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  • Blessings of 'Boro Bhai'!

    A "Boro Bhai" (big brother) allegedly supplied the firearm used by a youth gang to shoot a policeman in Chittagong city on Friday, said police.

  • Upazilas to get centres on adolescent health

    The Directorate General of Family Planning, Unicef and the Embassy of the Netherlands yesterday jointly launched the national adolescent health education materials.

  • Road accidents kill 4 in 3 districts

    At least four people were killed and 16 others injured in separate road accidents in three districts yesterday.

  • Two 'Ansar Al Islam' men held

    The Rapid Action Battalion claimed to have arrested two members of banned militant outfit Ansar Al Islam with militant books and leaflets in the capital's Mirpur on Saturday night.

  • 'Zero tolerance' for wrongdoing by cops

    Police Headquarters took a “zero tolerance” policy against wrongdoers in the force, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal in

  • Four 'robbers' held in Savar

    The Detective Branch (DB) of police yesterday claimed to have arrested four robbers in connection with a robbery in a businessman's house in Ashulia on February 8.

  • Three 'JMB' men held in Rajshahi

    The Rapid Action Battalion claimed to have arrested three members of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in Tanore area of Rajshahi early yesterday.

  • 9th BCS Forum gets new body

    The 9th BCS Forum got its new executive body with Md Tofazzel Hossain Mia as president and Kamal Ahmed as secretary general, said a press release.

  • 2017 sees spike in violent incidents

    Violent incidents such as murder, rape and child abuse saw a rising trend in the country last year, according to a report revealed yesterday.

  • Bangladeshi scholar Dr Hasibun Naher

    Bangladeshi scholar wins int'l award

    A Bangladeshi researcher won the 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World

  • Inspiring young minds

    The Ekushey book fair is the perfect place for readers to satisfy their literary palates. It is an event unlike any other. Every day people of all ages throng the fair to indulge in the pleasure of reading.

  • Research on bees to increase honey production

    Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury yesterday urged the authorities concerned to increase the production of honey to meet the demand by inventing new species of bees through research.

  • Declare Feb 18 as ‘National Teachers' Day’

    Teachers and students of Rajshahi University (RU) yesterday reiterated their demand that the government declare February 18 as “National Teachers' Day” to commemorate martyred teacher Dr Shamsuzzoha.

  • BCC staffs observe work abstention demanding arrears

    Barisal City Corporation (BCC) staffs started an indefinite work abstention programme on Saturday night demanding their five months’ arrears.

  • Sugarcane producers no need to pay tax on communications infrastructure

    The Sugar (Road Development Cess) Repeal Act, 2018 bill was placed yesterday in parliament to exempt the sugarcane producers and sellers from paying tax on construction of communications infrastructure in the areas adjacent to sugar mills.

  • Rubaiyat elected governor of Rotary International District 3281

    Former president of Jahangirnagar Rotary MdRubaiyatHossain has been elected governor of Rotary International District 3281 Bangladesh for the 2020-21 session, says a press release.

  • Ekushey Boi Mela 2018

    A journey back to roots

    “Baba, can we go home now,” said Shipra while pulling her father's arm.

  • Trump lauds Bangladesh for hosting Rohingyas

    US President Donald Trump has deeply appreciated Bangladesh for hosting more than a million forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar and assured of continued political and humanitarian support to Bangladesh in addressing the crisis.

  • Urban poor women can lead the way

    Speakers at a roundtable yesterday said urban poor women can play a leadership role in disaster and risk management in their communities if they are provided with proper training and support.

  • Obituary

    Motin Miah, father of Mosabbir Ali, Moulvibazar district correspondent of The New Nation, died at his Uttar Chatolgaon village residence under Kulaura upazila on Saturday.

  • Polytechnic instt student killed in Tejgaon road crash

    A student of Dhaka Polytechnic Institute is killed as a covered van rammed his motorcycle in Tejgaon area of Dhaka.

  • Robber killed in Kushtia gunfight

    Murder-suspect killed in Dhaka ‘gunfight’

    A man, earlier identified by police as a suspect in the murder of Banani manpower businessman, is killed in a “gunfight” with detectives in Dhaka few hours after he got caught and handed over to police for allegedly killing one of his associates.

  • 3-yr-old boy dies as tree branch falls on him

    A three-year-old boy was killed as a tree branch fell on him near his house in Fatehabad village under Hathazari upazila in Chittagong

  • Ctg Ekushey book fair starts Tuesday

    A nine-day Ekushey book fair will begin on the DC Hill premises in the port city on February 20.

  • Science is fun now

    Noted educationists in the country have long been saying that school level science books are written in a way that makes them incomprehensible to the students. At the same time, they have been asking the authorities concerned to take initiatives to make the books suitable for young students.

  • AL wants to 'grab state power again'

    The Awami League wants to “grab state power” again by ousting its main political opponent from the electoral battle, alleged Col (retd)

  • Science students future nation builders

    More science students should be given opportunity to participate in national and global competitions so that they can showcase their talents and emerge as future nation builders, said noted scientist Prof M Kaykobad yesterday.

  • Little mag, big heart

    The Ekushey book fair remains a perfect opportunity for the budding writers to showcase their talents and reach out to a larger audience.

  • Dhaka University student Ehsan Rafiq

    And the sufferings continue

    Ehsan Rafiq, a Dhaka University (DU) student who was mercilessly beaten up by some Bangladesh Chhatra League men on February 6 over a calculator, would be taken to India for better treatment.

  • 5 Bangladeshis receive int'l HR award

    Five Bangladeshi human resources (HR) officials received an international award for their outstanding contribution to the HR sector.