• Mega push for a green Bangabandhu Shilpa Nagar 05 Dec 2020 21:59 The Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (Beza) is set to invest Tk 4,367 crore on a fresh project aimed at developing a greener Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar (BSMSN). Beza decided to undertake this initiative, to be implemented between January 2021 …
  • Below-par Shakib bracing for impact 05 Dec 2020 21:04 Fans were eager to see Shakib Al Hasan return to action as he made a comeback to cricket after completing a one-year ban, imposed by the ICC, on October 29 this year. The Bangabandhu T20 Cup was thought to be the ideal platform for Shakib to announce his …
  • Banks have to set aside more funds to absorb shocks 05 Dec 2020 21:03 Banks will have to keep aside more funds in provision than they usually maintain to make them well-equipped so that they can absorb shocks from any increase in bad debts caused by the business slowdown in the coming year. The central bank is now working on …
  • Workers of state-owned sugar mills announce protests against shutdown 05 Dec 2020 20:56 They will demonstrate by staging a two-hour strike daily until Dec 15 from Monday if the government does not withdraw its decision to close the mills. They have also threatened fresh protests if their demand is not met by the time. Bangladesh Sugar …
  • Dhaka becoming a drug trafficking route 05 Dec 2020 20:52 According to this paper, investigations by the Department of Narcotics Control found that at least 600 kg of amphetamine powder was smuggled out of Bangladesh using courier services after its arrival from India via the Benapole border—a trade worth around …
  • ‘Chukai’ not that sour, really! 05 Dec 2020 20:50 Several farmers in flood-prone areas of Netrakona's Barhatta upazila -- an area dotted with wetlands or haors -- are delighted to find the sweeter side of a local sour fruit that is locally known as 'chukai'.  People elsewhere are relatively …
  • Commemorative stamp released marking the day Bangladesh got its name 05 Dec 2020 19:23 Post and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar today announced the release of commemorative stamps and envelopes, and inaugurated the data cards marking the day of naming East Pakistan as Bangladesh. "On this historic day in 1969, Bangabandhu …
  • UN recognises Dhaka’s enormous investment in Bhasan Char: Mia Seppo 05 Dec 2020 19:23 UN Resident Coordinator in Dhaka Mia Seppo today said the UN and its all the agencies recognise the enormous investment that the government of Bangladesh has made in building Bhasan Char for Rohingya relocation. "That's obviously a sign of the …
  • Bangabandhu’s sculpture found defaced 05 Dec 2020 19:22 Vandals damaged an under-construction sculpture of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Kushtia town early yesterday. The incident happens at a time when the ruling Awami League and several Islamist parties are at loggerheads over sculptures. Kushtia …
  • Cultural programme protesting fundamentalism at Dhaka University 05 Dec 2020 19:02 A group of students of Dhaka University have organised a cultural programme protesting fundamentalism and extremism in the country. The event titled "Dhormo Byabsha o Moulobad Birodhi Protibad Shondhya" was held at the Teachers-Students Centre ( …
  • 2 expelled ULAB students secure bail hours after their arrest 05 Dec 2020 19:02 The two expelled students of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), were released on bail hours after they were arrested from Dhaka's Mohammadpur Beribadh area today in a case filed by the university authorities. The students are -- Mahmood …
  • 2020 Inquirer Indie Bravo! Awards: 35 prestigious international wins 05 Dec 2020 17:44 Ruby Ruiz won her second best actress award for Bodjie Pascua (left) and Madeleine Nicolas in “Pan de Salawal” The Filipino artist refuses to feel affected by the pandemic.” This statement by actress Madeleine Nicolas best reflects the state of the local …
  • Bangladesh's COVID-19 rise to 475,879, 6,807deaths 05 Dec 2020 16:32 Dhaka [Bangladesh], December 5 (ANI/Xinhua): Bangladesh reported 1,888 new Covid-19 cases and 35 new deaths on Saturday, making the tally reach 475,879 while the death toll stands at 6,807, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) informed. …
