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  • 5.4 lakh yaba pills seized in Teknaf

    Law-enforcers recover 5, 44,000 pieces of contraband drug yaba pills in separate drives at different points of Naf river in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

  • 4 killed, 10 hurt in Sirajganj road crash

    At least four people are killed and 10 others injured as a bus collided head-on with a truck in Koddar More area in Sirajganj Sadar.

  • Journo murder: Shahzadpur mayor sent to jail after remand

    Shahzadpur municipality mayor Halimul Haque Miru and five other accused are sent to jail on completion of their five-day remand in a case filed on charge of killing journalist Abdul Hakim Shimul.

  • Ruet teachers withdraw indefinite strike for now

    After 13 days of continuous strike, Teachers Association of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) withdraws their work abstention temporarily giving the university authorities a 21-day ultimatum.

  • Yanghee Lee

    UN envoy on Myanmar to visit Bangladesh Feb 20-23

    The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will visit various locations in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district where people fleeing Myanmar are residing temporarily in makeshift shelters.

  • Kabiraj's slit-throat body found in B’baria

    The slit-throat body of a kabiraj (herbal medicine practitioner) is recovered from his house in Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria.

  • 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.

  • Int'l flight operation at Sylhet airport begins March

    International flight operation to and from Sylhet MAG Osmani International Airport will start on March 18 with 'Flydubai' being the first.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh,

    Victims to file case against WB: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the persons affected by the World Bank's decision on cancelling finance to the Padma bridge project and subsequent lawsuit in Canadian Court will file case against the bank.

  • AL mayoral candidate wins Baghaichhari polls

    Awami League mayoral contender Zafar Ali Khan is elected unofficially in Baghaichhari municipality.

  • Patuakhali Transport strike

    Bus strike in 3 southern districts called off

    Bus owners and workers call off their strike on all routes of three southern districts-- Patuakhali, Barguna and Barisal--after two days.

  • Mothers to receive pry students’ stipend

    The government will disburse stipend to students in primary schools through mobile banking services across the country from the next month.

  • 2 killed, 13 hurt in Bogra road crash

    Two people are killed and 13 others sustain injuries as a bus and a truck collided head-on at Sherpur upazila of Bogra.

  • 4 held after ‘gunfight’ with DB in Khilgaon

    Four including one with bullet injuries are arrested after a “gunfight” with Detective Brach (DB) at Nandipara in Dhaka’s Khilgaon area.

  • Meat crunch hits city dwellers hard on weekend

    Meat traders threaten to stop sale countrywide if their demands are not met. Last update, the government has called them to a meeting in this regard on Sunday. Traders say, they will decide on further activities after the outcome of the meeting.

  • UN wants to negotiate with US, Canada to resettle Rohingya refugees

    The United Nations' refugee agency has asked Bangladesh to allow it to negotiate with the United States, Canada and some European countries to resettle around 1,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the South Asian nation, a senior official at the agency says.

  • ‘Yaba trader’ killed in Cox’s Bazar

    A suspected Yaba trader is killed in a reported shootout between two groups of Yaba traders at Kata Pahar in Kalatoli area of Cox’s Bazar.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh,

    PM joins Munich Security Conference

    Sheikh Hasina joins the three-day Munich Security Conference, world's most important independent forum for exchanging views by international security and policy decision makers on international security challenges, that began at Bayerischer Hof hotel here.

  • 'Outlaw' killed in Rajbari 'gunfight'

    A suspected member of an outlawed party is killed in a reported gunfight with police in Pangsha upazila of Rajbari.

  • Reminiscence of days of 1952

    “In my twilight years, I am still invited at Ekushe February programmes every year. It gives me great satisfaction to see February 21 observed as International Mother Language Day,” said Language Movement veteran Md Nurul Islam Khan alias Hydar, sitting at his residence at Arappur village in the district town.

  • Tourists at Kuakata stranded

    Transport owners and workers went on an indefinite strike in four districts yesterday, causing immense sufferings to passengers.

  • BGB jawan found dead in Dinajpur

    A Border Guard Bangladesh jawan was found dead at his home in Birampur upazila of the district on Wednesday.

  • 40 cattle die of unknown disease

    An unknown disease has killed at least 40 cattle in Kaliganj upazila in the last one week, creating panic among the farmers.

  • Land acquisition tension grips students

    In the shoal areas earmarked for land acquisition to facilitate infrastructure development for the new Mymensingh Division, continuing

  • Man to die for killing girl

    A court here yesterday sentenced a youth to death for killing a seven-year-old girl after rape in the district in 2012.

  • Home for homeless war heroes in Lalmonirhat

    Only one year ago they were homeless and had to live in relatives' houses, but now 26 freedom fighters are living in their own houses in five upazilas of the district.

  • Classrooms risky, primary school students study in fear

    For many young students in Chapainawabganj, attending primary school is a risky business.

  • Tk 4 lakh Indian tea seized

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a man with two tonnes of Indian tea worth about Tk 4 lakh from Salkona Gatipara in Sharsha upazila of Jessore on Wednesday night.

  • Jhenidah farmer finds fortune in Thai plum

    Cultivating Thai variety of plums has brought good profit to a grower in the district, who is now leading a happy life with his family.

  • Mastermind to be held soon

    The mastermind behind lawmaker Manzurul Islam Liton murder in Gaibandha's Sundarganj upazila will be arrested soon, said Khandakar Golam Faruk, deputy inspector general (DIG) of Rangpur range.