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  • Irregularities in Bangladeshi Banking Sector

    Legal notice seeks inquiry in bank irregularities

    A rights group has served legal notice to the government for an inquiry into irregularities in the banking sector of Bangladesh during the last 20 years.

  • Tribute to Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul at central Shaheed Minar

    Tributes pour in for Imtiaz Bulbul

    Tributes and condolences have been pouring in from all quarters for noted lyricist, composer and music director Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul.

  • Bangladesh seeks to expand ties with US

    Bangladesh is looking forward to expanding bilateral relationship with the United States in a multi-sectoral context.

  • 6th span installed, 900metres of Padma bridge now visible

    Around 900metres of the much-awaited Padma bridge is now visible as the sixth span (superstructure) of the 6.15-km bridge is installed at Jazira point in Shariatpur.

  • Renowned Music director Alauddin Ali hospitalized

    Famed music director Alauddin Ali hospitalised

    Renowned composer and music director Alauddin Ali has been hospitalised with respiratory illness.

  • Three arrestees on 4-day remand

    Three accused in gang rape of a mother of three in Noakhali were arrested on Sunday and sent on remand yesterday for four days each.

  • One killed, 5 injured in Pabna clash

    A youth was killed in a clash between two groups over capturing an auto-rickshaw stand in Pabna town yesterday, while a former union parishad member was found murdered in Biral upazila of Dinajpur on the same day.

  • Shiv statue found in pond

    An ancient statue of Hindu deity Shiv was recovered from a pond in Badiakhali village under Sadar upazila yesterday.

  • Bhelurpara Railway Station now a faded memory

    Bhelurpara, an 82-year-old railway station, is now only a faded memory but there were times when it was full of life.

  • Faridpur Rab arrests one with 800 bottles of Phensidyl

    A team of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)-8 of Faridpur arrested a youth and recovered 800 bottles of phensidyl from a car carrying him in Madhukhali rail gate area of Madhukhali upazila under the district around 9:00pm on Monday.

  • 'JMB man' held

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) early yesterday detained a suspected member of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Shibnarayanpur village in Shibganj upazila.

  • Two women return after 4 years in Indian jail

    Two Bangladeshi women returned home through Benapole check-post last night after serving four years in an Indian prison.

  • 30 hurt over village council election

    At least 30 people were injured in a clash between two rival groups over upcoming village council election at Noagaon in Baniachong upazila yesterday. The election schedule is yet to be fixed.

  • 4 to walk gallows for murder

    A Sirajganj court here yesterday sentenced four people to death for killing a woman over dowry in 2001.

  • Two brick kiln owners fined in Thakurgaon

    A mobile court in separate drives fined two brick kiln owners for violating environment rules at Shibganj and Bhelajan villages in Sadar upazila in the last two days.

  • 'Blue panel' alleges PUST VC's partial role

    Awami League-backed Blue Panel teachers at Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST) said Vice Chancellor Dr Rustom Ali is influencing the candidates and general teachers for supporting their rival panel in the university teachers' association election to be held today.

  • Tribute paid as ex-MP Baten laid to rest

    Former lawmaker Khandakar Abdul Baten, also a brave freedom fighter, was laid to rest at his family graveyard at Konora village in Nagarpur upazila yesterday with state honour.

  • Goons ravage house of journalist

    The house of a journalist at Narsingshar village under Natai Dakkhin union in Sadar upazila was ravaged for two consecutive times allegedly by the local union parishad (UP) chairman and his men over previous enmity.

  • Erosion by Dharla turns serious

    Erosion by the Dharla river at four villages in two upazilas of Lalmonirhat and Kurigram has turned serious, washing away homesteads and croplands every day.

  • Govt strengthens vigilance to stop question leak: Dipu Moni

    Education Minister Dipu Moni says her government has strengthened vigilance to stop the menace of question paper leak during the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations to begin across the country from February 2 simultaneously.

  • Rab nets one with firearms in Manikganj

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claims to have arrested a man with firearms and explosives in a drive at Singair upazila of Manikganj.

  • Bangladesh upazila election

    ‘Upazila polls to be held in 5 phases’

    The fifth upazila parishad elections will be held in five phases starting from March this year, Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed says.

  • Bagerhat road accident

    4 killed in Bagerhat road crash

    Four people are killed and 30 others injured following a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on Khulna-Mawa highway in Bagerhat’s Fakirhat upazila.

  • Jaukura-Nazirganj ferry service

    Jaukura-Nazirganj ferry service remains suspended for 5 days

    Ferry service on Jaukura-Nazirganj river route (Rajbari-Pabna) remains suspended due to lack of navigability, affecting people from some southern and northern districts.

  • Kishoreganj 1 constituency

    Polls in Kishoreganj-1 Feb 28

    The parliamentary election of Kishoreganj-1 constituency will be held on February 28.

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Qauder

    Fakhrul a gentleman: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader evaluates his political counterpart BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam saying he is a gentleman indeed.

  • Railway bridge beside Bangabandhu bridge

    Govt to construct railway bridge beside Bangabandhu bridge

    Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan says the government has taken an initiative to build a separate railway bridge beside the existing Bangabandhu Bridge on the Jamuna River.

  • Ecnec approval, Dhaka's Jatrabari-Demra highway 4-lane project

    Tk 369cr Jatrabari-Demra highway 4-lane project approved

    The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) approves the upgradation of the Jatrabari (Mayor Hanif Flyover)–Demra (Sultana Kamal Bridge) highway into four-lane project with Tk 368.87 crore in a bid to facilitate vehicular movement and reduce traffic congestion.

  • Rab raids 15 houses in Chapainawabganj

    Rab raids 15 houses in C’nawabganj, detains ‘JMB militant’

    Rapid Action Battalion raids at least 15 houses in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj and detains a suspected member of the banned militant outfit Jamaa’atul Mujaheedin Bangladesh (JMB).

  • 11 fishermen fined

    A mobile court in Dashmina upazila yesterday fined Tk 5,000 each to 11 fishermen involved in netting jatka fish with current nets on the Buragourango river.