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Snarl-ups at Mawa, Paturia

Several thousand vehicles have been stranded at Mawa and Paturia, two gateways to Dhaka in the country’s southern part, as strong currents disrupted ferry operation on the Padma river at the two place.....

Transport strike called from Sunday

The bus and coach owners’ association of southern Bangladesh has announced an indefinite transport strike starting from Sunday in protest against vandalism and the torching of their vehicles.

JU BCL files case over internal clash

The Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has filed a case against 16 of its activists who have been suspended by Jahangirnagar University (JU) authorities over a factional clash and acts of vandalism at th.....

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Drug store burn victims die

A woman and her son, who had sustained severe burns from a fire triggered by an explosion at a pharmaceutical store in Narayanganj’s Fatulla a few days ago, have died.

Slight progress in Matin’s condition

Language movement veteran Abdul Matin has not regained consciousness even two days after a brain surgery.

Student killed by microbus

Students of Green University in Mirpur blocked the Rokeya Sarani in Agargaon for nearly an hour on Friday evening after a student of the university was killed in a road accident.

'Bangladesh issue' tops Ziauddin-Biswal talks

Dhaka's new ambassador to the US, M Ziauddin, has discussed Bangladesh issue with America's Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal.

JU suspends 16 BCL men over internal clash

The Jahangirnagar University has suspended 16 Bangladesh Chhatra League activists over a factional clash and acts of vandalism at the Maolana Bhashani Hall.

Two held with yaba tablets

Police have detained two people with 5,000 pieces of contraband yaba tablets in Cox’s Bazar.

DMCH baby theft: Probe body formed

The Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) formed a three-member committee to look into the theft of a new-born baby at the hospital on Thursday.

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Chetia 'wants to return' to India

ULFA leader Anup Chetia, currently incarcerated in Bangladesh, has reportedly expressed his willingness to be repatriated to India where he is wanted for murder, abductions and extortion.

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BSF takes BGB on Pak border tour

Guess why the BSF, at the end of the DG-level meeting, is taking a team of BGB officials to India's 'hot borders' with Pakistan!

Eat well for a good check-up

President Abdul Hamid is in London for a medical check-up, but the 70-year-old who is known for his sense of humour and no-nonsense approach to work wouldn’t mind having a bit of fun too.

100,000 marooned in Jamalpur

Over 100,000 people in Jamalpur are reported marooned as the flood condition in the district has worsened.

One dies in Sirajganj crash

A man has been killed in a head-on collision between two trucks at Sirajganj's Raiganj.

Tangail road crashes kill 2

Two people have been killed in separate road accidents in Tangail.

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Two held with 12kg gold

Two men have been detained in Dhaka -- one in Shahjalal airport and the other in Kamalapur railway station -- with a total of 12 kg contraband gold, police say.

Mawa ferries resume after 45 hours

The Ro Ro ferry terminal at Munshiganj's Mawa has resumed services after nearly two days.

Tk 6mn snatched after shooting businessman in Khulna

A group of miscreants made away with Tk 6 million after shooting a businessman and stabbing one of his staff at Khulna's Rupsha Upazila on Thursday.

Delhi, Dhaka vouch to fight terrorism

India and Bangladesh have reiterated their commitment to fight against “violence” along the international border highlighting on the Meherpur incident where the BSF killed a Bangladeshi national.

3 die in Kishoreganj road mishap

Three people have been killed and 20 others injured in a road accident at Pakundia of Kishoreganj.

Top French honour for Shahabuddin

France has recognised Bangladesh’s pre-eminent artist Shahabuddin Ahmed’s works with its one of the highest titles in arts and literature.

High Court refuses intervention over broadcast policy

A High Court bench has declined to hear a petition challenging the new National Broadcast Policy, saying the time for court’s intervention on the matter has not come.

Retd Major on remand for FB status on PM

A retired army major has been remanded in five-days’ police custody for a Facebook status criticising Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Cable stolen: 3500 Dhaka land phones out of service

The theft of a portion of underground telephone cables connecting Dhaka’s Gulshan, Tejgaon, and Niketon have caused as many as 3,500 phones to go dead since Thursday morning, Bangladesh Telecommunicat.....

