• 203 bottles of alcohol, shisha seized from Gulshan restaurant 24 Sep 2020 21:54 A large stash of alcohol was seized and two persons were arrested in a raid at a restaurant in Dhaka's Gulshan last night. The Department of Narcotics Control carried conducted the drive at Horse and Horse restaurant around 10:00pm, saying that the …
  • Biman to operate two more flights to Saudi Arabia on September 29 and 30 24 Sep 2020 21:53 Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to operate two more flights on the Dhaka-Riyadh and Dhaka-Jeddah route on September 29 and 30 for migrant workers who bought tickets for March 18-19 and March 18-20. Before resuming its passenger flight operations from …
  • 42 police officials transferred out of Cox’s Bazar 24 Sep 2020 21:53 Forty-two police officials posted in Cox's Bazar have been transferred out of the district. The transferred officials include 34 police inspectors, one superintendent of police, three additional SPs, one senior assistant superintendent of police, and …
  • DU student sues 9 including Facebook group for harassment 24 Sep 2020 21:53 The Dhaka University student, who had filed two separate cases against former Ducsu vice-president Nurul Haque Nur and few others with Lalbagh Police Station and Kotwali Police Station, today filed a case against eight respondents, a Facebook group and …
  • Wasa’s move to reappoint MD challenged at High Court 24 Sep 2020 21:42 A writ petition was filed with the High Court yesterday challenging the legality of the process for further appointing Taqsem A Khan as the managing director of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa). Engineer Khandker Monjur Morshed, former …
  • Gonoforum may split as rift widens 24 Sep 2020 21:42 An intra-party conflict over leadership may cause a split in Gonoforum as a group of party leaders are going to hold an extended meeting in Dhaka tomorrow. Party leaders cited a conflict between Gonoforum General Secretary Reza Kibria, former executive …
  • Riyadh’s pressure on Dhaka unfair 24 Sep 2020 21:42 The Saudi Arabian pressure on Bangladesh to issue passports to 54,000 Rohingyas and bring back 462 others is unacceptable and unfair, analysts and Rohingya activists have said. They said if the kingdom was really to send back the Rohingyas, they should …
  • Govt decides to allow more flights to KSA 24 Sep 2020 21:42 The authorities have decided to allow more flights to Saudi Arabia for the thousands of people desperately waiting to go to their workplaces in the Gulf country. Most of them came to Bangladesh before the international travel restrictions were imposed amid …
  • No promotion without exams for 8th graders 24 Sep 2020 21:42 Education boards yesterday decided that school authorities should hold assessments to graduate eighth grade students to the next grade and there should be no scope for promotion without examinations. They also said that assessments can be done through …
  • 2,191 died with Covid symptoms in last 6 months 24 Sep 2020 21:40 At least 2,191 people died with Covid-19 symptoms between March 22 and September 19 this year, said a report from the Center for Genocide Studies. Of them, the highest 843 people died in June, according to the report compiled based on the media reports …
  • Woman gang-raped in Khagrachhari 24 Sep 2020 21:40 A Chakma woman was gang-raped in Khagrachhari early yesterday, while two teenage girls were gang-raped on Wednesday night in Benapole. Quoting the 32-year-old victim's mother, Khagrachhari police said at least nine perpetrators with sharp weapons broke …
  • 34 policemen transferred at one go from Cox’s Bazar 24 Sep 2020 21:40 Thirty-four police inspectors posted in Cox's Bazar have been transferred out of the district. Sources at the Police Headquarters said a notification, signed by Additional IGP Md Moinur Rahman Chowdhury, was issued in this regard on Wednesday. The …
  • Giving it all for a dream 24 Sep 2020 21:39 Her strength is evident in her belief, her past, present and her dreams for the future. Fighting social norms, martial artist Santwana Rani Roy, 36, has made herself a fine example for women and girls of the country to live up to. "Marriage is not a …
