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83% defaulted credits are bad loans

The total figure of defaulted loans in the country has reached 88 thousand 589 crore taka till March

'AL no barrier to BNP regarding polls'

Awami League's Secretary General and Roads, Bridges and Transports Minister Obaidul Quader said on Tuesday that Awami League

Tannery waste in poultry feed

The Bangladesh Agri-culture Research Council has suggested that as many as 63% of chicken in the market are

Japan beat 10-man Colombia

Asian giants Japan have created history after becoming the first Asian side ever to beat a South American

BNP seeks national unity to pressurize government

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is inclined to putting pressure on the government through means of forging national

Firoz Rashid slams Muhith for facilitating bank 'looting'

Jatiya Party MP Kazi Firoz Rashid yesterday harshly criticized Finance Minister AMA Muhith for placing the national budget

Saudi WC team's plane catches fire in midair

The Saudi Arabian national team's rough start to World Cup continued on Tuesday, as the team's plane caught fire

Gen Aziz to take charge as CAS on June 25

Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed will take charge as the new chief of staff of the Bangladesh Army on

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies

The world's oldest known Sumatran orangutan has died in an Australian zoo aged 62, leaving behind 54 descendants.

Senegal stun Poland

Senegal upset Poland with a 2-1 Group H victory in Moscow that owed plenty to poor mistakes from

Cops under anti-drug probe

The intelligence unit at the Police Headquarters in Dhaka has formed teams for nabbing the policemen who are

Sumon Zahid was murdered: Wife

Sumon Zahid, son of martyred intellectual Selina Parvin, has been murdered for being a witness in a war

Improves in Moulvibazar, worsens in Sylhet

The overall flood situation in Moulvibazar district has improved further while deteriorated in Sylhet. In Moulvibazar, water receded

Govts, internet firms urged to ensure freedom of expression

A landmark report by a UN human rights expert warns that governments and companies risk undermining free speech

IMF has large brain and 'tiny conscience'

The International Mon-etary Fund (IMF) has a 'tiny conscience' and must do more to protect low-income and vulnerable

AL to accord reception to PM Hasina July 21

Awami League will accord a mass reception to Prime Minister and party President Sheikh Hasina on July 21

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30 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks: officials

Taliban fighters killedaround 30 Afghan security forces in multiple attacks

Direct rule imposed in Kashmir

Indian-administered Kashmir has come under direct rule after its chief minister Mehbooba Mufti resigned.

Jammu and Kashmir gov't crashes as BJP splits

The BJP has pulled out of its alliance with the PDP or People's Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir,

South Korea, US confirm suspending military drills

South Korean and US officials confirmed on Tuesday the suspension of scheduled joint military drills, making good on

Netanyahu meets King Abdullah for rare talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan's King Abdullah II held rare talks in Jordan on Monday focused

Kim Jong-un visits China after Trump summit

North Korea's Kim Jong-un is making a two-day visit to China, a week after meeting US President Donald

Mimicry artiste Nerella Venumadhav dies

Noted mimicry artiste Nerella Venumadhav died here after a brief illness at his home in Mattewada in Warangal

Thailand carries out 1st execution since 2009

Thailand has carried out its first execution since 2009, the government said, putting a 26-year-old convicted murderer to

Centre can no longer use Cong. legacy as an excuse: Rajiv Kumar

Even as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) and its senior leaders have repeatedly attacked the Congress

Philippine court hears same-sex marriage case

The Philippines' top court heard arguments on Tuesday (June 19) for the legalization of gay marriage, a historic

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CEC sounds tough against irregularities in GCC polls

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Wednesday warned of taking tough action

Nat’l Academy for Planning & Dev Bill placed in Parliament

‘The National Academy for Planning and Development Bill, 2017’ was placed in Parliament on

Czech Republic ready to invest in Bangladesh: Envoy

Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Bangladesh Milan Hovorka on Wednesday expressed his country’s

30 BD officials to receive higher edu at Japanese universities

Bangladesh and Japan on Wednesday signed a document on ‘Project for Human Resource Development

Poll-time government likely in October: Obaidul

General Secretary of ruling Awami LeagueObaidul Quader on Wednesday said that there is possibility

Yoga Day celebration in Dhaka tomorrow

Indian High Commi-ssion in Dhaka will organize an event from 7 am to 8 am at the Bangabandhu

Poet Sufia Kamal's birth anniversary today

The 107th birth anniversary of late poet Sufia Kamal will be observed across the country today (Wednesday). A

Demo to continue until gazette publication

Hundreds of teachers and employees of non-government educational institutions are set to go on an indefinite hunger strike

BS-1 launching celebration postponed

The celebration to mark the launching of Bangabandhu Satellite-I which was scheduled to be held on June 24

Why tragedy marks Eid holidays?

