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Ballistics test underway in Banani couple’s death

Police have determined that the pistol found near a couple shot dead in their Banani DOHS home belongs to the husband, and are now trying to find out whether the two shots were fired from that weapon.

Dhaka to work with island states

Bangladesh is committed to work together with small, developing island states, the junior foreign minister has said.

BSS staff on strike

Staff members of Bangladesh's national news agency have gone on strike protesting what they see as 'superseding of seniority' in the appointment of a colleague as the managing editor.

Former soldier dies in road mishap

A retired soldier has died after being ran over by a truck in Naogaon Sadar Upazila.

Body found at MP’s property

Police have found an unidentified body buried at the property of an Awami League MP Kamal Ahmed Majumder.

HC turns down bail plea of Sagar-Runi murder accused

The High Court has turned down the bail plea of Md Tanvir Hossain, who was arrested over the murder of a journalist couple in 2012.

Bangladesh seeks ‘Bay of Bengal partnership’ for blue economy

Bangladesh has sought ‘Bay of Bengal partnership’ for sustainable economic growth leveraging the blue ocean to its south.

Cancer patient commits suicide at DMCH

A patient at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has killed himself on Tuesday.

Railway minister prepares for marriage

Who says it is too late for marriage! Surely not Bangladesh's railway minister Md Mazibul Hoque, 67, as he prepares for marriage this December.

PM for concerted counter-terrorism drive

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for joint and coordinated efforts to combat the 'multi-dimensional terrorism' the world faces now.

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War crimes convict Ghulam Azam shifted to CCU

Convicted war criminal and former Jamaate-e-Islam chief Ghulam Azam has been shifted to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of Banganbandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital from his prison ce.....

Moudud, Abbas among 41 charged with vandalism

A court has ordered trial for BNP leaders Moudud Ahmed and Mirza Abbas and 39 others on charges of vandalism in front of the party’s Naya Paltan office last year.

Attempts to berate war hero Zia: Tarique

Despite attempts to implicate Ziaur Rahman in the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his role in the Liberation War cannot be negated, Tarique Rahman has claimed.

RAB finds more weapons in Satchharhi

The Rapid Action Battalion has unearthed another large weapons cache at Habiganj’s Satchharhi reserve forest.

16th Amendment to Constitution in ‘current session’

There is a strong signal that the bill on constitutional amendment to restore Parliament’s authority to impeach Supreme Court judges will be passed in the current session.

IT engineers exam now in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has secured the membership of Japan-based Information Technology Professional Examination Council (ITPEC).

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Take special measures to ensure rule of law: Raushon to PM

Opposition Leader Raushon Ershad has urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to take "special measures" to improve Bangladesh's law and order.

Indo-Bangla home secy-level talks start Tuesday

The home secretary-level talks between Bangladesh and India will begin on Tuesday with the meeting of the Joint Working Group in Dhaka.

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Minister blames nature for failure to recover Pinak

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan has blamed 'mother nature' for the failure to locate sunken passenger vessel Pinak-6 that went down in the Padma River last month with over 250 people on board.

Businessman, wife found shot dead at their Banani DOHS home

A businessman and his wife have been found shot dead at their Banani DOHS home in yet unclear circumstances.

1 dies in road mishap in Banglamotor

An auto-rickshaw passenger has died in Banglamotor area of Dhaka when a bus hit the three wheeler in which she was travelling.

Railway security ordinance to be law

Government has decided to turn the Railway Security Force Ordinance into a law.

Body found near RAB office

A body stuffed in a sack has been found in Dhaka’s Tikatuli area. The body was found within 400 yards of a RAB office.

Muslims of East Bengali origin in Assam running away after their houses were burned down by suspected Bodo militants in Khagrabari village of Assam’s Baksa district on May 3.

BJP joins Assam groups in anti-Bangladesh tirade

The BJP's Assam unit has joined groups like the All Assam Students Union (AASU) in asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to include "Bangladesh infiltrators” living in India's Assam state in his ban.....

Tarique’s wife Zubaida fired from work

Tarique Rahman's wife Zubaida Rahman has been sacked from work by the health ministry for six years of absence.

