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Spanish lesson for young officers

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has taken steps to impart lesson on Spanish language to its young officers.

Selina Hossain named Shishu Academy Chairperson

The government has appointed eminent litterateur Selina Hossin as the Chairperson of Bangladesh Shishu Academy for next two years.

Teesta water level halves in a day

Water levels in the mercurial Teesta river have dramatically risen and fallen with a span of a few hours.

Mitford interns continue strike

An indefinite strike called by the intern doctors of Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital entered its third day on Wednesday with the medics demanding the dropping of a case filed by Ek.....

Fire in Tejgaon warehouse

A fire has broken out at a warehouse of the Bengal Group at Tejgaon in capital Dhaka.

Decapitated body found in Jhalakathi

Police have recovered a decapitated body from near a launch terminal at Jhalakathi.

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HC rejects Khaleda's plea to scrap indictment

The High Court has rejected BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's request to scrap the indictment on her in the Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases.

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‘Report on Rana’s illegal wealth soon’

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will soon submit a report on illegal wealth of Sohel Rana, owner of the ill-fated Rana Plaza high-rise that collapsed a year ago.

Barapukuria mine workers protest

Workers of Barpukuria Coal Mining Company Limited in Dinajpur have confined about 50 officials to the administrative building to press for retention of existing manpower.

Woman found dead at Cox's Bazar hotel

Police have recovered a woman hanging dead from the ceiling of her hotel room in Cox's Bazar on Tuesday night.

2 shot in Satkhira clash

Two men were hit by bullets during a clash with police in Duttapara area of Satkhira.

Man kills father-in-law in Sirajganj

A man has killed his father-in-law for allegedly filing a dowry case against him in Sirajganj.

Korean project for blindness

Korea plans to start a new project in Bangladesh to reduce the burden of avoidable blindness.

Dhaka-Mawa highway blockade ends

Residents of two unions in Keraniganj have withdrawn from the Dhaka-Mawa highway after blocking traffic on it for five hours.

One killed in Jessore 'encounter'

A man wanted for murder has been killed in Jessore during an encounter with police early on Wednesday.

More creative questions this year

The ratio of creative questions is being raised by 10 percent to 35 percent in the primary school final examinations from this year.

'If only I had the body'

Collapsed Rana Plaza security guard Habibur Rahman did not find his sons Md Solaiman and ‘Sentu’ trapped under the debris of the nine-storied building.

Food poisoning at factory

Over a hundred workers of a factory in Kashimpur have fallen ill after taking food provided by the management.

Millions lost in Otobi factory fire

Otobi’s biggest factory gutted in a blaze early Wednesday that destroyed furniture worth hundreds of millions of taka at Savar.

Sudden spike in Teesta water levels

Water levels in the dry Teesta River have suddenly risen by over 2,000 Cusec.

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Reshma wants to forget Rana Plaza

Reshma Aktar, who was rescued from under the debris 17 days after the Rana Plaza collapse, has received a month’s leave from her current workplace, The Westin, a five-star hotel in Dhaka.

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US fine with Bangladesh joining Chinese naval exercise

A US official has said they have no problem with Bangladesh joining China’s naval exercises as Washington respects Dhaka’s “sovereign rights” to engage with any country.

PMO after Islami Bank’s ‘corruption’

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked the Bangladesh Bank to provide information regarding the ‘irregularities and corruption’ that took place in Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited.

RMCH strike ends

Intern doctors at the Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) have called off their strike after two days, ending the suffering of hundreds of patients.

ACC files cases against secretary

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has lodged three cases against the Expatriates Welfare Secretary Khondaker Showkat Hossain for corruption while he was the public works secretary.

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Oishee indictment on May 6

A Dhaka court has set May 6 to indict Oishee Rahman, accused of killing her parents.

Fire in Jackson Heights

A fire has broken out in a commercial building in Jackson Heights of Queens in New York City, leaving a firefighter and a minor injured, reports the Daily News.

Probe into 2 hospital clashes

The health ministry has formed two five-member committees to look into the clashes between doctors and journalists at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) and Sir Salimullah Medical College an.....