  • Resilient supply chains to get small enterprises on track: analysts 24 Sep 2020 21:09 A resilient supply chain for cottage, micro, small and medium enterprises (CMSMEs) will build competitive advantage, reduce cost of doing business and open up new market opportunities, believe experts. These enterprises contribute 32 per cent of the GDP …
  • SME sector in dire need of support 24 Sep 2020 21:09 Increased policy support and smooth accesses to finance are needed on an emergency basis to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) cope with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, various experts suggest. "A lack of access to formal financing has been …
  • Disbursement of remittance incentive caught in paper work 24 Sep 2020 21:09 Bangladesh Bank yesterday asked banks to fast-track paper work regarding the disbursement of cash incentives on remittance with a view to encouraging remitters to send their hard-earned money through legal channels. The central bank also asked remittance …
  • BB cuts interest rate on stock investment fund 24 Sep 2020 21:09 Bangladesh Bank has reduced the interest rate on borrowing from its special investment fund, aimed at helping the country's lenders increase their stock investment capacity. "The interest rate was 5 per cent when the special investment fund was …
  • ‘Envy’ drives teenager to murder 4-year-old sister in Dhaka slum: RAB 24 Sep 2020 15:43 The incident took place at Banani’s Karail slum on Wednesday morning, according to law enforcers. The 14-year old Al-Amin, a madrasa student, was apprehended later that night. Al-Amin is the son of Md Liton Mia, a street vendor, and 'Rupsana', who …
  • Mayor Atiqul slams hospitals for ‘overpriced’ treatment, poor waste management 24 Sep 2020 15:43 Atiqul shed light on the unregulated disposal of medical wastes in a meeting over the safe management of medical wastes, chaired by Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh at the Secretariat on Thursday. He warned that authorities would …
  • Stranded Bangladeshi migrant workers relieved as they get air tickets to Saudi Arabia 24 Sep 2020 15:42 Biman Bangladesh Airlines has also announced two more special flights to the Gulf kingdom. Rezaul Karim, a migrant worker from Gaibandha, got his ticket at the counter of the national carrier of Saudi Arabia at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka’s Karwan …
  • Petition challenges reappointment of Taqsem as Dhaka Wasa MD 24 Sep 2020 15:31 A writ petition was filed with the High Court today challenging legality of the process for reappointing Taqsem A Khan to the post of managing director of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa). Engineer Khandker Monjur Morshed, former additional …
  • It’s our duty to nurture dogs: noted cultural personalities on DSCC’s dog relocation 24 Sep 2020 15:31 Fifteen eminent artistes today expressed concern over Dhaka South City Corporation's decision to relocate stray dogs from DSCC areas. In a joint statement, they said: "We are noticing with grave concern that dogs are being brutally removed from …
  • Arms case: Prosecution seeks highest punishment for expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Papia 24 Sep 2020 15:28 The prosecution today completed its arguments and sought highest punishment -- life term imprisonment -- for expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papia and her husband Mofizur Rahman in an arms case. During today's hearing, Dhaka Metropolitan …
  • Attorney General Mahbubey Alam's condition remains critical 24 Sep 2020 15:28 The health condition of Attorney General Mahbubey Alam -- who has been undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka -- remains critical as of today. "His physical condition remains as critical, as earlier. It cannot be said in …
  • DU student rape: journalist witness gives statement 24 Sep 2020 15:27 A journalist and the sixth prosecution witness, today gave her deposition before a Dhaka tribunal in a case filed in January over the rape of a Dhaka University student. The journalist is one of the well-wishers of the victim and sometimes stayed at her …
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines to operate 6 special flights from Dhaka within Sept 30 24 Sep 2020 15:27 Saudi Arabian Airlines will operate six special flights from Dhaka within September 30 -- facilitating the return of Bangladeshi workers to the Gulf country. Besides, the airlines has sought permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh to operate …
