Politics

BNP condemned Moudud conspiracy over book

The BNP yesterday officially condemned its senior leader Moudud Ahmed’s controversial new book, claiming it was written to impress the government, only a day after party chief Khaleda Zia’s press secretary said there was nothing wrong with it.

Awami League leaders embarrassed by PM’s comment

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Sunday comment that everybody in her party but she could be bought has caused some senior leaders embarrassment who said it could lead to unpleasant consequences.

Noted citizens condemn against attack on Mahbub Ullah

Politicians, academics and leaders of different professional bodies on Monday strongly condemned the attack on former Dhaka University professor Mahbub Ullah.

Suranjit: JS to pass bill on Sept 17 or 18

The chairman of parliamentary standing committee on law ministry, Suranjit Sengupta, on Monday said that parliament would pass the Constitution (Sixteenth Amendment) Bill on September 17 or 18.

14-party alliance led by the ruling Awami League calls meeting Wednesday

The 14-party alliance led by the ruling Awami League will hold a meeting on Wednesday.

BNP leader Toimur Alam Khandakar got held

Police arrested Narayanganj district BNP President Toimur Alam Khandakar near Topkhana Road in the capital yesterday in connection with a vandalism case.

Business

Mobile talk costlier- Worst news for Lovebirds!

Using mobile phones is going to be costlier as the government yesterday decided to introduce one percent surcharge on calls and other uses of the device.

Income tax fair from today

The Income Tax Fair 2014 will begins on Tuesday to encourage people pay income tax regularly.

Top taxpayers proud of cotribution to nation building

The highest taxpayers of the country requested the National Board of Revenue to ensure hassle-free services and introduce clients-friendly environment in the tax collection system.

Karmasangsthan Bank’s Iqbal to take the helm of BASIC

The government has decided to appoint the managing director of state-run Karmasangsthan Bank, Khondoker Md Iqbal, as the MD of financially troubled Basic Bank under the new rule of appointment of state bank MDs, according to officials of Bank and Financial Institutions Division.

Zutt: Poor infrastructure may hinder economic growth

Infrastructure constraints might act as a roadblock to an expected positive economic growth outlook for Bangladesh unless measures are taken to deal with the problems, World Bank Country Director Johannes Zutt said in Dhaka yesterday.

Profit booking breaks 4-day rally

The market began with a flying start in the morning, but investors opted for booking profits on, wiping off early gains.

National

DC framed charge against DMCH ex-director

A Dhaka court has framed charges against seven people, including a former director of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, in a corruption case filed for misappropriating over Tk2.31 crore.

Narayanganj road accident: Five killed

Five people have been killed and another has been injured in a head-on collision between a truck and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Kanchoner Jindabagh Park area under Rupganj upazila in Narayanganj.

Advance bus ticket sale less than expectation

The advance sale of bus tickets for Eid-ul-Azha and Durga Puja began yesterday but the number of people turning up at the counters was significantly lower than expected.

While making bombs, 3 reportedly injured

Three persons have reportedly sustained injuries while making bombs in Gosaipur area under Fulgazi upazila of Feni.

Surprise visit by Nahid with prior notice

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid paid a visit to a printing press in the capital yesterday along with a team of journalists, claiming it was sudden, although other parties concerned said the visit was pre-planned.

Kailya Babu killing was not by gunfight

Notorious criminal Kailya Babu, prime accused in the Moghbazar triple murder case, was killed in an alleged gunfight with detective police yesterday; but several witnesses claimed there was no fight and Babu was shot by police from close range.

World News

Ukraine approves key EU association deal

Members of the Ukrainian parliament have ratified an agreement with the EU, moving their country towards the West over half a year after its pro-Russian leader was overthrown from power as a result of mass anti-government protests.

Indonesian smog shrouds in Singapore

Indonesia is preparing cloud-seeding operations in an effort to combat a haze of air pollution blanketing neighbouring Singapore. Pollution levels were "moderate" levels on Tuesday morning, according to the pollution standard index, a day after hitting "unhealthy" levels.

Boko Haram: Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny

A dozen Nigerian soldiers have been sentenced to death for mutiny and the attempted murder of their commanding officer after their comrades were ambushed by the armed group Boko Haram.

UN peacekeepers take over Central African Republic mission

The United Nations has formally taken over a regional African peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, nine months after sectarian violence erupted which left at least 5,000 people dead and forced tens of thousands of Muslims to flee to neighbouring countries.

World leaders set to help Iraq in fight ISIL

Thirty countries have pledged to help Iraq in the fight the al-Qaeda breakaway group ISIL "by any means necessary", as leaders gathered to discuss their strategy.

Kabul attack: Foreign soldiers killed

A Taliban suicide bombing has killed at least three foreign soldiers and wounded five others near the US embassy in Kabul, according to police sources in Afghanistan's capital.

