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13 medical students of Nepal among plane crash victims

SYLHET : Thirteen Nepalese students of Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College and Hospital in Sylhet were among the victims of the US-Bangla aircraft that crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of the Himalayan country on Monday, reports UNB. The Nepali medical students were going to their homeland on a two-month vacation on completion of […]


US-Bangla aircraft crashes in Kathmandu; 50 killed

DHAKA : At least 50 people died as an aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines from Dhaka to Kathmandu crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of the Himalayan country on Monday, said officials. Many injured were rushed to nearby hospitals, officials added, reports UNB. The death toll remained unclear amid the chaos of the crash […]


Bangladesh, Singapore sign two MoUs

SINGAPORE : Bangladesh and Singapore on Monday signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) for collaboration over Public Private Partnership (PPP) and air services, reports UNB. The instruments were signed following an official meeting between prime ministers of the two countries at Istana, the official residence and office of the President of Singapore, and also the […]

HC verdict on section 70 Mar 18

DHAKA : The High Court will deliver its verdict on March 18 on a writ petition filed challenging the legality of section 70 of the Constitution that allows cancellation of parliament membership for crossing the floor, reports UNB. The single HC bench of Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman set the date on Sunday on […]

Order on Khaleda Zia’s bail plea Monday

DHAKA : The High Court deferred until Monday the passing of its order on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s bail petition in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case in which she was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment, reports UNB. The HC was scheduled to pass an order on her petition on Sunday but deferred it as […]

”Nikhoj Shobder Khoje” brings back 5,500 forgotten Bangla words

DHAKA : During its month-long campaign titled “Nikhoj Shobder Khoje”, Coca-Cola Bangladesh has been able to collect 5,500 Bangla words that had been once widely used but are currently forgotten, reports UNB. It organised the campaign in February to revive the once widely used Bangla words that are currently forgotten, marking the Martyrs’ Day and […]

AL running after foreigners, not BNP: Rizvi

DHAKA : BNP on Sunday alleged that it is Awami League, not BNP, is running after foreigners as it has got desperate to hold another unilateral election with a ‘master plan’, reports UNB. “Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said BNP is lobbying with foreigners to go to power. I would like to […]

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3rd span installed, 450 meters of Padma Bridge now visible

MUNSHIGANJ : The third span (superstructure) of the much-hyped Padma Bridge was installed between pillars 39 and 40 on Sunday morning, reports UNB. With the installation of the third span around 8:30am, a total of 450 metres of the Padma Bridge is now visible, said the engineers concerned. The installation process of the 150 metres […]

Myanmar ahead of Bangladesh in Global Fire Power Index

DHAKA : With decades of unresolved tension pertaining to the territorial disputes and Myanmar’s Rohingya influx into Bangladesh, the two neighbours have maintained an uneasy relationship sometimes deteriorating to exchange of fire and deployment of regular armed forces along the border. Following the recent troops deployment from the Myanmar side on the bordering frontier, the […]

10 killed in Gaibandha road crashes

GAIBANDHA : Ten people were killed and 14 others injured in separate road accidents on Dhaka-Rangpur highway in Palashbari upazila on Saturday morning, reports UNB. Three of the deceased were identified as Khairul, Zakirul and Saju Miah- all day labourers hailing from Gobindaganj upazila in the district while identities of the others could not be […]

Govt adopting new farm policy to break yield ceiling

DHAKA ; Even with a decreasing birth rate, up to two million people add up each year to Bangladesh’s 16.58 crore population because of an already large population base. It requires an additional five lakh metric tons (MT) of food to feed the yearly addition, reports UNB. With the current farm production hitting a plateau, […]

PM expects sports to effectively counter terrorism, militancy

DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday opened the first-ever Bangladesh Youth Games, expressing her hope that the country could effectively counter militancy and terrorism through games and sports. “Through games and sports, we’ll face militancy and terrorism as well as save the youths from the menace of drug abuse . . . we’ll also […]

Five hurt in police action on students demo

DHAKA : Law enforcers on Saturday foiled a demonstration of several hundred youths at the city’s Bangla Motor intersection as they were marching towards the Prime Minister Office to submit a memorandum seeking a raise to entry age limit for public service, reports UNB. When the students advanced to Bangla Motor intersection from Shahbagh area, […]

Tarique carries out terrorist acts from London: Hanif

CHITTAGONG : Awami League (AL) joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif yesterday termed BNP acting chairman Tarique Zia as a terrorist and accused him of carrying out terrorist activities in Bangladesh from London, reports BSS. “Tarique initiated politics of terrorism and took control over all terrorist activities in the country from foreign soil,” he told […]

Khaleda jailed with an ‘evil design’: Fakhrul

KHULNA : BNP on Saturday alleged that its Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been put in jail as part of an ‘evil design’ of the government to hold another lopsided election to hang on to power, reports UNB. “The government wants to hold another one-sided election as it did in 2014. That’s why they sent Khaleda […]

28 Bangladeshis held for ‘running illegal business’ in Malaysia

DHAKA : Twenty eight Bangladesh nationals were arrested by the Malaysian Immigration Department as they were allegedly running an illegal homestay business in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, reports the online version of Malaysian English daily the Star, reports UNB. Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said a raid was conducted on Thursday night based […]

Drives on to hunt down molesters of college girl: Home Minister

DHAKA : Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday said drives are underway to arrest those who sexually harassed a college girl at Banglamotor intersection reportedly on way to an Awami League at the Suhrawardy Udyan on Wednesday, reports UNB. “We’ve received the video footage of the incident. Drives are on to arrest the offenders. They’ll […]

SC asks to reinvestigate graft charges against Morshed Khan

DHAKA : The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the High Court order that had asked to reinvestigate into the money-laundering charges against former Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan, his wife and son, reports UNB. A four-member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order after rejecting […]

Burn injured child dies at DMCH

DHAKA : A minor girl who sustained burn injuries in a fire at a house in the city’s Kalyanpur area died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital here on Thursday, reports UNB. The deceased is 11-month-old Afrida Akhter Fatema, daughter of M Abdul Malek. Four members M Abdul Malek, 35, his wife Rina Begum, 30, their […]

Migration fundamental driver of dev, says FM

DHAKA : Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has said migration is a fundamental driver of development in Bangladesh, reports UNB. “To reap the benefits of this mobility, we need to ensure the process is safe and orderly and that migrants are supported throughout their journey,” he said. The Foreign Minister said this at an event […]

Zafar Iqbal’s attacker Foyzur put on 10-day remand

DHAKA : A court here on Thursday placed Foyzur Rahman alias Foyezul on a 10-day remand in a case filed over the knife attack on eminent writer Prof Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, reports UNB. Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Haridas Kumar passed the order when police produced Foyzul before the court around 1pm seeking a 10-day remand, said […]

Bangladesh women proved they can, says PM

DHAKA : Mentioning that Bangladesh’s women have proved that they can achieve any success like their male counterparts, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the country will move faster towards prosperity if men and women can work together, reports UNB. “The prosperity of a country is a must if men and women can work […]

Bengal Tiger spotted in Sylhet

SYLHET : A photo showing presence of a Royal Bengal Tiger in Malnichhara Tea Estate area in the district went viral on the social networking site Facebook drawing huge public attention, reports UNB. One Mohammad Mansun saw the tiger sitting on a road side while passing Malnichhara Tea Estate area on the Airport Road here […]