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DU admits mishmash in question paper numbering, says candidates will be compensated

Dhaka University authorities have admitted that there was a mishmash in numbering in "Ga" Unit admission test question paper prepared for Dhaka University Business Studies admission.

Truck hits police patrol vehicle, kills constable in Kushtia

A truck has hit a police patrol vehicle in Kushita killing a constable and injuring two others, police said.

DCC dumping truck runs over, kills border guard in Dhaka's Shyamoli

A member of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has died after being run over by a city corporation dumping truck in Dhaka's Shyamoli area.

Bangladesh groups hail move to impound assets of Bangabandhu's killers, war criminals as 'historic'

Several secular pressure groups in Bangladesh have termed 'historic' the decision to confiscate all movable and immovable assets of those convicted of assassinating Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a.....

Friday’s ‘public reception’ for PM Hasina triggers traffic fears among Dhakaites

The news of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returning home to a huge reception has apparently made the residents of capital Dhaka fret over facing a traffic mayhem on Friday.

Bangladesh parliament decides to impound assets of war criminals, killers of founding father

Parliament has moved to impound all movable and immovable assets of individuals convicted of assassinating Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and committing war crimes in 1971.

Hasina returning to Bangladesh on Friday afternoon

A ‘mass’ reception awaits Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who is returning home Friday afternoon after a 17-day trip to the US and Canada.

Arrest warrant out for BNP leader Tarique, ex-ETV reporter in sedition case

A Dhaka court has issued arrest warrants for BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman and a former journalist of the private channel Ekushey Television (ETV) in a sedition case.

UK politicians to deepen engagements with Bangladesh

British politicians have held out assurances that they would persuade both their government and businesses to “deepen and widen” their engagement with Bangladesh “as friends,” the foreign ministry has.....

Sylhet rail links with Dhaka, Chittagong restored 10 hours after derailment in Habiganj

Sylhet’s railway communications with Dhaka and Chittagong have been restored nearly 10 hours after a cargo train derailed in Habiganj.

Bangladesh Roads Minister Obaidul Quader takes public transport to go to office

Some bus commuters in Dhaka spoke to Obaidul Quader about their problems when the road transport and bridges minister took a bus ride to work on Thursday.

ICT to declare on Nov 1 whether or not Aminul and Liakat will be indicted

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has set Nov 1 to announce its decision over the trial of M Liakat Ali and Aminul Islam, two suspected war criminals.

Close aide to slain JMB leader Tamim arrested: Police

Police have claimed to arrest a close aide of Gulshan cafe attack 'mastermind' Tamim Chowdhury.

Three to die for 2008 murder of college student in Pirojpur

A Pirojpur court has sentenced three people to death and four others to life imprisonment in a case related to the murder of college student Rubel Akon at Mothbarhia Upazila in 2008.

Police ban sharp objects during Ashura procession

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) have imposed a ban on the carrying of sharp weapons, including swords, spears and knives, in the Taazia processions taken out during Ashura in the capital.

Bogra college student stabbed to death on campus

A student of Government Azizul Haque College in Bogra has been knifed to death on the campus by miscreants following an alleged dispute over rickshaw fare.

Sylhet rail links with Dhaka, Chittagong disrupted as train derails in Habiganj

A cargo train derailed in Habiganj on Thursday snapping Sylhet's rail links with Dhaka and Chittagong.

Man arrested from Dhaka for illegally trading wild birds

Police have seized more than 600 wild birds from Dhaka's Savar and arrested a man for illegal trading in them.

Bangladesh taking accurate measures to combat terrorism: Dutch minister

The visiting Dutch minister for foreign trade and development cooperation has said that Bangladesh is taking “accurate” measures to ensure security after the July 1 terrorist attack.

It didn't seem he will leave us so soon: Hasina on writer Syed Haq

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she had wanted poet Syed Shamsul Haq to lead the 100th birth anniversary celebrations of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Man killed in Jessore 'shootout,' say police

Police in Jessore claim a man was shot dead when it opened fire to stop what it described as a 'shootout' between two criminal gangs.

Former coast guard DG Shafiq-ur-Rahman arrested on graft charges

Former director general of Bangladesh Coast Guard and BNP leader Shafiq-ur-Rahman has been arrested on corruption charges.

Smart cards to reach 90 million Bangladeshis by December

Ninety million eligible citizens will soon be provided with smart national identity cards and it would cost Tk 800 million to the government exchequer.

Top Indian economist advises Bangladesh government to prioritise local needs

A member of India's top planning body, the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Ayog, has asked the Bangladesh government to stress on the needs of its own people first while building cl.....

China wants to consolidate relations with Bangladesh

China's Ambassador in Dhaka Ma Mingqiang has spoken of strengthening ties with Bangladesh ahead of President Xi Jinping expected visit on Oct 14.

