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Asian markets bounce but Trump throws stimulus grenade

Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday following two days of selling, while investors appeared initially unfussed after Donald Trump called...

PM seeks Turkey’s involvement in ensuring Rohingya repatriation

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday sought Turkey’s involvement in ensuring the return of forcibly-displaced Myanmar citizens from Bangladesh...

UK returnees to be put in mandatory seven-day quarantine

Incoming passengers from the United Kingdom will have to stay in seven-day institutional quarantine -- in order to prevent...

Bangladesh confirms 37 coronavirus deaths and 1,799 fresh cases

Bangladesh on Monday recorded 37 more novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 1,799 fresh cases. The recovery count rose to 4,23,845...

Airlines taking COVID-infected passenger warned with flight ban

The Civil Aviation Authorities, Bangladesh in an order said it would suspend flight of airlines operating to and from...

Sports

Salah hits hat-trick as Liverpool outgun impressive Leeds

Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick, including two penalties, as Liverpool began their Premier League title defence with a hugely...

Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings to clash in virus-hit IPL opener

The Chennai Super Kings will take on defending champions Mumbai Indians in the IPL's opening match, officials said Sunday,...

BCB condoles death of former Women’s team coach David Capel

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is deeply saddened at the passing away of David Capel, the former Head Coach...

Economy

Trump attacked GOP economic orthodoxy and got away with it

After taking control of the Republican party, President Donald Trump led it through a reshaping of its economic principles...

Local govt bodies given only 1.0pc of budgetary money

Speakers during a webinar on Saturday said local government institutions receive only around 1.0 per cent of the total...

Lithuanian port caught in Belarus crossfire

A vital maritime trade hub for landlocked Belarus, the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda now faces economic fallout from the...

Football

Liverpool lift Premier League trophy after hitting Chelsea for five

Liverpool lifted the Premier League trophy on the famous Kop end at Anfield after a thrilling 5-3 win over...

Historic Ronaldo puts Juve on brink of ninth straight Serie A title

Cristiano Ronaldo put Juventus on the brink of a ninth consecutive Italian league title on Monday after he scored...

Setien accepts Messi rant, believes Barca can win CL

Quique Setien said on Saturday he does not feel undermined by Lionel Messi's damning review of Barcelona's season and...

Asian markets bounce but Trump throws stimulus grenade

Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday following two days of...

PM seeks Turkey’s involvement in ensuring Rohingya repatriation

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday sought Turkey’s involvement...

UK returnees to be put in mandatory seven-day quarantine

Incoming passengers from the United Kingdom will have to...

Highlights

Bangladesh confirms 37 coronavirus deaths and 1,799 fresh cases

Bangladesh on Monday recorded 37 more novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 1,799 fresh cases. The recovery count rose to 4,23,845...

Coronavirus: Bangladesh’s death toll exceeds 6,000; cases near 414,164

The death toll from the dreaded Covid-19 has crossed 6,000-mark in Bangladesh, with newly reported 21 deaths in the...

Global coronavirus death toll rises to 998,812

A total of 998,812 people died from coronavirus worldwide in the 215 countries and territories since the virus emerged...

World News

Afghan forces kill 16 militants in southern province

Afghanistan's Defense Ministry said Tuesday in a statement that a number of 16 insurgents...

Iran passes law to boost uranium enrichment, block inspectors

Iran has moved to stop UN inspections of its nuclear sites and step up...

Palestinians torn as Israel seeks Gulf tourists in Jerusalem

When the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize relations with Israel, the Palestinians decried...

Bahrain’s long-serving PM Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa dies

Bahrain’s long-serving Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has died, the state media...

World Politics

BNP practices anarchy, politics of killing: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said BNP...

BNP resorts to arson attacks to avenge polls defeat: Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges...

Opposing govt is BNP’s only political strategy: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said the...

Biden at 238 electoral votes, Trump at 213: US media

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are...

New Japan PM Suga holds phone talks with Trump

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga held his first talks...

Entertainment

Kriti Sanon tests positive for Covid-19

Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon has reportedly tested COVID-19 positive after she returned from a...

Legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee dies at Kolkata hospital

Soumitra Chatterjee, one of India's most celebrated actors, died at a private hospital in...

Soumitra Chatterjee’s health shows marginal improvement

Veteran West Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee’s health condition showed marginal improvement on Friday, but...

Veteran actor Sadek Bachchu dies with Covid-19

Veteran actor Sadek Bachchu has died from coronavirus infection at Mohakhali's Universal Medical College...

Planet Earth

Heavy rain upstream may worsen flood

The moderate-to-heavy rain in the southwestern and south-central coastal regions may worsen the ongoing...

38 dead as torrential rains, floods hit Pakistan

At least 38 people were dead in the recent spell of heavy rain and...

Flood situation improves further in Ganges basin

The overall flood situation continues to improve in the affected districts in Rajshahi division...

Light to moderate rain likely: Met Office

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Tuesday forecast light to moderate rain or thundershowers for...

Crime & Investigations

Those responsible for ASP Anisul’s death to be punished: Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday said those responsible for the death of Barishal...

Arms case: Indictment hearing against Papia, her husband today

A Dhaka court is set to hold hearing on charge framing on Sunday in...

BFIU orders freeze of accounts of SP Masud, OC Pradeep

Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) has directed the commercial banks to freeze the accounts...

Slain Maj (retd) Sinha’s mother satisfied with investigation progress

Nasima Akhter, mother of slain major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan, has expressed satisfaction...

Business

Asian markets bounce but Trump throws stimulus grenade

Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday following two days of selling, while investors appeared initially...

Asia markets take fresh hit as virus surge trumps vaccine hope

A spike in coronavirus infections across the United States and Europe hit Asian markets...

Bangladesh products will not face tariffs in UK after Brexit

Though Britain has left the European Union (EU) through Brexit, the UK’s Generalised Scheme...

New Zealand unemployment rate hits record 5.3 pct due to COVID-19

The number of unemployed people rose by a record of 37,000 to reach 151,000...

Bangladesh Politics

BNP practices anarchy, politics of killing: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said BNP has been practicing anarchy and...

BNP resorts to arson attacks to avenge polls defeat: Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said...

Opposing govt is BNP’s only political strategy: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said the only political strategy of BNP...

Opposition’s role is crucial in advancing democratic system: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said the role of a strong opposition...