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Can top regulator avoid liability?

Formidable banking scams through defaulted loans one after another have reportedly caused a restless and dubious situation all over

PM calls for befitting reply

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday directed the All European Awami League leaders to give a befitting reply to the

'Sufia Kamal dormitory incident shameful'

Terming the incident at Dhaka University's Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall as a 'shame', eminent writer and researcher Syed Abul

Hearing postponed again over Khaleda's illness

The placing of arguments in the Zia Charitable Trust Corruption case has been postponed once again owing to BNP

Nor'wester lashes Dhaka

A nor'wester swept over different parts of the country including the capital yesterday evening, lashed homesteads, crops and trees.

Anis Ud Dowla, an industrial visionary of agri-business

M Anis Ud Dowla, Chairman of Advanced Chemical Industries (ACI), one of the leading industrialists of the country said,

JS body for quota reforms

Parliamentary Committee on Ministry of Public Administration has expressed opinions in favor of reforming quota system for entry into

Tarique surrenders BD nationality, says Shahriar

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has said Tarique Rahman, now acting chairman of BNP and living

China dragon boats sink, 17 killed

Two dragon boats practicing to race on a river in China have overturned and 17 people drowned, the official

Kabul blast kills 52

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing

Google Doodle celebrates Earth Day

Google collaborates Earth Day 2018 with renowned ethologist and conservationist Dr Jane Goodall to speak about the planet's future. 

US Human Rights Report on Bangladesh biased: Inu

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu yesterday said that the recently published US Human Rights Report was biased and violated

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Modi likely to visit China next week

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet in China next week to improve bilateral

North Korea refugees face pressures in South

When elite North Korean soldier Joo Seung-hyeon made his way through the Demilitarized Zone, avoiding minefields and watchtowers to

Drone shot down near Saudi royal palace

Saudi Arabia was finalizing regulation for the use of recreational drones, state media said Sunday, after a toy aircraft

Israel rejects Hamas killing involvement

Israel's defense minister has dismissed suggestions that spy agency Mossad had assassinated a Palestinian lecturer who was shot dead

Palestinian professor killed in Malaysia

A Palestinian professor and member of the Hamas militant organization has been killed in a drive-by shooting on the

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FFs urged to work for AL candidates

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan yesterday called upon all the freedom fighters and pro-liberation forces to work in unison for

Rosina is in critical condition: Doctor

Doctors from the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilita-tion or Pongu Hospital have said Rosina, the woman who

BUBT Alumni Association organizes first carnival

Professor Md Abu Saleh, Patron, BUBTAA and Vice Chancellor of BUBT, inaugurated the ceremony as the chief guest. Prof

Atikur gets BUFT Award

Fortnightly `Educ-ation Watch Maga-zine' handed over 'Special Award 2018' to some professionals for their special contribution in PR Management

Baishakhi Mela ends today

The 10-day long 'Baishakhi Mela' on the Bangla Academy premises will end today (Monday).Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corpor-ation

ESDO for an urgent action to ban plastic products

Alarmed Youths called for an urgent action to ban plastic products. A mobile campaign was organized by Environment &

Agricultural scientists' role lauded

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said agricultural scientists have been playing significant role to attain the country's food-sufficiency. "The

JS for building safe homes in all divisions

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Welfare Ministry yesterday suggested building separate safe homes for men and women in

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London Marathon takes place in record breaking heat

This year's London Marathon was the hottest on record, according to weather forecasters. More than 40,000 runners have set

'We have got a great history in our city of protests'

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has told Donald Trump he should expect loud protests if he visits London this year.

Nude gunman kills 3 at US restaurant

A nude gunman shot dead three people and injured at least four more in the early hours of Sunday

Melania plans 1st state dinner

It was three days before the most important dinner party she has ever hosted, but Melania Trump was not

300 personalities sign manifesto against new anti-Semitism

More than 300 French dignitaries and stars have signed a manifesto denouncing a "new anti-Semitism" marked by "Islamist radicalization"

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Koreas lay foundations for peace

President Moon Jae-in's first visit to the UAE last month marked another historic moment in the two countries'

Bard of Avon and Bengal

William Shakespeare, one of the most read and greatest playwrights of the world was born on 23rd April

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The world of William Shakespeare

There is something of Shakespeare you will spot everywhere. The universality is what you cannot miss, for there

Fake or wrong news --- A danger between the lines

The story of used the word "embarrass" from an unidentified PMO official. My learning in journalism after

Dissolving Parliament and upholding democracy

Much talk has been going on, and quite naturally too, about the forthcoming general election in the country.

