• 3-day border coordination meeting of BGB, BSF starts

    A three-day meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of India started in Agartala of Tripura yesterday to sort out problems at border.

  • President for preservation of local fish species

    Underscoring the need for taking steps to produce and preserve different varieties of local fishes, President Abdul Hamid yesterday said people need to be encouraged to cultivate and preserve those varieties to protect the country's aquatic environment and biodiversity.

  • Part of ICT chief prosecutor office to be relocated

    A portion of the Chief Prosecutor Office of the International Crimes Tribunal will be relocated, as extensive repairs to the building are needed, Law Minister Anisul Huq told The Daily Star yesterday.

  • Rajshahi 'dowry' victim gives statement

    A young woman hospitalised nearly two weeks back with fractures all over her body gave a statement to a Rajshahi court yesterday accusing her husband of causing the injuries with a metal pipe on July 11 while demanding dowry.

  • ICT wants ads on three fugitives

    International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday directed its registrar's office to publish advertisements in two national dailies asking three persons from Moulvibazar's Raznagar upazila who are accused in a war crimes case to appear before it within one week of the publication.

  • AG can form cell to help block militant suspects' bail: Anisul

    Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said the attorney general (AG) can form a coordination cell to take necessary steps to stop bail of militant suspects and their release from jail.

  • Unbecoming of a police officer

    The police officer first grabbed the collar of his shirt and started slapping him in the neck.

  • 2 crude bombs explode at Ctg railway station

    Unidentified miscreants yesterday exploded two crude bombs at Chittagong city's Sholoshahor Railway Station from where Chittagong University students go to the campus through shuttle train.

  • Jamaat for first time announces anti-terror demonstration tomorrow

    Jamaat-e-Islami yesterday in a statement announced for the first time that it would hold countrywide demonstrations tomorrow protesting the rise of terrorism and militant attacks in the country.


    Awami League leader AJM Nasir Uddin was elected mayor of Chittagong City Corporation on April 28, 2015, with pledges to end

  • JCD seals locks at three universities with glue

    Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) on Saturday night poured glue into door locks at Dhaka, Jahangirnagar and Rajshahi universities as part of their countrywide strike to protest jailing of BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman in a money laundering case.

  • Court asks again Khaleda Zia to appear before it

    A Dhaka court yesterday again asked BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 10 others to appear before it on August 10 in Barapukuria coalmine graft case.

  • Fakhrul fears govt action on BNP chief

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday at a pragramme at Jatiya press club apprehended government action against Chairperson Khaleda Zia and warned of “consequences”, saying the party would not sit idle.

  • Oversee nat'l anthem recitation at madrasas

    Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday denounced the Islamist militants, saying that no Muslim can kill a human being if he or she understands the essence of Islam as the holy religion does not permit such heinous activities.

  • Rajuk drive postponed till today

    Rajuk yesterday postponed till today a drive to clear the capital's residential areas of illegal and commercial establishments with Chairman M Bazlul Karim Chowdhury stating that the launch required police support which they did not get.

  • Bangladesh to welcome only need-based help

    Bangladesh will welcome only need-based supports from foreign nations as a number of countries, including India and the USA, have come forward to help Bangladesh in its fight against terrorism after the recent attacks on a Dhaka café and police at Sholakia, State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam told the news agency yesterday.

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    DC conference begins July 26

    The four-day annual conference of the deputy commissioners of the districts will begin in Dhaka on July 26.

  • 2 held with 22,400 Yaba pills in Ctg

    A team of Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) yesterday arrested two persons, including a woman, with 22,400

  • RU student jailed for proxy exam

    A mobile court in Rajshahi sentenced a student of Rajshahi University to 15 days' imprisonment on charge of giving proxy in a

  • Billboards will not be allowed in Ctg city

    Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin yesterday told a citizen dialogue that the corporation would

  • Truckers raise allegations of ferry ticket scalping

    With the ferry shortage persisting on Paturia-Daulatdia route and vehicles waiting longer periods on both sides of

  • Barisal Reporters Unity demands 9th wage board

    Barisal Reporters Unity (BRU) yesterday at its 16th annual general meeting demanded an immediate announcement and

  • Hijras legally 3rd gender but yet to get rights

    Though the government has recognised the transgender or hijra as the third gender over two and a half years back, the Election

  • Thousands vulnerable to suicide: Expert

    On an average, 28 people commit suicide daily in Bangladesh, while around 65 lakh people are vulnerable to suicide, said a keynote

  • Cops foil BNP's protest rallies

    Police yesterday foiled rallies and processions of BNP and its associate organisations at different districts including Barisal and

  • 30 govt staff, institutions get admin award

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday distributed the first-ever “Public Administration Award” among 30 officials and employees as

  • BSF kills cattle trader

    A Bangladeshi cattle trader was shot dead by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Putkhali border area of Benapole early yesterday.

  • 2 die in road crashes

    Two persons were killed in road accidents in two districts yesterday.

  • Three 'Huji men' arrested

    Detectives yesterday arrested three suspected members of Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji) in the capital's Kotwali area.

  • Jamiyatul Ulama slams call for common khutba

    A group of clerics in Dhaka yesterday criticised Islamic Foundation's request to read out a common khutba (sermon) during Juma