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    PM pushes for connectivity to boost regional cooperation

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said connectivity is very much important to establish regional communication and boost cooperation among the neighbouring countries....

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    Three people killed in ‘gunfights’

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    A suspected Sarbahara Party leader was killed allegedly in ‘gunfight’ with police in Pabna and two suspected ‘miscreants’ were killed in alleged ‘gunfight’ with a...

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    Tarique took British citizenship: Shahriar

    United News of Bangladesh . Sangsad Bhaban | Updated at 01:40am on June 25, 2018

    State minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam on Sunday once again said BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman took British citizenship....

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    Malaysian national held with 10 gold bars at Dhaka airport

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate officials arrested a Malaysian national along with 10 gold bars worth Tk 2.74 crore from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here...

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    Steps taken to free Buriganga from pollutions: minister

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Water resource minister Anwar Hossain Monju on Sunday told the parliament that the government had taken initiative to free Buriganga River from pollution through increasing...

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    BNP nominates Sarwar for Barisal, Bulbul to Rajshahi mayoral polls

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday decided to nominate Mojibor Rahman Sarwar and Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul as mayor candidates to the Barisal and Rajshahi city...

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    JS body for forming land acquisition committee for home ministry projects

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:30am on June 25, 2018

    The committee on estimates of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad on Sunday recommended formation of a committee by the home ministry involving a joint secretary to...

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    Fresh household-based Rohingya reg to start

    Muktadir Rashid . Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    The government has taken a fresh move to collect household-based data of the Rohingyas living in Bangladesh as the data collected previously by the department...

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    Economists, experts want banking sector reform

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Experts, economists and public representatives on Sunday demanded that the government reform the banking sector to establish in the country a disciplined financial system capable...

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    Mobile subscriber growth halts in April

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Growth of active mobile phone subscribers witnessed a halt in April amid a slowdown in mobile phone operators’ SIM sales drives after the launch of...

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    AL govt created 6 lakh posts in 9 years: Ashraf

    United News of Bangladesh . Sangsad Bhaban | Updated at 12:30am on June 25, 2018

    The Awami League government has created more than six lakh ‘posts’ under different ministries and agencies in the last nine years, aiming to make the...

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    Six killed in Tangail road accidents

    Our Correspondent | Updated at 10:21am on June 25, 2018

    Five construction workers were killed and 29 others injured as a truck plunged into a roadside ditch in Kalihati upazila headquarters in Tangail early Monday....

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    Wages of vigilantism in India

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    THE recurring incidents of lynching and targeted mob violence against vulnerable groups reported from various parts of the country are a direct challenge thrown by...

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    Erdogan heading for victory in elections

    Reuters . Ankara | Updated at 01:40am on June 25, 2018

    Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party were heading for victory in Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, according to preliminary results, as the president...

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    Outgoing army chief pays farewell call on president

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:06am on June 25, 2018

    Outgoing army chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq paid a farewell call on president Abdul Hamid at Bangabhabanon Sunday....

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    Mark BD’s top brass get 5 years in jail

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    The special tribunal on capital market-related offences on Sunday sentenced top brass of Mark Bangladesh Shilpa and Industries Limited to five years in prison in...

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    Mascherano shoots down Sampaoli rift rumours

    Agence France-Presse . Bronnitsy | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Veteran Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano insists relations between the players and coach Jorge Sampaoli are not strained after reports of unrest within the team camp....

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    Assange persecution proves western values no longer exist

    by Paul Craig Roberts | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    THE western world never ceases to speak of its ‘democratic values.’ In Western political theory, the way democracy works is by free speech and a...

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    PREPARATION for my departure from Dhaka tinged the day with depressed sadness. The knowledge that we were leaving a shattered land in search of security...

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    Queiroz, Iran in Ronaldo’s crosshairs

    Agence France-Presse . Saransk | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Cristiano Ronaldo will look to fire his country into the last 16 of the World Cup on Monday at the expense of former Portugal coach...

