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  • Rohingya refugee camps

    Monsoon Threat: Amnesty calls for urgent aid for Rohingyas

    Amnesty International has called on the international community to urgently step up international assistance for nearly a million Rohingya refugees in the camps in Cox's Bazar as they face the severity of this year's monsoon.

  • ‘Messi can't be the only guilty one’

    Argentina's coach urged fans on Wednesday to stop blaming Lionel Messi when games do not go to script and instead appreciate all their captain has done for the national side over the years.

  • One step forward to e-passports for Bangladeshis

    The planning ministry is expected to place a project proposal at today's meeting of Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec), for introducing electronic passports (e-passports) for Bangladeshi citizens, making a transition from the Machine-Readable Passport (MRP) era, sources said.

  • Anti Corruption Commission

    Panama Papers: ACC boss for swift report

    Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Iqbal Mahmood yesterday directed officials to come up with reports of the ongoing investigations into persons whose named appeared in the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers' leaks by June 30.

  • Costa sees Spain past Iran

    Spain squeeze 1-0 past dogged Iran in their World Cup Group B encounter on Wednesday thanks to a fortuitous goal from Diego Costa.

  • Anti-Drug War

    'Shootout' claims one more life

    A suspected drug trader was killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Sherpur on Tuesday night and an alleged drug dealer was injured in another “gunfight” in Mohammadpur of Dhaka early yesterday.

  • Man killed in hit-and-run

    A man was run over and killed by an SUV near Mohakhali flyover in the capital on Tuesday night.

  • Bangladeshi fans' support amazes Brazilian journos

    Journalists from the sports unit of TV Globo, Brazil's leading television channel, were overwhelmed to see the support for their national team among Bangladeshi fans during the ongoing FIFA World Cup.

  • Flood in Moulovibazar

    Flood: Failing Kushiyara dam posing new threat

    Fresh threat is looming over flash flood-affected district of Moulvibazar from the north with the surging Kushiyara River gradually weakening its embankment.

  • 26 Bangladesh nationals write to the ICC

    Twenty six Bangladeshi non-government representatives have submitted Amicus Curiae observations to the International Criminal Court (ICC), demanding territorial jurisdiction for investigation into the forcible deportation of the Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

  • Ronaldo strike eliminates Morocco

    Cristiano Ronaldo scores the only goal as Portugal beat Morocco 1-0 in their second match of the group stage of the World Cup.

  • Budget 2018-19 for mobile phone handsets

    Samsung halts local make of 1 lakh phones

    Samsung halts local assembly of one lakh pieces of 4G enabled smartphones because of the sudden 15 per cent hike in VAT in the proposed budget.

  • Free internet from VAT, tax: Trade bodies

    A group of trade bodies reiterates demands of liberating the internet service from the chains of tax and VAT in the budget for fiscal 2018-19.

  • Poll-time govt likely in Oct: Obaidul

    General Secretary of ruling Awami League Obaidul Quader says that there is possibility of the poll-time government formation in October.

  • BNP mayor aspirants collect nomination

    12 BNP mayor aspirants collect nomination

    Twelve of BNP’s mayor aspirants willing to contest in the city corporation elections of Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal have collected nomination forms from the party.

  • Bangladesh Association of Banks

    Pvt banks decide to lower lending, deposit rates

    The owners of private commercial banks have decided to bring down the lending rate at 9 per cent and deposit rate at 6 per cent from next month.

  • Cannabis

    Canada Senate approves recreational use of marijuana

    Canada's upper house of parliament approves a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalize cannabis.

  • Lethargic warm-ups contributed to our poor start: Mueller

    Germany's easy-going approach to their World Cup warm-up matches may have contributed to their opening day defeat against Mexico, according to the German striker Thomas Mueller.

  • Law Minister Anisul Huq

    ‘Khaleda getting more than she deserves’

    Law Minister Anisul Huq says BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is getting more facilities in jail than those allowed by the Jail Code.

  • Tigresses get air conditioned microbus

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board issue a fully air-conditioned microbus for the transportation of Bangladesh Women’s team after the Tigresses were spotted boarding a local non-AC bus to travel to the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong for their training session.

  • Lionel Messi’s Bangladeshi fans

    Messi posts video on Bangladeshi fans

    Argentine star Lionel Messi’s official Facebook page posted a video, that includes Bangladeshi fans who support and express their love for Messi as well as Argentina for 2018 FIFA World Cup.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    What was Ronaldo looking for?

    Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo took the optimistic VAR appeal to a whole new level in Portugal’s win over Morocco when he asked for the video referee.

  • Maria Zakharova

    Russia warns against Trump's plans of space domination

    Russia today expresses alarm over US President Donald Trump's call for the United States to dominate space exploration and his plan to create a separate branch of the military called a Space Force.

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  • 'Muggers' kill man in Jessore

    A civil auditor of Bangladesh Air Force was stabbed dead in a “mugging incident” in Jessore town yesterday morning.

  • US withdraws from UN rights council

    The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, condemning the "hypocrisy" of its members and its alleged "unrelenting bias" against Israel.

  • Taliban kill 30 soldiers in Afghanistan

    Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis yesterday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

  • EU leaders to hold migration mini-summit in Brussels Sunday

    Several key EU leaders will hold crisis talks on migration in Brussels on Sunday to try to find answers ahead of a major summit next week, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said.

  • British PM faces Brexit showdown with pro-EU rebels

    British Prime Minister Theresa May was set to face a new showdown yesterday with pro-EU MPs over parliament's role in the final Brexit deal, which could influence her entire negotiating strategy.

  • Maduro ally named leader of Venezuela's ruling assembly

    Venezuela's all-powerful Constituent Assembly on Tuesday elected Diosdado Cabello as its new president, a month after he was slapped with US sanctions.