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  • Man sent to jail over rape

    A Netrokona court yesterday sent a man to jail on charge of raping a four-year-old girl in the district’s Atpara upazila on Monday. Mohammad Ali Hossain, officer-in-charge of Atpara Police Station, said the victim’s father filed a case against the accused -- Miz

  • As protests ebb and flow, Hong Kong activists bank on creativity

    Notifications for the “War Room” WhatsApp group ping relentlessly as an organiser of Hong Kong’s biggest political rallies in decades explains the challenge of keeping an exhausted, battle-weary protest movement on the streets.

  • Texas death row inmate executed

    A Texas man convicted of raping and strangling a 19-year-old college student was executed by lethal injection Wednesday, the fourth in the state so far this year.

  • Biman dreams big with third Dreamliner

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the induction of the third Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner into the Biman fleet would enhance its capacity to operate flights to new destinations.

  • Janmashtami today

    Janmashtami, also known simply as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, the annual festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across the country today.

  • Russia sends humanoid robot to ISS

    Russia yesterday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station.

  • Make time-bound action plan

    The Human Rights Forum Bangladesh yesterday called upon the government to make a time-bound action plan for implementing the recent recommendations of the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) for Bangladesh.

  • Tiger poaching on rise

    More than three tigers were poached in Bangladesh every year over the last four years, according to a report published by TRAFFIC, a UK-based international non-profit working on trade in wildlife and plants.

  • supreme court

    Study finds reasons for case backlog

    Poor investigation by police, too many adjournments at courts, witness no show, poor performance by prosecutors are among leading causes for case backlogs, a study has found.

  • Bangladesh Gunfights

    3 killed in ‘gunfights’

    Two alleged Rohingya drug peddlers and a murder suspect were killed in two separate gunfights with members of Border Guard Bangladesh and police in Cox’s Bazar and Mymensingh early yesterday.

  • Trump under fire from American Jews over ‘disloyalty’ remark

    US President Donald Trump has been hit by a wave of criticism for accusing Jewish Democratic voters of “disloyalty,” but his comment also highlighted the unease of some in the community with its traditional party of choice.

  • What Facebook’s plan to hire journalists means

    Facebook’s plan to hire professional journalists instead of relying solely on algorithms to deliver news is a positive step but is unlikely to shake up an embattled media industry, analysts say.

  • MIT professor quits in protest over lab links to Epstein

    The head of a research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has said he will quit in protest after the revelation of financial ties between the institution and disgraced hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein.

  • J&K tensions spike

    A suspected militant and a policeman were killed in the first gun battle since New Delhi stripped Indian Kashmir of its autonomy, police said yesterday after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate the “explosive” situation.

  • J&K tensions spike

    A suspected militant and a policeman were killed in the first gun battle since New Delhi stripped Indian Kashmir of its autonomy, police said yesterday after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate the “explosive” situation.

  • Economic growth of some countries can be reduced by a third

    Heavily polluted water is reducing economic growth by up to a third in some countries, a World Bank report said, calling for action to address human and environmental harm.

  • Italy’s kingmaker Mattarella holds talks after PM Conte resigns

    Italian President Sergio Mattarella has begun talks with key players in a bid to end Italy’s political limbo the day after Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned.

  • Dr S Jaishankar

    J&K, Article 370: It’s an internal matter of India

    Bangladesh yesterday termed the Indian government’s revoking of article 370 “an internal issue of India”. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said this in a press release published on its official website 15 days into the scrapping of the article that

  • Johnson, Merkel to face off in first Brexit talks

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was scheduled visits Berlin yesterday to kick off a marathon of tense talks with key European and international leaders as the threat of a chaotic no-deal Brexit looms.

  • Indo-Bangla relations on positive trajectory

    Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar yesterday said Bangladesh-India relationship was on a “positive trajectory”.

  • Yaba Pills

    Indian gangs smuggling yaba into Bangladesh

    Several Indian syndicates are smuggling yaba pills from Myanmar and then sending them into Bangladesh through their carriers. The Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) revealed this following the first ever arrest of an Indian national for yaba possession in Bangladesh.

  • Star reporter sued for using the word indigenous

    A ward councillor in Khagrachhari filed a case against a reporter of The Daily Star on Tuesday for using the word indigenous in a report.

  • One held for raping fifth grader

    Police yesterday arrested a man for allegedly raping a fifth grader in Mymensingh, while another was sued for attempted rape in Jashore. The arrestee is Zilhaj Mia alias Dilu, 30, of Gafargaon upazila in Mymensingh.

  • NGOs may have set Amazon forest on fire

    Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of setting wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to damage his government’s image after he cut their funding.

  • Migrant Tragedy: Over 100 feared dead off Libya

    More than 100 people are feared dead after a boat carrying them in the Mediterranean Sea sunk off the coast of Libya, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Tuesday.

  • INX Media Scam Case: Chidambaram arrested in New Delhi

    Palaniappan Chidambaram, a former finance minister of India and also a senior Congress leader, was arrested last night in New Delhi by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with INX media case of alleged money laundering, officials said.

  • Remove the ambiguities in children act

    The High Court yesterday asked the government to take necessary steps for immediate removal of existing ambiguity, contradiction and inconsistency in the Children Act 2013.

  • Ex-Goalanda OC sentenced to 14 years

    A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced Saiful Islam, former officer-in-charge of Goalanda Police Station, to fourteen years’ rigorous imprisonment in two graft cases.

  • One held for raping fifth grader

    Police yesterday arrested a man for allegedly raping a fifth grader in Mymensingh, while another was sued for attempted rape in Jashore.

  • Beijing says holding UK’s Hong Kong consulate employee

    An employee of Britain’s consulate in Hong Kong who went missing earlier this month is being held in China, Beijing confirmed yesterday.

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