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    Muslim with links to govt murdered in Rakhine: Myanmar

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 01:02am on December 27, 2016

    A man has been found dead with stab wounds in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, in what the government said on Monday was the second murder in under a week of a Rohingya who cooperated with authorities as they crack down on suspected insurgents...

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    Talks help president reconstitute strong EC: Bangabhaban

    Mahamudul Hasan | Updated at 12:59am on December 27, 2016

    Hasanul Haq Inu-led Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal on Monday placed a seven-point proposal to the president, Abdul Hamid, which included enactment of a law as stipulated in the constitution, before reconstituting the Election Commission...

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    Release of 150 detained people on bails stuck up

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 12:57am on December 27, 2016

    The release of at least 150detained persons on bails got stuck up as a junior judge has gone on leave without signing the High Court Division’s bail orders...

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    Govt fixes highest admission, tuition fees

    Mohiuddin Alamgir | Updated at 12:54am on December 27, 2016

    Government has finalised a guideline for English medium schools by fixing the highest ceilings of the admission and tuition fees in a bid to rein in brisk business by the institutes charging exorbitant fees...

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    British pop star George Michael dies aged 53

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:49am on December 27, 2016

    British pop star George Michael, who rose to fame with the band Wham! and sold more than 100 million albums in his career, has died aged 53, his publicist said on Sunday...

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    Tigers outplayed in first NZ ODI

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:45am on December 27, 2016

    Bangladesh cricket team began their three-match one-day international series against New Zealand on a wrong foot as the hosts thrashed them by 77 runs in the opening match in Christchurch on Monday...

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    Next polls under ‘democratic system’: PM

    Mustafizur Rahman | Updated at 12:41am on December 27, 2016

    The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Monday told her cabinet colleagues that the next parliamentary polls due in January 2019 would be held under the democratic system as in other democracies in the world...

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    Two placed on 7-day remand

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:37am on December 27, 2016

    Two suspected extremists arrested on their surrender during a 14-hour raid at a suspected den of extremists at Ashkona in Dhaka on Saturday were remanded in police custody on Monday for seven days for interrogation...

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    1,600 workers sacked, 1,500 sued

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:25am on December 27, 2016

    Apparel units at Ashulia, which were closed in the face of labour unrests over pay hike in the past week, were reopened Monday amidst tight security, tension and fear among workers as at least 1,600 of them were sacked and over 1,500 were prosecuted in the past five days...

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    Four killed in road mishaps in Barisal, Jessore

    our correspondent | Updated at 08:05pm on December 26, 2016

    Four people including two female students were killed in separate road accidents at Barisal and Jessore on Monday...