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As party activists the journalists are not a force and the new law is against social media

The much-debated Digital Security Bill 2018 was passed in parliament on Wednesday with a harsh provision allowing police to search or arrest anyone without any warrant. The bill got

Vehicles moving on iron sheets spread over under construction road in the wake of slow pace of development work at Rajarbagh area on Thursday amid fears of accident anytime.

Vehicles moving on iron sheets spread over under construction road in the wake of slow pace of development work at Rajarbagh area on Thursday amid fears of accident anytime.

President urged not to assent to Digital Security Bill

Monirul Alam :Eminent personalities -- rights activists, lawyers and journalists -- have expressed concern over the passes of the Digital Security Bill 2018 in the parliament on Wednesday saying the

It's time for FTA with USA

Bangladesh may push for a bilateral free trade deal with the US amid discord between the two countries over Generalized System of Preference (GSP). Trade officials said, the new engagement

Bangladesh`s Abu Hider (left) runs to celebrate the dismissal of Afghanistan`s Ihsanullah Janat (right) during the one-day international cricket match of Asia Cup between Bangladesh and Afghanistan, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Thursday. Afghanistan scored 255 for the loss of seven wickets in the stipulated 50 overs.

Bangladesh`s Abu Hider (left) runs to celebrate the dismissal of Afghanistan`s Ihsanullah Janat (right) during the one-day international cricket match of Asia Cup between Bangladesh and Afghanistan, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Thursday. Afghanistan scored 255 for the loss of seven wickets in the stipulated 50 overs.

Dr Kamal's Oikya Prokriya to hold rally Saturday BNP invited, decision to join

Staff Reporter :Dr Kamal Hossain-led anti-government political platform Jatiya Oikya Prokriya is going to stage grand rally in Dhaka on Saturday. The objective of the rally is to forge a

Trial to continue in Khaleda's absentia

Court Correspondent :The Special Judge Court-5 of Dhaka yesterday ordered that the trial proceedings in Zia Charitable Trust graft case will continue at the Old Central Jail in absence of

Holy Ashura today

Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), will be observed in the country today (Friday) with due religious fervour and solemnity.On this day in the Hijri year

Notorious man held for rape, killing

Md Joynal Abedin Khan :A notorious man has been arrested for raping and killing at least four and violating several dozens of teenaged girls in his own residence or some

No syndicate remains to send worker to KL: Minister

Staff Reporter :Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam on Thursday said, there will be no syndicate to send workers to Malaysia."No syndicate will send workers to Malaysia anymore.

Gas to get pricier likely from next week

Thanks to high import cost of liquefied natural gas (LNG), government is all set to hike gas prices next week.However, residential and commercial consumers will be spared from paying higher

Hundreds of vehicles got stuck in a 15 km long tailback created on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway in Daudkandi on Thursday, causing untold sufferings to passengers.

Hundreds of vehicles got stuck in a 15 km long tailback created on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway in Daudkandi on Thursday, causing untold sufferings to passengers.

Tk 1,077.58cr project to save Shariatpur from river erosion

Special Correspondent :The government has undertaken Tk 1,077.58 crore project for protecting Shariatpur district from erosion by the river of Padma.Officials said, Khulna Shipyard will implement the project under direct

Despite ban on movement over flyovers, pedestrians are seen passing through Hanif Flyover risking their lives. The photo was taken from Jatrabari area on Wednesday.

Despite ban on movement over flyovers, pedestrians are seen passing through Hanif Flyover risking their lives. The photo was taken from Jatrabari area on Wednesday.

Fresh gas price hike

Anisul Islam Noor :The right groups and energy experts have to be strongly criticized the government's initiative of a fresh hike of gas price effective from October1.A source closed to

HC hearing on Shahidul's bail plea Sunday

Staff Reporter :The High Court (HC) may hear the bail petition of imprisoned renowned photographer Shahidul Alam next Sunday. The bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Abu Taher

Greater trade with neighbours key to growth

Special Correspondent :Bangladesh can triple its trade volume with neighbours in South Asia annually by enacting and enforcing relaxed policy regime in order to remove barriers in import and export

In his book, Justice Sinha says he was exiled by govt

In his book, Justice Sinha says he was exiled by govt

Former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha said that he resigned in the face of intimidation and threats.Justice Sinha made the claim in his book titled "A Broken Dream: Rule of

Five to die for killing man, his son in city

Court Correspondent :The Additional District and Sessions Judge's Court-7 of Dhaka on Wednesday delivered double-death sentence to five persons each for killing  father and his son in Keraniganj of Dhaka.Judge

Pentagon identifies Russia, China as threats to cybersecurity

NEW YORK, TASS :The Pentagon's new cybersecurity strategy names Russia and China among main threats for US cybersecurity, Fox News reported, citing a report,  which is yet to be published.According

RMG workers to stage demo Sept 21

Garment workers will demonstrate in their factory areas across the country on September 21 protesting the fixation of minimum wage at Tk 8, 000 by the government and demanding its

ICC opens preliminary probe into Rohingya expulsions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) :The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor announced Tuesday that she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar

'Drug trader' killed in 'gunfight'

UNB, Narayanganj :A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Shimrail in Siddhirganj upazila early Wednesday.The deceased was identified as

Wild celebrations as ousted Pakistan PM Sharif and daughter freed from jail

Wild celebrations as ousted Pakistan PM Sharif and daughter freed from jail

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) :A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of jailed ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Marium, suspending the sentences they received from a lower court

Not just punishing the reporters but arrogance of brutalities must be dealt with

In Myanmar, as everywhere, facts have power. It was the gruesome facts uncovered by two reporters for Reuters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, that led to their being

Comprehensive economic partnership

Kazi Zahidul Hasan :Dhaka and New Delhi are considering signing of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) in order to forge closer economic ties between the two neighbours.CEPA is a

Students under the banner of BGSRPC staged demonstration on the DU campus, demanding publication of Gazette notification on quota reform on Tuesday.

Students under the banner of BGSRPC staged demonstration on the DU campus, demanding publication of Gazette notification on quota reform on Tuesday.

Publish gazette on quota reform

Publish gazette on quota reform

Staff Reporter :Quota protesters on Tuesday reiterated their demand for issuance of gazette notification confirming abolition of the reservation system in civil service, a day after a government committee recommended

August 21 grenade attack verdict Oct 10

Court Correspondent :The Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 of Dhaka fixed October 10 to deliver the verdict of  the August 21 grenade attack cases. Judge Shahed Nuruddin of Speedy Trial Tribunal 1

Smart fencing project along India-BD border hits rough weather

The Economic Times  :NEW DELHI: In the backdrop of the launch of two pilot projects of 'smart fencing' along India's International Border with Pakistan on Monday, a similar setup that