Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Acid attack on policeman

Staff Correspondent: A police constable sustained injuries after miscreants threw acid on him on Tuesday midnight.

Bangla News

EC search body sits with 4 civil society leaders

Staff Correspondent: The search committee sat in a meeting with four civil society leaders in the lineup to forming the Election Commission for the next parliamentary elections.

Bangla News

3 Ctg customs officials suspended

Staff Correspondent, Chittagong: Chittagong customs authority on Tuesday suspended three of its officials on charge of allegedly taking bribes from clearing and forwarding (C&F) agents.

Bangla News

Narsingdi dist council chairman dies

Narsingdi Correspondent: The newly elected chairman of Narsingdi district council has died of heart attack.

Bangla News

Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Risingbd Desk: US President Donald Trump has nominated Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court.

Bangla News

Tuberculosis-resistant cattle developed in China

Risingbd Desk: Scientists in China say they have produced cloned cattle with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis.  

Bangla News

Palestinian President to arrive Dhaka today

Staff Correspondent: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka today (Wednesday) on a three-day official visit to Bangladesh.

Bangla News

Show cause against 9 lawyers

Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh Bar council on Wednesday issued show cause notices against nine lawyers over the incident of vandalism at courtroom in Chittagong.

Bangla News

The 'Gateway to Hell' is cracking

Risingbd Desk: It is known as the 'smoking mountain' and the 'gateway to hell'.

Bangla News

Month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair begins today

Staff Correspondent: The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair-2017 begins today (Wednesday).  

Bangla News

2 killed in Rangpur 'gunfight'

Staff Correspondent, Rangpur: Two persons were killed in a 'gunfight' with police at Lengti Chhora bridge area on Rangpur-Sayedpur highway of the district's Taraganj upazila early Wednesday.

Bangla News

Drive in militant den: 4 held

Staff Correspondent: RAB held at least four members of JMB’s Sarwar-Tamim group including IT department head in a drive at a house in Purba Dholaipar in the capital Dhaka early Wednesday.

Bangla News

24 teachers resign from administrative posts

Staff Correspondent: Some 24 teachers of Comilla University stepped down from their posts as the authority did not meet their six-point demands.

Bangla News

AL candidate wins Tangail-4 by-polls

Staff Correspondent, Tangail: Awami League candidate Hasan Imam Khan Sohel Hazari has unofficially been declared elected in the by-election of Tangail-4 constituency (Kalihati).

Bangla News

JS passes Bangladesh Biodiversity Bill, 2016

Parliament Correspondent: The Jatiya Sangsad on Tuesday passed the “Bangladesh Biodiversity Bill, 2016” in an amended form paving the way for strengthening biodiversity conservation measurers in the country.  

Bangla News

‘We will be able to resolve Rohingya crisis’

Parliament Correspondent:  Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has said that we will be able to reach a permanent solution to Rohingya crisis on the basis of bilateral friendship and mutual understandings through further strengthening multifaceted relations with Myanmar.

Bangla News

Are we living in a hologram?

Risingbd Desk: The universe could be a 'vast and complex hologram' and our perception of life in 3D may only be an illusion.

Bangla News

Warren Buffett prefers a $2.95 breakfast

International Desk: Investing legend Warren Buffett has an estimated net worth of $74 billion, making him the third richest man in the world. But you'd never know it from his lifestyle.

Bangla News

Home Minister hopeful of permanent solution to Rohingya crisis

Secretariat Correspondent: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said that he is hopeful of a permanent solution to Rohingya crisis.

Bangla News

India announce squad against Bangladesh

Sport Desk: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the 16-member squad for the upcoming one-off test match against Bangladesh, scheduled to start from February 9.

Bangla News

'Action against accused cops after probe report'

Parliament Correspondent: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that action will be taken against accused policemen after getting probe report.

Bangla News

PM's new book to hit Ekushey Book Fair

Staff Correspondent: A new book titled “Nirbachito Prabandha” written by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be published on the occasion of "Amar Ekhushey Book Fair".

Bangla News

EC Reconstitution: Search committee makes short list

Staff Correspondent: The newly formed search committee on Tuesday made a short list consisting 20 names for the next chief election commissioner and four commissioners.

Bangla News

Two cases filed against Iqbal Sobahan

Staff Correspondent: Two cases were filed against Prime Minister’s Media Adviser and the Daily Observer Editor Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury for publishing a report on January 23.

Bangla News

One to die in murder case

Staff Correspondent, Gazipur: A person has been awarded with death penalty for killing a woman.

Bangla News

Home remedies to get rid of flies

Risingbd Desk: Flies are the insects that are dipteral (having two wings) and belong to the same order.

Bangla News

27 parties propose names for EC constitution

Secretariat Correspondent: A total of 27 political parties on Tuesday submitted names to the search committee for reconstituting the Election Commission.

Bangla News

FBCCI boss sees 'gaps' in monetary policy

Economic Correspondent: Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) president Abdul Matlub Ahmad said that there are some 'gaps' in the Bangladesh Bank announced monetary policy for the second half of the fiscal year 2016-’17 (January-July).

Bangla News

Arson attack on school: Main suspect on 3-day remand

Gaibandha Correspondent:  A Gaibandha court has granted a three-day remand for Ranju Miah (32), the main suspected offender, in connection with the arson attack on a girls' school at Kunderpara in the district.

Bangla News

Court summons SP over trial against deceased

Staff Correspondent: International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 on Tuesday summoned Superintendant of Mymensingh Police (SP) over the agency's "grave negligence" as it did not inform the tribunal about death of a fugitive accused.

