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Death toll in Rohingya boat capsize rises to 21

Dhaka, Feb. 17 -- "The bodies were found floating on the beach of Chhera Dwip and Pashchim Para on the Saint Martin's Island during a rescue effort from Sunday to Monday," said Lieutenant Commander Na... Read More


Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman gets fresh bail

Dhaka, Feb. 17 -- The editor surrendered to the lower court on Monday upon the completion of the four-week bail earlier granted by the High Court and made a fresh appeal for bail. Acting Dhaka Chief ... Read More


Indictment hearing in Abrar murder case deferred to Mar 18

Dhaka, Feb. 17 -- Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes reset the hearing date on Monday as the court has yet to decide on the bail pleas filed by several suspects, said Additional Public P... Read More


China returnee admitted to Habiganj hospital over coronavirus suspicion

Dhaka, Feb. 17 -- He was sent to the Intensive Care Unit after being admitted to the hospital on Sunday evening, said Habiganj Civil Surgeon Dr Mostafizur Rahman. The boy is a native of Sayestaganj S... Read More


Bangladeshi returnee from Singapore hospitalised without illness amid coronavirus scare

Dhaka, Feb. 17 -- The man, a migrant worker from Tangail's Basail, arrived in Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka last Thursday. He told the media on Sunday that the health workers at the airpor... Read More


Fog halts ferry services on Daulatdia-Paturia route

Dhaka, Feb. 16 -- About 500 vehicles were stranded at Daulatdia terminal after the authorities were forced to halt operations at 2:30 am on Sunday. "Ferry crossings were disrupted due to poor visibil... Read More


Bangladesh sending Wuhan evacuees home after coronavirus clearance

Dhaka, Feb. 16 -- They underwent their last health check-up at the Ashkona Hajj Camp in Dhaka on Saturday evening while their relatives gathered outside the facility used for quarantine. The returnee... Read More


Former Awami League MP Rahmat Ali dies at 75

Dhaka, Feb. 16 -- He passed away at Dhaka's Square Hospital at 7:30am on Sunday, said Awami League's Deputy Office Secretary Sayem Khan. Rahmat, a member of the ruling party's advisory council, had b... Read More


Bangladesh stocks turn around on government efforts

Dhaka, Feb. 16 -- Following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's intervention to save the plunging market, the government last week announced its decision on allowing the banks to set up special funds for i... Read More


Bangladesh cuts international incoming call rate by 33%

Dhaka, Feb. 16 -- The floor price of international incoming call will be $0.006 or Tk 0.50 per minute from now on. The rate was about Tk 1.50 previously. The BTRC sent letters to the IGW Operators' F... Read More