Law Commission chairman feels Bangladesh laws not used well

Law Commission Chairman and former chief justice ABM Khairul Haque has observed that while there is no dearth of laws in Bangladesh, they are hardly enforced.

Two Bangladeshi-Germans on remand after arrest with arms at airport

A Dhaka court has granted police three days to grill two German citizens of Bangladeshi origin held at Shahjalal International Airport.

Slain nine militants of Kalyanpur raid buried at Jurain Graveyard

The unclaimed bodies of nine suspected militants killed during the Jul 26 Kalyanpur raid have been buried at Jurain Graveyard in Dhaka by Anjuman Mufidul Islam.

Writer Syed Haq laid to rest in Kurhigram

Prolific writer Syed Shamsul Haq has been buried in his birthplace Kurhigram in deference to his last wishes.

Interference in Bangladesh’s internal affairs prompted boycott of SAARC Summit in Pakistan: Shahriar Alam

Dhaka has cited the “constant interference” in the internal affairs of Bangladesh by “one country” being the trigger for a boycott of the SAARC Summit in Islamabad, the state minister for foreign affa.....

High Court questions validity of awarding 'torch' symbol to Inu-led JaSoD

The High Court has asked why the polls logo 'torch' should not be declared to have been awarded beyond the authorities' legal power to the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JaSoD) faction led by Information Mi.....

Six burnt as water tank explodes in Dhaka's Dhanmondi

A water tank has exploded in capital city Dhaka's Dhanmondi, burning six, including a woman.

Four sentenced to death, two to life for 2014 Barguna murder

A Barguna court has sentenced four to death and two to life for murdering cattle trader Naya Mia in Amtoli four years ago.

No e-token needed for female visa seekers, says Indian High Commission

The Indian High Commission in Dhaka is going to introduce a scheme to enable Bangladeshi females to apply for Indian visa without an e-token or prior appointment on a 'trial basis.'

Masses pay last respects to Syed Shamsul Haq

Literary genius Syed Shamsul Haq has been showered with love and a legion of fans, friends and politicians have paid him last respects.

Two killed in Tangail road crash involving four vehicles

A road crash involving four vehicles on a highway in Tangail has left two people killed.

Modi sends birthday wishes to Hasina, lauds her leadership

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on her birthday.

Slain militants of Kalyanpur raid handed over to charity group for burial

The unclaimed bodies of nine suspected militants killed during the Jul 26 Kalyanpur raid have been handed over to a charity organisation for burial.

SAARC summit 'postponed' after four-nation boycott

The 19th SAARC Summit due in Islamabad in November has been postponed, sources in the Nepal foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Power company finds '36 faults' with UNESCO concern over Rampal plant

The Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company has claimed to have found as many as 36 faults in the UNESCO letter that the UN body sent to the government recently expressing concern about setting up o.....

Culture minister reveals Syed Haq left behind a huge corpus of unfinished writing

Acclaimed poet, author and playwright Syed Shamsul Haq, who died Tuesday, was nowhere near his swansong, Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor says.

Bangladesh boycotts SAARC summit in Islamabad amid India-Pakistan row

Bangladesh is boycotting the SAARC summit in Islamabad in November amid a diplomatic war between India and Pakistan following the terrorist attacks on an Indian army base in Kashmir.

Bangladesh writing genius Syed Shamsul Haq set for last grand goodbye

Preparations are in place at the Central Shaheed Minar for the legion of fans and admirers of Syed Shamsul Haq to bid him a teary farewell.

President Hamid, PM Hasina mourn writer Syed Haq

President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have expressed sadness over the death of adroit writer Syed Shamsul Haq.

Hasanul Haq Inu (File Photo)

No journalist will be jailed for revealing facts, says information minister

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has said that no journalist who has presented facts through the media has ever been arrested under the present government. sends letter to Ittefaq demanding apology for using content in copyright violation has cautioned the online version of The Daily Ittefaq, bringing allegations of violating copyright laws by using its photos and content without permission.

Teenager dies after building collapses on tin-shed house in Dhaka

A teenage girl has died in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1 area after parts of a two-storey building collapsed on her home situated beside it.

One killed, 3 injured in Bagerhat road crash

A road accident has killed one person and injured three others in Bagerhat.

Syed Shamsul Haq passes away

Maverick Bangladesh author, poet and playwright Syed Shamsul Haq has died of lung cancer at the age of 81.

Photo released by Kolkata police shows Anwar Hossain Faruq, who was arrested from West Bengal's Bongaon on Sunday.

Arrested in India, JMB operative Faruq wanted for 2014 Trishal militant snatching, home minister says

Bangladesh government has said that JMB operative, Anwar Hossain Faruq, who has been arrested in India, is the 'mastermind' of the 2014 snatching of detained militants from a prison van in Mymensingh.

