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Nahid, Palak enjoy evening with children journalists

One is 70 and the other half his age. The former is in charge of education in Bangladesh, and the latter takes care of the government’s information technology affairs.

Will be journalists anyway, passionate children journalists of ‘Hello’ say

They are children, but they do not spare even ministers when they effortlessly slip into the role of journalists.

Installed lift at Ahsan Manjil hurts aesthetics, say experts

Archaeologists have criticsed the installation of a ‘jarring’ elevator at Ahsan Manjil in Old Dhaka, saying it is not compatible with the structural aesthetics of the 1872 heritage site.

President, PM lead greetings to Bangladesh on first-ever series win against Pakistan

President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have congratulated the Bangladesh cricket team after they sealed their first-ever series win against Pakistan.

ILO regional director for the Asia-Pacific Tomoko Nishimoto arrives in Dhaka

The UN labour agency’s regional director for the Asia-Pacific Tomoko Nishimoto arrived in Dhaka on Sunday, ahead of the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse.

Another Dhaka City councillor aspirant arrested

Another Dhaka city councillor aspirant has been arrested.

National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital's capacity doubled

The government has doubled the capacity of the National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital to cope with a “rising” number of cancer patients.

Sheikh Hasina at Mirpur stadium to watch Bangladesh-Pakistan second ODI 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium to watch Bangladesh’s second ODI against Pakistan.

‘Amar Kotha, Amader Kotha’, a compilation of reports and essays by children journalists, launched, the first Bengali website for young journalists, has published a compilation of their reports and essays, ‘Amar Kotha, Amader Kotha’, giving an insight into the mind of the new gen.....

Young generation will lead, make Bangladesh digital, says State Minister Palak

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak has reminded the young that they will have to lead Bangladesh to prosperity.

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Khaleda realised mistake, campaigning for city poll: Tofail

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s campaigning for city poll reflects her acceptance of the mistake she made by boycotting the Jan 5 parliamentary election.

Pensioners' scheme to be introduced for NRBs, says Bangladesh Bank Governor

Pensioners’ scheme will be introduced for non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) so that the remittances they send back home can yield returns, says central bank governor Atiur Rahman.

No need to deploy army in city polls, security forces tell EC

Security forces officials have advised the Election Commission against deploying the army.

Not worried about Khaleda’s campaign: Khokon

Ruling Awami League-endorsed Dhaka South mayor candidate Sayeed Khokon says he does not think BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s campaign for her party-supported candidates will have any impact on the ensuing po.....

Nor’wester claims eight lives in Kishoreganj, Mymensingh

A powerful storm sweeping across the greater Mymensingh region on Saturday has left eight people dead.

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BNP chief Khaleda’s campaign did not violate election code: Tabith

BNP-endorsed Dhaka North City Corporation mayor candidate Tabith Awal believes he will have an edge over his opponents in the ensuing polls if party chief Khaleda Zia campaigns for him.

Jamaat funding anti-liberation propaganda in US, claims FFs

The Jamaat-e-Islami, which opposed Bangladesh’s independence, is funding a large-scale propaganda abroad against the war crimes trials, an organisation of freedom fighters in the US has alleged.

An alleged ‘robber’ lynched in Narayanganj

An alleged ‘robber’ has been lynched by the mob in Narayanganj, say police.

Two dead in Chapainawabganj landslide

Two men have been killed in a landslide on the bank of the Padma River in Chapainawabganj, police say.

Shahbagh police sub-inspector removed over sexual assaults at DU on Baishakh celebrations

An officer of Shahbagh police station has been removed after incidents of sexual assaults on women at the TSC area on Dhaka University campus on Apr 14.

Bangladeshis from Yemen return

Some 337 Bangladeshis evacuated from Yemen have reached home in two special flights of Biman from India's southern state of Kerala.

Sexual assault on women: Who are they?

A CCTV video footage has marked a group of men who sexually assaulted women several times in an organised way at TSC area on Dhaka University campus on Apr 14.

Police yet to identify Pahela Baishakh harassers four days after incident

Police are yet to identify the sexual harassers of Pahela Baishakh four days after the incident at TSC.

This representational image against sexual harassment of women is currently trending on Facebook

Bangladeshis flood social media with posts protesting sexual harassment

Bangladeshis have flooded social media with posts protesting against sexual harassment of women during Bengali New Year celebrations.

Haji Salim campaigns for Dhaka South mayor aspirant Sayeed Khokon

Awami League leader Haji Mohammad Salim, who had to back off from the mayor election abiding party decision, has joined the campaign of Dhaka South City Corporation mayoral aspirant Sayeed Khokon.

