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  • Remains of old bridge narrowing Sari river

    The road that connects Bangladesh’s Sylhet to Indian’s Shillong through Jaintapur-Tamabil was constructed in 1932.

  • Empty-handed they returned

    Bangladeshi migrant workers who returned home from Libya on Wednesday went through severe hardship as their livelihoods were hampered due to economic uncertainty and deterioration of law and order.

  • Driverless bus hits streets in southern Spain

    A new driverless electric bus has begun operating in the southern Spanish city of Malaga, in a project presented as a first in Europe.

  • UK SC rejects Shamima’s legal bid to return

    Britain’s highest court yesterday rejected a bid by a woman who was stripped of her UK citizenship for joining the Islamic State group to return to challenge the decision.

  • Coup in Myanmar: Cops fire to break up protests

    Police dispersed protesters in Myanmar’s two biggest cities yesterday, firing stun grenades, rubber bullets and guns into the air, witnesses said, as the challenge to the army’s bid to re-impose its rule showed no sign of slackening.

  • Indian coast guard finds 81 Rohingyas adrift at sea

    India’s coast guard found 81 survivors and eight dead on a boat crammed with Muslim Rohingya refugees adrift in the Andaman Sea, and were repairing the vessel so that it can return safely to Bangladesh, Indian officials said yesterday.

  • Cop arrested, sent to jail for raping teen

    A police constable landed in jail yesterday on charge of raping a teenaged girl in Feni’s Fulgaji.

  • High Court

    Grabbing, Filling Bhadra, Hori Rivers: HC orders status quo

    The High Court has ordered the authorities to maintain status quo on land grabbing, earth filling and operating brick kilns on the land of the Bhadra and Hori rivers in Khulna’s Dumuria upazila for three months.

  • Rejoinder, our reply

    Zahirul Islam, managing director of Lama Rubber Industries Limited, in a rejoinder claimed that the news report on the grabbing of indigenous Mro people’s jhum land carried by this paper on February 13 was “completely one sided, fake and very harmful” for its shareholders.

  • Covid-19

    11 more die, 470 get Covid

    Bangladesh’s novel coronavirus caseload climbed to 545,424 yesterday after the health authorities detected 470 new cases in 24 hours till the morning.

  • Boeing 777 makes emergency landing in Moscow after engine trouble

    A Boeing 777 airliner yesterday made an emergency landing in Moscow with engine problems, the operating airline said, days after another model rained down engine debris over the United States.

  • Confiscate PK Halder’s land, flats

    A Dhaka court yesterday ordered the Anti-Corruption Commission to confiscate 59 acres of land and three flats of Proshanta Kumar Halder, also known as PK Halder, in a money laundering case.

  • Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen

    Help regularise undocumented Bangladeshis

    Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has called upon the US authorities to help legalise the undocumented Bangladeshis residing there.

  • Dhaka Wari

    Sadness all the way to grave

    After the separation of his parents 11 years ago, Hasan Bapari used to live with his maternal grandparents in Feni. After their deaths last year, he was admitted to a madrasa in Narayanganj. But there he was sexually abused by a teacher and he left the madrasa.

  • Rail Minister Nurul Islam Sujan

    CREC should talk to the authorities

    If the contractor for the Padma Bridge Rail Link Project has any issue, it should talk to the authorities concerned, as this is not something to talk about with the media, said Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan yesterday.

  • Follow Covid guidelines after shots: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday renewed her call to the people to strictly maintain the health protection guidelines even after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine.

  • Covid-19

    Five die, 410 get infected with Covid

    Five more Covid-19-related deaths and 410 new cases were reported in the country in 24 hours till yesterday morning.

  • Dhaka-NJP train service to start on March 26

    A new passenger train between Dhaka and New Jalpaiguri (NJP) of India’s West Bengal state will start its service on March 26 as part of the golden jubilee celebrations of Bangladesh’s independence.

  • noakhali journo

    Probe, arrest, try killers of journo Muzakkir

    Family members of a journalist who was killed during a clash in Noakhali’s Companyganj upazila on February 19 have demanded trial of the killers.

  • AL man beaten to death in Ctg

    An Awami League (AL) leader was beaten to death at his in-law’s place at Tayarpur village in Satkania upazila of Chattogram early yesterday.

  • France to extend lifetime of old nuclear power plants

    French safety officials yesterday gave the green light to extend the lifetime of the country’s oldest of nuclear power plants as it seeks to boost the share of renewables in its power mix.

  • Why did they kill my son?

    The three-year-old boy whose body was recovered from a rooftop water tank in the capital’s Shyampur area on Tuesday was kidnapped by a masked man from Gazipur on Saturday.

  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti, bedrock of Beat Generation, dies at 101

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the last great poet of the Beat Generation who helped to establish the counter-culture movement of 1950s America through his City Lights bookshop and publishers, has died, the store announced Tuesday. He was 101.

  • Myanmar Military Rule: Call for global arms embargo

    Fortify Rights and 136 other organisations have written an open letter, calling for the UN Security Council to institute a coordinated, global arms embargo against the Myanmar military that has taken control of power through a coup on February 1.

  • Italy seeks UN probe into DRC envoy’s killing

    Italy said yesterday it has asked the United Nations to launch an investigation into the killing of its ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Pak army kills militant after female aid workers’ murder

    Pakistani security forces Tuesday killed a notorious Taliban commander who they believed was involved in the murder of four women aid workers in the country’s northwest, the army said.

  • Pilkhana Mutiny Anniversary: Make probe reports public

    The family members of 2009 Pilkhana massacre victims say they are still in the dark about the reasons behind such a bloodshed and who masterminded the killing of so many people.

  • High Court

    Rape Victims: HC issues rule on the govt for compensation

    The High Court yesterday issued a rule asking the government to explain in a week why it should not be directed to outline a scheme to ensure compensation for rape victims to make their constitutional right to life effective and meaningful.

  • Gunfight

    Man Killed in Feb 19 ‘Gunfight’: A trucker, not a drug dealer

    A man, who was killed in an alleged gunfight with Rab-10 in Dhaka’s Keraniganj on Friday, was the driver of a truck that ran over and killed a Rab member in Mymensingh’s Bhaluka on February 14.

  • Shahadat goes to tribunal for scrapping of polls results

    BNP mayoral candidate in Chattogram City Corporation polls Shahadat Hossain filed a case with the Election Tribunal yesterday, alleging that the election result was manipulated by EC officials.