  • CID submits charge-sheet against online casino ‘kingpin’ Salim Prodhan 24 Sep 2020 15:27 The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police today confirmed that they submitted a charge-sheet against online casino "kingpin" Salim Prodhan and five others including his South Korean associate in a case filed under the Money Laundering …
  • 82% of Bangladeshs smartphone demand met through domestic manufacturing 24 Sep 2020 14:52 A vendor exhibiting a smartphone at a cell phone outlet at Bashundhara City, Dhaka. Photo taken on July 9, 2014 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune They also lauded the high adaptability of the workers which has expedited the growth Once solely import- …
  • Russia offers to sell vaccine to Bangladesh in November 24 Sep 2020 14:52 Russian Direct Investment Fund on Wednesday expressed desire to sell COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, developed in Russia, to Bangladesh in November along with other countries, national health advisory committee chairman Md Shahidullah said. Following an online …
  • Covid-19- Bangladesh second least hit among countries with over 5,000 fatalities 24 Sep 2020 14:52 File photo: A health official uses a nasal swab to collect sample from a man for Covid-19 testing at Central Police Hospital in Rajarbagh, Dhaka on Thursday, May 21, 2020 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune Against every 32,966 people, the country has …
  • KSA wants Bangladesh to issue passports to 54,000 Rohingyas- FM 24 Sep 2020 14:52 AK Abdul Momen The Saudi Arabia government has suggested that Bangladesh should issue passports to 54,000 Rohingyas staying in the kingdom for about four decades, foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said on Wednesday. The Saudi authorities received more than …
  • 2nd wave of COVID-19 hits Bangladesh 24 Sep 2020 14:52 DHAKA, Bangladesh The second wave of coronavirus has hit Bangladesh and the health department has taken necessary steps to tackle the pandemic, the country's health minister said on Wednesday.  Speaking at an event in the capital Dhaka, Zahid Maleque …
  • Bangladesh pacer Abu Jayed tests positive for Covid-19 - cricket 24 Sep 2020 14:52 Dhaka, Sep 23 (PTI) Bangladesh fast bowler Abu Jayed has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of their tour of Sri Lanka, the country’s cricket board (BCB) said on Wednesday. “Pace bowler Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi has reported positive for COVID-19. He will …
  • Indian policies increased misgivings in Bangladesh 24 Sep 2020 14:52 Bangladesh is disturbed by the recent domestic Indian policies that are perceived to be “anti-Muslim", The Economist has observed in its latest issue. The publication noted the increasing presence of China across various sectors of the eastern …
  • Dr. Riaz comments on the US-Bangladesh arms sales talk 24 Sep 2020 14:52 Distinguished Professor Dr. Ali Riaz Distinguished Professor Dr. Ali Riaz has been quoted on the recent U.S. diplomatic push to strengthen security ties with Bangladesh. Recently, the United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper made a call to the …
  • Saudi Arabia to extend visas and permits for Bangladeshi workerss, World News - wionews.com 24 Sep 2020 14:52 Bangladesh's Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has announced that the country will be extending visas and residency permits for the migrant workers whose documents have expired. The announcement was made in a press conference on Wednesday night after …
  • The rise, fall and legacy of Bangladesh's Islamic figurehead - UCA News 24 Sep 2020 14:52 “Death answers all questions” is an old saying, but it is often confusing and cynical. With the saying in mind, it becomes extremely difficult to analyze the rise, fall and legacy of Shah Ahmad Shafi, Bangladesh’s most known and controversial Sunni Islamic …
  • Bangladesh veteran actress Minu Mumtaz succumbs to COVID-19 infection 24 Sep 2020 14:52 Minu Mumtaz, a veteran actress of Bangladesh, passed away after being infected with COVID-19. She died at Dhaka's Green Life Hospital on Tuesday (September 22). According to hospital sources, the veteran actress was suffering from COVID-19. Zainab …
