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  • Money pit of Ctg customs

    The Customs House Chattogram bought two patrol boats for Tk 2.86 crore in the mid 80s to monitor the outer anchorage of Chittagong port and end illegal loading and offloading.

  • Cox’s Bazar gunfight

    Three killed in ‘gunfights’

    Two suspected robbers were killed in a “gunfight” between two groups of robbers in Feni’s Sonagazi upazila early yesterday.

  • Eskaton fire victims laid to rest

    With one of his legs in a cast, Jahangir Alam was at the funeral of his beloved daughter in his ancestral home in Sherpur yesterday. With him was his wife, who was also injured in their attempt to get away from the fire in Eskaton early Thursday.

  • One dies as mob beats ‘cattle thieves’ in Bogura

    A man beaten by a mob in Bogura’s Dhunat upazila early Thrusday died at a hospital yesterday.

  • Migratory writers flock to the fair

    Ekushey book fair has become a symbol of our national identity. The overwhelming presence of not just literary enthusiasts but also writers, poets and publishers at Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan speaks volumes about the love for books in our hearts.

  • ‘My decison won’t change’

    Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim made it clear in an interview aired on Thursday evening that he would stay true to his initial decision of not travelling to Pakistan due to security concerns.

  • Where does India go from here?

    What was supposed to be the celebration of friendship between two of the largest democracies in the world—India and America—turned out to be a sideshow to a bloodbath of communal hatred, exposing the undemocratic underbelly of BJP’s India.

  • Drongo

    I was watching a flock of Cattle Egrets trailing behind cows grazing in the Haor’s swampy land. One of them – a juvenile lacking confidence – had caught a small fish in its beak.

  • Air pollution has reached choking levels

    The poor quality of air has been a pressing concern from the beginning of this month, when the High Court directed the public

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    Burdwan Blast Case: Bangladeshi JMB man convicted in Kolkata

    A Kolkata court has convicted two JMB men -- a Bangladeshi and an Indian -- for money laundering and terror financing in connection with the Burdwan blast case of October 2014.

  • Malaysian turmoil deepens

    Malaysia’s king yesterday struck down a power play by 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad aimed at seizing momentum in a political crisis, capping a week of turmoil that has left the country effectively leaderless.

  • Delhi death toll climbs to 42

    At least 42 people have lost their lives and more than 250 are injured as armed mobs rampage through parts of northeast Delhi from Sunday till Tuesday, looting and burning buildings and attacking residents.

  • UN concerned over rights abuses in Bangladesh

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has expressed concern over the continuing allegations of torture, arbitrary arrests and extrajudicial killings in Bangladesh last year.

  • Blast hurts 3 at police box in Ctg

    Two policemen and a pedestrian were injured in a “bomb” explosion inside a traffic police box in Chattogram city’s Sholoshahar Gate-2 area around 9:30pm last night.

  • Delhi clashes: ‘Hero cop’ braved a mob to save lives

    A police official in India has been hailed for his bravery in saving families from the clutches of violent mobs during the recent spate of clashes in New Delhi, reports BBC.

  • Delhi violence

    Violence in Delhi: Cultural bodies express concern

    Nine cultural organisations in Bangladesh express grave concerns over the clash and violence that erupted in Indian’s capital New Delhi between people for and against a new citizenship law.

  • Road crashes kill 5 in Jashore, Pabna, Manikganj

    Five people are killed and four others injured in separate road accidents in Jashore, Pabna and Manikganj.

  • Wasa hikes water tariff for residential, commercial use

    Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) has again increased water tariff for residential and commercial use.

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    No plan to deploy army in Chattogram city polls: EC Rafiqul

    Election Commissioner Rafiqul Islam says there are no plans to deploy army during the Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) election set to take place on March 29.

  • Malaysian turmoil deepens with Mahathir fate in doubt

    Uncertainty grows over the political fate of Malaysia’s 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad after the royal palace rejected a plan for selecting a new prime minister announced by the man who has dominated the country for decades.

  • Coronavirus infection

    Virus detected in sub-Saharan Africa, global stock markets tank

    Nigeria reports the first new coronavirus case in sub-Saharan Africa, as global stock markets tank on deepening fears of a pandemic and the World Health Organization warn against the "fatal mistake" of complacency.

  • MP’s personal assistant accused of stabbing three in Patuakhali

    A group allegedly led by the personal assistant of a Patuakhali lawmaker stabs the three sons of the owner of a fish enclosure when they protested the group’s occupation of the enclosure in the district’s Kalapara upazila.

  • Climate Change Funding: Bangladesh for special focus on South Asia

    Foreign Minister AK Momen has urged the global community to put special focus on the South Asian region while allocating funds and taking up programmes for the region’s extreme vulnerability to climate change.

  • Mongolian president placed under quarantine after returning from China

    Mongolia's President Battulga Khaltmaa and other government officials have submitted to a 14-day quarantine after returning home from their visit to China, the state news agency Montsame reports.

  • High Court

    Writ petition filed seeking full state honour for language heroes, martyrs

    A Supreme Court lawyer has filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking its directive on the government to provide state honour and honorarium to the language heroes and language martyrs in order to protect and preserve the memories of the Language Movement.

  • Roaming musicians: All for the love of music

    Nityananda Sarkar has been singing in the streets across the country for the last 25 years with his family members and acquaintances as part of his troupe of floating musicians. The troupe members address themselves as “gaaner feriwala (street singers)”, and travel to different districts to perform songs.

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    Bangladeshi militant among 2 convicted in Kolkata for money laundering, terror financing

    A Bangladeshi militant and an Indian belonging to Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terror group have been convicted by a court in Kolkata on charges of money laundering and terror financing in connection with the Burdwan blast case of October, 2014.

  • DCCs napping as mosquitoes buzz

    As experts warn of a record increase in Culex mosquito population next month, measures taken by the two Dhaka city corporations to check the blood-sucking insects appear inadequate.

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    BFF elections on April 20

    The much talked-about elections of the Bangladesh Football Federation will be held on April 20, a meeting of the executive committee of the game's local governing body decided today.

  • Clashes in Delhi: 12 eminent citizens concerned

    Twelve eminent citizens of Bangladesh yesterday expressed grave concern over the ongoing spate of clashes in the Indian capital New Delhi between people for and against the new citizenship law in the country.