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  • 5 arrested for raping woman in Savar

    Five men have been arrested on charges of raping a woman in Dhaka’s Savar, while two others have been accused of raping minors in separate incidents in Netrakona and Dhamrai.

  • Rate of dengue infection declines

    Health Minister Zahid Maleque has claimed that the rate of dengue infection has come down in the country.

  • Take me to my brother’s grave, I want to play

    Six-year-old Maliha and 11-year-old Raiyan were inseparable. The siblings would play like best friends. Maliha did not know of a world where Raiyan was not there for her.

  • dengue fever test

    Govt withdraws import duty on dengue test kits

    The National Board of Revenue has withdrawn import duty, value-added tax, advance tax and advance income tax on dengue test kits, dengue test reagents and test kits for platelet and plasma.

  • ‘Majestic’ WWII Spitfire set for round-the-world flight

    Two British aviators yesterday took off on a first-ever attempt to fly a Spitfire around the world, proclaiming the iconic fighter plane as a symbol of freedom.

  • dengue fever test

    Govt withdraws import duty on dengue test kits

    The National Board of Revenue has withdrawn import duty, value-added tax, advance tax and advance income tax on dengue test kits, dengue test reagents and test kits for platelet and plasma.

  • ‘Majestic’ WWII Spitfire set for round-the-world flight

    Two British aviators yesterday took off on a first-ever attempt to fly a Spitfire around the world, proclaiming the iconic fighter plane as a symbol of freedom.

  • Netanyahu mocked over party ‘loyalty pledge’

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday faced harsh criticism and mockery by election rivals and a former cabinet colleague after members of his Likud party were asked to pledge support for his leadership.

  • Nigeria police break up ‘revolution’ protest

    Nigerian security forces yesterday fired tear gas as they broke up a protest calling for “revolution” against misrule in the country after arresting the high-profile organiser.

  • Fresh tension could arise in CHT

    There could be fresh tension in the Chattogram Hill Tracts if the CHT Accord is not implemented fully, left-leaning politicians and eminent citizens said yesterday.

  • Flood Aftermath: Farmers forced to sell cattle at low prices

    Small farmers of flood-hit districts, who raised cattle for the Eid-ul-Azha markets, have started selling off their animals at low prices as they are struggling to feed them because of food shortage in the affected districts.

  • Clashes, travel chaos in HK

    Hong Kong riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters for a third straight day yesterday, as the city’s leader warned the global financial hub was nearing a “very dangerous situation” and a rare strike caused transport chaos.

  • Rifat Murder: Minni seeks bail from HC

    Aysha Siddika Minni yesterday filed a bail petition with the High Court in the case filed over the murder of her husband Rifat Sharif in Barguna.

  • Bangladesh Gunfights

    6 killed in ‘gunfights’ with cops, BGB

    Six people, including four alleged drug peddlers and a gang rape accused, were killed in “gunfights” with the police and the BGB in three districts early yesterday.

  • hajj flight 2019

    Hajj Flights: Operation smooth this time

    Every year on the last day of hajj flight operation, a number of pilgrims would shed tears at the capital’s Ashkona Hajj Camp after failing to go to Saudi Arabia due to various irregularities and fraudulent activities of some hajj agencies.

  • Man walks 700km in reverse to save forests

    An Indonesian man is walking 700 kilometres (435 miles) from his home on a volcano in East Java to Jakarta in the hope of drawing attention to the archipelago’s quickly shrinking forests -- and he is doing it backwards.

  • Air strike on Libyan town kills 43

    A drone air strike by eastern Libyan forces on the southern Libyan town of Murzuq has killed at least 43 people, a local official said yesterday.

  • Libya airliner narrowly avoids airport bombing

    A Libyan airliner has narrowly escaped being hit by incoming fire as it landed at war-torn capital Tripoli’s sole functioning airport, aviation officials said.

  • Sudipto Murder: Ctg AL leader arrested over alleged links

    Police last night arrested Chattogram Awami League leader Didarul Alam Masum in a case filed over the murder of Bangladesh Chhatra League leader Sudipto Biswas.

  • District hospitals short on dengue detection kits

    Public health professionals in several districts have demanded an urgent supply of dengue detection kits as they are struggling to deal with a surge of patients due to the kit shortage.

  • 29 dead in 2 US mass shootings

    Two mass shootings in the United States have left 29 people dead within 24 hours, the latest such attacks in a nation torn over how to tackle gun violence.

  • Youth stabbed dead

    Boy stabbed to death in madrasa

    A Jamalpur court yesterday sent a man to jail on charge of killing an eight-year-old madrasa student in the district’s Sadar upazila on Saturday.

  • Traffic fines can be paid on spot from now on

    From now on, city dwellers will be able to pay fine for traffic rule with their debit or credit cards on the spot.

  • Study finds ways to save Halda dolphins

    Regular patrolling and reducing the number of self-powered vessels plying the Halda river could help recuperate the endangered dolphin population in the river, according to a study.

  • BGB recovers youth’s body near border

    Border Guard Bangladesh yesterday recovered body of a Bangladeshi, who was allegedly shot dead by Indian Border Security Force, from Daulatpur border in Kushtia.

  • Three held over rape allegation

    Police yesterday detained three men in Noakhali Subarnachar upazila over allegation of rape.

  • Two killed as bus carrying TV staff bombed in Kabul

    At least two people were killed when a bus carrying employees of an Afghan television station was bombed in Kabul yesterday, an official said.

  • C Africa peace deal fragile, 6 months on: UN

    The peace deal between the Central African Republic government and rebel groups remains fragile, nearly six months after it was signed, UN experts said in a new report released Saturday.

  • Migrants on German NGO ship allowed to disembark in Malta

    Malta said it has authorised 40 migrants aboard a rescue ship run by German NGO Sea-Eye to disembark following an agreement reached among several EU countries to take them in.

  • Berlin condemns Russia protest crackdown

    Germany yesterday said a Moscow police crackdown on peaceful protests “violates” Russia’s international obligations and undermines the right to fair elections in the country, a day after hundreds were detained at an opposition rally.

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