Politics

Government is thirsty for blood: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia believes that the ruling party had gone mad with bloodthirst, referring to the many killings that have taken place recently.

5 AL men suspended for derogatory comments on PM

A total of five Tangail local Awami League leaders have been suspended over their derogatory comments on Party President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday.

"HT Imam a BNP man"

BNP chairperson’s press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan Sohel said on Saturday, "HT Imam is our man…Do not touch him"

“Awami League is the father of militancy"

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir claimed that the BNP did not believe in militancy and terrorism.

Ershad on 5-day visit to Malaysia

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad left here on Sunday for Malaysia on a five-day visit at the invitation of the Malaysian ruling party.

BBC Bangladesh Sanglap; Panellists see downgrade in BCL’s ideals

Panellists at a BBC Bangladesh Sanglap said that the unruly activities of Bangladesh Chhatra League activists showed abysmal degradation of their ideals and morals.

Noapara municipality councillor shot dead

A councillor of Noapara municipality in Jessore was gunned down by miscreants on Sunday morning.

SC denies Khaleda petitions

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has rejected two leave to appeal petitions BNP chief Khaleda Zia.

Business

Beximco Pharma gets GMP recognition from Canada

Beximco Pharmaceuticals Limited has recently received GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) approval from the Canadian regulatory authority 'Health Canada'.

Call to ensure tannery workers' basic rights

Most of the tannery workers will work at their respective factories which are now under relocation. But they require housing, medication, education and other basic needs to survive there.

BBF-Millward confer Best Brand Award

Bangladesh Brand Forum, in partnership with world's leading brand research company Millward Brown Bangladesh arranged the 6th Best Brand Award Bangladesh 2014.

Stand by start-ups with policy support

Friendly policies, tax breaks and a change in the educational curriculum and people's mindset are crucial to promoting start-ups in Bangladesh, young entrepreneurs said yesterday.

Government to appoint consultant to set up second refinery unit

The government is going to appoint a consultant next month for implementing the country's second Eastern Refinery unit project having a capacity to refine 1.5 million tonnes of crude oil annually

Walton brings 34 appliances to ease life

To help housewives get state-of-the-art appliances at affordable rates, Walton, the country's popular brand, has taken an extensive initiative to produce and market a total of 34 home appliances locally.

Airtel signs corporate deal with Turag Garments

Under this agreement, Airtel Bangladesh Limited will provide Turag Garments & Hosiery Mills Limited with Airtel's voice, bulk SMS, business related VAS and data
services.

National

Fire at B'baria BTCL microwave station doused

A fire that broke out in a microwave station room of BTCL at Bhadughar area of Brahminbaria town on Monday morning, is now under control.

Two get death penalty in a murder case in N'ganj

A court of Narayanganj on Monday sentenced two people to death and another one to life term imprisonment for killing a businessman in 2011.

Youth dies falling off tree in Jessore

A youth died falling from a tree at Churmonkati village in Sadar upazila on Sunday night.

10 rescued in Benapole while being trafficked to India

BGB member rescued 10 people while they were being trafficked to India through Putkhali border point in Jessore on Sunday night.

One killed in Sylhet road crash

A man was killed in an accident at Mohajon Potty area in city on Sunday night.

Two held with 993 phensidyl bottles in Chapainawabganj

Rab arrested two alleged drug peddlers in possession of 993 bottles of contraband phensidyl from Jamtala area in Sadar upazila on Sunday.

Numerous Senegra and Phensidyl bottle seized in Benapole

BGB seized 39,000 pieces of Senegra tablets and 692 bottles of contraband Phensidyl worth Tk 1.20 crore from Daulatpur border point here on Sunday night.

One held for killing Noapara municipality councillor

Police arrested a young man in Jessore for his alleged involvement in the killing of Oliar Rahman, councillor of Noapara municipality.

Mobarak taken at the tribunal

Md Mobarak Hossain has been brought to the International Crimes Tribunal for the verdict on his war crimes in Brahmanbaria in 1971.

World News

Iraqi forces claim progress against ISIL

While Iraqi security forces have made progress in reclaiming areas that the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) had held for months, pro-government groups have also suffered losses at the hand of the group.

US police shoot dead boy carrying fake gun

A 12-year-old boy shot by police after apparently grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds on Sunday.

Burkina Faso appoints transitional government

Transitional leaders in Burkina Faso have agreed on a new government to guide the country to elections next year, allocating several key cabinet posts to the military.

Putin dismisses talk of Iron Curtain's return

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow will not be isolated on the international scene and has dismissed the risk of "catastrophic consequences" for the Russian economy of Western sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine.

Israeli cabinet approves 'Jewish state' bill

The Israeli cabinet has approved a bill declaring Israel a Jewish state in a controversial move seen as intensifying discrimination against Arabs residing in occupied territories.

Polls close in Tunisia's first free election

Millions of Tunisians have cast their ballots to directly elect their president for the first time since the revolution four years ago that swept away longtime leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

West and Iran to make 'last push' for deal

World powers and Iran will make a "last push" for a nuclear deal before a Monday midnight deadline even though the parties are far apart, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.

Sports

Ajmal targets World Cup return

Saeed Ajmal has said he is targeting the 2015 World Cup for his international comeback. He is pleased with the progress he has made with the remedial work on his bowling action so far.

No match for Reus this year

Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus will miss the rest of 2014, including Wednesday's Champions League clash at Arsenal, after suffering his sixth ankle injury in a year.

Mashrafe blow secure 2-0 up for Tigers (Video)

Bangladesh overpowered Zimbabwe in the second ODI that saw the fortunes of both teams seesawing and consolidated their lead in the five-match series. Mashrafe Mortaza's three early wickets were followed by a grinding battle which continued till the 42nd over when the home side made the finishing move.

