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One injured in ‘shootout’ with police in Joypurhat

A suspected drug peddler, who was arrested on Tuesday afternoon, has sustained bullet injury in what the police in Joypurhat describe as a ‘shootout’ that reportedly took place later in the night at P.....

Locals refute RAB’s claim of arresting Ganabhaban protester’s cousin with Yaba tablets

Narayangnj’s Sonargaon residents have refuted the claim of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) that the cousin of the youth, who had demonstrated in front of Ganabhaban ‘demanding justice’, was caught wi.....

Another Garo girl allegedly raped at Dhaka home

A girl of Garo tribe has allegedly been raped at her house in Nayanagar under Bhatara Police Station in Dhaka, where a girl of the same tribe was raped two and a half months ago.

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Investigation into Pinak ferry capsize incomplete even after one year

Police have failed to submit chargesheet in court a year after the capsize of Pinak-6 launch that claimed at least 49 lives in the Padma.

Lucky Begum is devastated after losing her son Rakib

‘Uncle, please stop now, or else, I will die,’ pleaded Khulna boy with killers who were filling his body with air

Md Rakib’s screams could not melt the hearts of his torturers in Khulna, says one of his friends who heard him.

Assigning assistant public prosecutors backfired, alarming fall in case resolution: Law Commission

The Law Commission says appointment of assistant public prosecutors who replaced court sub-inspectors to speed things up in judicial magistrates courts has boomeranged.

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British High Commissioner Robert Gibson becomes new Dean of Diplomatic Corps in Bangladesh

British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Gibson has become the new Dean of Diplomatic Corps in Bangladesh.

Police arrest three for allegedly raping college student at Jatrabarhi

Police have arrested three youths at Dhaka’s Jatrabarhi on charges of raping a college student.

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Bangladesh’s child survival rate amazes BRAC founder Abed

Bangladesh’s child survival rate has amazed BRAC founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed.

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Magura infant who was took bullet in mother’s womb is named Suraiya

The infant who suffered with bullet wounds when she was in her mother’s womb has been named 12 days after her birth.

People in Khulna blockade street to demand death penalty for 12-year-old Rakib’s murderers

Residents of Khulna City have demonstrated demanding death penalty of the murderers of 12-year-old boy Md Rakib.

Saudi Arabia to ‘soon’ resume issuing Umrah visas to Bangladeshis

Saudi Arabia will resume issuing Umrah visas to Bangladeshis after the upcoming Hajj season upon Dhaka’s request.

Police move court to remand Magura BCL leader Suman over shooting baby in mother’s womb

Police have pleaded with a court for taking one of the prime accused in custody for questioning over a shooting that killed one person and wounded a mother and the baby in her womb in Magura.

Police detain three bKash agents for circulating money of syndicate involved in HSC question paper leak

Police have detained three agents of bKash, a popular mobile banking service, for transacting money on behalf of a syndicate involved in HSC question paper leak.

National Human Rights Commission chief wants trial for policemen who let Rajan’s killers escape

The policemen suspended for negligence in handling Sylhet teen Samiul Alam Rajan’s murder should be tried for criminal offences, National Human Rights Commission Chairman Mizanur Rahman says.

A three-storey building came crashing down early Tuesday at Thane near Mumbai city. Photo: IANS

India building collapse kills 11 near Mumbai

At least 11 people were killed when a three-storey building came crashing down near Mumbai city early Tuesday, an official said.

Father files case over son being tortured to death in Khulna

The father of the boy, tortured to death in a motorcycle repair shop in Khulna, has filed a case against three people detained by police for his son’s murder.

Mohammad Ullah Mamun, the vice-president of BNP's cultural wing and the former vice-president of the party's US chapter

Police file case in Dhaka against BNP leader in US for ‘plotting’ Joy’s murder

Police in Dhaka have started a case against the BNP’s US unit leader Mohammad Ullah Mamun for ‘plotting to murder’ the prime minister’s son Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy.

