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    Singer Shafin joins Jatiya Party

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:10am on July 20, 2018

    Singer Shafin Ahmed joined Jatiya Party after a meeting with party chairman HM Ershad at his Baridhara residence in Dhaka, party sources said on Thursday....

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    6 journalists awarded for reporting on violence against women

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:36am on July 20, 2018

    Women Journalists Network, Bangladesh and Nari Unnayan Shakti have awarded six journalists for their reports on violence against women and girls....

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    Experts for sustainable techniques to turn food waste into resources

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:35am on July 20, 2018

    Experts at a seminar here on Thursday stressed applying sustainable techniques for managing food waste and turning those into resources since about 80 per cent of urban solid waste is being generated from food waste daily....

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    BNP’s Gayeshwar urges to create fair election environment

    RU Correspondent | Updated at 01:33am on July 20, 2018

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Thursday urged the government to create a level playing field for holding free, fair and peaceful elections to Rajshahi, Barisal and Sylhet cities slated for July 30....

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    Govt prepared to check dengue, chikungunya

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:31am on July 20, 2018

    The government’s disease monitoring agency, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research has taken all necessary steps to combat vector-borne diseases, including dengue and chikungunya....

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    Two-day career fest ends at RU

    RU Correspondent | Updated at 01:31am on July 20, 2018

    Rajshahi University Career Club, an organisation that gives suggestions to students for career development, in association with New Age, ended a two-day career festival on the campus on Thursday....

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    Nation must choose between peace and anarchy: Inu

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:29am on July 20, 2018

    President of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal and information minister Hasanul Haq Inu said on Thursday that the people have to decide,....

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    3 JMB men held in Natore

    United News of Bangladesh . Natore | Updated at 01:28am on July 20, 2018

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion in a drive arrested three members of banned extremist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh along with their organisation’s handbook from Ruerbhag in Sadar upazila early Thursday....

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    BNP rebel candidate Selim quits race in Ariful’s favour

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 01:26am on July 20, 2018

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s rebel candidate in the upcoming Sylhet mayoral race, Badruzzaman Selim, on Thursday moved away from the contest extending his support to the party nominated mayoral aspirant Ariful Haque Chowdhury....

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    Mother, daughter, father found dead in Gazipur house

    United News of Bangladesh . Gazipur | Updated at 12:29am on July 20, 2018

    Police recovered the throat-slit bodies of a woman and her daughter and the hanging body of the woman’s husband from their house in Haidorabad area in the city on Thursday morning....

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    Attorney general receives death threat

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:21am on July 20, 2018

    Attorney general Mahbubey Alam received a death threat on Thursday afternoon. Officer-in-charge of Shahbagh Police Station Abul Hasan said that AG’s personal secretary Kabir Ahmed registered a general diary with the police station in this connection....

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    ACC conducts drive at Hajj agencies

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:17am on July 20, 2018

    The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday conducted a drive at different Hajj agencies at Purana Paltan area in the capital in an attempt to find irregularities. ...

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    Extortion by highway police, workers’ federation alleged

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:11am on July 20, 2018

    Transport owners have alleged that highway police and Bangladesh Road Transport Workers’ Federation are extorting from them. At a general meeting of Bangladesh Road Transport Owners’ Association held on Tuesday to form council committee, the association alleged that the extortionists were collecting illegal tolls from buses running in different highways and roads....

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    BTCL converts 1,700 numbers to 8-digit in Goran

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited is going to convert 1,700 telephone numbers in the capital’s Goran area to 8-digit number aimed at providing modern and quality services....

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    AL, BNP promise to develop city

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:04am on July 20, 2018

    As the Barisal City Corporation polls is drawing near, leaders from both Awami League and BNP pledged to solve citizens’ problems in a round table dialogue on Thursday....

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    India charges Chidambaram with corruption

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Indian police on Thursday charged a top opposition leader P Chidambaram with abuse of power in a multi-billion dollar scandal when he was finance minister....

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    BSB-Cambrian group holds orientation for Class XI students

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    BSB-Cambrian Group holds an orientation for newly admitted students of its educational institutions on Thursday....

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    German Veridos tasked with passport security, automated border control

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    The government on Thursday signed a deal with Veridos GmbH tasking the German company to provide e-passports to Bangladeshis and maintenance services to all passport offices in home and abroad and all immigration points in Bangladesh for 10 years without any bidding....

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    Ctg butterfly park wins nat’l award

    Staff Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Country’s first specialised butterfly park Butterfly Park Bangladesh Ltd received the National Environment Award 2018 on Wednesday in the category of environmental education and promotion....

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    7,143 students from Bangladesh studying in US: Bernicat

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Some 7,143 Bangladeshi students were studying in the United States at the graduate-level last year making Bangladesh ninth among top-25 student sending countries, US ambassador Mercia Bernicat said at a function in Dhaka on Thursday....

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    British PM’s trade envoy Rushanara due tomorrow

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    British prime minister’s trade envoy to Bangladesh Rushanara Ali, MP arrives here on Saturday night to discuss on how trade and investment ties between the two countries can be strengthened further....

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    Deer poaching in Sunderbans rises as authorities fail to act

    United news of Bangladesh . Satkhira | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Deer poaching and hunting in the Sunderbans under Satkhira range have increased in an alarming rate as poachers have become desperate, bringing a new threat to this vegetarian animal....

