The government on Sunday asked the district magistrates to assign 392 executive magistrates to run as many mobile courts in 98 upazilas for law and order maintenance ahead of the February 19 local elections. Full story
The Election Commission is planning to announce next week the schedule for election to the parliamentary seats reserved for women in the 10th Jatiya Sangsad.
‘The commission would announce the schedule for election to... Full story
The police foiled a procession brought out by the hawkers in the Sylhet city on Sunday noon. The hawkers later submitted a memorandum to the Sylhet Metropolitan Police commissioner demanding their rehabilitation. Full story
Students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology took to the streets, blocked the roads and burnt vehicle after a road accident in which one of their fellows was injured in the Plassey crossing in the capital on Sunday. Full story
Visitors to the Amar Ekushey Book Fair on Sunday witnessed an improvement on the disarray and mismanagement marking the launch of the event. Most of the stalls are now ready, the fair ground is without dust after water was sprinkled and vendors... Full story
The Anti-Corruption Commission on Sunday assigned officers to probe into wealth of former BNP lawmaker Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Anee and former Jamaat lawmaker Mia Golam Parwar, said officials. Full story
The young girl whose dismembered body was recovered in the capital’s Uttara area on Friday has been identified as Khadiza Begum.
Uttara police recovered Khadiza’s sliced body in two sacks from behind a six-storey building at road No-20 in... Full story
The High Court on Sunday rejected ‘as not being pressed’ a bail petition filed by Sohel Rana, the owner of the Rana Plaza that collapsed on April 24, 2013 killing more than 1,100 people, mostly apparel workers. Full story
Weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country till 6:00pm today. Moderate to thick fog may occur over the country during midnight till morning, Met Office said. Full story
At least 19 people, including nine bishwa ijtema devotees, were killed in traffic accidents in Mymensingh, Dhaka and Rangpur on Saturday night and Sunday.
In Mymensingh, at least six Muslim devotees were killed and seven... Full story
The National Poetry Festival, which began on Saturday on the Dhaka University campus, ended on Sunday.
This year’s event had the theme of Kabita Sahena Danab Jatana (poetry abhors daemon’s howl) and the event... Full story
Political scientists, economists and academics at the Joint Regional Conference of International Political Science Association called for a ‘rethinking’ of the democratic process in Bangladesh. Full story
Branding the Awami League-led government repressive rulers, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday said the incumbents had turned the country into a ‘veritable prison’. Full story
At least two activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party were stabbed to death in Chittagong and Magura on Sunday and Saturday night.
New Age Chittagong correspondent reported that a Swechchhasebak Dal activist was knifed to death by... Full story
Members of Bangladesh Coastguard in a drive on Sunday seized 100 maunds of Jatka (hilsa fry) worth about Tk 12 lakh... Full story
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has made Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah as her representative in Gopalganj-3 (Tungipara and Kotalipara).
Abdullah, who is the religious affairs secretary of Awami League, will perform the responsibilities... Full story
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Professor M Nazrul Islam and Dr Nazneen Khan have been elected president and secretary general respectively of Bangladesh Glaucoma Society for 2014-2015.
The election was held in its 5th Annual general meeting at a local hotel in the city on Sunday, said... Full story
The Election Commission on Sunday filed petition with the Appellate Division for staying the operation of a High Court verdict that had declared promotion of seven deputy secretaries of the commission illegal. Full story
Today is the 16th anniversary of death of former secretary M Akhter Ali.
He died on this day in 1998.
M Akhter Ali’s family members will organise a prayer session at his Gulshan residence. Full story
The government will soon start installation of 1,320MW Rampal coal-fired thermal power plant near the Sundarbans, prime minister’s energy adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury said on Sunday. Full story
An eight-member delegation of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party led by former speaker Jamir Uddin Sircar visited Sirajganj on Saturday night to investigate incidents of extrajudicial killings and attacks on minority people in the district. Full story
Rajshahi University is opening evening master’s courses in different departments of social sciences, arts and law faculties amid protests by students. The University Grants Commission has also not approved the proposal. Full story
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Tens of thousands of people, from home and abroad, joined the concluding prayers of the second phase of three-day bishwa ijtema in Tongi on the outskirt of the capital on Sunday seeking divine blessings and peace and prosperity of the country... Full story
A judge who has been trying the General Manzur murder case for six months has been changed 10 days before the verdict, scheduled to be delivered on February 10, against the prime minister’s special envoy HM Ershad and two... Full story
At least 39 people were killed during pre- and post-election violence in January, either in clashes between the the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance and the police and the ruling Awami League or in petrol bomb attacks... Full story
A court in Dhaka on Sunday ordered police to return the items seized from the office of the Daily Inqilab in a raid on January 16. Metropolitan Magistrate Shamsul Arefin passed the order after hearing a petition filed by a senior... Full story
The Border Guard Bangladesh seized 709 bottles of smuggled liquor worth about Tk 9.80 lakh and held one from Tamabil and Goainghat border in Sylhet early Sunday. The detainee was Monir Uddin, 16, of village Kalarai under... Full story
A minor boy was found dead at village Rathkhola under Harinakundu upazila. The victim was Hazrat Ali, 8, son of Siddique Hossain of the village. Harinakundu police officer-in-charge Mahibul Islam said villagers found the body... Full story
A man and his daughter were killed in a septic tank explosion in Pashchimpara of Tongi early Sunday. The victims were Mostafa Kamal, 60, and his daughter Mukta, 22. Tongi police officer-in-charge Ismail Hossain said the victims... Full story
The police arrested an activist of the underground outfit Purba Bangla Communist Party (ML Janajuddha) with a shutter gun at village Baidanga under Jhenaidah sadar upazila Sunday noon. The arrestee was Ainal Mandal, of the village. Full story
A schoolboy allegedly committed suicide at village Achail under Chandina upazila Saturday night as his parents rebuked him for his negligence in studies. The deceased was Julay Anas, 14, son of Ali Azam of the village, and a Class... Full story
A ‘tax information and service centre’ was inaugurated in Sylhet on Sunday. National Board of Revenue chairman Md Ghulam Hussain, also the government’s internal resources division secretary, opened the centre at Nayasarak in the city at noon. Full story
Seven physicians have been suspended for their unapproved absence at work.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a media statement on Sunday said that the actions were taken as per the directives of health and... Full story