Bangladesh

Thursday 21 June, 2018 11:44:16 pm

Flood hits Moulvibazar haor areas

Although the flood situation in many areas along the Manu and Dhalai rivers in the district has improved, vast areas around different haors were affected by flood newly.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 11:43:27 pm

2 students go missing in sea

Two students went missing in the Bay of Bengal while swimming in Bashbaria beach under Sitakunda upazila on Thursday.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 11:41:10 pm

Khandker Mosharraf inducted into AL Advisory Council

LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Engineer Khandker Mosharraf Hossain has been made a member of Awami League Advisory Council.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 11:16:01 pm

Muhith under fire in Parliament again

Opposition MP Pir Fazlur Rahman on Thursday harshly criticised Finance Minister AMA Muhith in Parliament for what he said protecting those involved in plundering banks and the share market.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 10:55:18 pm

WB should support national priority of a country, WB ED tells PM

Visiting World Bank Executive Director Aparna Subramani on Thursday told Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that she also thinks the global lending agency should support the national priority of a country.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 10:52:05 pm

Internet use to see 5pc VAT cut: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday said the value added tax (VAT) on the internet use will be reduced by 5 percent to 10 percent at the end-user level from the next fiscal year.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 10:02:16 pm

UN chief, others to visit Rohingya camps soon 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is likely to visit Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar on July 2 to see the situation on the ground and UN agencies engagement in the camps. 

Thursday 21 June, 2018 10:00:49 pm

2 cops hurt in Bagerhat crude bomb attack on police van

Two policemen were injured in a crude bomb attack on a police van at Rajoir bus stand in Sharankhola upazila on Thursday.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 09:49:23 pm

Public hearing witnesses heated debate on EVC meter

Public hearing on gas price hike witnessed a heated debate on Thursday on electronic gas volume corrector (EVC) meter as one of the members of the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) contradicted with their own order issued three years ago.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 08:13:20 pm

Road crashes kill 10 in 4 districts

At least 10 people were killed and 50 others injured in separate road accidents in Khulna, Bhola, Kishoreganj and Khagrachhari districts on Thursday.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 08:09:59 pm

Young housewife dies ‘being poisoned’ in Sirajganj for dowry

A young housewife has been died after allegedly being poisoned over dowry at Shahariarpur village in Ullahpara upazila.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 07:35:12 pm

3 held with Yaba tablets in Jhalakati, Bogura

Three people were arrested along with 210 Yaba tablets in Jhalakati and Bogura districts on Thursday.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 07:33:47 pm

BNP leader Helal gets HC bail

The High Court on Thursday granted six-month bail to BNP leader Azizul Bari Helal in three cases filed during the BNP-led alliance’s anti-government movement in 2015.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 07:20:52 pm

Padma Bridge Project gets addl Tk 1,400 cr

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Thursday approved an additional allocation of Tk 1,400 crore for the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 07:20:00 pm

ICRC chief due Jun 30 to see its works in Rohingya camps

President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer will arrive here on June 30 to observe ICRC’s work in Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 07:05:24 pm

Man dies as tree falls on him in Khulna

A man was killed and two people were injured as a tree fell on them at Kalna village in Koyra upazila  on Thursday.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 06:44:49 pm

Ecnec clears Tk 4,635.91 cr project to issue e-passports

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Thursday approved a project involving Tk 4,635.91 crore to introduce higher technology-based e-passports to make Bangladeshi passports safer, more secure and acceptable to other countries across the world.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 06:33:42 pm

BTV still most favourite with 83 pc viewers, claims Inu

Though there are many private television channels in the country, 83 percent television viewers still watch the programmes of Bangladesh Television (BTV), Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu told Parliament on Thursday.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 06:27:00 pm

3-day DC conf to begin July 24

The three-day annual conference of the deputy commissioners (DCs) will be held in the capital on July 24-26.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 04:57:11 pm

Brazil to provide support for development of football in B’desh

Brazilian Ambassador to Bangladesh Joao Tabajara de Oliveira Junior assured that his country will provide all sorts of support for the development of football in Bangladesh, especially in the grassroots level.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 04:54:42 pm

Regal Emporium opens outlet in Narsingdi, Habiganj

Regal Emporium has recently opened its new outlets in Narsingdi and Habiganj. 

