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    Thailand detain nine suspected of hacking govt sites

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 01:14am on December 27, 2016

    Thai police have detained nine people suspected of hacking government web sites to protest against amendments to a cyber security law that critics say strengthens the authorities’ oversight of the internet...

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    Judicial probe yet to begin

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 01:12am on December 27, 2016

    The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Gaibandha M Shahidullah is yet to start the probe, directed by the High Court Division two weeks back, to find out whether or not police personnel took part in setting Santal homes ablaze after their eviction from Gobindaganj on November 6...

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    DR Congo Christmas slaughter leaves 35 dead

    Agence France-Presse . Goma | Updated at 01:11am on December 27, 2016

    Attacks in villages and fighting between militias killed at least 35 people over the Christmas weekend in North Kivu, a majority Christian area in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...

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    BNP presses for election-time govt with strong EC

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:09am on December 27, 2016

    BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Monday said a neutral election-time government is a must alongside a stronger Election Commission to ensure a fair and acceptable general election....

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    Syed Shamsul Haque’s 81st birth anniv today

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:07am on December 27, 2016

    The 81st birth anniversary of versatile Bengali poet Syed Shamsul Haque will be observed today...

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    Clashes over Narsingdi Zila Parishad poll continue

    Our Correspondent . Narshingdi | Updated at 01:05am on December 27, 2016

    Intra-party feud continued on Monday in Narshingdi during electioneering of Zila Parishad election as the authorities deployed additional force to maintain law and order....

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    Muslim with links to govt murdered in Rakhine: Myanmar

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 01:02am on December 27, 2016

    A man has been found dead with stab wounds in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, in what the government said on Monday was the second murder in under a week of a Rohingya who cooperated with authorities as they crack down on suspected insurgents...

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    Talks help president reconstitute strong EC: Bangabhaban

    Mahamudul Hasan | Updated at 12:59am on December 27, 2016

    Hasanul Haq Inu-led Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal on Monday placed a seven-point proposal to the president, Abdul Hamid, which included enactment of a law as stipulated in the constitution, before reconstituting the Election Commission...

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    Release of 150 detained people on bails stuck up

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 12:57am on December 27, 2016

    The release of at least 150detained persons on bails got stuck up as a junior judge has gone on leave without signing the High Court Division’s bail orders...

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    Govt fixes highest admission, tuition fees

    Mohiuddin Alamgir | Updated at 12:54am on December 27, 2016

    Government has finalised a guideline for English medium schools by fixing the highest ceilings of the admission and tuition fees in a bid to rein in brisk business by the institutes charging exorbitant fees...