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Stage set for surrender of 150 criminals

Three microbuses with tinted windows and no number plates entered the Cox’s Bazar Police Lines, escorted by four police vans on November 8. Ayub Ali, a suspected firearms maker and notorious criminal of Maheshkhali, and 20 of his men were…

Former Trump aide calls Ukraine meddling theory fiction; Trump would welcome Senate trial

President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote “politically driven falsehoods” that cast doubt on Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election. Fiona Hill spoke on the last…

Bus collides with microbus in Munshiganj, 8 killed

At least eight people, including two women and two children, were killed and four others injured as a bus collided with a microbus at Sreenagar in Munshiganj this afternoon. Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately, our local…

Bus service resumes in Khulna after 4-day strike

Bus services resumed on 17 long routes in Khulna this morning four days after its suspension due to transport workers strike in demand of reviewing the new road transport law. Bus movement on the routes from Khulna city to other…

Govt to buy 6 lakh tonnes of Aman paddy from farmers

The government would procure 6 lakh tonnes of paddy directly from farmers in the current Aman season, Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzaque said yesterday. He said underprivileged farmers would get priority in the procurement and a lottery would be held in…

Tests await beneath pink parade

Pink fever has taken over Kolkata and myriad arrangements were in full flow for Bangladesh and India’s first ever pink-ball Test, which will get underway from 1:30pm (Bangladesh time) today.  The ball, coupled with the fact that it is both…

Bangladesh struggling at 73 for six at Supper

A great session for India. Bangladesh lost wickets at regular intervals. There have not been any good partnerships as a team high of 52 off 29 came from opener Shadman Islam. Shadman also remains as one of the two players…

Shahjahan, an avid tree lover

“Only if my village looked as green as Malaysia!”–this is what ASM Khalequzzaman Saju, an avid lover of trees, had in his mind when he returned to his home at Kowri village in Manikganj in 1979. Since then, he has…

Fire at New Rajdhahi Supermarket: Traders see bleak days ahead

Traders at New Rajdhahi Supermarket in the capital’s Tikatuli area, whose shops were gutted in Wednesday’s fire, are facing tough times as they will not be able to resume business anytime soon. “The blaze caused significant damage… the wirings, walls…

BGB detains over 300 intruders from India

Three hundred and twenty-nine people have been arrested on charge of trespassing into Bangladesh from India in the last three weeks. The arrestees, who entered the country through the borders in Jhenidah and Jashore’s Benapole, were detained by the Bangladesh…

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