Vintage Federer seals first Davis Cup for Switzerland

Roger Federer produced a vintage performance to crush Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2 and seal Switzerland's maiden Davis Cup title with a 3-1 win over hosts France on Sunday.

Di Matteo weighs options for Chelsea

Schalke coach Roberto di Matteo is considering playing a five-man defence for Tuesday's visit of his former club Chelsea to protect his perfect home record after the 3-2 win over Wolfsburg.

Australia crash South Africa 4-1 to retain top spot

Australia will enter the World Cup year ranked as the game's top ODI team and with the likes of Steve Smith, Aaron Finch and Shane Watson all running into ominous form.

Injured Maqsood out of New Zealand ODIs, T20s

Pakistan batsman Sohaib Maqsood has been ruled out of contention for the limited-overs series against New Zealand due to a wrist fracture he suffered while playing for Pakistan A last month..

Hamilton takes second F1 title in style

Hamilton joined the elite ranks of double Formula One world champions on Sunday after a nerve-racking drive to victory in the floodlit season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Changes expected in BCB committees

Cricket’s governing body in the country is prepared to go through changes in three of its committees-BCB president Nazmul Hasan informed.

Manila Masters: Siddikur 52nd

Bangladesh's premier golfer Siddikur Rahman capped off a miserable week by finishing at joint 52nd position in the Manila Masters in Philippines yesterday.

It was 100% professional: Mashrafe

At the presentation ceremony Bangladesh ODI skipper, also the Man-of-the-Match Mashrafe Bin Mortaza expressed it was a perfect team effort from the Tigers in all department although he admitted a minute downfall at the end of the first innings.

We can handle Johnson: Kohli

Ahead of the Test series against Australia, stand-in India captain Virat Kohli has said that the team is in the right frame of mind and totally equipped to handle the dangerous Mitchell Johnson.

Entertainment

‘Game of Thrones’ to get a movie?

British actor Charles Dance, who played Tywin Lannister on TV drama ‘Game of Thrones’, has hinted that the fantasy story by JRR Martin may get a movie.

Kim Kardashian will not enter ‘Bigg Boss 8′; cancels India tour

The India trip of American reality TV star Kim Kardashian has reportedly been cancelled over visa issues. “Unfortunately, Kim will not be able to enter the country due to some visa issue”, said a source.

‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise will have five films: Andy Serkis

Hollywood actor Andy Serkis says the new ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise may stretch to five movies. Serkis, 50, plays the Ape leader, Caesar, in the rebooted series.

Hungry for more

Jennifer Lawrence is in Manhattan, and it’s hard not to know it. Outside the Park Hyatt Hotel in midtown, a throng of girls are pushing, shoving and screaming at the top of their lungs.

Apurbo portraysa cancer patientn

Apurbo, one of the busiest actors of recent times, made his breakthrough in modelling career by conquering the title of “Mr Bangladesh” in 2002 in the talent hunt show called “You Got the Looks.” Hitting the small screen in 2006, the model-turned-actor gradually emerged towards becoming a popular face in romantic plays.

Enrique Iglesias bags three Latin Grammy Awards

Singer Enrique Iglesias received three trophies at the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards.

Science & Technology

Google appeals to cord cutters with new Nexus Player

Google seeks to wrest some market share from streaming set-top boxes like Apple TV and Roku 3 with its new Nexus Player streaming device.

Fuel cell cars on spotlight

Automakers are beginning to nudge the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle out of the illusion factory that is Southern California and into the broader conversation about the future of clean transportation.

Dragon Age: Inquisition evokes interactive storytelling

If size matters, Dragon Age: Inquisition is the most ambitious story-based game of 2014.

Again, Google receiving heavy pressure from EU

The European Parliament is preparing a proposal that if successful, will split Google's search engine division from the rest of its business in Europe.

Apple's campaign: Donate portion of holiday sales to AIDS fight

Apple has launched a campaign that will allow its customers to support World AIDS Day 2014 through donations derived from app purchases from its App Store.

Life

Travelling with a smoker increases cancer risk

While simply sitting in cars with people who smoke, non-smokers breathe in a host of potentially dangerous compounds that are associated with cancer, heart disease and lung disease, says a new research.

Social media use at work hampers productivity

The use of online social media for personal use during working hours can have a detrimental effect on employees’ performance and the well-being of organisations, warn new research.

Fibre-rich diet helps you lose weight

Certain fibres contained in prepared foods such as cereals, cereal bars, baking mixes, and drinks may cause a shift towards beneficial bacteria in the gut and assist in weight loss when made part of a long-term, daily diet, says a new research.

Link between exercise & better memory not a myth: Study

Exercise seems to be good for the human brain, with many recent studies suggesting that regular exercise improves memory and thinking skills.

Beauty benefits of curd

The wonders of curd are not just restricted to soothing your system and help digest food. Curd also works are a marvelous beauty recipe and is used by many women to treat various skin and hair problems at home.

TidBits

The Fight!

Bayern Munich's midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger jokes with mascot Berni during the German first division Bundesliga football match .

Thousands flock to see 'God Boy' born with 8 limbs in India

The baby, dubbed “God Boy” by his parents because they say he looks like an Indian God, was born in Baruipur, a city in India’s eastern West Bengal State.

What Does A $500,000 Closet Look Like?

If you were ever wondering how to throw the perfect party in a closet, this Houston area woman knows the secret: all it takes is a wonderful caterer, lots of champagne, a DJ ... oh, and a gigantic, three story, 3,000 square foot "she cave."

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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