Two Bangladesh-origin German citizens held with 'firearms' at Dhaka airport

Two German citizens of Bangladesh origin have been detained with firearms at Dhaka airport, officials have said.

From left: Md Ruhul Alam Siddique, Imtiaz Ahmed and Muhammad Ali Sorcar.

Bangladesh changes ambassadors in three countries

The Bangladesh ambassador in Portugal, Imtiaz Ahmed, has been transferred to Germany while the ambassador in Berlin, Muhammad Ali Sorcar, has been posted to Egypt in the latest change of diplomatic po.....

Jewellers' shop robbed at Dhaka's Keraniganj

A robbery at a jeweller's shop has been reported from Dhaka's Keraniganj Upazila.

AK- 22 rifle, SMG found in raid on Chittagong slum: RAB

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) claims to have seized a cache of arms, including an AK-22 rifle, from a slum in Chittagong.

Mohiuddin Ahmed had said recently that he has cut all ties with the banned Islamist group. File photo

Hizb ut-Tahrir Bangladesh coordinator Mohiuddin, five others indicted

Banned outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir's chief coordinator in Bangladesh Mohiuddin Ahmed and five others have been indicted in a case under the Anti-terrorism Act.

Two-year-old girl succumbs to burn injuries sustained in Sept 22 Old Dhaka fire

A 2-year-old has succumbed to her burn injuries after being treated for five days at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

Three workers electrocuted at Dhaka's Savar

Three workers have been electrocuted while putting up a signpost at Dhaka's Savar.

Bangladesh citizen gunned down in Los Angeles

Another Bangladesh national has died after being shot by miscreants at a liquor store at Los Angeles in the United States.

Charge framing in Tavella murder case deferred to Oct 18

The indictment in Italian national Cesare Tavella's murder case has been deferred following a plea from the state prosecution.

Uttara, Ramna to lead way in smart national ID card upgrade

Voters in four areas of Uttara and Ramna in Dhaka are in line to be the first beneficiaries of the planned new smart national identity cards.

Anjuman Mufidul Islam will bury other slain militants too if unclaimed: Home minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said Anjuman Mufidul Islam will be given charge of the bodies of other militants killed in different incidents if their families do not claim them.

Charred body of a Bangladesh national found in Malaysia

The charred body of a Bangladeshi man has been recovered from Lorong Pantai Kelanang area of Malaysia.

Tangail court refuses bail to murder suspect Awami League MP Rana

A Tangail court has thrown out the bail plea of Awami League MP Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, who is detained in jail pending trial over the murder of freedom fighter Faruk Ahmed.

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UN counts on icddr,b to achieve SDGs

The UN Secretary-General has lauded icddr,b’s decades of work towards meeting public health challenges and saving lives, and said he counts on its “continuous support” to achieve the new Sustainable D.....

Customs intelligence seizes three duty-dodged luxury cars in Sylhet

Customs intelligence has seized three luxury cars from Sylhet Division that were brought to the country without paying duty.

Patuakhali fourth grader receives PM’s letter with pledge to bridge Payra River

The prime minister's written response to a Patuakhali fourth grader's letter has been handed to the boy.

Lightning deaths prevention to get priority in US, Bangladesh civil-military exercise

The annual civil-military disaster preparedness and response exercise involving Bangladesh and US armies has begun in Dhaka with special focus on preventing lightening deaths this year.

High Court orders freezing bank accounts of Tampaco Foils

The High Court has ordered freezing of bank accounts maintained by Tampaco Foils Ltd.

Forest department building at Dhaka's Mohakhali catches fire

A fire erupted at the forest department's building in Dhaka's Mohakhali on Monday.

Two more charred bodies found from Tampaco factory fire site

Sixteen days after the fire, three more bodies have been recovered from the debris of the Tongi-based Tampaco Foils factory.

BSF, BGB identify 366 vulnerable stretches on India-Bangladesh border

India and Bangladesh have identified 366 vulnerable stretches on the 4,096-km eastern border, reports the 'Times of India'.

Gold bars found in waste basket at Dhaka airport

Gold bars weighing three kilograms have been found inside a waste basket at the Dhaka airport.

Suspected robber killed in Barisal 'shootout'

A suspected robber has been killed in a 'shootout' with police in Barisal's Bakerganj Upazila early on Monday.

Bangladesh baby, who came to life six hours after 'being dead', dies at Dhaka hospital

A newborn girl, who came back to life six hours after being declared dead by doctors in Faridpur and before being buried alive, has passed away.

Government makes Secretariat out of bounds after office hours citing security reasons

The home ministry has cited security reasons to order all including its staff not to stay in the Secretariat after office hours.

Patuakhali fourth grader to receive PM’s letter Monday with pledge to bridge Payra River

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has promised a Patuakhali schoolboy her government will take measures to build a bridge on the turbulent Payra River after the boy wrote to her.

