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  • Keraniganj plastic factory Fire

    Keraniganj fire: Murder case filed against factory owner, 10 others

    A murder case is filed against the factory owner with South Keraniganj Police Station in connection with yesterday’s fire at a plastic factory in Keraniganj that claimed a total of 12 lives so far.

  • TIB

    TIB demands removal of CEC, ECs

    Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) seeks President Abdul Hamid’s intervention to remove the chief election commissioner and other commissioners of the Election Commission in order to reform the constitutional body for what the anti-graft watchdog said its various irregularities.

  • Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

    Nation stunned over Khaleda’s bail rejection: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says that the entire nation was stunned over the Supreme Court's judgement that rejected its Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s bail prayer in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.

  • Law Minister Anisul Huq

    'BNP rejects court order when judgment goes against it'

    Rejecting BNP's alleged doubt over the medical report on its party Chairperson Khaleda Zia, Law Minister Anisul Huq says six judges of the Appellate Division have delivered the order after examining all the documents including medical report.

  • Dhaka to Gangtok

    Trial run on Dhaka-Gangtok, Dhaka-Darjeeling bus routes kicks off

    The trial run for direct bus services on Dhaka-Gangtok and Dhaka-Darjeeling routes via Siliguri kicked off this evening to boost cross-border commercial services in the region.

  • 'Myanmar’s promise of Rohingya repatriation a fraud'

    The Gambia tells the UN’s highest court that Myanmar's promise of initiating repatriation process for the Rohingyas was a blatant fraud.

  •  Rooppur Nuclear Power Plan Scam

    13 held in Rooppur housing project scam case

    The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) arrests 13 people for their alleged involvement in a corruption case in the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) housing project in Pabna.

  • Air Vice Marshal Mafidur Rahman

    Construction work of Shahjalal airport's 3rd terminal begins Dec 28

    Construction work of the third terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka will begin on December 28, Air Vice Marshal Mafidur Rahman, chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh,says.

  • Death toll from Keraniganj factory fire reaches 12

    Eleven employees including an engineer, who are severely burnt in yesterday’s factory fire in Keraniganj, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, raising the death toll to 12.

  • Myanmar Rohingya genocide

    Rohingya genocide: Full transcript of last 2 days' hearing at ICJ

    The hearings at an international court in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Rohingya population at the International Court of Justice in The Hague roles into the third and final day.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    2 jailed for misappropriating development project fund

    A Dhaka court sentences two people including a deputy assistant engineer, to different terms of punishment in a case filed for misappropriating Tk 8.76 lakh allotted to a development project of Dhaka Model Degree College in 2015.

  • Evidence of genocide still stands in Myanmar: Gambia

    The Gambia claims that the evidence of Rohingya genocide by the Myanmar military still stands in Rakhine. They place documents including pictures of torturing and killing Rohingya people as the evidence of Genocide before UN top court.

  • Jagannath University logo

    JnU halts new enrolment for evening courses

    Jagannath University (JnU) asks all of its departments to halt new enrolment for the evening courses until further order.

  • Bangladeshi Batsman Mushfiqur Rahim

    IPL franchises include Mushy in the auction list

    Bangladesh wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim’s name was included by the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises in the final list of 332 players who will go under the hammer in the upcoming auction, scheduled for December 19 in Kolkata.

  • Afridi completes a century of ducks

    Shahid Afridi’s aggressive batting can bring disaster for any side in world cricket but his hit and miss style often sees him get out cheaply. This style also led to him completing a century of ducks today during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) match between Dhaka Platoon and Rajshahi Royals.

  • Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen

    FM’s Delhi visit cancelled for ‘busy schedule’ at home

    The scheduled visit of Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen to New Delhi has been cancelled due to his ‘busy schedule’ at home ahead of Martyred Intellectuals Day and Victory Day, says a senior official.

  • Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant: 11 PWD officials held over 31.24cr embezzlement

    Estimation, tender floating, and receiving of goods -- these are generally the three consecutive steps of government procurement. But at least in two purchases for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant housing project, the receiving of the goods came first.

  • Brexit or no Brexit?

    Britain yesterday voted in a deeply divisive election that posed a historic choice between an imminent split from the European Union or another referendum that could scrap the entire Brexit project.

  • Dhaka to Gangtok

    Gangtok, Darjeeling: Dhaka starts trial run of bus service

    The trial run of direct bus services on Dhaka-Gangtok and Dhaka-Darjeeling routes via Siliguri kicked off last night aiming to boost cross-border passenger services.

  • World’s ‘oldest artwork’ found

    An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene could be the world’s oldest figurative artwork dating back nearly 44,000 years, a discovery that points to an advanced artistic culture, according to new research.

  • Take steps to stop filling up of Feni dighi

    Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) served a notice to authorities concerned to prevent the filling up of a century-old waterbody at Feni Sadar upazila.


    A black stork with its juvenile spotted on a char in the Padma in Rajshahi. The stork (Ciconia nigra) is a large bird in Ciconiidae family.

  • Spanish king asks Sanchez to form new govt

    Spain’s King Felipe VI on Wednesday tasked acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez with forming a new government even though he lacks support from other parties to form a workable majority in parliament.

  • Murderer becomes 22nd person executed in US this year

    A Texas man who killed a prison officer was executed late Wednesday, bringing to 22 the number of people put to death in the US this year.

  • ‘Drug peddler’ killed in ‘gunfight’

    A suspected drug peddler was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Sarhail village of Mymensingh’s Ishwarganj upazila early yesterday.

  • Russia’s only aircraft carrier on fire in port: news agencies

    Russia’s only aircraft carrier caught fire yesterday while undergoing maintenance in an Arctic shipyard, news agencies reported, raising concerns for the future of the navy flagship.

  • S’pore defends misinformation law after criticism

    Singapore has defended a controversial new law against misinformation that it has wielded against Facebook, after an opposition party launched a withering attack on the legislation.

  • No need to worry about Tamim: Mashrafe

    Dhaka Platoon suffer a nine-wicket thumping at the hands of Rajshahi Royals in the third match of the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.

  • Star day at a Glance, Thursday, December 12, 2019

    Hello dear readers! How are you doing today? Here are the news headlines so far on December 12, 2019

  • Pro-BNP lawyers bring out procession at the Supreme Court premises

    SC dismisses Khaleda’s bail prayer

    The Supreme Court has dismissed BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s bail prayer in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case. The apex court, however, asked Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) to provide Khaleda with “biological treatment” as per the medical board’s recommendations.