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Police get six days to grill four HuJi members

A Dhaka court has sent four members of outlawed Harkat-ul Jihad (HuJi) to police custody for six days, three days each in two cases.

Huge liquor haul at KEPZ

About 44,000 bottles and cans of foreign liquor and beer have been seized from Chittagong's Karnaphuli Export Processing Zone (KEPZ).

Hasina offers Asr prayers at Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has offered Asr prayers at Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque on the first day of her United Arab Emirates (UAE) visit that aims to strengthen bilateral ties.

Five policemen withdrawn over sexual abuse

Five policemen including a sub-inspector have been withdrawn from duty for sexually abusing a woman in Gaibandha, Govindganj.

No case filed over Bogra Sainik League leader’s murder

Police are yet to identify killers of Sainik League's Bogra unit leader Shimul Haq Rehan.

10-yr old madrasa student 'raped', murdered in Gazipur

The body of a 10-year old girl has been recovered from Gazipur's Sreepur, a day after she went missing.

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Medical, dental admission test results Sunday

The results of the combined medical and dental admission test will be published on Sunday within two days of the exam.

Shoes hurled at hearse carrying Ghulam Azam’s body

The hearse carrying the body of top war criminal Ghulam Azam to the Baitul Mukarram for funeral prayers has been pelted with shoes.

Body of a pregnant woman recovered in Bagerhat

Police have recovered the body of a pregnant woman from Morelganj in Bagerhat.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reaches Abu Dhabi

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reached the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a three-day official visit on Saturday.

War criminal Ghulam Azam buried

Jamaat-e-Islami supremo Ghulam Azam, convicted to die in prison for war crimes, has been buried at the capital’s Moghbazar.

War criminal Ghulam Azam's body arrives for funeral

The body of convicted war criminal and ideological guru of the Jamaat-e-Islami Ghulam Azam has been taken to the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque for the funeral prayers.

Kurigram accident kills pedestrian

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a truck on the Kurigram-Rangpur road in Kurigram Sadar Upazila.

Child killed in Kishoreganj accident

A child has been killed after being run over by a bus at the Kishoreganj-Dhaka highway in Kishoreganj’s Pakundia.

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Juba Dal chief Alal, 62 activists arrested from Dhaka

Police have arrested BNP leader Moazzem Hossain Alal from his home in Dhaka's Lalmatia area on Saturday.

Four Harkatul Jihad members arrested with explosives

Police have arrested four members of banned militant outfit Harkatul Jihad (HuJi) with explosives.

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for Abu Dhabi

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has left for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a three-day official visit on Saturday.

Shahbagh exhibition showcases Ghulam Azam’s misdeeds

An exhibition of documents of anti-humanity crimes committed by top war criminal Ghulam Azam has kicked off at Dhaka’s Shahbagh.

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Groups want anti-Bangladesh Ghulam Azam to be buried in Pakistan

Several organisations have asked that the government send the body of war criminal Ghulam Azam to Pakistan which he fought for during Bangladesh’s liberation in 1971.

Bangladesh-Abu Dhabi deals lined up for Hasina’s tour

Bangladesh eyes new areas of cooperation with Abu Dhabi during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s maiden visit to the Gulf kingdom from Saturday.

DU, JnU students jailed for forgery

Two students of Dhaka and Jagannath universities have been jailed and fined for appearing in a bank recruitment examination at Rajshahi University as “proxies” for two candidates.

Sainik League leader killed, 5 arrested

Police have arrested five people for their suspected links to the murder of an Awami League affiliate leader in Bogra.

War criminal Ghulam Azam's janaza on Saturday

The Namaj-e-Janaza of top war criminal Ghulam Azam, the doyen of anti-liberation forces, will be held on Saturday.

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Brahmanbaria says 'no' to Azam’s body

Residents of war criminal Ghulam Azam's home district Brahmanbaria have staged a protest and demonstration to prevent taking the Jamaat-e-Islami leader's body there.

Police in Chittagong cleaning campaign

The Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) has initiated a cleanliness and awareness campaign in the port city.

