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15% VAT unchanged


Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said the uniform VAT rate will remain unchanged at 15 percent.There's a lot of

Statue of Lady Justice returns


The statue of Lady Justice removed from the Supreme Court premises has been reinstalled yesterday on nearby annex building

'Banking sector's crisis bad omen for economy'


The Centre for Policy Dialogue yesterday said Bangladesh's banking sector burdened with increasing bad loans and lack of governance

PM to urge peaceful use of nuclear energy


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Vienna Confe-rence on Tuesday will urge global leaders to shun nuclear proliferation and instead

They're now on the same page


The Awami League, the BNP and the Jatiyo Party are on the same page now.  Each of these

Melania's jacket draws attention in Sicily


Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana

Importance of fasting in Ramadan


'Roja' is a Persian word. Fasting is called Saom in Arabic. According to the dictionary, the meaning of the

Statue removal: Four protesters land in jail


A Dhaka court on Saturday sent four people, arrested during protests against the removal of the statue of Greek

Govt cheated, says Hefajat


After the reinstallation of the sculpture of Themis, Hefajat-E-Islam Organi-zing Secretary Azizul Haque Islamabadi expressed frustration. Terming the reinstallation

Two ministers defend removal of SC statue


A day after the removal of the Lady Justice statue from the Supreme Court premises, two ministers have strongly

Prime accused arrested


Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested the prime accused Faruk, 30, in a case filed regarding the dual suicide of

Efforts on to use religion for vote: Dr Kamal


Eminent jurist and Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Saturday bemoaned that efforts are there to cheaply use

UN seeks BD's ideas on sea resources, pollution


The United Nations (UN) wants Bangladesh to come up with positive ideas on how they can 'conserve' and 'sustainably

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'Philippines soldiers can rape during Martial Law'


Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte — congratulated last month by Donald Trump for his murderous war on

S Korea's vivacious new First Lady charms the nation


Seven years after dating a man who was put behind bars twice for staging pro-democracy protests, Ms Kim Jung Sook

Faced with ban, Myanmar hardline Ma Ba Tha monks change name


Myanmar's ultra-nationalist Ma Ba Tha movement announced Sunday (May 28) it was rebranding under a new name, days after Buddhist

Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146


Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid Sunday (May 28) to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island's worst

Pakistan calls on UN, int'l community to stop violence in Kashmir


Pakistan on Saturday called on the UN and the international community to stop the violence

Myanmar must investigate 'army beating' video


Myanmar authorities must investigate a video showing men in military uniforms viciously beating handcuffed detainees suspected of being ethnic rebel

Bangladeshis among 6 killed in Saudi road crash


Six people were killed and 81 others were injured in a five-bus collision on Madinah-Qassim highway

Sri Lanka mudslide, flood deaths rise to 126; 97 missing


Sri Lankan rescuers are taking advantage of improvingweather and receding floodwaters to reach thousands of people in

US and Japan to expand sanctions on Kim


Donald Trump has issued a stern warning to Kim Jong-un as he agreed with the Japanese Prime Minister to

Iraqi forces to seize last IS enclave in Mosul


Iraqi armed forces launched an operation on Saturday to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul, according to

Philippines turns to firepower


Philippine armed forces helicopters fired guided rockets at Islamist militant positions on Saturday in an attempt to end a

Modi, Rahul pay tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paid their tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal

Car bomber kills 18 in Afghanistan


A suicide car bomber killed 18 people in the eastern Afghan city of Khost on Saturday, officials said, in

Plane crashes near Everest injures three


A small plane carrying only crew members and cargo crashed near Mount Everest on Saturday, injuring all three people

Death toll rises to 100 in Sri Lanka mudslides


Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides on Saturday rose to

Malaysia steps up border security after attacks


Malaysia has stepped up its border security in the wake of attacks in Bangkok, Jakarta and Mindanao, Malaysian defense

Chaman border crossing opened after 22 days


Pakistan opened the Friendship Gate at Chaman border crossing on "humanitarian grounds" Saturday, 22 days after it was closed

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July-April sees better revised ADP implementation


The implementation rate of the Revised Annual Development Programme (RADP) during the July-April period of the outgoing fiscal year fared

