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  • Disappointing

    The father of Felani Khatun, the girl in the iconic photo showing a body hanging from a barbed-wire fence, has rejected the verdict of an Indian court that once again acquitted a BSF man of shooting his daughter on Indo-Bangla border in January 2011. Constable Amiya Ghosh of Border Security Force (BSF) was brought to a second round of trial earlier this week after he was exonerated in 2013. Hearing the retrial, the General BSF Court in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district on Thursday upheld the previous judgment that Amiya was "not guilty", sources told our New Delhi correspondent yesterday.

  • Bus tickets 'sold out' within hours

    Advance bus tickets for Eid holidaymakers were almost gone within a few hours they were up for sale in the capital yesterday.

  • Letter from prison

    An alleged letter from a death row Huji leader in Kashimpur jail shows that militants are changing tactics, using code languages and

  • Father, 3 sons murdered in Mymensingh

    A father and three of his sons were stabbed to death by their close relatives over a family feud in Nandail Upazila last night.

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Sports

  • 'I don't believe in history'

    Chandika Hathurusingha has been spending wonderful times as a head coach of the Tigers as his charges achieved two major ODI series victories at home against two South-Asian superpowers -- Pakistan and

  • Bangladesh captain

    No room for fear: Mashrafe

    Bangladesh T20I skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza urges his players not to think about the side’s previous records against South Africa and play fearless cricket in the upcoming series.

  • Flawless victory for SA

    For a practice match, it was quite impressive how quickly the Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah filled up ahead of the clash between the BCB XI and South Africans yesterday.

  • Batting lets Kayes down

    BCB-XI skipper Imrul Kayes expressed his disappointment with the way his side batted against South Africans in the T20 practice match at Fatullah yesterday, as his charges scored just 99 before being bowled out.

  • Sunday powers Abahani

    A brace from Nigerian marksman Sunday Chizoba powered Abahani to an emphatic 3-0 win over Feni Soccer Club in the Manyavar Bangladesh Premier

  • South Africa cricketer David Miller

    Frenzy at Fatullah

    Three children were seriously injured, while ten others were hurt, at the Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah, as spectators rushed in to watch the practice match.

  • Clash of the golden generations

    The prospect of leading his country to a first major title in 22 years is driving Lionel Messi as Argentina meet Chile here Saturday in a Copa America final

  • Serena to clash with Venus

    Maria Sharapova saw off a late comeback to reach the Wimbledon fourth round with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu on Friday.

  • GM Rakib champion

    Grand Master Abdullah Al-Rakib emerged champion in the Walton International Rating Chess Tournament with a one match left when he beat FM Mohammad

  • Karunaratne, Yasir light up final Test

    Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne hit a century amid another rich haul by Pakistani leg-spinner Yasir Shah as the decisive third and final Test began on a rousing

  • 'No right to call it a World Cup'

    In a scathing attack on the International Cricket Council (ICC), Scotland captain Preston Mommsen has labelled the governing body as myopic and threatened

Editorial

  • Remittance at record high commendable

    It is heartening to note that the fiscal year has closed posting $15.31 billion worth of remittance, the highest ever in Bangladesh's history.

  • Admission to colleges remains an ordeal

    The fate of many admission seekers to colleges is still hanging in the balance, even though classes have already commenced at colleges across the country on Wednesday.

Op-Ed

  • The Story of the Dirty Black Road

    Contrary to all that can be defined as the reality around me, I do believe in miracles. Call me naïve, delusional or just plain silly, but when you see a really grotesque problem actually being solved in none other than our beloved but impossible-to-live-in Dhaka city, it is akin to divine intervention.

  • Aftermath of the 1965 War

    The Kashmiris have come to develop a different thinking. They do not want either India or Pakistan to be the arbiter. They themselves want to decide what is suited to their genius.

  • Khan Sarwar Murshid

    A Personal View of Professor Khan Sarwar Murshid

    How does a shy, frail home-schooled child become so eloquent, so erudite, so charming, so principled, and so upright? How did he come to be so noted for his use of language, his oratory in both Bangla and English, his style of dressing, bearing and manner of speaking - all the hallmarks of an aesthete?

  • Paying A Hefty Price

    The state of protection of consumer rights in Bangladesh is in shambles. The implementation of CRPA has been extremely poor and there's no serious political commitment towards the protection of consumer rights.

