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  • Dowry case filed against cricketer Sunny

    A day into his arrest in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology Act (ICT), cricketer Arafat Sunny is sued by one Nasrin Sultana, who claimed to be his wife, today for demanding TK 20 lakh as dowry from her.

  • Gaibandha Awami League lawmaker Manzurul Islam Liton

    MP Liton murder: 2 suspects remanded

    A court in Gaibandha places two suspects on a three-day remand each in a case filed over the killing of Gaibandha-1 MP Manzurul Islam Liton.

  • Myanmar asks for 'time and space' to solve Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar's deputy defence chief urges world to give his government "time and space" to solve a crisis involving the Rohingya Muslim minority amid concerns jihadists could exploit the situation. At least 66,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, alleging rape, murder and torture at the hands of security forces.

  • Tamim takes blame for 'rubbish' Bangladesh

    Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal branded his side "lazy" after a batting implosion saw New Zealand cruise to a nine-wicket win in the second Test at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Monday.

  • No fees on foreign workers' remittances: Saudi foreign ministry

    The Saudi finance ministry says there will be no fees applied on remittances out of the country.

  • Injured Bangladeshi worker unable to recover $9k from Singapore boss

    Bangladeshi construction worker Sujan Ahmed’s victory over his Singapore boss goes in vain when the company refuses to make the compensation $9,145 for his injuries.

  • Bangladesh sweeps were not cakewalks

    New Zealand's nine-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the second Test at Hagley Oval on Monday appeared to be an easy victory on paper though captain Kane Williamson felt it was far from that.

  • HC moves for preserving war hero memorial

    The High Court asks the government to explain why it should not be directed to reform and to properly preserve the Birshrestha Hamidur Rahman memorial building in Jhenidah's Moheshpur upazila.

  • A day after Donald Trump's inauguration

    A day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, hundreds of thousands of Americans gathered at the Washington Women’s March, with 673 sister marches showing solidarity around the world. The Women’s March was created to protest several political and social issues that Trump’s presidency poses for millions of United States Citizens.

  • Cricket at the BKSP: Bangladesh’s cradle of sports

    Located 28 kilometres north-west of Dhaka, nestled in the green surrounds of Savar is the cradle of Bangladeshi sport. The Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishthan has under its wing 17 sports, of which cricket is just one, but few would argue that it is the most high-profile sport in the country, and so in the BKSP.

  • ‘Int’l consensus against Rampal, for Sundarbans’

    Eminent economist Professor Anu Muhammad urges the government to move away from their stance and give support to those protesting against Rampal Power plant project.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh,

    Vested quarters trying to foil Bangladesh's march forward: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says vested quarters -- both local and foreign ones -- are still engaged in conspiracies to foil Bangladesh's march forward.

  • NZ romp to a nine wicket win

    New Zealand batsmen made short work of the 109-run target in their second innings as they romped home in 18.4 overs against Bangladesh in the second Test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch today.

  • Ispahani chairman passes away

    Mirza Ali Behrouze Ispahani, chairman of MM Ispahani Limited, died of a heart attack at a hospital in Dhaka.

  • Dollar slips after Trump's protectionist address

    The dollar slipped broadly on Monday after US President Donald Trump struck a protectionist tone in his inauguration speech, offsetting optimism that he will follow through on promises of tax cuts and other stimulus.

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 goes on sale in India today

    Chinese handset-maker Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 smartphone will go on sale in India from today at webstores like and

  • Landslide in Sylhet kills 2

    Two workers are killed and several others are injured after a landslide occurred in Sylhet’s Companiganj during hill cutting.

  • High Court

    State telco asked to compensate Turkish firm $10,000

    Supreme Court directs Telephone Shilpa Sangstha Ltd to give US$ 10,000 in compensation to Turkish firm Netas Telekomunikasyon.

  • Mourinho understands lures of China

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he would have no problem seeing Wayne Rooney opt for a lucrative move to China in the final years of his career but thinks the club's all-time leading scorer still has much to offer in the Premier League.

  • Toure criticises referee after Man City denied penalty

    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has risked angering the English Football Association by criticising referee Andre Marriner's refusal to award his team a penalty in their 2-2 Premier League draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

  • Erroneous visa finally fixed

    Baharul Akram Laskar, Indian national from Hailakandi district in Assam, got a separate visa on Saturday a week after he failed to travel to Dhaka due to an unexpected error in the Bangladeshi visa issued earlier.

  • Barca put 4 past Eibar

    Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were all on target as Barcelona shrugged off the loss of the injured Sergio Busquets to remain just two points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 4-0 win at Eibar on Sunday.

  • Abused there, beggars here

    Every day, streams of Rohingya people, mostly women and young children, dot a 15km stretch of the road from Ukhia to Teknaf in Cox's Bazar.

  • ‘BD Test will be conducted smoothly’

    How smoothly will be the one-off Test match between Bangladesh and India scheduled to start on 9 February at the Rajiv Gandhi stadium in southern Indian city of Hyderabad conducted?

  • Trump invites Israel's Netanyahu to February talks

    US President Donald Trump discussed Iran with Benjamin Netanyahu and invited the Israeli prime minister to visit the White House early next month.

  • Powerful storms kill 16 in southeast US

    Powerful weekend storms roared through the southeastern United States, killing 16 people as violent weather left behind a trail of destruction, authorities said.

  • Birthday wishes for the living legend Nayak Raj Razzak turns 76

    Abdur Razzak, whose performances of high repute has earned him the honoured title Nayak Raj Razzak has a career legacy very few have been able to match. The actor is also a renowned director and producer, and his works have created a significant mark on Bangladeshi cinema.

  • Infinix Note 3

    Just like fried chicken outlets, almost every other week we have a new smartphone name popping up on in Bangladesh. Do all fried chicken taste like chicken? Do all smartphones come up to be smart? We’ll try to answer at least one of those questions fully.

  • Banking Sector - Time for a massive clean up

    The banking sector in Bangladesh has been plagued with a number of disappointing trends for some time.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, zero tolerance, no impunity, terrorists, militants, PM

    Shooting of A Boy in Gaibandha: PM blasts media for reports on MP Liton

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday slated the media for not telling the truth about last year's shooting of a minor boy allegedly by Awami League lawmaker Manzurul Islam Liton.