1. Scientists decode cancer-protective mechanism in white sharksPublished: February 20, 2019 16:13:03

An international team of scientists have decoded the entire genome of white shark and identified their superior cancer-protective abilities. The study published on Monday in the journal Proceedings of the...


2. Police recover bodies of two female RMG workersPublished: February 20, 2019 16:01:12

Police recovered the bodies of two female garment workers from Bhorari area in Tentuljhora union and municipality area under Savar upazila on Wednesday morning. One of the deceased was identified...


3. Dhaka stocks edge up after bumpy ridePublished: February 20, 2019 16:00:40

Dhaka stocks edged higher for the second day in a row on Wednesday as some optimistic investors took position on sector-wise issues. Market analysts said the market extended the gaining...


4. Taiwan says no compromise on democracyPublished: February 20, 2019 15:03:51

Taiwan will not accept any deal that destroys its sovereignty and democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday after the island’s opposition KMT party said it could sign a peace...


5. Fashion's 'creative genius' Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85Published: February 20, 2019 14:55:34

Haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the fashion industry with his extravagant outfits and striking catwalks, has died aged 85. Instantly recognisable in his...


6. EU raids salmon farmers in suspected cartel inquiryPublished: February 20, 2019 14:39:33

Antitrust regulators raided salmon farms in several European Union countries on Tuesday, including some owned by Norway’s Mowi, in a suspected cartel inquiry. “The Commission has concerns that the inspected...


7. 1200 metres of Padma Bridge now visiblePublished: February 20, 2019 14:23:57

Around 1200 metres of the much-hyped Padma Bridge is now visible following the installation of another span on the pillars no 35 and 36 on Wednesday. The 150 metre span,...


8. School teacher dies in Natore road crashPublished: February 20, 2019 14:23:41

A school teacher was killed and six others including five schoolboys injured in a road accident at Automills area in Natore’s Baraigram upazila on Wednesday noon. The dead man was...


9. Gene therapy first to 'halt' blindnessPublished: February 20, 2019 14:02:16

A woman from Oxford has become the first person in the world to have gene therapy to try to halt the most common form of blindness in the Western world....


10. IS bride Shamima to lose UK citizenshipPublished: February 20, 2019 14:02:03

The British government has revoked the citizenship of Shamima Begum, a teenager of Bangladeshi origin, who left London when to join Islamic State in Syria, according to a letter sent...


11. May visits Brussels again, seeking Brexit breakthroughPublished: February 20, 2019 13:47:19

British Prime Minister Theresa May makes another trip to Brussels on Wednesday, hoping European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker may prove more yielding than of late to salvage her Brexit deal....


12. CSE revises CSE-50 indexPublished: February 20, 2019 13:37:30

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) CSE-50 index has been revised on the basis of performance of listed companies. After the revision, two new companies -- Meghna Petroleum and Jamuna Bank...


13. Reliance Insurance recommends 15pc cash, 10pc stock dividendsPublished: February 20, 2019 13:37:04

The board of directors of Reliance Insurance has recommended 15 per cent cash and 10 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2018. The final approval...


14. Trade weakness likely to extend into Q1: WTOPublished: February 20, 2019 13:30:24

Trade weakness is likely to extend into the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, said the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday, warning also of a potential further deterioration. The international...


15. Sabbir ton in vain as Bangladesh suffer clean sweepPublished: February 20, 2019 13:24:27

Sabbir Rahman hit his first international century on Wednesday at Dunedin but Bangladesh failed to avoid a clean sweep against the hosts New Zealand. The Tigers suffered a big loss...


16. Ericsson case: India's SC finds Anil Ambani guilty of contemptPublished: February 20, 2019 13:02:36

India’s Supreme Court has said that Reliance Communications chairman Anil Ambani willfully did not pay 5.5 billion rupees to telecom equipment maker Ericsson, holding him guilty in a contempt of...


17. Avalanche buries skiers in SwitzerlandPublished: February 20, 2019 13:01:10

At least four people have been injured, one seriously, in an avalanche in a popular ski resort in the Swiss Alps. The avalanche was reported at a marked slope in...


18. Trump 'in no rush' on North Korea denuclearisationPublished: February 20, 2019 12:56:51

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he wants North Korea to end its nuclear programme, but has no pressing time schedule for this, as he dispatched his special envoy...


19. DB detains four ‘hackers’ in cityPublished: February 20, 2019 12:42:39

Detective Branch of Police in special drives detained four suspected hackers from Dhaka city. Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman on Wednesday said details regarding the matter...


20. BGB nabs two hundi traders in BenapolePublished: February 20, 2019 12:33:30

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested two hundi traders along with Tk 0.65 million from Boro Achra bordering area in Benapole port region on Tuesday night. The arrestees were...


21. Exim Bank’s bond issue gets BSEC nodPublished: February 20, 2019 12:27:09

The securities regulator has accorded consent to Exim Bank for issuing Tk 6.0 billion Mudaraba Subordinated Bond, said an official disclosure on Wednesday. Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) approved...


