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10 to die for Lakhsmipur murder

A court in Lakhsmipur has given death sentence to ten people for raping and killing a school girl.

Bill to restore Parliament's power to sack SC judges to be passed on Wednesday

The 16th Amendment bill be passed on Wednesday, restoring Parliament's power to impeach judges.

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Vaccine coverage rises ‘constantly’ in Bangladesh

The routine immunisation coverage is on the rise in Bangladesh.

Abdul Alim at the International Crimes Tribunal on Oct 9, 2013, when tribunal handed its verdict.

SC declares war crimes convict Alim's appeal trial defunct

The Supreme Court has declared the appeal proceedings of war crime convict Abdul Alim as defunct.

One dies in Jheinadah 'shootout'

A man, who the police claim to have belonged to a gang of robbers, died in an 'shootout' in the early hours of Tuesday in Jhenaidah's Kaliganj Upazila.

Bodies of siblings suspected to have committed suicide recovered in Dhaka

A brother and sister were found dead at their home in Dhaka past midnight Tuesday.

5 die in Narayanganj truck-autorickhsaw collision

Five persons have been killed and two injured at Narayanganj's Rupganj Upazila in a truck-autorickhsaw collision on Tuesday.

MP Abdur Rahman Badi (second from right) at the taxpayers' felicitation award function in Chittagong on Monday. Photo:

Cox's Bazar MP Badi get top taxpayer award

Ruling Awami League MP Abdur Rahman Badi, accused of controlling the notorious yaba trade in Cox's Bazar, has been awarded for paying the highest income tax.

RAB’s operation on Jun 4, 2104 yielded arms at the seven bunkers atop hillocks inside Satchharhi jungles of Habiganj, about three km from the Indian border in Tripura. Photo: asif mahmud ove/

Militant camps still in Bangladesh, claims Tripura chief minister

Militant camps still exist across the border in Bangladesh, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar alleged on Monday.

Clockwise from left: Niaz Uddin Miah, Mollah Wahidduzzaman, Masud Siddique, and AKM Amir Hossain.

Ministry takes no action against officials with fake FF credentials

The government is yet to take actions against four secretaries and a joint secretary 24 hours into revoking their fake freedom-fighter certificates.

CID offered my son house for false testimony: Joj’s mother

Joj Mia was offered a house on a five-kantha land during the BNP-Jamaat-e-Islami regime for testifying in court accepting responsibilities for the Aug 21, 2004 grenade attack, his mother Jobeda Khatun.....

Indian ministry to push for Northeast-Bangladesh rail link

India’s Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has decided to help the Ministry of Railways to restore the region’s rail link with Bangladesh.

Information Commission finally gets 2 new commissioners

The government has appointed an academic and a retired public servant as commissioners to the Information Commission two and a half months after the posts fell vacant.

US trains Bangladeshi police officers on travel papers fraud

The US has trained up a group of Bangladeshi police officers to prepare them fight against travel document fraud.

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Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali leaves for India Thursday

Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali will leave for New Delhi on Thursday on his first official visit.

DU teacher suspended on sexual harassment charges

Dhaka University theatre department Chairman Saiful Islam has been temporarily suspended after a female student brought allegations of sexual harassment against him.

Asia-Pacific armies cruise to discuss challenges

The second day of the Asia-Pacific armies’ seminar has been held in a military vessel on the Padma river.

3 collaborators' charge hearing Sep 30

Hearing on forming war crimes charges against Sheikh Sirajul Haq aka Siraj Master , Abdul Latif and Khan Akram Hossain from Bagerhat has been fixed on Sep 30.

Cabinet approves a law to stop child marriage with 2-yr jail term for offenders

The government has shown the green light to a law aimed at preventing child marriages with a 2-year jail term for offenders.

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Gold bars found in plane at Dhaka airport

Customs officials have found gold bars weighing almost 12 kg in a plane that came from Dubai on Monday.

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Joj Mia along with mother, sister in court to testify in Aug 21 attack cases

Joj Mia, who was implicated in the Aug 21 grenade attacks during the last BNP-led government, has been brought to a Dhaka court on Monday.

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Police claim Moghbazar triple-murder prime suspect has died in a 'shootout'

The prime suspect of Moghbazar triple-murder, Shah Alam Khandakar alias Kala Babu, has died in a shootout in Dhaka, claim police.

