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  • Raid on 3 more militant dens

    Another day, another militant hideout. Three to be precise. Hours after the nearly five-day siege at a militant den in Sylhet ended on Tuesday evening, police said they tracked down three more terror hideouts -- two in Sylhet's neighbouring district Moulvibazar and one in Comilla.

  • Injured in Sylhet: Rab official flown back from S'pore

    The director of Rapid Action Battalion's intelligence wing who was hit by splinters in an explosion near a militant den in Sylhet on March 25 was flown back to Dhaka on life support from a Singapore hospital last night.

  • Shahnaz wins Business for Peace award

    Durreen Shahnaz, a Bangladeshi and founder of Singapore-based impact enterprise Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) and IIX Foundation, has been selected as a 2017 Business for Peace Award honoree for her commitment to promoting an evolved form of capitalism that values both financial returns and positive social and environmental impact.

  • Solar hope for Manpura

    The government plans to turn Manpura into a green island by installing solar power systems as part of its scheme to light up remote and off-grid areas through renewable energy and ensure electricity to every house by 2021.

  • Maldives model found dead in Rajshahi hostel

    A Maldivian medical student, who was featured as a model on the cover of Vouge Magazine last year, was found dead in her room at a dormitory of a private medical college in Rajshahi city yesterday.

  • AL, BNP battle for Comilla pride

    Comilla City Corporation goes to polls today amid tight security as the archrivals Awami League and BNP are set to contest the elections.

  • Cyber Threat Detection, Response: Govt to install tools for constant watch

    The government is going to install internet monitoring equipment by May next year to help combat militancy amid growing concerns about extremists using the internet to spread their propaganda and communicate amongst themselves.

  • Made in Bangladesh

    Six Mars rover projects of as many Bangladeshi universities have been selected for the final round of the prestigious global competition University Rover Challenge in the US.

  • Rain spoils second ODI

    Bangladesh's second ODI against Sri Lanka at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium was abandoned due to incessant rain yesterday

  • They were expert bomb makers

    The militants at Atia Mahal were expert bomb makers and the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) found in the Sylhet den were all homemade, investigators have said.

  • 'No major damage' in BB fire

    An inquiry team formed after the recent fire in the Bangladesh Bank headquarters submitted its report to Governor Fazle Kabir yesterday, saying there was no major damage in the incident.

  • Teesta Water Sharing: Pranab may move to end stalemate

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is expected to take an initiative to break the ice for resolving the long pending water sharing issue during the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to New Delhi on April 7-10.

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    Four killed in trawler capsize

    Four women were killed and at least 15 people went missing as a trawler capsized at Morelganj upazila in Bagerhat yesterday.

  • 2 more militants dead in hideout

    Two more militants were killed in the army-led operation at Atia Mahal in Sylhet city with the four-day siege to the terrorist hideout drawing to an end yesterday.

  • Dhaka hosts IPU meet on Apr 1-5

    The upcoming Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference in Dhaka offers Bangladesh immense scope for tapping the benefits of parliamentary diplomacy to boost international trade and attract more foreign investment, said IPU President Saber Hossain Chowdhury yesterday.

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    Death Penalty: Mufti Hannan, aide seek clemency

    Death row convicts Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islam Bangladesh (Huji) chief Mufti Abdul Hannan and his associate Delwar Hossain Ripon yesterday sought presidential clemency.

  • Questions raised about defence deal with India

    Foreign affairs and defence experts and academics at a discussion yesterday raised questions about defence collaboration with India and said a defence pact with the neighbouring country was not necessary as Bangladesh would not be benefited.

  • Tigers' chance to establish dominance

    In terms of games to be played, Bangladesh's tour of Sri Lanka is exactly halfway through before today's second ODI at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium gets underway at 3:00pm (Bangladesh time).


    “I'll request everyone to keep watch on their own children, students and even those in workplaces and try to find out whether anyone has involvement in militancy."

  • Army-led Operation in Sylhet: Two militants killed, raid on

    Two militants were killed during the army-led operation inside the terror den at Atia Mahal in Sylhet yesterday, as the raid to take on the terrorists holed up there entered its third day, making it one of the longest anti-terror operations. However, the operation codenamed “Operation Twilight” was far from over as more militants were believed to be still inside the five-storey apartment.

  • Shun path of suicide attacks

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged those wasting their lives in suicide attacks to return to the right path and assured them of doing whatever necessary to ensure their livelihoods.

  • Police probing dead, injured

    Investigators are looking into the conducts of the people who died and were injured in Saturday's twin blasts in Sylhet.

  • Joy turns into sorrow

    Police inspector Monirul Islam left for his workplace in Sylhet on Saturday morning after attending a family function at his village home in Noakhali.

  • Independence Day celebrated

    The nation celebrated the 47th Independence and National Day yesterday with a fresh vow to root out militancy from the country and build a happy, prosperous "Sonar Bangla" free from poverty, reports UNB.

  • 13 day labourers killed in road crash

    Like any other day, 22 day labourers, of Baro Baldia of Chuadanga, were traveling to their workplace yesterday on a locally-made engine-run human haulier when it collided head-on with a speeding truck.


    “If the banks operated as per the existing rules and regulations, scope for money laundering and militant financing will narrow down.”

  • Blasts kill 5 amid raid

    Two powerful bombs went off at separate places near a militant den in Sylhet, killing five people, including two policemen, and injuring 40 others, even as joint forces were raiding the hideout for a second straight day yesterday. Police suspect the bombs were hurled by the cohorts of the militants holed up inside the den at Atia Mahal, a five-storey building in the city's Shibbari.

  • Independence day today: Of valour and bravery

    How often you get to know the heroics of female freedom fighters? Not much often.

  • Tigers roar with team effort

    For long-time watchers of Bangladesh cricket, yesterday's first ODI against Sri Lanka must have seemed strangely familiar. Within the first 10 overs of the innings the outcome was more or less certain.


    “They [Pakistani army] did not commit genocide on this day only, they did it every day throughout the nine-months.”