Sunday, 30 April 2017

Inspiration to struggle against exploitation and deprivation

Today is May Day. The glorious day is observed with a pledge to establish the rights of workers.

Bangla News

Blair announces return to British politics to fight Brexit

International Desk: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Monday he was plunging back into domestic politics in order to fight against Brexit.

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North Korea president is a smart cookie, says Trump

International Desk: US President Donald Trump has reflected on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, calling him “a pretty smart cookie” in a television interview.

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May Day being observed today

Desk Report: May Day, also known as International Workers’ Solidarity Day, is being observed today in the country as elsewhere across the world with a pledge to establish the rights of workers.

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French forces kill 20 militants in Mali

International Desk: French forces said Sunday they killed more than 20 militants in Mali near the border with Burkina Faso.

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Ahmed Razu arrested in ICT case

Staff Correspondent: Police arrested journalist Ahmed Razu, executive editor of online news portal natunsomoy.com in an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) case on Sunday.

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David Warner's ton blows away KKR

Sports Desk: David Warner seems to be unstoppable this season. And Kolkata Knight Riders got a bitter realisation of his fiery form as the Sunrisers Hyderabad captain scored a 43-ball century in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match in Hyderabad.

Bangla News

Four burnt in Dhaka fire

Staff Correspondent: Four people suffered burn injuries when a fire broke out in an office building in the capital's Elephant Road on Sunday.

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Charge-sheet in MP Liton murder trial submitted

Gaibandha Correspondent: Police have submitted charge sheet in Awami League lawmaker Manjurul Islam Liton murder case.

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Mashrafe returns from England

Sports Desk: Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is returning home from England as his better half has fallen ill and taken to hospital.

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Youth crushed under train in city

Staff Correspondent: An unidentified youth was crushed under the wheels of a train at Amtali level crossing of Mohakhali in the city on Sunday.

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Media play positive role to curb militancy: IGP

Staff Correspondent: Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque said that media played an important role to curb militancy in the country.

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Iranian TV owner shot dead in Turkey

International Desk: The founder and chairman of the Persian-language Gem TV company has been killed in Turkey.

Bangla News

TCB to start OMS from May 15

Senior Correspondent: The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) is set to start open market sale (OMS) of five essential commodities across the country from May 15 in a bid to ensure smooth supply and keep the prices of the items stable during Ramadan, the fasting month for Muslims.

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Islamic Foundation publishes Sehri, Iftar timings

Staff Correspondent: The Islamic Foundation has published a schedule listing the ‘sehri’ and ‘iftar’ timings for Ramadan, 2017.

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Meat traders agree not to strike during Ramadan

Staff Correspondent: Meat traders have backed off from their proposed strike from the first day of Ramadan after a meeting with the Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed.

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'SC won't retreat from scrapping law contrary to constitution'

Staff Correspondent: Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha said, "The Supreme Court (SC) will not retreat from scrapping any law or ruling if they are contradictory to the principles of the constitution in future."

Bangla News

Do not term anyone Razakar before conviction: Tribunal

Staff Correspondent: The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 asked all not to term anyone Razakar before his conviction by the special court.

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Faridpur clash leaves one dead

Faridpur Correspondent: A man was killed and 20 others were injured as two groups of villagers locked into a clash over establishing supremacy in the area in Saltha upazila of Faridpur early Sunday.

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Anti-Trump climate change march draws thousands in US

International Desk: Thousands of people have taken part in protests around the US against the Trump administration's attitude towards climate change.  

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No one will starve in haor areas: PM

Desk Report: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the government will provide necessary foods among flashflood-hit people in haor areas until the problem is solved saying that no one will starve in the affected areas.

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Saturday, 29 April 2017

UP chairman’s body found in Sirajganj

Sirajganj Correspondent: Police has recovered the hanging body of Ullapara upazila’s Mohanpur Union Parishad chairman Mirza Khalid Intejar Shakti.

Bangla News

Journalist Omar Faruk no more

Staff Correspondent: Omar Faruk, special Correspondent of online news portal Bangla Tribune, has passed away following a cardiac arrest. He was 51.  

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Cuba military plane crash leaves eight dead

International Desk: A military plane has crashed in the mountainous west of Cuba, killing all eight personnel on board.  

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Turkey sacks 4,000 more officials in coup-bid crackdown

International Desk: The Turkish government has sacked almost 4,000 more public officials in what appears to be the latest purge related to a failed coup last July.  

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Wife’s body found in capital, husband’s body in Sylhet

Staff Correspondent: Police has recovered the body of a housewife named Taslima (23) from Ramna thana area in the capital. Her husband Sujon Miah's body has been recovered from Sylhet.

Bangla News

Trump attacks US media

International Desk: US President Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on the media during a rally marking 100 days in office.  

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Qazi Arif no more

Staff Correspondent: Eminent elocutionist, architect and cultural personality Qazi Arif passed away Saturday night at a New York hospital. He was 65.

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Qazi Arif no more

Staff Correspondent: Eminent elocutionist, architect and cultural personality Qazi Arif passed away Saturday night at a New York hospital. He was 65.

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Cop's wife wants to know husband's wealth source

Staff Correspondent: A police officer's wife has arranged a press conference accusing her husband of illegally amassing wealth in Khulna on Saturday.

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Google CEO earns nearly $200m salary last year

Risingbd Desk: Google's 44-year-old India-born CEO Sundar Pichai received more than Tk 1672 crore in compensation last year, double the amount he got in 2015.

Bangla News

Meat traders threaten to go on strike in Ramadan

Staff Correspondent: Meat traders will go on non-stop strike from the first day of Ramadan, demanding permanent cattle market, more slaughter houses in city.

