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Corruption by Mobile Courts goes unhindered : Quest is for saving judiciary for help

Corruption in Bangladesh is unbelievably bold and brave. The corrupt ones know that the people have nowhere to go for help. Anyone who has some police power is abusing

Highways choked

Highways choked

Reza Mahmud :Home going passenger's sufferings know no bound due to heave traffic gridlocks on the highways coupled with insufficient transports, victims alleged.Besides, scarcity of tickets and their exorbitant

More ministers back Muhith against criticism on budget

Cabinet members Amir Hossain Amu and Hasanul Huq Inu have spoken up for the finance minister in parliament, a day after their colleague Tofail Ahmed defended him against relentless criticism

ASP Mizan murdered: IGP

Staff Reporter :Inspector General of Bangladesh Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque said that the death of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mizanur Rahman was unquestionably a murder.He made the disclosure

A microbus driver was killed and five members of same family were seriously injured when a goods laden truck hit the microbus from the front at Chilimpur Shajimek Hospital area in Bogra on Thursday.

A microbus driver was killed and five members of same family were seriously injured when a goods laden truck hit the microbus from the front at Chilimpur Shajimek Hospital area in Bogra on Thursday.

Taliban car bombing at Afghan bank kills 34

AFP : At least 34 people were killed Thursday when a Taliban car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the

Muggers kill poultry trader in city

Staff Reporter :Miscreants killed a trader after mugging Tk 8,000 from him in the city on Thursday night. The deceased was identified as Md Sajib, 18, a poultry seller at

Moon sighting body sits Sunday

The National Moon Sighting Committee will sit in a meeting on Sunday to decide the date of Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of the Muslims.The meeting will be held at

Court orders police to submit probe by July 30

Court Correspondent :The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka yesterday fixed July 30 to submit report in the murder case of Mizanur Rahman, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of

May apologises for London fire failures

Reuters,  London  :Prime Minister Theresa May apologised on Wednesday for the state's failure to support those people who survived the massive London tower block fire, and the government secured its

He who defended all their financial misdeeds can`t go alone

Editorial Desk :Read any newspaper and you will find corruption is now held as mainly responsible for mismanagement in the public sector. Every aspect of the government has been

Mobile wallet gets handy

Badrul Ahsan :Transactions through mobile financial services (MFS) increased significantly ahead of Eid although Bangladesh Bank lowered the ceiling thereof in January this year in order to restrain illegal

Biman suffers from accountability crisis, says Minister

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon on Wednesday said Biman Bangladesh Airlines is rife with numerous allegations as it is suffering from both accountability and manpower crises.He came

Millers less interested in rice procurement

Anisul Islam Noor :The government's move to make the local market stable by improving the supply position through its procurement drive is unlikely to achieve as millers have shown less

Desperate Rohingyas seek new escape routes from BD

AFP,  Dhaka :In squalid camps in Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence and persecution in neighbouring Myanmar dream of a better life abroad-and rely on increasingly

Saudi King's son made crown prince

Reuters :Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was elevated to crown prince on Wednesday, replacing his cousin in a sudden announcement that confirms King Salman's 31-year-old son as

Queen's speech: Brexit bills dominate govt agenda

Queen's speech: Brexit bills dominate govt agenda

A host of proposed new laws designed to prepare the UK for a "smooth and orderly" departure from the EU have been announced in the Queen's Speech.Of 27 bills, eight

Lailatul Qadr tonight

Muslims across the country will observe the holy Lailatul Qadr on Thursday night with due religious fervour and solemnity.The holy Quran was revealed to greatest Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) on

Curb landslides

Staff Reporter :Speakers at a discussion in the city  on Wednesday stressed the need for taking implacable action plan with proper integration among government departments and planners to resist disaster

ASP's body found

Staff Reporter :A body of a senior highway police official was found at  a ditch near Birulia Bridge on the Turag River on the Mirpur-Ashulia road in the city's Rupnagar 

220 docs for 2cr mental patients

Staff Reporter :Speakers in a discussion meeting on Wednesday said there is a very little scope to get treatment for the mental disease-affected persons in the rural areas as it

Kamalapur Railway Station being overcrowded as hundreds of passengers started to go for village home om Wednesday to celebrate Eid-ul- Fitr with their near and dear ones.

Kamalapur Railway Station being overcrowded as hundreds of passengers started to go for village home om Wednesday to celebrate Eid-ul- Fitr with their near and dear ones.

Labour rights situation not up to mark

Badrul Ahsan :The country's Generalised System of Preference (GSP) to EU countries may face hurdle as global unionists alleged that Bangladesh showed anti-union behavior last year, sources said.Citing last

Int'l community enquires about EC's capacity

Staff Reporter :Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Tuesday said the International Community enquired about the Election Commission's (EC) capacity in holding the free and fair election.  "We have

Muhith continues to face MPs` wrath

Staff Reporter :Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday continued to face lawmakers' wrath in Parliament with Jatiya Party's demand for his resignation.JP lawmaker Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu also criticised Muhith for

Trump may go tough on Pakistan after Afghan war review

Reuters, Washington :President Donald Trump's administration is exploring hardening its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on Pakistan-based militants launching attacks in neighboring Afghanistan, two U.S. officials tell Reuters.Potential Trump

India arrests 15 for cheering Pakistan in Champions Trophy

Fifteen people have been arrested in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh for allegedly shouting "anti-India and pro-Pakistan" slogans during the Champions Trophy cricket final.Police told the BBC that

Vendors record low Eid sales this time

Sanwar Hossain :Makeshift shops on pavements in the capital city recorded low sales this time because of thin turnout of shoppers, especially the low-income group who depend on such shops

BD yet to get back $66.37m

Bangladesh did not get back USD 66.37 million of the stolen money of $ 101 million from Bangladesh Bank reserve till now.Finance Minister AMA Muhith disclosed this while responding to

126 migrants feared dead

126 migrants feared dead

Reuters :At least 126 migrants are feared to have died at the weekend after their boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said, citing survivors'