Bangla News

Ranking Roger Federer's 18 Grand Slam wins

Sport Desk: You pick the storyline you like best. A 35-year-old becomes the oldest man in 42 years to win a Grand Slam.

Bangla News

Setting fire to school: Take action against culprits

Education is the backbone of a nation and educational institutions play a vital role in building up the foundation of that backbone.

Bangla News

Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi ship, two killed

Risingbd Desk: The armed Houthi movement attacked a Saudi warship off the western coast of Yemen on Monday, causing an explosion that killed two crew members and injured three others, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.

Bangla News

AL submits names for EC

Staff Correspondent: The ruling Awami League (AL) has proposed five names for the reconstitution of the Election Commission (EC).

Bangla News

Monday, 30 January 2017

Mumbai attack mastermind put under house arrest

International Desk: Pakistani police have placed Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the alleged mastermind of coordinated attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008 that killed more than 160 people, under house arrest in the eastern city of Lahore.

Bangla News

Hrithik Roshan furious over Bhansali incident

Entertainment Desk: Actor Hrithik Roshan, whose 2008 film Jodhaa Akbar had also faced trouble from the Rajput Karni Sena for distorting facts, feels infuriated over the attack on the set of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati in Jaipur.

Bangla News

BNP ready to propose names for new EC

Senior Correspondent: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is set to propose five names for the appointment of the chief election commissioner and other commissioners on Tuesday.

Bangla News

Quebec mosque shooting suspect held

Risingbd Desk: A French-Canadian university student was the sole suspect in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque and was charged with the premeditated murder of six people, Canadian authorities said on Monday, in what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called "a terrorist attack."

Bangla News

3 killed as car crashes into tree in Barisal

Staff Correspondent, Barisal: At least three people were killed as a private car crashed into a roadside tree in Rahmatpur area in Babuganj upazila of Barisal on Tuesday morning.

Bangla News

3 BCL men hacked in Sylhet



Bangla News

Tangail-4 by-poll begins

Staff Correspondent, Tangail: Voting in the election to Tangail-4 constituency (Kalihati) has begun this morning.

Bangla News

Man killed in city road mishap

Staff Correspondent: A man was killed and two others were injured as a bus hit them from behind at Satrasta intersection on Monday night.

Bangla News

Restoring native plants 'boosts pollination'

Risingbd Desk: Removing invasive exotic plants from natural areas can act as a boost for wildlife, a study suggests.

Bangla News

Trump sacks defiant attorney general

International Desk: Donald Trump has fired the acting US attorney general, after she questioned the legality of his immigration ban.

Bangla News

2 killed as bus falls into ditch in capital

Staff Correspondent: Two persons were killed and 21 were injured as a Swadhin Paribahan bus fell into a roadside ditch after losing control at Nagdarparha area of the capital's Khilgaon on Monday night.

Bangla News

BNP asks its alliance to propose names separately

Senior Correspondent: Responding to its invitation, registered political parties of the BNP-led 20-Party Alliance has decided to separately propose names to the search committee for forming the new Election Commission.

Bangla News

India’s top court appoints Vinod Rai as new BCCI boss

Sport Desk: In a double tribute to transparency in sport administration and women cricketers, the Supreme Court on Monday appointed a four-member Committee of Administrators led by former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai flanked by legendary women Test cricket player, Diana Edulji.

Bangla News

US envoy Bernicat, 8 others visit Cox's Bazar

Cox's Bazar Correspondent: A nine member delegation including U.S. Ambassador to Dhaka Marcia Bernicat visited Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar on Monday.

Bangla News

Tangail-4 by-poll Tuesday

Staff Correspondent: The by-polls to Tangail-4 constituency (Kalihati) will be held on Tuesday (January 31).

Bangla News

Cop’s link to arson on Gaibandha Santals found

Staff Correspondent: Some police members are directly involved in the incident of setting of fire to the homes of Santal community during eviction in Gobindaganj upazila of Gaibandha, according to a report submitted in the High Court (HC) to this end.

Bangla News

Hungry penguins help keep car code safe

Risingbd Desk: Hungry penguins have inspired a novel way of making sure computer code in smart cars does not crash.

Bangla News

School boy hacked dead in city

Staff Correspondent: A school boy was hacked dead by a drug peddler in Golapbagh area of Jatrabair in the city on Monday.

Bangla News

Search body to sit with 5 more civil society members

Staff Correspondent: The search committee, appointed by the President for reconstituting the Election Commission (EC), will hold a meeting with five more eminent civil society members on February 1 to discuss formation of the new Election Commission.

Bangla News

Eminent citizens for reconstituting EC with neutral persons

Staff Correspondent: 12 eminent personalities of the country’s civil society have advised the search committee to reconstitute the Election Commission (EC) with honest, qualified and neutral persons.

Bangla News

Khaleda to sit with party leaders tonight

Senior Correspondent: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will sit in an emergency meeting with leaders of the 20-party alliance on Monday night.

Bangla News

Trade fair extended by 4 days

Staff Correspondent: Dhaka International Trade Fair 2017 has been extended by four days following the demands of participating businessmen.

Bangla News

Black mum gives birth to 2 white babies

International Desk: A black mother who gave birth to a million-to-one, white, blue-eyed baby boy has stunned doctors by having a second white child.

Bangla News

2 killed as temple wall collapses in Kaptai

Staff Correspondent, Chittagong: Two people were killed as the wall of an old temple collapsed at Raikhali union in Kaptai area of hill district Rangamati on Monday noon.

Bangla News

Top 10 Bollywood songs 2017

Entertainment Desk: Checkout the below listed top 10 new Bollywood songs of January 2017, The songs of the Bollywood cinema reflect the vibrant and color of life.

