1. New Zealand endangered-sea-life footage sparks debatePublished: January 21, 2018 16:32:32

New Zealand's fishing industry has found itself at odds with conservationists over whether or not the public should be allowed to see the realities of commercial fishing. In the waters...


2. Police arrest pilot for being 'drunk' on boardPublished: January 21, 2018 16:25:32

Armed police arrested a British Airways pilot just before take off after the cabin crew raised fears he may have been drunk. Attendants on the Boeing 777 flight 2063 called...


3. Police arrest Asia's biggest illegal wildlife traderPublished: January 21, 2018 16:15:52

Thai police have arrested a man alleged to be the head of Asia's biggest illegal wildlife trading networks. Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese origin, was detained in a...


4. Stocks extend gaining streak amid low turnoverPublished: January 21, 2018 15:58:45

Stocks ended marginally higher for the two consecutive sessions on Sunday with low participation of investors as many investors remained followed cautious stance ahead of monetary policy announcement. Brokers said...


5. BNP failed to frame an election -time supportive govt: InuPublished: January 21, 2018 15:50:17

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has failed to form an election -time supportive government in the last eight years. "BNP is acting like 2014 when...


6. Pope Francis speaks out on violence against womenPublished: January 21, 2018 15:24:10

Pope Francis, who is on a visit to Peru, has spoken out about violence against women in Latin America. Speaking at a Mass in the northern city of Trujillo, the...


7. Brazil declares emergency over yellow fever outbreakPublished: January 21, 2018 15:13:10

Brazil's south-eastern state of Minas Gerais has declared a public health emergency following a deadly outbreak of yellow fever. At least 15 people have died there since December. Many areas,...


8. Naogaon road accident kills bikerPublished: January 21, 2018 15:10:55

A motorcyclist was killed as a bus hit his bike in Biharinagar area under Dhamoirhat upazila of Naogaon on Sunday morning. The deceased was identified as Mominul Islam Bipul (28),...


9. Apan owner to walk out on bailPublished: January 21, 2018 14:57:00

Apan Jewellers owner Dildar Ahmed can now walk out of prison as the High Court granted him bail in all three cases on money laundering on Thursday. Dildar stands accused...


10. Couple ‘tired of living’ wishes to die togetherPublished: January 21, 2018 14:48:22

An elderly Indian couple has written to the President’s office, seeking permission for “active euthanasia”, where a person is killed, usually by administering an overdose of pain-killers. The couple, Iravati...


11. BSMRMU holds moot courtPublished: January 21, 2018 14:26:07

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University (BSMRMU) has held a moot court on its Mirpur campus in Dhaka city. Justice A F M Abdur Rahman conducted the court on Saturday,...


12. Merkel welcomes EU-Turkey meeting to improve tiesPublished: January 21, 2018 14:16:36

Germany’s Angela Merkel welcomed on Saturday a Bulgarian plan to host a European Union-Turkey working meeting to try to improve strained ties and clear the ground for an eventual possible...


13. BASIC Bank holds managers' confcePublished: January 21, 2018 13:44:50

Managers' Conference, 2018 of BASIC Bank Limited was held recently at the Bank's Training Institute, said a statement. Mr. Alauddin A. Majid, Chairman of the Bank, was present on the...


14. China economy to grow better in 2018Published: January 21, 2018 13:41:43

China's economic performance beat market expectations in 2017, but will the bullish momentum continue into the new year? A moderation in GDP growth is the popular view among global investors...


15. Farmers expects good yield of potato in RajshahiPublished: January 21, 2018 13:39:04

Farmers are hopeful about a good potato production in the region in the current season as overall climatic condition remains favorable for the farming. With a view to making good...


16. BKB arranges day-long conference for branch managersPublished: January 21, 2018 13:23:13

Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB) organised a day-long conference for the branch managers of Faridpur division at BRAC TARC Learning Centre recently. Mohammad Helal Uddin, Managing Director of the bank attended...


17. Ed Sheeran to wed long-term love Cherry SeabornPublished: January 21, 2018 13:21:17

British musician Ed Sheeran has announced that he is engaged to his long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. "Got myself a fiancé just before new year," he wrote on Instagram on Sunday...


18. Govt to set land ownership in CHT: PMPublished: January 21, 2018 13:13:19

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said that the inhabitants of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) would enjoy the ownership of land there as people in other regions of the...


19. ICAB holds workshop on supply chain managementPublished: January 21, 2018 12:59:13

A workshop on ‘Supply Chain Management for Finance Professionals’ was organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) Saturday at CA Bhaban, Kawran Bazar, Dhaka. Mohammad Shams-Ul Islam,...


20. Tunisian forces kill top aide of Al Qaeda leaderPublished: January 21, 2018 12:55:26

Tunisian security forces have killed a top aide of Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), an official source told Reuters. Tunisia has been...


21. US govt shutdown continuesPublished: January 21, 2018 12:49:58

President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the US government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until...


22. Police detain 14 BCL men over Chittagong Polytechnic violencePublished: January 21, 2018 12:42:46

Police arrested 14 leaders and activists of Chittagong Polytechnic Institute unit Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) from different student dormitories on Saturday evening. Police said they conducted a joint drive in...


