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    Mahbub issues dissent note, boycotts EC meeting again

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder on Monday boycotted a commission meeting about the progress of next general elections saying that he was not allowed to exercise...

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    DU postpones ‘Gha’ unit intake test result

    DU Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Dhaka University authorities have postponed publishing the results of its admission test for Gha unit without showing any valid reason...

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    Two bodies found after operation in Narsingdi ‘extremist’ dens 

    United News of Bangladesh . Narsingdi | Updated at 10:05am on October 16, 2018

    Members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational unit and Special Weapons and Tactics are carrying out a joint operation codenamed ‘Gordian Knot’ in...

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    ARI wants ban on hiring drivers on daily basis to check accidents

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    BUET’s Accident Research Institute in a report recommended imposition of ban on hiring bus drivers on daily basis immediately as short term step for curbing...

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    Banks allowed to hold collateral against external loans

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Bangladesh Bank on Monday allowed local banks to hold collaterals on behalf of the overseas bank branches to facilitate foreign borrowing by the public entities...

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    VAT applicable to consumers of LNG: NBR

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    The National Board of Revenue has said that consumers would have to pay 15 per cent value-added tax on liquefied natural gas as the VAT...

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    Time to reconsider the trade policies

    Mostafa Al Hossaini | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    THE beginning of Bangladesh-India friendly relationship was back in 1971, when India expanded its helping hands for Bangladesh during the liberation war with Pakistan....

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    BTRC rejects Robi plea to review Tk 50cr fine

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has rejected a plea of mobile operator Robi Axiata Limited to review a commission decision to fine the company Tk 50 crore....

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    What to do about Khashoggi?

    Guido Steinberg | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    IN EARLY October 2018, the well-known Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared in Istanbul....

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    BGMEA criticises rights groups for seeking revision

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association leaders on Monday criticised labour rights groups which are demanding upward revision of the newly-announced minimum wage of Tk...

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    PM dismisses discussion on editors’ concern in cabinet

    Staff correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday dismissed any discussion on concerns expressed by newspaper editors over the Digital Security Act, saying that there was no...

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    GP network disrupted as fibre cable severed

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Network of the leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone faced disruption on Monday due to cut in fibre cable in two areas in Dhaka for government’s...

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    India plans Rs 4,500cr upgrade of border posts for trade with B’desh, others

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    India has taken a plan to improve border trade infrastructure involving Rs 4,500 crore for boosting bilateral trade and improving border connectivity with neighbouring countries including...

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    DU publishes ‘Gha’ unit results acknowledging question leak

    Our Correspondent . Dhaka University | Updated at 12:14pm on October 16, 2018

    The results of 'Gha' unit admission test for the first-year honours courses of Dhaka University under 2018-2019 academic session will be published on Tuesday afternoon....

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    Tarique joins AB Bank as DMD

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Tarique Afzal has been appointed as deputy managing director and head of corporate affairs, legal and regulatory concerns in AB Bank recently, said a press...

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    BCL continues to enjoy undue privileges on campus

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    OVER again it is proved that the members of ruling party affiliated student organisation, Bangladesh Chhatra League enjoys undue privileges at dormitories of the public...

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    EU brings relief to river erosion victims of Shariatpur

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 02:06am on October 16, 2018

    The European Union was providing EUR 80 000 (Tk 7.84 million) in humanitarian aid to address the needs of the most vulnerable families in response...

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    SL legend Jayasuriya charged by ICC

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Dashing former Sri Lankan batsman and ex-chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged for not cooperating with a match-fixing probe and concealing information, the International...

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    Squeezing the press

    Taranath Dahal | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    THE government has become more highhanded with regard to freedom of expression and press freedom....

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    Move meant for misusing public money: BNP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:16am on October 16, 2018

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday claimed that the purpose of buying EVM at a cost 11 times higher than its price in India is to...

