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  • Myanmar national held

    Myanmar national held with gold in Teknaf

    Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard detain a Myanmar national for allegedly smuggling gold ornament weighing 8.77 bhori in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar.

  • construction workers die in Narayanganj

    2 construction workers die falling off crane in N’ganj

    Two construction workers die after falling from a crane while working at an under-construction site in Narayanganj’s Roopganj upazila.

  • Nilphamari-3 MP Golam Mostofa

    MP protests attack with sit-in in Nilphamari

    A ruling party lawmaker of Nilphamari sat-in as a show of protest over alleged attack by fellow party-men during yesterday’s observation of national mourning day.

  • Online registration for JU admission now open

    The online registration for admission into honours programmes at Jahangirnagar University under 2018-2019 academic session starts.

  • Eid Journey Traffic Jam on Dhaka-Chittagong highway

    25-km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

    Hundreds of passengers are stuck in a 25-kilometre tailback on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway. The tailback that ensued on Wednesday stretched from Meghna-Gumti Bridge toll plaza to Jinglatoli in Daudkandi upazila.

  • Two cousins drown in pond

    Two cousins drowned in a ditch near their house in Sadar upazila of the district yesterday.

  • 2 held with Phensidyl

    Two drug peddlers were arrested yesterday with Phensidyl at Dariapur in the town.

  • 'Thief' dies in mob beating

    A suspected thief was beaten to death by a mob at Dulatpur village in Gafargaon upazila of the district early yesterday.

  • 45,000 Yaba seized in Comilla

    A drug dealer was arrested from Jagannathpur Chowmuni on Chakbazar-Bibir Bazar road in Comilla Sadar upazila yesterday.

  • Beaten for protesting stalking

    Pro-Awami League men allegedly beat up teachers and students of Chak Mirpur High School in Daulatpur upazila as the latter protested stalking of girl students yesterday.

  • Duck farmer stabbed to death

    A duck farmer was hacked to death by a gang of unidentified criminals in Lakhai upazila of Habiganj on Tuesday.

  • Girl saves herself from child marriage

    A schoolgirl saved herself from child marriage as she took shelter at her institution in Panchagarh Sadar upazila and sought help from the local administration through her fellows yesterday.

  • Stalkers' haven

    A three-kilometre road stretching from Ibrahimnagar to Jahanarabad area in Parbatipur upazila has become too risky for many schoolgirls to use due to harassment by groups of stalkers.

  • Boon for traders, bane of the ultra poor

    Rice meant for vulnerable group feeding (VGF) was illegally sold out to the local rice traders in Shatagram union of Birganj upazila. Besides, those who got the VGF rice had to pay Tk 20 to Tk 50 for 20 kg of rice, said local people.

  • Ramshackle schoolhouse

    Classes at a government primary school in Saghata upazila are being held on the school ground as students and teachers are afraid that the ramshackle schoolhouse might break down at any time.

  • Market on railway land

    An influential quarter belonging to the ruling Awami League (AL) has continued illegal construction of a market on leased Bangladesh Railway (BR) land near Satair Railway Station in Boalmari upazila of the district.

  • School students try hand at farming

    In Ishwardi upazila these days, the farm workers out in the field might look a little young. In a programme run with the cooperation of local farmers, 84 educational institutions are sending students into the sunshine, even at the weekend, to gain practical farming knowledge.

  • Low price concern in Rangpur, Pabna farmers see good profit

    Low prices remain a concern for the farmers in Rangpur region although cattle markets are gaining momentum ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, while rearers and traders in Pabna are expecting good profit.

  • Returning to roots: Beyond borders

    Dear readers, a few months back I went to USA's Westchester Tarrytown. It is an hour's drive from New York. The signboard, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture was visible from the road. In fact, my destination was there. It is a private agricultural institution.

  • Traffic jam on Dhaka-Chittagong highway

    15km tailback on Dhaka-Chittagong highway

    Hundreds of passengers have been suffering a lot as a 15-kilometre-long tailback is created on Dhaka-Chittagong highway due to slow movement of vehicles ahead of Eid-ul-Azha in Daudkandi area.

  • Eden College Student Lutfur Nahar arrested

    Quota reform demo: Eden College student held in Sirajganj

    A student of Eden College, also a leader of the quota reform movement, is arrested from her grandfather’s house in Belkuchi upazila of Sirajganj district, police say.

  • Son to die, father gets life

    A court in Rajbari yesterday sentenced a man to death and his father to life term imprisonment for killing a man in 2013.

  • Jubo League leader, his brother held with Yaba

    A Jubo League leader and his younger brother were arrested by members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) with 104 Yaba pills in Hakimpur upazila on Monday.

  • 235 bags of rice for poor seized

    Around 11,750 kg of rice of Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme were seized in separate raids in Panchbibi and Kalai upazilas of Joypurhat yesterday.

  • PUST students boycott classes for cancellation of year drop system

    Students of Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST) yesterday started boycotting classes, locking the main gate of the campus demanding cancellation of year drop system in the university.

  • Tied to tree, tortured

    A 12-year-old schoolboy, who was tied to a tree and tortured inhumanly allegedly by an elderly man in Chakoria upazila, is now undergoing treatment at the upazila health complex.

  • RHD sets up 11 zebra crossings

    Patuakhali Roads and Highways Department (RHD) has started setting up zebra crossings on Patuakhali-Kuakata road in front of different educational institutions in the town to avert road accidents.

  • Four abducted villagers rescued

    Police yesterday rescued four villagers, who were abducted allegedly by activists of Jana Sanghati Samity (MN Larma), from Mohajanpara in the town on Monday.

  • Mother gives statement

    Rina Begum, who gave birth to a baby outside Phulbari Upazila Health Complex in the district after being denied admission on Sunday, went there yesterday for giving statement before the high powered probe committee formed by Directorate General of Health Services.

  • BRTA struggles with rise of service seekers

    Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) offices in Bagerhat and Nilphamari see a sudden rise of service seekers for driving licences and fitness certificates in the last couple of days, against the back drop of the recent nationwide agitation demanding road safety and observance of traffic week by the police.