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  • People silent as we're in power

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader during a meeting in the city yesterday warned his party men not to indulge in abuse of power and misbehave with the people.

  • Four classrooms for 15 batches

    If you go to the Marine Science and Fisheries Institute of Chittagong University, you will surely come across a bunch of students waiting outside a classroom for another group to finish their class.

  • Learn English but don't forget roots

    A total of 566 students of 56 English medium schools across the country have received Edexcel awards for their brilliant academic performance.

  • Drop under-18 marriage provision

    Bangladesh should remove the provision in the draft law permitting marriage under the age of 18 to work for a country free of child marriage, said a senior official of the Human Rights Watch (HRW).

  • Saber disappointed at Pakistan's absence

    Inter-Parliamentary Union President (IPU) Saber Hossain Chowdhury yesterday said he was disappointed at the absence of Pakistan from

  • Indian mission holds visa camp for army families

    The High Commission of India yesterday organised a special visa camp for the family members of serving and retired armed forces

  • Three awarded for role in exploring archeological sites, literature

    Eminent personalities and experts yesterday emphasised conducting researches for exploring more archeological sites, literature and

  • Syngenta sings MoU with BKTTC

    Syngenta Bangladesh Ltd and Bangladesh Korea Technical Training Centre (BKTTC) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding

  • Red meat selling resumes tomorrow

    Meat traders will resume selling red meat in market tomorrow on conclusion of their six-day strike in Dhaka city. Robiul Alam, secretary general of Bangladesh Meat Merchant Association (BMMA), has announced the postponement of the strike.

  • Govt should drop under-18 marriage law: HRW

    To work toward a Bangladesh free of child marriage, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina should remove the provision in the draft law permitting marriage under the age of 18, Human Rights Watch says.

  • Youth 'kills' uncle over land dispute

    A man was stabbed to death allegedly by his nephew over a land dispute at Hukura village in Ajmeriganj upazila of Habiganj district on Thursday night.

  • Abducted schoolboy rescued in Mymensingh

    Police rescued a schoolboy from Goatola area in Dhobaura upazila of Mymensingh on Thursday evening two day after

  • 'Chapai Utsab' held in capital

    A daylong Chapai Utsab, organised by Chapainawabganj Zila Samity, Dhaka was held in the Institution of Engineers,

  • Death anniversary

    Today is the sixth death anniversary of Prof Dr Habibur Rahman, former dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Dhaka University.

  • Obituary

    Akkas Ali, a freedom fighter and former president of Muktagacha Municipal Awami League, died of old-age

  • Journo files case against 7 BCL men in Thakurgaon

    A journalist filed a case with Thakurgaon Police Station on Thursday night accusing seven Bangladesh Chhatra League

  • Three killed in road crashes

    Two people were killed and 13 others injured in a head-on collision between a truck and a Dhaka-bound bus on the Bogra-Dhaka highway at Garidahaarea of Sherpur upazila in Bogra yesterday afternoon.

  • 2 factions of BCL quarrel at RU

    Two gunshots were fired at Madar Bux Hall of Rajshahi University (RU) following a quarrel between two factions of

  • Police sue 1,500 people over Barisal clash

    Police yesterday sued 1,500 people on the charge of obstructing police duties and injuring the law enforcers during an eviction drive the day before.

  • Festival on Bangla language held in Ctg

    Aiming to dispel the fear of Bangla spelling from the mind of students and encourage them to write and pronounce

  • Five workers hurt in 'cop beating'

    Five workers of a transmitter manufacturing factory at Ashulia were injured as police allegedly charged baton on them on the Ashulia Police Station premises yesterday.

  • 40 kidnapped fishermen rescued, 15 held

    Bangladesh Coast Guard on Thursday night rescued 40 fishermen from a den of sea robbers in Char Gangni of Hatia upazila in Noakhali.

  • RU sees more int'l students

    Though born and raised in Jordan, Addel Kader Shihadeh always felt a connection to Bangladesh.

  • 1,082 book readers awarded in Rajshahi

    Some1,082 students from 34 Rajshahi city schools yesterday received prizes for winning a book reading contest of Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (BSK) last year.

  • Kirton event attacked in Noakhali ashram, 2 held

    A group of people attacked the participants of a kirton, a session of Hindu devotional songs, at an ashram in Noakhali's Companiganj upazila Thursday.

  • 4 of a family arrested with Yaba tablets in Ctg

    Police arrested four members of a family with 7,000 Yaba tablets while they were about to sell those in Chittagong

  • Quader annoyed by BCL flattery

    Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader rebuked Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders and activists who were chanting political slogans in a government programme in Rajshahi city yesterday.

  • Short stories, big smiles

    There is a sense of yearning and curiosity connected to a short story. An incomplete sensation -- even though it lingers, can be gratifying as well.

  • Red meat crisis hits Dhaka residents hard

    It was one of the happiest days for Kazi Mashiur Rahman yesterday as it was the wedding day of his beloved youngest daughter Khushi.

  • Morning in Old Dhaka

    During a photographer friend's visit from London last week, we decided to take a walk through old Dhaka. It has