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'Flats for slum dwellers'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed the need for working out plans to address the issues relating to

Summit's investment in Singapore jolts business arena

Forbes magazine has recently unveiled a list of the richest magnates in Singapore. Summit Group's Chairman Aziz Khan has

BD U-23 beat Qatar to reach Asian Games knockout stage

Bangladesh have edged Qatar with a stoppage time goal to qualify for the knockout round of 16 in

BNP can't wage movement: Tofail

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said BNP could not wage movement of its own and even the party

BNP rejects EVM for national polls

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has said that it would not accept the use of electronic voting machines (EVM)

'Bangabandhu's killer to be brought back'

Dhaka is continuing its discussion with Washington to bring back Rashed Chowdhury, one of the convicted killers of

Two Koreas march together as Asian Games burst into life

North and South Korea marched together in a stirring display of unity as the Asian Games, one of

40 students get bail

Separate courts in Dhaka on Sunday granted bail to 40 private university students, accused in separate cases filed over

Heatwave predicted to end today with rains

A heatwave is sweeping Bangladesh from the beginning of Bhadro, the first month of autumn, with loo-like winds

'BNP making blueprint of violence'

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said BNP is making a blueprint

JP to go alone if BNP not there in polls: Ershad

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Sunday said his party will take part in the next general election

Govt using ICT Act against pupils: SCBA

Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Advocate Zainul Abedin asserted that the government was using 'controversial' Infor-mation, Communication and

Rohingya crisis presents 'economic opportunity'

Captain Min, a Buddhist from Myanmar, looks on as a stream of Muslim Rohingya labourers zig-zag up narrow

Eight to die for killings

Two separate courts in Natore and Jhenaidah on Sunday have sentenced eight people to death for killings. Of

Jabal-e-Noor driver denied bail

A Dhaka court on Sunday rejected the bail petition of a bus driver of 'Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan' in a

Mahathir visiting China, mega-projects in focus

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad begins a visit to China Friday, seeking to renegotiate or even cancel major

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New premier Imran Khan pledges to restore Pakistan's economy

Prime Minister Imran Khan said in his first televised

China first internet court handles over 10,000 cases

China’s first court specializing in 

Koreans separated by war to reunite after 65 years

Some 180 families torn apart by the 1950-53 Korean

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia’s Lombok island, five dead

Multiple earthquakes including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor have

Kerala flood relief teams rescue 22,000

About 22,000 people were rescued from the flood-hit Indian state of Kerala on Sunday, officials

Military must resist 'corrosion' of corruption: Xi Jinping

China's military must resist the "corrosion" of corruption and ensure the fight against graft is deepened, President Xi

Pompeo to visit Islamabad for talks with PM Khan

United States (US) Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is likely to visit Islamabad in the first week of

Iraqi Supreme Court ratifies May election results

Iraq's Supreme Court has ratified the results of the May 12 parliamentary election, its spokesman said on Sunday,

Iran announces new fighter jet

Iran will unveil this week a new jet fighter and upgrade its missile defenses to meet threats from

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Bangabandhu introduced water diplomacy

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had introduced the water diplomacy in the independent Bangladesh by

Former envoy Mohammed Farooq passes away

Former Bangladesh ambassador and ex-chief information commissioner Mohammed Farooq has passed away. He was 70. The foreign ministry

United Hospital gets new CEO

Mohammad Faizur Rahman joins United Hospital as its CEO from this month.. He has done his MBA from

Reopen boilers after testing safety devices

Industry owners will have to examine the safety devices before reopening boilers after the long vacation of Eid-ul-Azha

Eid jamaat at JS South Plaza

A congregation of the holy Eid-Ul-Azha will be held at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad at 7:30 am.

Social media to be free: Inu

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, said yesterday that Facebook and other social media would remain free, despite

JS nomination board meeting of AL today

A meeting of the Awami League (AL) parliamentary nomination board will be held at Ganabhaban, the official residence

22nd JS session from Sept 9

The 22nd session of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) will begin on September 9, said an official release

18,000 civil defence people helping 2m hajj pilgrims

The hajj pilgrimage, which starts at Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, is one of the

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Canada’s Trudeau to run again in 2019

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 

Genoa bridge death toll rises to 43

Rescue workers in Italy have found the bodies of

Brazil to send troops to Venezuela border

Brazil is sending troops and extra police to the

1st satellite to measure global winds set for launch

A satellite designed to measure Earth's global wind patterns is set to be hoisted into orbit on Tuesday from

'EU can't afford a new Syria refugee crisis'

Russian President Vladimir Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel he supports the return of Syrian refugees to their

South Korean families gather on eve of rare reunion

Dozens of elderly and frail South Koreans gathered excitedly on Sunday on the eve of their first meeting

Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms

Uncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at

Rush to visit Franco's tomb before his remains are moved

"Since they are going to remove Franco, I wanted to see it. It's morbid curiosity," says Antonio Nevado,

May could face trouble over Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May could face trouble getting her Brexit deal approved by the British parliament before exit

Tanzania rejects US criticism of local polls

Tanzania is an "independent" country and will not be "intimidated", the ruling party said on Saturday after the

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SEX … a dirty word?