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    NAP, NDP leaves BNP-led alliance

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:43pm on October 16, 2018

    Two components of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance, Bangladesh National Awami Party and National Democratic Party, on Tuesday announced...

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    B Chy refuses Zafrullah’s request to join Jatiya Oikya Front

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:11am on October 16, 2018

    Bikalpadhara Bangladesh president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury turned down Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder and newly floated Jatiya Oikya Front leader Zafrullah Chowdhury’s request to join the front...

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    Harry, Meghan expecting first baby

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are expecting their first child, due in the spring of 2019, the couple’s office Kensington...

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    13 dead as flooding hits SW France

    Agence France-Presse . Toulouse | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    At least 13 people died as violent rainstorms turned rivers into raging torrents in southwestern France on Monday in the latest episode of wild weather...

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    Deformity in Khaleda’s hand slightly improved: BSMMU

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Ailing jailed former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s health condition has not improved much, professor MA Jalil Chowdhury, head of the medical board...

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    None can fill Sakib’s role: Rabbi

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Uncapped all-rounder Fazle Rabbi on Monday said that it was not possible for him to play the exact role of ace all-rounder Sakib al Hasan...

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    Divisional round of National Debate Campaign 2018 held at SUST

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 12:13am on October 16, 2018

    The Sylhet divisional round of National Debate Campaign 2018 was held at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology on Monday...

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    Zia Charitable Trust case verdict Oct 29

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:43pm on October 16, 2018

    A Dhaka court on Tuesday fixed October 29 to deliver its verdict against Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia and three other accused in Zia...

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    Abahani, MSC mark end of players’ transfer

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    The players’ registration formalities for the forthcoming football season ended on Monday with defending Bangladesh Premier League champions Abahani Limited and fallen giants Mohammedan Sporting...

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    Proper rehabilitation for people living on hill slopes

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    DEATH in the incident of landslide in hilly regions has become rampant for some years....

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    Italy awaken after winless year

    Agence France-Presse . Milan | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Roberto Mancini got his first competitive win as Italy’s journey back from the abyss of their World Cup qualifying failure began to take shape with...

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    Lalon’s 128th death anniv today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    The legendary mystic bard Fakir Lalon Shah’s 128th anniversary of death will be observed today...

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    ‘Drug peddler’ killed in Jashore ‘gunfight’

    United News of Bangladesh . Jashore | Updated at 10:49am on October 16, 2018

    A suspected drug peddler was killed in a reported gunfight between two groups of drug peddlers at Mangalgati in Jashore Sadar early Tuesday. Both of...

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    The EU is turning towards Asia

    Vladimir Terekhov | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    THE process of reformatting the world order that we can see in progress is a global and comprehensive phenomenon....

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    As companies embrace AI, it’s a job- seekers’ market

    Reuters . San Francisco | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Dozens of employers looking to hire the next generation of tech employees descended on the University of California, Berkeley in September to meet students at...

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    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:50am on October 16, 2018

    Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software...

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    Zazai proud after six sixes in over

    Sports Desk | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    When Hazratullah Zazai smashed 124 off 55 balls against the Nangarhar Leopards, the cricketing world took notice of his talent....

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    Halep secures second year-end No 1 ranking

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Simona Halep has secured the year-end number one ranking in the WTA standings for the second year running....

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    SoftBank’s Saudi ties unnerve investors

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    SoftBank Group Corp saw its shares drop on Monday as fallout from the disappearance of a Saudi journalist spread to the Japanese conglomerate, whose nearly...

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    Bangladeshis take third position among foreign workers in Malaysia

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:02am on October 16, 2018

    In terms of number, expatriate workers from Bangladesh took the 3rd position in Malaysia, after Indonesia and Nepal, according to a study report launched in...

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    Separate ministry, minister for Ctg port demanded

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:12am on October 16, 2018

    Businessmen in Chattogram on Monday demanded separate ministry and minister for Chattogram port which was playing a crucial role in the country’s economy....

