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    Nation recalls martyred intellectuals

    Moloy Saha | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    The nation on Friday observed Martyred Intellectual Day, recalling with due respect those intellectuals who were killed by the Pakistani occupation army and their local...

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    Two train passengers killed in Pabna

    Our Correspondent . Pabna | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    At least two train roof passengers were killed and another was injured after being hit by overhead girder of Pakshi Hardinge Bridge while they were...

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    Amjad Hossain passes away

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Ekushey Padak and National Film Award winning actor-filmmaker Amjad Hossain passed away on Friday noon at Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok....

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    Violence, arrests continue as polls near

    Rashed Ahmed Mitul and Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:10am on December 15, 2018

    Main opposition alliance Jatiya Oikya Front chief Dr Kamal Hossain’s motorcade was attacked reportedly by ruling Awami League activists in Dhaka on Friday as opposition’s...

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    HRW slams govt over repression on opposition activists

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Human Rights Watch said on Friday that the security forces of Bangladesh had been arresting and intimidating opposition figures and threatening freedom of expression ahead...

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    Hill, tree cutting goes unabated at Maheshkhali

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Green activists and local people have alleged that a state-sponsored joint venture was razing and cutting hills and hillocks and felling trees at Sonarpara of...

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    Moviyana organises workshop on Bazin

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Moviyana Film Society is holding a two-day workshop on French film critic Andre Bazin marking his 100th birth anniversary at Seminar Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala...

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    Stockbrokers, investors lament 8yrs of market decay

    Mostafizur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Stockbrokers and investors have expressed their disappointment over the country’s capital market that has been suffering a downward trend since the year of market crash...

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    4 firms allowed to launch mobile app-based calling service

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has allowed four internet protocol telephony service providers (IPTSP) to launch mobile phone application-based calling service amid concern about misuse of...

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    EC mulls ban on mobile phone use at polling stations

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:18am on December 15, 2018

    The Election Commission is thinking about imposing various restrictions including suspending cell phone use at polling stations in the December 30 general election to be...

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    BNP pushing politics towards crime den: PM

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:03am on December 15, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday came down heavily on BNP and its election partners for giving nominations to the persons convicted for corruption, extremism...

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    RBI board seeks more discussion on governance under new boss

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    The board of the Reserve Bank of India said on Friday it had deliberated on the governance framework of the central bank and decided the...

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    A world of multiple detonators of global wars

    James Petras | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    WE FACE a world of multiple wars some leading to direct global power conflagrations and others that begin as regional conflicts but quickly spread to...

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    GD filed against Kamal over ‘threats’ on journalists

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:30am on December 15, 2018

    A ruling Awami League election coordination subcommittee member on Friday filed a complaint against Jatiya Oikya Front chief Dr Kamal Hossain over his angry reaction...

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    Kings pip R’ganj to move to semis

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Big-spending Bashundhara Kings reached the semi-finals of the Independence Cup when they beat Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society 3-2 on penalties in the quarter-final at the...

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    Trophies matter: Jose

    Agence France-Presse . Manchester | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Jose Mourinho says success is best measured in trophies as he prepares to take his injury-hit Manchester United squad to high-flying Liverpool on Sunday....

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    Govt must shore up issues to improve classroom teaching

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    THERE has been a popular perception now that the standards of classroom teaching, especially in schools and more in government schools, have declined to a...

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    Palestinian forces scuffle with Hamas protesters in West Bank

    Agence France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Palestinian security forces scuffled with Hamas supporters as they broke up a protest Friday in the West Bank city of Hebron, witnesses and police said....

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    Blair sees another Brexit referendum

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Former prime minister Tony Blair said a second Brexit referendum is now the most likely outcome because plans to leave the European Union face deadlock...

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    Milan crash out of Europe

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Olympiakos dumped AC Milan out of the Europa League on Thursday after beating the seven-time European champions 3-1 in a pulsating clash in Greece,....

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    Exodus: the story of a people in peril

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Internationally acclaimed Australian photographer Patrick Brown has displayed photographs of the Rohingya influx from Myanmar to Bangladesh that began over a year ago and their...

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    SC backs Modi over Rafale jet deal

    Agence-France-Presse .New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    India’s Supreme Court dismissed Friday calls for an investigation into a controversial French fighter jet deal, in a move seen as a boost for prime...

