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PM inaugurates new Toshakhana Museum

PM inaugurates new Toshakhana Museum

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged everyone to work together for upholding the country's dignity and making it a poverty and hunger-free nation.

  • Bangladeshi students in US increase by 5pc

    The number of students from Bangladesh in the United States increased by 4.9 percent to 7,496 during the last school year, beating the international average increase of 1.5 percent, according to the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

  • Cox's Bazar DC Hill cleared of encroachers

    The deputy commissioner (DC) and superintendent of police (SP) of Cox's Bazar informed the High Court yesterday that they have complied with its directive and evicted land grabbers from DC Hill of the district town.

  • Road crashes kill three

    At least three persons were killed and three others injured in separate road accidents in two districts yesterday.

  • HC to hear Shahidul's bail petition today

    The High Court is set to hear the bail petition of internationally-acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam today, in the case filed against

  • 250 tons single-use plastic entering environment per month: study

    Some 250 tons of single-use plastic (SUP) are entering the environment per month across the country – causing public health hazard, according to a latest study.

  • 'Akashbeena' makes maiden London flight

    Akashbeena, the Boeing Dreamliner of Biman Bangladesh, yesterday made its maiden flight to London prior to its regular operation to Europe scheduled to start from December 10.

  • 'Tree-man' Bajandar wants to come back to DMCH

    “Tree-men” Abul Bajandar, who “voluntarily” left Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) earlier this year, after being treated there for two and a half years, is appealing to authorities concerned to give him another chance at a full recovery.

  • Children with diabetes have right to a full life

    Tajul Islam and his family could not imagine that he would live beyond his teen years, let alone have the opportunity to get admission to Dhaka University and look forward to a long, healthy life, when he was diagnosed with type1 diabetes at only 15.

  • LDA urges EC to play neutral role

    Left Democratic Alliance (LDA), a coalition of eight left-leaning political parties, in a press statement expressed concerns over yesterday's clashes between political activists and police in front of the BNP central office in Nayapaltan, and urged the EC to play a neutral role.

  • Photographer Shahidul Alam

    Shahidul's bail hearing tomorrow

    The High Court (HC) fixes November 14 for hearing a petition filed by internationally noted photographer Shahidul Alam seeking bail in a case against him under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.

  • Senior Joint Secretary General of BNP Rizvi Ahmed

    BNP asks clashing supporters to calm down

    BNP asks its activists and supporters to calm down and remain peaceful around its central office following clashes.

  • Traffic jam in Dhaka

    Unusual traffic irks commuters in Dhaka

    Vehicular movement across several points in Dhaka city come to an almost standstill, causing suffering for commuters. Posts are flooding Traffic Alert group in Facebook where people were complaining about today’s unusual traffic congestion in the city.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    No legal bar to continue Dr Afzal's trial

    The High Court yesterday cleared the way for a Dhaka court to continue trial of a graft case filed against Dr Afzal Hossain Raj.

  • Khaleda Zia medical treatment

    HC order on Khaleda's plea tomorrow

    The High Court will pass an order tomorrow on a writ petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, challenging the government's decision to send her back to jail from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

  • Myanmar Rohingya repatriation

    Continue pressure on Myanmar for safe Rohingya repatriation

    Bangladesh has reiterated its call for sustained international pressure on Myanmar for safe and dignified repatriation of Rohingya refugees who took shelter in Bangladesh to flee persecution in their home country.

  • student stabbed dead

    Man hacked to death in Dhaka

    Unidentified criminals hacked a man to death in the capital's Mirpur yesterday. Arifur Rahman Belayet, 48, a medical technician at Farayezi Hospital in Banasree area, lived at East Monipur, said police.

  • HRFB urges parties to protect human rights

    Human Rights Forum Bangladesh (HRFB) yesterday demanded that all the political parties include the issue of human rights protection in their election manifestos.

  • Four held with stolen motorbike

    Police arrested four persons and recovered a stolen motorbike from their possession in the port city on Monday.

  • Worker dies from electrocution in Ctg

    A worker died from electrocution at a house in Chattogram yesterday morning.

  • Prioritise WASH in manifestos

    WASH sector actors yesterday urged all political parties contesting the 11th national election to prioritise water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in their election manifestos, said a press release.

  • Ensure country's interest at global climate conference

    Environmental analysts yesterday slammed many developed countries which are failing to take actions as per their pledges -- to reduce carbon footprint -- made under the Paris Agreement.

  • A major fracture in Ctg's healthcare

    Out of order X-ray machines at most health complexes in Chattogram have left low-income people of the district in the soup.

  • Women should get 30pc nomination for nat'l polls

    Female aspirants from political parties demand at least 30 percent nomination for the 11th parliamentary election – based on honesty, intellectual ability, and their contribution at the grassroots level.

  • Tormented there, neglected here

    When 15-year-old Shima Begum, who worked as a house help in Jordan for 17 months, arrived in Dhaka on October 19, there was nobody waiting for her at the airport.

  • LDA to join election

    Left Democratic Alliance (LDA) yesterday formally announced of taking part in the 11th parliamentary polls.

  • Unilever, DFID to support 5 local enterprises

    Unilever, in partnership with UK's Department for International Development (DFID), will support five social enterprises in Bangladesh through a joint initiative, TRANSFORM.

  • Restaurant busted for serving migratory birds in Sylhet

    Environmentalists with the help of District Administration, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and Forest Department busted a restaurant in Sylhet city yesterday for serving migratory and wild birds on its menu.

  • In Memory of Faraaz: Free eye camp in Nilphamari

    Distressed Children and Infants International (DCI) and Rights and Sight for Children (RSC), in partnership with Faraaz Hossain Foundation, organised a free eye camp in Jaldhaka upazila of Nilphamari yesterday.

  • 200 BNP men secure anticipatory bail from High Court

    Around 200 BNP men of different districts secured anticipatory bail from the High Court yesterday in connection with the cases recently filed against them.

  • Over 300 steamer passengers rescued in Kirtankhola

    Over 300 passengers of Dhaka-bound PS Turn, a paddle steamer operated on Dhaka-Barishal-Khulna (Morelganj) route, were rescued unscathed after the vessel ran aground on a shoal in the Kirtankhola river on Monday night.