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DMP imposes ban on meeting, rallies in JS areas

Staff Correspondent: Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) imposed ban on holding any kind of meeting, procession, rally and demonstration and carrying firearms and explosives at the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban and its adjacent areas.

Bangla News

Brexit: EU-27 agree negotiating stance with UK

International Desk: European Union leaders have unanimously agreed the negotiating guidelines for Brexit talks with UK.

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Sumaiya taken to DMCH for medical checkup

Staff Correspondent: Five-year-old Sumaiya, who was rescued 24 days after she was kidnapped, has been taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for medical checkup on Saturday.

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Actor Shakib Khan banned for indefinite period

Entertainment Desk: Bangladesh Film Directors Association has banned actor Shakib Khan in all film-related projects over his ‘outrageous and defamatory’ media statements.

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Walton brings revolutionary change in TV technology sector

Staff Correspondent: Country's electronics giant Walton has brought revolutionary changes in the television technology sector. The engineers of Walton are conducting research on next generation Quantum Dot Plus technology's SpectraQ TV.

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Case filed accusing militant Abu’s wife

Staff Correspondent, Rajshahi: Police have filed a case accusing 24/25 people including Sumaiya Begum, wife of “Neo JMB leader” Abul Kalam Azad Islam alias Abu Ali, in connection with the operation at a militant hideout in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj.

Bangla News

Dawood Ibrahim in critical condition

International Desk: Dawood Ibrahim, India's most-wanted, is in a critical condition at a hospital in Pakistan's Karachi, media reports say.

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Son allegedly kills father in Tangail

Staff Correspondent: A man is hacked to death allegedly by his son in Chardanga village under Nagarpur upazila of Tangail district on Saturday noon.

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‘Foreign source also finance supplier behind militancy’

Staff Correspondent: Additional Commissioner Monirul Islam of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said it is still not possible to wholly trace the financers behind militancy but claimed that the finance is supplied to the militancy not only from the local source but also from foreign country.

Bangla News

Model Sonika dead, actor Vikram injured in road mishap

Entertainment Desk: Model-actress Sonika Chaujan passed away in a horrible road accident on Saturday morning when the car she was travelling in with friend, actor Vikram Chatterjee, hit the divider and climbed the pavement on Rashbehahi Avenue.

Bangla News

Huji leader arrested in Jhenidah

Jhenidah Correspondent: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Maulana Abdul Alim, 50,  regional leader of Harkatul Jihad al Islami (Huji), from Hatgopalpur area of the district's sdar upazila on Saturday morning.

Bangla News

Two women held with 4.5 kg gold

Staff Correspondent: Customs officials arrested two women along with 40 gold bars, weighing 4.66kg, from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Saturday morning.

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RMP AC’s hanging body found at officers’ mess

Staff Correspondent, Rajshahi: The body of an assistant commissioner (AC) of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) was found hanging at the officers’ mess in Rajshahi on Saturday morning.

Bangla News

Friday, 28 April 2017

Noted reciter Kazi Arif on life support

Staff Correspondent: Noted reciter Kazi Arif has been kept on life support at a hospital in the New York of the United States.

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All vehicles to remain closed in greater Ctg May 1

Staff Correspondent, Chittagong: Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Sramik Federation's (Bangladesh Road Transport Workers' Federation) Chittagong regional chapter President Mohammad Musa today announced that all types of vehicles will remain closed in greater Chittagong on May 1 on the occasion of May Day.

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Pirate Alif, Kabiraj bahini surrender

Staff Correspondent, Barisal: Some 25 members of the pirate Alif and Kabiraj bahini have surrendered after submitting their firearms to the Home Minister in Patuakhali.

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Two crushed under train at Shreepur

Staff Correspondent, Gazipur: A man and a child were crushed under train at Shreepur rail station area in Gazipur on Saturday morning.

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North Korea test-fires ballistic missile again

International Desk: North Korea launched another missile test on Saturday just hours after stern warnings from Donald Trump that a “major, major conflict” was possible.

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Man killed as bus hits at Paltan

Staff Correspondent: A man was killed as a bus hit while crossing road near Jonaki cinema hall of the capital's Paltan around 6:00am on Saturday.

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Truck kills two in city

Staff Correspondent: Two people were killed and another was injured as a truck hit another truck in front of Sarkar Petrol Pumb of at the capital's Shyampur area early Saturday.

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India may decide over Champions Trophy May 7

Sport Desk: Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary on Friday hinted that the call on India’s participation in the ICC Champions Trophy will be taken in the Special General Meeting (SGM) to be held on May 7 in New Delhi.

Bangla News

Woman arrested with 1kg heroin

Staff Correspondent, Rajshahi: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a woman along with one kilogram of heroin conducting a drive at Mohishalbari area of the district's Godagari upazila on Friday noon.

Bangla News

Two electrocuted in Tangail

Tangail Correspondent: Two people were electrocuted to death at Sonalia village of the district's Basail upazila on Friday afternoon.

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Family refuses to receive militant Abu's body

Staff Correspondent, Rajshahi: Family will not receive the body of militant Abu who was killed along with three others in "The Operation Eagle Hunt" at a hideout in Chapainababganj on Thursday.

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PM urges judges, lawyers to be more humanitarian to litigants

Desk Report: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the judges and lawyers to be more humanitarian and serve the litigants with extra care to reduce their sufferings in the court of justice.

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Australia High Commission threatener remanded

Staff Correspondent: A Dhaka court has placed a youth on three-day remand, who was arrested over threatening the Australia High Commission in Dhaka to blow off by bombing.