An enigma that intrigues me is the ignominy attributed to sex being a dirty word.  Despite the puritanical

Johnson's burka comments seem to make him a populist

Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson wrote an article in the Daily Telegraph mocking that the Muslim women

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A larger than life personality

With the passing away of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, much revered and adored, a prolific poet and orator, a

Teachings and significance of Eid-ul-Azha

In this universe there are 18,000 species of God's creation. Among them, human beings are the best, dearest

Let action follow rhetoric

While addressing a rally not long ago, a senior ruling party figure noted that politicians had a hand

Re-evaluate the education system

The need for quality education in the country has regularly been stressed in this country. The cliché of

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BB, police jointly check inflow of fake currency

Bangladesh Bank (BB) and police have taken some cautionary measures to check inflow of fake notes in the

Dreamliner joins Biman fleet

National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines is all set to enter a new era in aviation as its complete wedding, corporate arrangements solution

To gave a relief from every pressure and tension of the arrangement of a wedding or a corporate

edotco gets conditional approval for tower sharing

edotco Bangladesh, an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Bangladesh, has been selected by the Bangladesh Telecommu-nication Regulatory

Safety devices must before reopening boilers

Industry owners will have to examine the safety devices before reopening boilers after the long vacation of Eid-ul-Azha

Osiris, BRAC announce impact fund partnership

The Osiris Group, a frontier markets private equity firm making investments in Asia, has partnered with BRAC, a

Stocks witness up

Stocks witnessed upward trends on Sunday as major indices of both Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges rose up

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Mexico hopes to conclude NAFTA talks with US

US and Mexican negotiators are making progress and could resolve remaining issues to revamp the North American Free

Energy sector builds new links to Europe

While Westminster attempts to deliver Brexit within months, the UK's energy system is set to become dramatically more dependent

Pork firm shuts China slaughter house

China has ordered the world's top pork producer, WH Group Ltd, to shut a major slaughterhouse as authorities

Former UBS trader vows to fight deportation

Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS trader who caused a $2.3bn (£1.8bn) financial loss - the biggest in UK

South Korea sees worst job growth in 9 years

South Korea posted the weakest job growth in nearly nine years in July, adding to pressure on President

Beauty suppliers to consider sourcing outside of China

Walmart Inc has asked some beauty suppliers to consider sourcing products from outside China, as it looks for

'No OPEC member can take over share of oil exports'

Iran told OPEC on Sunday no member country should be allowed to take over another member's share of

Geely in deal to let Proton tap new-energy

Chinese automaker Geely has agreed to extend its existing partnership with Proton Holdings Berhad to upgrade the Malaysia

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Monsoon brings new hardships to Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar

The onset of monsoon rains in Bangladesh has brought further misery to Rohingya refugees living in makeshift shelters

AIBL opens 158th branch at Pahartoli in Ctg

Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd. has opened 158th branch at Pahartoli Chittagong on 19 August, 2018. Chairman of Bank Alhajj

JS body for financial assistance for shipbuilding

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Shipping Ministry today recommended providing loan or financial assistance to the shipbuilding

Ctg consumers getting LNG facility

Consumers in Chattogram started receiving the imported LNG (liquefied natural gas) on Saturday following a successful re-gasification of

2,780 places for Eid congregations in port city

All preparations have been completed for celebrating the second largest religious festivity of the Muslim's Eid-ul-Azha and holding

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Ronaldo's dramatic debut ends with goalkeeper in hospital

Cristiano Ronaldo's Serie A debut was marked not by

Juventus snatch dramatic win on Ronaldo's debut

Juventus came from behind to snatch a dramatic 3-2 win at Chievo as Cristiano Ronaldo made his debut

Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 in London derby

Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 in a pulsating London Premier League derby on Saturday with defender Marcos Alonso scoring

Messi free kick helps Barca to opening win

La Liga champions Barcelona began the new campaign with a 3-0 win over Alaves on Saturday with the

'It was great to win after making contribution'

Former Bangladesh opener Mohammad Mithun said that he is happy to contribute in the recently concluded Twenty20 series

BCB to restructure National Cricket League

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said that they eyeing to restructure the National Cricket League, country's traditional first-class

