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Large Yaba haul seized at Savar

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has seized 178,200 Yaba or methamphatamine tablets from a truck at Savar.

Bus kills cops on patrol at Keraniganj

Two policemen on patrol were killed after a bus ran over them at Dhaka’s South Keraniganj.

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College admission complications ‘agony of development’, Education Minister Nahid says

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has apologised for college admission complications, terming it as the ‘agony of development’.

Man knifes nephew to death in Chittagong

A man in Chittagong has allegedly knifed his nephew to death following a quarrel between women of the two families.

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Former CEC Justice Sultan Hossain Khan passes away at 91

Former chief election commissioner (CEC) Justice Sultan Hossain Khan has died. He was 91.

Masdar Hossain case verdict should be reviewed: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said the verdict on the popularly known 'Masdar Hossain case', pertaining to separation of the judiciary from the executive, should be reviewed.

Hasina says cricketers glorifying Bangladesh before world

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said none can now underestimate Bangladesh after the cricket team’s recent streak of success.

Chief justice gives cautious approval to criticism of judiciary

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has said the judiciary can be criticised provided there is a proper ground for it.

Tourism minister pins hope on private investment

Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon is optimistic about successful implementation of the ‘Tourism Year.’

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Dhaka-Washington ties ‘indispensable’, Bernicat says on US Independence Day

Bangladesh and the US share common values that made the relation “so vibrant, multi-faceted, and indispensable”, the US ambassador in Dhaka has said.

Kushtia MP Abdur Rouf stops Brazilian wheat from entering local warehouse

Residents of Kushtia's Kumarkhali Upazila, led by MP Abdur Rouf, have stopped wheat, imported from Brazil, from entering the local warehouse.

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Education minister to brief media on admission glitch

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid is finally going to break his ‘silence’ over the prevailing ‘anarchy’ in the admission process for enrolling students in XI grade.  

Streets around Agargaon office zone turn into ditches

Conditions of the streets in and around Dhaka’s Agargaon office zone belie the importance of the area, studded with several major government offices.

Ansar member Rafiqul Islam arrested for allegedly killing his colleague

Police arrest Ansar member who ‘shot dead’ colleague in Khagrhachharhi

A member of Bangladesh Ansar, who had allegedly shot dead one of his colleagues at a Khagrhachharhi camp, has been arrested, police say.

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Bangladeshi family of UK safe with us: Islamic State

A UK family of Bangladeshi origin, feared missing, has reportedly joined the Islamic State.

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‘Killer’ Ansar still at large, weapon found   

Ansar Nayek Rafiqul Islam, who fled after shooting a colleague dead in their camp at Khagrhachharhi, is yet to be found.

Former Union Parishad chairman killed in Jhalakathi

Police have found the dead body of a former Union Parishad chairman with his throat slit in Jhalakathi after he was allegedly picked up by the law enforcers in Dhaka.

A portion of heritage site Lalbagh Kella’s boundary wall has been torn down to make a parking lot.

Heritage list not finalised six years after govt order

Though a 2009 gazette asked for preservation of heritage buildings, the Department of Archaeology (DoA) is yet to finalise the list.

Police recover body of Mymensingh murder suspect 

Police have found the body of a suspect said to be responsible for the murders of a man and his three sons in Mymensingh.

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10 detectives to grill four held over liquid cocaine smuggling 

Ten detectives have been tasked with interrogating four held over seizure of liquid cocaine blended in edible oil at Chittagong Port.

Eid shopping spree begins

The Eid-ul-Fitr shopping spree is peaking by mid-Ramadan, but the crowds fail to satisfy the shopkeepers.

Student toilets in Jagannath University unusable

Almost all student toilets in Jagannath University are unusable and poorly maintained.

12-point charter calls to protect bloggers, guarantee free speech in Bangladesh

Article 19 has floated a 12-point charter calling for a stop to abuse of law to harass Bangladeshi bloggers and measures to guarantee freedom of speech on the internet.

