Politics

Padma Bridge Scam: ACC prepares probe report excluding former ministers

The Anti-Corruption Commission’s probe findings into the Padma Bridge corruption conspiracy is likely to exclude former communications minister Syed Abul Hossain and former state minister for foreign affairs Abul Hasan Chowdury.

Jagannath University proctor office a BCL den

The proctor office at Jagannath University has become a den for Chhatra League activists on the university to hang out at all hours of the day, scaring general students away from the primary authority of the university designated to deal with discipline-related issues.

Awami League to split Dhaka city unit into three

The Awami League is planning to split its city unit into three – Dhaka central, south and north – and form new committees anytime after Eid in a bid to revamp the organisational activities in the capital, party insiders said.

UN: Only 2 main parties’ consensus can create level playing field for polls

UN resident coordinator Neal Walker said Sunday that it was for the leaders of the two main parties only to agree on the conditions to create a level playing field for free and fair elections.

UN calls for dialogues to hold fresh polls

Neal Walker, the United Nations resident Coordinator in Dhaka, on Sunday reiterated his call for arranging dialogue among political parties to create an environment for holding fresh election.

Business

Economy shows signs of recovery

Manufacturing and productive activities are yet to pick up to the level of 2011-12, but trade and commerce and services sectors have kept the economy going.

Bank borrowing shoots up ahead of Eid

The government's borrowing from the banking system soared 263 percent year-on-year in the first nine days of the current fiscal year as expenditure exceeded revenue.

India reaches agreement to export power to Nepal

India and Nepal are finalizing an agreement to provide the energy-starved Himalayan nation with electricity, India's foreign minister said at the end of a three-day official visit Sunday.

Biman sitting idle

All six Boeing 777s of Biman remain underutilised for lack of long-haul flights and pilots, causing the national carrier to lose crores of taka every year.

Garment workers get their Eid bonus

After much dilly-dallying by owners, most workers of around 500 garment factories finally got their wages and bonuses yesterday.

Once the fruit of their sweat was in their hands with Eid only a day or two away, they set out in no time to celebrate the biggest religious festival with their near and dear ones back home away from the capital.

National

6 killed in road crashes

Six people have died in road crashes in Narayanganj and Munshiganj during the Eid holiday.

President offers Eid prayers

President Md Abdul Hamid has offered his Eid-ul-Fitr prayer along with hundreds of people from all walks of life at the National Eidgah in the capital Tuesday morning.

Hasina urges the world to resist Israeli aggression on Gaza

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Monday urged theworld, especially the Muslim Ummah to stand up against the Israeli aggression on Gaza and the killings of the Palestinians.

Main Rajshahi Eid jamaat held at Hazrat Shah Mukhdum Central Eidgah

The main Eid-ul-Fitr jamaat (congregation) of Rajshahi city was held at Hazrat Shah Mukhdum (R) Central Eidgah at 8.30am.

Cop murder accused killed in Tangail ‘shootout’

The prime accused in a case filed for killing a police officer was killed in a “shootout” with law enforcers in Mirzapur upazila of Tangail early today.

Bangladesh airliner catches fire on landing in Nepal, no injuries

A rear wheel of an Airbus A-310 operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines caught fire on landing at Nepal's international airport in Kathmandu on Monday, but there were no injuries, an official said.

World News

Israel intensifies Gaza attacks after Netanyahu warning

Gaza has seen one of its heaviest nights of bombardment, by air, sea and land, after Israel's prime minister warned of a long conflict ahead.

EU set to widen sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

The European Union is set to agree new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine.

Tripoli fuel fire ‘out of control’

A second fuel tank in the Libyan capital Tripoli has caught fire, which Libya's National Oil Company has described as "out of control".

Associate of dead South Korea ferry boss arrested

A close associate of the man whose web of business holdings included a ferry that sank and killed more than 300 people in April was arrested on Monday, a week after the ferry owner's badly decomposed body was identified.

Fighting complicates Ukraine crash probe, U.S., EU prepare Russia sanctions

Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed further complicated an investigation on Sunday as Europe and the United States prepared economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict.

