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  • Papul denied bail again

    A Kuwait court on Thursday denied bail of Bangladeshi MP Shahid Islam Papul in a case involving human trafficking and money laundering, and set January 28 next year for the full hearing of the case, reported Kuwaiti newspaper Al Qabas.

  • Bogura

    2 ‘members’ of militant outfit Ansar-Al Islam held in Bogura

    Detectives held two suspected members of banned militant outfit Ansar-Al Islam from a mosque in Baghopara area of Bogura early yesterday.

  • On being ‘silly’

    On a day like this, 33 years ago, I became a man. To be precise, on November 28, 1987 at 12:10 pm in the emergency ward of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), I became a man.

  • The loss of a legend

    In the early hours of yesterday, we lost Aly Zaker, an extraordinary actor, valiant freedom fighter, progressive cultural activist, successful

  • Covid-19 vaccine doubt emerges

    Questions emerged over just how much protection is offered by one of the leading vaccine candidates as Germany, once a beacon of hope in Europe’s coronavirus nightmare, logged its one millionth case yesterday.

  • Left out in the cold

    Thirty-four families are now passing their days in severe hardship, having to live under the open sky as their homes at a slum in Narayanganj were gutted in a fire on Thursday night.

  • In his words: The last conversation with Aly Zaker

    I have written my life story from the time that I can remember till early 1971. It was published by Ittadi Prokashoni. The one I am writing is the second part where I talk about my philosophy of life; so much happened after independence—theatre, love, marriage, children.

  • A ray of hope for the little one

    On November 14, one of Chattogram Zoo’s tigresses gave birth to three cubs. Initially, this was met with great optimism for zoo staffers, but it soon turned sour as two of the cubs died after their mother refused to nurse them.

  • Top Iranian nuke scientist assassinated

    Iran’s top nuclear scientist was killed yesterday in an alleged assassination that the country’s foreign minister linked to Israel.

  • Stronger co-op needed among S Asian countries

    Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has called for stronger collaboration between the South Asian countries for an effective implementation of adaptation activities.

  • UK to impose tougher rules on Google, Facebook

    Britain announced yesterday it will set up a watchdog to regulate tech giants such as Facebook and Google and improve their transparency on using people’s data and personalised advertising.

  • Bandarban

    Cancel lease of jhum land in Bandarban

    Several hundred students staged demonstrations in front of Bandarban Press Club yesterday demanding immediate cancelation of the lease of jhum land to an organisation for tourism purposes.

  • India’s development linked with that of its neighbours

    India’s development and modernisation are incomplete and intrinsically and symbiotically linked to the development and modernisation of its neighbouring countries, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said as he wrapped up his two-day visit to Nepal yesterday.

  • Trump inching towards exit

    US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, the closest he has come to conceding the November 3 election, even as he repeated unfounded claims of massive voter fraud.

  • Not easy for vulnerable

    Abu Taher, a 57-year-old man suffering from spinal pain, hip fracture, diabetes, and kidney problems, braved traffic in front of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University for three days on a wheelchair to be tested for Covid-19.

  • Iran's top nuclear scientist assassinated near Tehran

    An Iranian scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb programme was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday, likely to provoke confrontation between Iran and its foes in the last weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency.

  • Covid-19 negative certificates: Nearly 100 Bangladeshis stuck at Benapole port

    Around one hundred Bangladeshi citizens including some cancer patients returning from India have been stuck at Benapole International check-post as they do not have Covid-19 negative certificates.

  • A Life devoted to beauty and the arts

    Aly Zaker, our most iconic theatre personality, has left us for eternity. He singlehandedly brought theatre out from an obscure corner of our cultural world to its very centre. He along with his co-actors in Nagarik, and fellow travellers in other theatre groups, made the stage the most powerful and effective vehicle of inculcating critical thinking and intellectual freedom so vitally needed for social change and progress.

  • Chattogram

    Remark on Sculpture: Hefajat leader skips event in Ctg amid protests

    Hundreds of Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders and activists took to the streets in Chattogram to prevent Hefajat leader Mamunul Haque from attending an event in Hathazari in the evening today.

  • Covid-19: 20 die, 2,273 infected, 2,223 recover in 24 hours

    Twenty people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

  • Aly Zaker laid to rest at Banani graveyard

    Ekushey Padak-winning stage and TV actor, director Aly Zaker was laid to rest at Dhaka's Banani graveyard this afternoon after he was given a guard of honour.

  • 15 people detained from Hefajat-e-Islam procession

    Police detained 15 people from a procession brought out by Hefajat-e-Islam near Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka today.

  • Arrest Symbol

    8 arrested from Gazipur with fake notes, arms

    Police have arrested six people and seized locally-made arms from them and have also arrested another two people with fake notes in a drive at Gazipur.

  • Bangladesh progress three steps in FIFA rankings

    Bangladesh jumped three steps in the FIFA ranking ladder and are now ranked 184th after FIFA updated the standings yesterday.

  • 18 new dengue cases reported across the country

    The health authorities recorded 18 new dengue cases in 24 hours until this morning.

  • Two motorcyclists killed after covered van hits them in Cumilla

    Two motorcyclists were killed after a covered van hit their motorbike on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Cumilla’s Chandina upazila this afternoon.

  • Pakistan's first transgender lawyer goes from begging to fighting in court

    Lawyer Nisha Rao maneuvers among the throng of black-coated attorneys clustered near Karachi’s city courts searching for her client.

  • Bishop Bejoy N D'Cruze OMI installed as Archbishop of Dhaka

    Bishop Bejoy N D'Cruze OMI was made the Archbishop of Dhaka today, two months after the Vatican announced his appointment.

  • Aly Zaker

    Aly Zaker no more

    Ekushey Padak-winning stage and TV actor, director Aly Zaker has passed away.

  • President, PM mourn Aly Zaker’s death

    President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed their profound shock and sorrow at the death of Ekushey Padak-winning cultural personality and popular television actor Aly Zaker.