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  • JS gets budget of Tk 332 crore

    The Parliament Secretariat Commission yesterday approved a Tk 332.53 crore budget for the Jatiya Sangsad for its development and non-development expenditures in the next fiscal year.

  • Shahjahan Mia

    On a mission to change lives

    A banker by profession, Md Shahjahan Mia set out on a noble mission – to eradicate illiteracy from Nahata Union in Mohammadpur upazila, Magura.

  • 7 killed in Rio police raid

    Seven people, including a drug trafficker wanted for his alleged role in a 2016 gang rape that shocked Brazil, were killed Saturday during a large-scale police raid on crime-ridden favelas.

  • Khaleda seeks HC bail in three cases

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday filed three separate petitions with the High Court seeking bail in three different cases.

  • Cybercrime on the rise

    Barely a month after they tied the knot, Aleya (not her real name) and her husband got the shock of their lives.

  • Cheaper than last year

    Prices of rice, both coarse and fine, have dropped in wholesale and retail markets of Dinajpur this Ramadan.

  • Dylan's guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

    A guitar that played a key role in Bob Dylan's artistic evolution from folk music to rock fetched a half million at auction on Saturday.

  • Couldn't care less

    The government call for renewing motor vehicles' fitness certificates largely went in vain as owners of only 16 out of over 56,000 vehicles that did not obtain the certificate in more than a decade responded within the deadline of April 30.

  • RSF slams curbs on Pak paper Dawn

    International media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the disruption in distribution of Pakistan's oldest newspaper Dawn after it published an interview suggesting that Pakistani militants were behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

  • IS begins quitting last pocket of Syria's capital

    Islamic State group fighters began evacuating their final stronghold in southern Damascus yesterday, a monitor said, bringing Syria's government closer than ever to flushing out the last threat to the capital.

  • Pope to appoint 14 new cardinals

    Pope Francis announced yesterday that he will hold a meeting of the Church's top council to appoint 14 new cardinals next month, including from Iraq, Pakistan, Madagascar and Japan.

  • French police arrest 'Chechen' with electrical equipment

    French police said yesterday they would detain a man for another 24 hours after he was arrested with electrical equipment that could be used to make an explosive device.

  • Sudan protests against Egyptian TV serial

    Sudan said Saturday it has complained to Cairo about an Egyptian television serial that shows some Egyptians living in the African country being involved in "terrorism".

  • China air force lands bombers on South China Sea island

    China's air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement.

  • Indonesian parents wait for justice 20 yrs after Suharto's fall

    Almost every week Asih Widodo attends a vigil outside Indonesia's presidential palace, seeking justice for his son who died in an orgy of violence after the fall of dictator Suharto.

  • France warns Italy against breaking EU commitments

    The stability of the eurozone will be at stake if a populist new government in Italy fails to keep its financial commitments, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire warned yesterday.

  • Jailed, exiled ministers find place in Catalonia govt

    Catalonia's new president Quim Torra on Saturday named two former ministers jailed by Madrid for backing independence from Spain, together with two others who fled into exile, to his regional government.

  • Bashundhara City Raid: Traders gang up on customs officials

    Traders from the capital's Bashundhara City confined a group of customs officials for more than two hours after the officials seized cell phones being sold at the mall by “dodging duties”.

  • Myanmar Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh

    Leave no-man's land

    Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) yesterday asked Rohingyas living on no man's land along the Tombru border in Bandarban to leave the area.

  • Robbers in guise of cops

    A gang of 10 to 12 armed robbers disguised as police intercepted a boat and proceeded to loot the passengers of their cash, three cell phones and other goods.

  • Pakistan protests as Modi opens hydro power plant

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday inaugurated a hydroelectric power plant in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, amid protests from neighbour Pakistan which says the project on a river flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies.

  • Sundarbans

    Sundarbans: Cancel all industrial units

    National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports has reiterated its demand for cancelling all kinds of industrial

  • 3 die as car hits auto rickshaw

    Three people, including a CNG-run auto-rickshaw driver were killed as a car hit an auto-rickshaw in Brahmanbaria on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway.

  • Hitler definitely died in 1945

    Adolf Hitler definitely died in 1945 in Berlin, from taking cyanide and a bullet, according to French researchers who were given rare access to fragments of the dictator's teeth held in Moscow.

  • College student stabbed to death in Ctg

    A female college student was stabbed to death and her sister-in-law was badly injured in an attack by unidentified people at the latter's home in the district's Hathazari upazila on Friday Night.

  • Greek parliament sends Novartis bribe probe back to court

    The Greek parliament yesterday ended a probe into alleged kickbacks paid by Swiss pharma giant Novartis to senior politicians, saying it did not have the jurisdiction to investigate bribery and money laundering claims.

  • Peace begins with smile

    When one walks through the entrance to the Bangladesh Rapidly Deployable Battalion headquarters in Bunia of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first thing that catches the eye is a huge plaque that says "Peace begins with a smile".

  • No answer

    As the body of Nazim Uddin was lowered to the grave in his village home yesterday, his daughter Nusrat Jahan Moon kept on calling him on his mobile phone.

  • Cash is king

    Ousted Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has been summoned by the anti-graft agency amid a probe into troubled state fund 1MDB, sources said yesterday, after police launched pre-dawn raids on premises linked to Najib and confiscated jewellery, luxury handbags and cash.

  • Transparency International Bangladesh TIB

    Parliament Watch: TIB gives clarification

    The Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) sent a clarification regarding its study report on parliament published in The Daily Star yesterday headlined "Only 24 hrs spent on lawmaking in 2017".