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No earth-filling and encroachment of water bodies in Purbachal

The High Court yesterday directed authorities concerned to maintain status quo on any kind of earth filling and encroachment of water reservoirs, water bodies and low lands in Purbachal township (spread over Rupganj in Narayanganj and Kaliganj in Gazipur).

  • BNP aspirants on the run amid fear of arrest in Khulna

    Most BNP leaders of Khulna hopeful of contesting the national election in six constituencies in the district are not found in their localities, fearing arrests and harassment.

  • Rampal plant violates Paris Agreement

    Environmentalists have urged government to immediately cancel the Rampal power plant project.

  • Dr Sabur Khan receives DLitt degree

    KIIT University in India conferred Doctor of Letters (DLitt) degree on Dr Md Sabur Khan, founder and chairman of Daffodil International University (DIU), Bangladesh on Saturday, says a press release.

  • 'Arrest me, I killed my brother'

    With a bloodstained sharp weapon, a man surrendered to police on Saturday night, hours after he had killed his brother in Ashulia, said law enforcers.

  • Admission tests at public schools of Dhaka after polls

    The government is set to reschedule admission tests of public schools of the capital, after the 11th parliamentary election to be held on December 23.

  • Passengers endure ordeal due to inadequate services

    Passengers at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) endure ordeals due to inadequate services from authorities that tarnish the reputation of the airport, participants at a public hearing said yesterday.

  • New study finds dismal state of nutritional services

    A new study has found dismal state of nutritional services at public health facilities in the country's hard-to-reach areas -- something that goes against the principle of inclusive development.

  • Patients suffer due to mad rush at Barishal river terminal

    Cancer patient Ali Hossain Khan chose launch to go to Dhaka for his appointment with an oncologist there on Friday. But he failed to manage any cabin on any launch for two consecutive days since Thursday.

  • Pneumonia still fatal for children

    Bangladesh has made a significant progress in reducing infant mortality in the last two decades, but pneumonia still remains one of the most fatal causes, health experts said yesterday.

  • No arrest yet over killing of woman in moving bus

    Police could neither identify the vehicle nor arrest any of the culprits who allegedly killed a woman in a moving bus after pushing her father off the vehicle in Ashulia two days back.

  • Ensure safe repatriation of Rohingyas

    Humanitarian agency World Vision yesterday called upon Bangladesh and Myanmar to ensure safety of Rohingya refugees and special care to children during repatriation set to begin on November 15.

  • Three more testify before court

    A Dhaka court yesterday recorded statements of three more students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College, in connection with the case filed over the death of two of its students.

  • Prime accused placed on 3-day remand

    Ridwan alias Jubayer, a “top yaba trader” and “member of an international drug cartel”, was placed on a three-day remand in a case filed over the seizure of 13 lakh yaba pills in port city’s Halishahar area.

  • Road accidents kill six

    Six people were killed and three others injured in road accidents in five districts yesterday, according to reports from our correspondents.

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    Remove all campaign materials by Nov 14

    Election campaign materials including posters and banners will have to be removed from public places by November 14, an official of the Election Commission says.

  • No Objection if 11th Bangladesh National Election date deferred

    No objection if polls deferred: Awami League

    Awami League will have no objection if the Election Commission (EC) defers the election date following demands from different political parties and alliances.

  • Satkhira MP Son Anik Aziz Body Recovered

    Accused 'commits suicide' in custody

    Another accused of Rathish murder case died at a hospital after he was found hanging inside Rangpur jail yesterday.

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    Do not boycott the upcoming election

    The early announcement of the polls schedule and decision to use Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) has created uncertainty regarding the fairness and acceptability of the election, speakers said at a programme yesterday.

  • Noor Hossain Day observed

    With due solemnity, Shaheed Noor Hossain Day was observed yesterday. Different social and political organisations held various programmes, marking the day.

  • 51pc youths want present govt to stay in power

    A recent survey claimed that more than 51 percent of the country's youths want the current government to win the upcoming national election and remain in power.

  • Road accidents kill seven

    At least seven people have been killed and around 11 others injured in road accidents in the last three days, according to reports from our correspondents.

  • Mainul Hosein undergoes health check-up

    The medical check-up of Barrister Mainul Hosein was conducted yesterday at Rangpur Medical College Hospital in presence of Rangpur jail authorities, following a High Court order issued on Thursday.

  • Man's body found in pond

    Police recovered a man's body from Sitakunda upazila in Chattogram early yesterday.

  • Weeklong 'Income Tax Fair' begins Tuesday

    The weeklong “Income Tax Fair” will kick off in Dhaka and other divisional headquarters across the country on Tuesday for the ninth consecutive year, aiming to provide better services to the taxpayers and include more taxpayers in the tax net.

  • LDA to march towards EC if 24hrs deadline not met

    Left Democratic Alliance (LDA) yesterday threatened to march towards the Election Commission (EC), if it does not announce a new schedule for the upcoming national election in the next 24 hours.

  • MN Larma was a leader for all

    Manabendra Narayan Larma does not belong to any particular group or party; he is a leader for all to follow, said speakers at a memorial programme marking the 35th death anniversary of the eminent politician.

  • DAP was altered as 'no one wanted' to comply with city plan

    The government had to alter Dhaka's detailed area plan (DAP), as "no one wanted" to comply with the city plan, said the public works secretary at a discussion in the capital yesterday.

  • EC giving scope to Jamaat men to contest the election

    Speakers at a citizens' dialogue yesterday urged countrymen not to cast vote for candidates who opposed the country's independence and are convicted for war crimes, and their dependants in the upcoming national election scheduled to be held on December 23, 2018.

  • Victim of his own body

    Zinnat was living like any other boy. He could walk freely and used to give a hand to his brother at work. Everything went well till age 13 when he started growing tall at an abnormal rate. Within the next few years, he became of a victim of his own body.

  • I wait days, sometimes months for the apt first line

    The 8th edition of Dhaka Literary Festival (DLF) ended yesterday at Bangla Academy, promising to uphold values of righteousness in the years to come.

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