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    7 more ‘drug peddlers’ killed; tally 41 in nine days

    Seven more suspected drug peddlers were killed through last night, taking the tally of “gunfights” to 41 in nine days of countrywide anti-narcotics crackdown. All of the so-called gunfights have taken place during the post-midnight hours and almost identical narrations are given everywhere.

  • Muktamoni dies

    Muktamoni loses battle for life

    Muktamoni who was diagnosed with a tumour in the blood vessels of her right hand dies at her residence in Dakkhin Kamar Baisha village in Sadar upazila of Satkhira.

  • Alleged rapist arrested

    Police arrested a youth on Saturday on charge of raping a Class V schoolgirl in Chunarughat upazila of Habiganj.

  • Teen dies from snakebite

    A teenage boy died from snakebite at Gopalpur village in Charbhadrasan upazila yesterday afternoon.

  • 37 sued for burning Bagerhat houses

    At least 37 people have been sued on charge of burning 25 homesteads at Dakkhin Badhal village in Sharonkhola upazila.

  • Six houses gutted

    Six dwelling houses were gutted at Bhairabnagar village in Biddyakut union under Nabinagar upazila of the district early Monday.

  • Ex-MP Habibun Nahar collects nomination paper

    Former lawmaker Habibun Nahar yesterday collected the nomination paper as Awami League's candidate in the by-election to Bagerhat-3 constituency.

  • 3 people electrocuted

    A worker of a motor garage was electrocuted in bus terminal area in Sadar upazila of Rajbari yesterday while two others were electrocuted when they came in contact with a live power line at Khamar Ballamjhar village in Sadar upazila on Monday.

  • Vegetable, chicken prices soar in Ramadan

    At the start of the holy month of Ramadan, prices of almost all the vegetables and other essentials used for preparing iftar items shot up further at different kitchen markets of the district town.

  • Bera UNO gets show cause notice

    The Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Bera was served with a show-cause notice by Pabna district administration yesterday after the body of a freedom fighter was covered with a chatai (mat made of bamboo slats) instead of national flag during his funeral with state honour on Saturday.

  • 'Tortured' by cops, youth fighting for life

    A night guard, detained on charge of theft, is fighting for life at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) after law enforcers allegedly pushed him off the roof of Brahmanbaria Sadar Model Police Station.

  • Govt primary school runs with seven students

    Believe it or not, a well furnished government primary school in Kalapara upazila under the district is running with three teachers and seven students.

  • Use of substandard stone worries locals

    A sub-contractor, who is a supporter of the ruling party, is allegedly using substandard stone, extracted from local water bodies, for the construction of an auditorium-cum-multipurpose-hall in remote Thanchi upazila of the district.

  • Croplands, houses under threat as dyke lies broken

    Vast tracts of croplands and many homesteads in three unions under Sadullapur upazila will go under water in the upcoming rainy season as the damaged dyke along the Ghaghat river has not been repaired, villagers said.

  • Productive purple paddy sees success

    Purple paddy on 25 decimals of a demonstration plot was harvested for the first time in Sundarganj upazila on Sunday in presence of agriculture officials, experts and farmers.

  • Date imports rise 6.32pc

    Bangladesh imported 42,931 tonnes of dates—a popular iftar item—in the last four months, up 6.32 percent year-on-year thanks to the increasing consumption of the fruit.

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    Robi loses Tk 103cr in Q1 of 2018

    Robi, the country’s second-largest mobile operator, fails to register profit for the third consecutive quarter, counting net losses of Tk 103 crore in the first quarter of 2018 despite favourable growth in subscriber base and revenue.

  • Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader

    CNG stations to remain open for 24hrs during Eid: Quader

    CNG filling stations to remain open for 24 hours across the country four days before and after the Eid-ul-Fitr, says Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.

  • Govt to redraft Digital Security Act: Law minister

    Bangladesh government will be redrafting the Digital Security Act that has drawn flack over fears of gagging free media and freedom of speech.

  • Khaleda Zia

    HC adjourns Khaleda’s bail pleas in 2 cases

    The High Court adjourns the hearing till tomorrow on the petitions filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking bail in two cases.

  • ‘Gunfight’ spree goes on, 11 more ‘drug peddlers’ killed

    This takes the tally of alleged drug peddlers dying in “gunfights” to 33 in the last eight days, drawing criticism and concerns from rights activists.

  • Saudia plane makes emergency landing in Jeddah

    Dhaka-bound Saudia plane makes emergency landing in Jeddah

    A Dhaka-bound Saudi Arabian Airlines flight made an emergency landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah on Monday (Saudi time).

  • 5 war crimes accused held

    The Detective Branch of police arrested five war crimes accused in Bhandaria upazila yesterday.

  • Cruelty on three kids by teacher

    Three school kids landed in Akhaura Upazila Health Complex on Sunday as they were beaten mercilessly by their teacher for not solving their mathematics problem.

  • 50 hurt as villagers clash in Habiganj

    At least 50 people were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers in Habiganj Sadar upazila yesterday.

  • Kid killed over collecting mango

    A young man hacked his eight-year-old cousin to death and injured the kid's parents following a fight over collecting mangoes at Satian village in Habiganj's Madhabpur upazila early yesterday.

  • TCB goods pricier

    Dealers of Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) in Nilphamari stopped withdrawing of their allocated products from TCB warehouse in Rangpur as the prices of the essential commodities are either higher or almost the same as in the open markets.

  • Chatai instead of national flag

    Believe it or not, the body of a freedom fighter was covered with a chatai (mat made of bamboo slates) instead of the national flag when he was given state honour in the presence of local administration officials and freedom fighters in Pabna's Bera upazila on Saturday.

  • Pontoon under water for 6 months

    Passengers cannot get on or off launches at the launch terminal on Andharmanik river in Kalapara upazila town as the only pontoon there sank around six months ago, forcing launches to anchor at another place.

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    N’ganj Rimjhim housing project illegal: HC

    The High Court declares Rimjhim Police Town and Italian City housing projects at Bhalabho Union under Rupganj Upazila in Narayanganj illegal.