Nasim snubs Azam's 'last wish'

There is no 'logic' behind Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami or Delwar Hossain Sayedee seeking a parole to lead war crimes convict Ghulam Azam's funeral prayers, the health minister has said.....

Baitul Mukarram security tightened

Security has been ratcheted up around the Baitul Mukarram national mosque to prevent chaos after the weekly Jum'a prayers over top war criminal Ghulam Azam's death, police say.

War criminal Ghulam Azam burial decision after sons' return

A decision is yet to be taken on burying war criminal Ghulam Azam, his lawyer Tajul Islam has said.

Medical, dental entry tests held

Medical and dental college admission tests have been held without any incident.

Dhaka to start verifying its nationals in Thai prison Oct 28

Bangladesh will start identifying its nationals among the recent Thai detainees on Oct 28, a foreign ministry official has said.

1,000 schools in 'bad shape'

About 1,000 high schools in Bangladesh are 'performing poorly' despite various government efforts, an official report shows.

Businessman seeks extortion case withdrawal

A Dhaka businessman has decided to withdraw an extortion case against three Bongshal Police Station officers after they allegedly returned the 'extorted money'.

BSF shoots dead Bangladeshi

Yet another Bangladeshi has been shot dead by India's BSF the along Chapainawabganj border.

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War criminal Ghulam Azam's body handed over to family

The body of top war criminal Ghulam Azam, who symbolised the anti-liberation forces, has been handed over to his family.

Professor Salahuddin Ahmed stays alive in celebrations

Images of National Professor AF Salahuddin Ahmed occupied a corner in's photo exhibition which he was supposed to inaugurate.

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Ghulam Azam did ‘politics’ even in death

War criminal Ghulam Azam ‘did politics’ by expressing his wish to have his funeral prayers led by other war crimes convicts, says Shahriar Kabir, who has long been leading a campaign for trial of war.....

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Ghulam Azam to be buried at Moghbazar: family

War criminal Ghulam Azam, the ‘guru’ of those who opposed independence and was responsible for sending scores of Bengalis a to their early graves, will be buried at the family graveyard at Dhaka's Mog.....

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Ghulam Azam dies

War criminal Ghulam Azam has died, a top hospital official has announced.

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Another Bangladeshi dies in Saudi Arabia road crash

Hours after five Bangladeshis were killed in a road crash at Makkah in Saudi Arabia, another has died in a mishap at Rafia in the kingdom.

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Ghulam Azam on life support

War criminal Ghulam Azam is on life support at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) after his health deteriorated.

Keya Paribahan bus driver alive

The driver of the Keya Paribahan bus, which collided with another bus at Natore’s Borhaigram leaving 36 passengers dead, is alive.

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Customs official suspended over corruption charge

A senior customs official has been suspended for corruption and staying overseas without permission.

'Not easy at all'

Bangladesh’s recent success in different global forums “did not come easy", says Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali. is pride of Bangladesh, says FM Mahmood Ali

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has lavished praise on Bangladesh's first internet newspaper on its eighth anniversary.

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Ghulam Azam’s condition deteriorates

Top war criminal Jamaat-e-Islami linchpin Ghulam Azam’s physical condition has reportedly deteriorated but doctors say it is not serious.

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Check mental fitness of RAB, police personnel: NHRC chief

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chief Mizanur Rahman has suggested that members of the law-enforcing agencies, who are issued firearms, should be examined to determine whether they are mentall.....

Eight years in frames

The frames on the wall told a story – or many sides of the story that is contemporary Bangladesh.

Hasina warns BNP against anarchy during agitation

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has made it clear that her government will go tough on the BNP-led alliance if they harm the people during street agitations.

Sub-Inspector Anwar Hossain put on two-day remand

A Dhaka Court has put Sub-Inspector (SI) Anwar Hossain on two-day police remand for interrogations.

3 held over BOU question papers leak

Police have arrested three persons, including an employee of Habibullah Bahar College, allegedly for leaking question papers of Bangladesh Open University.

Certain quarters tried to thwart WB funding for bridging Padma, alleges PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has alleged ‘foul play by vested quarters’ to stop the World Bank funding the Padma bridge project.