BD set to get $616m from ADB for power sector dev


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $ 616 million to Bangladesh to implement a project for enhancing the coverage

Khaleda takes iftar with orphans, alem-ulema


BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia took iftar with orphans and alem-ulema (Islamic scholars) on the first

Govt plans to borrow Tk 73,828 cr in 2017-18 FY


The government has planned to borrow Tk 73,828 crore from banking and the non-banking sectors in the new fiscal year

ACC sues ex-IFIC bank director


The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday filed a case against a former director of

BIMSTEC FTA must go above, beyond: CPD


“The BIMSTEC FTA must impact above and beyond the bilateral and other trade agreements among

Rain brings relief to city dwellers


Light rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm swept different parts of the capital at Sunday noon brought

SC upholds Aslam Chy’s bail in sedition case


The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday upheld a High Court order that

Full verdict in blogger Rajib murder case published


A 163-page verdict for killing blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider in 2015 was published on the

PM’s Austria tour: Combating terrorism high on agenda


Bangladesh will discuss how effectively the global terrorism can be fought apart from discussing trade,

Statue removal: 4 arrestees get bail


A court here on Sunday granted bail to four people, arrested during protests

Bangladesh produces record 9358MW electricity


Bangladesh has generated 9,358 MW of electricity on Saturday night, a new milestone in country's

PM flies to Vienna tomorrow to join IAEA conference


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on a two-day official visit, leaves here for Vienna, Austria tomorrow

Holy Ramadan begins


The Holy Ramadan, the lunar month of self-purification through fasting and abstinence, has

Barapukuria graft case against Khaleda to continue: SC


The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday rejected a petition filed

Release of N’ganj teacher Shyamal Kanti demanded


Bangladesh Hindu Parishad claimed that schoolteacher Shyamal Kanti Bhakta has been victimized and demanded his immediate release. A vested

Police break up JU students' protests


Police have charged batons and used teargas shells to disperse Jahangirnagar University students blocking the Dhaka-Aricha Highway to protest

8 DSCC mobile courts to control price hike


There will be eight mobile courts of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) conducting drives at kitchen markets in Dhaka

Safe Motherhood Day today


The country will observe 'Safe Motherhood Day 2017' today in a befitting manner. The theme of the day this

Come forward, protest smoking publicly


Ant-tobacco campaigners called upon the people to come forward in protest against taking tobacco publicly, saying, "If necessary cases

Illegal, but usual!


Ramadan, the holy month for the Muslim, begins today. Customers said the prices of the essentials already have been

Dhaka artistes to join Kolkata Nazrul Mela


The first-ever Nazrul Mela will begin on June 1 at Sisir Mancha, Abanindra Sabhagriha and Gaganendra Shilpa Pradarshasala in

WASA's special measures for Ramadan


Water demand in Dhaka goes up during Ramadan and people blame Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA) for

Grand alumni meet held at North South University


A grand alumni meet was held at North South University on the university's 25 years celebration recently. Participated by

US wishes peaceful Ramadan


US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson has wished Muslims around the world a peaceful and blessed Ramadan."On behalf

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Mosul Civilians 'in grave danger'


Civilians are being hit hardest as Iraq's military assault on Mosul enters its final phase,

UK lowers attack threat level


British intelligence experts no longer believe another attack is imminent after police made significant progress in their investigation into a

BA delays expected as flights resume


British Airways has warned of further delays and cancellations as it resumes flights following the major IT failure that saw

New poll forecasts May’s election ‘debacle’


A new opinion poll has suggested that Theresa May is risking being ousted from Downing Street as Labour is on

Federal officials in Alaska probe 2 plane crashes; 4 dead


Federal investigators say 2 planes crashed more than 600 miles apart in Alaska almost simultaneously

Trump keeps world waiting on climate


Donald Trump has said he will decide whether to pull out of a key climate

AP source: Kushner sought secret communications with Russia


Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, proposed a secret

Pyongyang urges Seoul to cancel THAAD deployment


North Korea has urged South Korea to cancel the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude

British Intelligence identifies 23,000 jihadis in Britain


The British intelligence has identified 23,000 jihadis extremists living in the country as potential terrorist