Reckless vehicles with deadly speed rule the comparative empty roads and highways during Eid holidays. The irresponsible driving

Deprivation of liberty on public health pretext must stop: UN

Countries around the world must stop routinely locking up citizens because of stigma, prejudice or health conditions, says

CJA condemns journalist Shujaat Bukhari murder

Commonwealth Journalists' Association (CJA) has strongly condemned the murder of Shujaat Bukhari, a senior journalist and editor of the

Youth killed in Ramna road crash

A young man was killed in a road crash in front of the Sugandha crossing under Ramna Police

Nur Jahan Gani no more

Nur Jahan Ghani, mother of former Principal Secretary to the Prime Ministers' Office and Chairman of Janata Bank

AFD to celebrate World Music Day tomorrow

Alliance Francaise Dhaka (AFD) will celebrate 'Fete de la Musique 2018' which is globally known as 'World Music

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Indonesia lists 180 missing on doomed ferry

The death toll from an Indonesian ferry disaster could top 180, as authorities raised

Fresh Nicaragua violence as talks collapse

At least three people were killed and many injured as government forces in Nicaragua

Australia launches sex harassment inquiry

Australia has announced that it will hold a national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment.

Canada legalizes recreational cannabis use

Canada's parliament has passed a law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana nationwide.

Israeli planes hit 25 targets in response to Gaza rocket fire: army

Israeli fighter jets hit 25 targets in 

White House deputy chief of staff to resign

White House deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin, who led the US advance team for

Pyongyang may soon return US soldier remains

North Korea may soon return a first out of

Five injured in ‘minor’ explosion at London underground station

A “minor” explosion at an underground train station in

US quits UN human rights council

The United States withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" United Nations Human Rights

Critical time to welcome refugees, says UN rights expert

The world must act now to help those forced

Britain's May rejects Brexit proposal

Prime Minister Theresa May will not accept a proposal to hand Parliament more control over Brexit, a source

Trump threatens extra tariffs on US$200b of Chinese goods

US President Donald Trump threatened on Monday (June 18) to impose a 10 per cent tariff on US$200

Italian populist Salvini sparks row over counting Roma

Italy's right-wing populist Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, has prompted a new outcry by saying he wants a census

Trumps orders Pentagon to create US 'Space Force'

President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the Pentagon to create a new US "Space Force," which would become

Britain to press ahead with 'upskirting' ban

The British government said Monday it will push through a ban on 'upskirting' - secretly taking pictures up

Mars to come closest to earth in 15 yrs

Mars will look bigger and brighter in the coming weeks than it has appeared in the last 15

Three dead in Malmo cafe attack

A shooting at an internet cafe in the southern Swedish city of Malmo has claimed the lives of

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American tariff war against China will rebound adversely on the originator

American establishment and Donald Trump want to tell someone exactly what they must do or how they must

Remembering Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das

June 16 is the death anniversary of Chittaranjan Das, one of the leading freedom fighters and greatest sons

On World Refugee Day

Tragically, more than 71 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes and are in need of

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Between 19 June 1968 and 22 February 1969 . . .

On 22 February 1969, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, chief of the Awami League, walked out of his prison cell

Is Church trying to destabilize Modi Sarkar?

A VHP spokesperson, Surendra Jain (June 7th) stated that the Church in India is trying to destabilize Modi

Trump's America is a nightmare

Time was when people around the world looked upon the United States of America as a place where

When Dhaka drowns

Waterlogging in Dhaka continues to be a menace.  Dhaka is now a sinking city. No, it is not

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IBBL bringing interest rate to single digit

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited has decided to reduce the profit rate of investment from July 1, 2018 to

BD's pharma policy worries Indian drug exporters

The latest move by Bangladesh to encourage local pharmaceutical manufacturing may hurt Indian exports in near future, according to

MBL signs with DSCC

Mercantile Bank Limited (MBL) has recently signed an agreement with Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) to facilitate the

'Country's food stock capacity 21 lakh MT'

Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam yesterday said the country's food stock capacity has now stood at 21,18822 metric

Uber appoints Pradeep Parameswaran as President for India and South Asia

Uber, the world's largest ridesharing company, on Tuesday announced the appointment of Pradeep Parameswaran as its new President

300 green RMG factories under construction: Tofail

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said nearly 300 green readymade garment (RMG) factories are under construction apart from