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Narayanganj 7-murder investigators eye Sep 9 report deadline

The administrative investigation committee on the Narayanganj seven murders is not going to India to question prime suspect Nur Hossain since it learned that he will be brought back under "special arr.....

HC orders report on permits for airing Indian TV channels

The High Court has asked for reports on whether cable networks in Bangladesh have permission to broadcast Indian television channels.

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Man caught with 36 gold bars at Dhaka airport

Airport customs officials have detained an airline passenger with 36 gold bars, weighing about four kilograms, at Shahjalal International Airport.

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ACC prosecutes Mannan, Mahbub, Badi

The Anti Corruption Commission has filed cases against a former state minister and two sitting Members of Parliament of the ruling Awami League for keeping assets in excess of known sources of income.

Firearm found on dead body

Police have recovered a man's body with a loaded revolver on it from Savar's Ashulia on Thursday.

Mufti Hannan, 12 others indicted for CPB rally attack

Harkatul Jihad (HuJi) top gun Mufti Abdul Hannan and 12 others have been indicted for the 2001 grenade-attack on a rally of the Communist Party of Bangladesh.

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Shibir activists charged for Ctg blast leaving schoolgirl injured

Police have pressed charges against 13 Islami Chhatra Shibir activists for exploding homemade bombs last year that left a school girl severely injured.

BRTC-operated bus catches fire in Dhaka

A bus at Dhaka's Airport Road has caught fire on Thursday.

Bodies of Bangladeshi workers reach Dhaka from Malaysia

Bodies of the three Bangladeshi construction workers, who died in Malaysia on Monday, have reached Dhaka.

Language Movement veteran Matin yet to regain consciousness

Language Movement veteran Abdul Matin is yet to regain consciousness after undergoing a surgery.

Sluggish progress in grenade attack trial

The testimony of only one-fifth of the witnesses in Aug 21, 2004 grenade attack trials have been recorded in the last five years.

Assam meeting to stress ties with Bangladesh

As many as eight Chief Ministers of northeastern States (including Sikkim) on Thursday would highlight the need to improve the transport and communication links with Bangladesh when they meet India's .....

19 accused in Aug 21 grenade attack case fleeing justice

Nineteen of the 52 accused, including Tarique Rahman, have remained fugitive from justice in a case that accuses them of trying to kill Sheikh Hasina in a grenade attack on an Awami League rally on Au.....

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US embassy selects HSBC to collect MRV visa fee

The US visa applicants will not be able to pay fee between Sep 1 and Sep 13 as the embassy in Dhaka is changing the bank that collects its Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee.

Museum to preserve 1972 Constitution printer

The National Museum's section on Bangladesh's liberation is soon going to have an added attraction.

10 years of the grenade attack

Thursday will mark the 10 years of the gruesome grenade attack on an Awami League rally in Dhaka’s Bangabandhu Avenue that killed 24 people and injured scores.

100 more hospitals in Bangladesh to adopt Japanese approach

The health directorate plans to further expand Japanese experience for better management in at least 100 hospitals in Bangladesh by this year.

Book launched on wheat, flour quality

The Canadian High Commission in Dhaka has launched a book on the techniques of judging wheat and flour quality.

Global health a foreign policy issue

Global public health has become “a critical element” of Bangladesh’s foreign policy pursuit, the foreign minister has said.

Labour leader Mishu released hours after arrest

Police have released Biplobi Oikya Front President Moshrefa Mishu a few hours after arresting her before she could join a protest by Tuba factory workers.

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Inqilab raided again

Police on Wednesday evening raided Bengali Daily Inqilab’s office on Dhaka’s RK Mission Road again.

Bangladesh lags behind in 4 indicators: ADB

Asian Development Bank has found Bangladesh to be lagging behind in education, ICT, innovation and knowledge economy compared to most of South Asian and Pacific nations.

Assam meeting to highlight transport, communication links with Bangladesh

As many as eight chief ministers of India’s north-eastern states (Sikkim included) are scheduled to meet a Central minister on Thursday where they are expected to stress improving the landlocked regio.....

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32 question sets to combat leak

The government has decided to prepare 32 sets of question papers for every subject in public examinations to combat leaks, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has said.

