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  • The two awardees

    Satyajit Biswas is a rare breed of a dedicated teacher who has never been late at work nor taken a sick leave in his 31-year career. He never missed school, not even on his wedding day or the day his father died.

  • Thakurgaon Shooting: BGB sues two dead, 273 other villagers

    The Border Guard Bangladesh on Thursday filed two cases against some 275 villagers of Baharampur village in Thakurgaon's Haripur upazila, including two deceased, in connection with the Tuesday's incident.

  • Rohingya Refugees: Aid agencies seek $920m for this year

    The United Nations aid agencies and NGO partners yesterday launched a Joint Response Plan, seeking $920 million to meet the needs of over a million Rohingya refugees and vulnerable Bangladeshis in Cox's Bazar.

  • Yaba tablets seized in Cox’s Bazar

    BGB seizes 4.4 lakh yaba pills

    Members of Border Guard Bangladesh recovered 440,000 yaba pills, worth around Tk 13.2 crore, from Bandarban's Naikkhangchari upazila early yesterday.

  • Exodus greater than Rwanda genocide

    More than 730,000 Rohingya, over half of them children, were forced to flee the violence into neighbouring Bangladesh, an exodus of a speed and scale the world had not witnessed since the Rwandan genocide in 1994, said a new report.

  • Biswa Ijtema begins on Turag bank

    Biswa Ijtema, one of the largest congregations of Muslims, began on the banks of Turag in Tongi after Fazr prayers yesterday.

  • rape case verdict

    Rape suspect sent to jail in Lalmonirhat

    A Lalmonirhat court yesterday sent a man to jail on charges of raping an 11-year-old girl in Hatibandha upazila of the district.

  • Pak will pay heavy price

    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday promised a strong response to a car bombing in Kashmir that killed 44 paramilitary that his government blamed on Pakistan, ratcheting up tensions with the nuclear-rival.

  • Serving jail term by proxy!

    A man has been in Feni jail for over a year, pretending to be a convicted drug dealer while the actual criminal remains scot-free.

  • Airbus pulls plug on costly A380

    European aerospace giant Airbus said yesterday that it would stop building its A380 superjumbo, the double-decker jet which earned plaudits from passengers but failed to win over enough airlines to justify its massive costs.

  • 2 Bangladeshi shot dead

    Two Bangladeshis killed in Malaysia

    Malaysian police have shot dead two Bangladeshis, suspected members of a kidnapping ring responsible for capturing at least 13 Bangladeshi migrants there, while rescuing a victim during a raid outside Kuala Lumpur.

  • NASA announces Mars Rover Officially Dead

    Nasa bids farewell to lost Mars rover

    During 14 years of intrepid exploration across Mars, it advanced human knowledge by confirming that water once flowed on the red planet -- but Nasa's Opportunity rover has analysed its last soil sample.

  • 36 Indian troops killed

    At least 36 Indian troops were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district yesterday when a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the bus they were travelling in, one of the worst terror strikes in the state in recent years, officials said.

  • Saint Martin's Island

    False Claim over St Martin's: Again, envoy of Myanmar summoned

    Amid escalating diplomatic tension between Dhaka and Nay Pyi Taw, Bangladesh Foreign Ministry again summoned the Myanmar envoy here and lodged a strong protest as Myanmar continues to claim Saint Martin's island as its territory.

  • Bagerhat BNP leader killed in 'bomb attack'

    A local leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party was killed allegedly in a bomb attack in Bagerhat's Rampal upazila yesterday, police said.

  • Train Accident in Dhaka

    Hit by trains, 2 killed in city

    Two men were killed after being hit by trains in two separate incidents in Dhaka's Shewra area yesterday.

  • gunfight

    'Robber' killed in Laxmipur 'gunfight'

    Police recovered the bullet-hit body of a suspected robber in Laxmipur yesterday.

  • 3 Killed in BGB Firing: Petition seeks compensation for families

    A writ petition filed with the High Court yesterday sought its directive upon the government to compensate the family members of those killed and injured in a clash between locals and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members in Thakurgaon.

  • Finding home in the Padma

    The mighty Padma river has proven to be a haven for rare species of birds, as some of the most fascinating ones are now found mostly in the chars.

  • Ijtema begins today

    Biswa Ijtema, one of the biggest congregations of Muslims, is going to start today.

  • Crimes Against Humanity: Germany, France arrest 3 Syrians

    Three alleged former Syrian secret service officers have been arrested in Germany and France on suspicion of participating in torture and crimes against humanity, prosecutors in both countries said Wednesday.

  • Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Fukushima plant

    A robot arm has successfully picked up pebble-sized pieces of radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown, officials said yesterday.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    HC asks for list of loan defaulters

    The High Court yesterday ordered the Bangladesh Bank to submit a list of borrowers with more than Tk 1 crore in default loans as part of its efforts to salvage the banking sector from its current unstable situation.

  • 12-year-old girl raped in Narayanganj

    House help 'raped' by employer

    A 16-year-old indigenous girl was allegedly raped by her employer in Dhaka's Kalachandpur area yesterday.

  • District and Sessions Judge of Feni

    Top court judges must get state minister's protocol

    The High Court yesterday fined a former district and sessions judge Tk 5,000 for not providing an HC judge with protocol in 2003.

  • PM flies to Germany today

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves this morning for a three-day visit to Munich, Germany, where she will join other world leaders in a security conference. Afterwards, she will pay a bilateral visit to the UAE on her way back home.

  • Dec 30 polls challenged in High Court

    Seven BNP candidates yesterday filed separate election petitions with the High Court challenging the legality of the December 30 national election to their constituencies, citing widespread irregularities.

  • Suicide Attack in Iran: Car bombing kills 27 Revolutionary Guards

    A suicide car bombing on a Revolutionary Guards bus in southeastern Iran killed 27 troops yesterday, in one of the deadliest attacks on the elite forces in years.

  • Rappler

    'Cyber Libel' Charge : A Duterte critic, Filipino journo held

    Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose news site has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested at her Manila office yesterday in what press freedom advocates branded an act of "persecution".

  • 40 injured in attack on Ahmadiyyas

    At least 40 people, including 20 policemen, were injured in Tuesday night's attack on several houses and shops of Ahmadiyya people in Ahmadnagar village of Panchagarh Sadar upazila.