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Paperbacks hold strong against onslaught of e-books

Paperbacks hold strong against onslaught of e-books

The dominance of paperbacks, when it comes to reading habits, is still prevailing as the recently-concluded month-long book fair saw records in book sales…

Ex-wife among 3 held after 9 years

After nine years of murder of a man, members of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) yesterday arrested three fugitive accused in the sensational murder case. The victim Sujon, son of Abdul Mannan, was murdered in 2011 and his body was recovered from a canal. The specialised investigation unit arrested…

Muktijoddha Mancha’s programme

The Muktijoddha Mancha, a platform of a group of people holding the spirit of the 1971 Liberation War, yesterday said some communal forces wanted to thwart the celebration of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, on March 17. At a press briefing yesterday in…

‘Govt determined to ensure safe, nutritious food for all’

The government is determined to ensure safe and nutritious food everyone, Additional Secretary of Health Ministry Md Habibur Rahman said yesterday. “All ministries concerned and stakeholders are working together to this end,” he said at a programme of the Grand Finale of Bangladesh NutriStar:…

Verdict in Wari child rape, murder case March 9

A Dhaka court yesterday set March 9 to pronounce judgement in a case lodged over the rape and subsequent murder of seven-year-old Samia Afrin Saima in the capital’s Wari area last year. Judge Qazi Abdul Hannan of Dhaka 1st Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal set the date as both…

One held with 2.9kg gold at Dhaka airport

A preventive team of Dhaka Customs House seized 2.950 kilograms (kg) gold bars after nabbing one person at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here on Wednesday night. The arrested was identified as Skeikh Sadi, a passenger of flight number MH-196 who came from Malaysia. Dhaka Customs House Assistant…

20 injured in BCL clash at CU; 52 held

Twenty people were injured in a turf war between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on the campus yesterday. Witnesses said an altercation took place among supporters of Sixty Nine and Bijoy group over establishing supremacy at the F Rahman dormitory around 1:30am. At one stage, both groups…

Dy secretary found dead

Police recovered the decomposed body of a deputy secretary of labour and employment ministry from his residence in Bailey Road area of the capital on Wednesday night. The deceased Abdul Kader Chowdhury, 60, hailing from Bhola,  was living alone at government officers’ quarter (building no-1/15).…
Eviction drive launched to free Shyamasundari Canal

Eviction drive launched to free Shyamasundari Canal

The eviction drive of illegal occupants of the Shyamasundari canal began yesterday for excavation and renovation of the Canal to ensure clean environment…

584 low-income people get support of Tk 67.95 lakh

Some 584 low-income group people including 40 students were given financial support worth Taka 67.95 lakh aimed at improving their living and livelihood condition. Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) provided the support on behalf of its socio-economic fund belongs to the project titled ‘Livelihoods…

UAE embassy hosts programme

The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Dhaka yesterday arranged a special physical exercise programme marking the ‘Mujib Barsha’. The year-long programmes marking birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will begin on March 17 in a big way. UAE Ambassador…

Campus Corner

40 DU students get Sumitomo scholarship BSS, Dhaka A total of 40 under-graduate students of different academic years of Dhaka University (DU) yesterday received Sumitomo Corporation Scholarship, Japan. DU Vice-chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman distributed the scholarships among the recipients at a function…

News in brief

Youth stabbed dead in Ctg UNB, Chattogram A young man was stabbed to death reportedly by his friend over a trifling matter at Gobindarkhil in Patiya upazila on Tuesday night. The victim was identified as Jasim  Uddin, 24, son of Zahir Ahmed of the upazila. Quoting locals, police said Jasim and…
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