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  • Trump says he misspoke

    President Donald Trump yesterday said he accepts that Russia sought to influence the 2016 US election, and that he misspoke by appearing to accept Vladimir Putin's denials over those of his own intelligence chiefs.

  • 10-yr-old dies after another child hits him with brick

    A 10-year-old boy died yesterday allegedly after another boy of the same age struck him with a brick in Dhaka's Khilgaon area.

  • Graft behind high cost of construction

    The construction cost per kilometre of bridges, roads, flyovers, highways and elevated expressways in Bangladesh is four to five times higher than any other country in the world, claimed Nagorik Oikya, a political platform.

  • Terror groups may target Rohingyas

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday said if the Rohingyas were not safely repatriated soon, they would become easy targets of international terrorist groups that always look for new recruits.

  • International Crimes Tribunal 1

    Death penalty for 4 war criminals

    The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday found four Moulvibazar men guilty of committing genocide during the Liberation War and handed down death penalties to all of them.

  • 'Rape', Murder: Mob beats suspect to death

    A man was killed in a mob beating early yesterday after he allegedly raped and killed a woman in Jessore.

  • UK for free, fair polls, freedom of expression

    The United Kingdom has said it will continue engaging closely with Bangladesh to support freedom of expression and other democratic freedoms and stress the long-term importance to its development of free, fair, inclusive and peaceful elections.

  • Australia must stop separating migrant families: UN

    The United Nations yesterday voiced alarm at Australia's decision to "actively and indefinitely separate" the family of a recognised refugee in the country by deporting her husband to Sri Lanka.

  • Five dead in S Korea military helicopter crash

    Five marines were killed and one injured when a South Korean military helicopter crashed on Tuesday at a marine base in the country's southeast, the defence ministry said.

  • US not ready to negotiate directly with Taliban: Nato

    NATO's Afghanistan mission denied Monday reports that its commander has said America is ready to join direct talks with the Taliban.

  • More migrants take sea route to Spain than Italy this year

    The number of migrants arriving in Spain by boat is surging, the UN said yesterday, and it has now surpassed Italy as the top destination for Mediterranean crossings.

  • Access to News: Most students use mobile, social media

    Most secondary school students use mobile phones, computers and have access to social media and about 55 percent of them use Facebook as their medium for getting news, according to a survey.

  • Studying in total mess

    Sheets of corrugated iron tied to bamboo poles make the roofs and the walls on one particular side. The remaining sides are left open. The floor is left in its natural state with parts of it growing clusters of grass. Benches, strewn inside the structure, are the only indication that this building is the Purba Satunama Aminpara govt primary school.

  • Cox's Bazar Road accident

    Four killed in Cox's Bazar road crash

    At least four people, including three Rohingyas, were killed, and 10 others injured, in a road crash in Ukhia upazila on the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf highway yesterday.

  • Anti Corruption Commission

    Tk 8.61cr Embezzlement: ACC sues 5 doctors, 4 staffers at RMCH

    The Anti-Corruption Commission has sued 13 people, including nine doctors and employees of Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH), for embezzling Tk 8.61 crore of the hospital's fund and awarding a tender of Tk 9.54 crore without proper procedures.

  • Ship Stranded off Sundarbans: India conducts ops to prevent major oil spill

    India has roped in international expertise to prevent a major oil spill from a stranded cargo ship that caught fire in the Bay of Bengal close to the Sundarbans even as the government yesterday said a “minor oil leakage” took place from the vessel.

  • suspected drug traders killed in Mymensingh

    Two 'drug peddlers' killed in 'shootouts'

    Two suspected drug peddlers were killed in “gunfights” with police in Kushtia and Mymensingh early yesterday.

  • Chittagong University logo

    FB Post on Quota Reform: CU teacher leaves campus upon 'BCL activists' threat'

    An assistant professor of Chittagong University has said he left the campus after getting continuous threat from Bangladesh Chhatra League activists over his Facebook remarks on quota reform.

  • EU protects firms from US to save Iran nuclear deal

    EU countries yesterday gave European firms legal cover to operate in Iran despite the US pullout from the nuclear deal, after a report that the Trump administration has rejected calls by Brussels for an exemption from sanctions.

  • Dog falls from plane, survives days in desert

    After falling from an airplane and roaming through the Atacama Desert for 6 days, “Gaspar the miracle dog” was recently rescued and reunited with his owner.

  • Teachers, students stage protests

    “The university is the place of practicing freethinking where everyone has the right to express their opinions. But such attacks on the campus are not acceptable,” he said.

  • 16 killed in Pakistan traffic collision

    At least 16 people were killed when a truck crashed into a parked bus in southern Pakistan Monday, in the latest fatal collision on the country's notoriously dangerous roads.

  • Hundreds of African migrants 'abandoned' in desert: report

    Nearly 600 African migrants in Algeria were abandoned in the desert with hardly any food and water before being rescued, an official in neighbouring Niger said yesterday.

  • Turkey acquits top journalist in 'espionage' case

    An Istanbul court yesterday acquitted one of Turkey's most prominent political journalists in a long-running case on espionage charges dating back to an arms interception on the Syrian border in 2014.

  • India to help secure remote borders

    India has assured Bangladesh of all sorts of cooperation in setting up border outposts (BOP), constructing roads and installing surveillance equipment and censors in remote bordering areas.

  • Work on one road ruining others in Ctg

    Chittagong City Corporation's yearlong development work on Port Connecting Road (PC road) is taking its toll on Dhaka Trunk Road (DT road), another major route used by the commuters, leading to its miserable state.

  • Jubo League leader shot dead in city

    Assailants shot a Jubo League leader dead in the capital's Mohakhali area early yesterday.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    Myanmar talks, does not act

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Myanmar agrees on all issues during dialogues over the return of displaced Rohingyas, but it finally does not act.

  • suspected drug traders killed in Mymensingh

    3 killed in 'shootouts'

    Two alleged drug dealers including a former Jubo League leader were killed in a “gunfight” between police and criminals in Satkhira Sadar upazila early yesterday, hours after police picked up both men.

  • Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

    Plot on to keep Khaleda, Tarique out of elections

    The government is planning to amend the Representation of the People Order (RPO) to remove Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman from the party's leadership and make them disqualified for elections, BNP alleged yesterday.