• AL, BNP battle for Comilla pride

    Comilla City Corporation goes to polls today amid tight security as the archrivals Awami League and BNP are set to contest the elections.

  • Shakil laid to rest in Mymensingh

    Mahbubul Hoque Shakil is laid to rest at his Mymensingh hometown after hundreds of people paid tributes to him.

  • Mahbubul Haque Shakil

    PM’s special assistant Shakil passes away

    Mahbubul Haque Shakil, special assistant to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, died of cardiac arrest in Dhaka, family sources say. Also a former vice president and organising secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), Shakil was the deputy press secretary to the AL chief since the 1/11 political changeover.

  • Split verdict on Nizam Hazari’s JS seat

    A High Court delivers split verdict on a writ petition that challenged the legality of Awami League leader Nizam Uddin Hazari’s parliament membership.

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    S Korea leader offers to resign

    South Korean President Park Geun Hye signals she would be willing to step down in April as opposition lawmakers say they might have enough votes to impeach her over an influence-peddling scandal.

  • President to hold dialogue on EC formation

    President Abdul Hamid will hold dialogue with all registered political parties to discuss the reconstitution of the Election Commission (EC). The dialogue will begin after December 16, says President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin.

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    Italy's Renzi quits after crushing referendum defeat

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announces his resignation, hours after it was confirmed he had suffered a crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform.

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    Compensation for acquiring land to be doubled

    The cabinet decides to double the amount of compensation to the owner if the government wants to acquire his land. According to the decision, the owners will get compensation three times more whereas they are getting one and a half times more than the property price at present.

  • Fidel Castro interred in rock

    Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro's ashes were encased in a large granite boulder on Sunday in a ceremony that capped nine days of public mourning and aimed to literally set in stone the legacy of one of the 20th century's most influential characters.

  • Selina Hayat Ivy

    I will accept polls result: Ivy

    Calling the party men for unity, Awami League mayoral nominee Selina Hayat Ivy says that she will accept the outcome of Narayanganj City Corporation polls slated for December 22.

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    Big data helped Trump even after he scorned it

    Donald Trump derided the use of data and technology tools for his presidential campaign -- but those techniques might well have propelled him to victory.

  • JSD candidate pulls out of NCC polls

    Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) backed mayoral runner Moslem Uddin has withdrawn his candidature for the Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) election.

  • Fakhrul criticises Rohingya policy

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir criticises the government for Rohingya push back policy saying it does not understand the people’s pulse.

  • AL asks JSD to stay aside from NCC polls

    Awami League calls upon the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal for withdrawing the party-backed mayor candidate in Narayanganj City Corporation election.

  • PM avoids responsibility ignoring proposal: BNP

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says that the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has avoided her responsibility by ignoring Khaleda Zia’s proposal on the formation of a new election commission.

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    China lodges protest after Trump call with Taiwan president

    President-elect Donald Trump speaks with the president of Taiwan, a move that will be sure to anger China.

  • No talks with killer: Hasina

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina rules out the possibility of holding talks with BNP over the formation of a new election commission.

  • Fidel Castro and Ernesto Che Guevara

    Reunited in death: Castro's remains rest at Guevara mausoleum

    One of history's best known double acts was temporarily reunited, when Fidel Castro's ashes arrived at a mausoleum housing the bones of his fellow revolutionary, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, part of a three-day cortege for the Cuban leader.

  • Khaleda faces indictment if not appear on Jan 9

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be indicted in absentia in 10 cases filed against her if she fails to appear before court on January 9, a Dhaka court judge says.

  • NCC Polls: Khaleda meets alliance leaders

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia holds meeting with leaders of the 20-party alliance at her Gulshan office to work out a plan for victory in Narayanganj City Corporation election scheduled for December 22.

  • BNP writes to EC for army deployment

    BNP hands over a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner demanding army deployment in the Narayanganj City Corporation election scheduled for December 22.

  • Arrest order for 30 activists of BNP-led 20-party

    A Dhaka court issues arrest warrants against 30 leaders and activists of BNP-led 20-party alliance including Barkatullah Bulu in a case filed in 2014 under explosives act.

  • NCC polls: BNP to visit EC, seek army deployment

    A BNP delegation is on way to Election Commission office in Dhaka to press home their demands including deployment of army during the upcoming Narayanganj City Corporation.

  • Writ seeks stay on district council polls

    A writ petition is filed with the High Court seeking a stay on holding the elections to district councils scheduled for December 28.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi on al-Qaeda hit list: Indian cops

    Three al-Qaeda operatives arrested from South India were planning to kill 22 top leaders, including the countries Prime Minister Narendra Modi, say Indian cops.

  • Raushan Ershad

    Raushan for Ershad’s case withdrawal

    Raushan Ershad, leader of the opposition in parliament, says she will do whatever necessary to withdraw the case lodged against her husband HM Ershad.

  • AL general secretary meets Ashraful

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader pays a courtesy call to his predecessor Syed Ashraful Islam at his Hare Road residence in Dhaka.

  • Armored troop carriers

    Chinese paper warns Singapore military "hypocrisy" could harm relations

    The Global Times, China's nationalist state-owned tabloid, has warned that Singapore's "hypocrisy" over its military relationship with Taiwan could harm bilateral relations with China, according to a published op-ed.

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    China protests to Singapore over troop carriers in Taiwan

    China has lodged a protest with Singapore after the Republic's armoured vehicles were seized by the Hong Kong customs en route from Taiwan.

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    CU asst proctor removed

    Chittagong University has removed its assistant proctor Anwar Hossain after he was implicated in a murder case filed over death of Bangladesh Chhatra League activist Diaz Irfan Chowdhury.