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  • Bulgaria to renovate bridges after Italy disaster

    Bulgaria has decided to renovate more than 200 bridges in the wake of the deadly collapse of a bridge in the Italian city of Genoa,

  • JMB raising funds thru' robbery

    Banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh, which remained below law enforcers' radar for many years, has lately been gathering strength through collecting funds mainly by robbery, counterterrorism officers said.

  • Name and shame loan defaulters

    The finance ministry has recommended that state-run banks publish the details of large loan defaulters on their websites at regular intervals in order to make the defaulters feel embarrassed.

  • 6th-grader gang raped in Patuakhali

    Rape-Murder of 6th-Grader: Mother still kept at police station

    Police have arrested the key suspect in the rape and murder of a sixth grader at Bablatala Bazar in Kolapara upazila of Patuakhali yesterday.

  • 'Queen of Soul' no more

    Aretha Franklin, the music icon, legendary singer and "Queen of Soul" loved by millions whose history-making career spanned six decades, died yesterday, her longtime publicist announced. She was 76.

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    Bernicat's Vehicle: Govt condemns Aug 4 attack, pledges action

    Twelve days into the attack on the vehicle of US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat, the government yesterday condemned the incident and promised to take appropriate actions on completion of investigation.

  • Rohingya ID Cards: Dhaka agrees to change words

    Dhaka has agreed to a request from Naypyidaw to replace the words “Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals” with “Displaced Persons From Rakhine State” on identity cards issued to Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar.

  • photographer Shahidul Alam

    Arrest of Shahidul: A severe blow to freedom of expression

    The detention of eminent photographer Shahidul Alam was a severe blow to freedom of expression and press freedom in Bangladesh, Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC) of Hong Kong said yesterday.

  • Prosecutors focus on Manafort 'lies' as trial draws to a close

    Closing arguments wrapped up in the trial of Paul Manafort on Wednesday with prosecutors accusing Donald Trump's former campaign chairman of weaving a web of lies to avoid paying taxes on tens of millions of dollars he earned advising Russian-backed politicians in Ukraine.

  • FT chief returns part of salary after staff anger

    The chief executive of the Financial Times, John Ridding, is to return some of his pay from last year following staff criticism, the business daily reported yesterday.

  • Violence kills 92 in Afghanistan

    A suicide blast tore through a school in Kabul yesterday killing at least 48 people, while a Taliban attack on a military outpost killed 44 more as a relentless wave of violence continued across Afghanistan.

  • photographer Shahidul Alam

    Protect right to peaceful protest

    Two British MPs -- Rushanara Ali and Rupa Huq -- have urged Bangladesh authorities to protect people's right to peaceful protest and free speech.

  • Students block Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka

    Road Safety Movement: Halt 'arbitrary arrests', try attackers

    Human Rights Watch yesterday urged the Bangladesh government to halt “arbitrary arrests, prosecute those involved in violent attacks, and immediately and unconditionally release people it has thrown in jail just for speaking out”.

  • Violence kills 92 in Afghanistan

    A suicide blast tore through a school in Kabul yesterday killing at least 48 people, while a Taliban attack on a military outpost killed 44 more as a relentless wave of violence continued across Afghanistan.

  • photographer Shahidul Alam

    Protect right to peaceful protest

    Two British MPs -- Rushanara Ali and Rupa Huq -- have urged Bangladesh authorities to protect people's right to peaceful protest and free speech.

  • Vajpayee on life support

    Former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was on life support as his condition worsened yesterday.

  • Students block Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka

    Road Safety Movement: Halt 'arbitrary arrests', try attackers

    Human Rights Watch yesterday urged the Bangladesh government to halt “arbitrary arrests, prosecute those involved in violent attacks, and immediately and unconditionally release people it has thrown in jail just for speaking out”.

  • Malaysia, overstay, immigrant, Bangladeshi

    Hiring of Bangladeshi Workers: KL may move to end monopoly

    Malaysia considers allowing all the licensed agents to help Bangladeshi workers get jobs in the Southeast Asian country.

  • Bangladesh Supreme Court Logo

    Sonargaon Farmland: SC rules against earth filling

    A full bench of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Sonargaon Economic Zone's Managing Director Md Noor Ali to refrain from sand and earth filling of farmlands and wetlands around Meghna river in six moujas in Narayanganj's Sonargaon.

  • The words that bother Myanmar

    Myanmar has requested Bangladesh not to use the words “Forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals” on the registration cards issued to Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar.

  • U-15 girls take on Bhutan in SAFF semi

    Reigning champions Bangladesh will take on hosts Bhutan in the semifinals of the SAFF U-15 Women's Championship at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu today.

  • Reckless driving, drivers' drowsiness main reasons

    Coaches travelling at night are often involved in road crashes in Gaibandha due to driver's drowsiness, reckless driving and the highway having many bends and curves, said police following a probe.

  • Pyongyang summit to be ‘bold step' towards ending war

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in yesterday said his visit to Pyongyang next month will be a "bold step" towards formally ending the decades-old war with the nuclear-armed North.

  • Pennsylvania report lists more than 300 ‘predator' priests

    More than 300 "predator" priests in Pennsylvania are accused of abusing over 1,000 children across seven decades, a grand jury said Tuesday in a devastating report that decried a systematic cover-up by the Catholic Church.

  • Greek fire death toll at 96: officials

    The death toll from Greece's deadliest fire disaster rose to 96 after one more victim died in hospital, the fire brigade said early yesterday.

  • Philippines' Duterte slams China over island-building

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has urged China to "temper" its behaviour in the South China Sea in a rare criticism of the Asian superpower over its programme of island-building in disputed waters.

  • quota reform issue in govt job

    Some quotas should stay

    Apparently not content with the suggestion of the government review committee of abolishing almost all quotas in civil service, quota reformists yesterday said a certain quota should be kept in place.

  • At 14, he runs for governor

    Most 14-year-old American schoolboys might be fixated on baseball, chasing girls and dodging their homework. Not Ethan Sonneborn. He's running for governor in Vermont.

  • Protest for safe roads in Bangladesh arrested

    3 univ students denied bail again

    Two Dhaka courts yesterday denied bail to three private university students accused of vandalism and attacking policemen during demonstrations for safe roads.

  • Social Media: ‘Govt to set up new unit to monitor contents’

    A new unit will be set up in the information ministry to analyse and inform about social media contents so that Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) can go for measures against offensive contents.

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