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  • Condolences pour in after Sri Lanka blasts

    Global political and religious leaders and people from all walks of life unite in their shock and condemnation as they express their condolences in social media after a series of explosions across Sri Lanka left over a hundred people dead and several hundred others injured.

  • Comedian wins Ukrainian presidential race: Exit polls

    Ukraine enters uncharted political waters after exit polls showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies easily won enough votes to become the next president of a country at war.

  • President, PM condemn Sri Lanka attack

    President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today condemned the horrific terror attack in Sri Lanka and expressed their condolences to those who lost their lives in the series bomb attacks.

  • ‘Bangladesh favourites to lift the trophy’

    Almost everyone believes that when Bangladesh kick off the inaugural Bangamata U-19 Women’s International Gold Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium tomorrow, they will be the favourites to lift the trophy.

  • ‘Govt will outsource services from pvt sectors’

    The government is forming a policy to outsource government services from private sectors to bring down expenditure, top officials say.

  • Journalist Mahfuz Ullah still alive, says daughter

    Senior journalist Mahfuz Ullah is still on life support at a Thailand hospital, his daughter Nusrat Humaira says amid rumours of her father's death.

  • Two dump yards approach limit; plans aplenty, implementation nil

    Time to be WARY OF WASTE

    The two landfills in the capital have almost reached their limit with no immediate remedy in sight. Mountains of garbage are being formed in the landfills at Matuail and Aminbazar and there are fears that the waste will spill over into adjacent areas.

  • Youth turns millionaire working as freelancer, inspires others

    Born in a poverty-stricken family, while his father was a day labourer, yet Razu is not stopped by his circumstances from becoming a millionaire and building a home of their own in the village by working at a global freelancing platform where businesses and independent professionals connect and collaborate remotely.

  • Brunei rolls out red carpet for PM

    Brunei rolls out a red carpet after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Bandar Seri Begawan on a three-day official visit at the invitation of the kingdom’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.

  • BTS becomes first Korean artists to top British chart

    K-pop sensations BTS has topped the British chart with its new album, becoming the first South Korean artists to do so.

  • Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

    French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a government they believe is ignoring the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn’t the only problem France needs to solve.

  • 3 sisters drown in Padma at Rajshahi

    Two sisters and their cousin drown in Padma river at Rajshahi's Bagha upazila while bathing in the river Padma river.

  • Pesticides still being applied on mangoes

    A number of mango growers are spraying toxic pesticides on their orchards in Rajshahi region, despite a High Court order to deploy police in the areas to prevent the harmful practice.

  • Zookeeper hospitalised after tiger attack at Kansas Zoo

    City officials say a tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas.

  • Sri Lanka police say another explosion near national zoo

    Sri Lankan police on Sunday reported there had been a seventh explosion, the fourth at a hotel, following six reported at hotels and churches earlier in the day that killed more than 140 people.

  • Nusrat Jahan Rafi

    Another held over Nusrat killing

    Police yesterday arrested another accused in the Nusrat murder case.

  • Special security plans at Sri Lankan BIA, Railway Services

    Visitors will not be allowed to enter the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) owing to the recent blasts which were reported across the country this morning, reports Sri Lankan news portal Time Online.

  • BNP leader Barrister Aminul Haque passes away

    BNP vice-chairman and former minister Barrister Aminul Haque passes away at a hospital in Dhaka aged 76.

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon said Dhaka could soon use the “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (RRR)” method for managing the city’s waste.

  • Wasa water clean!

    Dhaka Wasa managing director yesterday boasted that Wasa water “is 100 percent pure” while also admitting that sometimes he himself boils the water at his home.

  • Two ‘drug dealers’ killed in ‘gunfights’

    A suspected drug peddler was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Sirajganj, and another one in what police claimed was an encounter between two groups of drug peddlers in Cox’s Bazar, while, In Chapainawabganj, a body was recovered by police early yesterday.

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    3-year-old ‘raped’ in Bagerhat

    Police have detained a youth on charge of raping a three-year-old girl in Bagerhat’s Fakirhat upazila.

  • Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

    Illegal Migration: 495 foreigners in country’s jail

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday said 495 people have so far been arrested for illegal migration from neighbouring countries.

  • ‘I got mugged in front of my house at Tajmahal Road’

    The Tajmahal Road area in Mohammadpur is notorious for its unsafe environment throughout the day with random muggings taking place at any given time. One such incident took place on November 20 last year when I, a reporter of The Daily Star, returned home from work at roughly 1:20am.

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    Tk 23.23 lakh fine levied for traffic offences

    The traffic department of Dhaka Metropolitan Police filed 4,729 cases and realised fines of Tk 23.23 lakh in separate drives against traffic rules violators in the capital on Friday.

  • Trump seethes over Mueller probe report

    A seething President Donald Trump launched a tirade Friday against the “bullshit” Mueller report on how he tried to thwart the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, while a leading Democratic opponent urged his impeachment.

  • 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.

  • Bangamata U-19 Gold Cup kicks off tomorrow

    Hosts Bangladesh will take on United Arab Emirates when the first Bangamata U-19 Women’s International Gold Cup kicks off tomorrow at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.

  • Rising sea levels, rising threats

    Almost all states now agree on the emerging threats to security from climate change, especially risks from sea-level rise to global peace and security. Bangladesh is no exception. In fact, Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries from the threats of sea-level rise.

  • Seven killed in road crashes

    Seven people, including a three-year old, were killed in road crashes in Mymensingh, Dinajpur and Chattogram yesterday.