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  • Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha

    Chief justice warns law ministry

    Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha yesterday said it would be a serious mistake on the part of law ministry officials if they try to dominate the Supreme Court through misinterpretation of law.

  • Handcuffed to Hospital Bed: HC orders police to explain why they did it

    The High Court yesterday summoned Officer-in-Charge of Ashulia police Mohsinul Quader to appear before it tomorrow to explain why a Jahangirnagar University student had been handcuffed during his treatment.

  • BNP terms 15pc VAT unjustified

    The proposed 15 percent uniform VAT is the ruling party's tool for “political exploitation” before the next parliamentary election scheduled to be held late next year, according to BNP leaders.

  • Budget for Next Fiscal Year: Bigger subsidy on food likely

    The government is getting ready to further increase its fiscal outlay on food dole in the 2017-18 fiscal year.

  • Cyclone poised to strike

    A severe cyclonic storm, Mora, was formed over the north and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal on Sunday, which was expected to hit Bangladesh coast this morning, the Dhaka Met office said.

  • OMG!

    "Until the police and the armed forces say the Philippines is safe, this martial law will continue. I will not listen to others. The Supreme Court, congress, they are not here.”

  • Handcuffed to hospital bed

    Jahangirnagar University student Nazmul Hossain became sick on Saturday while protesting the deaths of two JU students in a road crash the day before.

  • IAEA Meet: PM flies to Vienna today

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for Vienna this morning to attend a conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) tomorrow.

  • Job Opportunity: Higher degree, lesser scope

    The more degrees you obtain, the more you run the risk of remaining unemployed. It may sound odd, but it's true if we go by a latest government survey. Conducted by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics between December 2013 and June 2015, the survey shows that unemployment rate was the highest among people having tertiary education.

  • Ramadan essentials get pricier

    Like always, the prices of some essential commodities shot up on the first day of Ramadan yesterday. The authorities took steps to control the price hike, but traders could not care less. They do not even follow the price list of the commodities issued by the city corporations for Ramadan.

  • Cops' mission impossible

    It was a peaceful protest procession. The participants were hardly a hundred odd youths who thought the unceremonious removal of Lady Justice's statue from the Supreme Court premises at the ungodly hours didn't go well with the country's secular fabric. Some onlookers, who witnessed the march the next morning advancing towards the capital's Doel Chattar, saw no brick chips or sticks, let alone any arms, in the hands of the protesters.

  • 26 lakh jobless

    Mazhar Hossain stopped counting the number of copies of his curriculum vitae submitted seeking jobs since he completed his

  • VAT stays at 15pc

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith backtracked from his earlier position to cut the VAT rate saying that the rate would be 15 percent but the number of items and firms exempted from the indirect tax will be increased under the new law.

  • Growing cancer for economy

    Burdened with rising bad loans and lack of governance, the banking sector of Bangladesh has become a growing malignancy for the economy, according to the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).

  • Fahim heroics stun Tigers

    Fahim Ashraf, a player who is yet to make his debut in international cricket, channelled his inner Shahid Afridi to lead Pakistan to a two-wicket win against Bangladesh in a warm-up match yesterday.

  • Hard to get justice

    Less than 2 percent of all rape cases filed in the last five years ended in conviction. This is mainly because many perpetrators force the victims to settle the matter outside courts and the legal process is so humiliating that the victims back out. Data for Dhaka metropolitan areas paint an even grimmer picture. Just 1.06 percent cases saw convictions in the last 15 years, according court and prosecution sources.

  • Cops silence protest over statue removal

    The removal of the statue has cast a dark shadow on our face. It is so saddening that the party that led the Liberation War has given in to the demands that go against the very spirit of non-communalism, a core value of the war. Bangabandhu declared that there would be no use of religion in politics, but the exact opposite is happening now. The conduct of the government today is shaming us and letting our heads down.

  • Why, how it was removed

    For the statue of Lady Justice, it was a brief stay on the Supreme Court premises. It was there for only five months.

  • Mango hub looks dull

    Markets in the district famous for high quality tasty varieties of mangoes now see abundance of the popular summer fruit, especially

  • Hefajat claims primary victory

    With the Lady Justice's statue removed from the Supreme Court premises, Hefajat-e Islam and some other Islamist outfits yesterday demanded the authorities take down all other statues across the country.

  • Ramadan begins tomorrow

    The holy month of Ramadan will begin in the country tomorrow as the new moon was not sighted anywhere in Bangladesh's sky

  • 28 Christians killed in Egypt bus attack

    Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians travelling to a monastery in southern Egypt yesterday, killing 28 people and wounding

  • Attempt to kill pregnant housewife

    A pregnant woman suffered severe burns as her husband allegedly attempted to kill her by setting fire to her over family feud in Patuakhali's Kalapara upazila on Thursday night.

  • Power supply to improve by tomorrow

    State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid yesterday said the power supply situation in the country would

  • Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha

    Removal of Judges: CJ sees crisis if there's no two-thirds majority in JS

    Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha yesterday said there would be a crisis if two-thirds majority in parliament cannot be secured for

  • Statue of Greek goddess on SC premises being taken down

    The Supreme Court authorities were taking down the statue of the Greek Goddess of Justice Themis on the SC premises in the wee hours today.

  • Day labourer turns successful retailer

    Malmolia village in Khulna's Dumuria upazila is remote. Thirty-five kilometres from the city, it doesn't have sealed roads or grid

  • OMG!

    "It's not load shedding, it's load sharing."

  • Islami Bank crisis deepens as two directors quit

    Two independent directors of Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd (IBBL) resigned from the board yesterday, two days after they were removed

  • SC circular ineffective

    The government has issued a statement regarding a Supreme Court circular that 17 lower court judges cannot travel abroad without the