• Celebrating the world’s languages and cultural freedoms: Why February 21 matters 21 Feb 2020 17:19 By: Explained Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 21, 2020 10:33:31 pm In 1948, the government of Pakistan, based in the western part of the new country, announced that Urdu would be its only state language. (Express Archives) Ekushe February, or simply “ …
  • Families of Churihatta tragedy victims demand compensation from govt 21 Feb 2020 16:16 They also urged the authorities to relocate Old Dhaka's chemicals factories and warehouses be relocated to a safer location. The demands were made during a media briefing marking the first anniversary of the Churihatta tragedy in front of Wahed Mansion …
  • National handball goalkeeper dies in road accident 21 Feb 2020 15:06 National handball team goalkeeper Sohanur Rahman was one of two killed in a road accident in Kushtia today. Sohanur was 21. The other deceased in the accident was his cousin Hridoy Khan, reports our Kushtia correspondent quoting police.   Sohanur, who …
  • 7 killed in road accidents in 3 districts 21 Feb 2020 15:06 Seven people were killed and five others injured in separate road accidents in Sherpur, Mymensingh and Satkhira districts today. In Mymensingh, four persons were killed and five others injured in a road accident involving a bus and a battery-run auto- …
  • Robi gets conditional permission from Axiata to start IPO talks 21 Feb 2020 15:05 Robi's parent company Axiata Group Berhad gave conditional permission to the second largest mobile carrier to start process for raising Tk 523.80 crore from the market. At its board meeting in Kuala Lumpur, the Axiata Group made the decision yesterday …
  • National Volleyball Team goalkeeper among 2 killed in Kushtia road accident 21 Feb 2020 15:05 Two people were killed today in a road accident involving a motorcycle and a battery-run three-wheeler at Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia.  The deceased were Sohanur Rahman (21), goalkeeper of Bangladesh National Handball Team, and his cousin Hridoy Khan -- …
  • BCB wants Virat Kohli for Mujibur Rahman Centenary games, BCCI considering request 21 Feb 2020 14:13 By: PTI | Published: February 21, 2020 7:29:02 pm BCB wants Virat Kohli for Mujibur Rahman Centenary games. (Source: AP) Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) wants India captain Virat Kohli to be part of the two T20 Internationals, scheduled in Dhaka between …
  • Will Kohli skip Mujibur Rahman Centenary games? 21 Feb 2020 14:06 IMAGE: India captain Virat Kohli. Photograph: John Sibley Livepic/Action Images via Reuters Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) wants India captain Virat Kohli to be part of the two T20 Internationals, scheduled in Dhaka between March 18 to 22, to celebrate …
  • BCCI sends Kohli, Shami, Dhawan, Kuldeep's name for Asia XI vs World XI T20Is 21 Feb 2020 13:19 The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has sent the names of skipper Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Shikhar Dhawan and Kuldeep Yadav to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as the latter gets ready to host two T20Is between …
  • Sport24.co.za | Bangladesh seek to break out of rut against Zimbabwe 21 Feb 2020 13:10 Dhaka - Bangladesh hope to break out of a rut when they take on Zimbabwe in a one-off Test in Dhaka starting on Saturday, but coach Russell Domingo thinks the players need to change their thinking to achieve success. Bangladesh have lost their last six …
  • Leading British Zionist warns Jews that they have ‘second class’ citizenship  21 Feb 2020 12:47 British-born Jews are being told that they are “second class” citizens in an extraordinary letter written by a critic of the government decision to revoke citizenship from a number of Muslims now living in Syria, Iraq and other war zones. Jewish historian …
  • Robi seeks to raise Tk 5.2bn through IPO in Bangladesh 21 Feb 2020 12:10 It plans to offload about 523.8 million shares at 10 taka each on the Dhaka and Chattogram stock exchanges, Robi's parent company Axiata Group Berhad announced in a Malaysian stock exchange filing on Friday. The proceeds from the proposed listing will …
  • BNP pays tribute to language martyrs with pledge to secure Khaleda's release 21 Feb 2020 12:10 BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir reiterated the party's commitment to securing Khaleda's freedom while speaking to reporters at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka on Friday. "On this great day, we are very sad but compelled to …
  • Bangladesh envoy discusses Modi’s Dhaka visit with Jaishankar 21 Feb 2020 12:10 It came after Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran paid a courtesy call on the minister at his office in New Delhi on Friday.  During the meeting, Imran discussed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Bangladesh to attend …
  • Mominul's captaincy in spotlight as Bangladesh aim to stave off Zimbabwe challenge 21 Feb 2020 10:28 Big Picture Perhaps for the first time in 15 years, Bangladesh find themselves under pressure against Zimbabwe at home. During this period, Bangladesh have enjoyed, particularly at home, a heavy advantage in terms of spin-bowling, coupled with the …
  • One year of Chawkbazar fire: police still clueless 21 Feb 2020 09:45 Exactly one year after the tragic blaze at Wahed Mansion in Chawkbazar, police have neither arrested a single accused, nor made any headway in investigation. Despite a public outcry for their arrest, owners of the building remained out of law enforcers…
  • Nat’l School Chess revived after 7 years 21 Feb 2020 09:23 The National School Chess championship is set to return after seven years as the Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) signed an MoU with Abul Khair Group yesterday to stage the championship for the next five years. The BCF had previously staged the …
  • Nation pays tributes to Language Movement martyrs 21 Feb 2020 09:22 The nation is paying tributes to the martyrs of the 1952 Language Movement today, marking 'Amar Ekushey', the Language Martyrs' Day and International Mother Language Day. The Language Movement martyrs laid down their lives for the recognition …
  • Language Movement in Pabna: Two heroes still not recognised 21 Feb 2020 09:22 In 1948, when Dhirendranath Dutta's proposal to recognise Bangla as one of the state languages of the then Pakistan was rejected in the parliament, protest raged like fire all over the erstwhile East Pakistan. Students, both male and female, took to …
  • President, PM pay homage to Language Heroes 21 Feb 2020 09:22 President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have paid their rich tributes to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day. They paid the homage by placing wreaths at …
  • Siliguri pays tributes to language movement brave-hearts 21 Feb 2020 09:04 Siliguri: People from different walks of life observed International Mother Language Day by offering floral tribute to the replica of martyrs column, built in the memory of brave hearts who had lost their lives for the language movement in Dhaka, …
  • Axiata Group Proposes To List Unit Robi On Dhaka Stock Exchange & Chittagong Stock Exchange 21 Feb 2020 08:53
  • Axiata posts RM332.56m net profit in Q4, delivers record FY19 21 Feb 2020 06:55 KUALA LUMPUR: Axiata Group Bhd posted a net profit of RM332.56 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2019 compared with a net loss of RM1.43 billion a year ago, attributed to better operational performance and lower depreciation and amortisation due …
  • ASIA/BANGLADESH - A film on Xaverian missionary priest Marino Rigon, "national hero" 21 Feb 2020 05:37 Dhaka (Agenzia Fides) - "Father Marino Rigon did an immense job for the people of Bangladesh. We wanted to do something concrete to honor his memory by making a film about his life. This initiative will be useful to present and disseminate the …
  • International Art Festival 2020 to set off at Nilsagor, Nilphamari 21 Feb 2020 05:28 The 3rd International Art Festival 2020 will set off at Nilsagor, Nilphamari on February 26. The prime purpose of the annual four-day (February 26-29) event is to diffuse the flow of art to the remote countryside of Bangladesh. A press conference was held …
  • When Two Becomes One 21 Feb 2020 04:29 While at the Uni-versity of Arizona, we had a visiting professor from Stanford University, Prof. Joshua Fishman. Touted as one of the doyens of sociolinguistics, Prof. Fishman is known for his role in reversing language shift, particularly in reviving …
  • A breath of not so fresh air 21 Feb 2020 04:29 We all know that the air quality in Dhaka is bad. Anyone living in the city only has to clean a surface at home in the morning and see the visible layer of dust magically reappear by the time you return from work, or spend a little time outdoors and just …
  • All parties to get invited to Bangabandhu's birth centenary programme 21 Feb 2020 04:29 Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said all the political parties except the anti-liberation forces will get invited to the Bangabandhu's birth centenary programme. "All the political parties, including the BNP, will get invited …
  • JI flays Bangladesh govt for war trials 21 Feb 2020 04:04 JI flays Bangladesh govt for war trials LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami Amir Senator Sirajul Haq condemned the execution and persecution of the JI Bangladesh leaders and questioned the silence of the global human rights groups over this act of Sheikh Hasina’s …
