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  • Change Maker: Villagers unite to create a 'dream village'

    Unity is strength. The self-motivated young people of Bharra union's ward number six in Tangail's Nagarpur upazila, a community of

  • UK follows US restrictions

    Britain tightened airline security on flights from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa on late Tuesday, banning laptops and tablet

  • Teesta deal should be first priority

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said any other deal with India would be “meaningless” if the Teesta water

  • Govt urged to relocate Rampal plant

    Two academicians have suggested that the government should shift the proposed coal-fired power plant 30 kilometres east to

  • 'Terrorist incident' at UK parliament

    A policeman was stabbed, an assailant shot and several people injured yesterday close to Britain's Houses of Parliament in what police

  • Cell Tower Radiation: Experts for capping, monitoring

    Radiation from a carrier's cell tower was found over the limit set by a World Health Organisation guideline, an expert committee said in

  • EU parliament delegation due March 27

    A four-member European Parliament delegation will arrive in Dhaka on March 27 for talks with top government officials on trade,

  • Rab arrests alleged robber, recovers arms

    The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested an alleged robber and recovered eight locally made arms and 11 bullets from his possession in Teknaf yesterday.

  • Where do they get money?

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday expressed wonder at the militants getting money and arms and being patronised as many

  • AL man elected in Liton's constituency

    Awami League (AL)-nominated Golam Mostafa Ahmed was elected yesterday in by-polls to the Gaibandha-1 constituency, which fell

  • Tortured by traffickers

    Mercilessly beaten up every day for over four months, he stopped feeling acute pain towards the end and sometimes thought he was dead as Libyan men took turns to hit him.

  • Tortured by traffickers

    Mercilessly beaten up every day for over four months, he stopped feeling acute pain towards the end and sometimes thought he was dead as Libyan men took turns to hit him.

  • 10 govt officials face contempt

    The High Court yesterday issued a contempt rule against 10 government officials, including four secretaries, and a union parishad chairman for not complying with its 2011 order to demolish unauthorised structures on St Martin's Island in Cox's Bazar.

  • 1971 War Crimes: Evidence found against former Pak army man

    The investigation agency of the Inter-national Crimes Tribunal has found evidence against a former Bangalee army official that he worked for the Pakistan army and committed crimes during the Liberation War in 1971.

  • Execution of Mufti Hannan: Date to be fixed by jail authorities

    The Supreme Court yesterday released its full verdict that upheld its order confirming the death penalties of three Huji militants, including its chief Mufti Abdul Hannan, for the 2004 grenade attack on then UK high commissioner to Bangladesh Anwar Chowdhury.

  • Tax Dodging: Customs seizes car 'used by tycoon Moosa'

    Customs Intelligence yesterday seized a car, allegedly in possession of controversial businessman Moosa Bin Shamsher, from the city's Dhanmondi for importing it dodging duty.

  • Vandalism at Court: 15 lawyers jailed

    A court yesterday jailed 15 lawyers including the general secretary of Satkhira District Bar Association for going on the rampage at Satkhira Women and Children Repression Prevention Court in 2013.

  • Kea parrot has 'infectious laugh'

    Researchers have found that New Zealand's kea parrot has the avian equivalent of an infectious laugh -- a call that when heard prompts others to drop everything and have some fun.

  • 5 'Neo JMB militants' held in capital

    Rapid Action Battalion claimed to have arrested five militants of a cell of “Sarwar-Tamim group” early yesterday on charge of planning to attack government establishments.

  • Hanif was 'killed for money'

    Halim Mridha, brother of Hanif Mridha who died in Rab custody hours after being detained near the spot of Friday's suspected suicide blast in Dhaka, yesterday claimed that his brother might have been killed for money.

  • Dhaka offers to host Bimstec security chiefs' conference

    Bangladesh yesterday offered to host the second meeting of Bimstec's national security chiefs as the seven-nation regional group agreed to enhance cooperation to counter terrorism, violent extremism and radicalisation.

  • Ganges, Yamuna get status of 'legal persons'

    Two of India's holiest but most polluted rivers have been recognised as a "legal person" in a landmark court ruling that could see the sacred waterways restored to health.

  • Gaibandha-1 by-polls today

    A by-election will be held today in the constituency of Gaibandha-1, which fell vacant following the murder of ruling Awami League lawmaker Manzurul Islam Liton in December last year.

  • Spider venom may offer hope to stroke victims

    A protein in the venom of potentially deadly funnel web spiders could minimise the effects of brain damage after a stroke, researchers in Australia said yesterday.

  • Myanmar working on Rohingya issues

    The visiting Myanmar government delegation yesterday assured Rohingyas staying in Bangladesh that the Myanmar government was

  • Law on land use okayed

    The cabinet yesterday approved a draft law aiming to bring discipline in land management and prevent misuse of land in the country.

  • No evidence of Trump wiretapping claim

    The head of the FBI yesterday said he had seen no evidence to support a claim by US President Donald Trump that former president

  • Bullet that hit journo Shimul similar to that of mayor's gun

    Journalist Abdul Hakim Shimul might have been killed by a shotgun pellet fired from the gun of Shahzadpur municipality mayor Halimul Haque Miru, police said yesterday after getting the ballistics report of the firearm submitted to a Sirajganj court last week.

  • Resume trial of Ershad's radar case

    The Supreme Court yesterday upheld an order that asked a lower court to resume trial of a 24-year-old radar purchase corruption

  • 'False Padma Stories': HC asks for report on probe move

    The High Court yesterday directed the government to submit a report before it on the progress in forming an enquiry commission to

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