Be neutral, not subservient: Afroza to EC

BNP-backed mayor candidate of Dhaka South City Corporation Mirza Abbas’ wife Afroza Abbas has urged the Election Commission to work impartially.

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe keen to secure series on Sunday

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is eyeing a win in the second ODI against Pakistan to win the series, for the first time, against the 1992 World Cup champions.

Actors, actresses campaign for AL-backed Annisul at Gulshan

A group of actors and actresses has campaigned for Dhaka North City Corporation mayor candidate Annisul Huq.

Saifuddin’s five-wicket haul helps Bangladesh U-19 win series against SA colts

Medium-pacer Mohammad Saifuddin has grabbed five wickets to lead Bangladesh Under-19 to a narrow eight-run win to seal the series against South Africa Under-19 in the fifth Youth ODI in Chittagong.

Syed Akbaruddin tweets: “Support for a neighbour. Bangladesh’s Ambassador in Djibouti with 272 compatriots evacuated by INS Sumitra from Yemen”.

337 Yemen evacuees to reach Dhaka on Sunday

Some 337 Bangladeshis evacuated by Indian ships from Yemen will reach Dhaka on Sunday early morning.

‘Amader Kotha’, a compilation of reports and essays by children, to be released Sunday

A first of its kind book, ‘Amar kotha, amader kotha (My voice, our voice),’ a compilation of reports and essays written by children and adolescent journalists, will be released on Sunday.

Mashrafe hails Mushfiq as ‘run-machine’ of Bangladesh team

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has lauded the performance of Mushfiqur Rahim calling him the ‘run-machine’ of the team.

Shooting at AL leader’s rally in Bhanga not an accident, local Juba League leader claims

The shot fired at a rally of Awami League Presidium Member Kazi Zafarullah in Faridpur’s Bhanga was not an accident as claimed by police, a local Juba League leader has said.

Assam Congress now opposes LBA

Assam’s ruling Congress party has now developed cold feet over contentious Land Boundary Agreement.

BNP demands army deployment during Chittagong City polls

The BNP has demanded the deployment of the army during the city corporation elections in Chittagong.

At least 7 dead in Dhamrai road crash

At least seven people have been killed in a road accident at Dhamrai, on the outskirt of Dhaka, after a private car was sandwiched between two buses.

Afghanistan blast kills 33, injures over 100; president blames Islamic State

A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the ci.....

Tabith alleges harassment by opponents

BNP-endorsed Dhaka North City Corporation mayor candidate Tabith Awal claims his rival mayor candidates were attacking his supporters.

Six die in road crash in Bogra and Sirajganj

Six people have died in separate road accidents in Bogra and Sirajganj.

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Muhith shrugs off WB’s advice to cut subsidies on power, energy

Bangladesh Finance Minister AMA Muhith has rejected the World Bank’s advice to cut subsidies for the power and energy sectors.

Housewife hacked to death in Gazipur

Miscreants have hacked a woman to death in Gazipur while she was asleep.

Two ‘robbers’ lynched in Savar

A mob has lynched two alleged robbers in Savar.

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‘Digital questions’ to plug leak

As allegations of exam paper leak continues to mount, the government is considering the holding of recruitment tests with questions printed “digitally” as a trial to deal with the problem.

One killed in Magura ‘crossfire’

A man, claimed to be a robber group leader by the police, has been killed in an alleged gunfight with the law-keepers in Magura.

Shots fired at AL Presdium Member Kazi Zafarullah’s rally in Faridpur, 7 including police OC injured

At least seven people, including the local police OC, have been injured with shots being fired during a rally of Awami League Presidium Member Kazi Zafarullah.

World Bank breaking its promise

The World Bank has caused the displacement of 3.4 million people despite its vociferous campaign against harming humans and nature, a study by 50 journalists from 21 countries has revealed.

No-one should dare think about poll rigging, says Chittagong City police chief

Chittagong City police chief has urged voters to exercise their franchise, promising to ensure hassle-free voting.

Protesters deride police, DU authorities for ‘trying to protect’ sexual assaulters 

More people have joined the protest against sexual harassment of women on Dhaka University campus during Bengali New Year celebrations, deriding the university authorities and police for their roles.

Judges should not enjoy 186-day vacation as cases stack up in Bangladesh, says chief justice

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has reservations about long vacation at the High Court where there is a massive backlog of cases.

Mirza Abbas’ wife visits Khokon’s house, seeks vote from his family

Mirza Abbas’ wife has visited Sayeed Khokon’s house amid war of words between them, which has livened up Dhaka South City Corporation election campaign.

