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  • Health ministry Md Abzal Hossain suspended

    DGHS suspends admin officer over corruption allegations

    The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) yesterday suspended an administrative officer of Institute of Health Technology,

  • Lion Air Jet Crash: Second black box found in Java Sea

    Indonesian authorities yesterday said they will immediately begin to download contents of a cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from a Lion Air jet that crashed into the sea near Jakarta more than two months ago, killing all 189 people on board.

  • Beijingers vent their stress in anger room

    It took Smash customer Qiu Siyu just a few sharp blows with a baseball bat to wreck what looked like an old car radio, after which two friends battered telephones, audio speakers, rice cookers and even a mannequin.

  • Nine dead in Papua New Guinea floods

    Weeks of heavy rains and flooding have killed at least nine people in Papua New Guinea, with authorities warning more bad weather and devastation could be on the way.

  • One dead, four missing in Russia gas blast

    One person was killed and four were missing after a gas explosion tore through a multi-storey residential building in southern Russia early yesterday, authorities said.

  • Palestinian dies after Israel border clashes

    A Palestinian teenager succumbed to his wounds yesterday three days after being shot by Israeli forces during clashes on the Gaza border, the health ministry in the coastal enclave said.

  • Russia loses control of only space radio telescope

    Russia has lost control of its only space radio telescope but officials are working to re-establish communication, the country's beleaguered space agency said yesterday.

  • STAR Day at a Glance | Monday, January 14, 2019

    Hello readers! How are you doing today? Here are the headlines on January 14, 2019

  • 16 pups found dead at Kolkata hospital trigger outrage

    Animal rights activists in India and netizens on social media are outraged after 16 mutilated and dead puppies are found in garbage bags at a hospital in Kolkata.

  • India ranks top in Asia in helping children with education

    Indian parents spend far more time helping their child with their education compared to other countries of the world.

  • Gutsy Murray out of Australian Open

    Andy Murray's hopes of a fairytale swansong at the Australian Open were crushed in the first round on Monday as Roberto Bautista Agut held off a thrilling fightback from the ailing Briton to claim a 6-4 6-4 6-7(5) 6-7(4) 6-2 epic.

  • Viqarunnisa School and College student Aritry Adhikary

    Death of Aritry: Two suspended teachers get ad-interim bail

    A Dhaka court yesterday granted four weeks' ad-interim bail to two suspended teachers of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College in a case filed over “provoking suicide” of ninth-grader Aritry Adhikary in December last year.

  • AB de Villiers showed his class

    De Villiers to play in Lahore after 11 years

    South Africa’s T20 maestro AB de Villiers will play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) this year when he turns up for the Lahore Qalandars. It will be the first time that De Villiers will be in Lahore since 2007 when South Africa toured Pakistan.

  • White House asked for options to strike Iran: Source

    The White House’s national security team last fall asked the Pentagon to provide it with options for striking Iran after a group of militants aligned with Tehran fired mortars into an area in Baghdad that is home to the US Embassy, a source familiar with the matter says.

  • Military cargo plane crashes in iran

    15 killed in Iran military plane crash

    A Boeing 707 military cargo plane crashes in bad weather west of the Iranian capital, killing 15 out of the 16 people on board.

  • Ruthless Nadal, Wozniacki fly into Open round two

    A ruthless Rafael Nadal showed no mercy in a clinical first round thumping at the Australian Open Monday with fellow former champions Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber and Maria Sharapova also romping through.

  • Mirza Abbas, wife get 8-week bail

    The High Court yesterday granted eight weeks' anticipatory bail to BNP leader Mirza Abbas and his wife Afroza Abbas in a case filed for

  • Lion Air crash: 'Black box' voice recorder found

    Indonesian authorities are to download the contents of a cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from a Lion Air jet that crashed more than two months ago, killing all 189 people on board, after it is retrieved from the sea near Jakarta.

  • They are there yet hard to find

    Some good Samaritans rescued 10-year-old Russell from the rail lines in Kamalapur Railway Station and rushed him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on November 8 with serious injuries.

  • 'Stratospheric' Messi scores 400th La Liga goal

    Lionel Messi became the first man to score 400 La Liga goals as Barcelona eased to a 3-0 win at home to Eibar on Sunday which kept the Catalans five points clear at the top of the standings at the halfway point of the season.

  • Dr Kamal Hossain

    Kamal hails PM's offer of dialogue

    Jatiya Oikyafront Convener Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's decision to hold fresh talks with political parties, saying it was a positive step, the UNB reports.

  • BPL 2019 Rajshahi Kings vs Rangpur Riders

    Fizz, Mushy steal the show

    Bowling figures could hardly tell you anything about what Mustafizur Rahman did to secure a five-run victory for the Rajshahi Kings in the day's first Bangladesh Premier League encounter against Rangpur Riders at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday

  • Khaleda Zia's Gatco Corruption Case

    Opposition can exist outside JS

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday said the opposition could exist outside the parliament if they worked for the masses.

  • Fidel Castro's March to Victory

    When the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista fled Havana in the early hours of January 1, 1959, Fidel Castro was 550 miles away, at the opposite end of the island.

  • Highlights of CES 2019

    The LG Signature OLED TV R is a 65-inch 4K TV which stunned viewers and audiences with its unique rolling feature. It sits on top of a

  • 9th Wage Board

    Govt open to criticism from media

    Information Minister Hasan Mahmud yesterday welcomed all types of constructive criticism from the media.

  • Hostage to sand lifters

    Influential and politically connected traders are illegally dredging the Dhaleshwari in Tangail and locals fear this could result in losing their properties to river erosion.

  • 8-year-old Madrasa girl raped by factory worker

    8-year-old 'raped' in capital

    An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Dhaka's Uttarkhan area on Saturday.

  • High Court grants anticipatory bail to Barrister Mainul Hosein for six month

    Mainul gets interim bail from HC

    The High Court grants anticipatory bail to Barrister Mainul Hosein for six months in 13 defamation cases.

  • All mobile handsets to be registered

    The telecom regulator is set to introduce a registration process for all mobile handsets in the country with a view to mitigating the