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  • Get lost in translation

    Get lost in translation

    India’s tourism policies paint a troubling picture of its government’s prejudices

  • Mustafizur Rahman: The statistically freaky bowler with an even freakier gift

    Mustafizur Rahman: The statistically freaky bowler with an even freakier gift

    Would you like to hear my totally baseless World Twenty20-related conspiracy theory about Bangladesh’s “mystery” medium-pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman? The answer to this question is almost certainly: “No, no thank you, I’m fine thanks.” But I’m going to tell you it anyway.

  • Pakistani fan: None has harassed me

    Pakistani fan Bashir Ahmed has rejected the claim that he was harassed by a group of Bangladesh cricket fans during Wednesday's Bangladesh-Pakistan T20 match.

    Some images have been spread through social media where it was seen that the US-based Pakistani cricket fan was wearing a kurta printed in green and red Bangladesh flag, surrounded by a group of Bangladeshi fans.

  • Pakistan secure consolation win

    Pakistan win by 6 wickets Excellent knocks from Umar Akmal and Sarfraz Ahmed guided Pakistan to chase down 151, a six-wicket victory in their last Asia Cup encounter against Sri Lanka.

    Akmal took over and did what he does best, got his foot in the door before feeding on looseners. At the other end was a boundary-less Shoaib Malik, admiring junior Akmal.

    The Lankan quiver does not have enough arsenals and Mathews's absence made it even more innocuous.

    Herath was made to look ordinary as the Pakistani batsmen used their feet well against him, not allowing him to settle down.

  • Rescued cat now at agriculture minister’s flat

    Rescued cat now at agriculture minister’s flat

    The cat, which was rescued from a towering tree at the secretariat on Thursday, has been sheltered at the official apartment of Agriculture Minister Motia Chowdhury.

    The PS of agriculture minister, Md Shahjalal, told the Dhaka Tribune: “The cat started following the driver of the minister, Asgor Ali, who was the first to hear it meowing and initiated the rescue plan, since it was rescued.

  • ‘Bernie baby’ dies from SIDS

    He warmed the hearts of Bernie Sanders supporters everywhere when he appeared at a Las Vegas rally dressed as the candidate — with a mop of gray hair, a tie, and black, thick-rimmed glasses.

    Now the family of Oliver Jack Carter Lomas-Davis is mourning his death from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

  • ‘BNP council an eyewash’

    Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary Hasan Mahmud has claimed that BNP 's decision to hold the sixth national council was just an eyewash.

    He said: “BNP's decision of holding the national council is nothing but an eyewash as the party members will elect Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman again for the two top posts of the party.”

    The ruling party leader made the remarks while addressing a rally outside the National Press Club on Friday.

  • International Women’s day at Westin

    International Women’s day at Westin

    Celebrate the power and joy of being a woman on International Women's Day with an exclusive buffet masterfully prepared for the proud woman in you. Rejuvenate with a complimentary spa treatment voucher and enjoy special discounts with group bookings only on International Women's Day at The Westin Dhaka. Lunch buffet is priced at Tk3,500 (net) and dinner at Tk4,800 (net). For more information contact +8802-9891988.  

  • Discussion on Bangabandhu and liberation war held at IUB

    Discussion on Bangabandhu and liberation war held at IUB

       The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Museum in association with Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) organised a discussion and photography exhibition on Wednesday, March 2 2016 at IUB campus in Bashundhara, Dhaka. The veteran freedom fighter Lt Col Kazi Sazzad Ali Zahir, Bir Pratik, attended the program as the chief guest. Among others, Prof M Omar Rahman, vice chancellor, IUB, also spoke on the occasion.

  • Cafe Entro opens in Banani

    Cafe Entro opens in Banani

       Entro began their journey on February 26, 2016. For the grand opening, celebrities like Tony (from Black), Azra, Prova, Farhana Nisho, Faria Piasha, Rumpa and many others were present while the chief guest of the ceremony was Rony Chowdhury.

