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  • Mosquito repellent brands grin as phobia reigns

    If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito, Dalai Lama once said.

  • When two years is not enough

    While many rivers in the country are dying slowly due to encroachment, several others, such as the Ratna and Shutki in Baniachong upazila of Habiganj, are facing a different predicament -- being robbed of all their aquatic life.

  • Why do we not trust the police?

    There is no denying that the present government has taken laudable steps by fulfilling a number of long-felt demands of the mainstream police.

  • Sharapova career in balance after Melbourne humiliation

    Maria Sharapova burst onto the scene as a supremely gifted teenager and won five Grand Slams before serving a drugs ban, but at age 32 a persistent injury has now thrown her turbulent career into grave doubt.

  • Talks on BBIN vehicle deal to resume

    Discussions on the much-talked about sub-regional connectivity initiative -- BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA) -- are going to resume after around two years.

  • Man beaten up for escorting rape witnesses

    Police yesterday arrested two people for beating up a man who was escorting witnesses of a rape incident on Friday in Pabna Sadar upazila.

  • Alert issued at Dhaka airport

    Virus alarm

    The airport authorities in Dhaka and Chattogram yesterday began the screening process of China-returnee passengers to prevent probable outbreak of a SARS-like virus that has claimed six lives so far.

  • BNP’s Tabith attacked

    Tabith Awal, BNP’s mayor candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), and his followers came under attack while campaigning in the capital’s Gabtoli area yesterday.

  • Trump administration set to change visa guidelines to check 'birth tourism'

    The Trump administration is expected to change State Department visa guidelines aimed at "birth tourism", the practice of foreign nationals giving birth on US soil to ensure their children become American citizens.

  • Impeachment trial of Trump opens in Senate

    Democrats yesterday accused the top Senate Republican of rigging US President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with proposed rules that would prevent witnesses from testifying and bar evidence gathered by investigators.

  • Rising economy, falling stock markets

    While Bangladesh’s economic growth is at its peak, the capital market of the country is racing towards its worst condition yet.

  • Combatting the silent killers

    The Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey (BDHS) 2017-18 made public on January 20 paints an extremely grim picture, particularly about the alarming rise in the number of people affected by two of the most prevalent silent killers, hypertension and diabetes.

  • Setting up shop for Ekushey book fair

    You can hear the hammering of nails from one end, while canes and sticks are being cut on the other. There are floors being polished, name plaques being installed, and people running around to set up their stalls for Amar Ekushey Boi Mela at Suhrawardy Udyan and Bangla Academy premises.

  • Gibson named bowling coach

    Ottis Gibson was appointed as the Bangladesh national team’s fast bowling coach, the Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed through a press release yesterday.

  • EC asks cop for probe report over Tabith Awal attack

    Returning Officer of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has asked the officer-in-charge of Darussalam Police Station to take legal action over the attack on BNP mayoral aspirant Tabith Awal in Gabtoli area.

  • Yaba drug traders Killed in gunfight

    ‘Drug peddler’ killed in ‘gunfight’

    A suspected drug peddler was killed in a “gunfight” with the Rapid Action Battalion in the city’s Khilkhet area early yesterday.

  • Cattle trader’s body found on border

    Police and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members yesterday recovered the body of a Bangladeshi cattle trader near Haribhasa border in Panchagarh Sadar upazila.

  • AL MP Ismat Ara Sadique passes away

    Awami League lawmaker Ismat Ara Sadique passed away at a city hospital yesterday at the age of 78.

  • Rifat murder: Minni’s plea for cancellation of trial proceedings rejected

    High Court has rejected a petition filed by Ayesha Siddika Minni seeking cancellation of the trial proceedings in a case filed against her over the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif.

  • 12 hurt as Labaid, Concord Mall staffers scuffle in Dhanmondi

    Staffers of Labaid Hospital and Concord Shopping Mall Owners Association members lock into a clash in the capital's Dhanmondi, that left some 12 people injured, one of them critically.

  • Alert issued at Dhaka airport

    Virus scare in China: Screening at Dhaka, Ctg airports begin

    Amid fear of the breakout of a new SARS-like virus in China, the authorities of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka begin screening process of passengers coming from the country.

  • Jashore Gang Rape: Cops find no proof of SI’s involvement

    Police yesterday said they did not find any evidence of a sub-inspector’s involvement in the gang rape of a woman in Jashore’s Sharsha upazila in September last year.

  • Malaysia sending back plastic waste to Bangladesh

    Malaysia is sending back a container full of plastic waste to Bangladesh. The authorities are sending back a total of 150 containers imported from 13 countries including Bangladesh as the consignment had non-recyclable plastic.

  • Woman held for Gang Rape

    Two men detained over gang-rape of sixth-grade Jhalakathi student

    Police detain two men over the gang-rape of a sixth-grade madrasa student in Rajapur area of Jhalakathi on Sunday.

  • Tabith Awal attacked in Mirpur

    BNP nominated mayoral candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) election, Tabith Awal, was attacked while electioneering in Dhaka’s Mirpur area this morning.

  • U-19s continue winning run following Rakibul's hattrick

    Bangladesh won their second match in the ongoing U-19 cricket World Cup, defeating Scotland by seven wickets at Potchefstroom today, courtesy of a hattrick from left-arm spinner Rakibul Hasan.

  • Asia steps up defences as China virus hits 291 people, kills 6

    Asian countries ramps d up measures to block the spread of a new virus as the death toll from it in China rose to six and the number of cases jumped to almost 300, raising concerns in the middle of a major holiday travel rush.

  • Arrest Symbol

    2 held for raping Narayanganj madrasa student

    Two people, including a local Jubo League leader, were arrested today in a case filed over the rape of a madrasa student in Sadar upazila of Narayanganj.

  • Nadal in the pink as Sharapova hits all-time low at Australian Open

    Top seed Rafael Nadal turned on the style as he launched his bid for a record-equalling 20th Major title at the Australian Open on Tuesday, but falling star Maria Sharapova hit a career low.

  • Dhaka City Elections

    Public holiday on February 1 in Dhaka

    The Election Commission has directed the Ministry of Public Administration to declare a public holiday in Dhaka city on February 1, on the occasion of Dhaka north and south city corporation elections.