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    PM terms protest ‘instigators’ state enemy

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday termed ‘enemy of the state’ the ‘instigators’ of protests of students mainly from schools and colleges for road safety....

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    Many factories fail to pay festival allowances to workers in time

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2018

    A good number of factory owners across the country have failed to keep their promises of paying festival allowances to their workers in time ahead...

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    ACC quizzes 7 Petrobangla officials

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2018

    Anti-Corruption Commission interrogated seven Petrobangla officials on Thursday in connection of mysterious disappearance of a huge stack of coal from Barapukuria Coal Mine....

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    Govt turns blind eye to renewable energy

    | Updated at 01:39am on August 17, 2018

    With the demand of electricity growing, Bangladesh continues to depend on power generation from mostly conventional sources like natural gas, diesel and coal fired plants....

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    Menon slams BNP for observing Khaleda’s fake birthday

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:27am on August 17, 2018

    Social welfare minister Rashed Khan Menon on Thursday said the BNP is still celebrating Khaleda Zia’s fake birthday for concealing the involvement of Ziaur Rahman...

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    Students arrested over protests must be freed

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2018

    It is sad that most leaders of the Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council are now on the run fearing arrest for supporting the latest...

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    ‘Call Me Priya’: film sparks debate about India textile industry abuses

    Reuters . Dindigul | Updated at 12:38am on August 17, 2018

    A film about a young textile worker in southern India is sparking debate in rural communities at the heart of an industry that campaigners say...

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    Solar irrigation leads move to low-carbon energy sourcing

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 01:36am on August 17, 2018

    Solar-powered irrigation pumps have become a viable alternative in irrigation during dry season to diesel-fired pumps that emit carbon dioxide....

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    Lessons in alternative histories

    Shiv Visvanathan | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2018

    AROUND August 15 every year, Indians tend to get more correct and prickly. The 15th is a precious day for us....

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    Bangladesh coastal belt has untapped potential for wind power

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:37am on August 17, 2018

    The latest country-wide wind map unveiled in July created new optimism for green energy generation from the coastal belt’s untapped wind resources....

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    Eden student on remand, 13 denied bail

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:53am on August 17, 2018

    A female student who mobilised their fellows in recent protests related to quota reform in government jobs and road safety was remanded in custody for...

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    Brave Bangladesh hold Thailand

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2018

    Bangladesh Under-23 national football team kept their hopes alive of qualifying for the second round of the Asian Games when they played out a 1-1...

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    Tamim hails McKenzie’s role in WI success

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2018

    Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal on Thursday hailed batting consultant Neil McKenzie after their successful limited-over series against West Indies that concluded earlier this month....

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    Ozil’s claims of racism are nonsense: Kroos

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2018

    Germany midfielder Toni Kroos says Mesut Ozil was ‘out of order’ to make accusations of racism within the German set up as he retired from...

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    India mourns death of Wadekar

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2018

    Indian cricket heroes on Thursday paid tribute to Ajit Wadekar, who led the country to their first series triumphs in England and the West Indies,...

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    Govt should act to change the lot of third-gender people

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2018

    NUISANCE employed by third-gender people, traditionally called hijras, or intersex people, as a means to extort money from people on the road, from households and...

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    Ireland Wolves level T20 series

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2018

    A dismal performance both with bat and ball saw Bangladesh A team losing to Ireland Wolves by 51 runs in D/L method in the second...

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    First cineplex opens doors to Chittagong residents

    Staff Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 12:08am on August 17, 2018

    The first ever premium cineplex in Chittagong opened its doors to movie-lovers on Thursday.....

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    The unsung heroism of Hausabai

    P Sainath  | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2018

    IT DID not matter to him that he was attacking his wife in front of a police station. Hausabai Patil’s drunken husband began thrashing her...

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    Champions League the dream for Barca: Messi

    Agence France-Presse . Barcelona | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2018

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi said the club will ‘do everything possible’ this season to prise the Champions League trophy away from arch rivals Real Madrid,...

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    Afghanistan Trump’s ‘failed narco state’

    Reese Erlich  | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2018

    PRESIDENT Donald Trump is back on the stump, trumpeting his alleged triumphs since the 2016 election. Somehow, he never mentions Afghanistan....

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    Promising tryst gone awry

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2018

    ON the 71st anniversary of Britain’s hasty departure this week, most of South Asia remains a seriously troubled region....

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    HC cancels JB’s written test for recruitment of executive

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:01am on August 17, 2018

    The High Court Division on Thursday cancelled the written test taken by the Janata Bank on April 21, 2017 for recruiting 834 executive officers finding...

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    DU student found dead in cantonment area

    DU Correspondent | Updated at 12:36am on August 17, 2018

    A Dhaka University student was found dead on Wednesday night near his residence in Dhaka cantonment area....

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    Dhaka-Sylhet highway blocked over girl’s death in road crash

    United News of Bangladesh . Habiganj | Updated at 12:36am on August 17, 2018

    Local people blocked Dhaka-Sylhet highway for an hour on Thursday following the death of a minor girl in a road accident at Digambar Bazar in...

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    Woman arrested from Dhanmondi for ‘spreading rumours’ on Facebook

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:07pm on August 17, 2018

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion have arrested a woman from Dhanmondi area in Dhaka for allegedly provocative posts and spreading rumours on...

