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SMCH intern doctors on strike

Intern doctors at Dhaka’s Sir Salimullah Medical College and Hospital (SMCH), better known as Mitford hospital, have gone on strike in protest against a case filed by Ekushey TV (ETV) over the assault.....

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Nasim warns action against striking doctors

Health Minister Mohammad Nasim has warned action against striking doctors.

Hi-tech park offers free IT training

The Hi-tech Park Authority will provide IT training to 3,000 people for free. In a statement issued on Monday it said that the training has been offered under a Skill Development Scholarship Programme.....

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Arrest warrant for Destiny official

A Dhaka court has issued a warrant for the arrest of Destiny Group’s chief coordinator Md Ashraful Amin, implicated in a cheque fraud case.

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ACC presses charges against Mufti Izahar

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has pressed charges against Hifazat-e Islam leader Mufti Izaharul Islam Chowdhury in a case over failing to submit his wealth statement.

Woman to hang for murdering son

A court in Bagerhat has sentenced to death a mother, along with two others, for strangling to death her own child.

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Bogra medical students postpone agitation

Students of Shahid Ziaur Rahman Medical College have put back their agitation after authorities promised them a permanent wall separating the college from the hospital.

26 injured in police-Jamaat clash

At least 26 people, including six policemen, have been injured in a clash between Jamaat-e-Islami and law enforcers.

4 Shibir activists held in Dhaka

Police have detained four activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir from Dhaka’s Mohakhali Wireless Gate area.

Workers protest in Tejgaon

Workers of a garments factory in Tejgaon in the capital have demonstrated demanding payment of their pending salaries.

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Bangladesh joins Chinese naval exercise

Ships from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India have reached the Chinese port of Qingdao to take part in rare naval exercise this week.

Doctors attack scribes again

At least 10 journalists were injured when doctors of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital attacked them with rods and sticks late on Sunday.

On 24 Dec 2013, during BNP-led alliance’s nationwide blockade, miscreants set on fire a market at Faujdarhat in Chittagong. File Photo.

Speedy trial for Chittagong cases

Sixteen cases filed over violence before and after the Jan 5 parliament polls in Chittagong will be handed over to Speedy Trials tribunals.

Love behind Mirpur murders!

Love is said to be behind early Monday’s double murder in Dhaka's Mirpur.

‘Robber’ killed in ‘gunbattle’ at Ramu

A ‘robber’ was killed in a ‘gunbattle’ between a group of robbers and police on Sunday night at Ramu Upazila in Cox’s Bazar.

Minister, MPs refuse gold coat pins

State Minister for Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak and three other MPs have refused gold coat pins offered as gifts.

Kazakhstan seeks Dhaka backing for ASEM entry

Kazakhstan has sought Bangladesh’s support in its bid for the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) membership.

US for stable, democratic Bangladesh

The United States wants to see a stable and democratic Bangladesh with the participation of all people, a visiting official has said.

Team to probe watermelon deaths

A team of the government’s disease monitoring arm, IEDCR, is on its way to Kushtia to find out what caused the deaths of two children and the hospitalisation of several people after eating watermelon.

Sabbir (L) and his friend Udoy (R) went missing while swimming off the Saint Martin's Island on Apr 14.

Search called off for missing AUST students

Rescuers have given up on hopes of finding two students of the Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) seven days after they went missing in the Bay of Bengal off Saint Martin’s Island.

Maintain caution on mealybugs: Nahid

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has advised everyone to guard against the ‘Giant Mealybug’ which recently swamped the College of Home Economics in Dhaka.

Order to seize Bangabandhu killer’s property

The Ministry of Home Affairs has ordered the police to seize assets of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s killer Lt Col MA Rashed Chowdhury.

Chief Justice’s mother dies

Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain’s mother, Begum Asia Akther Khatun, has died. She was 95.

6 charged in Chashara blast case

A Narayanganj court on Sunday framed charges against six people, including Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami (Huji) chief Mufti Abdul Hannan.

Status of JCOs upgraded

The government has officially upgraded the status of the post of Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of Bangladesh Army to first class (non-cadre) from second class.

