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Benapole businessman rescued

Police have rescued Benapole-based clearing and forwarding agent Habibur Rahman Hobi, who was kidnapped in the capital, from Dhaka’s Maniknagar.

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Ex-RAB man Ruhul ‘confesses’ link to 7 murders

Lance Corporal Ruhul Amin has reportedly confessed to his involvement in the abductions and murders of seven people in Narayanganj.

Presidential mercy for war criminals will stay

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ruled out amendment to the Constitution amid calls for a change to deny war criminals presidential pardon in future.

Pakistan Jamaat threatens Hasina, asks Islamabad to act against Bangladesh

Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan has threatened Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that continuing the war crimes trials would bring her downfall.

UAE keen to strengthen ties with Bangladesh: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said leaders of the United Arab Emirates expressed interest in import of manpower from Bangladesh and expand areas of cooperation.

Bailey Road school to be rebuilt

The government is trying to reconstruct the primary school at Dhaka’s Bailey Road which was demolished by Bangladesh Girl Guides Association.

Jamaat strike lukewarm

The first day of Jamaat-e-Islami's three-day general strike to protest against the death verdict of its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes has ended without reports of large-scale violence.

India hands over bodies of ‘cattle lifters’ to Bangladesh

India has handed over to Bangladesh bodies of suspected cattle lifters who were killed in mob lynching in Tripura on Tuesday.

US supports Bangladesh's war crimes trial

The United States supports the ongoing war crimes trial in Bangladesh, State Department’s spokesperson Jen Psaki has said.

PM raps EU, Amnesty for criticising Nizami verdict

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has criticised and questioned the position of the West on human rights for their concern over the death sentence of Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami.

British consular services in Sylhet to be improved

The British High Commission is changing its delivery mechanism to provide better consular services to British nationals in Sylhet from Nov 1.

Police arrest 11 in Chittagong during Jamaat strike

Jamaat-e-Islami's strike has evoked lukewarm response in Chittagong with no untoward incidents reported from any part of the city.

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Jamaat strike forces JSC, JDC exams to be pushed back

The government has finally put to rest uncertainties surrounding Sunday and Monday’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and equivalent examinations coinciding with Jamaat-e-Islami’s general strike.

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BNP leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka charged for concealing wealth info

A Dhaka court has indicted BNP leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka for concealing wealth.

Bus set on fire in Dhaka, handmade bombs recovered

A bus has been set on fire amid the Jamaat-e-Islami's shutdown protesting against the death sentence of its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami.

PM Hasina urges initiatives for youths to stop 'risky journeys abroad'

The prime minister has asked the youth ministry for initiatives so that young men avoid 'risky journeys abroad' to look for better fortune.

Police, Jamaat clash in Rajshahi, 7 held

Jamaat-e-Islami activists have clashed with police at Rajshahi during the strike called to protest the death sentence awarded to their chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes.

US lauds Bangladesh’s global, regional role

The US point person for South Asia and other senior officials have lauded Bangladesh’s role in promoting international peace and security as well as regional integration.

US, Bangladesh to move forward with ‘greater collaboration’

The United States and Bangladesh have discussed for the first time within the ‘partnership dialogue’ the rapidly growing threats in cyberspace as they look for ‘greater collaboration’ to move forward.

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Customs seize 82 gold bars from passenger at Chittagong airport

A passenger from Dubai has been held with 82 gold bars at the Chittagong airport.

SQ Chowdhury’s son Hummam Quader Chowdhury is seen in the picture with the ‘copy of the verdict’ outside the tribunal on Oct 1, 2013.

Wife, son of war criminal SQ Chowdhury get bail in verdict leak case

War crimes convict Salauddin Qauder Chowdhury's wife and son have secured bail after surrendering to the court in a case concerning the leaking of the tribunal's verdict in Chowdhury's war crimes tria.....

Bombs thrown at police in Bogra

Hand-made bombs were hurled at a police car from a procession by Jamaat-e-Islami supporters at Bogra.

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War crimes verdict on Mir Quasem Ali Sunday

The verdict for Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali, charged with committing war crimes during Bangladesh's Liberation War, will be delivered on Sunday.

House of PM's cousins attacked in Khulna

The Khulna home of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s paternal cousins, MP Sheikh Helal Uddin and Sheikh Soheil, were attacked on the eve of Jamaat-e-Islami’s strike against its chief Motiur Rahman Nizam.....

