National University results out

Results for 22 subjects of 2010 Honours examinations under the National University are out. National University’s examination controller Mohammad Badruzzaman said results were released on Sunday 10:00am. Results are available at university website ( or Results of six more subjects will be available within this week, Badruzzaman said. Fourth year (Honours) theoretical tests for […]

7 killed in Ashulia

At least seven passengers have been killed when a minibus collided head on with a bus and plunged into the Turag River in Ashulia. Twenty other passengers of the minibus too were injured in the accident that occurred around 8:30am on Tuesday near the Dhaur Toll Plaza at Beribandh, police and witnesses said. Fire-fighters’ rescue […]

Indian envoy meets Khaleda

  1 / 1 Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Pankaj Saran met BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday night, weeks after meeting the Awami League’s key ally Jatiya Party Chairman Hussein Muhammad Ershad. The meeting, which began at 8:45pm at Khaleda’s Gulshan office, lasted at least 50 minutes. But neither side spoke to the media […]

Too many stunted girls in Bangladesh

With 44 percent of the girls aged between 15 and 19 too short for their age, Bangladesh is home to the world’s largest number of stunted adolescent girls after Guatemala, medical journal The Lancet says. Short height exposes them to the risk of complicated pregnancy and childbirth and poor fetal growth. The findings were made […]

Shibir strike Wednesday

Islami Chhatra Shibir has called a nationwide daylong general strike for Wednesday demanding release of its President Delwar Hussen and other leaders from jail. The Jamaat-e-Islami student wing’s Secretary General Abdul Jabbar made the announcement in a statement on Monday. It said the shutdown was called to press for release of central leaders and the […]

‘Mita Noor killed herself’

Actress Mita Noor committed suicide, the forensic expert who autopsied her body primarily suspects. Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) Forensic Department’s Assistant Professor Md Sohel Mahmud on Monday afternoon told, “Initially it seems to be a case of suicide.” Early in the morning, the 42-year-old TV star was found dead, hanging from a […]

Obama urges Africa to follow spirit of Nelson Mandela

1 / 1 President Barack Obama said on Sunday the United States would help propel Africa along a path of prosperity and peace, and urged the continent to follow the example of Nelson Mandela. In South Africa on the second leg of a three-nation Africa trip, the US leader and his family visited the bleak […]

Chittagong’s rail link restored

Rail link to Chittagong was restored three hours after suspension of train service on the route following breakdown of a mail train in Comilla on Comilla Railway Station Assistant Engineer Hamidul Haque told that a Chittagong-bound mail train malfunctioned near Burichang Upazila’s Sadar Rasulpur station around 5:30am. The train stopped mid-way and blocked the […]

TV star Mita found hanging

TV star Mita Nur was found dead, hanging from a ceiling fan in her flat at Dhaka’s posh Gulshan locality on Monday, police said. Gulshan police station OC Rafiqul Islam told that they recovered Mita’s dead body around 6:45am from her flat on Gulshan Avenue Road no 4. “Her body was found hanging from […]