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  • Three hurt as gas cylinder explodes in Ctg

    At least three workers were injured after a gas cylinder exploded at a marine workshop in the port city EPZ area yesterday.

  • How convicts got IS caps remains a mystery

    The mystery over how death-row convicts in the Holey Artisan Café attack case got caps with the emblem of Islamic State remains unsolved even after nine days.

  • ‘BSF’ picks up 2 fishermen from Padma

    Two Bangladeshi fishermen were picked up allegedly by Indian Border Security Force in Forhadpur Nirmal Char area from the Padma of Rajshahi’s Godagari upazila yesterday afternoon.


    A flock of migratory birds takes flight above Laksar Dighi in Chattogram’s Kadalpur village in Raozan upazila. The birds are regular winter visitors and have endeared themselves with the locals so much that some of them actually guard the birds’ seasonal habitat against disturbances. The photo was taken recently.

  • Use of Ctg, Mongla Ports: India set to start trial run next month

    India is set to start in January the trial run for transporting goods between its northeastern states and other parts using Bangladesh’s Chattogram and Mongla ports.

  • On this day in 1971

    India acknowledges Bangladesh as a free and sovereign state. Indian PM Indira Gandhi declares it in the parliament. Following the declaration, Pakistan unties all diplomatic relations with India.

  • Metro Line-6 to link Kamalapur

    The government is going to extend the MRT Line-6 -- now under construction from Uttara to Motijheel -- up to Kamalapur Railway Station so that people can avail the rail service directly from the country’s largest railway station.

  • Buet student

    Buet suspends eight more over ragging

    The Buet authorities have suspended eight more students from the university for their involvement in ragging students in Titumir Hall.

  • Sun yields its secrets to Parker Solar Probe

    Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe, having survived its closest encounter so far with the Sun, has sent back a “spectacular trove” of data on its corona, the super-hot outer edge of its atmosphere, scientists said Wednesday.

  • Doctor, cop sent to jail in dowry cases

    Courts in Joypurhat have sent a doctor and a police officer to jail in separate dowry cases filed by their wives.

  • Child Rape in Bangladesh

    Father sent to jail for raping daughter

    A court in Moulvibazar yesterday sent a man to jail for allegedly raping his 12-year-old daughter on Wednesday.

  • Draft articles of impeachment against Trump

    US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday said she has directed a House committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival, a historic step that sets up a fight over whether to oust him from office.

  •  Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

    Non-submission of Khaleda’s Health Report: BNP sees ‘govt interference’

    The BNP yesterday expressed grievances as the court deferred the bail hearing of party chairperson Khaleda Zia over the Zia Charitable Trust graft case.

  • Jimmy Carter released from hospital

    Former US president Jimmy Carter was released from hospital Wednesday, his office said, after the latest in a series of health issues that have raised concerns about the 95-year-old.

  • Red carpet but no cinema as Gaza film festival forced outdoors

    In the Palestinian enclave of Gaza, without a cinema for 30 years, a few hundred people walk the red carpet to a rare film screening -- held on the street.

  • Austerity -- the backdrop to Britain’s ‘Brexit election’

    As record numbers of Britons are forced to use food banks and homelessness soars, for many people rampant poverty, not Brexit, is the main issue in next week’s general election.

  • Man burnt to death in freak accident

    A man was burnt to death on Thursday after a pastor mistook petrol for water during a healing service in Lagos, the emergency services said.

  • On this day in 1971

    The skies of Bangladesh were freed on the third day of the relentless war. Almost all of the Pakistani aircrafts were destroyed or distressed. Indian fighter jets bombed Pakistani bases all day long, stopping activities at the airports.

  • Indian Cabinet: Religion-based citizenship bill approved

    India’s cabinet yesterday approved a bill to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries -- the first time that the country is seeking to grant nationality on the basis of religion.

  • Extreme Weather Events: Bangladesh 7th worst-hit nation

    Bangladesh is seventh among the 10 countries worst hit by extreme weather events, says a global climate report.

  • Key commitments remain unfulfilled

    Even 22 years after the signing of the CHT peace accord, indigenous people in the Chattogram Hill Tracts still have to demand its full implementation.

  • BRI driven by Chinese interest

    The China-led Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) doesn’t support free and open Indo-Pacific region or ensure protection of the nations’ sovereignty and international law, a top US defense official has said.

  • Teenage girl gang-raped

    Banker sued for sexually assaulting 3 minor girls

    A banker has been sued for sexually assaulting three minor girls in Lalmonirhat’s Kaliganj upazila.

  • Graft Case: ACC okays charge sheet against ex- CJ Sinha

    The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday approved the charge sheet in a graft case against former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others.

  • Buet, JU finally set to reopen

    Buet and Jahangirnagar University are soon going to resume academic activities after remaining shut down for months due to student protests.

  • Relief materials for Rohingyas being sold in Sylhet

    Relief materials, distributed among Rohingya refugees at Cox’s Bazar camps, were found being sold in Bandarbazar area of Sylhet city.

  • N Korea’s Kim in new horse ride through winter snows

    North Korean media yesterday published fresh pictures of leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse on a sacred mountain, imagery that experts say is heavy with symbolism and may indicate a policy announcement.

  • Iraq parties, allies debate new PM as violence hits cities

    Iraqi politicians and their regional allies gathered in Baghdad on Tuesday to discuss how to resolve two months of protests that brought down the government, as violence hit southern cities.

  • HK police retrieve fresh trove of petrol bombs from univ

    Police in Hong Kong this week re-entered the campus of a university it besieged for more than 10 days last month, gathering newly discovered chemicals and petrol bombs hoarded by anti-government protesters in the Chinese-ruled city.

  • Australia repeals law giving refugees onshore medical care

    Australia’s conservative government yesterday repealed a contentious law that allowed ill asylum-seekers languishing in Papua New Guinea and on Nauru to travel to the country for medical treatment.