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'…have to prepare new generation accurately'

Staff Correspondent: Terming the education as a big work for building future, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said, "We have to prepare the new generation accurately as they can make their lives successful by pursuing proper education as well as work for the development of the country."

Bangla News

Australia to tour Bangladesh for test in August

Sport Correspondent: Australia will tour Bangladesh for a two-match test series in August this year, confirmed Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon.

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Three militants could not be identified

Staff Correspondent, Rajshahi: Three militants among four who were killed in "The Operation Eagle Hunt" in Chapainababganj hideout could not be identified as their bodies were deformed in explosion.

Bangla News

Sampaoli being Argentina coach, says AFA president

Sport Desk: Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli is the Argentine FA's choice to take charge of the national team for the remaining qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, AFA president Claudio Tapia said on Thursday.

Bangla News

JMB planned to bring arms using sea route

Staff Correspondent: Neo JMB (Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh) of Sarwar-Tamim Group planned to bring arms and ammunitions in the country from foreign countries using the sea rout.  

Bangla News

Investigation report against 11 DB men

Staff Correspondent: The investigation against 11 men of Metropolitan Detective Police has been completed in connection with the allegations of taking away mobile phones and money at a Kafrul club in the capital.  

Bangla News

Lightning kills 2 in Jessore

Staff Correspondent, Jessore: At least two people were killed as a lightning struck them in Jhikargacha upazila of the district on Thursday night.  

Bangla News

German parliament moves to partially ban the burka

International Desk: Members of the lower house of parliament in Germany have approved a law that partially bans the full-face Islamic veil known as the burka.  

Bangla News

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Govt working to establish justice: PM

Staff Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that her government is doing all things whatever is necessary for establishing justice in the country.   

Bangla News

18 BCL activists expelled

Staff Correspondent: At least 18 activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) have temporarily been expelled from the party for factional clashes in Dhaka University.

Bangla News

National Legal Services Day today

Staff Correspondent:  The country is observing National Legal Services Day today (Friday) aimed at raising mass awareness about providing judicial assistance to all.  

Bangla News

3 ‘JMB’ members of Tamim- Sarwar group held

Staff Correspondent: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested three suspected members of Neo JMB (Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh) from Savar area.  

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One killed in Satkhira road accident

Satkhira Correspondent: At least one person was killed and 30 other were injured after a bus struck a tree in the district on Friday morning.

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Macedonia parliament stormed by protesters

International Desk: Protesters stormed into Macedonia's parliament on Thursday after an ethnic Albanian was elected as speaker.  

Bangla News

Major, major conflict with North Korea possible: Trump

International Desk: US President Donald Trump says a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programmes, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.  

Bangla News

8 yrs replacement guarantee for Walton's inverter AC compressors

Staff Correspondent: Local electronics giant Walton has announced eight years replacement guarantee on the compressors of its intelligent inverter air conditioners for domestic users.

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64th birthday of Sheikh Jamal Friday

Staff Correspondent: The 64th birthday of Sheikh Jamal, son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, will be observed across the country on Friday (April 28).

Bangla News

2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

International Desk: Two US military service members were killed Wednesday night in an anti-ISIS operation in Achin District of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, according to Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis. A third American service member was wounded in action.

Bangla News

Sumaiya Kidnapping: Two put on remand

Staff Correspondent: A Dhaka court placed two people including a woman on a three-day remand on charge of kidnapping a five-year-old girl.

Bangla News

Shab-e-Meraj on May 11

Senior Correspondent: The holy Shab-e-Meraj will be observed on April 11 across the country with due respect and religious fervor.

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N. Korea agrees to first ever UN rights expert visit

International Desk: A UN representative who monitors the rights of people with disabilities is scheduled to visit North Korea in May.

Bangla News

Three militants remanded in Gaibandha

Gaibandha Correspondent: A Gaibandha court has placed three militants of the banned outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) on four-day remand each.

Bangla News

'No load shedding during Ramadan'

Staff Correspondent: Power secretary Dr Ahmed Kaykaus said that there will not be any load shedding during Iftar, Taraweeh and Sehri.

Bangla News

Steps needed to remove sufferings of haor people

Farmers of haor area are suffering from flash flood losing livelihood. They almost lost everything due to the flood. Farmers of haor area largely depend on Boro rice which grows once in a year.

Bangla News

Four militants killed in 'Operation Eagle Hunt'

Staff Correspondent, Rajshahi: Four militants have been killed in 'The Operation Eagle Hunt' conducted at a militant den at Trimohoni village under Shibganj upazila of Chapainababganj.

Bangla News

Woman-child recovered from militant den

Staff Correspondent, Rajshahi: Law enforcers recovered a woman and a child from a militant den at Trimohoni village under Shibganj upazila of Chapainababganj on Thursday afternoon.

Bangla News

2 electrocuted in Jhalakathi

Jhalakathi Correspondent: Two people was electrocuted to death at Tarpasha village of the district's sadar upazila on Thursday noon.

Bangla News

Trump agrees not to terminate NAFTA at this time

International Desk: US President Donald Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico Wednesday he was not immediately planning to end the North American Free Trade Agreement, a pact which he railed against as a candidate and as recently as last week declared was harmful to US workers, reports CNN.

Bangla News

Truck kills youth in Gopalganj

Gopalganj Correspondent: A youth was killed as a truck ran over him on Shibgati-Bathandanga road at Maheshpur of the district's Kashiani upazila on Thursday noon.

Bangla News

Kidnapped kid rescued, 2 held in city

Staff Correspondent: Police rescued a five-year-old Sumaiya, who had been kidnapped on April 2 from Kamrangir Char area.

