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  • Experts not optimistic

    Foreign relation experts say they are not optimistic about the deal signed between Bangladesh and Myanmar on return of the Rohingyas,

  • Forced Disappearance: It takes place in other countries as well: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in parliament yesterday said cases of forced disappearances were being recorded in developed countries too, not just Bangladesh.

  • Basic Bank Scam: ACC to quiz Bacchu, 10 ex-directors

    The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday summoned former BASIC Bank chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu and 10 former directors of the bank to its office for interrogation in scam cases involving about Tk 4,500 crore.

  • Bangladesh Bank

    2 more pvt banks in the offing

    Bangladesh Bank is completing the primary process for issuing licences to two more private banks, which analysts claimed would be detrimental to the banking industry and the economy as a whole.

  • Written test along with MCQ

    The University Grants Commission has proposed introducing written examinations along with the existing multiple choice question in the admission tests for public universities.

  • Power tariff to rise from December

    Much to the chagrin of consumers, rights groups and businesses, the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) yesterday raised the power tariff by 5.3 percent or Tk 0.35 per kilowatt-hour unit on an average.

  • Start Rohingya repatriation immediately

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday renewed her call to Myanmar to immediately start the repatriation of the Rohingyas.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    Popularity, not name, will count

    Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday categorically told her party lawmakers that nominations for the next national polls would be given based on popularity of the prospective candidates.

  • CMCH

    Patients suffer as CMCH gate shut for 6 hrs

    The interns of Chittagong Medical College Hospital and the students of Chittagong Medical College kept the hospital's main gate closed for over six hours from 6:00am yesterday, causing suffering to patients.

  • Rice

    Govt to buy rice from pvt importers

    Desperate to boost the stock, the government is going to import rice through local traders after an initiative to bring in the staple from Cambodia through state-to-state arrangement has failed recently.

  • Rohingya refugee woman

    Violence still forcing them to flee home

    Armed conflicts in Myanmar's Rakhine state have deescalated, but communal violence continues to force the Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh, an official of Red Cross said.

  • Rohingya

    Deal on Rohingya return likely today

    Although some contentious issues remain unresolved, Bangladesh and Myanmar are likely to sign an agreement today on the return of Rohingyas to Rakhine.

  • Rex Tillerson

    US condemns ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

    The United States yesterday toughened its stance on Myanmar, accusing the country's security forces of perpetrating "horrendous atrocities" against the Rohingya that amount to "ethnic cleansing" of the Muslim minority.

  • BCL now moves to have school units

    Apparently not content with being confined to public universities and colleges, Bangladesh Chhatra League now moves to form committees at schools.

  • Recover 13 canals from grabbers

    The river saving taskforce of the government has asked Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) to free its 13 canals from illegal occupants.

  • No permit? No problem!

    Over 10,000 CNG-run autorickshaws ply the Dhaka city streets illegally by bribing a syndicate of traffic policemen and middlemen. Autorickshaws require a route permit for operating in the metropolitan area. Around 23,000 autorickshaws run in the capital and almost half of them do not have this permission.

  • War veterans to get allowance

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday announced that the 1971 war veterans of different forces would get allowance from January next year.

  • smart national identity (NID) cards

    Smart NID for all voters by Dec 2018

    As part of its plan to complete providing smart NID cards to all voters by December next year, the Election Commission will go for a massive scale-distribution in 32 districts in the first week of next month.

  • Attack on khaleda motorcade

    Attack on Khaleda's Motorcade: AL leader accuses MP Nizam Hazari

    With the ruling Awami League and its archrival BNP trading blame over the attack on Khaleda Zia's motorcade in Feni, a district AL leader yesterday accused local lawmaker Nizam Uddin Hazari of playing a key role in the October 28 incident.

  • Mugabe quits

    Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president yesterday, a week after the army and his former political allies moved to end four decades of rule by a man once feted as an independence hero who became feared as a despot.

  • Why spend time on trivial matters?

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday raised questions over the courts' spending time on “trivial matters” instead of disposing of thousands of pending cases.

  • Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Return to start in two months

    Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to begin repatriation of “hundreds of thousands” of Rohingyas in two months amid the international community's repeated calls for the return of the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals to their homeland.

  • Mistakes reign

    "Why did the intellectuals kill?"

  • Pope praises Bangladesh for harmony

    Pope Francis appreciates Bangladesh's inter-religious harmony and cultural diversity, which he will celebrate during his visit here next week, Catholic Church officials said yesterday.

  • Talks on track for Rohingya deal

    Dhaka and Naypyitaw are in negotiation for reaching a bilateral agreement in a couple of days on repatriation of over six lakh Myanmar nationals who have taken shelter in Bangladesh to escape persecution in Rakhine State.

  • 'Missing' Book Importer: Cops now claim he's held for terror links

    The book importer, who was picked up by plainclothes men on November 8, is now claimed to have been arrested on Sunday night in a terror case.

  • Bangladesh Supreme Court

    Don't hold bodies for unpaid bills

    The High Court yesterday ordered hospitals and clinics not to hold any deceased's body if his or her family fails to pay the medical bill.

  • Photo: REUTERS

    Halt hostilities, ensure early return of refugees

    Attending a conference in Myanmar, foreign ministers from Asia and Europe have called for immediate cessation of hostilities, halting of outflow and early return of externally displaced Rohingyas.

  • Sedition Case: Charges framed against Tarique

    A Dhaka court yesterday framed sedition charges against BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and three others in a case filed over broadcasting a “provocative speech” of Tarique.

  • Saudi Arabia Riyadh Map

    KSA cracks down on illegals

    Thousands of expatriates, including Bangladeshis, have been detained in Saudi Arabia since Wednesday as the authorities have begun a campaign against the violators of residence, work and border security regulations.