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  • Khaleda's motorcade comes under attack

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's campaign for the party-backed mayoral candidate of Dhaka North was foiled as her motorcade came under attack by pro-ruling Awami League activists at the capital's Karwan Bazar yesterday.

  • Hilsa spawning less and less

    Hilsa's capacity to spawn in Bangladesh rivers has decreased significantly over the past few years, meaning we will get to have less of this mouthwatering fish in the coming years if the trend continues.

  • Continue search for Salahuddin

    The High Court yesterday ordered the police to continue searching for missing BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed and submit reports on their progress in this regard to the home ministry for the next six months or until he is recovered.

  • Yunus among top business pioneers of all time

    Microcredit guru Prof Muhammad Yunus has been named one of the top six business pioneers in finance by The Financial Times.

  • No evidence found

    State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday said he had found no evidence of sexual assault on women during the Pahela Baishakh celebrations on the Dhaka University campus in the video footage.

  • Popularity test by police

    Apart from performing regular duties, officers-in-charge of police stations in the capital were busy assessing the popularity of Awami League-backed councillor candidates and the AL rebels to help the ruling party decide the fate of its dissidents in the city polls race.

  • It's a drama

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday blamed her archrival Khaleda Zia for staging a drama centering the local body elections scheduled for April 28.

  • AL, BNP trade blame over attack

    The Awami League and the BNP last night traded blame over the attack on Khaleda Zia's motorcade in the capital's Karwan Bazar in the afternoon.

  • Top Quote!

    “Bangladesh is not the same Bangladesh they used to be and I think they can now upset any team because they are getting better and better with each day.”

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  • Welfare of the poor

    Plagued by perennial problems, Dhaka and Chittagong -- our two major cities -- go to polls on April 28. What will a mayoral hopeful do to solve those problems if elected? How all the modern amenities will be ensured? What is his vision for the future of the city?

  • Poorer children have smaller brains: Study

    Children from lower income families have smaller brains than those from more affluent backgrounds, a study in the US has found.

  • Bangladeshi woman killed in India

    She went to India for treatment, but came back dead yesterday, around a month after she was killed by criminals in Faizabad of Uttar Pradesh state.

  • 35 SUST teachers quit admin posts

    Thirty five teachers of Sylhet Shahjalal University of Science and Technology resigned from their administrative posts yesterday amid a movement demanding the removal of the vice chancellor.

  • Verdict any day

    The International Crimes Tribunal-1 is set to deliver the verdict any day in the case against Syed Hasan Ali for his alleged crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.

  • CIA chief holds Egypt talks

    US Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan held talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during an unannounced visit to Cairo, the president's office said.

  • PM flies to Jakarta today

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for Jakarta this morning to attend jubilant celebrations of a conference that eventually laid the foundation for the Non-Aligned Movement.

  • Arrestee 'confesses' his involvement

    Madrasa teacher Saiful Islam yesterday “confessed” to a Dhaka court that he and six to seven other men, including detained Zikurullah and Ariful Islam, planned to kill blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu for his Facebook posts critical of Islam.

  • Mob beats man to death after he kills two

    A youth was beaten to death after he hacked his parents-in-law to death following an altercation over divorce in Rampur union of Chandpur Sadar upazila yesterday.

  • Nuclear deal could open door to regional cooperation: Iran

    Iran yesterday pushed its call for peace talks to end the fighting in Yemen, and offered assurances that a nuclear deal would pave the way for greater cooperation with its neighbors.

  • OSCE chief urges Ukraine rivals to seize 'good chance for peace'

    The OSCE chief said yesterday a truce was holding in a key village in eastern Ukraine and urged the warring sides to "embrace a good chance for peace" in the region.

  • UN chief urges Europe to act in 'sea of misery'

    Migrant boat tragedies are turning the Mediterranean into a "sea a misery," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday, calling on Europe to step up efforts to deal with the crisis.