  • Asia Rice-Vietnam rates climb to over 1-year high on strong demand 21 Feb 2020 02:14 BENGALURU — Vietnam’s rice export prices surged to a more than one-year high this week on strong demand from the Philippines and Malaysia, while rates for the Indian variety held steady at an over four- month peak. Rates for Vietnam’s benchmark 5% broken …
  • Bangladesh look for redemption on Pakistan tour 21 Feb 2020 01:12 Bangladesh's Mahmudullah throws the ball during training in Mirpur Tuesday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik Consistent batting debacles led to Bangladesh being humiliated with a five-match ODI series whitewash, before also being defeated in the lone T20I The …
  • Sajiba Khatun passes away 21 Feb 2020 01:01 Sajiba Khatun, mother of Mostafa Kamal, president of Dhaka Sangbadpatra Hawkers Bahumukhi Somobay Samity Ltd, passed away yesterday at her residence at Kalshi, Mirpur. She was 105 years old. All directors, officials, employees and general members of the …
  • RMG workers block Savar road over arrears 21 Feb 2020 01:01 Around 3,000 RMG workers and staff members of two factories in Savar blocked a road for four hours in two phases yesterday, demanding arrears. They blocked the Hemayetpur-Singair road around 10am. Following assurance from law enforcers and worker leaders, …
  • CCC Mayoral Race: BNP to announce nominee on Feb 24 21 Feb 2020 01:01 BNP will declare its mayoral candidate for Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) polls on February 24. Party insiders, however, said unlike Awami League, which chose a surprise candidate, their leadership will not make such a move.  Meanwhile, not too many …
  • Case against SK Sinha: Charge framing hearing Mar 25 21 Feb 2020 01:00 A Dhaka court yesterday transferred the graft case filed against former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others to the Special Judge's Court-4 of Dhaka for its trial. After getting copies of advertisements published in two national dailies, …
  • 7-year-old killed in road crash 21 Feb 2020 01:00 At least seven people were killed and eight injured in road accidents yesterday, report our correspondents and a news agency. In Mymensingh, a schoolgirl was killed after a battery-run auto-rickshaw hit her at Duthnoi of Dhobaura upazila. Mansura Akter (7 …
  • Prof Perween new TIB chair 21 Feb 2020 01:00 Prof Dr Perween Hasan, vice chancellor of Central Women's University, has been elected chairperson of the trustee board of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB). She was elected during the 103rd meeting of the board at TIB office in the capital…
  • Cops still clueless 21 Feb 2020 01:00 Exactly one year after the tragic blaze at Wahed Mansion in Chawk Bazar, police have neither arrested a single accused, nor made any headway in investigation. Despite a public outcry for their arrest, owners of the building remained out of law enforcers…
  • Their wounds have not healed 21 Feb 2020 01:00 Four-year-old Junayed still waits for his father to return home with a bag full of chips and toys, a promise he was given a year ago."He still complains to his mother why his father was not coming back with chips... 'Why is abbu [dad] still taking …
  • Bangladesh’s energy diplomacy: Looking back and way forward 20 Feb 2020 23:12 Bangladesh has precious little experience in energy diplomacy, which refers to the practices and norms by which political institutions and large companies cooperate to promote energy trade. Energy diplomacy remains at the forefront of many country's …
  • BIDA serious about improving ease of doing business 20 Feb 2020 23:11 Massive reforms in regulations are highly necessary to rapidly improve the ease of doing business, said Md Sirazul Islam, executive chairman of the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA). "BIDA is creating an enabling environment for …
  • Relocation of chemical factories from Old Dhaka still uncertain 20 Feb 2020 23:11 It took the government almost nine years to draw up a project for relocating chemical factories and warehouses from Old Dhaka's Nimtoli where an inferno claimed 124 lives in 2010. After another fire in Chawkbazar last year, the authority finally …
  • About time women’s unpaid work is given formal recognition and respect 20 Feb 2020 23:11 The government will take measures to recognise the unaccounted work of women in the upcoming budget session for fiscal 2020-21, said Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday. "We will explore how unpaid work can be attached to the GDP for greater …