  • Bangladesh pro-liberation group to sue Islamists as govt calls for calm over statue issue 05 Dec 2020 16:03 The Mancha will start the case in a court on Sunday, General Secretary Md Al Mamun said at a press conference in Dhaka on Saturday amid calls for calm from the government. Obaidul Quader, general secretary of the ruling Awami League, said at a separate …
  • Noble to make playback debut in Bangladesh with ‘Mukhosh’ 05 Dec 2020 14:01 Renowned singer Mainul Ahsan Noble is set for his playback debut in Bangladesh with the film, "Mukhosh". Directed by Iftekhar Shuvo, the singer will lend his voice to the title track of the anticipated film. The director confirmed the news to The …
  • 439 people killed in 417 accidents last month: Road Safety Foundation 05 Dec 2020 14:01 At least 439 people were killed and 682 people were injured in 417 road accidents across the country in November this year, Road Safety Foundation, a non-government organisation said today. Of the deceased, 64 were women and 53 were children, said a press …
  • Bangladesh to sign Preferential Trade Agreement with Bhutan tomorrow 05 Dec 2020 13:57 Bangladesh is going to sign a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) with Bhutan tomorrow to ensure trade benefits after its graduation from least developed country status (LDC) in 2024. Bhutan is the first country with which Bangladesh is signing a PTA as it …
  • 2 expelled ULAB students arrested 05 Dec 2020 13:49 Police today arrested the two expelled students of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) from Dhaka's Mohammadpur Beribadh area, in a case filed by the university authorities. The arrestees are -- Mahmood Sadaat Ruhul and Raihan Atique, both 8th …
  • 140-member contingent of Bangladesh Police leaves Dhaka to join peacekeeping mission in Mali 05 Dec 2020 13:34 A 140-member contingent of Bangladesh Police left Dhaka by a chartered aircraft last night to join a UN peacekeeping mission in Bamako, the capital of Mali. Commander Belal Uddin, a superintendent of police, is leading the 70-member Bangladesh Formed …
  • Rohingya refugees relocated to remote Bangladesh island 05 Dec 2020 11:56 DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Authorities in Bangladesh on Friday sent the first group of more than 1,500 Rohingya refugees to an isolated island despite calls by human-rights groups for a halt to the process. The 1,642 refugees boarded seven Bangladeshi naval …
  • Bangabandhu statue vandalised in Kushtia amid anti-sculpture movement by Islamist groups 05 Dec 2020 11:18 The right hand, face and parts of the left hand of the statue, which is under construction at a five-road intersection in Kushtia Municipality, were damaged by the miscreants late Friday. Different groups and organisations expressed grievances over the …
  • Bangabandhu T20 Cup - Robiul Islam Robi puts Beximco Dhaka on the board 05 Dec 2020 09:56 Beximco Dhaka collected their first points in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup, beating Fortune Barishal by seven wickets. Dhaka made it a little tight towards the end of their 109-run chase, but Yasir Ali settled the conest with two sixes in the penultimate over …
  • Rohingyas excited to shift from Cox's Bazar to Bhasan Char 05 Dec 2020 09:56 Dhaka [Bangladesh], December 5 (ANI): As the process to shift the Rohingyas from Bangladesh's Cox Bazar to Bhasan Char begins, a sense of excitement has spread among the refugees, who are seeking "peace, comfort and nice housing". "We …
  • Rtv staff correspondent dies of Covid-19 05 Dec 2020 09:08 Sukanta Sen, Sirajganj staff correspondent of private television channel Rtv, died with coronavius at Dhaka Medical College Hospital this morning.   Prof Mozaffar Hossain, ICU unit chief of DMCH's corona unit, said he was admitted to the hospital on …
  • Plumber dies of electrocution in Dhaka 05 Dec 2020 08:58 A plumber died from electrocution while working at a building in Dhaka's Gopibagh area this morning. The dead was identified as Javed Hossain (25), son of Amanullah from Cumilla district. Deceased's co-worker Sabuz Mia said the incident happened …
