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  • Nepal ties cancelled

    Citing a lack of fitness of the players, Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) decided yesterday to cancel the proposed friendly matches between Bangladesh and Nepal.

  • Big dream, grim reality

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith has really dreamt of a big budget in every respect -- from expenditure to revenue generation. And he no longer wants to live in the 6 percent GDP class to push beyond 7 percent. But his big dream promises to put extra pressure on people across the board, as he plans through his VAT and other tax proposals to extract that extra penny from every pocket.

  • Viral video: These wrong answers will shock you

    Maasranga Television's news report on how much those who secured good grades in SSC exams know about topics outside their syllabus shocks many and spreads like wildfire in Facebook.

  • No more blanket powers for cops

    The police have finally lost the century-old wide discretionary powers concerning arrest, detention in custody and remand, as the Supreme Court yesterday upheld a High Court verdict against the arbitrary use of their sweeping authority. The HC verdict delivered on April 7, 2003 asked the government to amend some provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) of 1898, which provided the police with the controversial powers, for their inconsistency with the constitution.

  • Arrest warrant for 23 BNP leaders in Paltan case

    Arrest warrants have been floated for 23 leaders of BNP, including several of its seniors, as a Dhaka court takes into cognisance of an explosives case.

  • Buddhist monk murder is an isolated incident: Minister

    Hours into the Buddhist monk murder in Bandarban, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal terms the killing as an isolated incident and points finger at the relatives of the victim.

  • Muhammed Sadique new PSC chairman

    The government appoints Dr Muhammed Sadique as the new chairman of the Public Service Commission, according to an official order.

  • Residential building tilts in Narayanganj

    A four-storied residential building has tilted over to an adjacent building in Narayanganj’s Fatullah area. Residents have been vacated and no casualty reported.

  • PM made member of UN panel on water

    The United Nations appoints Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as one of the members of a high-level UN panel on water.

  • ‘SIM re-registration by April 30 tough’

    It will be tough to complete re-registration of all the SIM cards by April 30, leaders of a fraction of mobile phone top-up and banking vendors association say.

  • Lightning kills 3 in Habiganj

    Three people, including a local Jubo League leader, are killed in separate incidents of lightning strike during storm in Sadar and Lakhai upazilas in Habiganj.

  • Heist: CID to hold meeting with FBI tomorrow

    The Criminal Investigation Department of police will hold a meeting with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation in the city tomorrow over the heist of $101 million from Bangladesh Bank account with Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

  • 35 dignitaries seek withdrawal of cases against Star editor

    Thirty-five eminent personalities of the country demand immediate withdrawal of all the cases filed against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam a day after nine other eminent citizens expressed grave concern over the filing of more than 50 cases and issuance of summons against Anam.

  • Editors’ Council protests case against Star editor

    The Editors' Council has condemned and protested the barrage of cases filed against The Daily Star Editor and the Council's General Secretary, Mahfuz Anam.

  • Web Review: Dhaka’s history in Facebook

    Facebook group ‘DHAKA - 400 years History in Photographs’, has startling photographs of the city and its people from the pages of history.

  • Pakistan summons Bangladesh envoy

    Diplomatic tension has further surfaced between Dhaka and Islamabad after Pakistan summoned the Bangladesh High Commissioner Suhrab Hossain this afternoon.

  • Steamer runs aground in Barisal

    A paddle steamer along with around 100 passengers runs aground on an underwater shoal in Kirtonkhola River near Kauwar char in Barisal city due to dense fog.

  • 11 receive Bangla Academy Shahitya Puroshkar

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hands over the prestigious Bangla Academy Shahitya Puroshkar to 11 personalities in recognition of their contributions to their respective fields.

  • Work hard to push Bangladesh ahead, President asks students

    President Abdul Hamid says there must be relentless efforts, self criticism and cooperation to turn Bangladesh into a middle income nation by 2021 and a developed nation by 2041.

  • Meghna trawler capsize: Search on, no rescue

    After a day passed, search is still going strong for the nine missing victims who went down with a trawler that capsized in Chandpur’s Meghna river.

  • [WATCH] Wasfia’s death defying adventures on seven peaks

    The Seven Summits is a dream for many climbers, but only a few have succeeded. Wasfia Nazreen is now proudly belongs to that exclusive group.

  • 2 dead, 3 hurt in Bagerhat bike crash

    Two people are killed and three others injured in a head-on collision between two motorcycles on the Bagerhat-Morelganj road at Dona in Morelganj upazila.

  • 98.52% pass primary school tests

    A total of 98.52 percent of fifth graders passed the primary terminal tests with 91.87 percent of madrasa students clearing equivalent ebtedayee exams this year.

  • Municipal election begins

    Elections to 234 municipalities have begun, marking the start of the country's maiden local government polls on partisan lines.

  • Hanif asks AL men to assist EC, admin for fair polls

    Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif asks his party men to assist the Election Commission (EC) and local administrations to hold a free, fair and neutral municipality election.

  • 14 Singapore returnee militant suspects sent to jail

    A court in Dhaka sends 14 militant suspects, who were repatriated by Singapore police recently, to jail in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

  • War crimes evidence found against 8 suspects

    The investigators of International Crimes Tribunal say they found evidence of war crimes against eight fugitives accused in two war crimes cases.

  • Bangladesh in 34-state Islamic military alliance

    Bangladesh has joined a Saudi Arabia-based 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism, according to a joint statement published on state news agency SPA.

  • ‘I feel insecure, like I felt in 1971’

    Four days into the murder of publisher Dipan, his father Prof Abul Quasem Fazlul Huq says he feels insecure as he had felt during the nine months of Bangladesh’s 1971 Liberation War.

  • Cop stabbed to death at Gabtoli check post

    An assistant sub-inspector is stabbed to death by miscreants at a check post in Gabtoli of Dhaka.