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Violent repression of opposition in BD: HRW

HRW News, New York :Bangladesh violently cracked down on criticism of the ruling Awami League in advance of national elections in 2018, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday

Nine arrests over bloody DusitD2 hotel siege

BBC Online  :Nine people have been arrested in Kenya following an attack on a luxury hotel compound in the capital Nairobi that killed at least 21 people.All five militants

Pentagon urges missile defence sensors in space

BBC Online  :The US must research new technologies, such as a layer of sensors in space, to find and destroy incoming missiles, a Pentagon report is expected to say.The

Info Minister to continue teaching at JU

UNB, Dhaka :New Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, who took up a part-time teaching profession at Jahangirnagar University (JU) last September, will continue taking classes at the university alongside

Hundreds of vehicles remain stuck in a long tailback creating chaos on the highway as repair work is going on at the Meghna Bridge on Thursday.

Hundreds of vehicles remain stuck in a long tailback creating chaos on the highway as repair work is going on at the Meghna Bridge on Thursday.

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US senator links Trump troop withdrawal to deadly ISIL attack

Al Jazeera News  :A senior US senator has questioned President Donald Trump's troop withdrawal announcement from Syria after four Americans were killed in a suicide attack by the armed

Zia's birth anniv tommorrow

UNB, Dhaka :BNP has chalked out a two-day programme to observe the 83rd birth anniversary of its founder Ziaur Rahman on Saturday. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir

Rickshaw puller beaten to death

UNB, Sylhet :A rickshaw puller was beaten to death allegedly by a young man over a trifling matter at Pirojpur of Dakkhin Surma area here on Wednesday.The deceased was

3 killed in road accidents

UNB, Dhaka :At least three people, including a minor, were killed and 15 others injured in separate road accidents in Noakhali's Begumganj Upazila and Kushtia's Mirpur Upazila.In Kushtia, a

China to bolster ties with BD on all fronts

UNB, Dhaka :Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo on Thursday said his country wants to enhance its bilateral ties with Bangladesh on all fronts in the coming days.The Chinese

No conflict in AL-led Grand Alliance: Obaidul

UNB, Dhaka :Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said there is neither any conflict nor tension in the AL-led Grand Alliance.Quader, also the Road Transport and Bridges

One killed, 5 hurt in KMCH bldg collapse

Staff Reporter :One died and five others were critically injured when the roof of a under-construction building of Kushtia Medical College Hospital collapsed on them at Mollateghoria in Kushtia

5 detained for committing fraud using 'PM's name'

5 detained for committing fraud using 'PM's name'

Staff Reporter :Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) claimed to have detained five persons from different parts of capital and outskirts on charge of committing fraud using the names

BNP hails TIB report on JS polls

Staff Reporter :BNP on Thursday hailed the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) for presenting reports on the irregularities committed in the December 30 national election and said, it has opened

DU appoints chief returning officer for DUCSU election

BSS, Dhaka :The Dhaka University (DU) authority here on Thursday appointed Professor SM Mahfuzur Rahman of International Business department as the Chief Returning Officer to conduct the Dhaka University

6.0 magnitude quake hits Bay

UNB, Dhaka :A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude on the Richter scale hit the Bay of Bengal region on Thursday morning.The earthquake hit the region at 8:45 am (India

5 more Padma bridge spans to be installed soon

BSS, Dhaka :The construction of the 6.15-kilometre Padma Bridge is progressing fast as its five more spans will be installed soon."Six spans have already been set up while five

Biman cuts Hajj flights fare by Tk 10,000

UNB, Dhaka :Biman Bangladesh Airlines reduced Hajj flights fare by Tk 10,191 on Thursday.Now, pilgrims flying to Makkah will have to pay Tk 1,28,000. Last year, the national flag

Tough action against graft at field level

UNB, Dhaka :Reaffirming her government's tough stance against corruption, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday directed the Public Administration Ministry to issue a strong warning against graft by field-level

Foreign Minister Dr Abdul Momen briefing diplomats stationed in Dhaka at the State Guest House Padma to share the future plan of Bangladesh on Thursday.

Foreign Minister Dr Abdul Momen briefing diplomats stationed in Dhaka at the State Guest House Padma to share the future plan of Bangladesh on Thursday.

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 Hearing on charge-framing, Khaleda's bail plea deferred

Hearing on charge-framing, Khaleda's bail plea deferred

UNB, Cumilla :A court here Wednesday deferred the hearing on charge framing and bail petition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case over the killing of eight people

TIB report on polls sides with BNP, Jamaat, says Info Minister

bdnews24.com :Information Minister Hasan Mahmud has dismissed as 'politically-motivated' a report by the Transparency International Bangladesh or TIB, which alleged widespread irregularities during the general election."There are organisations whose

IS-claimed suicide attack kills 15 in Syria

AFP :A suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State group killed 15 people including a US serviceman Wednesday in the northern Syrian city of Manbij near the Turkish border,

El Chapo 'paid $100m bribe to former Mexican President Peña Nieto'

El Chapo 'paid $100m bribe to former Mexican President Peña Nieto'

BBC Online :Former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto accepted a $100m (£77m) bribe from drug cartel kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, a witness has testified.Alex Cifuentes, who says he

Polish PM greets Hasina

UNB, Dhaka :Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki has congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her re-appointment as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.In his message, the

Bullet-hit body of 'drug trader' found in Satkhira

UNB, Satkhira :Police recovered the bullet-hit body of a suspected drug trader from Tetulia Biswashpara in Tala upazila early Wednesday.The deceased was identified as Maijuddin Ahmed Tulu, 40, son

Ridesharing hero Shahanaj gets back her bike

Staff Reporter :Police in a 14-hour drive recovered the stolen scooter of Shahnaz Akter Putul, a female biker, who went viral on various social media plaforms, from Raghunathpur in

KOICA President due Jan 20

KOICA President due Jan 20

UNB, Dhaka :President of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Lee Mi-kyung arrives here on January 20 on a four-day visit to discuss development cooperation between Bangladesh and South Korea

Call to protect workers from traffickers

UNB, Dhaka :Expressing frustration over the low conviction rate and prosecution of traffickers in Bangladesh, trade union leaders, labour lawyers and migrant rights activists on Wednesday urged the government

DNCC by-polls can be held now : HC

Staff Reporter :The High Court (HC) on Wednesday cleared the way for holding the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) election for Mayor al post, 18 Ward Councillors and the