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Dengue: 2 more die; 537 hospitalised in 24hrs

Dhaka, Dec. 7 -- Two more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours till Thursday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 1,643 this year. During the perio... Read More


Death penalty challenged in Bangladesh High Court

Dhaka, Dec. 7 -- A writ petition was submitted with the High Court (HC) challenging the existing provision of death penalty on Thursday. A directive was also sought to issue a rule as to why the prov... Read More


So far 338 aspirants challenge RO's decisions

Dhaka, Dec. 7 -- As many as 155 aggrieved aspirants lodged appeals before the Election Commission on Thursday, challenging the decisions of the returning officers over cancellation or acceptance of no... Read More


Woman dies in DB custody in Narsingdi

Narsingdi, Dec. 7 -- A woman died in the custody of the Detective Branch (DB) of Police in Narsingdi on Thursday. Nurtaj Begum (60), wife of late Peer Hossain, a resident of South Kanda Para area of ... Read More


Bangladesh, Argentina sign maiden MoU for agricultural cooperation

Dhaka, Dec. 7 -- Bangladesh and Argentina have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the first time for bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture. The MoU was signed between the two ... Read More


Five prominent women named as Begum Rokeya 2023 awardees

Dhaka, Dec. 7 -- Women and Children Affairs Ministry on Thursday announced the names of five notable women as Begum Rokeya Padak awardees for 2023 in recognition of their contribution to various field... Read More


Is Shah Rukh Khan's Dunki look inspired by son AbRam?

, Dec. 7 -- Shah Rukh Khan is on cloud nine after releasing the "Dunki" teaser on Tuesday morning and walking the red carpet with daughter Suhana at her debut feature "The Archies" screening. Shah Ru... Read More


Govt, FAO ink deals to improve food, nutrition security in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Dec. 7 -- The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the Economic Relations Division under the Ministry of Finance signed four agreements on Thursday to support Bangl... Read More


UNESCO adds Iftar to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list

, Dec. 7 -- UN cultural agency UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) added the Ramadan meal "iftar" to its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage on Wednesday. Earlier, Iran, T... Read More


Chicks-carrying covered van set ablaze in Sirajganj

Sirajganj, Dec. 7 -- Miscreants set fire to a covered van carrying chicks in Shahjadpur upazila of Sirajganj on Wednesday night during the ongoing 48-hour countrywide blockade. Shahjadpur police stat... Read More