Status of junior army officers upgraded

The government has officially upgraded the status of the post of Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of Bangladesh Army to first class (non-cadre) from second class.

Judicial probe ordered into BIRDEM cases

A Dhaka court has taken cognisance of two cases filed by the BIRDEM General Hospital and relatives of a patient who died there during treatment.

Over 600 phones dead after cable theft

Over 600 telephones at Gazipur’s Kaliakoir have gone dead after cables were stolen from a telephone exchange at Mohishban.

Parliament opens probe into fake NIDs

A parliamentary watchdog has formed a two-strong special team to investigate the manufacture of over 50,000 fake national identification cards.

Monkeys in the Dhaka Zoo chill out on a scorching afternoon. The photo was taken on March 30, 2014.

Heatwave to hang on

A heatwave that has been blazing across Bangladesh, making life miserable all around, will continue at least for two more days, the Met office says.

Legendary singer Bashir Ahmed laid to eternal rest

Legendary singer Bashir Ahmed has been laid to rest.

2 siblings die, 20 fall ill after eating watermelon

Two siblings have died and at least 20 others, including seven members of a family, have been hospitalised after reportedly eating chemically treated watermelon in Kumarkhali Upazila, Kushtia.

PM stresses science for progress

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has invited scientists and researchers to play a key role in Bangladesh's all-round development efforts.

Hajj agencies under watch to prevent trafficking of Rohingyas

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Religious Affairs has recommended a close watch on Hajj agencies to prevent trafficking of Rohingya refugees to Saudi Arabia in the guise of pil.....

Crossfire of cases

The BIRDEM General Hospital has been sued for alleged medical negligence by the relatives of a patient who died while undergoing treatment there.

One killed in city road mishap

A pedestrian was killed in a road accident at Dhaka's Gulistan on Sunday, police said.

No male allowed to examine rape victims: HC

The High Court has ordered the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to ensure that male doctors are not allowed to perform the medical examination of rape victims.

11 BGB men injured in explosion

Eleven personnel of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been injured in an explosion while they were disposing of drugs in Cox’s Bazar.

Goyeshwar, Aman in jail

A Dhaka court has sent senior BNP leaders Goyeshwar Chandra Roy and Amanullah Aman to jail after rejecting their bail petitions in a case of violence.

6 BGB men hurt in Kushtia accident

A pickup van carrying Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel has overturned in Kushtia Sadar Upazila, leaving six of them injured.

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‘BNP instigating terrorism’

BNP leaders are instigating terrorist activities under cover of agitation, Food Minister Qamrul Islam alleged during a discussion at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Saturday.

Interns join agitation at Bogra medical

Students of Bogra's Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College, angered over a robbery at its hostel for female students, are continuing to demonstrate for security.

Nigerian student’s body found in IUT lake

Police have recovered the body of Nigerian student Tahir Mannir Adamu from the lake of Islamic University of Technology (IUT) in Gazipur.

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Goyeshwar apologises

The High Court has cleared Goyeshwar Chandra Roy of charges of contempt of court after the senior BNP leader apologised for his remark on judiciary.

'Wheat syndicate' in Thakurgaon

Allegations of irregularities and corruption have surfaced against politicians and bureaucrats over procurement of wheat in Thakurgaon’s Ranishongkoil Upazila.

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Police official Hossain accused in BIRDEM case

BIRDEM General Hospital management has filed a case of assault on doctors of the hospital, mentioning police official ABM Masud Hossain as an accused.

Bashir Ahmed no more

Popular singer Bashir Ahmed is no more.

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‘Save Bangladesh from the mafias’

A Supreme Court Justice has urged everyone to come forward and protect Bangladesh from the powerful ‘mafia syndicates’ which are destroying the environment.

Doctors attack journalists

Doctors at Dhaka’s Sir Salimullah Medical College and Hospital, better known as Mitford hospital, have attacked newsmen of a private television channel Ekushey TV (ETV) on Saturday.

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RMC upgraded to medical university

Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) has been upgraded to a medical university.

Police examining Siddique’s statement

Law enforcers are now examining the statement of businessman Abu Bakar Siddique -- who was freed 35 hours after his abduction -- to trace his abductors.

