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Some trains depart late on first day of Eid journey

Dhaka, June 12 -- Eid holiday-goers have faced delays as some trains departed late on Wednesday, the first day of Eid journey by trains. The Sylhet-bound Parabat Express, Kishoreganj-bound Egarosindh... Read More


Court frames charges against Yunus, 13 others in graft case

Dhaka, June 12 -- A court in Dhaka has framed the charges against Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus and 13 others in a case filed over misappropriation of Grameen Telecom Workers' Profit Participatio... Read More


Shimanto Bank inaugurates Jubilee Road sub-branch in Chattogram

Dhaka, June 12 -- Shimanto Bank inaugurated its Jubilee Road Sub-Branch at Chattogram recently. Chairman of the bank and Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh Major General Mohammad Ashrafuzzam... Read More


FY 25 budget reaction: 'Low cigarette tax' irks anti-tobacco activists

Dhaka, June 12 -- Anti-tobacco campaigners expressed dissatisfaction over "low tax" imposition on cigarettes in the proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2024-25. They claimed that the government miss... Read More


High Court orders committee for probe into prepaid electricity billing complaints

Dhaka, June 12 -- The High Court has ordered the formation of an expert committee to bring transparency in the prepaid electricity meter billing and investigate several other issues related to the sys... Read More


DU student sexually harassed; witness beaten up

Dhaka, June 12 -- Dhaka University (DU) is investigating allegations of sexual harassment and physical assault involving two female students. Mehdi Hasan, a fisheries student and general secretary of... Read More


Schools closed for nearly 3 weeks from Thursday

Dhaka, June 12 -- Schools across Bangladesh will enjoy a long holiday from Thursday for Eid-ul-Azha and the summer break. According to the government's schedule, students will have nearly three straig... Read More


A tale of two sub-continental families

Dhaka, June 12 -- Indira Gandhi was busy at the celebrations of India's independence day on 15 August 1975 when she was given news of the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of... Read More


Nearly 400m children worldwide undergo punishments at home: UNICEF

Dhaka, June 12 -- Nearly 400 million children under 5 - or 6 in 10 children within that age group globally - regularly endure psychological aggression or physical punishment at home, according to new ... Read More


Bangladesh welcomes Oman's visa restrictions withdrawal decision

Dhaka, June 12 -- Bangladesh government has welcomed the Omani government's decision to withdraw restrictions from a few categories of visas for Bangladeshi citizens, an official release said. Referr... Read More