  • Bandwidth export to India okayed

    The cabinet yesterday approved an agreement with India to export 10 gigabits per second bandwidth to northeastern states of India. The three-year agreement will be signed between Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Ltd (BSCCL) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL).

  • Six Somali-Americans arrested trying to join IS

    US authorities yesterday announced the arrest of six Somali-American men who planned to travel to Syria to fight with the Islamic State jihadist group.



  • Sunny way of doing things

    A late entrant into the national squad, 28-year-old Arafat Sunny has a unique hobby. He loves to keep pigeons as pets. In fact, there

  • Pakistan in trouble, admits Waqar

    As Bangladesh clinched a historic one-day series win over Pakistan on Sunday, head coach Waqar Younis had to give in to the criticism

  • PM wants 70k capacity venue

    At a weekly cabinet meeting yesterday Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed the sports ministry to set up an international standard

  • Muktis overcome Sk Russel

    Former national striker Enamul Haque continued his impressive form as Muktijoddha Sangsad notched their fourth successive win with

  • Five opt for training

    While most of Bangladesh's national cricketers preferred spending time with their families the day after securing the historic series win

  • Afridi in town

    Pakistan T20I captain Shahid Afridi praised the Tigers as an improved team.

  • Lancastrian's 350 off 138

    A 21-year-old English batsman on Lancashire's books made history on Sunday by scoring 350 in a club match. Liam Livingstone's

  • Waugh dead against KP

    Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has urged England to move on from Kevin Pietersen, believing the controversial batsman no

  • Pollard tapes his mouth

    In what can be termed as a pretty bizarre incident, Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard, on Sunday, put on a piece of tape on his

  • Tragic!

    A promising young Indian cricketer died on Monday after an on-field collision with a teammate during a club match in the eastern city of

  • Pakistan confirms Zimbabwe tour

    Zimbabwe will tour Pakistan to play a short limited over series next month, becoming the first Test team to visit the terror-hit country in six years, a top cricket official said Monday.

  • Barca to show no mercy

    Barcelona defender Dani Alves has warned his side against complacency when they host a Paris Saint-Germain side bolstered by the

  • Kolkata ease past Delhi

    Gautam Gambhir played a captain's innings to lead Kolkata Knight Riders to a comfortable six-wicket win over the Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla yesterday.

  • Ancelotti blamed for Modric injury

    Croatia's national team doctor blames Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti for Luka Modric's latest knee injury.

  • Do-or-die for Bayern

    Pep Guardiola admits Tuesday's European quarterfinal, second-leg, tie against Porto is effectively a 'final' for Bayern Munich with the

  • Gerrard slams nervous Reds

    Steven Gerrard has accused his Liverpool teammates of letting nerves affect them in their lacklustre FA Cup semifinal defeat against

  • Badminton league sans champs

    The First Division Badminton League returns after a four-year hiatus and without defending champions Bangladesh Biman as it gets

  • Hamilton wins Bahrain GP

    Lewis Hamilton's bid for a third Formula One title is gathering momentum after another convincing win in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix,

  • Iniesta fit for PSG clash

    Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has been given the all clear to face French champions Paris Saint-Germain in the second-leg of their

  • Nabi quits captaincy

    Mohammad Nabi has stepped down as captain of the Afghanistan national cricket team after more than two years in the job, citing his


  • Congrats on an inspiring win

    It is indeed heartening to see a spirited Bangladesh cricket team emphatically beating Pakistan in two consecutive matches by a huge

  • Controversy over CCTV footage

    Of the 19 CCTV cameras that were positioned around the various spots where the sexual assaults took place on Pahela Baishakh, the


  • Belt and road initiative

    The Chinese leadership has embraced the Belt and Road initiative to be built in parallel with one another. According to the action plan

  • A new era in US-Cuba relations

    Cuba is only 90 miles from Florida. It is even closer than the US state of Hawaii. Although so close to each other, the diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba were frozen more than five decades ago.

