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Running after affluence pollutes politics: President

President Abdul Hamid has called upon the political parties to lay higher emphasis on people's welfare saying that politics

Release climate funds, PM urges world leaders

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged world leaders to ensure release of the funds they pledge to combat climate

Second phase of Biswa Ijtema begins today

Lakhs of Muslims from the country and across the world have already congregated on the bank of the Turag

BD for establishing rights of Rohingyas

A top official of Bangla-desh government gave a call on Thursday for ensuring rights of Rakhine Muslims and sustainable

All eyes on Donald Trump inauguration

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to stream into Washington on 20 January to watch as President-elect Donald

Rampal plant defended at WEF

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina once again strongly defended the construction of Rampal coal-fired power plant project in Bagerhat when

Obama vows to speak out on 'core values'

President Barack Obama vowed that he would not fade into the background once he leaves office and promised to

BNP has no more chance for EC talk, says Quader

Road Transports and Bridges Minister and Awami League's General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said that Bangla-desh Nationalist Party (BNP)

Ministry of Home split into two divisions

The home ministry has been divided into two divisions. The Cabinet Division issued a circular on Thursday saying that

'Governance, land admin interrelated'

The European Union (EU) has underlined the importance of land management for the social and economic development of Bangladesh

Restore calm: OIC asks Myanmar

The OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) on Thursday called upon the government of Myanmar to take decisive steps

BNP expects neutral EC from President

BNP has expressed its hope that the President will form a neutral search committee to constitute an impartial and

Michelle shares last walk through White House

While the fact that leaving US President Barack Obama will no longer be serving us with his inspiring words

BSMMU VC works with muscle power

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Vice Chance-llor Kamrul Hasan Khan allegedly assaulted Pro-Vice Chancellor ASM Zakaria Swapan at

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Many feared dead as hig rise collapses

Many firefighters are feared dead after a landmark high-rise building in Iran's capital, Tehran, caught fire and collapsed, state

'Paris climate deal must not be allowed to fail'

The world must not allow the Paris climate deal to be "derailed" or continue to inflict irreparable damage on

Modi refuses to step in over bull-wrestling ban

Prime Minister Naren-dra Modi refused Thurs-day to overturn a Supreme Court ban on a festival featuring young men wrestling

Assad says Astana talks will focus on ceasefire

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said peace talks in the Kazakh capital next week will focus on enforcing a

North Korea preparing to launch new missiles

North Korea is preparing to test new rockets, a report said Thursday, after its leader Kim Jong-Un said the

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Shaheed Asad Day today

The nation will recall the sacrifice of student leader Asad today, whose death in police firing triggered the 1969

Workshop on confident speaking at CUB

A workshop titled 'Public Speaking with Confidence' was held at Canadian University of Bangladesh (CUB) yesterday. School of Liberal

Wife goes to police after killing husband

A woman in the capital surrendered to police after killing her husband. The deceased was identified as Fazal Mia,

DNCC begins shop owners’ rehabilitation

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq said the rehabilitation of the affected shop owners of Gulshan DNCC

Old Dhaka's chemical store shift from Mar 1

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon said the relocation of chemical storehouses of old Dhaka will start

Press confce on anti-tobacco pictorial warning Sunday

Anti-tobacco campaigners have conducted a survey in eight divisional cities of the country to assess the impact of pictorial

Uttara Sec-14 Association AGM January 27

The 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Uttara Sector-14 Welfare Association will be held at the play ground in

Two web-based prison vans inaugurated

Two high-tech prison vans, which have wifi, CCTV camera and web-based surveillance system, were inaugurated at Dhaka Central Jail

Business skill course begins at BUP

The opening ceremony of 'Business Communic-ation Skill Course' was held at Bangladesh University of Professionals on Wednesday. The purpose

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All world leaders to get an even start with me: Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump has said he will give all world leaders "an even start" when he takes up

Thousands of retired Britons in EU may be forced to return

Hundreds of thousands of elderly Britons living in Europe may be forced to return to the UK unless the

Visa restrictions may affect Britain's trade with India

Britain's commercial ties with India are likely to be challenged by the British Premier Theresa May's denial to amend

