Thursday,21st March 2019


Ex Prime minister Khaleda’s trial to be held at old central jail

The trial in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case filed against Ex Prime minister of Bangladesh and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and three others is to be held today inside Dhaka Old Central Jail at...Full News..

Cate Blanchett: Nothing prepared me for Rohingya suffering

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Myanmar, on Tuesday at United Nations...Full News..

Protests flare amid police action

Clockwise from left, university teachers, rights activists and other citizens take part in a protest against BCL attacks on students demanding quota reformation in government jobs; police manhandle a...Full News..

Khaleda may have suffered mild stroke :Bangladesh

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia may have suffered a mild stroke in jail on June 5, her personal physicians said after meeting her at the Old Central Jail on Nazimuddin Road in Dhaka...Full News..

Syrian man opens school in Bangladesh for Rohingya refugees

A Syrian man living in Japan has opened a school in Bangladesh for young Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar. Mazen Salim, 43, who runs a trade business and lives in the...Full News..

BD Mymensingh hawkers’ market catches fire

Six firefighting units are trying to bring the blaze under control A fire broke has broken out at the hawkers' market in Mymensingh’s Ganginapar. Kotwali police station...Full News..

Myanmar, UN sign pact on initial steps for Rohingya return

Dhaka - Myanmar and U.N. agencies signed an agreement that might eventually lead to the return of some of the 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled brutal persecution by the country's security forces and...Full News..

AL General secretary refused any pressure on anti-drug operation

Bangladesh AL General secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the government will not bow down to any pressure over its ongoing anti-drug drive. “We...Full News..

Rohingyas at ICC demand justice over deportations

In this photograph taken in early May, Rohingya refugees make bamboo fences in preparation for the monsoon season in Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia. Cox’s Bazar. — AFP...Full News..

2 more killed in gunfights

Dhaka -  Two suspected drug dealers were killed in gunfights with law enforcers in different places across the country on Saturday. Of them, each was killed in Cumilla and Cox’s Bazar...Full News..

Supreme Court extends stay on Khaleda’s bail in Cumilla cases

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has extended till June 24 its previous order that stayed the High Court order granting bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in two cases filed in Cumilla,...Full News..

3 ‘criminals’ killed in Feni, Barisal, Mymensingh ‘gunfights’

Three alleged criminals were killed in separate “gunfights” with law enforcers in Feni, Barisal and Mymensingh districts early today. Five police personnel were also injured during the...Full News..

BD Students boycott classes-exams demanding quota gazette

DHAKA - Students have begun to boycott classes and examinations at universities and colleges across the country demanding a gazette notification abolishing quota system as per Prime Minister’s...Full News..

Bangabandhu-1 satellite launch has been successful

After much anticipation, the Bangabandhu-1 satellite launch has been successful, taking the country to space Bangladesh has many things to take pride in. In 2018, Bangladesh became eligible for...Full News..

20-party alliance to boycott election if Khaleda can’t join it

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led 20-party alliance will boycott the next general election if its chief Khaleda Zia cannot take part in it, reports UNB. Top leaders of the alliance...Full News..

6 months after attacks began, Rohingya see no end in sight

FILE- In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, Rohingya Muslims travel on a raft made with plastic containers on which they crossed over the Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh, near Shah Porir Dwip,...Full News..

Bangladesh 2nd worst country in curbing pollution

Bangladesh is ranked the second worst country in curbing environmental pollution, an Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranking report says. The EPI ranking, published on the sidelines of the...Full News..

Bangladesh 10th highest number of HIV deaths in Asia

Bangladesh recorded the 10th highest number of deaths from HIV/AIDS among Asian countries in 2016, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has revealed. According to the recent...Full News..

At Least 62 HIV Positive Rohingya Refugees identified BD government

Rohingya refugee Senoara Khatun knew nothing about HIV/AIDS until doctors found the immunodeficiency virus in her bloodstream, days after the expectant mother and her husband escaped to Bangladesh...Full News..

Chhatra League leader hacked dead in capital

Environmental Affairs Secretary of Bangladesh Chatra League Moshiur Rahman of Adabar thana was hacked to death last night. Incident happened on Sunday night around 10:30 pm in Shekhertek 10 of...Full News..