  • Spread Bangla culture, literature across world 20 Feb 2020 22:57 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday stressed the need for paying special attention to further spread Bangla literature and culture in the world. "We are Bangalees. Our cultural practices will also continue. We have to pay special attention so that …
  • Bangladesh: “These children shouldn’t be sick” – tackling measles in Rohingya refugee camps 20 Feb 2020 22:27 Project Update In a pink room decorated with white flowers at Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) Kutupalong field hospital in the Cox's Bazar district of southeastern Bangladesh, a woman lies curled around her sleeping child. Next to her, a young mother …
  • No Shaheed Minar in 77pc pry schools 20 Feb 2020 22:15 A staggering 77 percent of the government primary schools do not have Shaheed Minar, a monument where students can pay homage to the martyrs of the Language Movement. The Directorate of Primary Education (DPE), while preparing its annual report, recently …
  • Prof Perween new TIB trustee board chairperson 20 Feb 2020 22:08 Central Women's University Vice-chancellor Professor Dr Perween Hasan has been elected chairperson of the trustee board of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB). She was elected during the 103rd meeting of the board at TIB office in the capital…
  • One Year of Chawkbazar Fire: The state must be held accountable 20 Feb 2020 22:07 The state must be held accountable for the deaths in the disastrous fire in Chawkbazar's Churihatta last year, eminent citizens yesterday said at an event to commemorate one year of the tragedy.  "This was manslaughter, murder by negligence. These …
  • Games involving luck, money are gambling 20 Feb 2020 22:07 The High Court observed in the full text of a verdict that games played with money at stake and dependent on luck rather than skills are gambling. It said playing such games and organising them were punishable offences, but excluded authorised lotteries. …
  • Buet, CU won’t adopt centralised entry test 20 Feb 2020 22:07 The Buet and Chittagong University will not adopt the centralised admission system this year as they have decided to follow the existing admission system to enrol students. The two universities made the decision at the meetings of their academic council in …
  • A senseless act of a govt official 20 Feb 2020 22:07 A top official at the Benapole Customs in Jashore yesterday allegedly posted on Facebook the photograph, identity and address of a passenger, claiming a coronavirus patient has been identified at Benapole. Hours after the post was updated, health officials …
  • Education in Mother Tongue: Govt move for ethnic pupils is faltering 20 Feb 2020 22:06 The government move to ensure children from ethnic communities are given early childhood education in their mother tongue is apparently falling flat due to a lack of teachers with a good command of these languages.  As per the government plan, ethnic …
  • Nation paying tribute to Language Movement martyrs 20 Feb 2020 22:06 The nation is paying glorious tributes to the Language Movement martyrs marking the day of 'Amar Ekushey' and the International Mother Language Day today. The Language Movement martyrs laid down their lives for the recognition of Bangla as a state …
  • Nameplates for Language Movement heroes in tatters 20 Feb 2020 20:27   Asif Mahmud Ove  bdnews24.com Published: 20 Feb 2020 05:59 PM BdST Updated: 20 Feb 2020 07:00 PM BdST The Language Movement heroes, who struggled to establish Bengali as the national language in 1952, are remembered mostly in February. A while back, …
  • Bangladesh garment owners ‘concerned’ as China virus disrupts supply 20 Feb 2020 20:26 The supply chain has already been disrupted with extended delay to factories reopening and uncertainty about work resuming is setting in as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread in provinces and cities. The Chinese factories began to roll slowly …
  • Bangladesh remembers Language Movement heroes 20 Feb 2020 20:26 Hamid and Hasina placed wreaths on the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka, leading the nation in paying respects to the martyrs on the first hour of Friday. Hasina placed another wreath along with other leaders of the ruling Awami League after Speaker Shirin …
  • THAI cancels flights due to virus 20 Feb 2020 15:32 Thai Airways International will cancel some flights to eight countries this and next months as the coronavirus outbreak has crippled air travel. The flight adjustments this month and most of March cover destinations in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, …