Thursday 21 June, 2018 04:19:37 pm

Order on Khaleda’s bail pleas on July 5

Two courts here on Thursday fixed July 5 to pass their orders on the bail petitions of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in two cases -- one filed for celebrating ‘fake’ birthday and another for undermining the country's map, the national flag and the Liberation War.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 02:39:15 pm

Tonu Killing: CID to get suspects’ DNA reports next week

The DNA report on the suspected killers of Sohagi Jahan Tonu, who was killed in Cumilla 27 months back, will be disclosed next week, police said.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 02:33:18 pm

Two to die for murder in Natore

A court here on Thursday sentenced a man and his friend to death for killing his wife in 2016.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 02:31:27 pm

Elephant tramples minor in Satkhira

A minor boy was trampled to death by an elephant at Gangarampur Bridge in Tala upazila on Thursday.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 02:25:23 pm

Five killed in Khulna bus plunge

Five people were killed and 14 others injured when a bus plunged into a roadside ditch on Khulna-Satkhira road at Bortia in Dumuria upazila on Thursday.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 12:39:35 pm

DRU, DCAB condole death of journo’s father

Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) on Thursday expressed deep shock at the sad demise of M Khalilur Rahman, father of the organisation’s general secretary and Jamuna TV special correspondent Mahfuzur Rahman Mishu.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 12:07:18 pm

Bullet-hit body of ‘drug trader’ found in Chuadanga

Police recovered the bullet-hit body of a suspected drug trader besides rail tracks on Chuadanga-Darshana road in Damurhuda upazila on Thursday.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 11:54:26 am

Art show on Rohingyas begins in city

A weeklong art exhibition on Rohingya refugees kicked off at Liberation War Museum on Wednesday with lighting the candles. 

Thursday 21 June, 2018 11:45:38 am

Two found dead in Jhenidah

Two young men were found dead at Bhaina village in Harinakunda upazila on Thursday.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 11:40:09 am

‘Amar Sonar Bangla’ now in Belarusian language

Mastatskaya Literatura (Fiction Literature), one of the leading publishing houses in Belarus, has translated Bangladesh’s national anthem “Amar Sonar Bangla (My Golden Bengal)” into Belarusian language.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 09:45:36 am

Youth commits suicide in Rajshahi

A young man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of a house at Dashmari Hindupara in the city on Wednesday.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 09:21:14 am

Mother ‘commits suicide’ after killing son in Panchagarh

A woman allegedly committed suicide after killing her minor son at their residence in Sheuratoli village of Debiganj upazila on Wednesday night.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 01:25:34 am

International assistance urgently needed for Rohingyas: AI

Amnesty International on Wednesday called on the international community to urgently step up international assistance for more than 900,000 Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar District as they face severe monsoon weather.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 01:17:09 am

10 sued, one arrested over PCJSS activist murder in Khagrachhari

A case was filed with Panchhari Police Station on Monday night over Parbatya Chattagram Janasanghati Samity (MN Larma or Reformist) activist Bijoy Tripura murder. 

Thursday 21 June, 2018 01:12:20 am

Cop stabbed by drug peddler in Narayanganj, 2 held 

A cop was stabbed by a drug peddler during an anti-drug operation at Dorisonakanda area in Narayanganj port on Wednesday noon. 

Thursday 21 June, 2018 12:58:27 am

DUJ member injured in attack by Juba Lg in Jessore

Juba League (JL) activists on Wednesday attacked a journalist for reporting on drug abuse in Keshobpur upazila.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 12:15:08 am

2 crushed under trains in Narsingdi

Two people including a woman were killed after being crashed under trains in two separate accidents at Medinikanda and Amirganj in Raipura upazila on Wednesday.

Business

Thursday 21 June, 2018 12:03:44 pm

Asian stocks mostly up despite underlying US-China tension

Asian stock markets mostly rose Thursday as concern fades over the trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Uncertainty remains, but the original tariff threats made earlier in the week were not followed by material action.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 11:59:25 am

China says US swinging 'big stick' of unfair trade tactics

China has accused the United States of using pressure tactics and blackmail in threatening to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese imports.

Entertainment

Thursday 21 June, 2018 09:45:34 pm

World Music Day celebrated 

The World Music Day was celebrated in the country on Thursday as elsewhere in the world.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 11:49:57 am

Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson are engaged

It's true, Pete Davidson says: He and Ariana Grande are engaged.

Lifestyle

Thursday 21 June, 2018 04:59:01 pm

Shahidul Alam to receive int’l photography award

Prominent photographer Shahidul Alam has been selected as the 2018 recipient of Humanitarian Award to be presented at the Lucie Awards.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 11:15:01 am

Thousands join Yoga Day celebrations in city

Commemorating International Day of Yoga 2018, Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Thursday organised an event at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital where thousands of people from all walks of life wearing blue and yellow T-shirts joined.

Politics

Thursday 21 June, 2018 09:36:56 pm

BNP likely to nominate 2 incumbent mayors for Rajshahi, Sylhet polls

BNP is likely to nominate two incumbent mayors as its mayor candidates for Rajshahi and Sylhet while a new face in Barishal city polls.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 05:54:49 pm

AL wants lopsided election-time govt, alleges BNP

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday alleged that Awami League is talking about a ‘lopsided election-time government’ as it wants to hold the next polls without BNP’s participation.

