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    Khaleda files bail petitions in two more cases

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:09pm on May 22, 2018

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday filed separate petitions with the High Court seeking bail in two more cases in which the trial...

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    Two JMB men held in Natore

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 01:54pm on May 22, 2018

    Detectives in a drive arrested two suspected members of banned extremist outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh from Chandrapur of Gurudaspur in Natore...

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    Malaysia’s Najib quizzed over scandal, graft fighter reveals threats

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 01:36pm on May 22, 2018

    Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was questioned by anti-corruption authorities Tuesday over a financial scandal after his shock election loss, as...

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    Ministers, secretaries to get Tk 75,000 for mobile set

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:06pm on May 22, 2018

    Ministers, state ministers, deputy ministers and secretaries will now be entitled to an allowance of Tk 75,000 each for purchasing mobile set....

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    Five dead in India from Nipah virus, dozens quarantined

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:13pm on May 22, 2018

    A deadly virus carried by fruit bats has killed at least five people in southern India and more than 90 people are in quarantine, a top health...

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    Dhaka-bound Saudia plane makes emergency landing in Jeddah

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 11:38am on May 22, 2018

    A Dhaka-bound Saudi Arabian Airlines flight made an emergency landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah following a malfunction of hydraulic system and subsequent...

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    'No alternative' to Iran deal, EU's Mogherini tells US

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:32am on May 22, 2018

    The EU's foreign policy chief warned Monday there was ‘no alternative’ to the Iran nuclear deal, after US secretary of state Mike Pompeo vowed unprecedented...

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    Pakistan heat wave kills 65 people in Karachi

    Reuters | Updated at 11:30am on May 22, 2018

    A heat wave has killed 65 people in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi over the past three days, a social welfare organisation said on Tuesday,...

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    SC stays HC order on compensation to Rajib’s family

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:23am on May 22, 2018

    The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the High Court Division to form an independent committee to assess the liabilities of...

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    Five killed, 22 wounded by Houthi missile in Yemen's city of Marib

    Reuters | Updated at 10:32am on May 22, 2018

    Five people were killed and 22 wounded by a Houthi missile fired at the Yemeni city of Marib, which falls under control of the internationally...

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    Anti-drugs drives: 10 killed in ‘gunfights’ in Bangladesh

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 09:35am on May 22, 2018

    As the nationwide crackdown against drugs continues, 10 alleged drug traders were killed in ‘gunfights’ with law enforcers in Comilla, Chuadanga, Chittagong, Feni, Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Narayanganj and Brahmanbaria on...

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    Archbishop found guilty of concealing child sex abuse

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on May 22, 2018

    An Australian archbishop was found guilty on Tuesday of concealing child sex abuse by a priest, which Australian media said made him the most senior...

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    DNC nabs 68 drug peddlers

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:29am on May 22, 2018

    The Department of Narcotic Control arrested 68 suspected drug dealers with 88,386 pieces of Yaba tablets....

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    Primary school on Jamuna under threat of erosion

    Shahjahan Biswas . Manikganj | Updated at 01:29am on May 22, 2018

    Bachamara Uttarakhand Government Primary School of Bachamara union on the River Jamuna under Daulatpur upazila in Manikganj is under threat of erosion....

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    Minor girl hacked to death in Habiganj

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 01:28am on May 22, 2018

    An eight-year-old girl was hacked to death in Habiganj on early Monday following a row over mango plucking....

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    Father wants justice for girl

    Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 01:25am on May 22, 2018

    Mohammad Amin, father of Tasfia Amin, who was found dead in Chittagong recently, requested the police to find out the real perpetrators behind the death of his daughter and to bring the offenders to justice as soon as possible...

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    Another 500MW power import from India from June 10

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:25am on May 22, 2018

    Import of another 500MW of power from India is set to start feeding the national grid from June 10 increasing the total imports from the neighbouring country to 1,110MW, Power Division secretary Ahmad Kaikaus confirmed on Monday....

