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BNP announces 4-day 'pro-democracy' march in Dhaka from Jan 28

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- The BNP has announced a four-day programme in the capital to demand the 'restoration of democracy' as the party continues its campaign against the government ahead of the 12th nation... Read More


Exporters fear 'exceptionally' high gas prices may spark garment worker unrest

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association fears that the "extraordinary" rise in gas prices and high inflation could lead to the deterioration of law and order in th... Read More


Wait to cross Padma Bridge by train gets longer

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- During the inauguration of the long-awaited Padma Multipurpose Bridge last year, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan said that a 169-km-long railway link connecting Dhaka to Jashore ... Read More


Bangladesh civil administration is 'friendlier' now, says army chief

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- Gen SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, chief of the Bangladesh Army, says the army is now on much friendlier terms with the civil administration and feels "more comfortable" working together. He ... Read More


Man dies in gunfight between rival groups in Rangamati

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- Police have reported the death of a man in an alleged gunfight between two rival groups in Rangamati's Kaptai Upazila. The gun battle took place over several hours in the Gonggrichh... Read More


A newborn's family was brawling over ambulance fare in Khulna. The baby was stolen amid the ruckus

Dhaka, Jan. 25 -- A newborn baby has been stolen from Khulna Medical College Hospital while their family was locked in a row with the ambulance driver over the fare. The incident took place around 5:... Read More


Bangladesh to elect new president on Feb 19

Dhaka, Jan. 25 -- Bangladesh's 22nd presidential election will be held on Feb 19. Candidates are required to submit their nomination papers for the job by Feb 12. Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Hab... Read More


Quader asks DCs not to take up new road construction projects before election

Dhaka, Jan. 25 -- Obaidul Quader has asked deputy commissioners to refrain from taking up new road construction projects before the next general election. At the annual conference of DCs on Wednesday... Read More


Dhaka University suspends 113 students and expels one for breaking rules

Dhaka, Jan. 25 -- Dhaka University has suspended 113 students for various terms and expelled another for the breach of rules through acts such as cheating in exams, sexual harassment, drug abuse and i... Read More


Bangla Academy names 15 winners of its literary awards for 2022

Dhaka, Jan. 25 -- The Bangla Academy has announced the names of the 15 recipients of its literary awards for 2022. The awardees were named in a media briefing organised by the academy's Public Relati... Read More