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  • Yet another savagery

    It's a murder most horrid. His only "fault" was that he left his old garage job and joined elsewhere. And for this, he died a cruel death allegedly at the hands of his former employer.

  • Veg prices spike on poor supply

    Vegetable prices have shot up in the capital's kitchen markets due to a fall in supply, as many of the major vegetable growing regions lost crops for heavy rainfall over the last two weeks, say traders and agriculture officials.

  • Suspension not enough

    National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mizanur Rahman has demanded trial of the policemen who were closed or suspended over the killing of Rajon.

  • New zinc-rice arrives

    Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (Brri) has successfully developed a second breed of zinc-rich rice which grows faster, gives better yield and is of better nutritional values than its predecessor.

  • Boy's body found in travel bag

    The body of a minor boy was found in an abandoned travel bag in front of Dhaka Medical College in the early hours yesterday.

  • Issuance of Umrah visa to resume

    Saudi Arabia will resume issuing Umrah visas to Bangladeshi pilgrims after the upcoming Hajj season.

  • Govt to relocate secretariat to trade fair site

    The government plans to shift the secretariat to the current location of International Trade Fair at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.

  • US watered down trafficking report

    In the weeks leading up to a critical annual US report on human trafficking that publicly shames the world's worst offenders, human

  • Trafficking victim back home dead

    The body of Abdur Rashid, a trafficking victim was brought home yesterday.

  • TOP QUOTE

    “Growing incidents of child abuse and killing are a matter of concern. It's a sheer human rights violation…. It should be investigated if

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  • Father-in-law of the victim arrested

    Police yesterday arrested the father-in-law of Ripa Rani Pandit in Netrakona town for “pouring acid into Ripa's mouth”.

  • Toll in guise of security?

    A ward councillor has been collecting money from businesses and residents in the capital's Arambagh, Fakirapool and adjacent areas

  • Autorickshaws use highways despite ban

    CNG-run three-wheelers and other slow-moving vehicles continued to operate on the highways yesterday despite a ban taking effect

  • Two killed as van dashes autorickshaw

    Two people were killed and three others injured after a covered van rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Chittagong-Cox's Bazar

  • Allies unhappy with AL

    Components of the 14-party alliance yesterday expressed resentment at BNP-Jamaat men joining the ruling Awami League and

  • Focus on Teesta

    After implementation of the historic land boundary agreement (LBA) having reached finality, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is

  • Mumbai attack launched from Pakistan

    Islamabad must admit its mistakes for allowing Pakistani terrorists to sail to Mumbai in 2008 and carry out a massacre, a retired

  • Expat BNP leader sued over 'plot to kill Joy'

    Police have filed a case against Mohammad Ullah Mamun, vice-president of BNP's cultural wing Jasas, for his alleged involvement in a

  • Too bright to work!

    It's bad enough having to study in the summer heat, but these students have been forced to take shelter from the sun while indoors.

  • Culprits must be punished: Nasim

    Health Minister Mohammad Nasim yesterday said the government would punish the criminals involved in last month's shooting of a

  • US widens sanctions on Syria

    The United States widened sanctions on Syria on Monday, targeting individuals and entities it says are providing energy products used by

  • 'We only get one planet'

    Hoping to position the United States to take the lead in global negotiations later this year to combat climate change, President Barack

  • Most powerful storm of 2015 aims at China, Japan

    Super Typhoon Soudelor developed into the world's most powerful storm of the year yesterday as it took aim at Japan, Taiwan and China

Business

  • Inflation inches up

    Inflation went up 11 basis points to 6.36 percent in July, compared to the previous month, on the back of a non-food price increase.

  • Telecom networks sign up more users

    The telecom sector saw good growth in the first half of the current year as both SIM and internet connection numbers grew remarkably.

  • Samsung fights to save mobile market share

    For four years Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has basked in the success of its Galaxy smartphones, making billions of dollars competing with Apple Inc in the premium mobile market.

  • Sovereign wealth fund in the offing to fix infrastructure

    Bangladesh plans to form a sovereign wealth fund with its foreign currency reserves to invest in infrastructure, the lack of which is turning out to be the main barrier to getting out of the 6-percent economic growth trap.

  • Komen costs Ctg port Tk 1.61cr

    Cyclone Komen cost Bangladesh's premier seaport in Chittagong about Tk 1.61 crore in losses, and caused some minor physical damage.

  • Multi-currency exchange rate can lessen exporters' earnings losses

    Bangladesh lost $380 million on its exports last fiscal year due to fluctuations in the dollar and euro, an expert said yesterday.

  • BTCL gets new managing director

    Golam Fakhruddin Ahmed Chowdhury has recently been appointed as the managing director of Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTCL), the company said in a statement yesterday.

  • DSE turnover hits two-month high

    Turnover on the Dhaka Stock Exchange hit a two-month high yesterday with stocks ending in the black for the fourth consecutive session.

  • Emirates sweetens deals for passengers to US

    Emirates has come up with a new offer for its passengers to explore beyond the airline's network of American destinations with the

  • Australia keeps interest rate at 2pc

    Australia's central bank Tuesday held interest rates at a record-low of 2.0 percent as it kept the possibility of further easing on the table and dropped calls for a weaker exchange rate.

  • EU, Vietnam seal free trade deal

    The EU and Vietnam on Tuesday announced a free trade deal removing nearly all tariffs, with Brussels calling it a "milestone" on the way to a region-wide agreement with Southeast Asia.