Bangla News

‘No one under 12 years is domestic worker’

Senior Reporter: State Minister for Labor and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu has forbidden not to engage a child under 12 years as a domestic worker.  

Bangla News

Veteran actor Vinod Khanna dies at 70

Entertainment Desk: Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passed away on Thursday. He was 70.

Bangla News

Youth killed in gas cylinder blast

Sirajganj Correspondent: A youth was killed and another burnt as a gas cylinder in the kitchen exploded suddenly with a big bang in Kalihati upazila of Tangail early Thursday.

Bangla News

Mridha among 3 railway staff jailed for 4 yrs

Staff Correspondent, Chittagong: A Chittagong court has given four years’ jail to three Bangladesh Railway officials including former General Manager Yusuf Ali Mridha in two corruption cases involving recruitment.  

Bangla News

Businessman hacked dead in Pabna

Pabna Correspondent: A bakery shop owner was hacked to death by some unidentified assailants in Shibrampur area of Pabna Thursday early morning.

Bangla News

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Missing Taiwanese trekker found in Himalayas after 47 days

International Desk: A 21-year-old trekker from Taiwan has been rescued alive in the Himalayas, 47 days after he and his girlfriend went missing.  

Bangla News

Education Ministry’s letters to stop outer campuses

Staff Correspondent: The Ministry of Education has taken a stern position on the permanent campus issue.  

Bangla News

Ex-British PM Cameron makes courtesy call to Sheikh Hasina

Staff Correspondent: Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has made a courtesy call to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this morning.

Bangla News

3 army men killed in Jammu and Kashmir

International Desk: Two soldiers and an army captain were killed on Thursday morning after terrorists attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Bangla News

Turkey suspends 9,000 police officers for 'Gulen links'

International Desk: Turkey has temporarily suspended more than 9,000 personnel from the country's police force while they are investigated for suspected links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, the country's state-run news agency said.

Bangla News

'Operation Eagle Hunt' resumes at C'nawabganj militant den

Staff Correspondent, Rajshahi: The anti-militant drive codenamed 'Operation Eagle Hunt' resumed at the suspected militant hideout in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj this morning.

Bangla News

Two killed in Tangail road crash

Staff Correspondent, Tangail: Two drivers were killed and one injured as a truck collided head-on with another truck in Kalihati upazila of Tangail on Thursday morning.

Bangla News

North Korea faces tighter sanctions

International Desk: The US is to tighten sanctions on North Korea and step up diplomatic moves aimed at pressuring the country to end its nuclear and missile programmes.

Bangla News

20 held during block raid at Savar

Staff Correspondent, Savar: Police detained at least 20 people following a block raid conducted on a number of houses in Kaundia union of Savar suspecting the presence of militants there.

Bangla News

Operation 'Eagle Hunt' at C'nawabganj postponed

Staff Correspondent: The anti-militant drive 'Eagle Hunt' at suspected militant hideout in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj has been postponed on Wednesday night.

Bangla News

Sheikh Hasina to visit flood-hit Sunamganj April 30

Desk Report: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to visit flood-affected haor areas of Sunamganj on April 30.

Bangla News

Major blow for BCCI and Big Three in ICC meeting

Sports Desk: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was dealt a major blow at the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in Dubai on Wednesday when it was heavily out-voted on the governance structure and revenue model, according to The Times of India.

Bangla News

Operation 'Eagle Hunt' begins at C'nawabganj militant den

Staff Correspondent: Special Weapon and Tactic Team (SWAT) began an operation named 'Eagle Hunt' at a suspected militant hideout in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj on Wednesday evening.

Bangla News

1,000 arrested in Turkey

International Desk: Police have arrested 1,000 people suspected of being part of a movement blamed for the failed 2016 coup.

Bangla News

10 lakh people damaged in Sylhet flood

Sylhet Correspondent: Boro crops and vegetables of 64,454 out of 83,065 hectares of cultivable land in Sylhet have gone under water due to flashflood and heavy rain, leaving around 10 lakh people damaged.

Bangla News

Block raid underway at Savar militant den

Staff Correspondent: Police on Wednesday started block raid on a number of houses in Kaundia union areas of Savar suspecting the presence of militants.

Bangla News

IU History dept silver jubilee on Friday

Atikur Rahman from IU: Islamic History and Culture Department of Islamic University (IU) will hold its two day long silver jubilee programmes on the campus in Kushtia on Friday, the departmental chairman Professor M Jahangir Hossain said on Wednesday.

Bangla News

Foreign brands fear 'Made in Bangladesh' slogan

Milton Ahmed: Bangladesh has achieved remarkable success in industrial development as the country draws internal acclamation for its garment, pharmaceutical, ceramic and electronics sectors.

Bangla News

Operation to begin after SWAT reaches C'nawabganj ‘militant den’

Staff Correspondent, Rajshahi: Operation will apparently begin at the suspected militant hideout at Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj district after the special detective branch of police 'Special Weapon and Tactic Team (SWAT)' reaches there.

Bangla News

Holiday for disaster ministry officials revoked

Secretariat Correspondent: The government has cancelled holidays for all officials and employees under Disaster Management and Relief Ministry in flashflood-hit haor areas.

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Trump backs down on border wall funding

Risingbd Desk: Donald Trump has indicated he will scrap plans to find cash for his border wall in this week's spending bill.

Bangla News

RAB successful in combating militants: PM

Staff Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has been successful in combating militancy and terrorism. At the same time, they have also recovered huge arms and explosives.  

Bangla News

China launches 2nd aircraft carrier

International Desk: China has launched a new aircraft carrier, boosting its military presence amid rising tensions in the region.