  • Bangladesh COVID-19 cases rise to 355,384, death toll reaches 5,072 24 Sep 2020 14:52 DHAKA, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh reported 1,540 new COVID-19 cases and 28 new deaths on Thursday, making the tally at 355,384 and death toll at 5,072, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said. The official data showed that 12,900 …
  • Onion exports to Bangladesh to resume - Telegraph India 24 Sep 2020 14:52 The commerce ministry is considering imposing a minimum export price and allowing certain varieties which have insignificant domestic demand The government is working on resuming onion supplies to Bangladesh with certain conditions within days of imposing …
  • Criminals in Bangladesh & India injured 52 BSF personnel- BSF - Sentinelassam 24 Sep 2020 14:52 NEW DELHI/DHAKA: At least 52 BSF personnel have been injured by criminals operating in both India and Bangladesh, said Border Security Force Director General Rakesh Asthana on Saturday. The BSF DG claimed that his troopers have been instructed to fire …
  • Gulf Air resumes direct flights to Amman 24 Sep 2020 14:29 Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, resumed its direct flights to and from Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport with scheduled operations from today (September 24).   Gulf Air has been operating direct flights between Bahrain and Jordan since …
  • Bangladesh Christian Association demands end to persecution against Pak Christians 24 Sep 2020 12:08 NEW DELHI: The Bangladesh Christian Association (BCA) has handed over a memorandum to the Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka, demanding a stop to the persecution and harassment of Christians and other minorities and demanding the repeal of blasphemy law in …
  • Reliance Jio starts in-flight mobile services on 22 international airlines 24 Sep 2020 10:53 Partner Airlines Airports Served Services Enabled In-cabin services Aer Lingus Scheduled transatlantic routes between Ireland and Orlando, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Washington DC, Newark, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle, New York and Toronto. Data and …
  • Emergency: Rohingya crisis - WHO Bangladesh situation report #24, 24 September 2020 (Period covered: Week 38: 14 September - 20 September 2020) 24 Sep 2020 09:56 HIGHLIGHTS During the reporting period, 32 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the Rohingya refugee camps. Due to the increasing number of tests conducted at the IEDCR Field Laboratory in Cox’s Bazar, in the last two weeks there were 50 and 29 confirmed …
  • Communist leader Haider Anwar Khan Juno on life support 24 Sep 2020 08:35 Juno, 76, was put on the support system at Dhaka’s Square Hospital on Thursday morning, said his daughter Laboni. She wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday morning that her father suddenly started coughing at around 4 am and his ‘oxygen saturation’ started …
  • Bangladesh has reported a drop in active COVID-19 cases. But is the epidemic really abating? 24 Sep 2020 08:35 However, experts cast doubts on whether the purported decline in active cases shown by the government's data, paints the real picture of the coronavirus pandemic in the country while pointing to a decrease in COVID-19 testing. Those volunteering to …
  • After 7 Months Of Hiatus 24 Sep 2020 08:22 Three-time National Film Award winner actor Sadika Parvin Popy had been spending six months self-isolating in her hometown, Khulna, only returning to Dhaka at the beginning of this month. She was also tested positive for COVID-19 on July 18th, but has …
  • MJF provides cash support to 23,000 Covid-19 hit poor households 24 Sep 2020 08:18 Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) has begun distributing cash assistance to some 23,000 Covid-19 affected marginalised households in 38 districts through a three-month emergency cash transfer initiative, under the Excluded People's Rights in Bangladesh ( …
  • Court accepts money laundering charges against ‘Casino Brothers’ Enamul, Rupon 24 Sep 2020 08:18 A Dhaka court today took cognisance of the charges against "Casino Brothers " -- Enamul Haque Enu and Rupon Bhuiyan -- and 10 others in a case filed over the laundering of Tk 1.99 crore. Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Senior Special Judge's …
