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Bhola Violence: ‘Police fired in self-defence’  

-- October 21, 2019 22:53:12

Mentioning that prima facie evidence suggest that police opened fire on the demonstrators in Bhola in self-defence, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday said they were investigating whether there...

BD, EU start post-2020 agenda discussion

-- October 21, 2019 21:18:59

Bangladesh and the European Union (EU) have launched the discussions on “key priorities” for the post-2020 cooperation agenda though the joint commission meeting held on Monday in Dhaka....

Bola protesters demand removal of SP, OC in 72 hrs

-- October 21, 2019 20:08:37

Protesters on Monday sought removal of the Bhola’s police chief and officer-in-charge of Borhanuddin Police Station within 72 hours over Sunday’s clashes that left four people dead. All P...

ACC sues Shamim, Khaled Mahmud

-- October 21, 2019 18:41:40

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday filed two cases against Jubo League leader Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim and expelled organising secretary of Jubo League’s Dhaka south city unit...

Govt moves to construct chancery complex in Jeddah by 2023

BSS October 21, 2019 18:41:09

The government has initiated a move to set up a chancery complex at Jeddah in Saudi Arabia by September 2023 in a bid to facilitate the operations of the Bangladesh mission at the Saudi Arabian port c...

BNP MP Harun gets five years in jail for dodging tax

-- October 21, 2019 17:18:53

A Dhaka court has jailed BNP leader Harunur Rashid for five years for enjoying the privilege of importing a car without tax as a member of parliament and selling the vehicle later. A tax dodging case...

Formation of Faridpur City Corporation gets conditional approval

BSS October 21, 2019 17:12:06

National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reform (NICAR) has conditionally approved formation of Faridpur City Corporation (FCC) in its meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chai...

15 fishermen jailed for netting Hilsa defying ban

-- October 21, 2019 17:04:39

A mobile court in Manikganj on Monday jailed 15 fishermen for catching Hilsa from the Padma and the Jamuna River defying a government ban in Shibaloy upazila of Manikganj. Shibaloy upazila assistant...

12 to die for killing law chamber clerk in Kishoreganj

-- October 21, 2019 14:22:22

A Dhaka court has sentenced 12 people to death for killing Mubarak Hossain Bhuiyan, a law chamber clerk, over a land dispute in Kishoreganj four years ago. Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 Judge Monir K...

Fire at spinning mills in Gazipur

-- October 21, 2019 13:31:05

A fire broke out at the Keya Spinning Mills Ltd at Konabari area of Gazipur city on Monday. Mamunur Rashid, deputy assistant director of Gazipur Fire Service and Civil Defense, said the fire broke ou...

5,000 unidentified people sued over Bhola violence

-- October 21, 2019 13:16:45

Police have sued 5,000 unidentified people for their alleged links to the clashes that left four people dead and about 100 others injured in Bhola's Borhanuddin Upazila after a blasphemous Facebook po...

Nine new additional judges take oath

-- October 21, 2019 12:32:46

Nine newly-appointed additional judges to the High Court were sworn in on Monday morning. Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain administered the oath at 10:30am at the Supreme Court Judges Lounge. The j...

Public gathering banned in Bhola after clashes

-- October 21, 2019 12:04:00

The local administration in Bhola imposed an indefinite ban on public gathering in the district on Monday, a day after clashes between protesters and police left four people dead. Deputy Commissioner...

Rajshahi teacher held for rape attempt

-- October 21, 2019 12:02:16

A lecturer of Rajshahi University School and College was arrested on Sunday for rape attempt on a sixth grader girl. Police said they arrested the Lecturer Durul Huda from Kajla area of the city, re...

RAB arrests four suspected militants in city

-- October 21, 2019 11:58:45

The Rapid Action Battalion or RAB has arrested four suspected members of banned militant outfit ‘Ansar al-Islam’ in Dhaka. They were arrested in a raid in Gabtoli and Savar's Amin Bazar i...

