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Cabinet approves Bill for 17th amendment to constitution

The Cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of the Constitution (17th Amendment) Bill, 2018 to extend the tenure of women MPs (reserved seat) in Parliament.  The approval came from Details

Gas line catches fire at Kakrail

An underground gas pipeline in Kakrail area of the capital caught fire on Monday (jan 22). “The fire broke out around 2:15 pm,” said Mizanur Rahman, the duty officer at the Details

CHT people to enjoy land ownership: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday assured the inhabitants of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) that they will be able to enjoy the ownership of land there, as people in Details

Rohingya killed in wild elephant attack

A Rohingya man was killed in an elephant attack in Majurchhara area of Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Ukhia upazila early Friday (jan 19). The deceased was identified as Yakub Ali (45) Details

Dhaka for transforming Commonwealth to meet people’s expectations

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has underscored the need for transforming the Commonwealth so that it can effectively respond to evolving international realities and expectations of its developing member states. “The Details

HC halts polls in 18 new DSCC wards

The High Court (HC) on Thursday (jan 18) stayed for four weeks the elections to Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) ward councilor posts and reserved seats in 18 new wards.  A Details

Provide funds to achieve SDGs : PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the developed countries to come forward with financial and technical assistance to implement the development goals for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). “To Details

3 lakh pieces Yaba recovered in St. Maritn’s Island

Members of Coast Guard in a drive recovered three lakh pieces of Yaba tablets from St. Martin's Island in Teknaf upazila on Tuesday night.  Being tipped off that a big consignment Details

600bn cubic feet gas found at Bhola’s Bhedoria Gas Field

Some 600 billion cubic feet of gas were found at Bhedoria gas-field in Bhola, said cabinet secretary M Shafiul Alam said on Monday (Jan 15). “The Prime Minister was informed at Details

Warm clothes traders doing better business amid bone-chilling cold

As the capital and many other parts of the country are in the grip of biting cold, warm clothes traders here are doing a brisk business with the growing demand Details

Before going back, Rohingyas want their rights protected

Rohingyas, now living in Bangladesh, want to see certain positive developments including right to citizenship before returning to their homeland- Myanmar.  “A majority of Rohingyas those interviewed indicated that before considering Details

Next election as per constitution: PM

Making it clear that the next general election will be held as per the Constitution, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday expressed her high optimism that all the parties registered Details

Jubo League leader killed in Gopalganj road crash

A local Jubo League leader was killed in a road accident on Dhaka-Khulna highway at Sonakur in Sadar upazila on Friday (Jan 12) noon. The deceased was identified as M A Details

Three killed in Nakhalpara ‘militant den’

Hree alleged militants were killed and two members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) were injured after the law enforcers carried out a drive at a suspected militant hideout at West Details

3 robbers killed in Sundarban

Three suspected forest robbers were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Sukhpara Char area under Swarankhola range of the Sundarbans on Thursday morning. Identities of Details

PM pays homage to Bangabandhu on Homecoming Day

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of his historic Homecoming Day. On this day in 1972, Details

DNCC mayoral by-polls Feb 26

The by-polls for the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will be held on February 26. The DNCC mayoral post fell vacant with the death of Annisul Huq on Details

Govt asks coaching centers to stop activities during SSC exam

The government asked the coaching centers to stop their activities three days ahead of the beginning of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examination and keep those closed Details

Build yourself as pro-people force - PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the police to build themselves as members of a pro-people force as their duty towards people is huge. She said, "You must always remember Details

Two killed and  10 others injured in Gopalganj

Gopalganj: Two people have been killed and at least 10 others injured after a head-on collision between a bus and a truck in Gopalganj. The accident occurred on the Dhaka-Khulna Highway Details