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Chittagong court issues arrest warrants for Latif Siddique in 4 cases

Arrest warrants have been issued for Abdul Latif Siddique in four more cases in which he has been accused of 'hurting religious sentiments' in Chittagong.

Probe body blames owners, drivers of 3 buses for Natore road crash

Investigators probing Monday’s road accident in Natore have blamed the owners and drivers of three buses for the mishap that killed 36 people.

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'capturing bangladesh' opens Thursday

A photo exhibition styled 'capturing bangladesh' to mark the eighth anniversary of will be open on Thursday evening.

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Ex-minister Mannan's wife secures bail in case by ACC

Former Awami League minister Abdul Mannan Khan's wife Hasina Sultana has secured bail in a case filed by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).

Court complaint against police accusing of extortion

A complaint has been lodged at a Dhaka court against three police personnel accusing them of extortion.

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Perpetrators of Farooqi murder yet to be identified

The killers of TV show host and Islami Front (IF) leader Nurul Islam Farooqi are yet to be identified two months after his murder.

Businessman abducted in Dhaka by men posing as detective police

A businessman has been abducted from his office in Dhaka by men posing as detective police, claimed relatives.

Lakshmipur jail officials suspended

Lakshmipur Jail Superintendent Mahbubur Rahman and Jailer Jainul Abedin have been suspended.

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Compelling photos chronicle Bangladesh

Bangladesh's first Internet newspaper will be celebrating its birthday with a different hue this year, offering its readers a view into its chronicling of the past eight years in fascinat.....

Investigators file finds on Natore bus crash

The committee investigating Monday’s bus crash in Natore has submitted report a day before the deadline.

‘The regret won’t go’

As a photographer, she has to her credit pictures of personalities such as Queen Elizabeth II, Mother Teresa, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and Neil Armstrong, but she is unable to come to terms .....

Bangladesh has won over ‘world's democracies’, says Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has billed the victory of Bangladesh in elections to international parliamentary forums CPA and IPU as winning over ‘world democracies’.

Wails fill Natore crash victims' homes

The tragedy was so heart-rending that even the friends and neighbours of those who lost their loved ones in the Natore road crash failed to hold back their tears while trying to console the grief-stri.....

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Dhaka SI arrested for 'shooting, staging gun seizure'

A Dhaka police Sub-Inspector (SI) has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man for personal vendetta and staging a gun seizure drama.

Bangladesh's victory at CPA, IPU made Indian Sub-continent proud: Sandeep

The victory of Bangladeshi candidates in recent elections to the CPA and IPU – two international parliamentary forums – has made the Sub-continent proud, Indian Deputy High Commissioner Sandeep Chakra.....

President, PM, FM to visit UAE next week

Bangladesh’s president, prime minister and foreign minister will visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE) next week on separate programmes that include a bilateral visit.

Junior British minister due in Dhaka on Sunday

Junior British Minister for International Development Lynne Featherstone is due in Dhaka on Sunday evening.

Saudi Arabia road crash kills 5 Bangladeshis

Five Bangladeshis have been killed in a road accident in Saudi Arabia, the Bangladesh Embassy in the kingdom has confirmed.

Quader blames driver for Natore crash

The road transport minister has blamed drivers of two buses for Monday's crash in Natore that killed 34 people.

High Court orders Ebola prevention measures at country's entry points

The High Court has ordered the posting of doctors at the country’s entry points to identify people infected by the Ebola virus.

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Limon lost leg to an ‘accident’: Kamal

As the Human Rights Watch (HRW) demands trials of RAB members who allegedly maimed Jhalakathi’s youth Limon Hossain, the state minister for home has sought to water it down as a “mere accident”.

Muazzem Ali to enjoy state minister status in India

Syed Muazzem Ali will enjoy the status of a state minister in his assignment as Bangladesh High Commissioner to India.

Istiaque Ahmad next Petrobangla chairman

The Government has appointed Cabinet Division Additional Secretary Istiaque Ahmad as chairman of Petrobangla.

Truck crushes 4 in Munshiganj

Four persons, including two children, have died and two others injured when a truck overturned and fell on an auto-rickshaw at Munishiganj’s Gajaria Upazila.

