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5 dead, 15 injured as bus crashes into ditch in Cumilla

Dhaka, May 17 -- Five people have died and another 15 have been injured after a Relax Paribahan bus veered out of control and crashed into a ditch in Cumilla's Chauddagram. The accident occurred in t... Read More


Expert committee recommends removal of Sharifa's Story from textbooks for 'inconsistencies'

Dhaka, May 17 -- An expert committee has recommended the Ministry of Education remove the controversial Sharifa's Story from Class VII textbooks. Sharifa's Story was included as a public awareness le... Read More


US is 'not withdrawing' sanctions on RAB

Dhaka, May 17 -- The US State Department has denied the 'false claim' by an official from Bangladesh's government regarding the country's willingness to lift the sanctions imposed on the Rapid Action ... Read More


3 construction workers fall off building, die in Dhaka

Dhaka, May 17 -- Three construction workers have died after falling from a building under construction in Dhaka's Sobujbagh. The dead were identified as Ontur, Altafur Rahman, and Mofizul Islam. They... Read More


'Somali pirates said if they lived, we would survive'

Dhaka, May 17 -- A day after the Somali pirates seized control of the Bangladeshi-flagged ship MV Abdullah in the Indian Ocean, another vessel tried to rescue the 23 sailors who were held captive. The... Read More


More than 100 houses, shops burn in 3 Gazipur colonies

Dhaka, May 16 -- More than 100 houses, shops and goods have burnt in a fire that engulfed three colonies in Gazipur's Bhogra. Gazipur Fire Service Assistant Deputy Director Abdullah Al Arifin said th... Read More


Fire breaks out at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College Hospital in Faridpur

Dhaka, May 16 -- A fire has broken out at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College Hospital in Faridpur. It started in a store room in the hospital's new building around 9am on Thursday, said Md ... Read More


Dhaka Expressway construction halted as Bangladesh's top court blocks handover of shares

Dhaka, May 16 -- The Appellate Division has stayed the handover of shares in the Dhaka Elevated Expressway from an Italian-Thai company to China's Sinohydro Corporation for two weeks. As a result, co... Read More


Bangladesh to open applications for college admission on May 26

Dhaka, May 16 -- The Ministry of Education has published college admission guidelines for students who passed the Secondary School Certificate and equivalent exams under the 11 education boards. The ... Read More


Salim Prodhan will not contest Upazila polls, court fines him for wasting their time

Dhaka, May 16 -- A decision from the Supreme Court's Appellate Division has barred Salim Prodhan, known for his involvement in the casino scandal, from contesting the Upazila Parishad elections in Nar... Read More