Police clueless about Shaheed shooting

Police have been unable to figure out who shot Sutrapur’s Awami League leader Md Shaheed, or why.

Newspaper editors say broadcast policy will curb media freedom

Several newspaper editors have criticised the new national broadcast policy in a statement, saying the government wants to control the media with it.

New Commissioner for Khulna Division

The government has appointed a new commissioner to Khulna Division.

Hajj-goers must get Saudi bank accounts before November

Pilgrims travelling to Makkah next year must open bank accounts in a select Saudi Arabian bank before November.

BSF defeats BGB in Maitri Cup

This was not about winning or losing but bringing closer border forces of Bangladesh and India who patrol a porous 4,000-km boundary.

Families seek justice for 2004 grenade attack victims

The families of Atik Ullah Sarkar and Abdul Kuddus killed in a grenade attack on an Awami League rally in 2004 have urged authorities to speed up the trial.

PM for strengthening Bangladesh-Kuwait ties

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed the strengthening Bangladesh-Kuwait ties.

Language Movement veteran Matin undergoes surgery

Language Movement veteran Abdul Matin has undergone surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain.

No way for India other than keeping good terms with Bangladesh: Muhith

India has to maintain good relations with Bangladesh for its own interest, Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said.

Govt will have to go for interim polls: Mirza Fakhrul

After threatening a stringent post-Eid movement and then going for a rather ‘soft’ agitation, the BNP now says the government will have to go for interim polls ‘much before’ 2019.

Inqilab news editor on remand for violating ICT Act

A court has sent Bangla daily Inqilab's news editor Robiullah Robi to police remand for five days.

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Court sets Oct 13 for submitting Narayanganj murders probe report 

The court has instructed the investigation officer of the Narayanganj multiple murders to submit the probe report on Oct 13.

Medical entry test on Oct 24

The tests for admission into medical and dental colleges of Bangladesh will take place on Oct 24.

Milky murder accused sent to jail

The court has sent a leader of Dhaka metropolitan Awami League to jail for alleged involvement in the murder of Juba League leader Reazul Haque Khan Milky.

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Man in UK jailed for repeated rape

A court in UK has sentenced a man for 17 years for repeatedly raping a Bangladeshi woman, according to reports by the BBC and Daily Mail.

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War crimes verdict of Kaiser any day

The war crimes verdict for former state minister Syed Mohammad Kaiser is expected to be delivered any day as arguments in the case have ended.

Five burnt in Dhaka fire

Five of a family sustained severe burns in a fire at Dhaka's Keraniganj area early on Wednesday.

Islamic State video purports to show beheading of US journalist

Islamic State insurgents posted a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley and images of another US journalist whose life they said depended on how the United St.....

Law minister settles 16th amendment worries over other constitutional posts

The 16th Amendment to the Constitution that makes it possible for Parliament to impeach Supreme Court judges has left others worrying over those holding constitutional positions.

Lutfur faces fresh fire

Campaigners for Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman threatened council staff and bribed religious groups to secure votes in knife-edge elections, the 'London Evening Standard' reports, quoting what it d.....

Inqilab news editor arrested over libellous report

The Daily Inqilab's news editor has been arrested in a midnight raid at its office following a case filed by a police officer.

Shakib-less Bangladesh take on West Indies as underdogs

With no win this year and now without suspended all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh are set to take on West Indies full of famed limited-overs players.

New Brazil boss Dunga cuts several World Cup players

New Brazil manager Dunga has left out several big names from the World Cup, including Fred and Paulinho, in his first squad for next month's friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador.

Gaza war rages on

Israeli air strikes killed 11 Palestinians in Gaza, including the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, in what the group said on Wednesday was an attempt to assassinate him a.....

Border firing to capture centre stage of BSF-BGB meeting in New Delhi

Chiefs of the border guards of India and Bangladesh will meet in New Delhi on Wednesday against the backdrop of a Bangladeshi national’s killing at the Meherpur border.

AL leader shot in front of home in Dhaka

A local Awami League leader in Dhaka's Sutrapur has been shot in front of his own home, police and family members said.

