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  • US readies ME peace plan in Bahrain

    Finance officials were flying into Bahrain yesterday for a US-led peace conference that holds out billions of dollars for the Palestinians, whose leaders pronounced the idea dead on arrival.

  • Georgia ruling party chief announces electoral reform after protests

    Georgia’s ruling party leader yesterday announced sweeping electoral reform, in line with the demands of anti-government protests that have gripped Tbilisi since last week.

  • Rail secy points 2 likely causes of train disaster

    Either the lines were faulty or the alignment of the coach wheels were disoriented, says rail secretary. Rescue operation is underway and optimism is that the lines might be restored by tonight.

  • Star Day at a Glance | Monday, June 24, 2019

    Hello dear readers! How are you doing today? Here are the news headlines so far on June 24, 2019

  • Mediterranean sea

    What actions taken against traffickers, HC asks

    The High Court wants to know the actions taken against the travel agencies and human traffickers responsible for the death of 37 Bangladeshis in the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Two ‘yaba peddlers’ held in Gazipur

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claims to have detained two siblings over their alleged involvement in contraband yaba dealing in Gazipur.

  • Bangladesh Bank approves 3 more private banks

    Tk 2.2 lakh crore loan defaulted in 20yrs: BB report

    Bangladesh Bank submits a report to the High Court saying that the amount of total defaulted bank loans is Tk 2.2 lakh crore in the last 20 years.

  • Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal

    Chhatra Dal men in agitation near BNP office

    Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal activists agitate near BNP’s central office in Dhaka in protest against expulsion of their leaders from the student front.

  • Foreign investment grew to 67.94 per cent last year

    Bangladesh has received Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) worth $3.61billion in last year, registering 67.94 percent year-on-year growth, mainly because of major investment by Japan Tobacco Inc.

  • Train was overcrowded, say passengers

    Passengers say overcrowding of Upaban Express might be the main reason behind the disaster in Moulvibazar that killed at least four people.

  • Risky bridge connecting Dhaka, Sylhet opened after train accident

    The authorities have opened the Shahbazpur Bridge on Dhaka -Sylhet highway, which was closed due to its dilapidating condition, in a bid to reduce the pressure on roads after a train derailment effectively cut off Sylhet’s communication with the entire country including the capital.

  • West meets East

    On June 3, 2019, the world of architecture lost one of its greatest designers and theorists, Stanley Tigerman. It is difficult to label the celebrated architect as a modernist or an early postmodernist; his works were wonderful fusion of modernism, technology, playfulness and pragmatic inventions.

  • Bangladesh Gunfights

    ‘Robber’ killed in Noakhali ‘gunfight’

    A suspected robber is killed in what Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) described as a gunfight in Subarnachar upazila of Noakhali.

  • HC seeks list of registered but unfit vehicles

    The High Court has asked Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) to submit a detailed report before it on registered but unfit vehicles and names of the vehicle owners.

  • Best Phones of mid-2019

    This year has been all about the hole-punch camera setup, taking away the bezel and getting more screen real estate.

  • Crossing the Mediterranean: Trip doomed from start

    The motorboat used by traffickers for the journey by sea from the coast of Libya to Europe was barely capable of carrying 35 people. Yet, 75 people, including the 64 Bangladeshis, were crammed on board.

  • New Zealand wary of Williamson ban

    After being fined part of their match fee for a slow over rate against West Indies on Saturday, New Zealand will be keen to keep things ticking along quickly with skipper Kane Williamson facing a one-match ban at the Cricket World Cup.

  • Turkey's opposition strikes blow to Erdogan

    Turkey's opposition deals President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his policies.

  • Smoking at home to soon become a punishable offence in Thailand

    People in Thailand will no longer be allowed to smoke at home if their habit has a negative effect on other family members due to exposure to second-hand smoke, says the Act on Promotion of the Family Institute Development and Protection, which will go into effect from August 20.

  • China 'won't allow' G20 discussion on Hong Kong

    China says it will not allow discussion on Hong Kong at the G20 this week even as US President Donald Trump plans to raise the city's mass protests during his meeting with President Xi Jinping.

  • Saudi women use wedding contracts to assert right to drive

    Saudi salesman Majd just begun his wedding preparations when his fiancee seeks to enshrine in their marriage contract a condition already guaranteed by law -- her right to drive.

  • Bangladesh Supreme Court

    Dairy Farms & COs Without Licence: HC blasts BSTI for skirting onus

    The High Court yesterday expressed serious dissatisfaction at the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution’s (BSTI) statement where it claimed that the institution had no responsibility over the companies producing and supplying pasteurized milk and curd without any licence.

  • Transparency International Bangladesh TIB Report

    Govt Offcials, Employees: Graft not declining despite salary rise

    There is no visible decline in corruption by government officials and employees despite significant increases in their salaries and other benefits over the years, the Transparency International Bangladesh has found in a study.

  • Argentina beat Qatar 2-0 to qualify for Copa America last eight

    An early goal from Lautaro Martinez and a late second from Sergio Aguero gave Argentina a 2-0 win over Qatar on Sunday, a deserved victory that takes them into the Copa America quarter-finals to face Venezuela.

  • At least 5 killed as train falls off bridge

    At least five people, including three women, were killed and more than 100 injured as a passenger train derailed on a bridge in Moulvibazar late last night.

  • AL celebrates its 70th anniversary

    Bangladesh Awami League, the country’s oldest political party which led the nation in the Liberation War in 1971, celebrated its 70th founding anniversary yesterday with various programmes across the country.

  • Want a bike? Get a licence

    With an aim to reduce the gap between the numbers of motorbikes on the road and rider licence holders, having at least a learner’s licence has been made mandatory for buying a bike.

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    Freedom Fighters: Govt circular on minimum age illegal

    A Supreme Court full bench yesterday upheld a High Court verdict that declared illegal the government circulars and gazette notifications fixing the minimum age of freedom fighters at 12 and a half years in 1971.

  • Shah Amanat Airport: Goods released on forged papers

    A clearing and forwarding (C&F) agent took delivery of nine consignments of various goods from Chattogram’s Shah Amanat International Airport in December last year allegedly using forged documents.

  • Kallis urges South Africa to follow England ODI example

    South Africa great Jacques Kallis has urged the Proteas to learn lessons from England's one-day international revival following the team's miserable early exit from the World Cup.