  • Pakistan Stands Among Top 5 Countries With Highest Investment Commitments 05 Dec 2020 08:41 According to the World Bank’s IBRD IDA latest report – Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) 2020 Half Year Report – Pakistan is among top 5 countries with the highest level of investment commitments. According to the details, Pakistan stands at …
  • Investment Summit to attract Dutch investors in key sectors of Bangladesh 05 Dec 2020 07:36 Bangladesh and the Netherlands will explore specific investment opportunities in key sectors -- agriculture, food, light engineering, water and maritime. The issue will be discussed at the Bangladesh-Netherlands Investment Summit to be held virtually on …
  • Qatar ready to take on Bangladesh 05 Dec 2020 06:44  04 Dec 2020 - 8:53 A Qatari player in action during training session. Asian champions Qatar are favourites against Bangladesh in today’s Asian Qualifiers Group E clash at home but coach Felix Sanchez is not taking things for granted as Al Annabi returns …
  • Farewell to the Renaissance Man 05 Dec 2020 06:10 Aly Zaker, known in his intimate circle as "Chhotlu" left us for eternity on November 27, 2020. He was 76. As a passionate theatre practitioner for  the last 48 years, I had the good fortune to be very close to him. He started theatre immediately …
  • BD ships 1,600 Rohingya to controversial island 05 Dec 2020 05:20 CHITTAGONG: Bangladesh transported more than 1,600 Rohingya refugees to a low-lying island on Friday in the first phase of a controversial planned relocation of 100,000 people. Almost a million Rohingya — most of whom fled a military offensive in …
  • BD moves ahead with relocating over 1,600 Rohingya refugees 05 Dec 2020 03:03 CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh: Bangladesh transported more than 1,600 Rohingya refugees to a low-lying island on Friday in the first phase of a controversial planned relocation of 100,000 people. Almost a million Rohingya -- most of whom fled a military offensive …
  • Pakistan-BD ties 05 Dec 2020 02:42 THE Pakistan-Bangladesh relationship is weighed down by history. But if bilateral ties are to progress, both Islamabad and Dhaka must look forward instead of living in the painful past. Improvement in bilateral relations can even be a spur to reactivate …
  • Over 1,600 Rohingya Refugees Relocated to Remote Island in Bangladesh 05 Dec 2020 01:48 DHAKA – Bangladesh shipped on Friday more than 1,600 Rohingya refugees to a settlement on a previously uninhabited remote island in the Bay of Bengal amid safety concerns raised by global humanitarian groups. Additional commissioner for Refugee Relief and …
  • BD Hasina agrees to bolster ties with Pakistan 05 Dec 2020 00:15 Observer Report Dhaka Both Dhaka and Islamabad agreed on Thursday to strengthen bilateral ties in a meeting of Pakistan’s envoy with Prime Minister Sehikh Hasina Wajid, according to a statement from the Pakistani High Commission. The statement mentions …
  • This Day in History(December 5) 05 Dec 2020 00:00 Today is Saturday; 15th of the Iranian month of Azar 1399 solar hijri; corresponding to 19th of the Islamic month of Rabi as-Sani 1442 lunar hijri; and December 5, 2020, of the Christian Gregorian Calendar. 779 lunar years ago, on this day in 663 AH, the …
  • Three Alis run the show as Dhaka pick up second win 04 Dec 2020 23:16 Beximco Dhaka's three Alis -- Yasir, Akbar and Muktar -- ran the show today as they helped their side seal a 25-run victory over Minister Group Rajshahi under lights at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.  After a brilliant batting display …
  • Yasir, Muktar star as Dhaka beat Rajshahi 04 Dec 2020 23:15 Beximco Dhaka registered their second consecutive win in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup with a 25-run victory over Minister Rajshahi in yesterday's second fixture at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. Fazle Mahmud kept the hopes of …
  • Tamim falls and so do Barishal 04 Dec 2020 23:15 Before the start of the Bangabandhu T20 Cup, Fortune Barishal skipper Tamim Iqbal expressed disappointment over the team combination, saying his side had made a few mistakes during the players' draft. Tamim hinted that other than himself, the side …
