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Husband's fling with expat woman led Lopa to her death, says mother

Nayar Sultana Lopa's mother has alleged the model-actress was killed by her ‘drug addict’ husband over his extramarital affair.

SAARC summit is a success, says Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the SAARC Summit in Nepal has been “very successful”.

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Angry relatives fret over victims of trawler capsize

Sohag Hossain and Babul Khan were waiting outside Bengal Fisheries office at Chittagong’s Banglabazar pier on Friday for information on their brothers who went missing after a fishing trawler capsized.....

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Bangladesh investigators question Burdwan blast accused in Kolkata

Senior police and security officials of Bangladesh are interrogating the three accused in the Burdwan blast case to unravel how strong the complicity of Bangladesh-based terror outfits is with Myanmar.....

BGB goes berserk in Phulbarhi after troopers die in crash

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) troopers have allegedly vandalised two dozen shops and baton-charged locals at Dinajpur's Phulbarhi after two of their colleagues were killed in a road crash there.

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Hasina says her govt working to ensure people's rights

The government is not following anyone's 'theory' and only working to ensure the rights of the people, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.

‘Shamsuddin Razakar’ lands in jail

A Kishoreganj court has sent ‘notorious Razakar’ Shamsuddin Ahmmed to jail after he was arrested Thursday on 1971 war crimes charges.

Biswal meets Khaleda

US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Desai Biswal has held talks with Khaleda Zia.

1,500 eye patients receive free treatment

About 1,500 people have received free treatment for eye-related ailments in Feni.

Bangladesh has been a major contributor to global security and stability, says Biswal

Biswal lauds Bangladesh

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal has praised Bangladesh for leading the UN peacekeeping efforts around the world.

3-year old 'raped' in Sirajganj

A three-year old child has allegedly been raped in the northern Bangladesh district of Sirajganj, police and its family say.

Bangladeshi elected IMSO Director General

Bangladesh’s Captain Moin Uddin Ahmed has been elected the next Director General of the International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO) in a tightly contested election in London.

2 BGB personnel die in Dinajpur accident

A truck has hit a motorcycle, killing two Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) personnel in Dinajpur.

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Ruqayyah Hall Alumni Association honours Baby Maudud

Dhaka University Ruqayyah Hall Alumni Association has honoured late journalist AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Maudud for her lifelong contribution to the cause of women.

Chittagong College raids lead to four police cases against Shibir leaders, activists

Four cases have been filed following police raids on Chittagong College dormitories dominated by members of the Islami Chhatra Shibir that unearthed piles of local weapons and handmade explosives.

PM returns from Kathmandu

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has returned to Dhaka after attending the 18th SAARC summit in Nepal.

1 dies, 26 missing in trawler capsize

A fishing trawler has sunken off the coast near the St Martin’s Island at Cox’s Bazar after a ship reportedly hit it.

Jahangir confesses to burning 4 to death

Prime suspect Jahangir Hossain has confessed to his involvement in the burning of a woman and her three daughters to death in Tangail.

Hajj money deposit starts on Dec 15

People planning to perform Hajj next year will have to deposit money from Dec 15 to Jan 30.

Locals assault policeman in Gaibandha

Locals at Gaibandha's Sadullapur Upazila have beaten up a police officer for allegedly slapping a girl.

Kishoreganj's 'notorious Shamsuddin Razakar' arrested

Police have arrested “notorious Razakar” Shamsuddin Ahmmed in Kishoreganj on war crimes charges.

RAB stores info on 40,000 people in database

RAB has stored information of around 40,000 people, including 28,000 convicts, it arrested in the last three years on different charges.

Biswal in Dhaka

The US’s point person for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal has reached Dhaka on Thursday on a three-day visit.

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SAARC leaders adopt ‘Kathmandu Declaration’

The last-ditch deal on energy cooperation for a common electricity grid has brightened the “Kathmandu Declaration” before the end of the 18th summit.

Four Shibir activists remanded again over RU teacher Shafiul’s murder

A court has remanded three Islami Chhatra Shibir activists for a third time over the killing of Rajshahi University teacher Prof AKM Shafiul Islam.

Police recover explosives from Chittagong College hostels

Police have recovered six crude bombs, explosives and a large number of sticks and machetes in a raid on Chittagong College.

