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Dhaka Metropolitan Police today issued guidelines for vehicular movement of Victory Day

According to the DMP guideline, people are asked to use Dhaka Airport-Abdullahpur Crossing-Ashulia route instead of Gabtoli- Amin Bazar bridge- Nabinagar to travel to Savar from

A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight in Teknaf Upazila of Cox’s Bazar

A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers in Teknaf Upazila of Cox’s Bazar early today.Deceased Jalal Yusuf Bahadur, 32, was son of Khalil

US Republicans lead vote to label crisis genocide

The House of Representatives is expected to pass a resolution with overwhelming bipartisan support Wednesday to declare the violence against Myanmar's Rohingya a genocide, a move

Facebook named on Myanmar human rights dirty list

Facebook is among a number of companies from the US, UK, France, Switzerland and China named on a “dirty list” of corporations accused of involvement in human rights and

UNGA adopts Bangladesh is resolution on culture of peace

Like each year, the United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted Bangladesh’s flagship resolution on the ‘Culture of Peace’.Chargé d' Affaires and Deputy

DITF stall, pavilion construction progressing fast

The construction of stalls and pavilions for the Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) has gathered pace as the opening day of the next edition approaches fast.Organisers and

306 upazilas under full electricity 154 under process

The government has brought some 306 upazilas under cent percent electricity coverage, 55 upazilas are awaiting for full coverage inauguration while the rest of 154 upazilas would

AL looks to utilise digital platforms

The Awami League has adopted different strategies to conduct its election campaign for the upcoming general elections, slated for December 30, to reach each voter till the last

Khaleda is polls bid One judge in favour another opposes

The senior judge of a two-member High Court bench today ruled in favor of BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s participation in the upcoming elections while the junior judge disagreed with

Hasina is proposal of UN Global Compact on Migration adopted

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's proposal of UN Global Compact on Migration has been adopted in Marrakech, said the Foreign Ministry in Dhaka on Tuesday.A Bangladesh delegation led

BNP candidate is convoy attacked in Chuadanga 2 hurt

Miscreants have attacked the convoy of a BNP candidate for Chuadanga 1 constituency in Alamdanga upazila, as the election campaign began.Two supporters of the candidate,

Habiganj cotton mill catches fire

A fire broke out at a cotton mill at Noyapara of Madhobpur in Habiganj early Tuesday.The fire broke out at warehouse no 3 of Saiham Texttile Mills at around 1:30am, according to

EC begins allocating electoral symbols to candidates

The allocation of electoral symbols, to candidates of all parties, has begun for the upcoming 11th parliamentary election in Dhaka.The commission started allocating symbols around

Grassroots Awami League on edge as JP has too many candidates

MA Sattar from the Jatiya Party took 34,000 votes in the same election, meaning that the total votes cast for the Jatiya Party and the Awami League would have defeated the BNP

Skilled Navy needed to protect marine resources President

President Abdul Hamid said there is no alternative to a skilled and smart navy force for protecting the maritime sovereignty alongside ensure full utilisation of the potentials of

BNP submits list of 298 candidates

The BNP yesterday submitted a list of 298 candidates, including partners of its two alliances, Jatiya Oikyafront and 20-party alliance, to the Election Commission.Signed by BNP

Pay Tk 100cr to Moon Cinema Hall

The Supreme Court has extended till June 30 next year the order that asked Freedom Fighters’ Welfare Trust to pay Tk 100 crore to the owner of Moon Cinema Hall.Moon Cinema Hall,

BTRC orders blocking of 58 news sites

The telecom regulator yesterday directed all internet service providers and International Internet Gateway (IIG) operators to block 58 news sites in the country.

Strong banks will stand to gain from NBFC crisiss

After the recent troubles, it is important to be selective in the NBFC space and focus on businesses that have a genuine competitive advantage, Harshad Patwardhan CIO,Equity,

First ever Bangladesh Portugal foreign office consultations held

The first-ever bilateral political consultation between Bangladesh and Portugal has been held in Lisbon, the foreign ministry says.Secretary, Bilateral and Consular, to the

272 to contest with Boat 298 with Sheaf of Paddy

A total of 272 candidates are going to contest the 11th parliamentary elections with Boat, Awami League is electoral symbol, while 298 with BNP is polls symbol Sheaf of Paddy.Out

Khaleda challenges rejection

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today filed three separate writ petitions with the High Court challenging the legality of the Election Commission order that cancelled all the three

Japan considers allowing more foreigners

Brazilian Luan Dartora Taniuti settled in the remote municipality of Akitakata in southwest Japan when he was nine. Leonel Maia of East Timor has been there nearly seven years.

Kanak Chapa wins BNP tickets

Out of its 206 candidates, BNP on Friday awarded its election tickets to ten women, including singer Rumana Morshed Kanak Chapa, to contest the 11th parliamentary elections.

