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    Factory fire kills 6 workers

    Our Correspondent . Munshiganj | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    At least six workers were burnt to death as a fire broke out at Ideal Textile Mills in Mukterpur BSCIC area in Munshiganj on Wednesday....

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    Mexico quake kills 225

    Reuters . Mexico City | Updated at 02:00am on September 21, 2017

    Rescue workers scrabbled through rubble as dawn broke on Wednesday, searching for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, among hundreds of...

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    PM urges OIC to show unity over Rohingya issue

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . New York | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to demonstrate unity over the plight of Myanmar’s ethnic minority Rohingya Muslims...

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    Rohingyas still in dire straits

    Mohiuddin Alamgir | Updated at 02:00am on September 21, 2017

    Thousands of Rohingyas fleeing violence in their homeland Rakhine State of Myanmar are now living in makeshift camps and open spaces in Bangladesh in a...

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    Arrest warrant issued for Imran Sarkar in defamation case

    Court Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    A Dhaka court on Wednesday issued a warrant for the arrest of Ganajagaran Mancha spokesperson Imran H Sarkar and cultural activist Sanatan Ullash in connection...

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    Petrobangla drafts proposal to raise gas prices by up to 105 pc

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    Petrobangla, the state-run Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources Corporation, has drafted a proposal to raise the prices of natural gas by up to 105 per...

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    Suu Kyi’s denial implicitly supports racist violence

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    ONCE championed as a selfless leader for democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto civilian leader of Myanmar, delivered a long-awaited speech on Tuesday...

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    Two electrocuted in Magura

    Our Correspondent . Magura | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    Two youths were electrocuted while working at a poultry farm at village Saitrish Lautara in Magura Sadar on Wednesday morning. The victims were identified as...

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    A fight of all non-Hindi people in India

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    MUTHUVEL Karunanidhi, the eldest statesman of the Tamil nation and multiple times chief minister of the state of Tamil Nadu, will complete 60 years in...

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    619 rare birds rescued in Dhaka

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    Forest department, in two separate raids, officials rescued 619 rare birds at Mirpur and Ashulia of Dhaka early Wednesday. Tipped-off, a DoF team conducted raids...

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    Laukathara and its influence on Myanmarism

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    MYANMAR, formerly Burma, is a resource-rich country in south-east Asia, bordering Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand...

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    Tonu killers still unidentified

    United News of Bangladesh . Comilla | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    Although 18 months have elapsed since the tragedy, the murder case of Comilla Victoria College student, Sohagi Jahan Tonu, is yet to witness any progress...

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    BCB defends Mipur outfield

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury on Wednesday defended their preparations of Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium for the opening Test match of recent home...

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    UK, US, OIC urge Myanmar to restrain, access of UN mission

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    International community continued to ask the Myanmar authorities on Tuesday to stop violence for restoring normalcy in Rakhine State. British prime minister Theresa May, while...

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    Ashraful ruled out of NCL game with fever

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    Mohammad Ashraful’s hopes of putting up a consistent performance in the ongoing National Cricket League received a blow when illness ruled him out of second...

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    ‘Not in a bad place with my captaincy’

    Agence France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    Skipper Steve Smith on Wednesday dismissed suggestions that his captaincy was under threat after a string of disappointing performances by the once all-conquering Australian side...

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    Women empowerment must to achieve SDGs: PM

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . New York | Updated at 12:34am on September 21, 2017

    Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said women should be supported with education, training, right tools and access to equal opportunities for their empowerment for...

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    China calls for understanding of Myanmar’s need to protect stability

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    Violent incidents in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are unacceptable and there should be understanding of the Myanmar government’s efforts to protect social stability, Chinese foreign minister...

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    James hits first Bundesliga goal

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    James Rodriguez scored his first Bundesliga goal on Tuesday to help Bayern Munich top the table for the first time this season following a 3-0...

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    Best option for Lanka reconciliation is moderation, dialogue

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    THE humanitarian catastrophes taking place in other parts of the world such as in Myanmar, and events that have the potential to become catastrophes, such...

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    Gana Forum for govt’s neutral role during elections

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:22am on September 21, 2017

    Gana Forum president Kamal Hossain on Wednesday demanded neutral role of the government and its administration during the next general election...

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    Tigers begin SA mission today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    Bangladesh national cricket team will start their South Africa mission today with a three-day practice match against Cricket South Africa Invitation XI at Willowmoore Park...

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    PM for bringing climate justice to forefront of global pacts

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . New York | Updated at 12:04am on September 21, 2017

    Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the developed country leaders to bring their historical responsibilities and the issue of climate justice to the forefront...

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    PM fails to brief Trump over Rohingya crisis : BNP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:32am on September 21, 2017

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Wednesday alleged that prime minister Sheikh Hasina could not make US president Donald Trump...

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    Non-boiled rice makes fun of parboiled rice at OMS

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    THE sudden doubling of the price of parboiled rice, the staple food of the country’s people, at the outlets of government open market sales —...

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    BNP blames govt for rice crisis

    United News of Bangladesh . Thakurgaon | Updated at 12:33am on September 21, 2017

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged that the government itself had created a rice crisis in the country, inflicting...

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    Police get full-fledged Anti-Terrorism Unit

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 12:02am on September 21, 2017

    The government on Wednesday approved the formation of the Police Anti-Terrorism Unit with 581 members headed by an additional inspector general of police to counter...

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    PM shocked at loss of lives in Mexico quake

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed profound shock and deepest condolence at the loss of lives and devastation caused by a massive earthquake in...

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    Road march for Rohingyas begins in Sylhet today

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 12:30am on September 21, 2017

    A road march for Rohingyas is scheduled to begin on Thursday from Sylhet to Cox’s Bazar to motivate public opinion on genocide and inhuman repression...