Special

Thursday 21 June, 2018 11:52:29 pm

ICC now seeks Myanmar’s observations over Rohingya issue by July 27 

After Bangladesh, the International Criminal Court (ICC) now wants to know Myanmar’s opinion on whether The Hague-based court has jurisdiction to run a case on atrocities against Rohingyas.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 08:27:57 am

Contract with Chinese consortium for Khulna 330 MW plant faces termination

Contract with a Chinese consortium for constriction of Khulna 330 MW dual-fuel combined cycle power plant is going to face termination as the contractor failed to arrange required fund for the project.

Sports

Thursday 21 June, 2018 07:58:43 pm

Korea Open: Siddikur signs off 1st round for three-over-par 

Bangladesh golfer Siddikur Rahman made a gloomy start in the US$1,125,000 (approximate) Kolon Korea Open Golf Championship as he shared 91st spot after the first round at Woo Jeong Hills Country Club, Cheonan on Thursday.   

Thursday 21 June, 2018 07:31:40 pm

National Yoga: Bangladesh Yoga Foundation emerge champions

Bangladesh Yoga Foundation clinched the 4th National Yoga title securing five gold medals in the championship that concluded at the National Sports Council gymnasium here on Thursday.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 06:34:39 pm

AFC U-19 Women’s: Bangladesh to play South Korea in opener on Oct 24

Bangladesh to play stronger South Korea in the opening Group-D match of the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship 2019 Qualifiers on October 24 at the Republican Central Stadium in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 06:09:08 pm

Messi dogged by Ronaldo, history as Argentina meets Croatia

Lionel Messi is going to have a hard time keeping up with Cristiano Ronaldo at this year's World Cup.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 09:00:31 am

Neymar returns to training, Brazil guarantees he's ready

Brazil is making sure everyone knows Neymar is perfectly fit at the World Cup

Thursday 21 June, 2018 08:59:07 am

Brazil says FIFA has dismissed its complaint over VAR use

The Brazilian soccer federation says FIFA has dismissed its complaint over the use of video review in the team's World Cup opener against Switzerland.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 08:58:01 am

Diego Costa scores again, Spain beats Iran 1-0 at World Cup

Patience is a virtue, and Spain showed plenty of it to overcome a tough challenge from Iran at the World Cup.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 08:55:38 am

Goatee & goals turn this into Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo walked out for warmups at sun-splashed Luzhniki Stadium with diamonds affixed to each earlobe and a new goatee sprouting from his chin — like a goat, get it? Greatest of All Time.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 08:52:24 am

After only 2 matches, Egypt eliminated from World Cup

Egypt arrived in Russia with Mohamed Salah and some high expectations.

Tech

Thursday 21 June, 2018 10:22:16 am

Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones.

World

Thursday 21 June, 2018 11:30:48 pm

Merkel pledges $100 million loan for troubled Jordan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday promised a $100 million loan to troubled Jordan, where mass protests over austerity measures forced the prime minister to resign earlier this month.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 07:57:36 pm

Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

Israeli prosecutors on Thursday charged the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with misusing over $100,000 in public funds to order lavish meals from some of the country's most famous chefs.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 06:05:20 pm

Trump's migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face

As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 06:04:59 pm

NATO head: No guarantee trans-Atlantic alliance will survive

Bonds between Europe and North America are under strain and there's no guarantee the trans-Atlantic alliance will survive, the head of NATO warned Thursday.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 05:02:17 pm

EU seeks to screen migrants in Africa, stop boat crossings

The European Union's top migration official says the EU wants to screen migrants in centers in northern Africa to see whether they are eligible for asylum and prevent people trying to enter Europe by boat.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 05:01:53 pm

Trump defends his hard-line immigration policies to cheers

Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and those investigating him.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 02:10:49 pm

New Zealand leader welcomes newborn girl 'to our village'

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter Thursday and posted a message welcoming the healthy newborn "to our village."

Thursday 21 June, 2018 12:01:50 pm

North Korean summits bring sense of peace along DMZ border

Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. He says it's gotten quieter here since the summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the presidents of South Korea and the United States, in perhaps the last place on earth where the Cold War still burns hot.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 12:00:50 pm

Hundreds pray at Indonesia lake as search for bodies resumes

Hundreds of family members waiting in desperation at a small port on Indonesia's Lake Toba for news of missing relatives performed mass prayers Thursday as the search for more than 190 people unaccounted for after a ferry sinking continued for a fourth day.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 10:27:27 am

Venezuela president boosts minimum wage as inflation soars

Venezuela's president says he is again raising the minimum wage, though it still will be below the equivalent of $2 a month as inflation soars in the crisis-stricken country.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 10:25:42 am

In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 10:20:26 am

UK's May defeats Brexit rebels, but divisions still reign

The British government saw its flagship Brexit legislation pass through Parliament on Wednesday, but remains locked in a tussle with lawmakers over the direction of the country's departure from the European Union.

Thursday 21 June, 2018 10:19:04 am

Sexual abuses rampant in UAE-controlled prisons in Yemen

The torturers followed a schedule.