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Varsity student assaulted at Gawsia market, 3 held

Staff Reporter :Three people have been detained on charges of assault on a university student at Gawsia market, beside New Market, on Friday afternoon.According to police, a quarrel ensued

Biman hijacking: Polash got infuriated after he was asked to take his seat

bdnews24.com :Investigators have cobbled together a clearer picture of the attempted hijacking of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane by interrogating six crew members.Polash Ahmed, a passenger of the BG-147

Six killed in Myanmar's Rakhine state as army battles rebels

Reuters, Yangon  :Six villagers were killed and five injured in Myanmar's Rakhine state amid clashes between government troops and ethnic Rakhine rebels, a lawmaker and residents said on Friday,

'We are one' says PM Jacinda as NZ mourns with prayers, silence

'We are one' says PM Jacinda as NZ mourns with prayers, silence

Reuters, Christchurch :The Muslim call to prayer sounded out over Christchurch and around New Zealand on Friday, as thousands gathered to remember the 50 people killed by a lone

Bad debt recovery

Special Correspondent :Bangladesh Bank (BB) has proposed to establish separate 'bankruptcy courts' in all the districts across the country to deal with the simmering banking crisis created by an

 7 more killed including college student

7 more killed including college student

Staff Reporter :At least seven persons including a college student were killed and eight others injured in road accidents in Barishal and Magura districts on Friday. The accident took

9th span of Padma Bridge installed

9th span of Padma Bridge installed

UNB, Shariatpur :Around 1350 metres of the much-hyped Padma Bridge is now visible with the installation of 9th span on the pillars no 34 and 35 on Friday.The 150-metre

PM Jacinda Ardern receives death threat on social media

NZ Herald :Police are investigating death threats sent to Jacinda Ardern on social media.A Twitter post containing a photo of a gun and captioned "You are next" was sent

Glowing New York Times editorial says 'America deserves a leader as good as Jacinda Ardern'

NZ Herald :A glowing editorial in the New York Times has heaped praise on the way Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has handled the fallout from the shocking events of

Blast at Chinese C'plant kills 47

Reuters, Yancheng :An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed 47 people and injured more than 600, state media said on Friday, the latest casualties in

BD youth shot dead by Indians in Sylhet

UNB, Sylhet :A Bangladesh youth was shot dead by Indian nationals at Companiganj Upazila on Friday morning.The deceased, 19-year-old Md Babul Mia, was the son of Muslim Uddin of

2 'drug traders' killed in 'gunfight'

UNB, Cox's Bazar :Two suspected drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with police at Rajarchhara in Teknaf upazila early Friday.The deceased were identified as Nur Mohammad, 40, son

15 hurt as RMG workers clash with cops in N'ganj

Staff Reporter :At least nine garment workers and six policemen were injured as the workers clashed with the law enforcers following a rumour over death of three fellow workers in

Bullet-riddled NZ mosque to reopen for Friday prayers

Reuters, Christchurch :The bullet-riddled Al Noor mosque in Christchurch was being repaired, painted and cleaned ahead of Friday prayers, as grieving families buried more victims of New Zealand's worst mass

Series of road crashes shock country again

Series of road crashes shock country again

Staff Reporter :At least 13 more people including three students and madrasha teacher were killed and four others injured in series of road accidents in Sirajganj, Khulna, Brahmanbaria and Narsingdi

Safe road demos continue in city

Staff Reporter :A section of protesting students from different universities formed human chain demanding road safety for third consecutive day in the capital and some other places in the country

Forex market volatility reaches pick amid dollar crisis

The volatility in forex market has reported to reach its pick amid an unprecedented dollar crisis created by ballooning current account deficit and money laundering under trade misinvoicing. Sources said,

Cops, BRTA failed to restore discipline on roads: DMP chief

Staff Reporter :Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia on Thursday said that DMP and BRTA could not to enforce traffic discipline on Dhaka city roads.He said this while addressing

Four mosques in Birmingham vandalised

Dawn.com :A man with a sledgehammer allegedly vandalised at least four mosques in Birmingham early on Thursday morning, BBC reported. Police said they had received reports of a man "smashing

Venezuela's Guaido says intelligence agents detained his chief of staff

Venezuela's Guaido says intelligence agents detained his chief of staff

Reuters, Caracas  :Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Thursday intelligence agents had detained his chief of staff following a pre-dawn raid, signaling that President Nicolas Maduro may be cracking

Italian bus driver hijacks 51 children

AP, Italy :A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones Wednesday, ordering the children's hands to be bound and threatening them with death during the drive,

Slap ban on Myanmar Army Boss

AFP, Washington :Senators called Wednesday for the United States to slap sanctions on Myanmar's army chief, saying more needed to be done to bring accountability over the campaign against the

Defamation case Arrest warrant against Khaleda

Court Correspondent :The Chief Metropolitan Court of Dhaka on Thursday issued arrest warrant for BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in connection with a case filed for making a "defamatory statement"

Promise of over bridge is not competence to stop killer buses

Blockades and demonstrations in multiple locations across Dhaka city under the familiar slogans of "We Want Justice" occurred once again on Wednesday after last August when students effectively shut

Allegations of abduction

Al Jazeera News :A senior security official in Bangladesh has been accused of abduction and also for interrogating people to settle a business dispute, reports Al Jazeera on Wednesday.The allegations

Resentment growing

Staff Reporter :The country's textile sectors' trade bodies on Wednesday strongly opposed the gas distribution companies' proposals to increase gas tariff amid businesses growing resentment over the move. Terming the

 BUP students halt protest till Mar 28, a large portion vows to continue

BUP students halt protest till Mar 28, a large portion vows to continue

Staff Reporter :The students of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), who were continuing agitation for safe road and punishment to the killer of their fellow Abrar, postponed their protest till

Beware the Mideast's falling pillars

By Thomas L. Friedman :For the last half-century the politics of the Middle East has been shaped by five key pillars, but all five are now crumbling. A new Middle

NZ to broadcast Azaan on Friday in solidarity with Muslims

ZEO News, Christchurch :New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday said the nation will observe a two-minute silence in memory of the Christchurch martyrs and the Azaan (the call

3 killed as train hits motorbike

UNB, Gopalganj :Three motorcycle riders were killed after their vehicle was hit by a train at Bhennabari level crossing in the Sadar upazila early Wednesday.Two of the deceased were identified