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  • Bon voyage!

    Ratna Khatun reached Kamalapur Railway Station at 8:00am from Savar along with her son, daughter and a granddaughter and immediately bought standing tickets of a Chapainawabganj-bound local train.

  • Healthcare in City: Like in past, picture grim in vacation

    Like in previous years, healthcare at well-known city hospitals during Eid vacation would depend mostly on a handful of doctors and nurses.

  • Sylhet Region Flood: Swelling rivers swamp villages

    A large part of Sylhet region has been flooded as rivers have swollen over the safe level.

  • Extortionists prey on helpless vendors

    Street vendors in the capital have to pay much more as extortion ahead of Eid-ul Fitr, further impacting their day-to-day income.

  • Akram Killing: Teknaf, Ukhia AL leaders to meet Hasina after Eid

    Awami League leaders of Teknaf and Ukhia are likely to meet party president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after Eid-ul-Fitr to share their concern over the killing of Teknaf municipality councillor Akramul Haque on May 27.

  • 'iPal' robot for lonely children

    It speaks two languages, gives math lessons, tells jokes and interacts with children through the tablet screen in its chest -- China's latest robot is the babysitter every parent needs.

  • African nations follow in footsteps of Bangladesh

    Raphael Nkhoma is a farmer in Malawai, an African country that depends heavily on agriculture.

  • Bad weather forces migrant ship's detour

    Huge waves and strong winds forced a migrant ship caught in a major diplomatic row to take a detour yesterday on its way to Spain, with many aboard suffering seasickness and shock, a French charity said.

  • Japan working to arrange Abe-Kim talks: reports

    Japan is working to arrange a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Kim Jong Un after the North Korean leader said he was open to talks, local media reported yesterday.

  • Thousands marooned

    Thousands of people have been marooned as incessant rainfall for last few days coupled with onrush of hilly water triggered flooding in three districts of Sylhet division and some upazilas of Rangamati, Khagrachhari, Feni, Chittagong and Cox's Bazar.

  • Living in fear of landslide

    Rangamati residents have been overcome with anxiety as they anticipate another heavy shower bringing more tragedies.

  • Sugar as salary!

    Failing to pay employees' salaries and wages because of cash crunch, the authorities of Pabna Sugar Mills gave them sugar against their last three-month dues.

  • Anti-Drug War

    War on Drugs: Cops asked to be more cautious

    Despite receiving flak for over 100 alleged drug dealers killed during the war on drugs of police, the law enforcers say the drive they started on May 18 would continue past Eid, but they would tread carefully.

  • No bar for AT&T to buy Time Warner

    AT&T Inc won court approval on Tuesday to buy Time Warner Inc for $85 billion, rebuffing an attempt by US President Donald Trump's administration to block the deal and likely setting off a wave of corporate mergers.

  • Sylhet, Barisal Rajshahi go to polls July 30

    The polls for Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal city corporations will be held on July 30, according to schedules announced by the Election Commission yesterday.

  • 1792 Washington coin up for sale

    A one of a kind 18th century gold coin bearing the likeness of the first US President, George Washington, is expected to fetch more than $1 million when it goes up for auction in August, auctioneers said on Wednesday.

  • Summit ended N Korea nuke threat

    US President Donald Trump arrived home yesterday, insisting his historic summit with Kim Jong Un had ended North Korea's nuclear threat and the world could sleep safer.

  • City malls abuzz with last-minute shoppers

    As the month of Ramadan comes to a close and the blessed Eid-ul-Fitr knocks fervently on our doors, shoppers are moving from store to store looking for the final items on their shopping lists.

  • Fake Attack Plot: Germany jails Syrian refugee

    A German court yesterday sentenced a Syrian refugee to seven years in jail for fighting with the Islamic State group, but found that he had lied about being part of a terror cell planning an attack in Duesseldorf.

  • Over 100 Rohingyas, Bangladeshis end up in Rakhine

    Over a hundred Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis leaving Cox's Bazar by a boat accidentally returned to the crisis-hit area of Myanmar after their vessel broke up on the sea, Myanmar officials have claimed.

  • Republican Trump critic ousted in primary

    A US Republican congressman and Donald Trump critic who survived a sex scandal lost his re-election bid Tuesday hours after the president launched a scorching personal attack against the lawmaker from his own party.

  • Investigators perplexed

    Militants killed free-thinking writer-publisher Shahjahan Bachchu on Monday, believe counterterrorism officials after preliminary investigation.

  • Change of tone in treasury bench

    Awami League lawmakers yesterday lauded the finance minister's role in the development of the banking and other sectors barely a day after they criticised him over scams and irregularities in the banking sector.

  • Tortured Abroad: Minister plays down agonies of workers

    Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam yesterday said the number of women workers, who have recently returned after facing oppression in Middle Eastern countries, is insignificant compared to the overall number of expatriate workers there.

  • Anti-Drug War

    2 more 'drug dealers' killed in 'gunfights'

    Two alleged drug traders were killed in what police claimed was a gunfight in Kalibari area in the town early yesterday amid the countrywide ongoing anti-narcotics drive.

  • Gas burner

    It's irrational

    Eminent energy experts at a public hearing yesterday said Titas Gas' proposal to increase natural gas price was irrational as the company was plagued by corruption, inefficiency and pilferage.

  • Chinese vase found in attic sells for $19m

    An 18th-century Chinese vase forgotten for decades in a shoe box in a French attic sold for 16.2 million euros ($19 million) at Sotheby's in Paris yesterday-- more than 30 times the estimate.

  • Govt purchasing more tools for surveillance

    The government will purchase modern equipment for the National Telecommunication Monitoring Centre (NTMC) to step up mobile phone, email and social network surveillance.

  • Three killed as lightning strikes boat

    A lightning strike killed three people and critically injured seven others on a boat in the Meghna river near Nolbata area of Narsingdi Sadar upazila yesterday evening.

  • Warning falling on deaf ears

    A signboard on a corner of Simultoli ominously declares: “Identified as a landslide-prone area. Settlement prohibited.” A sudden clap of thunder increases the sense of foreboding.