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  • BNP men continue demo

    Aggrieved BNP men continue demo near Gulshan office

    Supporters of the BNP leaders, who were not nominated, resume their demonstration for the second consecutive day in front of the party Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office in Dhaka.

  • Jatiya Party leader Ruhul Amin Hawlader

    Hawlader files writ against nomination rejection by EC

    Jatiya Party leader Ruhul Amin Hawlader files a writ petition with the High Court challenging the Election Commission (EC) order that rejected his nomination on loan default ground.

  • BNP asks EC to give ‘sheaf of paddy’ to 26 alliance candidates

    BNP requests the Election Commission (EC) to allocate its ‘sheaf of paddy’ symbol to 26 contenders for contesting in the December 30 national election.

  • High court hammer sign

    12 writs filed challenging EC’s nomination rejection orders

    A total of 12 aspirants including seven leaders of BNP today filed writ petitions with the High Court against the Election Commission's orders that had rejected their nomination papers to contest in the upcoming national election.

  • Mushy guides Tigers to convincing win

    Mushfiqur Rahim hit a cool, unbeaten 55 to take Bangladesh to a five-wicket win over West Indies in the first ODI at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

  • Nick Ayers

    With new chief of staff, Trump tries to reset White House

    Nick Ayers, in talks with President Donald Trump to become his new White House chief of staff, is a 36-year-old political whiz-kid who could help with the looming re-election campaign, but critics question whether he has the grit needed to keep Trump and an often chaotic administration under control.

  • Dr Mahathir Mohamad

    It’s okay to make u-turns: Dr Mahathir

    It is okay for leaders to backtrack from their initial promises because even angels make mistakes some times, says the Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad amidst criticisms over several “u-turns” in government policies lately.

  • Soviet dissident Lyudmila Alexeyeva dies aged 91

    Lyudmila Alexeyeva, a Soviet-era dissident who became a symbol of resistance in modern-day Russia as a leading rights activist, died after a long illness at the age of 91 in Moscow on Saturday.

  • Armenians vote in snap polls to cement reform drive

    Armenians were yesterday voting in parliamentary elections triggered years ahead of schedule by reformist leader Nikol Pashinyan, who is aiming to cement his political authority in the post-Soviet country.

  • Boko Haram kills two soldiers in Nigeria attack

    Two soldiers were killed when suspected Boko Haram fighters loyal to factional leader Abubakar Shekau attacked a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources told AFP yesterday.

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  • Aggrieved leaders, supporters to unite for polls, hopes BNP

    BNP expresses hope that supporters of party leaders who failed to secure the party nomination will work as a team in the upcoming general election.

  • The World Bank logo

    WB approves $500m to boost livestock in Bangladesh

    The World Bank (WB) has approved USD 500 million to improve livestock and dairy production in Bangladesh so that the country can meet growing demand for egg, meat and milk to improve the nutritional intake of its citizens.

  • BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia

    Niko graft case: Hearing on plea to produce FBI agent, Canadian cops Jan 3

    A special court in Dhaka today fixes January 3 for holding a hearing on a petition seeking permission to produce an FBI special agent and two members of Canadian police in connection with the Niko corruption case.

  • UN climate negotiators sweat over detail and divides

    Half-way through talks to breathe life into the Paris climate deal negotiators haggle over how to share the cost of curbing global warming and struggle to bridge deep political divides.

  • Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes

    Anti-government protesters face off with French riot police in Paris, hurling projectiles, torching cars and vandalising shops and restaurants in a fourth weekend of unrest that has shaken President Emmanuel Macron's authority.

  • Viqarunnisa students threat hunger strike

    Viqarunnisa students call off hunger strike after 2hrs

    Students of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College call off their hunger strike two hours after they started the strike demanding release of their teacher Hasna Hena, who was arrested in a case filed on charge of "provoking a ninth-grader to commit suicide".

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  • John Kelly

    Kelly is latest senior White House departure

    US President Donald Trump says that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of the year, extending the historically high turnover in the top ranks of his administration.

  • How to choose a smartphone case for proper protection

    The range of cases available online is big – often too big. But depending on needs and what kind of dangers you want to protect your phone from, you'll quickly be able to narrow down which of the seven main kinds of cases you need.

  • Leave banks alone

    The most debated topic right now outside politics is probably the banks laden with around Tk 100,000 crore in nonperforming loans and at least Tk 22,000 crore taken out through scams in recent years. This is a roll back on the improvement achieved in the 1990s through reform programmes.

  • Learning in the open

    Taherul Islam, a retired primary teacher of Shara-Gopalpur village in Pabna's Ishwardi upazila, set up a free school for underprivileged children seven years ago.

  • Jatiya Party Presidium Member Ruhul Amin Hawlader made Ershad's special assistant

    The JP plot thickens

    The Jatiya Party was going to unveil the final list of candidates at a press conference around 8:00pm yesterday. Journalists and senior JP leaders had already started arriving at the party chief's Banani office for the event.

  • Italy, France both claim da Vinci

    The 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci is causing an unexpected turf war between the two countries the artist called home.

  • Khaleda Zia's Gatco corruption case trial

    Khaleda loses all 3 appeals at EC

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia lost a legal battle to contest the December 30 national election as the Election Commission yesterday rejected her all three appeals against cancellation of her nominations by returning officers.

  • Banking Sector in Bangladesh

    Major scams cost banks Tk 22,502cr: CPD

    Scams in 14 banks cost Tk 22,502 crore in the past decade, which is about four-fifth the project cost for Padma bridge and two-fifth

  • Withdraw candidacy

    Awami League President Sheikh Hasina in a letter yesterday requested the party “rebels” to withdraw their candidacy and join the AL nominees on the campaign trail instead.

  • Bangladesh Jatiya Oikyafront

    BNP leaves 53 seats for allies

    The BNP has left 53 seats for its partners in the 20-party alliance and the Jatiya Oikyafront for the December 30 polls.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

    Tigers seek perfect end

    Bangladesh will be looking to continue their fine run in their favoured fifty-over format this year when Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and his troop takes on a demoralised West Indies in the first of the three-match ODI series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.

  • Heart valve repair without an open heart surgery

    For the first time in India, a team of doctors led by Dr Ashok Seth successfully performed the catheter-based procedure of MitraClip to