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  • UK to impose tougher rules on Google, Facebook

    Britain announced yesterday it will set up a watchdog to regulate tech giants such as Facebook and Google and improve their transparency on using people’s data and personalised advertising.

  • Covid-19

    Covid Infection: Average daily death 27 for last 15 days

    Twenty-seven people died of coronavirus each day on average in the last 15 days.

  • Bandarban

    Cancel lease of jhum land in Bandarban

    Several hundred students staged demonstrations in front of Bandarban Press Club yesterday demanding immediate cancelation of the lease of jhum land to an organisation for tourism purposes.

  • Unexpected idyll at JU

    Thanks to drastically reduced traffic and visitor movement due to Covid-19 restrictions, migratory birds which arrive to spend out the winter on the lakes of the Jahangirnagar University campus have seen a less disruptive, more idyllic environment this season.

  • Top Iranian nuke scientist assassinated

    Iran’s top nuclear scientist was killed yesterday in an alleged assassination that the country’s foreign minister linked to Israel.

  • All sculptures in country will be torn down

    Hefajat chief Junaid Babunagari yesterday threatened to pull down and destroy all the sculptures no matter which party puts those up.

  • Bogura

    2 ‘members’ of militant outfit Ansar-Al Islam held in Bogura

    Detectives held two suspected members of banned militant outfit Ansar-Al Islam from a mosque in Baghopara area of Bogura early yesterday.

  • KSA-led forces bomb Yemen rebel sites

    The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen bombed rebel camps including in the capital Sanaa yesterday, witnesses and AFP correspondents said, days after the Huthis attacked an oil facility in Saudi Arabia.

  • Trump inching towards exit

    US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, the closest he has come to conceding the November 3 election, even as he repeated unfounded claims of massive voter fraud.

  • Stronger co-op needed among S Asian countries

    Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has called for stronger collaboration between the South Asian countries for an effective implementation of adaptation activities.

  • HK prison wrong to cut ‘Long Hair’ locks: court

    Hong Kong prison staff were wrong to cut off the locks of veteran dissident “Long Hair”, the city’s top court said yesterday, in the second significant ruling against authorities this month.

  • India’s development linked with that of its neighbours

    India’s development and modernisation are incomplete and intrinsically and symbiotically linked to the development and modernisation of its neighbouring countries, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said as he wrapped up his two-day visit to Nepal yesterday.

  • WHO warns of ‘infodemic’

    As early as February, with the global pandemic spreading fast, the World Health Organization issued a warning about an “infodemic”, a wave of fake news and misinformation about the deadly new disease on social media.

  • Climate Change: Dhaka seeks partnership with the UK

    Dhaka seeks a strong partnership with the UK to address the fallout of climate change that poses a threat to lives and livelihoods of millions of people.

  • Swechhasebak League leader beaten to death

    A ward-level leader of Swechhasebak League was beaten and hacked to death in Barura upazila of Cumilla yesterday.

  • Cargil calls on Bangabandhu

    Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and World Bank Vice-president Peter Cargil have a 45-minute talk at the Gono Bhaban

  • Up a notch

    Dhaka University has ranked 134th, climbing one step from last year, in a list of Asia’s top 1,000 universities.

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    Laundering Tk 236 Crore: ACC sues 23

    The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday filed three cases against 23 people, including former AB Bank chairman M Wahidul Haque, for their alleged involvement in laundering about Tk 236 crore to the USA, the UAE and Singapore.

  • Job Security: Trump order can spark mass firings

    US government civil servants could face mass firings under an executive order before President Donald Trump leaves office, and Democratic lawmakers, watchdog groups and unions are scrambling to block it.

  • Interpol wants 6 Bangladeshi human traffickers

    Interpol put six human traffickers of Bangladesh in their “wanted-list”, on charges of deceiving jobseekers and “wrongfully confining and killing” people over ransom demands.

  • Copyright should go to first publisher

    As the first publisher of the books Bangabandhu Maney Swadhinota and 3053 Din, the Ministry of Liberation War and the prison directorate should have the copyright of the two books, recommends an enquiry committee.

  • Maradona to remain in hearts of football fans forever: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of football legend Diego Maradona.

  • Teenager dies in gun accident

    A teenager was killed as a bullet was fired mistakenly from a gun of some hunters in Lohagara upazila on Wednesday evening.

  • Covid-19

    39 more die, 2,156 infected in 24 hours

    The country saw a spike in daily Covid-19 deaths yesterday as the health authorities registered 39 deaths in 24 hours till 8:00am.

  • Meghan Markle reveals miscarriage in July

    Meghan Markle has revealed she suffered a miscarriage in July this year, writing in the New York Times yesterday of the deep grief and loss she endured with her husband Prince Harry.

  • Myanmar Elections: Reschedule cancelled polls

    Myanmar should immediately schedule by-elections in areas where the Union Election Commission (UEC) cancelled the November 8 polls, Fortify Rights said yesterday.

  • Huthis give UN green light for tanker repair mission

    Huthi rebels in Yemen have agreed to a United Nations mission to inspect and repair the abandoned fuel tanker Safer -- currently anchored off Hodeida and at risk of causing an oil spill -- the UN said Tuesday.

  • Domestic Violence: The scourge worsens amid pandemic

    The pandemic and the subsequent lockdown led to more cases of domestic violence, said speakers at a virtual discussion organised by Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) yesterday.

  • Mega-shark raised its young in nurseries

    The largest sharks ever to have roamed the oceans parked their young in shallow, warm-water nurseries where food was abundant and predators scarce until they could assume their title as kings and queens of the sea.

  • Bangabandhu asks Adamjee workers to increase production

    The governments of Bangladesh and India regretted Pakistan’s failure to comply with the joint Indo-Bangladesh proposal to repatriate all families of Bangladesh nationals in Pakistan purely on humanitarian grounds,