Bangla News

Search body meets 12 eminent personalities

Staff Correspondent: The search committee has started its meeting with 12 eminent personalities of the country’s civil society to discuss about the Election Commission formation.

Bangla News

Khaleda’s self-defence hearing Feb 2

Staff Correspondent: A Dhaka court has set February 2 for hearing the self-defence of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case filed by the Anti Corruption Commission.

Bangla News

Quebec mosque shooting a terrorist attack: Canadian PM

International Desk: Six people were killed and eight were injured in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers.

Bangla News

Hajj expenses increase this year

Secretariat Correspondent: Hajj pilgrims have to pay much this year. They have to pay 14 to 21 thousand much money lone for the two governmental packages.

Bangla News

Walton face 9-wicket defeat in first match

Sport Desk: Walton Central Zone faced a 9-wicket defeat to Islami Bank East Zone in the first match of the fifth season of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL), the country's franchise based first class cricket tournament.

Bangla News

CJ for shifting lower courts to Keraniganj

Staff Correspondent: Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has put emphasis on the need for shifting lower courts to the area near the Keraniganj central jail to ease carrying of accused to courts from the jail.

Bangla News

15 hurt in Brahmanbaria clash

Brahmanbaria Correspondent: At least 15 people were injured during a clash between the people of Birampur and Sindhura villages under Sadar upazila in the district on Monday noon.

Bangla News

PM releases commemorative postage stamp, envelop

Secretariat Correspondent:  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has released a commemorative postage stamp, a first day cover and a data card on the occasion of the International Customs Day 2017.

Bangla News

Visitor mauled to death by tiger in Ningbo zoo in China

Risingbd Desk: A man has been mauled to death by a tiger after he entered its enclosure at a zoo in eastern China.

Bangla News

French dental student crowns Miss Universe

Desk Report: A dental student from Paris was crowned Miss Universe becoming the second Frenchwoman to win the title in the pageant's history and the first champion from Europe in more than a decade.

Bangla News

Sunday, 29 January 2017

HC rule for law to constitute election commission

Staff Correspondent: The High Court has issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why they should not be directed to formulate a law under Article 118 of the Constitution for constituting the Election Commission.

Bangla News

Bangladeshi shot dead in South Africa

Feni Correspondent: A Bangladeshi youth, hailing from Feni district, was gunned down by miscreants in South Africa on Sunday night.

Bangla News

Bangladesh win gold in Archery at ISSF Championship

Sport Desk: Bangladesh's Hira Moni won gold medal in Archery at the 1st Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) International Archery Championship.

Bangla News

Khaleda appears before court

Staff Correspondent: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has appeared before a court in Dhaka in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission.

Bangla News

Toyota dethroned as world's biggest automaker

Risingbd Desk: Toyota has relinquished the title of the world's biggest automaker, reporting Monday that it sold 10.175 million vehicles worldwide in 2016, fewer than Volkswagen's 10.31 million.

Bangla News

'Tree girl' admitted to Dhaka Medical

Staff Correspondent: A ten year old girl has been admitted to Dhaka Medical Hospital who is suffering the rare skin disease which another man Abul Bajandar has and undergone at least 16 operations at the same hospital.

Bangla News

Hip operations banned if you can sleep

Risingbd Desk: Patients will be denied hip or knee replacements unless their pain is so severe they cannot sleep through the night.

Bangla News

Ronaldo fires Real Madrid four points clear at top of La Liga

Sport Desk: Real Madrid took advantage of Barcelona and Sevilla slipping up by beating Real Sociedad 3-0 Sociedad at the Bernabeu to go four points clear at the top of La Liga.

Bangla News

2 BCL men crushed death by covered van

Staff Correspondent, Chittagong: Two activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) were crushed death by a covered van on Sunday midnight.

Bangla News

Five killed in Canada mosque gun attack

Desk Report: Five people have reportedly been killed and several injured in a gun attack at a mosque in Québec City of Canada.

Bangla News

EC Formation: BNP to send names

Senior Correspondent: The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has decided to propose five names to the search committee for the next Election Commission members.

Bangla News

Four of a family burnt in capital

Staff Correspondent: Four members of a family suffered burn injuries when a fire broke out in their house at Shajadpur Khilbari Tech area of Bhatara Thana on Monday night.

Bangla News

Key Aung San Suu Kyi adviser assassinated in Myanmar

International Desk: A legal adviser for Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy was shot dead outside the country's busiest airport on Sunday, in a rare outbreak of what appeared to be political violence in the commercial capital, Yangon.

Bangla News

An iPhone made in America? Not that simple

Risingbd Desk: As US President Donald Trump pushes hard for goods to be “made in America,” how realistic is it to expect Apple to stop manufacturing its iconic devices in China?

Bangla News

25 on board missing Malaysian boat rescued

International Desk: Twenty-five people, mostly Chinese tourists have been rescued after their boat sank off Malaysia's Sabah state on North Borneo, officials said Sunday.

Bangla News

Fire arms recovered in Dinajpur

Staff Correspondent: Police recovered a fire arms with six rounds bullets in an abandoned condition from Ververi area of Belaichandi union under Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur on Sunday.

Bangla News

Barcelona denied blatant goal during Real Betis draw

Sport Desk: Luis Suarez rescued a late draw for Barcelona at Real Betis, with the champions not being allowed a goal which crossed the line.

Bangla News

Burning Gaibandha school: Prime suspect held

Gaibandha Correspondent: Police have arrested Ronju Mia, 32, prime suspect in a case filed over setting a girls’ school on fire at Kunderpara in Gaibandha early Friday.

