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(L-R) Mahfuzur Rahman Nahid, GM Rasheduzzaman Shaon and Rafiqul Islam Shakil Three accused in the Bishwajit killing case on Sunday confessed to killing the 24-year old tailor on December 9. The accused are: Mahfuzur Rahman Nahid, GM Rasheduzzaman Shaon and Rafiqul Islam Shakil. They gave the confessional statements before Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Erfan Ullah when […]

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Journalists stage a mass hunger strike at the premises of Jatiya Press Club in the capital on Sunday. After around two decades of split — factions of both Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) are likely to be reunited soon. The leaders of all the four unions — two […]

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Biman defers flight from London by a day as Zillur could not fly As many as 340 Biman passengers, scheduled to fly today from London to Dhaka, are facing a delay of about 24 hours because their flight has a seat reserved for President Zillur Rahman and he is unable to make it before tomorrow. […]

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A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted parts of the country including the capital last night. The quake was felt in Dhaka, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban, Khagrachhari, Rangamati, Sylhet, Comilla, Gazipur and Brahmanbaria around 10:55pm, said officials of meteorological department. No casualty was reported till filing of this report at 1:00am today. […]

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Safe passage to India ensured day after controversial release Hardcore criminal Bikash Kumar Biswas, whose sudden and secret release from jail triggered huge controversy, has been facilitated with safe passage to India, said sources in police and the ruling party. He left the country on December 15, a day after he had been released on […]

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Relatives of the victims, who drowned in Nabaganga river in Magura, mourn for them on Saturday. at least six people died as their small boat capsizes in the river. Photo: STARStar Online Report Six people including three of a family drowned when a small boat capsized in the river Nabaganga in Sadar upazila of Magura […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina receives her Thai counterpart at her office in the capital on Saturday. Photo: PMOUNB, Dhaka Bangladesh and Thailand on Saturday signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to expand bilateral relations in agriculture and promote bilateral consultation to strengthen relations between the two friendly countries. The MoUs were signed following the bilateral […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina receives her Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on Friday. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrived in Dhaka on Friday on a two-day official visit which, Bangladesh thinks, would usher in a new horizon in cooperation between the two friendly countries. Shinawatra, Thailand’s first […]

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ndia’s Border Security Force (BSF) personnel snatched away a Bangladeshi farmer to their territory near Hatibandha border of Lalmonirhat Friday morning. In retaliation, the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) men also detained two Indian citizens near their border the same day. Doikhawa 31 BGB Company Commander Ruhul Amin said the patrol team of Lalbazar 21 BSF […]

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In this December 9 photo, “Chhatra League activists” beat and hack a youth named Bishwajit, mistaking him for an opposition supporter in front of Victoria Park in Old Dhaka. Bishwajit died of his injuries later. The Jagannath University (JnU) authorities on Thursday expelled four students for their alleged involvement in the murder of Bishwajit Das […]

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Even though the Anti-Corruption Commission did not charge the two former ministers Syed Abul Hossain and Abul Hasan Chowdhury in the case over conspiracy to exchange bribes in the Padma bridge project, it has kept the duo under watch. “The two former ministers are under ACC’s regular observation,” Commissioner Mohammad Bodiuzzaman told reporters on Thursday […]

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The government will respond to what it said the ‘campaign of confusion’ against the ongoing war crimes trial through a press conference on Dec 26. Law Minister Shafique Ahmed and Information Minister Hasanul Hoque Inu made the announcement at the Secretariat on Thursday after having a meeting between them. The two ministers talked to journalists […]

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