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  • Mr Commission stays untouched

    Import-export firm AVIATE International was in desperate need of Tk 15 crore loans since the start of 2012 to keep its business afloat. Its owner somehow came to know that Sheikh Shariar Panna, younger brother of the then BASIC Bank chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu, could arrange a quick loan for the firm.

  • ACC probe fails to find Bacchu's scam link

    The Anti-Corruption Commission enquiry into the Tk 4,500 crore BASIC Bank scam couldn't find in it the involvement of the bank's then chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu, who allegedly masterminded the biggest banking fraud in Bangladesh, say ACC officials.

  • People suffer for 3rd day

    People continued to suffer for the third consecutive day yesterday as auto-rickshaw workers and owners demonstrated against the government ban on three-wheelers and slow-moving vehicles on highways.

  • Top Quote!

    "Please do not celebrate false birthday on the National Mourning Day by cutting cake."

  • Marooned for weeks

    In the rainy season, life of thousands of people comes to a near standstill due to waterlogging in the Dhaka-Narayanganj-Demra dam area.

  • Questions over death in 'shootout'

    If police are to believe, Salam was a miracle man who had the power to be at two places at the same time.

  • No pension for ex-presidents of illegal regimes

    The cabinet yesterday approved a draft law that would make a retired president ineligible for pension benefits if the Supreme Court declares his tenure illegal or unconstitutional.

  • Applicants must qualify thru' test

    Students from now on will have to qualify in the test examinations along with 70 percent class attendance to sit for SSC and HSC examinations.

  • Mother sees bullet-hit baby after 11 days

    After an anxious wait for 11 days, Nazma Khatun finally met her newborn child, who cushioned her in the womb from serious bullet injury on July 23.

  • SC commutes death penalty of 'teen' rapist

    The Supreme Court yesterday commuted the capital punishment of a child to imprisonment until death for murdering another child after rape in 1999.

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  • BGB to raise Felani murder issue

    Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) is expected to take up the issue of fresh trial for Felani murder at the meeting with the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) that began here yesterday.

  • Businessman shot dead on a bus

    Criminals last night stopped a bus by exploding crude bombs and killed a businessman on the vehicle on Dhaka-Narayanganj Link Road at Mahmudpur.

  • Hospital of neglect

    It was around noon. The 2nd and 3rd floors of the old home and hospital were quieter than its ground and 1st floors.

  • Floods bring misery

    A few lakh more people were hit by flood in three coastal districts as flood water breached several embankments there. In Bandarban, the Sangu devoured at least 50 houses on its bank early yesterday.

  • Monsoon rains heap misery across Asia

    Monsoon rains have claimed the lives of hundreds of people across Asia, authorities said yesterday, as rescue workers scrambled to reach remote areas of India, Pakistan and Myanmar in the wake of flash floods and landslides.

  • Phone batteries track users

    Phone batteries are sending out information that could be used to identify their owners and track them around the internet, even if they have taken very careful privacy precautions, according to a paper by security researchers.

  • Stop plying of unfit vehicles immediately

    The High Court yesterday directed the government to immediately stop plying of all unfit motor vehicles across the country.

  • Kalam had no property

    Former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam, who died in Shillong on July 27, had no property in his name, his scientific advisor V Ponraj said.

  • BNP leader Gaus denied bail

    The High Court yesterday summarily rejected a bail petition of Golam Kibria Gaus, a BNP leader and Habiganj municipality mayor, in the case filed for the

  • SC adjourns hearing till Aug 9

    The Supreme Court yesterday adjourned till August 9 the hearing on contempt rule against The Daily Janakantha editor and its executive editor.

  • Sudan offers guarantees for rebels to attend Khartoum talks

    Sudan's government said yesterday it is ready to offer rebels battling its forces legal guarantees to allow them to attend talks in Khartoum aimed at addressing

  • Calais migrants step up bids to get into Channel Tunnel

    Migrants in Calais made around 1,700 attempts overnight to penetrate the Channel Tunnel premises in a bid to get to England, French police sources said yesterday, and an officer sustained facial injuries from a stone.

  • Pakistan 'teen' convict faces gallows despite protests

    Pakistan is preparing today to hang a convicted killer whose case has attracted international protests because family members say he was a juvenile at the time of the crime.