Eight held during Jamaat strike

Life in capital Dhaka has remained normal despite sporadic processions in support of a Jamaat-e-Islami strike called to protest the death sentence of its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami convicted on war cr.....

‘Bangladesh must overturn death verdicts’

Bangladesh should overturn the death sentence against Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami and others, Amnesty International has said, claiming that the sentencing was no act of justice for the .....

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Nizami's blank gaze

Motiur Rahman Nizami, whose atrocities shook Bengalees fighting for freedom four decades ago, was speechless and wore a blank look after Bangladesh’s first war crimes tribunal sentenced him to death.

Bus torched, crude bombs exploded in Dhaka ahead of shutdown

Suspected Jamaat-e-Islami supporters have torched a bus and exploded several crude bombs in capital Dhaka to strike fear ahead of the three-day shutdown beginning Thursday.

Shahbagh activists revel about verdict

Ganajagaran Mancha and several other organisations have taken out a “procession of joy” at Shahbagh in Dhaka after Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami was awarded death sentence for his war cri.....

Bangladesh FM calls for international help to stop sea piracy

The foreign minister has called upon the international community to “cooperate” for stopping piracy at sea that undermines the livelihood of the maritime region.

Jamaat-Shibir attacks police after Nizami verdict

Jamaat-e-Islami and its student front Islami Chhatra Shibir have responded violently to its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami's war crimes verdict, by attacking police and exploding homemade bombs.

Ganajagaran Mancha oppose Jamaat strikes

Ganajagaran Mancha has rejected the strike called by the Jamaat-e-Islami in protest against the death sentence awarded to its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami.

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Mixed reactions in Pabna

Motiur Rahman Nizami's war crimes conviction has evoked mixed reactions in his home district Pabna with many celebrating the verdict while his party Jamaat-e-Islami expressed dissatisfaction.

Buses to run in Dhaka, nearby districts defying Jamaat strikes

The Dhaka Road Transport Association (DTA) has decided to ply buses defying the strikes called by the Jamaat-e-Islami in protest against the death sentence of its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami.

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Commute Nizami’s death penalty: EU

The European Union has called on the Bangladeshi authorities to commute the death sentence of the Jamaat-e-Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami, reiterating its position against the capital punishment.

Appointing Nizami a minister was slap on martyrs’ faces: ICT

The International Crimes Tribunal has observed that giving a ministerial berth to Motiur Rahman Nizami was a “slap on the faces of millions of martyrs”.

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Falu fined Tk 10 million for share market fraud

The SEC has fined Mosaddek Ali Falu Tk 10 million for capital market manipulation five years ago.

AIUDF President and chief of the Assam unit of the Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind Badruddin Azmal.

‘Assam youths undergo Jihadi training in Bangladesh’

Assam youths were sent to receive Jihadi training in Bangladesh's Rangpur district, claims a news channel purportedly quoting an intelligence report.

Nizami tells his Jamaat supporters to stay calm

Motiur Rahman Nizami has asked his Jamaat-e-Islami supporters to remain calm, saying he will battle the death verdict awarded to him ‘legally’.

Happy in Holud, Rail minister says he is blessed

The railway minister was in a great mood sitting just a few paces away from his bride-to-be at their ‘Gaye Holud’ on Wednesday.

4 Jamaat, BNP members arrested

Four leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and BNP have been arrested from Sirajganj Sadar and Ullapara.

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This is Nizami

Motiur Rahman Nizami, already sentenced to death in the sensational 10-truck arms case, has behind him a long history entwined with Bangladesh.

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Nizami verdict will be implemented fast: law minister

Jammat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami's war crimes verdict will be implemented quickly once it is upheld by the appeals court, Law Minister Anisul Huq has said.

Court doesn’t compromise: ICT-1 chairman

The tribunal set up to try the war crimes of 1971 is guided by ‘conscience, laws and the Constitution’, the head of International Crimes Tribunal-1 said as he began delivering the verdict in the Motiu.....

US-Bangladesh engage in ‘constructive’ dialogue

The United States and Bangladesh began a “very constructive” dialogue in Washington on Tuesday.

46 held in Noakhali to ‘prevent violence’

Law enforcing agencies have detained 46 people in Noakhali to prevent any untoward incident in the aftermath of the war crimes verdict for Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami.

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Nizami verdict fulfilled nation’s expectations: Hanif

The death sentence of Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes has fulfilled the nation’s expectations, ruling Awami League leader Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif has said.

