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  • What if Kidneys Fail? Law stands in way of transplantation

    At 23, her life should have been full of colours but instead it is as pale as it could get. This spring has brought her no joy at all.

  • 97pc hospitals in city lack fire safety

    Over 97 percent of the private and public hospitals and healthcare centres in the capital lack adequate fire safety measures, according to findings of a fire department inspection report.

  • Hasanul Haq Inu

    Broadcast bill to be in parliament's next session

    Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu yesterday said he hoped the draft of the National Broadcast Act-2016 would be placed in parliament for passage in its next session.

  • Support Rohingya relocation

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday sought support from the international community, including Germany, to temporarily relocate Myanmar nationals living in Bangladesh to Thengar Char in Noakhali for providing them with all facilities. She said this when German Chancellor Angela Merkel wanted to know about the present situation of the Myanmar nationals during a bilateral meeting with her at Hotel Bayerischer in Munich.

  • Bashundhara City Shopping Complex

    Over 1,000 city malls at fire risk

    Over a thousand shopping malls and markets in the capital were built without mandatory fire-safety clearance and those are now posing a serious threat, said fire department top officials.

  • Five DB men withdrawn for 'extortion'

    Five members of Detective Branch (DB) of police were closed to the police lines in Joypurhat yesterday after a complaint of extortion was filed against them on Wednesday.

  • Threat came from ex-US high official

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the then US secretary of state, assistant secretary and US ambassador in Dhaka had

  • Pakistan forces kill over 100 'militants'

    Pakistani security forces kill more than a hundred suspected militants, a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing that killed more than 80 worshippers at a Sufi shrine.

  • Change Maker: The guardian of nature

    Insomnia is a curse with many potential causes. But if rickshaw puller Abdul Samad Sheikh, 60, from Vagondanga village in Faridpur sadar upazila's Aliabad union suffers from a restless night, the cause is likely obvious: he didn't plant a tree that day. For the last 48 years the man known as 'Tree Samad' has planted at least one tree per day. It's his passion.

  • Teacher shortage hits pry schools

    Academic activities at government primary schools across the country are being seriously disrupted due to shortage of teachers.

  • WOMEN IN SCIENCE: Is Bangladesh ahead of the West?

    If you are worried about the dearth of women in science in Bangladesh, think again. There are more girls studying science than you

  • First polls under new EC today

    The newly formed Election Commission holds municipality polls in Rangamati's Baghaichhari Upazila today, three days after it took charge.


    US President Donald Trump's shelving of the decades-long goal of a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict has excited Israelis and alarmed Palestinians, though no one is quite sure what it means. Trump rejected the long-established US framework at a White House visit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday as he announced his desire to reach "the ultimate deal."

  • Law Minister Anisul Huq

    WB has to win back trust of Bangladesh

    Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said the World Bank must take steps to win back Bangladesh's trust.

  • Elections: EC to ensure participation of all parties

    The new Election Commission yesterday discussed how to create an atmosphere conducive to all-party participation in polls -- both at

  • Charge pressing stalled as Nitor 'loses' medical reports

    The medical reports on teenage twin sisters, who were verbally abused and beaten up severely in the capital's Mirpur in October last year, have gone missing from a city hospital, casting doubt whether the victims will get justice.

  • IS suicide bombing kills 70 in Pakistan shrine

    At least 70 people died yesterday when a bomb ripped through a crowded Sufi shrine in Pakistan, police said, in the deadliest attack to

  • Changes in top army positions

    The government yesterday appointed a new chief of general staff (CGS) and brought changes in some other key positions in Bangladesh Army.

  • Drone for fighting pests

    Imagine a farmer in a remote village spraying pesticides on his farmland using a drone.

  • Air Force, 15 people get Independence Award 2017

    The government yesterday named Bangladesh Air Force and 15 persons for the Independence Award 2017 for their outstanding contributions at national level.

  • Crackdown on Rohingyas: Myanmar ends army operation in Rakhine

    Myanmar's military has ended a clearance operation in the country's troubled Rakhine State, government officials said, ending a four-

  • Top Quote!

    “Are we prepared to tackle a situation of this magnitude given that it took us months to manage one Rana Plaza collapse?”

  • HC for probe to find falsifiers

    The High Court yesterday ordered the government to explain in two weeks why it should not be directed to form an enquiry commission to identify the “culprits who made up false stories” about a corruption conspiracy involving the Padma bridge project. In a suomoto ruling, the court also asked the authorities to explain why they should not be ordered to bring those behind such stories to justice.

  • No old, unfit buses after next month

    The authorities concerned will launch a joint drive against over 20-year-old buses, unfit vehicles, and illegal drivers in the capital from March 1 to reduce congestion and the number of accidents on streets.

  • Wants to earn trust of all

    The Election Commission will discharge its duties neutrally without being influenced by any quarter, including the government, and

  • PM, Merkel to talk fighting terrorism

    Dhaka and Berlin are expected to sign a joint declaration on fighting terrorism and violent extremism at the summit meeting of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Munich on Saturday.

  • Lost in the maze of misfortunes

    Wanting relief from torture of his stepfather and freedom, the pre-teen boy left his village in Kishoreganj and came to Dhaka six

  • Ex-JSD leader killed in 'gunbattle'

    An outlawed party operative was killed in a "gunfight" with police in Bera upazila of Pabna early yesterday, said police.

  • Top Quote!

    “Our main challenge is to hold a fair election. We will plan and work in that regard.”

  • 64 die from road crashes every day

    On average, 64 people die every day from injuries suffered in traffic accidents, a government-supervised survey reveals. The startling figure belies daily media reports of deaths caused by road crashes and shows that such fatalities go grossly underreported.