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    Actions, reactions and inactions of foreign powers – XI

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    THE Chinese leadership, which had already developed serious tension with its Soviet counterparts on doctrinal disputes, strategic partnership and nuclear technology, was also willing to develop ties with the United States, for it would not only help gain its legitimate position in the global political and economic order, particularly in the United Nations,174 but also provide diplomatic strength in terms of balancing the Soviet presence in the Asian region....

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    Getting drawn into anti-Chinese games

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    ON JULY 6, the Associated Press agency referred to official information sources from Australia and New Zealand in its announcement stating that during the upcoming Pacific Islands Forum in September of this year,...

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    Now, Nicaragua

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    IT IS now Nicaragua. Rightist-induced extremist violence and deaths, armed gangs-triggered bloody strikes and imperialism-imposed sanction have gripped Nicaragua for months....

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    Ridesharing service bikers must have proper training

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    IT IS concerning that motorcyle ridesharing services, which are becoming popular, come to employ untrained bikers, adding to the risk of fatal accidents....

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    Teachers must rise up, AL needs to rein in Chhatra League

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    AN INCREASING number of teachers of Dhaka and other public universities coming to retain the role of custodian of their students by way of standing by the students after they were roughed up while they have sought reforms in public service recruitment quota by activists of the Chhatra League,....

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    Shana fails in 3rd round

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Top Bangladeshi archer Roman Shana was knocked out from the third round of the ongoing Archery World Cup Stage -4 Men’s individual Recurve event when he lost to South Korea’s Kim Woojin by 2-6 sets in Berlin, Germany on Thursday....

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    French ace Pavard may join Bayern

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    The France World Cup defender Benjamin Pavard, who shot to fame with a brilliant goal against Argentina, has signed a contract to join Bayern Munich in 2019 but reports in Germany suggested Thursday the 22-year-old may make the switch even sooner...

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    Mourinho challenges Pogba after World Cup heroics

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Jose Mourinho is confident that the euphoria of lifting the World Cup will provide a boost to Paul Pogba’s club career at Manchester United....

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    We have to collect their bones, says Kloop

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp fears the gruelling demands of international football are putting players at such risk that ‘we have to collect their bones’ during the coming season....

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    Enrique promises evolution and surprises

    Reuters . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Spain’s new coach Luis Enrique said on Thursday that his tenure in charge of the 2010 world champions would be all about ‘evolution, not revolution’ but the former Barcelona manager also promised plenty of surprises in his first squad....

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    Embarrassed Root won’t ‘drop the mic’ again

    Agence France-Presse . Leeds | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Joe Root is keen to utilise his experience batting against spinner Kuldeep Yadav in limited-overs cricket during England’s upcoming Test series with India....

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    US TV show enrages France

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Trevor Noah, the South African host of a popular US TV show, sparred with the French ambassador in Washington after the comedian joked that Africa, not France, won the soccer World Cup....

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    Blistering Perera floors Bangladesh A

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Thisara Perera’s blistering knock of 111 off 88 balls brought Sri Lanka A back in the three-match one-day series against Bangladesh A as they notched up a comfortable 67-run victory in the second match at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Thursday....

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    Stocks end flat as junk shares plunge after two companies delisted

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Dhaka stocks inched up for the second day on Thursday amid a heavy fall in the share prices of ‘Z’ category companies following delisting of two companies under the junk category by the Dhaka Stock Exchange....

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    NBR, BPC again in tussle over four oil cos’ Tk 2,604cr dues

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    The National Board of Revenue and Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation have again engaged in a dispute over longstanding dues as an NBR field office issued fresh notices to BPC’s four oil companies to pay up Tk 2,604 crore immediately....

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    Bangladesh Bank tightens pvt airlines’ spending in int’l routes

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Local private airlines operating on the international routes must take Bangladesh Bank permission for remitting any fund from Bangladesh for expenses in foreign ports, if they face deficit after spending from their receipts at the ports....

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    RMG central fund getting less as EPZ cos not contributing

    Moinul Haque | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    The RMG sector central fund are not getting the expected amount of deposit as a good number of factories including the units located in the country’s export processing zones refrain from contributing to the workers’ welfare fund, labour ministry officials said....

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    Govt expresses disappointment over diplomats’ statements

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 02:00am on July 20, 2018

    The government on Thursday expressed its disappointment at the statements issued by some diplomatic corps in Dhaka on incidents involving movement for reform of quota system public service recruitment....

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    Rohingya report more violence, persecution in Myanmar

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Muslim Rohingya refugees reaching Bangladesh say violence, including torture, persists against them in Myanmar and the overall environment remains ‘menacing’ for ethnic and religious minorities, UN human rights investigators said on Thursday....

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    No gold goes missing from BB vault: Quader

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said no gold went missing from the Bangladesh Bank vault....

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    DMP allows BNP to hold rally in Dhaka today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    The Bangladesh Nationalist Party as part of its countrywide programmes will hold a rally in the Dhaka city today for proper medical treatment and unconditional release of the party’s chairperson Khaleda Zia and release of all political prisoners...

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    Bangladeshi woman’s body cut into six found in Kuala Lumpur

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:10am on July 20, 2018

    The body of a Bangladeshi woman, which was cut into six pieces, was found in two suitcases near Ipoh Road Bridge across the River Gombak on July 5 in Kuala Lumpur, according to a report of Malaysia’s national news agency Bernama....

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