What's Next: March 15, 2018

Nepali students, who study in Bangladesh, take part in a candlelight vigil in honour of the Kathmandu plane crash victims in Dhaka, on March 13, 2018.
Nepali students, who study in Bangladesh, take part in a candlelight vigil in honour of the Kathmandu plane crash victims in Dhaka, on March 13, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

Day of mourning for air crash victims

The Bangladeshi government has declared a day of state mourning today for the victims of the US-Bangla Airlines plane crash in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday. The decision was taken at an emergency Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. At least 51 people were killed when the plane crashed and burst into flames while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport.


Honouring exemplary caregivers

Caregivers, who often make multiple sacrifices to look after their loved ones, are being honoured at a dinner tonight. At the event, which is organised by non-profit Silver Caregivers Cooperative, awards will be given out to exemplary caregivers. The organisation also hopes to raise awareness of the needs and challenges of caregivers through the dinner.


Data on new private home sales

New private home sales figures for last month will be released today. Market watchers said the numbers are expected to be modest as there were no new launches, and many home buyers were busy preparing for Chinese New Year, which fell in February.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 15, 2018, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe