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    Basic Bank Scams: HC summons investigators

    The High Court yesterday summoned all the investigation officers of the 61 corruption cases filed over the BASIC Bank loan scams, seeking explanations for the delay in completing investigations and information about their latest status.

  • 'Shootouts': 8 more killed

    Eight more suspected drug traffickers were killed in “gunfights” with law enforcers across the country yesterday, raising the number of deaths to 42 in the ongoing countrywide anti-narcotics drive in the last nine days.

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    DMP lists 56 drug dealers, patrons

    The Dhaka Metropolitan Police has shortlisted top drug traders in the capital and their patrons including some linked to the ruling Awami League, and will launch a crackdown on them after further scrutiny.

  • Drug Dealing in Khulna: Fingers pointed at some cops, politicians

    Khulna is like a haven for drug dealers as several policemen, with ranks from constable to officers-in-charge, are directly or indirectly involved in the smuggling and the supply chain.

  • Romero replaced by Guzman

    Goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman was called into Argentina's World Cup squad on Tuesday as a replacement for Sergio Romero after the Manchester United player was cut from the team with a knee injury, the country's football federation (AFA) said.

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    Primary Education Project: Teachers' training in English given top priority

    The government has taken up a massive programme for primary education with emphasis on teachers' training in English, so that students can better learn the language at an early stage.

  • Freedom at last

    Azaher Ali tasted freedom after 20 years. It came eight years after the High Court acquitted him of murder charges and six years after a Supreme Court order that essentially paved the way for his release.

  • Huge blast kills 16 in Kandahar

    At least 16 people were killed and 38 wounded yesterday when a minivan packed with explosives exploded as members of the security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, officials said.

  • Huge blast kills 16 in Kandahar

    At least 16 people were killed and 38 wounded yesterday when a minivan packed with explosives exploded as members of the security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, officials said.

  • Huge blast kills 16 in Kandahar

    At least 16 people were killed and 38 wounded yesterday when a minivan packed with explosives exploded as members of the security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, officials said.

  • Padma Bridge

    Padma Bridge Rail Link: Soaring land prices jacking up cost

    The cost of the Padma Bridge rail link, the construction of which is yet to start in full swing, has gone up by Tk 4,269 crore due to escalating land acquisition expenditure and delay in project implementation.

  • 12 more 'drug dealers' killed

    Amid criticisms over the sudden surge in the killing of suspected drug peddlers in so-called gunfights, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday defended the ongoing nationwide crackdown on narcotics.

  • Exploiting fear, they make a quick buck

    A section of law enforcers allegedly have been making quick bucks by instilling fear into people of making their relatives victims of “shootouts” during the ongoing countrywide anti-narcotics drives.

  • GODFATHERS remain untouched

    As the special drive against yaba peddlers goes on in full swing, questions arise why some alleged yaba godfathers in Ukhia-Teknaf, the gateway of smuggling the crazy drug into Bangladesh, whose names have prominently figured in multiple intelligence reports, remain out of the net.

  • Digital Security Act 2018

    Digital security act to be revised

    Law Minister Anisul Huq has agreed to sit again with representatives of the Editors' Council, the Association of Television Channel

  • Khaleda Zia

    HC hearing on Khaleda's bail plea starts

    The High Court yesterday started the hearing on a petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking bail in a murder case.

  • Opponents appeal for Guerrero

    Peru striker Paolo Guerrero has received the backing of players' union FIFPro ahead of a meeting with FIFA's president to try to overturn a drugs ban that could keep him out of the World Cup.

  • Close shave

    A Dhaka-bound Saudi Arabian Airlines flight made an emergency landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah following a malfunction of hydraulic system and subsequent retraction of its nose gear.

  • 'Shootouts' with Law Enforcers: Nine killed in a single day

    The tally of alleged drug peddlers killed in “shootouts” stood at 22 in the last one week with nine of them shot to death yesterday alone amid anti-narcotic drives of law enforcers across the country.

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    Wasa aims to tackle city's waterlogging

    The Dhaka Wasa is taking up a Tk-550 crore project for canal development to solve the capital's water-logging problem.

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    Expansion of Dhaka-Sylhet Highway: Govt opts to use own resources

    The roads authority is going to expand the 214-kilometre Dhaka-Sylhet Highway into four lanes using their own resources following failed negotiations with a Chinese company.

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    Digital Security Act: JS body sits with editors, BFUJ, ATCO today

    The parliamentary standing committee on post, telecom and ICT has invited Editors' Council, Association of Television Channel Owners and a faction of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) to a meeting today to hear their views on the proposed Digital Security Act, 2018.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia

    Icardi left out of Argentina's WC squad

    Mauro Icardi, the joint top goalscorer in Italy's Serie A this season, was left out of Argentina's World Cup squad yesterday as coach Jorge Sampaoli named his 23 players for next month's tournament in Russia.

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    Hill Cutting in Bandarban: 3 labourers killed in landslide

    Three labourers, including a woman, were killed in a landslide while cutting a hill to dig a drain in Ghumdhum area of Naikhongchhari upazila yesterday.

  • FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia

    Nainggolan quits after snub

    Radja Nainggolan ended his international career on Monday after Belgium coach Roberto Martinez left the AS Roma midfielder out of his squad for next month's World Cup in Russia.

  • 'Unsafe' Pasteurised Milk: HC asks govt to form expert committee

    The High Court yesterday directed the government to form an expert committee to test the pasteurised milk available in the market and submit a report before it in a month.

  • Transport workers turn rowdy in Sitakunda

    A weigh station along Dhaka-Chittagong highway was vandalised and the highway blocked for hours allegedly by transport workers yesterday.

  • Interest rates rattle people

    Kaniz Fatima Binte Alam, a doctor, took Tk 48.50 lakh home loan at 8.5 percent interest in October last year from a lender with expertise in financing homes.

  • Absence implies their lack of political will

    Although the country witnessed a significant urban growth in the last few decades, there was an absence of proper transport planning and institutions in the urban transport sector, causing indiscipline and mismanagement there, experts and activists said yesterday.

  • Pogba's warning to teammates

    French midfielder Paul Pogba says he and his France team-mates must approach the World Cup finals in June with the right mindset as that counts more than technical ability.