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Tazreen owner’s mother-in-law ‘is fine’ in confinement

Hunger strikes of Tuba Group, demanding their overdue salaries, have provided Laili Begum, the group owner’s mother-in-law who they have confined, with regular meals.

BGMEA ‘sorry’ as Tuba workers keep collapsing

On the seventh floor of their factory, on the same table where they pressed clothes, workers of Tuba Garments are now lying down with IV saline tubes through their arms.

Padma boat mishap: 1 found

The body of one passenger was found after a boat capsized in the Padma River in Kushtia's Daulatpur on Tuesday.

It will be an example: Quader

Timely road repairs helped people return home "safe and sound" during the Eid-ul-Fitr, Communications Minister Obaidul Quader has claimed.

Three killed in Sirajganj accidents

Three people have been killed and at least six others injured in two separate accidents in Sirajganj, police say.

Bangladesh's ‘vision 2021’ at LDC meeting

Bangladesh's minister of state for foreign affairs has shared with ministers of Least Developed Countries his government’s vision to emerge as a middle-income country by 2021.


Tripura wants 100 border 'haats' with Bangladesh

Despite some occasional anti-Bangladesh tirades in Assam, other Indian border states are warming up to its eastern neighbour, seeking more local trade.

Bus crash kills 4 in Sylhet

Four people have died after their bus fell into a ditch in Sylhet’s Surma, on the second day of Eid.

Two killed in Chittagong road accident

Two people were killed when a motorcycle collided head-on with a bus in Chittagong on Tuesday.

Several missing in Kushtia boat capsize

At least 15 people are missing after a boat sank in the Padma River in Kushtia's Daulatpur on Tuesday, the Upazila administration said.

Tuba garment workers on strike on Eid day

Workers at a Tuba Group garment factory in Dhaka's Badda are continuing their "fast unto death" protest on the Eid-ul-Fitr day, demanding unpaid salaries and festival allowances.

‘Shun differences to build nation’

President Md Abdul Hamid has urged people to shun differences for an united effort in nation building by imbibing the message of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Sholakia prays for Gaza

Over 300,000 Muslim devotees who attended the Eid-ul-Fitr congregations at Sholakia, the nation’s largest Eidgah, prayed for an end to Israeli genocide in Gaza and peace and prosperity for fellow Musl.....

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PM seeks blessings, support

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called on the people to support and pray to make Bangladesh a developed and a prosperous nation by 2041.

Clashes over Eid prayers, 1 dead

One person was killed and over a hundred others were injured in clashes during Eid prayers at five Upazilas of Habiganj on Tuesday.

Eid brings happiness

Bangladeshi Muslims are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr marking the end of Ramadan with visible happiness.

Eid prayers in the rain

Muslims of Bangladesh are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr after a month of fasting.

The one and only Mijarul Quayes!

Robert Gibson, the UK High Commissioner in Dhaka, flew to London ahead of the July 21-23 UK visit of Sheikh Hasina, while his high-profile Bangladesh counterpart in London was still holidaying in Ital.....

18 killed in crashes on Eid day

Eighteen home-bound passengers have died and many more injured in five road accidents in four districts on the Eid day.

Tripura seeks more foodgrains through Chittagong

Tripura has sought to move 35000 MT foodgrains a month through the Chittagong-Asuganj route from August.

‘Let Eid bring joy to all’

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have sent Eid-ul-Fitr greetings to the nation and offered prayers for their wellbeing.

7-day special Eid trains from Jul 31

Bangladesh Railway will operate special Eid trains on different routes for seven days from July 31 to facilitate people’s return to workplace from their homes in villages and towns after Eid.

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Khaleda to greet people at BICC

Khaleda Zia will exchange Eid greetings with foreign diplomats and people at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital on Tuesday.

Khaleda calls on Palestine ambassador

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has issued a letter to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas offering her sympathy over the death and suffering in Gaza Strip.

PM condemns Israeli massacre

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has condemned Israel’s invasion of the Gaza Strip and demanded an immediate end to it.

Eid joys descend on Bangladesh

Bangladesh will celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr on Tuesday as the Shawwal moon has been sighted.

