• Roanu leaves thousands homeless

    Thousands of people have been rendered homeless in several coastal upazilas of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Bhola as Cyclone Roanu has left a trail of devastation in its wake.

  • Large parts of embankment damaged in Banshkhali

    People in the coastal areas of Banshkhali upazila in Chittagong fear of more floods ahead as cyclone Roanu had badly damaged large portions of an embankment.

  • IS blasts in Syria kill 148

    More than 148 people were killed yesterday in bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria, the deadliest attacks yet in the regime's coastal heartland.

  • Pressure piles up on Salim Osman

    Controversial Jatiya Party lawmaker AKM Salim Osman, now under pressure from the Awami League as well as his own party, last night cancelled his press conference scheduled for today.

  • Shab-e-Barat observed

    The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune, was observed in the country on Sunday night with due solemnity and religious fervour.

  • Nurjahan Begum no more

    A lifetime of work dedicated to the emancipation of Bangalee Muslim women, came to an end yesterday as the editor and publisher of the Begum magazine, nonagenarian Nurjahan Begum, breathed her last.

  • Govt to keep watch on pro-Jamaat Peace schools

    The government has asked the law enforcement agencies to keep a close eye on the network of Peace school and colleges across the country to see if they propagate in favour of militancy.

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    "No, because I think that it's important to recognise that in the midst of war, leaders make all kinds of decisions.”

  • Roanu takes 23 lives

    Twenty-three people are killed and 13 more are missing after Cyclone Roanu made landfall yesterday afternoon on Chittagong-Noakhali coast. Accidents caused by the storm were the reason for the fatalities in Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Bhola, Noakhali, Patuakhali and Laxmipur.

  • Gastric? Get his gastrometer

    Gastric maladies like dyspepsia, heat-burn, acidity and abdominal pain can be difficult to accurately diagnose and effectively treat. In

  • IS ‘claims’ credit for Kushtia killing

    A day into the killing of homeopath Sanaur Rahman in Kushtia, global terror outfit Islamic State yesterday claimed responsibility for the

  • Huge rush to get registered

    Hundreds of Bangladeshi migrants, most of them undocumented, in Malaysia are thronging Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur every day for obtaining their passports, birth certificates and other necessary documents to become legal in the Southeast Asian country.

  • Shab-e-Barat tonight

    The holy Shab-e-Barat, known as the night of fortune, will be observed tonight across the country with due religious fervour.

  • Islamic State threatens 'attacks in India'

    In a rare appeal to India's Muslim minority, Islamic State says "it is planning to avenge the deaths of Muslims killed in riots in

  • Could've been worse if not for swift actions

    Thanks to better planning and preparedness, the government managed to keep casualties low after Cyclone Roanu hit the country yesterday afternoon.

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    "Teachers never become retired persons; their job of imparting knowledge never ends. This power of imparting knowledge rather

  • Machete attack kills 1 in Kushtia

    Machete-wielding assailants have struck again, this time killing a homeopath and critically injuring a university teacher in Kushtia yesterday. It comes six days after an elderly Buddhist monk was hacked to death inside a temple in the hilly district of Bandarban.

  • Boro farmers at the mercy of middlemen

    When the government had declared at the very beginning of the harvesting season that it would buy a higher volume of paddy directly

  • Cyclone Roanu getting closer

    Cyclone storm Roanu may make landfall in the south-eastern coast of Bangladesh this afternoon or evening, said a special cyclone

  • Now Hefajat enters scene

    Hefajat-e Islam, a radical Islamist group, yesterday gave a 72-hour ultimatum to the government to try Shyamal Kanti Bhakta for

  • Suspect shot near White House

    Secret Service officers yesterday shot a male suspect near a security checkpoint close to the White House after he apparently brandished a

  • No arrest in 2 months

    The investigators of Sohagi Jahan Tonu murder case have yet to identify the killers, let alone arresting anyone two months into the

  • Kushtia Shibir man killed in blast

    An alleged Islami Chhatra Shibir activist was killed when a bomb he was carrying exploded in Kushtia yesterday, police said.

  • Digital noose to be tightened further

    Anyone spreading negative propaganda against the Liberation War or the Father of the Nation, using digital devices, will risk being sentenced to life in prison, according to the draft of a new law. The draft of Digital Security Act-2016 also stipulates two-year imprisonment for "deliberately" defaming someone or hurting anyone's religious sentiment by publishing or broadcasting something through digital devices.

  • Injustice done to him

    An education ministry probe committee found no evidence that Shyamal Kanti Bhakta had hurt anyone's religious sentiment though, on this allegation, the Narayanganj headmaster was publicly humiliated on a local lawmaker's instruction.

  • 7 govt factories run without ETP

    Seven state-run factories don't have any effluent treatment plant (ETP) to treat their waste before disposal, says a report of the environment and forests ministry.

  • No question of offering apology

    Jatiya Party Lawmaker AKM Salim Osman yesterday came up with another story over the humiliation of headmaster Shyamal Kanti Bhakta. He said the teacher was a psycho (taarchera) and had squatted holding his earlobes in public “willingly to save himself".

  • Cyclonic storm in Bay gains strength

    After hovering around the Indian coast for the last two days, the first cyclone of the season in the Bay is now gaining strength and heading towards Bangladesh.

  • 26 years on the run to avoid two years' jail

    What would you do if you were sentenced to two years' imprisonment?

  • Govt blocks 2 messaging services

    Bangladesh telecom regulator has blocked Threema and Wickr, two highly secured messaging services, along with some blog and Facebook links after receiving requests from intelligence agencies that claimed they spread atheism and criticise Islam.

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