Bangla News

Clashes on Yemen west coast kill over 100: medics

Risingbd Desk: Fierce battles between Yemeni government forces and Shiite rebels on the country's west coast have killed more than 100 fighters in the past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday.

Bangla News

Prime Minister says Canada welcomes refugees

Risingbd Desk: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday that Canada will welcome refugees rejected by President Donald Trump.

Bangla News

Dhaka Int'l trade fair extended by 4 days

Economic Correspondent: The government has taken a decision to extend the Dhaka International Trade Fair 2017 by four days following the demands of participating businessmen.

Bangla News

‘Trump originally asked for Muslim ban’

Risingbd Desk: Donald Trump originally dubbed his executive order suspending refugee arrivals and barring visas for travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries a “Muslim ban,” according to the US president’s aide Rudy Giuliani.

Bangla News

31 Santals get bail in Gobindaganj police case

Gaibandha Correspondent: A court in Gaibandha granted bail to 31 Santals who were accused in a case filed for attacking police during a clash on November 6 last year at Gobindaganj upazila in Gaibandha.

Bangla News

Federer defeats Nadal to win 18th Grand Slam title

Sport Desk: Swiss maestro Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal in a classic five-set battle to win his fifth Australian Open men's singles crown and 18th Grand Slam title at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday evening.

Bangla News

Shuvagata's five-for leads Walton fightback

Sport Desk: A five-wicket haul from Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury led Walton Central Zone to fight back against Islami Bank East Zone in the 4-day match of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL), the country's franchise based first class cricket tournament.

Bangla News

Search committee and our expectations

An independent and neutral Election Commission is unavoidable to hold an acceptable election. It is very difficult job to form an Election Commission acceptable to all political parties.

Bangla News

Peace to be established at any cost: Home Minister

Staff Correspondent: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said, "We will establish peace in the country at any cost."

Bangla News

Mathbaria municipality mayor sent to jail

Pirojpur Correspondent: A district court on Sunday sent Mathbaria Municipality Mayor Rafiuddin Ahmed Ferdaus to jail after he appeared before the court in connection with upazila Juba League activist Liton Pandit murder case.

Bangla News

Two crushed under train in city

Staff Correspondent: Two people were killed in separate road accidents in Khilkhet and Banani areas of the city on Sunday.

Bangla News

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Telecast of 3 Indian channels to go on in Bangladesh

Staff Corresponded: The High Court on Sunday scrapped a writ petition which was filed seeking its directive on the government to stop telecast of three Indian television channels-- Star Jalsha, Star Plus and Zee Bangla-- in Bangladesh.

Bangla News

Kids arrested on murder case get HC bail

Staff Correspondent: The High Court has granted bail to two children aged 8 and 9 years arrested in a murder case filed with Kamrangirchar in city.

Bangla News

20 members of Sundarbans robber gang surrender

Staff Correspondent, Barisal and Bagerhat Correspondent: Twenty members of infamous robber gang, Jahangir Bahini, of Sundarbans have surrendered to Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.

Bangla News

BB announces Monetary Policy

Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh Bank (BB) has announced the second half-yearly monetary policy statement (MPS) of the 2016-17 fiscal year, targeting 7.2 per cent GDP growth.

Bangla News

PM's van ride: Driver Imam Sheikh getting job

Gopalganj Correspondent: Imam Sheikh who drove the van during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ride with her grandchildren in her ancestral village recently is getting job according to his educational qualification.

Bangla News

Trump-Putin discuss stabilizing ties

International Desk: US President Donald Trump may be having his biggest day of diplomacy yet, speaking by phone Saturday with five world leaders -- most significantly Russia's Vladimir Putin and Germany's Angela Merkel.

Bangla News

Ex-UP member killed in Laxmipur

Laxmipur Correspondent: A former union parishad member was hacked and shot dead at Andar Manik village of the district’s sadar upazila early Sunday.

Bangla News

Trump's refugee ban includes green card holders

International Desk: President Trump’s executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. also applies to green card holders from those countries, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Saturday.

Bangla News

Khaleda calls standing committee meeting

Senior Correspondent: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will hold a meeting with her party’s topmost policy makers tonight to discuss the party's stance after search committee sought recommendation of 5 names for the next Election Commission members.

Bangla News

US court stays enforcement of Trump travel ban

International Desk: A federal judge in New York has issued an emergency order temporarily barring the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Bangla News

Youth killed in Pabna ‘gunfight’

Pabna Correspondent: A youth was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Sutirbil area of the district’s Atghoria upazila early Sunday.

Bangla News

Woman found dead in Gulshan identified

Staff Correspondent: The woman found dead in Gulshan has been identified as Rani, 35, hailed from Adarshanagar under Jaintapur upazila of Sylhet.

Bangla News

Dr Anisuzzaman hospitalised

Staff Correspondent: Bangla Academy President and Professor Emeritus Dr. Anisuzzaman has been hospitalised with lung infections.

Bangla News

Rohingya: Annan Commission reaches Dhaka

Staff Correspondent: A delegation of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Commission has arrived in Bangladesh to oversee the latest condition of the Rohingya people came here from Myanmar recently.

Bangla News

Malala 'heartbroken' by Trump order on refugees

International Desk: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani student activist and Nobel Peace laureate, said Friday she was "heartbroken" by Donald Trump's order on refugees and urged the US president not to abandon the world's "most defenseless."

Bangla News

Action to be taken against journo attackers: Kamal

Staff Correspondent, Tangail: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said action must be taken against journalist attackers.

Bangla News

Search body criticizers are rubbish: Muhith

KMA Hasnat: Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith termed criticizers of the search body formed to reconstitute the Election Commission (EC) as erroneous and rubbish.

