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  • Mahmudur Rahman Manna

    Corruption behind high costs in construction projects: Nagorik Oikya

    The construction cost of per kilometer railway on Dhaka-Payra route stands at Tk 250 crore due to massive corruption, Nagorik Oikyo, a civil society platform, alleges.

  • Boy ‘beaten dead’ by playmate in Dhaka

    A 10-year-old boy dies after being allegedly beaten by another boy of the same age in Khilgaon of Dhaka.

  • Gold scam in BB vault a sign of govt’s plundering: BNP

    BNP Standing Committee Member Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain strongly condemns the government for the reported gold scam in the Bangladesh Bank’s vault saying it is another sign of plundering by the government.

  • Hallmark chairman Jasmine Islam

    HC seeks health report of jailed Hallmark chairman

    The High Court directs the jail authorities to submit a report on the health condition of Hallmark Group Chairman Jasmine Islam to this court in two weeks.

  • Minister Obaidul Quader

    BNP trying to cash in on quota reform movement: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says that BNP is trying to cash in on the quota reform movement after failing to wage a movement to oust the government.

  • BSCIC General Manager Md Shariful Islam Bhuiyan missing

    BSCIC GM ‘missing’ for 5 days

    Md Shariful Islam Bhuiyan, the general manager of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC), is “missing” for the last five days.

  • Jahangirnagar University’s Philosophy department students protest attacks on quota reformists

    JU philosophy dept students protest attacks on quota reformists

    A section of students of Jahangirnagar University’s Philosophy department protests the recent spate of attacks on some teachers and students demanding reformation in the existing quota system in civil service.

  • Bangladesh Transport Owners Association at Mahanagar

    Transport leaders blast MPs, cops

    Transport leaders have taken it out on lawmakers and policemen, blaming them for what they are saying irregularities and graft in the sector.

  • Number of motorcycles doubled in Dhaka

    Bikes in Dhaka doubled in 8yrs

    Though the number of motorcycles doubled in Dhaka over the last eight years, experts have suggested controlling the two-wheeler as it is a "very risky mode of vehicle".

  • RU quota reform demo

    Quota reform leader Tariqul remanded

    A Dhaka court places Tariqul Hassan, a leader of quota reform movement, on a one-day remand in a case filed over assaulting police and vandalising vehicles on April 9.

  • assault dhaka university teacher

    DU students demand punishment for attackers

    A group of students of Dhaka University demands punishment of the persons responsible behind the attacks on the students and teachers demanding reformation in the existing quota system in civil service.

  • Dhaka road crash

    2 killed in Dhaka road crash

    At least two people are killed and 15 others injured as a bus runs over a human hauler in Goran Chatbari area in Dhaka.

  • Dr Faruk Aziz Khan passes away

    Dr Faruk Aziz Khan, elder brother of Tawfiq Aziz Khan, former executive editor of The Daily Star, passed away yesterday at his residence in Baridhara, said a press release. He was 89.

  • 'Personal Statement Writing Competition' of MACES

    MACES, an education consultancy firm in Bangladesh, is going to organise their third “Personal Statement Writing Competition”.

  • Mujibul Huque no more

    Mujibul Huque, FCA, sole practitioner of M Huque & Co Chartered Accountants for 33 years till 2011, passed away yesterday, said a press release.

  • Medical intern held over rape allegation

    An intern doctor of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital was detained yesterday following rape allegation brought against him by a patient's family members, police said.

  • Man arrested for raping and blackmailing minor

    Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-7) arrested a man from Chittagong city's EPZ area on Sunday night, on charges of raping a 14-year old girl for three months and blackmailing the victim with a video recorded during the first incident.

  • Five remanded for rape, molestation

    A Chittagong court yesterday allowed police to remand five youths for three days, on charges of raping a college student and molesting another at the victims' rented house in the port city last week.

  • Youths demand immediate repair of city roads

    Hundreds of youths took to the streets in Rajshahi yesterday, demanding immediate repair of damaged roads of the city.

  • CMP quizzes relatives, others

    Police yesterday interrogated several persons, including two nephews of 94-year-old Monwara Begum, whose body was found along with her daughter's, Meherunnesa, 64, inside a water reservoir of their residence in Ambagan area of Chittagong city the day before.

  • Family, society pose challenges: Report

    Obstacles from families and society are still a big challenge to stop child marriage in some areas of the country, says a project report by Girls Not Brides Bangladesh (GNBB).

  • Apology and promises, but no manifesto yet

    Mayoral candidates of the Sylhet city polls are making promises to the voters as the city is abuzz with campaigning, although no candidate has officially declared their election manifesto.

  • Bulbul for nat'l issues, Liton for local dev

    While BNP's mayoral candidate Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul is busy explaining national issues including his party chairperson's “sufferings” in jail to woo the voters, Awami League's AHM Khairuzzaman Liton is leaning towards one local issue -- changing Rajshahi city for the better.

  • Irregularities would cost your candidacy

    Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar yesterday warned that aspirants of Barisal City Corporation (BCC) election would forfeit their candidacy if proof of irregularities is found against them.

  • DU admission to begin July 31

    The online admission application process for first-year honours programmes under 2018-19 academic session at Dhaka University will begin on July 31.

  • Try attackers of quota reform movement activists

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday demanded identification and trial of those who assaulted teachers and students of quota reform movement.

  • BNP worries about 'fair rigging' during upcoming city polls

    BNP yesterday expressed doubt about holding of fair elections to three city corporations on July 30.

  • Verdict against 4 men today

    The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) -1 is set to deliver its verdict today in a case filed against four Moulvibazar men for allegedly committing genocide and crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.

  • Cabinet approves mental health bill

    The cabinet yesterday gave final approval to the draft of the Mental Health Act, 2018, aimed at taking necessary steps for overall welfare of patients with mental illness in the country, and ensuring their rights to property.

  • DNC gets drug detectors

    Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) yesterday handed over six modern drug detection devices to Department of Narcotics Control (DNC).