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Murdered man’s family statements incompatible, say police

Police have found inconsistencies in the statements of the wife and son of the man killed at his own house in Dhaka’s Mirpur.

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Piash's father led Comilla's anti-liberation forces in 1971, says a freedom fighter

A freedom fighter who fought in Comilla has rubbished Law Minister Anisul Huq's claim that Piash Karim had supported the war and the late TV commentator's father was forced to join the Peace Committee.....

4 Agrani Bank officials jailed for embezzling Tk 1.8mn

A Dhaka court has sent four officials of state-owned Agrani Bank Limited to jail for embezzling over Tk 1.8 million.

Govt appoints 157 more from 33rd BCS

The government has appointed 157 more people from among those who cleared the 33rd Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations.

Mentally challenged woman 'raped', murdered in Rajshahi

Police have recovered the body of a mentally challenged woman in Rajshahi, who they suspect was killed after rape.

Two to spend 19 years in jail for killing Netrokona freedom fighter

Two men have been sentenced to 19 years in jail for murdering a freedom fighter in Netrokona 11 years ago.

Land dispute behind Chittagong court bomb threat: Police

The man who threatened to bomb the Chittagong court building, posing himself as a militant, is a shopkeeper by profession, police say.

Two remanded over Chittagong court bomb threat

Two men arrested over allegedly threatening to bomb the Chittagong court have been remanded to three-day police custody.

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Another court issues arrest warrant for Latif Siddique

A Dhaka court has ordered the arrest of former minister Abdul Latif Siddique in a case that accuses him of hurting religious sentiments.

Enquiry opens into deadly Natore bus crash

The Natore district administration has launched an investigation into Monday’s accident in which two buses collided in Natore's Barhaigram to leave at least 29 dead.

Journalist Al-Amin dies at 46

Md Al-Amin, a journalist with an online newspaper, has died after suffering a heart attack.

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Man caught with Tk 6mn at Chittagong court charged with money laundering

Police have pressed money laundering charges against the man over the recent seizure of Tk 5.8 million during search for bombs at the Chittagong court premises.

Buses collide to kill at least 34 passengers in Natore

The death toll from an accident involving two passenger buses in Natore has climbed to 34, making it one of the biggest road tragedies in Bangladesh.

High Court orders special govt measures at ports to stop Ebola

The High Court has ordered authorities to set up special measures at all international airports, land ports and border areas against a possible spread of Ebola in Bangladesh.

Man held with weapons, drugs

A man has been arrested in Sirajganj with illegal Yaba drugs and weapons.

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Ex-RAB personnel Ruhul remanded third time in Narayanganj multiple murder case

A court has remanded former Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel Ruhul Amin in police custody for eight days in connection with the murder of seven persons including a City Corporation councillor an.....

Bribe paid to FBI man for 'damaging' info on Bangladesh politician

A Bangladesh national has pleaded guilty to bribing an FBI special agent for access to confidential documents concerning a prominent Bangladeshi politician.

EC mulls online voting

The Election Commission (EC) is considering letting poll-time officials vote online, though Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) are not used in general elections in Bangladesh.

Husband killed, wife in custody

Police have been questioning a woman after her husband was hacked to death at their house in Mirpur.

Both sides panic after ‘encounters’

Families of those killed in ‘two encounters’ in Khulna’s Dumuria and Paikgachha Upazilas are now apprehensive of ‘police harassment’.

'Busy' industries minister skips meetings, renders parliamentary watchdog ineffective

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Industries has become ineffectual after Minister Amir Hossain Amu was absent from three straight meetings.

Sylhet transport strike suspended

Transport operators have suspended their indefinite strike, pressing for a five-point charter of demand, in Sylhet Division until Nov 5.

11 medical colleges to start in Jan

Eleven new government medical colleges across Bangladesh will start operations on Jan 10 next year marking the homecoming of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the health minister has said.