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    BSFF pays tribute to Anwar Hossain

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Bangladesh Short Film Forum paid tribute to late eminent photographer- cinematographer Anwar Hossain organising a commemorative programme at its office in Aziz Super Market on...

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    BANGLADESH V WEST INDIES 3RD ODI IN NUMBERS

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    With the match, Mashrafee bin Murtaza became the first Bangladesh cricketer to represent his country in 200 one-day internationals....

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    A tale of two cities

    Andrew Levine | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    HERE follows a tale of two cities — not, as in Dickens’s novel, Paris and London, but Paris and Madison, Wisconsin....

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    Experts for strengthening local governments to attain SDGs

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Rajshahi | Updated at 01:35am on December 15, 2018

    Experts at a workshop held in Rajshahi unanimously said that effective and meaningful local government institutions, especially upazila parishads and union parishads, had become indispensable...

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    MOMENTS OF THE MATCH

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    A fumble from wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim costs Bangladesh five penalty runs in the third one-day international against West Indies on Friday....

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    Ghosn family removes items from jailed auto exec’s Rio apartment

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Family members of Carlos Ghosn, the auto executive jailed in Japan on financial misconduct allegations, have entered an apartment he used in Rio de Janeiro...

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    India fight back with triple strike

    Agence France-Presse . Perth | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Australia’s top order batsmen squandered a number of promising starts to cede an early advantage on Australia were pleased with their overall position at the...

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    Yearning for independence, democracy

    Gazi Mizanur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    AROUND the fag end of the British rule in India, World War I and II broke out with a gap of only 20 years....

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    BNP calls on people to come out on Dec 30 to restore democracy

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:27am on December 15, 2018

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s senior leaders on Friday called upon people to utilise December 30, the polling day of the 11th parliament elections, for restoring democracy...

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    Intellectuals were killed to cripple nation: speaker

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Rangpur | Updated at 01:36am on December 15, 2018

    Jatiya Sangsad speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Friday said that the Pakistani occupation forces with their local collaborators killed intellectuals in a pre-planned manner to...

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    Series win a sign of progress: Mashrafee

    Samsul Arefin Khan . Sylhet | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Bangladesh one-day international skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza on Friday said that the consistency in winning series reflected their progress in cricket and it helped them...

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    US recession risks jump, Fed rate hike expectations slump: poll

    Reuters . Bengaluru | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    The risk of a US recession in the next two years has risen to 40 per cent, according to a Reuters poll of economists who...

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    Five killed in road mishaps across country

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:35am on December 15, 2018

    At least five people, including two siblings and a couple, were killed and seven others injured in three road accidents in Feni, Pabna and Sirajganj...

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    Bangladesh cruise to series win

    Samsul Arefin Khan . Sylhet | Updated at 12:16am on December 15, 2018

    Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar hit contrasting fifties as Bangladesh crushed West Indies by eight-wicket in the third and final one-day international to win the...

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    Broiler chicken price rises, vegetables stable

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    The price of broiler chicken went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday due to a supply shortage of the item,...

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    China’s consumers, factories take a beating as economic gloom deepens

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    China’s November retail sales grew at their weakest pace since 2003 and industrial output rose the least in nearly three years as the economy lost...

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    Jazz legend Nancy Wilson dead at 81

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Nancy Wilson, a Grammy-winning singer who performed everything from jazz ballads to pop songs during a career spanning decades, has died at the age of...

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    China to suspend extra tariffs on US cars, parts

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    China pressed on with its trade war truce with the United States on Friday, announcing it will suspend extra tariffs added to US-made cars and...

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    Worker’s wage issues need to be sorted out to stop unrest

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    LABOUR unrest forced the shutdown of at least 70 apparel factories at Ashulia and in Gazipur and Narayanganj on Thursday....

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    Mehedi credits tight bowling for reward

    Samsul Arefin Khan . Sylhet | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Off-spinner Mehedi Hasan relished his tight bowling against West Indies on Friday, which rewarded him finally with his first man-of-the-match award in one-day international with...

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    Jatiya Party pledges to introduce federal system

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:29am on December 15, 2018

    The Jatiya Party, an ally of the ruling Awami League, announced 18-point election manifesto on Friday pledging to introduce federal system of government making eight...

