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  • I've no right to talk about Teesta now

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday said she would not comment on the Teesta deal between Bangladesh and India right

  • FREE, finally

    The clock struck 12:00am. It was the moment when around 52,000 inhabitants of 162 enclaves inside Bangladesh and India got the taste of freedom for the first time in 68 years, officially becoming citizens either of the two countries.

  • Jehad, symbol of a movement

    The events of March 24, 2011 are still vivid in Shahjahan Sheikh's mind.

  • She exists, now as Bangladeshi

    I thought she was long dead.

  • Freedom in the air

    As the deadline nears for the enclaves to cease, things are changing fast.

  • Perfect day for breaking the ice

    For years, they were best friends. They used to hang out together as their circle of friends was the same. They shared their joys and

  • Girl gang-raped

    A female worker of a shop was gang-raped allegedly by one of her fellow colleagues and his two cohorts in the capital's Uttara area

  • Coastal people survive Komen scare

    Two more lives perished, around two lakh people were marooned and hundreds of houses damaged as the weakened tropical storm

  • Top Quote!

    “We can go to hospitals now. We will find jobs. We won't have to go to India in search of work.”

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  • Danger doesn't deter people

    Ignoring the risk of landslides, an estimated 50,000 people live dangerously on the slopes of hills in Cox's Bazar.

  • Once in a blue moon

    The beauty of a full moon shines upon us every month and is almost ubiquitous in poetry and music. A blue moon, however, rarely

  • AL's 'black month' begins

    The ruling Awami League has chalked out 40 days of programmes starting from yesterday to observe the National Mourning Day on

  • Gunmen target Lankan minister

    Masked gunmen opened fire at an election rally headlined by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in Sri Lanka's capital yesterday, killing a woman and wounding 12 ruling party activists, police said.

  • SC hearing on Nizami case starts soon

    The Supreme Court is now set to hear the appeal of war crimes convict Motiur Rahman Nizami after adjudicating the case against another war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury.

  • New vaccine offers 100pc Ebola cure

    An Ebola vaccine provided 100-percent protection in a field trial in hard-hit Guinea, researchers and officials said yesterday, mooting "the beginning of the end" of the killer West African outbreak.

  • Jubo League man stabbed to death

    Criminals stabbed a Jubo League man to death in Chittagong's Sandwip upazila yesterday.

  • Three-wheeler ban effective today

    A platform of owners, drivers of CNG-run auto-rickshaws and other three-wheelers has demanded that the government withdraw its recent decision to ban the vehicles on highways, which goes into effect today.

  • Island nations seek UN help combatting climate change

    More than a dozen small island nations made an urgent appeal to the UN Security Council Thursday for help in combatting climate change, which they said poses a threat to their very existence.

  • Qaeda in Syria attacks US-trained rebels' HQ

    Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front yesterday launched an offensive on the headquarters of a new US-formed rebel group in the country's north, leaving


  • Rain game continues

    Just as a full day's play on Thursday provided an ounce of hope for the usual settings of a Test match to ensue in this series, cyclone Komen, it seemed had other ideas. For the third time in this series, a day had to be called off due to incessant rainfall. After waiting for roughly three hours, play was called off at 12:10 PM yesterday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

  • 'Still a great chance for a result'

    Despite the second day of the second Test getting rained off yesterday, South Africa middle order batsman JP Duminy believes that a result could well be possible at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.

  • 'I used to be a right-handed batsman'

    There have been some changes in my life since I started playing for the Bangladesh national team. People show more interest towards me, they want to talk to me. I feel that more when I'm in my hometown. Some people even come at five in the morning just to meet me. So far, I'm enjoying it, but meeting people at dawn is really difficult.

  • Wives, girlfriends banned by BCCI

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly prohibited wives and girlfriends from accompanying Indian cricketers on their upcoming tour to Sri Lanka.

  • Sheikh Jamal's recipe for success

    Good management, proper training facilities, team spirit, timely incentives and quality players are undoubtedly the off-field ingredients behind Sheikh Jamal

  • England take 2-1 lead

    Ian Bell delighted a capacity crowd at his Warwickshire home ground with a sparkling unbeaten fifty as England beat Australia by eight wickets to win the third Test at Edgbaston on Friday.