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    JU BSU gets new committee

    JU Correspondent | Updated at 01:23am on May 22, 2018

    The Jahangirnagar University unit of Bangladesh Students’ Union announced its 31-member new executive body for the next one year....

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    Bangabandhu-I reaches orbital position

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:23am on May 22, 2018

    Bangladesh’s first geostationary communication satellite Bangabandhu-I has reached its designated orbital slot 10 days after its launch from Florida.....

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    Mumbai’s KDAH brings expertise in cancer treatment to Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:45am on May 22, 2018

    Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, a Mumbai-based Indian hospital, brings its renowned physicians to Bangladesh for a medical seminar and attending patients...

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    Five ‘war crimes suspects’ held in Pirojpur

    United News of Bangladesh . Pirojpur | Updated at 12:42am on May 22, 2018

    Detectives arrested five people at village Hetalia in Bhandaria upazila of Pirojpur early Monday for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971....

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    Bangladesh's northwest most climate vulnerable, gets less allocation: study

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:26am on May 22, 2018

    People in Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions are experiencing climate-induced challenges more compared to other regions, researchers said while analysing climate data between 1981 and 2016....

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    Schoolgirl strangled

    United News of Bangladesh . Chapainawabganj | Updated at 12:25am on May 22, 2018

    A school girl was strangled to death by some assailants at village Rashik Nagar Shirotola in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj early Monday.....

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    Take action against party insiders first: BNP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:23am on May 22, 2018

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said that the government should first take action against the drug dealers inside the ruling party and then it should go for punishing the drug dealers across the country....

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    China calls on all mosques to raise national flag

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:24am on May 22, 2018

    All Chinese mosques should raise the national flag to ‘promote a spirit of patriotism’ among Muslims, the country’s top Islamic regulatory body has declared, as the Communist Party seeks to tighten its grip on religion....

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    Int’l Biological Diversity Day today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:15am on May 22, 2018

    International Biological Diversity Day would be observed today marking the 25th anniversary of the Convention on Biological Diversity....

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    Morata misses out on Spain squad

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:19am on May 22, 2018

    Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was left out of Spain’s World Cup squad, announced on Monday. Morata paid the price for a disappointing debut season in the Premier League as Spain coach Julen Lopetegui picked Iago Aspas and Rodrigo Moreno up front, along with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa....

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    50 injured as villagers clash in Habiganj

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 12:13am on May 22, 2018

    At least 50 people were injured in an hour-long clash between two groups of villagers on Monday in Habiganj over a trivial matter....

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    Rain disrupts Ctg city life again

    Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Many areas particularly the low-lying remained submerged under knee-deep water causing miseries to city dwellers in Chittagong for second consecutive day on Monday following an hour-long downpour....

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    PM for party unity in Gazipur mayoral polls

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked her party colleagues in the cabinet to ensure united efforts so that ruling Awami League candidate could win the Gazippur mayoral polls, rescheduled for June 26....

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    Encroachment threatens rare turtles at Bostami shrine

    Ferdous Ara | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Encroachment, poor hatching rate, pollution and inadequate care have posed a serious threat to the rare ‘Bostami turtles’ living in the pond of Hazrat Bayezid Bostami shrine in Chittagong....

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    War crimes convict Mahidur dies at RMCH

    RU Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    A war crimes convict died at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital early Monday, four years after being sentenced to imprisonment until death for committing war crimes at several villages in Chapainawabganj in 1971....

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    Paraguay president opens Israel embassy in Jerusalem

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes inaugurated his country’s Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, making it the third nation to make the deeply controversial move after the United States and Guatemala....

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    Five DU students get Prof Habiba Khatun Scholarship

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Five meritorious students of the Department of Islamic History and Culture of Dhaka University were awarded the ‘Professor Dr Habiba Khatun Scholarship’ for their outstanding...

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    Rimjhim Police Town, Italian City projects illegal: HC 

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    The High Court on Monday declared the ‘Rimjhim Police Town’ and ‘Italian City’ housing projects in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj illegal....