Govt plans high-rise buildings in villages to protect arable land

The government has approved a pilot project to build high-rise residential buildings in rural areas in a bid to preserve arable land.

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‘Youths must tackle challenges’

The US ambassador in Dhaka has urged youths to use their skills to overcome the challenges facing Bangladesh.

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Ekram murder: 30 land in jail

Thirty people accused in a case over the murder of Feni's Phulgazi Upzalia Chairman Ekramul Haque have been sent to jail.

Govt forms committee to monitor newly hired doctors at villages

The health ministry has formed a seven-strong committee to monitor newly recruited doctors after posting them at their preferred places.

Movement a must to make govt meet demands: BNP

Only a movement will make the government concede the demand for fresh elections under a non-party administration, says BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

19 years wasted in 21-year-old case

The verdict finally came after 21 long years in a case involving the death of 76 children - victims of a spurious paracetamol syrup - prompting an irate Law Commission to observe that over 19 years in.....

Govt sending drugs to Ebola-hit countries

Bangladesh is going to send medical aid to West African countries battered by deadly Ebola virus.

3 Bangladeshis killed in Malaysia

Three Bangladeshi construction workers have died in Malaysia when a 490 tonne concrete span collapsed to bury them at a worksite of Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (MRT Corp) Monday night.

VK Singh due in Dhaka on Aug 23

India’s junior external affairs minister VK Singh is due to arrive in Dhaka on Aug 23 on a one-day “private visit” to attend a business conclave.

Bangladeshi truck driver's assistant goes missing in Agartala

A Bangladeshi truck driver’s assistant has gone missing after entering Tripura, an India Border Security Force (BSF) official said Tuesday.

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Did not declare Bangabandhu Father of Nation to be democratic: Ershad

Former military ruler HM Ershad says he could not declare Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the Father of the Nation during his regime as he had to be 'democratic'.

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Biman to use own planes for Hajj

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will for the first time use its own aircraft only to fly Hajj pilgrims from the country this year.

Journalists land in jail for investigating RHD corruption charges

A court has sent two journalists, including's Patuakhali correspondent, to jail in an extortion case filed by a Roads and Highway Department (RHD) official for investigating charges of co.....

US police come under gunfire, 31 arrested in Missouri racial unrest

Police came under "heavy gunfire" and 31 people were arrested, authorities said on Tuesday, during racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black tee.....

Abdul Matin shifted to BSMMU

Language Movement veteran Abdul Matin has been shifted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University as his condition deteriorated after a stroke.

BSF, BGB join hands on environment

Border guards of India and Bangladesh on Tuesday expressed concern over changing climatic cycles and promised appropriate actions during an exchange of saplings at the Akhaura border between Tripura a.....

Robbers snatch Tk 3mln

Miscreants exploded hand bombs before shooting a businessman at Dhaka’s Moghbazar and snatching Tk 3 million away from him.

7 rivers above danger mark

Seven rivers in Bangladesh are flowing above the danger mark after heavy rains.

Six to die for Bagerhat murders

A court in Bagerhat has ordered death penalty for six and life imprisonment for seven others for killing three security personnel in 2006.

Move to clear stuck Chittagong cases

The Chief Justice has intervened to clear the way for trials in sensational cases in Chittagong after they got stuck due to stay orders from the High Court. 

Israel attacks Gaza targets

Israel launched attacks in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and recalled its negotiators from truce talks in Cairo after saying three Palestinian rockets had hit southern Israel, hours before a ceasefire was.....

‘Ordinary in living, extraordinary in work’

She lived an ordinary life, but became extraordinary to all by dint of her deeds.

BNP’s missing UK leader rescued from Gazipur

BNP's UK chapter leader Haji Mujibur Rahman has been rescued from Gazipur, nearly three and a half months after he went missing from Sunamganj.

Language Movement veteran Matin hospitalised

Veteran of the 1952 Language Movement, Abdul Matin, has been admitted to Dhaka's City Hospital in a critical condition.

Historic Mar 7 speech recognised as one of the 'world’s all-time best'

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s historic Mar 7, 1971 speech that effectively declared Bangladesh’s independence has been selected as one of the most rousing and inspirational wartime speeches in t.....