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  • College admission process stumbles

    With only two days remaining, the government's fresh decision to wrap up the college admission process online seems to be stumbling, leaving students and guardians on tenterhooks.

  • Jaywalkers at high risk

    It was 12:30pm and six-year-old Upoma had just heard the school bell ring. She could not wait to go home that day and attend to her kitten. Her father

  • Govt reviews tax proposals

    Exporters, including apparel makers, will now have to pay 0.6 percent tax at source on their income from export from the upcoming fiscal year, as the government slashed the rate from the proposed 1 percent.

  • Cartels employ ingenious ways

    Many eyebrows were raised when a consignment of liquid cocaine was seized at Chittagong Port on Saturday. But this is just one innovative tactic

  • BAF fighter jet crashes into Bay

    A Bangladesh Air Force pilot is missing after his fighter jet crashed in the Bay of Bengal near Chittagong yesterday morning.

  • Govt blocks Fakhrul's release

    The government has again moved three separate petitions against the High Court orders that granted bail to BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in three cases.

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    “There has been some intense lobbying and I have backtracked, falling victim to such lobbying.”

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  • Wheat from Brazil substandard

    The Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) has found the imported Brazilian wheat substandard, raising questions about the results

  • Bahrain declares 6-month amnesty

    Illegal Bangladeshi migrants in Bahrain can legalise their stay taking advantage of a six-month general amnesty that comes into effect from tomorrow.

  • PM blasts critics

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday criticised those who opposed the construction of a coal-based power plant near the Sundarbans.

  • Latif freed on HC bail

    Sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique was freed from jail yesterday days after he had obtained bail in cases filed against him for hurting religious sentiments

  • Framework signed for China-led int'l bank

    Countries from five continents formally signed up yesterday to the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank -- a potential rival to the Washington-based World Bank -- as Beijing steps up its global diplomatic and economic role.

  • Cops seize 1kg powder, suspect it's cocaine

    Police yesterday seized one kilogram of powder, which they suspect is cocaine, and arrested two persons at Ashulia on the outskirts of the capital.

  • HC clears way for Khaleda's trial

    The High Court yesterday cleared the way for a lower court to continue with trial proceedings of Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

  • Is Great Wall disappearing?

    Around 30 percent of China's Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities -- including

  • Cops kill 'mugger' in city

    Police shot dead a man and injured another in the capital's Paltan area last night.

  • Egypt court ruling in Jazeera retrial on July 30

    An Egyptian court said yesterday it will deliver its verdict on July 30 in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists who were previously sentenced to up to 10

  • Spain says Greece can still negotiate debt deal

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said yesterday that Greece still has time to reach an agreement with its bailout creditors before its existing aid

  • AL men behind import of drugs

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday alleged that ruling Awami League men were importing drugs in the country to destroy the young generation.

  • Two Uber bosses taken into custody in France: company

    Two top Uber bosses were taken into custody in France yesterday as part of a probe into their ride-booking app which has sparked violent protests from

  • A year of the Islamic State group's 'caliphate'

    Main dates in the history of the Islamic State jihadist group's "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria, which it declared in late June 2014.

  • France pushes new Quartet-plus for Mideast peace

    France wants a new international group made up of the United States, European powers and Arab countries to be set up to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace

Business

Sports

  • Can Tigers set the record straight?

    In terms of ODI cricket, 2015 has been a terrific year for Bangladesh so far.

  • 'Not a healthy competition'

    The fact that the West Indies have confirmed taking part in a tri-series in Zimbabwe, which will also feature Pakistan, hasn't gone well with Bangladesh Cricket Board director Jalal Yunus.

  • Gayle storm crushes St Lucia

    Chris Gayle struck nine sixes on his way to an unbeaten 90 off 36 deliveries as Jamaica Tallawahs crushed St Lucia Zouks by 10 wickets in Gros Islet for their

  • Focus on off-spin

    Major changes are unlikely when the national selectors decide on the squads for the limited-overs series against South Africa as the team has been in good form.

