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  • Shab-e-Barat 2019

    Shab-e-Barat tonight

    The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed in the country tonight with due religious fervour.

  • Islamic Solidarity Games: BD to send 31-man team

    Bangladesh will take part in 4th Islamic Solidarity Games which is scheduled to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from May 12 to 22, an official of Bangladesh Olympic Association informed.

  • Rabbi shines in bleak tour

    Pace bowler Kamrul Islam Rabbi was a fringe player on his Test debut against England in Chittagong last year.

  • Ex-boxing champ steers young Belgians away from jihad

    He was one of the best middleweight boxers of his time and is now a Belgian lawmaker, but Bea Diallo says he understands what turns youngsters to the dark side.

  • Malaysia frees Australia's 'Budgie Nine' after F1 stunt

    Nine Australian men who provoked anger in Malaysia by donning skimpy swimwear bearing the Muslim country's national flag at a Formula 1 race are released without charge.

  • Leicester break club record for striker Slimani

    Premier League champions Leicester City pay a club record fee for Sporting Lisbon's Algeria striker Islam Slimani just hours before the transfer window closed.

  • Leicester break club record for striker Slimani

    Premier League champions Leicester City pay a club record fee for Sporting Lisbon's Algeria striker Islam Slimani just hours before the transfer window closed.

  • Zakir Naik, AFP, Islamic preacher

    Mumbai cops begin probe against Zakir Naik

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis directs the Mumbai Police officials to open an inquiry against Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, according to Zee News.

  • The bombing in Karrada, Baghdad, on Sunday was one of the deadliest attacks by IS.

    OPINION: Why IS chooses to bomb during Ramadan

    To the radical mind, if additional prayer and alms giving is encouraged in Ramadan - then why not more bloodshed too? View it that way and you understand precisely the line of reasoning that has given rise to such a grisly and gruesome death toll this year.

  • A minibus part of a Japanese convoy, as relatives of victims of an attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery and the O'Kitchen Restaurant, visited the site, in Dhaka.

    Bodies of 7 Japanese victims reach Tokyo

    Bodies of the seven Japanese nationals who were killed in a militant attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in Bangladesh capital Dhaka return to home soil Tuesday morning.

  • ‘Bangladesh assured Muslim world of fighting terrorism’

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina tells the parliament that Bangladesh assured the Muslim world of doing everything necessary to fight militancy and terrorism. She says that the Saudi coalition formed recently is a chance for the Muslim Ummah to unite against terrorism in the name of Islam.

  • Tahir says Ramadan won't put him in a spin

    When Ramadan starts, Imran Tahir will begin juggling the demands of observing his Muslim faith and playing a full day of international cricket for a team sponsored by a beer company.

  • Pope Francis meets top Sunni cleric

    Pope Francis has met the grand imam of Cairo's al-Azhar mosque after a five-year pause in dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the mosque, the highest authority of Sunni Islam.

  • Imam sent to jail for ‘demeaning Islam’

    An imam (religious leader) and two others have been sent to jail in Lalmonirhat over a case filed for allegedly demeaning Islam.

  • Shab-e-Barat observed

    The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune, has been observed across the country with due religious fervor and solemnity.

  • No fireworks on Shab-e-Barat: DMP

    DMP imposes restriction on carrying of all types of explosives, crackers as well as explosion of firecrackers in the capital on the occasion of holy Shab-e-Barat to be observed on tonight.

  • Are martial arts clubs adding punch to the jihadist cause?

    Combat sports are booming around the world but in France increasingly draw the attention of intelligence services hunting potential jihadists.

  • Muslim woman's cheeky selfie with anti-Islam group goes viral

    When hijab-wearing Zakia Belkhiri saw members of a far-right anti-Islam group protesting outside an Islamic lifestyle event she was attending in Belgium she responded like a true Millennial.

  • Veena Malik declares she's devoting herself to Islam

    Famous and controversial Pakistani model-actress Veena Malik announces that she is going to devote herself to the study of Islam under the tutelage of Mufti Naeem, of madrassah Jamia Binoria, and will ensure that her children receive an Islamic education too.

  • Govt moves to form media monitoring centre

    The government has taken initiative to form a “media monitoring centre” to monitor news items published in different media, the information minister tells the parliament.

  • RSF expresses serious concern over freedom of expression in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh has moved two notches up to 144th position among 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index-2016 prepared by Reporters Sans Frontières. But the Paris-based advocacy group voices serious concern over the state of freedom of expression in Bangladesh.

  • Writing against religion won't be tolerated: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said hurting religious sentiments of others by writing something is not acceptable.

  • PM renews call for greater unity of Muslim Ummah

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina renews her call for greater unity of the Muslim Ummah and its pursuit of the great Islamic values of fraternity, justice and inclusion. The premier also reiterates her "zero tolerance" policy to terrorism and violent extremism.

  • Opinion: Pahela Baishakh and Olama League’s Haram ‘fatwa’

    Bangladesh Awami Olama League claims Pahela Baishakh celebration is ‘Haram’. So then, is our government upholding a ‘Haram’ culture as it is a public holiday? Are the 160 million Bangalis observing a Haram festival? How could one organisation openly declare this and walk away without any protest from any quarters or action from the government?

  • Muezzin killed inside Old Dhaka mosque

    Unknown assailants have stabbed dead a muezzin inside a mosque in Old Dhaka’s Islampur area. Police recovered the body from the stairs of the mosque. However, any motive behind the murder is yet to be ascertained.

  • High Court

    HC rejects writ over Islam as state religion

    The High Court yesterday rejected the writ petition that challenged the legality of a constitutional provision giving Islam the status of state religion.

  • High Court

    Writ challenging Islam as state religion rejected

    Islam retains the status of state religion with the High Court rejecting a writ petition challenging the legality of a constitutional provision in this regard.

  • Jamaat calls hartal today

    The Jamaat-e-Islami yesterday called for a dawn-to-dusk “peaceful” hartal for today to protest “the conspiracy against Islam's status as the state religion in the constitution”.

  • Jamaat ready to take new name

    The Jamaat-e-Islami has almost finalised its move to reappear under a new name without words like “Islam or Muslim” if the party is banned for 1971 war crimes.

  • Jamaat calls countrywide hartal tomorrow

    Jamaat-e-Islami calls nationwide dawn-to-dusk hartal tomorrow alleging that move is on to abandon Islam as state religion.