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  • Communal Politics: If stronger in India, stronger here too

    A stronger divisive communal brand of politics in India will also make the same brand of politics stronger in Bangladesh, discussants said yesterday.

  • Iraqi activist’s killing sparks protests against impunity

    A leading Iraqi anti-government activist was killed early yesterday, security sources and activists said, sending supporters of a protest movement onto the streets to demand an end to bloodshed.

  • Faster Dhaka-Ctg Rail Trip: Work delayed, wait prolonged

    People’s wait for smoother and faster rail communication between Dhaka and Chattogram will be prolonged further as the deadline for expansion of the Akhaura-Lakhsam section on this crucial route is set to be extended for a second time.

  • Nazrul pledges socialism

    Syed Nazrul Islam, acting president of the provisional government of Bangladesh, today assured the countrymen that the promises and pledges given by the Awami League would be fulfilled and the country would be taken towards the path of socialism.

  • FBCCI gets new president, office bearers

    The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) yesterday got a new president for the period of 2021-23.

  • Virgin developing floating pods to transport people

    In the desert just north of Las Vegas, a long white metal tube sits at the base of the mountains, promising to one day revolutionize travel.

  • Medium to heavy rain likely today, tomorrow

    The country is likely to experience medium to heavy rains today and tomorrow following a brief spell of rain that brought relief from the scorching heat in the capital and elsewhere yesterday.

  • Jail

    Man sent to jail for raping teen

    A Faridpur court sent a man to jail yesterday on charge of raping a 13-year-old girl in Gopalganj’s Kashiani upazila.

  • Post-Coup Crisis in Myanmar: Junta brands rival govt a terrorist group

    Protesters marched against the junta in dozens of places on Saturday. At least 774 civilians have been killed by security forces and 3,778 are detained, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners activist group.

  • Covid Variant in India: It may be evading vaccine protections

    A Covid-19 variant spreading in India is more contagious and it is feared it could be dodging some vaccine protections, contributing to the country’s explosive outbreak, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist said.

  • Speedboat Crash: Rab arrests owner in Keraniganj

    Members of Rapid Action Battalion yesterday arrested the owner of the speedboat that caused an accident and claimed 26 lives in the Padma’s Kathalbari point at Banglabazar in Madaripur’s Shibchar upazila.

  • Battling Covid, and government denial, in rural India

    People in India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh are fighting not just a raging pandemic but also a prickly Hindu nationalist local government that many say is in denial.

  • Health Budget: Paltry allocations, that too unutilised

    Bangladesh’s healthcare expenditure is the lowest in South Asia, former governor of Bangladesh Bank Atiur Rahman said at a pre-budget webinar yesterday, demanding that the allocation for the sector be increased.

  • LPG Prices: Fixed but not enforced

    Consumers are being compelled to buy liquified petroleum gas (LPG) at a much higher price than the one set by the regulator.

  • Holy Shab-e-Qadr tonight

    The holy Shab-e-Qadr, also known as Lailatul Qadr, will be observed across the country tonight.

  • Pakistan’s sinking economy

    The Pakistan government was reported ready to carry out recommendations of the United States, the World Bank, the international Monetary Fund and other international donors for a 100 percent devaluation of its currency, from 4.6 rupees to the dollar to more nearly 9, 10 or 11.

  • Daily deaths top 4,000 in India

    Daily Covid-19 deaths surged past 4,000 for the first time in India yesterday, as Europe passed the ball back to Washington in a debate over Covid vaccine patents, pushing the US for a concrete proposal and a commitment to export much-needed jabs.

  • Waive charges, save airlines

    The Covid-19 second wave has ravaged the commercial aviation at a time when it was trying to bounce back, braving the financial losses caused by the first wave, aviation experts and top airlines officials said yesterday.

  • Ex-MP sent to jail over Hefajat mayhem

    Maulana Shahinur Pasha Chowdhury, former MP from Sunamganj-3, was sent to Brahmanbaria Jail on Friday in a case filed over Hefajat violence in late March.

  • Immediate Past RU VC: He did what he fought all his life

    Rajshahi University’s Prof Abdus Sobhan spent a good many years fighting for educational causes and against unlawful recruitment and corruption by the university authorities, and he even had to go to jail.

  • Covid-19

    Bangladesh sees 45 more deaths, 1285 new cases

    Bangladesh reported 45 more coronavirus-related deaths with 1,285 new cases in 24 hours until yesterday morning, amid concern after the detection of the first case of highly contagious Indian coronavirus strain in the country.

  • Scottish independence party predicted to fall short of majority

    The Scottish National Party yesterday appeared likely to fall short of its goal of an absolute majority in the devolved parliament as it pushes for a new independence referendum, a plan condemned as reckless by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

  • Ctg Hefajat leader sued over rape

    A rape case has been filed against Jakaria Noman Fayezi, publicity secretary of the recently dissolved Hefajat-e-Islam central committee, in Chattogram, said police.

  • Witness to the killing of Italian priest

    Pakistan Martial Law authorities ordered the domolition of the Shaheed Minar in Dhaka, reported Associated Press of Pakistan (APP).

  • 4 city areas at risk of dengue

    Four areas of the capital are at risk of dengue infection due to the presence of Aedes mosquitoes, which are carriers of the disease.

  • Curbing Covid: Malaysia bans entry from Bangladesh

    Malaysia has imposed an entry ban on foreign nationals, including Bangladeshis, to curb further spread of coronavirus in the country.

  • Rohingyas in Bangladesh: US may consider taking a good number of them

    Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said the United States may consider accepting a good number of forcibly-displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh for filling up a large portion of its new refugee admission quota set for 2021 and 2022.

  • 5 doctors sued

    Five doctors of Tangail General Hospital’s gynecology department were sued on Thursday for leaving a piece of gauze inside a woman’s abdomen during her C-section.

  • ‘Extremely low’ risk of damage from rocket debris

    China said yesterday the risk of damage from a rocket falling back to Earth was “extremely low”, after the United States warned it could crash down on to an inhabited area.

  • Consumption Protection, Employment Promotion: Govt should focus on them in next budget

    Consumption protection and employment promotion should be the dual priorities of the upcoming national budget during the pandemic, said renowned economist and public policy analyst Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya.