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Ringing by the River

Ringing by the River

Winter beckons and migratory birds have started arriving. When we see one, questions naturally come to mind: Where did it come from? Where will it return to? These questions are not restricted to migrant birds: we often want to know the movement of birds which reside here year-round.

  • PM inaugurates new Toshakhana Museum

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged everyone to work together for upholding the country's dignity and making it a poverty and hunger-free nation.

  • Who will take care of them

    Who will take care of them?

    Two patients at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), who were admitted there in unconscious state after being injured in separate accidents in Dhaka several days before, are in a complicated situation over their further treatment and rehabilitation, as they are unable to remember their addresses or contact information of their relatives after regaining conscious.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    N'ganj 7-murder verdict's full text likely on Sunday

    Two High Court judges concerned signs its verdict that upheld the death penalty of 15 persons for abducting and killing seven people in Narayanganj in 2014.

  • Obaidul Quader

    Couldn't believe Fakhrul lies so much: Quader

    In response to BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul’s claim that the attack at the BNP’s Nayapaltan central office was by Chhatra League supporters, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says he could not believe that Mirza Fakhrul could lie so much.

  • BNP Clash with Police at Paltan

    Paltan arsonist a JCD leader: Cops

    Police say they have been able to identify an arsonist who set fire to police vehicle yesterday, during the clash with BNP activists at Nayapaltan.

  • Amendments to constitution shrunk people's rights

    The amendments to the country's constitution have so far shrunk people's fundamental rights, eminent jurist Dr Shahdeen Malik said yesterday.

  • Destiny chairman jailed for 3 years

    A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced Destiny Multipurpose Cooperative Society Chairman Mohammad Hossain to three years in jail in a corruption case.

  • New job portal for migrant workers

    The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has partnered with Ltd, the largest online job portal of Bangladesh, to provide latest information on overseas employment opportunities to jobseekers and to connect them directly with employers.

  • Woman's decomposed body recovered

    Police recovered a woman's decomposed body in Fatikchhari upazila of Chattogram yesterday.

  • Fire guts valuables in Ctg

    Fire gutted valuables of a house and restaurant in Jhautola area early yesterday. The flames, originating from an electric short circuit in

  • Dolphin dies in Halda river

    A dead dolphin was found yesterday morning at Kagotia union in Raozan upazila along the shore of river Halda.

  • Youth killed in mob beating

    A youth died following a mob beating in Chashara area of Narayanganj town yesterday.

  • Excavation of 'Laurer Garh' begins

    The Department of Archaeology started excavation works at “Laurer Garh” in Sunamganj yesterday.

  • Impartial probe demanded

    Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission (CHTC) yesterday demanded impartial investigation into the killing of a school student in Bandarban on Monday.

  • Justice after 11 years

    A Cumilla court yesterday sentenced five people to death for killing three small traders in Laksham upazila in 2007.

  • Cop's motorbike torched police box vandalised over 'extortion'

    The motorcycle of a traffic policeman was torched and a police box vandalised over allegations of police trying to extort money from a lorry driver in Anwara upazila of Chittagong yesterday.

  • SI suspended over rape allegation

    Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) has suspended a Sub-inspector (SI) of Bayezid Police Station after a rape allegation surfaced against him on November 6.

  • RU teacher Shafiul's death anniversary today

    Today marks the 4th death anniversary of Prof AKM Shafiul Islam, a sociology teacher at Rajshahi University (RU).

  • Bangladeshi students in US increase by 5pc

    The number of students from Bangladesh in the United States increased by 4.9 percent to 7,496 during the last school year, beating the international average increase of 1.5 percent, according to the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

  • Cox's Bazar DC Hill cleared of encroachers

    The deputy commissioner (DC) and superintendent of police (SP) of Cox's Bazar informed the High Court yesterday that they have complied with its directive and evicted land grabbers from DC Hill of the district town.

  • Road crashes kill three

    At least three persons were killed and three others injured in separate road accidents in two districts yesterday.

  • HC to hear Shahidul's bail petition today

    The High Court is set to hear the bail petition of internationally-acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam today, in the case filed against

  • 250 tons single-use plastic entering environment per month: study

    Some 250 tons of single-use plastic (SUP) are entering the environment per month across the country – causing public health hazard, according to a latest study.

  • 'Akashbeena' makes maiden London flight

    Akashbeena, the Boeing Dreamliner of Biman Bangladesh, yesterday made its maiden flight to London prior to its regular operation to Europe scheduled to start from December 10.

  • 'Tree-man' Bajandar wants to come back to DMCH

    “Tree-men” Abul Bajandar, who “voluntarily” left Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) earlier this year, after being treated there for two and a half years, is appealing to authorities concerned to give him another chance at a full recovery.

  • Children with diabetes have right to a full life

    Tajul Islam and his family could not imagine that he would live beyond his teen years, let alone have the opportunity to get admission to Dhaka University and look forward to a long, healthy life, when he was diagnosed with type1 diabetes at only 15.

  • LDA urges EC to play neutral role

    Left Democratic Alliance (LDA), a coalition of eight left-leaning political parties, in a press statement expressed concerns over yesterday's clashes between political activists and police in front of the BNP central office in Nayapaltan, and urged the EC to play a neutral role.

  • Photographer Shahidul Alam

    Shahidul's bail hearing tomorrow

    The High Court (HC) fixes November 14 for hearing a petition filed by internationally noted photographer Shahidul Alam seeking bail in a case against him under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.

  • Senior Joint Secretary General of BNP Rizvi Ahmed

    BNP asks clashing supporters to calm down

    BNP asks its activists and supporters to calm down and remain peaceful around its central office following clashes.

  • Traffic jam in Dhaka

    Unusual traffic irks commuters in Dhaka

    Vehicular movement across several points in Dhaka city come to an almost standstill, causing suffering for commuters. Posts are flooding Traffic Alert group in Facebook where people were complaining about today’s unusual traffic congestion in the city.