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BSPA sports carnival from today

Marcel-BSPA Sports Carnival gets underway today with some 17 events from nine disciplines scheduled to be held during the 10-day meet.

  • Cancer care services far too inadequate

    Though the number of cancer patients is growing alarmingly in the country, treatment facilities and specialist doctors are few and far between for lack of a comprehensive oncology education programme, said experts.

  • Dhaka ranks worst thrice in one week

    Dhaka’s air quality seems to be taking a turn for the worse, as the city ranked second worst among major cities in the global daily Air Quality Index (AQI) yesterday morning, after topping the list three times over the past week.

  • Daily hospital admissions come down under 300

    The number of dengue patients admitted to different hospitals across the country came down under 300 yesterday, for the first time since July 24.

  • Action taken against Abrar’s killers: Quader

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said both administrative and organisational actions have been taken against the perpetrators involved in the killing of Buet student Abrar Fahad.

  • Turning waste into energy

    The Local Government Division (LGD) is going to implement a Waste-to-Energy project in coordination with the Power Division for proper management of solid municipal waste (SMW), to be collected from the city corporation areas of Dhaka and Chattogram.

  • Come forward to make ongoing drives successful

    President M Abdul Hamid yesterday urged all to come forward to make the government’s ongoing drives successful to eliminate militancy, narcotics, extortion, gambling and corruption from the country as he hosted a reception for Hindu community on Durga Puja.

  • A new breathing space for port city residents

    With 3,000 trees of 41 different species, Bayezid Sabuj Udyan in the port city was inaugurated yesterday to provide a new green space to city dwellers.

  • Japanese vessels make 3-day stop at Ctg port

    Two vessels – Bungo and Takashima -- of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) made a port call at Chattogram Port during October 6-8 to promote goodwill and strengthen cooperation between the JMSDF and the Bangladesh Navy.

  • ‘A manifestation of intolerance’

    The brutal killing of Buet student Abrar Fahad has sparked protests by students across the country, demanding justice and that educational institutions be cleansed of dirty politics.

  • 2 former DU BCL leaders held with yaba, firearm

    Police yesterday arrested two former Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders with yaba, a pistol and other sharp weapons from Mohsin Hall of Dhaka University.

  • Buet VC fails to tame agitating students

    Buet Vice-Chancellor Prof Saiful Islam has failed to calm the agitated students as he did not give any specific decision to meet their eight-point demand including expulsion of the killers of Abrar Fahad.

  • 15th Italian Contemporary Art Day to be organised in Dhaka

    The Embassy of Italy will organize the 15th Italian Contemporary Art Day from October 11 to 12, for the first time, in Dhaka.

  • 3 more Buet students arrested

    Detectives arrest three more students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) in connection with the murder of Abrar Fahad.

  • Samrat admitted to Hospital

    The expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat, who was arrested for illegal casino business in Dhaka, is admitted to a hospital in the capital after he “falls sick”.

  • ‘Street Food Market’ by Four Points by Sheraton begins today

    Four Points by Sheraton, Dhaka organises a five-day long food festival named “Street Food Market” at its signature restaurant “The Eatery”.

  • Students confine Buet VC

    The agitating students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) confine the university vice chancellor demanding punishment to the killers of their fellow Abrar Fahad.

  • ‘Shun tax-dodging tendency’

    Chairman of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan yesterday urged all to shun the “tax-evading tendency” for the sake of continuation of the country’s development.

  • Body exhumed after 23 days

    Twenty-three days after his death, the body of Emdadul Haque Lipon, a businessman of Khulna, was exhumed from a Tutpara graveyard in Khulna city yesterday for autopsy, under the direction of Narayanganj court.

  • Five victims rescued in Ctg, three arrested

    Police arrested three alleged human traffickers and rescued five victims who were scheduled to be sent to Libya, from a residential hotel in port city’s Railway Station area yesterday noon.

  • Child dies from shock after witnessing road accident

    Two people, including a four-year-old, died after a pick-up van ran one of them over at Bakhrabad area in Debidwar upazila of Cumilla around 9:30am.

  • BNP gears up for CCC polls

    With BNP willing to contest the next Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) election, party leaders and activists are already gearing up to take the field in full strength.

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  • ‘Rangpur-3 by-polls not competitive’

    The recently held by-election in Rangpur-3 was not competitive, Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader remarked.

  • ‘We are living in a death valley’

    Condemning the murder of Buet student Abrar Fahad, BNP yesterday alleged that the ruling party members have “stained their hands with blood,” so that no one can speak about the misdeeds and wrongdoings of the Awami League-led government.

  • Urgent solutions needed for Rohingyas: UNHCR

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi yesterday said solutions are urgently needed for millions without citizenship or at the risk of statelessness around the world, including the Rohingya, and minority populations at risk of statelessness in India’s Assam.

  • Hasina Rahman wins Rotary award

    Hasina Rahman, a member of Rotary Club of Dhaka Mavericks, has been named one of the winners of this year’s “People of Action: Connectors Beyond Borders” award for her significant contributions to health of Rohingyas.

  • Police rescue youth from Mirpur flat, arrest five

    Police yesterday arrested five suspected members of a kidnapping group from Shah Alibagh of Mirpur in connection with the abduction of a youth.

  • Must use creative technology for urbanisation

    World Habitat Day 2019 was observed yesterday in Bangladesh and the rest of the world, in a bid to raise awareness among people about safe shelter.

  • Nine sites, houses to be turned into museums

    Three historically important houses and six archeological sites are being developed as museums in Cumilla, aiming to boost tourism.

  • Rupnagar police station besieged after three locals detained

    Several hundred dwellers of Chalantika slum in the capital’s Mirpur area yesterday laid siege to the Rupnagar Police Station, protesting detention of three slum dwellers.