Bangla News

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

37 thousand cigarettes seized

Staff Correspondent: Customs intelligence authority has seized 37 thousand foreign cigarettes at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.  

Bangla News

IED expert of Tamim-Sarwar group arrested

Staff Correspondent: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested one of improvised explosive devices (IED) specialists of Tamim and Sarwar group of the banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).

Bangla News

‘Militant den’ cordoned off in Shibganj

Staff Correspondent, Rajshahi: Lawmen cordoned off a one-storied house at Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj district from early Wednesday suspecting presence of militants inside.  

Bangla News

Physician, nurse die of food poisoning

Sirajganj Correspondent: A physician and a nurse reportedly died of food poisoning after they had meals at invitation of a colleague house.

Bangla News

Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live then takes own life

International Desk: A Thai man filmed himself killing his baby daughter on Facebook Live, before taking his own life, Thai police say.  

Bangla News

Have aliens lived on Earth before?

Risingbd Desk: It has been one of the biggest unanswered questions for decades – is there, or was there ever, life elsewhere in the solar system?  

Bangla News

Passenger trawler sinks in Sitalakhya

Staff Correspondent, Narayanganj: A trawler with at least 35 passengers sank in the Sitalakhya river of the district's Nabiganj ghat area around 10:15pm on Tuesday.

Bangla News

US moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site

International Desk: The U.S. military started moving parts of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defense system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday amid high tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear programs.

Bangla News

risingbd’s Facebook Likes reach 16 lakh mark

Desk Report: The number of Facebook Likes of risingbd.com, one of the country’s leading online news portals, has reached about 16 lakh mark.

Bangla News

Virat Kohli costs Rs 600 for per litre drinking water

Sport Desk: Virat Kohli, skipper of the Indian National Cricket Team, has become the talk of the country because of his life expenditure.

Bangla News

'Block raid' ends in Rajshahi

Staff Correspondent, Rajshahi: The 'block raid' which was conducted at Hargram area under Rajpara Police Station in the city ended around 7:30pm on Tuesday.

Bangla News

SSC, equivalent result on May 4

Staff Correspondent: The results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations of 2017 will be published on May 4.

Bangla News

Freedom Fighters to get 5-yr multiple entry Indian visas

Staff Correspondent: Indian High Commission in Dhaka announced that the freedom fighters will henceforth be eligible for five-year multiple entry tourist visas.

Bangla News

Chinese weatherman struck by lightning while filming

International Desk: This is the shocking moment a weather reporter is struck by a bolt of lightning during a live broadcast and survives to tell the tale.

Bangla News

Ultimatum issued to cancel Janata Bank test

Staff Correspondent: Attendants of the Janata Bank recruitment test issued a two-day ultimatum to cancel the examination as the question was leaked.

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Bomb threats made to Australian embassy in Dhaka

Staff Correspondent: Bomb threats have been made to Australian embassy in Dhaka's Gulshan via email on Tuesday.

Bangla News

Pak squad names finalised for Champions Trophy

Sport Desk: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finalised the names for Pakistan squad to participate in the upcoming Champions Trophy 2017.

Bangla News

England announce squad for Champions Trophy

Sport Desk: The England Cricket Board has announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming Champions Trophy and the South Africa series, set to be held in England and Wales. The team will be captained by Eoin Morgan.

Bangla News

Mashrafe confident of doing well in Champions Trophy

Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza said the Champions Trophy to be held in England in the upcoming June will be a tougher challenge for his team.

Bangla News

25 BNP men jailed in Gaibandha

Gaibandha Correspondent: A Gaibandha court has sentenced 25 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its front organisations  for five years each in a sabotage case.

Bangla News

Life expectancy now 71.6 years in Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent: The people's average life expectancy of Bangladesh has risen to 71 years and six months.

Bangla News

Mashrafe hopes to win tri-nation series

Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh One-Day International captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza expressed his hope to win the tri-nation series in Ireland before the Champions Trophy to be held in England in June.

Bangla News

Ban on fishing in haors withdrawn

Sylhet Correspondent: The district administration has withdrawn its ban on fishing in Sunamganj haors. The decision was taken at a meeting on Tuesday.

Bangla News

'Dhaka WASA responsible for waterlogging in city'

Staff Correspondent: Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon opined that Dhaka WASA (Water Supply & Sewerage Authority) is responsible for waterlogging in the capital.

Bangla News

ECNEC approves 13 projects involving over Tk20,000cr

Staff Correspondent:The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved 13 projects involving Tk20 thousand 402 crore 75 lakh 79 thousand.

Bangla News

'Block raid' still underway in Rajshahi

Staff Correspondent, Rajshahi: The "block raid" which began at Hargram area under Rajpara Police Station in the city suspecting the presence of militants there this morning is still underway.

Bangla News

Pakistan minibus blast kills 10

International Desk: At least 10 people have been killed in a roadside bomb blast that hit a minibus in north-west Pakistan.  

Bangla News

HC's stay order on Khaleda’s trial in 4 sabotage cases upheld

Staff Correspondent: The stay order of the High Court (HC) on the trial proceedings against the BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in four separate sabotage cases filed with Jatrabari and Darussalam police stations will remain effective for the next two weeks.

Bangla News

Bus-truck crash in Kenya kills 26

International Desk: At least 26 people were killed and many others injured in a head-on crash between a bus and a truck on the highway between Nairobi and Kenya's second city Mombasa, police said Tuesday.  

Bangla News

Legal notice served to Shakib Khan

Entertainment Desk: The Bangladesh Film Directors Association announced a temporary ban on Dhallywood superstar Shakib Khan in all film-related projects for his defamatory media statements in the controversy over his marriage to actress Apu Biswas.