Liberia shuts border crossings, restricts gatherings to curb Ebola spreading

The Liberian government on Sunday closed most of the West African nation's border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people across the region.

More than 50 killed in Benghazi, Tripoli clashes

At least 36 people were killed in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi where Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants clashed on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security sources said.

Sports

Heather Watson and Alexandra Panova win WTA Baku Cup

Britain's Heather Watson and Alexandra Panova of Russia have won the WTA Baku Cup doubles title in Azerbaijan.

Atletico to sign France winger Griezmann

Spanish champions Atletico Madrid are set to sign France World Cup winger Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad provided he passes a medical examination, the club announced on Monday.

South Africa secure draw to reclaim top Test ranking

South Africa reclaimed top spot in cricket’s Test rankings after grimly hanging on for a draw in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka on Monday to win the series 1-0.

Glasgow 2014: Adam Gemili wins silver for England in men's 100m

England's Adam Gemili took Commonwealth Games 100m silver behind Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole to seal his first senior international medal in style.

Entertainment

Shah Rukh Khan in Rohit Shetty's next?

Their last outing together shattered many records and raked in the moolah. Yes we are talking about the `Chennai Express` super director-actor duo, Rohit Shetty and Shah Rukh Khan. According to a leading daily, the latest buzz these days is that SRK might star in Shetty`s next venture.

FUAD: The Musical Fusionist

Fuad's Variation No. 25 and Variation No. 25.2 were launched in 2006, followed by yet another superhit album "Bonno" in 2007.

Salman Khan -The ultimate king of Box Office?

Salman Khan struck the purple patch in his two-decade long career after Prabhudeva’s directorial venture ‘Wanted’ in 2009 gave the hunk of an actor the much needed boost at the Box Office.

Ashton Kutcher-Mila Kunis to wed in July next year?

Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who are getting ready to welcome their daughter, have begun to plan for their wedding.

Eid special telefilms on TV

Mim will be seen as Rabindranath Tagore’s epic charactaer Chitrangada in the telefilm “Ami-e Chirangada” which will be aired at 11:20pm on Maasranga TV on the second day of Eid.

Chris Martin has ‘love’ for estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin says he has a lot of love for wife Gwyneth Paltrow despite their split earlier this year.

Abhishek Bachchan keen on a biopic on Yuvraj Singh

Abhishek Bachchan says if he gets an opportunity, he would love to do a biopic on cricketer Yuvraj Singh, whose career graph and fighting spirit as a cancer survivor, the actor believes, can make for an inspiration tale.

Science & Technology

LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles to Put Relationships Into Context

The company rolled out an update to its app Tuesday morning, unveiling completely redesigned user profiles that focus on adding contextual information. The extra info aims to make it easier to initiate conversations with other users — even if they're not connected.

Scientifically Accurate Sonic the Hedgehog Eats Poop

Hedgehogs aren't the badass, speedy creatures your childhood video games made them out to be.

China regulators visit Microsoft offices

Microsoft has confirmed that officials from China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce - the body responsible for enforcing business laws - have visited some of its offices.

Police placing anti-piracy warning ads on illegal sites

The City of London police has started placing banner advertisements on websites believed to be offering pirated content illegally.

Hacker Gary McKinnon turns into a search expert

Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker who was the subject of a 10-year legal battle over US extradition, has reinvented himself as a search expert.

Life

Having dogs in family cuts allergy risk in kids

Exposure to the family dog and more siblings reduced the risk of babies developing egg allergies, according to a Melbourne study.

The truth about couple therapy

Experts warn of the ill effects of the blame game as the demand for marriage counsellors reaches an all-time high. Nona Walia finds out more...

Tit Bits

A man 'sits' line and earns 1000$ a week!

This era, where entreprenurship is encouraged than any other jobs has come up with unique business ideas that have baffeled the world. Things people didn't know that they were possible to sell, are being sold.

World's first Metalhead President

Renowned metalhead Joko Widodo, who loves bands like Metallica, Napalm Death and Led Zeppelin, has been elected president of Indonesia. Joko was previously a furniture maker who grew up in a small village.

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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