  • Sibling jealousy: 4-year-old killed by brother in Korail slum, says Rab 24 Sep 2020 08:18 Four-year old Nusrat Jahan Mim, whose body was found in a bathroom at Karail slum in Dhaka yesterday, was killed by her elder brother, Rab said. He strangled her "out of jealousy" while she was sleeping, as he felt his sister is loved more by …
  • New Swedish ambassador presents credentials to President 24 Sep 2020 05:20 Newly appointed Swedish Ambassador to Bangladesh, Alexandra Berg von Linde, presented her credentials to President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban yesterday. Following the ceremony, the president and the ambassador discussed the strong bilateral ties between …
  • Abdul Hakim Talukdar, who taught children English in Dhaka’s Keraniganj, dies 24 Sep 2020 02:17 Hakim breathed his last at his home in Keraniganj’s Kalindi at 9pm on Wednesday. He had also been the headmaster of Syedpur Abdur Rahman High School in Munshiganj and Keraniganj Girls’ School.   Besides teaching, Hakim wrote English grammar books. He …
  • Nationwide Vitamin A+ campaign on Oct 4-17 24 Sep 2020 01:51 A nationwide Vitamin A-plus campaign is set to be held from October 4 to 17, with an aim to administer vitamin capsules to children aged between 6 and 59 months. Around 2.93 lakh health workers and volunteers will feed the capsules to around 22 million …
  • ‘Health sector itself infected with corona’ 24 Sep 2020 01:51 BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy has said the country's health sector itself has been infected with the coronavirus due to failures of the government. "The health sector has collapsed due to the government's failure and …
  • Naripokkho demands prompt arrest of murderer 24 Sep 2020 01:51 Women's rights organisation Naripokkho yesterday demanded immediate arrest of the stalker and murderer of 14-year-old schoolgirl Nila Roy, who was killed in Savar on Sunday night. "Nila was killed because she refused a romantic advance by killer …
  • Metro rail staffers get two Covid-19 field hospitals 24 Sep 2020 01:51 With hopes of boosting morale of engineers and workers, the metro rail project authorities have opened two field hospitals for their staffers infected with coronavirus. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader virtually inaugurated the hospitals …
  • Web Registration: Each selected news site has to pay govt Tk 10,000 24 Sep 2020 01:49 The government has fixed Tk 10,000 as fee for registration of selected news portals and online editions of newspapers. An order from the Ministry of Information also said the annual renewal fee for the registration is Tk 5,000. Also, a surcharge of Tk 2, …
  • Holding O, A Level Exams: British Council gets govt nod 24 Sep 2020 01:49 The government gave approval to British Council to administer Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations in October and November while students continue protests demanding the cancellation of exams amid the coronavirus pandemic. But education ministry …
  • Govt ready to tackle second wave of Covid 24 Sep 2020 01:49 Days after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina cautioned against a second wave of the Covid-19 outbreak in the country, Health Minister Zahid Maleque yesterday said the government was ready to tackle the probable second wave of the disease. "The probability …
  • Hope rekindled for Saudi returnees 24 Sep 2020 01:48 The Saudi government has agreed to extend visas for the Bangladeshis who returned home on holiday but could not go back to the kingdom due to the pandemic. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told The Daily Star that all the migrants stranded here would be …
  • Kabori returns to shooting after five months 24 Sep 2020 01:15 Sarah Kabori, the actor who dominated the silver screen in the 60's and 70's, is currently working on her second film as a director. The production of the project, titled Ei Tumi Shei Tumi, was in the works since March. Unfortunately, the shooting …
  • Renowned actor Pijush Bandyoapadhyay turns 70 24 Sep 2020 01:15 Today marks the 70th birthday of Pijush Bandyopadhyay, a renowned name in Bangladeshi theatre, radio, television and films. He is also a talented elocutionist, columnist and author. Pijush Bandyopadhyay is one of the founders of Bangladesh Group Theatre …