Wastage of sacrificial animals to be removed in 24hrs

Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Sayeed Khokon today said the wastage of sacrificial animals would be removed within 24 hours. "We have started removing the wastage. Both the Dhaka...Full News..

Turkey hails Bangladesh resolving Rohingya crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has appreciated Bangladesh's steps for providing assistance to Rohingya people and resolving the ongoing Rohingya crisis as he phoned his Bangladesh counterpart...Full News..

CJ urges media not to misquote him

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha yesterday urged journalists not misquote him as such incidents create confusion among people, reports BSS. "I am requesting you (journalists) not to misquote me....Full News..

HC to deliver verdict on N’ganj 7-murder today

The High Court will deliver its verdict on the death references and appeals in the sensational Narayanganj seven-murder cases. The HC bench of Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and Justice Mustafa...Full News..

Survivors want death for perpetrators

Thirteen years after the grenade attack on a rally of the then opposition leader, Sheikh Hasina, the survivors are still trying to come to terms with the incident. As many as 24 people, including the...Full News..

Hundreds of human trafficking cases pending in Cox’s Bazar

Cases against human traffickers and middlemen are piling up due to shortage of judges in Cox’s Bazar. From 2012 to July 2017, a total of 437 cases were filed under the Prevention and Suppression of...Full News..

Police cordon off ‘militant den’ at Panthapath

Law enforcers on Tuesday cordoned off a hotel in Panthapath area in the capital suspecting it a militant hideout. Tipped off, a team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) Unit...Full News..

Bangladesh inks 1m-tonne Thai rice deal, backs FTA

Bangladesh has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to buy 1 million tonnes of Thai rice a year, and agreed to start talks with Thailand on forming a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), which...Full News..

2 more hajj flights cancelled

Due to shortage of pilgrims for visa complications, two more scheduled hajj flights in the country have been cancelled. The authorities of Biman Bangladesh Airlines have cancelled the flights on...Full News..

Gas supply off for 10 hours in Mirpur today

Gas supply will remain suspended Monday for 10 hours in the city's Mirpur and adjoining areas due to relocation of gas pipelines to facilitate construction of Mass Rapid Transit Development under the...Full News..

Agencies to face action for trouble over hajj : Minister

Religious Affairs Minister Principal Motiur Rahman on Thursday said legal action will be taken against the hajj agencies responsible for visa complexities of hajj pilgrims, leading to flight...Full News..

‘Terrorist’ killed in Keraniganj ‘gunfight’

A top terrorist was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Mirerbagh area of Dakhshin Keraniganj early Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Mukter Hossain Amir alias Lengra Amir, accused...Full News..

Wasa tariff hike once again

City dwellers will have to pay more for using running water from tomorrow as Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) has decided to hike the price by 5 percent only eight months after the...Full News..

Uniform public varsity admission system still a far cry

Seven years ago, an initiative was taken to introduce a uniform examination system for admission to public universities  to reduce the trouble faced by students and guardians at the time of...Full News..

4 killed in Cox’s Bazar-Ramu landslides

At least four people, including two children, were killed and four others were rescued in two seperate landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in Kalatoli and Ramu areas of Cox's Bazar on Monday...Full News..

Early marriage even earlier

Over the last five years, more women got married at a younger age while men's average age of marriage kept going up. Last year, women's average age of marriage was 18.8 years, dropping from 19.3...Full News..

3 children among 5 of a family killed in Chittagong

Five people including three children of a family were killed and another one went missing in a landslide in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong early today. The deceased were identified as Fatema,...Full News..

Quake hits off Japan’s Fukushima, no damage or tsunami

A moderately strong earthquake struck off the coast of Japan’s Fukushima today but no fresh damage to the crippled nuclear power plant there was reported and there was no risk of a tsunami,...Full News..

Rab cordons off ‘militant den’ in Savar

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) cordoned off a suspected militant hideout in Ashulia area of Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, early today. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Rab surrounded a one-storey...Full News..

I can’t tie mosquito nets in people’s homes : Mayor Annisul Huq

Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq has blamed the mosquito population inside people's houses for the chikungunya outbreak. He claimed the viral disease was spreading fast because of...Full News..