Bangladesh Railway to add 150 steel coaches to its fleet in two years

Bangladesh Railway will add 150 Indonesian-made stainless steel coaches to the fleet in the next two years.

SAARC agrees on electricity grid at the last minute

The SAARC leaders have signed a pact for a common regional grid to share electricity at the last minute to salvage their floundering summit in Kathmandu.

Let everyday be Parents Day at families: President

Declaring people aged 60 or more in Bangladesh as 'Senior Citizens', President Md Abdul Hamid has said he hopes that everyday will be celebrated as 'Parents Day' in Bangladeshi families.

45 Partex workers detained

Police have detained 45 Partex group officials and workers for alleged land- grab attempts.

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If necessary will shut mobile, Facebook to prevent question leak during exams: Nahid

The government is planning to shut out mobile phone networks and social media sites during public exams, the education minister has said, apparently stung by widespread criticism of question paper lea.....

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First phase of recruitment in police will see 17,000 appointments: minister

The initial recruitment process for 17,000 police jobs have begun, state minister for home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said.

UN nominates Bangladeshi Scientist Firdausi Qadri for its Technology Bank Panel

The United Nations has announced the formation of a panel to assess the scope and functions of its proposed new 'Technology Bank', which includes Bangladeshi scientist Firdausi Qadri.

Police rescue mother and son in Feni after being confined in a room for five years

A mother and son in Feni have been rescued after being held in a room for five years. Relatives say the woman's brother held them captive over a property-related feud.

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Bangladesh intelligence team to go India

A delegation of Bangladesh intelligence officials is set to go to New Delhi as a follow-up to the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) team's visit to Dhaka.

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Detectives arrest 31 conmen from capital Dhaka

Police have arrested 31 people believed to be part of a con ring from Bangladesh capital Dhaka involved in doping and robbing passengers in public transports.

Police now follow RAB lead in university teacher murder probe

Police are now following the RAB lead in investigating the murder of Rajshahi University teacher.

Dhaka University Syndicate drops ineligible recruits following media outcry

Dhaka University’s Syndicate has axed two ineligible lecturers at the Urdu department following allegations of irregularities in their recruitment.

Govt rubbishes reports of PSC exam question leak as rumour

The Ministry of Primary and Mass Education has brushed off as 'rumours' suspected leak of question papers of Primary School Certificate (PSC) and Ebtedayee examinations.

Nawaz Sharif praises Bangladesh

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has highly praised successful actions taken by Bangladesh to fight terrorism.

People are reeling under fear from frequent murder and abduction: Khaleda

Khaleda Zia has called upon the people to join her planned oust-government movement, claiming they are in the grip of fear due to frequent enforced disappearances and murder.

Tejgaon factory catches fire

A cycle factory has caught fire in the capital’s Tejgaon.

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Senior citizen status on way for 13 million Bangladeshis

The government is going to give around 13 million older people, aged 60 years or above, senior citizen status, which will entitle them to different privileges.

Bangladesh pins hopes on last-minute SAARC deals

When all doors seem shut on the possibility of signing the much-expected connectivity-related deals in the 18th SAARC summit, Bangladesh sounds sanguine.

‘Poor Man’s Economist’ dedicates award to enterprising poor

Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman has dedicated his ‘GUSI Peace Prize International 2014’ Award to Bangladesh’s enterprising poor.

Analysts deride SAARC as a ‘talking shop’ in absence of deals

SAARC leaders' failure to agree on any of the three much-touted connectivity and energy cooperation deals has once again put question marks over the regional grouping’s relevance to the South Asian pe.....

Chittagong-Sylhet rail link restored after four hours

The rail communications between Chittagong and Sylhet have been restored nearly four hours after the derailment of a wagon of a Chittagong-bound goods train in Comilla.

Terrorists infiltrating into India through Bangladesh border: BSF

India’s Border Security Force (BSF) has claimed that Islamic militants are infiltrating into India through porous India-Bangladesh border.

Child dies in Hazaribagh fire

A three-year old child named 'Maria' has died in a fire at a Hazaribagh slum in the capital.

US Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal arriving in Dhaka Thursday

The US’s point person for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal is arriving in Bangladesh on Thursday on a three-day visit.

Transparent governments needed to counter extremism, says US at SAARC

The United States believe that economic connectivity is not enough for enduring peace and prosperity of the South Asia region that the SAARC member states are seeking.

