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Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
A month after boasting about its water quality, Dhaka Wasa yesterday revealed that its water is polluted in 57 city areas because of broken-down supply lines. The official water supplier in...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
In a baffling move, the central bank yesterday extended a set of unprecedented facilities to defaulters with the view to giving them a fresh lifeline -- stoking fears of further deterioration...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
The Supreme Court administration yesterday asked print and electronic media to refrain from reporting on ongoing cases at the court. Md Golam Rabbani, registrar of the High Court Division of...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
Substandard Food: Licences of 2 more items cancelled
Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) yesterday cancelled the licences of two more substandard food products, raising the number at nine. According to a BSTI statement, the products...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
Tigers hoping to break final jinx
The Tigers will be looking forward to a happy ending before they travel to England for the ICC World Cup when they face off against the West Indies in the tri-series final at The Village in Malahide...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
Refugee Camps: Crime spikes while Rohingyas despair
With uncertainty shrouding the Rohingya repatriation, crimes -- from petty thefts to drug peddling, abduction to murder -- have become a commonplace at the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. Many...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
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Frustrated after incurring huge losses, many farmers are demanding that the government procure paddy or rice directly from the growers instead of rice mill owners. “In this system, farmers...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
Fitra fixed at minimum Tk 70
The Islamic Foundation has fixed this year’s Fitra at minimum Tk 70 and maximum Tk 1,980 per person. Mohammad Nizam Udin, assistant director of Islamic Foundation, yesterday announced the...
Posted: 2019-05-15 18:00:00
Clinical Tigers ease to 6-wicket win
A clinical Bangladesh team continued their winning run in the ongoing tri-nation ODI series, registering a comfortable six-wicket win over Ireland in a dead rubber at the Clontarf Cricket Club...
Posted: 2019-05-15 18:00:00
1 killed, 5 hurt in shipyard blast
A ship-breaking worker died and five others were critically burnt in an explosion at the engine room of a ship in Chattogram’s Sitakunda yesterday morning. The incident took place at Mahinur...

Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
Bangladesh have already proven that they are the superior side in the tri-series by winning three of their four matches convincingly, while the other against Ireland was washed out. Mashrafe...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
There is a question mark over Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s availability for the tri-nation series final against West Indies today after the left-hander was forced off the field...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
The image of a dejected Shakib Al Hasan embracing Mushfiqur Rahim, who had broken into tears after a narrow two-run defeat against Pakistan in the final of Asia Cup in 2012 in Mirpur, will probably...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
‘I’m confident that I’ll have another good tournament’
India opener Shikhar Dhawan has said that there is no secret behind his success in global ICC tournaments. Dhawan has been India’s top-scorer in all three 50-over ICC tournaments since making...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
Asian Indoor Hockey: 2-week camp in Bangkok for BD
The Bangladesh indoor hockey team will prepare for two weeks in Thailand before taking part in Asian Indoor Hockey which is scheduled to take place in Thailand from July 15 to 21. Newly elected...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
New signings fire Saif SC
Newly-signed striking duo Otabek Zokirov and Alessandro Celin both found the back of net in their second match of the Bangladesh Premier League as Saif Sporting Club notched an emphatic 3-0 win...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
A new beginning or false promises?
Those who are aware of the local hockey scene are quite familiar with the gung-ho approach taken by the players and administrators on and off the pitch on a regular basis. So, it came as bit...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
Fans demand more tickets
Liverpool and Tottenham fans are calling on sponsors to return a portion of their Champions League ticket allocations so more supporters can attend next month’s all-English final in Madrid.
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
Porto want to keep Casillas
FC Porto want to keep goalkeeper Iker Casillas on staff despite the Spanish veteran suffering a heart attack in training. “Casillas still has a
Posted: 2019-05-16 13:23:16
Amir, Asif to be included in WC squad: reports
Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir and batsman Asif Ali are set to be included in the World Cup squad, reports from Pakistan suggests.

Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
Fruits, both imported and locally-produced, are pinching consumers’ pockets harder in Dhaka with their prices rising by up to 100 percent since the beginning of Ramadan on May 6. Imported...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
The government will take strong measures to prevent money from being laundered through over-invoicing and under-invoicing, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said yesterday. Money laundering...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
Beximco’s direct-to-home (DTH) satellite service venture Akash is set to go on air on Sunday with the company offering free installation for a limited period to lure people into the new way...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
Tk 150cr budgetary allocation sought for women-friendly economic activities
Women entrepreneurs yesterday proposed allocating Tk 150 crore in the upcoming budget for the development of women-friendly economic activities. They also demanded access to loans without collateral,...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
Chinese firm to invest $33m in agro-processing sector: envoy
A Chinese company plans to invest US$ 33 million in Bangladesh’s agro-processing sector, Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Zhang Zuo said yesterday. He spoke during a meeting with Agriculture Minister...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
Mitsubishi to invest $100m to assemble cars in Bangladesh
Japanese automaker giant Mitsubishi has decided to invest $100 million in Bangladesh to produce its branded vehicles. Ryujiro Kobashi, vice president of Mitsubishi Motors, revealed the information...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
Japan weighing downgrade of economic view, raises doubt on higher sales tax
Japan’s government is considering downgrading its assessment of the economy next week as the intensifying Sino-U.S. trade war takes a toll on exports and factory output, a government source...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
China opposes US move to blacklist Huawei
China on Thursday slammed a decision by the US government to put telecom equipment giant Huawei on a blacklist and said it will take steps to protect its companies, in a further test of ties...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
EU fines five major banks for currency collusion
The EU’s powerful anti-trust authority on Thursday fined five major banks -- including Barclays and Citigroup -- more than a billion euros for collusion in the massive foreign exchange currency...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:00:00
US economy showing signs of strain amid escalating trade war
The US economy is showing more signs of strain amid President Donald Trump’s multi-front trade war, with a sharp slowdown in manufacturing and a pullback by American shoppers.

Posted: 2019-05-23 10:12:56
Voters in the UK and the Netherlands are the first to vote in elections being held across the European Union.
Posted: 2019-05-23 10:03:02
Coalition led by the Hindu nationalist BJP ahead in nearly 340 of 542 seats as the opposition is decimated, trends show.
Posted: 2019-05-23 09:38:18
Protests turned violent for a second consecutive night in Jakarta following the re-election of President Widodo.
Posted: 2019-05-23 09:27:58
In Ireland, refugees are organising to reform the asylum system
Around 6,000 asylum seekers live in 35 centres and many complain of poor conditions and lengthy delays in the process.
Posted: 2019-05-23 09:22:58
Migrant teen latest to die in largest detention centre of US
US border facility temporarily suspends migrant intake after sixth child dies in custody.
Posted: 2019-05-23 09:00:02
US, Japan, South Korea, Australia hold first joint naval drills
Show of force comes before Trump's visit to Japan as US looks to allies in Asia to help counter China.
Posted: 2019-05-23 08:47:16
All you need to know about the European Parliament elections
The European Parliament vote is often considered mundane but with Brexit and rising populism, this year could surprise.
Posted: 2019-05-23 08:27:57
Pakistan military says it test-fired ballistic missile Shaheen-II
Test conducted as early results from Indian election put Prime Minister Modi in line for re-election.
Posted: 2019-05-23 08:06:28
Binyavanga Wainaina opened our eyes and untied our tongues
He inspired me and a whole generation of Kenyans to put pen to paper.
Posted: 2019-05-23 07:30:57
Libya's rebel commander Haftar tells Macron no ceasefire for now
French President Macron has for weeks called on warring sides in Libya to reach an unconditional ceasefire.

Posted: 2019-05-16 19:37:00
Arsenal will face Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku Olympic Stadium on May 29. The Gunners are unhappy about logistics and worried about whether one of their players will even be allowed...
Posted: 2019-05-16 19:04:00
At a speech at the White House, President Trump unveiled his administration's new immigration policy plans. He said that it would be merit-based, aiming to increase the proportion of skilled...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:40:00
Magomed-Ali C. was arrested in August 2018 on suspicion of planning a bomb attack at a Berlin shopping center. He allegedly had close ties to the man who killed 11 people at a Christmas market...
Posted: 2019-05-16 18:33:00
Japan tests new Shinkansen bullet train prototype
The next-generation ALFA-X train is on course to become the fastest in the world. Testing will continue for three years, and the train is scheduled to go into use in 2030.
Posted: 2019-05-16 17:12:00
Nature conservation projects marred by human rights violations
Arrests, torture, murder: Is there a link between environmental protection organization WWF and brutal action taken by park rangers in Africa against civilians? Payments by Germany and the EU...
Posted: 2019-05-16 16:55:00
Huge international cybercrime ring dismantled
Police in six countries have dismantled a cybercrime ring based in Eastern Europe that stole $100 million from thousands of victims worldwide. The GozNym malware was delivered via email to unsuspecting...
Posted: 2019-05-16 16:44:00
Italy's PM Conte repeats ceasefire call with Libya's Haftar
Italy has been trying to mediate in a conflict between Libya's UN-backed government and forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar. The conflict has revealed bitter divisions between Italy and one...
Posted: 2019-05-16 15:34:00
Lucky the lynx killed in car accident
The male lynx was killed on a state road along with the deer he was hunting. Lucky was one of the first lynx to be resettled in the wilderness of the western German state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Posted: 2019-05-16 15:27:00
Belgian former king ordered to take DNA test over alleged love child
A Belgian artist who grew up in one of the country's richest families claims to be King Albert II's illegitimate daughter. He faces a steep fine if he fails to provide results from a DNA test...
Posted: 2019-05-16 14:48:00
Boris Johnson confirms bid for leadership of Conservative Party
At a business conference in Manchester, former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that he would be standing for the leadership of the Conservative Party. He's the third to confirm a...