  • MSC tame Ctg Abahani

    A youthful Mohammedan SC came from a goal down to beat hosts Chittagong Abahani 3-1 in their first match of the second leg of the Manyavar Bangladesh Premier League at the MA Aziz Stadium yesterday.

  • BCCI gives 'clean chit' to trio

    Indian cricket board on Monday gave a clean chit to three international cricketers, who were accused of accepting bribes from a Mumbai-based businessman

  • Kottan leaving

    Austrian coach George Kottan is set to leave Abahani midway within a couple of days to join the FIFA goal project next month.

  • Sheikh Jamal against Alga, Benfica

    Bangladesh Premier League Champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club will play against five-time Kyrgyzstan league champions FC Alga and Macau's current

  • Booters to play away at Malaysia

    The Bangladesh national football team will play an international FIFA friendly against Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, confirmed the Bangladesh

  • Zia remains in third

    Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman remained at the third position after the seventh round of the Commonwealth Chess Championship in New Delhi yesterday.

  • Lanka go level with Pakistan

    Dimuth Karunaratne hit 50 off 56 balls as Sri Lanka trounced Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Test in Colombo on Monday to square the three-

  • Novak, Serena cruise

    Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova reached the Wimbledon second round on Monday as 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt's

  • Argentina lead final 4

    The Copa America semifinals are again missing a local favourite.

  • Jara thrown out

    Chile defender Gonzalo Jara was thrown out of the Copa America on Sunday over his attempt to shove his finger into the backside of Uruguay striker

  • Rahane India's captain in Zim

    Middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane was Monday named captain of a second-string India team for a short limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe as the selectors

  • Lim acquires C'Ron image rights

    Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim, the owner of Spanish club Valencia, has expanded into sports marketing by acquiring the image rights for football superstar

Editorial

  • Education budget lamentable

    It is no wonder that Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid is lamenting the poor budgetary allocation for his ministry, with only Tk. 4000 crore allocated for educational development purposes, while other ministries have been given Tk. 16,000 crore to realise their development objectives.

  • A surge in counterfeit currency

    With Eid in the offing, counterfeit note syndicates have become active again. Over the last few weeks, law enforcers have busted the dens of a number of racketeers who have been dealing in fake notes for a long time.

Op-Ed

  • Managing fan behaviour and exuberance

    The series victory in cricket against India has taken our people on a joy ride that the country does not witness very often.

  • Dynasty needs to explain

    In the light of Dhawan's revelations, the case should be reopened. More than that, there needs to be a probe on how the institutions were diluted and the power got concentrated on Indira Gandhi.

  • When the going gets tough

    Dhaka is a city that is generating hatred. Dhaka is a city that is fast splitting into two polarised camps.

  • The simple math

    A national budget is different from a family budget, in that, the government fixes its expenditure first and then goes for hunting the sources of income, whereas a family gets its income and then determines the items of expenses.

  • A journey cut short

    It's been a very long and excruciating 11 years without the presence of my father Late Humayun Kabir Balu.

City

  • Use Unesco guidelines to protect Lalbagh Fort

    Green activists yesterday demanded conservation of Lalbagh Fort as per the guidelines of Unesco, since the authorities concerned dismantled a portion of the historic fort's boundary wall to set up a parking lot.

  • Adjust fuel oil prices with int'l market

    BNP yesterday demanded that the government reduce power tariffs after adjusting fuel oil prices with the international market, where prices marked a sharp fall, and accordingly revise the deals with private electricity companies.

  • Ershad now wants electoral system overhauled

    Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad yesterday told parliament that an overhaul of the electoral system was a must to bury all controversies over polls once and for all.

  • KSA claims Bangladesh's delay deliberate

    Saudi Arabia's recruitment authorities have reportedly blamed Bangladesh's expatriates' welfare and overseas employment ministry of “deliberately” delaying

  • Chinese companies express interest in building Dhaka-N'ganj metro rail

    Two Chinese companies have expressed interest in constructing two mega projects -metro rail and expressway -- in Bangladesh.

