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Couple die after electrocution in Dhaka

Dhaka, Oct. 19 -- They were identified as Jahangir Hossain, a rickshaw-puller by trade, and his spouse Aklima Akhter. The incident occurred in Jatrabari's Momenbagh on Saturday after Aklima got tangl... Read More


'Mentally vulnerable' youths susceptible to extremism, says counter-terrorism chief

Dhaka, Oct. 19 -- He made the remarks at the launch of a project titled 'Dhaka Peace Talk', co-funded by USAID, at the DMP's media centre in Dhaka on Saturday. The top anti-terror official also point... Read More


New 'cell' to combat dengue, vector-borne diseases in the works, says LGRD minister

Dhaka, Oct. 19 -- Experts have been pressing for a contingency plan to effectively tackle these infectious diseases and on Saturday, LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam announced that work is underway to est... Read More


Bangladesh mourns Saudi Arabia bus accident victims

Dhaka, Oct. 19 -- He had sent the condolence through a message to his Saudi Arabian counterpart Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, the foreign ministry says. Momen prayed for the deceased and wished a s... Read More


Govt invites German auto makers to set up plants in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Oct. 19 -- He explained about the Special Economic Zones set up by the government and invited them to set up plants in the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpanagar in the port city of Chattogram. ... Read More


Bangladesh blocks, unblocks online game PUBG 'to respect personal freedom'

Dhaka, Oct. 19 -- Post and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar disclosed the development on Facebook on Friday night after an officer of Dhaka Metropolitan Police's Cyber Security and Crime Divi... Read More


Three militant suspects arrested in Dhaka 'planned anti-state activities', police say

Dhaka, Oct. 18 -- The three arrested on Wednesday night are Md Abdulla, 24, Shafiqul Islam alias Mollaji, 38, and Mostafa Mohsin Arif, 25. They had been members of the Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh... Read More


Govt plans to levy high tax on local ads made with foreigners

Dhaka, Oct. 18 -- "Second-grade foreign artists instead of local ones are being used to make advertisements, which are not rational," said Information Minister Hasan Mahmud at a meeting in Dhaka on Th... Read More


Apply rules strictly: Hasina tells UGC

Dhaka, Oct. 18 -- The directive came when a UGC delegation, led by its Chairman Professor Kazi Shahidullah, met her at her office in Dhaka on Thursday, according to Prime Minister's Press Secretary Ih... Read More


Bangladesh blocks online battle game PUBG on parent complaints

Dhaka, Oct. 18 -- Dhaka Metropolitan Police's Cyber Security and Crime Division requested the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission or BTRC to block access to the online game from the cou... Read More