• Eid shopping online doubles

    The volume of online Eid shopping has more than doubled this year compared to the previous year's, with many opting to buy products online to avoid nagging traffic jam and mad rush at shopping malls. More than 20,000 purchases a day are being made on the country's e-commerce market during this Ramadan against 10,000 last year, according to market insiders.

  • Shady trade over mobile SIM

    A large number of pre-activated SIMs -- registered biometrically with duplicate fingerprints and national identity cards -- are streaming into the market for open sale, say industry insiders.

  • Deposits of Bangladeshis Tk 4,423cr

    Bangladeshi citizens' deposits with Swiss banks rose to 8.85 percent year-on-year in 2015 to an astounding Tk 4,423 crore (550.85 million Swiss franc), shows Swiss central bank data.

  • Agrani Bank MD axed for Tk 792cr loan irregularities

    The day Bangladesh Bank removed the managing director of Agrani Bank in connection with illegally sanctioning loans, the Anti-Corruption Commission swooped in and arrested three Agrani Bank high officials, including the one replacing the MD, for irregularities and corruption.

  • 'Musa was arrested a week ago'

    Police claimed that they are still looking for their informant Kamrul Islam Sikdar Musa in connection with the Mitu killing case, but Musa's wife said the law enforcers had already picked him up over a week ago.

  • 2,531 active SIMs seized in Mymensingh

    Police seized illegal VoIP (voice over internet protocol) equipment, including 2,531 active SIMs, and arrested three people in

  • Indian boy reunites with his family

    Sonu, the Indian boy who was abducted and brought to Bangladesh six years ago, reunited with his family in Delhi yesterday.

  • People start leaving city for home

    People, mostly civil servants and their families, started leaving the capital for home last night to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with their near and dear ones.

  • Passport most corrupt sector

    Passport sector has been found to be the most corrupt one, followed by the law enforcement agencies and education in the TIB National Household Survey 2015. While 77.7 percent households fell victim to corruption while securing services from passport offices, 74.6 percent bribed law enforcement agencies and 60.8 percent bribed educational institutions.

  • Brokers active always

    The atmosphere of the passport office in the capital's Agargaon was refreshingly different on the day of April 24, when Prime

  • Poor man with a heart of gold

    He could study only up to class-III as his parents were very hard up.

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  • It's IS attack: Turkey

    Turkey pointed the finger of blame at Islamic State jihadists yesterday after suicide bombers armed with automatic rifles attacked Istanbul's main international airport, killing 41 people, including foreigners.

  • PM blames BNP-Jamaat for killings

    Accusing the BNP-Jamaat alliance of carrying out the recent secret killings, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government must take actions against those responsible for the murders, no matter who they are.

  • 21 held for SIM scam

    Police have detained 21 people, including three employees of Airtel, for selling pre-activated and biometrically registered SIM cards from the capital's Adabor and Shyamoli.

  • SP Babul signed resignation letter under pressure

    SP Babul Akter signed his resignation letter when he was kept in police custody for 15 hours, said police and his family sources.

  • Govt to cap family car ownership

    The government has planned to impose a cap on the number of cars a family can buy to reduce traffic congestion in the capital,

  • Illegal, yet expanding

    The site of Modhumoti Model Town project, which has been declared illegal by the top court, has been expanded by filling an adjacent lake and the lowland along the Dhaka-Savar road. During a recent visit there, this correspondent found the lake almost filled. At least 30 trucks were dumping soil into the water body.

  • Legal tangle leaves wetland not recovered

    The authorities of Modhumoti Model Town (MMT) and Rajuk are yet to implement the Supreme Court directives to restore the wetlands of Savar where the housing scheme was developed, citing five review petitions pending with it against the verdict.

  • More poor women giving birth in health facilities

    Bangladesh has substantially bridged the rich-poor gap in terms of women giving birth in health facilities.

  • Babul's link has not come up yet

    It has not yet come up that SP Babul Akter was responsible for or involved in the killing of his wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said yesterday.

  • '36 killed' in Istanbul airport attack

    Gun and bomb attacks on main Istanbul airport kill 36 people and injure 140 more. Three gunmen blew themselves up after cops fired at them.

  • No special treatment for UK

    Impatient European leaders yesterday pressed a humiliated Prime Minister David Cameron to speed up Britain's divorce from the EU, warning that the UK cannot expect special treatment outside the bloc.

  • Ensure better civic services

    The government has asked chiefs of all utility service providers in Dhaka to attend general meetings of the two city corporations and implement meeting decisions to improve civic amenities.

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    Messi Bows Out

    Lionel Messi sensationally announced his international retirement leaving Argentinian football in turmoil after a traumatic penalty shootout 4-2 defeat to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final on Sunday.

  • Over? Not so soon, please

    So near, yet so far. An old story got replayed in the Copa America Centenario final.

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    Primary, junior exams as earlier

    Just a week ago the primary and mass education minister had announced that the Primary Education Completion (PEC) exams in class-V would be scrapped from this year.

  • Truck crushes 3 on a motorbike

    Three leaders of district tank-lorry owners' association on a motorbike were crushed to death by a stone-laden truck while trying to get away from highway police in Sarail upazila of Brahmanbaria yesterday.

  • Illegally occupied

    Government officials and employees have illegally occupied 128 houses across the country, Housing and Public Works Minister Mosharraf Hossain told parliament yesterday.

  • Selfless love for the helpless

    With tangled hair and ragged cloths, she moped around footpath shops at the Paltan intersection, whining for handouts. Her ill-nourished, thin body was crusted with dirt all the time and she lived on alms she begged from shop to shop.