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  • Mobile tower radiation harmful: Govt report

    Radiation emitted by a tower of a mobile operator in Bangladesh is harmful for public health, the government says in a report.

  • 5 jailed for issuing fake bail orders

    A Dhaka court sentences five people including a bench assistant (peshkar) of another court to 14 years’ imprisonment for issuing fake bail orders through forging signature of a judge of the latter court.

  • ‘Use solar cells or relocate Rampal plant’

    The National Committee to Save Sundarbans urges the government to relocate the Rampal power plant project to Barguna’s Arpangachia area from the proposed site near the largest mangrove forests in Bangladesh.

  • FBCCI polls halted for 2 months

    The High Court stays for two months the process of holding the election of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI).

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    Human trafficking: 9 rescued in Dhaka

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members have rescued nine people while being illegally trafficked to Malaysia and Cyprus and detained nine alleged members of an international human trafficking racket.

  • SCBA election begins

    Voting in the two-day annual election to Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) for its 14 executive posts, including that of president and secretary, begins.

  • Fire at Dhaka RMG factory

    A fire breaks out at a readymade garment factory in Mirpur-1 of Dhaka.

  • '6 kidnappers' held

    Rapid Action Battalion yesterday arrested "six members of an organised gang of kidnappers" including two women in Narayanganj Sadar upazila.

  • Govt-NGO partnership must: JS speaker

    An effective partnership between government and NGOs is required to ensure justice through community legal service for the poor, marginalised and socially-deprived people, said Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury yesterday.

  • Strike called off following HC directive

    Doctors, teachers, and interns of Bangladesh Medical College Hospital (BMCH) yesterday withdrew their ongoing strike at the directive of the High Court.

  • Monirul Islam passes away

    Monirul Islam Majumder, former reading in-charge of The Daily Star, passed away at Dhaka Medical College Hospital yesterday. He was 56.

  • Women empowerment dialogue held

    A dialogue on women empowerment was held at American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) on March 15, said a press release.

  • Youth's body recovered in Khulna

    Khulna Sadar police recovered the body of an unidentified youth, aged around 25, from Bagmara bridge area yesterday

  • Trust fund for physically challenged DU students formed

    A new trust titled “LG Life's Good Trust Fund for Physically Challenged Students” has been set up at Dhaka University (DU) yesterday.

  • RU alumni reunion on May 13

    A get-together of the alumni of Rajshahi University will be held at Golf Club in the capital on May 13, said a press

  • HC verdict on Moudud's plea any day

    The High Court will deliver verdict any day on a revision petition filed by former BNP law minister Moudud Ahmed

  • HC summons Madaripur OC, SI

    The High Court yesterday summoned two police officers of Madaripur to appear before it for detaining and keeping two breast-feeding mothers away from their children for 13 hours.

  • SCBA election begins today

    The two-day annual election to the 14-member executive committee of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) begins

  • Journos march to PMO for 9th wage board today

    Journalists, serving in mainstream print and electronic media, will march towards Prime Minister's Office (PMO) today protesting the delay in constituting the ninth wage board as pledged by the authorities concerned.

  • Raowa celebrates 35th anniversary

    Retired Armed Forces Officers' Welfare Association (Raowa) yesterday celebrated its 35th founding anniversary.

  • Don't vote for those who indulge in corruption

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called on people not to vote those to power who indulged in corruption, engaged in terrorism and militancy and killed people in arson attacks as they will push the country towards destruction again.

  • Growing pains

    Growing pains

  • Five years, 3 agencies and 48 dates later...

    Five years, three agencies and 48 dates later, the current investigation agency, Rapid Action Battalion, yesterday

  • Water woes for 12 lakh residents

    Patenga, the southernmost tip of Chittagong city, is surrounded by water on its three sides -- Bay of Bengal to the west and Karnaphuli river to the south and east.

  • PM to attend autism confce in Bhutan next month

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit Bhutan in the second half of April (18-20) to attend an inter-national conference

  • Keep close watch on students

    Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday called upon teachers and guardians to keep a close watch on

  • Moosa’s luxury SUV seized in Dhaka

    Customs Intelligence officials seize a luxurious car of Prince Moosa Bin Shamsher from Dhanmondi in Dhaka for dodging tax.

  • Body of missing boy found in Dhaka’s Khilgaon

    The body of a minor boy is found in a water body near his house in Khilgaon area of Dhaka, two days after he went missing from the area.

  • Teesta water deal ‘not this time’: Minister

    The much needed Teesta water deal will not be inked during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming India visit, Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud says.

  • Family, friends want Arifa’s killer to be hanged

    Family and friends have demonstrated in Dhaka demanding death penalty for the killer of Arifun Nesa Arifa, a banker who was murdered by her ex-husband.