• PM's Upcoming Visit to Delhi: Deal likely on use of Ctg, Mongla ports by India

    Dhaka and New Delhi are expected to sign 30 to 35 primary and final agreements, including that for the use of Chittagong and Mongla ports by India and its fresh commitment for loan, during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's four-day official visit to India later this month.

  • 48 feared dead in PIA plane crash

    A Pakistani plane carrying 48 people crashed yesterday in the country's mountainous north and burst into flames, authorities

  • Misuse of Tax-free Cars: UN reminds its staff to follow rules strictly

    The United Nations' Bangladesh office has asked its foreign staff to strictly follow the country's laws regarding selling of duty-free vehicles and other durables.

  • Trump named Time's 'Person of the Year'

    Time magazine yesterday named Donald Trump its "Person of the Year" for 2016 for his stunning upset election victory that rewrote the rules of politics, delivering him to the helm of a divided America.

  • Lighten schoolbags

    To lighten the load of children burdened with heavy schoolbags, the High Court yesterday prohibited the carrying of satchels

  • Kings set up Dynamite final

    Rajshahi Kings booked a place in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) final against the Dhaka Dynamites by battling to a

  • 97 dead as earthquake hits western Indonesia

    Rescuers scrabbled through the rubble of shattered homes, shops and mosques in search of survivors yesterday after a

  • 45pc slum children turn workers by 14

    Nearly half of Dhaka's slum children become labourers by the time they reach 14, according to a study by London-based

  • Why I am not celebrating

    In a recent commentary piece, Mr. Mahfuz Anam shed light on the Democracy Restoration Day and outlined the demands that the then tripartite alliance between the Awami League-led 15-party coalition, the BNP-led 7-party coalition and a group of left-leaning parties, made to the nation.

  • Child Marriage: Nothing to worry about new law: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday came down hard on those who are opposing the incorporation of a special provision

  • Bengal Foundation's magical music festival: A tribute

    The interest, the patience, the discipline, enthusiasm shown by the Dhaka audience and the capacity to understand and appreciate the intricate renditions of a particular raga, displayed by our listeners with instant applause, speaks of the growth of a large number of genuine classical music enthusiasts that we never knew existed.

  • SC upholds death for 3 Huji men

    The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the death penalties for three Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (Huji) militants, including its chief

  • Shakil laid to rest

    Mahbubul Hoque Shakil was laid to rest at his hometown yesterday after hundreds of people paid loving tributes to him on the Dhaka

  • Stalkers attack father, son

    Criminals hacked the father and the brother of a teenage girl for protesting her stalking in Chandpur.

  • High-jumping robot could aid in quakes

    An agile jumping robot that was inspired by some of the animal world's best leapers could one day help in rescue efforts after

  • Battle over early polls grips Italy in limbo

    A fight over whether to hold early elections gripped Italy Tuesday after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation left the

  • 2 'robbers' killed in 'gunfight

    Two alleged bandits were killed yesterday during a "gunfight" between an unspecified number of bandits and the Rapid Action

  • 40 people feared dead in Pakistan plane crash

    A plane carying about 40 people crashes on the slope of a mountain in northern Pakistan, with witnesses on the crash site saying there are unlikely to be any survivors.

  • Nothing to be worried about child marriage law: PM

    Saying there is nothing to be worried about the new law on child marriage, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina lambasts those opposing incorporating the provision for special marriage in the Child Marriage Prevention Act 2016.

  • Madaripur youth gets Faraaz courage award

    Md Miraz Sarder, who caught one of the attackers of Madaripur college teacher red-handed in June, has been conferred with the first “Faraaz Hossain Courage Award”.

  • Salman Shah

    Court orders further probe into Salman Shah's death

    A Dhaka court orders Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) for further investigation of the death of silver screen actor Shahriar Chowdhury Imon popularly known as Salman Shah.

  • 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.

  • MCC recommends red card for cricketers

    Like football and hockey, cricket may see the introduction of 'red card' as punishment of the players for violent acts on the field. This is one of the recommendations made by the games lawmaker Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at a meeting in Mumbai.

  • Rashmela: Largest folk festival deep inside Sundarbans

    In the middle of the night, Atul Sur, a fisherman from Koyra, arrives at Dublarchar, an island in the Sundarbans, in a small boat loaded with Batasha (sweets), candles, incense sticks and coconuts.

  • Opinion: Ershad's own idea of upholding constitution

    Gen Ershad perhaps is intentionally suffering from amnesia. Otherwise how could he claim that he did not violate the constitution by grabbing the state power in extra-constitutional means in March 1982?

  • Kings restrict Titans to 125

    Khulna Titans continue their poor form with the bat as an excellent bowling and fielding effort from Rajshahi Kings keep Mahmudullah Riyad's team to a modest 125 for nine in the first innings of the Bangladesh Premier League Qualifier 2.

  • Pakistan cleric feared dead in air crash

    Junaid Jamshed, a Pakistani pop star turned evangelical Muslim cleric, was on board an aircraft that crashed into a mountainside, airline official says.

  • Donald Trump

    Time names Trump 'Person of the Year'

    Time magazine names Donald Trump its "Person of the Year" for 2016 for his stunning election victory that rewrote the rules of politics in United States of America.

  • House help’s body found in Dhaka

    Police recovered the body of a 13-year-old domestic help from her employer’s house in East Goran area of Dhaka.

  • HC moves to lighten schoolbags

    Primary school children cannot be forced to carry backpacks weighing over 10 percent of their weight, the High Court orders in response to a writ petition. The court also orders government to formulate a necessary law in this regard.

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