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  • Detained Canadians: China rebukes former envoys

    China yesterday lashed out at a group of former diplomats and academics who signed an open letter to President Xi Jinping calling for the release of two Canadians detained on national security grounds.

  • Rohingyas in Cox's Bazar: UN expert Yanghee Lee visits camps

    UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar Yanghee Lee is now in Cox's Bazar on a three-day visit to see the Rohingya situation, amid Myanmar's refusal to grant her access to Rakhine State.

  • Awami Olama League wants ban on BPL

    Bangladesh Awami Olama League yesterday demanded Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) be banned, claiming that the popular cricketing event was “producing gamblers”.

  • Men landowners in Bangladesh

    Land Ownership: Men possess 6 times that of women

    The proportion of men in terms of land ownership is six times higher than women in Bangladesh, latest Oxfam report says.

  • May refuses to rule out no-deal Brexit

    British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to break the parliamentary deadlock over Brexit yesterday by proposing to seek further concessions from the European Union on a plan to prevent customs checks on the Irish border.

  • Bottled water of 5 brands unsafe

    The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) yesterday submitted a report to the High Court saying that it has found bottled water of five brands to be unsafe for drinking and 10 others to be safe after examining their quality.

  • Death toll from fuel explosion in Mexico rises to 85

    The death toll from a fiery explosion in central Mexico rose to 85 on Sunday as authorities vowed to hold accountable those responsible for a deliberate fuel-line puncture that drew hundreds of people looking to gather gasoline before it ignited.

  • Physical Abuse in Saudi Arabia

    Back home, traumatised

    Halima Akhter was so traumatised and physically weak that she was struggling to walk after landing at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Sunday night. Neither was there any relative to welcome her at the airport.

  • Bangladesh Parliament

    Surprise on cards in the JS

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina may bring in major changes in the key parliamentary posts of the new Jatiya Sangsad, said senior Awami League leaders.

  • 8 years as secy but no work

    Around eight years ago, Md Ebadot Ali was promoted to acting secretary. But he was made an officer on special duty (OSD) on October 10, 2011 when he was discharging his duties as the acting secretary at the-then Railway Division under the communication ministry.