Allowance for injured freedom fighters to be raised

Boishakhi News Desk: Bangladesh government today approved a proposal to increase allowances of the injured and gallantry-awarded freedom fighters by more than double.

California tour bus crash kills at least 13, injures 31

3 crushed under reckless truck in Lalmonirhat

ACC arrests Coast Guard official over Tk 70 m fund embezzlement

Bangladesh fall short in dramatic run chase

Obaidul Quader new general secretary of AL

Staff Reporter: Sheikh Hasina has been unanimously re-elected as the president of Awami League in the party’s 20th council. Obaidul Quader has been made the new general secretary of the party.

BNP defends its AL council boycott decision

Staff Reporter: BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Sunday claimed that their party took the right decision by not joining Awami League’s national council as there is no democratic atmosphere in the country. “This is, I think, a right decision of not sending

Man dies falling from bus roof in Rajshahi

BNP refrains from joining AL council

B Chowdhury, Nazmul Huda attend AL Council

'Smart' home devices used as weapons in website attack


DSE seeking strategic investors under Demutualization Act 2013

Business Desk: Under the Demutualization Act 2013, Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited (DSE) is seeking local and international potential Strategic Investors. Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited (DSE), the premier bourse of Bangladesh, was demutualized in


Khaleda’s lame excuse to refuse AL invitation

Boishakhi News Desk: Once again Begum Khaleda Zia’s Bangladesh Nationalist Party has taken a wrong decision. It has declined to attend the inaugural ceremony of the 10th National Council of the ruling Awami League. The two-day council is scheduled to open on Saturday, Oct. 22.


BD vs ENG, 1st Test

Bangladesh fall short in dramatic run chase

Sports Desk: Bangladesh have lost the 1st Test match against England by 22 runs. Day 5 started with Bangladesh needing 33 runs to win with two wickets in


My family wanted me to be an engineer: Aamir Khan

Entertainment Desk: Superstar Aamir Khan entertained the fans as a young, curious engineer in 3 Idiots but this wouldn’t have been possible, had he listened to his parents, who wanted him to pursue engineering. Aamir, son of director Tahir Hussain and nephew of filmmaker Nasir


527 South Koreans to sue Samsung on Galaxy Note 7 recall

International Desk: Hundreds of South Korean Galaxy Note 7 smartphone owners were preparing Monday to file a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics over the fire-prone device. Attorney Peter Young-Yeel Ko, head of the Harvest Law Firm said Monday that


Treehouses on top of the world: Zip-lining to lodgings in Laos

Boishakhi News Desk: During our honeymoon, my wife strapped herself to a steel cable, kissed me goodbye and threw herself off the side of a mountain. I watched as she disappeared into the jungle mist, leaving only her scream.

Law and Justice

AUST student murder case: 2 sentenced to death

Staff Correspondent: The court sentenced 2 accused of murdering Subir Das, a student of Ahsanullah Science and Technology University on Monday. 2 other accused was given life time


Journalist Timir Lal Dutta passes away

Boishakhi News Desk: Journalist Timir Lal Dutta passed away at a hospital in the city on Sunday morning. He was 62. Timir Lal Dutta, who was former senior reporter of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), breathed his last at Birdem Hospital


Calais migrants: France prepares to demolish ‘Jungle’ camp

International Desk: More than 1,200 police and officials in France are preparing for the clearance of the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais. Authorities say some 7,000 people live in the camp in squalid conditions. They will be offered placements in refugee



Clinton jumps to 12-point lead over Trump: Poll

International Desk: Hillary Clinton has soared to a 12-point lead over Donald Trump in the race for the White House, according to a new poll released Sunday, with the real estate magnate’s support tanking among key voter groups.


Strange News

El Colacho: The Bizarre baby jumping festival

Boishakhi News Desk: There are a lot of odd festivals and customs around the world. Some of them are scary, others are a bit silly and funny, and a surprising number of them involve babies. The Spanish festival of El Colacho combines all three elements for an event that’s just all around


China's Xi seeks to enforce will at Communist Party meeting

International Desk: Having punished more than a million Communist Party members for corruption, Chinese President Xi Jinping will use a key meeting that started Monday to drive home the message that his signature anti-graft campaign is far from over and that his

Life Style

What you need to know about home loans

International Desk: Home loan EMIs (equated monthly installments) can be a nightmare. While you do have the satisfaction of knowing you will eventually own your home, you also have to grapple with having to spend less money, with fewer treats, with giving up on luxuries that you would otherwise have enjoyed.


Somali pirates free 26 hostages held for nearly five years

International Desk: Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian hostages held for nearly five years after the hijacking of their fishing vessel, the last commercial ship seized at the height of the country's piracy scourge, negotiators said Saturday.


Surfer is third Australian shark attack victim in a month

International Desk: A surfer sustained teeth wounds to his thigh on Monday in the third shark attack off New South Wales state north of Sydney in a month, police said. The man, aged in his 30s, was attacked at Byron Bay, 36 kilometers (22


Struggling Gaza factory turns to recycling to survive

International Desk: In the struggling Gaza Strip, Omar Ramlawi’s plastic factory is one of the few businesses that has managed to stay afloat, overcoming dire shortages of raw materials by resorting to an unusual source: recycling.