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  • Gaibandha transport strike

    Road Transport: Workers' body threatens to go on strike for October 28-29

    The Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation yesterday announced that it will enforce a two-day work abstention next week if their eight-point demand, including bringing amendments to the Road Transport Act, 2018, is not met.

  • Pinning high hopes on new burn institute

    Writhing in pain on the floor of the female ward of Dhaka Medical College Hospital's burn unit, Anjuara Begum still kept looking beside her to check on her son who was sedated and placed next to her.

  • Transparency International Bangladesh TIB Logo

    TIB urges JS to not pass civil service bill

    Transparency International Bangladesh yesterday called upon the Jatiya Sangsad not to pass the bill for the “Sarkari Chakori Ain-2018”, pointing out a discriminatory provision in it which is contradictory to the country's constitution.

  • Moving away from coal isn't easy

    Environm-entalists will disagree, but dependence on coal for energy is increasing, not decreasing in Asia. Back in the late '40s, climate change hadn't set in and economic realities dictated establishment of an industrial base at the cost of the environment in countries like China and India—major consumers of coal for energy.

  • In hope of more compensation

    Instead of cultivating their farmlands, many villagers of four moujas in Dhankhali union under Kalapara upazila built hundreds of houses on their lands between May and September as the lands have been acquired for building a power plant in the union, and the compensation rate is higher for homesteads than farmlands.

  • Barrister Mainul Hossain

    Defamation Case: Police arrest Mainul from city's Uttara

    Barrister Mainul Hosein was arrested last night from JSD (Rab) chief ASM Abdur Rab's Uttara residence in a defamation case filed with a Rangpur court.

  • 'Insurance gap' poses threats to poor nations

    Disaster-prone developing nations, including Bangladesh and Indonesia, are exposed to crippling losses when storms, floods or earthquakes strike because they suffer from a dangerous lack of insurance, industry experts said yesterday.

  • Bangladesh High Court File Photo

    Fix fees for diagnostic tests within 2 months

    The High Court yesterday ordered a five-member committee to fix fees of medical tests in all public and private hospitals, laboratories and diagnostic centres within next two months.

  • Migrant caravan 'nat'l emergency'

    US President Donald Trump yesterday called the migrant caravan heading toward the US-Mexico border a national emergency, saying he has alerted the US border patrol and military.

  • Stephen Hawking wheelchair for sale

    Stephen Hawking wheelchair, thesis up for sale

    Stephen Hawking is a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity.

  • Protect civil liberties

    The United Sates has said it continues to call on the Bangladesh government to protect the civil liberties, especially the freedom of speech and freedom of press.

  • I have no desire to seek public office: Dr Kamal

    Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain has said he does not have any desire to run for election or hold any public office.

  • Obaidul Quader

    No chance to accept those

    Terming all seven demands of Jatiya Oikyafront “unrealistic and illogical”, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said there is

  • Man killed in Jatrabari road accident

    Killed in sight of their families

    Three people were killed in two separate road accidents in the capital's Jatrabari area yesterday, while the country observed National Road Safety Day.

  • Bangladesh Parliament last session

    Death penalty for carrying yaba, heroin

    The Narcotics Control Bill 2018 was placed in parliament last night, with provision for death sentence or life-term imprisonment for carrying, producing, trading and using more than five grammes of yaba, and more than 25 grammes of heroin and cocaine.

  • Shakib now seeks NOC

    It came as a surprise when news emerged that Bangladesh's injured star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, currently recuperating from an

  • Indian envoy meets PM

    Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla makes a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office.

  • Secondary school teachers call hunger strike

    After staging a daylong sit-in yesterday, a section of secondary school teachers who were recruited under a project for three years, announced to go for an indefinite hunger strike demanding the government immediately fulfil its pledge of making their jobs permanent.

  • Tasneem made Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK

    The Government decides to appoint Saida Muna Tasneem, currently serving as the Ambassador of Bangladesh to the Kingdom of Thailand, as the new High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the United Kingdom.

  • Australia, England reject cricket fixing as probe launched

    Australia and England Monday rejected fresh allegations about corruption in cricket by television news channel Al Jazeera, which claimed there had been 26 spot-fixing incidents in 15 international matches.

  • Amendment to Children Act passed at JS

    The Shishu (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was passed in parliament yesterday, with provision to set up one or more children tribunals in each district.

  • Ronaldo returns to Theatre of Dreams

    Cristiano Ronaldo will always be fondly remembered at Old Trafford, but as the five-time Ballon d'Or winner rolls back into town this

  • Julen Lopetegui

    Lopetegui cannot guarantee being Real coach in Clasico

    Julen Lopetegui has said he will fight to turn Real Madrid's stuttering season around but could not guarantee he will be in charge for the Clasico against Barcelona on Sunday.

  • UK PM holds course against mutinous party over Brexit

    British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday urged her increasingly mutinous party to back her strategy over Brexit, insisting a deal with the EU was close even as she once again rejected the bloc's proposal for the Irish border.

  • Bangladesh General election

    AL-JP friendly fight to retain their bastion

    With the BNP virtually on the sidelines, leaders of the ruling Awami League and the main opposition in parliament Jatiya Party are running their campaigns in full throttle for the general election in the 33 constituencies of Rangpur division.

  • Nayeem Dhaka's nemesis

    The first day of the fourth round of the National Cricket League was dominated by spinners as Chattogram Division's young off-

  • Dhaka Airport road accident Victims

    Court to hear on charge framing Oct 25

    A Dhaka court yesterday fixed October 25 for hearing on framing charges of homicide against the owners, drivers and assistants of two

  • Jagpa president Rehana Pradhan dies

    Jagpa president Rehana Pradhan dies

    Jatiya Gonotantrik Party (Jagpa) President Rehana Pradhan dies at the age of 65.

  • Barishal City Corporation Mayor Sadiq Abdullah

    New Barishal mayor Sadiq Abdullah sworn in

    Newly elected mayor of Barishal City Corporation Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah takes oath of office.

  • I can quit if you want: Mahathir

    Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, seeing a group of disruptive taxi drivers walk out over their dissatisfaction with the Grab e-hailing service, says it would be “no problem for him if he were to resign today as Prime Minister”.