Sports

West Indies piling up high as Bangladesh toil

West Indies piled on the misery for Bangladesh by ending the third day of the second test in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, with a huge 427-run lead with six second innings wickets remaining.

Ronaldo return 'more possible': Neville

Gary Neville believes Manchester United's summer transfer splurge means the prospect of Cristiano Ronaldo making a return to Old Trafford is "more possible".

Brazil beat Spain, return to Davis Cup World Group

Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci beat Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets on Sunday to give Brazil a 3-1 Davis Cup victory that relegated the Spaniards from the World Group for the first time since 1996.

‘New start’ for Van Gaal

Europe’s top domestic leagues were interrupted by players jetting off around the world to play for their countries, Manchester United’s supposed new dawn under Louis van Gaal was obscured by dark clouds.

Bangladesh A stage extreme slow batting

The Bangladesh A team batsmen exhibited immense patience in occupying the crease as the hosts added only 132 runs on the second day of the first four-day game against Zimbabwe A at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium yesterday.

Ajmal opts out of T20 event

Suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has withdrawn from the national Twenty20 championship to work on his bowling action with former Pakistan tweaker Saqlain Mushtaq.

Entertainment

Floral Theme with a Tahsan twist(!)

The latest episode of the Lux-Channel i Superstars, to be aired on Channel i tonight a 9:35pm, will see the contestants attired in floral theme, unveiling new Lux.

'Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini' on ATN Bangla

Romantic drama film “Purno Doirgho Prem Kahini” will premiere on television this Eid-ul-Azha. The film will go on air on ATN Bangla as part of the Eid special programmes.

Farooki's Pipra Bidya at Asian Screen Award

Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's latest venture “Pipra Bidya” has been nominated for two international festivals. The film received a nomination for Asia Pacific Screen Award Competition. This is the second time Farooki will attend the festival. His last film “Television” won a grand jury award at the festival.

Aditya Roy Kapur buys a diamond ring for Shraddha?

Aditya Roy Kapur & Parineeti Chopra are busy promoting their upcoming film Daawat-e-Ishq

Wife Jennifer Garner keeps Ben Affleck 'calm'

Actor Ben Affleck credits his wife Jennifer Garner for being a calming influence on him whenever he feels the "terror" of starting a new project.

Twitter erupts In Support of Deepika

Bollywood stars have joined hundreds expressing outrage after a top Indian newspaper published a photo and report on actress Deepika Padukone’s cleavage in its online version.

Science & Technology

Apple made record on selling iphone 6 in 24 hours

Setting new pre-order records for its new iPhone, Apple has sold more than four million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets in just 24 hours.

Microsoft's new deal- Minecraft

Microsoft agreed to pay $2.5bn (£1.5bn) to buy Mojang, the Swedish developer behind the popular Minecraft video game on Monday, in a deal that could give a lift to Microsoft’s mobile platforms and its Xbox business.

Relationship between Battery's lifetime and Sugar

Scientists have successfully demonstrated a sugar 'biobattery' that converts chemical energy stored in sugar substrates into electricity.

Facebook’s big TODO with new plan

The combined force of cloud computing and mobile devices is changing our world, putting nearly infinite amounts of machine intelligence into billions of hands and millions of businesses.

Microsoft to present next version of Windows on September 30

Microsoft will showcase an enterprise technology preview of its next version of Windows on September 30th as the company has started sending out invitations.

Malaria can be predicted by Google Earth Engine

If things fall on place, you may soon predict malaria on your Google Earth Engine too. Now, experts are developing an online platform, using data on the Engine, which would help health workers around the world to predict where malaria is likely to be transmitted.

Life

Delicious Mayo Chicken

This chicken is so good, it will surprise you. You may be hate mayo, but you don't even know it's there!

Credit card- Financial Standing or Ruin!

A credit card could help improve your financial standings, it could also throw you into financial ruin. Because of this, there are some things you should think twice about before swiping your card.

Now sizzling steak at your home

Thinly slice the skirt steak into strips before marinating to ensure a robust flavor. The key is to marinate overnight and allow the flavors to really marry.

Travelling by Air with your pet

Traveling could be an overwhelming experience for both you and your pet, especially if your pet is traveling for the first time. The following tips will help you strategize before, during and after your trip to ensure that your pet is happy and comfortable even when he’s 30,000 feet above ground.

Tit Bits

Fabled Arctic Franklin ship found after 170 years

The Canadian federal government has found one of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition ships lost in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago.

Funny Spider-dog terrifies passersby (Video)

Chica, the DogSpider is the work of Polish prankster Sylwester Wardega, who dressed up his pooch in the fur-covered costume before releasing her on an unsuspecting public.

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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