Father, three sons hacked to death in Mymensingh’s Nandail over land dispute

Four members of a family have been brutally hacked to death over a land dispute in Mymensingh’s Nandail Upazila.

Barisal Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner (headquarters) Shoeb Ahmed

Barisal Metropolitan Police remove Shoeb Ahmed from bribe fund probe panel

Barisal Metropolitan Police have restructured the committee investigating the bribe fund raised for promotion, removing its chief Deputy Commissioner Shoeb Ahmed.

Travellers allege bus operators are charging them higher for advance tickets for Eid

Advance sales of bus tickets for travels from Dhaka to the northern and southern parts of Bangladesh for Eid-ul-Fitr travel have begun amid allegations that operators are charging fares higher than no.....

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Bonya again questions Bangladesh government’s sincerity to investigate blogger husband Avijit’s murder

Slain writer-blogger Avijit Roy’s wife Rafida Ahmed Bonya has again questioned the government’s ‘sincerity’ to investigate the murder.

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No headway into case over murder of Chittagong Awami League leader’s nephew Obaidul Haque

Police are yet to make any progress in the murder case of Obaidul Haque in a midnight shooting even after a week into the incident that took place barely a few yards from Dhaka’s Kalabagan Police Stat.....

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Bangladesh Ansar member on the run after shooting dead colleague in Khagrhachharhi

A member of Bangladesh Ansar has shot dead his colleague in Khagrhachharhi after a brawl, police say.

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10 supporters injured in clash with police at Fatullah stadium during BCB XI-South Africa warm-up match

At least 10 supporters have been injured in a clash with police and security personnel at Fatullah Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Cricket Stadium in Narayanganj.

Man found hanging from a ceiling fan at hotel in Dhaka’s Paltan

Police have recovered body of a man, found hanging from a ceiling fan, from a hotel in capital city Dhaka.

Police to question 12 al Qaeda men for three days 

Police have remanded 12 suspected members of al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), including two of its top leaders, for three days in a case under antiterrorism and explosives acts.

Two teenage workers found dead in Mouchak Tower in Dhaka

Police have recovered dead bodies of two workers from an office at the capital’s Mouchak Tower.

Court should decide if Maya can continue as minister after conviction for corruption, says Dr Kamal Hossain

Senior lawyer Dr Kamal Hossain has said the court should decide whether Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya could continue to hold his ministerial position after hi.....

Felani’s father rejects the BSF court’s decision to absolve the BGB trooper from murder charges

Father Nurul Islam Nuru is furious at BSF trooper Amiya Ghose being exonerated in the retrial from the charges of murdering his teenage daughter Felani Khatun.

Sale of advance bus tickets begin amidst chaos and charging of premiums

Advanced booking of bus tickets for northern and southern towns have begun ahead of Eid amidst the familiar mismanagement and charging of extra sums.

Indian BSF returns 74 trafficking victims

A total of 74 women have returned to Bangladesh from India through the Benapole border after serving 2-to-5-year prison terms for illegal entry.

Sajeeb Wazed Ahmed Joy praises AL government for lifting Bangladesh to lower-middle-income level 

Prime minister’s son and her ICT Adviser Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy has thanked the Awami League government for its hard work to turn Bangladesh into a lower-middle-income country. 

One killed in truck-covered van collision in Magura

A truck lost control and rammed into a covered van killing its driver in Magura’s Sadar Upazila. Two others were injured including the truck driver’s assistant.

Police recover blindfolded, bullet-ridden body in Magura

Police have recovered a bullet-ridden body from Magura’s Shalikha Upazila. The victim was blindfolded and his hands were tied. 

At least 50 shanties burned in Narayanganj slum fire, one injured

A person was burnt and more than 50 shanties were gutted by a fire at a slum in Fatullah, Narayanganj. 

Bus crushes Easybike in Tangail, five killed

At least five people, including a woman, have been killed when a bus rammed into a battery-run three-wheeler in Tangail, police say.