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Pinak-6 ferry capsize enquiry report filed

A government panel, formed to investigate the sinking of passenger ferry Pinak-6, has submitted its report.

Those who will catch thieves are themselves thieves!

Stern punishments should be handed down to those who are holding top government offices with fake freedom-fighter certificates, a former bureaucrat and a senior lawyer suggest.

Remain relevant: US expert to Asia-Pacific land forces

A professor at a US Department of Defense institute says the land forces of the Asia-Pacific region must convince the public and politicians about their “relevance” in the changing security environmen.....

Gas supply crunch forces power cuts in Dhaka

Supply shortage of natural gas used in producing electricity has led to power outages in Dhaka, leaving many without running water.

Ershad 'avoids' JP Parliamentary Party meeting at Raushon's office

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has avoided a meeting of parliamentary party at Opposition Leader Raushon Ershad's office in the Parliament building.

Report on amendment bill placed in Parliament

The watchdog on law ministry has presented its report to Parliament entailing recommendations on the Bill to restore legislative power to remove top judges.

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Govt aid to build houses for flood victims

The government will provide aid to construct houses to those flood victims who have lost their dwellings in the recent deluge.

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Ramna blast accused indicted again

A Dhaka court has brought fresh charges against those accused in a case filed over the 2001 Ramna blast and indicted them again.

Treat women’s rights as human rights: Speaker

Bangladesh's first woman Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has appealed that women’s rights not be merely viewed as those of women, but as of humans.

Watchdog suggests fencing rail tracks to stop accidents

A parliamentary watchdog has suggested fencing off the railway tracks on either side to stop makeshift markets from being thrown up again even after they are evicted.

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2-day remand for 7 Shibir men held over CU bus attack

A Chittagong court has granted police a two-day remand to question seven activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir arrested in connection with an attack on a bus, carrying faculty members of Chittagong Unive.....

Offensive remarks on PM: Tribunal hears plaintiff’s testimony

The Cyber Crime Tribunal has heard the testimony of the plaintiff in a case filed against an expatriate for making offensive remarks on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Bangladeshi judges on a Europea.....

Autorickshaw stolen, driver killed

Miscreants have killed an autorickshaw driver and made off with the vehicle in Sadar Upazila, Munshiganj.

Bombs found behind Ctg University dorm

Police have found 21 handmade bombs behind the F Rahman hall at Chittagong University following a raid in an adjacent jungle.

BGB seize smuggled goods at Hili

Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) have seized a large quantity of Phensidyl, Indian medicines, saris, clothes and detained four suspected drug traffickers.

Govt decides to revoke freedom-fighter certificates of 4 secretaries, a joint secretary

The government has decided to revoke the freedom-fighter certificates of four secretaries and a joint secretary.

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Asia-Pacific armies meet to fight common enemies

Bangladesh army and the US Army Pacific have called upon the Asia-Pacific regional countries’ land forces to work together to fight off common threats ranging from international terrorism to climate c.....

Save the tigers, save the nature: Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged all to come forward to preserve the Sundarbans.

One dead in Dhaka shootout

A man has been killed in capital Dhaka's Mugda area on Sunday in what the police describe as a 'shootout'.

Mamata seeks out Dhaka envoy in Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked for a meeting with Abida Islam, Bangladesh's deputy high commissioner in Kolkata, even as she stood badly cornered over the Saradha scam and Opposi.....

Ferry sinks in Philippines, 2 dead, 102 rescued

Two people were killed and more than 100 rescued after a ferry sank off the coast of central Philippines, disaster and coast guard authorities said on Sunday.

Health minister aide’s nephew abducted

A nephew of Mosharraf Hossain, assistant personal secretary to the health minister, has reportedly been kidnapped.

Bangladeshi worker dies in Malaysia construction accident

A Bangladeshi worker has been killed and two others injured in a construction accident in George Town, Malaysia.

Dr Kamal: Why so hasty with 16th Amendment?

Dr Kamal Hossain has questioned the purpose of the 16th Constitutional Amendment that aims to restore Parliament’s power to remove judges.

Report on amendment bill Sunday

The parliamentary committee on law ministry will present its report on the Bill to restore Parliament's power to remove judges at Parliament on Sunday.

Couple’s bodies found in clinic

Bodies of a couple have been recovered from a clinic at Jhenaidah town.

