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  • Bangladeshi honoured for heroism in UAE

    A Bangladeshi in Ajman, UAE, has been honoured by the local authorities for his bravery after he rose to the challenge and saved the life of a three-year-old boy.

  • Ride-Sharing Services: BRTA now wants rules relaxed

    None of the 14 ride-sharing companies that sought BRTA registration have been able to fulfill the required conditions, although a guideline mentioning the conditions was put in force 10 months ago.

  • Education doesn't make girls 'disobedient'

    There are many reasons that have been offered from time to time and over the ages by a section of the Muslim clergy to keep women ensconced within the four walls of the house, but never has one heard such a comment that girls should not go to school because doing so would make them “disobedient”. This comment was uttered by the head of Hefazat-e-Islam (HI), a person who is known to be well-versed in various aspects of Islam. And that is what makes the statement all the more surprising.

  • 2 journalists assaulted

    2 Jamuna TV journos beaten up in Bogura

    Two journalists of Jamuna Television were beaten up allegedly by a Jubo League activist and his accomplices in Maltinagar area of Bogura town yesterday.

  • Five held over fake FB pages

    Rapid Action Battalion yesterday detained five people on charges of spreading propaganda and committing fraud by creating fake accounts on social media using names of several political leaders, including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

  • Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader

    No tension in Grand Alliance

    There is neither any conflict nor any tension in the Awami League-led Grand Alliance, said AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday.

  • Which way is pluralistic democracy headed?

    We have known democratic pluralism, pluralistic democracy and multi-party system to be synonymous terminologies. But is it as simplistic as that? Conceptually and ideally, it is; but in practice and real-world situations, it may not be so!

  • Barrister Mainul Hosein

    SC upholds HC order on Mainul Hosein in 10 cases

    Barrister Mainul Hosein’s bail in 14 defamation lawsuits has been upheld in the apex court.

  • Allocate special zone for plastic products makers

    Plastic goods manufacturers yesterday demanded establishment of a special industrial zone so that they can relocate the unplanned plastic factories that are based in Old Dhaka.

  • Drains of Khulna city choked

    Most drains of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) have turned into garbage heaps due to unplanned waste disposal and improper waste management. City dwellers are facing environmental degradation and health risks due to blockages in the drainage system and contamination of water resources near uncontrolled dumping sites.