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  • Pressure on Myanmar

    Myanmar's navy brings ashore 200 “Bengali boatpeople” found off its coast.

  • On the trail of traffickers

    As the trade in human beings becomes more and more profitable, the BBC's South East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head discovers that entire communities in Thailand are helping the traffickers.

  • Saudi suicide attack

    Rare suicide blast at Saudi mosque

    A suicide attacker detonated a bomb at a Shiite mosque in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia yesterday, killing and wounding several people in an assault that threatens to fan sectarian tensions.

  • Ensure justice, stop the crime

    They called on the Bangladeshi authorities to swiftly and impartially investigate Ananta's death as well as the murders of Oyasiqur and Avijit, and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice in accordance with international fair trial standards.

  • Gang rape in microbus

    An indigenous woman was gang-raped inside a running microbus in the capital's Kuril area Thursday night.

  • Bush more hated than Stalin

    George W Bush has gone down in history as one of the world's most evil people, just behind Adolf Hitler and Osama bin Laden.

  • Top Quote!

    “Extremists are very strong in terms of using new technology. Banning them will not be enough; the government must arrest them.”

Back Page

  • Lightning strikes most in May

    What is five times hotter than the surface of the sun and is capable of killing a person in a split second? It's lightning.

  • Rail work lacks pace

    Train service over the Padma bridge may not start with its opening in 2018 as the construction of two link tracks is still at a very early

  • No border for vehicles by end of 2015

    In a major push towards sub-regional cooperation, four South Asian countries are set to sign an agreement on June 15.

  • Question marks over charge sheet

    The charge sheet in Narayanganj seven-murder case has been dubbed "flawed" by legal experts.

  • Mobin out on bail

    BNP Vice-chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury was released from jail yesterday, three days after the apex court upheld his High Court's

  • Brain implant senses 'intent' to move robotic arm

    More than a decade after becoming paralysed from the neck down, Erik Sorto has been unable to perform even the simplest of daily tasks.

  • War crimes suspect held

    Another war crimes suspect of Maheshkhali upazila in Cox's Bazar was arrested yesterday.

  • Salahuddin's condition now stable

    Doctors at a Shillong hospital in India, where BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed is being treated, yesterday said his condition was stable but he would have to stay a few more days there due to some minor health complications.

  • ISIS consolidates 'caliphate'

    The Islamic State group consolidated its control of the Iraq-Syria border yesterday after capturing an Iraqi provincial capital and a

  • A letter to the Queen

    A cheeky Arsenal fan seeking tickets for the FA Cup final at Wembley resorted to desperate measures in a bid to see his team take on

  • Boat people grateful for sanctuary

    Boat people who have come ashore in Southeast Asia after harrowing journeys are delighted that Indonesia and Malaysia will give them

  • US-Cuba talks stretch into second day

    The United States and Cuba agreed to hold an unscheduled second day of talks yesterday hoping to overcome hurdles blocking the


  • Riyad hunts for rhythm

    The final round of the Bangladesh Cricket League's four-day competition, which begins Sunday, is going to be important for a number

  • Enamul brace lifts Muktis

    Enamul Haque struck a brace as Muktijoddha Sangsad ended the first leg of the Manyavar Bangladesh Premier League with an emphatic

  • Volleyball takes centre stage

    Bangladesh are aiming to reach the final of the

  • Cricket returns to Pakistan

    Captain Elton Chigumbura hit a career best 54 to lead Zimbabwe to 172-6 in the first Twent20 international, a match which marks the

  • Kane leads dominant Kiwis

    England took two wickets in quick succession after New Zealand's openers shared a century stand on the second day of the first Test

  • Four records set on opening day

    Four national records were set on the opening day of the AKM Shamsuzzoha Smriti 31st National Junior Athletics Championships at

  • Kohli ahead of Ronaldo, Messi

    British Sports business magazine 'SportsPro' has named Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli as the six most marketable athlete of this year

  • Fab 4 gets windfall

    Indian cricket's former legends Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman will get a one-time benefit of Rs 1.5

  • Chennai reach sixth IPL final

    The Chennai Super Kings went into the final of the IPL with a nail-biting three wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ranchi,

  • Dizzy almost a done deal

    Jason Gillespie will accept the England coach's job if offered the position after positive talks with Andrew Strauss brought the Australian a

  • ACSU warns owners

    IPL teams are once again in trouble. Time and again the BCCI has reiterated that they have a zero tolerance approach to fraud and

  • Wembley bombed!

