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  • Malaysia finds mass graves

    Mass graves and suspected human-trafficking detention camps have been discovered by Malaysian police in towns and villages bordering Thailand, the country's home minister said yesterday.

  • The 'Idiot' and an MP

    The AL MP from Fenchuganj, Sylhet, Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury, in a speech on May 9, in his constituency, termed Professor Zafar Iqbal as “One hundred thousand percent idiot”.

  • Rohingyas branded as Bangladeshis

    Myanmar has once again banked on its old trick to describe Rohingya Muslims as "Bengalis" to avoid responsibilities amid growing international pressure on it to rescue thousands of boatpeople trapped at sea.

  • Steps needed against illegal migrants too

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said steps need to be taken not only against the middlemen but also against those who try to go abroad illegally risking their lives and tarnish the country's image.

  • 'Mastermind in Myanmar'

    One of the “masterminds” behind cross-border trafficking is now hiding in Myanmar, according to Thai sources.

  • Rohingya issue stands in way

    Thailand, despite being at the core of the current boatpeople crisis, finds it difficult to discuss the issue with Myanmar which does not recognise Rohingyas as its citizens, said Thailand's security chief.

  • Top Quote!

    "If the law enforcement agencies of the state fail to ensure security of the women, they must be held accountable to us [people]."

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  • Riyad back on track

    Mahmudullah Riyad, who vowed to utilise the final round of the Bangladesh Cricket League to the best possible extent, scored his seventh first-class century yesterday as he helped Walton Central Zone recover from a pitiable 62 for 4 in Mirpur yesterday.

  • HP on comeback trail

    After a gap of eight years the Bangladesh Cricket Board is all set to launch the High Performance programme next month, albeit based on a slightly different mechanism compared to the last time.

  • Stalwarts converge at Kurmitola

    The stalwarts of golf from Asia and beyond have started to arrive in Dhaka for the Bashundhara Bangladesh Open, the first ever Asian

  • Title race still wide open

    Team BJMC beat Feni Soccer Club 1-0 yesterday to move up to eighth position in the Manyavar Bangladesh Premier League table as

  • Maruful & co sacked

    Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club has terminated its entire coaching staff including head coach Maruful Haque allegedly over 'poor fitness level' of the players.

  • Xavi's swansong at the Nou Camp

    As Xavi bid adieu to the Nou Camp, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's battle for the Pichichi came to a head in the last round of games

  • Mumbai sing at Eden again

    Mumbai Indians' love affair with Eden Gardens continued as they clinched their second IPL title with a crushing 41-run win over Chennai Super Kings in a lop-sided final at Kolkata last night.

  • Cook, Stokes lead Eng

    Ben Stokes scored the fastest-ever Test hundred at Lord's, while England captain Alastair Cook weighed in with a less spectacular but

  • Usama waiting in wings

    Usama Mir, the leg-break bowler who was the leading wicket-taker in Pakistan's domestic T20 tournament, has said that his dream is to wear the green jersey and play for his country.

  • Ganguly set for new role

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is all set to join the Indian team but this time in an avatar. Ganguly, the man under whose captaincy

  • 'India can be Pak home'

    They may not share the best of relations, but Pakistan would like to play their home matches in India, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan said.

  • Dramatic win for Pakistan

    Pakistan pulled off a sensational last over win by two wickets in the second Twenty20 international against Zimbabwe in Lahore on Sunday to take the two-match series 2-0.

  • Afghanistan, Nepal win

    Afghanistan and Nepal got off to winning starts in the BDDL Asian Senior Men's Central Zone Volleyball Championship at the Shaheed

  • Clarke ready for Windies Tour

    Australia skipper Michael Clarke said that he is fit and ready to play against West Indies, following the break the side had after the

  • Hambantota stripped off AYG

    The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) are looking for new hosts for the 2017 Asian Youth Games (AYG) after stripping Sri Lanka of the event

  • Saeed Ajmal

    Pakistan missing Ajmal: Younis

    Pakistan's coach Waqar Younis believes that the team is missing off-spinner Saeed Ajmal as they were playing international cricket on

  • Federer blasts French security

    Roger Federer blasted French Open organisers Sunday after a fan breached tight security and raced on to court to grab a 'selfie' with the Swiss great.


