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    ‘Robber’ killed in Barisal ‘gunfight’

    A suspected robber is killed in a “gunfight” with police at Purba Shakharia in Banaripara upazila of Barisal.

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    WB funds Bangladesh $360m for improving inland waterways

    The World Bank approves US$360 million to help Bangladesh improve the navigability, year-round safe transport for passengers and cargo along Bangladesh’s busiest waterways.

  • Rivals 'kill' UP member in Barisal

    A union parishad member allegedly killed by his rivals in Bakerganj upazila of Barisal.

  • One collapsed bridge affects thousands

    In broad daylight, a sand-laden cargo vessel hit one of the pillars of a bridge while crossing a canal in Kalaskathi of Bakerganj upazila, causing the bridge to collapse on the vessel.

  • ‘Robber’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Barisal cops

    An alleged robber was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Muladi upazila of Barisal.

  • Youth killed as villagers clash with cops

    A youth is shot dead in clash between villagers and cops when the latter went to Rajapur area of Bhola Sadar upazila to arrest a local Chhatra Dal leader.

  • Cyclone Roanu hits power distribution hard

    The power distribution system has been seriously disrupted today, in the cyclone-hit areas of Chittagong, Comilla and other coastal districts.

  • Patients suffer as Barisal medical interns go on strike

    Interns at Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital go on an indefinite strike, causing immense sufferings to the patients.

  • Seven injured over land grabbing bid

    The hired goons of a real estate company allegedly injured some seven people during an attempt to grab the land of an ultra-poor

  • Barisal to be free of child marriages

    Barisal District Administration yesterday announced that it would take measures to bring down child marriages to zero in the district.

  • Two boys tortured

    Two schoolboys were allegedly tortured by a Union Parishad member, his associate, and an uncle of one of the victims reportedly

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    Launch strike lifted on Dhaka-greater Barisal route

    Water transport workers decide to keep passenger vessels on Dhaka-greater Barisal route out of their strike temporarily due to ongoing HSC examinations.

  • River transport workers on indefinite strike

    River transport workers go on an indefinite strike across the country to press home their 15-point demand.

  • Biman offers Baishakh discount

    Biman Bangladesh Airline offers special discounts on Dhaka-Barisal and Dhaka-Saidpur routes on the eve of Pahela Baishakh.

  • UP polls security guard ‘shoots himself’ in Barisal

    A security guard deployed for the union parishad election in Barisal’s Banaripara upazila “accidentally shot himself” this morning, an election officer said.

  • Live update: UP Polls

    The first phase of the Union Parishad (UP) elections begins, marking the start of the country's maiden UP-level polls on partisan lines. Two people are injured in Satkhira and voting remains suspended in 11 polling centres in Satkhira, Barisal and Patuakhali so far.

  • UP elections held peacefully: CEC

    CEC Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed says the first phase of union parishad elections are held in a free, fair and peaceful manner except some isolated incidents of irregularities.

  • 3 killed in Madaripur road crash

    At least three people are killed and as many injured when a bus rammed a three-wheeler on Dhaka-Barisal highway in Madaripur sadar upazila.

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    Arrest warrant issued against Star editor

    Narayanganj court issues arrest warrant against Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam in a defamation case filed by an Awami League activist. With 18 cases filed today, number of total lawsuits against Anam reaches 55. Of them, 12 are complaints seeking to sue him for sedition while the rest are libel suits.

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    Barisal city cop suspended for ‘extortion’

    A Barisal police official has been suspended after a primary investigation found him guilty of extortion and harassing two businessmen.

  • Cop closed for beating Barisal AL leader

    A constable of Barisal is closed for allegedly beating a local leader of ruling party’s front Swechchhashebak League.

  • BCS preliminary test tomorrow, no watches allowed

    The 36th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) preliminary examination will be held tomorrow. Aspirants have been asked not to carry watches, along with any other electronic devices, in the test venues set up through Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Barisal, Khulna, Sylhet and Rangpur.

  • What’s the commotion with Gayle omission?

    For many of us, the news of Gayle’s absence in the qualifier match on December 13 was overwhelming, as if someone had pulled the carpet from underneath our feet, and busted the bubble of naïve cricket fans with a fearsome artillery barrage.

  • Kapali crowns Comilla champions

    Late order heroics from Alok Kapali give Comilla Victorians the title of BPL-2015 champions after they beat Barisal Bulls by three wickets.

  • Barisal go to final at Rangpur’s expense

    Barisal Bulls confirm their spot in the final on December 15 when they defeat Rangpur Riders by five wickets in an exciting encounter during the 2nd qualifier of BPL-2015 tonight.

  • Barisal beat Dhaka by 18 runs

    Barisal Bulls beat Dhaka by 18 runs in the eliminator and advance to the 2 nd qualifier on Sunday against Rangpur Riders in BPL-2015.

  • Gayle force blows away Chittagong

    Unbeaten 92 off 47 balls from Chris Gayle gives Barisal Bulls a resounding win over Chittagong Vikings by eight wickets in the 28th match of BPL-2015 at Mirpur.

  • Barisal cruise to victory

    Barisal Bulls easily defeat Rangpur Riders by six wickets in the rain-affected 19th match of BPL-2015 at ZAC stadium, Chittagong today.

  • Evin ton takes Barisal home

    A blistering hundred from West Indian Evin Lewis helped Barisal Bulls blow away Dhaka Dynamites by nine wickets in the 16th match of BPL-2015.

  • Barisal crush Chittagong by 33 runs

    Barisal Bulls comfortably beat Chittagong Vikings by 33 runs in the 13th match of BPL-2015 at ZAC stadium.