2 Swechchhasebak League men held for ‘extortion’

They allegedly extort Tk 7 million from a Kuwait-returnee in Chittagong after shooting and injuring him

How to stop social media from supercharging hate speech

Who should decide the limits of freedom of expression online, and how should they do it?

Thugs control water jar business

A government study recently found coliform bacteria in 97 percent of so-called filtered water in Dhaka

bpl brings ‘Chawkbazar to China’

The publisher is bringing eight more books to the book fair

Children play cricket on a field at Beraid under Dhaka’s Bhatara which has cracked due to drought. Photo: mostafigur rahman

Rain, heat extremes set to grow

This will happen even if the world makes promised emissions cuts

Bomb debris is seen after an explosion outside a building in Sittwe, Myanmar Feb 24, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. Courtesy of Ministry of Information Webportal Handout via Reuters

Bombs rock Rakhine capital

Myanmar authorities say they do not know who is responsible for the attack

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive aboard Air Force One at Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio, US Feb 5, 2018. Reuters

Melania Trump’s parents get US green cards

Viktor and Amalija Knavs likely used immigration programme bashed by Donald Trump

FranGlobal to bring in 50 new brands

The Singapore-based Franchise consultancy is holding its first-ever franchise expo in Dhaka

Caroline Rush (L), Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue attend the Richard Quinn show at London Fashion Week, in London, Britain February 20, 2018. Reuters

Queen Elizabeth makes surprise appearance

She watches a fashion catwalk from the front row

A group of women pose for a photo in front of a poster advertising the film

'Black Panther' heads to glory

It nears a stunning $235 million debut


Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett plays bridge during the Berkshire annual meeting weekend in Omaha, Nebraska May 3, 2015. Reuters

Buffett warns against investment in bonds

He says it will be a 'terrible mistake' for long-term investors to be in bonds

UN Security Council demands Syria truce

The vote comes with Russian support as warplanes pound the last rebel enclave for a seventh straight day

Celebs donate for gun control march

Clooney, Winfrey, and Spielberg have offered $500,000 each for ‘March for Our Lives’