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  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    Hasina to deliver 'tough message'

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, will give strong directives today to a record number of 4,000 aspirants vying for party nomination for the December 30 national election.

  • Muhith to quit politics

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith has announced that he will retire from politics after the tenure of the incumbent government expires.

  • Myanmar Rohingya repatriation

    Halt plan for repatriation

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has urged Dhaka to halt plans for the repatriation of 2,260 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, warning that the returns would be in violation of international law putting their lives and freedom at serious risk.

  • The RPO and the president's role

    Surprising as it may seem to many, President Abdul Hamid has legal authority to play a significant role in ensuring that the next parliamentary election is held in a free and fair manner.

  • KP Basu's palatial buildings decaying

    The impressive house of famous mathematician Kalipada Basu (well-known as KP Basu), who made considerable contribution to the development of algebra in the late 1800s, is heading towards virtual ruination due to lack of proper maintenance.

  • Boy killed in exchange of fire in Bandarban

    An indigenous boy was killed on Monday night during an exchange of fire between an army patrol team and criminals in a remote area of Bandarban's Rowangchhari upazila.

  • Do the bells toll for Rohingyas?

    Mid-November has arrived and insecurity and uncertainty have descended over Rohingya refugees in Ukhia and Teknaf. The impending deadline has also elicited expressions of deep concern from UN independent experts and rights organisations.

  • Restaurant busted for serving migratory birds in Sylhet

    Environmentalists with the help of District Administration, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and Forest Department busted a restaurant in Sylhet city yesterday for serving migratory and wild birds on its menu.

  • Man killed in 'gunfight' with police

    A prime suspect in a Union Parishad chairman murder case was killed in a "gunfight" with police in Barishal yesterday.

  • Painted like train to draw students

    The walls of the building of a primary school in Madhupur upazila have been painted like an intercity train for attracting students to come to the school.

  • War fear looms large on Gaza

    Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip announced an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel on Tuesday after a severe escalation of violence threatened to descend into full-blown war.

  • BNP logo

    'Fictitious' Cases: BNP submits another list to the PMO

    The BNP yesterday submitted another list, this time of 1,002 “fictitious” cases filed against its leaders and activists, to the Prime Minister's Office.

  • Chief Election Commissioner K M Nurul Huda

    Polls going to be held in different context: CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda has asked the returning officers to discharge their duties transparently as the 11th parliamentary election is going to be held in a different context.

  • Obaidul Quader

    BNP’s demand for polls deferral illogical: Quader

    Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says that BNP’s demand for deferral of the 11th parliamentary election in the pretext of the international observer is “baseless and illogical”.

  • BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Isalm Alamgir speaking to reporters

    Oikyafront to sit with EC tomorrow afternoon

    Opposition political alliance Jatiya Oikyafront will sit with the Election Commission to formally place its demand for deferral of the revised election schedule by one month.

  • Bangladesh Batsman Mushfiqur Rahim

    ‘Mushy batted us out of the game’

    Brendan Taylor struck a brilliant ton against the odds today and his innings helped Zimbabwe out of a tricky position on day 3 but the batsman acknowledged that it was going to be a monumental challenge to even draw the game. He opined that Mushfiqur Rahim’s double ton yesterday had made the difference and spoke of his admiration for the Bangladesh’s wicket-keeper batsman.

  • 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.

  • Juktofront leaders sat with ruling Awami League leaders to discuss about national election

    Juktofront wants to contest polls under AL-led alliance

    Mahi B Chowdhury, a top leader of Juktofront, says his alliance wants to contest the 11th general elections under 14-party combine led by ruling Awami League.

  • 7 BNP Leader got High Court Anticipatory Bail

    200 BNP men get HC bail

    Around 200 BNP leaders and activists from different districts secure anticipatory bail from the High Court in connection with the cases recently filed against them.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    Eden College student Sadia murder: All 8 accused acquitted

    The High Court acquits all the eight accused who were convicted by the trial court in Eden University College student Sadia Nur Mita murder case.

  • Bangladesh Election Commission's rules for 11th Parliamentary Election

    Aspirants can’t hold rallies while collecting, submitting nomination forms: EC

    The Election Commission instructs aspirants seeking to contest the 11 parliamentary election not to hold rallies or showdowns while receiving or submitting their nomination papers to the concerned authorities.

  • Trump, top aides sued

    CNN sued Donald Trump's administration yesterday, alleging the White House violated journalist Jim Acosta's constitutional rights by revoking his press credentials following a heated exchange with the US president.

  • 1th national polls

    BNP extends nomination distribution date till Nov 16

    BNP extends the date of nomination forms distribution for its candidatures till November 16.

  • Myanmar Rohingya repatriation

    Continue pressure on Myanmar for safe Rohingya repatriation

    Bangladesh has reiterated its call for sustained international pressure on Myanmar for safe and dignified repatriation of Rohingya refugees who took shelter in Bangladesh to flee persecution in their home country.

  • ‘With these catches, either you catch it or you miss’

    Bangladesh did not have the best possible day on the field with a number of catches being dropped on day 3 but Taijul Islam’s incredible effort on the field to remove centurion Brendon Taylor, was one instance where the Tigers pounced on a half chance.

  • Khaleda Zia medical treatment

    HC order on Khaleda's plea tomorrow

    The High Court will pass an order tomorrow on a writ petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, challenging the government's decision to send her back to jail from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

  • student stabbed dead

    Man hacked to death in Dhaka

    Unidentified criminals hacked a man to death in the capital's Mirpur yesterday. Arifur Rahman Belayet, 48, a medical technician at Farayezi Hospital in Banasree area, lived at East Monipur, said police.

  • BNP’s nomination form sale in full swing on day 2

    For the second day, BNP’s central office in Nayapaltan is teeming with supporters and activists for occasion of sale of nomination forms.

  • Sri Lanka top court restores parliament

    Sri Lanka's Supreme Court yesterday overruled President Maithripala Sirisena's dissolution of parliament in a major boost to sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's fight to reclaim the post from an arch-rival.

  • Vatican orders US bishops to delay sex abuse reforms

    The Vatican has told the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay a vote, set to take place at their annual meeting, on measures to halt sexual abuse by priests.