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  • Snatchers kill gold trader

    A gold trader was stabbed to death by snatchers in Suhilpur area beside Comilla-Sylhet highway in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila yesterday.

  • 'Robber' killed in 'gunfight'

    An alleged robber was killed in a 'gunfight' with police near Kochamari Bridge in Gabtoli upazila of the district yesterday.

  • MP assaulted by Jubo League man

    People blocked Nilphamari-Jaldhaka road for three and a half hours on Wednesday night demanding arrest of Abdul Wahed Bahadur, former president of the dissolved committee of upazila Jubo League, who manhandled local lawmaker Prof Golam Mostofa at a function marking the National Mourning Day.

  • Pistol seized, one arrested

    Police in a raid seized an illegal firearm and ammunition and arrested a man from Gowhatipara in Gobindaganj municipal area on Wednesday night.

  • 14 injured as workers clash with cops

    Agitating workers of Alhaj Jute Mills Ltd in Sarishabari upazila blocked Sarishabari-Jamalpur road yesterday demanding arrears and Eid bonus.

  • Rajbari road in awful condition

    The awful condition of the four-kilometre-long Gandimara Mor-Belgachi Old Bazar road under two upazilas in Rajbari has been causing great suffering to the users for years.

  • Artificial insemination a success

    With Eid-ul-Azha around the corner, more than a few thoughts are focused on cattle. In three Bagerhat upazilas, thanks to an ongoing artificial insemination programme being implemented by the livestock department, the cows are looking especially robust.

  • Padma erosion turns serious

    The Padma devoured over 600 houses, 25 shops and vast tracts of Boro croplands in Bahadurpur, Chhoto Bahadurpur, Ujankandi, Kadamtali, Degirchar and Ramkrishnapur villages in Harirampur upazila of the district during the last one and a half months.

  • Sand lifting puts bridges at risk

    Two important bridges over the Monu river and a nearby embankment in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar are at risk due to extensive riverbed sand extraction just 500 metres from the bridges.

  • Good yield of jute

    Jute farmers in Thakurgaon and Panchagarh are expecting good production of the fibre and its fair prices in the local markets this season, although they faced some problems at the initial stage of the cultivation season due to excessive untimely rain.

  • Bangladesh Bank logo

    Banks to remain open on Saturday

    Bangladesh Bank directs banks to keep their selective branches open on August 18 (Saturday), a public holiday, to facilitate payment of salaries, wages and festival allowances to garment workers ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

  • Traffic Jam on Dhaka-Chittagong highway

    Cops take measures for safe, hassle-free journey of Eid holidaymakers

    Police have taken different measures to ensure safety on roads and hassle-free journey for holidaymakers ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha.

  • Law Minister Anisul Huq

    ‘Padma Bridge construction brightened country’s image globally’

    Law Minister Anisul Huq says the image of Bangladesh has been brightened to the world after the government decided to construct the Padma Bridge with its own funding.

  • BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan

    ‘BNP won’t join general polls under current govt’

    BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan says that his party will not take part in the upcoming general elections if it is held under supervision of the current government.

  • LGED engineer arrested red-handed

    LGED engineer caught red-handed with bribe in N'ganj

    An engineer of Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) is arrested red-handed while taking bribe in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj.

  • slaughtering sacrificial animals in 11 cities

    2,954 spots for slaughtering sacrificial animals in 11 cities

    The government fixes 2,954 spots in 11 city corporations of the country for slaughtering sacrificial animals during Eid-ul-Azha to speed up the disposal of waste, blood and leftovers after the slaughters.

  • Myanmar national held

    Myanmar national held with gold in Teknaf

    Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard detain a Myanmar national for allegedly smuggling gold ornament weighing 8.77 bhori in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar.

  • construction workers die in Narayanganj

    2 construction workers die falling off crane in N’ganj

    Two construction workers die after falling from a crane while working at an under-construction site in Narayanganj’s Roopganj upazila.

  • Nilphamari-3 MP Golam Mostofa

    MP protests attack with sit-in in Nilphamari

    A ruling party lawmaker of Nilphamari sat-in as a show of protest over alleged attack by fellow party-men during yesterday’s observation of national mourning day.

  • Online registration for JU admission now open

    The online registration for admission into honours programmes at Jahangirnagar University under 2018-2019 academic session starts.

  • Eid Journey Traffic Jam on Dhaka-Chittagong highway

    25-km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

    Hundreds of passengers are stuck in a 25-kilometre tailback on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway. The tailback that ensued on Wednesday stretched from Meghna-Gumti Bridge toll plaza to Jinglatoli in Daudkandi upazila.

  • Two cousins drown in pond

    Two cousins drowned in a ditch near their house in Sadar upazila of the district yesterday.

  • 2 held with Phensidyl

    Two drug peddlers were arrested yesterday with Phensidyl at Dariapur in the town.

  • 'Thief' dies in mob beating

    A suspected thief was beaten to death by a mob at Dulatpur village in Gafargaon upazila of the district early yesterday.

  • 45,000 Yaba seized in Comilla

    A drug dealer was arrested from Jagannathpur Chowmuni on Chakbazar-Bibir Bazar road in Comilla Sadar upazila yesterday.

  • Beaten for protesting stalking

    Pro-Awami League men allegedly beat up teachers and students of Chak Mirpur High School in Daulatpur upazila as the latter protested stalking of girl students yesterday.

  • Duck farmer stabbed to death

    A duck farmer was hacked to death by a gang of unidentified criminals in Lakhai upazila of Habiganj on Tuesday.

  • Girl saves herself from child marriage

    A schoolgirl saved herself from child marriage as she took shelter at her institution in Panchagarh Sadar upazila and sought help from the local administration through her fellows yesterday.

  • Stalkers' haven

    A three-kilometre road stretching from Ibrahimnagar to Jahanarabad area in Parbatipur upazila has become too risky for many schoolgirls to use due to harassment by groups of stalkers.

  • Boon for traders, bane of the ultra poor

    Rice meant for vulnerable group feeding (VGF) was illegally sold out to the local rice traders in Shatagram union of Birganj upazila. Besides, those who got the VGF rice had to pay Tk 20 to Tk 50 for 20 kg of rice, said local people.