Police recover boy’s body from a suitcase in front of hospital in Dhaka

The body of a boy, about eight years old, was found in a suitcase in front of the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in the early hours of Tuesday.

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Magura baby shot in mother’s womb is recovering in Dhaka hospital

The newborn, shot in its mother’s womb in Magura, is recovering fast but is still not out of danger, doctors at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital say.

Boy dies from terrible injuries after ex-employer pumps air into his body in Khulna

Barely a month after the chilling murder of Sylhet teen Samiul Alam Rajan, Bangladesh has seen another appalling murder of a 12-year-old boy in Khulna.

Assailants stop bus, get on it and shoot dead businessman in Narayanganj

Unnamed assailants have shot a businessman dead in Narayanganj after stopping the bus he was riding by exploding bombs.

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Police charge three in court for their suspected links to Islamic State

Police have pressed charges in court against three, including Bangladeshi-born British citizen Samiun Rahman Ibn Hamdan, for their alleged link to Islamic State.

Smart card production begins later this month, distribution in September

The production of high quality smart national identity (NID) card will begin this month.

DG-level border coordination conference between BSF and BGB starts in New Delhi

A 22-strong Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) delegation has sat for a first round of talks with Border Security Force (BSF) of India in New Delhi.

Train runs over a man after he manages to save a child in Dhaka

A man has died after getting caught under a moving train while saving a child from certain death in Dhaka.

Two High Court judges made permanent

Two additional judges of the High Court have been made permanent.

Six in Jessore, three in Dhaka arrested on charges of leaking HSC exam questions

Nine people have been arrested for their suspected involvement in question paper leak of HSC and technical education board exams.

Police question Control Risks report that says Bangladesh 7th among top 10 countries where kidnapping is frequent 

Police have questioned a report of an international risk-consulting firm that put Bangladesh 7th among the top 10 countries where kidnappings are most frequent.

Newspapers, TV and radio stations will have to register their online versions 

The government has finalised the draft of a policy that will make it mandatory for print newspapers, TV and radio stations to register their online versions.

Dr Sharfuddin Ahmed

Sharfuddin Ahmed appointed new pro-vice chancellor of BSMMU

Professor of ophthalmology Dr Sharfuddin Ahmed has been appointed as a pro-vice-chancellor (administration) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.

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Court delays framing charges in Kibria murder case again

Hearing on charge framing in the case over the murder of former finance minister Shah AMS Kibria has been pushed back again as all the accused could not be produced before court on Monday.

FAO ‘Achievement Award’ Bangladesh received for reaching MDGs handed to PM Hasina

Food Minister Qamrul Islam has handed the FAO ‘Achievement Award’ to the prime minister, a recognition by the UN organisation of Bangladesh’s notable progress in fighting hunger and undernourishment.

Najma Begum was shot during the July 23 clash

Two more arrested over Magura shooting that left baby injured in mother’s womb, man killed

Police have arrested two more suspects in the Magura shooting incident that left a baby injured in mother’s womb.

Cabinet nods draft law stopping retirement benefits of ‘illegal presidents’

The government is bringing a new law blocking pension, allowances and other state benefits of presidents who came to power unconstitutionally or illegally.

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HC bans unfit vehicles from plying on roads, orders seizure of fake driving permits 

The High Court has ordered unfit vehicles to go off the road and the seizure of fake driving licences used by more than 1.87 million drivers in the country. 

Appellate Division reviews death penalty of Shukur Ali, lowers it to life in prison

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has reviewed the death penalty of Shukur Ali, already in prison for 14 years over the rape and murder of a seven-year old, and reduced it to life in jail. 

Robber-gang shootout in Lakshmipur kills one: Police

Police have claimed a shootout between two gangs of robbers in Chorshahi Union of Lakshmipur’s Sadar Upazila has killed one - a man wanted in a dozen cases.  

Gas-pipe burst in Jurain burns three members of a family 

A family of three in Dhaka’s Jurain have been burnt in a fire caused by a gas-pipe burst. 

