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  • Talks on BBIN vehicle deal to resume

    Discussions on the much-talked about sub-regional connectivity initiative -- BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA) -- are going to resume after around two years.

  • AL MP Ismat Ara Sadique passes away

    Awami League lawmaker Ismat Ara Sadique passed away at a city hospital yesterday at the age of 78.

  • Impeachment trial of Trump opens in Senate

    Democrats yesterday accused the top Senate Republican of rigging US President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with proposed rules that would prevent witnesses from testifying and bar evidence gathered by investigators.

  • Virus spreads, fear grows

    Asian countries yesterday ramped up measures to block the spread of a new virus as the death toll in China rose to six and the number of cases jumped to almost 300, raising concerns in the middle of a major holiday travel rush.

  • Jashore Gang Rape: Cops find no proof of SI’s involvement

    Police yesterday said they did not find any evidence of a sub-inspector’s involvement in the gang rape of a woman in Jashore’s Sharsha upazila in September last year.

  • Yaba drug traders Killed in gunfight

    ‘Drug peddler’ killed in ‘gunfight’

    A suspected drug peddler was killed in a “gunfight” with the Rapid Action Battalion in the city’s Khilkhet area early yesterday.

  • Use of Electronic Voting Machine

    No EVM in city polls

    The BNP yesterday demanded that the Election Commission cancel its decision to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the upcoming Dhaka city elections.

  • Spanish PM to meet head of Catalan separatist government

    Spain’s prime minister has said he will meet the head of Catalonia’s separatist government in early February, although discussion on any independence referendum will be off the table.

  • Half a billion people unemployed or lack decent jobs: UN

    More than 470 million people worldwide are currently unemployed or underemployed, the UN said on Monday, warning that a lack of access to decent jobs was contributing to social unrest.

  • Man beaten up for escorting rape witnesses

    Police yesterday arrested two people for beating up a man who was escorting witnesses of a rape incident on Friday in Pabna Sadar upazila.

  • Cattle trader’s body found on border

    Police and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members yesterday recovered the body of a Bangladeshi cattle trader near Haribhasa border in Panchagarh Sadar upazila.

  • French police arrest seven for terror plot

    Security forces on Monday arrested seven men believed to be planning a terror attack in France and preparing to travel to conflict zones in Iraq and Syria, sources close to the case told AFP.

  • French police arrest seven for terror plot

    Security forces on Monday arrested seven men believed to be planning a terror attack in France and preparing to travel to conflict zones in Iraq and Syria, sources close to the case told AFP.

  • Alert issued at Dhaka airport

    Virus scare in China: Alert issued at Dhaka airport

    Amid fear of the breakout of a new SARS-like virus in China, authorities of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka will screen all passengers who have travelled to China in the last 14 days and have flu-like symptoms.

  • Yaba Smuggling, Possessing Illegal Arms: Charges pressed against Bodi’s 4 brothers, 97 others

    Police yesterday submitted charge sheets before a court in Cox’s Bazar against top 101 yaba godfathers and traders, including four brothers of former Awami League lawmaker Abdur Rahman Bodi, who surrendered to the law enforcers in February last year.

  • Updating Transport Papers: Govt caves in, waives delay fine

    Giving in to the pressure from transport associations, the government has waived the late fines for vehicle owners and drivers who failed to update their documents on time.

  • Prothom Alo

    Abrar’s Death: Prothom Alo editor gets anticipatory bail from HC

    The High Court yesterday granted four-week anticipatory bail to Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman in a case filed for “negligence” over the death of Naimul Abrar Rahat, a student of Dhaka Residential Model College.

  • 2001 CPB Rally Blast: 10 Huji men to walk gallows

    A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced 10 members of banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (Huji) to death in a case filed over the bomb attack on a CPB rally in the capital’s Paltan 19 years ago.

  • City Traffic signal: Find out why it is being mismanaged

    The High Court yesterday asked the authorities concerned to identify the reasons behind the mismanagement in monitoring and maintaining the capital’s traffic lights and submit a report to it in 30 days.

  • Nadda elected unopposed as BJP chief

    India’s Hindu nationalist ruling party yesterday elevated a veteran lawmaker and long-time associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to become its president ahead of a string of state elections.

  • 3 held with 11kg gold at Benapole

    Members of Border Guard Bangladesh yesterday arrested three people in Jashore’s Benapole upazila for trying to smuggle gold worth around Tk 6.60 crore into India.

  • Alarm as new virus spreads in China

    A SARS-like virus has killed a third person, spread around China and reached another Asian country, authorities said yesterday, fuelling fears of a major outbreak as millions begin travelling for the Lunar New Year in humanity’s biggest migration.

  • Social Mobility Index: Bangladesh fares badly in social protection

    Bangladesh performs very poorly in terms of providing social protection to its people, says a global report that sheds light on issues relating to the absence of minimum income benefits and the low quality of social safety schemes in the country.

  • No evidence of ‘genocide’

    A government-appointed panel established in Myanmar to probe allegations of abuses in Rakhine state in 2017 that drew global outrage said yesterday they had found no evidence of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

  • Saudi Arabia slams ‘Huthi terrorist’ attack in Yemen

    Saudi Arabia, which is leading a military coalition against the Huthi rebels in war-torn Yemen, yesterday condemned a missile attack that killed more than 100 Yemeni soldiers.

  • Ensure freedom of expression, press

    Different organisations yesterday expressed concern over the issuance of arrest warrant for Prothom Alo Editor and Publisher Matiur Rahman and nine others.

  • Narayanganj Imam Murder

    Man kills 4 before taking own life

    A man hanged himself after killing four people, including his wife and mother-in-law, following a family feud in Barlekha upazila yesterday.

  • Action prompt, praiseworthy

    In an unusual case of prompt action taken by authorities, the Barishal district administration demolished illegal structures put up by encroachers on the west bank of Kirtankhola river barely 24 hours after being alerted.

  • KSA deported 1,800 in 18 days

    Saudi Arabia has sent back over 100 Bangladeshi migrant workers per day in the first 18 days of this month after detaining them on various grounds, according to Brac Migration Programme.

  • 2 PCJSS members shot dead in Rangmati

    PCJSS man shot dead in Rangamati

    A member of PCJSS (MN Larma) was shot dead by a group of unknown criminals in Langadu upazila of Bandarban around 1:00pm yesterday.