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Pakistan army detained Piash Karim for supporting war, says law minister

Piash Karim, better known for his controversial remarks on TV talk shows, was detained by Pakistani army during the 1971 Liberation War for distributing fliers in support of the war, the law minister .....

Tributes pour in for National Professor Salahuddin Ahmed

He inspired many and pleased even more around him with his amicable personality.

PM at Salahuddin Ahmed's house

Prime Minister SheikhHasina has gone to National Professor AF Salahuddin Ahmed's house to pay her last respects.

Sri Lanka a ‘star performer’ in SAARC

Bangladesh has progressed much going by different social and health indicators among the SAARC member states, but Sri Lanka despite its long civil strife remains the star performer in more ways than o.....

Tens of thousands suffer as Sylhet transport operators go on strike

Sylhet Division's road communications with the rest of Bangladesh have been cut off as transport owners and workers are trying to enforce an indefinite strike causing immense sufferings to the commute.....

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DU aspirants continue protests

A group of Dhaka University (DU) aspirants are continuing their demonstrations to press the university to give them a second chance to sit for the admissions test.

Teacher shot dead in Cox's Bazar

Miscreants have shot dead a school teacher in Cox's Bazar after forcibly entering his house, police say.

Security beefed up at Narayanganj court

The security at Narayanganj court area has been tightened after unidentified callers threatened to blow up the court.

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Bangladesh to scrap presidential mercy for 1971 war criminals

The government will move to ensure that the war criminals do not get presidential mercy in future, Law Minister Anisul Huq has said.

Sedition plea against Tarique nixed

A Dhaka court has rejected a sedition complaint against BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman.

PM for panel to recruit teachers

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed the need for a separate body to recruit government school teachers.

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Dhaka, Bangkok in touch over detainees

Bangladesh has sought “consular access” to verify the nationalities of the detainees in Thailand, 118 of whom claimed themselves to be Bangladeshis.

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'Dissident' JCD members attack Naya Paltan office

Agitating Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) activists attacked its headquarters on Sunday hours after the members of the recently formed central committee took control of it.

Agitated JCD activists demonstrate in front of the BNP headquarters on Friday.

JCD leaders take control of HQ

Members of the recently formed central committee of the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) have taken control of its headquarters at Dhaka's Naya Paltan.

National professor Salahuddin Ahmed passes away

Academic and columnist AF Salahuddin Ahmed died at the age of 90, his family announced Sunday morning.

PM returns home after attending ASEM summit in Italy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has returned home from Italy after attending the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).

Osteoporosis an ‘unseen epidemic’

Doctors say physical exercise and proper diet reduces the risk of osteoporosis that can lead to bone fracture.

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Sylhet transport owners, workers call indefinite strike from Sunday

Transport owners and workers in Sylhet have called for an indefinite motor strike in the Division starting Sunday to press for their five-point charter of demand including repairing of damaged roads.

Hindu houses vandalised in Jessore

Several houses in a Hindu locality in Jessore's Sharsha Upazila have been vandalised following an alleged dispute over monetary transactions.

JCD 'dissidents' lock up HQ

A group of agitating Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) activists have locked up its Naya Paltan headquarters demanding the new JCD committee be annulled.

Truck accident kills teacher in Sitakundu

A college teacher has died in a truck accident in Chittagong’s Sitakundu Upazila.

Make our friendship ‘permanent’: Pranab

President Pranab Mukherjee has urged Bangladeshi youths to work for making Dhaka-Delhi “friendship strong and permanent”.

Microbus theft in Gazipur, driver killed

Police have recovered the body of a microbus driver in Narsingdi.

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BFF drops Kruif, Tito interim coach

Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has decided to relieve Lodewijk de Kruif as the head coach of the Bangladesh National Football team.

Seven held for human trafficking in Benapole

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has detained seven people, including a trafficker at Benapole while trying to illegally cross over to India.

Take steps to boost trade with Italy: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the honorary consulates general in Italy to adopt measures to boost trades between the two countries.

