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  • Ex-Indian MP gets life over anti-Sikh riots

    A veteran Indian politician was yesterday given a life sentence over anti-Sikh riots in 1984 that killed nearly 3,000 people following the assassination of then-premier Indira Gandhi.

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

    Petition on No-Confidence in HC Bench: Khaleda's lawyers seek one more day

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's lawyers yesterday sought a day from the High Court bench of Justice JBM Hassan to submit a petition expressing “no confidence” in the bench.

  • Attack On Motorcade in Tangail: Latif starts fast unto death

    A day after staging a sit-in on the Tangail returning officer's office premises, Abdul Latif Siddiqui yesterday began a fast unto death demanding the withdrawal of Kalihati Police Station's officer-in-charge and the arrest of those who attacked his motorcade on Sunday.

  • Ex-Indian MP gets life over anti-Sikh riots

    A veteran Indian politician was yesterday given a life sentence over anti-Sikh riots in 1984 that killed nearly 3,000 people following the assassination of then-premier Indira Gandhi.

  • Another BNP candidate attacked

    At least 50 BNP men were injured when the motorcade of Ifran Ibne Aman Ami, party candidate in Dhaka-2, came under attack at Amin Bazar as polls violence continued yesterday.

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

    Petition on No-Confidence in HC Bench: Khaleda's lawyers seek one more day

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's lawyers yesterday sought a day from the High Court bench of Justice JBM Hassan to submit a petition expressing “no confidence” in the bench.

  • Attack On Motorcade in Tangail: Latif starts fast unto death

    A day after staging a sit-in on the Tangail returning officer's office premises, Abdul Latif Siddiqui yesterday began a fast unto death demanding the withdrawal of Kalihati Police Station's officer-in-charge and the arrest of those who attacked his motorcade on Sunday.

  • Int'l Migrants Day Today: Losing all to 'free visas'

    Luring jobseekers to work independently and earn more abroad, brokers charge them high recruitment fees to have “free visas”.

  • Cyclonic storm sends mercury tumbling

    People across the country experienced light rain, along with chilly wind, as impact of the cyclonic storm “Phethai” forming over the West-central Bay and the adjoining South-western Bay.

  • Man kills wife, 2 kids, takes own life

    A young man reportedly died by suicide after killing his wife and two minor children at Debpur village in Chandpur early yesterday.

  • Indian forces lock down Kashmir city

    Indian police yesterday detained separatist leaders in the disputed Kashmir region and sealed off roads in an effort to stifle protests against the killing of civilians on the weekend.

  • Saudi slams US Senate vote

    Saudi Arabia yesterday slammed as "interference" US Senate resolutions over its war in Yemen and critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder, warning that the move could have repercussions on its strategic ties with Washington.

  • Expert's Opinion on Jatiya Oikyafront Manifesto 2018

    What Experts Think

    The Jatiya Oikyafront has come up with several laudable promises in its manifesto, but making good on the pledges would be a big challenge, if the alliance comes to power, said experts.

  • BNP Vice Chairman Selima Rahman

    BNP for immediate deployment of armed forces

    The BNP yesterday demanded immediate deployment of armed forces members, alleging that the government did not want the party to stay in the polls race and police were acting as its opposition.

  • The tigress of Sundarbans

    A rifle slung on her back, grenades stashed in her pockets, and a five-month-old baby in her arms was how freedom fighters in the Sundarbans witnessed as Khurshid Jahan joined them in the Liberation War in 1971.

  • Mercury set to rise with first T20I in Sylhet

    One of the taglines in the advertisement campaign for a series between Bangladesh and West Indies would very likely have been 'anything's possible' because they are two of the more mercurial teams in world cricket.

  • New 'anti-migrant move' draws flak

    Labour rights bodies have hit out at Malaysia's human resources ministry's proposal for employers to deduct 20 percent of foreign workers' basic salaries to prevent them from fleeing.

  • Schoolgirl found murdered in Rajshahi

    A primary schoolgirl aged about 11 was found with her throat slit in her room at Baroipara village of Rajshahi's Paba upazila early yesterday.

  • Dutch build islands to bring wildlife back

    Dutch ranger Andre Donker sighs as he looks out at the rippling grey waters of the Markermeer, one of Europe's largest freshwater lakes. "Once upon a time it was teeming with fish here," he says.

  • Shock waves of #MeToo reach the city of London

    A series of very public sackings, suspensions and departures suggests that Britain's finance world is waking up to the toxic implications of sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace.

  • Lanka reinstates ousted PM

    Sri Lanka's president yesterday reappointed as prime minister the same man he sacked from the job nearly two months ago, ending a power struggle that paralysed the island nation.

  • Crimes in Rakhine: US House calls for additional sanctions

    The US House of Representatives has called on the Trump administration to determine whether the Myanmar military's action in the Rakhine State in 2017 can be constituted crime against humanity and genocide, and to impose additional sanctions on senior members of the military and security forces responsible for it.

  • Shimulia Ferry Ghat: Hundreds suffer in tailbacks

    Hundreds of passengers had to go through immense sufferings in the long queue of vehicles at Shimulia ferry Ghat since Friday morning.

  • Shimulia Ferry Ghat: Hundreds suffer in tailbacks

    Hundreds of passengers had to go through immense sufferings in the long queue of vehicles at Shimulia ferry Ghat since Friday morning.

  • AL takes hard line on rebels

    The ruling Awami League yesterday suspended one of its leaders in Kurigram for working against its candidate and also warned rebels about organisational action if they did not quit the election race.

  • Jatiya Oikyafront leader Dr Kamal Hossain

    Shut-up Gaffe: Dr Kamal expresses regret

    Jatiya Oikyafront leader Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday expressed “sincere regret” for his sharp reaction to some reporters' queries regarding the combine's position on Jamaat-e-Islami.

  • Lack of good governance still a barrier

    People are failing to reap the benefits of the economic growth Bangladesh has been achieving for over a decade due to lack of good governance, weakness in the regulatory bodies and structural flaws in political parties, analysts said yesterday.

  • 'Deal within reach'

    Nations yesterday inched towards a deal to implement the Paris climate goals, after all-night negotiations to hammer out a plan to limit global temperature rises exposed a range of conflicts.

  • Rajapakse bows out, ending Lanka crisis

    Sri Lanka's crisis looked over yesterday as strongman Mahinda Rajapakse bowed out of a power battle that had crippled the island nation for seven weeks and sent it heading for a possible debt default.

  • Don't vote for war criminals

    Alleging that the BNP has nominated war criminals, their relatives and corrupt elements in different constituencies, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the people not to vote for them in the coming election.

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