Withdrawal of armed forces, settlers from hill tracts demanded

Several left-leaning political parties and socio-political organisations on Friday demanded immediate withdrawal of armed forces and ‘Bengali settlers’ from Chittagong Hill Tracts to ensure the rights of the hilly people and pave the way for perpetual peace in the region.

Modi reaffirms to resolve LBA, Teesta issues

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday reaffirmed that his government has been working to resolve the long-pending Land Boundary Agreement and Teesta water sharing deal with Bangladesh.

Khaleda denies meeting with govt officials

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday denied having had a meeting with a group of public servants at her Gulshan office recently.

Arrest warrant against Tarique

Dhaka court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant against Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman in a case of defamation and sedition following his recent remarks on the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Cardiac disorder replaces diarrhoea in Bangladesh mortality statistics

Mortality from diarrhoeal diseases falls but more lives are lost to ischemic heart disease in Bangladesh as average life expectancy for men increased to 68.3 years while the figure 71 for women, according to global health survey report released on Thursday.

Ask Tarique to hold tongue, Hasina advises Khaleda

Issuing a strong warning to Tarique Rahman for his derogatory remarks about the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday advised Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief Khaleda Zia to ask her spoiled son to hold his tongue.

Police charge baton, use water cannon on dental students

Police on Wednesday dispersed a demonstration of students of Dhaka Dental College charging baton and using water cannon.

OC dies during a Sylhet clash

The Osmani Nagar police officer-in-charge, Mostafizur Rahman, died from cardiac arrest during a clash between two groups of CNG-run auto-rickshaw workers’ union at Goala Bazar of Osmani Nagar in Sylhet on Wednesday afternoon.

Victory Day today

Bangladesh celebrates today the 44th Victory Day recalling the heroic freedom fighters who laid down their lives during the War of Independence to free the nation from Pakistani occupation forces.

Victory Day being celebrated

The nation is celebrating the 44th Victory Day on Tuesday with elaborate programmes to pay deep homage to the 30 lakh martyrs who laid down their lives for the country.