9 rivers with Jamuna Teesta cross danger line

At least nine rivers, including the Jamuna, Teesta, Dharla, Surma and the Kushiyara, are flowing above the danger level, but experts say that will neither worsen nor prolong the current...Full News..

North Korea fires missile towards Japanese waters, officials say

North Korea on Tuesday launched yet another ballistic missile in the direction of Japan, South Korean officials said, part of a string of recent test-firings as the North works to build a...Full News..

Court denies request to halt restart of 2 reactors in Saga

Tokyo- The Saga District Court on Tuesday gave the green light to switch on two more nuclear reactors despite heavy public opposition, in the latest victory for the Japanese government's pro-nuclear...Full News..

Asian Development Bank awards three best performing projects in Bangladesh

Asian Development Bank or ADB has awarded three of its best performing project teams in Bangladesh as part of its "efforts to promote efficient project implementation." "The project teams were...Full News..

PM failed to grasp havoc in haor: Khaleda

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has failed to realise the devastation in the haors, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia said today. “Noticing her (PM) efforts in the haor area, it seems to me that the...Full News..

No connection in Baishakh celebration & religion: PM

Describing Pahela Baishakh celebrations as part of the country's tradition, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday called upon people to stay alert about misinformation regarding the...Full News..

No midnight bar on Facebook

State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim on April 4, 2017 assures that there will be no bar on Facebook as proposed – for six hours every midnight.she told reporters while...Full News..

Keep children away from terrorism : PM

Reiterating that there will be no room for terrorism and militancy in Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged all again to remain alert so that students and children do not take...Full News..

Transport strike called off

Bangladesh Road Transport Owners Association and Bangladesh Transport Workers' Federation have witdrawn the nationwide strike, which has crippled the country.  Shipping Minister and executive...Full News..

Transport strike enters 2nd day

An indefinite transport strike enforced by Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation, has entered the second day on Wednesday. Sources said road communications across the country almost...Full News..

Fire at Jatrabari shoe factory

A massive fire has broken out at footwear factory in the capital's Jatrabarhi around 11am on Monday. A duty officer at the Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters in Dhaka said, ten...Full News..

Indefinite transport strike begins in Khulna division

The transport workers called an indefinite transport strike in 10 districts of Khulna division from Sunday protesting the life imprisonment of a bus driver over the deaths of Tareque Masud, Mishuk...Full News..

BD’s envoy in Libya narrowly escapes flying bullet

Charge d affaires of Bangladesh Embassy to Libya Muhammad Mozammel Haque escaped narrowly being hit by a bullet at the Embassy while observing the second day programme of 'Amor Ekushey' on the...Full News..

Finaly Shafik Rehman leaves Dhaka for London

Finaly journalist Shafik Rehman left Dhaka for London on Friday morning. Shafik Rehman flied to United Kingdom by a Turkish Airlines around 8:00am to see his wife as his wife is undergoing...Full News..

PM to visit India in first half of April

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will pay an official visit to India in the first half of April this year, BSS reports. This was stated when visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Dr Subrahmanyam...Full News..

Arms recovered by digging out earth in Kader’s village home

Police on Thursday recovered a pistol, six bullets and a magazine from the village home of Abdul Kader Khan in connection with the murder of Gaibandha-1 MP Manjurul Islam Liton. The law enforcers...Full News..

Bernicat meets Khaleda to understand political situation

US ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on Wednesday said she had a meeting with the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to understand the current political climate in Bangladesh mentioning that it was her...Full News..

2 killed in N’ganj ‘gunfight’

Two people were killed in an alleged gunfight with the detectives in Narayanganj. The gunfight took place in Pagla Shahi Bazar area of Fatullah on Wednesday evening, said Detective Branch (DB) of...Full News..

Quader Khan mastermind of Liton killing: Police

Police on Wednesday said Jatiya Party (JaPa) central vice president and former Gaibandha MP Abdul Quader Khan is the mastermind of murdering of the Awami League parliamentarian Manjurul Islam...Full News..

3 siblings killed by elder brother in Narsingdi

Three siblings were killed by their elder brother at  Meghna river’s Alokbali Char in the east village area of the district on Tuesday night. The deceased are Abu Kalam Mia’s son Yasin, 10,...Full News..