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    Brexit won’t have grave impact on German economy: employers’ group

    Reuters . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Britain’s departure from the European Union will hit some German businesses harder than others, but should not have a serious impact on the overall economy,...

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    May’s plea for EU help cast as failure at home

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May’s attempt to win assurances from the European Union on her Brexit deal was cast by opponents on Friday as a...

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    MP’s bother-in-law found dead in Ctg residence

    United News of Bangladesh . Chattogram | Updated at 10:01am on December 15, 2018

    Brother-in-law of Awami League MP MA Latif was found dead at his residence at Bark Mia School intersection in Fakirhat area of the port city...

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    Trader thrown off building, killed in city

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:24am on December 15, 2018

    A 27-year-old trader was killed after being thrown off from the fourth floor of a building at West Malibagh under Ramna police station in the...

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    Eurozone growth shudders on trade worries, French protests

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Global trade war fears and disruptions caused by anti-government protests in France pushed business growth in the eurozone to a four-year low in December, an...

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    Manpower exporter hacked to death in city apartment

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:34am on December 15, 2018

    A 43-year-old manpower exporter was hacked to death at his fifth floor rented apartment at Uttar Basabo under Sabujbagh police station in the capital early...

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    Book reading to help people acquire knowledge

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Rajshahi | Updated at 01:49am on December 15, 2018

    Academics and development activists in Rajshahi urged people to read more books and nurture book reading to acquire knowledge....

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    Harbola’s yearlong programme ends

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Recitation troupe Harbola’s yearlong celebration programme, marking its 20th founding anniversary, ended through a colourful recitation show on Thursday at Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium of...

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    Museum devoted to magic of cinema to open in LA

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Nearly a century after the idea was first floated, a museum dedicated to the magic of cinema is finally set to open in Los Angeles,...

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    Traffic congestion at Shimulia Ghat due to holidaymakers’ rush

    United News of Bangladesh . Munshiganj | Updated at 10:06am on December 15, 2018

    Hundreds of passengers, including children and women, went through immense sufferings in the long queue of vehicles at Shimulia ferry point n Munshifan since Friday...

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    25pc brick kilns operating in Khulna illegal

    United News of Bangladesh . Khulna | Updated at 01:37am on December 15, 2018

    More than one-fourth of the brick kilns in Khulna were operating illegally as 45 of them did not renew their licences....

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    Mazibul warns against clandestine attacks ahead of polls

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Cumilla | Updated at 01:48am on December 15, 2018

    Railway minister Md Mazibul Hoque on Friday warned all about clandestine attacks ahead of the upcoming general polls and said that the killers were out...

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    Eleven die after eating ‘toxic’ rice at Indian temple

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:26am on December 15, 2018

    Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony, a health official said...

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    Sector Commanders Forum takes programmes on Victory Day

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:06am on December 15, 2018

    Sector Commanders Forum-Muktijuddho’ 71 had taken up elaborate programmes to mark the 47th Victory Day, the day when the country was liberated from the Pakistani...

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    Can socialism save democracy?

    Theo Horesh | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    A CONSENSUS is emerging on the left that capitalism produces inequality, which leads to oligarchy, which undermines democracy, and paves the way to fascism; and...

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    US House of Representatives accuses Myanmar of Rohingya ‘genocide’

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:01am on December 15, 2018

    The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly adopted a resolution Thursday calling Myanmar’s expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims a ‘genocide.’....

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    JOF seeks president’s appointment

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:14am on December 15, 2018

    The Jatiya Oikya Front has sought an appointment of president Abdul Hamid for a meeting with a 10-member delegation of the front led by Dr...

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    Minorities seek security steps by EC during polls

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:55am on December 15, 2018

    Leaders and activists of different religious and ethnic minority rights organisations on Friday demanded specific security measures by Election Commission ahead of the 11th general...

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    Kamal apologises for Friday’s remarks

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:37pm on December 15, 2018

    Jatiya Oikya Front top leader Kamal Hossain has formally apologised for his Friday’s remarks at the Martyred Intellectuals’ Memorial in Dhaka’s Mirpur. In a written...

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    2 held for ‘defamatory’ Facebook posts about Hasina

    Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Updated at 12:42am on December 15, 2018

    Two people were arrested on Friday in Chattogram for posting ‘defamatory remarks’ on Facebook about prime minister Sheikh Hasina....