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Jamaat calls shutdown protesting Nizami's death sentence

Jamaat-e-Islami has called for shutdowns in protest against the death sentence given to its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami by the war crimes tribunal.

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Nizami defence calls verdict ‘most unhappy judgment’

The tribunal has delivered a ‘hashed-up verdict’, says defence counsel Tajul Islam, who represents the top Jamaat-e-Islami leadership in war crimes cases.

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Prosecutor Mohammad Ali says rule of law is established

The death sentence awarded to Motiur Rahman Nizami, who led the notorious Al-Badr that took numerous lives in 1971, has established justice and rule of law in Bangladesh, the court’s prosecutor Mohamm.....

Bangladesh to hang Jamaat-e-Islami chief Nizami for 1971 war crimes

Motiur Rahman Nizami, the Jamaat-e-Islami chief who led Pakistan Army’s vigilante Al-Badr militia to abort Bangladesh’s birth, will pay for the 1971 wartime atrocities with nothing less than his life,.....

Tribunal finds Nizami guilty of executing intellectuals

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 has found Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami to be criminally responsible for execution of intellectuals and conspiracy to commit war crimes.

Tribunal starts reading Nizami’s verdict

The International Crimes Tribunal – 1 has started reading a summary of Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami’s 204-page verdict.

Heightened security at Bangladesh war crimes tribunal ahead of Nizami verdict

Security around the war crimes tribunal has been beefed up ahead of the verdict in Jamaat chief Motiur Rahman Nizami's trial.

BGB-BSF flag meeting planned over lynching of suspected Bangladeshi cattle lifters

Border forces of India and Bangladesh will meet on Wednesday during the handing over of the bodies of three Bangladeshis killed in India on Tuesday.

War crimes accused Nizami brought to tribunal

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami has been brought to the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) where his verdict for war crimes is expected to be delivered on Wednesday.

Bangladesh mission in New York closed on Nov 3

Bangladesh mission in New York will remain closed on Nov 3 on the occasion of Ashura, the Consulate General has said.

Winter is on its way

A cool morning breeze, a mild sun, and a light evening mist are announcing the approach of winter.

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5kg gold seized at Chittagong airport

Customs officials at Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport have found five kilograms of gold on a passenger from Dubai.

Women get sexually harassed more at public places in Bangladesh: Study

A survey has found that women get sexually harassed more in public places than any other areas.

‘Lower marriage age plan a bad signal’

The junior British minister for international development has said that the government’s proposal to lower the marriageable age for girls will send a “conflicting message” to a campaign to end child m.....

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Govt proposes SSC exams spread over 39 days

The government has proposed staggered SSC examinations though it had earlier favoured an unbroken test schedule.

Bangladesh makes more progress in closing gender gap

Bangladesh has continued progress in tackling gender disparity in four key areas – economic participation, education, health and political empowerment.

3 Bangladeshi suspected cattle lifters beaten to death in Tripura

Three suspected Bangladeshi cattle lifters have been lynched by angry villagers in bordering Khowai district of Tripura, police say.

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BGB deployed ahead of verdict, Nizami in Dhaka jail

Motiur Rahman Nizami has been brought to Dhaka Central Jail from Gazipur's Kashimpur jail in tight security details.

Clockwise from left, AKM Amir Hossain, M Niaz Uddin Miah,  Abul Kasem Talukder and KH Masud Siddique

Secretaries reply to showcause notice on 'fake' FF certificate

Three secretaries and a joint secretary have replied to the show-cause notice over committing fraud to get freedom-fighter credentials.

Bangladesh committed to secularism, Hasina tells UAE media

Sheikh Hasina has said liberal forces are dominating Bangladesh now as she spoke on global as well as regional terrorism and extremism issues in an interview with a Dubai-based newspaper.

US-Bangladesh partnership dialogue begins Tuesday

Bangladesh and the United States will begin their third round of partnership dialogue in Washington on Tuesday.

Political parties have the responsibility to hold fair polls: UK minister

The visiting junior British minister for international development has said that political parties have the “responsibility” to hold a free, fair and accountable election for the betterment of the peo.....

Muggers kill woman in Dhaka

A woman has been killed in a mugging incident in the capital’s Sobhanbagh area on Monday.

The 16 charges against Jamaat-e-Islami chief Nizami

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami is accused of war crimes including genocide during the 1971 Liberation War.

