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  • 20-party to hold demos in July

    The BNP-led 20-party alliance will hold demonstrations in metropolitan areas across the country, including the capital, next month for the release of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, the party said.

  • BNP wins low turnout Bogura-6 by-election

    BNP’s Golam Mohammad Siraj won yesterday’s Bogura-6 by-elections, which saw the use of EVMs in all voting centres.

  • Turkish civil society leaders on trial over 2013 protests

    Sixteen leading Turkish civil society leaders appeared in court yesterday, accused of seeking to overthrow the government during the “Gezi Park” protests of 2013, in a trial dubbed an absurd sham by critics.

  • None can destroy AL

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday described Bangladesh Awami League as one of the most “well-organised political parties” in the subcontinent and cited confidence that no-one could destroy the organisation.

  • ACC sues DIG Mizan over illegal wealth

    Top-ranking police officer Mizanur Rahman, who came to the spotlight last year for “forcibly marrying and torturing” a woman, has amassed Tk 3.28 crore illegally over a period of 20 years, finds an investigation.

  • Dengue takes alarming turn

    The dengue situation in the country is getting worse this year as the number of infected people has more than doubled since last month, compared with the same period last year.

  • Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malik

    Remove expired drugs by July 2

    Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malik yesterday announced that all expired medicines must be removed from pharmacies across the country by July 2.

  • Court orders division for OC Moazzem in prison

    A tribunal in Dhaka yesterday ordered the jail authorities to provide former Sonagazi Police Station OC Moazzem Hossain with division in jail as per the Jail Code.

  • 7.3 quake felt in Indonesia, Australia

    A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck remote eastern Indonesia yesterday, forcing people to flee office buildings as far away as the northern Australian city of Darwin, officials and reports said.

  • Iran denies US cyberattack

    Iran yesterday denied that it was hit by a US cyberattack and played down the threat of new US sanctions as Washington was expected to tighten punitive measures on Tehran in a standoff sparked by the US withdrawal from a nuclear deal.

  • Ethiopia mourns after army chief, top officials killed

    Ethiopia held a day of mourning yesterday, reeling from the murder of the army chief and the leader of Amhara state in two attacks believed linked to a coup bid in the northern region.

  • Nurses they will never be

    They dreamt of becoming nurses as they thought nursing patients to make them better was a noble profession. They got themselves into Sylhet Nursing College and finished their final-year exams.

  • US readies ME peace plan in Bahrain

    Finance officials were flying into Bahrain yesterday for a US-led peace conference that holds out billions of dollars for the Palestinians, whose leaders pronounced the idea dead on arrival.

  • Georgia ruling party chief announces electoral reform after protests

    Georgia’s ruling party leader yesterday announced sweeping electoral reform, in line with the demands of anti-government protests that have gripped Tbilisi since last week.

  • Bangladesh, Nepal to use Indian grid for power trade

    Energy officials of Nepal and Bangladesh in a secretary level meeting have agreed to use the existing setup of Indian transmission lines to trade power in the short run.

  • Bangladesh Supreme Court

    Dairy Farms & COs Without Licence: HC blasts BSTI for skirting onus

    The High Court yesterday expressed serious dissatisfaction at the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution’s (BSTI) statement where it claimed that the institution had no responsibility over the companies producing and supplying pasteurized milk and curd without any licence.

  • DBBL ATM Theft: 3 more foreigners involved

    Three more foreigners were found involved in the recent Dutch Bangla Bank Limited’s (DBBL) ATM theft by an international hacker group, police said.

  • Rohingya Crisis: Ensure safety of returning refugees

    International monitoring bodies must ensure that Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar are not exposed to any danger, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday.

  • Want a bike? Get a licence

    With an aim to reduce the gap between the numbers of motorbikes on the road and rider licence holders, having at least a learner’s licence has been made mandatory for buying a bike.

  • Expired Drugs in Stores: Producers, importers to destroy them

    The drug producers and importers have declared to collect best-before-date expired medicines from pharmacies across the country and destroy those within July 2.

  • Retaliation to Drone Downing: US conducted cyberattacks on Iran targets

    The United States launched cyberattacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network after Tehran downed an American surveillance drone, according to US media reports.

  • India keen on delivering 20 locomotives

    India is positive about Bangladesh’s proposal seeking 20 railway engines from them, according to a delegation led by the Ministry of Railways that held meetings with their Indian counterparts last week.

  • DU Question Leak: CID charges 87 DU students, 38 others

    The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police yesterday pressed charges against 125 people, including 87 students of Dhaka University, in a case filed over their alleged involvement in question leaks and cheating their way into the university.

  • Two killed in ‘gunfight’

    Two men were killed in a “gunfight” with police at Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar early yesterday.

  • AL celebrates its 70th anniversary

    Bangladesh Awami League, the country’s oldest political party which led the nation in the Liberation War in 1971, celebrated its 70th founding anniversary yesterday with various programmes across the country.

  • Russia bans Georgia airline flights as ensions rise over protests

    Russia’s government on Saturday banned Georgian airlines from flying into its territory, extending restrictions imposed by President Vladimir Putin as part of growing tensions between Moscow and its ex-Soviet neighbour.

  • Experts raise alarm over climate change threat to cultural heritage

    Climate change could wreak “irreversible damage” on the world’s most precious ancient monuments and other cultural sites, experts warned Saturday as they pushed for UN protection for major global sites.

  • Pak FM says trust must be rebuilt with Afghanistan

    Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday called for trust to be rebuilt between Islamabad and Kabul as Pakistan began a new initiative to bolster a faltering peace process aiming to end Afghanistan’s lengthy civil war.

  • Venezuela should release jailed opponents: UN

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on Venezuela to release jailed dissidents Friday and said the crisis-wracked country faced a “serious” humanitarian situation.

  • India survive Afghan scare

    Mohammed Shami took a dramatic hattrick to finally clinch a thrilling 11-run win over Afghanistan after the minnows threatened one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history in Southampton on Saturday.