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  • Choking a stream to death

    Land grabbing and district administration’s negligence have caused Bandarban’s Myaksi Chhara to shrink into a narrow channel.

  • Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

    Abrar Murder: Charge sheet to be flawless

    A flawless charge sheet in Buet student Abrar Fahad murder case will be submitted very soon, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday.

  • Rashed Khan Menon

    People could not cast vote in last polls

    Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon yesterday alleged that people could not vote in the December 30 parliamentary polls.

  • Tuhin Miah

    Tuhin Murder: A village afflicted by malice, rivalries

    While entering the Kejaura village in Sunamganj’s Derai upazila, this correspondent noticed some scattered bricks lying on a road and a burflower (Kadam) tree nearby.

  • Bullet-hit body of a youth found

    Police yesterday recovered the bullet-hit body of an unidentified man, aged around 28, in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

  • Monirul Islam

    Militants now active online for new recruits

    Militant outfits in the country are using online platforms to recruit fresh members by offering lucrative packages, said police.

  • Syria truce takes hold

    Turkish and Kurdish leaders accused each other of violating a US-brokered truce in northeastern Syria even as it appeared to be taking hold on its second day yesterday.

  • Catalan leaders demand talks with Madrid

    Separatist Catalan leaders yesterday called on the Spanish government to enter into talks as Barcelona braced for fresh violence after days of clashes between police and protesters.

  • US court convicts Honduran president’s brother of drug trafficking

    A New York court convicted the Honduran president’s brother of drug trafficking Friday, a verdict immediately rejected by the Central American leader while opponents called for his resignation.

  • Ebola still an ‘urgent’ global health emergency: WHO

    The deadly Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains an “urgent” global health emergency, The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday at its Emergency Committee meeting.

  • S Sudan rebel leader in Juba for talks as peace deal falters

    South Sudan’s exiled rebel leader Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Saturday in a bid to salvage a peace deal with less than a month to go until he is to form a government with President Salva Kiir.

  • Iraqi charged in Australia over deadly trafficking ring

    An Iraqi man has been charged in Australia with people trafficking in connection with the drowning deaths of more than 350 asylum seekers in 2001, police said Saturday.

  • Florida judge limits law targeting felon voting

    A judge in the US state of Florida on Friday partially blocked a law requiring felons pay their fines before registering to vote, a decision with potential ramifications for next year’s presidential election.

  • Young climate activists in Africa struggle to be heard

    As Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion inspire climate protesters across the globe, young African activists say they still struggle to make themselves heard.

  • NZ cops trial armed patrols after mosques shooting

    New Zealand police yesterday announced the introduction of armed patrols in response to the Christchurch mosques massacre in which 51 Muslim worshippers were killed.

  • Abandoned by one, desired by many

    A woman found a one-month-old baby girl abandoned beside her home in Panchagarh town on Thursday night. Doctors said the baby is healthy.

  • Brexit hangs on a knife edge

    Britain’s exit from the European Union hung on a knife-edge yesterday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson scrambled to persuade doubters to rally behind his last-minute European Union divorce deal in an extraordinary vote in parliament.

  • Election Comission

    EC yet to decide on Dhaka city polls

    With the tenures of the two Dhaka city corporations nearing to an end, the Election Commission is yet to make any decision on declaring the schedule for the next polls.

  • IMF raises alarm

    The rising defaults on loans poses the biggest risk for the Bangladesh economy that stands to grow at a remarkable pace, said the International Monetary Fund yesterday, raising the urgency level for the government to address the banking sector’s ills.

  • Govt unblocks PUBG hours after blocking

    Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar said they had unblocked popular online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) hours after a top police official said it was blocked.

  • One arrested, another jailed over rape

    A man was arrested yesterday for allegedly raping a college girl, while another was sent to jail on Thursday night on charge of raping his stepdaughter. In addition, two brothers were sued yesterday for “attempted rape.”

  • gold smuggling

    130 gold bars seized in Ctg airport

    Customs Intelligence officials yesterday detained a person with 130 gold bars, weighing 15kg, hidden inside three rechargeable lamps in his luggage at Hazrat Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram.

  • Air raids, shelling test Syria ‘truce’

    Air raids and shelling could be heard at the Syrian-Turkish border yesterday morning despite a five-day ceasefire agreed between Turkey and the United States, and Washington said the deal covered only a small part of the territory Ankara aims to seize.

  • Fastest ant found in Sahara

    It’s official: The Saharan silver ant is the fastest of the world’s 12,000 known ant species, clocking a blistering 855 millimetres -- nearly a metre -- per second, researchers said Thursday.

  • National Parliament

    Forests of Cox’s Bazar: JS body for proper assessment of damage

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment, Forest and Climate Change yesterday recommended conducting an assessment by an expert team on the loss and damage of environment and biodiversity occurred for sheltering the Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar.

  • Nobel Committee member defends Handke pick

    A member of the committee which selects the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature yesterday defended the controversial decision to give the award to Austrian author Peter Handke.

  • S African govt apologises for rolling blackouts

    South Africa’s deputy president apologised Thursday for rolling blackouts that could pose a threat to the fragile economy of the continent’s most industrialised nation.

  • Venezuela wins seat on UN rights council despite US opposition

    Venezuela was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday with 105 votes and a round of applause, despite fierce lobbying by the United States and rights groups, and the late entry of Costa Rica as competition.

  • US imposes record $7.5b tariffs on EU goods

    The United States yesterday imposed tariffs on a record $7.5-billion worth of European Union goods, despite threats of retaliation, with Airbus, French wine and Scottish whiskies among the high-profile targets.

  • Swift backlash as Trump picks own golf resort to host G7

    US President Donald Trump has awarded hosting of the next G7 summit to one of his own Florida golf clubs, the White House said on Thursday, sparking accusations of corruption from opposition lawmakers and ethics campaigners.