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Neo JMB`s `IED expert` held in city

Neo JMB`s `IED expert` held in city

UNB, Dhaka :Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a suspected member of Neo JMB's 'Sarwar-Tamim Group' from Uttara in the cityon Wednesdaymorning.Tipped off, a team of Rab-10 arrested

Banks should have plan to bailout ailing business

Editorial Desk :As much as it's important to recover bad loans, it's also equally important that our state-run and private banks actively engage in bailing out ailing businesses with

US moves THAAD  anti-missile to S Korean site, sparking protests

US moves THAAD anti-missile to S Korean site, sparking protests

Reuters, Seoul:The U.S. military started moving parts of an anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday, triggering protests from villagers and criticism from China,

Reliance on power import from India to go 42 pc up by 2020

Anisul Islam Noor :The country's dependency on power import will be raised by 42 percent in 2020 as per different power purchase agreements at higher prices from India. According

Operation Eagle Hunt in C`nawabganj

Staff Reporter :Heavy sounds of gunshots and explosions were heard during the 'Operation Eagle Hunt' in a one-storied suspected militant hideout in Trimohoni village of Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj

Govt reviews progress of 27 UN conventions

Badrul Ahsan :The government has taken a move to review the current status of ratification of 27 UN conventions required for Bangladesh like other developing countries for getting GSP

Corrupt WDB officials to face music

Sagar Biswas :In the wake of widespread allegation about corruption and negligence of Water Development Board officials in constructing embankments of the haors, the authorities concerned have taken step

Jaws of death

Jaws of death

Sagar Biswas :Water-logging situation turned worse following heavy downpour in the last four days. People have been put into the jaws of death due to development of ditches along

Rice prices soar

Anisul Islam Noor :Rice prices are soaring across the country, although Boro crops harvesting has begun.Usually, the prices fall after the start of harvesting period but this year the

Cameron arrives today

Cameron arrives today

Staff Reporter :Former British Prime Minister David Cameron is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka today on a brief visit.Cameron is arriving in Bangladesh at the invitation of a non-government

Trump calls entire Senate to White House

The Guardian :The entire US Senate will go to the White House on Wednesday to be briefed by senior administration officials about the brewing confrontation with North Korea.The unusual

Bengal first, Mamata sticks to Teesta stand

TNN, Kolkata :Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday indicated she isn't willing to budge from her stand on the Teesta water-sharing deal with Bangladesh, making it clear the state's

US to be urged for duty-quota free market access

Badrul Ahsan :The government is mulling up a plan to press the USA authority during the TICFA meeting scheduled to be held in Dhaka next month for duty and

Haor people selling cattle to buy food

Staff Reporter :The people across the haor districts are now facing hardship since they lost crop in the recent flash flood.Food and fund are urgently needed as crisis deepens

China ready to step into Rohingya  debate

China ready to step into Rohingya debate

Staff Reporter :China offered on Tuesday to help tackle a diplomatic row between Bangladesh and Myanmar over the flight of minority Rohingyas, two Bangladesh foreign ministry officials said.Around 69,000

Trump calls entire Senate to White House

Trump calls entire Senate to White House

The Guardian :The entire US Senate will go to the White House on Wednesday to be briefed by senior administration officials about the brewing confrontation with North Korea.The unusual

BASIC Bank`s ex-DGM sued

Staff Reporter :The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday filed a case against former Deputy General Manager of BASIC Bank Shiper Ahmed on charge of amassing illegal wealth worth Tk

Militants` suicide vest attacks headache for cops

Militants` suicide vest attacks headache for cops

Md Joynal Abedin Khan :Frequent changes in style and strategy of the attacks by members of the different militant organizations, mainly neo-JMB, has become a new headache for law

RMP`s 9-hr block raid proves futile

Staff Reporter :Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) announced its 9-hour anti-militant 'Block Raid' in the city ended empty on Tuesday as the law enforcers could not find any member of

Dam collapse  inundates Paknar Haor

Dam collapse inundates Paknar Haor

Staff Reporter :The Paknar Haor in Jamalganj upazila of Sunamganj district inundated after cracks developed at different points of Urar Dam due to heavy downpour and onrush of water

Maximum 2yrs jail for selling banned, tainted fish

Staff Reporter :The Cabinet on Monday endorsed a draft law that proposes maximum two years of jail and Tk 5 lakh fine, or both, for selling banned or tainted

US carrier group heads for Korean waters

Reuters, Beijing :Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint on Monday in a telephone call about North Korea with U.S. President Donald Trump, as Japan

2 workers killed in another boiler blast in Kushtia

UNB, Kushtia :Two workers were killed in a fire following a boiler blast in BSCIC industrial area of the district town on Monday noon.Liakat Ali, assistant director of Kushtia

Sakura Bar staff beat Jubo Dal leader to death

Staff Reporter :A Jubo Dal leader was allegedly beaten to death by some employees of Sakura Restaurant & Bar centering a dispute over transaction of money in the city's

Workers still cry for justice

Staff Reporter :Hundreds of garment workers on Monday reiterated their demand for justice to the victims of the Rana Plaza tragedy, one of the world's worst industrial disaster. The

Chevron to sell its BD subsidiaries to China firm

Staff Reporter :US oil giant Chevron on Monday announced that Chevron Global Ventures entered into an agreement to sell the shares of its wholly-owned indirect subsidiaries operating in Bangladesh

Capsized launch, cargo not yet salvaged

Md Joynal Abedin Khan :The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has finally abandoned the rescue operation of the luxurious Green Line-2 launch and the cargo ship which were

Hollande urges nation to back Macron, reject Le Pen

BBC Online :President François Hollande has called on French voters to reject far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and back Emmanuel Macron to succeed him.The pair will face each other

Macron favorite for French presidency in runoff with Le Pen

Macron favorite for French presidency in runoff with Le Pen

Reuters, Paris :Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step toward the French presidency on Sunday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for a May 7 runoff

Afghan defence minister, army chief resign after Taliban attack

AFP :The Afghan defence minister and his army chief resigned Monday, days after what is believed to be one of the deadliest-ever Taliban attacks on a military base triggered