Politics

Patient allegedly commits suicide at DMCH

A patient has allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the ninth-floor of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

CU teachers' bus attacked

Unidentified miscreants have attacked a teachers' bus of Chittagong University at Chowdhury Hat under Hathazari upazila of the district.

Hasina must shoulder responsibility for enforced disappearances: B Chy

Holding the Prime Minister responsible for the incidents of enforced disappearance and abduction, President of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury has warned that Sheikh Hasina will be have to be accountable for these one day.

Police care about only some arson attack cases

Nasiruddin and Polash were accused in one of the political violence cases filed with the Ramna police station last year. They were arrested on October 29 last year while running away after allegedly blasting crude bombs at Shantinagar in the capital. In December, both of them secured bail from court.

Patient allegedly commits suicide at DMCH

A patient has allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the ninth-floor of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Business

Denim makers all set for expansion

Local entrepreneurs are investing heavily in denim, as at least six new factories will come into operation this year to meet growing global demand.

Banglalink fastest of all other operators in 3G data service

The telecom regulator has found Banglalink’s third-generation data service fastest in the country though the mobile company is at the bottom of the pyramid in terms of the fastest data users’ numbers.

Bangladesh gets ITPEC membership

Bangladesh has achieved prestigious Information Technology Professional Examination Council membership that will help it give internationally recognised certificates to its IT professionals and graduates.

Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway

Ministers in Norway -- a major and rich oil-producing country -- are under increasing public pressure to reduce perks and tax breaks for booming electric car sales.

Banks cut interest rates further

Scheduled banks further cut rate of interest on their deposit products in July due to an increasing trend in excess liquidity in the banking sector, according to the latest Bangladesh Bank data.

Bangladesh remittance fair in KL on Septmeber 21

A two-day Bangladesh remittance and investment fair will be held in Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, on September 21 and 22. Global Air Tours and Travels will host the programme.

Shipping ministry forms committee to re-survey launches

A committee comprising of representatives of the shipping ministry, department of shipping, BIWTA, district administration and launch owners has been formed to re-survey launches.

UK groups want to advocate for foreign investments in DSE, CSE

A UK-based investment association and a development finance institution also based in UK have expressed interest in initiating global advocacy to bring foreign investment into Bangladesh’s stock markets.

Amin Jewellers to honour 25 intellectuals

Amin Jewellers Ltd is going to honour 25 intellectuals for making remarkable contributions to their respective fields on the occasion of its golden jubilee.

National

Huge arms, ammo haul in Habiganj jungles

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members in a drive recovered again a huge cache of firearms and ammunition from a jungle at Satchhari on the Indian border in Chunarughat upazila on Tuesday.

Youth crushed to death by train in Sirajganj

A young man was crushed to death by a train at Shyampur on the Dhaka-Ishwardi railway in Ullahpara upazila on Monday morning.

Workers block highway protesting fellow's death

Workers of a ceramic factory have blocked Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Nayanpur area of Sreepur protesting the death of their colleague in a road accident.

Newly-wed girl commits suicide in Savar

A newly-wed girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself with the ceiling of a room in Hemayetpur area here early Monday.

Housewife chopped dead by husband in Rajshahi

A housewife was chopped to death allegedly by her husband over a family feud at Bhabanipur village in Durgapur upazila on Monday.

’UK visa decisions to come from Delhi from Oct 1

The visa section at the British High Commission here will cease to be a decision-making centre on October 1, with decisions on UK visa applications submitted in Bangladesh being taken to the visa section at its New Delhi High Commission.

Kidnapped boy rescued in Cox’s Bazar: 3 held

A minor boy who was kidnapped from Dhaka on Friday was rescued from a residential hotel in the district town on Monday night.

Tuesday 2 September 2014 5 shops gutted in Gopalganj fire

At least five shops were gutted by a fire that broke out at Boalia Bazar in Sadar upazila on Sunday night.

Tuesday 2 September 2014 Elderly woman burnt alive in Barisal

A septuagenarian woman was burnt to death as a fire broke out at a house at Rajguru village in Babuganj upazila early Monday.

40 held over bids to enter Bangladesh, India illegally

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in two separate drives arrested 16 people on charge of intrusion into Bangladesh and 24 more for attempt to enter India illegally at Amrakhali border point here on Monday night.

Govt unconcerned about flood victims: Khaleda

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday alleged that the government has failed to take any effective measure to assuage the sufferings of the flood-hit people in the northern and central regions, as it is least bothered about people’s plight.

World News

Pakistan crisis: Parliament holds emergency meeting

A joint session of parliament has begun in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to rally support against protesters calling for his resignation.

Japan tackles first dengue fever outbreak in 70 years

Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.

Iraq crisis: Islamic State accused of ethnic cleansing

Amnesty International says it has new evidence Islamic State militants are carrying out "a wave of ethnic cleansing" against minorities in northern Iraq.

Russia 'to alter military doctrine towards Nato'

Russia is to alter its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato's presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says.

'I will neither step down nor go on leave'

In the face of protests, resolute Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif said he will neither step down nor go on leave, even as anti-government protesters led by Tehreek-i-insaf chief and former Pakistan cricketer Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri keep on putting pressure on him to resign.

Sports

Falcao: An opportunity not to be missed

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed his delight at securing the season-long loan signing of Radamel Falcao from Monaco.

