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  • Mayor Annisul still in ICU

    Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq, who was admitted to a hospital in central London after falling ill, is still at the

  • BASIC Bank Scam: SC displeased as ACC didn't name Bacchu, others in case

    The Supreme Court yesterday expressed discontent at the Anti-Corruption Commission as it did not name former BASIC Bank

  • Untold sufferings, scanty response

    With water level in all major rivers falling below the danger mark upstream, flood situation in northern districts shows signs of improvement.

  • Top Quote!

    “Had Ziaur Rahman not rehabilitated the killers of Bangabandhu, another clique of killers could not have shown the audacity of

  • Project nightmare

    The government is incurring a loss of around Tk 5.65 crore every month as a 14-month project to reopen the country's lone state-

  • Misery mounts in north; Dhaka at flood risk

    The village of Khidramatia in Belkuchi upazila, once a vibrant community with around 200 homes, now stands utterly deserted. Rising

  • Mayor Annisul now 'out of danger'

    The condition of Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq, admitted to a hospital in central London, is stable.

  • Haor Dam Graft Case: Jubo League leader held at airport

    The Anti-Corruption Commission arrested contractor and Jubo League leader Khairul Huda in a case filed over corruption and

  • Rice import gets boost

    Disclosing for the first time this year's crop loss figure, the government yesterday decided to slash the tax on rice imports to 2 percent from 10 percent.

  • PM meets president

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met President Abdul Hamid at the Bangabhaban yesterday and discussed the overall flood situation and the Supreme Court verdict in the 16th amendment case, among other issues.

  • August 17 Serial Blasts 2005: Out of jail, into terrorism again

    Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh militant Tariqul Islam Tareq was arrested in Chittagong in connection with a 2005 countrywide series bomb blast case.

  • EC, journos sit today to talk polls reforms

    The Election Commission today begins its two-day talks with editors and senior journalists for their opinions on possible electoral

  • No 'careless' comments on president, PM, chief justice

    Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday urged everyone to be careful while making comments over constitutional posts like that of the president, the prime minister and the chief justice.

  • Bangabandhu Killing: CJ says 'big shots' were involved

    Terming the killing of Bangabandhu and his family members “cowardly”, Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha yesterday said many “big

  • Nation Mourns: In tears, in prayers

    Yesterday, the road that leads to the residence of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Dhanmondi-32 was dotted with posters

  • Target Aug 15 Mourners: Terror attack plan foiled

    A suspected suicide bomber of “Neo JMB” was killed during an anti-militancy operation at a city hotel yesterday as counterterrorism officials claim he had planned to carry out an attack on the crowd paying homage to Bangabandhu on National Mourning Day at Dhanmondi 32.

  • 16th Amendment: Talks with CJ started, will continue

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday conveyed to the president the ruling party's stance on the Supreme Court verdict in the 16th amendment case.

  • Flood hits 20 districts

    The flood situation yesterday worsened further as the onrush of water from upstream was continuing, affecting 20 districts, said Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre.

  • let the legacy of Bangabandhu guide us

    As we observe the 42nd anniversary of Bangabandhu's most cruel and gruesome murder we are humbled by the memory of the man

  • In pain, in anger

    It was not dawn yet.It was not dawn yet. At House 677 on Road 32 in Dhanmondi, a contingent of security personnel comprised of police and army was on duty at the residence of President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • Food import to double

    The government is going to double the amount of food grains it planned to import a few months ago amid high rice prices, fast depleting stocks and a flood ravaging crop fields in the north.

  • PM requests Canada to deport Noor

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the Canadian government to extradite Noor Chowdhury, one of the self- proclaimed killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • Biman goes for drastic measures

    Biman yesterday took a number of emergency measures including suspending operations on Dhaka-Doha and Dhaka-Kuwait City routes until August 26 to ferry the hajj pilgrims who could not fly due to flight cancellations.

  • Top Quote!

    “…The chair of the chief justice is an institution and this institution is not person-centric. We the people should be careful about this

  • Govt to seek review

    The government will file a review petition with the Supreme Court, seeking expunction of some of the remarks by the chief justice in the 16th amendment case verdict, Law Minister Anisul Huq said yesterday.

  • AL, allies to 'face it legally, politically'

    The ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance yesterday termed the Supreme Court verdict on the 16th amendment "irrelevant", "unacceptable" and "ill-motivated" and said they would face it legally and politically.

  • Supreme Court

    Lawyers' groups hold counter-demos

    Pro-Awami League lawyers yesterday staged demonstrations at different bar associations across the country, demanding expunction of “unexpected, irrelevant and unconstitutional observations” in the verdict on the 16th amendment case.

  • Rivers show signs of major flood

    Heavy rains and fresh onrush of water from upstream have raised the water levels of most of the rivers in the Meghna, Brahmaputra and Ganges basins, submerging most of the northern and northeastern parts of the country. Over the next few days, the water levels will keep rising as India's northeastern states will see “heavy to very heavy” rains, according to Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) of Bangladesh and Indian Met office.

  • Supreme Court

    Obaidul Quader meets chief justice

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader met Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha last night, AL sources said.

  • Photo she hides from daughter

    Shamsunnahar Nupur always tries to hide a framed photograph of her husband Jahangir.