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  • Shilpakala academy sought in Savar

    Hundreds of cultural activists yesterday demanded that the authorities immediately start construction work of Savar Shilpakala Academy.

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    Protect dignity of Bangla: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday put utmost importance to greater practice and use of mother tongue Bangla as it is one of the world's richest languages earned through the sacrifice of blood.

  • The heart beats for Bangla

    Areeza Tamiha got up early yesterday morning.

  • UK visa made easier

    Aspirants wishing to travel to the UK can now apply for their visas with VFS Global's On Demand Mobila Visa (ODMV) services, says a press release.

  • 2,500 poor patients get free medical services

    Over 2,500 poor patients received free medical consultation and necessary medicine yesterday at a free medical camp in Tangail yesterday.

  • Road crashes kill 3

    Three people were killed and another was injured in road accidents in two districts yesterday and on Tuesday.

  • Exhibition on International Mother Language Day ends in Barisal

    A two-day exhibition marking the International Mother Language Day ended in the Shahid Minar area in Barisal city yesterday.

  • CU files case against ‘unknown’ vandals

    The authorities of Chittagong University (CU) yesterday filed a case accusing unnamed miscreants for vandalising vehicles and property on the campus the day before.

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    Jatrabari school teacher held over ‘sexual harassment’

    Law enforcers arrest a schoolteacher after a case was filed against him on charge of sexually harassing a student in Jatrabari of Dhaka.

  • Unite to oust fascist govt: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir calls out to the people to unite for ousting the government who is “forcefully holding the country’s power”.

  • Central Shaheed Minar

    Nation paying tributes to language movement martyrs

    The supreme sacrifice of the language heroes on this day 66 years back is being remembered as people in thousands are thronging the Central Shaheed Minar at midnight to pay their glowing tributes to the 1952 language martyrs by placing wreaths at the altar of the monument.

  • EX-UP chairman sentenced to 4 years in jail

    A court in Chittagong yesterday sentenced a former union parishad (UP) chairman of the district to four years in jail in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in 2009 over amassing illegal wealth and concealing wealth information.

  • Keep every child alive

    Unicef has launched “Every Child ALIVE”, a global campaign to demand and deliver solutions on behalf of the world's newborns, which will boost the Bangladesh National Newborn Campaign launched back in November 2017.

  • Fate of 7,000 Rohingyas on zero line still uncertain

    Myanmar will take back the around 7,000 Rohingyas, who have been staying in the no man's land adjacent to the Bangladeshi village of Konapara in Bandarban since they fled their homes in Rakhine following atrocities that began late August last year.

  • 2 minors drown in Comilla pond

    Two minor boys drowned in a pond at Kabila Dubairchar village in Burichang upazila yesterday.

  • Elderly woman dies in fire in Jessore

    An elderly woman was burnt to death yesterday as a fire broke out in her kitchen at Jhikargachha upazila in Jessore.

  • RU students seek BCS quota system reform

    Several hundred students of Rajshahi University (RU) yesterday demonstrated on the campus demanding reformation of existing quota system in various government recruitment process including Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations.

  • Scale up health services in Cox's Bazar

    Vulnerable populations, including natives and Rohingyas, are at the risk of several diseases and in need of critical services for survival, said World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday.

  • Four killed in Mymensingh road crash

    Three CNG-run auto-rickshaw passengers and its driver were killed while two others injured when the vehicle was hit by a bus on

  • Polls on time no matter BNP joins or not

    Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad said the 11th general election will be held on time no matter BNP joins it or not.

  • Four arrested at Dhaka airport with 9 gold bars

    Officials of Dhaka Customs House and customs intelligence separately recovered 19 gold bars weighing around 1.80kg and arrested four people, including two female domestic passengers, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday.

  • Various events marking Amar Ekushey

    Today is Amar Ekushey.

  • Body found in Narayanganj canal

    Police recovered the body of a man from a canal in Gharmora area of Bandar upazila in Narayanganj yesterday afternoon. Locals first

  • 43pc population will live in urban areas in 2029

    Extreme population growth in urban areas may highly degrade living standards of the dwellers in near future as they have already been experiencing so, in cases of sanitation, health and child protection, according to a recent study.

  • Prioritise disposal of cases pending for over five years

    The Supreme Court on Monday directed the country's lower courts and tribunals to dispose of cases pending for more than five years on priority basis.

  • Enhanced media cooperation sought

    Speakers at a Bangladesh-India media dialogue yesterday said the two neighbours are now enjoying the best of relations due to a consistency of their policy in the last nine years.

  • Uphold Bangla

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday emphasised maintaining the distinctive characters of Bangla and the country's culture and tradition while moving forward.

  • BCL men run amok on CU campus

    A faction of rampaging activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at Chittagong University yesterday ran riot through the university campus, demanding the removal of Proctor Ali Asgar Chowdhury.

  • 'Wizard of words' remembered fondly

    One of the greatest storytellers, Humayun Ahmed, holds a special place in the heart of readers. The magic of his appeal transcends generations.

  • Accommodation crisis grips students

    Students of Government Commerce College in Chittagong have been left in dire straits as there is virtually no accommodation facility for them.