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  • Hamid takes oath today for 2nd term

    President Md Abdul Hamid will be sworn in as the head of the state for a second consecutive term this evening.

  • Islami Bank 'Crisis': Two reasons led to Arastoo's exit

    Refusal to terminate 21 top officials and extend some big loans has forced Arastoo Khan to resign from the post of chairman of the Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited after only one year of his three-year term, an investigation by The Daily Star has found.

  • RMG Factories Since Rana Plaza Disaster: Workplace safety improved a lot

    International inspection agencies said safety conditions in the country's $30 billion garment industry have improved dramatically since the Rana Plaza disaster, thanks to efforts by entrepreneurs, retailers and brands.

  • Declared dead, newborn shows signs of life when taken for burial

    The funeral preparations for the newborn were complete. The graveyard was ready; bamboo sticks and mats were bought and even the burial fee was paid. The family was just waiting for her final bath.

  • Country enters LNG era

    Bangladesh enters a new era in energy sector tomorrow as the first shipment of liquified natural gas (LNG) arrives at its shores.

  • Law Minister Anisul Huq

    Include special provision for journos, media

    Leaders of a faction of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) yesterday recommended amending the proposed Digital Security Act, 2018 to incorporate a provision for forming a cell under Bangladesh Press Council.

  • UAE to take Bangladeshi domestic workers in 3 months

    Hiring Bangladeshi Domestic Workers: UAE to resume it within 3 months

    Partially lifting a ban on hiring workers, the United Arab Emirates would resume hiring domestic workers from Bangladesh within next three months, Expatriates' Welfare Minister Nurul Islam said yesterday.

  • A handcuffed man

    Abuse of power abases innocent

    Much like the controversial and draconian section 54 of the CrPC, section 151 also gives the police wide and discretionary power to arrest and detain anybody. Under section 54, police could arrest anybody just on suspicion that the person was planning to commit a crime.

  • Parliamentary body favours quota reform

    The parliamentary body on public administration yesterday suggested that the quota system in government jobs should not be abolished completely as announced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina earlier.

  • 1 killed in gunfight between AL groups

    The brother of Badda Awami League unit leader was shot dead and at least seven others were injured during a gunfight between two groups of ruling party men in the city yesterday afternoon.

  • Quota Reform Demo: 2 'identified' over inciting violence

    Investigators claim to have identified two persons who spread rumours in social media and incited violence during the recent Quota reform movement.

  • BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan

    Ensure better treatment for Khaleda

    The BNP has again urged the government to immediately ensure better treatment for its Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who is now serving her five-year sentence at Dhaka's old central jail.


    “For the first time in Bangladesh, women were harassed “institutionally” and that incident took place in the country's supreme land, Dhaka University area.”

  • Journalists' concern to be considered

    The parliamentary standing committee on post, telecom and ICT would consider any concerns journalists may have over the Digital Security Act, 2018.

  • UNSC team due on April 29

    Bangladesh will describe the brutalities that the Rohingyas faced in Rakhine State and steps taken by the government here to the UN Security Council delegation, which is due in Dhaka on April 29.

  • Kathmandu Plane Crash

    Kathmandu Plane Crash: Questions over Nepal's probe

    US-Bangla Airlines yesterday raised questions over the primary investigation report of the Nepalese authorities on the March 12 crash of its plane at Kathmandu airport that left 51 dead, 27 of them Bangladeshis.

  • Rape accused killed in Satkhira gunfight

    Rape suspect killed in 'gunfight'

    An alleged rapist has been killed in a “gunfight” with police at Kolaroa upazila in Satkhira early yesterday.

  • Human Rights Violation in Bangladesh

    Hoping against hope

    Members of around 80 families joined the programme under the banner of “Mayer Daak”, a platform of victims' family members, from across the country. Speaking at the event, supported by rights activists, family members slammed the state for denying justice to their dear ones.

  • Govt took limited steps to prosecute rights abuses

    Bangladesh government took limited measures to investigate and prosecute cases of extrajudicial killings and enforced

  • Causes of Road Accident

    Public Transport: 87pc vehicles violate rules

    At least 87 percent buses and minibuses ply the roads in the capital recklessly in violation of traffic rules, creating anarchy in the public transport sector, said a passenger welfare platform citing its survey covering over one thousand vehicles.

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's briefing

    Tarique to be brought back by any means

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday expressed her firm resolve to take back BNP acting chairperson Tarique Zia from London by any means and bring him under the ambit of law.

  • Bangladesh Govt logo

    Madrasa project in election year

    Ahead of the national elections scheduled for December, the government is going to take up a Tk 7,595 crore project for constructing madrasa buildings in all the constituencies.

  • Run over by bus, teen loses leg

    A teenage girl lost her right leg as the wheels of a BRTC bus ran over it on Airport Road near Banani's Chairman Bari on Friday night.

  • Wonderland in wasteland

    The school is perhaps the only place where Shakib Hasan, 10, gets to enjoy his childhood.

  • Murder suspect killed in 'gunfight'

    A man accused of murdering an autorickshaw driver was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Gudaria area of Phulpur upazila in Mymensingh in the early hours yesterday.

  • Monsoon worry for Rohingyas

    With early rains falling on the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, the fear of natural calamities has heightened among the refugees living in tiny shanties made of bamboo poles and tarpaulin in the district's Ukhia and Teknaf.

  • End rights violations in Rakhine

    Commonwealth leaders yesterday agreed that Prince Charles should follow his mother Queen Elizabeth II as the next head of the

  • New route for yaba trade

    New route for yaba trade

    A syndicate is bringing yaba pills from Teknaf to Dhaka through a new route after the contraband tablets are smuggled from

  • DU authorities come under fire

    The Dhaka University authorities have drawn flak for driving out female students from Kabi Sufia Kamal hall late Thursday night.

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    2 Hill Women Leaders: Back home after a month in captivity

    Hill Women Federation leaders Manti Chakma and Doya Sona Chakma returned home yesterday, around a month after being kidnapped from the district.