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  • Hallmark chairman Jasmine Islam

    Hall-Mark chairman denied bail

    Hall-Mark Group Chairman Jasmine Islam was denied bail by the High Court yesterday.

  • BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed

    BNP to observe 40th anniversary on Sept 1

    BNP will hold a public rally in Dhaka on September 1 to observe the party's 40th founding anniversary.

  • At 14, he runs for governor

    Most 14-year-old American schoolboys might be fixated on baseball, chasing girls and dodging their homework. Not Ethan Sonneborn. He's running for governor in Vermont.

  • Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad

    Safe road demo: Ershad urges PM for release of arrested students

    Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad urges Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to release the students who have been arrested during their recent protests in Dhaka for safe roads.

  • Social Media: ‘Govt to set up new unit to monitor contents’

    A new unit will be set up in the information ministry to analyse and inform about social media contents so that Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) can go for measures against offensive contents.

  • DU student freed hours after DB picks her up

    About four hours after detaining her from Shamsunnahar Hall area over “provocative” Facebook posts, detectives released Dhaka University student Sheikh Tasnim Afroz Emi around midnight last night.

  • Why is Dhaka the second least liveable city in the world

    Why is Dhaka the second least liveable city?

    Bangladesh capital Dhaka has been ranked the second least liveable city in the world while Damascus ranked the worst, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit annual global survey. Civil war and terrorism resulted in cities like Damascus ranking poorly and unavailability of adequate infrastructure is responsible for the low score in Dhaka.

  • National Mourning Day traffic guidelines

    DMP issues traffic guidelines for National Mourning Day

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) issues guidelines for vehicular movement in the capital ahead of the National Mourning Day to be observed tomorrow.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates 23 bridges

    Death threats 'can't stop me from doing people's welfare': PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she never tried to retreat from doing welfare of the country and its people even after receiving repeated death threats in her life.

  • Death toll rises to 35 in Italy motorway bridge collapse

    35 people are killed when a motorway bridge collapsed in torrential rains over buildings in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, Italy's ANSA news agency cites fire brigade sources as saying.

  • Bangladesh Traffic Week

    Cops claim success as Traffic Week ends

    Police claim that the Traffic Week was successful as it ends.

  • Bangladesh Road Accident logo

    Truck kills girl in Satkhira

    Two people including a school student were killed and 20 others injured in road accidents in two districts yesterday, report our correspondents.

  • Shakib Al Hasan

    'Surgery up to Shakib'

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan said yesterday that it will be Shakib Al Hasan who will take the final decision about surgery on his troublesome left little finger.

  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines Hajj flights canceled

    2 more Hajj flights cancelled

    Two more Hajj flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines is cancelled for shortage of passengers.

  • Bangladesh announce preliminary squad for Asia Cup

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board announced a 31-man preliminary squad that will take part in the training camp from August 27 to prepare for the Asia Cup which is scheduled to start on September 15.

  • onion price in bangladesh

    Lax monitoring blamed for onion price hike ahead of Eid

    Both the homegrown and imported onions are getting pricey ahead of Eid-ul-Azha despite the fact that government allowed a duty free import of Indian onion.

  • Shimulia-Kathalbari ferry services

    Shimulia-Kathalbari ferry services resume in limited operation

    The ferry services on Shimulia-Kathalbari route in the Padma River under Lauhajang upazila of Munshiganj resumes in a limited operation, after the services halted yesterday due to poor navigability.

  • Stokes acquitted

    England cricketer Ben Stokes was found not guilty of affray in a unanimous decision by a jury in less than three hours of deliberations on Tuesday following a trial at Bristol Crown Court.

  • Prisoner flees from Ctg court

    A prisoner flees from a Chittagong court premises after he was produced before it in a narcotics case filed with Akbar Shah Police Station.

  • Dhaka cattle market

    25 cattle markets for Eid in Dhaka

    There will be arrangements of 25 permanent and makeshift markets of sacrificial animals in Dhaka Metropolitan area ahead of this year’s Eid-ul-Azha.

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    Stop earth filling for resort, economic zone in Sonargaon: SC

    The Supreme Court directs the authorities concerned to refrain from earth filling in agricultural land, water bodies and parts of Meghna River at different areas of Sonargaon upazila in Narayanganj in the names of Sonargaon Resort City and Sonargaon Economic Zone.

  • Complete list of Teen Choice Awards 2018 winners

    On Sunday, August 12, cinema and television glitterati convened in Los Angeles for the Teen Choice Awards 2018. Winners are awarded traditional Teen Choice custom-made surfboards.

  • No security threat on Aug 15: DMP chief

    There is no specific security threat centering the National Mourning Day on August 15, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia says.

  • STAR Day at a Glance | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Hello readers! How are you doing today? Here are the headlines so far on August 14, 2018


    Early in the morning, some disgruntled army officers lead the pre-planned attack to assassinate and overthrow President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Attackers open fire indiscriminately on his residence at Dhanmondi.

  • Modric still wants Inter move

    World Cup Golden Ball winner Luka Modric still harbours hope of joining Inter Milan even as the Real Madrid star midfielder has been included in the squad for Real’s UEFA Super Cup match against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

  •  Advance Eid train ticket sale

    Control room to ensure smooth Eid traffic

    Authorities today set up a central control room in Dhaka to ensure smooth traffic for holidaymakers during the journey of Eid-ul-Azha.

  • Student protest for safe road demand

    Safe road demo: Bail plea of 3 pvt university students rejected

    A Dhaka court today rejected the bail petitions of three private university students in connection with two separate cases filed with Badda and Bhatara Police Stations.

  • Malaysian women to be caned for 'attempting lesbian sex'

    Two Malaysian women convicted for attempting to have lesbian sex will be fined and caned, a prosecutor says, in a rare case against gay people in the Muslim-majority country.

  • Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya

    HC verdict on Maya’s graft Oct 7

    The High Court has fixed October 7 for delivering judgement on the appeal filed by Relief and Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya against his conviction and sentencing in a graft case.