• Plenty in the pipeline

    In the build-up to the ICC Under-19 World Cup, there were high hopes for Bangladesh. Not only were they going to have the advantage of being hosts, they had played and excelled in the numerous series they embarked upon before the tournament itself.

  • Saudi moves 'jets, troops' to Turkey

    Turkey and Saudi Arabia could launch a ground operation against Islamic State jihadists in Syria, the Turkish foreign minister said yesterday, as Russian prime minister said the simmering East-West tension has plunged the world into a "new Cold War”.

  • bKash agents shot, Tk 13 lakh looted

    Muggers ran away with Tk 13 lakh after shooting two sales representatives of bKash at Kafrul in the capital yesterday morning.

  • Thai students mock junta at football match

    Thai university students lampooned the military at a football game on Saturday in a rare act of open defiance against the junta, which has strangled political expression since seizing power two years ago.

  • Valentine's Day vulgar!

    Pakistan president Mamnoon Hussain has urged the nation to refrain from celebrating Valentine's Day, while a Islamist party blasted it as "vulgar and indecent" as they moved to outlaw festivities.

  • Robin Ghosh passes away

    Legendary music composer Robin Ghosh passed away at a city hospital yesterday.

  • Polluted air causes 5.5m deaths a year

    Air pollution kills more than 5.5 million people around the world each year, with over half of those deaths occurring in fast-growing China and India, researchers said yesterday.

  • She won't stop at anything

    She was badly injured in a road crash on way to the exam hall, had nine stitches to her wounds and yet she refused to give up on her SSC exams.

  • 30 turtles seized at Shahjalal airport

    The Armed Police Battalion (APBn) on Friday night seized 30 Indian pond turtles at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and held three employees of an airline over their alleged involvement in trying to smuggle the turtles out of the country.

  • Pope to visit Mexico National Palace

    Francis will be the first pope to enter Mexico's National Palace to meet the president on Saturday as he starts a cross-country tour that will highlight the country's violence and migration troubles.

  • Cops must not work for any political party

    Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday said policemen should not work as a team of any political party.

  • 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".