Bangla News

Google recalls staff after Trump order

International Desk: Google has recalled travelling staff members to the US after an executive order from President Donald Trump restricting entry for nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries.

Bangla News

Bullet found in woman body killed in road crash!

Staff Correspondent: Physicians found two bullets in the body of a woman who was registered in Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) as dead in road crash.

Bangla News

‘Good governance imperative for poverty-free Bangladesh’

RU Correspondent: State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam has said good governance is very important for establishing poverty and hunger-free Bangladesh.

Bangla News

PM slams anti-Rampal campaigners again

Staff Correspondent: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina once again came down heavily on the 'quarter' campaigning against the Rampal power plant, saying that they are crying for Sundarbans not for people.

Bangla News

RUET students go on strike against credit system

RU Correspondent: A section of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) students announced an indefinite strike demanding withdrawal of “33 credit system”.

Bangla News

Serena beats Venus to set Grand Slam record

Sport Desk: Serena Williams beat her sister Venus 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open final on Saturday to win her 23rd grand slam singles title and become the most successful tennis player in the open era.

Bangla News

Sanjay Leela Bhansali attacked on 'Padmavati' set

Entertainment Desk: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was allegedly assaulted in Jaipur on Friday by activists of a Rajput community group who also stopped the shooting of his movie Padmavati by vandalising the set at Jaigarh Fort, alleging that the director was “distorting facts”.

Bangla News

Mosharraf, Sharif lift Walton to 224

Sport Desk: Outstanding batting performances from Mosharraf Hossain and Md. Sharif led defending champions Walton Central Zone to score 224 runs in the first innings against Islami Bank East Zone in Bogra.

Bangla News

WFP, short of funds, halves food rations to displaced Iraqis

International Desk: The World Food Programme said on Friday it had halved the food rations distributed to 1.4 million Iraqis displaced in the war against Islamic State because of delays in payments of funds from donor states.

Bangla News

Moudud hopeful about search committee

Staff Correspondent: BNP Standing Committee Member Barrister Moudud Ahmed expressed hope that the search committee will recommend someone neutral to reconstitute Election Commission.

Bangla News

Trump Mexico wall will destroy lives, Berlin mayor warns

Risingbd Desk: Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller has urged US President Donald Trump "not to go down the road of isolation" with his planned border wall with Mexico.

Bangla News

Mukund to lead India A against Bangladesh

Sport Desk: The selection panel of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a 14-member squad India A squad, led by Abhinav Mukund, to take on Bangladesh in the two-day warm-up game ahead of Bangladesh's historic one-off Test match against India.

Bangla News

Trump holds Theresa May's hand during walkabou

International Desk: Donald Trump and Theresa May walked hand in hand at the White House today as they hailed a resurgent Special Relationship - and he insisted Brexit would be "wonderful".

Bangla News

No hope of neutral EC: Fakhrul

Senior Correspondent: BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has opined that there is no hope of a neutral Election Commission as the search committee has been made with persons loyal to Awami League.

Bangla News

Search committee asks for 5 names over EC formation

Staff Correspondent: The search committee on Saturday requested political parties to propose five names of Election Commission head and members.

Bangla News

Friday, 27 January 2017

Trump bars visitors from 7 Muslim nations

Risingbd Desk: US President Donald Trump signed a sweeping new executive order Friday to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough new controls on travelers from seven Muslim countries.

Bangla News

Mikhail Gorbachev: 'World Is Preparing for War'

International Desk: Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned Friday that "it all looks as if the world is preparing for war."

Bangla News

PM inaugurates IEB’s 57th convention

Staff Correspondent, Chittagong: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the four-day 57th convention of the Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) around 11.30am on Saturday at IEB Chittagong.

Bangla News

Writ filed challenging legality of search committee

Staff Correspondent: A writ petition has been filed with the High Court challenging the legality of the committee formed to recommend names for the next Election Commission members.

Bangla News

Search committee holds first meeting

Staff Correspondent: The committee formed to recommend names for the next Election Commission members is holding its first meeting today (Saturday).

Bangla News

Assault on journalists: ‘ASI Ershad was involved’

Staff Correspondent: Police sources have confirmed that ASI Ershad was involved in the brutality on journalists in Shahbagh during an anti-Rampal power plant protest.

Bangla News

Aled produces perfect over with 6 wickets in 6 balls

Sport Desk: It is every bowler's dream. Six deliveries, six wickets. The perfect over.

Bangla News

School boy killed in Barisal

Staff Correspondent, Barisal: A school boy was killed and injured another one by unidentified miscreants in Shaheed Abdur Rab Serniabat government Boys School in Barisal city on Saturday morning.

Bangla News

Al Shabaab kills 57 Kenya soldiers

International Desk: The Somalian terror group al Shabaab said on Friday its fighters killed dozens of Kenyan troops when they attacked a remote military base in Somalia the previous day, a claim the Kenyan army denied.

Bangla News

Actor John Hurt dies

Risingbd Desk: John Hurt, known for his roles in "Elephant Man" and "Harry Potter", has died aged 77 after a battle with pancreatic cancer, reports said Saturday citing his agent.  

Bangla News

2 ‘Huji men’ held in Chuadanga

Chuadanga Correspondent:  Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested two suspected members of Harkat-ul-Jihad Bangladesh (Huji) along with zihadi books and explosives.

Bangla News

Ctg fire victims grandmother, granddaughter die

Staff Correspondent, Chittagong: The elderly woman and her granddaughter who were severely burnt in a fire following an explosion at their kitchen in Chittagong have died.

Bangla News

Claim made for hydrogen ‘wonder material’

Risingbd Desk: Scientists in the US say they have at last managed to turn hydrogen into a state where it behaves like a metal.

