Politics

Fakhrul’s charge hearing on Aug 26

Charge hearing of 26 BNP leaders and activists including its acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has been fixed on August 26.

SQ Chy verdict tomorrow

The Supreme Court is set to deliver its verdict tomorrow on an appeal filed by war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury challenging the death penalty and other sentences handed down to him.

No bail or remand for BNP’s Rizvi

A Dhaka court today denied bail to BNP Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed in two violence cases and told cops to quiz him at jail gate.

12 BNP men sent to jail in Pirojpur

A district court has sent twelve Mathbaria upazila unit leaders and activists of BNP and it’s youth wing Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal and student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal in Pirojpur.

Khaleda should apologize to nation: Inu

"BNP leader Khaleda Zia is following the footsteps of her husband, who physically eliminated his political rivals to monopolize power. But there is no place for such politics in Bangladesh.

SQ Chy verdict leak: Charge framing put off

Framing of charges for leaking the war crimes verdict of BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury has been postponed for the fifth time.

Gaus makes deal to kill finance minister Muhith

BNP leader GK Gaus has struck a deal with criminals of Taka 12 crore for killing Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith and lawmaker of Habiganj-3 constituency Advocate M Abu Zahir.

Suranjit urges Khaleda to clarify stance on 15th constitutional amendment

Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta today urged BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia to clarify her stance on the 15th constitutional amendment erasing the caretaker government system as she visibly deviated recently from her protracted demand for reinstating the provision.

Decrease in female voters worries BNP

BNP today expressed grave concern over the decline in the numbers of female voters in the last couple of years and questioned whether the Election Commission has any ill intention behind it.

SC order on Zafrullah tomorrow

The Supreme Court will pass an order tomorrow on Zafrullah Chowdhury’s petition filed against a tribunal verdict that fined him for contempt.

JCD chief shifted to Dhaka jail

Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal President Rajib Ahsan was shifted to Dhaka Central Jail from Patuakhali today.

Business

BB to announce MPS Thursday

Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr Atiur Rahman will unveil the Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) for the period of July to December, 2015, on Thursday (July 30).

Economic indicators to rise amid political calm: MCCI

Some economic indicators such as exports, imports and remittances will improve in the first quarter of the current fiscal year on the back of a stable political situation.

Teletalk mulls Tk4,000 crore network expansion plan

Teletalk, the lone state-run mobile operator, plans to invest Tk4,000 crore for the expansion of its 3G network across the country and roll out of its 4G or LTE (Long-Term Evolution) network.

ADP spending 9 percent below target

The government has not been able to spend the entire Annual Development Programme (ADP) allocation for 2014-15, despite repeated assurances by Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal.

BB unveils Tk164bn farm loan policy

Bangladesh Bank (BB) on Monday rolled out the agriculture and rural credit policy for the financial year 2015-16 (FY16), setting a target of disbursing farm credit of Tk164 billion in the next 12 months.

Stocks continue to slide on sale pressure

Stock market was down farther on Monday though the sliding trend slowed despite persisting selling pressure from both individual and institutional investors.

National

Monsoon depression intensifies into deep depression

The monsoon depression over North Bay and has intensified into a deep convection

7 traffickers held in Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka

Seven people were detained today in Cox’s Bazar and Dhaka for their alleged involvement in human trafficking.

BNP’s milad Thursday for Fakhrul, Tariqul

BNP will organize a milad mahfil at its central office in city’s Nayapaltan area on Thursday.

People want only death for SQ Chy: Minister

The people of Bangladesh will not accept anything except death for Salauddin Quader Chowdhury if his crimes are proven, the Liberation War affairs minister has said.

Maldives to reopen Dhaka mission

Maldives has decided to reopen its mission in Dhaka, a year after closing it on account of financial crisis back home.

World News

Yakub Memon to hang tomorrow? SC dismisses his plea on death warrant

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed Yakub Abdul Razak Memon's petition on death warrant. He will be executed tomorrow.

Modi pays 'salam' to true Bharat Ratna Kalam

The government of India on Tuesday announced a 7-day state mourning in honour of former President APJ Abdul Kalam. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid rich tributes to the true Bharat Ratna APJ Abdul Kalam in New Delhi.

Gaddafi son sentenced to death over war crimes

A court in Libya has sentenced Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution.

Pak army releases pics to 'prove' Indian drone claim

The Pakistan Army on Monday released photos and videos purportedly retrieved from a commercial Chinese-made drone shot down along the LoC that it said proved the pilotless aircraft was launched for a spying mission from the Indian side.

Malaysia PM sacks deputy over money scandal

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak has replaced his deputy amid a continuing financial scandal.

Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina dead at 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of pop legend Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, died Sunday aged 22, six months after she was found unconscious in a bathtub.

President Obama dances with Kenyan pop stars Sauti Sol

After a long day of bilateral meetings and news conferences, President of the United States of America, Obama, celebrated the historic trip to his ancestral home with an official state dinner and some dancing, reports abcnews.com.