Dhaka to host 9th global forum on migration meeting

Bangladesh has won a bid to host the meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD).

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Countrywide strike on Sunday demanding Siddique's arrest

A coalition of Islamist groups has called a dawn to dusk countrywide shutdown on Sunday as their demand for arresting Abdul Latif Siddique is not met.

Police blame game after yaba seized in Tongi

The officer-in-charge (OC) of Gazipur's Tongi Police Station has blamed his colleagues of pocketing a part of seized yaba tablets.

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post newsroom with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of dockworker as the newspaper helped topple.....

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War crimes convict Ghulam Azam's appeal hearing starts on Dec 2

Hearing the appeal against the Jamaat-e-Islami supremo Ghulam Azam's war crimes verdict will begin on Dec 2.

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Yet another court issues arrest warrant for Latif Siddique

A Sirajganj court has ordered the arrest of recently removed minister Abdul Latif Siddique in a case accusing him of speaking ill of Hajj and Islam.

PMO alerts ministries to fake calls by favour seekers

All ministries have been alerted to people posing as officials at the Prime Minister’s Office to lobby for their interest.

Misuse of RTI act alleged

Clause 7 of the Right to Information (RTI) Act has been grossly misused by officials to deny information to the people, alleged speakers at a discussion at the BRAC Centre on Tuesday.

Bangladesh elected to the UN Human Rights Council

Bangladesh has been elected a member to the top UN human-rights forum for 2015-2017 term in what the foreign minister touts as a massive global endorsement of the Sheikh Hasina government amid a barra.....

Maimed Limon did not get justice: HRW

The Human Rights Watch has demanded punishment for those who shot and maimed Jhalakathi youth Limon Hossain and implicated him in false cases.

Oxford Union invites Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been invited again to speak at the reputed Oxford Union in England.

IHL Committee holds law-making workshop

The International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Committee has organised a law making workshop in Dhaka.

Sierra Leone urges Bangladesh to open mission at its capital

Sierra Leone has offered Bangladesh to open its mission at its capital Freetown as it contemplates to establish its embassy in Dhaka in coming years.

PM calls on youths and children to help the poor and needy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called on youths and children to help the ‘poor and needy'.

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Medical admission coaching centres to close until exams are over

The health ministry has ordered the closure of all medical admission coaching centres in Bangladesh until the admission test is over.

Father, son attacked at home

Unidentified assailants have hacked and injured an elderly man and his son after breaking into their home at Dhaka’s Sobujbagh.

1 dead, 30 injured in Rajshahi road accident

One person has been killed and 30 others injured in a road accident at Mursalain Bridge in Rajshahi.

Two Shibir activists held from Rajshahi University

Two activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir have been handed over to the police after they were caught circulating leaflets while conducting a mock test at Rajshahi University.

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Illegal rickshaws dominate Dhaka streets

Dhaka streets are currently crowded by around 225,000 rickshaws, of which 137,189 rickshaws lack valid legal documents.

Murdered man’s family statements incompatible, say police

Police have found inconsistencies in the statements of the wife and son of the man killed at his own house in Dhaka’s Mirpur.

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Piash's father led Comilla's anti-liberation forces in 1971, says a freedom fighter

A freedom fighter who fought in Comilla has rubbished Law Minister Anisul Huq's claim that Piash Karim had supported the war and the late TV commentator's father was forced to join the Peace Committee.....

4 Agrani Bank officials jailed for embezzling Tk 1.8mn

A Dhaka court has sent four officials of state-owned Agrani Bank Limited to jail for embezzling over Tk 1.8 million.

Govt appoints 157 more from 33rd BCS

The government has appointed 157 more people from among those who cleared the 33rd Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations.

Mentally challenged woman 'raped', murdered in Rajshahi

Police have recovered the body of a mentally challenged woman in Rajshahi, who they suspect was killed after rape.

Two to spend 19 years in jail for killing Netrokona freedom fighter

Two men have been sentenced to 19 years in jail for murdering a freedom fighter in Netrokona 11 years ago.