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  • Shilpakala Padak 2017

    7 to receive 'Shilpakala Padak 2017'

    Seven creative personalities from different arenas will receive 'Shilpakala Padak 2017' for their continuous contributions to the respective fields.

  • 9th wage board gazette likely next week: Inu

    Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said the much anticipated “dearness allowance” (DA) for journalists, as recommended by the Wage

  • Dr Fazlul Huq passes away

    Dr M Fazlul Huq, head of the chemistry and physics department in Gono Bishwabidyalay, died of heart attack in the capital's Bangladesh

  • CU Eid vacation starts today

    Chittagong University (CU) will go on a 26-day vacation from today on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • Key accused held

    Police yesterday arrested the prime accused in a case filed over the murder of a youth, Md Arafat, in Mohora area of Chittagong on

  • Five arrested with yaba pills, heroin

    Five alleged drug peddlers were arrested with 18,200 yaba tablets and 500 grammes of heroin in Chittagong yesterday.

  • No progress in probe yet

    Ten days have already elapsed since 709 answer scripts of the computer science and engineering (CSE) department of Chittagong University (CU) were found burnt in a mysterious fire, but there is no visible progress in the investigation so far.

  • 4 killed in road accidents

    At least four persons were killed and three injured in road accidents across the country yesterday.

  • A taste of home in Africa

    More than physical discomfort and even mortal danger, Bangladeshi peacekeepers in Africa appear to be most haunted by their craving for Bangladeshi cuisine.

  • Ray of hope for destitute children

    Born into a life of hardship, Rahat did not have a chance to go to school. At the age of nine, he now sells peanuts at Bangabandu Udyan in Barisal city to eke out a living.

  • New BCL leadership before Eid?

    Setting a rare example, Bangladesh Chhatra League has not yet announced its new committee even two weeks into its national council.

  • India should join hands to protect Rohingyas

    Amnesty International India (AII) has called upon the Bangladesh and India governments to protect Rohingya refugees.

  • Govt failed to put Teesta issue on agenda

    BNP Standing Committee Member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain yesterday said the government has failed to put the Teesta water-sharing issue on agenda during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ongoing visit to India.

  • Bring back our loved ones

    Family members of victims of “enforced disappearances” yesterday organised a human chain in Dhaka, demanding to know whereabouts of their near and dear ones before Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • Upholding Nazrul's non-communal spirit

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Bangladesh is being developed, upholding the non-communal spirit of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.

  • Lightning kills three brothers in Sylhet

    Two brothers and their cousin were killed by lightning at Jilkar Haor in Sadar upazila of Sylhet yesterday afternoon.

  • Geneva camp in Dhaka’s Muhammadpur

    Geneva Camp in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur is a colony of the stranded Pakistanis who migrated to the then East Pakistan from the Indian state of Bihar during the partition of 1947.

  • ‘96% vehicles running under seating service taking extra fares’

    Around 96 percent buses and minibuses are running their vehicles under “seating service” and taking extra fares, survey of a passengers’ platform reveals.

  • Anti-drug drive: Several held at Mohammadpur Geneva Camp

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members detain several suspected drug peddlers during a drive at Mohammadpur Geneva Camp of Dhaka.

  • Anti-drug drive: Over 100 held at Mohammadpur Geneva camp

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members detain over 100 people during an anti-narcotics drive at Geneva camp in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur area.

  • Family accuses four of killing B'baria guard

    The family has filed a written complaint against four people as a guard died allegedly after being pushed off from a police station roof in Brahmanbaria on Monday.

  • Human chain protests murder of Tripura girls

    Protesting the killing of two teenage girls at Tripura Polli in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong on May 18, Bangladesh Adivasi Chhatra Sangram Parishad, the student wing of Bangladesh Adivasi Forum, formed a human chain in front of Bangladesh National Museum yesterday.

  • Weeklong architectural exhibition begins

    A weeklong architectural exhibition titled “Archiprix Bangladesh Exhibition 2018” began at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka yesterday.

  • Elderly man beaten dead over Tk 2,500 his son borrowed

    An elderly man was allegedly beaten to death by the neighbours over realisation of his son's overdue loans at Bualia village of Sujanagar upazila in Pabna.

  • Advance Eid bus ticket sale from May 30

    Private bus operators will start selling advance tickets from May 30 ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • One placed on 3-day remand

    A court in Chittagong yesterday placed an accused on three-day remand in connection with the case of Tasfia killing.

  • Women arrested with 653 bottles of phensedyl

    Police arrested two women in possession of 653 bottles of phensedyl from Barisal Colonoy under the port city's Sadarghat police station, in a block raid early yesterday.

  • A case of mistaken identity

    Family members of Habibur Rahman, who was killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-7) at Chittagong's Barisal Colony on May 17 amid the ongoing countrywide anti-narcotics drive, claimed that he was “innocent”.

  • Two factories shut down for producing adulterated vermicelli

    A mobile court yesterday shut down two factories for producing adulterated vermicelli in Saidpur upazila of Nilphamari.

  • Two killed in Ctg road accident

    Two people were killed as a pickup hit a parked truck from behind on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Kumira area under Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong yesterday.