Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:34 am

Indefinite transport strike underway in Barguna

BARGUNA: An indefinite transport strike, enforced by district bus owners-workers union council, got underway in the district from Thursday morning (February 16). All intercity bus...

Youth killed in Dhaka road mishap

DHAKA: A youth was killed in a road accident at Motijheel area of Dhaka on Wednesday night (February 15). He was 16. According to a passerby...

Khaleda graft cases hearing deferred till 26 Feb

A special court on Thursday deferred the hearing on Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage corruption cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia until 26...

India launches record 104 satellites in single mission

India has created history by successfully launching 104 satellites on a single mission, overtaking the previous record of 37 satellites launched by Russia in...

Republicans for investigation into Flynn-Russia link

Leading members of the US Republican Party have joined calls for a wide investigation into the former national security adviser's links with Russia. Michael Flynn...

Myanmar army end operations in north Rakhine

Myanmar’s army has halted “clearance operations” in northern Rakhine, a senior official said Wednesday, ending a four-month crackdown by security forces the UN has...

China bird flu claims 79 lives in Jan

An outbreak of H7N9 bird flu in China killed 79 people in January, the most in a single month in at least three years,...

‘Trump asked Flynn to resign as he lost confidence in him’

US president Donald Trump asked for national security adviser Michael Flynn's resignation because he had lost confidence in him after revelations regarding his contacts...

Trump questioned over ‘outdoor Situation Room’

Social media posts of Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe huddling with aides in a public dining room after North Korea's missile test raised questions...



Facebook blocks nude Neptune statue photo

Facebook courted another controversy after an art historian claimed it blocked a photo of Italy's famous Neptune statue for being "sexually explicit". The social...
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Jackman sheds a tear for end of ‘Wolverine’

Hugh Jackman’s rip-roaring final turn in the “Wolverine” franchise premiered at the Berlin film festival Friday, as he admitted he shed a few tears...

Rain delays NZ-SAF ODI

The start of the first one-day international between New Zealand and South Africa in Hamilton has been delayed because of rain. The weather is expected...

Bale back with a bang

Bayern hand Arsenal 5-1 rout

Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain signs deal with BBC

Last year’s Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has signed a deal to make the BBC her “home”. It follows speculation that she could...

Suicide after killing wife?

A man reportedly committed suicide after killing his wife over a family feud at Birinchi village in Gobindaganj upazila early Sunday. The deceased were identified...

Austria to sue Airbus over Eurofighter fraud

Austria’s defence ministry will sue European giant Airbus over alleged corruption and bribery linked to a controversial $2 billion sale of Eurofighter jets, an...

Honesty unrewarded, then and now

A wave of memories swept over me when, sitting in New Jersey, I read in Prothom Alo and other online dailies about an honest...

AL proposes five names for EC

Ruling Awami League has proposed five names to the Search Committee for reconstituting the Election Commission (EC). AL office secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap submitted the...

Shark-inspired drug may help treat fibrosis

DHAKA: Australian scientists hope a drug that mimics part of a shark's immune system may help treat an incurable lung disease. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)...

Sleep and health

Dubai to launch hover-taxi by July

Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle...