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  • Bangladesh Army

    Always stay ready to face external, internal threats: PM to Army

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directs the officers and soldiers of Bangladesh Army to stay ready always to unitedly face any external and internal threat to the country's constitution and sovereignty.

  • Rohingya children

    Rohingya persecution, a consequence of hate: Amnesty

    “The horrific military campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya people in Myanmar” is the consequence of “a society encouraged to hate, scapegoat and fear minorities,” Amnesty International (AI) says.

  • Hajj pilgrims of Bangladesh

    Airfare fixed at $1,575 for hajj pilgrims

    The airfare for the hajj pilgrims this year is fixed at 1575 US dollars.

  • Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman

    Conviction of Khaleda a big message: TIB

    Conviction and sentencing of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in a graft case gives a “big message” but one or two such incident is not enough, Dr Iftekharuzzaman, executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh says.

  • SSC Higher mathematics question paper leak in 2018

    No surprises, higher math question leaked

    The question paper of higher mathematics examination in Secondary School Certificate test is leaked, along with answer, an hour ahead of the examination.

  • Food Minister Qamrul Islam

    Food programme for poor resumes next week: Qamrul

    The government decides to resume its food friendly programme for the poor across the country next week, Food Minister Qamrul Islam says.

  • Corruption Perceptions Index 2017

    Bangladesh improves 2 notches in graft index

    Bangladesh moves up two notches in the Corruption Perceptions Index – 2017 report published by Transparency International.

  • Bangladesh Supreme Court

    Settle rule on Marma sisters in 6 weeks: SC

    The Supreme Court asks the High Court to hear and settle off the rule by six weeks regarding the confinement of two Marma sisters -- one of whom was allegedly raped and another assaulted by security forces last month.

  • Rohingya refugees

    Rohingya crisis: Netherlands to stay focused at UNSC

    The Netherlands has assured Bangladesh of remaining seized with the Rohingya crisis during their chairmanship of the UN Security Council in March this year, says Secretary-General of its Foreign Ministry Yoka Brandt.

  • Four held with Yaba

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested four alleged drug peddlers from Raghunathpur area in Haluaghat upazila on Tuesday evening.

  • Teacher's death a mystery

    A missing primary schoolteacher was found dead in Shahzadpur upazila of Sirajganj on Tuesday.

  • House owner shot by robbers

    A house owner was shot by robbers in Poshuhatpara area of Meherpur town early yesterday.

  • Refuelling station cave-in kills 2

    Two construction workers were killed and four others seriously injured as a part of an under construction structure of a refuelling

  • Mystery shrouds death of college boy

    Mystery shrouds the death of a college boy in Debiganj upazila of Panchagarh on Tuesday.

  • Schoolgirls take freehand self-defence training

    Fifty girl students of Gerda AF Mujibur Rahman Secondary School in Sadar upazila of the district have been taking month-long training

  • Sharing the feelings of speech impaired poeple

    Twenty-one people who can speak kept silent yesterday along with 21 speech disabled people to feel the struggle of those who

  • A unique knowledge centre that benefits all

    Mass people, specially the young generation, in Kulaura upazila have started reaping the benefits of the digital platform, first of its

  • Audacity unthinkable

    Unidentified criminals on Tuesday night vandalised the temporary Shaheed Minar on the premises of Dakkhin Muradia Mohila Dakhil

  • Language is the bridge

    It was a different day at Benapole no-man's land as thousands of emotion-filled people from Bangladesh and India, carrying banners,

  • Obaidul Quader

    Quader demands Bangla as UN official language

    Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader demands for making Bangla, mother tongue of around 30 crore people across the world, as the official language of the United Nations.

  • Bangladesh Supreme Court

    Marma sisters’ custody: SC to hear plea on HC order tomorrow

    The Supreme Court is set to hold hearing tomorrow on a petition seeking stay on the High Court order that asked the authorities concerned to give two Marma sisters, one of whom was allegedly raped and the other sexually assaulted by members of security forces last month, to their father’s custody.

  • SCBA elections March 21, 22

    The annual election of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) for its 14 executive posts including president and secretary will be held on March 21 and 22.

  • Rape accused killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

    The fugitive accused of a rape case is reportedly killed in a gunfight with Rab at Chokoria upazila in Cox’s Bazar.

  • PM stresses proper use of Bangla

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urges all to properly practice and use Bangla language and uphold culture and heritage to further develop the country and brighten its image in the world.

  • 21-February-International-Mother-Language-Day

    International Mother Language Day in photos

    The nation is paying rich tributes to the martyrs of the 1952 historic Language Movement with the clock striking 00.01am on Wednesday marking 'Amar Ekushey', the Language Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day. Here are some photos taken in Dhaka on the occasion.

  • 2 workers killed as petrol pump roof collapses

    Two workers are killed and four others injured as the roof of an under-construction petrol pump collapses in Niamatpur upazila of Naogaon.

  • 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”.

  • Bangladesh Railway Sector

    ADB okays $360m loan to boost Bangladesh Railway

    Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $360 million as loans to Bangladesh so the country can support its ongoing reform in the railway sector. The money will also be used to buy modern rolling stock Bangladesh Railway and to promote an overall shift from roads to rail, the ADB says in a news release on its website.

  • Amar Ekushey

    Nation pays glowing tributes to language martyrs

    The grateful nation pays glowing tributes to the martyrs of the 1952 historic Language Movement, marking 'Amar Ekushey', the Language Martyrs' Day and International Mother Language Day.

  • garment workers die falling off train roof

    4 RMG workers die falling off train roof in Naogaon

    Four garment workers die falling from the roof of a running intercity train after they were hit by an overhead girder at Raninagar upazila in Naogaon.