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13 to die in Gazipur for murder

GAZIPUR : A court here on Monday sentenced 13 people to death for killing a man in 1995. The condemned convicts are Falan, Sadir Ali, Kadir, Kalam, Bajit, Aziz, Osman, Abdus Samad, Humayun, Rustom, Faruk, Manik and Alam of Ishwarpur village in Kaliganj upazila, reports UNB. Six of them-Kadir, Kalam, Bajit, Osman, Humayun and Rustom-were […]

Disciplines help prevent lifestyle diseases, says specialists

DHAKA : Taking proper diet, exercising regularly and giving up smoking and tobacco can help people protect themselves from diseases caused by unhealthy lifestyle, reports UNB. Moreover, some diseases such as back pain, neck muscle pain, migraine etc., which usually happen for long time computer operating and overuse of mobile phone, can also be reduced […]

Tarique returned passport, reiterates Shahriar

DHAKA : State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alamon Mondaysaid BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman along with his wife and daughter handed over their passports to the British Home Office four years ago which indicates that they do not want Bangladesh nationality, reports UNB. “Had he wanted renewal of passport or extension of validity, […]

Abdul Hamid to swear in today as President for second term

DHAKA : President M Abdul Hamid will be sworn in as the head of the state for a second consecutive term today as parliament on February 7 unanimously entrusted him with the presidency for second tenure. “The sworn-in ceremony will take place at 7.30 pm tomorrow . . . Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin […]

Manpower export to UAE after 3 months: Minister

DHAKA : Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam on Monday said manpower export to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) under 19 categories will start after three months, reports UNB. A joint working commission will be formed to fix the workers sending process and other bilateral issues, said the Minister while briefing reporters at’ […]

Cumilla court to hear Khaleda bail pleas again on Jun 7

CUMILLA : A court here on Tuesday fixed June 7 for hearing again two bail petitions filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in two arson cases filed in 2015, reports UNB. Judge Jesmin Ara Begum of Cumilla District and Session’s Judge Court set the date after hearing the petitions. Earlier, on April 10, a court […]

Indo-Bangla border talks begin in Dhaka today

DHAKA : Director General-level border talks between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) will formally begin at BGB Pilkhana headquarters here on Tuesday. A 10-member Indian delegation led by BSF director general KK Sharma arrived in Dhaka on Monday to attend the formal talks, reports UNB. As part of the conference, […]

Modi lauds Hasina’s ‘bold, courageous leadership’

DHAKA : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded the “bold and courageous” leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for Bangladesh’s remarkable success in socio-economic development. His appreciation came during a 30-minute meeting with visiting Road Transport and Bridges Minister of Bangladesh Obaidul Quader at his official residence in New Delhion Monday, reports UNB. Referring […]


Rain, thundershowers likely over country

DHAKA – Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind and lightning flashes is likely to occur at a few places over the country in 24-hour ending at 9am tomorrow, reports BSS. “Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind and lightning flashes is likely to occur at a few places […]


Gazipur court sentences 13 people to death for murder

DHAKA – A Gazipur court today sentenced 13 people to death in a case lodged over murder in 1995, reports BSS. “Gazipur Additional District and Sessions Judge Court-1 passed the order and also fined the convicts Taka 10 thousand each,” additional public prosecutor Mokbul Hossain Kajal told BSS. Seven convicts were present before the court […]

Marriage registration becomes social tradition in char areas

RANGPUR – Marriage registration is gradually becoming a social tradition now in the riverine char areas on the Brahmaputra basin eradicating decades-old curses of marrying girl children at premature ages, reports BSS. By virtue of digitisation, growing awareness among the char people is helping them coming out of social curses like early marriage and dowry […]

Padma river bank gets new look in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI – The river banks of the Padma got a new look following implementation of development works along the bank during the last nine months, reports BSS. Abbas Ali, 60, a resident of Harupur area, said more than 2,500 dwelling houses and adjacent crop fields were devoured by the river erosion in the area during […]


JFA cup U-14 women football begins tomorrow

DHAKA – The JFA U-14 Women’s National Football Championship, financed by Japan Football Association (JFA) and co-sponsored by Walton, begins tomorrow at five different venues across the country, reports BSS. Rajshahi’s Muktijoddha Smriti District Stadium, Gopalganj’s Sheikh Moni Stadium, Laxmipur District Stadium, Khulna’s Metropolitan Police Line Field and Nilfamari District Stadium will host the first […]


Central role lets Salah take centre-stage at Liverpool

LONDON – Roma know the threat posed by Mohamed Salah more than most having sold the free-scoring Egyptian to Liverpool for an initial 42 million euros (o37 million, $52 million) just 10 months ago, reports BSS. But that may not help the Italians much as they become the latest side to face the gauntlet of […]


Bus plunge in North Korea kills 32 Chinese tourists

BEIJING – Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans were killed when a bus plunged from a bridge in North Korea, Chinese officials and state media said Monday, reports BSS. Two other Chinese nationals were injured in Sunday’s accident south of the capital Pyongyang, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a regular press briefing. […]


State visit set to test Macron-Trump ‘friendship’

WASHINGTON – French President Emmanuel Macron flies into Washington Monday on a three-day state visit expected to test his much-vaunted “friendship” with US counterpart Donald Trump, as the leaders tackle deep differences over Iran and other key dossiers, reports BSS. In an interview broadcast on the eve of his departure, Macron rehearsed the arguments he […]

President mourns death of Kishoreganj businessman Abdul Karim

DHAKA – President M Abdul Hamid today expressed profound shock at the death of renowned businessman and social worker of Kishoreganj Mohammad Abdul Karim, reports BSS. He was 83. In a condolence message, the President prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul of Karim, who breathed his last at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital today. […]

Move to set up 800 MW combined cycle power plant in Khulna

DHAKA – The government has initiated a big move to set up a 800 MW combined cycle power plant on the abandoned land of Khulna Newsprint Mills Limited to meet the growing demand of power in the country, reports BSS. “To this end, the Power Division has prepared a draft project titled ‘Construction of Roopsa […]

BNP out to spread rumors to thwart JS polls: Maya

CHANDPUR – Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, Bir Bikram, today said BNP is out to spread rumors centering baseless issues to thwart the next Jatiya Sangsad (JS) election, reports BSS. “We have to resist the conspirators against the election,” he said while addressing a rally at Gajra union under Matlab Uttar […]