74pc university admission seekers suffer depression in Bangladesh: Study

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- At least 74 per cent of the country's students who are seeking university admission are suffering from depression, according to a study by Shahjalal University of Science and Technolo... Read More

263 vehicles torched across country since Oct 28

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- Arsonists set fire to 263 vehicles across the country during the shutdowns and transport blockades called by the BNP following its violent antigovernment rally on Oct 28. Buses accou... Read More

Saudi, Russia agree to strengthen oil, gas cooperation

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed to enhance cooperation in the field of oil and gas, according to a joint statement issued Thursday following Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to... Read More

Third day's play of Dhaka Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand resumes

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- With the sun breaking out, the third day's game of the second cricket Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand was resumed on Friday after the lunch break. The lunch break was taken 1... Read More

India bans onion exports until March 31 next year

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- India has banned the export of onions to other countries effective from December 8, says a notification issued by the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry on Thursday. The ban on... Read More

Explosions heard near US embassy in Baghdad

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- Explosions were heard early on Friday near the US embassy in central Baghdad's Green Zone with alarm sirens sounding inside the building, local media reported. It was unclear whether... Read More

110 more UNOs transferred ahead of polls

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- The Election Commission has ordered the replacement of 110 Upazila executive officers (UNOs) throughout Bangladesh, marking the second phase of an administrative shake-up aimed at saf... Read More

Argentina, Brazil get favourable Copa America draws; US to face Uruguay

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- Defending Copa America champions Argentina and South American heavyweights Brazil were drawn in favourable groups for next year's edition on Thursday, while hosts the United States wi... Read More

US criticises Israel on Gaza civilian toll

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in his strongest public criticism of Israel's conduct of the war on Hamas in south Gaza, said there was a gap between the government's declared i... Read More

Alphabet soars as Wall Street cheers arrival of AI model Gemini

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- Alphabet shares ended 5.3 per cent higher on Thursday as Wall Street cheered the launch of Gemini, saying the new artificial intelligence model could help narrow the gap in a race wit... Read More