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Court orders fresh autopsy on actress Lopa

A Dhaka court has ordered a fresh autopsy after exhuming the remains from the grave of model-actress Nayar Sultana Lopa.

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Bishwa Ijtema in two phases in January 2nd and 3rd week

Bishwa Ijtema will be held in January in two phases.

RAB claims to seize vehicle used by killers of RU teacher

RAB says it has traced the auto-rickshaw used by the killers of Rajshahi University teacher AKM Shafiul Islam.

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Worst blackout causes will be known within a day or two: minister

The reason behind the grid failure three weeks ago that plunged the entire Bangladesh into an unprecedented blackout will be made public 'within a day or two', the government says.

Protests spread across US

Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to the St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting after a white policeman was cleared in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teena.....

Formalities to perform Hajj next year have to be finished by January

Those wishing to perform Hajj next year have to now complete all formalities seven months before their departure.

Court orders death for 2 JMB activists for killing police informant

A Dhaka court has awarded death sentence to two activists of militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) for shooting dead a man during a police search.

SAARC Summit adjourned until Thursday without signing any deals

The 18th SAARC summit has been adjourned until Thursday without any deals being signed.

Pakistani court awards 26-year jail to actress Veena Malik, Geo tv owner

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan Tuesday awarded 26-year jail term to four including actress Veena Malik for "blasphemous contents" during a TV programme.

Myanmar political leaders to hold talks on amending constitution

Myanmar's parliament has unanimously endorsed talks between the country’s top political leaders on amending a military-drafted constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from being pres.....

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Change cynicism into optimism: Modi at SAARC Summit

India’s Prime Minster Narendra Modi has called on the SAARC member states to be “sensitive” to each other’s security and work together “to change cynicism into optimism”.

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Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif calls for a dispute-free South Asia

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaj Sharif has called on the SAARC member states to fight common problems of poverty, illiteracy and malnourishment instead of fighting against each other.

Set aside differences for progress of SAARC region: Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed the need for SAARC-member nations to set aside differences and work for the progress of the region’s people.

More troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots

Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to the St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting after a white policeman was cleared in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teena.....

SAARC summit begins in Kathmandu

The 18th SAARC summit has got under way at the Nepalese capital Kathmandu with South Asian leaders aiming to deepen integration despite, although the signing of the much-expected connectivity deals re.....

SAARC foreign ministers fail to recommend energy cooperation deal

SAARC foreign ministers have not been able to recommend the signing of an energy cooperation deal despite their marathon meeting stretching the schedule.

No more Janazas of war criminals in Dhaka: Liberation War Affairs Minister

No more Namaj-e-Janaza or funeral prayers of any 1971 war criminal will be allowed to be held in capital Dhaka, the liberation war affairs minister has announced.

Below-par poised to teach at Dhaka University

Two have cleared the test for recruitment of teachers in Dhaka University’s Urdu department though they do not have the minimum pre-requisites for the position.

Bangladesh protests Pakistan assembly resolution on war crimes trials

The foreign ministry has sent ‘a diplomatic note’ to the Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka protesting against a resolution that a provincial assembly adopted against Bangladesh’s war crimes trial.

Arrestees refuse to confess murdering RU teacher Shafiul in court

Five men arrested on the charges of killing Rajshahi University teacher AKM Shafiul Islam have refused to give statements in court confessing to their crimes.

All eyes on Modi at SAARC summit

All eyes are on India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the South Asian leaders have gathered at the Himalayan capital for the 18th summit beginning on Wednesday with an ambition for “deeper integrati.....

Digital World-2015 to highlight BPO

A mega event on ICT 'Digital World-2015' will be held at BICC from Feb 9 to 12 highlighting Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).

Conference on persons with disabilities begins in New Delhi

A three-day international conference on persons with disabilities began at New Delhi, India on Monday.

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SAARC FMs meet inconclusive

The SAARC foreign ministers have stretched their meeting beyond schedule on Tuesday to get at least one deal signed during the summit beginning on Wednesday.

Re-autopsy ordered on the body of ex-MP Tipu Sultan’s daughter-in-law

A Dhaka court has ordered a re-autopsy on the body of Dr Shamarukh Mahjabin, daughter-in-law of former Awami League MP Tipu Sultan.