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    Martyred Intellectuals Day observed in Ctg

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Chattogram | Updated at 01:05am on December 15, 2018

    Martyred Intellectual Day was observed in Chattogram port city on Friday in a befitting manner....

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    Jamaat threat to B’desh’s democracy, progress: US congressman

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:03am on December 15, 2018

    An influential US Congressman said the United States stood with the Bangladeshi people seeking free, fair and safe democratic elections but cautioned that Islamist groups...

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    People to vote for boat rejecting BNP, says Obaidul Quader

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:07am on December 15, 2018

    Awami League general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader said on Friday the country people would reject Bangladesh Nationalist Party and vote...

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    Nations still worlds apart

    Agence France-Presse . Katowice, Poland | Updated at 12:39am on December 15, 2018

    Nations at UN climate talks were haggling Friday over the world’s plan to avert disaster as host Poland dumped a draft decision text on delegates...

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    Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israel capital

    Reuters . Sydney | Updated at 10:17am on December 15, 2018

    Australia formally recognises West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, prime minister Scott...

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    One killed in Cox’s Bazar

    Our Correspondent . Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 01:04am on December 15, 2018

    A man in his thirties, who was picked up by cops a day ago, was reportedly shot and killed during an anti-drug drive at Moulavipara...

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    Road accidents claim six lives in four districts

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:11am on December 15, 2018

    At least six people were killed in separate road accidents in Pabna, Rajshahi, Sirajganj and Jashore districts on Friday. In Pabna, a motorcyclist and his...

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    Two killed in road mishap in Dhaka

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:43am on December 15, 2018

    Two motorcyclists were killed as their motorcycle was hit by a covered van near National Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases under Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station...

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    Rajapakse ends standoff as Sri Lanka risked shutdown

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse will step down on Saturday from his disputed position of premier, his son said on Friday, signalling an end...

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    LWM observes Martyred Intellectuals Day

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:03am on December 15, 2018

    Liberation War Museum on Friday observed the Martyred Intellectuals Day with discussions and cultural programmes to commemorate the valiant intellectuals who embraced supreme sacrifice for...

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    Martyred Intellectuals Day observed in Khulna

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Khulna | Updated at 12:41am on December 15, 2018

    People from all walks of life in Khulna on Friday observed Martyred Intellectuals Day by paying rich tributes to the intellectuals who were killed by...

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    BNP leader, three others held while ‘consuming yaba’

    United News of Bangladesh . Chattogram | Updated at 11:39am on December 15, 2018

    Police arrested four people, including Chattogram city unit Bangladesh Nationalist Party office secretary Tinku Das, while they were allegedly consuming yaba pills at Chaitanya Gali...

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    AL attacking opponents sensing defeat, alleges BNP

    United News of Bangladesh . Bogura | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said that Awami League had long been carrying out attacks on the leaders and...

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    Mashrafee harbours no Imran-like ambitions

    Agence France-Presse . Dhaka | Updated at 01:23pm on December 15, 2018

    He may be Bangladesh's biggest cricket star, but Mashrafe Mortaza insists he is not another Imran Khan, Pakistan's cricketing superhero-turned-prime minister. Contesting a seat in...

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    US judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional, Democrats vow to appeal

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:56am on December 15, 2018

    A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that the US health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional — a ruling that opposition Democrats vowed...

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    West Indies’ Lewis returns for Bangladesh T20s

    Agence France-Presse . Sylhet | Updated at 01:20pm on December 15, 2018

    Batsman Evin Lewis returned as the West Indies on Saturday named a 15-man squad for their three-match Twenty20 series against Bangladesh, beginning next week. Lewis...

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    Mirza Abbas attacked at Segunbagicha

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:40pm on December 15, 2018

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member and party’s candidate for Dhaka 8 Mirza Abbas came under attack when he was electioneering in Shegunbagicha area in...

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    Signal 1 for maritime ports

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:47pm on December 15, 2018

    Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist cautionary signal no one as a depression was formed over the...

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    20 die as truck plunges into river in Nepal

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:15pm on December 15, 2018

    At least 20 people died when a truck carrying mourners returning from a funeral ritual plunged around 400 metres onto a river bank in central...

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