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    Foreign cigarette seized at Dhaka airport

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:24am on April 23, 2017

    Customs intelligence arrested a Kuwait returned passenger along with 255 cartons of illegal foreign cigarettes of different brands worth about Tk 15.50 lakh from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital early Saturday...

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    AL, BNP fan fundamentalists for state power: CPB, SPB

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:02am on April 23, 2017

    Leaders of Communist Party of Bangladesh and Socialist Party of Bangladesh on Saturday slammed both Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party for bowing down to fundamentalist and sectarian forces in the interest of retaining or regaining the state power...

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    People bid farewell to legendary musician

    DU Correspondent | Updated at 01:00am on April 23, 2017

    People from all walks of life converged at Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka on Saturday morning to pay their last tribute to legendary musician Lucky Akhand...

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    Cocaine seized at Dhaka airport

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:57am on April 23, 2017

    Officials of Department of Narcotics Control seized 750 grams cocaine from a parcel at the cargo village of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Saturday...

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    Justice Abdul Jabbar Khan’s 33rd death anniversary today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:53am on April 23, 2017

    The 33rd anniversary of the death of Justice Abdul Jabbar Khan, former speaker of the then Pakistan National Assembly, will be observed with special prayer sessions today...

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    Protests continue, daylong blockade in Rangamati today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:52am on April 23, 2017

    Students of hill districts and different political organisations continued demonstration in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on Saturday protesting against death of Romel Chakma allegedly in army custody...

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    Thousands join March for Science rallies over ‘alternative facts’

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:49am on April 23, 2017

    Thousands of people rallied in support for science in Europe and Australasia on Saturday ahead of a march in Washington, triggered by rising concern over populism and so-called alternative facts...

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    Mother fishes release eggs in Halda after a year

    Nazim Uddin . Chittagong | Updated at 12:48am on April 23, 2017

    Mother fishes released eggs in the River Halda, the country’s one of the natural sweet water breeding ground of carps, on early Saturday after a gap of one season...

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    Police raid on Jhenaidah ‘extremist den’ ends

    Delwar Kabir . Jhenaidah | Updated at 12:45am on April 23, 2017

    The police declared the end of a raid on a suspected extremists’ den at a Jhenaidah village Saturday afternoon, 21 hours after it began....

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    Environmental groups slam planned power plants near Sunderbans

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:38am on April 23, 2017

    More than 70 environmental groups have warned the construction of power plants near the Sunderbans in Bangladesh, a mangrove forest that is home to the Bengal tiger, would damage the environment and affect the livelihoods of millions...