  • Booters concede five despite Zico’s efforts 04 Dec 2020 23:09 Goalkeeper Anisur Rahman Zico made some brilliant saves but could not help Bangladesh avert a thumping 5-0 defeat against Asian champions Qatar during their World Cup qualifying match at the Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha yesterday. Zico, who made …
  • 11 new dengue cases reported in 24 hours 04 Dec 2020 23:06 Bangladesh is witnessing a gradual rise in dengue cases and health authorities have confirmed 11 new cases in the past 24 hours until early today. Sixty-eight dengue patients which includes 61 patients in Dhaka are receiving treatment at hospitals across …
  • Relocation of Rohingya refugees to remote Bangladesh island condemned 04 Dec 2020 21:59 More than 1,600 Rohingya refugees are being relocated to a remote island as part of the first phase of a controversial relocation program launched by the Bangladeshi goverment. Some 1,640 men, women, and children are being moved from Bangladesh’s southern …
  • More than 1,600 Rohingya refugees transferred to Bhasan Char Island (VIDEO) 04 Dec 2020 21:10 The government organised the move to reduce overcrowding at the large Cox's Bazar camp. For some NGO, they were moved by forced. The authorities deny the charges, saying that the move took place on a voluntary basis. Caritas is ready to help. The UN …
  • Ustad Shahadat Hossain Khan: Requiem for the Unsung Maestro 04 Dec 2020 20:58 He was no ordinary instrumentalist. Neither was he a run-of-the-mill tutor of music. He was a gifted musician, a rare talent, groomed in one of the most illustrious gharanas ofsub-continental classical music. The strikes of his jawa on the four strings of …
  • Anti-sculpture protesters clash with cops in city 04 Dec 2020 20:57 A clash broke out between police and a group of protesters seeking demolition of sculptures yesterday after the demonstrators broke a police barricade in front of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque and tried to bring out a procession. The incident …
  • What do we need DAP for if it makes the city further unliveable? 04 Dec 2020 20:57 After years of wait, we are finally going to get the Detailed Area Plan (DAP) 2016-35 for Dhaka. Yet, there is nothing to be happy about it. Rather, it is quite shocking to learn about the countless flaws in the proposed DAP that have been pointed out by …
  • Bangladesh ships 1,600 Rohingya refugees to... 04 Dec 2020 20:54 Bangladesh transported more than 1,600 Rohingya refugees to a low-lying island on Friday in the first phase of a controversial planned relocation of 100,000 people. Almost a million Rohingya -- most of whom fled a military offensive in neighbouring Myanmar …
  • 13 killed in two road accidents 04 Dec 2020 20:53 At least 13 people, including six of a family, were killed and 10 others injured in road accidents in two districts yesterday. In Manikganj, seven persons died when a CNG-run auto-rickshaw collided with a bus in Mulkandi area of Daulatpur upazila. Of them, …
  • Hefajat Mayhem 2013: Govt moves to resume probe 04 Dec 2020 20:53 The government is resuming the long-stalled investigations into cases filed over the mayhem by thousands of Hefajat activists in the capital and elsewhere in May 2013. The move comes amid threats by Hefajat-e-Islam leaders of pulling down all sculptures in …
  • Antigen test begins in 10 dists today 04 Dec 2020 20:53 Amid the significant rise in the number of new coronavirus cases, the health directorate is all set to start antigen-based rapid testing in 10 districts from today. The districts are Brahmanbaria, Gaibandha, Jashore, Joypurhat, Madaripur, Meherpur, …
  • 10-yr-old, student killed in Dhaka road crashes 04 Dec 2020 20:52 A college student and a 10-year-old girl were killed, and five injured in road accidents in Dhaka yesterday. In Jatrabari, Iftekhar Ifty (18), an HSC student of Rajarbagh Police Lines School and College, was killed and one of his friends injured as a truck …
  • SM Ali’s 92nd birth anniversary today 04 Dec 2020 20:52 Today is the 92nd birth anniversary of Syed Mohammad Ali, founder editor-publisher of The Daily Star and a luminary in journalism of Bangladesh. SM Ali made his way up from a cub reporter to one of the country's most brilliant editors in a career …
