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Botswana seeks Bangladesh’s support for development

Botswana has sought Bangladesh’s support for develop its society and economy.

Kamaruzzaman’s defence witness arrested

Police have arrested a defence witness in the war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman on charge of threatening women who had lost their husbands in the 1971 Liberation War.....

‘They’re more managers than editors’

Senior journalist and columnist Abdul Gaffar Choudhury has questioned the competence of most newspaper editors in Bangladesh.

‘You look terrific in Jamdani!,’ Zafrullah Chowdhury tells Khaleda

Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury finds Khaleda Zia more attractive in Bangladesh's traditional saree.

Govt launching drives in phases to free Dhaka footpaths

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has announced that drives would be conducted ‘in phases’ to free footpaths in capital Dhaka from encroachment.

DCAB elects new executives

The Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) has got a new executive committee for the year 2015.

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Oil kills otters at Sundarbans

Two otters have been found dead in the oil-infested waters of Shela River in the Sundarbans.

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Another RAB trooper arrested over Narayanganj multiple murders

Police have arrested another member of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) over the murders of seven people in Narayanganj.

Smuggled drugs seized in Dhaka

The Directorate General of Drug Administration has seized a large consignment of foreign-made drugs from a store within a kilometre of its office in Dhaka.

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Ex-minister Latif Siddique denied bail in a second case

A Dhaka court has once again denied bail to former minister Abdul Latif Siddique in a second case of 'hurting religious sentiments'.

Arrest warrants for Harris Chowdhury, BNP mayors in Kibria murder

A Habiganj court has issued warrants of arrest against 11 persons including Khaleda Zia's former political secretary Harris Chowdhury and Sylhet Mayor Ariful Haq Chowdhury, in the case over the murder.....

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Results of PSC, JSC exams to be published on Dec 30: minister

Results of this year's Primary School Certificate (PSC) and Junior School Certificate exams will be published on Dec 30, Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman has said.

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Muhith refutes claims of higher inflation due to pay hike of govt employees

A salary hike proposed by the Pay and Services Commission will not fuel inflation, says Finance Minister AMA Muhith.

Big govt salary hike proposed

The Pay and Services Commission has proposed a new salary structure for government employees.

Jute genome scientist Maqsudul Alam dies

Scientist Maqsudul Alam, whose research in sequencing the DNA of the traditional variety of jute is widely recognised, has passed away at the age of 60.

PM orders blanket distribution

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered distribution of blankets in the country’s cold-hit areas as winter sets in.

Victory Day celebrated in Bangladesh missions abroad

Bangladesh missions in abroad have celebrated the 43rd anniversary of the Victory Day with due solemnity and great pomp.

Death toll in Chittagong accident rises to 6

Death toll in the road accident at Chittagong's Satkania has risen to six, police say.

US-Bangladesh ties to grow further: Mozena

US ambassador Dan Mozena claims US-Bangladesh relations would grow further in future, insisting his country backs no party in particular in Bangladesh.

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Govt to distribute 350 mln books among over 44 mln students

The government will hand over new books to primary and secondary school students on the first day of the new year, the education minister has announced.

Govt trying to modernise BGB: PM

The government is trying to modernise Bangladesh’s border guards, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.

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3 die as bus tumbles in Kishoreganj

A bus fell into a ditch after losing control, leaving three persons dead in Kishoreganj’s Kuliarchar Upazila.

Feud over Ziaur Rahman road sign in Chicago

A road named after Bangladesh's first military dictator Ziaur Rahman at Chicago’s Rogers Park has led to a diplomatic imbroglio and legal action by Bengali expatriates.

41 years -- and going strong

South Korean embassy in Dhaka is going to organise a music concert at Shah Amanat Auditorium in Chittagong on Saturday, ending three days of celebration to mark 41 years of diplomatic ties.

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Bangladesh president to visit Shantiniketan

President Md Abdul Hamid and his entourage will leave for Agra on Saturday morning to visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.

A strong, stable, prosperous Bangladesh is in India’s interest: Pranab

India’s President Pranab Mukherjee has said a "strong, stable Bangladesh" always augurs well for his country.

Impacts of oil spill on Sundarbans not as bad as perceived earlier: Manju

Bangladesh will act on suggestions from international agencies to reduce long-term effects of a recent oil spill in the Sundarbans, the environment minister has said.

