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HC issues seven-point directive for NHRC

Bangladesh, Nov. 12 -- The High Court has asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to bring in its notice through the due process if the government ignores its recommendations over human righ... Read More


Bhola trawler capsize: Bodies of 9 fishermen found in Barishal

Barishal, Nov. 11 -- The bodies of nine fishermen, who went missing in a trawler capsize in the Meghna River in Charfasson upazila of Bhola on Sunday, were recovered from the Machhkata River in Mehend... Read More


Cop photographed sleeping with bundles of money suspended

Bangladesh, Nov. 11 -- inspector Arifur Rahman, who was seen in a photograph sleeping in a vehicle with bundles of money lying beside him, has finally been suspended. He was attached to the district ... Read More


Take steps to protect cyclone shield Sundarbans: TIB

Bangladesh, Nov. 11 -- Noting that the Sundarbans helped minimise the intensity of cyclone 'Bulbul' as well as the extent of damages in the coastal belt, Transparency International of Bangladesh (TIB)... Read More


Father who lost wife, sons says life 'turned upside down'

Bangladesh, Nov. 11 -- A U.S. citizen who lost his wife and two of his sons when they were ambushed by gunmen in Mexico said his life has been upended and he's leaving the country with the rest of his... Read More


NRA turmoil creates rift among some big donors

Bangladesh, Nov. 11 -- Joe Olson was once such a passionate supporter of the National Rifle Association that he pledged to bequeath several million dollars from his estate to the gun organization upon... Read More


Pran-DRU Media Cricket begins on Thursday

Dhaka, Nov. 11 -- The Pran-DRU Media Cricket Tournament, organized by Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU), begins Thursday (Nov 14) morning at the Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium here. Forty four teams, spli... Read More


Death toll from 'Bulbul' climbs to 9

Dhaka, Nov. 11 -- The death toll from cyclone 'Bulbul' that wreaked havoc in the country's southwestern coastal districts early Sunday rose to nine. According to reports reaching the UNB news desk, t... Read More


Bangla Bond to be listed on London Stock Exchange Monday

Bangladesh, Nov. 10 -- The first ever Bangladeshi Taka-denominated bond titled "Bangla Bond" will be listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on Monday. Initially, the Bangla Bond will be equivalent... Read More


Hasina's role in women empowerment, education lauded in London

Bangladesh, Nov. 10 -- UK Minister of State for the Commonwealth, UN and South Asia Lord Tariq Ahmad has highly appreciated the role of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in empowering women and education. ... Read More