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  • Law minister denies rights violations by law enforcers

    Amid growing allegations against the law enforcement agencies of violating human rights through enforced disappearances, extrajudicial

  • Relief with tap on app

    On a busy September evening last year, Limana Solaiman, a private service holder, waited at Kakoli in the capital for about one and a half hours to hail an auto-rickshaw home.

  • Plastic bins, this time

    No one knows when the trashcans on the pavement in front of the Navy headquarters in the capital were stolen, leaving just the metal frames where the bins used to hang.

  • The High Court

    Final say stays with president

    The law ministry has finally issued a gazette notification on the discipline of the lower court judges, keeping the president's authority to control their conducts in consultation with the Supreme Court.

  • Payra Port: Deal for capital dredging signed

    In a big leap forward, the Payra Port Authority yesterday signed a deal with a Belgium-based company to start capital dredging of the port's main channel to facilitate entry of large ships that cannot berth now at Chittagong and Mongla ports.

  • 'Bangladeshi' held after blast at New York bus terminal

    A Bangladeshi man with a homemade bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion at a New York commuter hub during rush hour yesterday, wounding himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack.

  • Nightmare in Rakhine

    The use of rape by Myanmar's armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with Rohingya women and girls now in Bangladesh.

  • 228 charged with Nasirnagar attack

    Police yesterday pressed charges against 228 suspects including several Awami League and BNP leaders for the attacks on Hindu communities in Nasirnagar 13 months ago.

  • New test captain Shakib Al Hasan

    Shakib new Test captain

    Bangladesh's star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was yesterday named the new captain of the national Test team and will replace Mushfiqur

  • Infrastructure Projects: Tokyo to invest under new arrangement

    Japan is going to invest in Bangladesh's infrastructure projects under a new arrangement in which its companies will work under the government-to-government system without participating in any bidding.

  • Bring them back safely

    “Please bring back my papa or send me to him.” In a voice choked with emotion, Adiba Islam Hridi, 7, once again sought Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's intervention in tracing her father, who remains missing since 2013.

  • Defy all odds to fulfill your potential

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon women to discover their potentials and values defying all odds and obstacles.

  • ACC to go after big names next year

    The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is likely to bring the high profile corrupt individuals to book next year, said its Chairman Iqbal Mahmood yesterday.

  • Refugees must not be sent to camps

    Global aid groups yesterday warned Myanmar that they would boycott any new camps for Rohingya returnees to Rakhine State, saying refugees must be allowed to settle in their original homes.

  • Onion selling at Tk 120 a kg

    Onion prices shot up to Tk 120 per kg in the kitchen markets of the city, an average rise of 28 percent from last week.

  • It will be a gloomy day today as well

    Light to moderate rain is likely to persist across the country till today.

  • Int'l Human Rights Day Today: Crimes grow in state's silence

    KM Shamim Akhter was forced into a microbus near his Paltan home on the morning of September 29, 2011 by five to six armed men claiming to be members of a law enforcement agency. His wife Jhorna Khanam and other family members left no stone unturned to find him out. But he still remains traceless.

  • US isolated at the UN

    Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated, scores were hurt and at least one killed in clashes with Israeli troops on a "day of rage" yesterday against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

  • Export Earning from IT Sector: Bangladesh on right track to earn $5b

    Bangladesh is on the right track to achieve the target of raising its ICT export to $5 billion by 2021, ICT industry leaders said yesterday.

  • BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

    Remarks on Khaleda: BNP says PM should apologise

    The BNP yesterday asked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to apologise for making “false and defamatory remarks” about its Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

  • UN for tripartite repatriation deal

    Calling Bangladesh and Myanmar for a tripartite repatriation agreement, the UNHCR yesterday said all refugees have the right to return and this should happen voluntarily and only when people feel the time and circumstances are right.

  • Bangladesh Bank

    2016 Cyber-heist: BB, NY Fed plan to sue Manila bank

    Bangladesh's central bank has asked the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to join a lawsuit it plans to file against a Philippines bank for its role in one of the world's biggest cyber-heists, several sources said.

  • Banani Murder: Two suspects shot dead

    Two people, earlier identified by police as suspects in the murder of Banani manpower businessman, were killed in a “shootout” between detectives and their cohorts in the capital's Badda early yesterday.

  • Waste but not useless

    We all love our cell phone, computer and TV and depend heavily on them in our day-to-day life. But each of these electronic equipment eventually reaches the end of its life and is replaced by a new one.

  • Stop attacks on Rohingyas

    The US House of Representatives has condemned the "ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas" and passed a resolution by a two-thirds voice vote "calling for an end to the attacks" against the Muslim minority in Myanmar.

  • Rivals kill 2 students in Moulvibazar

    Two students died of their injuries at Moulvibazar Sadar Hospital last evening, around half an hour after they were hacked allegedly by some rival Chhatra League men on Moulvibazar Government High School ground.

  • Fear grows for new uprising

    US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital sparked Palestinian protests, clashes and a call for a new intifada yesterday as fears grew of fresh bloodshed in the region.

  • BASIC Bank Scam: Bacchu asked not to leave country

    The Anti-Corruption Commission has asked former BASIC Bank chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu not to leave the country so that his interrogation continues without any interruption.

  • No talks to bring BNP to polls

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday ruled out the possibility of any special initiative on her part to ensure BNP's participation in the next general election.

  • Police sue 122 BNP men over Tuesday's clash, vandalism

    Police yesterday filed five cases against 122 BNP leaders and activists on charges of vandalising around 70 vehicles and torching a police motorbike in the city's High Court and Bangabazar areas on Tuesday.