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    La Liga moves into post-Ronaldo era

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2018

    The Spanish season kicks off this weekend with La Liga entering a new era following the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta, and with...

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    Atletico take sweet revenge on Real

    Reuters . Tallinn | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2018

    Atletico Madrid finally got their own back on Real Madrid in European competition by lifting the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday, snatching a 4-2 win...

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    FM to attend Vajpayee’s funeral in New Delhi

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 02:24am on August 17, 2018

    Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali will go to New Delhi on Friday to attend the funeral of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.....

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    Murders leave Rohingya camps gripped by fear

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:49am on August 17, 2018

    A spate of bloody killings is fuelling unease in the Rohingya camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, where overstretched police are struggling to protect nearly a...

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    Cattle traders, passengers suffer in Goalanda ferry ghat

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 10:30am on August 17, 2018

    Hundreds of passengers and cattle traders got stranded at Paturia and Daulatdia ferry ghats for hours since Thursday afternoon due to disruption in ferry services...

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    Six detained, Yaba seized

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:21am on August 17, 2018

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion arrested six suspected drug dealers, including Zahir Ahmed of Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar, and seized 2,07,100 Yaba tablets and Tk...

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    LGED engineer held while taking bribe

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:37am on August 17, 2018

    Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday caught a Local Government Engineering Department engineer red-handed while he was taking bribe from a businessman in Narayanganj.....

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    Vajpayee, a great friend of Bangladesh: PM

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:35am on August 17, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday expressed deep shock at the demise of former Indian premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee, terming him as a great friend...

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    FM Ali in New Delhi to attend Vajpayee’s funeral

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 01:13pm on August 17, 2018

    Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali reached New Delhi on Friday morning to attend the funeral of former Indian prime minister...

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    Five-day training for teachers held at DIU

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:26am on August 17, 2018

    A five-day training programme for teachers at Daffodil International University ended on Tuesday....

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    DU student found dead in cantonment area

    DU Correspondent | Updated at 12:32am on August 17, 2018

    A Dhaka University student was found dead on Wednesday night near his residence in Dhaka cantonment area....

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    Nine planes grounded by bomb threats in South America

    Reuters | Updated at 10:39am on August 17, 2018

    Nine planes were forced to make emergency changes to their routes within Chilean, Argentine and Peruvian airspace on Thursday because of bomb threats issued to...

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    Spice prices lower than previous year, claims DSCC mayor

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:29am on August 17, 2018

    Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Syed Khokon on Thursday claimed the price of spices was comparatively tolerable ahead of Eid-ul-Azha than that of the previous...

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    In India's citizenship test, a spelling error can ruin a family

    Reuters | Updated at 11:29am on August 17, 2018

    Riyazul Islam says he had to produce family documents going back to 1951 to prove he was an Indian and not an illegal Bangladeshi immigrant....

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    Student movement: Families demand release of arrested children

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 02:45pm on August 17, 2018

    Families of the students arrested during quota reform movement and safe road movement held a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on...

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    Flood death toll in India’s Kerala jumps to 164

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:36pm on August 17, 2018

    The death toll from major floods in India’s tourist hotspot Kerala has jumped to 164, state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Friday, issuing a fresh...

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    SCC demolishes illegal construction

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 02:28am on August 17, 2018

    A tin-shed building illegally constructed grabbing a piece of land by an assistant sub-inspector of Sylhet Metropolitan Police was demolished by the Sylhet City Corporation...

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    Brac official, two others killed in road crashes

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 01:24pm on August 17, 2018

    Three people, including a Brac official, were killed in separate road accidents in Naogaon, Gazipur and Jhenaidah districts on Thursday...

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    IU to introduce written exam in its admission test

    IU Correspondent | Updated at 01:42pm on August 17, 2018

    The authorities of Islamic University in Kushtia have decided to introduce written exam in its first year honours courses admission test under...

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    Imran Khan set for victory as Pakistan MPs vote on new PM

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:08pm on August 17, 2018

    Pakistani lawmakers will vote for a new prime minister Friday, with World Cup cricket hero and election winner Imran Khan expected to become the...

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    Missing schoolboy found dead in Savar, 2 held

    United News of Bangladesh . Savar | Updated at 12:31am on August 17, 2018

    A schoolboy, who remained missing since Tuesday, was found dead at Bhagalpur Balurghat along the Bongshi River in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital,...

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    No fresh TCB allocation in Khulna

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:28am on August 17, 2018

    Having no new allocation for Eid-ul-Azha, Trading Corporation of Bangladesh in Khulna is continuing its sale programme with the commodities allocated for Eid-ul-Fitr this year....

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    ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

    Agence France-Presse . Detroit | Updated at 03:23pm on August 17, 2018

    Aretha Franklin, the music icon, legendary singer and ‘Queen of Soul’ loved by millions whose history-making career spanned six decades, died at her...

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    Ex-Pak opener Jamshed banned for 10 years

    Agence France-Presse. Lahore | Updated at 03:29pm on August 17, 2018

    Pakistan cricket banned former Test opener Nasir Jamshed for ten years Friday on multiple charges of spot fixing, wrapping up a 16-month investigation into a...

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    We don’t want to give goal in open net: Nasim

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:58pm on August 17, 2018

    Leaders of the Awami League- led alliance on Friday said that next general election would be held in December as per constitutional provision under...

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