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  • Dhaka's drug queen Rahima Begum

    Dhaka's 'drug queen'

    Born and brought up in Chhoba Patti in Dhaka's Gendaria, Rahima used to sell small packets of ganja and heroin inside the squalid slum. Two decades down the line, she now owns at least 10 buildings, moves around in luxurious cars and has big, fat bank accounts.

  • underprivileged kids

    A school for the poor

    As the sun sets on the horizon in Elahipur village of Khulna's Rupsha upazila, most children begin heading home from the playgrounds; except eight-year-old Sukur. The child eagerly leaves his homes and makes his way to Anushilon Mojar School.

  • Dhaka's mass transport

    Anarchy rules transport sector

    With the government failing to regulate the so-called “seating service” bus operators in the capital, the buses continue to charge extra every day.

  • school girl rape in Tangail

    Girl killed 'after rape' in Tangail

    A schoolgirl was allegedly raped and killed at Aronkhola union in the district's Madhupur upazila on Friday.

  • Teacher Recruitment: 4 teachers, 12 aspirants held for cheating

    Law enforcers yesterday detained four teachers, including a college principal, and 12 aspirants of government primary school assistant teacher in Pabna, Barisal and Jamalpur for various irregularities.

  • Hopes rise for talks

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un yesterday in an effort to ensure a high-stakes summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump takes place successfully, South Korean officials said.

  • Indo-Pak Tensions Along Loc: Indian army foils infiltration bid

    At least five terrorists were killed in a gunfight with the Indian Army on the Line of Control (LoC) after an infiltration attempt from across the de facto border with Pakistan was foiled early yesterday, officials said.

  • China orders crackdown on religious statues

    China's ruling Communist Party has ordered local governments to better regulate the construction of large outdoor religious statues amid increasing restrictions on religious expression of all kinds.

  • Obaidul Quader

    No one will be spared

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said if allegations are proved, every drug dealer, no matter how powerful they are, would be punished.

  • Brazil govt orders troops to clear strikers' blockades

    Brazil's government raised the stakes in its tense standoff with striking truckers Friday, ordering troops onto the streets to clear huge blockades that have left much of the country paralyzed.

  • US-Turkey agree 'roadmap' on Manbij in Syria

    Turkish and US officials on Friday agreed on a "roadmap" for further cooperation to ensure the security of a Kurdish-held city which became a major headache between the Nato allies, according to a joint statement.

  • Colombia to become first Latin American NATO 'global partner’

    Colombia will next week formally become Nato's first Latin American "global partner," President Juan Manuel Santos announced Friday.

  • Bringing hope to remote shoal

    Raising children on a Padma River shoal is a challenge, not least in accessing education. For parents in Gangadhardi and three

  • Bangladesh High Court

    Article 70 of Constitution: It's a safeguard for democracy

    Article 70 of the constitution, which deals with the cancellation of membership of parliament members for voting against their political party, works as a safeguard for democracy, the High Court has observed.

  • Fifth grader 'gang-raped' in Manikganj

    A primary school student was gang-raped in Ghior upazila when she was attending a puja on Tuesday night.

  • N Korea summit could still happen on June 12

    US President Donald Trump, a day after his cancellation of a high-stakes summit with North Korea, said yesterday that the meeting with Kim Jong Un could still go ahead.

  • Malaysia 1mdb Scandal Probe: $28m seized in raids linked to ex-PM Najib

    Malaysian police said yesterday that cash worth 114 million ringgit ($28.6 million) and over 400 luxury handbags were seized from several apartments as part of an anti-graft probe into a state fund founded by former prime minister Najib Razak.

  • Taiwan scrambles fighter jets to track China bomber drill

    Taiwan yesterday scrambled fighter jets to shadow Chinese bombers conducting a drill around the island, just hours after Beijing welcomed Burkina Faso's move to sever diplomatic ties with Taipei.

  • 4 Saudi activists freed, one held as crackdown persists

    Saudi authorities have released four detained activists but arrested another one, pressing ahead with a sweeping crackdown just a month before the kingdom lifts its ban on women drivers, campaigners said yesterday.

  • Anti-migrant party leads ahead of snap Slovenia vote: poll

    Slovenia's conservative and anti-migrant Democratic Party (SDS) will likely come first in snap elections due on June 3, according to an opinion poll published yesterday.

  • Cyclone Mekunu intensifies as it advances on Oman

    Oman said yesterday that Cyclone Mekunu, which has wreaked havoc in the Yemeni island of Socotra, has intensified into category 2 as it approaches the southern part of the sultanate.

  • Trump pulls out of summit with Kim

    US President Donald Trump yesterday informed Kim Jong Un that he was cancelling their nuclear summit next month in Singapore, blaming "anger" and "hostility" from the North Korean regime for the spectacular collapse of the historic event.

  • Nature Quest: Flames of the cannon

    Even though the zamindar of Mymensingh's Shashi Lodge area, which is now under the care of the Archeological Department, left about seven decades ago, some of the treasures they left behind still attract passers-by enough to go inside and take a peek.

  • Hasina to meet Modi, Mamata today

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet today at Visva-Bharati in Santiniketan for the inauguration of the Bangladesh Bhaban.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

    Trudeau unveils Rohingya strategy

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled his country's strategy to step up its response to the Rohingya crisis which has left hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas to seek refuge in Bangladesh.

  • Join monetary contribution

    United Nations Under-Secretary General Natalia Kanem has pleaded for increased support for the Rohingyas, who might face a major challenge in the upcoming monsoon season when much of the refugee camps could be flooded and see landslides.

  • Agrani Bank Loans: Traders sued by ACC for embezzling Tk 144 crore

    The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday filed two cases against two businessmen in Chittagong city on charges of embezzling Tk 144 crore from Agrani Bank's Laldighi branch.

  • Human Rights Watch (HRW)

    Provide info on rape of Rohingya women

    Myanmar should comply with a United Nations committee's request for information on the military's responsibility for widespread rape of Rohingya women and girls in northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Fortify Rights said yesterday.

  • Bangladesh Election Commission Logo

    MPs can join city polls campaigns

    In line with the ruling Awami League's recommendations, the Election Commission yesterday decided to allow lawmakers to participate in city corporation election campaigns.

  • World should learn from Bangladesh

    Unicef Goodwill Ambassador and Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra yesterday said the world should learn from Bangladesh how to stand beside the distressed humanity.