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    Death stalking roads left unattended for years

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    DEATH stalked roads and highways during Eid-time travel as at least 38 died and 111 become injured in road accidents, as New Age reported on...

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    Crisis averted but Germany have work to do

    Agence France-Presse . Sochi | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Toni Kroos’s last-gasp winner ensured that Germany remain right in World Cup contention but the holders are not yet safe from the threat of an...

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    Uruguay’s Gimenez ruled out of group decider

    AFP  | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Uruguay defender Jose Maria Gimenez is out of his country’s World Cup game against hosts Russia, which will determine who will top Group A, because...

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    Isco urges Spain to stay true to selves

    Agence France-Presse . Kaliningrad | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Spain midfielder Isco believes his side must stay true to the philosophy that brought them World Cup glory in 2010 to achieve the result they...

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    Kane leads race for Golden Boot

    AFP  | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    England’s Harry Kane rocketed to the top of the 2018 World Cup goalscoring charts on Sunday, netting a hat-trick against Panama to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo...

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    Winning WC all in the mind for Belgium

    Reuters . Moscow | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Eight goals in two victories prove Belgium are World Cup contenders but coach Roberto Martinez says breaking into the exclusive club of champions means winning...

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    Govt working for sustainable development in electricity: Ranga

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Rangpur | Updated at 01:05am on June 25, 2018

    State minister for LGRD and cooperatives Moshiur Rahman Ranga on Sunday said the government is working for the sustainable development of the country’s electricity sector.....

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    Govt must probe worker trafficking syndicate

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    THE exploitation of migrant workers in the hands of errant recruiting agencies, particularly in Malaysia, has been a reality for decades now....

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    England show pedigree on WC stage

    Reuters . Nizhny Novgorod | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Even on the back of an extraordinary 6-1 victory it would take an enormous leap of faith, not to mention a reckless disregard for battle-hardened...

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    England fans drink in rare World Cup joy

    Agence France-Presse. London | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Soaking up the sunshine with a pint in hand, England fan Ife Runtwe reflected on his team's five-star first half against Panama, calling it the...

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    ‘Modric would win Ballon d’Or if he was Spanish or German’

    Agence France-Presse . Saint Petersburg | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Croatia defender Dejan Lovren believes Luka Modric never gets the credit he deserves and would win the Ballon d’Or if he played for Spain or...

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    Reus launches German revival

    Agence France-Presse . Sochi | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Brought in to revive Germany’s flagging World Cup campaign, live-wire forward Marco Reus did not disappoint, scoring a crucial equaliser that pulled Joachim Loew’s holders...

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    All about protecting the US

    by Seth Ferris | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    YET again, we have a financial crisis in Europe. After the bailouts in Greece and Portugal we are told that Italy, once described as ‘too...

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    Ctg city mayor gives utilities ultimatum over dev works

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Chittagong | Updated at 01:40am on June 25, 2018

    Chittagong City Corporation mayor A J M Nasiruddin on Sunday gave different public utility departments 15 days ultimatum to inform about the developments of various...

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    Light engineering industries have huge potentials: speakers

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:07am on June 25, 2018

    Speakers at seminar here on Sunday stressed the need for taking time-befitting work plans and implementing those for utilizing the huge potentials of light engineering...

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    Cops nab 2 suspected extremists with arms

    Our Correspondent . Gazipur | Updated at 01:42am on June 25, 2018

    Police arrested a couple with three pistols and four bombs during a raid in an ‘extremists’ den’ at Mawna of Sreepur in Gazipur on Sunday....

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    BNP-Jamaat hatches conspiracies ahead of elections: Nasim

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:23am on June 25, 2018

    Central 14-party spokesperson and health and family welfare minister Mohammed Nasim on Sunday said BNP-Jamaat and other anti-liberation forces are hatching conspiracies ahead of the...