  • Covid-19- Bangladesh provides medical supplies to Nepal 24 Sep 2020 01:06 Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen hands over the materials to Nepalese Ambassador to Bangladesh Dr Banshidhar Mishra in Dhaka on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Dhaka Tribune Remdesivir injections, PPEs, hand sanitisers and floor cleaners handed over under …
  • Covid-19 in Bangladesh- Death rate contradicts positive outlook 24 Sep 2020 01:05 File photo: People wait in queue for hours - with no regard for social distancing - to get tested for Covid-19 at the Central Police Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The photo was taken recently Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune Since August 3, the test …
  • Rain, thundershowers likely across Bangladesh 24 Sep 2020 01:05 Rainfall activity is likely to continue for the next 72 hours The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has forecast light to moderate rain or thundershowers over different parts of Bangladesh. “Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by …
  • Indian onion trucks waiting to enter Bangladesh turn back from Hili 24 Sep 2020 01:05 Most of the trucks carried five-day-old rotten onions as they entered Bangladesh through the Hili land port in Dinajpur Saturday, September 20, 2020 Dhaka Tribune India stopped onion exports since September 14 Indian traders have called back more than 100 …
  • Bangladesh COVID-19 cases rise to 352,287, death toll reaches 5,044 24 Sep 2020 01:05 DHAKA, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh reported 1,666 new COVID-19 cases and 37 new deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total cases to 352,287 and the death toll to 5,044, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said. The official data showed that …
  • Traditional Bangladesh weavers hanging by a thread 24 Sep 2020 01:05 In this picture taken on September 15, 2020, a weaver prepares threads to make fabric with a handloom in Ruhitpur on the outskirts of Dhaka. In small tin sheds in a rural town just outside Bangladesh's capital Dhaka,- AFP photo In small tin sheds in a …
  • Bangladesh strongly denies alleged sexual assault on Rohingya women in Bhashan Char 24 Sep 2020 01:05 File Photo: The photo, collected from project official Atikul Islam’s Facebook page, shows houses built under a project to accommodate Rohingya refugees in Bhashan Char, Noakhali, Bangladesh Collected Rohingyas facing no problem on the island, says …
  • Bangladesh's Abu Jayed tests positive for coronavirus 24 Sep 2020 01:05 Dhaka [Bangladesh], September 23 (ANI): The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday announced that bowler Abu Jayed has tested positive for coronavirus. BCB said that except for Jayed, all other players have tested negative for the novel coronavirus. …
  • The reasons why patients fear to seek treatment at hospitals in Bangladesh? 24 Sep 2020 01:05 Hospitals are supposed to be a place where patients to be treated in a comfortable home atmosphere as it is done in many countries of the world, no matter rich or poor, but in Bangladesh patients get even sicker when they step into a hospital thanks to a …
  • Covid-19 body count crosses 5,000- How Bangladesh has fared against other countries 24 Sep 2020 01:05 File photo: A health official uses a nasal swab to collect sample from a man for Covid-19 testing at Central Police Hospital in Rajarbagh, Dhaka on Thursday, May 21, 2020 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune It took Bangladesh exactly 189 days -- since …
  • Old image from Bangladesh shared with demands of population control law in India - Alt News 24 Sep 2020 01:05 Twitter user Hardik Bhavsar shared an image of a Muslim man riding a scooter with his six family members. He used the hashtag #WeWantPopulationControlLaw while sharing the image. Bhavsar is followed by PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Railway …
  • Bangladesh prepares for second wave as Corona death crosses 5,000 mark 24 Sep 2020 01:05 Bangladesh is preparing to tackle a possible second wave of Corona infections even as COVID 19 death toll in the country crossed 5000 as on Tuesday. The Cabinet Secreatry of Bangladesh Khandekar Anwarul Islam told media in Dhaka on Tuesday that the …
