Notorious poacher Habib Talukdar alias ‘Tiger Habib’, who was on the run for nearly two decades, has been arrested by Bangladesh police.
Mitu murder case: No confession from Babul after remand
Chattogram’s former police superintendent Babul Akter didn’t give any confessional statement at court on Monday after spending 5 days in police remand as accused in his wife, Mitu’s murder case.
Return to Dhaka after lockdown ends: Mayor Taposh
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh has urged people who left for their native places to celebrate Eid with their families to return to Dhaka as soon as the
lockdown restrictions are lifted.
RU VC left campus after irregular appointment of 141 persons
The outgoing vice-chancellor of Rajshahi University professor M Abdus Sobhan temporarily appointed 141 persons to different positions of the university disregarding prohibitions from the Education Ministry and the University Grants Commission (UGC).
2 die in Kushtia after inhaling toxic gas inside septic tank
Two construction workers died after inhaling toxic gas inside a septic tank at Jugia Palpara in Kushtia on Friday morning.
26 dead as speedboat sinks in Padma after hitting bulkhead
At least 26 people died when a speedboat sank in the Padma River near Kathalbari Ferry ghat in Shibchar Upazila of Madaripur district on Monday.
Valuing Resilience After the Pandemic
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the world one thing, it is the high price we pay – in lost lives, damaged economies, and wasted human potential – when we undervalue resilience.
Ramping up response for Rohingya Refugees after camp fire
United Nations agencies have stepped up their efforts to assist thousands of Rohingya refugee families left homeless after last week’s devastating fire at the Kutupalong refugee camp in southern Bangladesh.
Uneasy calm at Hathazari after Friday’s mayhem
Traffic movement on Chattogram-Khagrachhari highway remained suspended since Saturday morning as a tense situation has been prevailing at Hathazari in Chattogram since Friday’s clash.
4 sentenced to death for killing woman after rape in Chattogram
A Chattogram court on Wednesday sentenced four people to death in a case filed for killing a woman after rape in 2016.
Protests swell after Myanmar junta raises specter of force
Protesters gathered in Myanmar’s biggest city on Monday despite the ruling junta’s threat to use lethal force against people who join a general strike against the military’s takeover three weeks ago.
Myanmar Looks Back in Fear and Anger after Military Coup
Yangon, Myanmar, Feb 3 2021 (IPS) – As night fell on Tuesday, the second day of the military coup in Myanmar, two familiar scenes were being played out on opposite sides of the world.
Liberation War Museum reopens for public after nine months
Dhaka, Jan 08 – The Liberation War Museum (LWM) has reopened its doors to general visitors from Friday at its permanent venue located in Agargaon in the capital following health directives, after being closed for the past nine months.
20 migrants dead off Tunisia after boat sinks, more missing
TUNIS, Tunisia (UNB/AP) — About 20 African migrants were found dead Thursday after their smuggling boat, which was trying to reach Europe, sank in the Mediterranean Sea, Tunisian authorities said. Five survivors were rescued and the Tunisian navy is searching…
After Historic Turnout, Counts to Show Will of People: HRW
US: Electoral Process Needs Time New York – The United States electoral process needs time to tabulate the vote in the November 3, 2020 general election, Human Rights Watch said today. News organizations and social media companies should be vigilant…
After nearly a decade away, La Niña weather system is back
30 October 2020 – Many will be familiar with El Niño – the ocean-warming phenomenon that affects global weather patterns – but how about La Niña, which is linked to cooler sea temperatures?
Rangpur worker dies after air pumped through rectum
Rangpur, Oct 23 – A worker of Jamjam Feed Mills died on Friday after his fellow worker pumped air through his rectum at Dewantuli in Mahiganj of Rangpur.
Rohingya: Tripartite talks ‘in Beijing’ after Myanmar’s polls
Dhaka, Oct 23 – Bangladesh, Myanmar and China are planning to hold Foreign Minister-level tripartite talks after Myanmar’s national election in November to begin the repatriation of Rohingyas without any delay.
Trump flown to hospital after Covid-19 positive test
A feverish US President Donald Trump has been flown to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus. The White House said the president was “fatigued but in good spirits” and was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Husband arrested after woman found dead in launch
Dhaka, Sept 16 – The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) arrested a man from Dhaka’s Mirpur on Tuesday night for allegedly killing his woman in a launch cabin in Barisal.
Warring Afghans meet to find peace after decades of war
Dubai, AP/UNB, Sept 12 – After decades of conflict, Afghanistan’s warring sides will open long anticipated negotiations Saturday in search of lasting peace. This will also provide an exit for U.S. and NATO troops after nearly 19 years.
Djokovic disqualified for hitting ball at line judge US Open
Top seed Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open for accidentally hitting a ball at a line judge in his fourth-round match.
Macron urges new Mideast talks after call with Abbas
French President Emmanuel Macron urged fresh Middle East peace talks after Israel and the UAE agreed to normalise ties in a move praised by many Western governments, including Paris, but unanimously denounced by the Palestinians.
YCL to be named after Sheikh Kamal from next edition
Dhaka, Aug 14: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to name the Youth Cricket League (YCL) as ‘Shaheed Sheikh Kamal Youth Cricket League’ from the next edition of the event.
Bangladesh HC resumes regular operation after 5 months
Dhaka, Aug 12 – The regular activities of the High Court division resumed on Wednesday after five months of suspension due to Covid-19 outbreak.
Trump exits briefing after shooting near WH
Washington, AP/UNB, Aug 11 – US President Donald Trump abruptly exited from a briefing escorted by a Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room following a ‘shooting’ outside.
Nepal ends 4-month lockdown after drop in Covid-19 cases
Xinhua/UNB, July 23 – The government of Nepal has decided to formally end the nearly four-month lockdown imposed on March 24 to prevent transmission of Covid-19, said a senior cabinet minister.
Turkey turns Hagia Sophia back into mosque after court order
Istanbul, AP/UNB, July 11 – Turkey has finally announced the reconversion of Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia into a mosque and opened it for worship, drawing huge outcry across the world.
Experts fear spike in Corona infections after Eid-ul Azha
Dhaka, July 10 – Health experts have expressed apprehension that Covid-19 infection rate may take an upward trend sharply after the upcoming Eid-ul Azha as several crore people get directly engaged in the sacrificing over one crore animals in the…
After six months, worst of pandemic ‘yet to come’: WHO
The coronavirus pandemic is “not even close to being over”, the WHO warned , as the global death toll passed half a million and cases surged in Latin America and the United States.