Bangladesh
EU wants next elections to be fair, participatory
Bangladesh’s local government elections held in 2016 with opposition participation were “tainted by violence and electoral irregularities”, the Council of European Union has observed, expressing concern at the restrictive actions
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UNICEF can't continue aiding Rohingyas without fresh funding
UNICEF on Wednesday cautioned that it will not be able to continue providing lifesaving aid and protection to Rohingya children in Bangladesh without immediate additional funding supports.Almost 60 per cent
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CJ Sinha’s wife leaves for Australia
Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha’s wife Sushama Sinha left the country yesterday night to join her husband and daughter in Australia. She boarded a Singapore Airlines flight that left Hazrat
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Khaleda on way to Dhaka from London
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, facing arrest warrants in three cases, is her way to Dhaka on Wednesday completing her over a three-month visit to the United Kingdom. Khaleda left London's
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Two more held over Talha murder
<p>Police arrested two suspected muggers in connection with Daffodil International University (DIU) student Talha murder case.</p> <p>The arrestees are Milon (20), and Sabuj (19), a news agency reported.</p> <p>Tipped off,
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Farmer dies after falling off tree
<p>A farmer succumbed to head injuries after falling off a tree at Tengrail village in Sharsha upazila of Jessore on Tuesday evening.</p> <p>The deceased was identified as Abdus Salam (48),
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Awami League delegation meets with EC
A 21-member delegation from the Awami League has sat in a meeting with the EC to submit an 11-point proposal regarding the next national election.
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International
Myanmar army killed hundreds of Rohingya: Amnesty
Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report Wednesday that calls for an
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Saudi-led airstrike kills six in Yemen
<p>Six members from a family, mostly children, were killed Tuesday night in an airstrike carried out by Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s northeastern province of Jawf, a local security official told
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Hillary slams Trump’s ‘dangerous’ war of words with N Korea
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump’s “dangerous and short-sighted” war of words with North Korea Wednesday, saying his Twitter tirades only benefitted Pyongyang’s attention-seeking ruler
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At least hundreds of Rohingyas killed, injured: AI
The Myanmar security forces, sometimes joined by local vigilantes, surrounded Rohingya villages throughout the Myanmar’s northern part of Rakhine State and killed at least hundreds of the Rohingya villagers.“As Rohingya
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Xi declares 'new era' for China as party congress opens
Chinese President Xi Jinping declared China is entering a "new era" of challenges and opportunities as he opened a Communist Party congress.
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China's Xi pledges to build 'modern socialist country'
<p><span>Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress on Wednesday with a pledge to build a “modern socialist country” that will never copy the political systems of others
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Technology
Twitter vows new crackdown on abusive tweets
<p>Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was “still” not doing enough to
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Now explore planets, moons in Google Maps
Stargazers are in for a treat as Google has announced that one can now virtually visit all planets and moons in our solar system using Google Maps.Google Maps now enables
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Tk 26b project cleared to modernise telecom system
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved the ‘Modernisation of Telecommunication Network for Digital Connectivity’ project involving Tk 25.7340 billion to build reliable and modern
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Sport
Tamim throws his weight behind under-fire bowlers
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal feels that a turnaround in the three-match One-Day International series against South Africa is still possible and suggested it is not fair to blame only the
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Jesus earns City narrow win
Manchester City conceded two penalties – one that was squandered, one that was scored – as they edged Napoli 2-1 on Tuesday to tighten their grip on Champions League Group
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Amir back in T20 squad
Pakistan recalled pace spearhead Mohammad Amir in the 16-man squad for the three-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka starting next week.The 25-year-old suffered a shin injury during the second Test
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Lankans approaching Pakistan visit cautiously
Sri Lankan team manager Asanka Gurusinha is confident his board will find the best way to handle a 24-hour fly-in, fly-out tour of Pakistan for a single Twenty20 match later
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Craig Shakespeare sacked by Leicester City
Craig Shakespeare has been sacked as Leicester City manager only four months after being given the job on a permanent basis. The 53-year-old succeeded Claudio Ranieri on a caretaker basis
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Kuldeep cements place in Indian attack
India’s rising star, spinner Kuldeep Yadav, believes bowling on concrete has made him battle-ready for any surface that a rival cricket power can lay out for him.Kuldeep, who claimed a
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City make it three out of three with win over Napoli
Manchester City beat Napoli 2-1 in their Champions League Group F match to maintain their 100 percent record after three games.
