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  • Bangladeshi fishermen kidnapped

    Myanmar cops 'abduct' four Bangladeshis from Naf river

    Four Bangladeshi fishermen were kidnapped allegedly by Border Guard Police (BGP) of Myanmar from the Naf River in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar yesterday.

  • EC decides to decentralise NID services

    The Election Commission has decided to decentralise a number of services related to National Identity (NID) cards from January next year to reduce hassles of the citizens across the country.

  • Demolition or drama?

    After an eight-and-a-half year legal battle culminating in a victory for Rajuk, the capital development officials yesterday went to demolish the illegal 15-storey BGMEA building in a move which lacked coordination and was mired in confusion.

  • BGMEA building

    No plan, no coordination

    Although Rajuk officials had no engineering plan to knock down the much-talked about BGMEA building on the capital's Begunbari canal, they went to the site yesterday heavily equipped with demolition machinery.

  • No sign of arson

    The fire that tore through Notre-Dame cathedral was probably caused by accident, French prosecutors said yesterday after firefighters doused the last flames in the ruins overnight and the nation grieved for the destruction of one of its symbols.

  • Mymensingh city gets its first mayor

    Awami League candidate Ekramul Haque Titu is set to be elected uncontested in the maiden Mymensingh City Corporation (MCC) election as his only rival quit the race yesterday.

  • Jailed Reuters reporters win Pulitzer prizes

    Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, one for revealing the massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya men by Buddhist villagers and Myanmar security forces, and another for photographs of Central American migrants seeking refuge in the United States.

  • Still the highest in the region

    A staggering 59 percent of the marriages that took place in Bangladesh between 2006 and 2017 involved brides below the age of 18, says a UN study.

  • Mujibnagar Day

    Mujibnagar Day today

    The historic Mujibnagar Day is being observed today marking the formation of Bangladesh's first government that led the Liberation War in 1971.

  • Pak forces destroy militant hideout

    An entire three-storey building was blown apart yesterday as Pakistani security forces detonated a huge amount of explosives hidden inside, after a bloody, hours-long gun battle with militants holed up in a crowded city.