Business

Sports

  • I'm not the one who loves to watch

    Mustafizur Rahman is a man of few words, or that is what everyone thought courtesy of the bowler's one-line replies during the press conferences. That myth though was torn into shreds yesterday. From talking excitedly about the way his 'cutters' evolved to the

  • Mushy not happy too

    Nobody could be happy with the way the second and final Test and with it the the two-match series ended yesterday and Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was no exception. When many had raised question for choosing this rainy season for the series, the home side's skipper however believed that Cyclone Komen worsened the situation.

  • Unfulfilled Amla

    South Africa skipper Hashim Amla was a disappointed man at the manner in which his side's tour ended yesterday. Not only have the consistent rains compelled the visitors to return home with 'unfulfilled conditions', the top-ranked Test side have also lost five rating points as a result of the the drawn series.

  • 'A bizarre series'

    The inevitable took place at Mirpur yesterday. The second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa has been called off and the match ended as a draw.

  • Super Performer Of The Series

    Rain might have played havoc in the two-Test series between Bangladesh and South Africa, but it failed to stop a determined Proteas pace demon Dale Steyn

  • Abandoned for a third time!

    While the race for the champions in the Manyavar Bangladesh Premier League has already been sealed, with Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club comfortably

  • Fiore compound Barca's misery

    Barcelona's disappointing pre-season continued as they were beaten 2-1 by Fiorentina at the Artemio Franchi on Sunday.

  • Rooney returns for Everton!

    Everton honoured cult hero Duncan Ferguson with a testimonial against Villarreal on Sunday that saw Wayne Rooney make a cameo appearance for his former club.

  • Jose throws away 'loser's medal'

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho threw away his Community Shield medal after his side's 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at Wembley.

  • Messi blasted for 'partying with oppressors'

    Lionel Messi has been condemned by the Human Rights Foundation, who accuse him of "partying with oppressors" in his recent visit to Gabon.

  • Blatter gives up IOC seat

    Under pressure FIFA leader Sepp Blatter on Monday gave up his International Olympic Committee seat because he will soon end his reign in charge of world football.

  • Law coming here again

    Stuart Law is joining Bangladesh cricket again and this time the former Australia batsman will work as a technical advisor to the Bangladesh under-19 team for

  • Jewel's dismal show in Kazan

    Bangladesh swimmer Jewel Ahmed failed to improve on his personal best timing when he finished 62nd out of 67 participants in the 100m backstroke event of

  • 54 medals for BD

    Bangladesh contingent wrapped up their Special Olympic Games campaign in Logs Angeles with 18 gold, 22 silver and 14 bronze medals. Having taken part in

  • Ronaldo Buys Agent A Greek Island!

    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo did not scrimp when it came to picking a wedding gift for his agent. The Portugal captain has bought Jorge Mendes a Greek

Editorial

  • Sorry state of hygiene at public university

    It befits the highest seat of learning to have the basic amenities in shape. Sanitation-wise, that is hardly the case in some public universities in the country.

  • Land grabbing in former enclave

    As inhabitants of the 166 enclaves celebrate the end of 68 years of statelessness with the historic swapping of enclaves between India and Bangladesh completed, some of them are left to confront some harsh realities on the ground, such as land grabbing by powerful stakeholders in the enclaves that have gone unchallenged for the most part over the past decades.

  • Land grabbing in former enclave

    As inhabitants of the 166 enclaves celebrate the end of 68 years of statelessness with the historic swapping of enclaves between India and Bangladesh completed, some of them are left to confront some harsh realities on the ground, such as land grabbing by powerful stakeholders in the enclaves that have gone unchallenged for the most part over the past decades.

  • Sorry state of hygiene at public university

    It befits the highest seat of learning to have the basic amenities in shape. Sanitation-wise, that is hardly the case in some public universities in the country.

Op-Ed

  • law education

    Laws favouring bureaucrats!

    The government's latest legislative move has made bureaucrats happy.

  • BETWEEN HOPE AND DISMAY

    From the Iranian perspective, optimists see Iran's gains in a number of ways. The ailing economy of Iran which was caused by western sanctions will now get a chance to improve.

  • Japan picks up sword again after 70 years!

    Politics in the Far East region is getting interesting by the day with ample hints that it would get complicated soon with some new developments in the region.

  • A BEACON OF MODERNITY AND HONESTY

    On August 3, he would have turned seventy five. Around seven years back, on February 26, 2008, he left us forever.

City

  • Man held over death threat to Mayor Annisul

    The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday detained a man for allegedly giving a death threat to Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq.

