• No Karunaratne, Mathews in SL squad for Bangladesh ODIs 12 May 2021 11:04 Sri Lanka's squad for the Bangladesh ODIs does not include Angelo Mathews and Dimuth Karunaratne. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday announced an 18-member squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. The team will depart for …
  • Kusal Perera named Sri Lanka captain for ODIs in Bangladesh, Angelo Mathews and Dimuth Karunaratne dropped 12 May 2021 10:40 The Sri Lankan Cricket Board on Wednesday named the 18-member national squad for the upcoming one-day international series in Bangladesh, surprising everyone by naming Kusal Perera as the captain with Kusal Mendis as his deputy. Former captains Angelo …
  • BAN Vs SL: Kusal Perera Appointed Sri Lanka ODI Captain; Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews Dropped 12 May 2021 10:02 Wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera was on Wednesday named Sri Lanka's ODI captain with Kusal Mendis as his deputy for the away series against Bangladesh this month. (More Cricket News) Perera, who has represented Sri Lanka in 101 ODIs, 22 Tests and 47 …
  • Kusal Perera appointed SL ODI skipper; Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews dropped 12 May 2021 09:54 Wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera was on Wednesday named Sri Lanka’s ODI captain with Kusal Mendis as his deputy for the away series against Bangladesh this month. Perera, who has represented Sri Lanka in 101 ODIs, 22 Tests and 47 T20Is, takes over the …
  • 10km tailback on Dhaka-Paturia highway 12 May 2021 09:39 Hundreds of vehicles with home-bound people were stuck in a 10-kilometre tailback on Dhaka-Paturia highway this morning. The vehicles are moving very slowly, our Manikganj correspondent reported from the spot around 9:00am. The home-goers said they had to …
  • Vehicles moving slowly on Dhaka-Tangail highway 12 May 2021 09:39 Vehicles are moving slowly in the 30 kilometres area on Dhaka-Tangail highway due to heavy rush today. Although there was no mentionable rush last night, pressure of vehicles increased early today on the highway -- stretching from Bangabandhu Bridge's …
  • Mad rush at Shimulia ferry ghat ahead of Eid 12 May 2021 09:39 Shimulia ferry ghat in Munshiganj is witnessing a massive rush of home-bound people as thousands are leaving Dhaka and adjacent areas to celebrate Eid with their loved ones amid the pandemic. As speed boat and launch service remain suspended, desperate …
  • Ex-SP Babul sued by father-in-law over wife Mitu’s murder 12 May 2021 09:39 A day after he was taken into custody, former superintendent of police Babul Akter was sued in a case filed over the murder of his wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu in Chattogram on June 5, 2016. Mitu's father Mosharraf Hossain filed the case against Babul and …
  • 5 lakh doses of Chinese Covid-19 vaccine handed over to Bangladesh 12 May 2021 09:39 Five lakh doses of China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine have been handed over to Bangladesh today. Chinese Ambassador Li Jiming formally handed over the vaccines to Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Health Minister Zahid Maleque at State Guest House …
  • The Latest: Red Cross says virus cases exploding in Asia 12 May 2021 08:39 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The International Federation of the Red Cross says coronavirus cases have exploded in Asia in the past two weeks with over 5.9 million new infections. It says more people have been diagnosed with the illness in Asia over the past …
  • Covid UAE: Etihad launches &lsquo verified to fly&rsquo travel document initiative 12 May 2021 08:38 (MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Travellers flying from Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways will be able to validate their Covid-19 travel documents before arriving at the airport from Wednesday (May 12) onwards, ensuring that they have met all essential requirements …
  • In the shadows of the pandemic, Eid arrives for the poor in Bangladesh without festivity 12 May 2021 08:13 Still, they would not complain, because they have had worse days this Ramadan when they broke their fast only with a glass of water. Ratna, a cleaner, lives in a rented two-room shanty at the City Palli slum of Dhalpur with her parents. Her father had a …
  • SP Babul Akter involved in murder of wife Mitu, says PBI 12 May 2021 08:13 “The PBI has found evidence that Babul Akter was involved in the murder of Mitu,” PBI chief Banaj Kumar Majumder said at a press conference at the PBI headquarters in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi on Wednesday. “A murder case will be filed against him and he will be …