President, PM congratulate Bangladesh on win against Pakistan

President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have congratulated the Bangladesh team for their comprehensive win against Pakistan in the first match of the ODI series.

EC to probe ‘participation’ of govt doctors, officials in Chittagong poll campaign

The Election Commission will probe the alleged participation of government doctors and nurses and Chittagong City Corporation employees in campaign for various candidates in the upcoming civic polls.

Bangladesh girl Lima resurfaces four days after body ‘identified’ as hers was buried

Four days after the body thought to be of a maidservant was buried, it now appears to be a case of mistaken identity.

Protests rage on for third day against sexual harassment of women on Bengali New Year’s day

Protests against sexual harassment of women on Dhaka University campus during Bengali New Year celebrations continue for the third straight day.

Hajee Danesh university Chhatra League clash: Case filed, families take bodies 

The Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University has filed a case over Bangladesh Chhatra League’s factional clash that left two students dead on Thursday.

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Six die in lightning strikes in Sunamganj

At least six people, mostly farmers, have been killed and three others injured in Sunamganj after being struck by lightning during a nor’wester, police say.

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Election Commission relieves Class IV staff of Dhaka North election duty

The Election Commission has relieved the 11 fourth-class employees of a college who were appointed as polling officers for the upcoming city corporation balloting.

Jahangirnagar University suspends 8 students for sexually harassing female co-student

Jahangirnagar University has suspended eight students for sexually harassing a female co-student during Bengali New Year celebrations.

India, Bangladesh discuss cyber security issue

Bangladesh and India have discussed ways to work together on the cyber security issues.

PM mourns ex-Nepal PM Surya Bahadur’s death

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has mourned the death of former Nepalese prime minister Surya Bahadur Thapa, who, she said, was a "true friend" of Bangladesh.

Netherlands praises Bangladesh peacekeepers for outstanding services

Netherlands Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has extolled Bangladesh’s peacekeepers, saying they serve in extremely difficult situations in “an outstanding manner”.

One dies in Dhaka crash

The assistant of a pickup van driver has died after it rammed into a bus parked near the RAB office in Dhaka, police say.

Smuggled cellphones seized at Chittagong airport

Fifty-eight smuggled mobile phones of different brands have been seized at Chittagong’s Shah Amanat International Airport.

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Rail links restored at Kishoreganj

Rail links of Kishoreganj with Dhaka and Chittagong have been restored nearly two and a half hours after an inter-city train ‘Egaroshindur Express’ derailed at Bhairab.

Hajee Danesh university BCL clash: Probe body formed

Dinajpur’s Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University has formed a committee to investigate Thursday night’s factional clash between Bangladesh Chhatra League factions that left two stude.....

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Class IV staff assigned on poll duty

It is normal for school and college teachers and government officials to be drafted in for election duty, but allegations have been levelled at the Election Commission for appointing fourth-class empl.....

BSF hand back 5 illegal Bangladeshi migrants

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) have returned five Bangladeshis who have finished serving various prison  terms in India for illegal trespass.

PM pays homage to Bangabandhu to mark Mujibnagar Day

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid tribute  at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in the capital Dhaka’s Dhanmondi.

Two of the same family killed in Jessore

Police have recovered two bodies from a field at Alpara Village in Noapara Union of Jessore Sadar. Both bore wounds caused by sharp weapons.

US welcomes city polls

The US has welcomed the upcoming corporation elections in Dhaka and Chittagong, and called upon the authorities to ensure those are “free, fair and non-violent”.

New law bans smoking even in private offices

With the amended tobacco control law defining all indoor work places as 'public place', smoking is not possible even in private office buildings.

After MP, local Awami League leader ‘misbehaves’ with RU vice-chancellor over recruitment

A local leader of the Awami League has allegedly misbehaved with the Rajshahi University vice chancellor and several other officials for not recruiting ruling party people.

Police, Dhaka University officials try to spot sexual harassers from footages

Investigators are trying to identify the men who sexually assaulted women on Dhaka University campus during Bengali New Year celebration from video footages.

State Minister for ICT Palak finds customers complaints about Teletalk genuine

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak has found genuine the complaints about state-run carrier Teletalk’s poor customer service.

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Bangladesh FM meets his Serbian counterpart, chiefs of OPCW and Interpol

Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali has met his Serbian counterpart at The Hague in the Netherlands and discussed bilateral issues.

Chittagong Development Authority Chairman Salam to remain in office for two more years

The government has extended the term of Chittagong Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Abdus Salam by two more years.