3 college teachers held for HSC question leak

The Detective Branch has picked up three college teachers in Dhaka for their suspected involvement in the leaking of Higher Secondary Certificate question papers.

Janakantha editor, executive editor get a week to respond to court contempt rule

Daily Janakantha’s Editor Mohammad Atikullah Khan and journalist Swadesh Roy will have to respond to a contempt of court ruling against them by Sunday.

Awami League MP Dabirul hands over land to Hindu family after media reports of ‘forcible occupation’

The Awami League MP from Thakurgaon, Dabirul Islam, has denied allegations of grabbing land owned by Hindus, but says he has given the plot back to its claimant.

Dispute-free lands in enclaves now part of Bangladesh belong to their occupants, land secretary says

The lands free of disputes in the enclaves that have become part of Bangladesh belong to the occupants, according to Land Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam.

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350 doctors lined up for promotion, Health Minister Nasim says 

Around 350 doctors will be promoted in ‘a few days’, Health Minister Mohammed Nasim has said.

Dashiarchharha residents clash over land a day after enclave becomes part of Bangladesh

A clash over a piece of land at Dashiarchharha in Kurigram’s Fulbarhi has left at least 10 people injured, only a day after Bangladesh and India swapped their enclaves.

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Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid to visit Vietnam from Aug 9 to 12

Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid will visit Vietnam next week at the invitation of his counterpart, Truong Tan Sang.

Bangladesh condemns ‘cowardly’ attack on Palestinian house on West Bank

Bangladesh has condemned as “cowardly” the attack on a Palestinian house in the town of Duma on the West Bank.

Outgoing Kuwaiti ambassador calls on Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali 

Kuwaiti Ambassador to Bangladesh Ali Ahmad Ebraheem Al-Dafiri has paid a farewell visit to Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali.

Locals demand punishment for the casualties in the July 23 clash

Magura BCL leader arrested over firing that left baby shot in mother’s womb, man killed

RAB has confirmed arresting one of the main accused in Dhaka in a case lodged over a shooting that killed one person and wounded a mother and the baby in her womb in Magura.

NHK’s Watanabe presents Hasina Japanese version of ‘The Unfinished Memoirs’ of Bangabandhu 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been presented with a copy of the Japanese version of "The Unfinished Memoirs" of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Roads secretary says three-wheeler drivers demonstrating without understanding ban on highways

Roads and Highways Division Secretary M A N Siddique has said the three-wheeler drivers, who are demonstrating against the ban on the national highways, did not properly understand what it meant.

Locals demand punishment for the casualties in the July 23 clash

One arrested over baby shot in mother’s womb during clash in Magura

A man has been arrested for his suspected involved in a turf war between rival Awami League factions, whose firing killed one person and hit a baby in her mother’s womb.

Agitators block the Dhaka-Aricha Highway in Savar at the outskirts of Dhaka on Sunday.

Three-wheeler drivers agitate on highways across country

Three-wheeler owners and drivers have demonstrated throughout the country against a government order that bans the vehicles on national highways.

Two minor girls raped in Dhaka within 24 hours

Police have arrested a man for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl in the capital’s Rayerbazar hours after a nine-year-old was allegedly raped in Mirpur.

RAB arrests five in Dhaka with 12 kgs gold

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested five people in the capital’s Khilgaon with a lot of gold.

Mother in Barguna commits suicide after killing children

A woman in Barguna has killed herself after poisoning her children to death.

Model UN summit ends in Dhaka

Bangladesh’s students have staged an UN conference in Dhaka and discussed issues of national and international interest.

BMA asks Press Council to take actions against Daily Jugantor

The Bangladesh Medical Association has asked the Pres Council to take actions against Bangla daily Jugantor for indulging in “yellow journalism”.

Auto-rickshaws ply on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Feni on Saturday

Three-wheelers continue to ply on Bangladesh highways defying govt ban

Three-wheelers like auto-rickshaws and local human haulers are still plying on the national highways across Bangladesh despite a recent ban announced by the government.