Bangla News

Monday, 24 April 2017

New platform inaugurated at Subdarpur Railway Station

Jhenaidah correspondent: Railway Minister Mujibul Haque has inaugurated the newly constructed platform shade and high level platform at Subdarpur Railway Station under the district’s Kotchandpur.  

Bangla News

Trader killed in Jessore road accident

Staff Correspondent, Jessore: A trader named Hasan Ali was killed in a road accident in Jessore on Tuesday morning.  

Bangla News

'Block raid' in Rajshahi city

Staff Correspondent, Rajshahi: Police are carrying out a "block raid" in Hargram area under Rajpara Police Station in the city suspecting the presence of militants there since this morning.

Bangla News

Zaheer Khan gets engaged to Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge

Risingbd Desk: Former India pacer and captain of the Delhi Daredevils franchise Zaheer Khan on Monday (April 24) took to Twitter to announce his engagement with Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge.  

Bangla News

Trump summons entire Senate to White House

International Desk: Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea.

Bangla News

Barcelona are still fighting for the title, warns Messi

Sports Desk: Lionel Messi feels Barcelona have taken an important step towards winning La Liga with their sensational 3-2 win over Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu, but has warned they still have a long way to go.

Bangla News

Former British PM Cameron due in Dhaka tomorrow

Staff Correspondent: Former British Prime Minister David Cameron is likely to pay a very short visit to Dhaka on Wednesday afternoon (April 26).

Bangla News

World Malaria Day today

Staff Correspondent: The World Malaria Day-2017 is being celebrated in the country as elsewhere in the world today (Tuesday) to boost global efforts for prevention of malaria.

Bangla News

US submarine makes South Korea port call

International Desk: A nuclear-powered US submarine made a port call in South Korea on Tuesday in a show of force amid concerns that North Korea may mark the foundation of its military with a missile launch or a nuclear test, defying US and Chinese pressure.

Bangla News

Expatriate hacked to death in Pabna

Pabna Correspondent:  A Saudi Arabia expatriate, Bakul Sarkar, has been hacked to death by miscreants in Shalgaria Railpara area of Pabna municipality.

Bangla News

Comilla road crash kills 4

Comilla Correspondent: Four people including three of a family were killed and two others injured as a passenger bus collided head-on with a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Comilla-Noakhali regional highway at Borol in Sadar Dakshin upazila of Comilla on Monday night.

Bangla News

Russia plans to build world’s largest aircraft carrier

Risingbd Desk: Russia has announced plans to build 'the world's biggest aircraft carrier' to take on America's Nimitz class ships.

Bangla News

7 things you should never search for on your work computer

Risingbd Desk: Save your weird internet search habits for your personal computer.

Bangla News

Ashraf Siddiquee PM's new APS

Secretariat Correspondent: Ashraf Siddiquee Bitu, director of Centre for Research and Information (CRI) of Awami League research wing, has been appointed as Prime Minister's Assistant Press Secretary (APS), according to a notification.

Bangla News

Maoist rebels kill 24 police in India

International Desk: Twenty four CRPF troopers were killed and half a dozen injured when Maoists ambushed them in Chhattigarh's Sukma district on Monday afternoon, authorities said.

Bangla News

Hajj package announced

Economic Correspondent: The government has announced Hajj packages for overall expenditure under government and private management.

Bangla News

Expedite relief operation in haor areas: PM

Secretariat Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry and authorities concerned to further speed up the relief and other related operations in the haor areas affected by recent flashfloods with an aim to mitigate the sufferings of people.

Bangla News

Stop collecting agro-loan in haor regions: BB

Economic Correspondent: Bangladesh Bank (BB) has issued directives to the banks to stop collecting agricultural loan in flood affected haor regions until the situation develops.

Bangla News

Selima Rahman secures bail in 22 cases

Staff Correspondent: BNP vice-chairman Selima Rahman secured bail in 22 separate cases filed against her with different police stations in the capital on the charge of carrying out sabotage in 2015.

Bangla News

Afghan army chief, defence minister resign

International Desk: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has accepted the resignation of the defence minister and army chief of staff after more than 140 government soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on an army base last week.

Bangla News

Palestinian ambassador meets Maulana Shafi

Staff Correspondent: Yousef SY Ramadan, chargé d'affaires of the Palestinian embassy in Dhaka, has paid a courtesy call on Hefajat-e-Islam chief Shah Ahmed Shafi, according to spokesperson of Hefajat-e-Islam Maulana Munir Ahmed.

Bangla News

Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in call with Trump

International Desk: President Donald J. Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, discussed growing tensions over North Korea’s advancing nuclear arms program, with Mr. Xi urging Mr. Trump to show restraint despite signs that the North may be preparing a nuclear test.

Bangla News

Case filed over Dinajpur boiler blast

Staff Correspondent, Rangpur: A case was filed over a boiler explosion at a rice mill in Dinajpur.

Bangla News

Inland water transport services resume

Staff Correspondent: Water vessels have resumed their services as Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) on Monday morning withdrew its embargo on the waterways in the wake of improving weather conditions.

Bangla News

Pakna, Shonir haors flooded as dam breaks

Sylhet Correspondent: Another area in Jamalganj upazila of Sunamganj inundated after dam breaks at different points on the embankment of Paknar Haor.

Bangla News

Two killed in Kushtia boiler blast

Kushtia Correspondent: At least two workers were killed and three others injured as a boiler blasted at a BRB cable factory in the BSCIC Industrial area of Kushtia on Monday noon.

Bangla News

Report on May 17 in Garo girl rape case

Staff Correspondent: A court in Dhaka has fixed May 17 for submitting the investigation report in a case filed over raping a Garo girl at Dhaka’s Uttar Badda.

