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  • Huge blast kills 16 in Kandahar

    At least 16 people were killed and 38 wounded yesterday when a minivan packed with explosives exploded as members of the security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, officials said.

  • Gas Crisis in Dhaka: No respite till LNG supply starts in June

    Julekha Begum, a resident of Gendaria DIT plot, could not make iftar on the first day of Ramadan as the gas supply went out at 9:00am and did not resume before iftar.

  • 8 Days Before, After Eid: CNG stations to remain open 24 hrs

    CNG filling stations across the country will remain open round-the-clock for four days each before and after the Eid-ul-Fitr, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said yesterday.¬

  • Bangabandhu-1 reaches its slot in space

    Bangabandhu-1, the first commercial satellite of the country, reached its orbital slot on 119.1 degrees east yesterday.

  • Former NSU VC Hafiz Siddiqi no more

    Prof Hafiz GA Siddiqi, former vice-chancellor of North South University, passed away yesterday. He was 87.

  • ACC quizzes AK Azad over 'illegal wealth'

    The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday interrogated Ha-Meem Group owner AK Azad, also an ex-president of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, over allegation of amassing wealth illegally.

  • Padma Bridge

    Padma Bridge Rail Link: Soaring land prices jacking up cost

    The cost of the Padma Bridge rail link, the construction of which is yet to start in full swing, has gone up by Tk 4,269 crore due to escalating land acquisition expenditure and delay in project implementation.

  • Cops open fire, kill 12 in India; many injured

    Indian police yesterday killed 12 demonstrators after opening fire on thousands of people demanding the closure of a copper factory due to pollution concerns, a police officer said.

  • Rohingya militants massacred Hindus

    Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers during last year's uprising in Myanmar's Rakhine, Amnesty International said yesterday in a report that sheds fresh light on the complex ethnic rivalries in the state.

  • 'This ordeal will leave them scarred'

    Her journey and experience thus far have already reminded everyone of the horrors of the Rohingya crisis that began late last year, as she visited the bordering region of Teknaf in Cox's Bazar where hundreds and thousands of refugees are now stationed.

  • Robots fight weeds in Switzerland

    In a field of sugar beet in Switzerland, a solar-powered robot that looks like a table on wheels scans the rows of crops with its camera, identifies weeds and zaps them with jets of blue liquid from its mechanical tentacles.

  • Rohingya refugee sent to PNG by Australia dies

    A Rohingya refugee from Myanmar died yesterday after jumping from a bus on a remote Papua New Guinea island, almost five years after he was sent there by Australia, officials said.

  • German court again refuses to jail Puigdemont

    A German court yesterday rejected a second request from prosecutors to put deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont behind bars pending a decision on his extradition to Spain.

  • Arrests as protest greets fourth year of Thai junta rule

    Thai police yesterday detained leaders of an anti-junta protest who had tried to mark the fourth anniversary of a coup by marching to Government House, one of the largest acts of dissent since the army grabbed power.

  • IS attack in Syria desert kills 26 pro-regime forces

    More than two dozen pro-government forces based in Syria's desert died in a surprise Islamic State group attack yesterday, a day after the jihadists' ouster from the outskirts of Damascus, a monitor said.

  • UN curtailing Taiwan's media freedom: Taipei

    The UN is violating press freedom by blocking access to Taiwanese journalists trying to cover the world body's major health meeting, Taipei's health minister said yesterday.

  • Helping S Sudan move forward

    Seven years into its independence, the youngest country in the world still remains one of the most violent.

  • Eid advance train ticket

    Eid train ticket sale starts June 2

    The Bangladesh Railway would begin advance tickets sale from June 2 to ensure hassle-free journey for the Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers.

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    3 KCC Voting Centres: EC starts probing irregularities

    The three-member committee formed by the Election Commission begins its investigation today to identify offenders and officials responsible for voting irregularities that led to suspension of voting at three polling stations in Khulna City Corporation (KCC) polls.

  • Bollywood Actress Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka visits Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar

    Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, upon her visit to the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, said that through the smiles of the Rohingya children, she has seen vacancy in the eyes. The children, she said, are at the forefront of this humanitarian crisis.

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    Hill Cutting in Bandarban: 3 labourers killed in landslide

    Three labourers, including a woman, were killed in a landslide while cutting a hill to dig a drain in Ghumdhum area of Naikhongchhari upazila yesterday.

  • Ministers, Secys: Mobile phone allowance for them raised five times

    The cabinet yesterday approved a draft of the Government Telephone, Cellular and Internet Policy-2018 raising the mobile phone allowance for ministers and secretaries to Tk 75,000 from Tk 15,000.

  • DMP draws up list of 100 top narcotics dealers in city

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has prepared a list of around 100 top drug dealers of the city to bring them to book as part of the on-going special anti-narcotics drive.

  • Take steps to check meth trade

    “Golden Triangle" countries must address corruption and collaborate more closely to tackle record meth production and the gangs who traffic the drug across Southeast Asia and beyond, the UN said yesterday.

  • USAID Administrator Mark Green

    Take concrete steps to ensure Rohingya rights

    The US government's aid chief urged Myanmar on Sunday to take "concrete steps" to guarantee the rights of Rohingya Muslims and to show sincerity in that endeavour in order to encourage hundreds of thousands who have fled the country to return.

  • Malaysia burdened with $251b debt

    Malaysia is saddled with over 1 trillion ringgit ($251.70 billion) in debt, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday, blaming the previous government led by former protege Najib Razak who now faces domestic graft investigations.

  • Italian artist sculpts Fiat out of marble

    A young Turin-based artist has spent months sculpting a life-size Fiat 500 car out of a 15-tonne block of white Carrara marble in a work he sees as a critique of today's consumerist, throw-away society.

  • Britain to intensify defence against space 'threats'

    Britain will boost the number of defence personnel working in the space sector by a fifth over five years to counter "intensifying threats", Defence Minister Gavin Williamson said yesterday.

  • Zimbabwe parliament summons Mugabe to May 23 hearing

    A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence tomorrow about diamond corruption alleged to have cost billions of dollars during his rule.

  • Thai politicians charged as dissent grows before coup anniversary

    Three politicians from the party ousted by Thailand's generals were charged yesterday with sedition for holding a press conference, as dissent grows before the fourth anniversary of the junta's 2014 coup.