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    Hindus fleeing Myanmar violence hope for shelter in India

    Agence France-Presse . Kutupalong | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    Caught in the crossfire between Myanmar’s military and Rohingya insurgents, hundreds of Hindus who have fled to Bangladesh are placing their hopes on the Hindu...

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    Communal harmony must be maintaines

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:19am on September 21, 2017

    Leaders of ruling Awami League-led alliance on Wednesday called for maintaining communal harmony in Bangladesh over the Rohingya issue...

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    Moosa to be blocked from leaving country

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:31am on September 21, 2017

    Customs Intelligence and Investigate Directorate has sent a letter to Special Branch of police asking them to take necessary steps so that controversial business tycoon...

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    PM urges expats to publicise Bangladesh’s success stories

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . New York | Updated at 12:23am on September 21, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon Bangladeshi expatriates in the United States and elsewhere to widely disseminate the country’s success stories as she addressed...

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    Magical Messi hits four in Eibar rout

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    Lionel Messi added four more goals to his soaring early season tally as a much-changed Barcelona maintained their 100 per cent start to La Liga...

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    Civil society seeks int’l community’s action to end Rohingya crisis

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:12am on September 21, 2017

    Citizens’ Alliance, a platform of rights bodies, on Wednesday urged the international community to take effective steps for stopping violence against the Rohingya people, Myanmar’s...

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    Bairstow leaves WI facing WC qualifiers

    Agence France-Presse . Manchester | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    Jonny Bairstow struck a maiden one-day international hundred as England condemned West Indies to a seven-wicket defeat at Old Trafford on Tuesday that means the...

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    Moon sighting body to sit today

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:31am on September 21, 2017

    The National Moon Sighting Committee will sit in a meeting today to decide the date of Holy Ashura after reviewing reports on the sighting of...

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    House owner put on 3-day remand

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:31am on September 21, 2017

    A court in Dhaka on Wednesday placed Habibulah Bahar Azad, owner of a suspected militant den in city’s Mirpur Mazar Road area, on a 3-day...

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    Local BNP leader hacked to death

    Our Correspondent . Pabna | Updated at 12:22am on September 21, 2017

    A local leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party was hacked to death by unidentified miscreants in Atgharia upazila of Pabna Tuesday night. Police identified the deceased...

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    Trump urges strong UN action

    Reuters . New York/ Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 02:07am on September 21, 2017

    US president Donald Trump is urging the UN security council to take ‘strong and swift action’ to bring Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis to an end, US...

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    Rescuers in grim search for survivors of Mexico quake

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:25am on September 21, 2017

    Rescuers dug Wednesday for survivors of a 7.1- magnitude earthquake that killed at least 230 people in Mexico, as the nation watched anxiously for signs...

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    Liverpool rocked, Alli lifts Spurs

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2017

    Leicester’s Shinji Okazaki sent Liverpool crashing out of the League Cup, while Tottenham edged past Barnsley to reach the fourth round on Tuesday...

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    Teenager raped, 2 held

    Our Correspondent . Lalmonirhat | Updated at 12:29am on September 21, 2017

    A teenage girl was allegedly raped at Saniazan village of Hatibanda upazila in Lalmonirhat Tuesday night and police arrested the suspected rapist and his associate...

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    Digital libraries can help ‘overcome time, money constraints’

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:28am on September 21, 2017

    Speakers at a workshop in Dhaka on Wednesday said that the building of digital libraries at the country’s educational institutions was the best way to...

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    2,071 sacks of VGD rice seized

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:21am on September 21, 2017

    Six businessmen were detained and 2,071 sacks of rice allotted by the government for Vulnerable Group Development programme were seized in raids in Sirajganj and...

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    Myanmar says security forces told to avoid collateral damage in Rakhine

    Reuters | Updated at 08:45am on September 21, 2017

    Myanmar's vice-president told the United Nations on Wednesday that security forces in his country's Rakhine State, from which hundreds of thousands of people have recently...

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    Court denies bail to five accused

    United News of Bangladesh . Tangail | Updated at 12:09am on September 21, 2017

    A court in Tangail on Wednesday rejected the bail pleas of five accused in a case filed over the killing of college girl Zakia Sultana...

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    Qatar emir again urges dialogue

    Reuters . United Nations | Updated at 12:07am on September 21, 2017

    Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Tuesday renewed a call for ‘unconditional dialogue’ to end a crisis pitting Qatar against four Arab states...

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    Macron says Rohingya crisis in Myanmar is genocide

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 02:09am on September 21, 2017

    French president Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said attacks on Myanmar’s Rohingya minority amounted to ‘genocide’. France will work with other members of the UN Security...

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    Nine killed in Rohingya relief-laden truck plunge

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 10:36am on September 21, 2017

    At least nine people were killed and eight others injured when a truck carrying relief materials for Rohingyas plunged into a roadside ditch near Chakdhala...

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    Real Madrid stunned by last-gasp Sanabria header for Betis

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on September 21, 2017

    Real Madrid suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to Real Betis on Wednesday as an inspired performance from their former goalkeeper Antonio Adan and a...

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    PM woos US investors, promises protection

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 09:55am on September 21, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has invited the US entrepreneurs to partner with Bangladesh in investment, trade, share of profits and prosperity to strengthen the friendship...

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    ‘JMB’ man detained in city

    Staff Correspondent  | Updated at 09:45am on September 21, 2017

    The Rapid Action Battalion said on Thursday they detained an operative of a faction of banned extremist outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh during a drive in...

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    PM for deeper understanding within South

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 09:35am on September 21, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has underscored the need for promoting a deeper understanding and broader exchange within the South aiming to go far and fast...

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