  • Toll protest continues to make public suffer

    Transport workers' blockade on the first Buriganga Bridge protesting a steep rise in toll rates and demanding an immediate revision of the new charges continued for the third consecutive day yesterday.

  • No political motive behind accusing Khaleda

    A prosecution witness yesterday told a Dhaka court that the Zia Charitable Trust graft case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was not filed just to harass her politically.

  • Two accused BCL men sit for exams

    Two activists of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of Chittagong University, who were accused of murdering Sanskrit student Taposh Sarker during a factional clash last year, appeared at their third-year final examination yesterday.

  • Maya seeks review of SC overturning of acquittal

    Relief and Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya yesterday filed a petition with the Supreme Court seeking review of its order that overturned his acquittal in a corruption case.

  • UN endorses draft of new dev goals

    The 193 member states of the United Nations endorsed a “historic” roadmap Sunday to tackle poverty and hunger, promote well-being and safeguard the environment over the next 15 years.

  • Protesters lock WDB office in Rajshahi for protection from Padma erosion

    Several hundred people locked the divisional headquarters of Water Development Board (WDB) in Rajshahi city yesterday demanding that the authorities concerned ensure protection of the district from bank erosion of Padma.

  • Filling station accused of tampering with pumps

    A state-owned filling station in the capital's Poribagh was shut down for several hours yesterday after consumers laid siege to it alleging that the petrol pumps had been tampered with and were providing less than what the consumers were paying for.

  • Man accuses cops of shooting him after arrest in Ctg

    A 20-year-old man who was arrested in Chittagong city's Amin Colony field on Sunday night says police deliberately shot him in the calf muscle from a close range just hours later while law enforcers claim the pellets were shot by his cohorts during an exchange of gunfire with police.

  • Nine held for leaking exam questions

    Detectives on Sunday arrested nine people, including three college teachers, in Dhaka and Jessore in connection with HSC and other exams' questions leak.

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Lifestyle

  • Blame it on the rain

    “Is this seat taken?” I stopped reading. Looked up.There was a young girl –in her late twenties or early thirties

  • Amazing Annapurna

    The trek to Annapurna Base Camp was a long awaited event of my life. On 8 April, 2015 a group of members of Team ABC trek and Team Kayaking started our journey for Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • Rain, rain, go away!

    The transformation starts subtly enough. A cool breeze caresses bare skins; like a casual hug from an acquaintance you meet after a while.

  • Love for cotton saris

    Cotton saris have been part and parcel of the Bangladeshi lifestyle for decades.

  • Trending blends

    From the ceaseless drizzle that spoiled most of our Eid plans to the sudden storms that leave us drenched in a matter of minutes, it is very essential for the water to wash away our pain (and the streets) but not our makeup.

  • Bedroom makeover

    Your bedroom is the most obvious choice for creating a retreat as it doesn’t get more private than this.

  • For the love of kachchi

    It is often reserved for celebrations. It is indeed the ultimate food when it comes to special occasions like wedding receptions.

  • A feast for kings

    It is a celebration all-in-one dish, cooked only by the 'Dum Pookth' method, for special occasions like weddings and of course company and club AGMs.

  • Cool apps you did not know you needed

    When I got my first smartphone the first thing I did was go through every category in the play store, but it was overwhelming and I didn't know which app I actually needed.

  • THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY

    Jatra Biroti hosts an event for children on the first Friday of every month. Their 4th such event is called "Dirgho-E te Eagle".

Law & Our Rights

  • India's inter-linking of river project is devoid of legal basis

    It appears from recent newspaper reportings in India and Bangladesh that India has not deviated from her decades old plan of massive inter-linking of river plan to divert substantial amount of water from Brahmaputra to her South West region. It is learnt that our Ministry of Water Resources has asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to contact the Indian Government to know her position and also to let India know our position on the issue. We are yet to know whether such communication has at all taken place, and what is the outcome of any communication if it has taken place.

  • Unseen wounds of abused children

    Child abuse or maltreatment constitutes all forms of physical and emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or commercial or

  • How to do mutation of land

    Mutation means insertion of the name of the new owner in the Khatiyan (Record of Rights) instead of the former owner after transferring the ownership of a

  • Building Nexus with WTO Regime

    Bangladesh is still tender in entering into reciprocal bilateral Preferential Trade Agreements in comparison with multilateral Preferential Trade Agreements.

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