• Brutality unbound

    Five days into her delivery of the second child, she went back to hospital with swollen eyes and severe injuries inflicted on her by her husband for dowry.

  • Little success in nutrition

    Girls being married off before reaching adulthood, too many teenage pregnancies and subsequent births of babies with low

  • Mount pressure on Myanmar

    A cross-party group of 70 British parliamentarians have urged the UK government to “intensify pressure” on the Myanmar government to allow full humanitarian access to Rohingya Muslims in the North Rakhine State of Myanmar.

  • Russia helped in Trump win

    A secret CIA assessment has found that Russia sought to tip last month's US presidential election in Donald Trump's favor, The Washington Post reported Friday, a conclusion that drew an extraordinary rebuke from the president-elect's camp.

  • Law Minister Anisul Huq

    Extrajudicial Killing: Stern action if allegations brought to govt notice

    The government would take stern action against those involved in extrajudicial killings if such incidents were "brought to its

  • Missing students under surveillance

    Students who have gone missing in recent times are now under surveillance of law enforcement agencies, claimed Home Minister

  • primary examinations, ebtedayee terminal examinations, Bangladesh, Dhaka,

    Questions not ready, so exam postponed

    Forty thousand students of 199 government primary schools in Sadar upazila were unable to take their mathematics final

  • Water returns to Choichari village

    Science says that water flows in circles: we know that evaporation from river and sea returns water vapour to the sky, to

  • US Voting 'Irregularities': Wisconsin judge rejects bid to stop recount

    A US judge in Wisconsin on Friday rejected a request by President-elect Donald Trump supporters to stop a recount of election

  • British journalist deported from Kenya

    A British journalist working for The Times of London newspaper said Friday he was being deported from Kenya after being

  • Second strong quake hits off Solomon Islands: USGS

    A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake yesterday struck off the Solomon Islands, one day after a major quake, raising the threat of

  • Kuwait names new oil minister as cabinet formed

    Kuwait's prime minister yesterday formed a cabinet that includes a new oil minister but keeps all the ruling family members,

  • Exploited by employers

    Malaysian employers are paying undocumented Bangladeshi workers wages much lower than the average, taking advantage of lack of legal protection for migrant workers, says a Malaysian migrant rights activist.

  • South Korean MPs vote to impeach Park

    South Korean lawmakers yesterday voted to impeach President Park Geun-Hye, stripping away her sweeping executive powers over a corruption scandal and opening a new period of national uncertainty.

  • Human Rights Watch

    Bangladeshi women in ME poorly paid

    Bangladeshi female domestic workers in the Middle East get one of the lowest wages, and are more exposed to exploitation, Human Rights Watch said in a statement yesterday.

  • Locals saw him, police couldn't

    Police are yet to arrest Dewan Atiqur Rahman Akhi, a prime suspect in the October 30 attacks on Hindus in Brahmanbaria's Nasirnagar.

  • India working out Hasina's trip schedule

    India yesterday said it was working out the schedule of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's tour to New Delhi.

  • No rivalry, I'm with Ivy

    Claiming that he has no misunderstanding with party-nominated mayor candidate in Narayanganj city polls Selina Hayat Ivy, Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman yesterday said he would even resign from parliament to campaign for her if instructed by the party chief.

  • Missing madrasa student found in capital

    The madrasa student, who went missing from Barisal and texted his mother not to worry about him, was working at a restaurant in the capital's Dayaganj.

  • 'We will rebuild'

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo yesterday pledged to help the people of Aceh rebuild as he toured areas worst-hit by a devastating earthquake that killed more than 100 people and left thousands homeless.

  • Japan ratifies TPP despite Trump's opposition

    Japan's parliament ratified the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade deal yesterday, but it was largely viewed as an empty gesture owing to opposition by US President-elect Donald Trump.

  • Dutch firebrand MP found guilty of discrimination

    Populist anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders was yesterday found guilty of discrimination against Moroccans, but acquitted of hate speech in a closely-watched trial ahead of next year's key election.

  • Half Sri Lanka's contracts are corrupt: president

    Half of Sri Lanka's public procurement contracts are tainted by bribery and corruption, President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday, nearly two years after he came to power promising to tackle government graft.

  • Mine kills Saudi soldier near Yemen border

    A Saudi soldier was killed in a landmine blast near the kingdom's border with Yemen, the interior ministry said yesterday.

  • Self-reliance thru' goat farming

    The other village women of Panjonkhara in Gorapara union of Manikganj sadar upazila are taking a keen interest in the activities of fifty-year-old Selina Begum. Selina has carved out a financially better future for herself through rearing goats.

  • Rights of Workers For WC: Labour activists join Fifa lawsuit

    Bangladesh labour activists said yesterday they had joined a lawsuit in Switzerland against world soccer body Fifa for allegedly failing to use its influence to ensure people working on 2022 World Cup facilities in Qatar are treated fairly.

  • China's Xi calls for party control of universities

    China's president Xi Jinping has called for the Communist Party to exert greater ideological control over universities, state media reported yesterday, amid a broad crackdown on academic freedom and dissent in the world's second-largest economy.

  • Air strike on Iraq market kills dozens

    An air strike in a western Iraqi town near the Syrian border still controlled by the Islamic State group has killed and wounded dozens of civilians, officials said.

  • BPL final today

    After more than a month, the Bangladesh Premier League will end today with one of two teams -- Dhaka Dynamites and Rajshahi Kings -- holding aloft the trophy at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur tonight, expectedly under a sky lit up by a fireworks display.

  • Campaign on in N'ganj: All except Ivy skeptical about polls fairness

    All six mayoral aspirants, except the ruling Awami League-nominated candidate, expressed fear yesterday that the upcoming