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  • Bid to rape 5-yr-old girl

    A five-year-old girl, who narrowly escaped a rape attempt allegedly by one of her neighbours on Monday, was admitted to Panchagarh Sadar Hospital the same night and later released yesterday.

  • Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed

    Technocrat ministers’ resignation to ‘take effect once PM accepts’

    Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says the resignation letters of the four technocrat ministers will come into effect once the prime minister accepts those.

  • Awami League Election Nomination Collection Factional Clash

    3 killed over land dispute in Lalmonirhat

    At least three people are killed and seven injured in a clash over a land dispute in Aditmari upazila.

  • 'Punish instigator of girl's suicide'

    Local people formed a human chain in Panchagarh town on Sunday, demanding exemplary punishment of a youth who allegedly instigated a college girl to commit suicide at Amtala Kajipara village in Sadar upazila.

  • Make pangas, tilapia more affordable

    The researchers must work together for proper farm management to create favourable market with reasonable prices of pangas and tilapia fishes at home and abroad, said fish scientists at a conference at Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) campus yesterday.

  • Prime suspect sent to jail

    Detective Branch (DB) of police on Sunday arrested the prime suspect in the killing of a five-year-old girl at Panchgaon village in Bhaluka upazila.

  • Man gets life for raping schoolgirl

    A court here yesterday sentenced a youth to life-term rigorous imprisonment (RI) and fined him Tk 1 lakh for raping a schoolgirl.

  • Declare November 12 coastal day

    Speakers demanded that the authorities concerned declare November 12 'Upokul Dibas' (Coastal Day) to remember the victims who were killed in a devastating tidal surge on this day in 1970.

  • 'Bhashani's belief in secular struggle was unequivocal'

    Mawlana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani dedicated his entire life for the common people, which earned him the title 'Mazlum Jananeta' (leader of the oppressed), said speakers at a seminar at Santosh in the district yesterday.

  • Bridge collapses in Mirzapur

    Thousands of people are suffering as a bridge at Fotepur in Mirzapur upazila collapsed on Wednesday, disrupting communication in quite a few villages.

  • 1th Bangladesh Parliamentary Election 2018

    No scope to retreat from EVM, says CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda says there is no scope for the Election Commission to back off from the EVM use and this machine will be used on a limited scale in the national election.

  • PM to join ‘Let’s Talk’ with youths Nov 16

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will join an interactive even “Let’s Talk” with youths at her official residence Gono Bhaban on November 16 to share her thought to build Bangladesh upholding their desires.

  • ASM Abdur Rab

    Oikyafront is still rigid on its stance: Rob

    Jatiya Oikyafront Spokesperson ASM Abdur Rob says the opposition alliance is still rigid on its stance on deferment of the election by a month.

  • Bangladesh Election logo

    EC decides to run mobile courts in 300 constituencies

    The Election Commission decides to run mobile courts to check violation of the electoral code of conduct in all 300 parliamentary seats in the 11th national election to be held on December 30.

  • Kamal unwilling to contest polls

    Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain reiterates that he would not contest the 11th parliamentary election on health ground.

  • Woman kills self

    A housewife committed suicide in Chirirbandar upazila yesterday as her husband did not get their television set repaired.

  • Deer hide, venison seized

    The Coast Guard recovered 10 kg of venison, a deer head and hide from Mirgamari Canal area of the Sundarbans yesterday, said a press release of Coast Guard.

  • Elderly man killed over trivial matter

    An elderly man was killed over a trivial matter at Char Gohordanga village in Tungipara upazila of Gopalganj district yesterday morning.

  • Stalking victim tries to kill self

    A 13-year-old schoolgirl attempted to take her own life allegedly after facing repeated threats from her stalkers in Sunamganj's Dharmapasha upazila.

  • Still reel from shock

    Relatives, neighbours as well as teachers, schoolmates and friends of three schoolgirls who met tragic death along with five other family members including their parents and baby brother in a fire accident at their house in Joypurhat town on Wednesday night, are still reeling from the shock.

  • Hills lush again

    Village common forest (VCF), a system to conserve forest and natural resources through collective efforts of indigenous people, is getting popular in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region as the method significantly contributes to combating deforestation and degradation of ecosystem.

  • Pest attack dashes hopes of early vegetable growers

    The hope of earning profit from early winter season vegetable farming this year seems to have been dashed for the seasonal growers of Joypurhat due to attack by pest and disease, which has led to rise of the production costs.

  • Couple die as train hits them at level crossing

    A member of Ansar and his wife were killed yesterday as a train hit their motorbike at a unmanned level crossing at Zaherganj in Parbatipur upazila.

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

    Khaleda challenges hospital release

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia files a writ petition with the High Court challenging her release from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

  • Bangladesh Awami League Flag

    AL nomination sale ends Nov 12

    Awami League will continue selling nomination papers to their potential candidates of upcoming general election until November 12.

  • BNP logo

    BNP to start selling nomination papers tomorrow

    The main political opposition BNP is to start selling nomination papers of the 11th parliamentary election from November 12.

  • Bangladesh Election logo

    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.

  • Cyclonic storm Gaja formed over Bay of Bengal

    Cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ formed over Bay

    Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist distant warning signal no two as the deep depression over southeast bay and adjoining area moved to West-northwestwards, intensified into a cyclonic storm 'Gaja' over East central bay and adjoining West central bay and Southeast bay.

  • 5.4-magnitude earthquake rocks northeastern Bangladesh

    5.4-magnitude earthquake shakes Northeastern Bangladesh

    An earthquake of 5.4-magnitude on the Richter scale shakes Northeastern parts of the country including Sylhet.

  • All Rounder Shaik Al Hasan dicides not to go in Bangladesh 11th parliamentary election

    Shakib decides not to run polls

    Bangladesh's ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has decided not to contest the upcoming 11th parliamentary election.