  • Beat policing gaining popularity in rural areas 04 Dec 2020 20:51 Anguished and fed-up by her husband's frequent torture, Farida Begum lodged a complaint with the newly established beat police office at her union in Satkhira's Debhata upazila in mid-October. Police swung into action promptly, summoning her …
  • Covid-19 negative certificate mandatory to enter Bangladesh 04 Dec 2020 20:51 Presenting a negative Covid-19 certificate is mandatory for any incoming passengers to Bangladesh starting from today. No airlines will issue boarding passes to passengers without the negative report. Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) yesterday …
  • Bangladesh health helpline 16263 wins trust, supports millions amid pandemic 04 Dec 2020 18:40 And Jatiya Shasthaya Batayan or National Health Call Centre, has led the way in advising patients remotely, helping millions stay at home and reduce the risk of infections by avoiding hospital visits. This also helped ease pressure on the hospitals …
  • Yasir lifts Dhaka from bottom, Zakir Hasan leads Khulna to victory 04 Dec 2020 18:08 Gemcon Khulna 173 for 6 (Zakir 63, Imrul 37, Rabbi 3-33) beat Fortune Barishal 125 (Hridoy 33, Tamim 32, Shahidul 2-16) by 48 runs Scorecard Gemcon Khulna rose to the second spot on the points table after a 48-run win over Fortune Barishal in Friday's …
  • Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Dec. 4 04 Dec 2020 17:45 HONG KONG -- The relationship between the Constitution and national security and its significance to maintaining national sovereignty, security and development interests were enthusiastically discussed at a symposium in the Hong Kong Special Administrative …
  • Nepal-Dhaka-Lanka plans to de-recognise Chinese traditional medicines universities 04 Dec 2020 17:33 NEW DELHI: Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are actively thinking of de-recognising traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) universities which have been attracting a significant number of students for MBBS degrees from these countries, in what could prove to be …
  • Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina terms 1971 atrocities by Pak Army as unforgettable 04 Dec 2020 17:33 NEW DELHI: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina has pulled up Pakistan by asserting that Dhaka cannot forget atrocities committed by Pakistan Army in 1971 in what can be viewed as a snub to recent efforts by the Imran Khan government to improve bilateral …
  • California fire forces 25,000 to flee their homes 04 Dec 2020 13:42 A California fire fuelled by high winds forced some 25,000 people to flee their homes on Thursday while thousands more were left without power. Fire crews are tackling a large blaze tearing through the hills near Silverado Canyon, about, 63 miles southeast …
  • College student killed in road accident in Jatrabari, another injured 04 Dec 2020 12:57 A college student was killed and another was injured when a truck hit their motorcycle in Dhaka's Jatrabari area this morning. The dead was identified as Iftekhar Ifty (18), a second-year HSC student of Rajarbagh Police Line School and College. His …
  • Rajshahi elect to bowl against Dhaka 04 Dec 2020 12:57 Thanks to a blistering fifty from Yasir Ali and another solid unbeaten knock from young Akbar Ali, Beximco Dhaka posted a commendable 175 for five against Minister Group Rajshahi in the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in …
  • Pakistani envoy meets Bangladeshi PM in sign of warming ties 04 Dec 2020 11:46 Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh has met with that country’s prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, with both sides pledging to improve bilateral relations, according to separate statements, a further sign of a thaw in an otherwise …
  • Bangladesh starts sending Rohingya to remote island 04 Dec 2020 11:44 DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Authorities in Bangladesh have begun moving thousands of Rohingya refugees to an isolated island despite calls by human-rights groups for a halt to the process, officials said Thursday. The United Nations also has voiced concern that …
