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Robot ‘Sophia’ meets Prime Minister Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government will set up one high-tech park in every district to flourish the ICT sector.  "Necessary incentives will also be given if the Details

Every district to get high-tech park: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government will set up one high-tech park in every district to flourish the ICT sector.  "Necessary incentives will also be given if the Details

15km tailback on Dhaka-Tangail highway

A 15-kilometre long tailback was created on Dhaka-Tangail highway due to slow vehicular movement caused by potholes in Elenga area since Friday midnight. Tariqul Islam, a sub-inspector at Elenga Highway police Details

PM off to Cambodia on 3-day official visit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here for Phnom Penh on Sunday morning on a three-day official visit to Cambodia at the invitation of her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen. A VVIP flight Details

Dhaka North Mayor Annisul Huq no more

Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq lost the battle for life in a London hospital last night, after nearly three months' treatment there. He breathed his last at 10:23pm Bangladesh Details

Pope begins key Bangladesh visit

Pope Francis has arrived in Bangladesh on a visit likely to be dominated by the issue of Muslim Rohingya refugees who have fled from Myanmar. The Pope arrived from Myanmar, where Details

Bangladesh enters nuclear world

Bangladesh on Thursday entered the nuclear world as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the main construction work on the much-awaited Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, the maiden nuclear plant of the Details

Bangladesh mutiny case: 139 soldiers to face gallows

In what observers have dubbed Bangladesh's "biggest-ever criminal case", 139 mutineers of a defunct paramilitary force were sent to gallows by the country's High Court (HC) on Monday. Life sentences for Details

Rab cordons off militant den in Chapainawabganj

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) cordoned off a house in Char Alatuli union of Chapainawabganj Sadar upazila from early Tuesday suspecting it a militant den. Col Mahabub ALam, commanding officer Details

Govt wants solution to Rohingya crisis keeping ties unharmed: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government wants to solve the Rohingya crisis keeping the 'good relations' with neighbouring Myanmar unharmed. "We want to resolve the crisis keeping the Details

Folk singer Bari Siddiqui no more

Noted folk singer and composer Bari Siddiqui died at a city hospital early Friday. He was 63. He breathed his last at Square Hospitals around 2:30am, Shabbir Siddiqui, son of Bari Details

Ex-Jamaat MP among 6 Gaibandha ‘Razakars’ to die for war crimes

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Wednesday sentenced six war criminals of Gaibandha, including former Jamaat lawmaker Abdul Aziz known as ‘Ghoramara Aziz’, to death for committing crimes against humanity Details

Bidi workers calls countrywide strike demanding withdrawal of tax hike

Bidi workers will organize a countrywide strike demanding the withdrawal of increased tax imposed on the industry. On Tuesday, central leaders of Bidi Laborer Federation have announced this in a human Details

Study suggests making Dhaka rivers pollution free for safe water supply

15 lakh cubic metres of sewerage dumped into rivers every day. It has become tougher to supply safe water to the residents of capital Dhaka after treating it by Wasa, Details

Myanmar must take back Rohingyas: Gowher Rizvi

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s  International Affairs adviser Gowher Rizvi has said Myanmar must take back all Rohingyas who have taken shelter in Bangladesh facing persecution by the Myanmarese Army. He said Details

Rape of Six Women: BCL leader sued, yet to be arrested

Police are yet to arrest the Chhatra League man, who allegedly sexually assaulted six women in Shariatpur and released video clips of his misdeed on the internet almost a month Details

$ 2bn-elevated expressway project eyes to ease traffic around Dhaka

The government has initiated a move for constructing Dhaka East-West Elevated Expressway involving $ 2 billion to ease traffic congestion in and around the capital. Bangladesh Bridges Authority has prepared a Details

No Sec 57 case against journalists without my permission: IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque on Saturday said filing cases against journalists under Section 57 of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Act will require his prior permission. The Details

Rohingya new arrivals now 613,000

The number of new arrivals from Myanmar's Rakhine State now stands at 613,000, the UN Migration Agency said on Thursday night.  The official situation report figures are tabulated using the IOM Details

AG takes umbrage at SCBA statements

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam on Thursday accused the president and general secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) of trying to politicise the ‘Chief Justice issue’. “Both the president and Details