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  • Paris climate summit a chance for real progress: World Bank

    The Paris climate summit next week offers a chance for concrete advances in the fight against global warming, even without the support of President Donald Trump, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said.

  • PM will 'stand up' for Australia after China criticism

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he will "stand up" for Australia, brushing aside Chinese criticism of new foreign interference laws as fears rise of overseas meddling in domestic institutions.

  • NRBC bank goes thru' overhaul

    The NRB Commercial Bank yesterday restructured its board of directors to help restore corporate governance and depositors' confidence in it.

  • Nationalist gains in Corsica set to pose dilemma for Macron

    Nationalists on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica were set to cement their gains in regional elections yesterday and then push ahead with their demands for greater autonomy from Paris.

  • Venezuelan president eyes wins in local votes

    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro was expecting few surprises in yesterday's municipal elections, amid an opposition boycott and voter enthusiasm undercut by economic crisis.

  • Chinese billionaire wants regime change in Beijing

    From a luxury Manhattan apartment, Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui is plotting a "change of the regime" in Beijing and developing a new media platform with the aim of introducing democracy in the world's most populous country.

  • Transcom Group ED Obaidur passes away

    Obaidur Rahman Khan, executive director of Transcom Group, died in his Gulshan home in the capital at 10:30pm on Saturday.

  • Attempted arson attack on Swedish synagogue: police

    A synagogue in Sweden's second largest city Gothenburg was attacked in a failed arson attempt late Saturday, police said.

  • Nepal Election: Communist parties likely to win big

    A leftist alliance between Nepal's former Maoist rebels and moderate communists appeared to be heading for a victory in elections aimed at completing a transition to democracy after the abolition of the monarchy and end to civil war.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    Every house to get power

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday again reiterated her government's commitment to provide electricity to every house by producing electricity from different sources.

  • India faces painful move to cleaner energy

    Subedar Singh bears the scars of India's painful reliance on dirty power and its struggle to pay for the costly transition to the brave new world of solar and renewable electricity.

  • Jerusalem as Israel's Capital: Protests flare over US move

    New protests flared in the Middle East and elsewhere yesterday over US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move that has drawn global condemnation and sparked days of unrest in the Palestinian territories.

  • Bounty on 5 for double murder in Moulvibazar

    Moulvibazar police has announced a Tk 50,000 bounty on each of the five suspects in the murder of two students at Moulvibazar Government High School Thursday evening.

  • President leaves for OIC summit on Jerusalem

    The president and the prime minister begin their three-day separate overseas tour today. They will visit Turkey and France respectively to attend a special summit of Islamic leaders over the Jerusalem issue and a planet summit to fight against climate change.

  • Egypt reveals mummy from tomb in Luxor

    Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a mummy in one of two previously unexplored tombs across the Nile from the southern city of Luxor, the antiquities ministry said Saturday.

  • BSF members

    BSF shot dead 2 Bangladeshis

    Indian Border Security Force shot dead two Bangladeshi cattle "smugglers" along Diar Manik Char border in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi early yesterday.

  • Assault on Law Enforcers: Police accuse 200 in 2 cases

    Police yesterday filed two cases against around 200 people on charge of assaulting six law enforcers during a drive to arrest a trader at Fortune Shopping Mall in the city's Mouchak area on Saturday night.

  • Election Commission

    EC to decide on DNCC by-polls in a few days

    The Election Commission will decide within a day or two when the by-polls to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation will be held, acting secretary of the commission Helaluddin Ahmed said yesterday.

  • Finance Minister AMA Muhith

    BB Heist: Muhith wants to 'wipe out' Manila bank

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith said on Saturday he wanted to “wipe out” a Philippines bank that was used to channel $81 million stolen from the Bangladeshi central bank's account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year.

  • Tk 20,000cr lost a year for air pollution

    The country, especially its urban areas, is facing severe air and water pollution due to rapid and unplanned urbanisation, show the preliminary findings of a World Bank study.

  • Trump says Republicans 'cannot afford' to lose Alabama Senate seat

    Donald Trump threw his full weight Friday behind Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican running for the US Senate with the president's support despite being accused of molesting teenaged girls.

  • FBI warned Trump aide Hicks over Russian emails

    The FBI found it necessary to deliver a special warning about Russian contacts to President Donald Trump's close aide Hope Hicks after Trump took office last January, the New York Times reported Friday.

  • US policeman acquitted of killing unarmed man who begged for his life

    Officials in the southwestern US state of Arizona released a graphic video Friday showing an unarmed man sobbing and begging for his life moments before he was fatally shot by a police officer who was acquitted of murder.

  • European rights watchdog raps Ukraine's language law

    A European rights watchdog ruled on Friday that Ukraine's new law requiring state schools teach older children almost entirely in Ukrainian might be discriminatory.

  • Ruling quarter snatched people's democratic, human rights

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday alleged that the Awami League-led government has “indulged in a repressive and undemocratic rule”.

  • Of fish and feathers

    Animal lovers and pet breeders gathered at the campus of Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) to partake in the 'Pet Birds, Pigeons, Aquarium Fish and Poultry Exhibition-17' yesterday.

  • Traders beat up policemen in Mouchak

    Traders of Fortune Shopping Mall at Mouchak intersection in the capital beat up six policemen who went there to detain a trader.

  • GD filed against Mahmudur

    A general diary has been filed in Manikganj mentioning that Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman made “derogatory comments on

  • Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

    Govt spreading fake news

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday alleged that the government has resorted to bad politics to spread confusion among people ahead of the next general election.

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader

    Zia family has $12b invested in 12 countries

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday alleged that members of Zia family, including Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman, have invested about $12 billion in 12 countries.