• Dynamites crowned BPL kings

    Everybody loves a good underdog story, but take a minute and put yourselves in the shoes of Shakib Al Hasan, in the shoes of a Dhaka Dynamites player.

  • HUMAN RIGHTS DAY TODAY: Fear, despair over disappearances

    One morning two and a half years back, Rahmatullah Sentu, a transport owner, was returning home from a lawyer's office in Old Dhaka with his wife Baishakhi Afreen.

  • One 'shootout' death a day in November

    One person was killed a day in “shootouts” involving law enforcement agencies on an average last month, according to Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK).

  • Realise your rights by yourselves

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon the womenfolk to strive for realising their rights by themselves.

  • Crackdown on Rohingya: UN urges Suu Kyi to visit Rakhine

    The UN has urged Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit the north of Rakhine state, where the army is accused of carrying out a brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority.


    States have the primary responsibility for upholding human rights. The United Nations, along with partners around the globe, must continue to strengthen responses to abuses, and work better to prevent human rights crises.

  • Attack on Hindus in Brahmanbaria: Ambition, not religion

    On October 30, hundreds of religious zealots launched a synchronised attack on six Hindu villages in Brahmanbaria's Nasirnagar upazila and vandalised 100 houses and 17 temples. They also looted whatever valuables they could find. Before the attack, they spread communal hatred for two days using a Facebook post on the wall of a Hindu fisherman. To instigate

  • How attacks carried out

    The grounds for the attack on the Hindus in Brahmanbaria were prepared in a remote bazaar on the bank of the Titas river on October 29, some 13km from Nasirnagar upazila headquarters where the mayhem took place the next day.

  • Migration cost goes up, wages not so

    Nurul Islam spent just Tk 17,000 when he migrated to Saudi Arabia for work in 1985 as his employing company paid for his visa and the airfare.

  • Two missing youths contacted families

    At least two of the nine youths, who disappeared in the last couple of weeks, have contacted their families but haven't mentioned why they went away.

  • PM's India visit end of January

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will pay her proposed state visit to India at the end of January next year when New Delhi will give her “a very warm welcome.”

  • EC formation after talks with all parties: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said in parliament that President Abdul Hamid would form the new Election Commission after holding discussions with all political parties.

  • BPL final today

    After more than a month, the Bangladesh Premier League will end today with one of two teams -- Dhaka Dynamites and Rajshahi Kings -- holding aloft the trophy at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur tonight, expectedly under a sky lit up by a fireworks display.

  • News Analysis: It's very much possible

    Formation of the new Election Commission on the basis of consensus among political parties is not an impossible task if the parties draw inspiration from the very examples they set in the past.

  • Rajshahi AL leader returns 8-hrs after abduction

    Local Awami League leader Kamrul Islam, who was picked up by four unidentified men from his metal shop in the city on Wednesday afternoon, returned home at night after the abductors abandoned him in a dried up wetland in Darusha of Poba upazila.

  • Top Quote!

    “Rohingya issue is a political problem, and it cannot be resolved militarily."

  • Deal on use of Ctg, Mongla ports by India likely during PM's visit

    Dhaka and New Delhi are expected to sign 30 to 35 primary and final agreements, including that for the use of Chittagong and Mongla ports by India and its fresh commitment for project loans, during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's four-day official visit to India later this month.

  • 48 killed in PIA plane crash

    A Pakistani plane carrying 48 people crashed yesterday in the country's mountainous north and burst into flames killing everyone on board, authorities said, in one of the deadliest aviation accidents in the country's history.

  • Misuse of Tax-free Cars: UN reminds its foreign staff to follow rules

    The United Nations' Bangladesh office has asked its foreign staff to strictly follow the country's laws regarding selling of duty-

  • SC upholds death penalty for Mufti Hannan, 2 others

    The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the death penalties for three Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (Huji) militants, including its chief

  • Stalkers attack father, son

    Criminals hacked the father as well as the brother of a teenage girl for protesting her stalking in Chandpur.

  • Reward for bravery

    Miraz Sardar, a college employee in Madaripur, has been honoured with “Faraaz Hossain Courage Award 2016” in recognition of his act of valour.

  • Trump named Time's 'Person of the Year'

    Time magazine yesterday named Donald Trump its "Person of the Year" for 2016 for his stunning upset election victory that rewrote the rules of politics, delivering him to the helm of a divided America.

  • Lighten schoolbags

    To lighten the load of children burdened with heavy schoolbags, the High Court yesterday prohibited the carrying of satchels

  • Kings set up Dynamite final

    Rajshahi Kings booked a place in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) final against the Dhaka Dynamites by battling to a

  • It's Drug Admin which is at fault

    Two officials of the Drug Administration involved in the case against Rid Pharmaceuticals Ltd knowingly violated due procedure of law, and exhibited sheer negligence, inefficiency and incompetence in dealing the case, the Drug Court in Dhaka said.

  • Reckless driving costs two lives

    A recklessly driven car ploughed into three women sleeping on a footpath in front of the Supreme Court and killed two of

  • Formation of EC: President to hold talks with parties mid-December

    Like his predecessor Zillur Rahman, incumbent President Abdul Hamid will hold dialogues with political parties this month on

  • Projects involving $19b given nod

    In an unprecedented move, the government in a single day yesterday approved several mega projects, including Rooppur

  • 2 more youths go missing

    Two more youths have recently gone missing from the capital while the four who disappeared from Banani on Thursday are