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  • Mustafizur Rahman Fizz

    Mahmudullah hails ‘brilliant’ Fizz

    Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah Riyad singles out Mustafizur Rahman for special praise after the left-arm pacer kept his nerve and overcame cramps to bowl a last over for the ages, conceding just four runs when Afghanistan needed eight to win.

  • The pros and cons of EVMs

    The recent decision by the Election Commission to introduce Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) has raised a lot of eyebrows. At the outset, it must be pointed out that EVMs are nothing new—they have been in use in many countries around the world for nearly two decades, and even in our country, EVMs have been used in local elections for several years now.

  • Road accident in Bangladesh

    Father, son, 2 others killed on roads

    Four motorcyclists, including a father and his son and a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader, were killed in separate road accidents in Kishoreganj and Chattogram yesterday.

  • Shahidul Alam bail petition Monday

    Shahidul's bail hearing unlikely today

    The bail petition of internationally-acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam has been included in today's High Court cause list.

  • SDGs: Three years on, where do we stand?

    The leaders of 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals on September 25, 2015 following a long spell of extensive discussions and debates.

  • Sesame growers all smiles

    Sesame cultivation is gaining popularity among Lalmonirhat farmers as the growers are earning handsome amounts of money from the cultivation. The district's Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) officials said around 1895 bighas of land have been brought under sesame cultivation in the district this year while it was 900 bighas last year and 750 bighas in 2016.

  • Ban on hilsa fishing

    22-day ban on hilsa fishing from Oct 7

    The government has imposed a 22-day ban, starting October 7, on catching, selling and transporting hilsa in a 7,000-km breeding ground to ensure the safe spawning of this popular fish during its peak breeding period.

  • Poles shifting in Ctg city AL

    New polarisations have emerged within Chattogram city Awami League following the death of its former president ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury last year.

  • Dr Kamal Hossain says to revoke Digital Security Act 2018

    Scrap Digital Security Act

    Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday demanded that the government revoke the recently-passed Digital Security Act.

  • U-16 girls qualify for second round

    Bangladesh emerged as unbeaten champions of Group F of the first round of the AFC U-16 Women's Championship Qualifiers after handing a 2-0 defeat to Vietnam at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur yesterday.

  • Indian court sets Friday for verdict delivery

    A court in India's Shillong has set Friday for delivering the verdict in a case filed against BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed for illegally entering Indian territory.

  • Indian commerce minister arrives in Dhaka today

    Indian Minister for Commerce, Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu arrives in Dhaka this afternoon on a five-day visit to discuss trade and other bilateral issues between Bangladesh and India.

  • Obaidul Quader talks about movement before Bangladesh National election

    No one wants movement before election: Obaidul

    Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader says the people of the country do not want any movement before the national election.

  • BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed

    BNP slams Quader for ‘using public transport in electioneering’

    BNP accuses Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader of illegally conducting their party's election campaign using government's vehicles.

  • Pakistan struggle to 237-7 despite Malik's 78

    Pakistan were once again short of a fighting total as they managed 237-7 in their 50 overs despite an attractive half century by Shoaib Malik in the Asia Cup game against India in Dubai on Sunday.

  • Mushy third Tiger to 5,000 ODI runs

    Bangladesh batsman Mushffiqu Rahim became the third player from the country to reach 5,000 ODI runs.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to join UN General Assembly

    PM leaves London for New York

    After a two-day stopover, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves London for New York to join the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

  • High Court Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed

    ‘Cops, judges must together ensure justice’

    Police and judiciary must work together to ensure justice to the people, High Court judge Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed has says.

  • Shaikb Al Hasan

    ‘It’s challenging, not disturbing’ – Shakib ready to face the music

    The rule for two new balls to be used from both ends introduced new dimension to cricket and during their last Asia Cup game against India, Bangladesh faced the new ball from two ends with a new opening pair. With an unstable opening pair and the loss of Tamim Iqbal to injury, the Tigers have not seen the familiar Tamim-Shakib Al Hasan partnerships which thrived in the recent few series.

  • China's doctor shortage prompts rush for AI health care

    Chinese companies are learning from other countries to develop and implement AI-assisted care such as medical imaging diagnosis, robot surgical systems, and drug research and development.

  • Swiss canton becomes second to ban burqas in public

    A ban on facial coverings such as the burqa has been approved by a two-thirds majority of voters in St Gallen which becomes the second Swiss canton to do so.

  • Mushfiqur Rahim

    What equations for the Tigers to stay alive in Asia Cup?

    We look at the possible scenarios and equations which will Bangladesh alive in the tournament after today's matches are played.

  • Mexico president-elect says will not fight with Trump

    Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he does not want to fight with US President Donald Trump on immigration.

  • Bedouin villagers given end of month to leave

    Israeli authorities yesterday issued a notice to residents of a Bedouin village in a strategic spot in the occupied West Bank informing them they have until the end of the month to leave.

  • A dozen civilians dead in DR Congo rebel attack

    Sixteen people, including 12 civilians, were killed in a rebel attack on Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, witnesses told AFP yesterday.

  • Pirates kidnap 12 crew from Swiss ship off Nigeria: ship company

    A gang of pirates took hostage 12 crew members of a Swiss cargo ship they attacked in Nigerian waters on Saturday, the vessel's operator has said.

  • Pirates kidnap 12 crew from Swiss ship off Nigeria: ship company

    A gang of pirates took hostage 12 crew members of a Swiss cargo ship they attacked in Nigerian waters on Saturday, the vessel's operator has said.

  • Russia says 'misled' by Israel in plane downing over Syria

    The Russian military yesterday said "misleading" information from the Israeli airforce caused the downing of a Russian plane in Syria, and denounced the "adventurism" of Israeli pilots.

  • Women foreign ministers promise fresh perspective

    Female foreign ministers meeting for the first summit of its kind vowed Saturday to bring a "women's perspective" to foreign policy.

  • Trump weighs draft order targeting Google, FB: reports

    President Donald Trump is weighing an executive order that would open federal antitrust and criminal probes into Google, Facebook and other social media firms, US media said Saturday, though the White House promptly distanced itself from the reports.