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9th year of BDR carnage observed

The 9th anniversary of the atrocious carnage at Pilkhana BDR Headquarters was observed in the capital yesterday. A total

Sridevi bids life farewell

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor died of a heart attack in Dubai on Saturday night, her family said. She was

'BD to attain middle income status soon'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed hope on Sunday that Bangladesh would become a middle income country very soon. She

Govt to acquire 931 acres land

The government is going to acquire 930.61 acres of land for the 1320  MW 'Super Thermal Power Plant' in

Khaleda's wait for bail decision continues

The High Court has ended its hearing on a bail petition by BNP chief Khaleda Zia in the Zia

Save country from Pakistan lovers: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the country's people to save Bangladesh from the intrigues of pro-Pakistan conspirators.

BNP being provoked to create violence

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir condemned police actions on their peaceful program yesterday and said the government

EU to prepare for sanctions on Myanmar

The European Union will start preparing sanctions against Myanmar generals over killings of Rohingya Muslims by formally calling on

'BNP is too weak to wage movement'

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has not enough power to wage movement against the government to meet the demand of

'Democracy must be uninterrupted'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called on the army to continue to maintain democracy and the constitution in addition

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China proposes removing 2-term limit for president

China's ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms

Groom killed after wedding gift explodes

In a shockingly tragic incident, a groom and his grandmother were killed while the man's

Pakistan to return on terror financing watchlist

A global money-laundering watchdog has decided to place Pakistan back on its terrorist financing

Bombs rock Rakhine capital

Three bombs rocked the capital of Myanmar's restive Rakhine State, Sittwe, early on Saturday, police

The first Indian woman to fly a fighter jet

Avani Chaturvedi, 24, has become the first Indian woman to fly a fighter jet

Syria enclave crisis 'beyond imagining'

The situation in the rebel-held enclave of the Eastern Ghouta in Syria is "beyond

Pence and N Korea planned Olympic meeting

US Vice-President Mike Pence was due to meet North Korean officials at the Winter

Syrian forces pound rebel enclave

Bombardments by Syrian government forces have killed dozens of civilians in the rebel-held Eastern

Modi can't accompany Canadian PM Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family, who arrived in India on Saturday, are on their first state

Chinese fury over terracotta thumb theft

Chinese authorities have demanded "severe punishment" for a man who allegedly stole the thumb

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265 students win Prime Minister Gold Medal

A total of 265 university students have been awarded the Prime Minister Gold Medal by

Charge sheet submission in Avijit murder case may be delayed

The submission of the 

Dhaka factories will be relocated: Minister

The government will shift all manufacturing factories to special economic zones from the capital Dhaka,

Two-point improvement in corruption not easy: ACC

Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Iqbal Mahmood says the two-point improvement for Bangladesh in the Transparency International

PM bats for educated manpower to achieve economic emancipation

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday stressed the importance of building 'educated and skilled

Contractor shot dead in city

A contractor was gunned down by some miscreants in Mohakhali area of the

BNP to observe Feb 25 as ‘Army Martyrs Day’

BNP senior leader Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman on Sunday said their party, if

Job seekers stage demo seeking quota system reform

Hundreds of job seekers staged demonstrations at Shahbagh intersection in the city on Sunday

Freeze lingers on Dhaka city polls

The Supreme Court’s Appellate Division has ordered the High Court to settle its rule

No bail to Khaleda yet; HC order upon receiving verdict documents

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday failed to secure bail in the

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Democrats defend Russia inquiry in memo

Democrats on the US House Intelligence Committee have released a memo that counters Republican claims

Arming teachers in schools ‘Up to States’: Trump

President Donald Trump appeared Saturday to begin refining his proposals for combatting school violence, tweeting

14 die in Yemen attack

At least 14 people were killed and 40 wounded when Islamist car suicide bombers

UN Security Council demands Syria truce

Rescuers in Syria's eastern Ghouta said the bombing would

45 die in Somalia car bomb blast

The death toll from twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital late on

UN delays vote on Syria ceasefire

The UN Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a

Trump campaign aide pleads guilty

A former senior official in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential

Scandal-hit Australia deputy PM resigns

Barnaby Joyce says he will resign as Australia's deputy prime minister following a politically

Strikes hit Syria's Ghouta for fifth day

Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day

Merkel calls for end to 'massacre' in Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday called for

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Why hasn’t this key government post been filled?

Most important, when the president makes the nomination, he demonstrates that the administration cares about civil rights issues and will

Has UK wage inflation peaked yet?

Wage inflation is supposed to pick up once unemployment gets down to a level at which scarcity of labour means

Why the US military can’t succeed in training foreign armies

It was big news last month when 7,000 U.S.-trained and -equipped Afghan security troops failed to defend the northern city

The Nexen-CNOOC deal: How to define ‘net benefit’?

