City, RU units of JCD enforce daylong hartal in Rajshahi

A daylong hartal, enforced by city and Rajshahi University units of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal to press home their demands, including the immediate arrest of the ‘real’ killers of Rajshahi University teacher AKM Shafiul Islam, is running peacefully in the district today.

Vessel with 500 passengers runs aground in Meghna

Fogs hold back ferry services at Shimulia, Kawrakandi for 9 hours

Artist Qayyum Chowdhury dies

Eminent artist Qayyum Chowdhury died on Sunday night after he felt sick while addressing the Bengal Classical Music Festival. He was 82. He was survived by wife and a son and host of friends, well-wishers to mourn his death. His body was kept at mortuary of Square Hospital.

Khaleda wanted Thailand-like situation: Hasina

Renewing her party’s allegation that Khaleda Zia boycotted the January-5 election sensing defeat, the prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief had actually wanted to create a Thailand-like situation where martial law was declared amid the opposition’s movement.

Khaleda urges people to boycott AL

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Saturday urged people to boycott the ruling Awami League accusing the party of killing, repression and corruption. ‘Let us boycott the Awami League…

Zaglul Ahmed Chy killed in road accident

Senior journalist and South Asian analyst Zaglul Ahmed Chowdhury was killed in a tragic road accident in the city’s Karwan Bazar area on Saturday night. He was 65. Zaglul fell from a bus while getting down and received fatal injuries at Karwan Bazar intersection.

Locals block road at Natunbazar

Local people, including students of local educational institutions, on Friday blocked rod at Natunbazar in the capital for more than one hour demanding immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of killers of a minor girls of the locality.

Birthday parties that did not take place

Monday, 2 December 2013 was supposed to be a day of celebrations in the house of 35-year old Mahfuzur Rahman Sohel, the vice-president of the Bangshal thana Chhatra Dal, the student wing of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party.

Graduation from LDC status not possible by 2021: CPD

The Centre for Policy Dialogue on Thursday said that Bangladesh would need at least another decade for graduating from the least developed countries’ category to a developing country as it lagged behind in human assets index and economic vulnerability index.