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  • No atrocity against religious minorities in Bangabandhu regime: Amit Shah

    Indian Home Minister Amit Shah has expressed his gratitude that not a single incident of atrocities on religious minorities in Bangladesh took place as long as Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was alive.

  • Indian Unnao Rape victim died

    Indian woman set on fire in 'rape attempt'

    A young woman was allegedly set on fire by her neighbour after she resisted his attempt to rape her in Muzzaffarpur town in Bihar, an Indian police officer says.

  • 43 killed in Delhi factory fire

    At least 43 people, mostly labourers, died in their sleep when a fire raged through a handbag-manufacturing factory in a congested locality of Delhi in India this morning, police say. =

  • 4 accused of Hyderabad rape-murder case killed in encounter

    Four men arrested in connection with a rape-and-murder case of a woman veterinarian near Hyderabad, an incident that sparked an outrage across India, have been killed in an encounter with law enforcers, police say.

  • 2 Bangladeshi farmers 'picked up by BSF'

    Indian Border Security Force allegedly picked up two Bangladeshi fishermen from Forhadpur Nirmal Char area of the Padma river in Rajshahi’s Godagari upazila.

  • Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite smartphone price in Bangladesh

    Xiaomi follows Alibaba, Tencent with internet finance services in India

    Xiaomi Corp has launched a personal loan service in India aimed at young professionals and millennials, as the Chinese smartphone vendor looks to consolidate its presence in the country's fast-growing internet finance market.

  • Citizenship to non-Muslim refugees: Indian cabinet okays bill

    The Indian cabinet cleares the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan if they faced religious persecution there.

  • Mob besieges Dawn offices in Islamabad

    A few dozen unidentified people stage a protest outside Dawn offices over publication of a news report regarding the ethnicity of the London Bridge attacker who stabbed two persons to death last week.

  • Cyclone Fani in Khulna

    Poor nations pay price as millions flee 'climate chaos', Oxfam says

    Fiercer weather and worsening wildfires drove more than 20 million people from their homes over the last decade - a problem set to worsen unless leaders act swiftly to head off surging climate threats, anti-poverty charity Oxfam says.

  • India successfully launches earth observation satellites

    The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launches its advanced earth observation satellite with dual application as also 13 US nanosatellites.

  • I never had desire to join politics: Modi

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he had never desired to join politics but having done so is trying to give his best to serve the people.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    PM to visit Kolkata tomorrow to watch Bangladesh-India match

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be a special guest as India take on Bangladesh in the historic pink-ball Test match that begins in Kolkata tomorrow.

  • Protests against bill in India’s northeast

    Street protests broke out across north eastern states of India yesterday against the government’s proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that seeks to give citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

  • Muslim body to file review plea

    The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) yesterday decided that it would file a petition seeking review of the Supreme Court’s judgement in the Ayodhya case and said it was against accepting the alternative five-acre plot given for a mosque.

  • Trace Bribery Risk Matrix 2019

    Bangladesh faces highest bribery risk in South Asia: Report

    Bangladesh has been identified as the highest risky country in terms of bribery threats in South Asia, says a latest international report.

  • Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar

    Lata Mangeshkar hospitalised

    Legendary playback singer Lata Mangeshkar has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai after she complained of breathing difficulties.

  • Sri Lanka PM set to lose job after presidential vote

    Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe looks set to lose his job after next week’s presidential election, with the two leading candidates declaring yesterday they will dump him.

  • Ayodhya on tenterhooks

    India has deployed thousands of additional security forces and roped in about 16,000 “digital volunteers” to sanitise social media of inflammatory posts ahead of a crucial Supreme Court verdict on a disputed religious site.

  • Pirojpur-Kolkata bus service launched

    A bus service from Pirojpur to India’s Kolkata has been inaugurated. Deputy Commissioner Abu Ali Md Sazzad Hossain and Police Superintendent Hayatul Islam Khan inaugurated the service at Pirojpur Zila Bus Terminal in the morning.

  • PM for speedy implementation of PTA with Nepal

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina lays emphasis on speedy implementation of the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between Bangladesh and Nepal for boosting trade and commerce between the two countries.

  • BJP-Sena set for comeback in Maharashtra

    India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is poised to retain power in Maharashtra in alliance with Shiv Sena but the saffron party was locked in a close race with the Congress in Haryana where no party was in sight of clear majority as counting of votes for the legislatures in the two states neared the end.

  • Sri Lanka parliament blames president

    A Sri Lankan parliamentary report yesterday accused President Maithripala Sirisena of “actively undermining” national security and of failing to prevent the Easter Sunday bombings earlier this year that killed 269 people.

  • Everest garbage given a new lease of life in Nepal

    In homes across the Nepali capital upcycled items, from pots to lamps, crafted from Everest waste products are slowly making their way as authorities and businesses look for fresh ways to tackle the damage caused by decades of commercial mountaineering.

  • Hearing wraps up in Ayodhya case

    The future of a site that has sparked thousands of deaths in inter-religious violence is set to be decided in coming weeks after India’s top court wrapped up hearings in one of the country’s longest-running cases.

  • India tightens security ahead of Ayodhya case ruling

    Authorities have tightened security restrictions in the northern Indian flashpoint city of Ayodhya ahead of a crucial Supreme Court ruling over the disputed site fiercely contested between Hindus and Muslims.

  • Mobile phones back in J&K

    Mobile phone networks were restored in Indian Kashmir yesterday after a 72-day blackout, authorities said, but the internet remains off-limits to the region’s seven million-plus people.

  • Meena Cartoon

    Father of ‘Meena Cartoon’ Ram Mohan dies

    The creator of “Meena Cartoon”, Ram Mohan, passes away at the age of 88.

  • Modi played his last card

    Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had “played his last card” by downgrading the autonomy of occupied Kashmir, stressing that the residents of the disputed region will not accept the decision.

  • Bus mows down 7 Indian pilgrims

    Seven pilgrims sleeping by a roadside in northern India, on their way to make a ritual dip in the holy Ganges river, were killed when they were run over by a bus yesterday, police said.

  • Rahul Gandhi pleads not guilty

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi yesterday appeared before a magisterial court and pleaded not guilty in a criminal defamation case filed against him for his “why do all thieves share the Modi surname” remarks.