  • Sri Lankan national cricket team meets with young adults with special needs

    Sri Lankan national cricket team meets with young adults with special needs

    On March 2, the Sri Lankan national cricket players met the young adults and adults with autism and other neuro-developmentally challenged people from PFDA-Vocational Training Centre at Le Méridien.

  • Another man held with gold hidden in rectum

    A man has been arrested at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka after allegedly smuggling gold bars hidden in his rectum.

    The 29-years-old Taslim Hossain was caught by the officials of Armed Police Battalion (APBn) around 7:30am Friday, five days after another youth was arrested for smuggling gold bars concealed in his rectum.

    APBn Senior Assistant Commissioner Alamgir Hossain told the Dhaka Tribune: “The gold in four packets was pushed through the rectum of Taslim who arrived at the airport from Kuala Lumpur.

  • Online shopping on the rise

    Online shopping on the rise

    Online shopping is now a popular means of trading goods and services in Bangladesh. An online platform is used by many companies to showcase an array of products ranging from kitchen items, home appliances to clothes, shoes, cosmetics to cars and flats even! All this has been possible due to the expansion of information and communication technology (ICT). City dwellers prefer online shopping as it saves time by saving them from the hassle of sitting in traffic jam for hours, and it also saves money at times.

  • Quader: Civil society directly involved in 1/11

    Awami League Presidium Member Obaidul Quader has alleged that several civil society members had played direct roles in the conspiracy to banish party chief Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia from politics – the efforts known as “Minus Two Formula” – during the 2007-08 army-backed caretaker regime.

    Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, claimed former prime minister Khaleda's greed and practice of politics of destruction, inspired civil society members and several political beneficiaries to conspire and create the 1/11.

  • Take your skills to the next level

    Take your skills to the next level

    Everyone who has ever written something knows it’s not easy, and that writing a good short story is even harder. A simple Google search reveals that even though Pixar comes out with such great movies year after year, a film takes about six years to develop, and most of that time is spent on developing the story. While the writing tips in this article might not ensure a Pixar film worthy script, it will undoubtedly disclose secrets to pen the best short story.

  • Two Syrians jailed over Aylan Kurdi’s death

    A Turkish court on Friday sentenced two Syrians to four years in jail over the drowning of five people including toddler Aylan Kurdi, the image of whose dead body sparked global sympathy last September over the fate of migrants, Dogan news agency said.

    Three-year-old Aylan, whose body washed up on a beach in southwest Turkey, drowned along with his mother and brother among a group of migrants trying to reach Greece by boat.

  • Brazilian ex-leader Lula’s home raided

    Brazilian police have raided the home of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as part of a fraud inquiry into the state oil company Petrobras.

    The former president was being brought in for questioning, reports have said.

    Officials say some 33 search warrants and 11 detention warrants are being carried out.

    The long-running inquiry, known as Operation Car Wash, is probing accusations of corruption and money laundering at Petrobras.

  • 2 held over Gazipur ATM booth robbery

    Police have detained two persons in connection with the robbery at a fast track ATM booth of Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited at Harinhati under Kaliakoir upazila in Gazipur.

    Detained Naimul and Mintoo admitted that they were involved in the robbery, police said.

    The duo were held in drives at Rakhalia of Kaliakoir and Board Bazar of Tongi early Friday.

  • 2 youths held with 5,000 yaba pills in capital

    The police have arrested two youths from the capital's Fakirapul area for allegedly smuggling 5,000 yaba pills hidden in their stomachs.

    The arrestees are Aminul Islam, 30, and Md Rafique, 26, said Md Khorshid, assistant director, Department of Narcotics Control.

    A case has been filed filed against the persons with Motijheel police station.


  • Balloon seller killed in gas cylinder blast

    A balloon seller has been killed in a gas cylinder explosion at a picnic spot in Savar's Ashulia.

    The body of Rabiul Islam, 30, was sent to Dhaka Medical College morgue for autopsy.

    Ashulia police station Officer-in-Charge Mohsinul Kadir confirmed the death to the Dhaka Tribune.

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