  • Pandemic takes long-haul buses off the roads. So what? 12 May 2021 08:13 Most of them were riding trucks or motorcycles, but some used private cars. Despite the restrictions imposed by the authorities, government-owned vehicles, some with police stickers, were part of the mad traffic. Most vehicles were heavily laden with …
  • Bangladesh gets 500,000 doses of Chinese vaccine 12 May 2021 08:13 The vaccine doses reached Dhaka on a special Bangladesh Air Force flight on Wednesday. Chinese Ambassador Li Jiming formally handed over the doses to Health Minister Zahid Maleque and Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at an event at the state guesthouse …
  • Shakib could give PSL a miss for DPL 12 May 2021 07:33 Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan could give the remainder of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) a miss to play the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) that starts on May 31. Shakib was one of three Bangladesh cricketers — alongwith Liton Das and Mahmudullah — …
  • The Latest: China gives Bangladesh 500K vaccine doses 12 May 2021 07:30 DHAKA, Bangladesh — China delivered 500,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine as a gift to Bangladesh on Wednesday to help it cope with a shortage. Bangladesh, a nation of 160 million people, is in desperate need after India banned exports of Oxford-AstraZeneca …
  • Time is running out for China to prepare its economy for a 'great demographic unknown' 12 May 2021 05:30 Census data released Tuesday showed that China's total population rose by 5.8% over the past decade — the slowest pace of growth since at least the 1960s. It also showed the country's labor force is getting smaller. The number of people aged …
  • Gulf Air to resume direct flights to Larnaca 12 May 2021 05:17 Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has announced that it will resume its direct operations to Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus with 2 weekly flights starting from June 15.   Gulf Air has been operating direct flights between …
  • PBI questions ex-SP Babul Akter over murder of his wife Mitu 12 May 2021 01:19 Babul appeared in the PBI office in Chattogram’s Pahartoli on Tuesday night, around five years after the murder in the port city. The decorated police officer had worked as deputy commissioner of Chattogram Metropolitan Police.      The latest development …
  • Justice still out of sight in 6yrs 12 May 2021 01:00 With the killing of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider in February 2013, banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team started a spate of attacks against free-thinkers, which continued till 2016. A total of eight free-thinkers were hacked to death in a similar …
  • It was clearly a ‘criminal act’ 12 May 2021 01:00 Cutting down trees from a public space in the name of development work in a city like Dhaka is sort of a crime, said architect Rafiq Azam. Destroying greens for constructing a structure is a century-old concept. Architecture students were taught this …
  • Will look into the matter 12 May 2021 01:00 Fifty trees have been cut down to implement the third phase of Swadhinata Stambha project at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital and 50 more may have to be felled for the project, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque said yesterday. Addressing a …
  • Eid shopping a priority above health safety? 12 May 2021 01:00 The government has directed all supermarkets, malls and shops of Dhaka city to adopt precautionary measures to stop the spread of Covid-19. However, the markets are struggling to maintain proper health and safety measures as there are large crowds of …
  • BCB facing quarantine quandary 11 May 2021 21:50 The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will face the challenge of hosting a second international series against the backdrop of the pandemic and preparations for the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka are well underway. The BCB successfully hosted the West …
  • Pirojpur sees high season of palmyra palm fruits 11 May 2021 21:02 Traders of palmyra palm fruit in Pirojpur are enjoying higher profits this season with demands for the fruit on the rise across the country. Improved road communications with different districts and cities, especially Dhaka, is also enabling the traders …
  • HSBC rolls out digital payments solution for apparel sector 11 May 2021 21:00 The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation has launched a digital payments solution for the apparel sector, which is the key and main currency earner of the country's exports with an around 85 per cent contribution.     The HSBC recently signed an …