America's rich political tradition

Despite Donald Trump, American democracy maintains its rich heritage, one that has resonance in large parts of the

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New stunning HUAWEI nova 3e hits market with FullView Display and More

Huawei Consumer Business Group has launched a new superstar smartphone HUAWEI nova 3e in the country which fuses high-end

GP's revenue, subscriber rise in Q1

Grameenphone reported revenue of Taka 31.2 billion for the first quarter of 2018, two percent growth from the same

Tanners demand cent percent tax holiday in STE next fiscal

Tannery factory owners have demanded cent percent tax holiday facility for tannery factories in Savar Tannery Estate (STE) in

2,600 more UPs to get high speed internet

About 2,600 more union parishads will be brought under high speed internet connections through optical fiber cable aiming to

Stocks open the week down

Stocks opened the week down on Sunday as all indices on the country's both bourses-Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and

FBCCI for infrastructural dev of tourist spots

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) have emphasized on development of transportation and infrastructural facilities

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World Bank shareholders back $13b capital increase

The World Bank's shareholders on Saturday endorsed a $13 billion paid-in capital increase that will boost China's shareholding but

EU, Mexico reach agreement on free trade deal

The EU and Mexico said Saturday they had reached an "agreement in principle" to modernise an existing free trade

Japan may soften trade stance as US keeps up pressure

 Despite calls to resist protectionism and for the United States to rejoin a multilateral trans-Pacific trade pact, Japan is

China welcomes US to trade deal discuss

 China on Sunday said it welcomed plans by top US officials to visit the country to discuss trade and

No-deal Brexit 'disastrous' for food firms

A free trade deal with the EU after Brexit is "crucial" for the UK food and drink industry and

US sanctions on Vekselberg have $1.5-$2b assets frozen

Assets totaling between $1.5 billion and $2 billion have been frozen as a result of sanctions imposed on Russian

Bolivia to invest in billion-dollar lithium deal

Bolivia will manufacture and market lithium batteries along with German company ACI Systems GmbH, which will invest $1.3 billion

GSMA puts new technology on hold in wake of US probe

A telecommunications standards organization - GSMA - said on Saturday it is delaying implementation of a new cellphone technology

EU, Singapore closer to signing FTA

In the first step towards signing and concluding the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA), the European Commission has

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BSC to get new vessel made in China

New vessel named "MV Banglaer Joyjatra" made in China is set to add to the fleet of Bangladesh Shipping

UPDF leader shot dead in Khagrachhari

A leader of United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) was gunned down and another man sustained bullet wound on Sunday

Novartis celebrates Community Partnership Day

Novartis Bangladesh yesterday celebrated Community Partnership Day where its 120 associates joined their hands to support more than 350

'Safe poultry products being produced locally'

Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayan Chandra Chanda yesterday said Bangladesh is now producing safe poultry products including meat and

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Sanchez inspires ManU win over Spurs in FA Cup semis

Manchester United inflicted yet more FA Cup semi-final misery on Tottenham Hotspur as Alexis Sanchez helped inspire a comeback

Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar retires

Julio Cesar has retired from football after playing a last match for boyhood club Flamengo. The 38-year-old former Brazil,

Barcelona easily win historic 4th straight Copa del Rey

If it was a farewell, Andres Iniesta went out in style. The veteran midfielder is expected to soon confirm

Bangabandhu Asian Volleyball kicks off

Coming from behind, defending champions Bangladesh made a good start in the Bangabandhu Asian Senior Men's Central Zone International

Boult's jaw-dropping IPL catch leaves cricket world in awe

Trent Boult left the cricket world stunned with his fielding brilliance after taking a sensational catch hailed as the

Roma warm up for UEFA clash with win at SPAL

Roma enjoyed a perfect dress rehearsal for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie with Liverpool when

Liverpool held by West Brom

West Brom produced a "useless comeback" by scoring two late goals to take a point at the Hawthorns, says

