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  • Palash tree

    The colours of FALGUN

    The celebration of Basanta Utsav contributes to the colour palette of February. Pahela Falgun, the day when the Bengali spring season ushers in, makes yellow the only wearable for those who want to participate in the seasonal festivity.

  • Law student Rupa Khatun

    Four get death for Rupa rape, murder

    A Tangail court has sentenced four men to death and handed seven years imprisonment to another for raping and murdering a law student.

  • India, China in race for stake in DSE

    India and China, two economic giants, are in a race to buy 25 percent ownership of the Dhaka Stock Exchange.

  • Hasina meets Pope Francis in Vatican City

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday had a meeting with Pope Francis, spiritual leader of the world's Catholics, at the Holy See in Vatican City.


    I hope no other girl meets the same fate as my sister did.

  • SSC question leak

    Question Paper Leak-Spree: HEADACHE? cut the head

    In an extraordinary move to stop question paper leak, the government yesterday decided to shut down internet service for two and a half hours on exam days. Mobile internet will remain fully shut and internet speed will be slashed to 25Kbps for other internet users from 8:00am to 10:30am on those days.

  • National parliament

    Jail term in speedy trial cases raised

    The House yesterday passed the Law and Order Disruption (Speedy Trial) (Amendment) Bill, 2018 raising jail term to seven years from five years for disrupting law and order.

  • Asma Jahangir passes away

    Rights icon Asma Jahangir passes away

    Eminent Pakistani human rights defender and lawyer Asma Jahangir passed away in Lahore yesterday.

  • Orphanage Corruption Case verdict

    Khaleda's stay in prison may be longer

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia may have to stay longer in jail as her counsels are unlikely to get a certified copy of the verdict this week.

  • Russia plane crash

    Russia plane crash kills all 71 aboard

    All 71 people aboard a Russian passenger plane that crashed outside Moscow were killed in the disaster, investigators said yesterday.


    “Our prime minister is such a cricketer who looks at the wicketkeeper and does not know from where the ball is coming from.”

  • Tigers fail in intent and execution

    Soon after the post-match press conferences after Bangladesh's capitulation for 123 brought an early end to the second Test against

  • Self-sufficient in fish, meat

    Riding on the recent revolution in fish and livestock farming, Bangladesh for the first time achieved self-sufficiency in animal protein.

  • Two journos hurt in attack by BCL, JL men

    Two journalists were injured in an attack by Jubo League and Chhatra League men in the city's Mirzajangal area yesterday over a

  • Govt treating Khaleda badly

    The BNP has accused the government of keeping the party's chairperson Khaleda Zia in solitary confinement at the “abandoned” Dhaka

  • Focus on unity, loyalty, polls

    With Khaleda Zia in jail, top BNP leaders have three things on their mind -- unity, loyalty and preparation for the next election later this year.

  • Rohingya Return: It has to be 'safe, dignified'

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has demanded a “safe, dignified return” for Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, ahead of

  • UN, US call for credible probe

    A Reuters investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar prompted a demand from UN and Washington for a credible

  • BNP protests peacefully

    Police picked up around 130 BNP men from several districts yesterday as the party continued its demonstration against the conviction

  • Shutting Down Mobile Internet: Govt backtracks on decision

    It appears the leakers of SSC exam questions have caught the government off guard and whatever it is doing to plug the leaks, is looking half baked.

  • Obaidul Quader

    AL to keep BNP under pressure

    The ruling Awami League has decided to keep the BNP under pressure and not to allow the opposition men to launch any street

  • Awami League Flag

    With little trouble, AL relieved

    With the BNP not waging any noticeable street agitations following Khaleda Zia's jail sentence on Thursday, the Awami League camp appears to feel greatly relieved.

  • Khaleda Zia in Jail for Corruption

    Two-pronged battle, in court, in streets

    The BNP has decided not to launch tougher programmes like hartal or blockade for now, and the party will instead wage a legal battle to free Khaleda Zia from jail.

  • Shamim Eskandar

    How Khaleda spent her day in jail

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia had a quiet start to her second day in prison.

  • Direct Cargo Flights from Dhaka: UK to lift ban shortly

    The British government will shortly lift the ban imposed around two years ago on direct air cargo from Dhaka to London.

  • Khaleda Zia in Jail

    Over 200 held as BNP stages demo

    More than 200 BNP men were arrested during the party's nationwide demonstration yesterday against the conviction of Khaleda Zia in a corruption case.

  • Rohingya Massacre Unearthed: 1 grave for 10 people

    Bound together, the 10 Rohingya captives watched their Buddhist neighbors dig a grave. Soon afterwards, on the morning of Sept 2, all 10 lay dead. At least two were hacked to death by Buddhist villagers. The rest were shot by soldiers, two of the gravediggers said.

  • SL on the brink of series win

    It was like watching a repeat telecast of the first day as a total of 14 wickets fell yet again on the second day of the second Test. Once again Bangladesh made costly errors and handed Sri Lanka the initiative, with the visitors taking a commanding second-innings lead of 312 runs with two wickets in hand at stumps at the Sher-e-Bangla National stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

  • Where's she now?

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has lashed out at BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for “instigating violence” in 2013-2015.

  • What next for BNP?

    Khaleda's son Tarique Rahman, also senior vice chairman of BNP, is supposed to run the party in her absence. But he has been in