• Dodgy buses returning

    Eid offers business opportunities for transport owners and they would never want to miss it. But there are some unscrupulous owners who would compromise with passenger safety just to make that extra profit.

  • Six major projects get Japanese loan

    The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has said it would provide 173.54 billion yen or Tk 12,819 crore to Bangladesh to help the country produce more electricity, enhance domestic and regional connectivity and fight disasters.

  • EU rules out single market for Britain

    Britain got its first taste of a future outside the EU yesterday as Europe's leaders met without premier David Cameron and warned London it must accept EU migrants to win access to the bloc's free trade zone.

  • Trapped by Facebook

    A 14-year-old girl was found in Rangpur on Tuesday, two days after she fled her home in Dhaka to be with a Pakistani boy she

  • German expert audits security at Dhaka airport

    An expert of Lufthansa yesterday launched an audit of the security measures at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, around three days after the German national carrier stopped carrying goods from Bangladesh on security grounds.

  • Trudeau now comic book character

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been a boxer, a nightclub bouncer, a world leader - and now, a cartoon book character.

  • UK minister hails Dhaka's commitment to try extremists

    UK Minister of State Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire has welcomed the commitment by the Bangladesh government to bring those responsible for the recent extremist attacks to justice.

  • Media firms lose control of news

    When allegations emerged that Facebook was skewing its trending news stories, many learned about it... on Facebook.

  • The call of 300 feet

    Most metropolitan cities from Cairo to Paris to Lahore are known for their roadside cafes and food streets where everything

  • Four get World Food Prize

    Founder of an international organisation that helped Bangladeshi scientists breed the world's first zinc-enriched rice has been announced this year's World Food Prize recipient along with three other pioneers of biofortified crops.

  • Iftar at shopping break

    Over the last decade there has been a drift in Dhaka's iftar scene. As the city has expanded northward, so has its culinary geography. Nowadays, people are spoilt for choice with a wide assortment of international cuisines on offer. With healthier options there for taking, the traditional 'fried' food frenzy has reached an all time low.

  • Lot more to do for forex earners

    Bangladesh has fared poorly in terms of migration governance in the Migration Governance Index 2016 prepared by London-based The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

  • SC stays order on paying compensation

    The Supreme Court yesterday stayed till July 17 a High Court order that had asked 154 tanners in the city's Hazaribagh to pay

  • Ershad lashes out at govt

    Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad yesterday urged the prime minister to hold a national dialogue in parliament with all political

  • Air cargo ban won't affect RMG exports to Germany

    Bangladesh's exports to Germany will not be affected due to the ban on direct cargo flights from Dhaka, as most of the shipments are made through seaways, Thomas Prinz, the German ambassador in Dhaka, said yesterday.

  • City Budhhist temple chief gets death threat

    The chief of Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery at Kamalapur in the city has received a threat to his life.

  • Habiganj, murder, Habiganj 4-kid murder, Bangladesh, charges, accused, schoolboys killing, child, court

    Charges accepted against 9

    A Habiganj court yesterday accepted charges against nine people in the killing of four children in the district's Bahubal upazila on February 12 this year.

  • Indian High Commission gets Sonu's custody

    A Barguna court yesterday handed over Indian boy Sonu to the Indian High Commission for reuniting him with his parents in New Delhi.

  • Suicide bombings hit Lebanon village near Syria

    Two waves of suicide bombings struck a mainly Christian village near Lebanon's border with war-ravaged Syria on Monday, killing and wounding several people before dawn and in the evening.

  • Take courageous steps towards peace

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon yesterday urged Benjamin Netanyahu to take "courageous steps" toward peace as he met the Israeli premier on what is expected to be his farewell visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

  • S Sudan cancels independence celebrations

    The world's youngest nation, South Sudan, has cancelled its fifth independence celebrations as it struggles to end a civil war that has left thousands dead and ravaged the economy, the government said yesterday.

  • 11 Kurdish rebels, 3 Guards killed in Iran

    Eleven Kurdish rebels and three of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards were killed in clashes near the Iraqi border, the Fars news agency reported yesterday.

  • The town that voted Brexit 'out of love'

    "This whole seafront was packed with boats," said Vicky Thwaites, surveying the broad beach at Redcar, a once-prosperous town that voted overwhelmingly for Britain to leave the EU.

  • The English town that voted Brexit 'out of love'

    "This whole seafront was packed with boats," said Vicky Thwaites, surveying the broad beach at Redcar, a once-prosperous town that voted overwhelmingly for Britain to leave the EU.

  • Made in China plane makes first commercial flight

    China's homegrown regional jet made its first commercial flight yesterday, operator Chengdu Airlines said, after years of delays raised questions about the country's ambitious plans for domestically-produced planes.

  • Strike shuts Eiffel Tower to tourists again

    Paris' most recognisable monument remained closed to visitors yesterday as Eiffel Tower staff joined strike action against controversial labour reforms.

  • Cops file charge sheet against 7

    Police last night submitted charge sheet to a Dhaka court against seven people, including BNP leader MA Quayum, in the murder case of Italian national Cesare Tavella.

  • School for farmers

    Twice a week, they go to these schools and learn about farming. Once they graduate, they do the same task -- toiling in fields -- but in a smarter way.

  • Cameron rules out second referendum

    David Cameron has ruled out a second referendum on Britain's EU membership.

  • German team due today

    A German team of aviation experts is coming to Bangladesh today to audit the security standards at the international airport in Dhaka, two days after German national carrier Lufthansa stopped carrying direct cargoes from Bangladesh on security grounds, sources have said.

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