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In Leesa Gazi's novel Hellfire, a controlling mother's hold on her daughters takes a dark, twisted turn
Arts & Culture

In Leesa Gazi's novel Hellfire, a controlling mother's hold on her daughters takes a dark, twisted turn

Leesa Gazi's Rourob — the story of a controlling mother Farida, and her hold over her spinster daughters, Lovely and Beauty — was first published a decade ago in Bangladesh.

As China draws Bangladesh closer into BRI embrace, India must step up efforts to secure its regional interests
India

As China draws Bangladesh closer into BRI embrace, India must step up efforts to secure its regional interests

Bangladesh became a part of the Belt and Road Initiative in 2016 and has seen its ties with Beijing grow exponentially in recent years

10 dead, 12 missing as boat capsizes on Gumai river in Bangladesh's Netrokona district
World

10 dead, 12 missing as boat capsizes on Gumai river in Bangladesh's Netrokona district

A team of divers are screening the river, but strong currents are hindering rescue operations, officials said

At least 12 killed, 25 injured in Bangladesh mosque after gas leak triggers explosions
World

At least 12 killed, 25 injured in Bangladesh mosque after gas leak triggers explosions

Bangladesh fire officials suspect that gas accumulated from a pipeline leak caused a fire that led to six air conditioners exploding almost simultaneously at the Baitul Salat mosque in Narayanganj on Friday night

Concerns over border killings understandable, but Dhaka misses mark by turning face from menace of cattle smuggling
India

Concerns over border killings understandable, but Dhaka misses mark by turning face from menace of cattle smuggling

While Dhaka's distress at the reports of cattle smugglers being lynched or killed in shootouts with the BSF is understandable, it does itself no favours by ignoring the magnitude of the challenge the force is up against or the menace of cattle smuggling launched from its borders.

Bangladesh arrests three suspects in Dhaka police station blast, denies Islamic State link
World

Bangladesh arrests three suspects in Dhaka police station blast, denies Islamic State link

Five people, including four cops, were injured when a bomb hidden inside a weighing machine-like object went off inside a police station in Dhaka on Wednesday morning

Cyclone Amphan caused damage worth $13 billion, say West Bengal government officials; $130 million losses in Bangladesh likely to rise
India

Cyclone Amphan caused damage worth $13 billion, say West Bengal government officials; $130 million losses in Bangladesh likely to rise

Powerful cyclone Amphan that tore through India’s eastern state of West Bengal this week has caused a damage of 1 trillion rupees ($13 billion) to infrastructure and crops

Extraction movie review: Chris Hemsworth's Netflix film marries Hollywood grandeur with localised aesthetics
Entertainment

Extraction movie review: Chris Hemsworth's Netflix film marries Hollywood grandeur with localised aesthetics

Extraction embraces linguistic and ethnic diversity but fails to be a true-blue 'global' film by giving most of the Indian actors the shorter end of the stick.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Bangladesh reports 12 deaths, curbs congregation at mosques in bid to contain COVID-19
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: Bangladesh reports 12 deaths, curbs congregation at mosques in bid to contain COVID-19

The Ministry of Religious Affairs in Bangladesh on Monday issued an emergency notice restricting the congregation in mosques

Bangladesh postpones founder Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary event amid coronavirus scare; Narendra Modi's Dhaka visit uncertain
World

Bangladesh postpones founder Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary event amid coronavirus scare; Narendra Modi's Dhaka visit uncertain

Bangladesh on Sunday reported three cases of coronavirus. Two persons brought the disease from Italy, infecting the third one on their return home, officials said.

NRC won't have implications on Bangladesh, process 'entirely internal' to India, says Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla
India

NRC won't have implications on Bangladesh, process 'entirely internal' to India, says Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

'Updation of NRC is a process that is entirely internal to India', said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

Dhaka to invite Narendra Modi for its centenary celebrations next month; 'India played intrinsic role in our liberation' says Bangladeshi diplomat Saida Muna Tasneem
India

Dhaka to invite Narendra Modi for its centenary celebrations next month; 'India played intrinsic role in our liberation' says Bangladeshi diplomat Saida Muna Tasneem

India played an intrinsic role in the country's liberation, according to Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem

UP Police arrests seven Bangladeshi nationals in Jhansi's Babina for not possessing proper documents
India

UP Police arrests seven Bangladeshi nationals in Jhansi's Babina for not possessing proper documents

They were staying at a hotel near the bus stand and were not possessing any documents to stay in India

ACC Emerging Teams Cup: India bow out after losing by three runs to Pakistan in semi-final
First Cricket News

ACC Emerging Teams Cup: India bow out after losing by three runs to Pakistan in semi-final

India crashed out of the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup after losing by three runs to arch-rivals Pakistan in the first semi-final in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Future of Bangladesh's gharial crocodiles seems more hopeful as nearly extinct species mates, lays eggs
World

Future of Bangladesh's gharial crocodiles seems more hopeful as nearly extinct species mates, lays eggs

Even as it looked like the world was going to say goodbye to the gharial forever, hope has emerged as a gharial crocodile at the Rajshahi zoo started to lay eggs.

Bangladesh train mishap: Toll rises to 16, over 50 injured in Kasba train collusion; Sheikh Hasina stresses need for railway officials to stay alert
World

Bangladesh train mishap: Toll rises to 16, over 50 injured in Kasba train collusion; Sheikh Hasina stresses need for railway officials to stay alert

According to the Daily Star, Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina 'expressed deep shock and sorrow at the loss of lives and injuries to many passengers' and 'expressed sympathy to the bereaved families and prayed for the salvation of the departed souls'.

Bangladesh on alert as Cyclone Bulbul approaches Bay of Bengal; Khulna region, home to Sundarbans, likely to be worst hit
World

Bangladesh on alert as Cyclone Bulbul approaches Bay of Bengal; Khulna region, home to Sundarbans, likely to be worst hit

Authorities in Bangladesh put more than 50,000 volunteers on standby and readied about 5000 shelters as a strong cyclone in the Bay of Bengal is expected to hit the low-lying nation's vast southwestern and southern coast on Saturday evening

16 people sentenced to death in Bangladesh for burning alive teenager; victim had accused teacher of sexual harassment
World

16 people sentenced to death in Bangladesh for burning alive teenager; victim had accused teacher of sexual harassment

Sixteen people were sentenced to death Thursday for burning alive a Bangladeshi teenager who refused to withdraw sexual assault charges against her head teacher.

Four killed, 50 injured after police fire at people protesting in Bangladesh over controversial Facebook post
World

Four killed, 50 injured after police fire at people protesting in Bangladesh over controversial Facebook post

Mob attacks over online posts perceived to be blasphemous have emerged as a major headache for security forces in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Cricket Board sacks two first-class coaches for not playing leg-spinners in National Cricket League
First Cricket News

Bangladesh Cricket Board sacks two first-class coaches for not playing leg-spinners in National Cricket League

Bangladesh have upped in the ante in their quest for a quality leg-spin bowler, with two domestic first-class coaches sacked for not fielding one in the National Cricket League.