War crimes convict Abdul Quader Molla, also an assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami, was hanged Thursday night at Dhaka Central Jail amid heightened security.
The jail authorities executed the 66-year-old... Full story
At least six people, four in Lakshmipur, died in violence as law enforcers fired into blockaders and blockaders attacked vehicles on the last of the 144-hour countrywide blockade of road, railway and waterways the opposition started... Full story
The apparent failure of the UN-brokered negotiations between the ruling and opposition camps to make a breakthrough in the crisis over the next general elections has left leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party frustrated. Full story
The supply of urea and non urea fertilisers to the dealers has drastically dropped due to severe road communication disruptions caused by the nationwide blockade, officials said.
They, however, said that... Full story
The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami on Thursday called a countrywide dawn-to-dusk general strike for December 15 in protest at the execution of its assistant secretary general Abdul Quader Molla, convicted of committing crimes against humanity in the independence war in 1971. Full story
The participation rate in schools of children from national minorities is significantly below the national primary enrolment rate.
The rate of literacy, the ability of a person to write a letter, amongst those belonging to national minorities... Full story
The state minister for home, Shamsul Haque, on Thursday said that people were leading normal life despite the oppositionÃ¢€™s nationwide blockade of road, railway and waterways in protest at the next general polls scheduled for January 5. Full story
Law enforcers picked up the Jatiya Party chairman, HM Ershad, from his house at Baridhara about 11:40pm on Thursday, the partyÃ¢€™s secretary general ABM Ruhul Amin Hawlader, said.
Ã¢€˜RAB 1 personnel picked up our leader. Full story
The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Thursday reiterated that the next elections will be held in a free, fair and neutral manner as per the constitution.
She said all the polls held in different tiers during the last five years of the present... Full story
The leader of the opposition and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday asked the government to facilitate the path of dialogue and consensus by releasing opposition leaders and activists and postponing the election. Full story
The Bangladesh railway authorities on Thursday suspended all railway services across the country for about
four hours fearing sabotage shortly after the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general Abdul Quader Molla. Full story
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Shahbagh protesters, who started rallying in early February for the capital punishment of convicted war criminal Abdul Quader Molla, on Thursday expressed their delight after the Appellate Division cleared the way for the execution of Quader Molla. Full story
UK senior foreign office minister Baroness Warsi, who came to Dhaka on a one-day visit on Thursday, stressed the importance of free, fair and transparent elections saying that the acceptability of the elections would be determined by the people of Bangladesh. Full story
The Jatiya Party, led by HM Ershad, on Thursday officially informed the chief election commissioner that the party would not contest the 10th parliamentary elections scheduled for January 5.
The party chairman, Ershad, in his... Full story
A survey published Wednesday of 25 American cities, including many of the nationÃ¢€™s largest, showed yearly increases in food aid and homelessness.
The cities, located throughout 18 states, saw requests for... Full story
A group of Chhatra League activists attacked the family members of Abdul Quader Molla at his Mogbazar house immediately after his execution Thursday night.
The Ramna thana police picked at least 11 relatives of... Full story
Protesters cut off electricity to the prime ministerÃ¢€™s office compound on Thursday and demanded that police abandon the premises, piling fresh pressure on ThailandÃ¢€™s government in a political crisis that has dragged on for weeks. Full story
The Bangladesh Railway is facing uncertainties in launching its trial basis train tracking system on mobile phones for the benefit of the passengers.
The launching scheduled for last month became uncertain due to political unrests, said BR officials. Full story
The global death toll from cancer rose to 8.2 million in 2012 with sharp rises in breast cancer as the disease tightened its grip in developing nations struggling to treat an illness driven by Western lifestyles. Full story
A South African sign language interpreter accused of miming nonsense as world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela defended himself as a Ã¢€˜championÃ¢€™ signer on Thursday, but said he suffered a schizophrenic episode during the event. Full story
A schoolboy was killed in a road accident in front of Lafarge Cement Factory colony in Chhatak upazila on Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Al-Nabin Sadik, 14, student of class IX of Kamar Ali High School and son... Full story
A delegation of Jatiya Party (Ershad) led by Begum Raushan Ershad met the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, at Ganobhaban Thursday evening.
A highly placed source at Ganobhaban said the Jatiya... Full story