  • COVID-19 deaths cross 5,000 in Bangladesh 24 Sep 2020 01:05 Bangladesh on Tuesday registered 28 more COVID-19 deaths, with the country’s death toll from the novel coronavirus reaching 5,007. Besides, 1,557 new coronavirus cases were detected in the 24 hours till 8:00am Tuesday, taking the total cases to 3,52,178 in …
  • US uses defense diplomacy to woo Bangladesh away from China - Nikkei Asian Review 23 Sep 2020 21:04 DHAKA -- The U.S. has stepped up efforts to entice Bangladesh into buying more of its military hardware in recent weeks, as it hopes to win over an "emerging" ally in South Asia, where China has been expanding its economic influence. In a rare …
  • Investors cling to Walton stocks, halting trade on debut 23 Sep 2020 20:39 Trading of Walton Hi-Tech Industries' stocks on its debut came to a halt at a point yesterday due to an absence of sellers amidst high demand from general investors along with a regulatory bar aimed at preventing prices from skyrocketing on the first …
  • Mountain Dew to help unlock best-in-class gaming experiences 23 Sep 2020 20:39 Mountain Dew has partnered with PUBG Mobile as the carbonated soft-drink brand stepped up its efforts to drive innovation and excitement in the gaming industry by reaching additional generations of e-sports professionals and fans. Alongside PlayerUnknown…
  • Unloading at Ctg port resumes after 3 days’ inclement weather 23 Sep 2020 20:39 Relative normalcy returned to the Chattogram port yesterday after three days of disruptions to unloading of import shipments from cargo vessels berthed at the outer anchorage for rough seas and heavy rain. Meanwhile, transport of goods from Chattogram over …
  • Contracts signed with Japanese firms for Matarbari port project 23 Sep 2020 20:39 Bangladesh yesterday signed two agreements with the joint ventures led by two Japanese firms to appoint consultants for the engineering and consultancy services for the Matarbari Port Development Project.    Nippon Koei Joint Venture of Japan has been …
  • Road master plan to state status, needs: Kamal 23 Sep 2020 20:39 The government has decided to draw up a master plan on roads to take stock of the current network and find out future requirements, said Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday. The decision was taken after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a meeting of …
  • Sangram Editor Abul Asad gets interim bail in digital security case 23 Sep 2020 18:56 Justice Md Emdadul Haque and Justice Md Akram Hossain Chowdhury issued the order on Wednesday. Lawyers Mahbub Hossain and Mohammad Shishir Monir argued for Asad's bail while Deputy Attorney General Gias Uddin Ahmed represented the state at the hearing. …
  • Robi gets nod to raise Tk 5.2bn through IPO for network expansion 23 Sep 2020 18:56 The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission or BSEC approved the operator's plans to offload about 523.8 million shares on the Dhaka and Chattogram stock exchanges in a meeting on Wednesday, the regulator said in a statement. The proceeds from …
  • Regent deal: ACC prosecutes Shahed, 4 DGHS officials over Tk 33.4m embezzlement 23 Sep 2020 18:55 Md Farid Ahmmed Patwary, the deputy director of the Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC, started a case against the five people at one of its Dhaka offices on Wednesday, the agency’s spokesman Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said. The graft-busters have accused …
  • Biman to run special flights to Saudi Arabia as migrant workers protest for tickets 23 Sep 2020 18:55 The flights will carry expatriates who had booked return tickets to Jeddah and Riyadh for Mar 16 and 17. Biman on Wednesday asked them to contact its sales office on Thursday to confirm the booking. Md Mokabbir Hossain, the managing director of Biman, …
  • Government appoints Brig Gen Mamun as Inspector General of Prisons 23 Sep 2020 18:55 Incumbent IG Prisons Brig Gen AKM Mustafa Kamal Pasha will return to the army, the public administration ministry said in an order on Wednesday. Prior to his new assignment, Mamun had been working as chief health officer of Dhaka North City Corporation. …
  • Saudi Arabia to extend visa, stay permit as Bangladeshi workers seek help for return 23 Sep 2020 18:55 He made the revelation at a press briefing on Wednesday night as protesting migrant workers continued demonstrations in Dhaka seeking government help to return to the Gulf kingdom. Momen said the workers can get their visas and iqamas extended when the …
