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Kashmir group seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

AP :A prominent rights group in occupied Kashmir is advocating for the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate what it calls the endemic use of

7 more killed in road accidents

Staff Reporter  :At least seven persons were killed and 15 others seriously injured in separate road accidents across the country on Monday.In Dhaka, a motorcyclist named Shahidul Islam Sagor,

Cabinet reshuffle aimed at gearing up works: Quader

UNB, Dhaka :Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said the reshuffle in the cabinet was done to speed up works and improve the quality of works

ADB to strengthen coop with BD for growth

UNB, Dhaka :The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday expressed its willingness to strengthen cooperation further with Bangladesh to help the country take its growth and development to the

ACC operated within ‘comfort zone targeting small fry’ in 2018

UNB, Dhaka :The Anti-Corruption Commission, country's principal organ for fighting graft, was less actively engaged in fulfilling its stated function in 2018, as evidenced by a fall in the

4 held with stolen oil of railway

UNB, Natore :Members of Rapid Action Battalion arrested four people along with 2,100 liters stolen oil of Bangladesh Railway from Abdulpur Railway Junction area in Lalpur upazila early Monday.The

17 condemned convicts still at large

17 condemned convicts still at large

UNB, Feni :Law enforcement agencies are yet to arrest the 17 convicts sentenced to death by a lower court in March last year in Fulgazi upazila chairman Ekramul Haque

4 criminals killed in gunfights

UNB, Dhaka :Three suspected hijackers and a drug trader were killed in reported gunfights in Dhaka, Chattogram and Cumilla early Monday.In Dhaka,two suspected hijackers were killed in a reported

JS body for buying paddy directly from farmers

BSS, Dhaka :The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food Ministry on Monday suggested procuring paddy directly from the farmers for the sake of them.The parliamentary watchdog came up with the

Two active members of Ansar Al Islam were arrested by RAB-11 on Monday from Fatulla area in Narayanganj with some Jihadi books, laptop and leaflets.

Two active members of Ansar Al Islam were arrested by RAB-11 on Monday from Fatulla area in Narayanganj with some Jihadi books, laptop and leaflets.


Khaleda's condition now at 'dangerous' stage: BNP

UNB, Dhaka :BNP on Monday alleged that it chairperson's Khaleda Zia's health condition has reached a dangerous stage as she been 'subjected to the government's politics of vengeance'.Speaking at

Biman ticket must for Hajj visa

Kamruzzaman Bablu  :The authorities would not issue Hajj visa for Bangladeshi pilgrims without confirmation of Biman tickets.Without conformation of Biman ticket, Ashkona Hajj office would not receive any passport

BCL activists suspend protests after talks with AL leaders

bdnews24.com :The 'deprived' leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League have suspended their sit-in protest over alleged attacks on them and left the site of Raju Sculpture after the senior leaders

Body found in Buriganga

UNb, Keraniganj :The body of a schoolboy, who reportedly jumped into the Buriganga river after being rebuked by his father on Saturday night, was recovered from the river on

Money laundered abroad showing rice price twice: Menon

Staff Reporter :Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon on Monday said that in the name of rice import money has been laundered abroad by showing rice price twice. "The

Case filed against 3 policemen for demanding bribe

Court Correspondent :A case was filed on Monday against three police men of Bangshal Police Station for allegedly taking bribe. The three accused policemen are- Sub-Inspector (SI) Rayhan, Assistant

A team of Anti-Corruption Commission raided the trucks used for selling of TCB goods during Ramzan in city's Banasri area on Monday and detected irregularities in the sales guidelines.

A team of Anti-Corruption Commission raided the trucks used for selling of TCB goods during Ramzan in city's Banasri area on Monday and detected irregularities in the sales guidelines.


SC to clarify its directives to media soon : Law Minister

Staff Reporter :The Supreme Court (SC) will soon give a clarification about its notice that requested print and electronic media to refrain from reporting on ongoing cases at the

Prosperity to be achieved keeping country free from militancy: PM

UNB, Dhaka :Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the government wants to attain economic development keeping the country free from terrorism and militancy."It's very much regretful that terrorism

1,100 BRTC buses ready for Eid spl service

Staff Reporter  :About 1,100 BRTC buses have been made ready for tens of thousands of Eid Passengers, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader. He said it while

BNP announces 2-day prog on public issues

UNB, Dhaka :BNP on Sunday announced a two-day programme demanding that the government ensure fair prices of paddy and clear all the arrears of jute mill workers.As part of

Accord gets 281-day extension to work in BD

bdnews24.com :The top court has extended the work of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh by 281 days.The decision came after Bangladesh's garment makers and European

S. Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

AFP  :Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the region, the kingdom's official news

Singer 'commits suicide'

UNB, Khulna :A singer allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in Kashimnagar area in the district town on Sunday.Police said Farhana Yasmin,36, a divorcee, had been living with one

Titumir College students block roads over exam results fiasco

bdnews24.com :Students of Government Titumir College, which is one of the seven colleges affiliated with Dhaka University, have blocked the road from Mohakhali to Gulshan-1 and Kakoli to protest

Niko graft case, hearing now on May 30

Court Correspondent :The Special Judge Court-9 of Dhaka on Sunday fixed May 30 to hold the next hearing on the charge framing in the Niko graft case against BNP

 Exit polls suggest Modi back as PM

Exit polls suggest Modi back as PM

BBC Online :India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on course to win the general election, exit polls suggest.The BJP and the main opposition Congress party

No unprofessional drivers on road during Eid: Asad

Staff Reporter  :Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Sunday warned that unprofessional drivers would not be allowed to drive vehicles on road during Eid-ul-Fitr.  "Police patrol will keep vigil

Former US vice president decries Democratic 'anger'

Former US vice president decries Democratic 'anger'

Reuters,  Philadelphia  :Democratic 2020 US presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden speaks during a campaign stop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US on 18 May. Photo: ReutersSeeking to build

PM hosts Iftar for war-wounded FFs, orphans, relatives

UNB, Dhaka :Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday hosted an Iftar party for war-wounded freedom fighters (FFs), orphans, physically-challenged children, alem-ulema (Islamic scholars), and her family members and relatives