  • Pakistan, Bangladesh agree to bolster ties in rare move 04 Dec 2020 11:32 DHAKA, Bangladesh In a rare move, Pakistan's envoy to Bangladesh said on Thursday that the two countries will bolster bilateral ties. The statement came following a meeting between Pakistani High Commissioner Imran Ahmed Siddiqui and Bangladesh's …
  • Bangladesh to give 30M vaccine doses for free 04 Dec 2020 11:32 DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh’s government on Monday announced the free distribution of 30 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine expected to be available for patients in January. The country’s Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam made the …
  • Flood insurance scheme for agricultural day labourers in Bangladesh 04 Dec 2020 11:32 File photo: Floodwater has inundated a village at Louhajang upazila in Munshiganj, making access to food and safe water extremely difficult for the villagers. The photo was taken on Thursday, July 23, 2020 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune The money …
  • Bangladesh to start antigen testing from December 5 04 Dec 2020 11:32 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 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune Initially the tests will be conducted in ten bordering …
  • 'Turkey, Bangladesh share common cultures, histories 04 Dec 2020 11:32 DHAKA, Bangladesh Turkey and Bangladesh share a lot in common in terms of historical relations, values and culture, officials representing the two countries said Wednesday.  “Having been inspired by the prevailing common culture, we [Turkey and Bangladesh] …
  • 'Pakistan's atrocities during 1971 war can't be forgotten' 04 Dec 2020 11:32 Dhaka [Bangladesh], December 4 (ANI): Pakistan's atrocities during the war of Independence in 1971 are "unshakable memories" for Bangladesh, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. "Incidents of 1971 cannot be forgotten. The pain will remain …
  • Baraka Patenga Power aims to contribute to Bangladeshs socioeconomic development 04 Dec 2020 11:31 The company plans to ensure quality and uninterrupted electricity supply to the vast majority of the population Baraka Patenga Power (BPPL), which is all set to make its capital market debut to raise Tk 225 crore, has set its sights on becoming the largest …
  • Bangladesh Minister warns people against creating unrest 04 Dec 2020 11:31 Dhaka [Bangladesh], December 4 (ANI): Amid the difference of opinion in Bangladesh over the construction of the Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's sculpture, Obaidul Quader, Minister of Road Transport and Bridges, has warned that strict …
  • Bangladesh- Virus deaths top 6,700, cases near 470,000 04 Dec 2020 11:31 DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh reported 38 more COVID-19 fatalities on Wednesday, raising the death toll in the country to 6,713.  Some 2,200 more virus cases took the overall count to 469,423, while recoveries increased by 2,562 to reach 385,786, the Health …
  • Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamals tough anti-Islamist push 04 Dec 2020 11:31 Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said 72 cases against Hifazat-e-Islam filed in 2013 will be “re-activated”. The radical Islamist group is now leading country-wide protests against installation of a statue of Bangladesh’s founding father …
  • India-Bangladesh border talks to be held outside Delhi for first time - india news 04 Dec 2020 11:31 India and Bangladesh are expected to hold their Director General-level border talks in Guwahati later this month, the first time the biannual meeting will be held outside Delhi, official sources said. The 51st edition of these high-level talks will be held …
  • Bangladesh- Rising virus numbers fuel winter wave fears 04 Dec 2020 11:31 DHAKA, Bangladesh Coronavirus fatalities spiked and infections showed no major signs of decline in Bangladesh on Saturday, fueling fears of a second wave in the country as the winter season sets in. Authorities recorded 36 more virus-related fatalities …
