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Nur Hossain, 3 ex-RAB officials among 26 get death penalty

A Narayanganj court awarded death sentence to twenty-six accused including former ward councillor Nur Hossain, former RAB officials—former lieutenant colonel Tarek Sayed Mohammad, former Navy’s lieutenant commander MM Rana, former Major Arif—in cases filed over the sensational seven-murder. Narayanganj district ...

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Couple killed in gas line explosion at Savar

A husband and his wife have been killed and five other members of the family have suffered burns in a gas line explosion at Savar. The accident occurred early on Saturday morning at Tarapur Moholla in the Savar municipal area, ...

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Veteran Indian actor Om Puri dies

Veteran Indian actor Om Puri died on Friday morning of a heart attack at his residence in Mumbai, said his family. He was 66. Om Puri’s body is at his residence in Andheri and his old friends and colleagues from ...

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Earthquake hits Bangladesh

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit different parts of Bangladesh including Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon. The earthquake was felt at 3:10pm in Dhaka. The epicentre of the quake was 19kilometer north east of Ambasa in Indian state ...

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Tight security for 31st night

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia said all necessary measures have been taken to ensure foolproof security ahead of 31st night. Some 10,000 members of law enforcing agencies, including plainclothes police, will be deployed in the city to ...

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98.51pc pass PEC, 95.85pc clear Ebtedayee exams

The Primary Education Completion (PEC) and its equivalent Ebtedayee examinations were published on Thursday. A total of 98.51 per cent students passed the PEC examinations and 95.85 per cent passed its equivalent Ebtedayee exams. Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid and ...

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Selina Hayat Ivy sweeps Narayanganj city polls

Awami League mayoral candidate Dr Selina Hayat Ivy was reelected mayor of Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) as she defeated Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) contestant Sakhawat Hossain Khan by a big margin of 77,902 votes in the election held on Thursday. ...

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Ashulia tense, security tightened

Security measures have been beefed up in Ashulia, on the outskirts of Dhaka, after several ready-made garment factories were closed down with workers demonstrating for a hike in wages. Owners of more than 50 RMG factories closed down their units ...

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Blast at Mexico fireworks factory kills 29

At least 29 people have been killed and some 70 others injured in a blast at a fireworks market in Mexico. According to reports, the explosion happened at the San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec, about 32 kilometers north of ...

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