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  • Rohingya Genocide: Of a lawyer and his about-turn

    Professor William Schabas, a globally acclaimed lawyer hired by Myanmar, comes under spotlight for denying that there was genocidal intent during the violence perpetrated against the Rohingya people in Rakhine state.

  • Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant: 11 PWD officials held over 31.24cr embezzlement

    Estimation, tender floating, and receiving of goods -- these are generally the three consecutive steps of government procurement. But at least in two purchases for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant housing project, the receiving of the goods came first.

  • Brexit or no Brexit?

    Britain yesterday voted in a deeply divisive election that posed a historic choice between an imminent split from the European Union or another referendum that could scrap the entire Brexit project.

  • On this day in 1971

    The advance party of the allied force reaches near Dhaka, only 5-6 miles away, crossing the Balu and the Shitalakkhya rivers.

  • Dhaka to Gangtok

    Gangtok, Darjeeling: Dhaka starts trial run of bus service

    The trial run of direct bus services on Dhaka-Gangtok and Dhaka-Darjeeling routes via Siliguri kicked off last night aiming to boost cross-border passenger services.

  • World’s ‘oldest artwork’ found

    An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene could be the world’s oldest figurative artwork dating back nearly 44,000 years, a discovery that points to an advanced artistic culture, according to new research.

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    Squabble at EC: TIB urges president to step in

    Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) yesterday sought intervention of President Abdul Hamid in removing chief election commissioner and other commissioners as the Election Commission kept drawing scandals one after another.

  • Take steps to stop filling up of Feni dighi

    Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) served a notice to authorities concerned to prevent the filling up of a century-old waterbody at Feni Sadar upazila.

  • Shortage of Passport Books: Govt to buy 20 lakh MRPs

    Due to the delay in introducing electronic passports, the government is going to purchase another 20 lakh Machine Readable Passport (MRP) books to meet the immediate requirement.


    A black stork with its juvenile spotted on a char in the Padma in Rajshahi. The stork (Ciconia nigra) is a large bird in Ciconiidae family.

  • Spanish king asks Sanchez to form new govt

    Spain’s King Felipe VI on Wednesday tasked acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez with forming a new government even though he lacks support from other parties to form a workable majority in parliament.

  • Murderer becomes 22nd person executed in US this year

    A Texas man who killed a prison officer was executed late Wednesday, bringing to 22 the number of people put to death in the US this year.

  • ‘Drug peddler’ killed in ‘gunfight’

    A suspected drug peddler was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Sarhail village of Mymensingh’s Ishwarganj upazila early yesterday.

  • Russia’s only aircraft carrier on fire in port: news agencies

    Russia’s only aircraft carrier caught fire yesterday while undergoing maintenance in an Arctic shipyard, news agencies reported, raising concerns for the future of the navy flagship.

  • S’pore defends misinformation law after criticism

    Singapore has defended a controversial new law against misinformation that it has wielded against Facebook, after an opposition party launched a withering attack on the legislation.

  • The misleading claims

    Suu Kyi: Please allow me to clarify the term clearance operation. Its meaning has been distorted. As early as the 1950s has been used against communists. It simply means to clear an area of insurgents or terrorists.

  • Single Digit Interest Rate: Make govt deposits interest-free

    It has always been the law of supply and demand that determined the interest rate at which one can borrow.

  • Chinese man murdered in capital

    The body of a Chinese man was found buried behind an 11-storey building in the capital’s Banani yesterday.

  • University Grants Commission

    Stop taking evening courses

    The University Grants Commission (UGC) has said all the public universities should stop conducting evening courses as they harm the image and characteristics of the universities.

  • Contrasting wins for Cumilla, Chattogram

    The Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League kicked off with two contrasting matches on the opening day in Mirpur yesterday, with Chattogram Challengers edging past Sylhet Thunder in a competitive first game and Cumilla Warriors thrashing Rangpur Rangers in the second match under lights.

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    Rohingyas Getting NID: ACC arrests 2 EC officials

    The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday arrested two Election Commission officials in Chattogram and Bandarban for their alleged involvement in making Bangladeshi National Identity (NID) cards for Rohingya people.

  • Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen

    Momen bins Amit’s allegations

    Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen yesterday ruled out the allegations raised in Indian parliament that Bangladeshi minority communities were being tortured and feared the neighbouring country’s new citizenship law could rather affect its historic character as a secular nation.

  • Another MRT line in the offing

    The government yesterday signed a loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank to get the long-cherished MRT Line-5 (southern route) project going.

  • UK votes to break Brexit impasse

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday vowed to “fight for every vote” after polls predicted a close finish to Britain’s general election aimed at settling the Brexit crisis.

  • 250 journos jailed globally in 2019: CPJ

    At least 250 journalists are jailed around the world, with the largest number held in China, amid a growing crackdown by authoritarian regimes on independent media, a press watchdog group said yesterday.

  • Election Commission of Bangladesh

    Commissioners hit out at EC secretariat

    The rift between the Election Commission Secretariat and the four election commissioners has widened further centring alleged irregularities in appointment of employees and the commissioners’ jurisdiction over the EC secretariat’s operations.

  • Teenage girl gang-raped

    Two sisters gang-raped in Tongi

    Two sisters were allegedly gang-raped in Tongi on Tuesday night, while a man was arrested on charges of raping a minor girl in Narayanganj.

  • Train kills two elephants in India

    Two elephants were hit and killed by a passenger train in eastern India yesterday, officials said, with the animals’ bodies decorated with flowers before being cremated at the spot.

  • 1st commercial electric plane takes flight

    The world’s first fully electric commercial aircraft took its inaugural test flight on Tuesday, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver and offering hope that airlines may one day end their polluting emissions.

  • Protest Against JU VC: Book of graft unveiled

    The protesting teachers and students of Jahangirnagar University yesterday unveiled a book detailing the allegations of corruption against the vice-chancellor.