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  • Dakar to push competitors to the max

    The 39th Dakar Rally revs into gear on Monday in the Paraguayan capital Asuncion, the start of a punishing route at often giddy altitudes that the competitors admit they are scared by.

  • Fahim Munaim to be buried tomorrow

    Eminent journalist Syed Fahim Munaim, who died yesterday, will be buried at Banani graveyard in the capital tomorrow.

  • More authority needed to deliver civic services

    We have started repair of 300 roads. Reinforced concrete is being used to repair three-fourth of the roads so they will last for decades.

  • Freeing illegally occupied roads, sites was not easy

    Annisul Huq and Sayeed Khokon took oath as mayors respectively of Dhaka North and South City Corporations on May 6 last year. They took over offices with serious pledges and commitments to bring about qualitative changes in delivering civic services.

  • Govt to double size of Dhaka city area

    The government is going to more than double the area of the two Dhaka city corporations through inclusion of 16 nearby unions, said

  • Baby killed at Uttar Khan, mother under scanner

    A one-and-a-half-year old boy has been stabbed to death at Uttar Khan in Dhaka. Police are primarily suspecting the mother to be the killer.

  • Drik official found dead in N'ganj

    A Drik official was found dead in the bushes beside Dhaka-Narayanganj Link Road in Jalkuri area of Narayanganj on Saturday evening, hours after he had gone missing from Dhanmondi in the capital.

  • Traffic terrible

    Sonia Ahmed had had enough of city traffic yesterday after remaining stuck in a huge tailback near New Market for about one and a half hours.

  • Man shot at Mohakhali

    Unknown miscreants have shot a man in Mohakhali Wireless Gate area of Dhaka.

  • Fire at Hatirpool’s Motalib Plaza doused

    The fire that broke out at Hatirpool’s Motalib Plaza in capital Dhaka has been doused after two hours of frantic efforts of the firefighters.

  • Dhaka's cost of living as high as Montreal's

    Would you believe that the cost of living in Dhaka is as high as that in the Canadian city of Montreal although the living amenities and conditions in these two cities are world apart?

  • Five hurt in cylinder blast

    At least five people were burnt when an oil cylinder exploded at a metal casting factory in the capital's Shyampur area yesterday

  • Woman's body found

    Police recovered the body of an “indigenous” woman at Gulshan in the capital yesterday morning.

  • 6 suspected Huji men arrested

    Police arrested six “members of banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (Huji)”, including its “Kushtia regional commander”, in the capital's Kotwali area on Tuesday evening.

  • Hijra shot at Uttara

    A person (Hijra) has been shot in an attack by his rivals in Dhaka’s Uttara area this morning.

  • 14km new link road gets govt nod

    The government has taken up three projects aimed at ensuring smooth traffic flow on the exit routes from the capital.

  • 19 dead in Somalia restaurant attack

    Somalia's Islamist Shebab militants killed at least 19 people when five gunmen detonated a bomb before storming a popular seaside restaurant in the capital Mogadishu.

  • Govt issues legal notices to 28 tanners

    The government has served legal notices to the owners of 28 tanneries who are yet to start work to relocate their factories from Hazaribagh in the capital to the designated industrial park in Savar.

  • 2 Dhaka buildings tilt, 6 show cracks after quake

    The tremor has tilted two six-storied residential buildings at Mazed Sardar Road in old part of Dhaka and Shanirakhra area in the capital.

  • Cities choke on air pollution

    The quality of air in the capital is extremely unhealthy. The presence of pollutant particles in its air even on a normal day is more than six times the healthy limit. If this sounds scary, then you should know that the air in its neighbouring cities Gazipur and Narayanganj is even worse, according to the Department of Environment (DoE).

  • JCD man killed in 'shootout'

    A youth was killed in an alleged gunfight with the Rapid Action Battalion at Rupnagar in the capital early yesterday.

  • Beijing issues second ever pollution "red alert"

    Beijing authorities have issued a second pollution "red alert", little more than a week after its first ever such warning.

  • Mayor’s ultimatum against truck parking at Tejgaon

    Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq issues a November 27 ultimatum to stop truck and covered van parking in Dhaka’s Tejgaon area.

  • Rickshaw puller stabbed to death in Dhaka

    A rickshaw puller was stabbed to death by unidentified miscreants in the capital’s Adabor area early today.

  • India truck crash kills 18 workers

    At least 18 workers have been killed after the truck they were traveling in overturned in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh

  • Libya boats sinking: three suspects arrested

    Three people have been arrested in Libya on suspicion of involvement in launching a boat packed with migrants.

  • Mass protest against Malaysia PM

    Tens of thousands of Malaysians protest in the capital Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere, calling for Prime Minister Najib Razak to step down over a financial scandal.

  • Dhaka deluged

    No wonder Dhaka is one of the most unlivable cities in the world. Many would like to think that except the change in spelling of the name of the Capital, very little change has come about by way of adding to the comfort of the people living in the city.

  • Instant action against extortion attempts: IGP

    IGP AKM Shahidul Haque says immediate action will be taken if any attempt of extortion is found on the highways during Ramadan.

  • Rony was riding his MP mother’s car

    Bakhtiar Alam Rony shot down two people in Dhaka riding out his lawmaker mother’s car with the sticker of a parliament member, police say.