Posted: 2019-05-16 20:06:43
The musical legend, 72, made sure he wore a rocket-themed suit for the event as he joined Taron Egerton, who plays him in the biopic, and Richard Madden, who plays ex John Reid.
Posted: 2019-05-16 20:06:23
The microwave weapons are fitted into an air-launched cruise missile and delivered from B-52 bombers. They can fly into enemy airspace and disable any electronic devices.
Posted: 2019-05-16 20:03:02
A Swiss app called Castl launched the #KuhKussChallenge ('Cow Kiss Challenge') on Wednesday, in Switzerland and other German-speaking countries to raise money for charity.
Posted: 2019-05-16 20:02:53
Nick Kyrgios kicked out of Italian Open after he threw chair onto court
After being given a game penalty, reportedly for swearing, Kyrgios hurled a chair onto the court, packed up his bag and walked off the court, with the umpire awarding the match to Ruud.
Posted: 2019-05-16 20:01:52
Palestinian terror group Hamas THANKS Jeremy Corbyn for his support
In a statement on its website this evening the Palestinian militant group 'saluted' Mr Corbyn after he sent a message to a major anti-Israel rally in London last weekend.
Posted: 2019-05-16 19:56:02
Fast walkers could live 15 years longer than dawdlers, study claims
Researchers at Leicester University found women who walked briskly had a life expectancy of 86.7 to 87.8 years old, and men who kept up the pace had a life expectancy of 85.2 to 86.8.
Posted: 2019-05-16 19:51:44
'Fantastist' who sparked paedophile probe 'didn't mention high-profile figures in first interview' 
Carl Beech, 51, denies perverting the course of justice. Anonymised as 'Nick', he alleged sexual abuse and child murder by a VIP sex ring - but didn't mention Ted Heath or others in first interview.
Posted: 2019-05-16 19:47:54
Arron Banks 'spent £450k on Nigel Farage - including a £4.4m home, Land Rover and utility bills'
Channel 4 News has seen invoices, emails and other documents which show the extent of Nigel Farage's financial reliance on millionaire businessman Arron Banks since 2016.
Posted: 2019-05-16 19:47:07
Missing pregnant teenager's baby cut from womb after she was strangled to death
Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui was found strangled behind a house in Chicago on Wednesday, three weeks after she was reported missing. Her baby son remains in grave condition.
Posted: 2019-05-16 19:37:21
Foolish taxi passenger runs into path of London bus and only saved by the driver's quick reactions 
The footage, which was caught on a cabbie's dash cam, shows the man getting out of the taxi near Newgate Street and running into the next lane without looking.

Posted: 2019-05-15 13:25:48
The "blue light" in LED lighting can damage the eye's retina and disturb natural sleep rhythms, France's government-run health watchdog says.
Posted: 2019-05-15 04:27:54
Alabama's state Senate passes a bill to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother's health, as part of a multistate effort to have the US Supreme Court reconsider...
Posted: 2019-05-11 18:00:00
The coverage of rural sanitation facilities is generally better in Bangladesh. Although water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) related
Posted: 2019-05-11 18:00:00
Egg yolk precursor protein regulates mosquitos’ attraction to humans
Feeding mosquitoes sugar makes them less attracted to humans, a response that is regulated by the protein vitellogenin, according to a
Posted: 2019-05-11 18:00:00
New weapon against drug resistant malaria: Big data
A new study has found that combining malaria genetic data with human mobility data from mobile networks can help map and predict
Posted: 2019-05-11 18:00:00
Mental disorders more common in people who live alone
Living alone is positively associated with common mental disorders, regardless of age and sex, according to a recent study published in
Posted: 2019-05-11 18:00:00
WHO welcomes industry action to align with global trans fat elimination targets
World Health Organisation (WHO) welcomes the commitment by the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) to align with the
Posted: 2019-05-11 05:24:25
Obesity rising faster in rural areas
Obesity worldwide, including in Bangladesh, is increasing more quickly in rural areas than in cities, a study reports, challenging a long-held assumption that the global epidemic of excess weight...
Posted: 2019-05-09 07:14:38
Crying helps you reduce body weight: Study
A recent study shows that emotional crying will help you lose weight because it is linked to hormones that heighten the cortisol level, which is induced when you have bottled up emotions.
Posted: 2019-05-07 07:45:19
Scientists develop device to detect bacteria in minutes, not days
The era of doctors prescribing patients powerful antibiotics while they wait for lab reports could soon be numbered, with a new device returning results within minutes instead of days.