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Badrul gets life By Staff Correspondent | Last Updated: 9th March, 2017, 00:00

In a speedy trial, Badrul Alam, an expelled activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League, was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for hacking college student Khadiza Begum in the shrine city of Sylhet.…

Badrul gets life

Bashundhara takes helm of Sheikh Jamal after Sheikh Russel

Bashundhara Group, the country’s leading business conglomerate, has touched another milestone by taking the charge of the giant sporting camp Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Limited. …


Huge grenades, explosive seized at Ctg militant den

CHITTAGONG: A huge quantity of handmade grenades, bombs and bomb-making materials were recovered from a militant hideout in Mirsarai upazila of the district on Wednesday. Police said…


UN decries US ‘vilification’ of migrants, fears mass expulsions

GENEVA: The UN human rights chief took aim at President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying the United States needed better leadership to meet challenges like surging xenophobia and religious discrimination,…

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Trade bodies for tax cut, rise in tax-free income limit Trade bodies for tax cut, rise 
in tax-free income limit

Leaders of two major trade bodies on Wednesday urged the government to increase the tax-free income limit for individuals to Tk 3 lakh from existing Tk 2.5 lakh in the upcoming budget for 2017-18 fiscal.…

Metropolis
Bangladesh delegation wraps up dialogue with UNHR Bangladesh delegation wraps 
up dialogue with UNHR

A two-day interactive dialogue between a high level delegation of Bangladesh and members of the UN Human Rights Committee (UNHR) ended Tuesday in Geneva, reports UNB. The delegation from…

Sun Extra
BAF annual winter exercise held at Kurmitola  BAF annual winter exercise held at Kurmitola

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar witnessed the on going annual winter exercise ‘Wintex-2017’ of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) at its Base Bangabandhu, Kurmitola in the capital…

Editorial
The Poetics of Bangabandhu’s 7th March Speech The Poetics of Bangabandhu’s 7th March Speech

At midnight, on the 7th of March this year, on my campus, very near to my bungalow, a loudspeaker suddenly got into tune from our cafeteria. The students arranged for it, so that at the arrival of…

Education
Role of family in shaping students’ academic achievements Role of family in shaping students’ academic achievements

Families have the most direct and long-lasting influence on students’ academic career. When the family gets involved, students unveil more optimistic attitude. A robust relationship between students’…

Roundtable Special
Roundtable Organised by Kamps Roundtable Organised by Kamps

March 3, 2017, Time: 10 am - 1 pm, Venue: National Press Club     Obesity &…

Asia
China urges US-N Korea deal to avert ‘head-on collision’ China urges US-N Korea deal to avert ‘head-on collision’

BEIJING: China warned Wednesday that North Korea and the United States were like two trains racing towards a “head-on collision,” calling on both sides to apply the brakes and avert a security…

World
Bombing of Syria rebel bastion despite truce Bombing of Syria rebel bastion despite truce

BEIRUT: Two people were killed on Wednesday in bombardment of a Syrian rebel bastion near Damascus, a monitor said, less than 24 hours after Russia announced a freeze in fighting there, reports AFP.…

Culturetainment
IGCC to celebrate seventh founding anniv Tuesday IGCC to celebrate seventh founding anniv Tuesday

In celebration of its seventh founding anniversary, Indira Gandhi Culture Centre is organising a programme of music and dance in the capital on Tuesday. The celebration programme is scheduled…

Winner
North Zone clinch BCL title North Zone clinch BCL title

The BCB North Zone clinched the title of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) for the first time after making a draw with Islami Bank East Zone in the last match on the 4th and final day of the country’s…

My Districts
Farmers urged to grow less water-consuming crops Farmers urged to grow less water-consuming crops

RAJSHAHI: Agricultural scientists and extension officials at a training session urged the farmers to cultivate less-water consuming crops to minimise the gradually mounting pressure on ground water,…

News link
Hungary ‘systematically’ abusing migrants: MSF Hungary ‘systematically’ abusing migrants: MSF

BUDAPEST: Hungarian border police are systematically abusing migrants, through beatings, using tear gas and dogs and confiscating shoes in cold weather, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).…

Business
Tk 12 crore Indian grant for school Tk 12 crore Indian 
grant for school

Dhaka will receive Tk 12.08 crore grant from New Delhi for constructing a girls’ school in Khalishpur under Khulna city corporation. The two friendly countries signed a grant deal at a…

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