US 'dancing, laughter' cancer woman dies

A cancer patient who inspired millions by dancing on camera in her hospital ward has died from the disease,

Ex-US President HW Bush, wife Barbara hospitalized

George HW Bush has been admitted to an intensive care unit and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a

Death toll in Mali suicide blast rises to 60

A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle penetrated a camp in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing at least 60

Gambia awaits inauguration of new president

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow was to take power Thursday, capping weeks of tension over Yahya Jammeh's refusal to quit

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The second coming of Barack Obama

President Barack Obama appears anxious to build on his legacy as his term comes to an end. From the

Snowden does not deserve the threat

The last time I saw Edward Snowden, while on assignment for The Financial Times in September, he was not

Trump challenged by own character

Even before his historic inauguration on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump has already

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Green energy: A new area of investment in Bangladesh

With an increasing demand of digitalization of human activities, needs for energy, software and hardware are increasing geometrical proportion.

Bangladesh's women journalists rise against the odds

Journalism is a profession that attracts both sexes, but social taboos and hostile office climates have kept the numbers

Saving thousands of trees

The Government has recently nodded a move to cut 13,356 trees at Shal Forest of Gazipur, popularly known as

May's tight-rope walk to Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on her government's plans for Britain's exit from the EU was many things

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Muhith for strong local government to sustain growth

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday underscored the need for further strengthening the local government bodies to sustain the

Five lakh people to get training under SEIP

The government has initiated programs to train up five lakh people for ensuring their employment by 2020 to supplement

Walton launches two new laptop models at DITF

The country's electronics giant Walton launched two new models of laptop, featured with 14-inch High Definition Display, Intel Quad

Coca-Cola bottling plant opens at Bhaluka

US-based company Coca-Cola, a global leader in the beverage industry, formally opened its new bottling plant at Bhaluka, Mymensingh

Stocks end week on flat

Stocks finished week flatly on Thursday after setting some records during an eventful week in terms of market trends

GP, OPPO announce bundle offer

Grameenphone in association with smartphone brand OPPO has announced bundle offer with two new devices OPPO F1s and A33F.

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China ready to resolve trade disputes with US

China and the United States can resolve any trade disputes through talks, the government said on Thursday, as a

OPEC oil output to come down

Steeper cuts in OPEC oil production are likely this month as producers increasingly implement a recent key deal aimed

Asia traders worry over rising dollar

The dollar rallied against high-yielding currencies and cemented gains versus its major peers Thursday as dealers took a speech

London still 'financial lungs' of Europe, says Barclays chief

London can breathe easy - it will continue to be the financial lungs of Europe, according to Barclays chief

India wants Apple but not all officials

Some Indian officials have balked at Apple's demands for concessions before it assembles iPhones there, raising doubts about a

NATO faces regular cyber attacks

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that the alliance is coming under an increasing number of state-sponsored cyber attacks,

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15 detained from former OC’s house

The Chittagong district administration conducted a mobile court at the home of a former police official at Khulshi and

Water level of Kaptai Lake falls

The water level of Kaptai Lake, the largest man-made dam in Bangladesh has fallen in the current winter alarmingly.

Freshers’ reception at SUB held

The freshers’ reception of Southern University Bangladesh held at the campus on Thursday. The Trustee Board Chairman of Southern

8 educational institutions get free WiFi

Eight educational institutions in Rangpur city got  free internet facilities for students to facilitate them with access to the

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Injury-ridden Tigers start second Test

The Christchurch Test would be a nightmare for Tigers. Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and opener Imrul Kayes have been already

Smith ton drives Australia to 2-1 lead

Australia capitalized on Pakistan's errors to win the ODI in Perth on Thursday by seven wickets, with skipper Steven

Lucas’ goal helps Liverpool past Plymouth

Lucas ended a goal drought stretching back to 2010 and Divock Origi missed a late penalty as Liverpool beat

ManU regain top spot in Deloitte rich list

Manchester United have regained the top spot in the Deloitte rich list from Real Madrid with record revenue of

Real Madrid shocked at home by Celta Vigo

After surrendering a record 40-game unbeaten run, Real Madrid suffered a second defeat in four days on Wednesday as

