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  • They are now in custody

    Detectives claimed that the three people, who had allegedly been picked up by plainclothes men in similar fashion over the last four days, were actually arrested by them yesterday.

  • gunfights

    Four more shot dead

    Two alleged robbers were killed in a "gunfight" with police in Brahmanbaria yesterday. Police recovered two bullet-hit bodies from Jessore what the law enforcers claimed that they were killed in “gunfights” between their rivals.

  • Rich-poor gap widens further

    Eighty-two percent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one percent of the global population, while 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half got nothing, according to a new Oxfam report.

  • BFSA orders Lactalis milk off shelves

    Bangladesh Food Safety Authority has ordered withdrawal of all powdered baby milk suspected of salmonella contamination after French company Lactalis notified the issue to the authority last week.

  • Infant 'killed by family members'

    The father, grandparents and an aunt of a one and half months old baby have been arrested for “murdering” the baby born prematurely in Aronkola village under Ishwardi upazila in Pabna.

  • 18 dead as Taliban siege Kabul hotel

    A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital killed at least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, and pinned security forces down for more than 12 hours before the last attacker was killed yesterday, with the casualty toll expected to rise.

  • MP's son found dead at NAM flat in city

    Aneek Aziz, son of Satkhira-1 lawmaker Mustafa Lutfullah, was found dead at their NAM flat on Manik Mia Avenue in the capital yesterday morning.

  • Macedonia Name Row: Greek hardliners plan mass protest

    Thousands of people were expected to take to the streets of northern Greece's biggest city Thessaloniki yesterday as hardliners seek to block any deal in the long-running name dispute between Athens and Skopje that contains the term Macedonia.

  • 4 US, Canadian captives freed in Nigeria: police

    Two American and two Canadians who were kidnapped in an ambush by gunmen in northern Nigeria this week were freed on Saturday, police said.

  • Dutch far-right protest against govt, Islam

    Hundreds of right-wing demonstrators crowded a main square at Rotterdam's central station Saturday to protest what they describe as the "discrimination against ordinary Dutch citizens" in favour of immigrants and Muslims.

  • Ijtema ends with prayer for peace

    The second phase of the Biswa Ijtema, second largest congregation of Muslims after the holy Hajj, concluded yesterday on the Turag with Akheri Munajat seeking peace on earth and prosperity for the Muslim ummah.

  • Nepal Earthquake: World Bank signs $300m loan for reconstruction

    The World Bank yesterday approved a $300 million loan for Nepal as the impoverished nation struggles to raise money to rebuild almost three years after an earthquake killed thousands and flattened homes.

  • Two hurt in CU factional clash

    Two Chhatra League activists were injured in a factional clash of the student organisation on Chittagong University campus last night.

  • Gunmen attack Kabul hotel, take hostages

    A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul last night, seizing hostages and exchanging fire with security forces as the building caught fire and residents and staff fled.

  • Lakehead school owner 'abducted'

    Unidentified men allegedly picked up the owner of Lakehead Grammar School from in front of the school's Gulshan branch yesterday.

  • 4 killed in 'gunfights' in Jessore

    Four bullet-hit bodies were recovered from Sadar and Jhikargacha upazilas in Jessore early yesterday after what police claimed were two gunfights between rival groups.

  • N'Ganj Mayhem: No action yet against gun-toters

    Niazul Islam, a close aide of Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman, was not the only person who brandished a gun during the attack on Narayanganj Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy and her supporters on Tuesday.

  • Awami League

    AL Sub-Committees: Quader faces ire of ex-BCL leaders

    In the face of demonstration by a group of former Chhatra League leaders, the ruling Awami League yesterday put on hold its recently “announced” sub-committees.

  • Death toll in Sylhet stone pit rises to 8

    Another worker died while extracting stones in an illegal operation in Shah Arefin Tila area at Companiganj upazila in Sylhet yesterday.

  • Stalker stabs college girl

    A college girl was stabbed allegedly by her stalker in Mymensingh town on Friday.

  • Road Accident in Dhaka

    Woman on her way to comfort the grieving dies under bus

    A housewife lost her life yesterday after a bus ran her over in city's Malibagh area. She was on her way with her husband to the home of a deceased family friend and pay her last respect.

  • Ijtema Phase 2: Akheri Munajat today

    The second phase of the Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslims, ends today with Akheri Munajat or final supplications seeking divine blessings for people and the Muslim Ummah.

  • Teachers with MPO go for class boycott

    Teachers and employees of the MPO-enlisted schools and colleges on hunger strike are going to take any classes today.

  • Pakistan suspends police officer over extrajudicial killing

    Pakistani authorities yesterday suspended a senior police officer over the killing of a man in an alleged staged shootout that sparked anger and protests nationwide.

  • Eleven killed, 46 hurt in Turkey bus crash

    Eleven people were killed and 46 injured when a Turkish intercity bus taking families bound for a half-term skiing trip crashed into trees while travelling on a motorway, local officials said.

  • Chinese human rights lawyer's detention 'absurd'

    The lawyer of a prominent Chinese human rights attorney detained in Beijing said Saturday that the allegations against his client, who has been charged with disrupting public service, were "absurd".

  • Ban Jamaat for role in 1971

    War crimes trial campaigners yesterday reiterated their demand that the government ban Jamaat-e-Islami for its anti-liberation role during the Liberation War.

  • DNCC Mayoral By-Polls: BNP slams govt's 'inaction' over HC stay

    The government's inaction over the High Court's stay order on the Dhaka North City Corporation mayoral by-polls has exposed that it has a role in "foiling" the scheduled election, the BNP has alleged.

  • Rohingya refugees

    Rohingya leaders draw up demands for repatriation

    Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp have drawn up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands in a repatriation process expected to begin next week and last for two years.

  • Second phase of Biswa Ijtema underway

    Prayers and sermons marked the first day of Biswa Ijtema, one of the largest congregations of the Muslims, as it began on the Turag in Tongi yesterday morning.