Rice prices now normal: Minister Tofail

Pns: Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has said the price of rice in markets are now ‘normal’ amid some fluctuations at times.The minister told the parliament on Sunday that the coarse rice in... Read More

Charges framed against Tarique, 3 others in sedition case

Pns: A Dhaka court has framed charges against BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman, former ETV Chairman Abdus Salam and two others in a sedition case.The two other accused are former ETV... Read More

Mugabe ‘has drafted resignation letter’

Pns: Zimbabwe's long-time president Robert Mugabe has agreed to the terms of his resignation and a letter has been drafted, an official source with direct knowledge of negotiations told... Read More

Why 7 March will not be declared as National Day, HC rules

Pns: The High Court on Monday asked the authorities concerned of the government to explain within three weeks why 7 march will not be declared as historical national day.A High Court bench... Read More

CNG drivers losing passengers, blames the apps and owners

Pns: CNG autorickshaw drivers, who have been criticized long for not taking passengers to their desired destinations and charging unreasonable prices, say that app-based ride sharing services have... Read More

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AL groups clash in Azimpur, torch motorcycles

Pns: Two different groups of the ruling party Awami League clashed in Dhaka’s Azimpur on Thursday noon (Nov 16).The clash caused arson and vandalism along with an hour-long chaos in the area.... Read More

HC stays trial of Fakhrul in violence case

Pns: The High Court on Monday stayed the trial proceedings of a violence case filed against BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir with Paltan Police Station in 2015. An HC... Read More

DU admission test questions ‘leaked

Pns: Questions of the ‘Gha’ unit of the Dhaka University (DU) admission test for session 2017/18 were allegedly leaked on Thursday night. The English part (questions 1–24) of the question paper was leaked to a huge number of applicants...

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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh mark Eid after fleeing violence

Pns: Scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees offered Eid prayers on Saturday in Bangladesh, many of them recent arrivals fleeing a surge in communal violence in neighbouring Myanmar. The festival comes as renewed violence in Myanmar's Rakhine...

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Facebook post creates Israel false alarm

Pns: Israeli police arrested a Palestinian man last week after a Facebook post he made saying "good morning" in Arabic was mistranslated to read "attack them" in Hebrew, local media have reported. Police confirmed that the construction...

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Drug overdose rate now higher in rural than cities

Pns: Drug overdose death rates in rural areas of the United States are now higher than in cities, a trend that worries federal health officials. In 2015, drug overdose was the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States --...

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Pro-BNP lawyers’ scuffle showed disrespect to law: Quader

Pns: Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said the scuffle among the pro-BNP lawyers on the court premises has demonstrated that the party has no respect for the law. He also accused BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia of...

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Gayle denies exposing himself to masseuse

Pns: Star West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle has denied exposing his genitals to a massage therapist, claiming an Australian media group set out to "destroy" him in a defamation action on Monday. The lurid accusations were made by Fairfax...

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