• Pakistan interfering in Bangladesh's internal affairs

    Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim has said that Pakistan is shamelessly interfering in Bangladesh's internal affairs, overstepping the boundaries of diplomatic decency.

  • Bangladeshi peacekeepers unhurt in Mali camp attack

    Rebels attacked a camp of UN peacekeepers in Mali yesterday.

  • Einstein's waves: a 100-year odyssey

    When Albert Einstein forged the bedrock theory of modern physics 100 years ago, he had no computer, no internet, no printer -- ballpoint pens and pocket calculators did not exist and few homes had telephones.

  • France warns Britain on eurozone veto

    France warned Britain yesterday it could not expect to win veto powers over closer integration of the eurozone single currency area in talks on its own future in the EU.

  • Dhaka's rail link with 19 dists snapped for 8 hours

    Disruption in railway communications of Dhaka with 19 northern and southern districts became normal after around eight hours yesterday.

  • World powers agree Syria ceasefire

    Major powers agreed yesterday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with its relentless bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed to fight on until he regains full control of the country.

  • Unesco team to visit Sundarbans

    A high-profile Unesco delegation will visit the Sundarbans soon to assess the possible impacts of the proposed coal-based Rampal power plant on the world's largest mangrove forest.

  • Serving the orphans

    Faridul Islam Farid would not want others to suffer what he went through.

  • Pak foils plot to free Daniel Pearl's killer

    Pakistan has arrested 97 al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militants, including three commanders, in the southern city of Karachi and foiled a planned attack to break US journalist Daniel Pearl's killer out of jail, the army said yesterday.

  • 900-year-old temple found in Nilphamari

    A Buddhist temple, believed to be built in the 12th century during the Pala period, has been unearthed in Jaldhaka upazila of Nilphamari.

  • Five burnt in gas explosions

    Five people were burnt in gas explosions of two separate incidents in the capital and Narayanganj yesterday.

  • Delhi positive on Teesta

    A leading Indian negotiator of the trans-boundary rivers yesterday said they would promptly respond to the signing of the much-awaited Teesta water-sharing agreement whenever Bangladesh proposes it to them.

  • Move aid workers out of Yemen

    Saudi Arabia has asked the United Nations to move aid workers away from rebel-held areas in Yemen as the Riyadh-led coalition presses on with air strikes against insurgents, according to a letter seen by AFP Thursday.

  • Maduro granted economic emergency powers

    Venezuela's Supreme Court approved President Nicolas Maduro's "economic emergency" decree on Thursday, setting up a showdown after the Venezuelan Congress rejected the measure last month.

  • Hong Kong bookseller 'involuntarily removed' to China: Britain

    Britain said yesterday a Hong Kong bookseller believed detained by China was "involuntarily removed to the mainland", in its strongest comments yet on a case that has rocked the city amid fears its promised freedoms are being eroded.

  • Ex-premier Yingluck takes Thai politics to the garden

    Barred from discussing politics by the Thai junta, ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra opened up her Bangkok home yesterday to talk about her new passion: vegetables.

  • Last four holdouts in Oregon standoff surrender

    The last four armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered to authorities Thursday, ending a tense 41-day standoff over grazing rights on federal land that left one dead.

  • Govt failing to ensure human rights

    The government has failed to ensure people's welfare and human rights as it does not represent them, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia told the visiting European Parliament delegation yesterday.

  • North expels S Koreans from industrial zone

    North Korea yesterday expelled all South Koreans from the jointly-run Kaesong industrial zone and placed it under military control, saying Seoul's decision to shutter the complex had amounted to a "declaration of war".

  • Don't harass people on suspicion

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia yesterday asked officers not to “unnecessarily harass people on suspicion” or “by showing them arrested in cases”.

  • Protecting our pride

    A two-year nationwide campaign was launched yesterday to raise awareness about the importance of conserving tigers and their habitat, the Sundarbans, with the theme “Tiger is our pride- We shall Protect Tiger”.

  • Two schools to adjust additional amount

    Two private schools in the capital have announced they would adjust the additional money they had collected as tuition fees with the fees for February in compliance with a government order.

  • BNP now to elect its senior vice-chair

    The BNP has amended its constitution to include a provision for electing the senior vice-chairman through an election during the party's sixth national council on March 19.

  • HC summons hospital MD

    The High Court yesterday summoned the managing director of Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital and the chief of Directorate General of Health Services over allegations that the private hospital charged the parents for the treatment of a child who was already dead.

  • Rajuk files kept by building owner

    The entire Rajuk official records of a building approval was found in the possession of a building owner during a drive to clear illegal occupation of car park on Green Road in the capital yesterday.

  • 2 'outlaws' killed in 'gunfight' in Kushtia

    Two alleged outlaws were killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion in Kushtia Sadar upazila early yesterday.

  • Nato steps into migrant crisis

    Nato ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe, the alliance's top commander said yesterday.

  • Snake farm awaits govt nod for 3yrs

    As a young man, while working in Saudi Arabia as a newspaper photographer for several years, Abdur Razzak of Nandipara village in Patuakhali Sadar

  • Tusk to hold EU talks on 'very fragile' Brexit deal

    EU president Donald Tusk said Wednesday he had cleared his schedule to hold urgent meetings with leaders including Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande to push for a deal to keep Britain in the bloc at a summit next week.

  • IMF threatens to cut Ukraine aid over corruption

    The International Monetary Fund threatened to cut crucial financial aid to cash-strapped Ukraine Wednesday because of the country's "slow progress" in fighting corruption.