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  • Hasina congratulates Putin

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election on Sunday, wishing him success in

  • Zillur's death anniversary today

    Today is the fifth death anniversary of former president Zillur Rahman, a veteran politician, Language Movement hero, organiser of the Liberation War and close aide of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • Foyzur's aide placed on 7-day remand

    A Sylhet court granted a seven-day remand for an aide to the attacker of Prof Muhammed Zafar Iqbal yesterday, a day after he had been arrested in Sylhet.

  • Schedule of GCC, KCC March 31

    The Election Commission will announce schedules for the upcoming election to Gazipur and Khulna city corporations on March 31.

  • Councilor held over 'deregatory comment'

    Police detained a ward councilor of Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) over allegations of making derogatory comments about

  • Petition seeks rule on proper disposal of medical waste

    A writ petition was filed yesterday with the High Court, seeking a rule on healthcare facilities to set up effluent treatment plants (ETP) for safe disposal of hazardous medical waste.

  • Researcher Simeen Mahmud no more

    Simeen Mahmud, head of Gender Studies Cluster and coordinator of Centre for Gender and Social Transformation at Brac Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) of Brac University, passed away on Sunday at Mount Auburn Hospital in the USA, says a press release.

  • Suraiya Zafar passes away

    Suraiya Zafar, who taught business communication at several institutions in the country and abroad, breathed her last on March 14 at

  • All 8 cops suspended

    Barisal Metropolitan Police (BMP) yesterday suspended five more members of its detective branch, for torturing Sumon Hasan, a journalist of privately-run television channel DBC news.

  • Yahin might lose mobility of fingers: Doctor

    Seven-year-old Yahin Miah might lose mobility and sensation of the three fingers of his right hand which were severed as punishment in Tahirpur upazila of Sylhet, said a doctor yesterday.

  • Access to healthcare, justice still a far cry

    A person's identity defined by South Asian societies based on class, caste and gender results in the unequal access to healthcare, livelihood, shelter and justice, said speakers at a regional conference in the capital yesterday.

  • Resist anti-liberation forces: President

    President Abdul Hamid yesterday stressed the need for spreading the spirit of the Liberation War among all to resist the conspiracy of the anti-liberation forces, which could raise their heads whenever they get scope.

  • Dhaka University student Ehsan Rafiq right eye 50pc damaged

    50pc of Ehsan's right eye retina damaged

    Dhaka University student Ehsan Rafiq, whose right eye was badly injured in an attack by a band of BCL activists on February 6 over a calculator, returned to his village yesterday after being treated at a hospital in India.

  • A slap on critics: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Bangladesh's graduation to a developing country is a slap on those who forecast that Bangladesh would be a bottomless basket after independence.

  • War organiser Rebeka Mohiuddin passes away

    Rebeka Mohiuddin, one of the organisers of the Liberation War and a woman rights activist, passed away at a hospital in Dhaka yesterday at the age of 78, says a press release.

  • HC seeks govt explanation on Sec 81 Children’s Act

    The High Court yesterday sought explanation from the government as why it did not issue a gazette notification clarifying Section 81 of the Children’s Act 2013.

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    Bomb found near a shop at Badda

    A bomb is found near a shop on the Link Road in Badda of Dhaka.

  • US-Bangla Airlines plane crash dead body

    Families receive bodies of dear ones with teary eyes

    Family members and relatives of 23 identified Bangladeshi victims of US-Bangla Airlines plane crash receive the bodies of their dear ones with teary eyes at the Army Stadium in Dhaka.

  • US-Bangla plane crash survivor Kabir Hossain

    Another survivor Kabir Hossain returns

    Kabir Hossain, one of the injured victims of the US-Bangla plane crash, is brought back to Dhaka.

  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, BSMMU

    Prof Kanak Kanti Barua new VC of BSMMU

    Neurosurgeon Prof Kanak Kanti Barua is appointed as the new vice-chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

  • Prithula Rashid dead body

    Prithula to be buried in Mirpur graveyard

    Prithula Rashid, the co-pilot of the ill-fated US-Bangla Airlines plane that crashed in Nepal, killing 51 persons including 28 Bangladeshis, will be buried in Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals’ graveyard.

  • US-Bangla pilot Abid Sultan’s wife on life support

    The wife of Captain Abid Sultan, the pilot who died in the deadly crash of US-Bangla Airlines flight BS211 at Nepal airport on March 12, is on life support at National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.

  • 2 held for killing a journalist in Dhaka

    Detectives arrest two accused in a murder case filed for killing a journalist at Jatrabari on March 9.

  • Attorney General Mahbubey Alam

    SC to decide whether Khaleda can take part in JS polls: AG

    Attorney General Mahbubey Alam says that it depends on the Supreme Court judgement whether BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia can contest the next parliamentary election.

  • Death anniversary of Golam Mahbub

    Today is the 12th death anniversary of Kazi Golam Mahbub, a language movement veteran and convener of Rastro Bhasa Sangram Parishad.

  • CU remembers Prof Jamal Nazul

    Marking the fifth death anniversary of famous scientist and founder of Chittagong University's Physical Science Research Centre Prof Jamal Nazrul Islam, an international conference was held on the campus yesterday.

  • Youth held for 'raping' girl in Barisal

    Police yesterday arrested a youth hours after he "raped" a 13-year-old girl in Barisal Sadar upazila.

  • Course for foreign diplomats begins

    A fortnight-long specialised international diplomatic course for foreign diplomats began at the Bangladesh Foreign Service Academy in the capital yesterday, aiming to strengthen the existing diplomatic ties between Bangladesh and the respective countries.

  • Professor Anisuzzaman's clarification

    Professor Emeritus of Dhaka University Anisuzzaman sent the following clarification on his write-up published in supplements of different newspapers on the occasion of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's birth anniversary on March 17.

  • Khaleda's assistant Shimul denied bail

    Four Dhaka courts yesterday rejected as many bail prayers of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's Special Assistant Shamsur Rahman alias Shimul Biswas in separate arson cases filed with Pallabi, Kafrul, Badda and Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station.