1. China sees stable employment growth  Published: July 17, 2018 22:21:58

Some 6.13 million urban jobs were added in China between January and May this year, a good momentum driven by the country's growing economic aggregate and optimized economic structure, said...


2. Tigresses triumph overseas as Tigers disappoint  Published: July 17, 2018 22:18:37

The  sharp  contrasts in the   performances  overseas between  our  women's national  cricket team and the men's  side  are    instructive, more for cricket managers and promoters  than perhaps  for  cricket lovers....


3. Reviving Dhaka through eastward expansion  Published: July 17, 2018 22:16:42

As one of the foremost urbanisation experts Jane Jacobs (1992) pointed out, creative and workable cities have been at the core of flourishing and prosperous societies. Households and firms become...


4. Return of encroachers  Published: July 17, 2018 22:06:08

The gradual re-occupation of the Tejgaon-Satrasta Road by truck and covered van owners is set to foil a noble venture. Although viewed as an initiative by the Dhaka North City...


5. Dr Atiur stresses sustaining financial stabilityPublished: July 17, 2018 21:46:26

Bangladesh Bank (BB) former governor Dr Atiur Rahman has suggested continuing to remain focused on the hard-earned financial stability for sustaining the macroeconomic transformation of Bangladesh. He said this while...


6. ServicEngine gets National Export Gold TrophyPublished: July 17, 2018 21:45:34

The government has awarded the National Export Trophy to ServicEngine BPO for its contribution to the country's export trade in computer software, says a statement. A total of 63 companies...


7. Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki leaves the world flabbergastedPublished: July 17, 2018 21:39:26

President Trump made it more than evidently clear many times that he cares very little for the attempts of the Mueller investigation to find any connections between his presidential campaign...


8. Impact of US economic policy on Bangladesh: Slower growth and lower inflationPublished: July 17, 2018 21:33:06

After the financial collapse of 2007 the developed economies fell into recession.  The extensive damage to the world's financial institutions was the major factor resulting in a rather slow recovery. ...


9. BD A earn 2-run win over Sri Lanka in first one-dayerPublished: July 17, 2018 21:32:38

An all-round performance by local boy Ariful Haque guided Bangladesh A team to earn an exciting two-run victory over touring Sri Lanka A team, reports UNB. The first match of...


10. Expanding scope of operation of 3PL service providersPublished: July 17, 2018 21:26:56

Transportation, warehousing and distribution are critical components of the entire supply chain. Traditionally, there existed only pure transport or warehousing service providers of the in-house nature that was called the...


11. 'Saudi not to provide extra slot of hajj flights'Published: July 17, 2018 21:17:42

The Saudi Arabia government has confirmed that they would not provide extra slots for hajj flights this year. Religious Affairs Ministry Secretary Md Anisur Rahman revealed the information during a...


12. Liverpool makes record bid for Roma keeper AllisonPublished: July 17, 2018 21:16:25

Liverpool have made an offer to sign Roma's Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson for a reported £62m. Roma are considering the bid, a world record for a keeper, but no deal has...


13. The significance of Mandela DayPublished: July 17, 2018 21:15:33

Nelson Mandela International Day (or "Mandela Day") is celebrated on July 18 every year. On this day Mandela was born in South Africa in 1918. He would have turned exactly...


14. New irrigation technology can save costsPublished: July 17, 2018 21:12:32

Irrigation is difficult in Bangladesh due to scarcity of necessary and sufficient surface water required for the purpose. As a result, farmers across the country have to depend increasingly on...


15. DU proctor receives ‘death threat’Published: July 17, 2018 21:01:21

Dhaka University Proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani reportedly received a death threat on Tuesday. The university authorities filed a general diary with Shahbagh Police Station over the matter. Contacted, the...


16. Bangladesh calls for increased global support during graduation periodPublished: July 17, 2018 20:56:00

Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal urged global development and trading partners to extend support to Bangladesh during its graduation process to developing nation.  “A growing number of LDCs (least Developed...


17. Trump’s ‘America First’ changes to ‘Me First’Published: July 17, 2018 20:42:11

Donald Trump’s “America First” slogan morphed into “Me First” as the president unloaded on the US intelligence community and Justice Department to portray himself as the victim of a conspiracy...


