• Belgian scientists make water-from-urine machine

    A team of scientists at a Belgian university say they have created a machine that turns urine into drinkable water and fertilizer using solar energy.

  • HC stays Rajuk’s notice to relocate a Gulshan restaurant

    The High Court stays for six months the effectiveness of a notice issued by Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) that asked the authorities to relocate Food Palace Restaurant from Gulshan-1.

  • BPO summit begins Thursday

    A two-day long event on business process outsourcing (BPO) will begin on Thursday at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka, aiming to earn $1 billion from the sector. The Information Communication Technology Division in association with Bangladesh Association of Call Centre and Outsourcing (BACCO) will organise the event where 47 local and twenty international analysts are expected to attend.

  • Destiny challenges ACC’s notice for wealth statements

    Two separate writ petitions are moved before the High Court challenging the legality of Anti-Corruption Commission’s notices that sought wealth statements from two detained top officials of Destiny Group including its chief Rafiqul Amin.

  • Sheltering café attackers: 3 sent to jail after remand

    A Dhaka court sends three people, who were arrested for renting out a flat to suspected Gulshan café attackers, to jail after completion of their eight-day remand each.

  • Cops release stunning pictures of Dhaka terrorists’ den

    Police release stunning and chilling pictures of what was found inside the terrorists’ den at Kalyanpur in Dhaka that give a glimpse of the militants’ life.

  • Govt orders shutting pvt university branches

    Bangladesh government orders closure of Darul Ihsan University and all illegal branch campuses of privately-run universities.

  • Writ seeks judicial probe into Inu’s allegation against MPs

    A writ petition is filed with the High Court seeking its directives on the government for holding a judicial enquiry into allegation against the parliament members of misappropriating money from Test Relief (TR) and Food for Work (Kabikha) programmes.

  • Dhaka raid: Injured Hasan remained missing for a year

    Rakibul Hasan alias Rigan is an alleged militant activist who sustained bullet injuries during a joint drive in Dhaka’s Kalyanpur area on July 26, 2016 and has been missing for a year.

  • Dhaka raid

    Opinion: Dhaka operation gives us confidence

    Kalyanpur gives us confidence. After what we have been experiencing in the past few months – militants freely attacking and killing people one after another – a deep sense of insecurity had seeped into the society.

  • Dutch-Bangla chamber chief found dead

    Four days after going missing from Dhaka’s Dhanmondi, Dutch-Bangla Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Hassan Khaled has been found dead on Buriganga river.

  • Laughing gas, baby dead, Sydney, Asutralia

    'Laughing gas' kills newborn in Sydney hospital

    A baby has died and another is in critical condition after both were administered "laughing gas" instead of oxygen at a hospital in Sydney.

  • Lyon, Hazlewood skittle Sri Lanka for 117

    The duo of Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood share three spoils each to snuff out Sri Lanka for a paltry117 in just 34.2 overs on Day 1 of the first Test at the Pallekele International Stadium.

  • Michelle Obama, Republican Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama back Hillary Clinton, US presidential election, United States

    US election: Michelle Obama denounces Trump 'hate'

    US first lady Michelle Obama denounces Republican Donald Trump and passionately backs Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

  • 8 militants of Kalyanpur identified

    Identities of eight of the nine suspected militants, who were killed in police firing during an operation by a special team of Dhaka Metropolitan Police in the capital's Kalyanpur area early today, have been confirmed.

  • F1 boss’s mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil

    The mother-in-law of Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has been kidnapped in Sao Paulo and criminals are demanding 120 million reais ($36.5 million) in ransom, according to reports in a leading Brazilian news magazine.

  • New monetary policy aims inflation control

    Bangladesh Bank today announced its new monetary policy with an aim at stabilising inflation at a moderate level keeping pace with the government's budgetary target of higher growth.

  • Barca announce record revenues

    Barcelona return record revenues of €679million during 2015-16, according to the club's financial results for the season.

  • Rajshahi, Rajshahi wildcat strike, Rajshahi bus strike, Natore, Bangladesh

    Indefinite bus strike isolates Rajshahi

    Hundreds of people are suffering immensely as road communication of Rajshahi with other parts of the country has been snapped following a wildcat indefinite strike enforced by local bus workers and owners.

  • Messi shows off new look at training

    La Pulga Atomica of Barcelona, Lionel Messi and his teammates are put through their paces at England's St George's Park training base on Monday for their pre-season friendly.

  • Anti-militancy drives on Jamuna chars

    Joint forces have been conducting anti-militancy drives in char areas of Jamuna river in Manikganj and Pabna districts.

  • ‘I can no longer stay silent’

    Basketball legend Michael Jordan speaks out on police violence and announces two $1 million grants, to civil rights group NAACP's Legal Defense Fund and to a group that works on improving police relations with communities.

  • anti militancy drive, government school, non-government school, Kalyanpur, Dhaka

    Dhaka raid: Schools shut on security reason at Kalyanpur

    The authorities declare shut at least eight government and non-government schools in Kalyanpur area of Dhaka where an anti militancy drive was going on, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo.

  • Swift action averted a catastrophe: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina praises Bangladesh’s intelligence agencies and law enforcers for swift actions on a terrorist den in Dhaka’s Kalyanpur which she says “saved the country from a major catastrophe.”

  • Dutch men confirmed as world's tallest

    When it comes to height, Dutch men and Latvian women tower over all other nationalities, a new study confirms.

  • Zika, Spain, microcephaly, Zika microcephaly birth, Europe

    Spain registers first Zika microcephaly birth in Europe

    A woman in Spain infected with the Zika virus gives birth to a baby with the brain disease microcephaly, thought to be the first such birth in Europe.

  • Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, party convention, president of the United States, US election

    Clinton must become president: Sanders

    Bernie Sanders urges Democrats to put Hillary Clinton in the White House, in a speech to the party convention.

  • Dhaka raid, SWAT, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sholakia attack, Gulshan cafe attack, Dhaka attack, JMB, Kalyanpur, Rapid Action Battalion

    9 Bangladesh militants killed in overnight Dhaka raid

    Joint forces of specialised SWAT, Rapid Action Battalion, detectives and police crack down in Kalyanpur area of Dhaka. Nine alleged militants are killed in the operation "Storm 26".

  • Japan knife attack leaves 19 dead

    At least 19 people are feared dead after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in Japan.

  • Police raid suspected militant den at Kallyanpur

    Law enforcers conduct an operation in a suspected den in Kalyanpur’s road no 5 and adjacent areas, police say.