Syed Akbaruddin tweets: “Support for a neighbour. Bangladesh’s Ambassador in Djibouti with 272 compatriots evacuated by INS Sumitra from Yemen”. (File Photo)

136 more Bangladesh nationals rescued from Yemen

At least 136 more Bangladeshis have been evacuated from the war-ravaged Yemen.

BUET teacher sued for Facebook comments on execution of Kamaruzzaman

A BUET teacher has been charged with treason for posting comments on Facebook criticising the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader and war criminal Mohammad Kamaruzzaman.

BCL activists ‘sexually harassed’ female student at Jahangirnagar University

A female student of Jahangirnagar University has alleged that several activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) sexually harassed her on the campus during the Pahela Baishakh celebrations.

Two killed as Bangladesh Chhatra League groups clash over dominance at Hajee Danesh university

Two students have been killed in a factional fight for dominance by Bangladesh Chhatra League factions at Dinajpur’s Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, police say.

BNP-endorsed Dhaka councillor candidate arrested in sabotage cases

Police have arrested BNP-endorsed Dhaka councillor aspirant ALM Kawsar Ahmed in Mirpur, who is accused in five cases filed over acts of sabotage.

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HC orders IGP, DU VC to submit report on steps taken over sexual harassment

The High Court has sought to know what are the steps taken to punish the guilty by investigating the cases of sexual harassment on women on Dhaka University campus during Bengali new year celebration......

Pro-govt Juba League leader charged over deaths in Rampura tin shack collapse

A pro-government local Juba League leader has been charged in a case over the deaths of 12 people after an illegally constructed tin-shed shack collapsed in Rampura.

Bangladesh government issues over 10 million machine-readable passports 

More than 10 million Bangladeshis now hold machine-readable passports (MRPs).

Bangladesh to join Global Forum on Cyber Expertise

Bangladesh will join a new international “cooperation” platform to promote protection of the internet ecosystem in the developing countries.

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Hajj flights start from Aug 16

Flights to take Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia will start from Aug 16 and carry them until 18 Sept, says Civil Aviation Minister Rashed Khan Menon.

There is a lot to learn from Bangladesh, says Pakistan envoy

The new Pakistan High Commissioner Suja Alam has lauded Bangladesh’s social and economic developments and said there is a lot to learn from it.

Faridpur schoolboy’s body found in pond

Body of a teenager has been recovered from a pond in Faridpur.

Muggers shoot businessman in Dhaka, rob him of Tk 1.6 million

Muggers have shot a businessman in Dhaka and snatched Tk 1.6 million from him.

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High Court grants BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul bail in one case of violence

BNP Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has secured bail from the High Court in one of the several cases accusing him of violence.

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A court asks police to submit findings in Khaleda violence case by May 17

A Dhaka Court has deferred the deadline to May 17 for police to submit findings in a case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and three others.

Two-storey tin hut collapses into lake at Dhaka’s Rampura, death toll 12

At least twelve people have died so far after a two-storey tin hut collapsed into a lake at Dhaka’s Rampura on Wednesday.

Follow Bangladesh's example in education: UNESCO chief

UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova has commended Bangladesh's success in education saying that countries lagging behind in achieving the Education for All (EFA) goal can follow its example.

Truck crushes autorickshaw in Barisal’s Kashipur, 6 dead

At least six persons have died and another six injured when a truck crushed an autorickshaw in Banshtala area of Kashipur Union of Barisal Sadar.

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65,000 law enforcers to provide security,undecided on army deployment

The Election Commission plans to secure the Apr 28 Dhaka North, South and Chittagong city corporation polls with a four-day security blanket involving around 65,000 law enforcers.

Taslima's FB account restored

Controversial author Taslima Nasreen, whose Facebook account was disabled following pressure by Islamic fundamentalists, says the social media company has now restored it.

Kiwis share intelligence with Bangladesh

New Zealand has shared intelligence on Islamic radical activities with Bangladesh collected through covert surveillance, says a top Kiwi English daily.

Women’s platform protests harassment at Dhaka University during New Year celebrations

A platform of women has demanded immediate arrest and punishment for those who sexually assaulted several women at Dhaka University during Bengali New Year celebrations on Tuesday.

Chhatra League expels member at Jagannath University for harassing women

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has expelled an activist of its Jagannath University

2 Bangladesh nationals found dead along Indian border, BGB suspects BSF hand 

Bodies of two Bangladeshis have been recovered along the border of Chapainawabganj’s Shibganj Upazila.