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182 injured in 10 districts as pre-election violence escalates

-- December 17, 2018 11:13:14

At least 182 people were injured in pre-election violence in Chattogram, Narsingdi, Bhola, Tangail, Chandpur, Bagerhat, Naokhali, Natore, Rangamati and Faridpur districts on Sunday. In Chattogram, BN...

'Cyclone Phethai' intensifies, likely to hit India coast

-- December 17, 2018 10:28:40

Coastal areas in India's Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are on high alert as the cyclonic storm developing over the Bay of Bengal is set to make landfall around Kakinada on Monday afternoon, according...

Couple, two kids found dead in Chandpur

-- December 17, 2018 10:09:56

Police recovered the bodies of a couple and their two minor children from their residence at Debpur village of Chandpur Sadar upazila on Monday morning. The deceased were identified as Mainuddin, 35,...

AL men sued over attack on Dr Kamal

-- December 16, 2018 20:23:32

Activists of the Awami League (AL) and its front organisations were accused in a case on early Sunday in connection with the attack on Jatiya Oikyafront leader Dr Kamal Hossain’s motorcade, re...

PM releases postage stamp on Victory Day  

-- December 16, 2018 20:07:05

Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina on Sunday released a commemorative postage stamp, a first-day cover and a data card marking the 48th Victory Day, reports UNB. She released the stamp, Tk 10 first-...

President hosts Victory Day reception

-- December 16, 2018 19:03:29

  President Abdul Hamid hosted a reception at Bangabhaban on Sunday marking the country’s 48th Victory Day, reports UNB. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, freedom fighters, politicians, civil...

Police arrest Satkhira-4 candidate

-- December 16, 2018 18:15:41

Police arrested Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader Gazi Nazrul Islam, who is contesting the upcoming general election from Satkhira-4 constituency with the 'Sheaf of Paddy' symbol, and two other party...

Dr Kamal voices scepticism over fair polls

-- December 16, 2018 18:01:22

In the wake of ‘attacks’ on the Jatiya Oikyafront candidates in many places and the arrest of its leaders and activists, alliance chief Dr Kamal Hossain on Sunday feared whether the govern...

Miscreants kill girl after rape in Rajshahi

-- December 16, 2018 16:38:05

A schoolgirl was killed after reportedly being raped in Baroipara area of Poba upazila in Rajshahi on Saturday night. The victim was identified as Hasina Khatun, 11, daughter of Hossain Ali of Baipur...

Ctg JCD activist dies after falling from building

-- December 16, 2018 16:36:30

A Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) activist died after falling from a building in Muradnagar when he was allegedly being chased by police on early Sunday, reports UNB. The BNP student front activist wa...

Victory inevitable for unified people: Dr Kamal

-- December 16, 2018 14:48:33

SAVAR, Dec 16 (UNB): Reiterating that this country belongs to people, Jatiya Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hossain on Sunday said the victory of unified people is inevitable. “We’ve to remain...

Man dies in police custody in Dhaka

-- December 16, 2018 13:57:46

A man has died in police custody in Dhaka, hours after his arrest. He breathed his last at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) after he complained of chest pains, according to the police. The accu...

India to monitor Bangladesh polls

-- December 16, 2018 13:43:05

India will send observers to monitor the upcoming general elections of Bangladesh scheduled to be held on December 30. The Indian Election Commission took the decision following a meeting held betwee...

Election is turning into a farce, claims Fakhrul

-- December 16, 2018 13:20:51

The government has made a farce of the election by scheduling it during the month of victory, said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. He made the remark as he paid homage to the Natio...

JPC elections on Tuesday

-- December 16, 2018 13:15:55

The Jatiya Press Club (JPC) managing committee elections will be held at the club premises on Tuesday (December 18). The voting to elect the managing committee of the club for 2018-19 tenure will beg...

India to review border fencing work along Bangladesh border next month

-- December 16, 2018 12:57:10

GUWAHATI: Indian union home minister, Rajnath Singh will review the work of border fencing along the Bangladesh border next month, according to a report published on economictimes.indiatimes.com. A...

PM greets Freedom Fighters with gifts

-- December 16, 2018 12:54:45

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday greeted all Freedom Fighters (FFs) of the country on the occasion of the 48th Victory Day. Like the previous years, the premier sent flowers, fruits and sweetme...

Police recover missing man’s body in Keraniganj

-- December 16, 2018 12:02:24

The body of a missing autorickshaw driver was found with his hands and feet tied in Dhaka’s South Keraniganj upazila. The body was recovered from a bush near Baghashur Village in Basta union on...

SUST dismisses teacher over sexual harassment

-- December 16, 2018 11:46:57

Authorities of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet dismissed a university teacher for sexually harassing a female student. The accused teacher is Plabon Chandra Saha of Economics...

Nation celebrates 48th Victory Day

-- December 16, 2018 10:35:24

The 48th Victory Day of Bangladesh is being celebrated across the country on Sunday. The day begun with the paying of deep homage to the martyrs who laid down their lives for the country. On this da...

Cyclonic storm ‘Phethai’ formed over Bay

-- December 16, 2018 10:33:26

The deep depression over southeast bay and adjoining area moved to northwestwards, intensified into a cyclonic storm 'Phethai' over southwest bay and adjoining areas on Sunday, reports UNB. Maritime...

President, PM pay homage to Liberation War martyrs

-- December 16, 2018 10:29:34

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the Liberation War by placing wreaths at the National Memorial in Savar with the rise of sun on Su...

Kamal Hossain says sorry

-- December 16, 2018 10:07:04

Dr Kamal Hossain has regretted his angry comments in response to reporters’ questions about his position on Jamaat-e-Islami. Jatiya Oikya Front chief Kamal Hossain issued a statement a day afte...

JP candidate’s motorcade, Rony’s wife’s vehicle comes under attack  

-- December 15, 2018 21:26:13

The motorcade of Jatiya Party candidate for Manikganj-2 and the vehicle of Patuakhali-3 BNP contestant's wife allegedly came under attack in Manikganj and Patuakhali districts on Saturday. In Manikga...

Present prices delight bottle gourd farmers

Our Correspondent December 15, 2018 21:11:58

GOPALGANJ, Dec 15: Grassroots bottle gourd farmers in Gopalganj Sadar are delighted over the present market prices of the vegetable this season.According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DA...

Language hero Bimal Roy no more

-- December 15, 2018 20:33:57

Bimal Roy Choudhury, a language movement veteran and freedom fighter, died from old age complicacies at Jashore General Hospital on Saturday morning. He was 93. He breathed his last at 9:00am, said h...

BNP candidate Khokon, three others suffer 'bullet wounds' in Noakhali

-- December 15, 2018 19:57:30

BNP candidate for Noakhali-1 constituency Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon and three other party activists reportedly suffered bullet wounds and 36 others were injured in a clash between Awami League and...

EC bars live telecast of voting

-- December 15, 2018 19:11:16

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Saturday said journalists cannot telecast live from a polling booth during voting. "No live telecast will be allowed from rooms (booths), but journa...

‘Attack on Dr Kamal’s motorcade unfortunate’

-- December 15, 2018 18:28:15

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Saturday said Friday's attack on Jatiya Okiyafront leader Dr Kamal Hossain's motorcade is unfortunate. "It's an unfortunate incident. He's a senior...

‘EC working under full control of govt’

-- December 15, 2018 18:12:12

BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed claimed that Election Commission (EC) is working under the full control of the present government. The BNP standing committee member came up with the allegation while a...