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Nation in crisis, not BNP: Fakhrul

Bangladesh, not BNP, is passing through the most difficult time in its history, BNP spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said.

Parliament begins third session

The third session of Parliament has begun.

MoU to be signed with India to stop human trafficking

The government will sign a memorandum of understanding with India on rescue, repatriation and rehabilitation of victims of cross-border human trafficking.

ACC to prosecute Teletalk officials

The Anti Corruption Commission has decided to prosecute two former Teletalk officials on charges of embezzling nearly Tk 100 million.

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‘Sufi rebellion can topple govt’

A Sunni group has decided to hold a mass rally at Chittagong’s Laldighi on Tuesday demanding justice for its slain leader Nurul Islam Farooqi.

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Bomb attack on CU shuttle train

Miscreants have thrown hand bombs at a shuttle train heading for the Chittagong University.

Final phase of updating voters list

The final phase of updating the voters list has begun in 120 upazilas in Dhaka and Chittagong on Monday.

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Floods worry India’s border force

It’s not only the civilians who are affected by flood in India’s northeastern state of Assam.

BRTC bus rams Farmgate divider killing one

A man has died after a BRTC bus crashed into the road divider at Dhaka’s Farmgate.

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Gold bars seized from passenger

Police have seized 10 gold bars from a passenger at Dhaka’s Kamalapur Rail Station.

Infectious enthusiasm of children journalists in Chittagong

Ayesha Siddiqua learns of many things every day. From now on, she will be able to let others know as well because she has been selected as a child journalist.

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Join agitation to stop enforced disappearances, murders: Khaleda

BNP chief Khaleda Zia has urged the people to thwart the "ongoing festival of enforced disappearances and murders" by joining the anti-government agitation.

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No headway in Farooqi murder probe

Police are yet to make any headway into the murder of Islamic Front leader Nurul Islam Farooqi.

Bangladesh signs MoU for 500 Bangla Android apps

Bangladesh's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division will make 500 mobile applications in Bangla for Android operating system.

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Ruposhi Bangla closing down from Monday

Bangladesh's iconic Hotel Ruposhi Bangla will be closed from Monday for over a year for renovations.

PM's derogatory remarks betray nervousness: BNP

The BNP has claimed that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is "violating" political etiquette in her remarks about party chief Khaleda Zia.

Sunken vessel located in Chandpur's Meghna

A clinker-laden vessel that sunk in the Meghna River in Chandpur on Aug 26 has been located after five days.

Parliament reconvenes for third session on Monday

The 16th Amendment to the Constitution that aims to return to MPs the authority to impeach judges, is likely to be tabled when Parliament goes into session on Monday after a two-month break.

Jatiya Party prepares to oppose amendment to Constitution

The Jatiya Party will oppose the bill on constitutional amendment handing back Parliament the powers to impeach Supreme Court judges.

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Murder accused in Phulgazi by-poll

BNP leader Mahatab Uddin Ahmmed Chowdhury Minar has submitted his nomination papers for the Phulgazi Upazila Parishad by-election.

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Anti-liberation forces still active: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the people to guard against those who had opposed Bangladesh’s liberation.

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Siddique asks critics to carefully read broadcast policy

Minister Abdul Latif Siddique has urged critics to pore over the National Broadcast Policy and the conditions for getting broadcast media licences before jumping to conclusions.

46 applicants for each DU seat

The upcoming Dhaka University (DU) admission test will have 301,138 candidates vying for 6,582 seats, creating a seat-contender ratio of 1:46.

PM to hand UNESCO international prizes in Dhaka

UNESCO will distribute its 2014 international literacy prizes in Dhaka.

Police apologise to DU teacher

Police have apologised for assaulting Dhaka University teacher Samina Lutfa during a hunger strike by Tuba Group workers demanding their outstanding dues earlier this month.

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DIG grilled for hours over Narayanganj seven murders

The administrative committee investigating the seven murders at Narayanganj has questioned Deputy Inspector General SM Mahfuzul Haque for more than an hour.