Kushtia Awami League factional clash kills 1

An Awami League activist has been killed in a factional clash in Kushtia, police say.

Former minister Sardar Amzad dies at 75

Former minister and veteran politician Sardar Amzad has died at the age of 75.

Modi reassures Bangladesh on Teesta deal, LBA

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told President Md Abdul Hamid of his government’s push to sign the Teesta water-sharing deal and implement the Land Boundary Agreement.

President Abdul Hamid asks for more support from India in power sector

India will provide more support to Bangladesh in the power sector , President Md Abdul Hamid has hoped, as he thanked New Delhi for its help in developing the sector.

UN to induct 700 more Bangladeshis for peacekeeping missions

The United Nations will induct 700 more Bangladeshi peacekeepers for South Sudan peacekeeping missions.

Launch with hundreds onboard reaches Barisal after 10 hours in Meghna

A launch, 'Parbat-9', has finally reached Barisal with hundreds of passengers on board after being stuck on a sandbar at Hijla Upazila in the Meghna River for 10 hours.

Khilkhet female body still unidentified

A female body found in Khilkhet's Nikunja residential area seven days ago is yet to be identified.

JSC, JDC results on Dec 28 if PM agrees

Authorities are preparing to publish results of Junior School Certificate (JSC) and equivalent tests on Dec 28, subject to the prime minister’s approval.

Moosa 'collaborated with Pakistan army' in 1971

Business tycoon Moosa bin Shamser may be known to many as an alleged arms dealer or a suspected money launderer – but his tale could well have a dark twist.

Ninth Parliament MPs told to vacate flats

A parliamentary panel has advised around 18 MPs of the last Parliament to vacate government flats they are still occupying.

US-Bangladesh ties better, wider and deeper now, says outgoing US ambassador

The outgoing US ambassador in Dhaka has said that the US-Bangladesh relations are “better, wider, and deeper” now.

'Killed in Motijheel' Hifazat supporter found alive in Chittagong

A madrasa student missing and believed to be dead since the Hifazat-e Islam’s agitation at Motijheel in Dhaka has been found alive.

‘Blue panel’ candidate Farid Uddin denies proposing Zia chair

Dhaka University (DU) teacher Farid Uddin Ahmed has refuted allegations that he proposed a chair in the name of former military dictator Ziaur Rahman.

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Razakar Mobarak seeks acquittal

Brahmanbarhia's Razakar commander Mobarak Hossain has challenged his conviction in a war crimes case.

Armed forces will keep our faith: PM

The armed forces will always be able to live up to people’s expectations, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has hoped.

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Made money abroad: Moosa bin Shamser

"No one can make so much money in this country," said Bangladesh business tycoon Moosa bin Shamsher, as he defended allegations of money laundering during grilling by ACC officials.

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34th BCS written test results out

Results of the 34th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) exam's written test have been published.

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Law ministry appoints new judge for court trying graft cases against Khaleda Zia

The government has appointed a new judge for the court, which is trying graft cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

President Abdul Hamid receives warm reception in New Delhi

Md Abdul Hamid , the first Bangladesh President to visit India in three decades, has received a warm welcome in Delhi.

Youth murdered in Malibagh

Miscreants have stabbed a youth to death in Dhaka’s Malibagh.

Juba League leader dies in truck accident

Juba League Joint Secretary of Gazipur Sadar Upazila has died when hit by a truck.

ACC grilling Moosa bin Shamsher

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) is questioning business tycoon Moosa bin Shamsher over possession of unaccounted wealth.

British MP demands UK visa decisions be made in Dhaka

British MP Keith Vaz has decried his government’s decision to move visa-issuing powers from the UK High Commissions in Dhaka and Mumbai to New Delhi as being insulting to the people of Bangladesh.

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Indian Supreme Court asks Delhi to talk to Dhaka on foreigners’ issue

The Supreme Court of India has asked the BJP-led NDA government to “streamline the procedure of deportation” of illegal migrants from Bangladesh by initiating discussions with Dhaka.

Three workers electrocuted while setting up billboard in Savar

Three workers have been electrocuted and another injured while setting up a billboard of an advertising agency in Savar, on capital Dhaka's outskirts.

Jailed US Agency for International Development (USAID) contractor Alan Gross, (R), poses for a picture during a visit with Cuban Jewish Community leader Adela Dworin, (C), and David Prinstein, Vice President, at Havana's Carlos J Finlay Military Hospital Sept 28, 2012. Reuters

Who is Alan Gross and what did he do?