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    Morata misses out on Spain squad

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was left out of Spain’s World Cup squad, announced on Monday. Morata paid the price for a disappointing debut season in the Premier League as Spain coach Julen Lopetegui picked Iago Aspas and Rodrigo Moreno up front, along with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa....

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    Hasina, Modi, Mamata meet on Friday

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will meet at Shantiniketan in West Bengal of India on Friday....

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    Rupali, Mercantile banks allowed to float bonds worth Tk 900cr

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday allowed Mercantile Bank and Rupali Bank to float unsecured subordinated rate bonds worth Tk 900 crore in total....

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    Stocks end 13-day losing streak on bargain hunting

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Dhaka stocks on Monday ended a 13-day bear run, the longest losing spell at the Dhaka Stock Exchange, as investors went for bargain hunting, focusing mainly on undervalued scrips....

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    BASIS demands start-ups get 3 years to submit tax returns

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    The Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services at a meeting with finance minister AMA Muhith on Monday proposed that the government should allow a three-year grace period for the start-ups to submit tax returns....

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    Banks asked to develop biometric verification for illiterate clients

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Bangladesh Bank on Monday instructed all scheduled banks to develop capacity of biometric verification, iris and facial recognition so that illiterate customers could encash their cheques without any hassle....

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    BB raises EDF loan limit for apparel businesses

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Members of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association and the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association would get extended foreign currency loan facility from the Bangladesh Bank’s export development fund....

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    Govt to make EFD, instead of ECR, mandatory for shops

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    National Board of Revenue may introduce a more sophisticated electronic fiscal management system instead of conventional electronic cash register machine in the national budget for the next fiscal year 2018-2019 to make VAT collection from shops automated and prevent evasion....

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    Arzani dreaming of WC berth after Socceroos swerve

    Reuters  | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Melbourne City teenager Daniel Arzani has shown a knack for dancing past defenders in the Australian top flight but his most telling off-field evasion might be sidestepping the country of his birth for the lure of a World Cup ticket with the Socceroos...

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    Pogba evasive over MU future

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Paul Pogba has refused to rule out a move away from Manchester United, hinting at strains in his relationship with Jose Mourinho after a difficult season at Old Trafford....

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    Klopp seeks fitting finale

    Agence France-Presse . Liverpool | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is quietly confident his side can upset the odds by preventing Real Madrid from claiming a third consecutive Champions League title on Saturday, to cap a stunning season engineered by the German....

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    Nainggolan ends Belgium career after WC snub

    Reuters . Tubize, Belgium | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Radja Nainggolan ended his international career on Monday after Belgium coach Roberto Martinez left the AS Roma midfielder out of his squad for next month’s World Cup in Russia....

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    Iniesta, Torres depart in style

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Two Spanish giants bid farewell to their boyhood clubs on Sunday as Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona and Fernando Torres went out with a bang at Aletico Madrid....

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    Amir fit for first Test

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Mohammad Amir appeared to prove his fitness as Pakistan drew their final warm-up match ahead of the start of their two-Test series against England....

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    MSC win battle of arch-rivals

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    A penalty corner strike from Indian recruit Arvinder Singh at the death helped Mohammedan Sporting Club secure a 2-1 win over arch-rivals Abahani Limited in the Premier Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhashana National Hockey Stadium on Monday....

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    Nadal eyes 11th French Open

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Rafael Nadal insisted Sunday that his stunning 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 comeback win over Alexander Zverev which delivered an eighth Rome Masters title will have no impact on his campaign to lift an 11th French Open....

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    ‘We’re better than Afghanistan’

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Bangladesh team manager Khaled Mahmud on Monday suggested that the Tigers had better skills than their Afghanistan counterparts, which would give them a better chance to win the forthcoming Twenty20 series between the teams in Dehradun, India....

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    Kirsten in city for ‘internal audit’

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Gary Kirsten refused to accept a long time role with Bangladesh, said the officials of Bangladesh Cricket Board, as players and officials spent a busy day with the former South African batsman on Monday....

