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Sharifa's Story: debate erupts in Bangladesh over textbook lesson on third gender people

Dhaka, Jan. 24 -- A lesson on third gender people in a textbook of Class VII has sparked a fresh debate after the dismissal of a BRAC University teacher for tearing up pages containing the content. T... Read More


Man sentenced to hang for wife's murder in Dhaka

Dhaka, Jan. 24 -- A man has been sentenced to death for the 2013 murder of his wife in Dhaka's Mirpur. Dhaka Special Judge's Court Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman delivered the verdict in the case on Wednesda... Read More


Dhaka Gate is set for inauguration on Wednesday

Dhaka, Jan. 24 -- After years of neglect, the historical 'Dhaka Gate' is all set to be inaugurated on Wednesday after restoration. The gate, which was in utter ruins due to a lack of maintenance and ... Read More


Four to hang for murder of autorickshaw driver in Munshiganj

Dhaka, Jan. 24 -- A Munshiganj court has sentenced four people to death for murdering an autorickshaw driver in 2020. Additional District and Sessions Judge Yasmin Akhter Urmi delivered the verdict o... Read More


2 UPDF members gunned down in Khagrachhari

Dhaka, Jan. 24 -- Two members of the United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) have reportedly been shot dead in Khagrachhari's Mohalchari Upazila. One other member of the group went missing after the ... Read More


Dhaka stocks trend down after two days of gains

Dhaka, Jan. 24 -- After two days of gains prompted by the removal of the floor price restriction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange's main index began trading on Tuesday with a downward trend. After two and a... Read More


Long tailback hits Dhaka-Tangail highway amid fog, vehicle breakdowns

Dhaka, Jan. 24 -- A combination of dense fog and the breakdown of two trucks on the Bangabandhu Bridge has triggered a lengthy tailback on the Dhaka-Tangail highway. The snarl-up began early on Wedne... Read More


Bangladesh records season's lowest temperature of 6.6C amid cold snap

Dhaka, Jan. 23 -- With a cold wave maintaining its bone-chilling grip over Dhaka and three other divisions, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department has recorded the coldest morning of the season as w... Read More


Unchecked dredging threatens to wipe out villages along Sunamganj's Jadukata River

Dhaka, Jan. 23 -- Miscreants may have stopped excavating the banks of the Jadukata River for sand in the wake of protests, but dozens of villages in Sunamganj's Tahirpur remain at risk of losing land ... Read More


Bangladesh border guard killed in firing by India's BSF

Dhaka, Jan. 23 -- A sepoy of Border Guard Bangladesh has died after being shot by India's Border Security Force personnel fired their guns at Benapole border on Jashore. The body of Mohammad Raisuddi... Read More