Friday 21 July 2017, 10:53 pm
Reliance Jio to launch smartphone at 'effective price zero'                    US paper denounces BNP for terrorism                    AL leader who sued UNO suspended                    PM surprised by UNO's arrest: HT Imam                    BSF picks up another Bangladeshi                    

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09:51  PM, 21 July 2017, Friday

Reliance Jio to launch smartphone at 'effective price zero'

Smartphone will not be a luxury in the near future in India, thanks to Reliance Industries. Mukesh Ambani, the company's chairman, announced that its arm Reliance Jio will be launching a 4G-enabled smartphone named 'JioPhone' that will be available to consumers at an 'effective' price of Rs 0.


09:08  PM, 21 July 2017, Friday

US paper denounces BNP for terrorism

Leading US newspaper 'The Washington Times' has accused BNP of adopting terrorism as a means to perform as an opposition party, saying a recent Canadian High Court ruling set in "legal language" its status as a "terrorist organization".


08:36  PM, 21 July 2017, Friday

AL leader who sued UNO suspended

Barisal district Awami League leader Syed Obaidullah Saju has been suspended from the party for filing a case against Gazi Md Salman Tarique, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of Barguna Sadar Upazila and former UNO of Agailjhara upazila in Barisal district.


08:28  PM, 21 July 2017, Friday

PM surprised by UNO's arrest: HT Imam

Prime Minister's adviser HT Imam has said that the arrest of Barguna Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Gazi Tariq Salman over using distorted portrait of Bangabandhu has surprised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.


07:28  PM, 21 July 2017, Friday

BSF picks up another Bangladeshi

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) picked a Bangladeshi national up from Hapania border point under Sapahar upazila in Naogaon district early Friday.


06:58  PM, 21 July 2017, Friday

Govt, EC heading toward a blueprint election: BNP

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has alleged that the Election Commission (EC) and the government are jointly heading toward a unilateral and blueprint general election gradually.


06:16  PM, 21 July 2017, Friday

Landslide in Chittagong again, five killed

Three children and two women of a family were killed in a hillslide triggered by heavy rain at Jangal Salimpur in Salimpur union under Sitakunda upazila in Chittagong district early Friday.


05:18  PM, 21 July 2017, Friday

1,200 students sued over Shahbagh clash

An attempt to murder case has been filed accusing 1,200 unidentified protesters of seven colleges for getting involved in clash with police at the city's Shahbagh area on Thursday morning.


02:26  PM, 21 July 2017, Friday

3 killed in Bogra road accident

At least three people were killed and ten others injured as a passengers’ bus collided head on with a truck at Dhankundi area on Dhaka-Bogra highway under Sherpur upazila in the district on Friday morning.


02:02  PM, 21 July 2017, Friday

Venezuela crisis: Deadly clashes as millions join strike

Millions of Venezuelans have joined a general strike called by the opposition as pressure mounts on President Nicolás Maduro to cancel elections for a new constituent assembly, reports BBC.


11:42  AM, 21 July 2017, Friday

Strong quake off Turkish, Greek coasts kills two, injures scores

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 killed two people and injured scores more when it struck near major Turkish and Greek tourist destinations in the Aegean Sea early on Friday, Turkish and Greek officials said, reports Reuters.


10:24  AM, 21 July 2017, Friday

No Korean military talks after North snubs South's call

South Korea's proposed military talks aimed at easing tension between the two Koreas planned for Friday failed to happen after the North snubbed the call, a setback for new President Moon Jae-in's hopes for dialogue, reports Reuters.


10:21  AM, 21 July 2017, Friday

Barcelona bid €80m to make Coutinho the heir to Iniesta

As Andres Iniesta enters the final year of his contract, Barcelona have sought out a replacement. And according to the Mail, Philippe Coutinho has been tabbed as the man to fill the 33-year-old World Cup winner's boots in the Blaugrana midfield, reports ESPNFC.


08:26  AM, 21 July 2017, Friday

Samaraweera not to continue as tigers’ batting consultant

The BCB will not extend Thilan Samaraweera's contract as Bangladesh's batting consultant beyond the Champions Trophy, the board's chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury has said. 


01:17  AM, 21 July 2017, Friday

Khaleda Zia greets new Indian President

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election as the 14th President of India.


01:12  AM, 21 July 2017, Friday

Bangladesh President, PM greet India's new President

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have greeted Ram Nath Kovind on being elected the President of India.


01:00  AM, 21 July 2017, Friday

Malaysia detains, deports Odhikar's Adilur

Malaysia has deported a prominent Bangladesh activist on Thursday, with civil groups describing the government treatment of him as "harassment" against human rights defenders.

Law & Judiciary

12:51  AM, 21 July 2017, Friday

ACC files appeal seeking Khaleda's arrest

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed an appeal at a special court at Bakshi Bazar in the city seeking an arrest warrant and trial of BNP chief Khaleda Zia.


10:37  PM, 20 July 2017, Thursday

'Supportive govt formula won't be accepted'

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said the next national election would be held on time as per the constitution.


10:27  PM, 20 July 2017, Thursday

AL govt role model of repression, killing: BNP

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday claimed that the Awami League government is a role model of how to 'repress' people, 'suppress' different opinion and 'kill' innocent and unarmed people.


09:45  PM, 20 July 2017, Thursday

PSC recommends 1,466 more for non-cadre posts

The Public Service Commission (PSC) on Thursday recommended the government to appoint another 1,466 candidates


09:42  PM, 20 July 2017, Thursday

Helal Uddin Ahmed new EC Secretary

Dhaka Divisional Commissioner Helaluddin Ahmed has been appointed acting secretary to the Election Commission Secretariat.


09:31  PM, 20 July 2017, Thursday

Odhikar Secretary Adilur held in Malaysia

Malaysian immigration barred Adilur Rahman Khan, the secretary of Odhikar, a Bangladesh-based human rights organisation, to enter the country on Thursday


08:57  PM, 20 July 2017, Thursday

Britons could lose right to live in another EU country

Threat of potential restriction on UK citizens after Brexit emerges at end of intense technical talks in Brussels


08:32  PM, 20 July 2017, Thursday

Saudi king orders arrest of prince for video showing abuse

A Saudi prince has been arrested after a video emerged online purporting to show him abusing someone and pointing a rifle at another.


08:31  PM, 20 July 2017, Thursday

Israel faces Palestinian anger over holy site metal detectors

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is weighing whether to remove metal detectors at a Jerusalem holy site whose installation after a deadly attack last week has stoked Palestinian protests, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Thursday.


08:07  PM, 20 July 2017, Thursday

US Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

US Senator John McCain, a former Republican presidential nominee, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, a statement from the hospital treating him in Arizona said Wednesday.


07:30  PM, 20 July 2017, Thursday

Warrants against SATV chairman, MD

A Jessore court on Thursday issued arrest warrants against six officials, including chairman and managing director, of private TV channel SATV in a defamation case.


06:48  PM, 20 July 2017, Thursday

PM bans fishing in Naf to check 'Yaba' smuggling

Reiterating her government's firm anti-drug smuggling stance, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said she has already directed the authorities concerned to take measures to stop fishing in the Naf River to check 'Yaba' smuggling.


06:18  PM, 20 July 2017, Thursday

6 students hurt in clash with cops at Shahbagh

The students of newly affiliated seven government colleges with Dhaka University (DU) clashed with police as the law enforcers obstructed them in staging demonstration to meet their demands at Shahbagh intersection on Thursday