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    Celebrating 70 years of human rights and condoning 70 years of Israel massacring Palestine

    by Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    ON 14 of May 1948 Israel declared unilaterally her independence in a foreign land called Palestine, supported by a UN resolution sponsored by the UK (the United Nations ‘Partition Plan of Palestine’ at the end of the British mandate (euphemism for British ‘colony’), was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 29 November 1947 as Resolution 181 II)....

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    Just the tip of the iceberg!

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    ANOTHER school shooting by a 17-year-old white student at Santa Fe on May 18 and another round of ‘prayer’ by Republican Senator Ted Cruz, Republican governor of Texas, and other important and not-so-important Americans!....

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    Academics protest Google’s role in drone murder

    by Andre Damon | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    THREE prominent technology scholars published an open letter on May 14, which has now received over 900 signatures, condemning Google’s collaboration with the Pentagon’s illegal ‘targeted killing’ programme....

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    National budget and the plight of migrant workers

    by Shakirul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    OVERSEAS employment has become a major livelihood opportunity for thousands of low skilled laborers in Bangladesh....

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    Unfit govt vehicles on the roads set negative example

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    VIOLATING laws and regulations has sadly become the norm in the transport sector of Bangladesh....

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    Eviction without rehabilitation is an ineffective strategy

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    IT IS shocking that the local administration on Sunday evicted illegal occupants of hill pockets near Chittagong city’s Akbar Shah Railway Colony without arranging for their rehabilitation....

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    BNP doing politics in iftar parties: Quader

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader, on Monday alleged that Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders were expressing their political views in the ifter parties organised by their party...

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    US to impose strongest ever Iran sanctions

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Iran would be hit with the ‘strongest sanctions in history’ and cautioned European firms against continuing to do business in Tehran, toughening up Washington’s policy line after its withdrawal from the nuclear pact....

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    ACC sacks two of its ADs

     Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Anti-Corruption Commission has terminated two of its assistant directors for allegedly breaching job rules. ACC terminated its Khulna integrated district office assistant director SM Shamim Iqbal on Sunday following departmental inquiry report against him that he did not file charge sheet with court in a case even the commission approved it at least one year ago, said ACC director general Muhammad Munir Chowdhury....

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    World needs to care about Rohingya plight: Priyanka Chopra

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:05am on May 22, 2018

    Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra arrived in Bangladesh on a three-day visit on Monday to see for herself the plight of Rohingya children as part of her role as UNICEF goodwill ambassador....

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    Three killed in Bandarban landslide

    Our Correspondent . Bandarban | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Three people were killed in a landslide at Ghumdhum in Naikhongchhari of Bandarban on Monday. The landslide occurred at a hill that was being cut to create a drain to channel water out of a nearby pond at Monjaypara in village Baraitali, said Naikhongchhari upazila nirbahi officer SM Sarwar Kamal....

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    HC asks govt to investigate marketing of contaminated pasteurized milk

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    The High Court Division on Monday directed the government to form an independent committee of experts for investigation into marketing of unsafe pasteurized milk across the country....

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    Ministers, secretaries to get Tk 75,000 for mobile set

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Ministers, state ministers, deputy ministers and secretaries will now be entitled to an allowance of Tk 75,000 each for purchasing mobile set....

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    PM mocks Khulna city voters: BNP 

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday said that prime minister Sheikh Hasina mocked Khulna city voters by praising the recently concluded  Khulna mayoral polls....

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    ATM booth guard killed inside Dhaka Cantt

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Unidentified assailants killed a security guard of an ATM booth of Eastern Bank Limited inside the Dhaka Cantonment area in the capital by slitting his throat early Monday....

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    Nine ‘drug peddlers’ killed in ‘gunfights’ in Bangladesh

    Tapos Kanti Das | Updated at 12:05am on May 22, 2018

    Nine suspected drug peddlers were killed in reported incidents of ‘gunfight’ in Chuadanga, Rajshahi, Narsingdi, Jhenidah, Tangail, Jessore and Gazipur early Monday, highest in a day, as law enforcement agencies continued crackdown on drugs....

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