Fire breaks out at Rayerbazar slum

A fire broke out at a Rayerbazar slum in the capital on Sunday morning.

PM tells health ministry to keep up standard of medical edn

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday launched academic activities of 11 public medical colleges in the country, directing the health ministry to maintain standard of the newly-established medical colleges, run by both government and private entrepreneurs, Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha reports.

Arson attack, train derailment mark countrywide blockade

The fifth day of non-stop road, rail and waterways blockade sponsored by Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance across the country began with arson attack and sabotage in railway on Saturday.

PM pays homage to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Homecoming Day

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, paid tributes to the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his portrait at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in the capital’s Dhanmondi on Saturday morning on the occasion of the Homecoming Day of the architect of independent Bangladesh.

Sedition case filed against Tarique, ETV chairman

A sedition case was filed against the Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman and private television channel Ekushey Television chairman Abdus Salam with Tejgaon police station Thursday afternoon.

Rail tracks uprooted, buses torched 50 injured as train derails, BNP says blockade to continue.

The countrywide blockade called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance for an indefinite period continued for the third straight day on Thursday amid arson attacks on and vandalising of vehicles, uprooting of rail tracks and clashes between blockaders and law enforcers at places.

50 train riders injured as miscreants unscrew fishplates in Moulvibazar

Blockaders unscrewed fishplates in Moulvibazar early Thursday causing a train derailment that left some 50 riders injured and interrupting train communications. The countrywide non-stop blockade is enforced by Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance protesting its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s confinement to the party’s Gulshan office.

Two more killed as blockade continues

Two more opposition activists were shot dead on Wednesday as the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance continued countrywide non-stop blockade for the second consecutive day and fought pitched battles with law enforcers at places.

Graft cases: Khaleda’s lawyers seek time

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s lawyers filed a time petition with a special court in the capital’s Bakhshibazar on Wednesday in the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases lodged against her.The lawyers argued that accused, former prime minister Khaleda Zia,

Nationwide transport blockade enters 2nd day

The countrywide indefinite transport blockade, enforced by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led 20-party alliance, entered second day on Wednesday, reports United News of Bangladesh.