President Abdul Hamid reaches Tokyo

-- October 21, 2019 11:20:40

President Abdul Hamid reached Tokyo on Monday on an eight-day official visit to Japan and Singapore. During his stay, he will attend the enthronement ceremony of the new Japanese emperor on Tuesday,...

Dhaka ranks third worst city in Air Quality Index

-- October 21, 2019 11:10:21

Dhaka was ranked third worst in Air Quality Index (AQI) on Monday morning. The capital city of Bangladesh had a score of 197 at 9:00am, which means the city’s air quality was classified as unhea...

Omar Faruk removed from Jubo League

-- October 20, 2019 21:34:06

Omar Faruk Chowdhury has been relieved of his duty as chairman of the ruling Awami League’s youth front Jubo League. The decision was taken during a meeting between party chief Prime Minister S...

PM urges countrymen to show patience over Bhola incident

BSS October 20, 2019 21:27:34

Sounding a note of caution against rumour-mongers, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the countrymen to show patience and not to pay heed to rumours to avert any further untoward incident over the...

Madrasah students attack police in Chattogram over Bhola violence

-- October 20, 2019 20:53:37

Madrasah students on Sunday attacked Hathazari police after four people were killed and over 200 injured in a clash between police and locals in Borhanuddin upazila of Chattogram over a ‘Faceboo...

Hason Raja’s ancestral home needs care for historical interest

IQBAL SIDDIQUEE October 20, 2019 20:40:10

SYLHET, Oct 20: Great mystic poet Hason Raja has a lot many popular songs. 'Loke bole bolery, ghar bari bala nay amar, ki ghor banaimu ami shunneri majhar', 'agey Jodi janto Hason, bachbo koto din, ba...

JS body for speedy implementation of dev projects

-- October 20, 2019 20:13:58

The parliamentary standing committee on housing and public works ministry on Sunday reviewed the ongoing urban projects and future plans of major cities. The parliamentary watchdog discussed various...

Joy inaugurates three digital one-stop services

-- October 20, 2019 18:29:36

Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has inaugurated three digital one-stop services – Eksheba, Ekpay and Ekshop – to enable the people to get different government s...

PM orders not to set up industries in Sonadia

-- October 20, 2019 17:55:30

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday directed all concerned not to establish any industry in Sonadia, saying that only ecotourism will be developed in the island of Cox’s Bazar. The prime min...

ACC arrests DIG Bazlur Rashid over bribery charges

-- October 20, 2019 17:48:24

The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested Deputy Inspector General of Prisons Bazlur Rashid on charges of amassing illegal wealth. Rashid stands accused of having links to bribery, ACC Secretary Mu...

88 journalists harassed in Jan-Sept

FE Online Report October 20, 2019 17:36:10

At least 88 journalists were victims of harassment across country in the first nine months of the current calendar year, according to a report by an independent rights body. Of them, eleven received...

Court seeks reserve heist probe report on November 20

BSS October 20, 2019 17:19:24

A Dhaka court has asked Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to submit probe report in the case lodged over Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist on November 20. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir...

Four dead as villagers clash with police over Facebook post

-- October 20, 2019 15:51:20

At least four people have died and 50 others are injured in clashes between police and locals in Bhola's Borhanuddin. The violence erupted around 10:45 am on Sunday after locals gathered for a meetin...

PM calls for boosting bilateral trade with Vietnam

-- October 20, 2019 14:49:22

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has put emphasis on boosting trade and commerce between Bangladesh and Vietnam for mutual benefits of the two countries. “The Southeast Asia has a huge population a...

President embarks on eight-day visit to Japan, Singapore

-- October 20, 2019 14:39:52

President Abdul Hamid left Dhaka on Sunday on an eight-day official visit to Japan and Singapore. During his tour to Japan, the President will attend the enthronement ceremony of the new Japanese emp...