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  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    Gain trust of voters: PM to mayor runners

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina advises her mayor nominees to gain the trust of the voters ahead of the approaching parliamentary elections.

  • 3 killed as bus falls into ditch in Ctg

    A passenger bus veers off the road and fell into a roadside ditch in Chittagong's Raozan upazila, killing three including two children.

  • 2 ‘drug peddlers’ killed in M’singh ‘gunfights’

    Two suspected drug peddlers are killed in separate incidents of 'gunfights' with police in Tarakanda and Trishal upazilas of Mymensingh early today.

  • Qulkhwani of Nurjahan Goni

    Qulkhwani of Nur Jahan Goni, mother of Freedom Fighter Md Wahid Uz Zaman, former principal secretary of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and ex-chairman of Janata Bank Ltd, will be held today, said a press release.

  • Why gazette should not be scrapped: HC

    The High Court (HC) yesterday questioned the legality of Election Commission's decision of demarcating Kurigram-4 constituency to include Chilmari area.

  • Anti-narcotics drive continues in port city

    Police continued its anti-narcotics drive in Chittagong's Akbar Shah area, demolishing shanties set up allegedly by a drug dealer

  • Bangladesh for greater economic ties with India

    Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali yesterday said Bangladesh and India should combine their synergies in the areas of connectivity, trade, commerce and energy for the mutual benefit of the two neighbours and the region.

  • Rangpur DC office staff 'beaten by cop'

    A staff member of Rangpur Deputy Commissioner's office was picked up and allegedly beaten by police yesterday morning.

  • New sailors inducted into Navy

    Passing out parade of new sailors of Bangladesh Navy under batch A/2018 was held at BNS Titumir parade ground in Khalishpur of Khulna yesterday.

  • 10 lives lost in road accidents

    At least ten people were killed and 59 others injured in road accidents in four districts across the country yesterday.

  • Youth killed over 'family feud'

    A youth died at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College yesterday, a day after he was admitted with critical injuries.

  • 3-day DC conference begins Sunday

    The three-day annual conference of the deputy commissioners (DCs) will be held in Dhaka on July 24-26.

  • Freedom fighter Khalilur Rahman passes away

    Khalilur Rahman, a freedom fighter, died yesterday morning after a long battle with cancer, said a press release.

  • Two students go missing in sea

    Two students went missing in the Bay of Bengal while a group of nine teenagers were taking baths near the sea beach in Sitakunda upazila yesterday.

  • Bus communication on 15 routes suspended from Barisal

    Bus communication on 15 routes of the country's southern region from Barisal was suspended yesterday morning, causing public suffering on the routes.

  • Councillor suspended over criminal accusations

    A Bogra municipality ward councillor, who is a murder case accused and the prime accused in the passport official Shahjahan Kabir stabbing case, was suspended by Local Government Division on June 14.

  • Thousands join Yoga Day celebration in Dhaka

    Commemorating International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2018, Indian High Commission in Dhaka organised an event at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital where thousands of people from all walks of life donning blue and yellow T-shirts joined in a mass yoga session.

  • Traders seek govt loan to start over

    The affected traders of Ganginarpar Hawkers Market in Mymensingh city have expressed concerns about the possibility of reopening their businesses shortly and called upon the government to support them with bank loans on easy terms.

  • 83 percent viewers still watch BTV

    Though there are many private television channels in the country, 83 percent viewers still watch Bangladesh Television (BTV), Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu told the parliament yesterday.

  • 90 percent villages under power coverage

    Ninety percent of the country's villages have come under power coverage at present while the government is expected to ensure 100 percent electrification to all villages by December this year.

  • BNP, AL mayoral aspirants collect nomination forms

    The BNP is likely to nominate Mujibur Rahman Sarwar as mayoral candidate for Barisal City Corporation polls.

  • Vendor murdered by son

    A roadside sherbet vendor was strangulated to death, allegedly by family members, in the capital's Mugda area yesterday.

  • HC grants anticipatory bail to BNP leader Helal

    The High Court yesterday granted a six-month anticipatory bail to BNP leader Azizul Baree Helal in three criminal cases, clearing his way to walk out of the jail.

  • Khaleda's bail orders in two cases on July 5

    Two Dhaka courts yesterday fixed July 5 for passing orders on the bail petitions by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in connection with the cases filed for "undermining” the national flag and celebrating "fake" birthday on August 15.

  • Rohingya Crisis: ICRC chief to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh

    Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), will visit Myanmar and Bangladesh from June 25 to July 3 to observe ICRC's work in Rakhine State and Cox's Bazar.

  • All campaign materials removed

    Authorities in Barisal yesterday removed all the banners, billboards and signboards set up by the candidates, ahead of the city corporation election.

  • 12 AL mayoral aspirants collect nomination for 3 city polls

    A total of 12 mayoral aspirants of the ruling Awami League collect nomination forms from the party President Sheikh Hasina's Dhanmondi office for the city corporation elections to Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal, scheduled to be held on July 30.

  • Art show on Rohingyas begins in city

    A weeklong art exhibition on Rohingya refugees kicks off at Liberation War Museum with lighting the candles.

  • Modi leads Yoga Day celebrations in India

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads thousands of people in marking the fourth edition of International Yoga Day celebrations by performing breathing exercises and ‘asanas.’

  • 10 killed in road accidents

    At least 10 persons were killed 17 others injured in road accidents across the country in last two days.