  • Bangladesh: UN launch initiative to improve environment and livelihoods and energy supply in Cox's Bazar 20 Feb 2020 13:36 Three United Nations (UN) agencies have launched the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy Plus Livelihoods (SAFE Plus) project in Dhaka alongside the Government of Bangladesh to mitigate deforestation and improve livelihood opportunities in Cox’s Bazar. SAFE …
  • National hockey goalkeeper S. Kumar retires 20 Feb 2020 12:03 Kumar helped the Malaysian team win two silver medals at the Asian Games and the silver medal at the 2017 Asia Cup in Dhaka. — Bernama pic KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — Well-known national hockey goalkeeper, S. Kumar today announces his retirement from …
  • ‘Khaleda will be granted bail if judiciary can work independently’: Nazrul 20 Feb 2020 11:39 The BNP leader came with the remarks while speaking to the media in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Thursday.  “A petition has been filed to the High Court seeking bail for Khaleda in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case. She will be granted …
  • Bangladesh must make sure its world champions don't lose their way 20 Feb 2020 10:24 Within two weeks of winning the Under-19 World Cup, six of the Bangladesh players were given a leg-up: they were picked to play for the BCB XI that took on the touring Zimbabweans in a two-day warm-up match. That sounds like a decent plan, but what after …
  • One year of Chawkbazar fire: Families, locals demand compensation 20 Feb 2020 10:21 A mass signature programme was held in Dhaka's Chawkbazar area this morning demanding compensation for the families of the 71 victims of the devastating Chawkbazar fire. Around 100 locals, including victims' family members, participated in the …
  • RMG workers demanding arrear block road in Savar for 2 hours 20 Feb 2020 09:33 Nearly 3,000 garments workers of a factory in Savar blocked a road for two and a half hours demanding arrears. The workers blocked the Hemayetpur-Singair road, used by some commuters to travel between Dhaka and Manikganj, reports our Savar correspondent …
  • Promises not kept: families of Chawkbazar fire victims get no compensation in 1 year 20 Feb 2020 08:55 Zyma Islam and Nilima JahanFebruary 20, 2020 As bodies after bodies were wheeled into Dhaka Medical College's morgue on February 21 last year, there was no dearth of offers of help.  There was a realisation of the fact that the Chawkbazar fire was the …
  • SalamAir ties up with Tune Protect for travel insurance 20 Feb 2020 08:54 Oman budget carrier SalamAir has announced a strategic tie-up with Tune Protect Commercial Brokerage to offer an array of travel protection benefits for its passengers. The agreement encompasses insurance cover for travel-related uncertainty of the airline …
  • COVID-19 infected B’deshi in Singapore critical: Minister 20 Feb 2020 08:49 Dhaka, Feb 20 (IANS) One of the five Bangladeshi men infected with the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) in Singapore was currently in “critical condition”, Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen said here. Speaking to reporters at an event here on Wednesday, Momen …
  • Journalists attacked during Dhaka City elections in Bangladesh - IFEX 20 Feb 2020 07:30 At least nine journalists were attacked while covering the Dhaka municipal election in early February. Attacks on journalists and obstruction to reporting were documented in Bangladesh during the Dhaka North and South city elections on February 1. The …
  • No respite from campus bullying in Bangladesh 20 Feb 2020 07:30 There is no respite from bullying in educational institutions as incidents of intimidation and torture of students are frequently reported from different universities, colleges and even schools. Educationalists, psychologists and sociologists termed …
  • Catholics mark birth centenary of Bangladesh's first saint candidate- UCA News 20 Feb 2020 07:30 Thousands of Catholics joined special celebrations to mark the birth centenary of Archbishop Theotonius Amal Ganguly of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s first candidate for sainthood. Three special Masses and memorial services were held at three Catholic churches in …
  • Chris Hemsworth-starrer 'Extraction' to stream on Netflix from April 24 20 Feb 2020 07:05 By Express News Service 'Extraction', Chris Hemsworth’s Netflix film, which was previously titled Dhaka is set to stream on Netflix from April 24. Directed by debutant Sam Hargrave, who has previously worked in Atomic Blonde and The Accountant, …
  • Getting more out of books 20 Feb 2020 02:54 In this era of connectivity, digital technology has a deep impact on book publishing and the way people read. To keep pace with the change, a number of publishers are also providing readers with e-book facilities in this year's book fair. These …