  • Alliance for Science expands mission with $10M reinvestment 23 Sep 2020 18:47 The Cornell Alliance for Science is expanding its mission of science communication and advocacy, and broadening its commitment to diversity and inclusion, thanks to $10 million in new funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Patricia Nanteza, …
  • Is Bangladesh Growing Closer to China at the Expense of Its Relations With India? 23 Sep 2020 18:39 AdvertisementIf you are an avid news reader and follow the Indian and Bangladeshi newspapers, you may have come across multiple reports and commentaries detailing how the bilateral relations of these two friendly neighbors are in a state of crisis. The …
  • 2 field hospitals set up for coronavirus-infected metro rail project staff 23 Sep 2020 18:30 With the hope of building confidence in engineers and workers, the metro rail project authorities today opened two field hospitals for employees infected with coronavirus. Both the hospitals-- a 14-bed hospital at Panchabati Construction Yard in Uttara and …
  • Child’s body recovered from Dhaka’s Karail slum 23 Sep 2020 18:30 Police recovered the body of a four-year-old from a bathroom in Dhaka's Karail slum this morning. The deceased was identified as Mim Akhter. Police suspect that she was strangled to death. Sub-inspector Zahidul Islam of Banani Police Station said the …
  • DU student rape: 3 more prosecution witnesses testify 23 Sep 2020 18:29 Three more prosecution witnesses, including a Dhaka University (DU) teacher, today gave their depositions before a Dhaka tribunal in connection with the case filed over the rape of a DU student in the capital's Kurmitola this year. The two other …
  • Chhatra Odhikar Parishad convener relieved of duties 23 Sep 2020 18:29 Hasan Al Mamun, convener of the Sadharon Chhatra Odhikar Songrokkhon Parishad, has been relieved  from his responsibility yesterday after a Dhaka University student filed two cases against him on charge of raping her. The platform also formed a three- …
  • Remove Post Office DG for alleged involvement in corruption: JS body 23 Sep 2020 18:25 A parliamentary body today recommended removal of the Director General of Bangladesh Post Office Sudhangshu Shekhar Bhadra for his alleged involvement in widespread corruption and irregularities. The parliamentary standing committee on Posts and …
  • O, A-level exams for Oct-Nov session to be held: British Council 23 Sep 2020 18:25 The British Council has said that International GCSE, IGCSE, Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations for October-November 2020 session will be held as per schedule following approval from Bangladesh's Ministry of Education. "In the upcoming …
  • Migrant workers continue protests in Dhaka over air tickets to Saudi Arabia 22 Sep 2020 22:03 Several hundred workers joined the demonstration outside the office of Saudia, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, at the capital’s Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Kawran Bazar from 10am and called it off around 12pm Tuesday. The workers also blocked the …
  • Migrant workers demonstrate in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar for tickets to Saudi Arabia 22 Sep 2020 12:57 Several thousand migrant workers demonstrated in front of Saudi Airlines office in Dhaka's Karwan Bazar area this morning, due to shortage of tickets to Saudi Arabia. Traffic movement at the busy Sonargaon hotel intersection came to a halt for an hour …
  • Asia Album: Daily life in Dhaka, Bangladesh amid COVID-19 pandemic 22 Sep 2020 06:16 Women wearing face masks walk on a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sept. 21, 2020. (Xinhua) DHAKA, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, people in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh are adjusting to the "new normal" by …
  • What if a 7.9 Richter-scale earthquake hit Dhaka? 22 Sep 2020 00:15 The runway of Dhaka's international airport was torn asunder along the axis. The damage forced all international flights—carrying emergency medical supplies, food, temporary shelters, and heavy-duty rescue machines—to divert to Chittagong and Sylhet. …