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  • BNP Clash with Police at Paltan

    Paltan arsonist a JCD leader: Cops

    Police say they have been able to identify an arsonist who set fire to police vehicle yesterday, during the clash with BNP activists at Nayapaltan.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    N'ganj 7-murder verdict's full text likely on Sunday

    Two High Court judges concerned signs its verdict that upheld the death penalty of 15 persons for abducting and killing seven people in Narayanganj in 2014.

  • STAR Day at a Glance | Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Hello readers! How are you doing today? Here are the headlines on November 15, 2018

  • Trump pushes out senior advisor after Melania row

    An angry Donald Trump pushed out a senior advisor Wednesday after First Lady Melania Trump demanded her sacking, with more heads set to roll in a White House reshuffle triggered by infighting and setbacks in the midterm elections.

  • Papua New Guinea wins the language Olympics

    If you are travelling to Papua New Guinea, you don't need to pack a phrasebook, you need to bring an entire library. With 841 living tongues and a colourful creole lingua franca, this Pacific nation is the undisputed world champion of linguistic diversity.

  • Rohingya repatriation plan

    Halt Rohingya repatriation plan: HRW

    The Bangladesh government should follow the recommendations of senior United Nations refugee and human rights officials and immediately halt the proposed repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, Human Rights Watch says.

  • Election Ballot Box

    Symbol allocation: Juktofront seeks deadline extension

    Juktofront sends a letter to the Election Commission to extend the deadline for symbol allocation in the upcoming parliamentary election.

  • Niko graft case

    HC order on Khaleda's plea deferred till Nov 18

    The High Court defers the delivery of its order on a writ petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging the government decision to take her back to jail from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

  • Antibiotics Awareness Week: How we can prevent resistance

    World Antibiotics Awareness Week, which takes place November 12 to 18 and is managed by the World Health Organization, aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and prevent it spreading further. Here we round up some facts and figures on antibiotic resistance and why it is important we all play our role in fighting against it.

  • Promise you'll go by my decisions

    Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday made the MP aspirants from the party promise to accept whoever she nominated for the upcoming election and work together for them.

  • Rohingya refugee women go about their day at the Balukhali camp in Cox's Bazar

    Take necessary protection for returning Rohingyas: Canada

    Canada has urged the government of Myanmar to guarantee the necessary safeguards for and protection of any returning Rohingya saying repatriation must not be rushed.

  • Minister to brief diplomats on Rohingya repatriation today

    Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali will brief diplomats on the current situation of the Rohingya repatriation, the ministry sources said.

  • High court hammer sign

    Stay on Sonargaon sand-filling to continue

    The Supreme Court extends its earlier order that asked the authorities concerned to stop sand and earth filling in farmland and wetland around the Meghna River in Narayanganj’s Sonargaon upazila.

  • Midday Brief, Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Hello readers! How are you doing today? Here are the headlines so far on November 15, 2018

  • 4 of a family injured in Savar house fire

    Four members of a family suffer burn injuries as a fire broke out at a two-storey building in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital.

  • Metro rail system to ease Dhaka's traffic gridlock

    With the physical progress of the country's maiden 20km metro rail service already visible across the capital city, implementation of four more proposed metro lines is simultaneously going ahead as a measure for partially relieving the capital city of its perennial traffic congestion.

  • Chuadanga eye surgery victims Compensation

    SC upholds HC order to compensate Chuadanga eye surgery victims

    The Supreme Court upholds a High Court verdict that directed Impact Masudul Hoque Memorial Community Health Centre and IRIS enterprise, a medicine supplier, to pay Tk 10 lakh in compensation to each of the 17 victims who lost their eyesight following surgery at a health camp in March this year.

  • Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh wedding

    Bollywood stars Padukone, Singh wed in Italy: Reports

    Bollywood superstars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have tied the knot in Italy, Indian media reports.

  • Oikyafront wants polls 3 weeks later

    Jatiya Oikyafront yesterday demanded that the Election Commission defer the election, set for December 30, by three more weeks. But the ruling Awami League termed the proposal illogical and urged the commission to stick to its schedule.

  • Sudden clash hurts polls atmosphere

    The peaceful electoral atmosphere that prevailed in the country for the last two weeks was suddenly marred by yesterday's clash between BNP activists and police in front of the party's Naya Paltan central office.

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

    Duterte defends need to 'power nap'

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday made light of his penchant for daytime dozes after his office said "power naps" had caused the gruff leader to miss a number of key meetings at a Singapore summit.

  • Turkey calls for int'l probe into Khashoggi murder

    Turkey calls for an international investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month.

  • Minipack menace

    Sachet marketing -- selling products in small quantity, usually in minipacks -- has practically revolutionised the business of consumer products over the last few decades. Gradually, however, it is turning into a serious cause for concern.

  • Riyad sets stage for bowlers

    Bangladesh's spinners struck twice late on the fourth day yesterday to keep the upper hand created by skipper Mahmudullah Riyad's long-awaited second Test hundred in the hosts' quest for a series-saving win in the second Test against Zimbabwe at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

  • Polling Officials: Police gathering personal info

    Police are gathering a host of personal information, including political leanings, about probable polling officials in many districts, causing concern among them.

  • 150 Rohingyas to return today

    The first batch of Rohingyas is all set to be sent back to Myanmar today amid reports that many of the refugees listed for return are hiding in fear of forcible repatriation.

  • Road Transport Act 2018: Not in force yet

    The Road Transport Act-2018 is yet to be brought into effect a month after the president's approval, allegedly due to a movement against the law by transport workers.

  • Niko graft case

    Khaleda talks politics at Niko hearing

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday told a Dhaka court that her party leaders had been kept busy with cases at a time when the preparation for the national election was underway.

  • No ticket for war criminals' sons

    Grassroots leaders and activists of Pabna Jamaat-e-Islami did not include the names of the sons of war criminals in the list of the party's nomination aspirants for the national election scheduled on December 30.

  • Dear Parents, please stop fighting

    Ashraf jerked awake from the same recurring nightmare he has been having for quite some time now. He woke up to muffled raised voices in the middle of the night coming in from the next room.