BD pavilion awarded at Korean travel fair

Bangladesh pavilion achieved the "Best Booth Operation Award-2018" at 33rd KOTFA (Korea World Travel Fair) held in Seoul

Stocks witness a tedious session

Stocks witnessed a tedious session yesterday as all indices on the country's two bourses- the Dhaka Stock Exchange

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China slams US as Trump issues new trade threat

US President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods and

US oil companies, producers seek relief from steel tariffs

Major US energy companies including Plains All American Pipeline, Hess Corp and Kinder Morgan Inc are among many

Trade war worries slam China and emerging markets

Chinese stocks fell almost 4 percent and alarm bells rang across global markets on Tuesday, as the trade

OPEC sees strong oil market

Global oil demand is set to stay strong in the second half of 2018, an OPEC technical panel

Apple fined millions for Australia false iPhone claims

Apple was Tuesday fined Aus$9 million (US$6.7 million) by an Australian court for making false claims about consumer

Beijing will 'fight back firmly' if US publishes additional tariffs

China will fight back firmly with "qualitative" and "quantitative" measures if the United States publishes an additional list

Asian, European stocks plunge as China-US trade war fears brew

Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks led a sell-off across Asian and European markets Tuesday on rising trade war

UPS to spend $130m on new natural gas vehicles

Package delivery company UPS on Tuesday said it will invest $130 million to buy 730 compressed natural gas

ZTE shares tank after US Senate puts Trump reprieve in doubt

Shares of ZTE Corp plummeted on Tuesday after the US Senate's passage of a defense bill set up

VW names interim Audi boss

Volkswagen suspended Audi boss Rupert Stadler and announced an interim replacement on Tuesday, seeking to steady its most

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Quick Rohingya return with dignity demanded

 Speakers at a press conference on Tuesday demanded quick repatriation of Rohingya Refugees with human dignity and rights

Rohingyas put acute strain on host communities

The enormous Rohingya influx into Bangladesh has placed acute strain on host communities and resources in Cox's Bazar

Rohingya refugees doubled in a year: UN

Refugees from Myanmar more than doubled last year to 1.2 million, as a brutal army crackdown forced hundreds

Three children drown in Cox's Bazar pond

Three children of a family drowned in a pond at Chakboitha village in Ukhia upazila on Monday.The deceased

Youth stabbed to death in Chattogram

 A youth was stabbed to death by some unidentified men at Paltan crossing on Chattochari road in the

10 hurt in Rohingya clashes in Teknaf

 At least 10 people have been wounded in clashes between two rival groups of Rohingyas inside a refugee

Bicycle sharing service at beach town

JoBike has started bicycle sharing operation in the tourist city of Cox's Bazar from Monday.JoBike began its operation

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Japan fans earn plaudits for cleaning up Russian stadium

The Japanese football team secured a historic 2-1 victory against Colombia on Tuesday (June 19),

Chandimal suspended for ball-tampering

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended for the

Messi shares video of Bangladesh fans

Argentine superstar Lionel Messi on Tuesday shared a video that included Bangladeshi fans expressing

In-form Ronaldo looms for Morocco, Spain face Iran

Cristiano Ronaldo

England post new world record total of 481-6

England broke their own all-time record for the highest total ever scored in a men’s

Sampaoli plans major changes to Argentina at World Cup

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is planning major changes to his team for the South Americans' next World Cup

Spain face World Cup date with destiny against Iran

Spanish playmaker Isco say Wednesday's match against Iran will determine their World Cup destiny as they seek to

Griezmann signs new deal with Atletico after rejecting Barca

Atletico Madrid made a triple swoop at France's World Cup training base on Monday, announcing new contracts for

Wearing bast shoes, fans test their skills at Mordovian soccer

Without a moment of hesitation, Colombia fan Hector Varela changed his branded sports shoes for village-style handmade boots to

German newspaper jokes before Mexico game

If it looked like Mexico played with more fire in its spirit than Germany did in El Tri's

Test squad announced for Caribbean tour

Bangladesh included uncapped pace bowler Abu Jayed in their15-member Test squad for the upcoming two-match Test series against

Brazil asks for clarification over VAR use in its opener

The Brazilian Football Confederation is questioning FIFA about the procedures used for video review during Brazil's match against

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‘Drug trader’ killed in Sherpur ‘gunfight’

A suspected drug-trader was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action

Man stabbed dead in Jashore

A man was stabbed to death allegedly by muggers at Bejpara in the

Missing fisherman’s body recovered from Pashur River

The fate of a fisherman who went missing during a storm on Monday afternoon

Youth held in Teknaf with 13, 265 pieces of Yaba

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive arrested a young man along

