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Nusrat murder: 12 condemned convicts shifted to Cumilla central jail

-- November 12, 2019 14:01:10

Twelve of the 16 condemned convicts in Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case were shifted to Cumilla central jail from Feni distirct jail on Tuesday. They were shifted to Cumilla as per the directive from In...

Poland reacts angrily to Netflix Nazi documentary

-- November 12, 2019 12:11:21

Poland's prime minister has written a letter to the streaming company Netflix insisting on changes to a documentary about the Nazi death camps. Mateusz Morawiecki said a map shown in the series locat...

Attack in Damascus kills two, wounds six

-- November 12, 2019 11:20:46

At least two people were killed and six wounded in an attack in the early hours of Tuesday that targeted a building in Damascus, the Syrian capital, state television said. The building, which state m...

Australian bushfires kill two, 150 homes destroyed

-- November 09, 2019 14:07:32

Two people have died, five are missing and at least 150 homes have been destroyed as bushfires rage across eastern Australia, authorities said on Saturday. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW...

PABL-FE Roundtable on Insurance Industry’s Expectations and Attainments in the Budget 2019-2020

-- August 08, 2019 20:51:18

Date: July 31, 2019 • Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Venue: Purbani International Hotel, 1 Dilkusha, Dhaka Chief Guest: Mr. M A Mannan, MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Planning, Govt...

Ekushey: A guiding philosophy for any people's movement

Muhammad Abdul Mazid February 20, 2018 21:43:48

The Bengali Language Movement which gave birth to the incident of 21st February in 1952, known popularly as Ekushey, sixty six years ago was a socio-political-cultural attempt in the then  East P...

International Mother Language Day - its significance & glory

Forqan Uddin Ahmed February 20, 2018 21:25:04

Since 2000, February 21 is observed globally as the International Mother Language Day. This follows the decision made at the 30th General Conference of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cul...

Random thoughts on the occasion of Ekushey February

Muhammad Quamrul Islam February 20, 2018 21:19:35

History was on the making when students in Dhaka, capital of erstwhile East Pakistan, brought out processions on February 21, 1952, demanding Bengali as a state language, which was spoken by the major...

Police nab two drug peddlers

-- November 08, 2017 13:29:24

Police arrested two drug peddlers from the campus of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Tuesday. The arrestees were identified as Mustafizur Rahman (25), son of Nur Muhammad, a resident of Vazonda...

Murder accused killed in ‘gunfight’

-- October 27, 2017 11:42:59

An accused in a murder case was reportedly killed in a gunfight between his cohorts and police at Joynabaz in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushita district on early Friday. The deceased, Anwar Hossain (27),...

Australian deputy PM disqualified

BBC October 27, 2017 10:28:42

Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and four other politicians were wrongly elected because they held dual citizenship, a top court has ruled. The High Court of Australia decision means three of the p...

‘Magic mushroom’ helps treat depression

BBC October 14, 2017 11:44:24

A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can "reset" the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest. The small study gave 19 patients a single dos...

Australian court accepts dead man’s unsent text as valid will

BBC October 12, 2017 14:43:17

A court in Australia has accepted an unsent, draft text message on a dead man's mobile phone as an official will. The 55-year-old man had composed a text message addressed to his brother, in which he...

Google uncovers ‘Russian propaganda’ on US election

BBC October 10, 2017 11:48:15

Google has found evidence that Russian agents spent tens of thousands of dollars on adverts in a bid to sway the 2016 US election, media reports say. Sources quoted by the Washington Post say the adv...

Elderly woman dies in bus crash

-- October 10, 2017 10:22:49

An elderly woman was crushed under the wheels of a bus on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Chapta area of Kashiani upazila in Gopalganj district on Monday night. The deceased was identified as Moriam Begum, w...

Turkey, US suspend visa services

BBC October 09, 2017 11:26:34

Turkey and the US have become embroiled in a consular row, mutually suspending most visa services. The Turkish embassy in Washington said it needed to "reassess" the US government's commitment to the...

Rapper Nelly arrested over alleged bus rape

BBC October 08, 2017 13:48:06

Rapper Nelly has been arrested after a woman accused him of raping her on his tour bus following a concert near Seattle. Police in Auburn said they arrested the artist after a woman called emergency...

Customs seizes gold worth 35m

-- October 08, 2017 13:21:42

Customs officials seized seven kilograms of gold worth about Tk 35 million (3.5 crore) from a flight of Singapore Airlines at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Sunday. Acting on a t...

US eases economic and trade sanctions on Sudan

BBC October 07, 2017 10:30:49

The US is lifting most of the economic and trade sanctions it first imposed on Sudan two decades ago. However Sudan will remain listed as a state sponsor of terror. US officials said Sudan had made...

Three US troops die in Niger ambush

BBC October 05, 2017 10:01:02

Three US soldiers have been killed and two others wounded in an ambush in Niger near the border with Mali, reports say.  Several Nigerien soldiers are also said to have died in the attack. ...

Aus cultivation gaining popularity in Bogra

Our Correspondent October 04, 2017 00:34:43

Aus farming is gaining popularity among thousands of poor peasants in the district. Once Aus was cultivated on the large tract of land in the area, now high yielding Boro has took the place. Farmers...

Tesla: World's biggest battery half-built

BBC October 03, 2017 11:34:02

Tesla has reached the half-way point in its plan to build the world's biggest battery, in South Australia. The plan to build the 100MW (129MWh) lithium battery grew out of a Twitter bet between Tesla...

10m US users saw Russia-sponsored ads: Facebook

Reuters October 03, 2017 09:58:31

Some 10 million people in the United States saw politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company said were purchased in Russia in the months before and after last year’s US presidential ele...

Facebook to turn over Russia-linked ads

AP October 02, 2017 13:58:53

Social media giant Facebook is expected to provide Congress on Monday with more than 3,000 ads that ran around the time of the 2016 presidential election and are linked to a Russian ad agency. Compan...

Australian teen crushed by gym weights

BBC October 02, 2017 12:16:10

An Australian teenager has died after being crushed by weightlifting equipment at a gym. Ben Shaw, 15, was attempting to bench press almost 100kg (220 lb) when the accident happened in Brisbane on Tu...

Rockslide kills one at US National Park

BBC September 28, 2017 13:28:30

One person has died and another has been injured by a rockslide at Yosemite National Park in the western US state, California. A park spokesman said the rocks fell from El Capitan, a rock formation a...

US air strike kills Kabul civilians

BBC September 28, 2017 11:25:24

A US air strike against militants in the Afghan capital Kabul caused civilian casualties after a missile malfunctioned, officials said. The strike was in support of Afghan troops fighting insurgents...

BDT rises notably against US$ for importers

Siddique Islam September 28, 2017 09:49:57

The exchange rate of Bangladesh Taka (BDT) appreciated significantly against the US dollar on Wednesday for importers, as the central bank sold US$ 38 million to the banks, market operators said. The...

UN accuses Russia of ‘grave violations’

BBC September 26, 2017 14:06:47

Russia is committing "grave human rights violations" in Crimea, according to a report by the United Nations. The UN human rights agency says it has documented arbitrary arrests, torture and at least...

‘Terror attack’ outside Jerusalem kills three Israelis

AP September 26, 2017 11:47:00

A Palestinian attacker opened fire early on Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli men and critically wounding a fourth, Israeli police and medical services s...