22. Ford to close oldest Brazil plantPublished: February 20, 2019 12:26:37

Ford Motor on Tuesday said will close its oldest factory in Brazil and exit its heavy commercial truck business in South America, a move that could cost more than 2,700...


23. SE Asian stocks rally; Philippines leads gainsPublished: February 20, 2019 12:23:29

Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Wednesday as hopes for an extension to the March 1 deadline for a deal between US and China were boosted by US President's comments...


24. BSEC approves IPO of Sea Pearl Beach ResortPublished: February 20, 2019 12:10:32

The securities regulator has approved the initial public offering (IPO) proposal of Sea Pearl Beach Resort & Spa Ltd which will raise a capital worth Tk 150 million. Sea Pearl...


25. Asian shares edge up after Wall St gainPublished: February 20, 2019 12:08:22

Asian shares edged up on Wednesday after a modestly high finish on Wall Street that extended the market’s gains into a fourth week. The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.6 per...


26. Legacy Footwear declares 5.0pc dividendPublished: February 20, 2019 11:52:38

The board of directors of Legacy Footwear Limited has declared 5.0 per cent interim cash dividend considering the performance of the company based on audited financial statements for the half...


27. Three ‘drug pedlars’ die in ‘gunfights’Published: February 20, 2019 11:52:14

Three suspected drug pedlars were killed in separate gunfights in Dhaka, Cox's Bazar and Benapole in the early hours of Wednesday. Of them, two of the pedlars were killed in...


28. DSE, CSE rise amid thin tradingPublished: February 20, 2019 11:44:36

Stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading Wednesday as some investors are sowing their buying appetite on sector-wise issues amid ongoing earnings declaration. Following the previous day’s modest...


29. Modi breaks protocol to welcome Saudi crown princePublished: February 20, 2019 11:37:55

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke with government protocol to personally welcome Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to New Delhi on Tuesday. Ordinarily, the prime minister would not...


30. JS reserved seats: Newly elected woman MPs sworn inPublished: February 20, 2019 11:25:34

The newly elected Members of Parliament to the seats reserved for women in the 11th parliament were sworn in on Wednesday morning. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath...


31. Profligate Barca leave UCL progress up in the airPublished: February 20, 2019 11:09:20

Barcelona failed to score despite managing 25 shots in their goalless stalemate at Olympique Lyonnais in the UEFA Champions League last-16 on Tuesday, leaving the tie finely balanced ahead of...


32. Lalmonirhat road crash kills fivePublished: February 20, 2019 10:58:53

A bus rammed an auto-rickshaw at Airkhamar in Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila, killing five people on Tuesday night. The deceased could not be identified yet, says a UNB report. Officer-in-Charge of...


33. Thirty-three unopposed in upazila pollsPublished: February 20, 2019 10:46:50

As many as 33 candidates for chairman, vice-chairman and female vice-chairperson posts are set to win uncontested in the first two phases of the upazila elections. The staggered Upazila Parishad...


34. RHD to build 60-km circular road to ease city’s gridlockPublished: February 20, 2019 10:43:28

The Roads and Highways Department (RHD) will build a 60.1-km inner circular road in the south-western part of Dhaka city, investing around US$ 1.61 billion, officials said on Monday. The...


35. PM returns homePublished: February 20, 2019 10:29:26

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Wednesday morning, wrapping up her six-day visit to Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying...


36. Beximco Pharma to acquire eight ANDAs from Sandoz IncPublished: February 20, 2019 10:24:57

Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited on Tuesday announced the signing of a definitive agreement with Sandoz Inc., a division of Novartis, to acquire a portfolio of eight Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs)...


37. Top ten cos grab 37pc turnoverPublished: February 20, 2019 10:21:18

The United Power dominated the Dhaka bourse's turnover chart on Tuesday while ten most traded companies captured nearly 37 per cent of transactions. Market analysts said the investors continued to...


38. FY ’16 to be new GDP base yearPublished: February 20, 2019 10:20:18

The local statistical agency has said it will adopt a new base year for calculating the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) effective from July 2020 and it is expected to raise...


39. Tariff, NTBs impede RMG’s access to Indian marketPublished: February 20, 2019 10:14:02

Various types of tariffs and non-tariff barriers (NTBs) imposed by both India and Bangladesh impede the growth of bilateral trade and textile and clothing (TC) value chain engagement between the...


40. BB, BPO spar over Nagad licensingPublished: February 20, 2019 10:04:15

Nagad, a new digital financial service of postal department, has got caught in a quandary regarding licensing from the central bank. Sources said complexities arose as to whether the Bangladesh...


41. Move to raise Tk 8.78t from bond mkt to propel economic growthPublished: February 20, 2019 09:57:03

Coordinated efforts are on to raise Tk 8.78 trillion from the bond market for achieving 8.0 per cent plus economic growth by 2021, officials said. To this end, a tripartite...


42. Tax sops harbour inept, hurt consumersPublished: February 20, 2019 09:37:46

Consumers end up paying higher even as local industries enjoy tax benefits as a protection measure from the government. The government provides such support to local enterprises by imposing tariff...