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  • 18 DU BCL men suspended, 1 expelled

    Bangladesh Chhatra League suspends 18 activists of its Dhaka University unit over factional clashes at Salimullah Muslim Hall and Sir AF Rahman Hall. Another BCL man is expelled from the organisation for the same charge.

  • Obaidul Quader

    ‘Militant threat’ to decrease if BNP joins JS polls: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader opines that the “possible threat of militant attack” in the next general election will come down if BNP participates in the polls.

  • Test popularity through neutral polls, BNP to AL

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir calls upon the ruling Awami League to test its popularity in the next general election without influencing police and administration.

  • BNP denied permission of May Day rally

    BNP is denied permission to hold its workers’ rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on the occasion of the Labour Day on May 1.

  • Fakhrul slams ‘irresponsibility’ of govt officials in haors

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir comes down heavily on government officials in haor areas as they are staying abroad, leaving the flashflood affected people there.

  • Kulbhushan Jadhav

    Indian 'spy's' mother asks Pakistan to release son

    The mother of former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death for espionage in Pakistan has appealed for his release.

  • Moheshkhali

    PM opens Digital Island Moheshkhali

    Moheshkhali, one of the remotest islands of the country, starts its journey as a "Digital Island" as a project in this regard is launched. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the scheme titled "Digital Island Moheshkhali" that connected Moheshkhali upazila of Cox's Bazar with high-speed internet network.

  • BNP isn’t anti-Indian: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir claims that his party is not “anti-Indian” one, but it is always vocal for safeguarding national interests.

  • Tarana Halim

    Govt working to cut internet price: Tarana

    Bangladesh government is working to reduce internet price at the consumer-level, State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim says.

  • Khaleda Zia

    Graft: Khaleda again appeals for case transfer

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia files a petition with the High Court for transferring the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case against her from the Senior Special Judge’s Court-3.

  • People must not face torture, oppression, PM to Rab

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asks the members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) to make sure that common people do not fall victims to unnecessary torture and oppression during their duties.

  • Khaleda meets UK envoys

    British High Commissioner in Dhaka Alison Blake calls on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at the latter’s Gulshan office.

  • ‘Politicians must bring back faith of people’

    Leaders of two major political parties Awami League and BNP univocally admit that people’s faith on politicians is fading for the way they are behaving.

  • AMA Muhith

    No nomination if AL MPs make public suffer: Muhith

    The ruling party lawmakers responsible for public sufferings will not get nomination for the next general election, Finance Minister AMA Muhith says at a meeting in New York.

  • Khaleda Zia

    Govt to move against stay on Khaleda arson cases tomorrow: AG

    The government files four separate petitions with the Supreme Court seeking stay on the High Court orders that halted the trial proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in four separate vandalism and arson cases.

  • Bogra dist council chairman polls stayed

    The High Court stays the process for holding election to the post of chairman of Bogra district council till June 8. The election was scheduled to be held today.

  • Govt says no uranium in haor waters without tests: Rizvi

    BNP Senior Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed alleges that without conducting any test the government is saying that there is no presence of uranium in haor waters.

  • border wall deal

    Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare

    President Donald Trump puts pressure on Democrats as US lawmakers work to avoid a government shutdown, saying Obamacare would die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall.

  • President Xi Jinping

    Xi urges restraint on NKorea in phone call with Trump

    Chinese state media says President Xi Jinping has called for restraint when dealing with North Korea during a telephone call with President Donald Trump.

  • French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron

    Macron, Le Pen set for French election run-off

    Pro-European Emmanuel Macron is set to face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's presidential run-off, results show, making him clear favourite to emerge as the country's youngest leader in its history.

  • 1,200 tonnes of fish died in haors: Govt

    About 1,276 tonnes of fish die in haor areas of four districts following last month’s flash flood caused by incessant rain, a government report says.

  • Teesta issue to be resolved soon, Jaitley tells Muhith

    Reiterating Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment over Teesta water sharing with Bangladesh, the neighbouring country’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says the issue will be resolved very soon.

  • Romel Chakma

    Romel’s death: UPDF blocks roads in Rangamati

    United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) enforces a roadblock in protest against the death of an indigenous youth, Romel Chakma. Rights bodies Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) and Manusher Jonno Foundation express deep concerned over the death.

  • BNP now like a reckless driver: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader terms BNP as an unpredictable political party and called upon his party men not to be anxious over its political move.

  • Polls without BNP won’t be easier: Fakhrul

    The government will not be able to hold the next general election easily keeping BNP aside from the process, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, the party’s secretary general, says.

  • BNP doing politics with haor people: Hanif

    Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahabubul Alam Hanif alleges that BNP is doing politics with affected people in the haor areas.

  • Deals with India are of slavery: Dudu

    BNP vice-chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu reiterates his party’s call to the government to disclose the deals signed with India upholding spirit of the constitution.

  • No polls will be allowed without BNP: Fakhrul

    BNP says it will not allow holding of any election in the country without the participation of the party.

  • CU BCL protest

    Today’s exam at CU suspended amid BCL protest

    Chittagong University authorities suspend today’s final year examination of journalism department following a protest waged by BCL men protesting suspension of one their fellow activists. Next examinations will be held according to the routine and a new schedule for today’s examination will be announced later, says Md Jakaria, the chairman of fourth year examination committee of CU.

  • BNP forms committees for Dhaka’s south, north

    BNP forms its committees for Dhaka city’s south and north units with Habib-un-Nabi Khan Sohel and Abdul Quayum as presidents respectively.