal George Pell leaves at the end of a meeting with the victims of sex abuse, at the Quirinale hotel in Rome, Italy, March 3, 2016. Reuters

Vatican cardinal charged with sexual assault

George Pell faces multiple charges of ‘historic sexual offences’

A woman poses for a photograph with the Harry Potter trolley at Kings Cross Station, in London, Britain Jun 26, 2017. The first Harry Potter book, 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' was first published 20 years ago. Reuters

Fans celebrate 20th anniversary of Harry Potter

Monday markedd the 20th anniversary of the release of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’