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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

PM reaches London en route to NY to join 73rd UNGA

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrives London en route to New York on a weeklong official visit to the United States to attend the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

  • Cops arrest two with 900g heroin

    Detectives arrested two persons with 900 grammes of heroin worth around Tk 90 lakh in Aminbazar area of Savar yesterday.

  • BRTA resumes scrapping unfit auto-rickshaws

    Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), Chattogram has resumed scrapping CNG-run auto-rickshaws that are at least 15 years old and plying the port city roads, five months after the High Court dismissed a writ petition filed by vehicle owners challenging the process.

  • Raisul Huq Bahar laid to rest

    Veteran freedom fighter and journalist AKM Raisul Huq Bahar, who died of a cardiac arrest on Tuesday night, was laid to rest at Chattogram Port Graveyard yesterday after his namaz-e-janaza held at Chattogram Bandar Bhaban premises after Asr prayers.

  • Railway reclaims land from illegal occupants

    Bangladesh Railway in Chattogram yesterday reclaimed around 2.2 acres of its land on Ice Factory Road where a slum had been rebuilt after Railway conducted an eviction drive there in April last year.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    Tariqul Islam, 12 pro-BNP lawyers get bail

    The High Court yesterday granted anticipatory bail to BNP leader Tariqul Islam and 12 pro-BNP lawyers including its vice-chairman advocate Khandker Mahbub Hossain in 12 separate criminal cases.

  • Effective partnerships needed to eradicate child labour

    Lack of economic solvency of families and ensuring education of children fighting with poverty are key challenges to reducing child labour in the country, parliamentarians said at a roundtable yesterday.

  • Chattogram College: BCL men continue fighting over posts

    Leaders and activists of Chattogram Government College unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League once again locked into a clash yesterday over formation of the 25-member college committee.

  • 'Selling yaba to fund sabotage'

    Police arrested a leader of pro-BNP youth organisation Jubo Dal with 223 yaba pills in Chattogram city's Sadarghat area early yesterday, claiming that he was running a yaba business with an aim to collect funds for carrying out subversive activities.

  • Road crashes kill three

    At least three persons including a minor were killed in road accidents in Mymensingh and Cumilla yesterday.

  • 40 gold bars seized at Sylhet airport

    Customs officials seized 40 gold bars worth Tk 2 crore at Osmani International Airport in Sylhet yesterday.

  • Street movement only way to free Khaleda: Moudud

    BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed yesterday said their party is taking necessary preparations to come up with street programmes to ensure Khaleda Zia's release from jail, and holding a credible election.

  • Minimum Wage: RMG workers' countrywide demo Sept 21

    Garment workers will demonstrate in their factory areas across the country on September 21, protesting the recent announcement of Tk 8,000 as their minimum wage and demanding doubling of the amount to Tk 16,000.

  • ‘Truck Lagbe’ app launches commercially

    A mobile application is launched for easy access of trucks across the country for transporting goods and different products.

  • Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asadzuzzaman Mia's briefing about Holy Ashura 2018

    DMP takes security prep for Ashura

    Like previous years, nobody carrying bags, sharp weapons or flammable objects would be allowed to enter the venues of Holy Ashura to be celebrated on Friday, police said yesterday.

  • Chittagong College: Post-deprived BCL men block road

    Post-deprived leaders and activists of Chittagong Government College unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League blocked a road in front of

  • Issue gazette notification immediately

    Quota reformists yesterday staged a demonstration on Rajshahi University campus demanding immediate gazette notification for bringing reforms to the quota system for civil service jobs.

  • 4,300 acres of hills, forests razed for Rohingya shelters

    A total of 4,300 acres of hills and forests were razed down to make temporary shelters, facilities and cooking fuel in Ukhia and Teknaf of Cox's Bazar, threatening the biodiversity of the three ecologically-critical areas of the country, according to a latest report.

  • FBCCI mourns Akram Hussain

    Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) expressed deep shock at the demise of Alhaj Muhammad Akram Hussain, a former president of the organisation.

  • Nadia Anwar new AIUB chairperson

    Nadia Anwar was nominated the chairman of the Board of Trustees of American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB), in the 136th board meeting on September 13, said a press release.

  • Madrasa teacher held over murder of wife, nephew

    Police yesterday detained Ibrahim Khalil Talukder, a teacher and superintendent of Huffazul Quran Madrasa, hours after throat-slit bodies of his wife and her nephew were found inside the premises of the madrasa in Gazipur city.

  • Pickup driver beaten to death over parking in Savar

    A pickup truck driver was beaten to death allegedly by a workshop owner and his workers following a dispute over parking the vehicle in Savar outside the capital early yesterday.

  • Don't nominate anti-liberation individuals

    Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee, a forum for secular Bangladesh and trial of war criminals, yesterday urged the country's

  • Three killed in road accidents

    Three people were killed in road accidents in two districts yesterday, according to reports from our correspondents.

  • ACC to sue 6 DMCH employees

    The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has decided to file six cases against six officers and staff members of Dhaka Medical College Hospital for misappropriating over Tk 59 lakh of the hospital.

  • BSD concerned over digital security bill

    Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) led by Khalequzzaman yesterday protested the government's move to pass the proposed Digital Security Act.

  • Petition filed to halt nat'l election schedule

    A Supreme Court (SC) lawyer yesterday moved a petition before the High Court seeking a directive on Election Commission (EC) and government not to publish any schedule for the 11th parliamentary election until the disposal of a pending rule in this regard.

  • Madrasa student brutalised

    A ten-year-old student of a madrasa in Gazipur was tortured indiscriminately by his teacher as the boy made repeated requests for leave, according to the boy and his family.

  • Ensure caring environment for children at early age

    Speakers at a discussion urged all stakeholders to ensure a caring environment for children in their early days through a concerted effort.

  • Compensation, not charity

    The climate fund committed by the developed countries to the affected developing countries must be considered a compensation, not charity or loans, speakers said at a dialogue organised by TIB at the capital's Bangabandhu International Conference Centre yesterday.

  • Rise High Bangladesh at DU, Daffodil, AIUB

    With the promise of promoting fresh and innovative export ideas, the third season of Rise High Bangladesh contest held its campus activation programme in three universities in Dhaka on Sunday and Monday.