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Devotees stream into Tongi as second phase of Ijtema draws to a close

Dhaka, Jan. 22 -- The second phase of the three-day Biswa Ijtema, the second biggest congregation of Muslims after the Hajj, is set to end on Sunday with the 'Akheri Munajat' or the final prayer servi... Read More


Bangla Academy gears up for Ekushey Book Fair

Dhaka, Jan. 22 -- The Ekushey Book Fair is set to begin on Feb 1 in keeping with tradition as the coronavirus pandemic that delayed the opening of the month-long programme in the past two years ebbed.... Read More


Bangladesh man says he killed daughter for eloping, tried to frame her husband: police

Dhaka, Jan. 22 -- A reinvestigation into the mysterious death of a garment worker in Tangail seven years ago has revealed that the woman was killed by none other than her father for eloping with a man... Read More


Bangladesh reviewing gas price for industries after nearly threefold rise

Dhaka, Jan. 22 -- Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has said the government is reviewing the decision to raise gas prices for industries and power stations by a maximum 178 percent. Such a hike after ele... Read More


Government doctors to practise privately at public hospitals: Maleque

Dhaka, Jan. 22 -- Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said the government-employed doctors will practise in their private chambers beyond office hours at their hospitals, beginning in March. Speaking a... Read More


Dhaka tops the bad air quality index once again

Dhaka, Jan. 22 -- Residents of Dhaka have been experiencing a much poorer quality of air in the capital since the onset of winter after a favourable autumn. The drastic drop in air quality is evident... Read More


University student dies after bus rams her motorcycle in Dhaka

Dhaka, Jan. 22 -- A private university student has been killed after a bus ploughed into the motorcycle she was riding near the Jamuna Future Park on Dhaka's Pragati Sarani. The victim, identified as... Read More


Sohel Rana, a patron of e-Orange, is allegedly absconding on bail in India. Bangladesh police are 'unaware'

Dhaka, Jan. 22 -- Sohel Rana, a 'patron' of the scam-tainted e-commerce platform e-Orange, is reportedly absconding after securing bail from an Indian court following his arrest for illegally crossing... Read More


Garment workers block highway after truck hits and kills a security guard in Gazipur

Dhaka, Jan. 22 -- Disgruntled workers descended on the Dhaka-Tangail highway in protest after a security guard deployed to a garment factory in Gazipur's Kaliakoir died in a road accident. The victim... Read More


EC proposes to double security deposit in election for women's reserved seats

Dhaka, Jan. 22 -- The Election Commission has finalised the draft of a legal amendment, proposing to double the amount of the security deposit to Tk 20,000 in the election for women's reserved seats i... Read More