12th session of Parliament resumes, set to continue until Oct 10

The 12th session of the 10th Parliament has started with speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury in the chair. The session will continue until Oct 10.

Body of the Burhiganga boat capsize victim found after three days

Body of a young man, who had gone missing following a boat capsize in Burhiganga River three days ago, has been found. 

EC to hold union council polls in former enclaves on Oct 31

People from 111 former enclaves who have become voters in Bangladesh recently, are preparing to exercise their constitutional rights to choose public representatives for the first time in heir local b.....

Support LDCs to implement SDGs, Bangladesh urges development partners

Bangladesh, as chair of the least developed countries, has urged the development partners to deliver on their commitments in every sector and provide LDCs support to implement the new sustainable deve.....

Parliament condoles MN Larma 33 years after his death

Bangladesh was under the grip of military rule when Manabendra Narayan Larma or MN Larma, a member of the country's first Parliament died. The leader from the hilly districts remained neglected in the.....

Reagan sent for six-day remand in Gulshan cafe attack case

Terror suspect Mohammed Rakibul Hassan Reagan will face quizzing by Dhaka’s counter-terrorism officials as a court granted a six-day remand to facilitate the investigation. He is one of the suspects i.....

Dhaka jailer gets death threat via SMS

Jailer of the Dhaka Central Jail has received a 'death threat' over phone, police say. 

Bangladesh cautions 29 airlines on using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phones on board

Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) has cautioned airlines over carrying Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones which has been making headlines of late for catching fire.

British Council offices in Bangladesh to reopen Monday

British Council offices in Bangladesh will reopen on Monday, a press release from the organisation says.

Dhaka to respond to UNESCO’s concern over Rampal power plant within a week

The government will respond to UNESCO’s concern over the Rampal power plant near the Sundarbans within a week, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid Bipu has said.

Husband, two others get death sentences for Rajshahi housewife's murder

A Rajshahi court has found a man and his two relatives guilty of murdering his wife.

Sharekul faces minimum 10 years in prison if found guilty of the charges. Photo:

Bangladesh-origin man arrested in New York sex racket

A Bangladesh-origin man has been charged with involvement in a New York sex racket.

Noor Chowdhury's extradition from Canada possible, law minister says

Despite legal hurdles in Canada, extradition of death-row convict AHMB Noor Chowdhury is possible, says Law Minister Anisul Huq.

Four 'fake detectives' held in Dhaka: Police

Police in Dhaka claim to have detained four men, who posed as detectives to commit crime.

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Bangladesh national killed in BSF firing at Kurhigram

A Bangladesh national has been shot dead by Indian border guards at Kurhigram, officials say.

Nasrul Hamid says environment department will answer UNESCO concerns on Rampal

The State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Nasrul Hamid Bipu has said that the Department of Environment will respond to UNESCO, which has expressed its concern over the environmental.....

Man from Delhi comes to Jessore to meet Facebook friend, both arrested

A man who crossed the India-Bangladesh border to meet his Facebook friend in Jessore has landed in jail with the housewife he had befriended in social media.

Masud Parvez Khan Imran

Police find no evidence against Comilla BCL leader murder suspect Imran

Police say they have not yet found any evidence to link Masud Parvez Khan Imran, a businessman spotted recently with the prime minister's entourage in New York, to the murder of a Bangladesh Chhatra L.....

Baby cries out while being buried, airlifted to Dhaka for intensive care

An infant has been airlifted to Square Hospital Dhaka for treatment after she cried out when she was about to be buried, six hours after being pronounced 'dead'.

Ex-army man found dead in a Motijheel hotel

A former member of the Bangladesh Army has been found dead in a city hotel where he checked in with a female employee of travel agency.

Rescuers carry a charred and defaced body of a victim rescued from the debris of the devastating fire at Tampaco Foils factory in Tongi on Saturday, two weeks after the incident that claimed 36 lives.

Another charred body recovered from Tampaco factory fire site

Two weeks after the diabolic fire, another charred body of a victim, has been recovered from the debris of the Tongi-based Tampaco Foils factory raising the toll to 36.

No terror link found with man deported from Malaysia: Police

Police say that they are yet to find any evidence suggesting the Bangladeshi man deported from Malaysia was linked to July 1 Gulshan cafe attack.

'Water Taxi' for Dhaka under Hatirjheel Development Plan

Water taxis will be deployed soon at the Hatirjheel to ensure water connectivity between several areas of Dhaka.

Noor Chowdhury. (File photo)

Canada not expelling Noor Chowdhury, law minister says

The Bangladesh government has denied media reports that Canada has scrapped an asylum plea by Noor Chowdhury, a self-confessed killer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and ordered his deportation.