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  • Khaleda files appeal with High Court

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia filed an appeal with the High Court yesterday challenging the special court's verdict that sentenced her to five years' imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.

  • Central Shaheed Minar

    Tribute to language martyrs

    Just before midnight, as words to “Amar Bhaiyer Rokte Rangano”, began to waft through the air, the nation paid homage to the Language Movement martyrs.

  • Central Shaheed Minar

    For Bangla, women too were at the forefront

    It was a testing time, the 1950s.

  • Light hasn't gone out

    Writing, reading, singing and just plain speaking: February is the month to celebrate our mother tongue in all its vibrant forms. It's when we remember the sacrifice of the heroes of the 1952 Language

  • Zia Orphanage Trust Case: Defence forged document

    The defence had forged a document and submitted it to the court to save Khaleda Zia and other accused in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, reads the full verdict.

  • BNP leader GK Gouse

    35 hurt as BNP men, cops clash

    At least 35 people, including two journalists and four policemen, were injured in clashes between police and BNP men in Habiganj and Faridpur yesterday during demonstrations over jailing party Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a graft case.

  • Bangladesh Ad Market: Two global giants gobble up most

    Companies in Bangladesh are spending nearly Tk 1,000 crore every year on digital marketing on Facebook and Google to reach their target audience.

  • Polls in time, with or without BNP

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday categorically said the next general election would be held in time as per the constitution, no matter whether the BNP takes part in it or not.

  • Constable Recruitment: Don't entertain political request

    The Police Headquarters has instructed the SPs not to entertain the recommendations of political leaders in favour of unfit candidates as previously postponed recruitment of 10,000 constables starts on February 22.

  • SSC Exam 2018 Biology Question Paper

    Question leaks nothing new

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the leaking of the SSC question papers was nothing new.

  • Khaleda confessed abuse of power, says court

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in her defence statement confessed that she had abused her power, said the court in the verdict of Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    Finish trial of 139 prisoners by August

    Amin of Segunbagicha in Dhaka was arrested on October 25, 2008, in connection with murder. He was 45 then. He has been in jail since then, which is almost 10 years. The case against him is pending with the Jono Nirapotta Bignokari Aporadh Daman Tribunal, Dhaka, without any significant progress.

  • 4G Internet Service of Mobile operators in Bangladesh

    GP, Robi, Banglalink start 4G service

    Grameenphone, Robi, and Banglalink have started 4G service in selected areas immediately after receiving the licence for the fourth-generation mobile internet yesterday evening.

  • Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport

    SI breaches security at Dhaka airport

    A police sub-inspector in uniform boarded a Bangkok-bound flight without any travel documents at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early yesterday, said airport officials.

  • A Japanese flag

    Japan eyes big projects

    Under a new government-to-government initiative, more than a dozen Japanese companies have shown interest in investing in eight infrastructure projects, including a second Padma bridge and another metro rail project.

  • Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Series

    Lanka sweep abject Tigers

    Is there anyone interested to know the details of the mismatch at the Sylhet International Stadium yesterday that Sri Lanka won by a massive 75 runs against a hopelessly out-of-sorts Bangladesh? Not really.

  • Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

    Bribery in police force must stop

    Senior police officials must stop taking bribes over posting of officers-in-charge and sub-inspectors to stop corruption in the force, a deputy commissioner of DMP told a quarterly police conference yesterday.

  • UK for three joint assessments a year

    The UK government has fully withdrawn the two-year-long ban on direct cargo flights from Dhaka to London, as the British government is satisfied with the improvement of safety and security measures at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA).

  • BNP activist

    BNP moves to unite grassroots

    The BNP central leaders will start grassroots tour tomorrow and hold a series of meetings in efforts to keep intact the organisational unity as they fear the government is out to split the party ahead of the next parliamentary election.

  • Iran plane crash kills 66

    All 66 people on board an Iranian passenger plane were feared dead after it crashed into the country's Zagros mountains yesterday, with emergency services struggling to locate the wreckage in blizzard conditions.

  • Bangladesh Government Banks

    State Banks: Plundering made easy

    Seven months after the government announced a Tk 2,000 crore “recapitalisation” of state-owned banks, the financial institutions have started asking for fresh money from the government. This time their demand is much higher -- a little over Tk 20,000 crore -- than what they were given in the budget for this year.

  • BNP continues quiet protest

    The BNP has started collecting signatures from people as part of its ongoing protest programme demanding the release of party Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

  • UN hopes for free, fair polls

    United Nations secretary general's office has expressed its hope that “a climate could be created where free and fair elections could

  • SSC Exam 2018 Question Paper Leak

    Question Leak: Unstoppable?

    Like people have breakfast before going to work, a number of examinees are now getting question papers before they enter exam halls.

  • Mahmudullah Riyad and Mushfiqur Rahim

    Tigers playing for pride

    When Sylhet hosts the second and final T20I today, the home side will look to salvage their pride from what will be their first game on

  • 27th anniversary

    Award for the heroes on the wheels

    Invention of wheel accelerated the pace of human civilisation. Jahiron Bewa, 90, and SM Alamgir Hossain Shrabon, 33, have reminded it again, emphatically, by using the wheels to serve humanity.


    “I treat people for common diseases…if I find complicated cases, I take them to the hospital, 40 miles away from my home.”


    “I treat people for common diseases…if I find complicated cases, I take them to the hospital, 40 miles away from my home.”

  • Rohingya Repatriation: First list handed to Myanmar

    With the process of Rohingya repatriation caught in a limbo, Bangladesh yesterday handed Myanmar a list of 8,032 refugees from 1,673 families who are likely to be the first batch to return to their homeland.

  • Moosa Bin Shamsher

    20 Bangladeshis open offshore firms in Malta

    At least 20 Bangladeshis have opened offshore companies in European country Malta, which is dubbed “a tax haven”.