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Dhaka-Tangail highway sees 40km tailback

There was a 40km-long tailback on Dhaka-Tangail highway yesterday due to ongoing road expansion work, traffic bottlenecks, poor road condition, and high number of...

Outrageous! At prayers for martyrs, madrasa principal prays for Bangabandhu killers

In a doa mahfil for the Liberation War martyrs in Gopalpur upazila of Tangail yesterday, a madrasa principal sought heaven for the killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Police...

For them, Facebook means money About 3 lakh mostly-youth entrepreneurs active on the social...

Ezazur Rahman Chowdhury started his online business in 2013 selling perfumes and watches. The idea struck him during his post-graduation years in Birmingham, UK,...

BJP surges ahead in Gujarat, Himachal polls

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party surged ahead of its main challenger Congress party in the race for capturing power in his home state...

Rahul takes helm of troubled Congress Extends family grip on India’s oldest party, says...

India's Rahul Gandhi yesterday took over as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head the...

Bangladeshis are unlike Akayadul Say worried expats, stay watchful

Even though there have been no complaints or reports of an uptick of hate crimes against Bangladeshis in the US, the community is feeling...

Mudslide in southern Chile kills 5 15 people missing

A mudslide on Saturday tore through a small village in southern Chile near a popular national park, leaving five people dead and at least...

Australia charges ‘North Korean agent’

A South Korea born Sydney man was charged Sunday with acting as an economic agent for North Korea in Australia by allegedly attempting to...

Talaq ‘to be’ a punishable offence in India

India has approved a bill identifying an instant ‘talaq’ as punishable offence, which would give Muslim women the right to seek maintenance in case...

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Egyptian singer jailed over banana video

An Egyptian court jailed a little-known singer for two years on Tuesday for inciting debauchery, judicial sources said, after she appeared in a music...

‘I know Neymar wanted the Ballon d’Or’

Barca defender Gerard Pique says that he understood the reason for Neymar leaving Barcelona and suggests that he is still good friends with the...

Ronaldo retains title for Real

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500-yr-old mosque in danger

The Chhoto Sona Masjid in Shibanj upazila of Chapainawabganj has withstood the test of time. Built by Wali Muhammad during the reign of Sultan...

History beyond reach

‘Mysterious’ murder of old Christian lady in Tejgaon

Police recovered the throat-slit body of a sexagenarian woman from Dhaka’s Tejgaon today, a murder shrouded in mystery for the varying accounts obtained from...

Demand for laptop defies dim forecasts

Some 4.01 lakh units of laptops were imported in the first nine months of the year, up about 60 percent year-on-year, as people's appetite...

No honking, please

It is my great pleasure to be back in Dhaka for professional purposes after having lived overseas for two decades. Staying at my brother's...

Dr Mahathir returns both Selangor royal awards

Former Malaysian prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has returned the two awards he received from the Selangor Palace, a move believed to be related...

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Coffee consumption — in particular, several cups daily — is associated with a wide range of health benefits, according to an umbrella review of...

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A solar system with as many planets as our own has been discovered with the help of Nasa's Kepler space telescope and artificial intelligence,...

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