I stayed at Real Madrid for Ronaldo: Di Maria

New Manchester United signing Angel Di Maria has revealed that he stayed at Real Madrid last season because of his friendship with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Three-day warm up match ends with success-dilemma

An important three day warm up game against St. Kitts & Nevis is over with some success and confusions at the same time. The match is drawn and this result hardly matters in terms of performance.

Blind moves to Manchester United

Ajax have confirmed that Daley Blind has completed his move to Manchester United.
A deal worth €17.5 million was agreed between the two clubs on Saturday, with personal terms and a medical having now been finalised.

Mamunul to join Atletico de Kolkata

Bangladesh skipper Mamunul Islam may become the first Bangladeshi footballer to have a stint with Atletico de Kolkata in the Indian Super League, a franchise-based football league.

Mohammedan to rely on young players

Traditional local power house Mohammedan Sporting Club will bank on some unheralded young players to put up a strong challenge in title race of the Dhaka Premier League when it gets underway in October.

Madrid move a dream come true: Chicharito

Manchester United loanee Javier Hernandez has admitted that joining Real Madrid is a dream come true for him and is keen to prove the Santiago Bernabeu side were right to sign him.

US Open: Maria out, Serena thru

Maria Sharapova crashed out of the US Open Sunday while 17-year-old Belinda Bencic became the youngest women's quarter-finalist since 1997 giving Switzerland a double boost after Roger Federer had moved into the last-16.

La Masia graduates stealing limelight

Barcelona’s 1-0 La Liga win at Villarreal on Sunday was engineered by Lionel Messi but it was not the four-times World Player of the Year but yet another promising teenager from the club’s famed academy who scored the winner.

Zimbabwe humiliation rips open Australian scars

Australia’s shock one-day international defeat to minnows Zimbabwe has raised alarm bells five months before the country co-hosts the World Cup while exposing the team’s continued struggles to master spin bowling.

National Age Group Swimming starts

The Cotton Group 30th National Age Group Swimming Championship under the auspices of Bangladesh Swimming Federation started at the Syed Nazrul Islam National Swimming Complex in Mirpur on Monday.

Entertainment

Kim Kardashian to quit family reality TV show?

The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star Kim Kardashian is reportedly thinking about quitting reality television after her husband Kanye West suggested it would be a good idea.

Bollywood producers in love with English titles

Blame it on Bollywood's trademark herd mentality or perhaps it has to do with plain business logic but biggies lined up over the next few months reveal the slant towards English titles is growing.

It's important to not get bored with my work: AR Rahman

A.R. Rahman straddles different continents, cultures and a cornucopia of commitments. Though the journey is "tough", the Oscar-winning composer says he makes sure to pick projects which don't let him get bored of his work.

Sonam Kapoor too hot to handle?

Sonam Kapoor is the new `it` girl of Bollywood. Daughter of B-town biggie, Anil Kapoor, Sonam, lives high on fashion and is one of the most stylish divas that our country can boast of.

‘Bigg Boss’ 8: What does Salman Khan have in store for us?

You know the ‘Bigg Boss’ season is round the corner when you see Salman Khan all over the small screen. The superstar, who has been the face of the show since the last four seasons, has always had surprises galore for his fans.

Dakota Johnson's family upset with her role in Fifty Shades of Grey

Actress Dakota Johnson's father Don earlier stated he is fine with her role in erotic-romance 'Fifty Shades of Grey' but according to her grandmother he is quite upset that she acted in the film.

Science & Technology

Government to develop 500 Bangla mobile apps of public services

The government has taken initiatives to develop 500 Bangla applications (apps) compatible to android based mobile phone to ensure people’s easy access to services.

Uber banned in Germany by Frankfurt court

A court in Frankfurt ruled that the firm lacked the necessary legal permits to operate under German law.

FBI investigates 'Cloud' celebrity picture leaks

The FBI is looking into allegations that intimate pictures of celebrities have been stolen and posted online.

Google 'discourages' users of old browsers

Google has started showing old versions of its search page to people using out-of-date versions of some web browsers.

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Life

Grooming problems and their solutions

Nothing takes the sexy out of a clean shave like irritated red skin! If you use a blunt blade for shaving, you will be more prone to razor burns.

Here are some benefits of lemon

Lemons have a variety of benefits, right from being great for your skin to being beneficial for weight loss. Rich in vitamin C, lemons are also known for their high nutrient value. Here are some benefits of using lemon as a part of your everyday routine.

How to balance your life with twins

Having twins may have many advantages — twins have each other to play with, they sleep better than singletons once they turn two, according to a study — but raising a pair can be a daunting task for parents. Here's how you can do the balancing act with twins.

Colourful diet for glowing skin

A good balanced diet comprising healthy fat, protein, fresh fruits and vegetables, provides the right quantity of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that keep the skin young and nourished.

Tit Bits

Undeniable Funny Facts of Life (Pt- 1)

This brilliant series of graphs made by Danish writer Mikael Wulff and cartoon artist Anders Morgenthaler illustrate some of the basic painful truths of everyday life.

Priyo Poll

FIFA World Cup 2014: Which team do you support?

Curiosity, excitement, what's not for World Cup? So which team are you?

'Which Team Are You? '

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