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Pay Tk 50 lakh to Rajib’s family: HC

High Court has ordered two bus companies to pay Tk 50 lakh compensation over the death of Rajib Hossain, the student who died between two buses in Dhaka last year.

Rain breathes respite into city life

Dhaka city has seen some respite from the sweeping heat wave of the last few days with the bout of monsoon shower in the morning.

Imran Khan trolled after he quotes Tagore as Gibran

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan tweets an inspirational quote but mistakenly attributes it to another writer which makes his tweet viral on social media.

Over 100 shanties gutted in Chattogram slum fire

Over 100 shanties are gutted as a fire ripped through a slum in Chattogram city's Fishery Ghat area.

Sohel Taj’s nephew rescued from Mymensingh

Former state minister for home affairs Sohel Taj’s nephew Syed Iftekhar Alam Sourav has been rescued from Tarakanda upazila of Mymensingh.

Iran says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says it shot down a US drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal. The US military declined to immediately comment.

Trade disputes to dominate as ASEAN meets in Bangkok

Southeast Asian leaders will dissect the impact of the US-China tariff war this weekend at a Bangkok summit, with Beijing determined to drive forward a trade pact sweeping in 40…

Late Zapata goal gives Colombia 1-0 win over Qatar

A late goal from Duvan Zapata, his second in two games, gave Colombia a 1-0 win over Qatar on Wednesday and guaranteed their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa…

3 killed in ‘gunfights’ in Dhaka, Cumilla, N’ganj

Three people are killed in separate “gunfights” with law enforcers in Dhaka, Cumilla and Narayanganj.

Google doodle celebrates poet Sufia Kamal’s birth anniversary

Search engine giant Google has created a new Doodle on its homepage celebrating the life of Bangladeshi poet and political activist Sufia Kamal on her 108th birth anniversary.

Govt seeks stay on ex-MP Rana’s bail order

The government files a petition with the Supreme Court seeking a stay on a High Court verdict that granted bail to former Awami League lawmaker from Tangail-3 Amanur Rahman Khan…

New VAT system to bring in Tk 11,000cr more

The National Board of Revenue expects to collect about Tk 11,000 crore more for imposition of VAT on various goods and services and increasing rates on many others, said its…

Himalayan glaciers melting twice as fast: study

Himalayan glaciers are melting twice as fast now as they were before the turn of the century, according to a new study that relied on recently declassified Cold War-era satellite…

China’s Xi in N Korea to boost ties with Kim

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday accompanied by a clutch of senior officials, including the head of the state economic planner, as Beijing looks to bolster North…

Left in the lurch

With the Rohingya repatriation nowhere in sight, their leaders say they feel ignored both by the international community and the Bangladesh government in the process of making decisions about their…

National Health Insurance: Govt plans coverage for all

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government has a plan to bring all citizens under national health insurance coverage to ensure healthcare services.

Messi penalty, Armani save secure lucky draw for Argentina

Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot to salvage a 1-1 draw for Argentina against Paraguay in the Copa America on Wednesday as his side rode their luck to cling…

AC Milan appoint Giampaolo in bid to end trophy drought

AC Milan appointed Marco Giampaolo as their new coach on Wednesday, handing him the job of trying to end their eight-year trophy drought and take them back to the Champions…

Williamson guides Kiwis home

Kane Williamson anchored New Zealand to a tense four-wicket victory at Edgbaston on Wednesday after an astonishing stroke of luck when South Africa failed to review an edge from the…

Saudi crown prince liable

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi since there is credible evidence they are liable for…