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  • War Cabinet formed

    A six-member war cabinet headed by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was formed today.

  • Regulators fix LPG prices

    Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission, for the first time, fixed the retail prices of liquefied petroleum gas yesterday amid disappointment of consumers.

  • Khaleda Zia doing fine

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s physical condition is stable and she is asymptomatic, her doctor said yesterday, following news of her testing positive on Sunday. Her medical team said they were ready to hospitalise her if the situation arises.

  • Curbs to Control Covid-19 Transmission: Engage community to make it more effective

    With the government announcing restrictions on businesses and people’s movements to curb the spike in coronavirus cases and deaths, speakers at a discussion yesterday urged for a balance between saving lives and protecting livelihoods.

  • Rejoinder, our reply

    SM Nasif Shams, son of Pabna-1 lawmaker Samsul Haque Tuku, has sent a rejoinder to a report run by The Daily Star on March 15 under the headline “Land grabbing in Pabna: District admin to probe allegation against MP’s son”.

  • Pandemic ‘a long way from over’

    Confusion and complacency in addressing Covid-19 means the pandemic is a long way from over, but it can be brought under control in months with proven public health measures, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said yesterday.

  • Student found dead at Cumilla madrasa

    The body of a madrasa student was recovered from his madrasa in Cumilla city’s Sangraish area on Sunday night.

  • Global peace more challenging amid pandemic: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said ensuring global peace has become far more challenging than in the past due to the pandemic.

  • Gaibandha Trader’s Death: Call for justice as locals form human chain

    Business owners and general public in Gaibandha yesterday participated in a human chain protesting the death of a shoe store owner at the house of a now-suspended Awami League leader.

  • China to give 5 lakh Covid jabs

    The Chinese government will soon send five lakh jabs of Covid-19 vaccines, developed by their state-owned drug maker Sinopharm, to Bangladesh as gift, health officials said.

  • Establishing World Peace: Pandemic poses unprecedented challenges

    Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen underscored the need for meaningful mutual cooperation, improvement in response to health-related emergency situations, and an increase in female participation to tackle the challenges posed by the unprecedented pandemic in establishing world peace.

  • Voice for harmony, of melody goes silent

    Eminent Rabindra Sangeet exponent and Ekushey Padak awardee Mita Huq passed away at 6:20 yesterday morning in the capital’s Bangladesh Specialized Hospital.

  • JMB men lead 2 of 3 JMI factions

    Jama’atul Mujahideen India, the Indian wing of mainstream JMB, was divided into three factions due to differences of opinion between leaders.

  • China backs Pakistan and warns India

    The Martial Law Authority in Dhaka announced today that government troops had destroyed all “subversive elements” in Chandpur and it promised that the lives and property of “minorities and other people” in the eastern wing of the country would be protected.

  • Scientists unearth skunk that walked among dinosaurs

    A fossil of a skunk-like mammal that lived during the age of dinosaurs has been discovered in Chilean Patagonia, adding further proof to recent evidence that mammals roamed that part of South America a lot earlier than previously thought.

  • Uttara Abduction: ‘It’s pre-planned kidnapping’

    The incident of abducting a man and demanding ransom for his release in the capital recently was pre-planned by the arrested elite force members, investigators said.

  • Closure of madrasas won’t be tolerated

    Hefajat-e-Islam would not tolerate closure of Qawmi madrasas and restrictions on offering Tarabi prayers at mosques during Ramadan in the name of stopping the spread of coronavirus, said its Ameer Junayed Babunagari yesterday.

  • Barishal Map

    Union Parishad polls: Two killed as supporters of candidates clash

    Two supporters of rival Dakshin Ulania union chairperson candidates were killed in a clash in Barishal’s Mehendiganj upazila early yesterday.

  • Boli Kotha Okopote

    The rate of child marriage in Bangladesh is alarmingly high. The Tipping Point Initiative of CARE Bangladesh is addressing the root causes of child marriage through a social norms approach.

  • Testing should be doubled

    Health officials reported 78 deaths from Covid-19 yesterday, the highest in a day since the first three cases of coronavirus were detected last year.

  • BSF shoots teen in Kurigram

    Indian Border Security Force shot and injured a citizen of the country when he was entering Bangladesh through Kurigram’s Fulbari border on Saturday night.

  • Egypt train crash driver was ‘not at the controls’: prosecutor

    Neither the driver nor the assistant of an Egyptian train that crashed at speed into another last month were at the controls during the deadly accident, the prosecution service said yesterday.

  • Blinken warns of China’s ‘increasingly aggressive actions’ against Taiwan

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said yesterday the United States is concerned about China’s aggressive actions against Taiwan and warned it would be a “serious mistake” for anyone to try to change the status quo in the Western Pacific by force.

  • Covid Spread: IEDCR finds 17 high-risk thanas in city

    At least 17 thanas in the capital are at high risk of Covid-19 transmission, says government data.

  • Mayhem in B’baria: Cops recover 20 snatched bullets

    Police on Friday night recovered 20 bullets which were snatched from a cop by some Hefajat-e-Islam activists in Brahmanbaria’s Nandanpur area on March 27.

  • Journo Hasan Shahriar passes away

    Eminent journalist Hasan Shahriar, former president of Jatiya Press Club, breathed his last at the ICU of Impulse Hospital in the capital around 11:45am yesterday.

  • ‘80 shot dead’ near Yangon

    Reports emerged yesterday of more than 80 killed in the latest bloodletting by Myanmar’s military, as the country’s own ambassador to the United Nations called for “strong action” against the junta.

  • Tajuddin seeks arms support

    The Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendro today broadcast a speech by the prime minister of the newly formed government-in-exile Tajuddin Ahmad.

  • West Bengal Polls: Five killed as violence mars 4th phase

    Five people were killed in fresh election bloodshed in the Indian state of West Bengal yesterday, during the fourth phase of polling when an estimated 76.16 percent of voters exercised their franchise.

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    2 held for raping a boy

    Police yesterday arrested three people on charge of sodomising a minor boy in Chatkhil municipality area of Noakhali.

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