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  • ‘Militant’ Saiful died in blast: Forensic doctor

    Suspected “Neo JMB” militant Saiful Islam, who was killed during an anti-militancy operation at a hotel in Dhaka yesterday, died in bomb explosion, forensic doctor says after conducting the autopsy.

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    No visible relief activity for flood victims: BNP

    BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleges that the government has no visible relief activity in the flood affected areas.

  • Flood: Jamuna swelling, most other rivers receding

    New areas of Sirajganj district has been flooded following a swelling of Jamuna river whilst water levels in most flood-affected districts in the north and north-eastern parts of the country continues to recede.

  • 2 Bangladeshis killed in US road crash

    Two Bangladeshi youths are killed and another critically injured in a road accident in Georgia State of USA.

  • Contractor held for Sunamganj embankment graft

    Anti-Corruption Commission arrests one of the contractors who was an accused in a case filed over graft in Sunamganj embankments.

  • SC to hear war criminal Subhan’s appeal Oct 16

    The Supreme Court fixes October 16 for hearing the appeal filed by convicted war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan challenging the death penalty awarded to him by International Crimes Tribunal (ICT).

  • Journos urge EC for fair, inclusive polls

    Journalists have urged for a free, fair and inclusive parliamentary election at the meeting with Election Commission today ahead of the next polls. Talks have also been held on the deployment of armed forces and the provision of 'no vote'.

  • Mayor Annisul now ‘out of danger’

    Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq, who was admitted to a hospital after he fell sick in central London, is now “out of danger”.

  • Mobile courts get another time extension

    Executive magistrate-run mobile courts have received another time extension, until October 10. The Supreme Court extends its earlier stay on the High Court order that declared the on-the-move courts illegal.

  • 4 electrocuted

    Four people, including a man and his son, were electrocuted in Tangail and Thakurgaon yesterday and on Monday night.

  • 4 abducted fishermen rescued after gunfight

    Members of Bangladesh Coastguard rescued four abducted fishermen from the den of Boro Mia Bahini after a gunfight with forest robbers in Harintana Khal area under Chandpai Range of the East Sundarbans in the district yesterday afternoon.

  • Males flee home in fear of arrest

    A large number of males from Mukkandi village in Bahubal upazila of Habiganj have left the area amid fear of arrest in connection with Saturday's clash that left two people killed and 50 others injured.

  • Woman killed by husband, in-laws

    A housewife was murdered allegedly by her husband and in-laws over a family feud in Madhukhali upazila of the district on Monday.

  • Wooden platform on collapsed bridge

    Villagers have built a wooden platform over Badura Varani canal in Amtali upazila of Barguna in place of the bridge that has not been repaired after it collapsed in 2013, being hit by a sand-laden vessel.

  • Over 50,000 women earn extra money to support families

    Over 50,000 women in different upazilas of Magura and Jhenidah have engaged themselves in separating raw fibre from jute stalks and helping the family with their additional income.

  • Earth lifting puts rail bridge under threat

    A syndicate of influential people is lifting earth from the Pungli river at Kalihati upazila of the district illegally, putting a nearby rail bridge on Joydevpur-Bangabandhu Bridge route under threat.

  • Youth found dead

    A youth, aged about 22, was found dead in Akua Bypass area in the town yesterday.

  • Substandard materials cause damage to Jhenidah roads

    Big potholes have developed on around 74 kilometres of the Magura-Jhenidah and Jessore-Jhenidah roads, much to the suffering of commuters, drivers and pedestrians.

  • Escapes death but endures endless suffering

    Sujan Hossain, now eight years old, was the lucky one. In June 2012 he was one of fourteen children in Dinajpur and Thakurgaon who fell sick after eating toxic litchis from gardens recently sprayed with pesticide. All were treated at Dinajpur Medical College Hospital.

  • Jamuna water keeps on rise

    Water continues entering localities in Bhuapur upazila through leaks at several points in Tangail-Tarakandi flood control embankment due to the huge pressure of water of the Jamuna river.

  • No talks with Khaleda: Quader

    BNP Chairperson has shattered the atmosphere of talks with Sheikh Hasina by observing “fake birthday” on the National Mourning Day, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says.

  • EC invites 71 media personalities for talks

    The Election Commission (EC) invites 71 senior journalists for holding a two-day dialogue on August 16 and 17 seeking their opinions and suggestions regarding the 11th parliamentary polls.

  • Saiful last contacted family Sunday: Cops

    Saiful Islam, who was killed in anti-militancy drive at a hotel in Dhaka’s Panthapath area, last contacted with family on Sunday night, police say.

  • 2 school students held with ‘chocolate bombs’

    Two high school students are detained when one of them was reportedly trying to enter into a National Mourning Day programme with chocolate bombs in Chuadanga.

  • Remark carefully on constitutional posts: Minister

    Law Minister Anisul Huq has urged caution while commenting on constitutional posts like the president, prime minister or the chief justice.

  • Flood: Brahmaputra swelling, Teesta receding

    With waters of Teesta receding, the gush from Brahmaputra continues to swell further, according to the latest update on the flood situation of Bangladesh.

  • National Mourning Day observed

    The nation observes the National Mourning Day with due respect, marking the 42nd anniversary of the martyrdom of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • Youth commits 'suicide'

    A youth allegedly committed suicide in Nabinagar upazila yesterday.

  • Schoolteacher killed by husband

    A schoolteacher was hacked to death allegedly by her husband following a family feud at Betagi Barua para in Rangunia upazilla of Chittagong early yesterday.

  • Fellows save girl from early marriage

    Classmates yesterday saved a college girl from early marriage in Gurudaspur upazila of the district, thanks to local administration who rushed to the spot and foiled the marriage.