1. Govt snatches all basic rights: FakhrulPublished: August 15, 2018 18:43:29

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has alleged that the current government snatched all the basic rights of common people alongside the rights of political parties. The BNP leader...


2. 606 devotees fail to perform Hajj this year: MinisterPublished: August 15, 2018 18:41:14

A total of 606 people could not fly to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj this year for various reasons, including illness, death and negligence of hajj agencies, said Religious Affairs...


3. RAB rescues 23 fishermen from clutches of robbersPublished: August 15, 2018 18:19:29

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) rescued 23 fishermen from the clutches of forest robbers in Marki Canal of Sibla River in the Sundarbans on Wednesday. A suspected robber was...


4. Tidal surge likely to flood coastal districtsPublished: August 15, 2018 18:06:20

The low-lying areas of the coastal districts and offshore islands and Chars are likely to be inundated by surge height of 2-3 feet above normal astronomical tide under the influence...


5. Police detain two students over spreading rumoursPublished: August 15, 2018 17:59:55

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) members of police have arrested two students, one of a private university and another of a madrasha, from Farmgate and Kamrangirchar area of Dhaka. They are...


6. Aziz Khan among 50 richest people in SingaporePublished: August 15, 2018 17:33:13

Bangladeshi businessman and Summit Group Chairman Muhammed Aziz Khan ranks 34th among 50 richest people in Singapore with $910 million net worth, according to a 2018 list published by the...


7. Death toll reaches 39 in Italy bridge collapsePublished: August 15, 2018 17:27:57

Italian emergency workers pulled two more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel Wednesday after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising the death toll in the...


8. 606 fail to fly to KSA to perform Hajj: MinisterPublished: August 15, 2018 16:53:44

A total of 606 people could not fly to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj this year for various reasons, including illness, death and negligence of hajj agencies, said Religious Affairs...


9. Quota movement: Police nab Eden College student in SirajganjPublished: August 15, 2018 16:48:15

Police in a drive arrested a student of Eden college, also a leader of Bangladesh General Students' Rights Protection Council, a platform that led the quota reform movement, from her...


10. Transgender person wins nomination for Vermont governorPublished: August 15, 2018 16:39:49

Vermont Democrats made Christine Hallquist the first openly transgender person to win a major party nomination for statewide office in US history as she clinched Tuesday's primary election for governor,...


11. New Mexico judge gets death threatsPublished: August 15, 2018 16:26:13

A New Mexico judge received death threats and Islamophobic abuse on Tuesday a day after she granted bail to five Muslims charged with child abuse and accused of training children...


12. BEPZA export hits record high in FY 2017-18Published: August 15, 2018 16:23:47

Eight export processing zones of BEPZA have exported at 19.66 per cent growth rate, hitting all-time record high in the fiscal year (FY) 2017-18. A total of 476 operational enterprises...


13. Report reveals decades of sexual abuse by priestsPublished: August 15, 2018 16:23:11

Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period and silenced victims through the ‘weaponisation of faith’ and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops,...


14. Authority suspends two cops after accused flees custodyPublished: August 15, 2018 15:58:37

Two policemen of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) were suspended recently over the escape of an accused from their custody. Sub-inspector Fakhrul Islam of Akbar Shah Police Station and Constable Khokon...


15. Online registration for IU entry test starts Sept 10Published: August 15, 2018 15:47:21

The online application process for admission into the first year honours courses under 2018-19 session of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia will begin on September 10. The decision was taken...


16. RAB nabs two drug pedlars in C’nawabganjPublished: August 15, 2018 15:43:29

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two alleged drug traffickers with 2,086 bottles of contraband phensidyl from Dariapur Truck Terminal area under Chapainawabganj sadar upazila Wednesday morning. The arrestees...


17. Indian oil tanker explodes off coast of Oman, three crew missingPublished: August 15, 2018 15:19:02

An Indian shipping company says one of its crude oil tankers suffered an explosion off the coast of Oman and three of its sailors are missing. The Shipping Corporation of...


