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  • Weakened, 'Neo JMB' now out to regroup

    Militant outfit “Neo JMB” is trying to regroup under a new leader and planning terror attacks, claim counterterrorism officials.

  • 'Tell your boss deed is done'

    A member of a Saudi assassination squad phoned a superior shortly after Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and told him "tell your boss" their mission had been accomplished, The New York Times reported.

  • Sri Lanka top court restores parliament

    Sri Lanka's Supreme Court yesterday overruled President Maithripala Sirisena's dissolution of parliament in a major boost to sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's fight to reclaim the post from an arch-rival.

  • Muhith to quit politics

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith has announced that he will retire from politics after the tenure of the incumbent government expires.

  • Boy killed in exchange of fire in Bandarban

    An indigenous boy was killed on Monday night during an exchange of fire between an army patrol team and criminals in a remote area of Bandarban's Rowangchhari upazila.

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    'Fictitious' Cases: BNP submits another list to the PMO

    The BNP yesterday submitted another list, this time of 1,002 “fictitious” cases filed against its leaders and activists, to the Prime Minister's Office.

  • 5 from same village want to be MP

    Five people of a village in Brahmanbaria-5 constituency have collected Awami League nomination forms to run for the MP post in the upcoming parliamentary polls.

  • 14 dummy candidates in N'ganj-1

    Fourteen grassroots leaders and activists of Rupganj upazila Awami League have collected the nomination forms to act as dummy candidates for the incumbent lawmaker of Narayanganj-1 constituency Golam Dastagir Gazi.

  • 100 Days in Jail: 34 South Asian luminaries call for release of Shahidul

    Thirty-four prominent South Asians, including Arundhati Roy, Shabana Azmi, Amitav Ghosh, Mohammad Hanif and Nepal's former Chief Justice Sushila Karki, wrote to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina demanding the immediate release of Shahidul Alam, according to a report in the Nepal Times.

  • Draft Brexit deal agreed

    The European Union and Britain have agreed a draft text of a Brexit withdrawal agreement and Prime Minister Theresa May will present it to her senior ministers today, after more than a year of tortuous negotiations.

  • Trump, top aides sued

    CNN sued Donald Trump's administration yesterday, alleging the White House violated journalist Jim Acosta's constitutional rights by revoking his press credentials following a heated exchange with the US president.

  • Vatican orders US bishops to delay sex abuse reforms

    The Vatican has told the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay a vote, set to take place at their annual meeting, on measures to halt sexual abuse by priests.

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    BNP wants int'l monitors for election

    The BNP yesterday urged the diplomats stationed in Dhaka to ensure that a large number of foreign observers are sent to monitor the upcoming parliamentary polls.

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    BNP wants int'l monitors for election

    The BNP yesterday urged the diplomats stationed in Dhaka to ensure that a large number of foreign observers are sent to monitor the upcoming parliamentary polls.

  • Khashoggi Killing: All murderers will be held accountable

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday the US will hold accountable all those involved in the killing of a dissident Saudi journalist, in a telephone call that also took in the conflict in Yemen.

  • Khashoggi Killing: All murderers will be held accountable

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday the US will hold accountable all those involved in the killing of a dissident Saudi journalist, in a telephone call that also took in the conflict in Yemen.

  • Gunfights in Savar and Rangpur

    Two 'robbers' killed in 'gunfights'

    Two suspected robbers were killed in separate "gunfights" in Savar and Rangpur yesterday.

  • Creator of Spider Man Stan Lee passes away

    Creator of Spider-Man passes away

    Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died at the age of 95, his daughter said yesterday.

  • Gunfights in Savar and Rangpur

    Two 'robbers' killed in 'gunfights'

    Two suspected robbers were killed in separate "gunfights" in Savar and Rangpur yesterday.

  • Eight killed in covert Israeli action in Gaza

    A clash that erupted during an Israeli special forces operation in the Gaza Strip and killed eight people threatened to derail efforts to restore calm to the Palestinian enclave after months of unrest.

  • Dhaka-Chattogram Highway: Rutted within a year after completion

    Within a year of completion, overloaded lorries and high number of vehicles plying have created ruts on the expanded Dhaka-Chattogram highway.

  • Govt honours 141 top taxpayers

    The government yesterday honoured top 141 taxpayers, including individuals and companies, for their contribution to the development of Bangladesh's economy.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi stripped Amnesty International award

    Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty honour

    The Amnesty International has stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, the latest of several honours taken away from her since last year's brutal military crackdown on the Rohingyas.

  • After Mass Arrest: Sad faces dot court premises

    Around noon yesterday, prison vans entering the court premises rang alive with party slogans being shouted by those inside.

  • Cops directed not to sue or arrest political activists now

    Police high-ups of different units have directed their field-level officers not to file political cases or arrest any political leaders and activists until further orders.

  • Taking in Asia Bibi: Canada in talks with Pakistan

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said yesterday that his government was holding talks with Pakistan over potentially offering asylum to Asia Bibi, a Christian woman recently freed from prison after her blasphemy conviction was overturned.

  • Nigeria appoints new commander against Boko Haram

    The Nigerian Army has appointed a new commander to lead the fight against Boko Haram jihadists in the country's restive northeast, where attacks on military targets have spiked in recent months.

  • Jatiya Party starts sale of nomination papers

    The Jatiya Party yesterday started selling nomination forms for the upcoming 11th parliamentary election.

  • It's an attack on freedom of expression

    The new Digital Security Act (DSA) is an attack on freedom of expression that is even more repressive than the legislation it replaced, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published yesterday.

  • An 8-yr-old's agonising day at court

    Eight-year-old Afsana along with her mother was waiting on a Dhaka court premises with a hope to catch a glimpse of her father.

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