  • Japanese investors sanguine about business potential in Bangladesh 11 May 2021 21:00 The relationship between Japan and Bangladesh is a trusted and time-tested one. Bangladesh became Japan's biggest recipient of official development assistance in 2020. Since the Covid-19 pandemic started more than a year ago, there has been a lot of …
  • Stocks hit 3-month high 11 May 2021 21:00 Dhaka stocks crossed the 5,700-point mark for the first time in three months yesterday with insurance and banking stocks leading the charge. The DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), soared by 78 points, or 1.39 per cent, to hit 5, …
  • Car rentals boom amid transport restrictions 11 May 2021 21:00 People's desperation to visit their permanent residences for Eid celebrations brings cheers to vehicle rental services providers amidst the gloom of the pandemic. This gives them somewhat of an edge over inter-district transport service providers as …
  • Put fight against Covid at the heart of budget: economists 11 May 2021 21:00 Rapid coronavirus vaccination, upgrading the creaking health system and expanding social protection should be the focus of the upcoming budget to bring the crisis under control, economists said. "Vaccination should be the number one priority," …
  • Migrants stuck in the middle 11 May 2021 20:55 The return of at least 25,000 Bangladeshi expatriate workers to UAE, Oman, and Kuwait has become uncertain due to the suspension of flights. In the latest move, Kuwait has banned direct commercial flight operations from Bangladesh and three other South …
  • When and where can you watch the Levante match against Barcelona? 11 May 2021 20:55 Don’t be satisfied in La Liga while you keep playing with him after the weekend, the results have not seen any of the four title contenders. Barcelona and Atletico tied 0-0 at Camp Nou, while Real Madrid and Seville tied 2-2 in the capital. On the midweek …
  • US asked not to give aid to Pakistan 11 May 2021 20:55 May 12, 1971 REHMAN SOBHAN REFUTES PAKISTAN'S CLAIM Any American economic aid to Pakistan "will leave cash in their hands to pay their French arms bill and to step up arms purchases in the open market", Rehman Sobhan charged today, adding …
  • Mitu Murder: PBI takes ex-SP Babul into custody 11 May 2021 20:55 The Police Bureau of Investigation took former superintendent of police Babul Akter into custody yesterday for interrogation in connection with the murder of his wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu in Chattogram on June 5, 2016. Several PBI sources said Babul was …
  • Quad, China’s Reservations: Uncalled for advice 11 May 2021 20:46 An uncharacteristically indelicate exchange regarding a four-country alliance called "the Quad", which includes India and the US, seems to have heated up the otherwise smooth Dhaka-Beijing diplomatic relations. Even though the Quad, a US-led …
  • Kajol charged in another DSA case 11 May 2021 20:46 Investigators have brought charges against photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol in another case filed under the Digital Security Act stating that his purpose was to deteriorate law and order through aggressive intimidation and posting defamatory photos and …
  • Home-goers unstoppable 11 May 2021 20:46 The ban on inter-district buses and restrictions on public movement could not stop the mad rush of homebound people, as thousands made arduous journeys yesterday to celebrate the Eid with their loved ones amid the pandemic. Braving inclement weather, the …
  • Left out in their hour of need 11 May 2021 20:46 The government could not spend two-thirds of its around Tk 25,000 crore cash-food support packages for the poor and vulnerable, frontline health workers and low-income farmers in the last year after its announcement. During this period, 2.94 crore people …
  • Metro dream whistles into a reality 11 May 2021 20:46 Bangladesh's first ever electricity train was rolled out on the tracks on a test run yesterday, signaling that the country is now one step closer to fulfil its dream of having its own metro rail. As the train advanced slowly, whistling, shortly after …
  • Eid is here, joy is not 11 May 2021 20:46 Eid is in a day or two, no? You have to ask just to be sure. A whole year has gone by since the last Eid-ul-Fitr. Yet, it seems time has stopped. Somehow, it has been caught in a whirl of stresses -- the new variants of coronavirus, spikes in infections …
  • China warns of 'substantial damage' to ties if Bangladesh joins US-led Quad alliance; Dhaka calls it 'aggressive' 11 May 2021 20:31 China has warned Bangladesh against joining the US-led Quad alliance, saying that Dhaka's participation in the anti-Beijing "club" would result in "substantial damage" to bilateral relations. The provocative remarks by China's …