Local players face problems due to DPL transfer system

Local players urged that the controversial players by choice should be abolished in the upcoming edition of Dhaka

BD men's, women's teams suffer losses

Bangladesh men's and women's kabaddi teams got off to a frustrating start in the 18th Asian Games Kabaddi

Mbappe brace secures comeback win for PSG

World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe scored twice as champions Paris St Germain completed a second-half comeback to secure

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Six-storey building in Pabna catches fire

A six-storey building at Traffic Intersection in the district

Road blockade underway in Khagrachhari protesting gun attacks

A road blockade is underway in the hill district

2 ’drug traders’ killed in Feni ‘gunfight’

Two suspected drug peddlers were killed in a reported

Truck-microbus collision in Feni kills 6

At least six people, including three women and two minors, were killed and four

Indian cattle trafficking rises in Sunamganj

Trafficking of Indian cattle and drugs across the international border are said to be on the rise at the

RCC to remove animal wastes within 12 hours

Rajshahi City Corpor-ation (RCC) is determined to safe removal of sacrificial animals waste within 12 hours in the

Three minors drown in Narsingdi

At least three minor including two girls drowned in a pond at Charmandalia village in Monohardi upazila on

Cumilla farmers expect bumper Aman yield

Following last year's success, rice farmers in Comilla once again are looking forward to another successful harvest of

Two children killed in road accident

At least two children were killed and four others got injured as a pick-up van hit a CNG-run

2 cattle traders killed in road accident

Two cattle traders were killed as the vehicle carrying them and their cows collided head on with a pickup

10 sacks of VGF rice seized

The local administration seized 10 sacks of rice meant for distribution among the ultra poor under the vulnerable

200kg hemp seized from ambulance

Police of Daudkanadi Model Station seized 200 kg hemp on Saturday, which was carried by an ambulance from Boldakhal

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Documentary 'Rajadhiraj Razzak' to hit theatres

feature length documentary based on the life of legendary Bangladeshi film actor Abdur Razzak, commonly referred to as

Mahiya Mahi leaves after signing onto 'O My Love'

Popular Dhallywood actor Mahiya Mahi has left the film 'O My Love' after signing a contract with its

'Don't want to limit myself to only women oriented films'

Women-oriented films are gaining momentum in Bollywood but Kajol says it would be restrictive as an actor to

Global Youth Film Festival starts in September

Global Youth Film Festival Rangpur (GYFFR) will take place in Rangpur city with the slogan, "Let's Cinema." From September

Hilary Swank: TV is now taking lot of risks

Actress Hilary Swank says risky content is being created for the small screen in the US. "I think

Comedy films an escape for Jennifer Lopez

Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez, who is returning to the romantic comedy genre with the upcoming movie Second Act, says

Blake Lively trolls herself!

Blake Lively isn't afraid to poke fun at herself. According to, Lively had a good laugh at

Pierce Brosnan: Bond has lost humor

Actor Pierce Brosnan has criticized the recent James Bond films, saying they lacked humor. The 65-year-old actor, who

Selena Gomez reflects on kidney transplant

Selena Gomez opened up about the kidney transplant that saved her life in an emotional speech, during WE

Mandarin lessons for Siddhanth Kapoor in Ladakh

His act as an underworld don behind him, Shraddha Kapoor's brother Siddhanth is looking forward to gauging the

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Transaction limit dims Eid festival

Transaction limits in Mobile Financial Service (MFS) are now a big concern for people who are spending millions

City dwellers to miss Annisul Huq

People of Dhaka city will greatly miss Annisul Huq, the late Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC)

Long waits for train

Sufferings of home-bound passengers mount as delay in train schedule continued at Kamalapur railway station yesterday. Due to

5,100 senior staff nurses appointed

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has appointed 5,100 Senior Staff Nurses to the tenth grade, based on merit

Release Shahidul

Eleven Nobel laureates, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and 17 other eminent global citizens have demanded immediate and unconditional

Government reshuffles secretaries

The government has appointed new Secretaries for the portfolios of industries, agriculture, youth and sports and financial institutions

Indonesian island rocked by fresh quake

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok today, sending people fleeing into the streets just

'Avoid risky launch journey'

The homebound passengers heading towards their native places to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha have been warned from travelling in overcrowded

Joint forces conduct raids in hills

Joint forces of the police, army and border guards have started conducting raids across Khagrachhari on Sunday a

Hajj begins at Arafat

Over 2 million Muslims from across the world have gathered at Makkah in Saudi Arabia for the official

Army man hacked dead in Jhenaidah

A member of Bangladesh Army was hacked to death by some unidentified miscreants at Bonkira village in Sadar



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