  • Xinhua world economic news summary at 0900 GMT, Dec. 4 04 Dec 2020 11:31 ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday reiterated his proposal of debt suspension or cancellation for developing countries to avert economic collapse due to the COVID-19 pandemic till the end of the pandemic. Khan was addressing a UN …
  • Bangladesh COVID-19 cases rise to 451,990 death toll reaches 6,448 04 Dec 2020 11:31 DHAKA, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh reported 2,230 new COVID-19 cases and 32 more deaths on Tuesday, raising the tally to 451,990 and the death toll to 6,448, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said. The official data showed that 15,018 …
  • Why Australia and England reluctant to host Bangladesh? 04 Dec 2020 11:31 AHMED TANVIR | Published: December 02, 2020 15:50:58 | Updated: December 03, 2020 13:31:06 Akbar Ali, the latest sensation of Bangladesh cricket who led the under-19 team to the world cup title, was a mere eight-and-a-half-year-old boy in May 2010. Looking …
  • Bangladesh Begins Moving Displaced Rohingya Muslims To Island 04 Dec 2020 10:52 Bangladesh began transporting Rohingya refugees by boat to the island of Bhashan Char, with rights groups alleging people were being misled into leaving. -/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption -/AFP via Getty Images Bangladesh began …
  • Zakir Hasan leads Gemcon Khulna to victory, second spot on the table 04 Dec 2020 10:38 Gemcon Khulna 173 for 6 (Zakir 63, Imrul 37, Rabbi 3-33) beat Fortune Barishal 125 (Hridoy 33, Tamim 32, Shahidul 2-16) by 48 runs Scorecard Gemcon Khulna rose to the second spot on the points table after a 48-run win over Fortune Barishal in Friday's …
  • First Rohingya refugees arrive at isolated Bangladesh island 04 Dec 2020 10:36 Julhas Alam, Associated Press Updated 5:13 am EST, Friday, December 4, 2020 Rohingya refugees board a ship as they are ferried to Bhashan Char, or floating island, in the Bay of Bengal, from Chittagong, Bangladesh, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Authorities in …
  • Breaking with the past: Pakistan, Bangladesh look to rebuild ties 04 Dec 2020 10:32 ISLAMABAD: In a rare move, Pakistani High Commissioner in Dhaka Imran Ahmed Siddiqui met with Bangladeshi Premier Sheikh Hasina Wajid on Thursday in a bid to strengthen ties between the two countries. A statement issued by the High Commission on Friday …
  • Bangladesh ships 1,600 Rohingya to controversial island 04 Dec 2020 10:17 Bangladesh transported more than 1,600 Rohingya refugees to a low-lying island Friday, in the first phase of a controversial planned relocation of 100,000 people. Rohingya refugees stand in a queue after they disembarked from a Bangladesh Navy ship to the …
  • What’s new in the arena of civil aviation? 04 Dec 2020 10:01 If you are someone who loves travelling particularly by air, then being homebound for the last few days must have been really the dullest period of your life. To make your mundane life a bit tolerable, we bring you a compiled list of stuff related to …
  • SriLankan Airlines named ‘World’s Leading Airline to Indian Ocean’ at WTA 04 Dec 2020 09:43 SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance has won the prestigious ‘World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean’ title once again at the World Travel Awards Grand Final held in Moscow. SriLankan Airlines’ …
  • In meeting with Pakistan envoy, Bangladesh's Sheikh Hasina agrees to bolster ties 04 Dec 2020 09:35 KARACHI: Both Dhaka and Islamabad agreed on Thursday to strengthen bilateral ties in a meeting of Pakistan’s envoy with Prime Minister Sehikh Hasina Wajid, according to a statement from the Pakistani High Commission. The statement mentions that Sheikh …
  • Woman ‘burnt by husband’ dies 04 Dec 2020 08:36 A woman, who was set on fire allegedly by her husband over family feud in Jashore's Abhaynagar upazila on November 26, succumbed to her burn injuries on the way to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) early yesterday. The deceased, Hira Begum, 25, …