BUET teachers oppose new VC

Teachers of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) have opposed the appointment of university’s new Vice Chancellor Khaleda Ekram.

Dhaka wants timeframe to resolve Teesta, LBA issues

Bangladesh will seek “specific timeframe” from India to settle the Teesta water sharing and implement land boundary agreement in the upcoming foreign ministers’ level meeting in New Delhi.

Prof Mahbub Ullah assaulted

Former Dhaka University teacher Prof Mahbub Ullah has come under attack at the Supreme Court premises in Dhaka.

Bangladesh's energy touches Abe

Japanese Prime Minister has felt the energy of Bangladesh’s people during his first Dhaka visit.

Railway evicts illegal establishments in Dhaka, Chittagong

The railway authorities have removed illegal shanties and shops set up along the Khilgaon-Malibagh rail tracks in Dhaka.

Foreign ministry rebuts report about Mamata summoning envoy

The foreign ministry has dismissed media reports about Bangladesh deputy high commissioner in Kolkata being summoned by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Won’t allow cattle market on roads, ‘unfit’ vehicles in Dhaka: Quader

The government has ordered police not to allow setting up of cattle markets along the highways during the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha and Durga Puja to ensure a hassle-free movement of holidaymakers, Road Tr.....

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3 more arrested over CU teachers’ bus attack

Police have arrested three more Islami Chhatra Shibir activists over the bombing of a Chittagong University teachers’ bus.

PM opens BIMSTEC Secretariat in Dhaka

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the BIMSTEC Secretariat in Dhaka on Saturday.

Probe started against Trinamool MP Imran

Indian authorities have started a high-level inquiry against Trinamool MP Ahmed Hassan Imran, who has been allegedly funding the Jamaat-e-Islami.

Hasina-Modi meeting at New York

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet at New York this month during the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA).

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Five more detained over bomb attack on CU teachers

Five more suspects have been detained over the bomb attack on a bus carrying Chittagong University teachers.

Asia-Pacific army meet

Senior army officials of the Asia-Pacific regions will join a seminar in Dhaka from Sunday to discuss “opportunities and challenges” of the region.

Case accusing six filed over Lalu murder

A case has been filed accusing six people of the murder of Swechchhasebak League's Shyampur union unit President Reazul Islam Lalu in Dhaka.

Buyer awards garment workers

Workers of a garment factory in Ashulia, Savar were awarded by the owners and the US clothing giant VF Corporation for putting out a fire on their own.

Indian concern over visa problems

India has constituted a Task Force that would address the visa-related problems for minorities living in Bangladesh and Pakistan.

WHO lauds Bangladesh for successfully hosting regional meeting

The WHO regional director has lauded Bangladesh for successfully hosting its annual meeting that ended on Friday adopting resolutions on key health issues.

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius leaves the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, September 12, 2014.
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Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avo.....

Sunken vessel located, Mongla channel reopens

A cargo vessel that sank on Friday morning at Mongla port's Pashur Channel has been located eight hours after a collision with another ship.

Malala's attackers arrested in Pakistan: army

Pakistan's army said on Friday authorities had arrested a group of Taliban militants responsible for shooting Malala Yousafzai, a teenage activist who was targeted for her campaign against Taliban eff.....

Vardhan pays tribute to Bangabandhu

Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has paid tributes to Bangladesh's founding father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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Constitutional Amendment to 'pressurise' judges: Rafiqul

The 16th Amendment Bill has been introduced to keep the judges 'under pressure', senior BNP leader Rafiqul Islam Mia claims.

Cargo ship sinks at Mongla

A cargo vessel carrying raw materials for a factory has sunk at Mongla Port's Pashur Channel after it collided with another ship.

Bay initiative HQ opening Saturday

The permanent secretariat of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is going to be inaugurated in Dhaka on Saturday.

12 held for cheating in DU 'Ka' unit entry test

Twelve candidates have been detained for allegedly adopting unfair means in the Dhaka University's 'Ka' unit entry test.

Humayun Ahmed's mother hospitalised

Celebrated writer Humayun Ahmed's mother Ayesha Foyez is undergoing kidney treatment at a Dhaka hospital.

Fatal Karwan Bazar accident shakes railway awake

Railway authorities have conducted a drive at Dhaka's Karwan Bazar, evicting illegal shanties and shops along rail tracks, a day after a train accident killed four people there.