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    Fruit Exhibition ends

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:45am on June 25, 2018

    The three-day National Fruit Exhibition ended in the capital on Sunday drawing crowds of buyers amid worries over allegations of artificially ripening fruits using harmful...

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    Private school students take exams with leaked questions: Mostafizur

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:22am on June 25, 2018

    Students of government primary schools did not get the leaked questions during the Primary Education Completion examinations as the students and their parents had no...

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    Probe body formed over Gaibandha accident

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:30am on June 25, 2018

    The road transport and bridges ministry on Sunday formed an 11-member committee to probe the Saturday accident at Moheshpur under Palashbari in Gaibandha, which killed...

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    2 boys critically burnt in Narayanganj gas explosion

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:35am on June 25, 2018

    Two boys were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital Sunday evening with critical burn injuries about one and a half hours after a gas explosion...

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    Fans dance in rain as Germany survive

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Fans danced in the rain in Berlin on Saturday as defending champions Germany avoided an embarrassing World Cup exit with a 2-1 win over Sweden....

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    Colombia send sorry Poles packing

    Reuters. Kazan | Updated at 07:02am on June 25, 2018

    Colombia's World Cup campaign roared back into life with a thumping 3-0 victory over Poland on Sunday which delivered a warning to their rivals and...

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    AL leader’s body recovered in Chhatak

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 01:19am on June 25, 2018

    The dead body of an Awami League leader was recovered on Sunday, two days after he went missing from Chhatak in Sunamganj. ...

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    16 dead in Mali as ethnic groups clash

    Reuters . Bamako | Updated at 01:40am on June 25, 2018

    At least 16 Fulani herders have been killed in suspected ethnic clashes in central Mali, the government and local sources said on Sunday, underscoring the...

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    BRAC wins OFID annual award for supporting Rohingyas

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:17am on June 25, 2018

    The OPEC Fund for International Development has awarded its annual development award of 2018 to BRAC for its continued humanitarian support programme for the Rohingya...

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    Police is main obstacle to fair polls in Gazipur city: BNP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:21pm on June 25, 2018

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday claimed that police and other law enforcement agencies are the main obstacles to Gazipur city corporation polls...

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    Suspected outlaws kill two in Pabna

    Our Correspondent . Pabna | Updated at 12:34am on June 25, 2018

    Suspected outlawed operatives shot and chopped two people to death in a crowded palace in Tebaria Bazar under Pabna district’s Santhia upazila on Sunday evening,...

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    SC order on Khaleda's bail in another Comilla case Tuesday

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 11:33am on June 25, 2018

    The Supreme Court on Monday fixed Tuesday for passing an order on a leave-to-appeal filed against a High Court order that granted bail to Bangladesh...

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    Turkey's Erdogan wins presidential election, opposition yet to concede

    Reuters | Updated at 10:25am on June 25, 2018

    Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey's presidential election on Sunday, the head of the country's electoral body said, overcoming the biggest electoral challenge to his rule in...

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    MP Pankaj, 6 others sued

    Our Correspondent . Barisal | Updated at 01:44am on June 25, 2018

    A former union council member has lodged an attempted murder case with a Barisal court against Awami League leader and member of parliament for Mehendiganj...

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    Public admin secy goes on voluntary retirement

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:39am on June 25, 2018

    Senior secretary to the public administration ministry Md Mozammel Haque Khan has opted for voluntary retirement on completion of his 25 years in service....

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    Water level continues to rise

    United News of Bangladesh . Kurigram | Updated at 12:58am on June 25, 2018

    The water level in Brahmaputra, Teesta, Dharla and Dudhkumar rives has continued to rise following the gushing water from the upstream and incessant rains.....

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    3 siblings drown in Kishoreganj pond

    United News of Bangladesh . Kishoreganj | Updated at 01:22am on June 25, 2018

    The floating bodies of three siblings were recovered from a pond in Ashtoka village of Karimganj upazila on Sunday morning, a day after they went...

