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  • 26 get death for 7 murders

    They were legally bound to protect the civilians of the country. But instead of performing the duties, a section of Rapid Action Battalion members took lives of seven people in Narayanganj in exchange for money to serve the interest of a petty ruling party leader.

  • Verdict ends their wait

    Barred by police from entering the Narayanganj court premises, Morsheda Akhter stood outside the entrance, and kept waiting for the judge to deliver the verdict in the seven-murder case.

  • A few ruin the good done by many

    Bangladesh turned what could have been a historic Test in New Zealand into a historic nightmare when they crashed to a seven-wicket defeat at the Basin Reserve in Wellington yesterday.





  • Ctg University of Science and Technology: 1,200 students face uncertainty

    Around 1,200 MBBS students of the University of Science and Technology Chittagong face uncertainty, as Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council has refused to register them for the university's violation of admission rules.

  • Biswa Ijtema Ends: Lakhs join concluding prayer

    Tens of thousands of Muslims raised their hands seeking forgiveness and blessings for mankind as the first phase of Biswa Ijtema on the Turag banks yesterday concluded with the final supplication -- Akheri Munajat.

  • A long, winding road to justice

    The last two and a half years must have seemed like an eternity to Selina Islam as she has battled against all odds to get justice for her husband Narayanganj City Corporation panel mayor Nazrul Islam.

  • PM flies to Switzerland for WEF meet

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left for Switzerland last night to attend the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, which is expected to encourage multinational companies and foreign investors to invest in Bangladesh.

  • ‘Neo JMB' Leader Jahangir: ‘He led many killing missions in North'

    “Neo JMB” leader Jahangir Alam, who was one of the masterminds behind the Gulshan café attack, was also the chief of the killing squad with expertise in using sharp weapons and hacking people to death.

  • Tigers self-destruct after Imrul injury

    Opener Imrul Kayes was stretchered off the ground with pain after scoring 24 in an opening stand of 46 with Tamim Iqbal and his departure sparked a Bangladesh second-innings collapse in the final session on the fourth day of the opening Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve today.

  • Dumping sand on farmland

    It was a foggy winter morning in Kandargaon village of Sonargaon. Elderly farmer Hashem Ali, wrapped in a shawl and a woollen cap on, was frantically wandering around his bed of paddy seedlings in the middle of the vast farmland on the Meghna in Narayanganj.

  • Forced to help son's 'killers'

    Alleged ruling party men, who shot a 10-year-old dead while trying to occupy a polling station in Keraniganj last year, forced the father to sign an agreement that says he would help the suspects get acquitted.

  • Beggar? Not anymore

    Jahirul Islam of Birganj upazila has given up begging after he found the goose that lays golden eggs.

  • Resolute Kiwis still 303 runs adrift

    After Bangladesh declared at 595 for the loss of 8 wickets one hour into the third morning of the opening Test against New Zealand at

  • PM leaves for Davos tonight

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for Switzerland tonight for a weeklong official visit to attend the 47th Annual Meeting of

  • Gulshan Cafe Attack: From cook to a planner

    A decade ago, he was an old JMB leader's cook. But his dedication to militancy earned him a top place in the “Neo JMB”.

  • Biswa Ijtema: Akheri Munajat of first phase today

    The first phase of three-day Biswa Ijtema, the second largest Muslim congregation after the Hajj, is going to end today with the Akheri Munajat (concluding prayer) seeking spiritual well-being and welfare of the Muslim Ummah.

  • Coal danger for Sundarbans

    Yet another coal-laden vessel sank near the Sundarbans yesterday morning, a reminder of the danger of transporting coal for the Rampal power plant.

  • Textbook Blunders: Editors' panel kept in the dark about changes

    The four-member panel, which compiled and edited two Bangla textbooks for class-I and III, was not notified about some changes in

  • Big pledges remain largely ignored

    The Awami League promised democracy and good governance. However, the present state of democracy and governance tells a story of how the promises remained largely ignored.

  • Shakib, Mushy roar like never before

    We have so many streets in Dhaka or elsewhere in the country with names that invoke little interest about the story behind it. What about naming a street 359 SM Road?

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    WEF Meeting: PM leaves for Davos tomorrow

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave Dhaka tomorrow for a week-long visit to Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

  • 'JMB man' held, explosives seized in Natore

    Police arrested a suspected JMB operative and recovered arms and bomb-making materials from his Pabnapara home in Natore last night.

  • Struggling Dalits trained to be self-reliant

    To thrive in this modern world computer training is helpful to anybody. But when offered to members of the Dalit, Harijan and Bede

  • Biswa Ijtema begins on Turag banks

    Lakhs of devotees from home and abroad yesterday joined the first day of the first phase of Biswa Ijtema under the open sky amid chilling winter breeze on the bank of the Turag in Tongi.

  • Big powers wooed, balance maintained

    Since sweeping into office through the general election of 2014, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the last three years has succeeded in winning over her government's international detractors and raising Bangladesh's profile as a country committed to fighting terrorism.

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    Private Universities: 16 more in the offing

    The country is likely to have 16 more private universities, as the process of their approval is underway. The opposition leader in parliament, chief whip of the ruling party, two ruling party lawmakers and a former whip are among the patrons of the proposed universities, show documents of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

  • Biswa Ijtema first phase begins

    Devotees from different districts have gathered at the Biswa Ijtema ground on the Turag bank at Tongi of Gazipur as the first phase of the three-day congregation begins today.

  • 'All parties will trust new EC, join next polls'

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday hoped that all the political parties would have trust in the new Election Commission to be constituted by the president and join the next general election.