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BSF court 'acquits' Ghose in Felani killing case

The General Security Forces Court of India's BSF has upheld a previous court of inquiry verdict absolving its Constable Amiya Ghose from charges of murdering Bangladeshi girl Felani Khatun.

US congratulates Bangladesh on becoming a lower-middle income country, calls it ‘extraordinary progress’

The United States has congratulated Bangladesh after the World Bank elevated it to a lower-middle income country, terming this an “extraordinary progress”.

Youth gets 10-month, 10-day jail for harassing girl

A youth has been jailed for 10 months and 10 days after he was found guilty of harassing a college student in Chittagong’s Halishahar.

Professor Saiful Islam confined to his office last year when students demonstrated against him.

Sacked DU teacher Prof Saiful Islam says he has been denied justice for being anti-government

Sacked for sexually assaulting a female student, Dhaka University professor Saiful Islam says he has been ‘denied justice’ for being a member of anti-government teacher panel.

Parliamentary oversight committee opens investigation into loan scams in Sonali, BASIC, Agrani banks

A parliamentary committee has launched an investigation into the loan scams of state-owned Sonali Bank, Agrani Bank and BASIC Bank.

Two youths arrested for attempting to rape a pregnant girl on moving microbus in Dhaka’s Uttara

Police have arrested two men on charges of attempting to rape a pregnant girl on a moving microbus, just over a month after the gang-rape of a Garo girl in a similar way.

Suspended Deputy Commissioner of  Police Zillur Rahman

Suspended police DC returns Tk 5 million ‘bribe fund’ in Barisal

Suspended Barisal police officer Zillur Rahman has returned Tk 5 million ‘bribe fund’ raised from other policemen for their promotion.

Supreme Court asks if political leaders calling agitation can shrug off responsibility for loss of life, property

The Supreme Court has asked if the leadership of a political party can steer clear of responsibility for loss of life and property caused by agitations it calls.

Transparency International, Bangladesh is working to protect interest of foreigners, says Kholiquzzaman

Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation Chairman Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad has described anti-graft agency Transparency International, Bangladesh as a ‘protector of foreigners’ interest’.

Election Commission to start updating voter list from July 25

The Election Commission has said it will start updating the voter list from Jul 25.

ACC prosecutes two Sonali Bank executives over ‘export incentive fraud’

The ACC has prosecuted two officials of Sonali Bank and the managing director of a garment factory for providing false information to get export incentives.

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Journalist Mukul’s ‘lover’ lands in jail after court denies her bail

A Dhaka court has sent the detained journalist Rakibul Islam Mukul’s ‘lover’ to jail in connection with the case that accused him of torturing his wife.

South Africa will have to give it their best shot to beat Bangladesh, says JP Duminy

Allrounder Jean-Paul Duminy is convinced South Africa need to be at their best to beat Bangladesh on their turf.

Ballot stamping at Kabi Nazrul College centre during Dhaka South city polls

Donor countries turn off funds tap for Election Commission project

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has terminated an Election Commission project it had been backing eight months ahead of its scheduled closure.

Sub-Inspector sent to jail on charges of torturing wife for more dowry

A police officer in Narsinghdi has been sent to prison for allegedly torturing his wife for more dowry.

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Finance Minister Muhith happy about Bangladesh getting lower-middle income country status

Finance Minister AMA Muhith is elated that Bangladesh has graduated to the status of a lower-middle income country as per the World Bank.

BNP gives entire credit to people for Bangladesh’s elevation to lower-middle income country

The BNP has given all credit to the people of Bangladesh for the country’s elevation to the lower-middle income category as per the World Bank index.

Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent was planning an attack in Dhaka, says RAB

The al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) was planning an attack in Dhaka after Eid-ul-Fitr, RAB says. 

Three arrested in Dhaka over liquid cocaine to spend 10 days on police remand

A magistrate has given police 10 days to question three people arrested in Dhaka over liquid cocaine found in edible oil barrels at Chittagong port.

Trespass turns Begunbarhi a living hell

Begunbarhi, the residential bloc within Tejgaon Industrial Area, has been turned into an overcrowded and chaotic mess due to the apathy of civic authorities.

