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  • Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal

    PM asks Tamim about his well-being

    Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called up Bangladesh’s injured opener Tamim Iqbal today at his residence and asked about his well-being.

  • Aibo, the AI-powered pooch you'll forget is a robot

    Sony's intelligent robot dog bonds with and recognises owners just like a real one-you may not even notice the difference between this him and the neighborhood happy hound -- and he has just arrived in the US.

  • Former columnist jailed for 'abusive' posts on Suu Kyi

    A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for "abusive" Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official said yesterday, the latest case threatening free expression in the country.

  • Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: Study

    Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, a research says.

  • India rout Pakistan

    India crushed Pakistan by eight wickets in their long-awaited Asia Cup match which failed to live up to its hype in Dubai on Wednesday.

  • Mahsrafe Bin Mortaza disappointed

    Even a mad person would be upset, says Mash on fixture change

    What increasingly appears to be favouritism towards cricketing powerhouse India has turned the Asia Cup into a near farce. Even with two group matches left and Group A and Group B champions yet to be decided, on Wednesday morning the Asian Cricket Council has published the fixtures list of the Super Four stage starting on Friday.

  • Landlord arrested for construction worker's death

    Pubail Police Station was inaugurated on Sunday at a rented flat of a “risky” two-storey building.

  • New Malaysia child marriage draws UN condemnation

    The marriage of a 15-year-old Malaysian girl to a man almost three times her age drew condemnation from the United Nations yesterday, putting fresh pressure on the Muslim-majority country to halt such unions.

  • Turkey keeps 24 workers in jail over Istanbul protests

    A Turkish court yesterday ordered 24 workers and union activists to stay in jail after they were detained in a mass crackdown over protests on working conditions at Istanbul's giant new airport.

  • French senators grill assault-accused Macron aide

    French senators yesterday grilled President Emmanuel Macron's disgraced former security aide Alexandre Benalla over an assault scandal that tarnished Emmanuel Macron's reputation.

  • Mistrust hampering South Sudan peace

    The United Nations warned Wednesday that entrenched suspicion was clouding a newly-minted deal to restore peace to South Sudan, as Amnesty International accused government forces of war crimes.

  • Cambodia PM denies pressure behind release of opposition leader

    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday batted down speculation that he caved to international pressure after an opposition leader was released from jail, claiming the decision was made for his ailing foe's health and safety.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    Tariqul Islam, 12 pro-BNP lawyers get bail

    The High Court yesterday granted anticipatory bail to BNP leader Tariqul Islam and 12 pro-BNP lawyers including its vice-chairman advocate Khandker Mahbub Hossain in 12 separate criminal cases.

  • Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal on trial for rape

    The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year's Nobel Literature Prize denied two counts of rape at the start of his trial yesterday.

  • Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia: study

    Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published yesterday.

  • Coca-Cola looking at cannabis-infused drinks

    Coca-Cola says it is studying the use of a key ingredient in marijuana in "wellness beverages," as a growing number of mainstream companies develop cannabis-infused drinks.

  • Super express service for passport renewal

    Passport in a day or two

    Your passport has expired, and you have to make an urgent foreign trip. There's no need to worry. The government plans to renew and even issue passports in just 48 hours. But the service will cost more.

  • NKorea demands reciprocal measures from US

    North Korea agrees to allow international inspectors to observe a "permanent dismantlement" of its key missile facilities, and will take additional steps such as closing its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if the United States takes reciprocal measures, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in says.

  • 40 gold bars seized at Sylhet airport

    Customs officials seized 40 gold bars worth Tk 2 crore at Osmani International Airport in Sylhet yesterday.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi

    Suu Kyi's sculpture to be sold for underprivileged in Myanmar

    A figurative bronze sculpture of Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will be put up for sale by auction in order to raise money for charity, said Dr Thant Thaw Kaung, executive committee member of the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation.

  • Messi goes past Ronaldo to set new CL record

    Lionel Messi pictures the Champions League ending with him hoisting the trophy and it began with him scoring a hat-trick on Tuesday as Barcelona put four goals past PSV Eindhoven.

  • Bangladesh hand Lebanon 8-0 thrashing

    Bangladesh put in an organized performance to hand an emphatic 8-0 defeat to Lebanon in their Group F encounter of AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Qualifiers at Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium today.

  • Healthcare services in Bangladesh

    ADB to give $110m more for health sector

    Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved additional loan financing of $110 million for a project on urban healthcare services in Bangladesh.

  • Bongo to organise workshop for YouTubers on Sept 22

    On-demand video platform Bongo is going to organise a Youtube Workshop on Saturday (September 22) on the correct and most effective way to earn money from YouTube.

  • Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang that included a promise by Kim to permanently dismantle the North’s main nuclear complex if the United States takes corresponding measures and the acceptance of international inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site.

  • Ex-JCD leader Azmal Ali Shamim

    Ex-JCD leader killed, 10 hurt as elephants go on rampage

    A Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leader was killed while 10 others suffered injuries in two separate incidents of wild elephant attacks in Juri upazila of the district on Tuesday night.

  • Agriculture loan interest rate

    Loans for farmers to be cheaper

    The central bank has moved to slash the lending rate on farm loans by one percentage point to 8 percent as most banks have cut the

  • green crab

    Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem

    Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink.

  • Our EVM can’t be tampered with: Indian EC

    The Election Commission of India has told the Supreme Court that its Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) could not be tampered with and that it is taking all measures to ensure that these machines are safely transported.

  • Aug 21 Grenade Attack Cases: Trial completes after 14 years

    Trial of the August 21 grenade attack cases have been completed and its verdicts are set to be delivered on October 10.