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Government to build 1,400 overpasses at railway crossings

The Bangladesh Railway has decided to construct over 1,400 overpasses at railway crossings across the country with an aim to avoid frequent accidents that claim the lives of hundreds of people every year.

50 Bangldeshi expatriates awaiting death penalties in prisons abroad

Around 50 Bangladeshi expatriates who had flown to the foreign lands in search of employments, are currently waiting for execution of their death penalties while serving in prisons across the globe.

Bheramara tripping caused power outage

Tripping of the Bheramara grid sub-station caused the entire national electricity grid to collapse on November 1, according to the report of a government committee formed to investigate the reasons.

DB suspects bighands on gold racket

Senior Biman officials arrested Wednesday are only a small part of a big gold smuggling racket that may involve bigwigs such as ministers, lawmakers, high-ranked government officials and influential businessmen.

Premier and President pays respect to armed forces martyrs

After laying the wreath, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hamid stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of respect to the memories of the martyrs, who made supreme sacrifices during the War of Liberation on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day today.

For reckless driving, High Court restores 7 years jail

The High Court has restored the highest punishment for negligent driving to seven years from the existing three years in jail.

One died in BCL factional clash at SUST

A student of a private university has been killed and at least seven people have been injured in a factional clash between two groups of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) unit over establishing supremacy on the campus.

Armed Forces' Day tomorrow

"Armed Forces' Day" will be observed as usual on November 21, an ISPR press release said.

Government has no statistics on ’75-’81 coups: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday in parliament said the government had no statistics on how many military officers and members lost their lives in coups and mutinies during 1975-1981.

Bangladesh is now considered as a “role model” of Democracy

Premier said this in reply to a question from independent member M Rustam Ali Farazi during PM’s question-answer session in the House with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

International Chain of Gold Smuggling traced

After yesterday’s arrest of five people, including three top Biman officials, the detectives have concluded that a gang, comprising people in and outside the airline, has been involved with gold smuggling through the Dhaka airport for quite some time now.

Shafiul murder: 11 accused on 2-day remand

A Rajshahi court today placed 11 people on a two-day remand each in a case filed in connection with the killing of Rajshahi University teacher AKM Shafiul Islam.

Raising outfit allowance of mission staff proposed by Foreign Ministry

The Foreign Ministry is looking to raise outfit allowance for officials at Bangladeshi embassies abroad by up to eight times, say Finance Division officials. The ministry had last revised this allowance 15 years ago.

RU teachers in attack scare

Rajshahi University teachers with progressive and secular minds have been passing days in fear of attack since the killing of a colleague, with a few already shifting their living places.

Shafiul Murder: Screen of confusion getting thicker

Hot topic Prof Shafiul murder case is being tossed everyday. Analysing the escape route and learning that the machete used for the murder was not made in Rajshahi, local police have said the killers of Prof Shafiul may have come from a neighbouring district.

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