  • The unrecognisable epicentre of EKUSHEY 20 Feb 2020 02:54 Vendors encroaching footpaths, garbage lying around, self-promoting posters on the wall and haphazard parking -- residents of Dhaka are all too used to these sights, and to a large extent have accepted these nuisances and eyesores.  But what if such is the …
  • Mashrafe to stay BD's ODI captain 20 Feb 2020 02:05 Mashrafe to stay BD’s ODI captain DHAKA: Bangladesh pace bowler Mashrafe Murtaza will lead the country in the forthcoming three-match One-Day International series against Zimbabwe despite uncertainty over his future. Mashrafe has not represented Bangladesh …
  • A STUDY IN BANGLA 20 Feb 2020 01:33 With the changing nature of the job market and brand new majors being introduced in universities every few years, choosing a field of study becomes complicated and disorienting. While many options may be new or tempting, one option that is very close to …
  • 'realme' officially to launch in Bangladesh 20 Feb 2020 01:32 realme, a sub-brand founded by OPPO,  kick-started its operation in May 2018, will enter the Bangladesh market officially now. Prior to that, it was imported by dealers and was sold to the local market. Now the sales and service of the brand will be …
  • Catholic Church celebrates 100 years since the birth of the Servant of God T A Ganguly, 20 Feb 2020 00:43 The late archbishop of Dhaka was a cultured and affable man. He received a gold chain for his deeds during Bangladesh’s liberation war. Believers venerate him as a saint, and wait for the miracle needed for beatification to happen. Dhaka (AsiaNews) – The …
  • Central admission tests: Turning the wheels too hastily? 20 Feb 2020 00:17 The idea of the proposed central admission tests in public universities has been promoted as a fairer, inexpensive alternative to the existing system of university entry. The new system promises to be the most efficient way of relieving admission-seekers …
  • Coronavirus now hits volleyball 20 Feb 2020 00:10 Bangladesh Volleyball Federation (BVF) has deferred the Bangabandhu Asian Senior Men's Central Zone Volleyball Championship after some participating nations expressed reservations connected to the coronavirus outbreak, as well as some financial …
  • Man dies, 8 others of the same family hospitalised in Barguna 20 Feb 2020 00:10 Eight of the same family were hospitalised yesterday in Barguna's Patharghata upazila, a day after one other member of their family died after exhibiting similar symptoms. The symptoms all nine have are: fever, nausea and diarrhoea. The eight Tengra …
  • Religious, Edn Institutions: Structures near city rivers to be relocated 20 Feb 2020 00:07 State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury yesterday said the government would take up a project to relocate religious and educational establishments built within the boundaries of the rivers in and around the capital. "We don't want to …
  • Arts, culture, fun in London this weekend and beyond (Feb. 20-26) 20 Feb 2020 00:06 What’s happening in and around London this weekend and next week: CLUBS Eastside Bar and Grill: The Mongrels, Friday, 10 p.m., $5; Blind Dog Joe, Saturday, 10 p.m.; Blues Jam, Sunday, 3 p.m.; Eastside Open Jam Night, Wednesday, 8 p.m.; 750 Hamilton Rd.; …
  • Woman dies in police custody 19 Feb 2020 23:21 A mother of two died several hours after she was picked up from home by Detective Branch of police in Gazipur on Tuesday night. 40-year-old Yasmin Begum's son said he saw multiple injury marks on her body. However, a doctor at the hospital where she …
  • Covid-19 Cases in S’pore: One Bangladeshi patient in ‘very critical condition’ 19 Feb 2020 23:21 One of the five Bangladeshis infected with coronavirus in Singapore is in "very critical condition", Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said yesterday. Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan gave the updates during a …
  • Zia Trust Case: HC to hear Khaleda’s bail petition on Sunday 19 Feb 2020 23:20 The High Court will hear the bail petition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday.  She has been sentenced to seven years' imprisonment in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case by a lower court.  The bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM …
  • Blaze over, not danger 19 Feb 2020 23:20 The walls scorched black. A thin film of soot covering the burnt-out pillars and roofs. A smell of burnt remnants still wafting through the air around it. This is Haji Wahed Mansion, a building in Chawkbazar's Churihatta where a chemical-fed fire last …
  • Promises yet to be kept 19 Feb 2020 23:20 As bodies after bodies were wheeled into Dhaka Medical College's morgue on February 21 last year, there was no dearth of offers for help.  There was a strong realisation of the fact that the Chawkbazar fire was a collective failure of the state and the …