  • Hefazat sub-group ‘Manhazi’ members trained in Afghanistan 11 May 2021 18:20 Militant outfit Hefazat-e-Islam, which was behind the recent unrest in Bangladesh, has a sub-group called “Manhazi”, whose members include some “who had trained in Afghanistan”, a senior police officer said on Tuesday. Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Joint …
  • Khaleda Zia still in ‘critical’ condition, says Mirza Fakhrul 11 May 2021 18:11 The BNP chief, however, is now able to breathe without respiratory support, Fakhrul said at a news conference in Dhaka on Tuesday. “Her pressure, temperature and oxygen saturation are now normal.” There are, however, some lingering health issues that pose …
  • The inside, and outside of Dhaka Metrorail coaches 11 May 2021 18:11 Metrorail will stop at 16 stations -- Uttara, Uttara Centre, Uttara North, Pallabi, Mirpur 11, Mirpur 10, Kazipara, Taltala, Agargaon, Bijoy Sarani, Farmgate, Sonargaon hotel, National Museum, Doyel Chattar, National Stadium and Bangladesh Bank area in …
  • 52 Bangladeshis returning from Nepal via special flight sent to 14-day quarantine 11 May 2021 16:46 A total of 52 Bangladeshi citizens, stranded in Nepal due to suspension of regular flights following a surge of Covid-19 cases in the Himalayan state, returned home this afternoon by a special flight. "Carrying the Bangladeshis, include holiday-makers …
  • DNCC teams up with Young Bangla to encourage mass use of masks 11 May 2021 16:45 Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has teamed up with Young Bangla, a youth volunteering platform, launching a mass-masking campaign to help increase proper mask-wearing in Dhaka significantly and reduce Covid-19 transmission. The campaign, led by the …
  • Bangladesh wants 4-5 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China 11 May 2021 16:45 Bangladesh wants four to five crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said today. A discussion is on with China in this regard, the minister said at a programme at State Guest House Padma in Dhaka while giving away health …
  • Does development come at nature’s expense? 11 May 2021 16:45 Dhaka has long been detached from the lush green identity of typical Bengal delta. This concrete labyrinth, full of dust and chaos, now has the last residues of green. But does urbanisation come only at the cost of nature? Does construction really need a …
  • Tide of climate refugees swells as Earth heats up 11 May 2021 15:12 May 11th, 2021, by Tim Radford The Sundarbans mangrove forest in south-western Bangladesh, viewed by satellite. Image: Axelspace  Corporation, via Wikimedia Commons Prepare for the arrival of more displaced persons, climate refugees driven from their homes …
  • China’s warning to Bangladesh’s Hasina not to join QUAD may backfire 11 May 2021 14:30 New Delhi, May 11: China, on Monday warned Bangladesh of grave consequences if the latter joined any initiatives under the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or QUAD “Bilateral relations with Bangladesh would be substantially damaged if it joins hand with [ …
  • 'We decide our foreign policy': Bangladesh reacts to Chinese warning over joining Quad 11 May 2021 14:22 Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and Chinese President Xi Jinping (File photo)NEW DELHI: Bangladesh has reacted strongly to Chinese warning over Dhaka's possible participation in the US-led Quad alliance. "We're an independent and sovereign state. …
  • Dhaka stocks gain for fifth consecutive day 11 May 2021 13:46 The stock market gained today maintaining the rising trend of the last five consecutive trading days thanks to the increased participation of investors. The DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), soared 78 points, or 1.39 per cent, to …
  • Etihad Airways introduces ‘Verified to Fly’ travel document initiative 11 May 2021 13:32 Travellers flying from Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will be able to validate their Covid-19 travel documents before arriving at the airport from May 12.    Guests can arrive at the airport with confidence and with peace …
  • 1971 war veteran Sqn Ldr Anil Bhalla (Retd) dead 11 May 2021 13:15 Squadron Leader Anil Bhalla (Retd), who as a young Flying Officer flew MiG-21 sorties during the 1971 Indo-Pak war, has died after battling coronavirus, his family sources said on Tuesday. The 74-year-old flying ace, a native of Mumbai, died on Monday …
  • Bangladesh surprised over Chinese envoy's comments on Quad 11 May 2021 10:37 Bangladesh is surprised and shocked over Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming remarks that Bangladesh should not join the "Quad" and that Bangladesh's relations with China will "substantially be damaged" if it joins it. ET has …
  • New breed of Bangladeshi Mujahideen: Young men abandon home to join Afghan militants 11 May 2021 10:04 Three young men from Bangladesh have recently abandoned home for ‘hijrat’, or hegira -- migration for the cause of Islam -- and taken up the banner of Islamist terrorism in Afghanistan, according to officials in the police’s Counterterrorism and …