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Garment factory in Mirpur catches fire

The fire at a garment factory in Dhaka’s Mirpur has been doused after an hour-long effort.

Sheikh Hasina to open BIMSTEC Secretariat in Dhaka on Sep 13

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the BIMSTEC headquarters in Dhaka on Sep 13, the foreign minister has said.

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Farooqi murder suspects in police custody

Two persons arrested in connection with the murder of Islami Front leader Nurul Islam Farooqi have been remanded in police custody for two days.

Myanmar to start taking back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh in two months

Myanmar will start the process of repatriating Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh’s camps within two months in 'a breakthrough' in bilateral relations, the foreign secretary has said.

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Disappearances not as much as claimed, says minister

Minister of state for home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal says incidents of someone gone missing after picked up by men in uniform should be described as 'abductions' rather than 'enforced disappearances'.

PM urges guideline for MPO inclusion

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the education ministry to work out a guideline to set a benchmark for educational institutions for enlistment under the Monthly Payment Order (MPO) facility.

Actor ATM Shamsuzzaman's son gets life sentence for killing sibling

A Dhaka court has ordered life imprisonment for film actor ATM Shamsuzzaman's son for murdering his sibling.

Govt wants to save Jamaat-e-Islami, claims Islami Front

The Islami Front (IF) holds Jamaat-e-Islami responsible for the murder of its leader Nurul Islam Farooqi and claims that the government is protecting his killers.

Rangamati ex-UP member shot dead

A former Union Parishad (UP) member has been shot dead at Rangamati's Naniyarchar Upazila early on Sunday.

Chhatra Sena strike peaceful

A half day strike called by the Islami Front's student affiliate demanding arrest and trial of the killers of party leader Nurul Islam Farooqi has been peaceful so far.

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Chhatra Shena to file case against TV show hosts

Islami Chhatra Shena is suspecting that seven Islamic TV show hosts are involved in planning the murder of Nurul Islam Farooqi.

Plight of enforced disappearance

BNP's Dhaka ward 38 unit Secretary Sajedul Islam Sumon was whisked away on Dec 4 last year by people, who identified themselves as Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel.

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Another arrest over Farooqi murder

Fourteen hours after arresting two people in connection with the murder of TV show host Nurul Islam Farooqi, police have arrested another person from Comilla.

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Over 400 murdered: life sentence ends in 11 months

War criminal Abdul Alim, a Razakar leader sentenced to life in jail for being directly responsible for the deaths of over 400 people during the 1971 Liberation War, has died before serving the sentenc.....

'Broadcast policy to control media'

The national broadcast policy will become a tool for the government to control the news media, speakers at a discussion have said.

Engineer assaulted: case against RU BCL leaders

Rajshahi University (RU) authorities have filed a case against Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader Towhid Al Hossain Tuhin and two others for assaulting three individuals, including the university’.....

Bring back Bangabandhu killers: President

President Abdul Hamid has called on the government to exercise maximum effort to extradite the killers of the Father of the Nation and carry out their sentences.

Baby Maudud's Chehlum Sep 5

The Chehlum of late journalist, writer and former MP AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Maudud will be held on Sep 5.

Dhaka for ‘specific timeline’ to repatriate Myanmar nationals

Bangladesh will seek “specific timeline” from Myanmar to repatriate its nationals during Sunday’s foreign secretary level talks, a senior foreign ministry official says.

Triple-murder suspects remanded

A Dhaka court has granted police five days to interrogate the two Moghbazar triple-murder suspects, who were arrested earlier in the day.

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3 RAB men give 'confessional statement' in Narayanganj 7-murder case

Three of the five RAB personnel arrested over Narayanganj's sensational multiple-murder have reportedly ‘confessed’ to their involvement in the crime.

Four army officers injured in accident

Five people, including four army officers, have been injured in a road accident at Sirajganj’s Solonga, police say.

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Chhatra Sena calls strike for Sunday

The Islamic Front’s student affiliate has called for a half-day strike across Bangladesh on Sunday demanding arrest and trial of the killers of party leader Nurul Islam Farooqi.

