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  • PM blasts unity move

    Mentioning that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman were convicted in graft cases, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said Dr Kamal Hossain and Badruddoza Chowdhury joined forces with corrupt people to fight corruption.

  • Myanmar Army Chief Min Aung Hlaing

    UN has 'no right to interfere'

    Myanmar's powerful army chief says the United Nations has no right to interfere in his country's sovereignty, a week after UN investigators called for him and other top generals to be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya.

  • Ant-Drug Trader killed in Mirpur gunfight

    ‘Drug dealer, robber' killed in 'shootouts'

    Two alleged criminals -- a drug trader and a robber -- were killed in “gunfights” with law enforcers in the capital and Madaripur early yesterday.

  • Chattogram University Assistant Prof Maidul Islam

    Section 57: CU teacher lands in jail for defaming PM on FB

    A Chattogram court yesterday sent a teacher of Chittagong University (CU) to jail in a case filed against him under section 57 of the ICT Act.

  • STAR Day at a Glance | Monday, September 24, 2018

    Hello readers! How are you doing today? Here are the headlines so far on September 24, 2018

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the United Nations General Assembly

    PM places 3-point recommendation to solve Rohingya crisis

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the global community must act to get scrapped Myanmar’s discriminatory laws, policies and practices against Rohingyas to resolve the crisis involving them as she joined a high-level event on the global refugee issue in New York.

  • US Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein resigns: Axios

    US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, verbally resigns in anticipation of being fired by President Donald Trump, Axios news site reports.

  • Iran warns US, Israel of revenge after parade attack

    Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade were paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and that Iran would "severely punish" those behind the bloodshed.

  • Quitting junk food can produce withdrawal symptoms similar to quitting drugs

    New US research has found that quitting junk food can produce similar withdrawal symptoms during the first week to those experienced when quitting drugs.

  • Teenage girls Gang Raped in Chattogram

    2 teenage girls gang-raped in Ctg, 6 held

    Two teenage girls including an apparel worker are gang-raped allegedly by eight youths on the rooftop of a market building in Chattogram city.

  • OMS Rice

    215 tonnes seized food was not for OMS: Dealers' assoc

    The 215 tonnes of rice, flour and wheat that was seized by Rab on September 8 and 9 do not belong to Open Market Sale (OMS) programme, Dhaka City OMS Dealers' Association claims.

  • Mood detecting AI will create perfect playlist

    Deezer researchers publish a paper titled, "Music Mood Detection Based on Audio and lyrics with Deep Neural Net," documenting their development of an AI system detecting and classifying the mood of music tracks.

  • Sheba introduce first Service Award 2018 in Bangladesh

    Sheba.xyz to introduce Service Award 2018

    Sheba.xyz, a startup that provides various services through their app, will give Service Award 2018 to the best technical service providers of Sheba.xyz, as per a press release from the company.

  • Dhaka cleanliness campaign

    Dhaka cleanliness campaign sets new Guinness world record

    Dhaka South City Corporation’s cleanliness campaign in the capital is selected as a new record in the category for ‘Most people sweeping the floor (single venue)’ in the Guinness Book of World Records, breaking the previous one set by India.

  • Shahidul Alam bail petition Tuesday

    HC likely to hear Shahidul’s bail plea tomorrow

    The High Court may hold hearing tomorrow on the bail petition filed by internationally acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam in a case lodged for “spreading propaganda against the government”.

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

    HC hearing on Khaleda’s plea over treatment tomorrow

    The High Court fixes tomorrow for holding hearing on a writ petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking its order on the government to send her to specialised United Hospital for treatment.

  • Midday Brief, Monday, September 24, 2018

    Hello readers! How are you doing today? Here are the headlines so far on September 24, 2018

  • Aldi Novel Aldilang

    Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift in Guam waters

    Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, had one of the loneliest jobs in the world: He was a lamp keeper for a floating fish trap, 125 kilometers out at sea, with weekly brief human contact and a walkie-talkie. After keeping the trap for months, a hard wind on July 14 blew him thousands of kilometers away from home in North Sulawesi to Guam waters. He now had to cope not only with loneliness, but also hunger, thirst and fear.

  • Iran warns US, Israel of revenge after parade attack

    The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Hossein Salami warns US and Israeli leaders to expect a “devastating” response from Tehran, accusing them of involvement in an attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz.

  • Indian doctors wear helmets in protest at hospital

    Doctors at the Osmania General Hospital in Hyderabad of India hold a protest trying to draw attention towards the dilapidated condition of the biggest government hospital in Telangana.

  • 3 Saudi human rights activists awarded Alternative Nobel

    The Right Livelihood Award — known as the “Alternative Nobel” — is awarded to three jailed Saudi human rights defenders and two Latin American anti-corruption crusaders.

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader talks about 11th national parliamentary election

    Govt won’t do anything beyond constitution over polls: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would not do anything beyond the constitution over the next general election.

  • Rohingya refugees with disabilities suffering in camps

    Rohingyas with disabilities suffering in camps: HRW

    Overcrowded, hilly and rain-soaked mega camp for Rohingya refugees is precarious for everyone, but especially for people with disabilities, Human Rights Watch says.

  • Nepal doubles its tiger population

    The number of wild tigers in the country has almost doubled in the last decade, giving hope to conservationists fighting to save the wild cats from extinction. The latest tiger census report, released on Sunday to mark the National Conservation Day, puts the number of big cats at 235, nearly double from the recorded 121 tigers in 2009, making Nepal the first country on track to meet the international goal of doubling the tiger population by 2022.

  • Trump, at UN, to again confront NKorea’s nuclear threat

    As he begins the sequel to his stormy UN debut, President Donald Trump will again confront the dangers posed by North Korea’s nuclear threat, though its shadow may appear somewhat less ominous than a year ago.

  •  Ruhul Kabir Rizvi

    BNP calls demo in Dhaka Thursday

    Political opposition BNP has called for a demonstration rally in capital Dhaka for Thursday.

  • Graft case: Khaleda’s bail extended till tomorrow

    The bail of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been extended for a day in Zia Charitable Trust Graft case as the court is scheduled to hear arguments from defence tomorrow.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    PM arrives in New York to attend UNGA

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reaches New York to join the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

  • As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

    Just as negotiators reached agreement on an extraordinary hearing for Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, a second allegation of sexual misconduct by the Supreme Court nominee put the White House and Senate Republicans on the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation.

  • Nobel Prize-winning scientist Charles Kuen Kao passes away

    'Father of fiber optics' dies at 84

    Charles Kao, a Nobel Prize winner dubbed the "father of fiber optics", dies at 84, according to Hong Kong media.

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