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  • Rajshahi college teacher killed in ‘shootout’Breaking

    Detectives claim he was ‘controller’ of Jamaat-Shibir armed cadres

    Rajshahi college teacher killed in ‘shootout’

    A college teacher was killed in a “shootout” with detectives in Rajshahi city early today. Nurul Islam, 45, a teacher of Islamia Degree College, was a “controller” of armed cadres belonging to Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, said Iftekhar Alam, assistant...

Snow falls but Bangladeshi food deliveryman gets the chicken thru

Snow falls but Bangladeshi food deliveryman gets the chicken thru

Mohamed Hosen, ace deliveryman at the Taj Kebab King restaurant in Brooklyn, was ready. Cheeks shedding steam, eyebrows still thawing, he...

Snow falls but Bangladeshi food deliveryman gets the chicken thru

Mohamed Hosen, ace deliveryman...

Trucker, helper burnt in Magura arson attack

Trucker, helper burnt in Magura arson attack

A trucker and his helper were burnt as alleged blockaders hurled a petrol bomb at a truck in Shalikha upazila of...

Trucker, helper burnt in Magura arson attack

A trucker and his helper were burnt...

‘Robber’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Satkhira cops

‘Robber’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Satkhira cops

A suspected robber was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Tala upazila of Satkhira early today. Deceased Rafiqul Islam, 38, was...

‘Robber’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Satkhira cops

A suspected robber was...

Apple posts the biggest quarterly profit in history

Apple posts the biggest quarterly profit in history

US technology giant Apple has reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company. Apple reported a net profit of...

Apple posts the biggest quarterly profit in history

US technology giant Apple has reported the...

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Hartal begins peacefully in Rajshahi, Rangpur divs

Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions were passing through peaceful spells of 48-hour hartals (shutdown) today morning amid a nonstop blockade of the BNP-led 20-party alliance. In Rajshahi and Rangpur, the hartals were called yesterday protesting the arrest of local leaders of BNP and the Jamaat-e-Islami. Bogra, a district inside Rajshahi division, called a separate...

Planet hosts giant ring system

Astronomers say they have discovered a planet with a gigantic ring system that is 200 times larger than that around Saturn. It is the first such structure detected around a planet beyond our Solar System. The researchers say there are probably more than 30 rings, each measuring tens of millions of kilometres in diameter. The...

New video of IS captives

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday termed as "despicable" a new video appearing to show Islamic State captive Kenji Goto saying he had 24 hours to live unless Jordan released...

Anxious, vexed

Time is ticking away for Sabbir Ahmed and yet he cannot do what he must: concentrate. Worse, his anxiety is growing by the day. An...

The central bank yesterday approved a restructuring policy under which a big borrower would get a maximum of 12 years to repay loans above Tk 500 crore. The borrower will not be allowed to provide any cash dividend to shareholders in the first three years after taking the restructuring facility. Even after that period, he has to...

A leader of Islami Chhatra Shibir was killed after being hit by a speeding truck while fleeing Rab custody in the town early yesterday, claimed Rapid Action Battalion. The victim, 20-year-old Asadullah Tuhin, was an HSC student at City College and president of the college unit Shibir. Refuting Rab's claim, his family members said law enforcers picked up...

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Realtors' woes compounded by blockade

The real estate sector has incurred losses of around Tk 792 crore over the last 22 days due to the non-stop blockade, which has knocked the sector's supply chain. “Our sector is passing through a very difficult time as we are unable to bring in raw materials,” said Liakat Ali Bhuiyan, vice-president of the Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh. As a result, most realtors are keeping construction work on hold. “Yet, the workers wages have to be paid regardless of work being done or not.” On average, the...

     Op-ed

THIS was  for the first time that a US President visited India twice  during  his incumbency and two summits were held between the  heads of government  in four months  of each other. These 'firsts'  coupled with another maiden gesture of  having  US President  as the chief guest at the Indian Republic Day celebrations clearly underlined the  current level of importance Washington and New Delhi attach to  their relationship. What transpired from the second summit between Obama and Modi  transcended  beyond symbolism, what with the latter's glamorous trip to Washington earlier on and their chemistry gelling. The present outcome has been a concrete follow-up on the commitments made in the first  summit. In...

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