6h ago| South Asia

Bangladesh-India JCC talks postponed

The Joint Consultative Commission meeting, a foreign ministerial-level annual conference between India and Bangladesh which was scheduled for May 30 in Delhi, has been postponed.

7h ago| Asia

In Southeast Asia, social media preachers under the spotlight

Indonesian preacher Abdul Somad Batubara has been in the headlines for being denied entry into Singapore over his extremist teachings.

20h ago| South Asia

Taliban dismiss UN concerns on women’s rights in Afghanistan

The Taliban yesterday rejected the UN Security Council’s call to reverse heavy restrictions imposed on Afghan women, dismissing their concerns as “unfounded”.

Worker dies of snakebite at Patuakhali farm

A snake farm worker died of snakebite in Patuakhali Sadar upazila last night.

8h ago| Bangladesh

Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury's body at Shaheed Minar

Prominent journalist, writer, and columnist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury’s body was brought to Dhaka from London this morning under the state management.

8h ago| Transport

Train movement resumes 11hrs after derailment at Gazipur's Kaliakoir

Rail communications of Dhaka with the country's northern part and Khulna were restored 11 hours after derailment of a train at Gazipur's Kaliakoir upazila last night. 

1d ago| News Multimedia

Can monkeypox become a pandemic?

Monkeypox has emerged as a new concern in a world ravaged by Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the fact that no deaths have been reported, monkeypox cases have been detected in 12 countries across Europe,...

West has declared total war on Russia: FM Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov yesterday accused Western countries of waging a “total war” on Russia and its people and culture as Moscow pushes on with its military operation in Ukraine.

20h ago| World

Europol sounds alarm over 3D-printed weapons

European police agency Europol yesterday warned of a “current and future threat” from 3D-printed weapons, an increasing number of which have been seized across the continent.

20h ago| World

Chile could be home to world’s oldest tree

A lush green forest in southern Chile might be home to the world’s oldest tree after a new study found that an ancient alerce tree known as “great grandfather” could be more than 5,000 years old.