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4 Huji men held with huge explosives

4 Huji men held with huge explosives

Detectives busted two explosives research laboratories of banned outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji) early today and arrested its four leaders and activists with huge amount of explosives, detonators and bomb-making materials. Later, a Dhaka court placed them on remand for six days each in two cases filed under Anti-Terrorism Act and Explosives and Substances Act. They were...

BAN-ZIM 1ST TEST

Shakib destroys Zimbabwe on comeback

Shakib destroys Zimbabwe on comeback

Bangladesh play against Zimbabwe at Sher-e Bangla National Stadium at Mirpur, Dhaka. Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor wins the toss and elected to bat first.

PM off to UAE on 3-day trip to boost bilateral ties

PM off to UAE on 3-day trip to boost bilateral ties

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this morning on a three-day official visit, aiming to further strengthen Bangladesh’s bilateral relations with the oil-rich Gulf nation and increase manpower export. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 8:30am and is expected to reach Abu Dhabi International Airport at about 11:30am (UAE time). The ministers, high civil and military officials saw the premier off at the airport. During the three-day bilateral UAE tour, the prime minister will have meetings with UAE Mother of the Nation Sheikh Fatima, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and...

'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl

'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl

The authorities in Mali have confirmed the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl. The World Health Organisation said the toddler had travelled hundreds of kilometres by bus from Guinea through Mali showing symptoms of the disease. More than 40 people known to have come into contact with her have been quarantined. The...

Egypt imposes state of emergency in Sinai after attacks

Egypt imposes state of emergency in Sinai after attacks

Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after at least 31 soldiers were killed in two attacks there. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has declared three days of mourning in the wake of the suspected jihadist attacks. Egypt's Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip was also closed, state TV...

Sartre: More relevant now than ever

Sartre: More relevant now than ever

In this age in which all shall have prizes, in which every winning author knows what’s necessary in the post-award trial-by-photoshoot (Book jacket pressed to chest? Check. Wall-to-wall media? Check. Backdrop of sponsor’s logo? Check) and in which scarcely anyone has the couilles, as they say in France, to politely tell judges where...

Russell Brand may give up acting to focus on revolution

Russell Brand may give up acting to focus on revolution

Multimillionaire British comedian and political commentator Russell Brand has revealed that he is “not interested in making money anymore” and may well give up acting to focus on his revolution, British newspaper The Independent reports. The comedian turned political activist said money makes him “feel guilty” and that the trappings of fame and fortune...

Alal among 64 BNP men held in Lalmatia

Alal among 64 BNP men held in Lalmatia

Police detained 64 leaders and activists of BNP and its associate organisations raiding Jubo Dal president Moazzem Hossain Alal’s house at Lalmatia in Dhaka this morning. The BNP men were planning to carry out sabotage during tomorrow’s hartal (shutdown), Bulbul, a sub-inspector of Mohammadpur Police Station, told The Daily Star Online when asked about...

GHULAM AZAM'S NAMAZ-E-JANAZA

Cocktails explode amid protest against janaza at Baitul Mokarram

Cocktails explode amid protest against janaza at Baitul Mokarram

Two crude bombs were exploded in front of Baitul Mokarram National Mosque in Dhaka where the body of war criminal and former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Ghulam Azam has been brought for namaz-e-Janaza. No-one was hurt in the explosions that took place within a span of 15 seconds around 11:30pm, our correspondents reported from the spot. Two...

Ghulam Azam burried

Ghulam Azam burried

Jamaat-e-Islami guru Ghulam Azam was burried at their family graveyard at Moghbazar this afternoon. Earlier in the afternoon, his namaz-e-janaza was held at the Baitul Mokarram mosque amid protests from different quarters over taking the body of the high profile war criminal to the national mosque. Hundreds of leaders and activists of Jamaat and its...

Adilur gets IBA int’l human rights award

Adilur gets IBA int’l human rights award

Adilur Rahman Khan, secretary to rights organisation Odhikar, has won 2014 International Bar Association (IBA) Human Rights Award for his contribution in protecting human rights in Bangladesh. A Supreme Court lawyer, Adilur, received the award from IBA President Michael Reynolds at the Rule of Law Symposium held at the conclusion of the week-long IBA...

Google executive breaks space jump world record

Google executive breaks space jump world record

One of Google’s most senior executives has broken Felix Baumgartner's record for the highest parachute jump in history - making him the second person to break the sound barrier. Alan Eustace, whose title at the company is senior vice president of knowledge, successfully jumped from the edge of space at 135,908 feet on Friday...

Hawking takes it to Facebook

Hawking takes it to Facebook

Today is a big day for social media. First, Queen Elizabeth II sent her first tweet, and now Stephen Hawking has posted his first Facebook message. Though the world-renowned theoretical physicist officially joined the site on Oct. 7, he didn’t share anything until today, reports Time. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs =...

Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000: WHO

Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000: WHO

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report. Only 27 of the cases have occurred outside the three worst-hit countries, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Those three countries account for all but 10 of the fatalities. Mali became the latest nation...

Rangpur medical interns, staff confine 3 TV journos

Rangpur medical interns, staff confine 3 TV journos

A group of intern doctors and employees of Rangpur Medical College and Hospital confined three private television journalists for half an hour while taking footage for a special story on the services of the RMCH. The journalists are: Shah Bayejid Ahmed, Rangpur district correspondent and videographer Shaheen Alam of Ekattor television; and videographer Dalim...

Tea or coffee?

Tea or coffee?

​Those of us who had Economics in high school are very familiar with the concept of ‘substitutes’. That is, if I cannot get A then I am happy to stick to B. The most widely used example when we explained ‘substitutes’ in our exam papers was the so-called alternative between tea and coffee....