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC), China’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas, has placed a bid

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The other deepwater battleground

China imports most of its oil by sea, and 80 percent of it crosses the Indian Ocean before it passes

Moore Capital Management hedge fund trader Greg Coffey retires at age 41 with $665 million

London-based Greg Coffey also has a portfolio of luxury properties dotted all over the world.Sydney-born and Macquarie University graduated Coffey,

10 brilliant quotes from Warren Buffett – the world’s greatest investor

Warren Buffett, an 82-year-old American worth about $44 billion and nicknamed the “Oracle of Omaha”, is the most quoted investor

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Dhaka targets $ 1bn trade with Vietnam

Bangladesh is looking for a broader trade and investment ties with Vietnam and

No Chicago Stock Exchange sale to Chinese buyers

US regulators on Thursday killed the politically sensitive sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange

Uber launches uberHIRE in Dhaka

Uber, the world's largest on-demand ridesharing company, on Wednesday announced the launch of

Tk 53bn in revenue from 4G auction

Bangladesh has raised Tk 52.89 billion in revenue from 4G frequency allocation and tech neutrality

China partnership buoys stocks

Stocks have recovered significantly following news that the Dhaka Stock Exchange would form partnership with

Asian stocks hit by new Wall Street falls

Asian stocks fell on Friday, with Chinese shares slipping to multi-month lows after Wall

Dhaka stocks suffer biggest drop

Dhaka stocks fell for the fourth day dropping 2.21 percent on Sunday, the steepest decline

Nokia widens losses in 2017

Nokia said Thursday that its net loss widened in 2017, but

Coffee meets 7UP in $21bn deal

Keurig Green Mountain has struck a deal worth more than $21 billion (14.93 billion pounds)

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EU officials reject City of London's Brexit blueprint for banks

European Commission officials have rejected the City of London’s proposal to strike a post-Brexit free

US could become world's oil king in 2018: Report

The United States could become the oil world's new king in 2018 as it was

Bangladesh to export clothing made in jails

“I’d never thought of such an initiative. We can now earn, even in jail,” said

Head of Samsung's booming semiconductor business to resign

The chairman of Samsung Electronics Co.'s board of directors, who has been the public

Hyundai Motor to launch Genesis midsize sedan in US in 2018

Hyundai Motor will launch its first midsize sports sedan under the Genesis brand in

European automakers look to electric future

European car bosses gathering for the Frankfurt auto show are beginning to address the

Hyundai Motor's China plant halts again on supply disruption

Hyundai Motor Co. said its China plant halted operation due to a supply disruption

World stocks dip, yen gains after N Korea test

Stock markets fell and the yen, gold and sovereign bonds rose on Monday as North Korea's most powerful nuclear

Hurricane Harvey: US petrol prices rise as key pipeline shut

US petrol prices have risen after a key network of pipelines was shut in the

Globalized auto industry vulnerable to new Brexit borders

Ford's Dagenham diesel engine plant is a marvel of mechanization - a steel and

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Blankets distributed among Rohingyas

A group of Muslim Sufis from different countries representing the International Association of Sufism today visited makeshift Rohingya camps

RAB conducts special raids against smuggling in Ctg

Elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has started special drives against drug and arms in Chittagong and adjoining districts. 

128 Rohingyas are having treatment at CMCH

Admission of Rohingya refugees with bullet and bomb injuries in their body to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) in

'Rohingyas making trouble in Ctg, Cox's Bazar, Bandarban'

Several lakh Rohingyas, who have taken shelter in the country's Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Bandarban regions after fleeing

2,181 illegal structures on river bank yet to be evicted

Even after one year of a High Court directive to evict 2,181 illegal establishments on the bank of river

3.3 million marooned in floods; death toll rises to 107

The death toll from floods in the northern and northeastern regions of Bangladesh has

Maximum roads in port city ravaged by recent floods

The continuous rains for several days and floods ravaged maximum roads in port city. According to the sources, vehicles

Tourists spots in greater Chittagong bustling

Huge tourists from different parts of the country have been gathering in Chittagong and adjoining districts including Cox's Bazar

Port city Eid shopping gains momentum

Eid shopping has gained momentum in the port city as the Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the major religious festivals of

Indian envoy handed over relief and rescued Mora victims

Indian envoys have handed over relief materials and MORA-victims rescued from the Bay of Bengal to Bangladesh yesterday. The

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End in sight to Olympic ban on Russia

Russia's Olympic ban will be lifted if there are no more doping violations from their

Neymar already world's best: Pele

Neymar has surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the world`s best player, according

Australia set T20 run chase record

Australia completed the highest run chase in Twenty20 history

Tamim, Mushfiqur add to Tigers' injury woes

Former captain Mushfiqur Rahim and opener Tamim Iqbal have added to Bangladesh’s injury woes ahead