23. Bourses open higherPublished: January 21, 2018 12:36:16

Stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading Sunday amid slow trend as many investors followed cautious stance ahead of monetary policy announcement. Following the previous week’s correction, the...


24. British Airways hauls 'drunk' pilot off planePublished: January 21, 2018 12:30:17

A pilot was taken off a flight from Gatwick Airport after fears were raised he was drunk. The British Airways flight to Mauritius on Thursday was delayed and the pilot...


25. Ijtema ends with prayer for peacePublished: January 21, 2018 12:27:40

Several lakhs of Muslims raised their hands seeking blessings for mankind as the second phase of Biswa Ijtema concluded with the final supplication Akheri Munajat on the banks of  Turag...


26. Nigerian police confirm release of abducted expatriatesPublished: January 21, 2018 12:19:49

Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a police spokesman said on Saturday, as it emerged that five oil...


27. Violent clashes erupt in Honduras over poll resultPublished: January 21, 2018 11:59:41

Clashes have broken out in Honduras as demonstrators protesting President Juan Orlando Hernandez's re-election blocked roads in several locations and police moved into to break up the barricades. Four police...


28. Two robbers die in B'baria 'gunfight'Published: January 21, 2018 11:56:47

Two suspected robbers were killed in an alleged police shootout in Brahmanbaria’s Sarail. The incident took place late on Saturday night on the Shahbazpur-Dewra regional road, said Sarail Police Station...


29. Police recover body of MP’s son in NAM flatPublished: January 21, 2018 11:43:28

Police have recovered the hanging body of Anik Aziz, the son of Satkhira-1 MP Mustafa Lutfullah ,in the NAM Bhaban on Dhaka’s Manik Miah Avenue. On information,Police went to Room...


30. Girona dent Atletico's title race hopePublished: January 21, 2018 11:36:21

Atletico Madrid’s faint hopes of chasing down runaway Liga leaders Barcelona suffered a fresh blow on Saturday as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Girona, meaning...


31. Sound therapy ‘trains the brain to ignore tinnitus’Published: January 21, 2018 11:28:19

A sound-emitting device worn in the ear during sleep may train the brain to ignore an annoying chronic ringing in the ears, a new study suggests. People with the disorder,...


32. SA ruling party to force Zuma to step down- eNCA TVPublished: January 21, 2018 11:25:47

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) declined to comment on a report its executive planned to force Jacob Zuma to quit as president, as its leaders gather to outline...


33. Umpteen clients of NBFIs unsafePublished: January 21, 2018 11:18:56

Bangladesh's 34 non-bank financial institutions all operate outside deposit-insurance system, thus denying myriad of savers protections in case of the NBFIs going bankrupt or losing the capacity to pay. Sources...


34. NSE expresses interest to be strategic partner of DSEPublished: January 21, 2018 10:58:28

National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) has expressed its interest to be strategic partner of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), according to officials of the securities regulator. A NSE delegation...


35. Turkey bus crash kills 11, wounds 46Published: January 21, 2018 10:58:18

Eleven people have been killed and 46 wounded after a bus carrying families on a skiing trip crashed into trees on a motorway in north-western Turkey, local officials said. The...


36. Police recover bullet-hit body in JhenaidahPublished: January 21, 2018 10:46:54

Police have recovered the body of an unknown man with a bullet wound from Jhenaidah’s Kaliganj. The body was found near the road to Mandartala village around 7am on Sunday,...


37. Indian student shoots school principal deadPublished: January 21, 2018 10:44:46

A class 12 student reportedly shot dead his school’s principal inside her office with his father’s revolver in Indian state Haryana’s Yamunanagar on Saturday, days after he was warned for...


38. US military chopper crash leaves two deadPublished: January 21, 2018 10:42:47

A US Army Apache attack helicopter crashed in California, killing two soldiers, a spokesman for the Army said. An investigation is ongoing into the crash of the AH-64 Apache helicopter...


39. US women stage anti-Trump protestsPublished: January 21, 2018 10:39:23

Hundreds of thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against US President Donald Trump marking the...


40. North Korean team reaches South Korea for Olympics prepPublished: January 21, 2018 10:33:16

North Korean logistics officials arrived in South Korea on Sunday after a previous cancellation briefly cast doubts on the North’s participation in next month’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea....


41. Several dead in Kabul hotel attackPublished: January 21, 2018 10:17:18

Gunmen attacked Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building in the Afghan capital caught fire and residents and staff fled. Hotel...


42. Sky-high prices derail govt effort to promote LPG usePublished: January 21, 2018 10:12:49

It has been three years since the government decided to set a rule of the game for LPG (liquid petroleum gas) pricing. And after all the exercises have long been...


43. 6.3 quake strikes ChilePublished: January 21, 2018 10:11:58

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck northern Chile late Saturday, the US Geological Survey says. The quake, which was deep at 110 kilometres (68 miles), struck at 10:06pm local time...


44. 17 die in Delhi firework factory blazePublished: January 21, 2018 10:03:37

A massive fire broke out at a firecracker factory on the northern outskirts of the Indian capital on Saturday, killing at least 17 workers, a fire official said. A dozen...


45. Move to launch two more metro rail projects by JunePublished: January 21, 2018 09:44:17

Dhaka Mass Transit Company Ltd (DMTCL) has planned to start the process of implementing two more metro rail projects in the city's two corridors by June this year. Sources said...