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House help, 16, falls to her death from 5-storey Dhaka home

A female house help in Dhaka's Mohammadpur has died after falling from the roof of a five-storey apartment building due to alleged negligence by the firefighters and police.

Ershad wants maximum penalty for ‘apostate’ Latif Siddique

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has demanded death penalty for Telecoms Minister Abdul Latif Siddique for his anti-Hajj remarks branding him an apostate.

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Jasimuddin’s poem leaves Mozena in tears

‘Polli Kobi’ Jasimuddin’s poem Kabar (The Grave) brought tears to the US ambassador’s eyes when he read it at the poet’s graveyard.

Yaba traders at anti-drug meet

Several Yaba traders, listed by the government, were invited as participants in an anti-drug and human trafficking meeting where they criticised the very list.

Low sale at Dhaka cattle markets

A large number of cattle has been brought to Dhaka ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha, and many more are on their way, but traders say sale is yet to pick up.

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Don't make Siddique remarks a political issue, warns Suranjit

Senior Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta has said his party will not watch from the sidelines if anyone tries to gain political mileage over Minister Abdul Latif Siddique’s remarks against Hajj.

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Dr Kamal Hossain blames himself for the state of the nation

Senior lawyer and politician Dr Kamal Hossain has said the nation is in a terrible state and blamed himself for this.

Hasina, Khaleda exchange Eid greetings

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia have greeted each other ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha.

Temple stops Puja to protest harassment

A Hindu temple in Sirajganj’s Salanga stopped the Durga Puja for nine hours, protesting against alleged encroachment of temple land and the implicating of local Hindus in a case.

Life in jail for raping stepdaughter

A Chittagong court has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for raping his stepdaughter.

Bangladesh wins global ICT award

Bangladesh has again won an international award for its advances in information and communication technology.

Slow traffic pace on highways before holidays begin

Traffic is already sluggish on highways leading out of Dhaka with a large number of vehicles carrying people heading home on holidays and trucks ferrying sacrificial animals.

Latif Siddique 'sacked' from Cabinet over Hajj rant

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sacked Telecoms Minister Abdul Latif Siddique, under fire for his comments against Hajj, from the Cabinet.

3 members of a family found dead

Police have the recovered bodies of three members of a family from their house in Dinajpur town.

Rallies will be held at only Suhrwardy Udyan in Dhaka, says minister Quader

Rallies in Dhaka can be held only at Suhrawardy Udyan, Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader has said.

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Shibir activists suspended for bomb attack on CU bus

Chittagong University has temporarily expelled five members of Islami Chhatra Shibir for attacking a teachers’ bus with hand bombs.

Dhaka courts summon minister Latif Siddique over Hajj remarks

Three courts in Dhaka and Chittagong have ordered Minister Abdul Latif Siddique to appear before them in five cases filed over his recent remarks on Hajj that have ‘hurt religious sentiments’.

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BNP wants Siddique out

The BNP-led alliance says it will go for a massive agitation after the Durga Puja and Eid, if the government does not remove Abdul Latif Siddique from the Cabinet and Parliament.

Mother, child drown as boat capsizes in Buriganga River

A mother and her one-month-old child were drowned on Tuesday when the boat carrying them capsized after being caught between two vessels in river Buriganga.

President, PM, top ministers abroad

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NIA probe in Saradha after Bangladesh foreign minister's complaint

Within a week of Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali's complaint to Indian authorities about Saradha fund transfer to cause disruptions in Bangladesh, New Delhi has deployed its elite National .....

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3 more arrested over Keraniganj murders

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested three, including a woman suspected to be involved in the murders of four of a family in Dhaka.

Schoolboy killed by ‘friends’ in Dhaka’s Pallabi

A schoolboy has been found dead in an under-construction building at Dhaka’s Pallabi.

3 killed by relief train in Faridpur

Three people have been killed when a relief train hit them on a bridge in Faridpur.

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Rumours of Ghulam Azam’s death false

Rumours of war criminal Ghulam Azam’s death have been dispelled by the authorities of the hospital where he is undergoing treatment.