Who are they to disown me: Sarker

Ganajagaran Mancha spokesperson Imran H Sarker has questioned the authority of a group of bloggers who removed him, by holding a press briefing, from his post.

Sohel Rana living in luxury: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has alleged that the owner of Rana Plaza is living in luxury behind bars.

Bloggers ‘disown’ Sarker

A faction of the Bangladesh Online Blogger and Activist Network (BOAN) has ‘removed’ Imran H Sarker, from the post of Ganajagaran Mancha spokesperson.

India-Bangladesh railway talks to boost connectivity

The annual India-Bangladesh railway cooperation talks will begin in Dhaka on Monday to give railway connectivity between two neighbours a boost.

Bogra medical students protest

Students of Bogra’s Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College have boycotted classes and demonstrated demanding security after its female dormitory was attacked by armed robbers.

‘Enough funds for Padma bridge’

The government has adequate funds for the construction of Padma bridge, says Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal.

2 die in Ctg road crash

Two persons have died in separate road accidents in Chittagong city and Sitakunda.

Woman disfigured after failed rape

Assailants disfigured a woman’s face after failing to rape her at Barguna Sadar.

Sabbir (L) and his friend Udoy (R) went missing while swimming off the Saint Martin's Island on Apr 14.

Trouble for families of missing students

“My son is not dead, he’s just missing. He’s not dead,” Sabbir Hasan’s father Hasanur Rahman says hoping his son, who went swimming off Saint Martin’s Island, will come back alive.

One dies in Khagrhachharhi firing

A businessman has been killed and a schoolgirl injured during an exchange of fire at Khagrhachharhi.

Bodies found trapped inside sunken South Korean ferry

Divers searching for survivors of a capsized South Korean ferry saw three bodies floating through a window of a passenger cabin on Saturday but were unable to retrieve them, the coastguard said, hours.....

4 BGB men injured in clash with yaba traders

Four personnel of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been injured in an alleged encounter with suspected drug smugglers at Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf.

Tintin clueless about his abduction

Singer Sourav Chakma Tintin, recently freed after being held captive for five days, could not say why he and his friend were abducted.

‘Kill or free you, it's a loss for me ’

Abu Bakar Siddique has recounted to the media the harrowing ordeal after he spent nearly 35 hours with his captors.

Bogra medical college’s female hostel robbed

A group of armed men stormed a hostel for female students of Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College in Bogra in the early hours of Friday and made away with money, jewellery and electronic gadgets.

‘Bangabandhu-Tajuddin rift was a big tragedy’

Gano Forum chief Dr Kamal Hossain has called those who created rift between Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Tajuddin Ahmed ‘enemy of the country’ and said it was the ‘most unfortunate incident’ .....

‘Taxi fare re-fix on public reaction’

The government has offered to review taxi fares amid widespread criticism of exorbitant charges.

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‘West has softened tone’

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali says Western diplomats vocal about Bangladesh’s internal political situation before and after the Jan 5 parliamentary election and the war crimes trials have “softened .....

Latif Siddique to work for special children

Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Abdul Latif Siddique has pledged to work for the children with special needs.

‘Govt wants to stall war crimes trial’

Ganajagaran Mancha has alleged that the government wants to hang up the process of war crimes trial.

Newborn found buried alive, rescued in Barisal

A newborn baby girl, apparently discarded by her mother soon after birth, was found buried but miraculously alive by farmers at Agailjharha Upazila in Barisal on Friday noon.

"Hate Pillar" in Upazilas for the anti-liberation elements

The liberation war affairs minister has said a "hate pillar" will be erected in every Upazila to show hatred to the elements who opposed the nation’s war of independence from Pakistan.

Environmental lawyer Syeda Rizwana Hasan and her husband Abu Bakar Siddique brief reporters at their Central Road residence in Dhaka on Friday. Photo:

Just wanted him back, no question of compromise: BELA chief

Syeda Rizwana Hasan says she only wished safe return of her abducted husband and did not go for a compromise with anyone for that.