Unheralded Uzbek sends Djokovic crashing

Novak Djokovic suffered arguably the biggest defeat of his career when he crashed out of the Australian Open to

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Photo Story

Farmers are plucking Boro paddy seedlings in Protabnagar area of Jhenaigati upazila, Sherpur. This is an eye-catching rural scenery in

Bumper lentil yield likely in Rangpur

A bumper production of lentil is likely to take place in Rangpur agricultural region this season where farmers

Accurate statistics for dev planning underscored

Experts at an orientation meeting have stressed on preparing accurate statistics on household database for proper planning, designing, monitoring

One nabbed for gang rape in Barisal

Police of Wazirpur under Barisal district have arrested one youth in connection with gang-raping a housewife and for videotaping

Injured woman dies at M'singh hospital

A woman, who was critically injured allegedly by her elder brother's wife (sister-in-law) over a family dispute in Sarishabari

Clinics, pharmacies fined Tk 10 lakh

A mobile court in Chapainawabganj fined three clinics and four pharmacies Tk 1,000,000 and recovered expired and substandard medicines

Three suspected Shibir activists detained at RU

Police detained three suspected Shibir activists from Rajshahi University (RU) on Thursday noon. Sources said, some fresher students were

Speakers for smoking-free academic institutions

Speakers here yesterday called upon concerned people to turn the educational institutions into smoking-free places to save the young

Digital Innovation Fair begins in Sylhet

A three-day long Digital Innovation Fair-2017 began at Mohammed Ali Gymnasium of Sylhet on Wednesday with a call

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Bangladesh-Tripura Cultural Festival 2017 kicks off

A three-day Bangladesh Tripura Cultural Festival 2017 has begun in the city yesterday. For the first time this festival

Prachyanat School brings Champabati on stage

Prachyanat School of Acting and Design is probably the most significant contribution of Prachy-anat, one of the leading theatre

An improvisation of 3 classics of Shamsul Haque

Versatile writer Syed Shamsul Haque's three classic most popular writings are being improvised into one single play which was

Bangladesh-China Group Ceramic Exhibition ends today

A four-day exhibition, organized at Bangladesh's top Dhaka University as part of celebrating 2017 as "the year of exchange

'xXx: Return of Xander Cage' releases in Star Cineplex today

Bollywood's reigning queen bee Deepika Padukone's debut Hollywood film 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage' will be released in Dhaka

Milla Jovovich premieres new 'Resident Evil'

Film writer-director Paul WS Anderson and his actress wife Milla Jovovich premiered the latest instalment in the "Resident Evil"

Nargis Fakhri coming to dazzle Dhaka

Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri is coming to Dhaka. Though the date has not been finalized yet, she has confirmed

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Number of quack dentists on rise

Tension is gripping the patients due to rise of fake dentists like mushroom across the country.  More than 50

30 firefighters killed under burning Tehran building

A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring

Tigers face NZ in 2nd Test today

The second Test starts today at Christchurch but things have become more difficult for Tigers as skipper Mushfiqur Rahim

Judicial probe report submitted to HC

The findings of a judicial inquiry on the public humiliation and assault of a Narayanganj school teacher has been

Bangladeshi worker shot dead in US

A Bangladeshi gas station worker has been shot dead during a robbery in Los Angeles. The incident took place

SAARC made ineffective by one member, says India

Indian Foreign Secre-tary S Jaishankar has said SAARC has been made 'ineffective' due to insecurity of one member.India is

15 human traffickers held in city

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) personnel have arrested 15 members of an alleged international hum-an trafficking gang from different areas

Four Umrah agencies lose licenses

The government has revoked licenses of four Umrah agencies and forfeited their security deposits for trafficking people in the

Shibir man held in MP Liton killing

Police arrested an activist of Islami Chhatra Shibir from South Shibr-ampur village in Sundar-ganj upazila early Thurs-day in

CJ orders investigation into Ctg court mayhem

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has opened an inquiry over lawyers in Chittagong vandalizing a magistrate's chamber after one

School bus crash kills 15 Indian pupils

At least 15 children were killed and dozens more injured when a school bus collided with a truck in

Avalanche on Italy hotel ‘kills many’

A huge avalanche plou-ghed into a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rattled

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