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Tales of development people are not buying

The government is expecting the official announcement of the country's promotion as a lower middle income country in March. Already it has started to give a wide number of

DU VC kept confined for four hours

DU VC kept confined for four hours

DU Correspondent :After four hours confinement at his office Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Akhtaruzzaman was rescued by Bangladesh Chattra League (BCL) activists yesterday afternoon beating the demonstrators on

Govt to shut down Facebook to prevent question leak

Staff Reporter :The Education Ministry plans to shut the facebook and others social media for a certain time during the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations, the Ministry

Myanmar blames BD for delay

AFP, Yangon :Myanmar blamed Bangladesh on Tuesday for delays to a huge repatriation programme for Rohingya refugees, as the deadline passed for starting the return of the Muslim minority to

Youth hacked to death in city

Staff Reporter  :A 23-year old youth was hacked to death by some unidentified miscreants in the Old Dhaka  on Tuesday.The victim has been identified as Jewel Mia, son of Mujibur

Lending growth signals downside risks

Kazi Zahidul Hasan :Private sector credit growth has surpassed target by 3.4 per cent in July-December last year thanks to aggressive lending by the commercial banks.The credit growth rose to

 Congress votes to end shutdown

Congress votes to end shutdown

AFP :Congress put the US government back in business Monday by voting to end a three-day shutdown, as President Donald Trump claimed victory in his standoff with Democrats in Washington.

Ivy pledges again to free footpaths 9 AL men, others sued

Md Joynal Abedin Khan :Releasing from a city hospital after taking seven-day treatment for brain haemorrhage, Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy speaking to The New Nation on

New camps being guarded by same military force

HRW News, (Bangkok)  :Bangladesh's decision on January 22, 2018, to delay the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Burma should be followed by suspending the bilateral plan, which threatens the refugees'

DB files case against Edn Ministry's two staff, owner of Lakehead School

Staff Reporter :The Detective Branch of police have filed a case against two staff members of Ministry of Education and the owner of Lakehead Grammar School for the alleged bribery.Police

 BD storm into final

BD storm into final

Sabbir Hossain :All-win Bangladesh stormed into the final crushing Zimbabwe by 91 runs in the fifth match of the Tri-Nation series in the flood-lit Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the

Tamim, Shakib fire Bangladesh to 91-run win against Zimbabwe

Tamim, Shakib fire Bangladesh to 91-run win against Zimbabwe

bdnews24.com : Tamim Iqbal`s 76 and Shakib Al Hasan`s half-century and 3 for 34 have powered Bangladesh to a huge 91-run win over Zimbabwe in the Tri-Nation Series.The Tigers opted

Myanmar`s neighbours eager to see progress in Rakhine

Five of Myanmar's neighbors including Bangladesh are eager to see the progress made so far on the ground in the Rakhine Sate as Myanmar and Bangladesh are now at final

Rohingya return delayed

Staff Reporter :The repatriation of Rohingya Muslims scheduled to begin from today will not commence as the process is not completed - a 'lot of preparation' remains undone, sources in

JS passes Hasina Nat'l Youth Dev Institute Bill

UNB, Dhaka :A bill, titled'The Sheikh Hasina National Youth Development Institute Bill, 2018', aimed at institutionalising the existing Sheikh Hasina National Youth Centre through bringing it under a legal framework.State

Edn Ministry officials held based on info: Asad Action to be taken if found guilty: Nahid

Staff Reporter :Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Monday said that the officials of the Education Ministry were arrested based on specific information.   "The Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police

Government services closed as working week begins

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be unable to report for work on Monday, as the US Senate struggles to end a government shutdown.Some will not be paid until

 Flights delayed, ferries stuck

Flights delayed, ferries stuck

Anisul Islam Noor :Dense fog disrupted flight operations at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and ferry service on the Paturia-Daulatdia river route on Monday.A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines

US embassy to move to Jerusalem by end of 2019 - Pence

The US embassy will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before the end of 2019, Vice-President Mike Pence has said. The date is earlier than some had expected when President

Businessmen block road to  resist building illegal market

Businessmen block road to resist building illegal market

Staff Reporter :The New Market businessmen blocked Mirpur roads for about five hours against the Dhaka North City Corporation's move to build the second floor of the market on Monday.

DU student's body found in Shitalakhya, 3 held

Staff Reporter :The body of a student of Dhaka University (DU) was found in the Shitalakhya River in Narayanganj district on Monday morning.The deceased, Parvez Ahmed, was a second year

3 Bangladeshis among 9 killed in Saudi road crash

Nine workers, including three Bangladeshis, were killed and six others injured in a road accident in Al-Baha province in Saudi Arabia on Saturday evening, reports the Saudi Gazette.   The Bangladeshi

4 Ijtema devotees killed in Sylhet road crash

UNB, Sylhet :Four people, including a union parishad member, were killed and 10 others injured as a bus carrying Biswa Ijtema devotees collided head-on with a truck on Dhaka- Sylhet

2 killed in Netrakona road crash

UNB, Netrakona :Two people were killed and another was injured in a road accident at Azampur on Kendua-Kishorganj road in Kendua upazila on Monday morning.The deceased were identified as Anju

Another Rohingya man stabbed dead in Cox's Bazar

UNB, Cox's Bazar :Another Rohingya man was stabbed to death by some miscreants at Balukhali Rohingya camp in Ukhia upazila early Monday.  The deceased was identified as Yousuf Ali, 50,

'Robber' killed in 'gunfight' in Rangpur

UNB, Rangpur :A suspected robber was killed in a 'gunfight' with police at Dharmadas in the city early Monday.The deceased was identified as, Rajab Ali, 35, a member of an

Teenage girl, youth found dead in Sylhet hotel

Staff Reporter  :The bodies of a teenage girl and a youth were recovered from a hotel in Sylhet.  Police recovered the bodies at around 9pm. Their identity and cause of

Writ should have been unnecessary for appointment of CJ

Gulam Rabbani :The High Court (HC) on Sunday rescheduled hearing on January 28 on the writ petition challenging the legality of keeping vacant the post of Chief Justice for the

Illegal meat import poses threat to local cattle farming

Staff Reporter :Dhaka Metropolitan Meat Traders Association on Sunday expressed grave concern over informal import of meat from India by way of smuggling or to say under individual initiative, the

Govt, univ authority apathy to hold DUCSU polls

Rayhanul Islam :The High Court order on the Dhaka University on January 17 to hold DUCSU election within six months raised fresh question whether it will be finally held within