Nadal into Monte Carlo final beating Dimitrov

Defending champion Rafa Nadal remains on course for an 11th Monte Carlo Masters title after beating Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov

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Children's involvement in cultural activities stressed

Praising Bangladesh Shishu Academy's contribution the cultural development of children, Brahmanbaria Deputy Commissioner Rezwanur Rahman said, children can attain

Drinking water crisis acute in Naogaon

Drinking water crisis in Naogaon under Rajshahi division has been creating extreme sufferings to over lakhs of people specially

RAB arrests 2 young men with firearm

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive arrested two young men along with a foreign made revolver

Call to free rivers from pollution in Rajshahi

Speakers at a youth campaign unequivocally called for freeing the rivers and their tributaries from pollution and contamination for

Teenage girl rescued

A teenage girl, who had been gone missing five days ago from Bishwanath upazila, was rescued from Jagannathpur upazila

Man found dead

A man was found dead in front of Khajura police outpost in Jashore town on Saturday. Masudur Rahman Masud,

2 killed in road crash

A father and his son were killed while another three injured as a private car hit a covered-van on

Bus-truck collision kills four

Four people , including a child were killed and 15  injured following a head-on collision between a bus and

Sustainable urban wash program runs effectively

The Sustainable Urban Wash (SUW) program is running successfully to ensure supply of pure drinking water, hygienic sanitation and

Youth held for question leak

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a young man from Sukpukuria village in Chaugachha upazila on Saturday evening

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Chanchal, Brindabon, Khushi, Samia to judge new reality show

National Film Award winning actor Chanchal Chowdhury has made his debut in reality shows. He has performed the role

A tale of romantic tragedy

Popular theatre troupe Loko Natyadal (Siddeshwari) will stage a charity show of its much-acclaimed play 'Sonai Madhab' today at

Sunny Leone to start shooting for her biopic

Sunny Leone is heading to South Africa to shoot 'Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story of Sunny Leone'. She

Natalie Portman backs out of prize over Netanyahu

Hollywood actress Natalie Portman said she was backing out of a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a

They came, they sang, they won

American pop-rock band OneRepublic wrapped the much-awaited Mumbai concert with a power-packed performance to one of their most popular

Solo show takes viewers down memory lane

Up and coming artist Azmeer Hossain is displaying 50 artworks at a solo show underway at Shilpangan Art Gallery

Kerry Katona wants to send her ashes into space

Singer Kerry Katona has reportedly arranged to have her ashes scattered in space after she dies. Katona, 37, has

Amber Rose tells why she walks naked around son

Actress Amber Rose says she walks around naked in front of her five-year-old son Sebastian "all the time". Rose

Zayn Malik gets his shaved head tattooed

Singer Zayn Malik has added to his collection of body tattoos. This time, he has got inked on his

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Tact to reduce graft lacking

The rampant  corruption in political parties, bureaucracy, public management, and other areas, together with bribery, inappropriate use of government

Experts for eliminating plastic pollution

As Bangladesh joined the world in observing Earth Day on Sunday, experts sought measures to eliminate single-use plastics along

Police witness to 'sting' on reporters evicted

The family of a Myanmar policeman who told a court how police planted secret documents on Reuters reporters to

GP staff to continue demo

Employees of Grameenphone will continue their demonstration on a seven-point demand, including the salary hike and stopping 'illegal' job

Nepal's initial report questioned

US-Bangla Airlines has said there are some 'inconsistencies' in the initial probe report by the Nepalese authorities on the

President to take oath Tuesday for 2nd term

President M Abdul Hamid will be sworn in as the head of the state for a second consecutive term

Blast hits Boro crops

Fungal disease blast has turned into an epidemic in different upazilas of the district, hindering Boro production during the

HSC exam on geography postponed

The government has postponed the second paper of the HSC geography exam after a test centre mistakenly opened a

Cricketer Mukta held with yaba

A woman cricketer has been arrested with 14,000 yaba pills in port city Chattogram. The arrestee is Nazreen Khan

AL factional clash kills one in city

A man was killed and 10 others injured, six of them with bullets, during a clash between two rival

PM returns home today

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left London yesterday afternoon for home after wrapping up her eight-day official visit to Saudi

'Rapist' killed in 'gunfight'

An accused of a rape incident was killed in a reported gunfight with the law enforcers at Hijaldi village



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