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  • Syrian refugee crisis explained in an animation and video

    The world has responded with a massive outcry over the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis.

    Syrian crisis had been globally acknowledged as a burning issue also addressed with utmost urgency to stand behind the refugees.

  • Madrasa boy commits suicide in Bogra

    A 10-year old madrasa student has committed suicide by hanging himself with a ceiling at Chandiar village in Dhunat upazila on Thursday.

    The deceased is identified as Likhon Mia, 10, son of Jillur Rahaman and a student of Dhunot Darul Ulum Qaumi Madrasa.

    Police said family members found the body of Likhon hanging with a ceiling of their house at 11am and informed them.

    Later, the law enforcers recovered the body in the afternoon.

  • President, PM condole deaths in Mina stampede

    President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have expressed shock at the loss of lives in a stampede at Mina.

    The president and the premier sent separate messages to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia expressing deep sorrow on Thursday afternoon, BSS reported.

  • Spinning gold from tall tales in Bangladesh

    This new job creation bodes well in a country where roughly 30% of the country’s population is between the ages of 10 and 24In a country where medicine and engineering are considered among the few “respectable” fields of work, a new generation is redrawing the lines — literally.

    Animation — yes, cartoons — is a budding industry in Bangladesh. Even without formal training programmes, aspiring animators have taught themselves the trade, founded small companies and created a cottage industry that is on the cusp of flourishing.

  • Cattle prices rise in city markets

    Cattle markets in the capital saw a rise of cattle prices on Thursday compared to the prices of the previous day.

    This reporter visited several markets in the capital including Gabtoli and Rayerbazar cattle markets on Thursday.

    Sellers are demanding Tk115,000 for the cow which they were ready to sell at Tk90,000 on Wednesday in Gabtoli cattle market.

  • Hotline opened for Bangladeshi hajis in Mina

    Two hotline numbers have been opened for the Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims in Mina where more than 700 pilgrims were killed in a stampede.

    The hotline numbers are: +966537375859 and +966509360082.

    "One of our officers is in Mina hospital. Bodies are arriving at hospital and authority wouldn't let anyone in," State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam said in a Facebook post on Thursday afternoon.

  • Car driver killed in Comilla road accident

    The driver of a private car has been killed when the car collided head-on with a bus on Comilla-Noakhali regional highway in Comilla Dakshin Sadar upazila.

    Deceased Abu Taher is the son of Safar Ali of Lalamati village of the same upazila.

  • Girl allegedly trafficked to India

    A sixth grader has allegedly been trafficked to India from Talbariya village under Sadar upazila of Jessore.

    The victim, Dolly, was allured of good salary for job at a lace shop in Khulna but later allegedly sold to the traffickers.

    Now she is forced to prostitution in the city of Mumbai in India, Dolly's father Rezaul Islam said.

  • Death toll rises to 717 in Hajj stampede in Mina

    At least 717 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a crush at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, where some two million people are performing the annual Haj pilgrimage, Saudi authorities said.

    At least 805 others were injured in the stampede, which took place on Street 204 of the camp city at Mina, a few kilometers east of Mecca, where pilgrims stay for several days during the climax of the Haj.

  • Suicide bombing kills 25 during Eid prayers in Yemen

    A suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, has killed at least 25 people, sources say.

    Two explosions struck the al-Balili mosque during prayers for the Eid al-Adha holiday.

    The attack comes two days after Yemen's President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi returned to the southern city of Aden from exile in Saudi Arabia.

    He had fled in March following gains by Houthi rebels, who have since been targeted by a Saudi-led coalition.

  • PM reaches New York

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in New York on an eight-day official visit to the United States via London to attend the 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

    A British Airways flight carrying the Prime Minister and members of her entourage landed at John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport at10:10pm Wednesday (New York time).

  • Evening Brief

    Death toll rises to 717 in Hajj stampede in Mina

    At least 717 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a crush at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, where some two million people are performing the annual Haj pilgrimage, Saudi authorities said.