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64 gold bars seized at Dhaka airport

Customs officials have detained a passenger at the Shahjalal International Airport with 64 gold bars in his possession on Saturday.

Congresswoman Meng keen to visit Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s Ambassador to US Mohammed Ziauddin has briefed US Congresswoman Grace Meng about government’s steps to improve factory safety and labour rights after the Rana Plaza collapse last year.

Student found hanging from ceiling fan in Cambrian College hostel

A Cambrian College student has been found hanging from a ceiling gan at one of the institution's hostels in Khilbarhi Tek at Dhaka's Bhatara in what police believe is a case of suicide.

Extremism a barrier to world peace: Hasina

Terror, violence and extremism are the major obstacles to global peace and progress, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.

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Suranjit hospitalised with heart issues

Senior Awami League leader Suranjti Sengupta is under close observation at a Dhaka hospital.

Families scream willful murder of 13 suspects, no 'encounters' in Khulna

Many questions over the murders of 13 people in two ‘encounters’ in Khulna’s Koyra and Paikgachha on Oct 5 have remained unanswered.

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Two foreign ships detained at Mongla

Following court orders, Mongla Port Authority has detained two foreign ships for not paying the dues to fuel suppliers.

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India’s Abdul Kalam gives Bangladesh students ‘wings to fly’

India’s former president APJ Abdul Kalam has asked students to be the “captor of the problems and succeed” as he mesmerised university students in Dhaka with an inspirational speech.

BCL leader shot at Rampura

A former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League’s Rampura Thana unit has been shot at by a group of miscreants in Dhaka.

Hasina renews Bangladesh’s pledge to low-carbon, climate-resilient development

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reaffirmed her commitment to low-carbon, climate-resilient development while urging the large carbon-emitting countries to reciprocate the robust commitments of countr.....

Woman found dead in Dhaka

Police recovered a decomposed body of a Dhaka South City Corporation employee from her home at capital Dhaka's Khilgaon on Friday.

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Decentralisation to protect National University: Nahid

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has claimed that decentralisation of the National University aims to protect the institution by removing all complications in its functioning.

Hizb-ut Tahrir, police clash at Mohammadpur

Banned Islamist outfit Hizb-ut Tahrir activists have clashed with police at Dhaka's Mohammadpur.

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Hasina, Putin for deepening ties

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Russian President Vladimir Putin have hoped the social and economic ties between Bangladesh and Russia will deepen in future.

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Piash Karim buried

BRAC University teacher Piash Karim, better known for his controversial remarks on TV talk shows, has been buried at the Banani Graveyard.

Six smugglers detained with tiger skins

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested six smugglers with two Royal Bengal Tiger skins and ten rounds of ammunition.

Arms haul in Satchharhi again

Elite police unit RAB claims to have recovered a huge cache of ammunition from two bunkers at Habiganj's Satchharhi on the second day of their raid.

Students protest DU admission bar

Candidates seeking admission to Dhaka University have held a demonstration on the campus, demanding the withdrawal of a decision against giving students the chance to take a second entry test.

Benapole teacher suspended for embezzling stipend

A high school headmaster in Benapole has been suspended for embezzling the stipend of two physically challenged students.

Protests at Shaheed Minar against Piash Karim

Several organisations have held agitations at the Central Shaheed Minar protesting against an initiative to take Piash Karim's body there, although the controversial TV commentator's family backed dow.....

Netherlands pledges more investment

The Netherlands has pledged to invest in development projects in Bangladesh including the deep seaport in Sonadia.

Cleaning drive in Bandarban

A cleaning operation has been launched in Bandarban to attract tourists.

BNP mourns Piash Karim

The BNP is mourning controversial TV commentator and BRAC University teacher Piash Karim, who died of a cardiac arrest on Oct 13.

2 killed in Munshiganj crash

An accident on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway has left two people, including a woman, dead in Munshiganj.

'Form joint taskforce to combat militancy'

Speakers at a discussion have advocated the formation of an inter-country taskforce to combat militancy in the region amid allegations of a Bangladeshi terrorist group's involvement in an explosion in.....