18. BB denies gold scam reportPublished: July 17, 2018 20:12:53

The Bangladesh Bank has claimed that the gold kept by the customs at the central bank’s vault was not adulterated. The central bank made the statement at a press conference...


19. Jeff Bezos beats Bill Gates to become world’s richest manPublished: July 17, 2018 19:38:42

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now worth $150 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire index. Jeff Bezos's net worth has increased by over $60 billion in the last 12 months,...


20. Trade union rejects proposals on minimum wagePublished: July 17, 2018 19:09:10

A trade union has rejected the proposals submitted by representatives of garment factory owners and workers on minimum wage for entry-level apparel workers. The Bangladesh Sanjukta Garments Sramik Federation (BSGSF)...


21. Govt gives priority to reduce road accidents: QuaderPublished: July 17, 2018 18:51:59

The government has given priority to reduce accidents on highways and roads during the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader made this...


22. ICC official calls on JS speaker in The HaguePublished: July 17, 2018 18:40:06

Motoo Noguchi, chair of the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court (ICC), called on Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury...


23. China’s most expensive film emerges as biggest flopPublished: July 17, 2018 18:32:56

China's big-budget fantasy epic Asura has been pulled from cinemas after a dismal opening weekend. The 750m yuan ($112m) film reportedly made less than 50m yuan on its weekend debut,...


24. 55 BD nationals get Erasmus+ scholarshipsPublished: July 17, 2018 18:27:59

Some 55 Bangladeshi students have been selected to study in numerous European cities for completing Masters or Doctorates enrolling in different areas under Erasmus+ scholarships for academic year 2018-19. The...


25. FC Barcelona achieves record revenuesPublished: July 17, 2018 18:08:17

Revenues at La Liga winner Barcelona hit a record €914m (£809m) in the 2017-18 season, the club has said. The Spanish football giant also said it was on track to...


26. Trump in hot soup for poll meddling commentsPublished: July 17, 2018 17:52:00

US President Donald Trump has been facing a barrage of criticism in the US after he defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 elections. At a summit with...


27. Japan, EU sign FTA amid Trump’s trade warPublished: July 17, 2018 17:46:44

Japan and the European Union signed a wide-ranging free trade deal on Tuesday that both sides hope will act as a counterweight to the protectionist forces unleashed by US President...


28. Three die in Savar road crashPublished: July 17, 2018 17:41:08

At least three people have died as a truck collided head-on with a human hauler in Savar on Tuesday morning. UNB reports, 15 others were also injured in the accident...


29. Villagers beat ex-UP member to death in CumillaPublished: July 17, 2018 17:09:45

A former union parishad member was beaten to death by villagers as he was allegedly taking preparation to commit robbery at Batabaria village in Chandina upazila in Cumilla early Tuesday....


30. Bridge collapse disrupts road communication in BarishalPublished: July 17, 2018 17:07:49

Road communication has been disrupted since Tuesday morning following the collapse of a bailey bridge on Dhaka-Barishal highway in Gaurnadi upazila of Barishal. Locals said the incident took place when...


31. Boxer Mayweather, George Clooney lead world's highest paid entertainersPublished: July 17, 2018 17:02:20

American boxer Floyd Mayweather was named the world’s highest-paid entertainer on Monday on a list that saw actor George Clooney take the No. 2 spot with the highest annual pay...


32. Floods inundate five villages in BholaPublished: July 17, 2018 16:59:31

At least seven hundred families of five villages in Tazumuddin and Char Fasson upazilas in Bhola district have been flooded following tidal water and heavy rainfall for last two days....


33. 'Cops to face tough action for drug-link'Published: July 17, 2018 16:58:59

Deputy Inspector General of Chattogram Police has said everyone, even the officer-in-charge, will be brought to book if found involved in drug trading. "Even, he/she (OCs) will be terminated, if...


34. PM opens G2P to disburse SSN allowancesPublished: July 17, 2018 16:56:49

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday inaugurated the electronic payment system G2P (Government to Person) to disburse the allowances of Social Safety Net (SSN) programmes. Under the G2P system, more...