  • Photo story: Eid home rush

    Photo story: Eid home rush

    City dwellers have started leaving Dhaka to celebrate Eid with their dear ones. Home-goers were seen climbing on the rooftop of trains risking their life. Bus counters, launch terminals and train platforms are jam-packed with holidaymakers.

  • Eid celebrated in 12 villages of Bhola

    Eid-ul-Azha has been celebrated in 12 villages under five upazilas of Bhola district on Thursday in line with the celebration of Saudi Arabia.

    The followers of Sureshwar and Satkania in these villages, who would be 5,000 in number, have been celebrating Eid every year a day ahead of the celebration that take place in the rest of the country.

    The main congregation of the festival took place at Mulai Pattan village in Tabgi union under Burhanuddin upazila of the district at 9am.

  • 20 injured in Habiganj road accident

    Twenty people have been injured in a head-on collision between two buses at Kadamtali in Shaistaganj area of Habiganj district.

    Of the injured, ten people were admitted to Habiganj sadar hospital in critical condition while the others were given primary treatment.

    Shaistaganj highway police outpost OC Ezazur Rahman said: “A Sylhet-bound bus of Shamoli Poribohon collided head-on with a Dhaka-bound bus of Al-Mobarka Poribohon on Thursday morning.”

    He said around 20 people were injured in the accident.  

  • 3 killed in Bogra road accident

    Three people have been killed and 10 others injured in a head-on collision between two buses at Bhoria area under Shibganj upazila in Bogra.

    The deceased are Abul Kalam Azad, 35, of Monsur Rahman of Gaibandha, Abdul Quader, 28, son of Rofiatulshahor of Kurigram and Ashraful Islam, 30, son of Abdul Kader of the same district.

    Witnesses said a Panchagar-bound bus of Nogor Poribohon collided head-on with a Dhaka-bound bus of Safamarwa Poribohon coming from the opposite direction around 6:30am Thursday, killing Abul Kalam on the spot and injuring the others.

  • Traffic goes haywire on Dhaka-Tangail highway

    Traffic goes haywire on Dhaka-Tangail highway

    Holidaymakers heading towards the northern districts are facing huge tailback on Dhaka-Tangail highway.

    The traffic gridlock worsened since Wednesday late night due to extra pressure of vehicles carrying passengers to their home town for Eid, our senior photographer Syed Zakir Hossain reports from Savar.

    A 30-kilometre long tailback was created on the highway early in the morning. Vehicles stretch from Alenga to Asifpur and Pakulla to Mirzapur came to a standstill around 4am.

  • Photo Story: Hajj 2015

    Photo Story: Hajj 2015

    Millions of Muslim pilgrims from all around the world packed onto a rocky landscape outside of Mecca for the apex of the annual hajj pilgrimage.

    The pilgrims packed onto the rocky landscape on Wednesday, many praying for peace in the Middle East countries ravaged by war and chaos as the annual hajj reached its climax.

    About 2 million Muslims took part in the hajj this year.

  • Hajj pilgrims pray for peace

    Millions of Muslim pilgrims congregated at Arafat outside Mecca on Wednesday, many of them praying for peace in the Middle East countries ravaged by war and chaos as the annual hajj reached its climax.

    "What is left of our Arab nation? Iraq was the symbol of power and civilisation. What happened to it now? Look at Syria: the refugees are greater in number than the pilgrims here," said Egyptian Mohammed Rizq, 65.

  • Easy Eid eats

    • Food
    • September 24, 2015

    A major part of Eid festivities include gorging on rich, heavy dishes that adorn Eid tables. A helping or two, and there's no room for more, leaving your next host disgruntled with your lack of appetite. To start the Eid festivities right, how about trying your hand at a few easy appetisers that don't strain your appetite or your culinary skills. Start the party right with the cheesy kibbeh, the mini skewered teriyaki strips or even the orange flavoured wings. These appetisers are ideal for munching and mingling through the Eid festivities, always leaving room for more.

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