  • Less people floating

    Bangladesh's floating population in 2014 was 50 percent less than what was in 1997, revealed a Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) census report launched yesterday.

  • Milky Murder CaseCID asked to submit probe report by Aug 18

    A Dhaka court yesterday asked the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to submit a probe report in the Riazul Haque Khan Milky murder case by August 18.

  • 69 rights bodies for keeping it strictly 18

    The country's achievements in the last 50 years will become questionable, if the government reduces the marriageable age for females to 16 from the existing

  • Protest against Sust VC enters 7th day

    Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Sust) Teachers Association yesterday demanded that the government equalise the salary, benefits, and status between senior professors and senior teachers and formulate a separate payscale for public university teachers.

  • Five 'abductors' held in capital

    Police on Sunday arrested nine alleged criminals, including five abductors, at different places in the capital and also rescued a victim from their captivity.

World

  • Obama sent message ahead of deadline

    US President Barack Obama recently sent a private message to Iran's leadership via Iraq's prime minister, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday on the eve of a deadline for a nuclear deal.

  • Jindal criticises Obama, Clinton

    Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has lashed out at US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton for their views on same sex marriage, alleging that they evolved their views based on opinion polls.

  • Zero cost migration

    Nepal is preparing to stop sending migrant workers to work in countries where employers do not pay for their air tickets and visas from 6 July.

  • Tunisia makes first beach attack arrests

    Tunisia said yesterday it had made its first arrests after a beach massacre that killed 38 people, as European officials paid tribute to victims of the country's worst jihadist attack.

  • 5 suspects in Kuwait face legal action

    Kuwait's interior ministry yesterday referred five suspects linked to the suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque to the prosecution service for legal action, a security official said.

  • French attacker denies religious aim

    A man who beheaded his boss in France has denied any religious motivation, investigative sources said yesterday, muddying efforts to pin down the reasons for an attack which bore the hallmarks of a jihadist act.

  • Organisers held over Taiwan inferno

    Organisers of a party at an amusement park in Taiwan have been detained for questioning after a fire suddenly tore through the crowds, injuring hundreds.

  • Solar plane makes second Pacific bid

    A solar-powered plane has passed the "point of no return" in its second bid at making a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean.

  • Russia bids farewell to ex-PM and spymaster

    Russia bid farewell yesterday to former prime minister, foreign minister and master spy Yevgeny Primakov, with a state funeral for one of the last Soviet-era political titans who died last week aged 85.

  • Second NY prison escapee caught

    A convicted murderer who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison three weeks ago was shot and captured Sunday, bringing

Country

  • Grabbers choke Louhajang River in Tangail

    The Louhajang River in the district is heading towards virtual death due to mindless encroachment on the once profusely flowing river.

  • Truckers vandalise PDB office, assault staff

    Workers of Phulbari unit of the district truckers' union vandalised Power Development Board (PDB) office and assaulted its staff in

  • Madrasa teacher among 3 abducted in Bandarban

    An armed gang abducted three people, including a madrasa teacher, from Lama upazila of the district on Sunday night.

  • 36 sued for vandalising UNO office in Bogra

    Thirty-six ruling party men have been sued on charge of vandalising the office of Bogra Sadar upazila Nrbahi officer (UNO).

  • Revision trial of Felani murder resumes today

    The revision trial of the murder of Bangladeshi girl Felani Khatun is expected to resume today at a special court of Border Security Force

  • Jubo League leader held with Yaba

    Police arrested a local Jubo League leader and his associate with 670 Yaba tablets at Huikhali village in Santhia upazila of the district on

  • Cop stabbed in Maheshkhali

    Criminals stabbed a sub-inspector (SI) of Maheshkhali Police Station in front of his house at the upazila headquarters early yesterday. The

  • Two held with arms

    Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained a woman along with a pistol and a bullet from Rupnarayanpur village in Joypurhat Sadar upazila

  • Clash leaves one killed

    A youth, who was injured in a clash at Juniderpara village in Pirganj upazila on Saturday, succumbed to his injuries at Rangpur Medical

  • Youth found dead

    Police recovered the body of an unidentified youth from Raikdara area in Osmaninagar upazila of the district on Sunday. Locals spotted

Arts & Entertainment

  • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre coming to Dhaka

    In celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th birth anniversary, William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre will stage its much-acclaimed production “Hamlet” in Dhaka.

