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  • HC questions legality of JU VC appointment

    The High Court questions the legality of appointing Prof Farzana Islam as vice chancellor of Jahangirnagar University (JU).

  • Bangladesh Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Iqbal Mahmood

    ‘ACC will catch big fishes, in time’

    Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will catch big corrupts in time, its Chairman Iqbal Mahmood says while taking an oath to stomp out graft in Bangladesh. “In a war, you don't always advance. For strategy, you often have to retreat...we're preparing traps. Soon you will see many corrupt people are caught,” he said.

  • Sylhet stone quarry death toll reaches 4

    Death toll in last night’s landslide in a stone quarry in Companiganj upazila, Sylhet, has reached four after recovery of two more bodies.

  • Rain breathes relief amid growing heat

    Squally winds accompanied with light rain that swept through some parts of the country has brought the heat down, which was creeping up to sweltering levels.

  • Pabna Sugar Mill employees oppose Nitol-Tata move

    Workers and employees of a state-owned sugar mill have been staging demonstrations for the last one week against an initiative by a private company to set up an industry near the mill.

  • Marma girl's rape protested

    Adivasi Chhatra Sangathan formed a human chain on the Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University campus yesterday protesting rape of a Marma girl, sexual assault on her sister and attack on Chakma Circle Queen Yan Yan.

  • Call for full implementation of CHT accord

    Speakers at a programme yesterday expressed indignation as the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) peace agreement has not been fully implemented after 20 years of its signing.

  • Char people continue agitation

    Char people in the district continued demonstration protesting the arrest of one of their activists Abul Kashem and two 'false cases' filed against their leaders and activists.

  • Fishing Cat

    4 fishing cat kittens released to wild

    The forest department officials released four endangered fishing cat kittens to Mulagul forest in Kanaighat upazila of Sylhet on Saturday afternoon, following their rescue from a human habitation earlier on the day.

  • Rajapur canals under threat of disappearance

    All the five canals of Rajapur upazila are under threat of disappearance as they are being grabbed by the people living on their banks.