Uniformed gunmen kill 5 in India’s Punjab

Gunmen in army uniform killed five people including a policeman in what is suspected to be a terror attack in Indian state of Punjab bordering Pakistan today.

Sports

We have to execute our plans: Tamim Iqbal

Tamim Iqbal said that the coaching staff has kept everyone interested in training by trying things differently. They have been successful as the Bangladesh players have felt relatively fresh despite playing continuously since the World Cup.

Steyn enjoying every bit of Bangladesh tour

Steyn also had a great time with the world’s number one all-rounder Shakib al Hasan during an informal conversation at a dinner party recently. There, he tweeted: Dinner on the cool cat! I mean Tiger! Thanks bud.

Hathurusingha gave us freedom: Kayes

Imrul Kayes has said the greater freedom given by coach Chandika Hathurusingha has helped the Bangladesh batsmen perform better. They took on a full-strength South African pace attack and claimed 78-run first-innings lead in the Chittagong Test.

England seeks Edgbaston magic

The selectors have responded by cutting Gary Ballance and recalling Jonny Bairstow, who last played Test cricket during the Ashes tour of Australia in 2013-14.

My Test spot in tricky position: Rohit Sharma

He might have broken all records while scoring that 264 in an ODI against Sri Lanka, but the country itself has not been a happy hunting ground for him. The last time he went there for a bilateral series, in 2012, he returned ODI scores of 5, 0, 0, 4, 4.

Great South African all-rounder Rice dies

Clive Rice, the former South Africa captain who led the national team on their return from isolation, has died at the age of 66 in a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday after suffering from a brain tumour.

Tigers-Proteas 2nd Test from Thursday

Bangladesh will face South Africa in the second Test at Mirpur in Dhaka on Thursday. The match will kick off at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium at 9:30am (Bangladesh Standard Time).

On Monday, Bangladesh cricketers attended an indoor practice session at Mirpur and had a jog after the nets in the afternoon.

Mustafiz-Dhoni collision on 10 worst cricket fights

The recent collision between Bangladesh pace prodigy Mustafizur Rahman and India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni has got place in the top 10 pitch battles in the world cricket history.

Man U sign goalkeeper Romero

Manchester United have signed Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero as a result of the uncertainty over David De Gea.

Bangladesh, South Africa players make gains despite Ctg washout

Despite inclement weather preventing a positive result for either side, there was some good news for several Bangladesh and South Africa players arising from Saturday’s drawn first Test in Chittagong.

Entertainment

Post Eid Apurbo is back in action

Post the Eid vacation, television actors are returning to the shooting sets to gear up for upcoming Eid-ul-Adha. Popular actor Apurbo has a number of single episode television plays at hand.

Never imagined I would be around for so long: Juhi Chawla

Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla, who has completed more than 25 years in the film industry, said that when she was at the beginning of her career, she never imagined that she'll have such a long innings in Bollywood.

Saif Ali Khan goes crazy over Katrina

Saif Ali Khan, who will be seen with Katrina Kaif in Phantom, said that he is very fond of his co-star and that any person would be lucky to have her as a girlfriend, fiancee or more, reports a source

Chitrangada to scorch the temperature

Actress Chitrangada Singh will walk as a showstopper for Kolkata-based designer Debarun Mukherjee at Amazon India Couture Week (AICW) 2015. The designer will launch his debut bridal-festive 2015 collection in association with Indian wear label 'Heroine' at AICW 2015, organised by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI).

Shanu, Hera, Ishana together in new drama serial

Shanu, Hera and Ishana have been working in media after getting their entrances through beauty talent hunt contest, Lux-Channel i Superstar. Shanu came into media in 2005, while both Hera and Ishana started their journeys in 2009.

Ileana D'Cruz doesn't have 'patience'

Ileana D'Cruz avoids taking selfies as the actress does not have "patience" to pose for them.The "Happy Ending" actress said she was taken aback when she saw a girl's dedication for taking a selfie.

Lady Gaga surprises audience at U2's concert

Singer Lady Gaga came out as a surprise guest during U2's concert at the Madison Square Garden.

Daily soap “Saat-ti Tara'r Timir” on ATN Bangla

Daily soap “Doll's House 2: Saat-ti Tara'r Timir” will air on ATN Bangla tonight at 10:55pm. The Afsana Mimi-directed serial airs Saturday through Tuesday and revolves around a group of girls who share a flat, and their intertwined lives.

Poddo Patar Jol is drawing a large number of women: Emon

Over the last few years, Emon has established himself as a formidable leading man of the silver screen. His latest film “Poddo Patar Jol”, which was released across the country during Eid, has captured the imagination of the audience. Emom visited a number of places for the movie's promotion.

Emraan starts shooting for biopic Azhar

Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi, who will essay former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin in the upcoming biopic Azhar, says the ‘journey’ has begun. The Dirty Picture star took to micro-blogging website Twitter yesterday, where he shared that the cast and crew for the movie has started shooting the film.