Demerit point for Mirpur Stadium too

After Zaheer Ahmed

Nothing is impossible: Neymar

Neymar insisted that Paris Saint-Germain can still

Ashraful posts ton after nine years

It has been nine years since  

Organisers confirm cyber attack on Olympics

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organisers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to

Shakib becomes ACC ‘goodwill ambassador’

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has become an Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) goodwill ambassador to

Shakib ‘unlikely’ to play T20 series

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan says there is little chance of him playing in the

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22 districts get new DCs

The government has appointed new deputy commissioners to 22 districts, including Dhaka, Rajshahi, Chittagong, Rangpur,

Ex-Rangpur mayor Jhantu dies

Former Rangpur City Mayor Sharfuddin Ahmed Jhantu has died at a Dhaka hospital 26

3 members of easy-bike snatchers‘ gang arrested

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in separate drives arrested at least three members

Bridge collapse kills 2 in Sunamganj

Two people were killed and another injured in a road accident due to collapse

2 journos, among 3, hurt in Ctg road accident

hree people, including two journalists of a private television channel, were injured in a

3 JMB men held with bomb, firearm in Rajshahi

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)-5 in a drive arrested at least three suspected

Jhut godowns catch fire in Gazipur

A fire broke out at several jhut (Garment rags) warehouses in Konabari area in

Ex-soldier gunned down in Comilla

A group of unknown attackers has gunned down a former soldier in Comilla. 

3 killed in Keraniganj road crash

Three people, including an auto-rickshaw driver, were killed in a road accident at

Driver, helper killed in Feni road crash

A pick-up van driver and his helper were killed and a worker was injured

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Change Is You: Leaving Decisive Footmarks

How do you react when you see a fellow

Remembering legendary actor of Bangla cinema ‘Mahanayak’ Uttam Kumar

Uttam Kumar remains the biggest hero of Bengali cinema till date –

Nelson Mandela: A man inspiring to change for a better world to live

 July 18, 1918 is the date of

Does God exist? some scientists think they have proof

The question of whether a god exists is heating up in the 21st century.

Bride of ISIS: From 'happily ever after' to hell

Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their "happily ever after" through a Muslim

India's anti-harassment squad : Helping or intruding

In Uttar Pradesh, a special police squad has been set up to fight eve

Why did Trump decide to attack Syria?

Just days before the New Hampshire primary last year, a must-win contest

A Mexican man was cleared of raping a girl because he didn’t enjoy it

For months after he learned in 2015 that his 17-year-old daughter was kidnapped outside a club

1st Japan birth achieved via egg

A woman unable to become pregnant with her own eggs due to illness has

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Sridevi couldn't live to see her daughter's debut

Actress Sridevi's untimely death has left the whole world saddened and shocked but what

Bollywood superstar Sridevi dies

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor has died in Dubai after a heart attack, her brother-in-law Sanjay

Jennifer Aniston and Justin announce separation

Hollywood couple Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are separating

Taimur on his way to a kids’ gym

Taimur Ali Khan was a musician in the making when he last featured on

Aamir Khan reveals his first memory of love

Aamir Khan delighted his fans on Valentine's Day, with a special message and oh, did

Taylor Swift shakes off copyright lawsuit

A lawsuit accusing singer Taylor Swift of stealing lyrics for her song “Shake It Off”

Britney Spears to be honoured

Pop star Britney Spears will be honoured for her support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual

Pakistan bans 'Padman'

Akshay Kumar's "Padman", which deals the issue of menstrual hygiene, has been banned in Pakistan.The country's Federal Censor Board

Salman Khan’s upcoming film Bharat

After Race 3, Salman Khan will start working on Bharat, a film produced by

Now 'Manikarnika' under fire for 'distorting history'

Kangana Ranaut’s upcoming period drama Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is based on the life

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Students demand job quota reforms

Students from different universities of Bangladesh demonstrated on Sunday at Shahbagh square in the capital demanding immediate reforms of

Turtle hunting goes unabated

Though a ban was imposed on hunting, selling and smuggling of turtles in 2012, the evil practice has not

BD pharma shines globally

Country's pharmaceutical products are gaining popularity in the global market thanks to better quality and competitive prices.Local medicine manufacturers

Substandard water filters destroyed in city

A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (RB) unearthed a substandard water filter plant in the capital's Jatrabari on

Rice at Tk 10 per kg for ultra poor soon

The government is going to sell rice at Taka 10 per kilogram from the next month to 50 lakh

ADB provides $360m to BR

Bangladesh Railway (BR) is going to be modernized including passenger's service as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved

Rich businessmen were main target

Secret information of a rising model and her blackmailing traps has now leaked out which has become talk of

Link roads to curb crime in border areas

The Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges will construct border roads in the Chittagong Hill Tracts districts and three

Punishment at last over question paper leak

Since the passage of a law relating to the leak of question papers in 1980, only a single trial

Country steps into 4G era

Bangladesh Telecomm-unication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) handed over the license of 4G to four mobile phone operators yesterday evening and



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