Bangladesh cuts 70% piracy at Bay of Bengal with US support

Bangladeshi and American maritime partnership has made the Bay of Bengal “more secure”, the US ambassador in Dhaka has said.

PSC publishes syllabus for new BCS format

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has published a syllabus for the new format of the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) preliminary examinations.

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Decision on Siddique after PM’s return: Quader

A minister has said the government will take a decision on Post, Telecom and ICT Minister Abdul Latif Siddique after the prime minister returns to the country.

Mirpur superstore Prince Bazar fined for violating tobacco control law

Superstore ‘Prince Bazar’ at capital Dhaka’s Mirpur has been fined again for a breach of the tobacco control law.

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Another ship sinks in Mongla

Another cargo vessel carrying raw materials for a cement factory has sunk at Mongla Port's Pashur Channel after colliding with a ship.

Nur's sentence for wildlife smuggling

A Narayanganj court has sentenced to one year in prison the city’s Ward-4 Councillor Nur Hossain in a case filed under the Wild Life (Preservation) (Amendment) Act.

CCTV cameras at 14 entry points of Dhaka

Police are installing closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at 14 entry points of the capital.

Woman in Jhenaidah killed for demanding recognition for son

A woman was found murdered in Jhenaidah’s Shailkupa a day after she held a press conference demanding her son be recognised by his father.

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Commerce minister asks tanners to fix hide price by Friday

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has directed tanners to fix the price of raw hide within Friday amid demands to link its price to the market.

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Joj Mia testifying in the Aug 21 grenade-attack case

Joj Mia, who was implicated in the Aug 21 grenade attack cases during the previous BNP-led government, is testifying at a Dhaka court on Tuesday.

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One more arrested for Keraniganj murders

Police has arrested a man from Sirajganj, who they claim was present during the murders of four of a family in Dhaka.

Writer and executive producer Tracy Morgan participates in the panel for the comedy special ''Tracy Morgan: Black and Blue'' during the HBO summer Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, California August 7, 2010. Reuters

Actor Tracy Morgan was not wearing seatbelt in crash, Wal-Mart says

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and others in his limousine were not wearing seat belts when their vehicle was struck by a Wal-Mart truck in a June highway accident, the retailer said on Monday.

Modi pricks US hard

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, deeply appreciative of Bangladesh's role in fighting terror, has poked the US hard for 'double standards' on terrorism.

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Manikganj CNG station blast death toll rises

Four more victims of the CNG filling station explosion in Manikganj succumbed to their burn injuries on Tuesday, taking the death toll to five.

Bangladesh ‘ineligible’ for DV-2016

Bangladesh is among the 18 countries declared 'ineligible' for the US Diversity Visa (DV) programme 2016 announced on Monday.

The ‘unofficial’ cow trade

Cows are brought into Bangladesh from India in tens of thousands, a trade totally illegal because there is no agreement between the neighbours to trade in cattle.

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Chittagong factory on fire

A ready-made garment factory in Chittagong’s Halishahar is on fire. 

Inu, Menon’s Hajj pilgrimage sparks talk

Jokes are flying on Facebook after a photo of the chiefs of two Left-leaning political parties in the ruling Awami League-led alliance, taken just before they left Dhaka for Saudi Arabia to perform Ha.....

Hindus in Chittagong fear hate attacks during Durga Puja

Hindus in Chittagong fear that social media might be used to spread rumours leading to hate attacks on the religious minority group during the Durga Puja.

Agora fined for selling stale vegetables

A mobile court in Dhaka has slapped a Tk 100,000 fine on an outlet of Rahimafrooz Superstores Limited for selling stale vegetables.

‘Hamdan came for recruits’

Police have said the suspected terrorist Samiul Rahman aka Ibn Hamdan came to Bangladesh to recruit militants.

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President leaves for hajj Wednesday

President Abdul Hamid is leaving Dhaka for Saudi Arabia in the early hours of Wednesday to perform holy hajj.

PM on way to UK

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has left New York for London en route to Bangladesh after attending the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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High Court orders policy to prevent cow fattening

The High Court has ordered the formation of an expert panel to make a policy to prevent the fattening of livestock with harmful chemicals.