Four killed in Narsingdi as two buses crash

Four people have been killed and at least 20 others injured after two buses crashed into each other in Narsingdi’s Shibpur.

Bangladesh’s election ‘internal affair’: India

India today said it considers the coming parliamentary elections in Bangladesh as an “internal affair” of Bangladesh and it was inappropriate to make any comment on that.

Natore-1: Bakul’s supporters interrupt rail

A group of supporters of Awami League’s nominee blockaded the rail link in Natore, interrupting trains between Dhaka and northern districts this morning.

Viqarunnisa teacher Hasna Hena sent to jail

A Dhaka court has sent Viqarunnisa Noon School and College teacher Hasna Hena to jail over the student of student Aritry Adhikary. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Sayeed

Moments of humiliation before Aritry’s death

Aritry Adhikary, a ninth-grade Viqarunnisa student, knelt down before the school principal and begged for forgiveness by touching her feet, before she killed herself in

Viqarunnisa suspends head teacher amid public outcry over student suicide

Viqarunnisa Noon School and College has suspended its morning shift head teacher Zinnat Ara amid public anger over the ‘suicide’ of a student. The teacher was suspended on

One killed as Tabligh factions clash over Ijtema field

Violent clashes between Tabligh Jamaat’s Delhi Markaz and Deoband Madrasa factions over the Ijtema planned in Tongi have left a 70-year-old man dead and more than 200 others

Environment created for participatory polls: CEC

Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Thursday said a competitive and participatory election environment has been created for all the parties ahead of the next

Hasina listens to youth aspirations about nation, speaks to them about future plans

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has interacted with a diverse group of youths and listened to their dreams, hopes and aspirations for a prosperous Bangladesh free from corruption,

Top brands likely to be forced to stop sourcing from Bangladesh

Fast fashion brands might need to stop sourcing from Bangladesh. Watchdog group that has been working to improve Bangladesh garment factories could close as soon as next week,

AL-led 14-party urges EC not to reshuffle admin

The Awami League-led 14-party alliance on Friday urged the election commission not to make any reshuffle in the civil and police administrations without any specific

US rights activists concerned about violations in Bangladesh

Right activists in the US have raised concern over the extra-judicial killing and alleged repression of political opposition. Two members of the US House of Representatives also

UNGA committee approves resolution on rights violations against Rohingya

A UN committee has approved a resolution Friday condemning the continuing "gross human rights violations and abuses" against Rohingya Muslims who are treated as outsiders in

A new lease to land management

Bangladesh government is to launch the ‘Matir Maya’ programme, founded by assistant commissioner (land) of Paba upazila in Rajshahi, across the country. ‘Matir Maya’ was

Uncertainty clouds start of Rohingya return slated for Thursday

A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the planned start of repatriation of the Rohingya refugees scheduled for Thursday at the last minute amid calls from the UN to halt the

Dhaka-Panchagarh direct train service begins

The much-awaited direct train service on Panchagarh-Dhaka route began on Saturday, aiming to ease communications with country's northern district, report UNB. Additional

Two teenage boys killed amid Awami League clash in Dhaka’s Adabor

Two teenage boys were run over by a vehicle and killed amid a clash between two factions of the Awami League in the Adabor area of Dhaka’s Mohammadpur.

Bangladesh takes control of Bangabandhu Satellite-1

Bangladesh has taken control of its first geostationary satellite six months after it was launched into space. Manufacturer Thales Alenia Space formally transferred Bangabandhu

Rohingya teen injured in border firing

A Rohingya boy was shot and injured on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border as multiple rounds were fired from a Myanmar border security post, an official said Sunday. Nurul Islam, 15,

Bangladesh remembers four national leaders on Jail Killing Day

Bangladesh is commemorating Jail Killing Day, when the four national leaders close to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman were killed 43 years ago. On Nov 3, 1975, four leaders of

Foreign Ministry calls in UNHCR chief in Bangladesh over Rohingya comment

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called in the UNHCR chief in Bangladesh to discuss the upcoming Rohingya repatriation after the UN’s comment in New York. “It’s not a

Workers threaten longer strike over demand to change transport law

Hours before the end of their Bangladesh-wide strike, transport workers’ leader Osman Ali has said they will hit the nation with longer strikes in November if their demands

Transport workers to go on 48-hour strike Sunday

Transport workers have called a two-day strike from Sunday across the country to press home their eight-point demand.

Parliament passes law with death penalty for yaba offences

Parliament has passed the Narcotics Control Act 2018 with a provision for death penalty to the people convicted of yaba manufacture, distribution and trade. All types of drugs,

Eyewitness accounts of the Panchagarh road crash

Eyewitness statements have shed more light on the horrific accident in Panchagarh’s Sadar Upazila that led to the deaths of ten people. A head-on collision occurred between a

Tejgaon Airport must always be in safe hands, says Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called on the Air Force to stay alert and keep Tejgaon Airport out of the wrong hands. “This airport will never be closed,” she said while

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