Bangla News

Walton Central Zone in batting against East Zone

Sport Desk: Defending champions Walton Central Zone are in batting against Islami Bank East Zone in the fifth season of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL), the country's franchise based first class cricket tournament that began Saturday.

Bangla News

PM visits Ctg today

Staff Correspondent, Chittagong: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit the port city Chittagong today (Saturday).

Bangla News

West Indies appoint Stuart Law as coach

Sport Desk: West Indies have appointed former Australia allrounder Stuart Law as their new coach on a two-year contract.

Bangla News

Trump signs 'extreme vetting' order to limit immigration

Risingbd Desk: US President Donald Trump has announced new vetting measures to "keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the US".

Bangla News

What is Trump’s net worth?

International Desk: Donald Trump’s riches have been a source of fascination throughout his successful bid to become president.

Bangla News

Home Minister rejects journo torture by police

Moulovibazar Correspondent: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has ruled out the incident of journalist torture in the capital’s Shahbag.

Bangla News

‘Why govt desperate to implement Rampal project’

Senior Correspondent: BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday alleged that the government has got desperate to implement the Rampal power plant project near the Sundarbans as it has given India a ‘bond’ to execute it.

Bangla News

‘No scope for foreigners to raise voice against search body’

Bogra Correspondent: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, also general secretary of the ruling Awami League, said there is no scope for foreigners to interfere over the search body formed to reconstitute the Election Commission (EC), as none of its members are not involved in Awami League politics.

Bangla News

Law Minister claims EC search body neutral

Brahmanbaria Correspondent: Law Minister Anisul Huq claimed the search body as neutral which was recently formed by the President to reconstitute the Election Commission (EC).

Bangla News

Hyderabad to host Bangaldesh-India Test

Sport Desk: India has recently invited tigers to play a test match for the first time after Bangladesh bagged the test status.

Bangla News

Railway staff loses life to save woman, kid

Staff Correspondent: A veteran staff of Bangladesh Railway lost his life while trying to save a woman and a child from being crushed under a speedy train in Dhaka’s Kuril area on Friday noon.

Bangla News

Hanif urges BNP not to create controversy

Staff Correspondent: Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahabub-ul-Alam Hanif has said the BNP raised question about the search committee only to create controversy over the formation of the new Election Commission.

Bangla News

Shakib named in Swann XI

Sport Desk: Considering recent performance, former England off-spinner Graeme Swann has revealed an XI which includes Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.

Bangla News

PM enjoys a rickshaw van ride

Gopalganj Correspondent: The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina enjoyed a ride on a rickshaw van with her grandchildren in her ancestral village on Friday morning.

Bangla News

Mashrafe moves up in ICC ranking

Sport Correspondent: Bangladesh limited overs captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has jumped up a step to 13th position in ICC One Day bowlers ranking. His current rating point is 614.

Bangla News

Complaint filed over Shahbagh cop assault on journos

Staff Correspondent: A complaint has been filed with Shahbagh Police Station over the police assault on two journalists of private television channel ATN News at Shahbagh during a half-day shutdown called for the cancellation of Rampal power plant near the Sundarbans on Thursday.

Bangla News

Putin-Trump phone call expected on Saturday

International Desk: Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to speak by telephone this Saturday, the Kremlin said, a first step towards what Trump has billed as a normalization of relations after three years of tensions sparked by the conflict in Ukraine.

Bangla News

US State Department top officials abruptly resign

International Desk: The State Department’s senior management core resigned abruptly on Wednesday, according to reports, in a move that could jam the department’s cogs in the early days of the Trump administration.

Bangla News

Putin, Trump may speak by phone Saturday

Risingbd Desk: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump may speak by telephone on Saturday for the first time since the US president’s inauguration, the Kremlin said Friday.

Bangla News

Mandana Karimi marries boyfriend in secret

Risingbd Desk: Ex Bigg Boss contestant Mandana Karimi, who was seen as guest on the reality show on Wednesday, got married in a hush-hush ceremony to her longtime boyfriend Gaurav Gupta.

Bangla News

11 houses gutted in Natore fire

Natore Correspondent:  At least 11 houses were gutted in a fire which broke out at Jamtoil village under the district’s Naldanga upazila early Friday.

Bangla News

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Search body can’t make neutral EC: Fakhrul

Senior Correspondent: BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has alleged that the search committee formed by the President cannot constitute a neutral Election commission as it has been made with persons loyal to Awami League.

Bangla News

4 injured at Ctg building blast

Staff Correspondent, Chittagong: Four people of a family have been injured in a fire sparked by an explosion at a six-storey building in Dewan Bazar area of the district early Friday.

Bangla News

Artificial kidney may hit market by end of decade

Risingbd Desk: Thousands of people with chronic kidney disease now being kept alive by dialysis machines that tie them to a hospital bed for hours will be enormously relieved when a fist-sized artificial kidney hits the market, possibly by the end of the decade.

Bangla News

Mexican president cancels meeting with Trump

Risingbd Desk: Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday canceled a meeting with US President Donald Trump that had been set for next week after renewed tensions erupted over Trump's plan to build a wall on the border.

Bangla News

Skeleton offers clues to medieval spread of leprosy

Risingbd Desk: A medieval skeleton found at a UK burial site has revealed clues to the history of leprosy, say researchers.

Bangla News

Tulip resigns as shadow minister

Risingbd Desk: British MP Tulip Siddiq has resigned as a shadow minister following Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to back legislation paving the way for the UK's departure from the EU.

Bangla News

3 killed in Pabna road accident

Pabna Correspondent: At least three persons were killed in a road accident on Dhaka-Pabna highway at Dulai under the district’s Sujanagar upazila on Friday morning.

