No Tamim as Bangladesh name Shakib-led squad for World Cup

Following a night full of drama and rumors, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced a 15-member squad, to be led by Shakib Al Hasan and excluding opener Tamim Iqbal, for the upcoming World Cup in India.

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Nearly 22,000 MFS accounts blocked for hundi, online gambling

The BFIU says in a meeting with commercial bankers

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No forward forex contract for over three months: BB

The forward forex rate will be Tk 113.85 a US dollar

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10 injured in AL factional clash in Ctg

At least 10 Awami League activists were injured today in a clash between two of its factions in Chattogram's Mirsarai upazila

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124 Bangladeshi students get Russian govt scholarships

The Russian government today announced 124 scholarships for Bangladeshi students on bachelor, masters and PhD courses for the academic year 2024-2025..Counsellor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation Pavel Dvoychenkov announced this in a press conference to mark the day of International

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None communicated yet regarding ACU payment restriction: BB

The Bangladesh Bank (BB) is yet to receive any official communication neither from the US authorities nor from the Asian Clearing Union (ACU) regarding restriction on processing payments linked to the ACU.

US visa restrictions won’t affect garment shipment: BGMEA president

The US visa restrictions will not have any impact on the apparel shipment to the American market, said Faruque Hassan, president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), today.

AIIB to provide $4.5 billion to Bangladesh in next five years

The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will provide $4.5 billion to Bangladesh in the next five years, according to a statement of finance ministry.

Japanese backpacks now at Yellow

Japanese trading company ITOCHU Corporation has entered the Bangladesh market by offering bags of its "Outdoor Products" brand through Yellow, a fashion and lifestyle brand of Beximco Group. .Iwama Kiminori, Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh, and Naved Husain, adviser to Beximco Group, la

Embracing entrepreneurship and required personality traits

Entrepreneurship is a general, blanket term related to starting a business. An entrepreneur is someone who has an idea and who works to create a product or service that people will buy. .An entrepreneur takes on most of the risk and initiative for the new business and is often seen as a vi

Invest in Bangladesh’s economic zones, Tipu Munshi to Mexican businesses

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has urged Mexican entrepreneurs and business community to invest in Bangladesh's economic zones.

BAPA FoodPro int’l expo kicks off on Sep 28

The Bangladesh Agro Processors Association (BAPA) is going to organise a three-day exposition to showcase agriculture and food products.

Dollar hits 10-month high

The dollar rose to a new 10-month peak on Tuesday as US bond yields hit their highest level since October 2007, while the Japanese yen recovered from an early dip, with traders on alert for signs of government intervention..Federal Reserve policymaker Neel Kashkari said on Monday that, giv

Oil prices fall 1.24%

Oil prices fell on Tuesday as a stronger US dollar compounded concerns that demand for fuel will be held back by major central banks holding interest rates higher for longer..Brent crude futures were down $1.16, or 1.24 percent, at $92.13 a barrel at 0844 GMT, while US West Texas Intermedi



Female school teacher 'harassed' in Barguna

A primary school teacher has brought a sexual harassment allegation against her male colleague in Barguna's Amtali upazila

BCS education cadres call strike on Oct 2

The BCS General Education Association's central committee today announced a nationwide one-day work abstention on October 2 calling for sweeping reforms

6 Ansar al-Islam militants arrested

Rab claimed to have arrested six members, including a key leader, of the banned militant outfit Ansar al-Islam from different areas in Dhaka

Hridoy murder: 3 acquitted, 16 juveniles jailed

A local court today handed out different jail terms to 16 juveniles in the 14-year-old Hridoy murder case in Barguna

Thief calls 999, asks to be arrested

“Hello, is this the police control room? I broke into a shop, but they saw me, they are going to beat me to death,” a frightened voice said on a 999 call around 4:15am today.



Legendary actor Waheeda Rehman to receive Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Throughout her five-decade-long journey in the film industry, Waheeda Rehman has been critically acclaimed for her roles in numerous Hindi films. Her best works include, “Pyaasa” (1957), “Kaagaz Ke Phool” (1959), “Chaudhvin Ka Chand” (1960), “Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam” (1962), “Guide” (1965), and “Khamoshi” (1969) amongst others.

Taking on a new role feels like taking on a new form of rebirth: Monira Mithu

Monira Mithu is a popular face amongst Bangladesh's showbiz industry. She has effortlessly delivered performances in a variety of roles that gained her immense love from the audience.

‘Mrittika Mohey’: The homebound call of a travelling artist

The title of the art exhibition, “Mrittika Mohey”, by Karu Titas, signifies a homebound call of one’s root and the mystifying allure of it. It suggests that the destination is merely an illusion of completion, while the true significance lies in the journey itself.