Eid weather forecast

There are chances of rain in parts of Bangladesh, including capital Dhaka, over the next two days when the country’s Muslims are expected to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.

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Eid congregation timings

The main Eid-ul-Fitr congregation in capital Dhaka will be held at the National Eidgah at 8:30am, as usual.

Another three-day remand for SI Jahid

A Dhaka court has sent Mirpur police’s Sub-Inspector Jahidur Rahman to another three days' remand in connection with the custodial death of a scrap-cloth dealer.

Traffic cripples Mawa, Paturia

A blocked river channel at Daulatdia and a huge rush of home-bound passengers have caused massive traffic snarls at the vital river transport terminals of Paturia-Daulatdia and Mawa-Kewrakandi.

4 burnt in Rayer Bazaar saloon blast

Four people have been burnt in a fire erupting from an explosion at a men’s hair saloon in Dhaka’s Rayer Bazaar.

Man dies in Shailkupa ‘gun battle’

A man has been shot dead during an ‘encounter’ with police at Jhenaidah’s Shailkupa.

Children killed in Araihazar bus crash

Two children have been killed and 35 more injured when a bus fell into a pond at Narayanganj’s Araihazar.

'Cop killer' dies in ‘encounter’

The prime accused in the murder of an assistant sub-inspector has been shot dead during an 'encounter' with police at Tangail’s Mirzapur.

AL leader hacked to death

Miscreants have hacked to death a local leader of the ruling Awami League in Noakhali.

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AL cannot do without Jatiya Party: Bablu

It would have been impossible for the Awami League to form government without support from the Jatiya Party (JP), its Secretary General Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu has said.

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Eid rush at Sadarghat increases

The rush of passengers travelling to their country homes to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr is mounting at the Sadarghat launch terminal with the festival just a few days hence.

UN official stresses talks

The UN resident coordinator in Dhaka has again stressed home-grown solutions to end political impasse.

The grand mufti of Iraq, Rafi al-Rifai, announced that Eid al-Fitr would begin Monday, July 28, 2014. (File Photo: Reuters)

Eid in Middle East on Monday

Middle East countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday as the Shawwal moon has been sighted.

Expats return in large numbers

A large number of Bangladeshis living in the United States have returned home to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with families and relations.

AL calls emergency meeting

Sheikh Hasina has convened an emergency meeting of the Awami League's Central Working Committee before the Eid-ul-Fitr.

Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza City July 27, 2014. Credit: Reuters

Hamas violating its own truce call: Israel

Moments after the Hamas announcement of a 24-hour truce in the Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday accused the Palestinian militant group of violating its own ceasefire and vo.....

Extortion checked: minister

Adequate measures are in place to ensure people crossing rivers ahead of Eid are not subjected to extortion, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan has said.

5 killed in Comilla, Cox's Bazar accident

Five people were killed and several others injured in two separate road accidents in Comilla and Cox's Bazar on Sunday during the Eid-ul-Fitr rush.

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Mijarul Quayes fired as UK envoy

Faced with a barrage of charges of “abuse of power” and “failure to deliver”, Mohamed Mijarul Quayes will have to leave London for a much lesser role as envoy to Brazil.

Boy loses fingers to cracker

A teenager in Jhalakathi has lost three fingers when a firecracker he was making for Eid celebrations exploded in his hand.

Winter morning fog engulfs the Buriganga river in Dhaka on Thursday. Photo: mustafiz mamun/ Dhaka, Dec 06, 2012

PM orders waterways around Dhaka

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered rivers surrounding Dhaka to be made navigable and freed of pollution.

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Launch stranded in Meghna

A passenger launch, MV Meghna Rani, with hundreds on board, was stranded for three hours in the Meghna River with a malfunctioning engine on Sunday afternoon.

Villagers thrash 5 robbers

Villagers have handed over five robbers to police after thrashing them in the Kathalbari union in Shibchar upazila in the early hours of Sunday.

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AL is ready: Nasim

A senior Awami League leader has said that his party is “ready to counter” the BNP’s movement after Eid.

