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  • Frustrated farmers take to the streets

    Stop discrimination and stand by farmers, demanded one placard. Buy rice directly from farmers, said another. Yet another screamed, “Save farmers, save agriculture.”

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    Man arrested for raping a 7-yr-old girl

    A man was arrested yesterday for raping a seven-year-old on Friday in Feni, while three others were arrested on charges of attempt to rape, sexual harassment and physical abuse in Pirojpur, Moulvibazar and Netrokona yesterday.

  • Govt pushing Khaleda Zia towards tragic consequence

    The BNP yesterday alleged that the government was pushing Khaleda Zia towards a tragic consequence through torturing her physically and mentally.

  • Our incomprehensible obsession with GDP

    Our obsession with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) seems to growing every day while economists keep questioning its source, method, authenticity, etc.

  • India’s marathon polls end today

    After a bitter campaign, India’s marathon election closes today after almost seven weeks awash with insults, violence and fake news.

  • Students join jute demo

    Students, teachers, cultural activists, and civil society members in Khulna yesterday joined the state-owned jute mill workers’ demonstration demanding fair wages and arrears. In Chattogram, workers of Amin Jute Mills resumed their protests after a weekend break.

  • Five maunds of venison recovered

    The forest department and police seized five maunds of deer meat, two deer skulls and two deer skins from a nameless fishing trawler on Padma Canal at Patharghata upazila in Barguna yesterday.

  • 62 Rohingyas rescued from traffickers

    Law enforcers rescued some 62 Rohingyas, including children and women, in two drives in Cox’s Bazar’s Pekua and Teknaf upazilas early yesterday while they were being trafficked to Malaysia.

  • WDB embankment under threat

    Harirampur protection embankment in the district is under threat of erosion by the Padma river as some of its parts have already been washed away.

  • Precious childhood lost in the streets

    Dhaka, a city of cacophony that reverberates from its belligerent streets which carry the clash of a million stories every day. Amidst cars honking, buses screeching, people cursing, vendors trading, the shuffling sound of pedestrians and the din of everyday life, the sound of a boy, begging for a few takas with his hand outstretched, gets muffled.

  • Ramadan brings disarray to streets, survey finds

    Around 98 percent passengers of public transport in Dhaka city are having to pay extra fares during the month of Ramadan, said a survey of a passengers’ platform.

  • Bangladesh Ready Made Garments

    Apparel export to US thrives on trade war

    Apparel exports to the US, Bangladesh’s single largest export destination, jumped 15.57 percent to $1.63 billion in the first three months of the year, which the exporters and experts attributed to the ongoing trade war between the US and China. Ready made garments was not in the list of the items

  • Conservatives keep power in Australia

    Australia’s ruling conservative coalition defied expectations to retain power in national elections yesterday, prompting Prime Minister Scott Morrison to declare: “I have always believed in miracles!”

  • Crocodile lays 34 eggs at breeding centre

    Female crocodile Juliet laid 34 eggs at 9am yesterday at Karmajal Wildlife Breeding Center, Chandpai Range of Eastern Sundarbans division.

  • PM worried over falling paddy prices: Minister

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is worried about the declining prices of paddy across Bangladesh, says Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzaque.

  • passengers suffer during Ramadan

    ‘95% passengers suffer during Ramadan in Dhaka’

    About 95 per cent commuters suffer while 98 per cent of the passengers is the victim of extra fare in public transport during Ramadan in Dhaka city.

  • BCL men cut off ex-BCL man's fingers

    A group of Chhatra League men allegedly severs four fingers of a former leader of the ruling Awami League’s student front in Kalaroa upazila of Satkhira.

  • GM Quader

    Govt’s plan to export rice to be risky: GM Quader

    Jatiya Party Acting Chairman GM Quader criticises the government for its plan of exporting rice and says it will have to pay much if it exports food crops.

  • E-passport from July 1: Home minister

    The government will start distribution of electronic passport (e-passport) with 10 years’ validity from July 1 this year to ease the immigration process, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says.

  • Malaysia working for Bangladeshi expatriates’ well-being: Anwar Ibrahim

    Malaysia’s ruling coalition Pakatan Harapan President, Anwar Ibrahim says the present government of Malaysia is working to ensure the welfare and rights of the Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia.

  • Conservatives keep power in 'miracle' Australia election victory

    Australia's ruling conservative coalition defies expectations to retain power in national elections, prompting Prime Minister Scott Morrison to declare: "I have always believed in miracles!"

  • Khaleda Zia

    Govt pushing Khaleda towards tragic consequence: BNP

    BNP alleges that the government is pushing BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia towards a tragic consequence through "torturing' her both physically and mentally".

  • 62 Rohingyas rescued in Cox’s Bazar, 5 ‘traffickers’ held

    Law enforcers rescued 62 Rohingyas including women and children from Cox’s Bazar’s Pekua upazila and St Martin’s Island when they were being trafficked to Malaysia.

  • Quader returns to work Sunday

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader is to join his ministry office on Sunday following his return from Singapore where he was under treatment for two months and 11 days.

  • Sexual harassment: Mymensingh medical students postpone demo

    Mymensingh Medical College (MMC) students, who were staging demonstration since Thursday protesting sexual harassment of their female fellow, have postponed their demonstration till June 30.

  • 6 killed as bus hits tree in Bagerhat

    Six people are killed and at least 15 injured as a bus hits a roadside tree in Fakirhat area of Bagerhat.

  • Buddha Purnima 2019

    Buddha Purnima celebrated

    Buddha Purnima, the biggest religious festival of the Buddhist community, is celebrated across the country with due religious fervor and festivity.

  • Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran

    When US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you’re not going to stand with us, stand aside.

  • 6 killed as bus crashes into a tree

    Six people were killed and at least 15 others injured as a bus crashed into a roadside tree in Fakirhat upazila of Bagerhat yesterday.

  • 2 deer heads, skin, venison seized in Barguna

    Forest department and police, in a joint drive, have seized around five mounds of venison, skins and heads of two deer and two sacks of traps from Patharghata upazila of Barguna.