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  • Bangladesh High Court

    Patuakhali quack lands in jail after surrender

    The High Court hands over Rajon Das, an alleged quack of Patuakhali who administered a surgery and left cotton inside the belly of a patient, to police after he surrendered.

  • New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

    A powerful flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through old-growth brush in canyons and along hillsides toward coastal towns.

  • Apparel export to US falls 4.22pc

    Bangladesh's garment export to the US fell in the 10 months into October this year with higher shipments from competing countries

  • Bangla Academy: Custodian of Bengali language for 62 years

    Contrary to popular belief, the idea of establishing Bangla Academy predates the language movement.

  • SKorea imposes new sanctions on NKorea

    South Korea adds several North Korean groups and individuals to its sanctions list in a largely symbolic move that is part of efforts to cut off funding for the North’s weapons programs.

  • Bett Asia 2017

    Emerging technologies in education: Bett Asia 2017

    The Bett Show (formerly known as the British Educational Training and Technology Show) is an annual trade show in

  • New test captain Shakib Al Hasan

    Shakib new Test captain

    Bangladesh's star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was yesterday named the new captain of the national Test team and will replace Mushfiqur

  • Rohingya Refugees - Repatriation or resettlement?

    In the past weeks, three important developments related to the Rohingya issue took place. First was the agreement between the governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on the refugee repatriation.

  • 228 charged with Nasirnagar attack

    Police yesterday pressed charges against 228 suspects including several Awami League and BNP leaders for the attacks on Hindu communities in Nasirnagar 13 months ago.

  • Brendon McCullum and Johnson Charles

    To be continued

    There were chaotic scenes in the second qualifier game between Rangpur Riders and Comilla Victorians last night, after rain had earlier forced a stop to the game in the Bangladesh Premier League at the Sher-e-Bangla national stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

  • President leaves for OIC summit on Jerusalem

    The president and the prime minister begin their three-day separate overseas tour today. They will visit Turkey and France respectively to attend a special summit of Islamic leaders over the Jerusalem issue and a planet summit to fight against climate change.

  • BSF members

    BSF shot dead 2 Bangladeshis

    Indian Border Security Force shot dead two Bangladeshi cattle "smugglers" along Diar Manik Char border in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi early yesterday.

  • Assault on Law Enforcers: Police accuse 200 in 2 cases

    Police yesterday filed two cases against around 200 people on charge of assaulting six law enforcers during a drive to arrest a trader at Fortune Shopping Mall in the city's Mouchak area on Saturday night.

  • Finance Minister AMA Muhith

    BB Heist: Muhith wants to 'wipe out' Manila bank

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith said on Saturday he wanted to “wipe out” a Philippines bank that was used to channel $81 million stolen from the Bangladeshi central bank's account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year.

  • Election Commission

    EC to decide on DNCC by-polls in a few days

    The Election Commission will decide within a day or two when the by-polls to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation will be held, acting secretary of the commission Helaluddin Ahmed said yesterday.

  • The new wave of resistance

    When Donald Trump won the 2016 elections by brazenly exploiting the racial divide and targeting immigrants, he unleashed the primal roar of disaffected white working-class voters who felt abandoned by the Washington Establishment and the Democratic Party.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    Every house to get power

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday again reiterated her government's commitment to provide electricity to every house by producing electricity from different sources.

  • Bounty on 5 for double murder in Moulvibazar

    Moulvibazar police has announced a Tk 50,000 bounty on each of the five suspects in the murder of two students at Moulvibazar Government High School Thursday evening.

  • Egypt reveals mummy from tomb in Luxor

    Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a mummy in one of two previously unexplored tombs across the Nile from the southern city of Luxor, the antiquities ministry said Saturday.

  • NRBC Bank’s board restructured

    NRBC Commercial Bank restructures its board of directors in a move to restore corporate governance and depositors’ confidence.

  • NRBC bank goes thru' overhaul

    The NRB Commercial Bank yesterday restructured its board of directors to help restore corporate governance and depositors' confidence in it.

  • Shakib replaces Mushfiqur as Test captain

    The BCB announced that Mushfiqur Rahim has been replaced as Test captain by Shakib Al Hasan for the home series against Sri Lanka in January

  • Nepal Election: Communist parties likely to win big

    A leftist alliance between Nepal's former Maoist rebels and moderate communists appeared to be heading for a victory in elections aimed at completing a transition to democracy after the abolition of the monarchy and end to civil war.

  • Transcom Group ED Obaidur passes away

    Obaidur Rahman Khan, executive director of Transcom Group, died in his Gulshan home in the capital at 10:30pm on Saturday.

  • Civil activists raise serious concern over enforced disappearance

    Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, a civil activist and founder of the Gonoshasthaya Kendra, has raised serious concern about enforced disappearances, murder and extra-judicial killings and said such incidents are not coming to an end because the authorities are not interested to do so.

  • BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia

    Review decision on Jerusalem, Khaleda urges Trump

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia says US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will seriously affect peace and stability in the Middle East.

  • Adiba Islam Hridi

    Heart wrenching appeal from families of missing

    Adiba Islam Hridi, the seven-year-old daughter of Chhatra Dal leader Parvez Hossain who remains missing since 2013, seeks Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s intervention in finding her father.

  • Preaching love through Lalon, Baul Shafi Mondol

    In this exclusive interview, Shafi Mondol talks about his spiritual journey and shares his opinions on the future of Lalon music.

  • Aminul, 28 others remanded over BNP-cop clash

    BNP’s sports affairs secretary Aminul Huq and 28 other activists of the party have been remanded in five lawsuits filed over last week’s clash with police in Dhaka.

  • BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

    Democracy, human rights ruined: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says that the ruling quarter has “destroyed” the country’s democracy and human rights unleashing the state machineries.