• Turkey seeks arrest of Hakan Sukur in coup probe

    Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for its former international football star striker Hakan Sukur as it probes last month's failed coup aimed at unseating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  • Jeers for Brazil president dampen Olympic joy

    The Maracana stadium erupts in jeers as Brazil's unpopular interim president Michel Temer opens the Rio Olympics and the hostility spreads far beyond the sports venue.

  • ‘Messi not as good as Maradona or Di Stefano’

    Retired Italian football coach Arrigo Sacchi claims Lionel Messi, while “the best player in the world today”, is not the greatest Argentine to ever play the game.

  • 3 candidates to succeed Platini

    Three candidates to succeed the disgraced Michel Platini as president of UEFA make the shortlist on Friday for the vote to take place in Athens.

  • Blatter has surgery for skin cancer

    Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter underwent successful surgery after being diagnosed with skin cancer and has been released from hospital, his spokesman and a report said Sunday.

  • Salahuddin in charge of dist football

    The BFF boss had recently told The Daily Star that he has a big plan about district football and wants to provide at least Tk 5 lakh yearly to each district in this regard.

  • Infantino slams 'enemies' painting him as 'greedy'

    FIFA's new chief Gianni Infantino accuses "enemies" of trying to paint him as greedy, and voices surprise at revelations that his disgraced predecessor and his deputies awarded themselves millions in dubious bonuses.

  • FIFA HQ raided

    Swiss investigators search the FIFA headquarters as the world football governing body reveals that former president Sepp Blatter and two of his deputies awarded themselves more than $80 million in often suspicious payments.

  • Conscience made me quit: Manohar

    Shashank Manohar says his conscience forced him to resign as India's cricket board chief after he walked away from the embattled organisation in a dispute over introducing wide-ranging reforms.

  • BB heist: RCBC president resigns

    The Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) accepts the resignation of Lorenzo Tan as president and CEO of the Yuchengco-controlled financial institution effective immediately, the bank says in a statement.

  • AL Dhaka city units get new leadership

    Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday finally approved committees for Dhaka city north and south AL units.

  • Myanmar swears in first elected civilian president

    Myanmar's new president has been sworn in, the first elected civilian leader in more than 50 years.

  • 'I will not run for president' says Michelle Obama

    Michelle Obama, the First lady is due to leave the White House in January 2017 as her husband’s presidential term ends and she said she has no intentions of going back.

  • 'Two accused' in top two posts

    Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the BNP elected "two accused" in its highest posts and termed the re-election of Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman as the party's chairperson and senior vice-chairman “a drama”.

  • Myanmar brings forward presidential vote

    The vote to appoint a new president in Myanmar has been brought forward by a week, to 10 March.

  • Zimbabwe leader's Mugabe birthday party criticised

    Zimbabwe's ruling party has been criticised for hosting lavish 92nd birthday celebrations for President Robert Mugabe while swathes of the population face food shortages.

  • Mahmoud Abbas due tomorrow

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will make his first stopover in Dhaka early tomorrow on his way to three Asian countries.

  • A Journey With Pride

    The Daily Star yesterday awarded 24 prominent individuals and an institution for their lifetime contribution to nation-building at its 25th anniversary programme.

  • Attack on the press a threat to democracy

    President Abdul Hamid yesterday said any attack on the press is a threat to democracy and that journalists must unite to fight the evil forces.

  • Pay scale: President for addressing journos’ salary disparity

    President Abdul Hamid expresses his hope that the government will give due attention to salary disparities of journalists following the announcement of new national pay scale.

  • Don't harass people

    President Abdul Hamid yesterday asked policemen to give special attention so that nobody is harassed by them while they carry out their duties.

  • JS body returns bill, seeks further pay rise of MPs

    A parliamentary body sends back a bill to the Cabinet Division, seeking an increase in remuneration and allowances of lawmakers comparing to bureaucrats.

  • Govt striving to build a developed nation: Hamid

    The government has been striving to build a developed and enlightened nation within the structure of democracy, eradicating vengeance, bloodshed and political confrontation, President Abdul Hamid yesterday said.

  • President believes govt to maintain peace overcoming challenges

    President Abdul Hamid says he firmly believes that the government will maintain peace, discipline and stability in the state and society overcoming all challenges.

  • President turns nostalgic, seeks solitary environment

    Feeling ‘confined’ in tight security, President Abdul Hamid today has turned a bit nostalgic at his Kamalpur village home in Kishoreganj saying he wants to pass a few days there in a solitary environment.

  • There might be int'l incitement

    There might be “international instigation” behind the recent rise in militant activities in Bangladesh, President Abdul Hamid told BBC Bangla yesterday.

  • ‘Maradona recovering well after gastric bypass’

    Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona underwent a gastric bypass in the western Venezuelan city of Maracaibo over the weekend and is recovering well, doctors said on Sunday.

  • 'Messi on course for Clasico return'

    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says star forward Lionel Messi is on course to be fit to face Real Madrid on November 21.

  • Russian airliner 'broke up in mid-air'

    A Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, killing all 224 people on board, broke up in mid-air, a Russian official says.

  • Barca blast Messi exit reports

    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has responded angrily to reports suggesting Lionel Messi will leave the club, insisting that the reports are "embarrassing".

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