  • LDC graduation to boost Bangladesh’s creditworthiness 19 Feb 2020 22:45 Graduation into the developing country bracket in 2024 is likely to increase foreign assistance flows as it would enhance Bangladesh's creditworthiness, said the Economic Relations Division (ERD) yesterday. Bangladesh will enjoy various benefits, …
  • TCB to procure 55,000 tonnes of sugar, soybean oil for Ramadan 19 Feb 2020 22:44 The government will purchase 25,000 tonnes of sugar and 30,000 tonnes of soybean oil from the local market to meet the growing demand of the commodities during Ramadan. The state-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh will procure sugar from City Sugar …
  • Critical day for Grameenphone 19 Feb 2020 22:44 The long drawn-out legal battle between Grameenphone and the telecom regulator over unpaid dues amounting to Tk 12,580 crore has reach a critical junction. The mobile network operator's review petition, in which it sought permission to pay Tk 575 crore …
  • Ctg Mayoral Election: AL candidate gets warm reception 19 Feb 2020 21:26 Awami League leaders gave a warm reception to mayoral candidate Rezaul Karim Chowdhury at Chattogram railway station yesterday, as he reached there from Dhaka after receiving the party's nomination for the mayoral election to Chattogram City …
  • ‘Stop asking us about bail of Khaleda’ 19 Feb 2020 21:25 Reiterating that the court will decide about the bail of Khaleda Zia, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday asked journalists not to "embarrass" him by asking about the issue repeatedly. Speaking at a special joint meeting of …
  • PM offers Nepal use of airport, seaport 19 Feb 2020 21:25 As part of Dhaka's push for regional connectivity for common prosperity, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said she wants Nepal to avail Bangladesh's airport and seaport facilities. The PM said this while speaking to visiting Nepalese Foreign …
  • Five luminaries awarded ‘Bishwa Bangali Puraskar’ 19 Feb 2020 21:25 Five eminent personalities from Bangladesh and India's West Bengal were awarded with "Bishwa Bangali Puraskar 2019" yesterday, for their extraordinary contributions in their respective fields. They are: Prof Serajul Islam Choudhury, professor …
  • BTRC refuses Tk 1 billion from Grameenphone 19 Feb 2020 21:10 The BTRC, or Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, says it cannot go beyond a top court order for the largest telecom operator to pay Tk 20 billion for now.  The company proposed to make an adjustable deposit of Tk 1 billion to the BTRC and …
  • Anti-terrorism seminar held at IUB to create awareness 19 Feb 2020 21:10 The Anti-Terrorism Unit of Bangladesh Police, the university’s School of Environmental Science and Management and Community Development for Peace jointly organised the seminar on the institution’s Bashundhara campus in Dhaka on Monday. The objective of the …
  • Dhaka wants Muslim Ummah to stop infighting 19 Feb 2020 18:16 Bangladesh has called for an end to infighting among the Muslim Ummah, saying development is a priority as it may solve many problems automatically. "We must stop infighting amongst the Muslim Ummah," said Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, …
  • Nepalese Embassy in Dhaka hosts reception on visit of its Foreign Minister 19 Feb 2020 17:00 DHAKA: The Embassy of Nepal in Dhaka on Monday (February 17) hosted a reception on the occasion of the visit of Foreign Minister of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. The Nepalese Foreign Minister arrived in Dhaka on a three-day bilateral visit aiming to …
  • First stills of Chris Hemsworth movie set in Dhaka released 19 Feb 2020 12:41 The first stills from Chris Hemsworth's Netflix film "Extraction" were released today. The movie follows Tyler Rake (Hemsworth), a mercenary-for-hire who is tasked with rescuing the kidnapped son (Rudhraksh Jaiswal) of an international crime …
  • Chris Hemsworth’s ‘Dhaka’ renamed ‘Extraction’, to premiere on April 24 19 Feb 2020 12:32 “Extraction”, starring Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth, is set to start streaming from April 24, Netflix has announced. Previously titled “Dhaka”, the film marks the directorial debut of Sam Hargrave, known for serving as second unit director on movies such …
  • Dhaka Wasa’s tariff hike proposal unacceptable: TIB 18 Feb 2020 20:27 Terming Dhaka Wasa's proposal of tariff hike "unjust and unacceptable", Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) today demanded to set the tariff through public hearing with experts of the concerned sector. TIB said the proposal was made …