JP leader Kader Khan arrested over MP Liton murder

Police have arrested Abdul Kader Khan, former Gaibandha-1 (Sundarganj) MP from Jatiya Party (JP), over the killing of lawmaker Manjurul Islam Liton. Detectives Branch (DB) of Police arrested Kader...Full News..

Khaleda Zia pays tribute to language martyrs

The BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia paid her tribute to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar at first hours of Tuesday. The BNP chief along...Full News..

President, PM pay homage to language martyrs

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday paid their homage to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar at one minute past...Full News..

Ensure fair polls, President to EC

President Md. Abdul Hamid today asked members of the newly constituted Election Commission (EC) to perform their job with the help of all political parties and others concerned to ensure holding of...Full News..

PM hands over Ekushey Padak 2017 National

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday handed over Ekushey Padak-2017 to 17 eminent personalities in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their respective fields. The Padak...Full News..

Sheikh Hasina returns home from Munich

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home from Munich via Abu Dhabi concluding her three-day visit to Germany to attend the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC). An Etihad Airways flight (EY258)...Full News..

PM seeks global support to relocate Rohingyas

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday sought support from the international community, including Germany, to temporarily relocate illegal Myanmar nationals living in Bangladesh to Thengar Char in...Full News..

Kabiraj’s slaughtered body found in Brahmanbaria

A Kabiraj (herbal medicine practitioner) was slaughtered by unknown miscreants at his own house in Brahmanbaria. The body of the victim was recovered around 9:00am on Saturday at Jagannathpur...Full News..

4 Bangladeshi women return home from Indian jail

Four Bangladeshi women returned home through Benapole check-post on Friday after languishing for two years in an Indian prison. The returnees were identified as Ferdousi Begum, 23, Rima Sheikh,...Full News..

UN asks Bangladesh to negotiate with US, Canada to resettle Rohingya refugees

The United Nations' refugee agency has asked Bangladesh to allow it to negotiate with the United States, Canada, and some European countries to resettle around 1,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the...Full News..

‘Outlaw’ killed in Rajbari ‘gunfight’

A suspected member of an outlawed party was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Maura Bongram in Pangsha upazila early Friday. The deceased was identified as Moazzem Fakir, a member of...Full News..

15 persons, BAF get ‘Independence Award-2017’

The government on Thursday finalised names of 15 persons and one organization for 'Independence Award -2017' for their glorious and outstanding contributions at the national level. A notification...Full News..

PM leaves for Germany Thursday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka today (Thursday) for Munich, Germany on a four-day official visit to attend the Munich Security Conference (MSC) and hold bilateral talks with German...Full News..

CEC, 4 commissioners sworn in

New Election CommissionersNew Election CommissionersThe new chief election commissioner (CEC) and four other election commissioners took oath of office on Wednesday. Chief justice SK Sinha...Full News..

Extremist leader killed in Pabna gunfight

An extremist leader was killed during a “gunfight” between his team and police at Bera upazila in pabna on Tuesday night. The deceased was identified as Nistar Alias Nizam, 40 and a resident...Full News..

PM leaves for Germany Thursday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka on Thursday for Munich, Germany on a four-day official visit to attend Munich Security Conference (MSC) and hold bilateral talks with German Chancellor...Full News..

‘Terrorist’ killed in Bogra ‘gunfight’

An alleged terrorist was killed in a 'gunfight' with police at Patanja in Kahalu upazila early Tuesday. The identity of the deceased could not yet be known. Tipped off, a team of police...Full News..

11 killed in Narsingdi road crash

Eleven people were killed in a road accident in Belabo upazila of Narsingdi on Sunday. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. Badrul Alam, officer-in-charge of Belabo...Full News..

Faridpur road crash leaves 13 dead

At least 13 people were killed and several others were injured when a bus collided head-on with a covered van in Nagarkanda upazila of Faridpur on Dhaka-Khulna highway on Friday night. Identity of...Full News..

HRW asks Dhaka to drop Rohingya relocation plan

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday asked the Bangladesh government to immediately drop its plan to transfer Rohingya refugees to what it termed an uninhabited, undeveloped coastal island. Relocating...Full News..