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    Saudi currency at weakest in two years on Khashoggi case

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Saudi Arabia’s currency fell to its lowest level in two years and its international bond prices slipped on Monday over fears that foreign investment inflows...

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    Dhaka stocks slump on political worries

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Dhaka stocks plunged on Monday amid decline in turnover as investors went for heavy sales due to rise in political activities surrounding the national elections....

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    Anindita Roy releases Tagore album

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Promising singer Anindita Roy has launched her debut album of Tagore songs titled ‘Hridoy-Akash’ on the occasion of Durga Puja....

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    World stocks hit again as Saudi tensions swirl

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    World markets turned tail again on Monday, as a bounceback in oil prices and rising tensions between Western powers and Saudi Arabia added to a...

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    Jatiya Oikya Front likely to sit today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:16am on October 16, 2018

    The newly floated political alliance Jatiya Oikya Front is likely to hold its first formal meeting today to formulate its next course of action....

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    Soumya, Sajedul shine in NCL

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Discarded national cricketers Soumya Sarkar and Anamul Haque struck fifties but Rangpur pacer Sajedul Islam took four wickets to stage a fightback as they reduced...

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    Bolt fumes over drug test notice

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Sprint legend Usain Bolt says he’s stunned after being handed a drug testing notice despite retiring from athletics and having no professional contract as he...

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    Labour strife in manufacturing hubs may undermine Modi’s jobs push

    Reuters . Chennai/New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Labour unrest is on the rise at two centres in India where motorcycles and components are manufactured, underlining the problems prime minister Narendra Modi’s government...

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    Three of a family killed in Tangail road accident

    Our Correspondent . Tangail | Updated at 10:56am on October 16, 2018

    Three members of a family were killed after a truck carrying a group of workers plunged into a roadside ditch on Dhaka-Tangail Highway in Shubulla...

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    Anwar in triumphant return to parliament

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Malaysia’s leader in waiting Anwar Ibrahim returned to parliament as a lawmaker Monday, and vowed to give former nemesis Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad space to...

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    Yasmin’s solo continues at EMK

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 05:40pm on October 16, 2018

    The Edward M Kennedy Center is hosting a13-day solo painting exhibition of Farhana Yasmin at its office in Dhanmondi. The show titled ‘Evanescence’ features...

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    ‘Peddler’ killed in ‘gunfight’

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:16am on October 16, 2018

    A suspected drug peddler was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with detectives at Akua, Mymensingh Sadar upazila early Sunday, raising the death toll in the ongoing...

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    A photo show with a difference

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Redspot, a Barishal based social organisation working for women empowerment, came up with the unique idea of mobilising amateur photographers online for a photography exhibition...

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    Jatiya Oikya Front to hold rally in Sylhet on Oct 23

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 05:19pm on October 16, 2018

    Newly formed Jatiya Oikya Front will start its programmes through holding a rally in Sylhet city on October 23 to mobilise public support in favour...

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    3-day theatre workshop ends in Sylhet

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    A three-day theatre workshop styled ‘Direction of Drama’ organised by Sammilita Natya Parishad Sylhet, a platform of Sylhet-based theatre troupes, ended in Sylhet on Saturday....

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    BNP-led alliance welcomes Jatiya Oikya Front

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:13am on October 16, 2018

    Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance on Monday welcomed the newly formed political alliance Jatiya Oikya Front for their resolve to restore democracy by ‘ousting’...

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    Pompeo meets Saudi king on Khashoggi case, Turks study ‘toxic materials’

    Reuters . Riyadh, Istanbul | Updated at 11:31am on October 16, 2018

    Saudi Arabia is preparing to acknowledge the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a botched interrogation, CNN and the New York Times said on...

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    Global Handwashing Day inaugurated

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:09am on October 16, 2018

    Local government, rural development and cooperatives minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain inaugurated Global Handwashing Day 2018 at Osmani Memorial point in the capital on Monday....

