• Mother killed in front of six-year-old son

    Six-year-old Mohammad Yousuf was holding a pair of sandals of his mother at Dhaka Medical College Hospital yesterday, hoping she would put them on soon.

  • Why he shouldn't be given Tk 20 lakh

    Zobed Ali Biswas served 13 years in jail even though he was acquitted in a case. He had to endure imprisonment since 2003 and nothing could bring back the years he lost.

  • Jurists, rights activists hail judgment

    Eminent jurists and human rights activists hailed yesterday's Supreme Court verdict, expressing the hope that it would stop the misuse of power by law enforcers regarding arrest, detention in custody, remand and interrogation.

  • Protectors turn predators thru' loopholes of law

    Rocky would never get back his brother who died in police custody about two years back. But he was happy yesterday as the country's top court came up with a landmark verdict that he hopes would stop custodial deaths and thus none would have to suffer the agony of losing a dear one.

  • Sad death gives hopes for all

    The shocking death of private university student Shamim Reza Rubel in police custody 18 years ago had triggered a storm of protest in the country, prompting some rights bodies to start a legal battle against police's discretionary power to pick up people on suspicion and torture of arrestees in remand.

  • Trishal still bears memories of Nazrul

    As the light breeze blows, the leaves of the old banyan tree on the Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University campus in Mymensingh sway back and forth, as if it is dancing to the tune of music.

  • 3 Sonali, Hall-Mark officials get life

    A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced a former official of Sonali Bank's Ruposhi Bangla hotel branch and two officials of Hall-Mark Group to life in a case filed for misappropriating Tk 2.22 crore.

  • Mangoes, litchis for Japanese leaders

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would offer “mangoes and litchis” to entertain Japanese high-profile dignitaries following Bangladeshi tradition during her four-day visit to Japan beginning tomorrow.

  • Chained killer jumps off train, runs away

    A “handcuffed and chained” convict of a murder case jumped off a Mymensingh-bound train and fled from police custody in Trishal upazila on Monday night.

  • UP polls violence claims 4 more lives

    Four more people were killed in the last two days, raising the death toll to around 80 in violence over union parishad polls.

  • Nazrul study in neglect at DU centre

    The nation will celebrate the 117th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam today, the 11th of Jaishtha, the second month in the Bangla calendar.

  • Deep-sea port beckons

    The government today is going to sign the first memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the Payra Deep-sea Port project with Belgian company Jan De Nul for an estimated $2 billion capital dredging and maintenance dredging.

  • JU student drowns in pond

    A second year student of Jahangirnagar University (JU) drowns in a university pond.

  • Life-term convict flees from police custody

    Wearing hand-cuffs and shackles, a life-term convict flees away from police custody by jumping off a Mymensingh-bound moving train in Trishal area.

  • Pre-primary books to be in 5 ethnic languages: Nahid

    Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid says the government decides to print pre-primary level books in five ethnic languages from the next academic year.

  • Friday’s HSC exams now on June 12

    The government defers the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and diploma-in-business studies examinations scheduled for May 27 for Union Parishad election.

  • Section 54: Modifications as per SC directive, says law minister

    Law Minister Anisul Huq says modifications will be made to Section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), if needed, as per the directives of the Supreme Court.

  • Female model found dead at her flat

    A female model allegedly commits suicide at her rented flat in Rupnagar area of Dhaka.

  • Tonu’s autopsy doctor 'receives death threat'

    The doctor who performed second autopsy of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu receives death threat. Ahead of publication of the report, an anonymous letter has advised him to prepare it in a "prescribed manner".

  • Islamic State

    Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out

    Islamic State (IS) is losing territory, its finances are being drained and the number of foreign fighters recruited has reportedly down to a trickle, dropped by as much as 90 percent from a high of 2,000 a month in the past year.

  • Bumper crop inflict loss for Lalmonirhat farmers

    Bumper boro rice production should make farmers happy. But farmers in Lalmonirhat are unable to smile because they are compelled to sell their paddy at a price much lower than the production cost.

  • Action, if section 54 abused: Minister

    Action will be taken upon abuse of section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says.

  • HC ruling for man jailed 13yrs after acquittal

    High Court issues a ruling seeking explanation as to why a farmer of Satkhira will not be compensated for suffering jail for 13 years after acquittal.

  • Khaleda Ekram

    Buet VC Khaleda Ekram passes away

    Professor Khaleda Ekram, Buet's first ever vice chancellor, has passed away at the age of 66.

  • SC upholds ruling over arrest on suspicion

    The Supreme Court has upheld a High Court verdict with some modifications and guidelines to stop police force from making arbitrary arrests on suspicion and torturing arrestees on remand.

  • Fed Cup from June 10

    The professional football league committee decide to start the Federation Cup from June 10 with the participation of 12 teams of the of top-tier professional league.

  • Hasina won't join Mamata's oath-taking

    Dhaka has not yet made any decision about who will represent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's swearing-in ceremony on May 27.

  • Break this cycle of violence

    Concerned over the recent spate of attacks on various targeted groups, the European Union yesterday raised the question of security in Bangladesh and urged the government to break this cycle of violence by bringing the perpetrators to justice.

  • SC judgment today on govt appeal

    The Supreme Court will deliver a verdict today on a long-pending appeal against the High Court directives on the detention of any person under suspicion and subsequent dealings with the detainees on remand.

  • Bus fare cut turns out to be farce

    The reduced passenger fares announced by the government on May 3 have not been implemented amid slack monitoring by the road transport and bridges ministry.