    Schalke 04 have parted company with coach Roberto di Matteo, according to a report by magazine Sport Bild on Sunday, after just two

  • Stuttgart coach quits

    Huub Stevens will leave VfB Stuttgart after fulfilling his contract to keep them in the Bundesliga for the second year running, their sports

  • Stoke crash Gerrard's party

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard scored on his final Premier League appearance but it proved a bittersweet moment as the Reds were


  • MRP for expat workers in a shambles

    ONE wonders what power is behind the Malaysian firm IRIS that has allowed it to get away with all sorts of failings in meeting its part of the contract in issuing machine readable passports to our expatriate workers.

  • Remittance outflow issue

    FINANCE Minister AMA Muhith underlined an issue of considerable import at a pre-budget discussion with the Economic Reporters' Forum (ERF) on Saturday.


  • All eyes on the South

    In this backdrop attention has been shifted towards the emerging economies in the global South which have shown promises through strong economic growth during the last two decades.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi With Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: AFP

    Emphasis on economic relations

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited China from 14-16 May 2015. Modi has been to China before as Chief Minister of Gujarat.

  • What's in a mayor's name?

    Now the pet name is an organic caudal end to the official name. The two often go together even in the loftiest of positions in society.

  • Photo: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/getty Image

    Thunder Clouds in the Horizon?

    The global climate change is expected to have possible devastating effects on lives, livelihood and economy in most countries.

  • From 'good-enough' jobs to 'decent' jobs

    Though there are many views on 'inclusive growth', the key consensus is that inclusive growth is a growth process which reduces poverty, inequality and social exclusion and promotes 'decent' jobs and economic and social cohesion.



  • Landslide blocks river in Nepal

    Thousands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal's mountainous north-west, officials said yesterday.

  • Pushing boundary for peace

    An international group of women peace activists, led by American feminist Gloria Steinem, yesterday made a rare crossing of one of the world's most militarised borders between North and South Korea.

  • Militants kill 400 in Palmyra

    Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, most of them women and children, Syrian state television said yesterday.

  • Rohingya crisis highlights toothless nature of Asean

    The Southeast Asian grouping known as Asean has made a point of not pressuring member nations over internal issues such as rights

  • Pope urges help for stranded migrants

    Pope Francis yesterday called on the international community to help migrants crossing the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea,

  • 'Beautiful Mind' John Nash killed in car crash

    Nobel prize-winning US mathematician John Nash, who inspired the film "A Beautiful Mind," was killed with his wife in New Jersey in a car

  • All is fair in love and war

    French police have arrested a man who called in a false bomb alert to an airport to delay his girlfriend's flight because she was in danger

  • Saudi identifies bomber as ISIS collaborator

    Saudi Arabia yesterday confirmed the suicide bomber who killed 21 worshippers at a Shia mosque had links with the Islamic State group

  • Death toll hits 335

    The blazing summer sun continued to scorch cities across India yesterday, with even hill stations like Mussoorie, which is 6,580 feet

  • Putin bans 'undesirable' NGOs

    The Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill which allows foreign organisations to be banned from operating in the country.The


Arts & Entertainment

  • Ferdous Ara

    Ferdous Ara's homage to the National Poet

    Noted Nazrul Sangeet artiste Ferdous Ara has a firm niche in the music world and earned accolades for both recording and performing songs from Narzul's diverse musical genres – raga-based, Islamic, Kirtan, Shyama sangeet, patriotic, songs based on foreign tunes, folk and jhumur-ang songs.

  • Shimul Mustapha

    The many facets of Nazrul

    His poetry and nationalist activism earned him the title, 'Rebel Poet'. Accomplishing a large number of much-admired works throughout his life, Kazi Nazrul Islam is more than a rebel.

  • Kazi Nazrul Islam

    Darirampur ready to celebrate Nazrul

    Darirampur in Trishal of Mymensingh, the place gripped with Nazrul's memories, is ready to celebrate the 116th birth anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, through three-day national level programmes.

  • Nazrul Birth Anniversary Specials

    Musical programme “Bajey Basher Ba(n)shi”

  • Moidul Islam

    “Nazrul's lyrics are magical” …Moidul Islam

    Moidul Islam is a noted Nazrul Sangeet artiste. Starting from the early 1980s till date, he has been singing Nazrul songs.

  • Kazi Nazrul Islam

    Kazi Nazrul Islam

    After the conclusion of the First World War, Kazi Nazrul Islam settled in Kolkata and began writing for the “Bengali Muslim Literary Journal”.