BSF seizes ‘record’ 41.49 kg gold near Benapole border

The Indian Border Security Force yesterday seized 41.49kg gold worth Rs 21.22 crore from five bags left behind by suspected smugglers near Benapole, reportedly the biggest gold haul by Indian security forces along the Indo-Bangladesh border.

Bangladeshis highest number of irregular migrants to Italy

Bangladeshis were found to be the highest number of irregular migrants reaching the shores of Italy in the first six months of this year.

Mild heat wave to continue in country

There is no relief in sight as the mild heat wave sweeping through some districts is likely to continue in the country, says the weather department.

Covid cases cross 20m mark

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country, over the course of the pandemic, crossed the 20-million-mark yesterday.

Biden positive for Covid Symptoms ‘very mild’

President Joe Biden tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday, with his doctors saying the 79-year-old leader was experiencing mild fatigue and would isolate at the White House while carrying out his full duties.

Let us know of any homeless person

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government would ensure home for every countryman.

Greece to regularise 15,000 undocumented Bangladeshis

Greece will regularise some 15,000 undocumented Bangladeshis, said Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen yesterday.

10 injured as BNP, police clash in Tangail

At least 10 people, including policemen, were hurt in a clash between law enforcers and local BNP leaders in Baghil area of Dhanbari, Tangail, yesterday.

Sohan captain for Zim T20Is

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday named 28-year-old wicketkeeper-batter Nurul Hasan Sohan captain for the T20I series in Zimbabwe after deciding to rest regular skipper Mahmudullah Riyad for the T20Is.

Bodies of ADC, constable found in Magura

The bodies of an additional deputy commissioner and a constable were recovered from separate places in Magura yesterday.

Man stabbed to death on Sunamganj court premises

A man was stabbed to death on Sunamganj District Judge Court premises yesterday afternoon.

UK PM contenders squabble over tax as campaign kicks off

Liz Truss, the favourite to become Britain’s next prime minister, yesterday criticised rival Rishi Sunak over his tax policies while finance minister as the pair kicked off six weeks of campaigning.

2 ministries ask officials to cut energy expenses

The finance ministry yesterday directed government officials to lower fuel and lubricant expenditures for their vehicles by 20 percent while the public administration ministry asked officials not to waste power.

Murmu elected India’s 15th president

Droupadi Murmu was elected India’s 15th president yesterday with the backing of the ruling party, making her the first person from a marginalised community to occupy the top post.

Over a third of 1,543 govt projects missed deadline last fiscal

At least 552 projects that were supposed to be finished by June this year could not meet deadlines.  

Hasina writes to Mamata

Ahead of her official visit to India in the first week of September, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed hope to meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee whose consent is required for inking the Teesta water-sharing deal.