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  • Univ Girl Harassed on Bus: 3 Turag Paribahan staff held in the face of student protest

    Police yesterday arrested three staffers of a Turag Paribahan bus on the allegation of sexually harassing a private university student in the running bus on her way to campus at Uttara on Saturday.

  • Public servants to get cheap home loans

    Around 14 lakh government employees are to get housing loans at low interest rates, as proposed by the finance ministry in keeping with the last pay commission recommendations.

  • Gazipur, Khulna Mayoral Polls: AL, BNP candidates to contest under alliance banners

    Mayor candidates from the ruling Awami League and the BNP are going to contest the May 15 Gazipur and Khulna city corporation polls under the banners of the 14-party and 20-party alliances respectively.

  • Bangladesh-India-Nepal Bus Service: Trial run begins

    The trial run of a Bangladesh-India-Nepal bus service began yesterday in what is seen as a major development in cross border transport service among the three nations.

  • Ostrich farm in Dinajpur turns heads

    Arzu Man Ara certainly prefers her poultry big. In late 2016 the innovative farmer from Nayapara village in Dinajpur's Nawabganj upazila set up a successful turkey venture. But turkeys, it would seem, just weren't big enough. Thus she turned her attention to the world's largest bird, the ostrich.

  • Tarique's Nationality: Shahriar's comments spark row

    BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman yesterday served a legal notice on State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, seeking proof within the next 10 days about the allegation that Tarique had given up his Bangladeshi citizenship by “surrendering passport”.

  • S Korea sets positive tone before summit

    South Korea halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border with North Korea yesterday, aiming to set a positive tone ahead of the first summit in a decade between their leaders as the US president cautioned the nuclear crisis was far from resolved.

  • Careless Childcare: Probe body recommends punitive action against clinic

    The probe body formed to investigate the incident in which a baby girl was exchanged with the body of a baby-boy by a Chittagong clinic recommended punitive action against the clinic authorities.

  • It's a boy

    Kate, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a boy at a hospital in London yesterday, the third child for the British royal couple and now fifth in line to the throne.

  • Modi lauds Hasina's leadership

    With parliamentary elections in Bangladesh just months away, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday threw his weight behind the government of Sheikh Hasina terming her leadership as “bold and courageous” in the “remarkable” socio-economic development of Bangladesh.

  • 3 'robbers' killed in 'shootouts'

    Three alleged robbers were killed in separate incidents of “gunfight” in Chapainawabganj and Comilla in the early hours yesterday.

  • CJ Impeachment: Indian vice president rejects bid

    India's Vice President and Chairman of the upper House of parliament M Venkaiah Naidu yesterday dismissed the notice of motion submitted by seven opposition parties led by Congress for impeachment of Supreme Court Chief Justice Dipak Misra saying “there is virtually no concrete verifiable imputation.”

  • Grief turns to anger over Kabul attack

    Hundreds of grieving Afghans buried their loved ones in Kabul yesterday amid growing anger over a suicide attack on a voter registration centre that killed 57 people including children and wounded over 100.

  • Shazneen's 20th death anniversary today

    Today is the 20th death anniversary of Shazneen Tasnim Rahman.

  • Border without boundaries

    A grove of tall coconut trees stands against the sun, blocking its rays. While the grove is in India, the shade falls on Bangladesh.

  • IS Attack on Voter Registration Centre: Suicide blast kills 57 in Kabul

    An Islamic State suicide bomber yesterday killed at least 57 people including women and children and wounded 119 outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul in the latest attack on election preparations.

  • Man killed in gun attack in Khagrachhari

    Two men were killed and another youth injured in separate incidents in Khagrachhari district yesterday.

  • Rape accused killed in Satkhira gunfight

    Rape suspect killed in 'gunfight'

    An alleged rapist has been killed in a “gunfight” with police at Kolaroa upazila in Satkhira early yesterday.

  • PM Sheikh Hasina replies to letter from 2nd grader Sejuti

    PM replies to letter from 2nd grader

    A second grader wrote to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and received a response and a photo of the premier.

  • Hit by a truck, child loses arm

    A seven-year-old girl lost her left arm in a road accident at Sherua Battola in Bogra's Sherpur upazila yesterday.

  • Tarique Rahman gave up Bangladesh nationality

    Tarique 'gave up Bangladesh nationality'

    State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has said Tarique Rahman, acting chairman of the BNP and living in London, gave up his

  • Miner killed in Maddhyapara

    A miner was killed in an accident at Maddhyapara Granite Mining Company Ltd (MGMCL) mine in Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur on Saturday night.

  • Islamic party aims to hold the key in Malaysia's polls

    The outcome of next month's election in Malaysia may hinge on the performance of a party that has strived for decades to turn the country into an Islamic state and enforce harsher penalties on Muslims for adultery, theft and drinking alcohol.

  • Hiring goes haywire

    Lawsuits, allegations of irregularities and question paper leaks have marred recruitment in the eastern zone of Bangladesh Railway, resulting in around 35 percent posts being left vacant for years.

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    Madrasa project in election year

    Ahead of the national elections scheduled for December, the government is going to take up a Tk 7,595 crore project for constructing madrasa buildings in all the constituencies.

  • India approves death penalty for child rapists

    The Indian government yesterday approved the death penalty for child rapists, after the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old

  • Murder suspect killed in 'gunfight'

    A man accused of murdering an autorickshaw driver was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Gudaria area of Phulpur upazila in Mymensingh in the early hours yesterday.

  • AL team leaves for India on BJP invitation

    A 19-member Awami League delegation led by party general secretary Obaidul Quader is going to India today under the invitation of

  • Ex-Indian FM Yashwant quits BJP

    India's former finance minister Yashwant Sinha, who has been a vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, yesterday quit Bharatiya Janata Party.

  • Man held for 'killing' wife for dowry

    Police yesterday arrested a labourer for allegedly murdering his wife for dowry at Chittagong's Satkania upazila on Friday noon.