  • We should share iftar with a stranger everyday: Bijori

    Seasoned actress Bijori Barkatullah enjoys iftar with her family. She tries to spend the Ramadan with her family and when there's no shooting, she prepares iftar for them.

  • Nova in road accident

    TV actress and anchor Nova Firoz narrowly escaped severe mishap, as her car was in a fatal road accident in which her chauffer died.

  • Mir Sabbir helming “Alal Dulal” for Eid

    Popular actor-director Mir Sabbir is directing special single episode television play “Alal Dulal” ahead of Eid.

  • “Kamini” on Ekushey TV

    Drama serial “Kamini” will air tonight at 9:30pm on Ekushey Television. Written and directed by Shushmoy Sumon, the serial casts Apurbo, Tarin, Kushum Shikdar, Abul Hayat, Momo, Nafisa and others.

  • Baahubali

    “Baahubali” in record books for biggest poster

    Karan Johar and SS Rajamouli's magnum opus, “Baahubali”, has entered the Guinness Book of World Records.

  • “Jurassic World” and “Inside Out” rule theatres

    Universal's “Ted 2″ debuted to an underwhelming $32.9 million across 3,442 theaters, roughly $15 million less than most analysts expected the teddy bear-comedy would bring in during its opening weekend.

  • Jessie J “Not OK” after surgery

    Jessie J has revealed she's “not OK” as she convalesces following surgery last week for a mystery illness.

  • Halle Berry

    In 1989, US actress Halle Berry moved to New York City to pursue her acting ambitions. During her early time there, she ran out of money and had to live briefly in a homeless shelter.

Lifestyle

  • When shopping for Eid

    The Holy month of Ramadan has started and before long we will be celebrating our biggest religious festival, Eid-Ul-Fitr. Not only is it a time to spend with friends and family but it is also when we shop till we almost drop. This is one of those times we don't mind paying more for just about anything because after all, it's Eid. Here are some tips to refer to through this month long shopping spree we all are about to embark up on:

  • Birds Eye's new monsoon collection

    Birds Eye's new monsoon collection

  • Go bespoke this Eid!

    We are living in an age of homogeneity. The markets are flooded with customary three pieces imported from either Pakistan or India, all of which have similar designs and colour palettes. While these pieces are undoubtedly beautiful and convenient, they are hardly one of a kind.

  • Teenagers' guide to Eid wear

    As Eid comes around, its time to start shopping and this year Dhaka has more options than ever before. The entry and emergence of high quality local brands has made the market much more competitive, with brands now more conscious of their pricing strategies.

  • Iftar at Dhaba

    When Dhaba first arrived on the scene, it blew us away with its mouth-watering innovative and, above all, affordable cuisines.

  • DINNER AT IFTAR

    Iftar is one of the oldest religious rituals followed by Muslims all over the world. It is tradition that a Muslim first break the fast with dates and either water or a drink. After that they have a proper meal.

  • Sakib's Farewell

    As promised, Emma Dean did take over the Super Chef kitchen on the 15th episode of Rupchanda-The Daily Star Super Chef 2015.

  • Sugar free delicacies

    You do not always need sugar to make amazing treats. Here are a few simple recipes to help you indulge your sweet tooth without the granules.

  • Pakri Halim

    Kabab Night's new addition is its palatable 'Pakri Halim'. The shop opens everyday from 4pm onwards.

  • Artizan panjabi collection

    Artizan has introduced a new panjabi collection in celebration of Eid. Alongside this they have addi fabric, jamdani fabric.

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