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  • PayPal Xoom launched in Bangladesh

    Prime Minister's ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy yesterday said time to bring money from abroad through hundi and corruption was

  • Most parties want army deployment during election

    During the polls talks with the Election Commission, most political parties wanted the deployment of the army and dissolution of

  • Back to 'rat theory'

    Over three months after the Anti-Corruption Commission sued 61 people for mismanagement and corruption in the construction of

  • Graft charges false: Khaleda

    A Dhaka court yesterday granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, recalling the warrant for her arrest in two graft cases tied to Zia

  • Rohingya influx

    Shift Rohingyas from tourist town

    Representatives from Cox's Bazar 's Civil Society and non-government organisations yesterday formed a forum demanding the shifting of Rohingyas from the tourist town, protecting local environment and upholding human rights of the Rohingyas.

  • Tax trouble for landlords

    Already grappled with soaring prices of essentials, tenants in the capital are likely to find themselves in more trouble as the authorities are increasing the tax on holdings manifold. Although the building owners are to pay the tax, the tenants fear they will have to bear the brunt in the end. They say the landlords will realise a major part of the revised amount from them.

  • CEC praises AL for development

    Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda yesterday said the Awami League has taken the country to the "highway of development".

  • AB special hands SA series win

    It was evident long before yesterday's second ODI at Boland Park that Bangladesh were completely outmatched by hosts South Africa

  • 88pc accused acquitted

    Bellal Hossain Sabuj landed in jail four months ago in a mugging case but he walked out of jail two months later on bail. He then

  • Khaleda back home

    Khaleda back home after 3 months

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was given a warm welcome by her party men on her return home from London yesterday after three months.

  • Myanmar atrocities

    Testimony of destruction

    The UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs has viewed dozens of burned and destroyed villages in northern Rakhine during his recent tour by air, and called on Myanmar to investigate allegations of human rights abuses by security forces. It was the first visit by a top UN official from its New York headquarters since the latest violence began in Rakhine in late August, forcing nearly 6,00,000 Rohingya to cross into Bangladesh in one of the worst and fastest growing humanitarian crisis in history.

  • Maldivian Vogue Model Raudha Athif

    Probe finds Raudha was not murdered

    Maldivian model Raudha Athif took her own life out of frustration over her breakup with her boyfriend, found an investigation by the

  • BNP plans big for Khaleda's return today

    The BNP is planning a large gathering to receive party chief Khaleda Zia today at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

  • Tigers in S Africa: Second ODI today

    The action on a punishing tour of South Africa shifts to Paarl as Bangladesh try to avoid another embarrassment after a record 10-wicket

  • AL won't budge on polls under incumbents

    During its dialogue with the Election Commission today, the ruling Awami League is going to place an 11-point proposal, including

  • Poverty Map of Bangladesh

    Rich become richer, poor get poorer

    The poor's share in the national income eroded further in the past six years, with the richer segment of the population having bigger stakes.

  • Rohingya influx, hunger report, un

    UN shelved hunger report on Rohingyas

    The UN World Food Programme withdrew a critical report revealing desperate hunger that the persecuted Rohingya population had been living with in Rakhine State of Myanmar, as its government demanded it be taken down.

  • Rohingya influx, Naf River

    Urgent need for fund, aid

    Amid fresh waves of Rohingya influx, the UN has urged the international community to come together to support the October 23 pledging conference to meet the life-saving needs of the displaced Myanmar nationals and to promote their safe return home. Three UN-led aid bodies have appealed for $434 million over six months (Sept 2017 to Feb 2018) to help up to 1.2 million people, including some 400,000 Rohingyas already in Bangladesh before the latest crisis began in late August.

  • Crack Platoon's Chullu no more

    He was a member of the special squad that shook the confidence of the Pakistan occupation army and unnerved them using clandestine commando attacks during the 1971 Liberation War.

  • Poverty Level Chart of Bangladesh

    Poverty reduction rate slows down

    Bangladesh's rate of poverty reduction has slowed down in recent years.

  • Fire kills five of a Bangladeshi family in Kuwait

    A Bangladeshi woman and her four children were killed after a fire broke out in a building in Salmiya area of Kuwait yesterday, reports the Kuwait Times, a local English daily.

  • Myanmar Rohingya refugee crisis

    Rohingya Crisis: EU doors closed for Myanmar generals

    The European Union has said it will suspend invitations to Myanmar military commanders over the “disproportionate” use of force that has driven more than half a million Rohingyas out of the country.

  • Myanmar Rohingya refugee crisis

    Large influx again

    At least 12 people drowned and dozens remained missing after a boat carrying Rohingyas sank in the Naf River yesterday, as more than 30,000 Myanmarese nationals joined half a million others who crossed over into Bangladesh since late August. The dead include seven women and four children aged between one and four. Fifteen boat people have been rescued.

  • Some still driving on the wrong side

    It seems that the strict enforcement of traffic rules has brought some discipline on the city streets, but some vehicles are still found going against traffic.

  • Mushfiqur Rahim

    Proteas prove superiority

    Halfway through South Africa's cakewalk to what seemed like a challenging target of 279 on a clear and windy day in Kimberley's Diamond Oval the large Bangladesh contingent, who were shouting themselves hoarse during the first half of the first ODI, became

  • Mirza Fakhrul Islam

    BNP's 20-point proposal to EC

    The BNP yesterday placed before the Election Commission a set of proposals, including dissolution of parliament and a polls-time 'supportive government' to oversee the next parliamentary election.

  • Law Student Rupa Killing: Five charged with rape, murder

    Police yesterday charged five transport workers for gang raping and killing law student Rupa Khatun on a running bus on August 25.

  • Rohingya Persecution: WB suspends $200m loan for Myanmar

    The World Bank has suspended $200 million loan as budget support to the Myanmar government due to the persecution of Rohingyas of Rakhine State.

  • Deported Militants: Rab arrests 2 convicted in Singapore

    Rab yesterday arrested two deported Bangladeshis from the capital's Sabujbagh area. The duo served jail time in Singapore after being convicted for having links to terror financing.

  • Bangladesh Supreme Court

    SC admin reshuffled

    Two days after Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha flew to Australia, the Supreme Court brought major changes in its administration by transferring 10 key officials including the registrar general.