Alan Gross, a 65-year-old US foreign aid worker freed from a Cuban prison on Wednesday, was arrested in Cuba in 2009.

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Tower Hamlets Mayor stripped of powers to give grants, sell property

The mayor of scandal-tainted London Tower Hamlets council, Lutfur Rahman, has been stripped of his powers to dish out grants and sell property with a takeover squad moving in.

Tripura students condemn Taliban carnage in Peshawar school

Students and teachers in Indian north-eastern state of Tripura have condemned the barbaric massacre of school children on Tuesday by Tehreek-i-Taliban in Pakistan’s Peshawar.

'Blue panel' president candidate ‘proposed’ chair after Zia at Dhaka University

Farid Uddin Ahmed, the 'Blue panel' candidate for the president of Dhaka University Teachers Association (DUTA), had proposed a chair in the name of Gen Ziaur Rahman, it has been alleged.

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'Bangladesh President's visit to boost relations'

India has said the forthcoming visit of Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid will further strengthen the relation between the two countries.

Biru Paksha Paul appointed as central bank’s chief economist

Bangladesh Bank has appointed Biru Paksha Paul as its new chief economist.

'Kaizen’ convention in Dhaka on Thursday

An international convention on improving public services with the help of the Japanese ‘Kaizen’ concept will be held on Thursday in Dhaka.

RAB arrests seven including two bank staffers over cheque fraud

The RAB says it has arrested seven members of a gang involved in bank frauds.

66 journalists killed, 119 abducted in 2014

A total of 66 journalists have been killed while performing their duties across the world this year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Paris-based press freedom watchdog, Reporters Without.....

Police OC dies during Sylhet clash

A police officer has slumped dead after suffering a heart attack while tackling a clash between rival factions of auto-rickshaw drivers in Sylhet.

Police foil dental students’ protest in Dhaka

Police have foiled a demonstration of BSc Dental Students Association using water cannons.

'Most of Peshawar victims shot in the head'

Most of the victims of the terror attack at Peshawar's Army Public School were shot in head from point blank range by the militants, a media report said Wednesday.

Pakistan lifts moratorium on death penalty after Taliban attack

The Pakistani prime minister lifted a moratorium on the death penalty on Wednesday, a day after Taliban gunmen attacked a school, killing 132 students and nine teachers, a government spokesman said.

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Libel case against Fakhrul scrapped

A Dhaka court has scrapped a libel case against BNP’s Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir over a comment he made about an Awami League leader .

Akbar blasts Mamata

BJP national spokesperson MJ Akbar has attacked Mamata Banerjee for allegedly jeopardising India’s relations with Bangladesh, 'The Telegraph' reported.

Ansarullah making drones!

Police say two activists of the radical Ansarullah Bangla Team have been arrested in Dhaka with components for making a remote-controlled aerial surveillance 'drone'.

Trade gap widens

Bangladesh's trade gap has widened with rising imports that follows improved law and order situation during the past one year.

77-100% hike in government salaries expected

The Pay and Services Commission has finalised a new salary structure for government employees.

Bangladeshi teenager tricks New York Magazine into publishing false story

New York Magazine has apologised for a false story it published about a Bangladeshi-born high school student who was rumoured to have amassed $72 million trading stocks.

President accords reception

People of all walks of life thronged Bangabhaban on Tuesday when President Md Abdul Hamid accorded a reception to them marking the Victory Day.

Khaleda condemns Taliban attack

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has condemned Taliban attack on a school at Pakistan’s Peshawar which claimed at least 141 lives, mostly of students.

Rubel will get BCB help, 'if innocent', says its chief

The chief of Bangladesh Cricket Board says they will extend support to fast bowler Rubel Hossain, who is facing a case under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act, only if he is innocent.

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Bangladesh celebrates victory over Pakistan in 1971

Bangladesh has taken a fresh vow to move forward with secular, democratic ideals as it marked 43rd anniversary of its victory over Pakistan by paying homage to the nation's bravest who spilled their b.....

Schoolchildren cross a road as they move away from a military run school that is under attack by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, Dec 16, 2014. Reuters

Pakistani pupils recall narrow escapes, carnage in Taliban slaughter

It began like any other morning in Pakistan's Army Public School in the north-western city of Peshawar.