  • Cricket's marketing apparatus

    Gone are the days of cricketers donning flannels or sipping light liquor in tiresome evenings. Convention, tradition and do-good

  • Buy one get one free

    Hillary Rodham Clinton entered the presidential race saying that everyday Americans need a champion and she wants to be that

  • A Woman's Musings on Sexual Assault

    Iquietly walked into the room just as a popular Bengali talk show highlighted Facebook comments on the latest incident of sexual




Arts & Entertainment

  • Emon and Meem finish shooting Poddo Patar Jol

    The shooting for Emon and Meem's new film “Poddo Patar Jol” wrapped up recently. It took 87 days of extensive shooting to finish the film.

  • Memorial on Abu Zafar Obaidullah held

    Cultural programmes and discussions recalling on life and achievements of poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah was held in his native district Barisal on Saturday night.

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars: Rogue One

    A new Star Wars movie will tell the story of a mission by a group of resistance fighters to steal plans to the infamous Death Star.

  • actress Popy

    Popy's small-screen ventures

    Multi-national award winning actress Popy is not seen in films very often these days. Her last big-screen outing was “Char Okkhorer

  • Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif

    Katrina to walk Cannes red carpet

    Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif will walk the red carpet at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival as the ambassador of cosmetic

  • Tin Goyenda

    “Tin Goyenda” On Maasranga

    The makers of “Tin Goyenda” has decided to kick off with a new season on Maasranga Television, every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm.

  • Death anniversary of KANGAL HARINATH

    Exponents and speakers urged to take befitting steps to disseminate the ideology of Kangal Harinath, the Bengali pioneer of rural

  • Fantastic four

    Fantastic Four trailer rolls out

    “They just cracked interdimensional travel,” the voice of Dr. Franklin Storm explains the contributions of a young Reed Richards (Miles

  • Charuniram Television Kahinichitra Utsab

    Kahinichitra Utsab began

    The 7th edition of Charuniram Television Kahinichitra Utsab began at the Central Public Library auditorium in the capital on April 18.

  • James Franco

    James Franco

    After dropping out of UCLA, James Franco worked the late shift at McDonald's to support himself while trying to become an actor.


  • Bounty and beyond

    Can our world stay this way forever? Trying to answer this reminds us of the world population. To feed all the human beings of the planet, science had to interfere: the world is bountiful, but even its bounty needed to be stretched and boosted in order to keep up with the growing population.

  • Life hacks

    It’s not always easy living, when things don't go our way. Everyday seems like a drag and nothing appears to be working out.

  • Is your vet a safe bet?

    NOWADAYS more and more city dwellers are opening their homes to animals of all kinds. Sadly despite that, our veterinary sector is quite poor and it seems as though it will remain like that for years to come. Even the most well known vets have their share of horror stories.

  • Sailing in style

    The ceiling overhead in their Jamuna outlet is fitted with lights, a man-made milky way, these 'stars' guide shoppers to the garments of their choice, much like the stars sailors use to navigate their way in the directionless expanse of the deep blue ocean.

  • Bridal makeup 101

    APPLYING bridal makeup properly is something every bride needs to know prior to making her grand entrance down the aisle. Following a few makeup tips can help every girl look perfect on her special day without any added stress.

  • Colour me happy

    To start off, it is necessary to first consider the function of each room. Then starts the fun. Colour psychologists say some hues work better than others at encouraging certain activities. So one approach to colour home décor is to go room by room.


    Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Rub the duck leg all over with five-spice and seasoning, place on a baking tray and roast for 25 minutes.

  • Farmer at heart

    How many times have you bought the nicest looking fruit and taken it home expecting a pat on the back only to be disappointed?

  • A CHRONICLE of culinary ventures

    The underlying causes of the boom give us fascinating indications and insights -- not just about this sector but about our economy, society, lifestyle and the changing preferences and perceptions.

  • KAALMEGH pours sunshine on urbanites

    Imagine a late afternoon, the balcony of a 3-bedroom 10th floor apartment in the middle of the city, the sun setting at the edge of the cityscape, an easy-chair and a mug of smoking coffee.

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