35. Linkus ends ‘Road to Final’ campaignPublished: July 17, 2018 16:54:48

Linkus Network Technology Bangladesh Limited, a digital entertainment and Live streaming app, has successfully completed its ‘Road to Final’ campaign with a raffle draw. Linkus organised the campaign, in association...


36. Mass radio campaign saves thousands of child lives in AfricaPublished: July 17, 2018 16:49:01

A mass radio campaign in Burkina Faso led to a significant rise in sick children getting medical attention and could prove one of the most cost-effective ways to save young...


37. EC plans to use EVMs in upazila electionPublished: July 17, 2018 15:55:25

The Election Commission plans to use a limited number of newly introduced electronic voting machines or EVMs in the upazila election to be held in February. The plan for the...


38. Oil climbs from 3-month low as more oil workers strike in NorwayPublished: July 17, 2018 14:44:37

Brent crude prices rose from a three-month low on Tuesday after more oil workers went on strike in Norway, supporting a market that has been dominated by oversupply issues in...


39. Heavy rainfall in India claims 11 livesPublished: July 17, 2018 14:20:42

At least 11 people were killed in heavy rains in Kozhikkode, Malappuram and Kollam districts of Kerala in the past 24 hours, officials said Tuesday. “While three people died in...


40. Minor girl drowns in B’bariaPublished: July 17, 2018 14:16:03

A minor girl drowned in a pond at Karuatoli village in Akhaura upazila in Brahmanbaria on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Zhinuk also known as Sharabanti, 4, daughter...


41. Court denies bail to Khaleda in Narail defamation casePublished: July 17, 2018 14:06:05

A Narail court on Tuesday denied bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a defamation case filed over her ‘derogatory remarks’ about freedom fighters and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Judge...


42. BD’s success stories need to get global exposurePublished: July 17, 2018 14:03:04

Bangladesh's recent economic successes need better publicity and visibility abroad, said a senior official of global financial giant Standard Chartered. This, in turn, would help the country enhance its image...


43. World Cup pitch intruders get 15 days in jailPublished: July 17, 2018 13:59:06

A Moscow court has handed down 15-day jail sentences to four members of the Pussy Riot protest group who interrupted Sunday’s World Cup final between France and Croatia when they...


44. Pavilions Hotels & Resorts deploys Infor HMS and SunSystemsPublished: July 17, 2018 13:48:01

The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has deployed Infor Hospitality Management System (HMS) for its hotel operations and Infor SunSystems for its financial operations in its Bali, Phuket, Madrid, and Amsterdam...


45. Country witnesses nearly 600 rape incidents in six monthsPublished: July 17, 2018 13:47:36

Nearly 600 incidents of rape occurred across the country in last six months till June 30 this year, Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP) said. Among the 592 incidents, 98 women and...


46. UCB arranges month-long training coursePublished: July 17, 2018 13:45:56

As part of its continuous human capital development process, Mr Arif Quadri, Additional Managing Director & Head of Human Resources Management Division of UCB inaugurated a month-long Foundation Training Programme...


47. ERF launches website, member directoryPublished: July 17, 2018 13:45:13

Economic Reporters Forum (ERF) on Tuesday has launched its website and member directory. Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu formally inaugurated the website (http://bangla.erfbd.com) and the directory at its office in...


48. Miscreants hurl crude bomb at Rajshahi BNP rally, five hurtPublished: July 17, 2018 13:40:00

At least five people including a journalist were injured in a crude bomb attack at an election rally of BNP candidate of Rajshahi City Corporation election in Sagorpara area on...


49. Walmart takes aim at Amazon with Microsoft cloud dealPublished: July 17, 2018 13:34:16

US retail giant Walmart said on Tuesday it has entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft for wider use of cloud and artificial intelligence technology, in a sign of major...


50. Two get life for murder in C’nawabganjPublished: July 17, 2018 13:27:10

A court in Chapainawabganj on Monday sentenced two people to life imprisonment for murdering a man five years ago. Court sources said Additional District and Sessions Judge Md Shawkat Ali...