18. Walmart, Ellen DeGeneres teams up to launch fashion linePublished: August 15, 2018 14:57:49

Walmart Inc said on Wednesday that it would tie up with comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to launch a women’s fashion line, its latest attempt to make deeper...


19. ‘Lazy’ postman suspended for dumping 6000 letters over a decadePublished: August 15, 2018 14:42:12

A postal worker in India has been suspended after he was found to not have delivered thousands of letters for more than 10 years. Ever wondered why you never heard...


20. 15-km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highwayPublished: August 15, 2018 14:13:30

Hundreds of passengers have been stuck in 15-kilometre-long tailback on Dhaka-Chattogram highway since Wednesday morning due to slow movement of vehicles ahead of Eid-ul-Azha in Daudkandi area. The tailback was...


21. Seven die in cholera outbreak in NigeriaPublished: August 15, 2018 14:05:55

Seven people were confirmed killed following an outbreak of cholera in some communities in Nigeria's capital Abuja, local health authorities said Monday. The outbreak has so affected six communities, said...


22. New Zealand appoint Gary Stead as new head coachPublished: August 15, 2018 13:58:57

Former New Zealand batsman Gary Stead has been named as the team's new head coach, signing a two-year contract. The former Canterbury coach, 46, replaces Mike Hesson, who resigned in...


23. DHL eCommerce announces partnership with ShopeePublished: August 15, 2018 13:51:43

KUALA LUMPUR - Media OutReach - 15 AUGUST- DHL eCommerce, a division of the world's leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), today announced its partnership with Shopee, the...


24. Seven cops, two police organisations receive awardPublished: August 15, 2018 13:42:05

The Rangpur Range of Bangladesh Police has awarded its seven personnel and two organisations with medals in recognition of their professional and organisational excellence in discharging duties. Deputy Inspector General...


25. Police search addresses after attack at UK parliamentPublished: August 15, 2018 13:38:51

Police searched three addresses in central England as part of an investigation into what they said appeared to be a terrorist attack outside Britain’s parliament when a man drove a...


26. India to send manned flight into spacePublished: August 15, 2018 13:33:54

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the country will send a manned flight into space by 2022. The announcement came amid celebrations Wednesday of India's independence from British colonialists in...


27. Rajshahi road crash leaves three deadPublished: August 15, 2018 13:22:20

At least three people were killed after a bus ploughed through a shop at Naudapara area in Rajshahi city on Wednesday. The identities of the deceased could not be known...


28. CCD organises workshop for students in RajshahiPublished: August 15, 2018 13:20:15

Ensuring leadership training for students and the youths in particular has become an urgent need for transforming them into worthy citizens, said speakers at a function in the city on...


29. Bank Asia, USAID jointly launch `Agent Nirdeshika’Published: August 15, 2018 13:13:57

Bank Asia and USAID jointly launched `Agent Nirdeshika’, a publication by Bank Asia in its Corporate Office in Purana Paltan, Dhaka on Tuesday, said a statement.  Mr. Mohammed Zahirul Alam,...


30. Dollar hits fresh 13-month highPublished: August 15, 2018 13:03:59

The dollar hit another 13-month high against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday as safe-haven demand rooted in fears over fallout from the Turkish lira’s recent drop boosted the...


31. Uganda cops arrest three MP’s after attack at Museveni’s convoyPublished: August 15, 2018 13:00:34

Ugandan police arrested three opposition lawmakers and scores of others after stones were thrown at the convoy of President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled the country since 1986. Supporters of...


32. DU convocation fee through bKashPublished: August 15, 2018 12:43:22

Students of the University of Dhaka can pay their registration fee through bKash to attend the 51st convocation to be held on October 06, 2018. Beginning from August 12, 2018,...


33. PM pays homage to Bangabandhu at TungiparaPublished: August 15, 2018 12:37:51

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid rich tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath at his mazar on the occasion of his 43rd...


34. City Bank inks deal with Runner AutomobilesPublished: August 15, 2018 12:35:55

City Bank has recently signed an agreement with Runner Automobiles Limited. Under this agreement, City Bank American Express Credit cardmembers will be able to avail ‘Flexibuy' installment plan at zero...


