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  • Rab HQ didn't issue Nazrul arrest order: DG

    'We were not aware of the murders beforehand'

    Rab HQ didn't issue Nazrul arrest order: DG
    This file photo shows one of the seven bodies found in the river Shitalakkhya at Narayanganj being pulled towards the shore on April 30. The photo was partly pixelated. Photo: Courtesy/TV grab

    The Rapid Action Battalion headquarters today denied issuing any order for the arrest of Nazrul Islam, the Narayanganj city corporation councilor who was kidnapped and killed along with six others in April. Rab Director General Mokhlesur Rahman today made the claim at a press briefing at the elite force's headquarters in Dhaka, reports Bangla daily the Prothom Alo which published a report on the alleged Rab HQ directive in today's print issue. In a text message sent to...

If banned, Jamaat to go underground: Muhith

If banned, Jamaat to go underground: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said if Jamaat-e-Islami is banned through enacting a law, the fundamentalist party would go underground. “They (Jamaat)...

If banned, Jamaat to go underground: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said if Jamaat-e-Islami is banned through enacting a...

Pay RMG workers by Oct 2: Govt

Pay RMG workers by Oct 2: Govt

The government today ordered all garment factory owners to pay the festival bonus and wages of their workers ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. The...

Pay RMG workers by Oct 2: Govt

The government today ordered all garment factory owners to pay the festival bonus and wages of...

Afghan presidential contenders sign election deal

Afghan presidential contenders sign election deal

A deal to form a government of national unity in Afghanistan has been signed at a ceremony in Kabul. The signing -...

Afghan presidential contenders sign election deal

A deal to form a government of national unity in Afghanistan has been...

DU hall provost freed after 3hrs

Students of Shahidullah Hall of Dhaka University confined the hall provost for about three and a half hours last night to press home their demand of enhancing security and library facilities in the dormitory.  DU acting proctor Amzad Ali rescued the provost, Prof Azizur Rahman, from the latter’s office in the hall around...

Syria crisis: 66,000 flee IS into Turkey

Some 66,000 refugees - mainly Syrian Kurds - have crossed into Turkey in 24 hours, officials say, as Islamic State militants advance in northern Syria. Turkey opened its border on Friday to Syrians fleeing the Kurdish town of Kobane in fear of an IS attack. The UN refugee agency said it was boosting relief efforts as hundreds of thousands more could cross the...

4 die as van ploughs thru' shop in Tangail

Four people were killed and at least four others injured as a pickup van drove into a grocery shop after a collision with a covered van in Mirzapur upazila of Tangail...

Derailment halts Ctg-Sylhet train service for 5hrs

Railway communication between Sylhet and Chittagong was halted for about five hours after a train derailed in Akhaura of Brahmanbaria early today. The power carriage of Chittagong-bound inter-city Udayan Express veered off...

Fire at Bashundhara paper mill, 6 hurt

At least six workers were injured in a fire that raged through a factory of Bashundhara Paper Mill in Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj this morning. Five units of the Fire Service and...

‘Addict’ kills 3 of his family in Sunamganj

An alleged drug addict stabbed his father, wife and two-year-old daughter to death in Dakhkhin Sunamganj upazila of Sunamganj last night. Police arrested the killer, Alfu Mia, 45, hailed from Brahmangaon village...

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Digital medium: the new channel for advertising

Digital medium which includes social media and mobile phones has emerged as a more effective marketing platform for products than the traditional promotional activities. Consumers' behaviour is changing gradually with the influence of social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter and the uses of smartphones, marketing of products and services delivered through them reach the targeted audience more effectively. The observation came at a daylong summit on digital marketing, organised by Bangladesh Brand Forum in association with...

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President Xi Jinping of China just concluded a three day visit to India. The Chinese dragon came to the shores of India to meet the elephant. What has been the outcome of the visit? The world including Bangladesh is assessing this important visit and trying to see what these two giants have gained or lost. The visit itself was much anticipated. President Xi Jinping had recently come into supreme power in China and India's Prime Minister Modi had also won a whopping majority in the Lok Shoba to become a single party majority in parliament. The two leaders met each other with enough mandate from their people and powers that be...

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