BCIM meet begins in Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday

Officials and experts of Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar will convene in the beach city of Cox’s Bazaar on Wednesday.

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Bangladesh PM condemns deadly Taliban attack on Pakistan school

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has condemned the attack by Taliban militants on a school in Pakistan's Peshawar that has left at least 130 people, most of them children, dead.

Actress Happy now says she won’t marry cricketer Rubel

Actress Naznin Akter Happy has backed out of her earlier offer of compromise and now says she will not marry cricketer Rubel Hossain.

Aurora, Niazi back on stage

The singers had just finished their patriotic numbers when a shrill whistle rent the air.

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UN chief, Obama condemn 'heinous' Pakistan school attack

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned a deadly Taliban attack on a Pakistan school on Tuesday as "an act of horror and rank cowardice to attack defenceless children while they learn".

Women mourn their relative Mohammed Ali Khan, 15, a student who was killed during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School, at his house in Peshawar Dec 16, 2014. Reuters

Taliban assault on Pakistan school kills 132 students, 9 staff

At least 132 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire, witnesses said, in the bloodiest massacre.....

Nobel prize winner Malala "heartbroken" by Pakistan school attack

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, joint winner of this year's Nobel peace prize for her education campaign work, said she was heartbroken by the news that at least 126 people, mostly children, had .....

50 houses, shops belonging to indigenous community torched in Rangamati

Over 50 houses and shops of indigenous people have been set ablaze in Rangamati.

Freedom fighter figure unclear 43 years on

They fought valiantly putting their lives on the line to curve out an independent Bangladesh in 1971 but, 43 years later, the official number of the nation's best sons and daughters changes with the c.....

President takes salute at Victory Day parade

President Md Abdul Hamid took the salute from the armed forces at the National Parade Grounds on the 43rd anniversary of Bangladesh’s victory over Pakistan on Tuesday.

Classmate files case over death of Chittagong University student in Chhatra League factional clash

A case has been filed over the death of a student who died after being hit by a stray bullet during Sunday's clash at Chittagong University (CU).

Six die in Habiganj as truck rams into autorickshaw

Six people, including a woman and her daughter, have been killed in a road accident on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Habiganj's Stuang area.

Miscreants hack to death four of same family in Mymensingh

A local labour leader and the members of his family have been murdered at Bhaluka Upazila in Mymensingh on Tuesday.

Tarique's playing tic-tac-toe with history text book has come under severe criticism from historians, social commentators and politicians alike.

Tarique Rahman's latest claim labels Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib a 'Razakar'

BNP leader Tarique Rahman has continued his sustained attack on the man who put Bangladesh on the map by again reinterpreting the nation’s history.

‘Depriving indigenous people of constitutional recognition a blunder’

Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon has said depriving indigenous people of constitutional recognition is a blunder.

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Bangladesh celebrating victory over Pakistanis in 1971

Bangladesh is celebrating the 43rd anniversary of its victory from Pakistan through a nine-month long bloody war that left three million people dead.

Bangladesh Betar honours its 1971 founders

The government-run Bangladesh Betar has honoured those who had played the key role in the establishment of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra during the Liberation War in 1971.

10 injured in N'ganj Juba League-BCL clashes

A turf war between two pro-Awami League frontal organisations in Narayanganj has left at least 10 people injured on the eve of Victory Day.

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Tazreen owner gets bail

Tazreen Fashions owner Delwar Hossain has got bail from a Chittagong court a day after he was sent to prison in a money embezzlement case.

Probes fault ‘sleepy’ driver for Chittagong train accident

Investigators have blamed the driver of the inter-city train for ramming into the platform at Chittagong Railway Station.

Government has failed to limit oil spill damage to Sundarbans, say experts

The government has failed to take timely steps to contain the Sundarbans oil spill and is now trying to capitalize on the efforts by locals, a group has alleged.

Protector turns predator as policeman mugs businessman in Dhaka

A policeman has been caught mugging a businessman in Dhaka.

Bangladesh High Commission to celebrate Victory Day in New Delhi

The Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi will organise a cultural evening at its Chanakyapuri office in New Delhi to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of the nation’s victory in the 1971 war.

Rubel will answer all questions from media soon

Bangladesh fast bowler Rubel Hossain has said he will soon reply to all questions by journalists on his alleged cheating on actress Naznin Akter Happy.