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  • 9 get life term in Kishoreganj

    A Kishoreganj court on Tuesday sentenced nine people to life imprisonment in connection with a case for killing a schoolteacher in 2004.

  • Man gets life term for killing daughter

    A court here yesterday sentenced a man to life term imprisonment for killing his 25-month-old daughter at Fatehpur village in Kalapara upazila in 2007.

  • Two injured in BCL factional clash

    At least two activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) were injured when two factions clashed over establishing supremacy at Manikganj Government Devendra College campus in the town yesterday.

  • Shared cattle rearing boon for Teesta char women

    Poor women in Teesta chars under Dimla upazila are changing their lot by rearing cattle on share basis with owners of the domestic animals.

  • Erosion checked at ex-enclave

    Over 2000 families in former enclave Banshkata of Patgram upazila are now safe from the Dharla river erosion as river dredging and embankment protection works have been completed costing Tk 24.72 crore.

  • Middlemen rule paddy market

    Farmers in all the eight upazilas of the district have been compelled to sell their Aman paddy at 47kg a maund instead of usual 40kg, and in most cases they are not even getting their production cost.

  • House neglected, items scanty at Suchitra Sen memorial museum

    People visiting the ancestral house of Suchitra Sen in Pabna return disappointed due to the very small collection of memorabilia and lack of maintenance of the house.

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

    Khaleda’s bail hearing in Cumilla murder deferred

    A Cumilla court deffers till February 4 the bail hearing of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on a murder case filed for killing eight persons.

  • Protest against school headmaster

    Protest against headmaster’s beating in Kurigram

    Parents block a road in Kurigram demanding suspension of a school headmaster on complaints of severe beating served to a student.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    Submit progress report on private hospitals’ fees chart by Feb 6: HC

    The High Court directs the authorities concerned of the government to submit a report on the progress of displaying the chart of charges and fees of private clinics, hospitals and diagnostic centres in public view before this court by February 6.

  • TIB published report in favour of BNP-Jamaat: Minister

    Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud says the report published by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on the 11th parliamentary election is deliberately “falsified, which is in favour of the BNP-Jamaat quarter”.

  • bKash agent beaten dead by muggers

    A bKash agent was beaten to death by snatchers in Mary Gopinathpur Shofipara area of Gopalganj Sadar upazila.

  • Two held for killing British citizen

    A Bangladeshi-born British citizen was found dead on January 6 in front of a drug rehabilitation centre in Moulvibazar town, where he had been receiving treatment.

  • 'Lalmonirhat to be made beggar-free soon'

    The beggars will be rehabilitated as per their necessity and the district will be made beggar-free soon, said Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed at a view exchange meeting with local journalists and civil society members at the Circuit House hall on Sunday.

  • 5,000 textbooks seized in Habiganj, two held

    Police in a drive on Monday night seized a large number of textbooks meant for free distribution among school children from municipal bus stand area in Habiganj Sadar upazila. The law enforcers also detained two vendors for selling the textbooks of National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) illegally.

  • Dredging, for what purpose?

    Two dredgers of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) were dredging the Lohalia river in Patuakhali, but inexplicably disposing the sucked sand and mud barely 200 metres away in the same river.

  • Father, son electrocuted

    A man and his son died when they were electrocuted at Fulhari village in Narottompur union under Kabirhat upazila.

  • One held for rape attempt

    Police arrested a man on charge of attempting to rape a fourth grader girl from Dohisara village under Nagarkanda upazila in the district yesterday.

  • Blankets for cold-hit poor still far short for demand

    Although district administration as well as some non-governmental organisations are distributing warm clothes, especially blankets, among poor cold-hit people in Teesta and Dharla river basin areas, it is not sufficient as per its required demand.

  • Idol, ornaments stolen from temple

    Unidentified criminals stole an idol of Hindu deity Krishna and gold and silver ornaments from Gobinda Jeu temple at Gobindanagar in the municipality area early yesterday.

  • Same work but half wage for women

    Women labourers at the brick fields in the district are facing serious wage discrimination despite doing same hard work like male workers.

  • No let up in illegal stone lifting from Lalmonirhat rivers

    Although the administration appears to be active against the illegal lifting of stones from three rivers in Patgram upazila, stone lifting has not stopped.

  • Apiculture thrives in Chalanbeel

    Apiculture in mustard fields during winter has been gaining popularity among farmers at Chalanbeel in both Pabna and Sirajganj districts for the last couple of years, as it helps in bumper production of crops as well as in production of honey.

  • Bangladesh lends land to islanders as water devours homes

    Ferdousi Akter’s family struggled to survive after a crumbling riverbank forced them to abandon their home and move to a new part of the island where they live, off the Bangladesh coast.

  • 11th Bangladesh parliamentary election 2018

    EC bins TIB report on polls

    The Election Commission trashes the report of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on the 11th parliamentary election, terming it as a “predefined and imaginary statement”.

  • Corruption case

    Graft: Former shipping dept chief engineer’s bail cancelled

    The High Court cancels a lower court order that granted bail to SM Nazmul Huq, former chief engineer and surveyor of the Department of Shipping in a bribery case.

  • Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader

    AL to contest upazila polls without alliance: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says his party will take part in the upcoming upazila elections under the party banner.

  • High Court order on oath-taking of MPs

    10-truck arms haul case: CJ assigns another HC bench for hearing

    Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain assigns another High Court bench for hearing and disposing of the death reference and appeals in the sensational 10-truck arms haul case in which 14 people, including former ministers, were sentenced to death.

  • Bangladeshi workers found dead

    2 Bangladeshis found dead in Malaysia

    Two Bangladeshi nationals have been found dead in Malaysia. Their bodies are recovered from Jalan Pudu and Gombak areas in Kuala Lumpur.

  • illegally selling government books

    2 held in Habiganj for illegally selling govt books

    Police claim arrest of two persons from Habiganj municipality on charge of illegally selling textbooks of the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB).