Evening News Highlights

Prothom Alo English Evening News Highlights

Dear readers, good evening. We are bringing you some of the top stories we covered throughout the day so that you do not miss anything important.


Darkened plane, silent overnight train: how Biden got to Kyiv

US President Joe Biden checks his watch as he goes over his speech marking the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine after a surprise visit to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in Kyiv on February 20, 2023

President Joe Biden's surprise visit Monday morning to wartime Kyiv began in the dead of night at a military airport hangar outside Washington.

At 4:00 am (0900 GMT) Sunday -- unbeknown to the world's media, the Washington political establishment or American voters -- the 80-year-old Democrat boarded an Air Force Boeing 757, known as a C-32.


Committee carrying out inquiry at Deshratna Sheikh Hasina Hall

Kushtia Islamic University's Deshratna Sheikh Hasina Hall
Prothom Alo

The inquiry committee formed upon orders of the High Court and the university inquiry committee, are carrying out investigations for the second day into the incident of a first-year student being tortured at Deshratna Sheikh Hasina Hall of Kushtia Islamic University.


Ex-leader of Teknaf AL arrested with yaba

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained a former leader of Awami League of Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar with 5185 pieces of yaba pills. The arrested Md Hafez Ullah, 63, a son of Tamim Golal of Teknaf Sadar union parishad’s Dailpara, was former organisaing secretary of the ruling Awami League.


Fire-ravaged Gulshan building not yet declared safe: Police

Firefighters rescue a baby from fire-ravaged building in Gulshan on 19 February.
Sazid Hossain

The fire-ravaged multi-storied building in the capital’s Gulshan hasn’t been declared risk-free yet. While talking to Prothom Alo, deputy commissioner (DC) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), Abdul Ahad, came up with this disclosure.


BNP pays tributes to Language Movement martyrs

BNP pays tributes to Language Movement martyrs

BNP on Tuesday paid tributes to the 1952 Language Movement martyrs marking Amar Ekushey, the Language Martyrs Day, and the International Mother Language Day. Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) central leaders led by its standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain reached the Central Shaheed Minar around 12:30 pm after waiting for nearly five hours and placed a wreath at its altar.


Putin suspends US nuclear treaty, vows to keep fighting in Ukraine

Russian president Vladimir Putin holds his annual press conference at the Manezh exhibition hall in central Moscow on 23 December 2021

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday suspended Moscow's participation in a nuclear arms reduction treaty with Washington during a speech in which he accused the West of escalating the Ukraine conflict.


I’ll keep on protesting: Fulpori

Torture victim Fulpori Khatun
Prothom Alo

Monday 6:25pm. Coming out of the Islamic University faculty building, Fulpori got into a car with the probe committee members. A journalist asked her, “What would you do if what’s happened to you is repeated with someone else at the university in future?”

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