35. New Zealand teachers go on strike over low payPublished: August 15, 2018 11:55:14

New Zealand school teachers went on strike on Wednesday for the first time in more than 20 years, challenging the Labour government’s plans to balance promised fiscal responsibility against growing...


36. Turkey doubles tariffs on US productsPublished: August 15, 2018 11:40:20

Turkey has doubled tariffs on some US imports, such as passenger cars, alcohol and tobacco, in what its vice president said was a response to deliberate US attacks on the...


37. Police constable held with Yaba pills in KhulnaPublished: August 15, 2018 11:33:57

A police constable was arrested along with Yaba tablets from a residential hotel in Khulna city on Tuesday night. The arrestee was identified as Pritam Mandal, a constable of Khulna...


38. India to launch first manned space mission by 2022Published: August 15, 2018 11:26:05

India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, which could make it the fourth nation to do so after the United...


39. DU gets largest portrait of Bangabandhu installedPublished: August 15, 2018 11:25:15

Bangladesh Charushilpi Sangsadon Tuesday installed a 43-foot high portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhaka University's famous Teacher-Student Center (TSC) paying tribute to the nation's founder on his 43rd...


40. 24 people, mostly Colombians, die in Ecuador bus crashPublished: August 15, 2018 11:16:30

At least 24 people were killed and another 19 injured when a bus from Colombia overturned on a stretch of road into Ecuador’s capital Quito known as the “curve of...


41. Japanese shares slip slightlyPublished: August 15, 2018 11:00:22

Japan’s Nikkei edged lower on Wednesday morning as profit-taking hit after the previous day’s sharp gains, though the drops were limited as the yen’s weakness against the dollar aided investor...


42. Asian shares fall despite Wall St close lowerPublished: August 15, 2018 10:55:53

Asian shares were mostly lower in early Wednesday despite a rally overnight on Wall Street as investors' jitters over the Turkish currency crisis eased. Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.4...


43. BSEC allows ADN Telecom to determine IPO cut-off pricePublished: August 15, 2018 10:26:59

The securities regulator has allowed ADN Telecom to determine its cut-off price - a requirement for going public under the book building method. The approval came at a meeting at...


44. President, PM pay respects to BangabandhuPublished: August 15, 2018 10:22:30

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday led the nation in paying homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking the 43rd anniversary of...


45. Top 10 cos snare 28pc turnover of DSEPublished: August 15, 2018 10:22:08

Top 10 traded companies captured nearly 28 per cent transaction of the Dhaka bourse on Tuesday while BBS Cables topping the chart for fourth straight day. According to statistics available...


46. Feed producers oppose compulsory use of jute bagsPublished: August 15, 2018 10:06:24

The fish and poultry feed producers have strongly protested compulsory use of jute bags for feeds as the government recently made it mandatory. They said the use of jute bags...


47. StanChart launches new home finance solutionPublished: August 15, 2018 09:58:59

The Standard Chartered has recently introduced its new variant of home finance solution called 'MortgageOne' in the Bangladesh market. Under this new home loan scheme, the customer's loan account is...


48. BHBFC seeks govt nod to cut flat loan interest rate to 9.0pcPublished: August 15, 2018 09:53:47

The Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation (BHBFC) has sought the government's approval to reduce the interest rate on flat purchase loans to 9.0 per cent, officials said. Presently, the rate...


49. RAJUK body revises land prices in N’ganj, Nikunja, UttaraPublished: August 15, 2018 09:47:30

The property revaluation committee of RAJUK has submitted the new price list of per-katha land at Narayanganj, Nikunja and Uttara, and per-square-foot space at Hatirjheel project and duplex flat at...


50. Dhaka city to get 0.85m pre-paid metersPublished: August 15, 2018 09:40:59

The government has approved a Tk 6.58 billion project to install 0.85 million pre-paid meters in Dhaka city. The Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) will implement the project. Presided over...