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  • Last of three militants identified

    The last of the three “JMB militants” killed in the capital's West Nakhalpara raid on January 12 was identified as Robin Mia, 17, who left his residence in Sherpur on January 7.

  • Rupnagar Canal: Remove structures from its banks: HC

    The High Court yesterday directed the authorities concerned of the government to dismantle within a month all illegal structures that are built encroaching upon Rupnagar canal in the capital's Mirpur area.

  • Poor-performing colleges won't get govt approval

    Health Minister Mohammed Nasim yesterday in the parliament said the court always gives instructions for maintaining standard of medical education, but at the same time, it has given clearance to substandard private medical colleges for continuing their admission process.

  • What steps taken to curb Yaba trade?

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has to give a statement in parliament on what steps the government is taking to stop Yaba peddling across the country, Jatiya Party lawmaker Kazi Feroz Rashid told Jatiya Sangsad yesterday.

  • A 'journey in graphics'

    For the first time, an art exhibition featuring works of Indian art maestro Maqbool Fida Husain will be held in Bangladesh.

  • Still there, poisoning the Surma

    In the middle of 2016, a two-story building on the east side of the Surma river, near the Kazirbazar bridge in Sylhet city, was

  • Apan Jewellers owner Dildar gets bail

    The High Court yesterday granted bail to Dildar Ahmed, one of the owners of Apan Jewellers, in a money laundering case, clearing his

  • Help Dr Moin

    Mohammad Moin Khan, a Bangladeshi doctor employed by a private hospital in Oman, has been suffering from brain injury following a road accident in Oman on September 5, last year.

  • Pro-AL panel confirms grip

    With yesterday's sweeping win in the registered graduate elections for Dhaka University senate, pro-Awami League members of the highest policy making body consolidated its grip over the university administration.

  • Pvt primary teachers also start agitation

    Following the footsteps of secondary and higher secondary teachers, this time non-government primary schools teachers jumped on the bandwagon of demand for nationalisation yesterday.

  • Of BCL harassment and student protest

    In continuation of their protest, the agitating students of Dhaka University (DU) yesterday afternoon covered the faces of Raju Memorial Sculpture and Aparajeyo Bangla in black cloth on the campus.

  • Residents vacate Lalbagh building as it tilts

    A five-storey residential building near Lalbagh Fort in the capital tilted yesterday.

  • Saraswati Puja today

    Saraswati Puja, one of the main religious festivals of the Hindus, will be celebrated across the country today.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    Evict illegal structures from Rupnagar canal: HC

    The High Court directs the authorities concerned of the government to evict all illegal constructions and encroachments of Rupnagar canal in Dhaka's Mirpur area within a month.

  • Shakrain festival in Bangladesh 2018

    Shakrain: The festival of kite, light and fire

    Have you ever seen the sky flooded with kites, lights and fireworks during the Shakrain or Ghuri Utshob that brings life to the most congested part of the Old Dhaka? Watch our Star Live video on Shakrain to know more.

  • Dhaka University logo

    Pro-AL panel sweeps registered graduate polls for DU senate

    The pro-Awami League Gonotantrik Oikya Parishad sweeps the registered graduate election for the Dhaka University (DU) Senate.

  • ‘Missing’ ministry officials surface in DB custody

    ​The two Ministry of Education officials who went “missing” resurface in the custody of detectives, apparently arrested over reasons yet not provided to the media.

  • Building tilts in Dhaka's Lalbagh

    Building tilts in Lalbagh

    A five-storey residential building tilts near Lalbagh Fort in Dhaka.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    CHT people to enjoy land ownership: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assures inhabitants of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) that they will enjoy the ownership of land there as people in other regions of the country do.

  • Body of MP’s son recovered from NAM Bhaban

    The son of Mostofa Lutfullah, a lawmaker from Satkhira-1 constituency, is found dead in NAM Bhaban on Manik Mia Avenue in Dhaka.

  • NSU holds orientation session

    The orientation session for the incoming students of Spring-2018 was held at North South University at its

  • Man arrested with 20,000 Yaba pills

    The Department of Narcotics Control (DNC), Chittagong arrested a bus passenger with 20,000 Yaba pills, worth Tk 1

  • Housewife found dead in Savar

    Police recovered the body of a housewife from her house at Shimulia area of Savar yesterday.

  • 'Drug dealer' held in city

    Armed Police Battalion (APBn) arrested an alleged drug dealer along with 226 bottles of contraband Phensedyl from the capital's Airport Road yesterday.

  • Thousands win books in BSK reading competition

    Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, a platform for encouraging youths for reading, yesterday concluded its two-day-long event by

  • Nowhere to go

    For the last two months, Rakhi has been waiting for someone to come and take her home.

  • Govt 'inaction' behind spread of polythene bags: Greens

    Green activists yesterday alleged that the law banning polythene shopping bags has become ineffective due to “inaction” by the government.

  • Teach in mother tongue

    Acquiring reading skills in native language helps boost children's brain development, said speakers at a roundtable in the capital yesterday.

  • EC struggling to complete process in due time

    Though the Election Commission was supposed to complete the delimitation process by December last year as per its roadmap prepared for the next national polls, the commission could not yet publish the draft delimitation of the country's 300 constituencies.

  • Rohingya man shot dead

    A Rohingya community leader was shot dead by some unidentified miscreants at a camp in Thaingkhali of Ukhia upazila on Friday night.