• 73 dead in Italy quake

    A powerful pre-dawn earthquake devastated mountain villages in central Italy yesterday, leaving at least 73 people dead, dozens more injured or trapped under the rubble and thousands temporarily homeless.

  • Earthquake hits Myanmar

    An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale hit different parts of the country and India, Myanmar and Thailand yesterday afternoon.

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    Militant Sifat took part in Dipan killing

    Successful execution of a plot to kill writer-blogger Avijit Roy encouraged pro-al-Qaeda militant outfit Ansar Al Islam to hatch another plan to kill publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan last year, police said yesterday.

  • Foreign funds used in café attack: police

    Foreign funds have been used to finance the Gulshan Café carnage, police said yesterday.

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    Trainer of female JMB unit, 4 aides arrested

    Rapid Action Battalion arrested an alleged trainer of the female unit of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and four of his associates in Gazipur early yesterday.

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    Ambulance for the poor

    Two years ago, when Rawshan Ara Begum of Naogaon's remote Saraswatipur village became pregnant for the first time, she sought no antenatal care.

  • It's cruelty, not fun

    A man was critically injured after one of his co-workers allegedly pumped air into his body through the rectum at a furniture shop in the capital yesterday, in an incident that harks back to the murders of Rakib in Khulna and Sagar in Narayanganj.

  • Donors had access to secy of state Clinton

    More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally or through companies or groups - to the Clinton Foundation, reported the Associated Press.

  • Aid package for flood-hit farmers

    The government will provide a stimulus and rehabilitation package worth around Tk 42 crore for around 4.18 lakh flood-affected marginal farmers to boost production and make up for their loss.

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    Where are they now?

    Panna Akter remembers only one date of her life. She can't recall the date of her birth or marriage, and she isn't sure on which dates her two sons aged around five and six were born. “These dates are written in a diary,” she says, and springs from her seat to bring it.

  • Fertiliser Factory Blast, Gas disaster in ctg, toxic ammonia emission, Chittagong

    Gas disaster averted in Ctg

    Emission of toxic ammonia at a Chittagong fertiliser factory was brought under control yesterday, around 11 hours after a gas

  • Biman gets extra hajj flights

    Biman yesterday got permission from the Saudi Arabian authorities to operate 15 extra hajj flights, which should remove the uncertainty of at least 5,400 people performing their hajj.

  • Bihar CM blames Farakka

    Nitish Kumar, chief minister of eastern Indian state of Bihar, yesterday appeared to blame the Farakka barrage on the river

  • Draft law to be placed in cabinet soon

    The draft of the National Broadcast Act-2016 would be placed before the cabinet for approval soon, Information Minister

  • John Kerry

    John Kerry to arrive on August 29

    US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives here on a brief visit on August 29, which many are considering a major development in

  • Narail court issues arrest warrant for Khaleda

    A Narail court yesterday issued a warrant for the arrest of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed for her remarks on the

  • One held for Facebook post demeaning Bangabandhu

    Police have arrested a man in Narail for allegedly making derogatory remarks on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Facebook.

  • Gulshan Attackers, militants

    IDs of five militants, chef confirmed thru' DNA tests

    Identities of the five Gulshan attackers and a Holey Artisan chef have been confirmed through DNA tests.

  • Drug dealer killed in shootout

    An alleged drug smuggler was killed and five policemen injured in a "gunfight" between a gang of smugglers and police in

  • Cibercrime, Digital Security Act, New Law

    Draft Digital Security Act gets green light

    The cabinet yesterday approved a draft law proposing punishment up to life imprisonment for spreading negative propaganda through digital devices against the Liberation War and the Father of the Nation.

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    Rio bids a colourful goodbye

    The 31st Olympic Games had started with a great exhibition of music, dance and colours of life. It ended with another one.

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    SC stays bail of 'top militant'

    The Supreme Court yesterday stayed for three months a top militant suspect's bail that he obtained from the High Court over a month ago in two separate criminal cases.

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    Hasnat sent to jail as 16-day remand ends

    The lone arrestee in the Gulshan café attack case, Hasnat Karim, was sent to jail as his remand period ended yesterday.

  • 250 fall sick after gas pipe leakage in Ctg factory

    About 250 people fell sick in Anwara of Chittagong last night after inhaling ammonia gas that leaked from a pipe at the nearby

  • Bashundhara City Shopping Complex

    Fire at mega mall again

    Firefighters were struggling last night to control the fire at the capital's Bashundhara City Shopping Complex, even some 11 hours after it broke out.

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    Traders in for hard times

    It was about 3:00pm when the young man was talking to someone over the phone and sharing his fear and uncertainty, as he looked tense in front of the Bashundhara City Shopping Complex.

  • BNP-Jamaat govt behind Aug 21 attack

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has once again accused the then BNP-Jamaat government of perpetrating the grisly grenade attack on an Awami League rally on August 21, 2004.

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    Pain they still bear

    Mahbuba Parvin is living with around 1,800 splinters in her body, two in her brain.

  • Huji men used as mercenaries

    It was a mercenary job for them. After completion of the job, they would be provided safety and allowed to continue their activities unhindered. On such assurance they had agreed to carry out the horrific mission: assassinating Sheikh Hasina and other top leaders of her party.

  • Thick smoke shrouds nearby areas

    Air in the neighbouring areas of Bashundhara City Shopping Complex, especially on its western and northern sides, became thick with black smoke from the fire that broke out on the complex's fifth floor yesterday morning.