PM greets Khaleda on Eid

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sent an Eid greetings card to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

‘540 new locomotives acquired’

Bangladesh railway has acquired 540 new locomotives to improve services, Railway Minister Md Mujibul Haque has said.

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City. Photo: Reuters

Hamas agrees to new 24-hour truce in Gaza

Hamas Islamist militants have agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in their conflict with Israel in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the group said on Sunday, hours after fighting between the sides r.....

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2,500 lives saved from drowning

More than 2,500 passengers of a launch, heading home for Eid holidays, were saved after their vessel began taking in water on Meghna River.

Hasina sends Eid card to opposition leader

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sent an Eid greetings card to opposition leader Jatiya Party presidium member Raushon Ershad.

Holiday mood at secretariat

Secretariat, the seat of nation’s bureaucracy, was almost empty on Sunday.

Sholakia ready for nation's largest Eid congregation

Like every year, Bangladesh's biggest Eid congregation will be held at Sholakia Eidgah, Kishoreganj.

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Khaleda summoned by court

A Dhaka court has rescheduled the hearing on two corruption cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sep 3 and asked her to present in person on that date.

Israeli military resumes Gaza fighting, says Hamas ignored truce

The Israeli military started fighting again in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, saying Hamas militants had ignored a 24-hour, humanitarian ceasefire requested by the United Nations.

NTPC sets Rampal date

NTPC Ltd is looking to start electricity generation from its thermal power project in Bangladesh by December 2018, says a report in Kolkata's "Telegraph".

The great Eid home-going

It is Eid and Dhaka's usually busy thoroughfares wear a deserted look.

AL lies will strain foreign ties, cautions BNP

Bangladesh’s diplomatic ties with the UK may get strained as the government “lied” over British Prime Minister David Cameron’s comments on the Jan 5 polls, the BNP fears.

Dhaka empties out

People are moving out from Dhaka through all its outlets -- aboard buses, trains and launches -- to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in their native places with their loved ones.

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Organise early polls: BNP to govt

The BNP has renewed its threat to wage street agitations if the government fails to adhere to its demand for a national election without “any delay”.

Khaleda returns home

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has returned home after performing Umrah and meeting her elder son Tarique Rahman in Saudi Arabia.

Relatives of Palestinian Eid Rabah Fdilat, whom medics said was killed during clashes with Israeli troops on Friday, mourn around his body during his funeral in Arroub refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Hebron. Credit: Reuters

Palestinian death toll in Gaza offensive tops 1,000

The toll in the 19-day Israeli offensive has climbed to 1,030, with the bodies of at least 130 more Palestinians being recovered from rubble across the Gaza Strip, officials said Saturday.

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Sit for talks or face consequences, warns BNP

The government will face “dire consequences” if it does not respond to the BNP’s call for a dialogue over a neutral caretaker government’s supervision in the next national polls, the party has warned.

'See you on the streets'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has dismissed the possibility of a dialogue with the BNP, saying, "We will see them on the streets."

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PM accuses US, Canada of 'double standards'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said USA and Canada pass judgement on Bangladesh’s elections and at the same time they shelter Bangladeshi murderers, which demonstrate their double standards.

‘Investment-friendly’ monetary policy

Bangladesh bank has announced the monetary policy for July-December period, with an aim to bring down liquidity and get foreign loans easily.

ASI dies of injury

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police has died of bullet injuries received during a raid to seize illegal firearms in Tangail.

Khaleda sends Hasina Eid card

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has sent a card to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with greetings for Eid-ul-Fitr.

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'Parliament should have the power to impeach judges'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina thinks the parliament should have the power to impeach Supreme Court judges because it represents the people.

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UK visit successful, says PM

British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to move forward in improving the relations with Bangladesh, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

AL activist killed in Lakshmipur

Unidentified miscreants have shot dead a local activist of Awami League at Sadar Upazila in Lakshmipur.

2 robbers held after 'gunbattle'

Police have detained two suspected robbers after an alleged gunbattle on the Sirajganj-Nagarbarhi highway in Sirajganj's Ullaparha Upazila.