New EU sanctions on Russia begin

The European Union tightened sanctions on Russia on Friday over its role in the Ukrainian conflict, restricting access to financing for top Russian banks, defense and energy firms and freezing the ass.....

This is a common sight at Dhaka's Karwan Bazar

Over 200 killed by trains in Dhaka in nine months

Over 200 people have been killed in railway accidents in Dhaka alone during the past nine months, according to railway authorities, who blame people’s lack of awareness for such mishaps.

Bangladesh moves India on Imran

India's leading Bangla daily 'Ananda Bazar Patrika' has blown the lid off the links between Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh and West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress.

Ranga, Bablu row in Parliament lobby

Jatiya Party leader Mashiur Rahman Ranga who was recently removed from the party’s presidium got into a row with Secretary General Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu at Parliament’s lobby on Thursday.

Harsh Vardhan making Modi’s message to Hasina govt clear

After some confusion created by the Dhaka visit of BJP leader and former editor MJ Akbar, the party has decided to send a clear message to the Sheikh Hasina government, says top BJP leaders.

Hasina’s house is on fire over 16th Amendment move, claims BNP

The BNP says pro-Awami League lawyers opposing the attempt to restore Parliament's power to remove judges is proof that their own stand against the move is justified.

AG to Kamal, Amir: Why have you sided with anti-liberation forces?

Attorney General Mahabubey Alam has criticised Dr Kamal Hossain and Barrister M Amir-Ul Islam for teaming up with Khandker Mahbub Hossain, who defends Jamaat-e-Islami leaders accused of war crimes, ag.....

Business dispute led to Lalu’s murder, says family

Swechchhasebak League's Shyampur union unit President Reazul Islam Lalu was murdered following a business dispute, his family has claimed.

Metrorail station designs finalised

Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader has said that the alignment and the designs of 16 stations for the Metrorail have been finalised.

India’s health minister ‘committed to Bangladesh’

India’s new health minister says he is “thoroughly committed” to Bangladesh and its people.

Hasina pledges to support people with autism

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has promised to give “any necessary support” to give people with autism normal lives.

Expatriate sued for 'offensive remarks' on Hasina

An expatriate has been sued for allegedly making offensive remarks on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Bangladeshi judges on a European web portal.

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Parliament won't remove judges, will only give approval: Suranjit

Suranjit Sengupta, who is presiding over the scrutiny of the Bill on 16th Amendment to the Constitution, now says Parliament will not remove top judges – it will only approve results of investigations.....

Architecture Professor Khaleda Ekram first female BUET VC

Architecture Professor Khaleda Ekram has been appointed Vice-Chancellor to the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).

Govt bringing back Bangladeshis detained in Thailand

The foreign ministry has started the process of repatriating Bangladeshis detained in Thailand.

Monsur Ali Shkdar made acting railway secretary

Mohammad Monsur Ali Shikdar has been made acting secretary of the railway ministry.

Moghbazar tolerably navigable, claims Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has claimed the streets around Moghbazar intersection where a new flyover is being built have become tolerably navigable.

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Ctg businessman lodges complaint against police official, journalist in court

A businessman in Chittagong has lodged a complaint with court accusing a police official and her journalist husband of 'abusing power'.

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Bangladesh gets global backing on autism ‘partnership’

A global initiative for “partnership” on autism has been launched in Dhaka on the sidelines of the WHO regional meeting.

20 held over Meghna Petroleum oil theft

Bangladesh Coast Guard has detained 20 persons over pilferage of oil of the state owned Meghna Petroleum from a ship.

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Case filed against Shibir activists over CU faculty bus attack

Police have filed a case against Shibir activists over the attack on a Chittagong University faculty bus on Wednesday.

Nur Hossain, Anup Chetia swap soon

Bangladesh and India have decided to swap Nur Hossain with Anup Chetia, top sources say.

Harsh Vardhan sad over Firoza's death

India’s health minister Harsh Vardhan says he is “sad” that his Dhaka visit coincided with the death of the Nazrul Sangeet exponent Firoza Begum.

Expats most important: Foreign Minister

Foreign minister A.H Mahmood Ali has said his government attaches “highest priority” to the well-being of the expatriate Bangladeshis.

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Sheikh Hasina ‘torchlight of democracy’: Vardhan tweets

India’s health minister Harsh Vardhan has called Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina “torchlight of democracy” as he admired her personality.