Thursday 23 March 2017, 4:10 am
London terror attack: Attacker among four dead                    Bangladesh wants to maintain balance in ties with India, China                    AL candidate Golam Mostofa wins Gaibandha-1 by-polls                    Bangladesh to get more power from India                    PM for quality education at private varsities                    

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12:37  AM, 23 March 2017, Thursday

London terror attack: Attacker among four dead

Four people, including the attacker and a police officer, died in Wednesday's terrorism incident at the British parliament, police said


10:57  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

Bangladesh wants to maintain balance in ties with India, China

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's team may be more comfortable with an open-ended Memorandum of Understanding rather than time-bound agreements or treaties. Bangladesh is wary of upsetting the delicate balance between its ties with both India and China, and hence, is looking for a less formal understanding to begin with.


10:33  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

AL candidate Golam Mostofa wins Gaibandha-1 by-polls

Awami League candidate Golam Mostofa Ahmed on Wednesday was unofficially elected in Gaibandha-1 (Sundarganj) by-election receiving 90,169 votes.


10:11  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

Bangladesh to get more power from India

During the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India, the two countries will sign an agreement for supply of additional 60MW of electricity to the neighbouring country from the Tripura state.


10:03  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

PM for quality education at private varsities

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday put emphasis on a proper enforcement of laws to ensure quality education at the private universities


09:30  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

Prime Minister opens Armed Forces' warfare display

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday inaugurated the Combined Warfare Display of the Bangladesh Armed Forces marking the Independence and National Day 2017.


09:27  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

Police officer 'stabbed at UK Parliament'

A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, Commons Leader David Lidington has said


08:55  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

3 to die for killing man in Comilla

A Comilla court on Wednesday awarded death penalty to three people, including a woman, in a case filed for their involvement in killing a man in the district in 2013


08:27  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

Australia close to resettling 12,000 Syrian refugees

Australia is close to resettling the 12,000 refugees from the war in Syria and Iraq it promised to urgently take over a year ago.


08:22  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

33 killed in US-led north Syria air strike

At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said on Wednesday.

Law & Judiciary

07:10  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

5 court staff get life terms for bail forgery

A Dhaka court on Wednesday awarded life term imprisonment to five former court staff each over the release of 106 convicts from jail through bail forgery


06:49  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

PM opens armed forces' warfare display

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the combined Warfare Display of the Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force here today marking the Independence and National Day-2017


06:25  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

North Korea behind Bangladesh Bank reserves heist!

A  senior US National Security Agency official appeared to confirm that North Korean computer hackers were behind a multi-million dollar heist targeting Bangladesh Bank last year.


05:49  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

Counting goes on in Gaibandha-1 by-polls after voting ends

Vote counting is now going on after the vote casting ended in the by-election of Gaibandha-1 (Sundarganj) constituency of Jatiya Sangsad on Wednesday


05:16  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

Enormous scopes of investment in Bangladesh: Tofail

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Wednesday said the government is setting up 100 special economic zones (SEZs) in the country and the Thai investors would be accommodated to one of those if they want


04:38  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

HRW urges stop to hanging 3 Huji militants

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said Bangladesh should immediately halt the imminent execution of three men convicted of a May 2004 grenade attack, which targeted the then British envoy Anwar Choudhury


04:16  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

PM's India visit to be meaningless sans Teesta deal: BNP

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s India visit would be meaningless without signing the Teesta water sharing treaty


03:48  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

HC stays FBCCI polls for 2 months

The High Court on Wednesday stayed the elections of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) for two months


03:11  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

Air strike kills more than 30 near Raqqa, Syrian Observatory says

At least 33 people were killed in an air strike that hit a school sheltering displaced people near Islamic State-held Raqqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, and the US-led coalition was believed to have carried out the attack, reports Reuters.


02:49  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

Blasts kill four, injure 18 in northeastern Nigeria, police say

Multiple blasts at camps for people who have fled the Islamist militants Boko Haram killed four and injured 18 in the northeastern Nigeria city of Maiduguri, the state police commissioner said on Wednesday.


02:45  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

Huji chief to seek presidential mercy

Death row convict Huji chief Mufti Abdul Hannan, in the case for the grenade attack on UK envoy Anowar Chowdhury, opted to seek presidential clemency.


01:54  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

North Korea missile launch fails

A North Korean missile launch has failed, South Korean defence officials say, but it is unclear how many were fired or what exactly was being tested, reports BBC.


01:51  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

Fish oil does not benefit baby intelligence, study finds

Taking fish oil while pregnant does not improve the brain development of babies, new research has found, reports BBC.


01:23  PM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

Man held with 8 firearms in Cox's Bazar

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained an alleged robber along with eight firearms and 10 bullets from Shyamlapur under Teknaf upazila in the district on Tuesday.


11:17  AM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

US, UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

The US and UK are banning laptops from cabin baggage on flights from certain countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey, reports BBC.


10:49  AM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

US reverses course, offers new dates for NATO talks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson proposed new dates on Tuesday for a NATO meeting, the State Department said, after he initially decided to skip the talks and rebuffed the alliance's efforts to reschedule them, reports Reuters.


10:08  AM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

3 killed in Narayanganj road accident

The driver and two passengers of a battery-run rickshaw were killed as it was hit by a passengers’ bus at Godnail area under Siddhirganj thana in the district on Wednesday morning.


10:05  AM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

French minister Bruno Le Roux quits in summer jobs row

French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux has resigned over a "fake jobs" row involving work he gave his two daughters when they were teenagers.


08:48  AM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

Chinese archaeologists discover huge underwater treasure

Chinese archaeologists today said that they have recovered more than 10,000 gold and silver items that sank to the bottom of a river in southwestern Sichuan Province over 300 years ago.


08:30  AM, 22 March 2017, Wednesday

DPRK has no fear of US sanctions move – envoy

North Korea has nothing to fear from any US move to broaden sanctions aimed at cutting it off from the global financial system and will pursue "acceleration" of its nuclear and missile programs, a North Korean envoy told Reuters on Tuesday.