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UK to provide additional funds for Rohingyas in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- British High Commissioner Robert Dickson and DFID Bangladesh head Judith Herbertson made the announcement at a media briefing in Dhaka on Sunday. The funds will be used to provide ... Read More


Police detain 18 in raid on 'illegal massage parlour' in Dhaka's Gulshan

Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- The women are staff members of three spas in Navana Tower at Gulshan-1 and the three men are customers, according to police. The three spas are "Life Style Spa Health Club and Salo... Read More


British envoy says Chinese mediation will help end Rohingya crisis

Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- "We have seen there has been greater Chinese engagement. That's a good thing," he said at a press briefing on Sunday. He stressed a "wide range of countries" involvement to solve th... Read More


Teachers loyal to VC 'threaten' student protesters at Bangabandhu University

Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- The allegation surfaced as protests continued for the fourth day on Sunday at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University or BSMRSTU. The protesters all... Read More


Ex-secretary Nasima Begum first female to head National Human Rights Commission

Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- The law ministry issued the circular on her appointment on Sunday. As the NHRC chairman, she will get facilities equivalent to an Appellate Division judge. Speaker Shirin Sharmin ... Read More


Police interrogate Chattogram EC staffers over NID forgery

Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- The four temporary staffers were taken in from the district election office in Love Lane on Sunday morning, said Palash Kanti Nath, additional deputy commissioner in the Chattogram ... Read More


Indian navy chief visiting Bangladesh

Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- He is accompanied by a two-member delegation, the Indian High Commission said in a statement. "The visit is part of the tradition of regular high level exchanges between the Armed ... Read More


Police raid four sporting clubs in casino crackdown

Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- Law enforcers combed the Arambagh Krira Sangha, Dilkusha Sporting Club, Victoria Sporting Club and Mohammedan Sporting Club on Sunday afternoon, said Motijheel Division's Additional... Read More


5 JMB militants jailed for 12 years in case over 2005 blasts

Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- Judge Md Al Mamun of Dhaka Metropolitan Special Tribunal-2 announced the verdict on Sunday.The convicts are Abdullah Al Suhail, Md Abdur Rahman Masud, Md Nurul Islam alias Ujjal alo... Read More


DNCC launches drive to clear walkways

Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- The crackdown led by DNCC's Executive Magistrate Sajed Anwar began at Uttara's Sonargaon Avenue around 10am on Sunday.A number of structures that encroached on walkways were demolis... Read More