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Police arrest 54 BNP activists at Banani Club

Dhaka, March 20 -- Police have arrested at least 54 BNP leaders and activists on charges of hatching an anti-state conspiracy at a "secret meeting" at Dhaka's Banani Club. The law enforcers arrested ... Read More


13 BNP-aligned lawyers get anticipatory bail in a case over poll violence

Dhaka, March 20 -- The High Court has granted anticipatory bail to 13 pro-BNP lawyers, including AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon and Md Ruhul Quddus Kazal, in a case over violence during the election to the Su... Read More


Siddique Bazar blast: RAB rewards a dog for sniffing out bodies from debris

Dhaka, March 20 -- The Rapid Action Battalion has rewarded one of its dogs for sniffing out bodies from the debris of a building at Siddique Bazar, following an explosion that killed 25 people. At le... Read More


Light to moderate rainfall eases the spring heat spell, may continue for two more days

Dhaka, March 19 -- The first spell of rainfall in the last couple of days since the beginning of a heated spring season has brought some temporary respite for people in some parts of the country, incl... Read More


Actor Shakib Khan visits detective police's office

Dhaka, March 19 -- Actor Shakib Khan visited the offices of Dhaka Metropolitan Police's Detective Branch to discuss the allegations of rape and other misconduct levelled against him by a film producer... Read More


Rising costs leave no room to reduce Hajj airfare, says Biman MD

Dhaka, March 19 -- Shafiul Azim, the managing director of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, says the flag carrier has kept the fares for its Hajj flights as low as possible, in the face of widespread critici... Read More


Sugar prices may drop in early Ramadan, says commerce minister

Dhaka, March 19 -- Sugar prices may drop during the first week of Ramadan as the government has reduced the tax, said Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi. The stock of all essential products is more than e... Read More


Police arrest 2 former university students over motorcycle theft

Dhaka, March 19 -- Two former students of universities in Dhaka have been arrested on charges of motorcycle theft, a crime which police say one of the suspects learnt from YouTube. The suspects, Md S... Read More


Amid controversy, ex-police chief Benazir says he does not know Arav Khan

Dhaka, March 18 -- Benazir Ahmed, former inspector general of police, has said he does not know Sohag Molla aka Rabiul Islam, a murder suspect, who with the alias Arav Khan has triggered a controversy... Read More


Hasina, Modi open Bangladesh's first cross-border pipeline

Dhaka, March 18 -- Bangladesh and India have inaugurated a 131-km pipeline to supply fuel oil from Siliguri to Dinajpur's Parbatipur. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra ... Read More