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Politics
BNF wants Hasina-led govt with reps of all parties
The Bangladesh Nationalist Front (BNF) has proposed a poll-time government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and comprising members of all political parties during the next general election. In a
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AL sits with EC for electoral talks
A 22-member delegation of Awami League led by its General Secretary Obaidul Quader sits with the chief election commissioner to hold dialogue over the next general election. During its dialogue,
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Transport strike in Sylhet from today
Transport owners and workers in Sylhet have announced strike for an indefinite period from today, protesting at a reported attack on them by Sylhet unit activists of Juba League, ruling
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Boy with whale carved on forearm found dead by hanging
A 15-year old boy with whale carved on his left forearm was on Monday night found hanging from the ceiling in his bedroom at his parents’ tin-roof house at Paschim
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3 killed as train rams microbus in Comilla
Three people were killed as a train crashed into a microbus at an unauthorised and unmanned crossing at Bijoypur in Comilla on Tuesday. The deceased were passengers and the driver
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UN urges Bangladesh to move Rohingya refugees stranded at border
The UN refugee agency urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to speed up vetting of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees ‘stranded’ near the border after crossing into the country from Myanmar and
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Man accused of rape killed in ‘gunfight’
A man, accused of raping a three-year-old girl, got killed in a ‘gunfight’ with a Rapid Action Battalion team at Kurushkul area in Cox’s Bazar on early Tuesday...
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Business
Grim store sales cast shadow ahead of India’s ‘festival of lights’
This close to India’s glittering festive season, the cash register at Neha Tandon’s clothes store should be working overtime as revellers snap up elegant sarees for Diwali celebrations and lavish
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SIBL Hospital inks MoU with Pubali Bank
<p>SIBL Hospital has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Pubali Bank Limited recently. Managing Director of SIBL Hospital Dr. Mrs. Lily Amin and General Manager and Head of General
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Mitsubishi eyes 30pc rise in vehicle sales
<p>Mitsubishi Motors Corp on Wednesday said it planned to boost revenue and annual car sales by 30 percent in the next three years and crank up R&D investment as the
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Editorial
The #MeToo campaign: Only a start
Tales of global-media-mogul Harvey Weinstein's decades of sexual abuse of women in Hollywood have been unravelling over the last few weeks.
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Trump is strengthening Iran's radicals
The United States and Iran have rarely agreed on how to proceed with nuclear talks or other elements of their bilateral relations. But synergies and similarities between two factions—Iranian hardliners
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The realities of Rohingya refugees - What do we do next?
In the last few days I had the opportunity to visit the Rohingya camps in Ukhia near the Myanmar border to observe the conditions of the refugees as well as
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Subodh never runs away
Some say it depicts the minorities who are finding it increasingly harder to live in their ancestral land. Some believe Subodh is the face of the dissenting voice or free
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The baseless myth of the poor, propagandised Catalans
ONE of the staple talking points of Spanish unionists is that the poor people of Catalonia live trapped in an information bubble that does not allow them to hear or
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Entertainment
Amazon Studios head resigns over harassment allegations
<p>Amazon Studios says it has accepted the resignation of its top executive, Roy Price, following sexual harassment allegations made by a producer on the Amazon series “Man in the High
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Jackie Chan wants to win a Best Actor Oscar
To American audiences, Jackie Chan is best known as one half of buddy comedies like “Rush Hour” and “Shanghai Noon”. But his latest
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Shabnam stages a return
After a hiatus of 18 years, renowned film actress Shabnam is making a come back to the screen again. This time however she is going to
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Portraying the picturesque beauty of Bangladesh
Apart from some parts of the hilly landscape of Chittagong Hill Tracts, the world's longest sea beach of Cox's Bazar and urbanised
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Life style
‘Jessore Road’ in New York!
The moments of 1971 captured in "September on Jessore Road" by American poet Allen Ginsberg are given visual form by a Bangladeshi sculptor, Akhtar Ahmed Rasha. It is the story
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Health
Scientists may have found a cause of dyslexia
A duo of French scientists said Wednesday they may have found a physiological, and seemingly treatable, cause for dyslexia hidden in tiny light-receptor cells in the human eye. In people
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Breathing 'restored' after spinal injury
<p>A drug-based therapy appears to restore breathing in rats paralysed from the neck down by a spinal injury, according to scientists.</p> <p>They hope their exciting but early findings could ultimately
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