Children saved from Nazi camps unveil monument to parents


The children saved by Sir Nicholas Winton from Nazi death camps have unveiled a monument

Spain saves 157 migrants in 5 boats crossing from Africa


Spain's maritime rescue service has saved 157 migrants from five small boats attempting to cross

37 people killed this year in land conflicts in Brazil


A leading Brazilian news outlet says nearly 40 people have been killed in land conflicts

Manchester attack: CCTV shows bomber


CCTV images showing suicide bomber Salman Abedi on the night he attacked Manchester Arena

Man who died trying to stop Muslim abuse 'a hero'


The mother of a US man who died protecting two young women from anti-Muslim harassment has called him

World awaits Trump climate decision


Donald Trump has said he will decide whether to pull out of a key

Putin, Macron to air tough issues at Versailles meet


France's new President Emmanuel Macron will hold delicate talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday with the

Disharmony at G7 as Trump plays his own tune


G7 nations risked unprecedented deadlock on Saturday as US President Donald Trump resisted pressure to sign up to joint

Erdogan told Merkel of anger over asylum


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his disapproval to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over her country's reportedly giving asylum

Pope denounces speculators in visit to industrial workers


Pope Francis highlighted the struggle workers face in a globalizing economy with a visit Saturday to a troubled steel

Armed police to patrol hundreds of weekend events in Britain


Armed police will guard hundreds of events across the UK this bank holiday weekend following a reassessment of security

Kushner undisclosed contacts with Russia envoy


US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kus-hner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the

Senate panel wants Trump campaign documents


The Senate Intelligence Committee, investigating Russian meddling in US 2016 election, has asked President Donald Trump's political organization to

US to test first ICBM interceptor


The US is set to perform an unprecedented test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) interceptor amid heightened tensions

Chili builds largest telescope


Construction began in Chile on Friday on the European Extremely Large Telescope, which when completed will be the world's

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Zimbabwe: From affluence to devastated economy


As Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe determined to pack up the roads and highways of Harare with a showdown by

Do we really want Mike Pence to be president?


The remarkable thing about Vice President Mike Pence is that he is not remarkable at all. That's one of

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Budget allocation for ailing banks or creation of AMC?


The government has allocated Tk5,000 crore in the last  fiscal year reportedly as per a recommendation by the International

The promise of China's Pearl River delta


July 1, 2017, will mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China, after more than a century

Surveillance of journalists better not thought of


An order and its withdrawal in swift succession last week reflects the lack of coherence often in our policy

Rebuilding America-Europe relations


It was not a summit to indulge the nostalgia of a painstakingly nurtured post-War partnership between the US and

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Chawkbazar still number one


Despite iftar shops flourishing and proliferating all over the capital, residents of Dhaka on Sunday still marked the onset

Prepaid meter in power sector by 2021: Nasrul


The entire power sector will be under prepaid metering system by 2021 as it would play a significant role

14 private economic zones get BEZA licenses


BEZA has issued licenses for 14 private economic zones till date so that they can carry out economic activities,

FBCCI for permanent tariff schedule


The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) have urged the government to create a permanent tariff

Lankan co to build power station in BD


Sri Lanka's Lakdhanavi, the power generation arm of LTL Holdings, will construct a 114 Mega Watt (mw) thermal power

RMG exporters want 5% cash incentive on export for 2yrs


Readymade Garment (RMG) exporters have demanded five percent cash incentives on export for two years which will be helpful

BB study suggests more efforts for wider MFS


Bangladesh mobile financial services are encouraging and need more efforts for wider coverage, according to a central bank working

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Why nuclear could become the next 'fossil' fuel


A gray dinosaur statue outside south Florida's largest power plant is meant to symbolize two decommissioned fossil fuel reactors, but

Oil traders punish OPEC for promising too much


As OPEC's latest meeting wrapped up in Vienna on Thursday night, ministers congratulated each other on its rare spirit

OPEC ponders how to co-exist with US oil


First, they ignored each other. Then, they went into a bruising fight. Finally, they are talking, albeit with opposing