  • Chaos unfolds as Bangladeshis travel homeward in pandemic 11 May 2021 10:04 Bangladesh has deployed paramilitary and police personnel to monitor the roads leading to the port. Lines of vehicles lengthen on either side of security checkpoints. That has not stopped the constant flow of determined returnees, some of whom are getting …
  • IOM helps 160 Bangladeshi migrants return home from Libya 11 May 2021 09:26 (ANSAmed) - ROME, MAY 11 - The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in coordination with the government of Bangladesh, has facilitated the return of 160 Bangladeshi migrants stranded in Libya, the UN agency said in a statement. The International …
  • Day goes into five-day quarantine 11 May 2021 08:43 Bangladesh national team coach Jamie Day and goalkeeping coach Les Cleevely went into five-day quarantine after landing in Dhaka on Monday night.  The two coaches arrived in Dhaka to train the team for upcoming World Cup Qualifiers, but assistant coach …
  • 50 Bangladeshis to return from Nepal this afternoon by special flight 11 May 2021 08:43 Around 50 Bangladeshi citizens -- including several migrant workers -- stranded in Nepal due to the suspension of regular flights, are scheduled to return to Dhaka this afternoon by a special flight. "Some 50 Bangladeshis, including holiday-makers and …
  • China ready to offer more support if Covid-19 situation deteriorates in Bangladesh: ambassador 11 May 2021 08:42 Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming has said China is ready to help Bangladesh with more medical supplies, including medical oxygen, if the situation gets worse as it is facing the second wave of Covid-19. "China is ready to offer more, if …
  • Metro train in public domain for the first time 11 May 2021 08:42 The country's first metro train was in the public domain today as it was driven to Diabari's coach unloading zone from the workshop this morning. Earlier in the day, Dhaka Mass Transit Company Ltd organised a programme at the depot for the display …
  • Despite being turned away at checkpost, commuters and vehicles flocking at Paturia, Shimulia 11 May 2021 08:42 Three ferries left for Daulatdia from Paturia ferry ghat this morning with small cars and commuters besides ambulances and vehicles carrying bodies. The situation remains such despite the Border Guard Bangladesh checkpost set up in Tepra area on Dhaka- …
  • Gazipur’s Chandra sees huge rush of home-going crowds 11 May 2021 08:42 Thousands of holidaymakers, mostly garment workers, were seen waiting for vehicles at Gazipur's Chandra to reach their destinations in the country's northern region. As offices and garment factories will be closed for the Eid from tomorrow, a large …
  • Increase tobacco tax to discourage consumption 11 May 2021 08:08 Prices of cigarettes and other tobacco products should be increased through specific taxation to bring the goods beyond people's purchasing capacity to achieve a tobacco-free Bangladesh, speakers said at a virtual roundtable yesterday. They said …
  • Mamunul, Rafiqul Madani sent to jail 11 May 2021 08:08 Hefajat-e-Islam's former joint secretary general Mamunul Haque and Rafiqul Islam Madani, widely known as "Shishu Bokta", were sent to jail yesterday on completion of their remand. The duo were produced before a Dhaka court in three cases …
  • Gulf Air offers complimentary Covid-19 travel insurance to all passengers 11 May 2021 07:25 In a move to offer peace of mind to its passengers and elevate the customer’s experience, Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has announced that it will offer complimentary Covid-19 travel insurance coverage to all ticket holders …
  • Targeting pollutive brick kilns in Bangladesh with AI 11 May 2021 04:33 A low-cost machine learning method has the potential to track down immensely polluting brick kilns in Bangladesh, helping regulators monitor environmental compliance, new research shows. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of …
  • Uncertainty over second dose clouds Bangladesh’s COVID immunisation drive 11 May 2021 04:23 Now as Bangladesh is painfully short on vaccine, he is worried whether and when he will be fully vaccinated. Many others, mostly who received the first dose by the end of March, are anxious about their second dose. The Directorate General of Health …
  • Booters start reporting for camp 11 May 2021 03:00 The footballers are set to shift focus to national engagement from domestic completions as they have started checking in at Inter-Continental Hotel in Dhaka for next month's World Cup Qualifiers in Qatar. "I had to give up affection of my small …