Hasina says she returned to Bangladesh to help people reap benefits of independence

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said she had returned to the country braving hundreds of obstacles only to help people reap benefits of the independence.

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Customs officials detain man with Tk 10mn worth gold at Shahjalal International Airport

Customs officials at Shahjalal International Airport have detained a man with over Tk 10 million worth of gold bars.

Language movement veteran MA Wadud’s 90th birth anniversary observed

The 90th birth anniversary of language movement veteran MA Wadud was observed on Friday by family members.

Students forced to flank road braving hostile weather to greet minister in Gopalganj

Defying government directives, students of an educational institute have been allegedly forced to stand along a road braving inclement weather to welcome a minister.

Baby shot in mother’s womb in Magura recovering at DMCH 

A newborn, who was shot in its mother’s womb during an Awami Juba League turf war in Magura, is making remarkable recovery, doctors say.

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Two confess to gang-rape of girl at Uttara

Two men have confessed raping a girl in Dhaka’s Uttara.

Chargesheet in cruelty to animal case likely on Sunday

The chargesheet in the first case over cruelty to animal in Bangladesh is likely to be submitted on Sunday, police say.

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BMA furious over doctor’s character assassination

The Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) has decided to stand by a “very sincere” and “hard-working” doctor, who is facing a Bangla newspaper’s onslaught over a reported misbehaviour with its publishe.....

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib’s unfinished autobiography translated into Japanese

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s unfinished autobiography has been translated into Japanese.

Bird damages engine of Biman flight in Sylhet airport

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane has been grounded at Osmani International Airport in Sylhet after one of its engines was badly damaged when a bird got trapped inside.

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Trawler sinks in Padma at Munshiganj's Louhajang, several missing

At least four people have gone missing after a sand-laden trawler sank in the Padma River at Munshiganj.

The Bangladesh flag being hoisted at Panahcagarh’s Garati village, a former Indian enclave. Photo: Panchaharh Correspondent

Enclaves erased from maps of Bangladesh, India

The Bangladesh flag is up and flying at Panchagarh’s Garati Village on Saturday.

Highway blockade in Munshiganj protesting 3-wheeler ban

Autorickshaw owners and drivers in Munshiganj have blocked the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway on Saturday protesting a ban on them from plying on highways.

Autorickshaw drivers demonstrate on Dhaka's first Buriganga Bridge against toll fees

Autorickshaw drivers have demonstrated at Dhaka’s Postogola on Saturday, disrupting traffic over the first Buriganga Bridge.

Dahgram–Angarpota remains in Bangladesh

The Dahgram-Angarpota enclave, barely 200 metres inside Indian territory, will remain in Bangladesh after the historic land boundary agreement is implemented between the countries.

Bliss at dawn for enclaves

At the stroke of the midnight hour as July turned August, thousands in the enclaves woke up to a new dawn.

French gendarmes and police inspect a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 29, 2015. Reuters

Aeroplane debris arrives in France for Malaysia crash investigation

Aeroplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin.

Flag lowering ceremony of India and Bangladesh forces at the borders

India-Bangladesh security talks from Monday

A crucial Director General level border coordination conference between New Delhi and Dhaka will discuss strategies to stop trans-border crimes and smuggling of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN).

Seven killed in Bandarban landslide after heavy rains

A landslide, caused by heavy rains, in Bandarban has buried six people alive, while another died after being rescued.

At least four die in Bandarban landslide, 2 missing

A landslide, caused by heavy rains, in Bandarbans has buried four people alive.

Freedom at midnight as 111 enclaves awake to new life in Bangladesh

Dotted lights pierced the midnight darkness to herald a new dawn of freedom in 111 enclaves which became part of Bangladesh when the clock struck a minute past midnight on Friday.

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Rain triggered by ‘Komen’ may continue until Saturday, says Met office 

The Met office has forecast rains induced by tropical cyclone ‘Komen’ may continue until Saturday in many parts of the country, including Dhaka City.