Bangla News

Signal 3 issued for maritime ports: Met office

Staff Correspondent: Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal number three as steep pressure gradient still lies over the North Bay, said a Met office press release on Monday morning.

Bangla News

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Two Neo JMB men held in Dinajpur

Staff Correspondent: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel detained two suspected members of the banned militant outfit Neo‐Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Raniganj in Ghoraghat upazila of Dinajpur early Monday.

Bangla News

Selima Rahman surrenders to court

Staff Correspondent: BNP vice chairman Selima Rahman has surrendered to two courts in Dhaka in 23 cases filed against her with different police stations in the capital on the charge of sabotage.

Bangla News

BIWTA shut downs all water transport services

Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) on Monday suspended the launch communication on five major routes with the capital due to rough weather.

Bangla News

NYC house fire kills 5, including 3 children

International Desk: A fast-moving fire killed five people, including three children, as flames surged through a New York City home on a sunny spring afternoon, leaving authorities to scour for clues about what sparked the deadly blaze.

Bangla News

Raudha Athif's body exhumed for fresh autopsy

Staff Correspondent: The body of Maldivian student Raudha Athif has been exhumed for a second post-mortem examination on Monday morning.

Bangla News

BCL activities suspended in B'Baria

Brahmanbaria Correspondent: All type of political activities of Brahmanbaria district Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) was suspended following a clash.

Bangla News

Doctor marries her degree in graduation wedding

International Desk: Angie Hamouie has been in a very serious relationship for nine years: a long-term commitment to her medical education.

Bangla News

China urges Korea peninsula denuclearisation

International Desk: China's foreign minister called for the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula amid rising tension over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.

Bangla News

Lionel Messi scores 500th goal for Barcelona

Sports Desk: Lionel Messi scored his 500th goal for Barcelona to send his team top of La Liga after a stunning solo performance against 10-man Real Madrid.

Bangla News

4 years after Rana Plaza disaster: No case disposed of yet

Staff Correspondent: Four years have elapsed since the Rana Plaza building collapse, but there is no progress in the trial proceedings in the cases filed over the tragedy.

Bangla News

France votes in first round of presidential election

International Desk: France voted Sunday under heavy security in the first round of the most unpredictable presidential election in decades, with the outcome seen as vital for the future of the beleaguered European Union, reports AFP.

Bangla News

Migrant centres are 'like concentration camps': Pope

International Desk: Pope Francis has described some of Europe's holding centres for migrants and refugees as concentration camps.

Bangla News

285 colleges selected for nationalisation

Staff Correspondent: The government has initiated a move to nationalise 285 private colleges across the country.

Bangla News

Municipality councillor held over attempting to snatch accused

Staff Correspondent, Rangpur: Police today detained a municipality councillor of Dinajpur district for allegedly attempting to snatch away an accused on Saturday night.

Bangla News

Holy Lailatul Meraj tomorrow

Staff Correspondent: The holy Lailatul Meraj will be observed across the country with due respect and religious fervour on the night of April 24 (Monday).

Bangla News

5 held with 15,500 Yaba tablets in Comilla

Comilla Correspondent: Police arrested five drug peddlers with 15,500 pieces of Yaba tablets and a private car after conducting separate drives in Chauddagram upazila of Comilla on Saturday night.

Bangla News

Dinajpur boiler blast death toll rises to 9

Staff Correspondent, Rangpur: Five more people who sustained burn injuries in a boiler explosion at a rice mill in Dinajpur on Wednesday died at Rangpur Medical College Hospital and Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Sunday, raising the death toll from the incident to nine.

Bangla News

Saudi King's son named as US envoy

International Desk: Saudi Arabia on Saturday named an air force pilot son of King Salman as ambassador to its major ally Washington, with which ties are improving under President Donald Trump.

Bangla News

267 promoted to deputy secretaries

Secretariat Correspondent: The government has promoted 267 senior assistant secretaries to the rank of deputy secretaries.

Bangla News

PM seeks to ensure educational support for every child

Desk Report: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked officials concerned to ensure that the educational supports offered by the government reach properly to all deserving children to build a modern educated nation as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Bangla News

Govt to provide relief until situation improves: Maya

Staff Correspondent: The government has announced to provide with 33-35 lakh metric tonnes of rice and TK 50 crore as relief among at least 3.30 lakh ultra-poor families in four districts affected by the flash flood.

Bangla News

UKIP manifesto to pledge burka ban

International Desk: UK Independence party (UKIP) is to include a ban on the full veils worn by some Muslim women as part of its general election manifesto, its leader Paul Nuttall has said.

Bangla News

Dam breaks at Sunamganj Shanir haor

Sunamganj Correspondent: A part of dam at Shonir Haor was collapsed in Tahirpur upazila of Sunamganj on Sunday.

Bangla News

Minister’s B’baria visit: Cocktail exploded

Brahmanbaria Correspondent: Protesters exploded cocktails at a livestock center in Bijoynagar upazila after Fisheries and Livestock Minister Muhammed Sayedul Hoque left the spot inaugurating a office building.

Bangla News

‘Haor disaster due to climate change’

Staff Correspondent: Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud has said that due to the impact of climate change, there has been a disaster in the haor areas.  

Bangla News

Bangladesh, Bhutan deals open a new horizon

The bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and Bhutan opened a new horizon through the recent tour of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Bangla News

Pakistan man eats leaves for 25 years, never falls ill

International Desk: A man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been surviving on fresh leaves and wood for the last 25 years and has never fallen ill.  

Bangla News

North Korea says ready to strike US aircraft carrier

International Desk: North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.  