2 Mogbhazar triple murders suspects arrested

Police have arrested two suspects of the Moghbazar triple murders early on Saturday.

Six war crimes cases on hold

Six sensational cases of war crimes including that of Ghulam Azam are 'stuck' at different stages of the International Crime Tribunal (ICT) and the Supreme Court's Appellate Division.

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War crimes convict Alim dies

War crimes convict Abdul Alim, who was supposed to spend the rest of his life in prison for committing large-scale atrocities in 1971, has died at a prison cell at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical Uni.....

Two detained over Farooqi murder

Police have detained a man and a woman from Narayanganj in connection with the murder of Nurul Islam Farooqi.

Shibir leader injured in Satkhira shootout

An Islami Chhatra Shibir leader has been injured in Shatkhira during what police claimed was an 'encounter'.

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BNP convenes press meet as permission for human chain denied

The BNP has convened a press conference for Saturday marking the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, having failed to secure police permission for a human-chain programme in D.....

Major rivers swell to flood new areas across Bangladesh

Most of the major rivers swelled in the last 24 hours until Friday evening inundating fresh areas across Bangladesh.

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Case filed over Moghbazar triple murders

A case has been lodged at Ramna Police Station over the killing of three people at Dhaka's Moghbazar on Thursday night.

Political offenders of 1975 must be punished: CPB chief

The Communist Party of Bangladesh has demanded that 'classified documents' gathered by intelligence agencies on the Bangabandhu’s assassination in 1975 and the subsequent events be made public.

Shahriar Alam attends Turkey President Erdogan’s inauguration

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has attended the inauguration of Turkey’s new President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.

Ramkanai Das undergoes brain surgery

Musician and folk music collector Pandit Ramkanai Das has undergone a brain surgery.

Farooqi burial Saturday

The mortal remains of slain Islamic Front leader and TV show host Maolana Nurul Islam Farooqi have been taken to his ancestral home in Panchagarh after four Namaj-e-Janazas in capital Dhaka.

2 Bangladeshis killed at Sharjah in UAE

Two Bangladeshi workers have died after falling from a building under construction in Sharjah, UAE, Gulf News has reported.

Father, son among 3 killed in road crash

Three people were killed and five others injured when a microbus collided with an auto-rickshaw in Habiganj’s Nabiganj Upazila on Friday.

Child theft suspects remanded

A Dhaka court has given RAB three days to interrogate the two women arrested in connection with the theft of a child from Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Amnesic accident victim cannot reunite with family

A 20-year old youth undergoing treatment at Gopalganj Sadar Hospital cannot be reunited with the family as he does not remember anything other than his name

Bangladesh PM proposed to supply rice to northeast India: Tripura minister

Bangladesh is ready to supply rice to food-starved northeastern Indian states and can allow all its ports to ferry goods bound for those regions, a Tripura minister says.

Police question 2 'relatives' of Kala Babu over Moghbazar triple murders

Police have detained and questioned two women about the triple murders in Moghbazar.

Munshiganj floods worsen

The flood situation in Munshiganj has worsened amid continuing rain and rising river levels.

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Govt can’t stop its downfall: Rizvi

The government will not succeed in staying in power for long, BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has said.

Flood situation worsens in Sirajganj

The flood situation in Sirajganj has worsened following a rise in the Jamuna water level.

Pabna Juba Leaguer killed

A Juba League leader in Pabna’s Ishwardi has died after being hacked by assailants.

Embankment in Bogra breaks, 50 villages flooded

Fifty villages have been flooded after an embankment at Bogra’s Sariakandi caved to Jamuna’s waters.

Ex-MP Saleha Mosharraf passes away

Former MP Saleha Mosharraf died on Thursday after a long battle with cancer. She was 66.

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72 gold bars seized

A man was caught while trying to smuggle eight kilograms of gold through the Shahjalal International Airport.

Police get nothing from grilling retd major over FB post on PM Sheikh Hasina

Police have been unable to secure any significant information from the retired army major arrested over his ‘objectionable’ Facebook status on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.