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  • Elderly man beaten dead over Tk 2,500 his son borrowed

    An elderly man was allegedly beaten to death by the neighbours over realisation of his son's overdue loans at Bualia village of Sujanagar upazila in Pabna.

  • Advance Eid bus ticket sale from May 30

    Private bus operators will start selling advance tickets from May 30 ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • One placed on 3-day remand

    A court in Chittagong yesterday placed an accused on three-day remand in connection with the case of Tasfia killing.

  • Women arrested with 653 bottles of phensedyl

    Police arrested two women in possession of 653 bottles of phensedyl from Barisal Colonoy under the port city's Sadarghat police station, in a block raid early yesterday.

  • A case of mistaken identity

    Family members of Habibur Rahman, who was killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-7) at Chittagong's Barisal Colony on May 17 amid the ongoing countrywide anti-narcotics drive, claimed that he was “innocent”.

  • Two factories shut down for producing adulterated vermicelli

    A mobile court yesterday shut down two factories for producing adulterated vermicelli in Saidpur upazila of Nilphamari.

  • Two killed in Ctg road accident

    Two people were killed as a pickup hit a parked truck from behind on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Kumira area under Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong yesterday.

  • Indian clothes worth Tk 1.2cr seized

    A joint team of Bangladesh Coast Guard and Customs Intelligence seized Indian clothes worth Tk 1.2 crore in Chittagong city yesterday.

  • Man killed by lightning in Dinajpur

    A man was killed by lightning in Paikpara village of Kaharol upazila of Dinajpur yesterday.

  • Child marriage attempt foiled

    A child marriage attempt was foiled at Vati Kanaipur village under Sadar upazila in Faridpur on Thursday night.

  • ACC sues 3 over Tk 1.88 crore embezzlement

    The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday filed a case against three people including a former deputy director of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital (SOMCH) for embezzling Tk 1.88 crore.

  • Letting a voiceless group speak

    The society frowns upon the way they want to live their lives. But it is a truth they cannot hide. Nor can they put up with the continuous shaming they have to undergo day in and day out.

  • Voters want development of roads

    Voters in Gazipur city, especially the new and young ones, are prioritising development works, mainly repairs to the roads, for choosing their mayor in the upcoming city corporation election.

  • The hellish road in Jurain

    There was water everywhere on the road, mostly knee-deep.

  • Follow Nazrul's ideals of non-communalism

    President Abdul Hamid yesterday urged the young generation to contribute to building a discrimination-free, non-communal society by following the works and ideals of poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.

  • Form separate ministry for religious minorities

    Minority community leaders yesterday demanded that the government form a separate ministry for religious minorities in the country before the next parliamentary polls to ensure their rights.

  • Rebuilding South Sudan

    Bangladeshi peacekeepers have been working relentlessly to restore normalcy to the war-torn South Sudanese capital Juba and other parts of the country four times the size of Bangladesh.

  • Evening Walk

    As dusk settles in I am out in the park for a walk. The exercise clears my head and recharges my soul and, of course, gives me an excuse to be outdoors.

  • Sale of Eid advance bus tickets begins May 30

    Private bus operators will start selling advance tickets from May 30 for home-goers ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • Three killed in road accidents

    Road accidents killed three people and injured another yesterday, according to our correspondents.

  • Workshop on child abuse at UIU

    Children's Association against Child Abuse (CACA) in collaboration with United International University (UIU) organised a workshop for students and their parents on the UIU campus in Dhaka on May 19.

  • Two die after falling from buildings

    Two people died after falling off buildings in Chittagong city yesterday, said police.

  • Two die from electrocution in Ctg

    Two youths died from electrocution in Sitakunda upazila in Chittagong on Wednesday night.

  • Boy goes missing in Bongshi River

    A boy went missing in the river Bongshi in Namabazar area of Savar outside the capital on Wednesday evening.

  • Give khas land to landless farmers

    Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif yesterday directed the officials concerned to allocate agricultural khas land among the real landless farmers.

  • Allocate funds for permanent levees in coast

    Special allocation of funds in the upcoming budget is essential so permanent embankments could be built for saving agricultural land in coastal areas, said different farmer organisations yesterday.

  • 20pc funds demanded for education sector

    A children's organisation yesterday demanded an allocation of 20 percent funds for education sector in the national budget to ensure education for all children in the country.

  • Teesta water sharing deal still lingers

    The government has failed to make any progress on the Teesta water-sharing deal over the last eight years, BNP leader Ruhul Ahmed Rizvi alleged yesterday.

  • More time sought to submit report

    The committee formed to investigate the killing of nine women in a stampede at Gatiyadanga village in Satkania of Chittagong on May 14 was unable to submit the probe report yesterday.

  • Street food, including iftar items, poses health risks

    The health department in Chittagong seems oblivious to the unhygienic conditions under which iftar items such as chhola, piyaju, beguni, alur chop etc. are produced and sold, causing foodborne diseases.