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  • They beat me up with rods, sticks

    A student of Rajshahi University was confined to a dormitory room and beaten with iron rods and sticks allegedly by two Bangladesh Chhatra League activists yesterday.

  • Cyclone Bulbul: 4,500 trees in Sundarbans damaged

    Cyclone Bulbul damaged 4,589 trees in the Sundarbans, mostly in the western part of the mangrove forest under Khulna and Satkhria districts, according to the Bangladesh Forest Department.

  • Folk fest ends with a potpourri of folk songs

    The fifth Dhaka International Folk Fest (DIFF) 2019 concluded yesterday and featured mesmerising performances by Malek Kawal and Chandana Majumdar from Bangladesh, Sattuma from Russia and Junoon from Pakistan.

  • ICC Probe on Rohingya Genocide: Myanmar defiant amid legal woes

    Myanmar has struck back after a surge of global legal pressure over its alleged crimes against the Rohingya, branding an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) “not in accordance with international law”.

  • PM warns onion hoarders

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government wants to see whether there is any conspiracy behind the sudden hike in the price of onions in the country.

  • Rape in Bangladesh

    Five raped across the country

    Police held a man in a rape case in Bogura yesterday, while three others including a local Awami League leader were sent to jail over rape allegation in Satkhira and Barishal.

  • Journalist found dead in his Banasree home

    Police last night recovered the body of a journalist from his rented home in the capital’s Banasree.

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    Cash crunch stalls ACC modernisation

    The Anti-Corruption Commission could not start a project to use modern technology at its offices due to fund shortage in nearly three years.

  • Doctor-to-be dies by ‘suicide’

    Police recovered the hanging body of a 5th-year medical student in Faridpur Sadar upazila yesterday, around 48 hours after he had gone missing from his dormitory.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    PM leaves for UAE

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka yesterday for a four-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend the Dubai Air Show 2019.

  • Serbian president hospitalised with heart problems

    Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has been hospitalised with “cardiovascular problems”, his office said yesterday.

  • British man jailed for sending MP death threat

    A man who posted a death threat to a British lawmaker was on Friday jailed for a year, the public prosecutor announced, as it published a safety guide for general election candidates.

  • Rebels in DR Congo kill 14 civilians in revenge for army offensives

    Assailants in DR Congo have killed 14 civilians in revenge for army offensives against Ugandan rebel strongholds in the east of the country, a local official said on Saturday.

  • Australia intel chair blocked from entry to China

    Australia’s parliamentary intelligence committee head, who has previously criticised Beijing, said he had been blocked from entering China due to his “frankness about the Chinese Communist Party”.

  • Tigers laid low by Agarwal

    India were firmly on top against Bangladesh as the hosts piled on the runs to take a huge 343-run lead with four wickets in hand at the end of the second day of the first Test at the Holkar Stadium in Indore yesterday.

  • Tortured, then sold by Saudi employer

    Little did Sumi Akter know the extent of misery awaiting her when she left for Saudi Arabia to work as a domestic help. She was tortured, kept confined for days, and sold by her employer.

  • Of mysticism and melody

    The essence of Bangladeshi Baul songs met Pakistani Sufi songs and intimate Malian melody yesterday on the second day of the Dhaka International Folk Fest (DIFF) 2019, held at Army Stadium.

  • Brahmanbaria train accident

    B’baria Accident: Turna driver, two others at fault

    A railway probe committee has held the driver, his assistant and the guard of Turna Nishita Express responsible for Tuesday’s fatal accident in Brahmanbaria, that left 16 passengers dead and scores injured.

  • Epitome of honesty

    A rickshaw puller in Bogura set an example of honesty by returning Tk 18.5 lakh to one of the passengers who rode his vehicle yesterday.

  • Trump sought to ‘bribe’ Ukraine

    US President Donald Trump bribed Ukraine by withholding aid until Kiev committed to investigating his political rival, the top congressional Democrat said Thursday after the first impeachment hearings yielded “devastating testimony” against Trump.

  • 2 killed in US school shooting

    A teenage boy gunned down fellow students at a California high school on his 16th birthday Thursday, killing two and wounding another three before turning the pistol on himself.

  • Hong Kong Protests: Thousands defy Xi with rallies

    Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters defied a warning by China’s President Xi Jinping and again took to the city’s streets yesterday, as the political turmoil seeped out to London where a minister from the Southern Chinese city was confronted by masked demonstrators.

  • Gunfight in Jashore

    2 killed in ‘gunfights’

    A suspected Rohingya drug peddler and an alleged leader of a robber gang were killed in “gunfights” with BGB and police in Cox’s Bazar and Narsingdi early yesterday.

  • Chile to vote on new constitution in response to protests

    Chile announced yesterday it will stage a referendum to replace the country’s dictatorship-era constitution -- a key demand of protesters after nearly a month of sometimes violent civil unrest.

  • Chile to vote on new constitution in response to protests

    Chile announced yesterday it will stage a referendum to replace the country’s dictatorship-era constitution -- a key demand of protesters after nearly a month of sometimes violent civil unrest.

  • Sirajganj Train Derailment: Dhaka-Ishwardi rail connection restored 30 hrs after accident

    Rail connection between Dhaka and Ishwardi was resumed yesterday, 30 hours after it was disrupted due to a rail accident in Sirajganj’s Ullapara upazila.

  • Malaysia-Bound Boat: 119 Rohingyas rescued from Bay

    Bangladesh Coast Guard intercepted a wooden boat carrying 119 Rohingya refugees bound for Malaysia as it was about to sink, officials said Thursday, the latest in a spate of trafficking incidents this year.

  • DR Congo rebels kill six members of same family

    Rebels have killed six members of the same family in eastern DR Congo, local officials said yesterday, more than two weeks after the Congolese army announced an offensive to root out insurgents.

  • Heavy snow leaves one dead, 300,000 homes without power in France

    Heavy snowfall across a large swath of southeast France has left one person dead and cut power to some 300,000 homes, with icy conditions snarling train and road traffic yesterday.

  • DR Congo rebels kill six members of same family

    Rebels have killed six members of the same family in eastern DR Congo, local officials said yesterday, more than two weeks after the Congolese army announced an offensive to root out insurgents.

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