5 hurt as AL, Jubo League men clash in Savar

Five people were injured in a clash between the

Six killed in road crashes

At least six people were killed while eleven others injured in separate road

Tk 265.96 crore programs implemented by DWA

Department of Women Affairs (DWA) has implemented various women empowerment and social safety net related development programs involving around

Anti-drugs rally held in Sarail

With a slogan to eliminate drugs from the society, youths under the banner of 'Duronto Pathik Samaj Kalyan Sangha'

Litchi price frustrates Lalmonirhat consumers

High price of juicy litchi makes traders happy but frustrates buyers at different markets in Lalmoni-rhat district. Especially

Rice price shows downtrend

Prices of rice have marked downtrend with the huge supply of Boro rice in the markets of Narsingdi

Two siblings drown in Jashore

Two brothers and sister drowned in pond at Shishpur village under Sharsha upazila of Jashore on Monday morning. 

Five shops gutted in B'baria fire

Five shops were gutted in a fire which broke out at a market in the municipality area on

33, including drug traders arrested

Law enforcers, in special drives arrested 33 persons including 20 drug traders from different areas of the district

Electricity reaches 749 villages in Gaibandha

A total of 749 villages out of 828 ones of five upazilas in the district have been brought

Laxmipur man killed over unpaid loan

A man was allegedly killed in Sadar Upazila's Naldagi area late Sunday by miscreants over unpaid loan interest.

Three die in separate incidents in Sherpur

Three people were killed including a Argentina football team supporter in separate incidents in Shribordi, Nalitabari, & Jinaygati upazila

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107th birth anniversary of poet Sufia Kamal today

A pioneer in movement for women emancipation, Sufia Kamal was born on June 

'Doob' to take part at festivals in London, Munich

Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's latest film Doob (2017), starring Indian actor Irrfan Khan and Nusrat Imrose Tisha in lead

Chirkutt's 'Katatar' to be released soon

Popular Bangladeshi fusion band Chirkutt will launch their upcoming music video titled 'Katatar' soon as it has concluded

When Sandra Bullock wanted to be fired from a film

Actress Sandra Bullock asked to be dismissed from a movie early in her career because of a "situation"

Black Panther, Stranger Things dominate

Black Panther and Stranger Things dominated the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards with widespread Wakanda pride and

Salman's film makes over 120 crore

Salman Khan's Eid release - 'Race 3', which scored a century at the box office in just three

Mim celebrates Eid with alive tiger

Popular actor and model Bidya Sinha Saha Mim spent some time with a fully conscious tiger on her

Rapper XXXTentacion, 20, shot dead in Florida

Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt,

Bryce Dallas Howard fainted during filming for Fallen Kingdom

Bryce Dallas Howard has revealed she passed out from fear while shooting for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The

Shah Rukh to produce Amitabh Bachchan starrer Badla

Two of the biggest stars of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan will collaborate for filmmaker Sujoy

Kalank actor Alia Bhatt suffers foot injury

Fresh from the success of Raazi, Alia Bhatt seems unstoppable. The actor has been shooting simultaneously for Abhishek

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Record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide: UN

A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably

PM meets President

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban yesterday evening. During the meeting, Sheikh Hasina exchanged

Anisuzzaman, Rafiqul Islam, Jamilur Reza honored as national professors

The government has appointed Professor Anisuzzaman, Professor Rafiqul Islam and Professor Jamilur Reza Choudhury as national professors for

Achilles predicts Russian victory

All of Russia is praying a furry fortune-teller's form continues as Achilles, the clairvoyant cat of St Petersburg,

Mum who binged on 8,000 calories a day loses 18 stone

At her heaviest, Dawn Dawson tipped the scales at 28st 9lbs after gorging on two takeaways and drinking

1 killed after Mosharraf's motorcade hit by bus

The motorcade of senior BNP leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain was hit by a bus on the Dhaka -

‘US to support policy of protection’

US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat yesterday said the United States stands proudly with Bangladesh to support a policy of protection

2 Bangladeshis die in Saudi factory fire

Two Bangladeshi workers died after a fire swept through a foam factory in Riyadh, the capital and business

BNP’s demo Thursday

Leaders and activists of BNP will stage demonstrations across the country on Thursday demanding the release of its

Ex-OC of Kutubdia lands in jail

A court yesterday sentenced a former Officer-in-charge of Kutubdia Police Station, Altaf Hossain, to jail in a bribe

Minister for liquor tax cut

Housing and Public Works Minister Mosharraf Hossain has urged Finance Minister AMA Muhith to lower taxes on liquor



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