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Shops in the middle of the road?

Shops in the middle of the road?

Chittagong Development Authority's (CDA) decision to rent out space under Aktaruzzaman flyover's ramp -- on dividers of a major road of the port city -- in an apparent bid to manage maintenance cost of the flyover, has drawn flak.

  • 21 Bangladeshi trespassers return from India

    Twenty-one Bangladeshi citizens, including two women, returned home through Sutarkandi Check Post under Beanibazar upazila in

  • Railways to be more pro-people

    Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan yesterday vowed to make the sector more service-oriented and pro-people.

  • Education Minister Dipu Moni

    Coaching centres to remain closed during SSC exams

    The government yesterday directed authorities of all coaching centres to keep those closed during SSC and equivalent examinations.

  • OIC Secretary General Dr Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen

    OIC secy general congratulates PM

    OIC Secretary General Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen has congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her victory in the recent general election, and reiterated his hope that under her leadership Bangladesh will continue on its path to peace, development and progress.

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

    Arrest warrant against Khaleda in 2014 case

    A Dhaka court yesterday issued an arrest warrant against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, in a case filed over making derogatory remark on the ruling Awami League in 2014.

  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines

    Biman gets five-star safety rating

    National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines has achieved a five-star safety rating by an international aviation safety rating agency.

  • Dhaka University Logo

    Non-students, outsiders asked to vacate halls

    Election schedule for the long-pending Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) polls is likely to be published at the end of next week or at the beginning of the week after next, chief returning officer Prof SM Mahfuz said yesterday.

  • Ruja forms new executive committee

    Rajshahi University Journalists' Association (Ruja) formed its executive committee for 2019-20 on Saturday night.

  • No ID, no ticket

    The authorities of Bangladesh Railway (east zone) have made it mandatory for passengers to provide national identity (NID) cards while purchasing train tickets as part of a pilot project to check scalping.

  • Attack on AC-Land: Over 50 sued, prime accused goes into hiding

    Nawshad Ali, an alleged culprit behind illegal sand-mining in Rajshahi, went into hiding yesterday after local administration sued him and over 50 of his men for assaulting the assistant commissioner (AC-land) in Rajshahi's Bagha upazila.

  • Rajshahi Collegiate School's 190th anniv plans in question

    Rajshahi Collegiate School's 190th anniversary celebration – scheduled to begin on January 25 – is already marred by allegations of lack of transparency against the organising committee.

  • Last survivor succumbs to burns at DMCH

    The last survivor succumbed to her burns at Dhaka Medical College Hospital yesterday two days after unidentified criminals set her bed on fire, while she was asleep, in Lalmohan upazila of Bhola.

  • 5 DU students get Ataus Samad scholarship

    Five students of Dhaka University's (DU) Mass Communication & Journalism department were handed the Ataus Samad Memorial Scholarship for their academic excellence in 2018 BSS (honours) exams in a programme yesterday.

  • Xulhaz-Tonoy Murder: Key accused remanded for second time

    A Dhaka court yesterday placed an active member of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team on a three-day fresh remand to gather more information about the murders of Xulhaz Mannan, editor of an LGBT magazine, and his friend Mahbub Rabby Tonoy in 2016.

  • National Polls: Petition filed against new MPs' taking offices

    A writ petition was filed yesterday with the High Court challenging legality of holding parliamentary offices by the MPs elected in the December 30 national election.

  • 10 get jail for catching wild birds for sale in Dhaka

    A mobile court sends 10 people to jail for different terms for catching wild birds with net and selling them and two others for producing poultry feed with leather wastes from tanneries which were treated with toxic chemicals.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    HC questions legality of BERC’s decision on setting up charges

    The High Court questions the legality of Bangladesh Energy Commission’s (BERC) decision to setup the charges of gas production, transmission and distribution.

  • Bangladesh tree-man

    ‘Tree-man’ returns to DMCH for treatment

    Abul Bajandar, dubbed as “tree-man” for his extremely rare skin disorder on hands and feet, returns to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) to get admitted months after he “voluntarily” left treatment.

  • Lakehead Grammar School’s former owner Rizwan Haroon

    Rizwan Haroon arrested for ‘militancy link’

    Lakehead Grammar School’s former owner Rizwan Haroon is arrested over alleged link to militant organisation Jama'atul Muslimin.

  • Ducsu Polls: VC to sit with student bodies

    Dhaka University (DU) authorities have called a meeting tomorrow (Monday) with the university's Paribesh Parishad, a platform that works on maintaining a congenial environment on campus. It is comprised of university authority and student representatives. The meeting will discuss an amendment to the existing Ducsu constitution and electoral codes of conduct.

  • 1969 mass upsurge hero Asad to be recalled today

    Shaheed Asad Day will be observed today, commemorating the supreme sacrifice of student leader Asad during the mass upsurge of 1969.

  • Old wounds reopen

    Though it has been over 17 years, people of Charmonai union of Barishal have not forgotten the month of October 2001.

  • Hill cutting on, defying ban

    Disregarding environmental laws, illegal hill cutting continues unabated in different areas of Moulvibazar and its adjoining areas.

  • Drum up int'l support for trial: speakers

    Despite complications in international laws, the genocide on Myanmar's Rohingya people could be tried in light of customary international laws, and Bangladesh government should accelerate its efforts for international support, speakers at a symposium said yesterday.

  • Electricity-Powered Vehicles: Regulations likely to see further delay

    The government's move to bring electrically-powered vehicles like three-wheeler easy-bikes and electric cars under regulation is likely to be delayed further, as the ministry concerned decided to take Indian practices into account before taking final decision.

  • Ekushey book fair 2019

    Bigger than ever

    Ekushey book fair, the country's largest book festival, is getting bigger every year in terms of participating publication houses, number of new books unveiled at the fair as well as sales.

  • Shortage of public transport hurts city commuters

    As Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) yesterday restricted vehicular movement at some points of Dhaka city for Awami League's election victory celebration rally at Suhrawardi Udyan, commuters of the city had to face sufferings due to shortage of public transport.

  • Pitha festival held in Sylhet

    A daylong “Pitha Utsab 1426” was held in Sylhet city yesterday.

  • Date juice fair ends in Khulna

    A two-day date juice fair ended in Khulna city yesterday.

  • Police recover two dead bodies in Khulna

    Police recovered two dead bodies from a rented room at Sonadanga Bus Terminal area in Khulna city on the night of January 18 (Friday).