Bangla News

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Early hip fracture surgery will save hundreds of lives

Risingbd Desk: Hundreds of lives could be saved if patients with hip fractures were operated on in under 24 hours, a new study reveals.  

Bangla News

Hajj registration for 2017 ends today

Staff Correspondent: The process of registration for Hajj pilgrims will be ended on Monday. The Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) confirmed the matter on Sunday.

Bangla News

France goes to polls amid high security

International Desk: Voters are going to the polls in France to choose their next president, amid high security following a deadly attack on Paris police three days ago.  

Bangla News

Minister-MP conflict: Section 144 imposed in four upazilas

Brahmanbaria Correspondent:  Section-144 has been imposed in four upazilas in the district, following the conflict of Fisheries and Livestock Minister Mohammad Sayedul Haq and Brahmanbaria (Sadar-Bijoynagar) constituency MP RAM Ubaidul Muktadir Chowdhury.  

Bangla News

World War III will begin on May 13, 2017?

International Desk: Speculations of World War III have been going on for a long time. While the effects of the previous two World Wars still prevail, people cannot stop talking about the possibility of a third world war.

Bangla News

Passenger detained with 7 kg gold in Ctg

Staff Correspondent, Chittagong: Customs authorities of Chittagong Shah Amanat Airport have detained a passenger with 60 gold bars weighting 7 kg.  

Bangla News

Walton gets huge export orders in China’s Canton Fair

Economic Reporter: The country’s electronics giant ‘Walton’ has received remarkable amount of export orders for its produced wide range of local electronics and electrical appliances at the just concluded world’s largest electronics fair titled ‘Canton Fair’, held on April 15 to 19 at Guangzhou province in China.

Bangla News

March for science: Protesters call for science respect

International Desk: Thousands of scientists worldwide left their labs to take to the streets on Saturday along with students and research advocates in a push back against what they say are mounting attacks on science.

Bangla News

Actor Masum Aziz hospitalized

Entertainment Desk: Eminent actor Masum Aziz has admitted to a hospital in the capital on Saturday.

Bangla News

US defence secretary visits Qatar

International Desk: The US defence secretary has met Qatar's leader during a visit to the Gulf state, home to the largest American air base in the Middle East.

Bangla News

Salary increased for cricketers

Sport Desk: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has increased salaries and match fees for the contractual cricketers.

Bangla News

Pak sheltering Qaida's al-Zawahari, says Newsweek

International Desk: Al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri is being sheltered by Pakistan's ISI, possibly in Karachi, and the Islamic terrorist's "desperate last wish" is a last, big, blowout attack on the US "before folding his eyes", multiple sources told Newsweek.

Bangla News

25-point recommendations for transport sector

Staff Correspondent: The National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways has proposed a 25-point recommendations to return disciplines in transport sector.

Bangla News

Shakib-Al-Hasan news T20 captain

Sports Desk: All rounder Shakib Al Hasan was appointed Bangladesh's limited overs skipper.

Bangla News

'Operation South Paw' ends, huge explosive found

Jhenidah Correspondent: The 'Operation South Paw' conducted at a militant den in Jhenidah has been declared end.

Bangla News

Cargo trawler collides with green line launch, sinks

Staff Correspondent: A cargo trawler capsized after colliding with a Dhaka-bound launch named Green Line in Lamchhari area of Kirtankhola River in Barisal on Saturday afternoon.

Bangla News

Lightning kills two at Sandwip

Staff Correspondent: Two people have been killed in lightning strikes in Kalapnia village under Sandwip upazila of Chittagong on Saturday.

Bangla News

Moosa gets time till May 7

Staff Correspondent: Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate fixed May 7 for the controversial business tycoon Moosa Bin Shamsher alias Prince Moosa to appear before it for facing quizzes.

Bangla News

Death toll in Afghan army base attack rises to 140

International Desk: Afghan government officials say the death toll has jumped to 140 following Friday's assault on an army base in the northern Balkh province.

Bangla News

Musician Lucky Akhand buried

Staff Correspondent: Singer-composer-songwriter Lucky Akhand was buried at Mirpur Intellectuals' Graveyard with state honours on Saturday.

Bangla News

Angelina Jolie to marry for fourth time?

Risingbd Desk: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has a new man in her life and is rumoured keen to tie the knot. Her ex-husband Brad Pitt is reportedly unable to come to terms with the idea of another guy spending time with his kids.  

Bangla News

Rich tributes paid to Lucky Akhand

Staff Correspondent: People from all strata of life paid a rich tribute to legendary singer-composer and freedom fighter Lucky Akhand as his body was kept at the Central Shaheed Minar in the capital.

Bangla News

Reduction of internet price demanded

Staff Correspondent: The Bangladesh Mobile Phone Consumers Association has demanded of the government to reduce the cost of all types of internet bills.  

Bangla News

17 containers of explosives recovered from Jhenidah militant den

Jhenidah Correspondent: At least 17 plastic containers of explosives have been recovered from ‘Thanthania Para militant den’ in Porahati village under Sadar upazila of the district after conducting a drive there.

Bangla News

Misbah to receive Spirit of Cricket Trophy

Sports Desk: Retiring Test cricketer Misbahul Haq has won the hearts of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) with his good behaviour and will soon become the first-ever recipient of the Imtiaz Ahmed Spirit of Cricket Trophy, which will also earn him a cash prize of Rs500,000.

Bangla News

42 percent of Rana Plaza workers unemployed

Staff Reporter: A non-government organisation, Action Aid, has found that 4.2 percent of workers of Rana Plaza are still unemployed.

Bangla News

Mother fish releases eggs in Halda river