  • As Covid-19 relief starts rolling out, the urban poor find themselves in a grey area 11 May 2021 01:05 As the government rolls out a financial assistance scheme in the country to support the poor in the face of the economic fallout of the pandemic, the urban poor are finding themselves in a tight spot. According to a recently published study, Bangladesh now …
  • 10 RMG workers hurt as police fire on their demo 11 May 2021 01:05 Ten garment workers were seriously injured when police shot "rubber bullets" at demonstrators in Tongi, Gazipur yesterday. Police said the workers blocked a road and threw brick chips at police prompting the use of firearms. The workers of Ha- …
  • We must protect the trees at Suhrawardy Udyan for our own wellbeing 11 May 2021 01:05 Conscious citizens were appalled after seeing the photos of chopped branches and logs in Suhrawardy Udyan after several mature trees of the park were cut down as part of an ongoing government undertaking—the Independence Monument Construction (Phase III) …
  • Weekly Jai Bangla launched 11 May 2021 01:05 May 11, 1971 India and Pakistan agreed to accept Swiss help to repatriate their respective mission staff from Dhaka and Calcutta. This was the first time the two governments accepted a mediation offer by a third country for resolving the deadlock. The …
  • College Girl’s Death: Family irked by poor probe progress 11 May 2021 01:05 Family of the college girl found dead in a Gulshan flat has expressed frustration and dissatisfaction as police have not yet arrested or even interrogated Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir, who stands accused of abetting her suicide. …
  • Covid-19 preparedness: Is an Emergency Response System in place? 11 May 2021 01:05 Uncountable numbers of people in India are suffering the painful and deadly consequences of a second wave of Covid-19 infections. The images in the media are heart-wrenching. It appears that the health system in India had become complacent and did not …
  • If Dhaka joins Quad, it’ll harm ties with Beijing 11 May 2021 01:04 Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming has said Bangladesh should not join "Quad", a US-led initiative, and Dhaka's relations with Beijing will "substantially get damaged" if it joins the initiative. He termed "Quad" a …
  • Home rush set to get madder still 11 May 2021 01:04 Be it on the highways or on ferries, people's desperate rush to go to their home towns for Eid only heightened yesterday, despite mounting difficulties. This mad rush has been going on for the last four days and authorities fear it will get madder …
  • Pandemic to be budget mainstay 11 May 2021 01:04 Keeping in mind the possible impacts of the second Covid-19 wave, the government is going to attach top priority to vaccination, economic recovery, and life and livelihood of the poor in the upcoming national budget. The size of the next budget, due to be …
  • Gulf Air offers complimentary COVID-19 Travel Insurance Coverage to all passengers 11 May 2021 00:51 Manama: In a move to offer peace of mind to its passengers and elevate the customer’s experience, Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announces that it will offer complimentary COVID-19 travel insurance coverage to all ticket holders …
  • China Warns of ‘Damage’ to Bilateral Ties, if Bangladesh Joins Quad Initiatives 11 May 2021 00:47 By Jesmin Papri and Kamran Reza Chowdhury on May 10, 2021 Benar News Ties between Bangladesh and China could be “substantially damaged” if the South Asian country joins any initiative launched by the Quad alliance, Beijing’s envoy to Dhaka told reporters …
  • China threatens Bangladesh, says ties will be hit if it joins Quad 10 May 2021 23:08 NEW DELHI: China has bluntly threatened Bangladesh with reprisals if it considered any sort of participation in the Quad, warning that this will lead to a degrading of bilateral ties. Addressing journalists in Dhaka, Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh Li …
  • 78 Bangladeshis, foreign nationals arrive in Dhaka from Thailand 10 May 2021 20:51 Published: May 02, 2021 16:07:23 | Updated: May 02, 2021 20:53:27 A group of 78 Bangladeshis, Thai, and other foreign nationals arrived in Dhaka from Thailand on Saturday. Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok facilitated the repatriation of the passengers by a …
  • Sinopharm vaccine on way to Bangladesh as gift from China 10 May 2021 20:34 The Chinese Embassy in Dhaka posted photos of a cold-chain container carrying the doses to Beijing Capital International Airport on Monday evening. “#Sinopharm vaccines are on the way to #Bangladesh! The company just finished packing for the 500 thousand …
  • Thailand suspends issuing visas for non-Thai nationals in Bangladesh 10 May 2021 20:34 The Royal Thai Embassy in Dhaka issued a media statement announcing the restriction on Monday. “Due to the pandemic situation in South Asia, the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has imposed new restrictions on non-Thai nationals in …