Five killed in Tangail accident

At least five people, including a woman and a child, have been killed in a road accident in Tangail, police say.

Italian PM promises encouraging more investment in Bangladesh

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has assured Sheikh Hasina of encouraging his country’s entrepreneurs to invest in various sectors of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh PM pitches for greater Asia-Europe interaction

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emphasised more favourable trade regime and people-to-people contact to make the Asia-Europe Connectivity a reality.

DU teacher mugged on campus

A Dhaka University teacher was mugged on his own campus on Thursday evening.

Canada cautions Bangladesh over plans to lower girls' marriage age

Canada has asserted that Bangladesh will “respect” the UN convention amid government plans to lower the legal age for marriage of girls.

BTC forms team to probe Mary Anderson fire

Bangladesh Tourism Corporation (BTC) has formed a three-member team to probe the fire that gutted its floating restaurant, Mary Anderson.

'Torture, maltreatment' behind husband murder

Wife of an auto-rickshaw driver, whose body was found buried in Chittagong, has said she slaughtered him, as he tortured her and denied her the money to live.

Merkel praises Hasina’s role

German Chancellor Angela Markel has highly appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s role in settling maritime disputes with India and Myanmar.

Lawyer Helal granted relief after apologising

A lawyer of the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court has been exempted from serving a five-day jail term after he apologised for misbehaving with a judge.

ACC official sacked for involvement in question leak

The ACC has sacked an assistant inspector for his involvement in leaking the question papers of admission tests for Dhaka and Jagannath universities.

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Saber Hossain Chowdhury becomes IPU President

Saber Hossain Chowdhury has been elected president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), an international organisation of parliaments of 164 countries.

Body of a beheaded young girl found in Noakhali

A headless body of a young unidentified girl has been found in Noakhali’s Subarnachar.

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Govt decides to raise pass marks for all tests

The government has decided to raise pass marks for all examinations after facing criticism over falling standards due to the huge pass rates in recent public examinations.

MP Badi ordered to stay in prison

Awami League MP Abdur Rahman Badi, accused of concealing wealth, has failed to secure bail at the judges court after being rejected at the magistrates court.

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189 made labour inspectors

The government has appointed 189 Labour Inspectors for the Labour Ministry’s Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments.

Truck hits auto-rickshaw killing 1 in Feni

One woman was killed and three others injured in a head-on collision between a truck and an auto-rickshaw at Feni’s Daganbhuiyan on Thursday.

7 shot in BCL factional clash at Kishoreganj

At least 15 were injured, seven of them hit by bullets - in clashes over formation of Bangladesh Chhatra League’s district committee at Kishoreganj.

Housing, industries ministries get new secretaries

The government has appointed Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah as the secretary to the housing and public works ministry.

Syed Muazzem Ali Bangladesh’s new envoy to India

Former foreign secretary Syed Muazzem Ali has been made the new Bangladesh High Commissioner to India.

Piash Karim's body will not be taken to Shaheed Minar: Family

Amid protests from different quarters Piash Karim's family has backed-off from their plans to take his body to the Central Shaheed Minar.

RAB finds more weapons at Satchharhi

More weapons have been unearthed at the Satchharhi reserve forest in Habiganj, Rapid Action Battalion has said.

Delhi reviews Dhaka energy declaration

A crucial SAARC energy meeting is currently underway in New Delhi to review the status of Dhaka declaration.

Limon cleared in second case

Limon Hossain, who was shot and maimed by members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), has been relieved from the second case filed by the law enforcers.

1 killed as oil-tanker hits college bus

A student was killed at Sylhet’s Surma when the college bus she was travelling in was hit by an oil tanker.

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BSF kills Bangladesh national

A Bangladesh national has been shot dead by India's Border Security Force (BSF) early on Thursday.

Wife confesses of killing husband in Dhaka

A woman at Dhaka's Kalyanpur area has confessed to police of murdering her husband.