Bangla News

Trump floats 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for wall

Risingbd Desk: The White House on Thursday said President Donald Trump is considering a 20% tax on imports from Mexico to pay for a southern border wall, but that the President is still weighing other options.

Bangla News

Sky TV to go satellite dish-free in 2018

Risingbd Desk: Sky is to offer a complete subscription television package without a satellite dish for the first time.

Bangla News

‘Tarique’s arrest warrant to divert people’s attention’

Senior Correspondent: BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the warrant against Tarique Rahman in the Zia Orphanage Trust case has been issued to divert people’s attention from the ‘partisan’ search committee.

Bangla News

First meeting of EC search body to be held Saturday

Staff Correspondent: Members of the search committee, formed by President Abdul Hamid to constitute the next Election Commission, will hold its first meeting on Saturday (January 28).

Bangla News

Refugee drowns in Venice canal while onlookers laugh

Risingbd Desk: An African refugee drowned in Venice’s Grand Canal while onlookers allegedly filmed him on their phones, laughed and made racist comments.

Bangla News

'Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant likely to start this year'

Parliament Correspondent: Minister for Science and Technology architect Yafes Osman said main construction work of much-hyped Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) is likely to start in the middle of this year.

Bangla News

Kim Jong-un 'will launch nuke at US if he is threatened'

International Desk: North Korea's most senior defector has claimed Kim Jong Un would fire a suicidal nuclear salvo at Los Angeles if his rule was threatened.

Bangla News

ASI suspended for assaulting journo at Shahbagh

Staff Correspondent: An assistant sub inspector (ASI) was suspended today for assaulting journalists of a private television channel during the half-day shutdown demanding cancellation of Rampal power plant project near the Sundarbans.

Bangla News

5 muggers held in city

Staff Correspondent: Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) nabbed five muggers in separate drives across the city on Wednesday night.

Bangla News

36 detained in Satkhira special drive

Satkhira Correspondent: Police detained 36 people including four Jamaat leaders on various charges from eight police stations of Satkhira district from Wednesday evening to Thursday morning.

Bangla News

Bangladesh U16 girls beat Sakai Academy

Sport Desk: Bangladesh U16 girls turned on the heat against Sakai Academy in this chilly afternoon in Osaka, Japan beating them 2-1.

Bangla News

Man injured in Bangshal fire dies at DMCH

Staff Correspondent: A man who sustained burn injuries in a fire that broke out at a shoe factory in capital's Bangshal, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday afternoon.

Bangla News

Dr Yunus takes tax benefits illegally

Special Correspondent: Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith alleged that Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus has taken tax benefits illegally from the institutions like the Grameen Bank he has opened.

Bangla News

Seven bomb blasts hit Assam, no injuries

International Desk: A group of school children proceeding towards the Republic Day celebration at Dibrugarh had a miraculous escape when a bomb planted by banned anti-talk Ulfa-I under a culvert exploded in front of them.

Bangla News

3 youths to die for killing child in Gaibandha

Gaibandha Correspondent: At least three youths have been awarded with death penalty for killing the six-year old Tasin.

Bangla News

You've to build Golden Bengal of Bangabandhu: PM

Gopalganj Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the scouts to render their services with sincerity to build up worthy citizens having honesty, patriotism and determination.

Bangla News

Mitu murder: Parents interrogated

Staff Correspondent: Parents of former Superintendent of Police (SP) Babul Akter's wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu were interrogated over their daughter's murder.

Bangla News

College student’s body found at Begumganj

Noakhali Correspondent: Police have recovered the body of a college student from the district’s Begumganj upazila.

Bangla News

It’s time to leave Afghanistan: Taliban to Trump

International Desk: In a long, rambling letter, the spokesman for the Taliban is telling US President Donald Trump it’s time to leave Afghanistan.

Bangla News

Yellow fever outbreak kills 40 in Brazil

Risingbd Desk: Public health officials in Brazil are working to stop an outbreak of yellow fever that has killed at least 40 people from becoming an epidemic and urged people in nine states on Thursday to seek vaccinations.

Bangla News

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

3 dacoits handed over to police

Staff Correspondent, Narayanganj: Three dacoit suspects have been handed over to police after a mass beating.

Bangla News

Arrest warrant against Tarique Rahman

Staff Correspondent: A Dhaka's special court has issued arrest warrant against BNP's Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

Bangla News

5 jailed without trial for 12-years get bail

Staff Correspondent: Five people including an indigenous youth who were in prison for over 12 years without trial have got bail from High Court.

Bangla News

Warner smashes record with another ODI ton

Sport Desk: Australian opener David Warner has cracked another one-day international century. His ton against Pakistan at Adelaide Oval on Thursday is the explosive lefthander's sixth century from his past 11 ODI innings.

Bangla News

Octogenarian man killed in Gopalganj road crash

Gopalganj Correspondent: An Octogenarian man was killed at Chapta Bazar area of the district's Kashiani upazila on Thursday morning.

Bangla News

Int’l Customs Day today

Staff Correspondent: International Customs Day is being observed in Bangladesh today (Thursday) like other countries in the world.  

Bangla News

Bus kills girl at Sayedabad in capital

Staff Correspondent: An unknown girl nearly aged 17 was killed as a speedy bus hit her at Sayedabad bus terminal area early Thursday.

Bangla News

Police use tear gas against hartal supporters

Staff Correspondent: The police fired tear gas shells and water cannons to disperse hartal supporters in front of Shahbagh intersection demanding cancellation of Rampal power plant project during National Committee’s hartal on Thursday morning.

