How do the BNP leaders talk about electricity? Have they no shame? Those, who plunged the country into darkness during their regime, are now talking about power crisis. Their dream of government getting ousted due to power outage will soon turn into a nightmare.

  • Won’t back down, no matter the cost

    An utter tragedy struck 13 years ago. Still only a ninth-grader, Rajshahi’s Sheuli Akter was married off owing to her family’s unimaginable struggle with poverty.

  • ‘Dredging for nothing’

    The Water Development Board has restarted dredging the Ichhamati river in Pabna, following a six-month halt.

  • Price Hike: Govt making roadmap to increase rice production

    The government is preparing a roadmap to boost rice production within two years to meet the increasing demand, said Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque on Thursday.

  • Apex court judge passes away before taking oath

    Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan, who was recently elevated to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, died of Covid-19 yesterday.

  • ‘Bangladesh role model of positive change’

    UK High Commissioner Robert Chatterton Dickson said Bangladesh has become a role model of positive transformation, while continuing to tackle political and governance challenges as a vibrant, independent nation.

  • Worker dies from electrocution

    A worker died from electrocution while working in a building in the city’s Azimpur area yesterday.

  • 7-year-old fighting for life at RMCH

    A seven-year-old child has been fighting for his life at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) for the last three days. His parents and relatives said this is a result of “wrong treatment” at a private hospital.

  • ‘An artist’s protest is in their art’

    Students of fine arts at Rajshahi University (RU) have started a three-day-long protest, showcasing their artworks yesterday near the accident spot where Mahmud Habib Himel, a student of the same faculty, was crushed to death.

  • 4,000 constables to join force

    Police will soon be recruiting 4,000 constables through the overhauled recruitment procedure.

  • BNP a fragile, dependent party Says Quader

    General Secretary of Awami League Obaidul Quader yesterday said BNP as a political party is fragile and dependent on others.

  • Want to lease a grave

    Want to lease a grave? Get ready to pay lakhs!

    Believe it or not, if someone wants to lease a grave -- even if it’s just around 28 square feet of land -- for 25 years in an area of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), they’ll have to pay a hefty Tk 20 lakh!

  • Fighting for the bare minimum

    At Jahangirnagar University (JU), there’s no books available in braille, neither is are there reserved seats in the dorms for students with disabilities.

  • Roses gone, dreams dead

    This was supposed to be their time of the year. There’s Pahela Falgun, then there’s Valentine’s Day, both occasions where people buy flowers to give to their loved ones.

  • They went on a picnic, never to return

    By this year, they would’ve been done with their SSC exams and become proud college students. To celebrate their last few days at school, they went to a picnic with their fellows, promising their parents to return home quickly.

  • Achilles’ Hills: Rampant hill cutting puts 200 families in Moulvibazar under risk of landslide

    Even though everything came to a halt during the pandemic, hill cutting didn’t.

  • BCL announces DU hall committee

    After a gap of over five years, Chhatra League (BCL) yesterday announced the list of its presidents and secretaries for the 18 Dhaka University (DU) halls.

  • Munia’s death: PBI takes 7th date as probe yet to end

    A Dhaka court yesterday again asked PBI to submit -- by February 22 -- the probe report in a case filed against Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir and seven others over the rape and murder of a college student in Dhaka’s Gulshan.

  • Torturing, Bullying Student: Three BCL members suspended from hall

    Three members of Chhatra League’s Bijoy Ekattor hall unit of Dhaka University (DU) were suspended from the hall for six months over torturing and bullying a student at the hall seven days ago.

  • ‘Bid to lift sanctions’: Govt spending public money to protect image

    BNP yesterday raised questions about the government allegedly spending public money to lift US-imposed sanctions.

  • State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam

    Govt requests EC to probe BNP’s lobbyist expenses

    The government has requested the Election Commission to probe whether BNP had shown the expenditure of appointing lobbyist firms abroad in their annual financial report.

  • Carrying Phensidyl a punishable offence: SC

    The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday scrapped a High Court verdict which in 2003 ruled that carrying and possessing Phensidyl is not a punishable offence.

  • Rajshahi Wasa triples water tariff

    Rajshahi Water Supply and Sewerage Authority has tripled water tariff from yesterday. Rajshahi Wasa announced it through notices on its website and newspapers last month.

  • CEC should apologise

    Thirty-seven eminent personalities yesterday called upon CEC KM Nurul Huda to make a public apology if he fails to prove allegation of irregularities against Shujan Secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar within a week.

  • 272 women, girls faced violence in Jan

    A total of 272 women and girls faced violence in the first month of this year, said a report prepared by Bangladesh Mahila Parishad.

  • Right back at it

    Occupied footpaths have been a longstanding problem for commuters and pedestrians of Savar Bazar Bus Stand area.

  • Barishal airport: Barely holding it together

    Landing aircrafts at Barishal Airport has become a risky endeavour. This is due to the dilapidated condition of its runway as well as other structures, a high-level investigation team of the civil aviation ministry found.

  • Ansar al Islam resurgence

    Still stuck in a Bureaucratic Tangle

    The proposal to appoint psychologists for deradicalisation programme remains stuck in a bureaucratic tangle.

  • 38 days of fresh air in 6 years

    Residents of the capital have inhaled clean air for only 38 days in the last six years, found a study, highlighting the gravity of the air pollution that over two crore people of the city are exposed to every day.

  • Trucker held over death of van-puller

    Rab on Wednesday detained the driver of a truck  from Chandgaon area of port city, after a van-puller was killed by his truck in the capital’s Bailey Road area on January 24.

  • Reg of 228 NGOs scrapped in last 4yrs

    Registration of 228 NGOs has been scrapped between 2017 and 2021 due to various reasons, including violation of conditions, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque informed parliament yesterday.

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