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Mercury dropping as another cold snap looms before the end of winter

Dhaka, Feb. 1 -- The Meteorological Department has forecast a cold snap sweeping over parts of the country at the end of the winter. Tentulia in Panchagarh registered the lowest temperature of 14.2 d... Read More


'Traveller' to launch at Ekushey Book Fair

Dhaka, Feb. 1 -- As the COVID pandemic winds down, Bangladeshis, especially the youth, find themselves gripped by a new wave of travel fever. People of all ages travel to different parts of the count... Read More


Bangladesh reports 12 new COVID cases in a day with no deaths

Dhaka, Feb. 1 -- Bangladesh has recorded 12 cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,037,568. The death toll from the disease remained unchanged at 29,442 over the 24-h... Read More


Ekushey Book Fair returns to its traditional format

Dhaka, Feb. 1 -- The Ekushey Book Fair, an annual event, set off at the start of February as the COVID-19 pandemic ebbed. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opened the 39th fair on Wednesday. The Bangla Ac... Read More


Crowds throng Ekushey Book Fair on festive opening day

Dhaka, Feb. 1 -- The Amar Ekushey Book Fair has begun at the start of February after three years as crowds thronged the fair premises on the opening day, signalling a festive month after the pandemic ... Read More


Mobile court drive finds emissions from most cars above legal pollution limit

Dhaka, Feb. 1 -- The Department of Environment launched a mobile court drive in Dhaka's Manik Mia Avenue at 10:30 am on Wednesday to test the pollution levels of vehicles. The mobile court conducted ... Read More


Crude bombs go off outside Chapainawabganj poll centre

Dhaka, Feb. 1 -- Unknown miscreants have exploded four crude bombs outside a voting centre for Chapainawabganj-3 constituency by-polls, suspending voting for about 45 minutes. The incident occurred a... Read More


Accused of embezzlement, headmaster 'assaults' school committee chairman in Kurigram

Dhaka, Feb. 1 -- A headmaster has allegedly beaten up the chairman of the school's governing body in Kurigram in the third incident of reported assault involving educational institutions in the distri... Read More


Amid fear of slow sale, controversy, Amar Ekushey Book Fair to open its doors Wednesday

Dhaka, Feb. 1 -- The 2023 edition of Amar Ekushey Book Fair, the largest and most prestigious book fair in the country, is scheduled to kick off on Wednesday amid worrying signs for the publishers abo... Read More


Low voter turnout in Brahmanbaria bypoll as local Awami League backs ex-BNP man

Dhaka, Feb. 1 -- Voter turnout has been quite low in the Brahmanbaria-2 bypoll, one of the six constituencies that fell vacant after the resignations of the BNP's lawmakers and are now holding the pol... Read More