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No exact figures on money laundered abroad: Muhith

The government does not have the exact amount of money laundered abroad, says the finance minister.

State may file review seeking death penalty for Sayedee

The state has hinted at seeking a review of an Appellate Division verdict commuting war crimes convict Delwar Hossain Sayedee's death sentence.

Four to die for abducting and murdering Netrokona schoolboy

A Netrokona court has sentenced four men to death for the abduction and killing of a primary school student in Durgapur Upazila last year.

Grameenphone, Wikipedia launch campaign to grow Bangla contents

Garmeenphone has teamed up with Wikipedia to start a campaign to augment Bangla content in the free encyclopedia.

Drama as Latif Siddique refuses to enter jail through ‘pocket gate’

Authorities had to open the main entrance to the Dhaka Central Jail as former minister Abdul Latif Siddique refused to enter through a ‘pocket gate’ on Tuesday.

PM Hasina reaches Nepal to attend SAARC Summit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reached Kathmandu to attend the 18th SAARC Summit.

I will take responsibility for question paper leak: primary education minister

Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman says he is ready to take responsibility if question papers of the ongoing Primary School Certificate (PSC) and Ebtedayee tests are leaked.

Mobile courts fining pedestrian violators in Dhaka

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) are running mobile courts in an effort to prevent people from violating rules while crossing streets.

Ex-minister Latif Siddique lands in jail after surrender

Former minister Abdul Latif Siddique, who made headlines for his anti-Hajj remarks, has landed in jail in a case for hurting religious sentiments.

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Latif Siddique sent to prison

Abdul Latif Siddique, the former minister accused of hurting religious sentiments, has been sent to prison.

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HC questions Mosharraf’s position

The High Court has asked how Mosharraf Hossain became the Minister for Housing and Public Works despite holding an office of profit in a company.

Review maintainable in war crimes cases

Review petitions can be filed over appeal verdicts in war crimes cases, says the Supreme Court’s Appellate Division.

Who will pay Tazreen workers damages?

Workers bodies in Bangladesh have failed to agree on who should pay damages to workers injured at Tazreen Fashions, two years after a massive fire at the readymade garment factory.

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SC postpones Khaleda petition order

The Supreme Court has postponed its order on a ‘leave to appeal’ petition by BNP chief Khaleda Zia over the Zia Charitable Trust case that accuses her of graft.

Foreign tour stalls SUST probe

The committee tasked to investigate Bangladesh Chhatra League’s factional clash at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) is yet to get down to business even five days after the inc.....

Investment on way to Bangladesh from Silicon Valley

Bangladesh’s IT sector is set to woo investment from Silicon Valley.

Shutdown shadow worries 3 million PSC, Ebtedayee students

Over three million grade-V students sitting Primary School Certificate (PSC) and Ebtedayee examinations are worried that shutdown call coinciding with their tests may throw their schedules into disarr.....

Police looking at different leads on Shafiul murder

Police do not agree with RAB that Rajshahi University teacher Professor AKM Shafiul Islam has been killed in an act of personal revenge.

Bangladesh ‘upbeat’ about possible SAARC deals

Bangladesh is hoping to get the regional connectivity deals signed in the Kathmandu SAARC summit despite foreign secretary-level meeting failing to agree on them.

The 33 murders that got Mobarak the gallows

Brahmanbaria's Razakar commander Mobarak Hossain has been sentenced to death for shooting 33 people dead at Akhaurha during Bangladesh's Liberation War.

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Parliament heats up with call for Latif Siddique's arrest

Several opposition and independent MPs have demanded cancellation of Abdul Latif Siddique's membership in parliament and his immediate arrest.

Five Rohingya terror group-linked suspects remanded for questioning

A Chittagong court has given police five days to question five suspected militants, including a Pakistani and a ruling Awami League leader, detained from the port city.

Bangladesh MPs impressed by Indian Electronic Voting Machines

Determined to know the traits of conducting free and peaceful elections from India, a 10-member delegation of Bangladesh Parliament visited the Election Commission in New Delhi on Monday.

Tribunal cautions TV stations on running 'breaking news' before orders

Bangladesh's first war crimes tribunal has asked TV journalists to be "cautious and responsible" about running 'breaking news' even before the court announces its verdicts.