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    France, Germany push for deal to end migration row

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:32am on June 25, 2018

    The leaders of France and Germany said Sunday they were prepared to side-step anti-migrant EU members and do deals with individual countries on how to...

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    Malaysia mosque bans tourists after dance video goes viral

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:36pm on June 25, 2018

    A Malaysian mosque has banned tourists after a video of two female visitors in skimpy outfits dancing in front of the Muslim holy site went...

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    Kamran begins campaign, Ariful collects nomination paper

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 01:20am on June 25, 2018

    Incumbent mayor and Bangladesh Nationalist Party national executive committee member Ariful Haque Chowdhury, former mayor and ruling Awami League city president Badar Uddin Ahmad Kamran...

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    Uruguay look to Copa success as inspiration

    Reuters . Samara | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez knows his side have yet to hit top gear at the World Cup but warned anyone who is thinking of writing...

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    225 Jamaat-Shibir men sued in Ctg

    Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 01:06am on June 25, 2018

    A case was filed on Sunday against 225 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and its student organisation Islami Chattra Shibir for holding a ‘clandestine...

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    Mexico looking beyond last 16

    Reuters . Rostov-on-Don | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2018

    Mexico captain Andres Guardado said his side have become fearless after following up their hugely impressive win over world champions Germany by beating South Korea...

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    Teachers start fast unto death for MPO inclusion

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:16pm on June 25, 2018

    Teachers and employees of educational institutions agitating for their inclusion into the Monthly Payment Order system started their fast unto...

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    ‘Drug peddler’ killed in Chapainawabganj ‘gunfight’

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 11:58am on June 25, 2018

    A suspected drug peddler was killed and another injured in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Chowka of Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj...

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    Indian Navy chief in city

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:52am on June 25, 2018

    Chief of naval staff of Indian navy Admiral Sunil Lanba arrived here on Sunday on an invitation from the chief of naval staff of Bangladesh...

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    Outgoing army chief meets PM

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:52am on June 25, 2018

    Outgoing chief of army staff General Abu Belal Muhammmad Shafiul Haq made a farewell call on prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her Tejgaon office here...

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    Nigeria imposes curfew as 70 die in escalating communal clashes

    Reuters | Updated at 10:30am on June 25, 2018

    Nigeria imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on Sunday in central Plateau state after least 70 people died in communal clashes between farmers and semi-nomadic...

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    River erosion takes serious turn in Faridpur

    United News of Bangladesh . Faridpur | Updated at 01:02am on June 25, 2018

    The devastating erosion by the mighty River Padma has taken a serious turn in Char Bhadrasan upazila of the district threatening the river-protection dam....

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    Migrants who 'invade' US have no right to due process, says Trump

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:08pm on June 25, 2018

    US president Donald Trump on Sunday said migrants who ‘invade’ the US should be deprived of legal due process, reinforcing his hardline stand despite an...

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    Teachers start fast unto death today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on June 25, 2018

    Teachers and employees of educational institutions agitating for their inclusion into the Monthly Payment Order system announced to start their fast unto death from today.....

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    Female RMG worker found dead in Gazipur

    Our Correspondent . Gazipur | Updated at 01:03am on June 25, 2018

    Police recovered the body of a female garment worker on a pool of blood with stab and chopping wounds in her bed room at Mulaid...

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    Trump’s press secretary ejected from restaurant

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:43am on June 25, 2018

    White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Saturday that she had been asked to leave a Virginia restaurant the night before because she worked for...

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    Premier Bank launches school banking for CCC-run institutions

    Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 12:57am on June 25, 2018

    Premier Bank Limited on Sunday launched the school banking service for Chittagong City Corporation-run educational institutions....

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    PM for not more than five hour driving on a stretch

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 03:57pm on June 25, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the concerned authorities to ensure proper execution of the provision of five-hour driving time of the transport drivers on...