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Arts & Entertainment

  • Razzak is recovering

    'Nayak Raj' Razzak is recovering from his serious breathing problem. After being hospitalised last Friday and being put on life support for a few days, there were serious concerns – but the actor recovered yesterday, beginning to breathe normally.

  • Ramadan is about self-control: Rosy Siddique

    Talented and versatile actress Rosy Siddique is a popular face both on the small screen and stage.

  • Mehreen gears up latest album “SE7EN” to release on digital platform

    The wait is over for Mehreen fans. The popular singer's latest audio album titled “SE7EN” is set to release on July 7, marking the upcoming Eid-ul-fitr.

  • Tabla maestro Pandit Pabitra Mohan Dey recognised

    Veteran tabla maestro Pandit Pabitra Mohan Dey has trained many tabla talents who have made a name for themselves both within and outside the country.

  • Bengal Cinematheque returns

    Bengal Cinematheque, the quarterly series of private film screenings, presented by Bengal Foundation, is returning for its second cycle, with films by noted makers Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand) and Roberto Rossellini (Italy).

  • Shraddha Kapoor

    Shraddha getting ready to rock

    She has crooned soft numbers in the past, but now actress Shraddha Kapoor is ready to take her singing passion to another level as she is training in rock music for her next film “Rock On 2”.

  • “Molina'r Ek Ratri” this Eid

    Single-episode TV play “Molina'r Ek Ratri” will air on the 4th day of Eid on ATN Bangla, at 8:50pm.

  • Batman and Wonder Woman seen together!

    US Magazine Entertainment Weekly published a still from upcoming superhero movie “Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice”, giving the first glimpse of Ben Affleck (as Bruce Wayne/Batman) and Gal Gadot (as Diana Prince /Wonder Woman) without their superhero costumes.

  • Dickinson 'Singing Better Than Ever'

    Iron Maiden fans can expect the group's new album “The Book of Souls” to feature killer vocals from Bruce Dickinson.

Showbiz

  • Joya & Ferdous in Annondomela

    BTV's Annondomela is almost a tradition when it comes to specials aired during Eid. The show is being planned and presented by Abed Khan.

  • The Joys of Eid Tomalika

    Beauty is a subjective thing, and hence the saying, “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”. But there are certain people whose beauty transcends generations and prejudices and Tomalika Karmakar is a perfect example.

  • Afzal Hossain in Choto Kaku

    The evergreen and talented Afzal Hossain is currently very busy shooting in Rangamati for an Eid special by Channel i.

  • Runa Laila is Runa Laila

    This was the summer of 1990. I had taken a taxi cab to reach the Hawaii East West Centre in Hawaii, USA. I was selected by the centre to take part in a training titled 'Micro-computers in Demography.'

  • Homeland (season 5) to be set in Germany

    The next season of "Homeland" will be set in Berlin - and Mandy Patinkin has promised that Germany is "a major character in the piece".

  • I am a protective father: Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Action star Arnold Schwarzenegger says being a protective father in real life helped him portray saviour to Emilia Clarke in his next film "Terminator Genisys".

  • One Man Show

    Mr. Kamal was the producer of most of the dramas by Momtazuddin Ahmed. Humayun Ahmed's “Ditiyo Jonmo” was one of the remarkable dramas that have been produced by Mr. Kamal.

  • Vidya Balan set to play Indira Gandhi?

    If this bit of news stands true, then actress Vidya Balan might get back her lost number one spot in the film industry.

  • Shah Rukh Khan

    Shah Rukh Khan's 'Raees' releasing on scheduled date of Eid 2016: Producer

    Ritesh Sidhwani, producer of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Raees", has stated that he has no plans of rescheduling the upcoming film's Eid 2016 release to avoid clash with Salman Khan's "Sultan".

  • Paul Rudd wants to be Lego man

    Actor Paul Rudd says he wants to be turned into a Lego figure as it is "the best thing."

In Focus

  • The Power of Connecting the Dots

    We have long term treaties with India which is a sign of a strong relationship. But we are handling China by default. We should have a long term partnership agreement with China like what we have with India.

Literature

  • The Maid With Four Daughters

    She is dark complexioned, a little on the skinny side and of medium height.

  • Bucket List: The Kerala Journal

    Today we are heading to Thekkady. The Periyar forests of Thekkady has one of the best wildlife reserves and spice plantations, as well as treks and walks for the adventurous.

  • Two Poems by Farah Naz

    My heart has no other desire

  • EDITOR’S NOTE

    Today's SLR starts with the story of a woman who became a mother, fell into being a maid, all in the hope of being…a woman.

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