Jahangirnagar University fixes year-old ‘error’, rescinds extended retirement age of teachers

Jahangirnagar University has scrapped an erroneous one-year-old decision extending the retirement age of its teachers.

RAB, police arrest colleague, two others for alleged rape of girl at Uttara 

RAB and police have arrested three youths for the suspected involvement in alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl at Uttara. 

President Hamid, PM Hasina congratulate new citizens from enclaves

President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have congratulated the people of the enclaves on becoming citizens after land transfer.

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy firm on Yakub Memon Tweets despite controversy

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy has defended his remarks that many of those who had attended the funeral of 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon were potential terrorists.

111 enclaves become part of Bangladesh

Dotted lights pierced the midnight darkness to herald a new dawn of freedom in 111 enclaves that became part of Bangladesh as the clock struck a minute past midnight on Friday.

Election Commission to brief Hasina on smart NID cards

The Election Commission (EC) will brief Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the use and technical aspects of smart National ID cards.

Resolution introduced in US Congress urges Bangladesh to protect rights of minorities; stop  Jamaat, extremists

A bipartisan resolution has been introduced in the US Congress calling on the Bangladesh government to protect human rights of minorities, including Hindus, and prevent growth of extremist groups.

Nonstop rain triggered by ‘Komen’ floods Bandarban again, snaps road links

Bandarban town has been flooded again due to incessant rain caused by tropical cyclone ‘Komen’.

India, Bangladesh waiting to make history at midnight with exchange of enclaves

Residents of the enclaves can barely wait for Friday midnight, the moment that will see a 68-year-old dream for a dignified identity come true, ending decades of denial of access to the public service.....

2 die as autorickshaw falls into roadside drain in Chittagong

Two people have died after an autorickshaw fell into an overflowing roadside drain in Chittagong’s Agrabad, police say.

Joy praises people for making Bangladesh a lower middle-income economy

Prime minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy has said the Bangladesh has shown the world it can surge ahead all by itself by climbing up the economic ladder well ahead of the targeted year.

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Man with gold bars in rectum held at Shahjalal International Airport

Customs officials at Shahjalal International Airport have detained a passenger for trying to smuggle in Tk 3.5 million worth of gold bars concealed in his rectum. 

Killer of Cecil the lion should be extradited, Zimbabwe says 

The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion a month ago in Zimbabwe paid for an illegal hunt and should be extradited to the southern African nation to face justice, environment minister Oppah Much.....

Gunmen open fire at Sri Lankan finance minister’s rally, one dead

One person was killed and 15 wounded on Friday in a drive-by shooting at a Sri Lankan election rally attended by the finance minister, police said, the latest political violence to hit the nation stil.....

Nazrul Islam's wife Selina Islam Beauty (in the middle) ready to testify before the seven-murder probe committee. Standing beside her is the slain councillor's brother Abdus Salam (in panjabi on the left), while Beauty's father Shahidul Islam is reading a newspaper. (File Photo)

Narayanganj 7-murder ‘accused’ AL leader Yasin sues slain councillor Nazrul’s family

Siddhirganj Awami League (AL) leader Yasin Mia has sued some members of slain Narayanganj City Corporation Councillor Nazrul Islam’s family and  others, after police dropped his name from the chargesh.....

A sales assistant works in front of an advertisement for the Apple watch at an Apple reseller shop in Bangkok, Thailand, in this July 17, 2015 file photo. Reuters

Sultans of shrink pack more chips into smart wearables

The latest chapter in the miniaturisation of increasingly smart consumer electronics lies in the hands of chip packagers, an indispensable group of firms whose role in the supply chain alone is worth .....

Kushtia bus-truck collision kills two

Two people have been killed in a bus-truck collision in Kushtia, say police.

French gendarmes and police inspect a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 29, 2015. Reuters

Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery

Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthroug.....

Another girl ‘gang-raped’ in Dhaka

A teenage girl has allegedly been gang-raped by her colleague and two others in Dhaka while returning home from work.