Apple opens first official store in SE Asia


Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore on Saturday, drawing hundreds of excited fans to the swanky

Adani to pay royalties in full for coal mine


Adani Enterprises will get no exemption or discounted rates on royalties it has to pay to develop its Carmichael

Aramco IPO pitch Canada plays up natural resources expertise


The Toronto Stock Exchange's efforts to win a slice of the massive Saudi Aramco public listing plays up the

Dutch sperm bank doc scandal widening


At least three of 19 people who were allegedly fathered by a now-deceased Dutch doctor through IVF treatment came

Airbus starts construction of assembly line in China


Airbus Helicopters, the world's largest supplier of commercial helicopters, has started building an assembly line in China in what

Christmas comes for DR Congo's Kimbanguists


A cow carried on a stretcher as an offering plus a choir chanting effervescent songs of praise while a

Oil, banks trip up European shares


European shares slid in thin trade on Friday as shares in energy firms and banks dropped, ending a lackluster

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BTB campaigns in social media for tourism


Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) is now using different platforms of social media to attract more domestic and international tourists

Regent Air to expand routes in Middle East next year


Regent Airways, the renowned airline of Bangladesh will expand its routes in all countries of Middle East within next

Bangladesh now world's role model for dev: Amu


Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Saturday  said Bangladesh has now been emerged as a role model for development

Ring road construction going on


The construction work of the coastal road popularly known as ring road is progressing now. Several hundred workers are

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Farah runs year's fastest 5,000m in Oregon


British double Olympic champion Mo Farah made his last U.S. track race a special one, running the year's fastest 5,000

England win ODI series vs South Africa with 2-run win


Seamer Mark Wood bowled a sensational last over for England to beat top-ranked South Africa

Second Diplomat Cup Tennis begins in Dhaka


The second edition of Diplomat Cup Tennis tournament, organized by Bangladesh Tennis Federation (BTF), has begun on Friday at

Mahela Jayawardene named Khulna Titans coach


Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene was named on Friday as the head coach of the Bangladesh Premier League

I'm the favourite, I don't care, says Nadal


Rafael Nadal insisted Friday that he didn't care if he was regarded as the favourite for a 10th French

ICC security head assures players and fans safety


Ronnie Flanagan, the chairman of the ICC's anti-corruption and security unit (ACSU), has assured players and fans of safety

Petra Kvitova to play at French Open


Only two months after picking up her racket for the first time following a knife attack at her home,

Abahani beat Mohammedan in Premier league


A devastating bowling display by Abahani's Manan Sharma and Saqlain Sajib enabled the team to record an emphatic five-wicket

RTV emerge champions in DRU Handball


Private satellite channel RTV have emerged champions in the Atom Gum DRU Media Cup Handball beating SA TV by

Argentina crave new coach Sampaoli's magic touch


Argentina hope their new coach Jorge Sampaoli's magic touch, along with returning striker Lionel Messi's magic skills, will spirit

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42 JU students get bail


A Dhaka court granted bail to the 42 students of Jahangirnagar University, who were arrested with links to vandalism in

Woman hacked to death by husband in Natore


A man allegedly hacked his wife to death and also injured himself over a

Lightning strike kills fisherman in Laxmipur


A fisherman was died and four others were injured by a lightning strike while they

Litchi business creates huge jobs in Rangpur division


The litchi business has been getting momentum creating huge jobs for thousands of male and

Dream flight for 30 under privileged children


One of the favorite funs of Sohel Rana, an under privileged kid growing up at government

Rajshahi marginal dairy farmers need milk marketing scope


Marginal and medium dairy farmers in the city and its outskirts need proper milk marketing scope

Youth found dead in Faridpur


Police recovered a bullet-hit body of a young man from Hothath Bazar in Sadar upazila

Maritime ports asked to hoist signal No-1


The maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist

JU closed sine die, 42 students detained


Jahangirnagar University authorities have closed the university sine die and ordered the students to vacate the

Schoolboy to lose sight for laxity of school authority


The ignorance of school authority has led a class five schoolboy to lose his sight for ever in Saturia

Investment for girls' education stressed


Speakers here underscored on more investment for the girls children for making them educated and transforming them into worthy

