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Ex-Aarong salesman arrested over sex abuse with trial room video

Dhaka, Jan. 28 -- He sent a former colleague via Messenger a video of her at the changing room at Aarong's Banani outlet on Jan 11, Dhrubo Jyotirmoy Gope, an assistant commissioner of police's Cyber C... Read More


Govt announces more perks for govt officials in Cox's Bazar, an 'expensive' tourist town

Dhaka, Jan. 28 -- The Cabinet Division issued an order on Monday, announcing the tourist town and its municipal area as 'expensive.' "The government took into account the living cost, transport cost,... Read More


BNP alleges attacks, intimidation over Dhaka polls in meeting with diplomats

Dhaka, Jan. 27 -- It also alleged attacks on and intimidation of its candidates by the Awami League nominees in the run-up to the elections. The BNP leaders headed by Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul ... Read More


Chinese national hospitalised in Dhaka with cold, fever amid coronavirus scare

Dhaka, Jan. 27 -- The health directorate has decided to run tests on him as a precaution after confirming the development on Monday. Since its outbreak in Wuhan, the death toll from the virus in Chin... Read More


Hasina puts Bangladesh on alert as coronavirus fears intensify

Dhaka, Jan. 27 -- She gave the directive at a cabinet meeting at the Secretariat on Monday, said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam. "The prime minister said we must be more alert and attentive... Read More


Sajjadul Hasan named new Biman chairman

Dhaka, Jan. 27 -- The government has appointed former secretary of the prime minister's office Sajjadul Hasan on Jan 27 to chair Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Joint Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Av... Read More


New law to govern daycare centres

Dhaka, Jan. 27 -- The cabinet approved a draft law on Monday with a provision to fine an unregistered daycare centre for children with Tk 50,000. The Child Daycare Centre Act 2020 was approved in pri... Read More


Police arrest five over Gopibag clash between AL, BNP

Dhaka, Jan. 27 -- Sohel, Tuhin, Bellal, Faruk and Munna were arrested on Sunday night with alleged ties to the clashes, said Assistant Commissioner Md Shamsuzzaman. Four of them were named in the cas... Read More


Mayoral candidate Atiqul apologises for noisy election campaigns

Dhaka, Jan. 27 -- The use of loudspeakers and huge crowds of activists at campaign camps or offices are disrupting city life, he said in a statement. Atiqul said his team set up a campaign office in ... Read More


Experts say Bangladesh risks coronavirus outbreak even as no case reported yet

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- South Asian neighbours Pakistan and Nepal have confirmed coronavirus cases while India has kept over 100 people under observation following screening for a possible exposure to novel... Read More