Bangladesh wishes to buy power from Bhutan, eyes other projects   

Bangladesh is eager to buy power from Bhutan to meet a growing domestic demand and join in its future projects, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.  

MP’s son Rony sent to jail after third remand

Awami League MP Pinu Khan’s son Bakhtiar Alam Rony has been sent to jail after a third remand in connection with a shooting that had left two dead at Dhaka’s Eskaton.

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SC withdraws stay on Goyeshwar’s bail, no bar to release his lawyer claims

Supreme Court has vacated its previous stay on BNP leader Goyeshwar Chandra Roy’s bail granted by the High Court in a violence-related case - a move that his lawyers claim have cleared his release.

Dhaka, Chittagong stock exchanges closed from July 15 to 20 due to Eid holidays

The capital market in Bangladesh will be closed from July 15 to 20 due to the Eid-ul-Fitr.

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Govt fixes dates for salary, bonus payment to workers

Ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, the government has asked factories including garment units to pay workers their June salaries by July 10 and festival allowance by July 14.

Record remittance inflow of $15 billion in FY 2014-15

Non-resident Bangladeshis have sent remittances worth $15.3 billion during the just concluded 2014-15 fiscal, the highest ever in a single year.

Japan into final after England injury time own goal

An injury time own goal from England defender Laura Bassett put Japan into the World Cup final with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday, setting up a title rematch with the United States.

Dream of better life in Malaysia turned into a nightmare for migrants

Free food and accommodation with a monthly salary of Tk 25,000 — how could Magura’s Imran Sheikh and Shahin Molla refuse such an offer.

At least 36 die in Philippine ferry sinking, 118 survive

A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines in heavy waves on Thursday killing at least 36 people, the coast guard and police said, with at least 118 survivors.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday inaugurated the expansion work of Cox's Bazar Airport through a video conference from her office

PM Hasina says Bangladesh is aiming high on growth

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she has revised her growth target and wants Bangladesh to be a 'higher-middle income' country within three years.

None identified for harassing journalists during City polls

An Election Commission (EC) inquiry has failed to identify those who harassed journalists during the Apr 28 City polls and tried stopping them from entering polling stations.

SC to decide on Fakhrul bail in three violence-related case on Sunday

The Supreme Court will give its verdict on Sunday on whether the bail of BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in three violence-related cases is tenable or not.

BRAC's Abed wins 2015 World Food Prize

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh, the internationally renowned founder and chairperson of BRAC, will be honoured as the 2015 World Food Prize Laureate.

Two top leaders of Al Qaeda Indian Sub-continent (AQIS) nabbed

The Bangladesh chief of the Al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and his top advisor are among 12 Islamist radicals nabbed by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), the force's media spokesperson claimed.....

Smoke rises in Egypt's North Sinai along the border with southern Israel during a fight between militants and Egyptian army on Wednesday. Reuters

More than 100 dead as militants, Egyptian army clash in North Sinai

Egypt's army said on Wednesday more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed after simultaneous assaults on military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the deadliest fighting in years in the restive.....

JCI Dhaka East gets JCI Movement recognition for Healthy Start project

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Movement has accredited JCI Bangladesh’s Dhaka East unit.

High Court summons Cyber Crimes Tribunal judge to explain verdict declaring bail petitions ‘ineffective’

The High Court has ordered Dhaka’s Cyber Crimes Tribunal judge KM Shamsul Alam to appear before it and explain his verdict.

Flight Lieutenant Rumman Tahmid Chowdhury. Photo taken from Facebook

Bangladesh Air Force pilot Tahmid still missing three days after jet crash in sea

Rescue teams have failed to locate Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) pilot Rummon Tahmid Chowdhury alive or dead three days into the fighter jet crash in the Bay of Bengal.

Dhaka University students celebrate 94th founding anniversary. Students of Ruqayyah Hall demonstrated on Wednesday night against 'low quality' Iftar served on the occasion.

