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Death toll from Gazipur fire rises to 17

Dhaka, March 30 -- Another victim of the gas cylinder fire in Gazipur's Kaliakair has succumbed to his injuries, bringing the death toll from the disaster to 17. Quddus Khan, 45, died during treatmen... Read More


Myanmar sends 'warship' to Naf River amid fighting with rebels along Bangladesh border

Dhaka, March 30 -- Myanmar has apparently sent a 'warship' to the Naf River bordering Bangladesh, surprising the locals of Teknaf in Cox's Bazar amid fighting between the military and rebels. As soun... Read More


Arafat reaches Thimphu along with Bhutanese king

Dhaka, March 30 -- State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Mohammad Ali Arafat, now on a visit to Bhutan at the invitation of Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, reached Thimphu alo... Read More


Despite rain, Dhaka's air still 'unhealthy'

Dhaka, March 30 -- Dhaka's air quality continued to be in the 'unhealthy' zone on Saturday morning. With an air quality index (AQI) score of 154 at 9:01 am, Dhaka ranked 7th on the list of cities wor... Read More


Many start leaving Dhaka early for Eid

Dhaka, March 30 -- With Eid-ul-Fitr less than two weeks away, people in large numbers have started leaving Dhaka for the hometowns and villages. Many of them are making the journey or sending their f... Read More


Bangladeshi youth shot dead by NY police: Dhaka calls for proper investigation

Dhaka, March 30 -- Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud says that Bangladesh has expressed its condolences at the death of 19-year-old Win Rozario, a Bangladeshi national shot down by US police at his home i... Read More


BIWTA to increase ferry services to ease Eid trips

Dhaka, March 30 -- The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) decided to increase the number of ferries and launches to facilitate hassle-free movement of Eid passengers and vehicles on t... Read More


State miner pushes local granite use as record output swells stockpiles

Dhaka, March 30 -- Almost half of the quarries of Maddhapara Granite Mining Company Limited, the country's lone granite stone producer, remained unsold in the last fiscal year, despite achieving its h... Read More


Weekly market review: Stocks suffer seventh week of losses

Dhaka, March 30 -- Stocks endured yet another tumultuous week, marked by a sharp decline in the benchmark index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) as both local and foreign investors remained engaged in a ... Read More


50 injured as engine hits stationary train in Lalmonirhat

Dhaka, March 30 -- At least 50 passengers on a stationary train were injured when a locomotive engine hit the train while the engine was being replaced at a Lalmonirhat rail station on Saturday aftern... Read More