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  • Sinopharm Vaccines: Air force plane to bring 5 lakh doses today

    A transport aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force will bring five lakh doses of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine from China today.

  • Journo sent to jail in DSA case

    A Jhalakathi court yesterday sent a journalist to jail in a case filed under Digital security Act (DSA).

  • Covid-19

    Covid death toll crosses 12,000

    Bangladesh crossed the grim milestone of 12,000 coronavirus fatalities yesterday, nearly 15 months after reporting the first death in March last year.

  • BJMC Temps: Leading miserable lives

    More than 32,000 substitute and temporary workers of the state-run jute mills, which were closed on July 1 last year for modernisation, are leading miserable lives as they have not received their dues yet.

  • Reasoning unacceptable, lame

    The BNP has termed “unacceptable” the government’s reasoning -- on legal grounds -- for not accepting the application from BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s family to allow her to go abroad for treatment.

  • US asked not to give aid to Pakistan

    Any American economic aid to Pakistan “will leave cash in their hands to pay their French arms bill and to step up arms purchases in the open market”, Rehman Sobhan charged today, adding that the US should give no aid, except for relief to be dispensed by international agencies.

  • Mitu Murder: PBI takes ex-SP Babul into custody

    The Police Bureau of Investigation took former superintendent of police Babul Akter into custody yesterday for interrogation in connection with the murder of his wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu in Chattogram on June 5, 2016.

  • Suhrawardy Udyan: HC asks AG to stop tree felling

    The High Court yesterday asked Attorney General AM Amin Uddin to take necessary steps so that no tree at Suhrawardy Udyan is cut till May 20.

  • Migrants stuck in the middle

    The return of at least 25,000 Bangladeshi expatriate workers to UAE, Oman, and Kuwait has become uncertain due to the suspension of flights.

  • Home rush set to get madder still

    Be it on the highways or on ferries, people’s desperate rush to go to their home towns for Eid only heightened yesterday, despite mounting difficulties.

  • ‘Cyber-bullying must end’

    As the entire country celebrated mother’s day on May 9 with pictures, felicitations and tributes to the women who raised them, National Award winning actor Chanchal Chowdhury was harassed on his Facebook account for following a different religion.

  • Rejoinder, our reply

    Dragon Sweater Bangladesh Ltd has sent a rejoinder to a report headlined “Jobs Taken, Benefits Too” published in The Daily Star on April 27.

  • Ansar Al Islam leader had links with Hefajat

    The spiritual leader of Al-Qaeda-inspired militant outfit Ansar Al Islam had connections with Qawmi madrasa-based organisation Hefajat-e-Islam, said counterterrorism officials.

  • Cops detain Covid patients who fled

    Seven of the 10 Covid-19 patients, who fled Jashore General Hospital on April 23 and 24, were held by police for almost five hours yesterday.

  • Weekly Jai Bangla launched

    India and Pakistan agreed to accept Swiss help to repatriate their respective mission staff from Dhaka and Calcutta. This was the first time the two governments accepted a mediation offer by a third country for resolving the deadlock.

  • 10 RMG workers hurt as police fire on their demo

    Ten garment workers were seriously injured when police shot “rubber bullets” at demonstrators in Tongi, Gazipur yesterday.

  • Lebanon detains 60 migrants in foiled Med crossing

    The army said yesterday it has foiled an attempt to smuggle 60 people, mostly from Syria, out of Lebanon, days after dozens of Syrians were caught trying to cross to Cyprus.

  • Covid-19

    38 more die of Covid, 1,514 infected

    Bangladesh’s coronavirus fatalities are nearing another grim milestone with 38 more people dying from the virus in 24 hours until yesterday morning.

  • Covid-19 Crisis in India: Cases hold close to record highs

    Coronavirus infections and deaths held close to record daily highs yesterday, increasing calls for the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lock down the world’s second-most populous country.

  • Mamata’s cabinet sworn in

    A 43-member ministerial council, led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was sworn in yesterday -- eight days after the Trinamool Congress stormed back into power for the third consecutive term following a landslide victory in the state assembly elections.

  • PM reiterates firm solidarity with India

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated firm solidarity with India in a letter addressed to her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

  • New military letter warns Macron over ‘survival’ of France

    A group of serving French soldiers has published a new open letter in a conservative magazine warning President Emmanuel Macron that the “survival” of France is at stake after he made “concessions” to Islamism.

  • 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.