Dhaka University’s Ruqayyah Hall students besiege provost at office protesting ‘low quality’ Iftar

Dhaka University students attached to the Ruqayyah Hall have demonstrated against what they say was low quality food served by the authorities for Iftar on the university’s 94th founding anniversary

Workers at an export-oriented garment factory in Bangladesh. (File Photo)

Bangladesh is now lower-middle income country, says World Bank

Bangladesh has become a lower-middle income country with the Gross National Income per capita (GNI), joining those with annual incomes of $1,046 to $4,125.  

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State ends argument on BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury’s appeal against death sentence

The State has wrapped up its argument on BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury’s appeal against his death sentence for war crimes.

Online activists condemn government grant for CP Gang

The pro-government online platform CP (Crack Platoon) Gang has been deluged with criticism in Facebook after it got government grant for creative work in information technology.

The missing British-Bangladeshi family of 12. Photo: Bedfordshire Police/Handout

UK family of 12 with Bangladesh roots may have gone to Syria with baby and grandparents

A British family of 12 with Bangladesh roots, including a baby and two grandparents, are believed to have gone to Syria after they were reported missing, say British police.

Yakub who lost his 5-year old son to bomb explosion at their Lalbagh house lands in jail

A court has sent the bereaved Md Yakub behind bars over the bomb blast at his house at Dhaka’s Lalbagh though the case over the incident accused unidentified criminals.

BNP chief Khaleda Zia says Hasina regime will fall like ‘Hirak Raja’ 

People of Bangladesh are rising and the corrupt, who are in power will soon be without a place to hide, Khaleda Zia has said.

Prime Minister Hasina asks journalists to be fair 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged journalists to work impartially.

Bangladesh recall Sohag Gazi, include Jubair in T20s against South Africa

Bangladesh have recalled off-spinner Sohag Gazi for the forthcoming T20 series against South Africa.

NBR collects revenue more than the target in 2014-15 fiscal

The National Board of Revenue has collected revenue amounting to a little over Tk 1.36 trillion in the just concluded 2014-15 fiscal year.

India to start verification of people residing in Indian enclaves from July 6

Verification of people living in Indian enclaves along India-Bangladesh border will start from July 6.

Police detain four men with stolen motorcycles in Dhaka

Police have detained four people with as many stolen motorcycles from the capital’s Kamrangir Char, Basila and Keraniganj localities.

Incredible Bangladesh are playing great cricket, says South Africa T20 captain Faf du Plessis

Bangladesh have dazzled South Africa T20 captain Faf du Plessis with their recent brand of cricket that forced critics to see them in a new light.

Chittagong police will not check permits of vehicles on highways until Eid

Chittagong police will not check permit of vehicles on the highways until Eid to ensure uninterrupted and safe journey for holidaymakers.

Business studies students selected for admission to Government Science College

Two hundred students have been selected for admission to business studies in the Government Science College, an institution that has no such department.

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Government clears Russian giant Gazprom to drill five gas wells in Bangladesh

The government has cleared a proposal to sign a deal with Russia’s state-run Gazprom International to drill five wells in several gas fields in Bangladesh at an estimated cost of over $ 96.22 million.

Police detain six over daylight robbery at Dhaka’s Moghbazar

Police have detained six people suspecting their involvement in Tk 3.3 million robbery at Dhaka’s Moghbazar several weeks ago.

BB restructuring evaluation committee receives pleas from 3 business giants for Tk70bn classified loans

Three leading business conglomerates of Bangladesh have applied for revised debt restructuring facilities to Bangladesh Bank’s evaluation committee.

Pirojpur court sentences four to death, three to life in jail 17 years after murder of college student

A Pirojpur court has sentenced four men to death and three others to life in prison for killing a youth nearly 17 years ago.

Buddhist monk held with 2,745 Yaba pills in Bandarban

Buddhist monk held with 2,745 yaba pills in Bandarban

Security forces have arrested a Buddhist monk in Bandarban with 2,745 yaba or methamphetamine tablets produced in Myanmar's infamous 'Golden Triangle'.