Crackdown on Rohingyas tantamount to genocide: UK HC

British high commissioner in Dhaka Alison Blake has said the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar spearhead by the country’s army is tantamount to genocide. The western diplomat made the...Full News..

5th January election was essential: Rakibuddin

Outgoing chief election commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed remarked that the national election on January 5 in 2014 was mandatory to maintain the continuity of the Constituency. He came up...Full News..

Graft case: Khaleda files no-confidence plea

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has filed a petition expressing no confidence on a special court judge dealing with the Zia Orphanage trust graft case against her. On behalf of the BNP chief, her...Full News..

2 killed in Bogra ‘gunfight’

Two suspected robbers were killed in an alleged gunfight with police in Panch Pir bazaar area of Kahalu upazila early Wednesday. The deceased are—Dulal, 45, and Ibrahim, 46. Being tipped of...Full News..

8 held over Uttara schoolboy murder

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested eight members of two teenage groups from Uttara in the city on Wednesday morning in the schoolboy Adnan  murder case. The arrestees are the member...Full News..

Bangladesh bank official killed in Motijheel road crash

A deputy director of Bangladesh bank was killed and three people were injured in an accident at Ittefaq Mor in city’s Motijheel area on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Golam...Full News..

KM Nurul Huda new CEC

President Abdul Hamid has nominated KM Nurul Huda as the next CEC tonight. Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam came up with the announcement while talking with journalists at a press briefing...Full News..

10 names finalised for EC

The search committee formed for reconstitution of the election commission, has finalised ten names from the short-list to formulate the new commission. The search committee sat with its members to...Full News..

Myanmar border guards gun down Bangladeshi fisherman

A Bangladeshi fisherman was shot dead and another injured as Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) opened fire on them while fishing in the Bay of Bengal near Teknaf Upazila early Monday. The victim...Full News..

Seven murder case: Fugitive death row convict held in Magura

Police in a drive arrested a fugitive death row convict in the Narayanganj seven‐murder case from Vayna crossing area in Magura town on Sunday morning. The arrestee—Enamul Kabir, in his...Full News..

AL leader Suranjit Sengupta passes away

Awami League veteran leader Suranjit Sengupta died at Labaid Hospital in Dhaka’s Panthapath area early on Sunday. He was 77. Suranjit Sengupta breathed his last at about 4:24am, said AL general...Full News..

Suranjit hospitalized

Veteran Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta has been admitted to Dhaka’s Labaid hospital in ‘critical condition’. He was taken to the coronary care unit (CCU) of the hospital on Saturday...Full News..

Hartal protesting Shahjadpur newsman killing underway

Samakla JournoA half-day hartal in protest against the killing of a local journalist in crossfire during a clash between two factions of ruling Awami League is underway since Saturday...Full News..

Bullet-shot Samakal journo die

The Daily Samakal’s Shahjadpur Correspondent Abdul Hakim Shimul, who received bullet injuries during a factional clash between two AL groups in Monirampur area in Shahjadpur, died on Friday noon on...Full News..

7 killed as truck ploughs into crowd at Alutila

At least seven people were killed and several injured as a truck ploughed into a crowd at Alutila of Khagrachari. The incident took place around 11:00am on Friday, Fire service control room...Full News..

Khaleda appears in court

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia appeared in court today to make her statement in the Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases. The BNP chief reached around 11:30am at the court of...Full News..

5 sued in walking on ‘human bridge’ incident

A guardian has sued five people, including the Haimchar upazila chairman of Chandpur district, for walking over a ‘human bridge’ made of schoolchildren during the sports day of Nilkamal Osmania...Full News..

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Dhaka on three-day visit

A red carpet was rolled out as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Dhaka today on a three-day official visit at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart Abdul Hamid. President Hamid...Full News..

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas due in Dhaka Wednesday

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives in Dhaka today (Wednesday) on a three-day official visit to advance the 'special relations' with Bangladesh. A special flight carrying Abbas and his...Full News..

20 names short-listed for EC

The search committee formed to reconstitute the election commission to hold the next general election, has finalized a short-list of 20 names to form the EC. The short-list was finalized after...Full News..