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Bangladesh mulling e-cigarette ban amid growing health concerns

Dhaka, Oct. 3 -- Secretary for health education to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Shaikh Yusuf Harun made the comment at a briefing on Thursday. Citing the mounting evidence of health risk... Read More


Police arrest 'new leader' of banned militant outfit HuJi, two others in Dhaka

Dhaka, Oct. 3 -- Md Atiqullah alias Zulfikar, 49, who had once met Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden, recently returned to the country in order to reform HuJi-B, according to the Counter Terrorism and Tr... Read More


US issues security alert for key Myanmar cities

Dhaka, Oct. 3 -- In an advisory, the embassy in Yangon said Myanmar's security forces are investigating reports of potential attacks on Oct 16, Oct 26, and in the coming months. The advisory did not ... Read More


RAB officer dies after truck rams motorcycle in Dhaka

Dhaka, Oct. 3 -- The accident occurred at 11:30 pm on Wednesday, said Ramna Police Sub-Inspector Md Rezaul Karim. Hossain Mahmud, 32, was a police constable working at the RAB headquarters. "Mahmud ... Read More


Don't lose incentives on July-Sept remittance: Kamal

Dhaka, Oct. 3 -- "Don't miss the incentives on the remittances sent in the July-September period. Make sure you've received the dues," AHM Mustafa Kamal advised the Bangladeshis working abroad and the... Read More


BNP MPs urge Hasina to meet Khaleda, set her free

Dhaka, Oct. 2 -- On Tuesday, three BNP MPs met Khaleda at the BSMMU hospital and said she is ready to travel abroad for advanced medical treatment if she gets bail. The rest of the seven BNP lawmaker... Read More


Dipu Moni inspires school children with the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi

Dhaka, Oct. 2 -- "Strength does not come from the physical capacity; it comes from the indomitable will," she quoted Gandhi while speaking before a group of school children at the Indian High Commissi... Read More


Central bank caps onion import lending rates at 9pc; govt mulls capping price

Dhaka, Oct. 2 -- And the government is weighing locking the maximum prices of onion after its cost skyrocketed following India's ban on exports. The central bank in a notice on Wednesday said it has ... Read More


Imran Khan speaks to Hasina over phone before her India trip

Dhaka, Oct. 2 -- He rang Hasina up on Wednesday afternoon, her Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said."They exchanged greetings. He (Imran Khan) inquired about the Bangladesh prime minister's eye," Karim ... Read More


Hasina-Modi talks in New Delhi: Dhaka to raise Teesta, NRC and border killings

Dhaka, Oct. 2 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave Dhaka for the Indian capital at 8am on Thursday aboard a special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines in her first visit to the neighbouring cou... Read More