  • Toyota books record first-quarter earnings

    Toyota Motor Corp said it "can't be optimistic" about profitability in China, the world's biggest auto market, where slowing growth is forcing the Japanese manufacturer to cut prices and offer buying incentives to keep up with rivals.

  • Pacific trade deal nearing completion despite delay: Kerry

    Asia-Pacific countries negotiating a vast free-trade pact are "nearing completion" of a landmark agreement, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, days after delegates failed to seal the deal in Hawaii.

  • Brazil presents another hurdle in Monsanto's bid for Syngenta

    Seed giant Monsanto Co's unwanted takeover bid with Switzerland's Syngenta AG would face strong resistance in Brazil should it go forward, farmers and lawyers said, a hurdle that could delay or force major concessions to the $45 billion deal.

  • BMW says weak China demand could hurt full-year earnings

    German automaker BMW said Tuesday that weaker demand from China could weigh on its full-year earnings, as it reported a slight drop in its second-quarter profits.

Sports

  • A well-deserved break

    "Holiday means holiday. I won't be on official duty for the next few weeks," had quipped Bangladesh Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim on

  • A fit Bayjedul

    Many had their share of inputs behind the Tigers' recent dream run, especially in the limited-overs version of the game under the

  • Kiwis crush Zimbabwe

    Openers Martin Guptill and Tom Latham both struck centuries as New Zealand crushed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the second one-day

  • CSK, Royals not invited by BCCI

    Management representatives of the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals franchises have not been invited for the first round of

  • End is nigh for Michael?

    Australia captain Michael Clarke's Test career could be over if he fails with the bat during the fourth Test at Trent Bridge, Australian

  • ECB hires Mahela

    Mahela Jayawardene is to join the England side as batting consultant. The prolific batsman will be part of the England coaching team

  • AB back for Kiwi series

    AB de Villiers will return from paternity leave for South Africa's Twenty20 and one-day international matches against New Zealand later

  • 'Clarke is dangerous'

    England paceman Stuart Broad is proud of the way his side have restricted Australia captain Michael Clarke in the Ashes series so far but

  • ADIDAS DEFENDS 'SEXIST' MAN UTD SHIRT

    Manchester United kit maker Adidas has defended its controversial new shirt designed specifically for female fans, which came under

  • 'Schweini was never fit'

    Pep Guardiola believes Bastian Schweinsteiger will impress at Manchester United -- but only if the former Bayern Munich midfielder puts his "injury problems" behind him.

  • Torres scores with first touch

    Fernando Torres scored with his first touch as Atletico Madrid cruised to a 3-0 exhibition match victory over Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) in China on Tuesday.

  • 'Messi criticism unbelievable'

    Argentina boss Gerardo Martino believes Lionel Messi played his best games for his country during this summer's Copa America.

  • 'Di Maria will regret failing at Man Utd'

    Angel Di Maria will regret his failure to make a success of his career at Old Trafford, according to former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.

  • Rafael joins Lyon

    Brazil defender Rafael will join Olympique Lyonnais on a four-year deal from Manchester United after both clubs reached an agreement, the Ligue 1 side said on Monday.

  • No Ronaldo fallout, says Benitez

    Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez says Cristiano Ronaldo's absence from his Audi Cup squad is due to injury rather than any fallout between the pair.

  • Chamberlain hits back at 'selfie' jibe

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has slammed claims by Roy Keane that Arsenal's players are more interested in selfies and six-packs than winning trophies.

  • BOA finalises 396 athletes for now

    The Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) on Monday finalised a list of 396 athletes for 15 disciplines for the preparation camp of the upcoming South Asian Games, which will be held in Guwahati and Shillong next January.

  • Khedira out for two months

    Sami Khedira has been sidelined for two months with a thigh injury, Juventus have confirmed.

Editorial

  • Seeing unfit vehicles off the street

    We wholeheartedly welcome the High Court's directive to stop unfit motor vehicles from plying on the roads. The HC's suo moto rule to freeze around 19 lakh fake driving licences is also a laudatory move.

  • Water logging woes

    The embankment area known as Dhaka-Narayanganj-Demra (DND) has trapped rainwater inside what was supposed to be flood-free zones.

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Arts & Entertainment

  • Azizul Hakim back behind the camera

    Azizul Hakim's career in TV took off in the '90s, and even now, the actor has his hands full with TV projects.

  • Sadi Mohammad and Anima Roy in 'Music Club'

    Popular Tagore singers Sadi Mohammad and Anima Roy will sing live in Banglavision's phono-live studio concert “Music Club” tonight at 11:25pm.

  • Sonakshi to star in “Haseena -- The Queen of Mumbai”

    Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha will be playing gangster Dawood Ibraham's sister, Haseena Parker in upcoming film “Haseena -- The Queen of Mumbai”.

  • New Hendrix documentary focuses on Atlanta pop concert

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience's July 4th, 1970 performance at the Atlanta Pop Festival will be the subject of a new documentary and live album.

  • Udichi pays homage to Tagore-Nazrul-Sukanta

    In celebration of the birth anniversaries of three iconic Bengali poets- Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam and Sukanta Bhattacharya-- Dhaka Mahanagar Unit of Udichi arranged a programme on Monday evening at the National Music and Dance Centre auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

  • Ronda Rousey to star in her own biopic

    UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship, a mixed martial arts contest) champion Ronda Rousey, who has been diving into Hollywood with roles in “Entourage”, “Furious 7” and “Expendables 3”, will see her own life story make its way onto the big screen.

  • Eminem

    US rapper Eminem weighed close to 230 pounds at the height of his addiction to drugs in 2007, and in a new interview, he recently told how he got there, and how he came out.

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