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An exquisite display of hand-stitched portraits by Elora Parvin

An exhibition was held recently by Elora Parvin, who presented hand-stitched portraits of famous personalities throughout global history, at Drik gallery in Dhanmondi. Th

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

“I am selective with the roles I pick”- Zahid Hasan

I am currently working on a series that has a total of seven episodes in it, directed by Shahriar Sumon. We’ve been shooting in Pubail, and we will be done in a few mo

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Dr Hira Sobahan’s ‘Life and the Narrative of Time-1’ at AFD

The third solo miniature art exhibition titled Life and the Narrative of Time-1 by artist-professor Dr Hira Sobahan is underway at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhak

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Europe’s GPS rival Galileo suffers outage

Europe’s Galileosatellite position system, a future rival of the American GPS network, has been out of service since Friday, its oversight

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

China detains Canadian citizen on drugs charges

A Canadiancitizen detained in China is being held on drug-related offences, Beijing said yesterday, at a time of tense relations between

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Ebola case in DRC’s Goma ‘a warning’: WHO

Ebola’s arrival in eastern Congo’s main city of Goma severely raises the risk of the virus spreading if it takes root in this metropolis near

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

WHO warns of too sugary baby foods

Commercial baby foods often contain too much sugar and display confusing ingredient lists, according to a UN report that proposed new

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

HK leader slams ‘rioters’ after clash

Anti-government protesters who fought police inside a Hong Kong shopping mall were “rioters”, the finance hub’s pro-Beijing leader

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

China says it will freeze out US companies

China’s government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with US firms selling arms to Taiwan, China’s Foreign Ministry said

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Afghan pvt radio station shuts down

A private radio station in Afghanistan has shut down after numerous threats from a suspected Taliban commander who objected to

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Int’l drug gangs behind Lanka bombings

International drug syndicates orchestrated Sri Lanka’s deadly Easter Sunday bombings, the country’s leader claimed yesterday, despite

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

10 miners trapped in Pak coal mine for over 20 hrs

At least 10 miners are trapped more than a kilometre (nearly a mile) underground after a fire started by an electrical short circuit in a

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Australian children take 900km drive in stolen car

Four children took a stolen four-wheel drive on a 1,000-kilometre (620-mile) road trip across the Australian outback before being

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

S Africa’s Zuma shrugs off graft allegations at inquiry

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma yesterday dismissed multiple graft allegations against him, telling a judicial inquiry he was

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

India halts space mission

The US$142 millions Chandrayaan-2 mission was a prestigious one as it aimed to make India as the fourth nation in the world to land

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

US migrants in fear

US authorities launched small-scale operations seeking to arrest undocumented immigrants over the weekend in an apparent start to

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

FF Hasan Ali Murder: 2 arrestees put on 3-day remand

Two people, arrested for their alleged involvement in killing Freedom Fighter Miah Mohammad Hasan Ali Reza, were placed on a three-day remand yesterday.

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Villagers’ clash leaves 15 hurt

At least 15 people were injured in a clash between two groups of villages over establishing supremacy at Jugikandi village in Saltha upazila of the district on Sunday eve

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Woman, daughter electrocuted

A woman and her four-year-old daughter died from electrocution in Joypurhat’s Kalai upazila yesterday.

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Youth gets life term for killing sister

A Mymensingh court yesterday sentenced a young man to life term imprisonment for killing his younger sister over a family feud in 2014.

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Rape accused sent to jail, one more arrested

A Pabna court yesterday sent a man to jail in a case filed for raping a woman on July 2 in Chatmohar upazila.

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Chest Disease Hospital without consultant for nearly a year

Patients are being deprived of proper treatment at Bogura Chest Disease Hospital (CDH) as there is no doctor for chest disease at the 20-bed hospital for nearly 10 months

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Jamuna, Arial Kha erosion getting out of hand in two districts

With flood situation worsening in different parts of the country, strong current in rivers including the Jamuna and Arial Kha eroding houses and properties of hundreds of

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

‘Xenophobic’

US President Donald Trump took aim at progressive Democratic congresswomen Sunday, telling them to “go back” where they came from in remarks that sparked yet another

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Man held for raping son’s wife

Police arrested a man for allegedly raping his daughter-in-law in Chirirbandar upazila of Dinajpur on Sunday.

