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Fake dons on extortion spree By Other | Last Updated: 5th March, 2019, 00:00

After fake policemen, capital Dhaka has a new addition in the crime world -- fake dons who sell the names of the real underworld bosses on the run. The two popular names used are Shahadat and Subrata…

Fake dons on extortion spree

Incidents, media and race for publicity

This is not the first time I am writing in favour of appointing a central government spokesperson to avoid irresponsible comments by publicity-seeking individuals every time there is a major incident…


Hectic DUCSU poll campaign begins

The candidates of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) and hall union polls, being held after three dercades, are passing a busy time by meeting voters and organising rallies.…


Treatment of Quader begins in S’pore

Treatment of Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader began at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on Monday night, according to his personal secretary. Quader, who was flown to Singapore…

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US-China trade war to benefit Bangladesh: ADB US-China trade war to benefit Bangladesh: ADB

Bangladesh’s export as well as growth is likely to hike in near future supported by the escalating trade war between two global economic giants—the US and China, according to ADB. …

Metropolis
ACC finds 19 types of graft in aviation sector ACC finds 19 types of graft in aviation sector

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has unearthed massive corruption in different fields of aviation sector, thanks to the negligence of the officials concerned in civil aviation and tourism ministry.…

Sun Extra
Iran insists Moscow ties ‘strong’ Iran insists Moscow ties ‘strong’

TEHRAN: Iran’s foreign ministry insisted Monday that Tehran’s ties with Moscow are “strong” and shrugged off reported Israeli-Russian coordination on a withdrawal of foreign…

Editorial
March 7, 1971: Bangbandhu’s Words Resonate Still Today March 7, 1971: Bangbandhu’s Words Resonate Still Today

Bangladesh has a long history spanning thousands of years. Bangladesh, a land replete with history, finally had achieved its independence in the year 1971 after a protracted nine-month long Independence…

News & Newsmaker
Max phone-screen brightness leads to tiny holes on cornea Max phone-screen brightness leads to tiny holes on cornea

A young woman from Taiwan who had been using her smartphone at maximum screen brightness for two years ended up with serious damage to her left eye, including around 500 small holes on her cornea.…

Business
Enhance regional co-op for LPG business Enhance regional co-op for LPG business

International conference on liquified petroleum gas (LPG) wrapped up in Dhaka on Monday with a call to enhance the regional cooperation for exploring more business opportunities across the South Asia.…

World
Moon calls for new US-N Korea denuke talks Moon calls for new 
US-N Korea denuke talks

SEOUL: South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged the US and North Korea to quickly resume denuclearisation talks after their Hanoi summit last week ended without a deal, reports AFP. Moon,…

Culturetainment
Four artistes together in a Women’s Day drama Four artistes together in a Women’s Day drama

Four popular artistes of the small screen namely Tareen Jahan, Shahed Ali, Sushama Sarkar and Tanjin Tisha have worked together in a special tele-drama titled ‘Onahuto’. Written…

Winner
Ctg Abahani hold Sk Jamal Ctg Abahani hold Sk Jamal

Lt Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Ltd were stunned to a goalless draw by Chittagong Abahani Ltd in their Bangladesh Premier League encounter at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital on Monday.…

My Districts
Bumper litchi yield expected in Rajshahi zone Bumper litchi yield expected in Rajshahi zone

RAJSHAHI: Growers, agriculturists and other traders concerned are expecting bumper production of litchi as most of the trees have sprouted massively by dint of a suitable climatic condition everywhere…

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China suspects detained Canadian of spying China suspects detained Canadian of spying

BEIJING: China suspects detained former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig of spying and stealing state secrets, state media reported Monday, amid tensions between Ottawa and Beijing over the possible…

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