Plantation can bring ecological balance


Educationists, environmentalists and human rights activists have stressed on massive tree plantation to mitigate the adverse impact of climate

Mysterious death of bank officer in Panchagarh


Death of a data entry officer of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) on Friday noon in Harivasha branch under

Govt ensures equal rights for all: Sharif


Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sharif said the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ensured equal rights and opportunities

KWASA to build sewerage treatment plants


Khulna Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (KWASA) will build three sewerage treatment plants gradually to improve sewerage system in

UP open budget vital for grassroots uplift works


Open announcement of annual budget is very vital for making the grassroots level infrastructural and other socio-economic development works

Technical education for youth stressed


Minister for Industries Amir Hossain Amu on Friday said about 60-70 percent people in developed countries are educated with

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Nayak Raj to get lifetime achievement award


Legendary Bangladeshi actor and film director, Abdur Razzak, more commonly referred to as Nayak Raj Razzak, has been conferred

Clapton honoured by France


Guitar legend Eric Clapton has been honoured by France for his services to music, the French embassy in London

Nazrul's 118th birthday celebrated in N’ganj


Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam Smrity Shongshad, Naraynaganj celebrated rebel poet's 118th birth anniversary on Friday. On this occasion

Nusraat Faria heavily criticized for Allah Meherban


Nusraat Faria, one of the country's new generation film stars, has come under fire by social media users for

Paris Jackson mistaken for homeless person on set


Michael Jackson's teenage daughter Paris was left stunned after she was mistaken for a homeless person on the set

Ben and Christine split after 17 years of marriage


After 17 years of marriage, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are calling it quits. The pair exclusively announced their

Amber Heard's sex scene led to split with Johnny Depp?


The producers of London Fields have claimed that Johnny Depp's jealousy over ex-wife Amber Heard's explicit sex scenes in

Ranveer Singh gets injured on Padmavati's sets


Ranveer Singh was injured in the head while shooting the climax of Padmavati in Mumbai, a source close to

Ariana plans Manchester benefit gig


US pop star Ariana Grande said on Friday that she will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the

Kirsten bursts into tears on Cannes red carpet


Kirsten Dunst was unexpectedly hit with a wave of emotion and burst into tears while walking The Beguiled red

Sohail: It was a no-brainer for me to say yes to Tubelight


Actor Sohail Khan has said he immediately jumped at the offer of acting in Tubelight because he wanted to

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Dream flight for 30 under privileged children


One of the favorite funs of Sohel Rana, an under privileged kid growing up at government children family in

London airports mayhem


British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports Saturday as a global IT failure causes severe

Citizenship bill irks expats


Bangladeshi expatriates living abroad, especially in the UK, the USA, Canada and Australia, have demanded substantial changes in the

BNP enforces half-day hartal in Khulna


The half-day hartal, enforced by the Khulna district unit BNP protesting killing of its leader Alauddin Mithu, passed off

Nobody to take action against illegal stairs!


Ignoring the public demand of removing the stairs from Mayor Mohammad Hanif flyover, the fund-providing organization Orion Infrastru-cture Limited

BIMSTEC urges practical approach to regional help


The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation or BIMSTEC has big plans, but must also

KSA to behead disabled man for protesting


A court in Saudi Arabia has upheld a death sentence for a disabled man who was arrested after he

Explosives found in 'militant den'


Law enforcers recovered seven grenades, three bombs and three suicide vests from a 'militant den' in Namagenda area of

BDDL deceiving clients for years


Building Design & Development Limited (BDDL) has been deceiving its clients for years by mal-motivating to purchase plots and

Ganabhaban security cop dies at DMCH


A policeman, who was shot outside the prime minister's residence, has succumbed to his injuries while being treated at

Road crashes kill 10 in 4 districts


Ten people were killed and 32 others injured in separate road accidents in Dinajpur, Gaibandha, Bagerhat and Mymensingh districts

Rapists caught thru facebook by victim


A 22-year-old American girl of Indian origin, who was staying at a hotel in Paharganj, India and was raped

Mugabe 'not given chance to speak in Mexico'


Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, reportedly left Cancún, Mexico on Thursday in a huff after he was not given

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