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  • Amar Ekushey: Remembering the martyrs of 1952

    She held her grandson's hand tight. Teardrops in her eyes, as she walked up, barefooted, and holding a red rose in another hand. The

  • MP Liton Murder: Ex-MP held as suspect

    Col (retd) Abdul Kader Khan, a former Jatiya Party lawmaker, was arrested in Bogra yesterday for his suspected involvement in the murder of Gaibandha-1 Awami League MP Manzurul Islam Liton.

  • Accolade for Buet teacher

    Tanzima Hashem, a computer science researcher from Buet, has won the 2017 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for her work in

  • Thank You Readers

    A newspaper's strength is its readership, and thanks to you all, we have been and still are very strong. Though we have been made to

  • 'Abducted' pro-AL man owns that SUV

    “Abducted” Khandaker Hefzur Rahman, a pro-Awami League man who got a Jatiya Party (Manju) ticket in the January 5, 2014, polls, is the owner of the luxury car recovered from a Kapasia river in Gazipur last month.

  • Top Quote!

    “Though Bangla has been introduced at public offices, it has not yet been possible to implement this at courts. I'm very sorry for that.”

  • Homage to language heroes

    People from all walks of life paid homage to the Language Movement martyrs, who laid down their lives for the recognition of Bangla as a state language on this day 65 years ago.

  • From far and wide for love of Bangla

    Many foreigners come to Bangladesh to see the lush green country, historic places and to learn about the rich folklore and traditions. Some come just for work.

  • Padma Bridge 'Graft Conspiracy': Flimsy evidence, flawed probe

    The Canadian police investigation in the Padma bridge corruption conspiracy case was essentially flawed and the allegations were based on nothing more than “gossip, speculation and rumour”.

  • Blogger Rajib Murder: Convicted planner, deported from Malaysia, arrested

    Redwanul Azad Rana, a fugitive sentenced to death over the murder of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider, was arrested yesterday soon after

  • Take measures to end Rohingya crisis

    Dhaka yesterday reiterated its call to the international community for taking measures to address the root causes of the Rohingya crisis.

  • WB hands in 2 duty-free vehicles

    The World Bank yesterday handed over two vehicles to Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID), five days after it

  • 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.