  • Central parts of Bangladesh to face gas crisis during Eid 10 May 2021 20:33 The crisis is likely to last for six days in Dhaka, Narsingdi, Narayanganj, Manikganj, Gazipur and Tangail, the government’s gas distribution company Titas said on Monday. It said the compressor at Ashuganj was undergoing maintenance and repairs from …
  • Vanguard announces 15pc cash dividend 10 May 2021 19:49 While the DSEX, the Dhaka Stock Exchange's benchmark index, witnessed its lowest level in nearly seven years since January 2013, Vanguard Asset Management managed an open-end mutual fund showcasing noteworthy performance even amidst the pandemic.  The …
  • Committee formed to address challenges 10 May 2021 19:49 The government has formed a 22-member committee to address the challenges that Bangladesh will face as a result of its transition from a least developed country (LDCs) into a developing one. The committee headed by Ahmad Kaikaus, principal secretary to the …
  • Safety net budget to cross Tk1 lakh crore for first time 10 May 2021 19:49 The budgetary allocation meant for the poor and vulnerable is set to go past Tk 1 lakh crore mark for the first time as the government sets aside additional funds to support the needy during the coronavirus-induced income collapse.     The government may …
  • School banking getting popular 10 May 2021 19:49 School banking is increasingly gaining popularity among students as the total deposits in such accounts reached around Tk 2,000 crore last year, sidestepping the pandemic-induced economic hardship. As of December last year, students deposited Tk 1,950 …
  • Sales pick up as Eid nears 10 May 2021 19:49 With Eid less than a week away, smiles have returned to the face of retailers after sales picked up as customers thronged shopping centres, defying the risk of contracting the deadly coronavirus. Millions of customers are flocking shopping malls, markets …
  • Home-going couple's firstborn delivered at remote Padma char 10 May 2021 15:53 Md Nahid Mia and his wife Surma Akhter live in Dhaka's Lalbagh. They were going to Surma's village home in Barguna's Amtali to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr yesterday. As long-distance public transport is suspended, they decided to cross the Padma on a …
  • Demanding extended Eid leave: 26 injured in clash between garment workers, police in Tongi 10 May 2021 15:53 Twenty-six people were injured during a clash between garments workers and police in Gazipur's Tongi today, witnesses said. Of them, 18 workers are receiving treatment at Tongi Ahsan Ullah Master General Hospital and Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, …
  • Dhaka, 3 other districts to experience gas shortage till May 15 10 May 2021 15:53 Consumers will experience gas shortage or low-pressure related issues in different areas of Dhaka, Tangail, Narsingdi and Manikganj from today till May 15, due to maintenance work on the national gas transmission grid. A press release of Titas Gas …
  • Suhrawardy Udyan ‘mega project’: Eminent persons voice opinions against tree felling 10 May 2021 14:00 Dhaka's Suhrawardy Udyan has recently come to the limelight as initiatives have been taken to cut down trees for implementing a mega project there. The name of the Suhrawardy Udyan has been included in the list of some iconic structures like Kamalapur …
  • Parks in Dhaka aren’t green enough as it is 09 May 2021 20:01 The authorities concerned behind the recent development project at Suhrawardy Udyan -- including the tree-felling which caused a public outcry -- did not take the Urban Development Committee's opinion before launching the project, said speakers at a …
  • Faster Dhaka-Ctg Rail Trip: Work delayed, wait prolonged 09 May 2021 19:07 People's wait for smoother and faster rail communication between Dhaka and Chattogram will be prolonged further as the deadline for expansion of the Akhaura-Lakhsam section on this crucial route is set to be extended for a second time. Journeys on this …
  • Four suspects arrested in Dhaka over ‘terror plot to attack police, BGB’ 09 May 2021 18:03 The suspects were planning to attack the police and Border Guard Bangladesh or BGB patrols in Dhaka and Sylhet, said DIG Md Asaduzzaman, chief of the police’s Counterterrorism Unit. They also surveyed spots for the planned attacks, Asaduzzaman said at a …
  • Homebound people leaving Dhaka, taking whatever vehicles they can board 09 May 2021 13:46 Thousands of homebound people are leaving Dhaka city, boarding whatever vehicles they found on the streets -- posing a great risk of Covid-19 spread across the country.   Visiting Gabtoli, Hemayetpur and Sayedabad, our correspondents found that thousands …