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  • Another heart-break

    It was another heartbreaking defeat, and there were tearful faces once again as Soumya Sarkar knelt, broken and face down on the R Premadasa Stadium turf after Dinesh Karthik bludgeoned a flat six that just made it over the extra cover rope when five runs were needed off the last ball to win the T20I tri-series Nidahas Trophy final last night in Colombo.

  • March 19, 1971: First encounter with troops in Joydebpur

    Although the Liberation War had not begun, freedom loving Bengalees had already proved that they would do anything for the liberation of their land – even sacrifice their own lives.

  • Dhaka air among the worst

    Dhaka city again ranked as one of the most polluted in the world yesterday, according to the air quality index prepared by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

  • US-Bangla Flight Crash in Kathmandu

    Pilots open up in private

    The recent US-Bangla plane crash has suddenly brought out some bone-chilling allegations from a number of pilots of compromising flight safety by private airlines.

  • US-Bangla Airlines Pilot Abid Sultan and his wife Afsana Khanam

    Captain's wife suffers stroke

    A week after US-Bangla Airlines Captain Abid Sultan lost his life in the plane crash at Nepal airport, his wife suffered a stroke yesterday morning.

  • Businessman Sazal Chowdhury

    Abducted Businessman: Freed after eight days in captivity

    Eight days after being abducted from the capital's Basundhara Residential Area, businessman Sazal Chowdhury was freed in Daudkandi area of Comilla early yesterday.

  • Sylhet Map

    Boy's fingers severed for trifle

    An influential local stabbed a child's hand and severed his fingers after he mistakenly damaged a portion of a dam at the Moynakhali embankment of Tahir upazila's Mohalia Haor yesterday afternoon.

  • Bangladesh's first satellite Bangabandhu-1

    Bangabandhu Satellite: Waiting in the wings

    Bangabandhu-1, the first commercial satellite of the country, is likely to be sent into orbit next month and it will be ready for use in three months after the launch. The satellite is all set for the launch, said Shahjahan Mahmood, chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), which is dealing with the much-talked-about project.

  • Official joint probe starts for US-Bangla Plane Crash

    US-Bangla Plane Crash: Official joint probe starts today

    The joint probe into the US-Bangla disaster officially starts today.

  • Primary school with a difference

    Primary school with a difference

    Among the low-caste Hindu families of the distant Kachuai Hills in Chittagong's Patiya upazila education has rarely been a priority. Busy with

  • 'Save family land' now his struggle

    Police have found two Awami League men and their associates involved in the abduction of green activist Mihir Biswas in the capital's Shyamoli on March 3, investigators said yesterday.

  • Team Tigers against Sri Lanka in Nidahas Tr-Nation Series 2018

    Final hurdle, toughest too

    The stat of not winning a single game against India in their seven T20I meetings so far, including the two defeats in the Nidahas Trophy, may not hang as heavy on the shoulders of Bangladesh players after their scintillating and morale-boosting two-wicket victory over Sri Lanka on Friday as the Tigers take on India in the final at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo today.

  • Let's give our kids healthy, peaceful life

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her call to teachers, guardians and religious clerics to motivate children against all evil forces, including militants, terrorists and drug traffickers.

  • Lawyers denied permission to meet Khaleda

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's lawyers were denied permission to meet her in the capital's old central jail yesterday.

  • OMG!

    “The situation in this country is such that if I were the prime minister,

  • Moving Out of LDC Category: Bangladesh well on track

    In a major leap forward, Bangladesh has become eligible to graduate to a developing country from a least developed one as it has met all the three criteria for the first time for getting out of the LDC bloc.

  • US-Bangla airlines plane crash survivors

    Cause of Crash: US-Bangla, Tribhuvan at loggerheads

    Tribhuvan International Airport authorities and US-Bangla Airlines are at loggerheads over what caused the crash.

  • Tigers win a cliffhanger

    Interim Bangladesh head Courtney Walsh dragged away 12th man Nurul Hasan who engaged in a verbal clash with Sri Lankan opener Kusal Mendis -- who was being restrained by Tamim Iqbal -- after Mahmudullah Riyad struck a deep six over the square leg region to clinch a scintillating two-wicket win that knocked Sri Lanka out of the Nidahas Trophy and powered Bangladesh to the final at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo yesterday.

  • All set for mega oil refinery

    Bashundhara Group is set to build the country's largest oil refinery plant in Chittagong, which is expected to meet about 80 percent of the national demand for refined oil.

  • Bangabandhu's birthday today

    The 98th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is being celebrated today in a befitting manner.

  • MARCH 17, 1971: Fruitless talks with Yahya

    For the second consecutive day, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman met the then Pakistan's President Yahya Khan at the latter's residence to resolve the ongoing crisis.

  • Back home with scars, trauma

    The first Bangladeshi survivor of the US-Bangla disaster in Kathmandu returned home yesterday. Straight from the airport, Shahreen Ahmed, who was undergoing treatment at the Kathmandu Medical College Hospital since Monday's crash, was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital's burn unit.

  • A return no one ever expects

    Almun Nahar Annie, one of the survivors, had been refusing to go back to Bangladesh. Last night though, she finally changed her mind. Annie lost her husband FH Priok and their only child Tamarra in the BS211 crash. What does she have to go back to?

  • Nepal US-Bangla Aircraft crash

    People’s perspective: A major blow to brand Bangladesh

    Even a single death due to accident is too many. So the statistics that there have been only two major aviation disasters in Bangladesh in the last 33 years are only of trivial importance. A tragedy in which 51 people died puts countries into a collective bereavement.

  • Selim Molla

    From gardener to millionaire

    He joined the Public Works Department as a gardener in 1984. But unlike his co-workers, the class-IV employee saw a dramatic change in his fortunes in the last one decade.

  • Rejoinder, our reply

    Mercantile Bank has sent a rejoinder to a report titled “Cash incentive rules flouted” published in The Daily Star on February 27.

  • Rohingyas from Myanmar

    Role of Int'l community inadequate

    While Myanmar has been gravely violating international norms for long by not protecting the Rohingyas, the international community has done little to punish the country or stop violence, international relations experts said yesterday.

  • Bangladesh cricket team

    Tigers' virtual semi against SL today

    Sri Lanka coach Chandika Hathurusingha's answer of yes was a quick one after he was asked whether he knew of Shakib Al Hasan's last-minute inclusion in the Bangladesh squad ahead of today's crucial Nidahas Trophy match between the two sides.

  • Candles are lit at Central Shaheed Minar for US-Bangla Airlines Plane Crash

    Flight safety top priority

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday instructed the civil aviation authorities to give highest priority to flight safety and maintenance of planes of carriers.

  • US-Bangla Airlines Plane Crash Victims

    Test of patience after shock

    A flurry of activity outside the main gate of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital alerted journalists to something happening soon. Within moments, an ambulance drove towards the forensic department and a few worried people -- relatives of the Monday's air crash victims -- hustled hoping to have a glimpse of their departed loved ones.