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RAB chief questioned over Narayanganj murders

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) chief Mokhlesur Rahman has been questioned over the alleged involvement of the elite police unit's personnel in Narayanganj's sensational seven-murder case.

Not just VIPs!

Tickets for rail travel is not only given to VIPs but provided to all passengers in critical need, says Railway Minister Mazibul Hoque, while inspecting sale of advance tickets at Kamalapur railway st.....

Constable Dipti Sarkar after hearing of her husband Siddharth Sarkar's injury in the bomb attack. He passed away on the night of Dec 26, 2013.

DB accuses BNP men of cop killing

Detective Branch has submitted two charge-sheets accusing 89 leaders and activists of BNP for an explosion that killed a policeman in Rajshahi last year.

‘Main rasta nikhal raha hun’

Narendra Modi's 45-minute meeting late Saturday night with Sheikh Hasina in New York was a 'roaring success', says a top BJP leader close to the Indian prime minister.

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Income tax deadline extended

The deadline for individual taxpayers to file income tax returns has been extended by a month.

UK citizen nabbed over suspected IS links

Police have arrested a British citizen of Bangladesh origin on suspicion that he is close to the militant group Islamic State (IS) and al-Nusra Front.

ICT award for Bangladesh

Bangladesh will receive the ‘Global ICT Excellence Award’ for using Information Technology to promote socio-economic development.

Aarong removes 'some' water-themed ads

The storm of criticism over Aarong’s latest advertisements has led the top lifestyle retailer to withdraw some of its water-themed pictorials from the campaign.

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More gold seized at Dhaka airport

Customs officials at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport have recovered two gold bars from a man who flew in from Malaysia.

Indian President Pranab greets Hasina on her birthday

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has greeted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who celebrated her 68th birthday with children in the US.

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Man, floating in a sack, says co-worker consigned him to death

Sohel Mia, wrapped in a plastic bag and dumped into the Buriganga River, has claimed one of his co-workers put him there for embezzling his money.

Slain councillor Nazrul's wife Beauty sworn in

Slain Narayanganj City councillor Nazrul Islam's wife Selina Islam Beauty has been sworn in as Ward No 2 councillor.

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JCD general secretary remanded

A Dhaka court has given police three days to take Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) General Secretary Habibur Rashid Habib in their custody and question him in a case over violence.

SEC to probe United Airways 'incident'

Bangladesh's capital market regulator has decided to investigate the recent chaos caused by the United Airways.

No action on the horizon against secretaries over certificate forgery

The government has not acted against several secretaries who forged their freedom-fighter certificates even 20 days after the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) recommended actions against them.

ETV chairman slapped libel

A defamation case was filed in a court in Borguna against four Ekushey Television (ETV) staffers including its Chairman Abdus Salam.

Ayesha Foyez laid to rest beside her mother

The late prolific writer Humayun Ahmed's mother, Ayesha Foyez, has been buried beside her mother at the family graveyard.

Team formed to probe BRAC Bank robbery in Joypurhat

Bangladesh Bank formed a committee on Sunday to investigate the robbery at BRAC Bank branch in Joypurhat.

Book launched on Sheikh Hasina’s birthday

A new book on Sheikh Hasina has been launched in Dhaka on her 68th birthday.

Bombs hurled at office wall of IG Prisons

Unidentified miscreants exploded a handmade bomb on a wall surrounding the office of the Inspector General of Prisons at Bakshi Bazar, in Dhaka, on Sunday.

Ex-foreign secy Syed Muazzem Ali new Dhaka envoy to India

The government has appointed former foreign secretary Syed Muazzem Ali as the new Bangladesh High Commissioner in India.

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RAB chief summoned for questioning over Narayanganj 7 murders

The administrative committee investigating the Narayanganj seven murders has summoned the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Director General Mokhlesur Rahman for questioning.

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Another gold smuggling stopped at Chittagong airport

A man has been caught trying to smuggle five gold bars through Chittagong’s Shah Amanat International Airport.

US changing track on Bangladesh!

The US ambassador in Dhaka Dan Mozena has described Bangladesh’s current political situation as an “internal” problem.

Court sentences 1 to death, 6 others to life for murder

A Dhaka court has sentenced one person to death and six others to life for killing a man.