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    Lacroix hails Bangladesh Police over peacekeeping role

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:50am on June 25, 2018

    Visiting UN under secretary general for peacekeeping operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Sunday highly praised Bangladesh Police for its role in establishing world peace....

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    4 BCL men held for demanding toll from OC in Mymensingh

    United News of Bangladesh . Mymensingh | Updated at 01:04am on June 25, 2018

    Police arrested four Bangladesh Chhatra League activists on Sunday for allegedly demanding toll from the officer-in-charge of Nandail police station....

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    HM unaware of being MPs on list of suspected drug dealers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:14pm on June 25, 2018

    Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday said that he is not sure whether the lists of suspected drug dealers prepared by intelligence agencies had any...

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    Torrential rains inundate Dhaka streets

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 04:56pm on June 25, 2018

    Incessant rainfall, triggered by active monsoon, swamped many parts of Bangladesh capital on Monday, causing immense sufferings to commuters. Most roads, lanes and bylanes in...

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    Bill proposes punishment for filing false case over dowry

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 05:25pm on June 25, 2018

    A bill titled,The Dowry Prohibition Bill, 2018, was placed in parliament on Monday incorporating a new provision of punishment for filing any false case over...

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    Malaysian PM revives age-old water row with Singapore

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 06:28pm on June 25, 2018

    Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said Monday he wants to renegotiate a ‘ridiculous’ water supply agreement with Singapore, the latest sign of fraying ties between...

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    Chirkutt to perform in UK

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 07:55pm on June 25, 2018

    Popular fusion band Chirkutt will leave Dhaka on June 28 for London to perform at a fair titled ‘Baishakhi Mela 2018’....

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    HC asks govt not to arrest or harass BNP’s supporters, polling agents in Gazipur polls

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:57pm on June 25, 2018

    The High Court Division on Monday directed the government and the police not to arrest or harass leaders, supporters and polling agents of Bangladesh Nationalist...

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    Ivy displays sculptures, paintings

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 07:49pm on June 25, 2018

    Renowned sculptor Ivy Zaman has displayed diverse sculptures and paintings at a solo exhibition underway at Nalini Kanta Bhattasali Gallery of Bangladesh National Museum....

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    Proposed budget inclined to the rich, Menon tells JS

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:28pm on June 25, 2018

    Workers Party of Bangladesh president and social welfare minister Rashed Khan Menon on Monday said the proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-19 is inclined towards...

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    Najib’s former aide held over 1MDB scandal

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 06:41pm on June 25, 2018

    Malaysian authorities have arrested a former aide to ex-prime minister Najib Razak after reopening an investigation into the 1MDB scandal, state media reported Monday. The...

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    Amit, Arthy present Bharatnatyam

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 07:57pm on June 25, 2018

    Dance artistes Amit Chowdhury and Arthy Ahmed entertained the audience presenting Bharatnatyam recitals on Sunday at Natmondol of Dhaka University....

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    Han Solo’s Jedi blaster gun sells for $550,000 at auction

    Reuters | Updated at 08:00pm on June 25, 2018

    A gun used by Han Solo in ‘The Return of the Jedi’sold for $550,000 at auction to the museum chain Ripley’s Believe it or Not!...

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    Lightning kills four in Satkhira

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 05:48pm on June 25, 2018

    Four people were killed and eight others injured in separate incidents of lightning strike in Satkhira of southwestern Bangladesh on Monday. Syed Abdul Mannan, officer-in-charge...

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    Nandimukh stages play on Binodini Dasi

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 07:56pm on June 25, 2018

    Chittagong-based theatre troupe Nandimukh staged two shows of Amar Ami, a biographical monodrama based on the pioneer theatre actress of the region Binodini Dasi at...

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    ‘Bollywood Oscars’ honours drowned superstar

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 08:03pm on June 25, 2018

    Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor was honoured for her final role at India’s movie awards in Bangkok, winning best actress at the celebration of dance, music...

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