1,019 Bangladesh nationals in UAE prison

The task of bringing back convicted Bangladesh nationals being held in UAE prisons will begin soon, Sate Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said.

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Malaysian held with 6kg gold

Customs officials and Armed Police Battalion (APBn) have detained a Malaysian woman with six gold bars at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

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‘Tough security before Nizami verdict’

The government is bracing for heightened security measures across Bangladesh before Motiur Rahman Nizami’s war crimes verdict is announced on Wednesday.

Official suspended over Sonali Bank cheque theft

An official of the Sonali Bank’s Lalmatia branch has been put under suspension after more than 50 cheques were stolen from its clearing section.

Abducted businessman rescued in Sirajganj

Detective Police have rescued a businessman seven days after he was abducted from Shahjadpur in Sirajganj.

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Court will decide Latif’s fate: Kamal

The state minister for Home has said the law will take its own course in the Abdul Latif Siddique’s case once he returns to Bangladesh.

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Ghulam Azam's death rendered justice: Joy

Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy believes justice has been eventually served through the death of war criminal Ghulam Azam though his sentence was inadequate.

Elderly woman robbed, killed in Mirpur

An elderly woman living in Dhaka’s Mirpur has been found killed and robbed by assailants.

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Nizami verdict on Wednesday

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami will have the verdict on his 1971 war crimes charges delivered on Wednesday.

HuJI activist caught in Khilgaon

RAB has caught a suspected member of banned outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad (HuJI) from Dhaka’s Khilgaon.

UAE issues joint statement with Bangladesh on Hasina visit

Pointing to warm relations, the UAE has issued a joint statement with Bangladesh on the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s first official visit.

Hasina returns home capping UAE tour

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home after a three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

AL leader hacked to death in Pabna

A local ruling Awami League leader has been hacked to death in Pabna.

Sadiq new PSC member

Mohammad Sadiq, a former secretary to the government, has been appointed a member to Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC).

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50 cheques stolen from Sonali Bank in Dhaka

More than 50 cheques have been stolen from a Dhaka branch of the scam-tainted Sonali Bank.

UK minister urges youths to change girls’ status

Junior British minister for international development Lynne Featherstone has asked Bangladeshi youths to campaign for a change in the condition of girls.

War crimes report against 3 finalised

The investigation wing of the International crimes Tribunal has finalised its report against three people accused of crimes against humanity.

Thousands in Gazipur await installation of electric meters for months

More than 10,000 people in Gazipur are yet to get their electricity connections even five months after submitting application and paying money for it to the Gazipur Palli Bidyut Samity.

Thousands in Gazipur await installation of electric meters for months

More than 10,000 people in Gazipur are yet to get their electricity connections even five months after submitting application and paying money for it to the Gazipur Palli Bidyut Samity.

Bangladesh signs treaties on extradition, security with UAE

Bangladesh has signed three agreements with the UAE on prisoners' extradition, security collaboration and land allotment for its embassy in Dhaka.

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Govt stopping BNP from regrouping: Mirza Fakhrul

BNP’s acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has accused the government of sabotaging his party’s revamping process.

Germany ready to share experience with RMG stakeholders

Germany is ready to share its own knowledge on factory safety and workers’ rights, Junior German minister on economic cooperation and development Hans-Joachim Fuchtel has said.

NSA Ajit Doval visits Burdwan blast site

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval Monday visited West Bengal's Burdwan district where two suspected Bangladeshi militants were killed in a blast Oct 2.

Police shoot 2 auto-jackers at Keraniganj

Two were shot and wounded while allegedly trying to decamp with an auto-rickshaw carrying police officers at Dhaka’s Keraniganj.

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BNP leader Khandker Mosharraf charged for defamation

A Dhaka court has ordered trial against senior BNP leader Khandker Mosharraf Hossain in a case of defamation.

ICC Bangladesh welcomes AIIB

Bangladesh chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has welcomed the government’s move to join the China’s own version of the World Bank.

Traffic woes for office-goers

People heading to work on Monday sat for hours in traffic as vehicles clogged up several vital points of Dhaka.

President leaves for Dubai to attend WIEF conference

President Md Abdul Hamid has left Dhaka on Monday to attend the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) at Dubai.

Delhi Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam attacked

The Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, was attacked by a 32-year-old man who tried to set him ablaze during Sunday evening prayers, police and witnesses said. The accused, said to be menta.....