Bangla News

We will not pay for Trump border wall: Mexico

International Desk: Mexico will not pay for Donald Trump's border wall, the country's president has said in a message to the nation.

Bangla News

Brazil orders 11.5 million yellow fever vaccine doses

Risingbd Desk: Brazil's health ministry has ordered 11.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccine amid the largest outbreak of the disease in the country since 2000.

Bangla News

3 burnt in shoe factory fire in city

Staff Correspondent: At least three people were burnt in a fire broke out a shoe factory in the capital's Bangshal area early Thursday.

Bangla News

Picnic bus crash kills 4 in Jessore

Staff Correspondent, Jessore: At least four people including teacher and female student were killed and several others were injured as picnic bus overturned at the district's Chougachha upzila on Wednesday night.

Bangla News

Truck-microbus collision kills 5 in Habiganj

Habiganj Correspondent: At least five people were killed and seven other were injured in a head-on collision between a truck and microbus in the district on Thursday morning.

Bangla News

Trump orders construction of wall on Mexico border

Risingbd Desk: President Donald Trump has issued an executive order for an "impassable physical barrier" to be built along the US border with Mexico.

Bangla News

Usain Bolt loses one Olympic gold medal

Sport Desk: Usain Bolt will have to hand back one of his nine Olympic gold medals after Jamaican team-mate Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance.

Bangla News

Committee formed to resolve shortage of medical teachers

Secretariat Correspondent: The health ministry on Wednesday formed a committee to find ways to resolve shortage of teachers for basic subjects of medical education.

Bangla News

Search body to recommend by 10 working days

Staff Correspondent: A six-member search committee to reconstitute the next Election Commission has been formed with Supreme Court’s Appellate Division judge Syed Mahmud Hossain in the head.

Bangla News

Trump to approve plans to build Mexican wall

International Desk: US President Donald Trump is set to order the construction of a wall on the Mexican border to stop illegal immigrants from entering the United States.

Bangla News

Sweden calls off Bofors scandal probe to spare Rajiv Gandhi

Risingbd Desk: Sweden called off its investigation into the Bofors arms scandal to spare then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi embarrassment, a recently declassified CIA report has said.

Bangla News

PM blames Dr Yunus for cancelling WB finance to Padma Bridge

Parliament Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said former Grameen Bank Managing Director Dr Muhammad Yunus lobbied with former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to terminate World Bank's commitment of financing the Padma Bridge project.

Bangla News

Bangladeshi among 7 hanged in Kuwait

Risingbd Desk: Kuwait has hanged seven prisoners, including a Bangladeshi, according to a statement carried by the state-run KUNA news agency.

Bangla News

Justice Syed Mahmud named search committee chief

Secretariat Correspondent: The Supreme Court’s Appellate Division judge Syed Mahmud Hossain has been named as the head of the search committee formed to pick individuals for appointing election commissioners, according to a gazette released by the cabinet division on Wednesday afternoon.

Bangla News

Kohli and Sakshi win Padma awards

Sport Desk: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik are among those in the to be conferred the Padma awards. Others include gymnast Dipa Karmakar, disc thrower Vikas Gowda, Indian hockey captain PR Sreejesh, and Paralympic gold medallist Thangavellu Mariyappan.

Bangla News

CEC seeks schedules to meet President, PM

Staff Correspondent: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad has sought schedules to meet President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Bangla News

Police now pro-people: IGP

Staff Correspondent: Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque said, “Police have now turned into a pro-people force. The force is playing a vital role in the protection of lives and properties of the people."

Bangla News

Marcel moves ahead with technological advancement

Staff Correspondent: New and fresh items of electric and electronics products are being added everyday in technology based product lines around the world.

Bangla News

Pakistani MP harassed in parliament

Risingbd Desk: A Pakistani female lawmaker threatened to self-immolate after she was harassed by male colleagues in parliament, telling AFP that the widely-publicised incident shows how laws to protect women are not being enforced.

Bangla News

BNP aggrieved with search committee

Senior Correspondent: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has expressed its pessimism over the search committee is going to be formed for a new Election Commission (EC).

Bangla News

EC search body notification any time

Secretariat Correspondent: A notification regarding search committee to form new Election Commission (EC) may be issued today at any time, according to a cabinet division source.

Bangla News

Red card to child marriage

A player is shown red card to send him or her off the field for misconduct in various forms of sports mainly in football.

Bangla News

'My father was murdered'

Entertainment Desk: Michael Jackson’s only daughter has spoken out for the first time since his death seven years ago to say that she believes her father was murdered.

Bangla News

MS Dhoni to get Padma Bhushan

Sport Desk: Former captain of India's national cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni is going to be honoured with Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour.

Bangla News

Ex-State Minister Nurul Huda dies

Senior Correspondent: BNP Chairperson’s Advisor and Ex-State Minister for Public Administration Nurul Huda has died.

Bangla News

Defamation case filed against Khaleda

Staff Correspondent: A defamation case has been filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia over her comments on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Awami League.  

Bangla News

Car bomb attack targets Mogadishu hotel

Risingbd Desk: A suspected suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-packed car at the gate of a popular hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to police.

Bangla News

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Tigers return home today

Sport Desk: Bangladesh Cricket team will return home from New Zealand today after ending their one and half month long series.

Bangla News

Dog saved his friend from raging river rapids!

Risingbd Desk: A brave dog saved his friend by pulling him out of a rushing river. Or, he just really wanted to take the stick.

Bangla News

Syrian tweeting girl pens letter to Trump

International Desk: Bana Alabed, the seven-year-old Aleppo girl known worldwide for her tweets from Aleppo, has written an open letter to Donald Trump.

Bangla News