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Mugging on rise in capital By Other | Last Updated: 1st March, 2020, 00:00

Police in a special drive have netted some 50 suspected muggers or cheats from different parts of the crowded capital amid growing incidents of snatching or robbing, with some carrying sharp weapons,…

Mugging on 
rise in capital

Mugging takes life of woman Mugging takes life of woman

A woman died after falling off a running rickshaw as muggers pulled her purse to snatch away in Mugda area of the capital early Saturday. The deceased was identified as Tarina Begum Lipi, 38,…


Rice imports

fall for surplus production Rice imports fall for surplus production

The country’s rice imports have decreased over the past few years thanks to surplus rice production as a result of improved agriculture practices. Rice production might break all previous…


Fund crisis clouds Mujib Barsho sports events Fund crisis clouds Mujib Barsho sports events

The sporting events planned to mark the Mujib Borsho 2020 may face hurdles as the Ministry for Youth and Sports has decided to cut its budget. Different sports federations have planned to organise…

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16 killed in road crashes 16 killed in road crashes

At least 16 people were killed and several others injured in road accidents in Rajshahi, Cumilla, Manikganj,  Moulvibazar and Netrakona districts on Saturday. In Rajshahi, six people, including…

Metropolis
‘Empower youth to attain SDGs’ ‘Empower youth
to attain SDGs’

The National Youth Assembly concluded on Saturday with a pledge to empower young generation to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell…

Editorial
Set up a National Qualifications Framework Set up a National

Qualifications Framework

The number of academic institutions and student enrolment in Bangladesh has increased significantly over 48 years after it gained independence in 1971. The country has now 126,615 primary schools,…

Business
Revenue collection grows 22 percent Revenue collection grows 22 percent

The revenue collection has increased 22 percent following a five-month downward trajectory since the fiscal budget placed in July last year.    The Bangladesh Bank latest report…

Opinion
Deforestation as a major threat Deforestation as a major threat

Cutting down of trees in a large area or the destruction of forests by people is known as deforestation. About 31 per cent of Earth's land surface is covered by forests. Deforestation can involve…

Asia
Abe vows fresh emergency package against virus Abe vows fresh emergency package against virus

TOKYO: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday pledged another emergency package to tackle the coronavirus, appealing for cooperation as he faces criticism over drastic prevention measures,…

World
Turkey raises migrant pressure on EU Turkey raises migrant pressure on EU

PAZARKULE: Turkey vowed the Syrian regime will “pay a price” for dozens of dead Turkish soldiers and raised pressure on the EU over the conflict by threatening to let thousands of migrants…

Culturetainment
Apurba, Tanha pair up for ‘Mithya Prem’ Apurba, Tanha pair up for ‘Mithya Prem’

Popular small screen actor Ziaul Faruq Apurba and film actress Tanha Tasnia have pair up for a drama titled ‘Mithya Prem’. Written and directed by Sohel Arman, the shooting of the…

Winner
Tigers take nothing for granted Tigers take nothing for granted

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza said on Saturday that they are not taking anything for granted against Zimbabwe as they will be battling against the pressure of expectation. Bangladesh never…

My Districts
Khulna embankment vulnerable to tidal surge Khulna embankment vulnerable to

tidal surge

Khulna: The residents of five unions in Koyra upazila are passing days amid fear as the vulnerable portion of the flood control embankment covering the area is on the verge of collapse due to unusual…

Campus
Why five universities opted out? Why five universities opted out?

In the pretext of upholding autonomy granted under public university ordinance act of 1973, five major public universities – BUET, DU, RU, and CU – opted out of the government’s much-appreciated…

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Japan cherry blossom festivals cancelled as virus fears grow Japan cherry blossom festivals cancelled as virus fears grow

TOKYO: Major cherry blossom festivals in Japan have been cancelled due to the deadly new coronavirus, the latest in a growing list of events quashed as the epidemic spreads globally, reports AFP.…

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