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    Quazi Nooruzzaman’s death anniv today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:32am on May 06, 2017

    The sixth death anniversary of decorated war hero Quazi Nooruzzaman, Bir Uttam, also the commander of Sector 7 in the War of Independence, will be observed today...

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    Govt adopts go-slow policy over Hefazat’s violence cases

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 12:27am on May 06, 2017

    The government, the police and the prosecution in particular, has adopted a go-slow policy in dealing with the 83 cases filed against Hefazat-e-Islam leaders and activists for violence in Dhaka and at places across the country in May 5-6, 2013....

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    Number of students using unfair means in SSC exam increases in Bangladesh

    Mohiuddin Alamgir | Updated at 12:25am on May 06, 2017

    The number of students using unfair means like cheating and copying in the Secondary School Certificate and equivalent exams are on the rise...

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    AL leader picked up, snatched from police custody

    Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 12:24am on May 06, 2017

    Police seized a good number of firearms, arms-making equipments, knives and sticks from the residence of an Awami League leader at Boalkhali upazila in Chittagong on Thursday night...

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    Savar tanneries pollute nearby areas

    Shakhawat Hossain and Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:05am on May 06, 2017

    Overflowing water laced with untreated toxic chemicals from tannery factories has been causing environmental pollution in areas around the still under-construction Tannery Industrial Park at Savar on the capital’s outskirts....

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    Teenage apparel worker raped in capital

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:33pm on May 05, 2017

    A 13-year old apparel worker was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital Saturday night as she became sick after she was allegedly raped by a youth at Shah Ali of Mirpur in Dhaka...

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    Norway wealth fund excludes BHEL on environment issue

    Reuters . Oslo | Updated at 12:05am on May 06, 2017

    Norway’s wealth fund has excluded Bharat Heavy Electricals from its investment portfolio because of concerns over the environmental impact of a plant the Indian company is building, the Norwegian central bank said on Friday...

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    Judiciary can’t function independently: Fakhrul

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:39pm on May 05, 2017

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday claimed that judiciary could not function independently if...

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    Rampal plant to cause 6,000 premature deaths: Greenpeace

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on May 06, 2017

    Rampal power plant near at the Sunderbans could drastically worsen air pollution and cause approximately 6,000 premature deaths in its lifetime, said coal and air pollution specialist of Greenpeace Lauri Myllyvirta on Friday through a video conference...

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    235 BNP activists prosecuted in Jhenaidah for vandalism

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 01:44pm on May 05, 2017

    A case was filed against 235 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party in Jhenaidah for vandalising the municipality community centre during...