  • 6 killed in Tangail road accident 04 Dec 2020 08:36 At least six people were killed and five others injured when a truck hit a bus in Tangail's Mirzapur upazila this morning. The accident took place on Dhaka-Tangail highway at Kurni area around 7am, said Mozaffar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Gorai …
  • Lahore ranks second-worst city on air quality index 04 Dec 2020 08:35 KARACHI: Lahore became the city with the second-worst air quality worldwide after recording 293 particulate matter on Friday.  New Delhi topped the ranks while Dhaka is ranked as the third-worst city for air quality. Meanwhile, Karachi is ranked at number …
  • Madhu’s bust in DU damaged 04 Dec 2020 08:35 A bust of Madhusudan Dey in front of Dhaka University's Madhur Canteen -- who was the founder of the canteen and martyred during the Liberation War -- was found partly damaged on Wednesday night. Who did it or when it was done could not be ascertained. …
  • ‘Idols, sculptures forbidden in Islam’ 04 Dec 2020 08:35 A group of clerics, mostly leaders of the Hefajat-e Islam, has come up with a "fatwa" declaring building of idols or sculptures of any person or animal is forbidden in Islam. They were speaking at a press conference organised under the banner of …
  • Statue of 1971 martyr in Dhaka University partially damaged by miscreants 04 Dec 2020 07:25 A sculpture of Madhusudan Dey, who was brutally killed by the Pakistan Army in March 1971, was partially damaged by some unknown miscreants in the Dhaka University (DU) campus premises. The incident took place on Wednesday night. Arun Kumar Dey, youngest …
  • Lahore ranks second-worst on air quality index 04 Dec 2020 07:11 KARACHI: Lahore became the city with the second-worst air quality worldwide after recording 293 particulate matter on Friday.  New Delhi topped the ranks while Dhaka is ranked as the third-worst city for air quality. Meanwhile, Karachi is ranked at number …
  • Six dead as truck slams into bus in Tangail 04 Dec 2020 06:53 The incident occurred on the Dhaka-Tangail highway in the Upazila's Kurni area around 7am Friday, according to Mirzapur Police OC Sayedur Rahman. A Classic Paribahan bus from Rangpur was stopped in its tracks by an engine failure, the OC said. The …
  • Christian magician George Dabal D'Cruze has died 04 Dec 2020 05:18 As Bangladesh’ only famous Christian magician, he performed magic on the country’s biggest stage, on all national TV stations, and even on a Church cultural programme. His magic offered the public a new form of entertainment. He won many awards for his …
  • Hasina calls for strengthening ties with Pakistan 04 Dec 2020 04:03 HIGH Commissioner Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in conversation with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Bangladesh are likely to revive their bilateral mechanisms to take their ties forward, a diplomatic source said on Thursday after …
  • Google Maps introduces public transport information for Dhaka city buses and Bangladesh Railway 03 Dec 2020 22:02 Starting today, Google Maps will show routes, stops, and estimated travel times to assist commuters in planning their journeys using public transportation. This feature is primarily made available for public buses inside Dhaka and Bangladesh Railway …
  • Torching buses in Dhaka: SC upholds HC’s bail orders for 65 BNP men 03 Dec 2020 14:38 The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court today upheld the High Court orders that granted anticipatory bail to 65 BNP leaders and activists including Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and Ishraque Hossain in seven cases filed for torching buses in Dhaka on November …
  • Barishal’s batting failure hands Dhaka first win 03 Dec 2020 01:15 Yesterday's first Bangabandhu T20 Cup saw yet another low-scoring encounter as Beximco Dhaka registered their first win by beating Fortune Barishal by seven wickets in Mirpur. Chasing a small target of 109 runs, Dhaka took the game to the 19th over …
  • Illegal sale of birds goes unabated on Dhaka-Sylhet highway 03 Dec 2020 00:54 Illegal selling of birds are going on unabated on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Habiganj. During a recent visit to Debpara bazar area in Nabiganj upazila of the district, this correspondent found that the sale of birds was going on rampantly on the highway. The …