    This weekend's English promotion playoff finals will go ahead at Wembley stadium as planned despite an unexploded World War II bomb

  • Fight for survival, Europe

    Almeria, Deportivo la Coruna, Eibar and Granada will fight it out to avoid the two remaining relegation places when the Spanish league

  • Figo pulls out of race

    Luis Figo and Michael van Praag pulled out of the race for the FIFA presidency Thursday, leaving controversial incumbent Sepp Blatter

  • Klopp set for farewell

    Jurgen Klopp admits he may not be able to contain his emotions for his last home league game as Borussia Dortmund coach when he

  • Neymar tax case moved to Barcelona

    The trial in which Barcelona are accused of concealing how much they paid for the transfer of Brazilian star Neymar will take place in the


    Former Italy defender Paolo Maldini has beaten England icon David Beckham to the punch in launching a professional football club in

  • Messi likely for Mexico friendly

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi is expected to join Argentina for a friendly against Mexico in suburban Dallas on September 8, organizers

  • Hazard's moment of tooth

    Chelsea star Eden Hazard was unable to collect his Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award on Thursday after having

  • Ancelotti to discuss future

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he still doesn't know if he will be retained by the club for next season.


  • Fake government officials being trafficked abroad

    AMIDST the grisly reports of human trafficking through the seas comes another shocker : Bangladeshis, posing as government officials, entering foreign countries with fake passports.

  • Earthquake damaged schools

    THE aftershocks of the massive quakes epicentered in Nepal have resulted in damages to some 61 primary schools in nine upazilas of Pabna district.


  • Excessive use of force - a remnant of colonial rule?

    The deviation of policemen in the form of criminal acts and other illegal activities are always deplorable as they shake the foundation of society by eroding faith and trust in the rule of law.

  • Mortuary Mothers, Funeral Fathers

    The mother lies in the mortuary. Her son is trying desperately to get an airline ticket from the States to get home for her janaza.

  • Tragedy on the high seas

    It is undeniably true that the unstable political situation in the country, closure of once vibrant industries like jute, textile, steel, aluminum and glass...

  • Maternity and poverty

    MANY mothers lose their lives while giving birth, others live with lifelong scars. One such scar is obstetric fistula, a disorder of female genitalia, mainly associated with the birth process.

  • Kazi Ghiyasuddin

    Tranquility in roaring waves of colours

    I'VE been following the gradual evolution of Kazi Ghiyasuddin's artistic excellence for almost two decades...



Arts & Entertainment


  • Prosun Azad

    Prosun's Ochena Hridoy

    Prosun Azad, the runner up from the 2012 Lux Channel i Superstar, is appearing in a new film called Ochena Hridoy.

  • Sweety

    Sweety: Evergreen & Eternal

    We have been seeing her on screen for so long that she has become a part of the household. In our interview of Sweety, she speaks of the times then and now, the mantra of her beauty and how she spends her free time.


    Though she initially wanted to be a doctor, she ended up being a model.

  • Mahiya Mahi

    Despite all odds: Mahiya Mahi

    The stunning Mahiya Mahi is going stronger than ever in the film industry.

  • Mark Ruffalo


    Actor Mark Ruffalo has teased fans about his involvement in Marvel's upcoming movie, "Captain America: Civil War".

  • Matt Bomer

    Matt Bomer to star in 'The Magnificent Seven'

    ‘White Collar' alum Matt Bomer has joined Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt in "The Magnificent Seven", a remake of the 1960 western film.

  • The Sea Of Trees

    Cannes Critics Boo Van Sant & McConaughey's "The Sea Of Trees"

    Former Palme d'Or winner Gus Van Sant's Cannes competition entry, Sea Of Trees starring Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts, had the first of press screenings last week in advance of its red carpet premiere and it got audibly booed during the end credits by one portion of the audience.



    A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

  • Jurassic World

    JURASSIC WORLD: Playing with Hybrid Dinosaurs

    22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a dinosaur adventure park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.


    Distinguished Italian director Francesco Rosi is best known for the political films he made during the 1960s.

In Focus


  • Sukumar Ray


    People my age are one of the last few generations that grew up in Dhaka without twenty-four hour television or the Internet. We would read.

  • The Migrants

    They had set sail in hope in dinghies or rickety boats,

  • Dejection: A Sonnet

    I would love to be proven wrong that day,


    This week Shahpar Selim does a double take on a childhood favourite, reminding us that while we are ‘LOLing’ at the world around us (or in our computers), we must remember to laugh at ourselves too.