Ganajagaran factions at Shahbagh

Contending factions of the Ganajagaran held parallel programmes at Shahbagh on Friday vying for popular attention.

Manzurul blasts govt for ‘subservience’ to India

Advisor of the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) Manzurul Ahsan Khan has said successive governments in Bangladesh have lacked the grit to bargain with India.

2 killed in Gazipur road mishap

Two people were killed and five injured when a truck rammed three-wheeler human hauler on the Dhaka-Tangail Highway in Kaliakoir Upazila, Gazipur district, on Friday.

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BU students stage protest

Students of Barisal University have staged a protest, blaming police for the Thursday’s clash between law enforcers and students.

Pipeline fire victim dies

An electrician, who was burnt in Thursday night’s fire on a Titas Gas transmission line, has died in the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

2 die in Ctg accident

A pickup van rammed into an auto-rickshaw in Chittagong killing two people and injuring two others.

‘Never thought will return alive’

Abu Bakar Siddique has said he had abandoned all hopes of returning alive after his abduction.

‘Siddique was kept blindfolded’

Environmental lawyer Syeda Rizwana Hasan’s husband Abu Bakar Siddique was confined to a high-rise in an undisclosed place after his abduction.

Rizwana Hasan's husband found in Kalabagan

Award-winning environmental lawyer Syeda Rizwana Hasan’s husband has been found in Dhaka some 35 hours after his abduction in Narayanganj.

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Sultry heat for another week

No immediate respite from the sweltering heat seems to be in sight.

Mobarak case argument from May 11

Arguments in the war crimes trial of Mobarak Hossain, an expelled Awami League leader from Brahmanbaria, begins on May 11.

'Zia first called himself president'

Ziaur Rahman had claimed himself to be the president of Bangladesh while reading out the declaration of independence on Mar 27, 1971, but that was corrected afterwards, one of the sector commanders of.....

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Biswal lauds Bangladesh’s gains in health, food security

Washington's point person for South Asia Nisha Desai Biswal at a Harvard lecture has lauded Bangladesh’s gains in health, food security and economic opportunities, but said the US would continue to pr.....

Committee to aid Siddique search

A five-member committee comprising of senior police and RAB officials has been formed to help the investigating officer in the AB Siddique abduction case.

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You cannot change history: Joy

“Dictators and frauds” have tried to rewrite the history of Bangladesh, but have not succeeded, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed has said.

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Ban on swimming at St Martin's

The local administration of Saint Martin's Island has temporarily banned tourists from swimming in the Bay of Bengal.

Manifesto set for the hardcore poor

Representatives of several ministries came together at a workshop on Thursday to discuss the fate of the extreme poor in Bangladesh.

Titas gas supply line catches fire in Gazipur

A supply line of the Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited beside the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Gazipur’s Sreepur caught fire after it was damaged on Thursday evening.

Education ministry sets rules for picnics, study tours

The education ministry has issued a set of directives that educational institutions will have to follow when sending out students on study tours or picnics.

Only 38,000 motorbikes out of 1 million are licensed: Quader

Communications Minister Obaidul Quader has said that there are some one million motorbikes in the country out of which only 38,000 are licensed.

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PM suffers from sinus pain

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been suffering from a nagging sinus pain which is forcing her to cut short her schedule programmes.

Workers protest Siddique’s abduction

Workers of the garment factory, Hamid Fashions, have held a demonstration pressing for the quick rescue of AB Siddique, the abducted husband of the award-winning environmental lawyer Rizwana Hasan.

Missing Mancha activist Kanak rescued after 3 days

Police rescued Azizul Hayat Khan Kanak, a first-year student of the Department of Finance at Dhaka University, from Kawran Bazaar in the city on Thursday, three days after he went missing.

Ctg 8-murder convicts acquitted

The High Court has acquitted all the four death-row convicts over the sensational murder of eight people including some Bangladesh Chhatra League activists in Chittagong 14 years ago.

Investigate my enemies: Rizwana Hasan

Award-winning environmental lawyer Syeda Rizwana Hasan has pleaded authorities, investigating the abduction of her husband AB Siddique, to include in their probe the people behind the businesses and p.....