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Implementing Transport Act: Delay due to pressure from transport men

The government is taking time to make the Road Transport Act-2018 effective as it faces “pressure” from the transport leaders to change some of its provisions, offici

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Nusrat Murder: HC orders enquiry into governing body’s role

The High Court yesterday directed the government to conduct an enquiry against the Sonagazi Islamia Fazil Madrasa’s Governing Body chairman, in connection with the sexu

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Rooppur Power Plant: Govt probe finds Tk 36.4cr anomaly

Two probe committees, formed by the housing and public works ministry, have found anomalies of Tk 36.4 crore in purchasing furniture and other household items for officia

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Industries Outside Economic Zones: No new electricity, gas connections

Factories outside economic zones and designated places would not get new gas and electricity connections, said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasr

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Kiwis praise team but query ‘cruel’ rules

Heartbroken New Zealanders expressed pride on Monday in the Black Caps’ fighting spirit after defeat to England in the Cricket World Cup final, but also bemusement at t

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Industrial sprawl won’t be allowed

Stressing the importance of planned development in urban and rural areas, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said there is no scope to construct a building or set up an ind

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Man stabbed to death in court

A murder accused was stabbed to death by another right before a judge and police members inside a packed courtroom in Cumilla yesterday.

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

10 killed as train hits microbus

At least 10 people were killed and two injured when a Dhaka-bound train collided with a microbus carrying a bridal party at an unmanned level crossing in Sirajganj’s Ul

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Flood takes heavy toll on schools

At least 2,100 educational institutions, mostly government primary schools, have closed due to severe flooding in 12 districts in a week.

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Mercury pollution poses big threat

Over the years, Bangladeshi stomachs have got accustomed to so many different polluting agents like fertiliser, melamine, formalin and carbide. And the list goes on and o

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 11:30 pm

Hong Kong Police Commissioner condemns violence between forces and protestors

Hong Kong Police Commissioner condemns violence between forces and protestors

Ani News 15 Jul 2019 10:05 pm

TCC open to negotiated settlement with Pakistan

The Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) has said that it was willing to discuss the potential for a negotiated settlement with Pakistan over an almost $6 billion damages case de

Bollywood Tabloid 15 Jul 2019 10:05 pm

Shehbaz Sharif to sue UK daily over fabricated story

Shehbaz Sharif, the President of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), said that he has decided to file a law suit against Daily Mail newspaper after the B

Bollywood Tabloid 15 Jul 2019 10:05 pm

Morgan celebrates England’s diversity

England captain was in a jovial mood as the hosts finally got their hands on the World Cup title, defeating New Zealand in the final after what was possibly the greatest

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 9:38 pm

Monsoon kills dozens in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

Most of the fatalities occurred as torrential rains hit Nepal, causing flooding and landslides.

BBC 15 Jul 2019 9:33 pm

Midday Brief, Monday, July 15, 2019

Hello dear readers! How are you doing today? Here are the news headlines so far on July 15, 2019

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 9:29 pm

Buriganga pollution: HC refuses to accept compliance reports from govt

The High Court has refused to accept four separate compliance reports from the government on the steps to stop pollution of Buriganga River, as there was no mention in th

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 9:18 pm

Rooppur power plant: Probe body finds anomalies of Tk 36.4cr

The committee formed to investigate the irregularities at Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant has found anomalies of Tk 36.4 crore in purchasing furniture and other household ite

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 9:01 pm

The Socrates Project: The Key to Countering China?

The quest to advance American competitiveness could learn from a Reagan-era project.

Thediplomat 15 Jul 2019 8:57 pm

Which Countries Are For or Against China’s Xinjiang Policies?

Last week, two coalitions sent competing letters to the UN Human Rights Council criticizing or backing China's Xinjiang policies.

Thediplomat 15 Jul 2019 8:42 pm

Russia to Begin Full-Scale Work on 2 Guided Missile Frigates for Indian Navy

The Indian Navy is expected to make its first tranche of payments by the end of this month.

Thediplomat 15 Jul 2019 8:38 pm

Japan’s Rainy Season Raises Fresh Weather Warnings for Torrential Rains

As survivors and bereaved families remember the victims of last year’s floods, residents prepare for another potentially deadly rainy season.

Thediplomat 15 Jul 2019 8:18 pm

Myanmar must take back Rohingyas: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterates her call to Myanmar to begin the repatriation of forcibly displaced Rohingyas, saying that they (Myanmar) must take back their nat

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 8:15 pm

‘Will apologise to Kane for rest of my life’

England all-rounder Ben Stokes, the hero of the final for the hosts as they clinched their maiden World Cup trophy, said that he will be apologizing to Kiwis’ skipper K

thedailystar 15 Jul 2019 8:09 pm

India Aborts Moon Mission Launch

The Chandrayaan 2 mission was called off less than an hour before launch, due to a “technical snag.”

Thediplomat 15 Jul 2019 7:57 pm