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  • Zia Charitable Corruption case trial

    Trial can go on without Khaleda's presence

    A Dhaka court yesterday exempted BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia from personal appearance before it and decided to continue the trial of the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case inside Old Dhaka Central Jail in her absence.

  • Dr Kamal Hossain's Jatiya Oikya Prokriya

    Jatiya Oikya Prokriya to hold rally tomorrow

    Dr Kamal Hossain-led platform, Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, will hold a rally in Dhaka tomorrow as part of its effort to forge a greater national unity, ahead of the upcoming parliamentary election.

  • Could've been a lot worse

    Pilots of a Jet Airways flight to Jaipur from Mumbai forgot to turn on the cabin pressure switch yesterday causing at least 30 passengers to bleed from their noses and ears as the plane climbed.

  • Ex-PM hit with 25 new charges

    Malaysian prosecutors yesterday charged former Prime Minister Najib Razak with 21 counts of money laundering and four counts of abuse of power over hundreds of millions of dollars received in his personal bank account.

  • United Nations General Assembly

    UN Gen Assembly: PM to ask for sustainable solution to Rohingya crisis

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave for New York this morning to attend the United Nations General Assembly, where she will highlight her response to the Rohingya crisis and seek global support for a sustainable solution to it.

  • No escape from searing heat

    The “unusual” and unbearable spell of heat prevailing through Dhaka city is likely to come down by today, according to experts at the Met office.

  • Kim seeks 2nd Trump meet

    Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in visited the spiritual birthplace of the Korean nation yesterday for a show of unity after their North-South summit gave new momentum to Pyongyang's negotiations with Washington.

  • BNP flag

    'Evil spirit of Baksal'

    Branding the Digital Security Act as an 'evil spirit of Baksal', BNP yesterday alleged that the government has enacted the law to hide its 'massive corruption' and gag the media and people's voice.

  • The world will not rest on Rohingya crisis

    British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt yesterday called for justice on the Rohingya crisis after his visit to Myanmar's Rakhine state, telling embattled leader Aung San Suu Kyi the world "won't let it rest".

  • Actress Sarah Begum Kabari

    3 held for 'theft' at Kabari's home

    Gold jewelleries worth around Tk 12 lakh and Tk 5 lakh in cash have allegedly been stolen from former Awami League lawmaker and renowned actress Sarah Begum Kabari's Gulshan residence.