2016 | The Daily Star
  • BNP Leader Moudud Ahmed talks on Bangladesh National Election 2018

    Moudud skeptic over move to amend election code

    BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed blasts the Election Commission for its move to amend Election Code of Conduct Rules, 2016 and said it is part of the government's conspiracy.

  • Govt okays draft labour laws

    The government finalises the drafts on the amendments to the Labour Act, 2006 and the Export-Processing Zones (EPZ) Labour Act, 2016, incorporating the provision that the Workers Welfare Association will act as trade union.

  • No Boom Boom captain for Rangpur

    Rangpur Rigers, the franchise that boasts the likes of Soumya Sarkar, Rubel Hossain, Shahid Afridi, Gidron Pope, Babr Azam and Mohammad Shahzad in their mix was reported to have offered the captaincy to Boom Boom Afridi, but the Pakistani allrounder expressed his gratitude to the team management and turned down the offer.

  • Bangladesh vs Afghanistan live score update

    Fitness levels at 'an all-time high'

    The Bangladesh national cricket team might have had a very dull 2016 so far with no ODIs or Tests, but the good news is that the team has reached a new landmark as far as their fitness numbers are concerned.

  • Hajj flights to begin from Aug 4

    Hajj flights to Saudi Arabia for Bangladeshi pilgrims will begin from August 4 and continue until September 17.

  • The curious contents of the Citizenship Law

    In early February, the Cabinet had given its final approval to the draft of the Citizenship Act, 2016. At a press briefing following the Cabinet decision...

  • Nahid avoids entering HSC exam hall

    Amid previous controversies and considering the state of mind of the candidates, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid avoids entering exam hall on the first day of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination.

  • 15 personalities, Navy receive Independence Award

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has handed over 'Swadhinata Padak' (Independence Award) 2016, the highest state award, to 15 distinguished personalities and the Bangladesh Navy in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their respective fields.

  • Dhaka girl made Danish ‘shadow ambassador’ for Women’s Day

    A girl from Dhaka has been selected to become the shadow ambassador for a day with the Embassy of Denmark in Bangladesh.

  • Coast guard bill passed with provision of death penalty for mutiny

    The parliament passes a bill, titled 'Bangladesh Coast Guard, 2016', with a provision for maximum punishment of death sentence for any involvement in mutiny in the force.

  • ‘Feelings matter more than flowers’

    After the three-hour practice session was completed at Mirpur, Mashrafe Mortaza met the press, and ‘February 21’ dominated the topics of questions for him on Sunday.

  • Cabinet

    Cabinet okays proposal to raise judges' salaries

    Cabinet approves proposal to hike salaries and benefits of members of Bangladesh Judicial Service, fixing monthly salary of senior district judges at Tk 78,000.

  • Carty crowns WI champions

    West Indies lift the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 after they vanquish favourites India by five wickets at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur.

  • U19 Tigers hunt down England

    Bangladesh U19 cricket team win their second warm-up game of the ICC Under-19 World Cup when they overwhelm England by 97 runs at Chittagong.

  • Jatiya Sangsad 20th session

    Salary of speaker, deputy speaker set to double

    With the proposal for increasing salary and other related benefits of the speaker and deputy speaker to almost double, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker (Remuneration and Privileges) (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is placed in parliament.

  • Zimbabwe to play four T20Is in Jan

    Zimbabwe will take on hosts Bangladesh in a four-match T20I series to be held in Khulna from January 15, the BCB announces in a media release.

  • Goodbye, welcome

    As we say goodbye to 2015 and ring in 2016, the last thing we want to see this year is poisonous politics taking lives and wrecking welfare of people.

  • World begins marking start of 2016 (video)

    The world begins celebrating the New Year, with revellers in Australia and New Zealand among the first to usher in 2016.

  • Belgium arrests 2 over 'New Year plot'

    Belgian police arrest two people suspected of planning attacks in Brussels on New Year's eve.

  • Maracana to host 2016 Olympic football finals

    The Maracana in Rio de Janeiro has been chosen to host both the men's and women's 2016 Olympic Football final matches next summer.

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