  • Anderson out of 4th Test

    England paceman James Anderson has been ruled out of the remainder of the third Ashes Test against Australia at Edgbaston and next week's fourth Test at

  • Zico gets Brazil backing

    The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) said Thursday it is backing national football legend Zico's bid to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.

  • BD grab 3 more gold

    Bangladesh grabbed three more gold medals in the Special Olympics in Los Angeles, said a press release from the Special Olympic Bangladesh yesterday.

  • Gunners duo sign new deals

    England forward Theo Walcott and Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla have both agreed contract extensions with Arsenal, the Premier League club announced on Friday.

  • Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

    Beijing on Friday narrowly won an IOC vote for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games that secured its place in sporting history.

  • Di Maria fined for no-show

    Manchester United have fined Angel Di Maria two weeks' wages in what is expected to be one of the final acts before the Argentine completes his transfer to

  • Feni Soccer pip Ctg Abahani

    Feni Soccer Club notched up their fifth victory in the Manyavar Bangladesh Premier League with a 2-0 win over hosts Chittagong Abahani at the MA Aziz

  • Mymensingh, Tangail in final

    Mymensingh and Tangail set up Sunday's final clash of the JFA Under-14 Women's Football Championship after beating their respective rivals in the semifinals


  • Study on child labour, child marriage

    It is worrying, to say the least, that more than 1.4 million children in Bangladesh do not or cannot attend schools, with an estimated 1 million children of the age 10-14 engaged in labour.

  • End of 68 years of statelessness

    At long last an historical aberration related to the demarcation of land boundary between Bangladesh and India has been corrected.


  • For a credible electoral roll

    Election Commission Bangladesh (ECB) has started updating electoral roll since July 25, 2015 which will continue up to February 10, 2016.

  • Resentful Kashmiris

    Kashmir has changed beyond recognition. In less than five years when I visited Srinagar last, the valley has become visibly anti-India.

  • Climate Agreement in December: A Miracle in Paris?

    Financing of the efforts to mitigate the climate-change effects and provide resources to the affected countries is an important element of the next international agreement. Progress on commitment of resources to fund climate projects has been, as expected, sluggish.

  • We need an appropriate manpower export strategy

    The government must also take immediate measures to finalise the proposed Comprehensive Migration Policy and the Overseas Employment Act to protect the rights of migrant workers.



Arts & Entertainment


  • The Top 10s

    Hollywood is a dense galaxy of the brightest stars of the universe. And everybody has their favourites. Making a list of ten most popular actors in Hollywood is a difficult challenge, and to be honest, a rather futile one too, because of the sheer variety of opinions.

  • Moushumi Hamid

    Double Impact - Moushumi Hamid

    Famous TV actress Moushumi Hamid seems to be stepping into the silver screen with the upcoming release of two separate films.

  • A day with Linkin Park

    A Bengali amateur music director is about to live the dream of millions of musicians worldwide as he has won a one-day workshop training with Linkin Park in their studio.

  • Documentary for child abuse

    The brutality and suffering endured by the teenage boy Samiul Alam Rajon is still fresh in the minds of citizens both here and abroad.

  • Freida Pinto doesn't 'pick up my phone': Hrithik Roshan

    Looks like Frieda Pinto has a new admirer in none other than Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan.

  • Charlie Hunnam hopes 'Pacific Rim 2' not to be effects-driven

    "Pacific Rim" star Charlie Hunnam says he hopes the film's sequel is not special effects-heavy unlike the original.

  • Joe Taslim

    Joe Taslim Joins Star Trek Beyond

    "Fast and Furious 6" fame actor Joe Taslim has joined the cast of science fiction action film "Star Trek Beyond".

  • Top Gun 2 would be fun to do : Tom Cruise

    Hollywood star Tom Cruise says he would love to do a sequel of his 1983 hit action drama "Top Gun".

  • Tyrese Gibson

    Tyrese Gibson In Talks for Green Lantern Role

    For a little while now, we've known that the next big screen iteration of Green Lantern will be the John Stewart version and not Hal Jordan.

  • Salman Khan

    Bajrangi Bhaijaan

    Strained diplomatic ties between India and Pakistan are back in focus only days after leaders of both the nations discussed how to defuse tension.

In Focus



    Sitting in the armchair on his fourth floor balcony, the young master awaited his morning tea.

  • Truth-telling and the right to publish

    The career of the British concert pianist James Rhodes has been anything but conventional. He was more or less self-taught until he was 13.


    “The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.”