New taxicabs hit Dhaka streets

A new taxi service run by the Bangladesh Army has been launched to ease commuters’ woes in Dhaka.

Ex-Indian chief justice to visit Bangladesh

The former Chief Justice of the India’s apex court Justice Altamas Kabir will visit Bangladesh from Wednesday.

Patients continue to suffer at SSMCH

Fewer patients are seeking medical service at Sir Salimullah Medical College and Hospital (SSMCH) with the strike by intern doctors of the hospital entering the second day.

Burnt youth dies at Lakshmipur

A man has died off burns he suffered during a violent turf war at Chandraganj of Lakshmipur Sadar.

Shibir leader hurt in Jessore ‘encounter’

An Islami Chhatra Shibir activist has been hit by a bullet in an ‘encounter’ with police in Jessore Sadar Upazila.

Freeze on clearing RMCH interns!

Rajshahi University (RU) is considering a freeze on clearing intern doctors for a medical degree, university officials say.

New Upazila chairman arrested in Rajshahi

Police have arrested the newly elected Upazila Parishad chairman from Rajshahi in cases of violence.

Dhanmondi Club ‘trespassers’ get bail

A Dhaka court has granted bail to four people including architect Mubasshar Hussain and sprinter Quamrun Nahar Dana in a case of trespass into Dhanmondi Club in an attempt to occupy its playground.

Another Titas fire victim dies

Another victim of a fire erupting from a Titas gas connection in Gazipur has succumbed to burns.

Strike cripples Teknaf land port

An indefinite strike to protest the arrest of two C&F (Clearing and Forwarding) agents, caught with Yaba drugs, has crippled all operations at the Teknaf land port in Cox’s Bazar.

ILO official in Dhaka

The International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Deputy Director-General arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday ahead of the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse.

Security dialogue with US begins

The US-Bangladesh security dialogue began in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Land-grab along Ichamoti!

Few, except the land sharks, have gained from the dredging jointly undertaken on the river Ichamoti by India and Bangladesh.

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Another gold haul at Dhaka

Three persons have been detained at the Shahjalal International Airport with 20kg gold on them.

150 RMCH interns sued over Sunday’s attack

Journalists have charged altogether 150 intern doctors at the Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) in two criminal cases over an alleged assault on their colleagues on Sunday night.

Cabinet orders faster recruitment

The government has asked the cabinet secretary and a number of other secretaries to develop a mechanism to expedite the process of recruitment to government organisations and create new posts to make .....

Over 200 RMG workers fall sick

Over 200 workers at a Gazipur factory for readymade garment have fallen ill due to food poisoning, police and doctors say.

Patient dies at RMCH as doctors continue strike

A patient has died at the Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) due to alleged negligence.

‘No compromise on terrorism’

Bangladesh is “unwavering” in its commitment to rooting out terrorism and fighting the use of weapons of mass destruction by terrorists, the foreign minister has said.

Female student hangs from ceiling in coaching centre

Two days after she went missing, a female student of a dental college was found hanging from a ceiling fan at a coaching centre at Siddheswari in the capital on Monday.

Ctg Juba League leader shot at

A Juba League leader has been injured when an activist of Jamaat-e-Islami opened fire on him in Chittagong’s Satkania.

TIB lauds post-Rana Plaza efforts

A corruption watchdog has reported that 90 percent of the various commitments made by stakeholders to improve conditions of garments industry since the collapse of Rana Plaza has either been implement.....

Love behind Mirpur murders!

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

ACC seeks Hawlader’s affidavit

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has sought from the Election Commission (EC) a copy of the affidavit former Jatiya Party Secretary General ABM Ruhul Amin Hawlader had submitted before the 10th pa.....

Doctors strike, journos protest

Journalists in Rajshahi have continued their protest against an alleged attack on their colleagues by intern doctors of Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH).

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 and Family Welfare 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.....

MoFA on London mission report

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.

Murders in Mirpur

Bodies of two young men have been found in Dhaka's Mirpur area.

‘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.

Lamudi clarifies

Lamudi, an online real estate marketplace, has reacted to media reports including one in that it was planning to invest $1.6 million in Bangladesh.

'Wheat syndicate' in Thakurgaon

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