New Zealand win first bilateral series in Bangladesh since 2008

New Zealand opener Will Young scored a fifty as the Blackcaps won the third and final ODI against Bangladesh by seven wickets at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.

Shoriful takes two in Powerplay

Bangladesh pacer Shoriful Islam picked up two wickets in two balls in the 10th over of the innings to dismiss New Zealand opener Finn Allen and top-order batter Dean Foxcroft as Tigers try to defend 171 in the third and final ODI at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.

Bangladesh lose three inside 6 overs

Bangladesh were in trouble losing three wickets for 35 runs in six overs in the third ODI against New Zealand on Tuesday.

Life & Living

Life & Living

Perspective / Solo travel: Journey to self-discovery and empowerment

Danny Amin, a businessman by profession and a nomad at heart, has now travelled to a number of countries, across various continents. Among his most notable expeditions lie London, Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Kenya, and Malaysia.

The Bangladesh experience / 3 global travel vloggers reveal their stories

They have bragworthy numbers of subscribers and followers; they have those staggering numbers of likes and views — now, for their insights…

Healthy and delicious All Time Family Cake for your outings!

All Time Family Cake is the perfect snack solution here! It is tasty, delicious, and healthy, all at the same time. Apart from the large packet, it is also available as single serve cake that costs Tk 30 only.



Leisure time is not wasted time

We need to stop denigrating leisure as a waste of time or something to feel guilty about.

Making the jump from O level to A level

It only takes a few weeks into A levels for students to realise the stark difference between O and A levels.

The issue with A Level grade boundaries this year

A grade boundary is the minimum mark you require in order to achieve a particular grade.

Tech & Startup

Tech & Startup

ChatGPT to launch voice chat support

OpenAI has announced a new update to ChatGPT in which the popular AI chatbot will be able to give responses in the form of voice and images. In this latest update, the user can directly build a conversation with ChatGPT like Apple’s Siri and Amazon's Alexa.

Grab reportedly in talks to grab Foodpanda's business in Asia

Delivery Hero, the Berlin-based parent company of Foodpanda, has confirmed ongoing discussions about a partial sale of its Asian operations. Singapore's tech giant, Grab, is reportedly the front-runner in this potential acquisition. While the exact value of the deal remains undisclosed, market insiders speculate that the transaction could exceed 1 billion euros for the Foodpanda brand across several Southeast Asian nations.

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Barishal traders demand a month's delay in hilsa fishing ban

Hilsa traders in Barishal have demanded a month's delay in the mother fish conservation drive this year. However, the proposal of the Barisal Divisional Fisheries Department has not been implemented nationally

Russia-Ukraine 'drone war': Where does it end?

In this era of technological advancement, remote-controlled unmanned vehicles, drones, are changing the dynamics of warfare

Cox's Bazar lifeguard services seeing uncertain future

Just like many countries across the globe, Cox's Bazar also has lifeguards who constantly keep an eye on the bay, ready to rush to save lives if a person is drowning

AL ‘peace rally’ starts at south gate of Baitul Mukarram

Ruling Awami League has started its "peace rally" at the South Gate of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital this afternoon

Khulna Chest Disease Hospital running without specialist doctors

All the buildings of Khulna Chest Disease Hospital are in a dilapidated and dangerous condition. In the absence of alternative arrangements, treatment is going on in a highly risky environment



Antarctic sea ice hits lowest winter maximum on record: US data

The sea ice around Antarctica likely had a record low surface area when it was at its maximum size this winter, a preliminary US analysis of satellite data showed Monday

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Flashflood after rainfall in Dinajpur / Over 1,000 families marooned

Following downpour in the last two days, swelled up rivers have inundated the low-lying areas in Dinajpur Sadar upazila and in the vicinity of the district town, leaving over 1,000 families marooned amid flash flood

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Rain, thundershowers likely in Dhaka, other parts of country

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers in eight divisions, including Dhaka, over 24 hours from 9:00am today.

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Waterlogging in New Market / DSCC issues show cause notices to 4 officials

Dhaka South City Corporation has issued show-cause notices to four officials for failing to solve the waterlogging problem in the capital's New Market and surrounding areas within 24 hours of the end of Thursday night's heavy rain

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LPG cylinders being sold at Tk 100-200 more than fixed price: state minister

LPG cylinders are being sold at Tk 100-200 more than the prices fixed by the government, State minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said today

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More rain likely over next 3 days; 179 mm rainfall recorded in Nilphamari

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has predicted that there may be more rain across the country, including Dhaka, over 72 hours from 9:00am today.

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World Rivers Day / 'Our rivers, our responsibility'

Speakers stress coordination among govt agencies at event

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