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  • 2 Rangpur cops suspended for trying to implicate farmer in drug case

    Two police officials are suspended in Rangpur for their efforts to implicate a farmer in a drug related case by putting five yaba pills in his pocket.

  • Holy Ashura being observed

    Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), is being observed in the country with due religious fervour and solemnity.

  • 2 UPDF members shot dead in Rangamati

    Two members of United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) are shot dead by a group of unidentified criminals in Rangamati’s Naniarchar upazila.

  • World Alzheimer’s Day: Let’s not forget the forgetful

    On the occasion of the World Alzheimer’s Day, let’s have an overview of the disease and its current state in our country.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    PM flies to London en route to New York

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for London en route to New York on a weeklong official visit to the United States to join the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

  • road accident

    Road crashes kill 5 in Rajshahi, Khulna

    Five people are killed and 20 others injured in separate road accidents in Rajshahi and Khulna.

  • Over 45,000 marooned

    Thousands of people have been badly affected as five upazilas in Bogura and Gaibandha were hit by sudden flood caused by onrush of water from upstream for over a week.

  • Yaba worth Tk 9cr seized in Teknaf

    Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Bangladesh Coastguard in separate drives seized two consignments of Yaba tablets in Teknaf on Wednesday and the day before. However, the smugglers managed to flee the areas, sensing the presence of BGB and Coastguard personnel.

  • Bid to trap social worker with Yaba

    An innocent man has been saved from a heinous attempt to trap him with Yaba, thanks to the prompt investigation by police. The victim, Ziaur Rahman Zia, 44, of Toiltupi village in Kushtia Sadar upazila, runs a brick kiln named AZW bricks near his home.

  • Man arrested for killing schoolboy

    Detectives yesterday arrested a man from Narayanganj in connection with beating a schoolboy to death in Gafargaon upazila of the district. The arrestee is Abdul Ahad, 38, son of late Hossain Ali of Uthori village in the upazila.

  • Anti-Corruption Commission

    ACC summons Titas Gas MD, 7 others

    The Anti-Corruption Commission has summoned eight Titas Gas officials, including its managing director, to interrogate them in connection with allegations of acquiring money by providing illegal gas connections and meter tampering.

  • 2,000 trees being felled

    Around 2000 trees planted under social forestation programme by local forest department and zila parishad are being felled for expansion of Nilphamari-Saidpur regional road to make four lanes amid protest by environmentalists.

  • 20 Indian horses for cops

    Twenty training horses for Bangladesh Police were imported from India through Benapole Land Port yesterday. Benapole Port Police Station Officer-in-Charge Masud Karim said the horses were imported from India for use in Bangladesh Police Headquarters in Dhaka. The value of the imported horses is around $ 1,79,200.

  • 'Arrest the killers'

    Fellows, teachers and relatives of two murdered school students formed a human chain beside Kurigram-Chilmari road in Sadar upazila yesterday, demanding arrest of the killers.

  • Construction worker dies from rooftop fall

    A construction worker died and another was injured when they fell from the roof of a house they were working on in Jadavpur village under Sharsha upazila of Jashore yesterday.

  • Denmark citizen leaves Pabna, failing to trace root

    Bangladesh origin Denmark citizen Mentoo Carsten Sonnich along with his wife Anette Holmelhave left Pabna for Dhaka en route to Denmark yesterday morning, after three weeks' failed attempt to find his root.

  • Ex-BCL leader hacked to death

    A former Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader was hacked to death on Wednesday over catching fish in a pond in Sankipur village under Dashmina upazila.

  • Illegal market on RHD land

    Influential quarters constructed an illegal market by occupying a major portion of land owned by the Roads and Highways Department (RHD) in Pungli area under Elenga municipality in Kalihati upazila of the district.

  • Modern complex lies unused

    The construction work of an auditorium-cum-community centre was completed nearly two years ago but it is yet to be opened due to absence of a connecting road in Ishwarganj upazila.

  • Bably wants to walk again

    Seven-year-old Bably Akhtar hasn't seen her father since her birth as her irresponsible father abandoned his family when the minor girl was not even born.

  • Man's body found in 2 pieces, two held

    Police on Tuesday night detained three people in connection with the killing of a small trader in Ghatail upazila of the district.

  • Nodi murder accused Abul Hossain sued for illegal wealth

    Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Pabna filed a case on Tuesday against Abul Hossain, owner of Indigenous Drug Lab (IDRUL) and Shimla Diagnostic Centre, for possessing properties worth over Tk 40 crore without known source of income.

  • Ex-JCD leader Azmal Ali Shamim

    Ex-JCD leader killed, 10 hurt as elephants go on rampage

    A Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leader was killed while 10 others suffered injuries in two separate incidents of wild elephant attacks in Juri upazila of the district on Tuesday night.

  • 3 addict teenagers stabbed by fellow

    Three drug addict teenagers were stabbed by a fellow centring a feud over sharing hemp in Chirirbandar upazila of the district on Tuesday night.

  • 35 hurt by highway robbers

    A gang of robbers looted money and valuables from passengers after halting buses in BTRI area on Sreemangal-Lawacherra road in Sreemangal upazila early yesterday.

  • Ninth-grader mysteriously missing

    A schoolgirl allegedly went missing in a mysterious fashion in Kalapara upazila of the district early yesterday.

  • People of 20 villages suffer for want of bridge

    Thousands of people of 20 villages under Rotandia union of Kalukhali upazila in Rajbari are suffering for want of a permanent bridge over a canal (locally called Mora Padma) in Haru Mollah Ghat area.

  • Tree felling spree again

    Locals alleged that timber traders in collaboration with the president of Social Forestation Programme and a union parishad (UP) chairman in Gobindaganj upazila felled over 150 roadside trees without any permission from the authorities concerned.

  • Floating Aman seedbeds to meet urgent need

    Many farmers have prepared floating Aman seedbeds in small water bodies for using them during an emergency as they faced saplings crisis after the floods last year.

  • Erosion by Jamuna wreaks havoc

    Erosion started at different points in the district after a rise in the water level of the Jamuna river due to onrush of water from upstream for the last seven days.