Siblings run over by truck in Satkhira

A brother and sister have died in Satkhira after a truck ran over them on Sunday.

Hasina raps US

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has come out strongly against the murders of Bangladeshi nationals in the US.

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Fire engulfs a dyeing factory in Gazipur

The fire which engulfed a dyeing factory in Gazipur early on Sunday has been brought under control after five hours of effort.

'Action against officials with fake FF certificates soon'

The government will take tough actions against those who have helped senior bureaucrats obtain fake freedom-fighter certificates, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Muzammel Hoque has said.

BSF tortures Bangladeshi to death

India’s border guard, Border Security Force (BSF) has tortured a Bangladeshi citizen to death at Doodhli, a bordering area in the neighbouring country, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has said.

Modi assures help for Bangladesh’s growth

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina of his country's full support for overall development of Bangladesh.

Ban Ki-moon praises Hasina

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has highly praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her role in maintaining a stable situation in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Air Force inducts new Chinese fighters

Bangladesh Air Force has inducted to its fleet four K-8W fighter trainer aircrafts bought from China.

Hasina calls for maintaining peace for sustainable development

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged world leaders to work for maintaining peace as it is the perquisite for sustainable development.

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7-murder probe progress satisfactory: IGP

The inspector general of police (IGP) has lauded investigators for probing Narayanganj's sensational seven-murder case with 'utmost transparency and professionalism'.

Foreign ministry marginalised: Ashfaqur Rahman

A former ambassador says Bangladesh’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been “marginalised” in the government activities over the years.

Zafar Iqbal reminiscences his mother’s struggle

“My mother has gone through many hardships in life. We would have ruined without her protection,” said a grieving son.

15-year old Swapan Barman has been at the Korok Observation and Juvenile Home since his detention in 2009. Photo: MASUM handout/

Repatriation of Bangladeshi youth detained in India for five years sought

A West Bengal-based human rights group has moved the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) seeking its intervention to repatriate a Bangladeshi teenager who has been languishing in a shelter home in.....

RAB arrests 2, rescues 17 from being trafficked to Malaysia

Rapid Action Battalion has rescued 17 from Chittagong’s Chandgaon while they were being trafficked to Malaysia.

Banglalion users unable to read

News seekers have been unable to access using Banglalion – one of Bangladesh’s internet service providers.

BRAC Bank robbed of Tk 20 mln in Joypurhat

Robbers in Joypurhat have made off with almost Tk 20 million from a branch of BRAC Bank, according to police.

RAB arrests 5 with 12 lbs of cobra venom in Joypurhat

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested five in possession with snake venoms in Joypurhat early on Saturday.

RAB arrests 4 more suspects in Moghbazar triple murders

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested four more suspects of the Moghbazar triple murders.

RAB arrests 4 more suspects in Moghbazar triple murders

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested four more suspects of the Moghbazar triple murders.

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Hasina rules out interim polls in Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ruled out possibilities of an interim election in Bangladesh and also a dialogue with the BNP.

Humayun Ahmed's mother dies at 84

Asyesha Foyez, mother of three celebrities -- writers Humayun Ahmed, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal and cartoonist Ahsan Habib -- has passed away.

Hasina asks UN to take lead in stopping wars

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the UN to play the “central role” in stopping wars across the world as she vowed Bangladesh’s “steadfast” commitment to international peace, security and develop.....

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Ganajagaran Mancha to march to law ministry on Oct 19

Ganajagaran Mancha will march to the law ministry on Oct 19 to press for its six-point demand that includes death penalty for war crimes convicts and a ban on Jamaat-e-Islami.

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Rushanara Ali resigns as shadow education minister over vote on Iraq military action

Bangladesh-born British MP Rushanara Ali has resigned from opposition front bench to abstain from a vote in UK Parliament that approved airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.

PM prods UN to put Bangladesh in peacekeeping leadership

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced Bangladesh is ready to take senior leadership role in peacekeeping both at the UN Headquarters and on the ground.

25 years after murder, Bangladeshi gets 40 years jail in USA

A Bangladeshi-born naturalised US citizen has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder of his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend 25 years ago.