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    Expo on power, real estate from Oct 25 in Dhaka

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:14am on October 16, 2018

    A three-day concurrent exhibitions on power, energy, lighting, real estate and construction safety equipments would be kicked off on October 25, organisers at a press...

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    Case filed, none identified, 7-day protests announced

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:34am on October 16, 2018

    With fractures on his hand, Habibur Rahman Swapan was groaning in pain at a hospital in the capital Monday...

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    Médecins Sans Frontières and Australia’s refugee dilemma

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    IT IS an organisation not without its problems. Conceived in the heat of idealism, and promoted as the vanguard of medical rescue and human rights...

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    Ganga-Jamuna Theatre and Cultural Festival ends

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    The seventh Ganga-Jamuna Theatre and Cultural Festival ended with staging of three plays and closing ceremony at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday....

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    AL-BCL clash leaves one dead in Chattogram

    United News of Bangladesh . Chattogram | Updated at 12:04am on October 16, 2018

    An activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League was killed during a clash between Chhatra League members and Awami League workers at Fultoli Bazar in Fatikchhari upazila...

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    DU observes Jagannath Hall tragedy

    DU Correspondent | Updated at 12:10am on October 16, 2018

    Teachers, students and staff of Dhaka University on Monday observed mourning day commemorating the tragic deaths of students, employees and guests in a building collapse...

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    Protecting nature the best way to keep planet cool

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:03am on October 16, 2018

    The best — and fairest — way to cap global warming is to empower indigenous forest peoples, reduce food waste and slash meat consumption, an...

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    Nicole Kidman radically transforms for Destroyer

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Hollywood star Nicole Kidman undergoes a dramatic makeover for new drama ‘Destroyer’, playing a tired-looking and worn out police detective with a painful history....

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    31 Bangladeshis detained in Guwahati

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on October 16, 2018

    Thirty-one people from Bangladesh who came to India illegally have been detained at Guwahati railway station, the police said Monday, reports NDTV.....

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    Moushumi performs in awareness generating docu

    Mehedi Hassan Munna | Updated at 05:41pm on October 16, 2018

    Three-time national film award winning actress Arifa Parvin Moushumi, who goes by the nickname, said she recently appeared in an...

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    Debi to hit cinemas in Puja

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 05:39pm on October 16, 2018

    The long-awaited film Debi, based on Humayun Ahmed’s popular psychoanalytical novel with the same title, will hit cinemas on Friday when...

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    All set to hold JSC from Nov 1: Nahid

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:01am on October 16, 2018

    Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Monday said the Junior School Certificate examinations would begin on November 1 and the government had taken all necessary...

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    Vision Theatre premieres Naishabhoj

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 05:43pm on October 16, 2018

    Vision Theatre staged the premiere show of social-comedy Naishabhoj satirising the contemporary socio-political milieu at the Studio Theatre Hall of...

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    Leaflets at Hathazari madrassah against Shafi, son

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:04pm on October 16, 2018

    Unidentified people spread hundreds of leaflets at Al Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Muinul Islam, better known as Hathazari madrassah, in Chittagong against Hefajat-e-Islam chief Ahmad...

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    PM off to Riyadh on four-day visit

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 06:17pm on October 16, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Riyadh on Tuesday on a four-day bilateral visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King Salman Bin...

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    Zafarullah, three other sued for land grabbing, extortion

    United News of Bangladesh . Savar | Updated at 07:56pm on October 16, 2018

    A case has been filed against four people, including Gonoshasthya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury, on charge of occupying a land and demanding extortion. Mohammad Ali...

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    No hike in gas price now: BERC

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 07:42pm on October 16, 2018

    Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday came out with its decision of not enhancing gas price 'considering the overall situation'. The watchdog body announced its...

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    Photographers rally for release of Shahidul

    Our Correspondent . Dhaka University | Updated at 08:36pm on October 16, 2018

    A group of photographers demanded immediate release of internationally acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam, who was arrested in early August, holding up their cameras at a...

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