2 killed in Magura road accident

Two people were killed and six others injured on Saturday morning when a truck carrying buffaloes and a pickup van collided head-on at Sadar Upazila in Magura.

Tripura University seek Bangladesh students

The Tripura University will launch a massive media campaign to attract Bangladesh students, its Vice-Chancellor Anjan Kumar Ghosh has said.

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Baby Maudud’s work will be glowing: Prof Anisuzzaman

Professor Anisuzzaman has said examples of honesty, simplicity and sense of responsibility that AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Maudud set with her proud presence in different fields will be glowing for long.

A man sits inside an ambulance next to his relative, who is suspected to be suffering from encephalitis, outside a hospital in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal July 25, 2014. Credit: Reuters

India battles to contain 'brain fever' as deaths reach almost 570

Almost 570 people in India have died after contracting encephalitis, commonly known as "brain fever", health authorities said on Friday, warning the death toll may rise with more people still at risk.

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‘Govt wants to keep BNP off polls’

The BNP’s acting secretary general has said the prime minister does not feel the need for talks with the party because the government wants to keep it off elections.

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Baby Maudud’s role in progressive politics extraordinary: Ershad

Baby Maudud’s contribution in progressive politics has been ‘extraordinary’, says Hussein Muhammad Ershad.

Touching send-off for Baby Maudud

She always identified herself first as a journalist and considered the National Press Club as her home.

Bangladesh's Baki wins silver at Commonwealth Games

Bangladesh shooter Abdullah Hel Baki has lost to India’s Abhinav Bindra to finish with silver in the 10-metre Air Rifle event in the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow in Scotland.

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Govt lied to confuse people: BNP

The BNP has alleged that the government had lied over the remarks of the British premier, on Bangladesh’s Jan 5 parliamentary elections, during a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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Baby Maudud: Honest, brave and caring

Apart from her 66-year-long career in journalism, writing, social work and politics, she had always been a leading organiser and rights activist.

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PM to brief media Saturday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will brief the media on her recent visit to the UK on Saturday.

Baby Maudud saw me as younger sister: Rehana

Sheikh Rehana has expressed deep shock at the death of senior journalist and former MP AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Maudud.

Bad weather seen as probable cause of fatal Air Algerie crash

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African country of Mali that killed all 118 people on board, French officials said on Friday.

Speaker, Deputy Speaker mourn Baby Maudud’s demise

Speaker of Parliament Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah have expressed deep sorrow at the demise of veteran journalist and former MP AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Maudud.

‘Last goodbye’ to Baby Maudud

Family, friends and well-wishers have bid final farewell to senior journalist, writer and former MP AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Maudud.

Friend leaves PM in mourning

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was overcome with grief when she went to see her classmate and long-time friend AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Maudud for the last time at a hospital in the city.

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Why polls-dialogue with BNP, asks PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has wondered why the issue of holding a dialogue with the BNP over the next national polls are being raised again and again.

'I lost an old friend'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep sorrow at the demise of veteran journalist AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Maudud.

President mourns Baby Maudud’s demise

President Abdul Hamid has expressed deep sorrow at the demise of veteran journalist and former MP AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Maudud.

Man dies in road mishap

A man has been killed in a collision between a truck and a 'Nasimon', an indigenously assembled vehicle. Three others have been injured.

Titas Well No. 21 shut, gas flow falls

Gas supply to the national grid has fallen following a production halt at Well No. 21 in Ghatura, Brahmanbaria.

2 die, 10 hurt in road mishap

Two people have been killed and 10 injured in a bus-car collision in Mymensingh’s Tarakanda Upazila.

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Baby Maudud passes away

Veteran journalist and former MP AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Maudud has passed away after a long battle with cancer.

A Palestinian stone-thrower kicks a tyre set ablaze during clashes with Israeli police in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi al-Joz during a protest against the Israeli offensive on Gaza July 25, 2014. Reuters

Israel rejects ceasefire plan, source says as death toll nears 850

Israel rejected on Friday international proposals for a ceasefire in its fight against Islamist militants in Gaza, a government source said.