Science & Technology

Windows 10 launch a new era: Microsoft's chief executive

Windows 10 marks a ‘new era’ for personal computing, Microsoft’s chief executive said on Wednesday.

'IT training institutes in 7 districts'

Prime minister’s ICT advisor Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy has said the government will be setting up IT Vocational Training Institutes in all seven divisions of Bangladesh.

500 locally-developed mobile apps to be launched today

The government will launch 500 locally-developed apps today. One of the applications will enable customers to know about their utility bills from Dhaka Electric Supply Company, Power Development Board, and Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority.

How to disable your Google Timeline feature

Google has introduced a fun new feature that allows users to track and store their every movement, minute by minute.

Apple's two biggest challenges in India

With only a tiny share of the world's fastest-growing major smartphone market, Apple Inc is stepping up its push into India, with a first targeted TV advertising campaign, expanded retail network and promotional financing schemes.

Vodafone starts 4G trials in Delhi

Vodafone India has started fourth generation (4G) network trials in selected areas, the company said.

Reliance Jio may sell own-branded 4G phones

Reliance Jio, the soon-to-be- launched telecom and content business of Reliance Industries, may sell its own branded 4G-enabled handsets when it commercially starts operations by December.

Why iPhones sell more online?

Sales of Apple's iPhones in brick-and-mortar stores have crashed by half since June, prompting them to whittle down or even halt the sale of the devices, after the US handset maker eased controls on pricing, giving online retailers more room to offer discounts.

Amazon's next big task: Winning the Indian market

Amazon beat Q2 earnings expectations Thursday afternoon, sending the stock sky-rocketing. Growth in Amazon Web Services, the company's profitable cloud computing business, soaked up much of the spotlight on the company's subsequent earnings call, but there was one other topic that investors and analysts kept bringing up: India.

Life

How to fill in thin eyebrows

A pair of well-done eyebrows can instantly change your features. If you have thin, barely-there eyebrows, we show you how to fill them, without overdoing it.

How to avoid water retention

Do you often feel like you've gained a few inches overnight, especially around the abdomen, or your limbs? That the rings you were wearing comfortably till yesterday are suddenly becoming tighter? Are your regular shoes digging into the skin?

Green coffee is the new fat buster!

For those who are high on green tea but are also willing to give something new a try, here's good news. There is an additional fat buster on the scene. It's called green coffee.

Power up your benchpress

It's easy to stay with the routine you are comfortable with. But ask yourself this question: "Am I really training out of my comfort zone?"

Do you have an overactive thyroid? Find out

When you have an overactive thyroid or hyperthyroidism, as it also known, your thyroid gland generates and releases more thyroid hormone than what your body actually requires.

Recipe: Nachos Delight

It wouldn't be wrong to say that nachos have been giving tough competition to our all time movie hall favourite, popcorns.

Beauty routine you should be following, but aren't

Imagine you could sleep the night away and wake up next morning with prettier and fresher skin. Well, it turns out that could be a dream come true - but with a little help called "night-time beauty routine".

Simple steps to glowing skin

It's not a bad idea after all to go bare faced sometimes, but make sure you have healthy and glowing skin. Ensure drinking water and using sunscreen to get that glow.

Benefits of chocolate milk

Chocolate milk has it all whether it comes to proteins, carbs, sugar or the taste and is also trending with athletes, but a big question arises if this dairy beverage is perfect for everyone for replenishing energy?

4 simple ways to stay in shape

The most difficult part after losing weight is to maintain it. Here are some easy ways for you to stay in shape.

TidBits

Dentist named as killer of Zimbabwe’s famed, human-loving lion (Video)

A Minnesota dentist has taken down his website after a British newspaper identified him as the American hunter who killed Zimbabwe’s most famous lion.

Drone captures massive Eid congregation in Russia (Video)

Thousands of Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr outside the Moscow Grand Mosque on Friday. Worshippers were greeted to a prayer from the Grand Mufti of Russia, Ravil Gainutdin.

Amazing photos: Holy Kaaba on Laylatul Qadr

Muslim worshippers praying at the Grand mosque, the holiest place in Islam, in the holy city of Mecca during Ramadan July 14, 2015, on Laylat al-Qadr, or Night of Power, on which the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad by Allah.”

23 Rakaat Tarawih prayer in just 7 minutes!

Tarawih is a special kind of prayer performed during Ramadan, comprising 20 rakaats. It was shocking to find out that a mosque in Indonesia completes the total 23 rakaats only in 7 minutes!

Billboard that saves water!

The new advertising board is of Bengal plastics in which plastics bowls (known as Balti) are attached in an ordered way with one another.

Hilarious Street Quotes

If you are a dweller of the capital, indeed you witness such posters, signboards, billboards quite often. Perhaps these turn out to be so much incorrect in terms of spelling and grammar that by now you barely pay heed to such mistakes.

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