• US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Ambassador Tom Shannon proud of US partnership with Bangladesh

    US proud of partnership with Bangladesh

    US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Ambassador Tom Shannon says his country is proud of its relationship with Bangladesh following remarkable achievements in socio-economic front.

  • 'Would love to spend more time with my family'

    Approaching completion of his 10th year in international cricket, star Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan sat down with The Daily Star to take a look back on his career so far.

  • AIIB okays $165m loan for power in Bangladesh

    The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank approves a loan of $165 million for a power distribution system upgrade and expansion in Bangladesh.

  • Is Fizz finally heading to Sussex?

    Sussex County Cricket Club’s summer-long dream of getting Mustafizur Rahman, one of the best young bowlers in world cricket into their one-day team finally looks like happening.

  • Mymensingh road crash, Bangladesh

    2 teachers among 3 dead in Mymensingh road crash

    Three people including a teacher couple are killed and three others injured as a truck hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Muktagachha upazila of Mymensingh.

  • US, Bangladesh agree to work for counter terrorism

    The United States and Bangladesh have agreed to enhance cooperation in the areas of counter terrorism and countering violent extremism through capacity enhancement.

  • Ranjit Biswas passes away

    Ranjit Kumar Bishwas, the former senior secretary for Cultural Affairs and a prominent sports writer, passed away in Chittagong yesterday. He was 60.

  • Shamoli gets wildcard entry

    Archer Shamoli Roy has been awarded a wildcard entry in the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August, an official confirmed yesterday.

  • The rate at which my career has grown is unbelievable

    From his thunderous 92 against Sri Lanka in 2009 that brought Tigers back from the dead to his indomitable spirit against New Zealand a year later that led to the first ever 'Banglawash';

  • Jatiya Party's former Secretary General Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu want finance minister to resign

    JP lawmaker calls for Muhith's resignation

    A Jatiya Party lawmaker calls for Finance Minister AMA Muhith’s resignation at parliament alleging that he failed to maintain discipline in the financial sector.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to inaugurate  Dhaka-Chittagong, Joydebpur-Mymensingh highways

    PM to inaugurate 2 four-lane highways July 2

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate Dhaka-Chittagong and Joydebpur-Mymensingh four-lane highways on July 2, the road transport and bridges minister says.

  • Train rams car in Jessore, 3 killed

    A train has rammed a private car on a level crossing in Jessore Sadar upazila leaving three people dead and one other injured.

  • Clash of the dark horses

    A revamped Arambagh Krira Sangha will be looking forward to making it to the Federation Cup final after 15 years when they take on Team BJMC in the first semifinal at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

  • FireEye, Bangladesh Bank, Bangladesh, Bangladesh heist probe, cyber heist, cyber crime, Phillipines, SWIFT, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sri Lanka

    BB unlikely to extend FireEye contract for heist probe

    Bangladesh's central bank is unlikely to extend the contract of US cyber security firm FireEye to investigate the electronic theft of $81 million of its money, sources at the bank say, citing high costs as one of the factors.

  • Begum Khaleda Zia, Bangladesh, Bangladesh police, Bangladesh government

    Country turned into ‘police state’: Khaleda

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia alleges that the country has been turned into a “police state”.

  • Tonu murder: CID quizzes 3 local artistes

    The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) quizzes three local artistes over the killing of Comilla Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu.

  • Journalist Shawkat Mahmud freed on bail

    Journalist Shawkat Mahmud is released on bail from Kashimpur Jail in Gazipur.

  • Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Bangladesh, savings certificate, Bangladesh politics, Bangladesh economy, 2016-17 fiscal budget

    Matia slams Muhith for proposed savings rate cut

    Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury sharply criticises Finance Minister AMA Muhith today in the parliament for his budget proposal to cut interest rate on savings certificates.

  • Eid-ul-Fitr, Bangladesh government

    Civil servants to get 9-day Eid holiday

    Good news for civil servants! The government declares a long nine-day holiday for Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest Muslim religious festival, starting from July 1.

  • ‘Bangladesh assured Muslim world of fighting terrorism’

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina tells the parliament that Bangladesh assured the Muslim world of doing everything necessary to fight militancy and terrorism. She says that the Saudi coalition formed recently is a chance for the Muslim Ummah to unite against terrorism in the name of Islam.

  • Title tussle set up for last day

    Will Abahani lift the Dhaka Premier League title for the 17th time? Or will the most competitive 50-over domestic competition of the country witness a new champion?

  • Medical admission tests on September: Minister

    Entry tests for admission in MBBS and BDS courses for 2016-17 academic sessions will be held in coming September, Health Minister Mohammad Nasim says.

  • ‘Encounters’ just to suppress opposition: BNP

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir denounces the government for the recent incidents like “encounters” and says those have been done only to conceal facts and to suppress the political oppositions.

  • Bangladeshi youth wins British Queen’s young Leaders Award

    Bangladeshi youth to receive Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2016 for his leading role in transforming the lives of others and making a lasting difference in his community.

  • Payra Seaport to be built on G-to-G basis

    Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan tells parliament that the Payra Seaport will be built on a government-to-government (G-to-G) and foreign direct investment (FDI) basis.

  • Govt to undertake project to intensify anti-militancy campaign

    The government will undertake a project to intensify anti-militancy campaign across the country, Religious Affairs Minister Motiur Rahman tells parliament.

  • Mysteries behind ‘Budget Shopping’ revealed!

    Eid is almost always synonymous to wearing new outfits, donning the latest jewelry, buying the trendiest shoes, bags and what not!

  • Dhaka mayors get minister status

    The two mayors of Dhaka city corporations are awarded the status of full minister, the mayor of Narayanganj City Corporation is given the status of deputy minister, according to a gazette notification.

  • Opinion: Secrets and Lies

    Sometimes shock treatment is the only answer to keep our memory alive. The picture of a smiling Tonu in an orange headscarf has become a familiar sight for us ordinary folks. It is a haunting reminder of how people with influence can hide the most blatant truth – that Tonu was raped and murdered before being dumped into the bushes. Now after more than three months her murder is shrouded in more mystery than ever and all we are left with is the heartrending testimony of Tonu’s mother Anwara Begum.

  • No primary terminal exams from this year: Minister

    There will be no primary terminal examination from now on, Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman says.

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