• Bangladesh shines at Geneva meeting 22 May 2019 19:49 Last week the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland with more than 4,000 delegates from all over the world and many different stakeholders including government, UN agencies, private sector, …
  • Suspended female BCL leader attempts suicide   22 May 2019 19:48 Former member of BCL central committee Zarin Dia, who was suspended from the organisation over May 13-incident at Madhu's canteen, reportedly tried to commit suicide by taking sedatives on early Tuesday. Agitated Zarin Dia came to limelight after she …
  • Lady luck smiles on them 22 May 2019 19:48 Lady luck smiles on themAlmost every day she can be found lying with her physically handicapped son in front of Awami League office at Gulistan. She ties her son's legs to hers with a chain so that she doesn't lose her six-year-old son. While …
  • Stop extraction of sand from Sandhya river 22 May 2019 19:48 The High Court yesterday ordered the government to stop sand extraction from the Sandhya river in Barishal to save Birshreshtha Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir Smriti Museum and other structures from being devoured. In response to a writ petition, the court …
  • No directive to stop issuing visas to Pakistanis- FM 22 May 2019 19:47 Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said no directive was issued to stop issuing visas to Pakistanis. He, however, said some particular persons may not get visas. Dr Momen said Pakistan is yet to grant visa to Bangladesh Counsellor (Consular) to …
  • HC wants test report on Wasa waters in 34 Dhaka city areas 22 May 2019 19:47 The High Court (HC) on Tuesday directed the government to test the water supplied by Water and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) after collecting samples from 34 areas of Dhaka city. The water needs to be tested in the laboratories of Bangladesh University of …
  • Bangladesh Bank starts release of new notes Wednesday 22 May 2019 19:47 The notes will be distributed from all branches of Bangladesh Bank across the country from May 22 to May 30 Bangladesh Bank (BB) will release new notes of Tk10, Tk20, Tk50 and Tk100 denominations worth Tk17,000 crore in the market from Wednesday ahead of …
  • Chhatra League to help farmers harvest paddy across Bangladesh 22 May 2019 19:46 Members of all Chhatra League units have been instructed to assist farmers with their harvest Bangladesh Chhatra League members will volunteer to help farmers, nationwide, harvest paddy, according to press release signed by ruling party student wing …
  • Rhodes encouraged by Bangladesh's strength outside of 'big five' players 22 May 2019 19:46 Steve Rhodes, the Bangladesh head coach, said that the team's tri-series success in Ireland proved that there is more to them than just their "big five" players. Bangladesh achieved their first victory in a multi-nation tournament with a five …
  • Improved roads, regulations, and attitude can cut road fatalities in Bangladesh 22 May 2019 19:46 In an interview with Dhaka Tribune's Md Saidun Nabi, Soames Job, head of the Global Road Safety Facility and Global Lead for Road Safety at the World Bank, shared his insights on road safety in Bangladesh Bangladesh should focus on improving road …
  • Hiccups in Bangladesh 22 May 2019 19:46 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh will be completing half a year of her governance after her overwhelming victory at the end of last year. With the renewed mandate, Hasina now is in complete control at the helm having effectively marginalised his …
  • 12 Photos of Gorgeous Queer Men in Bangladesh From Elska 22 May 2019 19:46 Creator Liam Campbell tells us "In a country where homosexuality is illegal and where prosecutions and hate crimes occur, I knew it wouldn’t be easy to make an issue in Bangladesh." Read more below. Today Elska Magazine, the gay culture and …
  • Bangladesh - Rohingya crisis update - May 2019 - Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) International 22 May 2019 19:46 MSF activities in Cox's Bazar Health facilities Three field hospitals with inpatient facilities, four 24-hour primary health centres, one specialised clinic for reproductive and mental healthcare, a dedicated isolation centre for outbreak response and …
  • Bangladesh appoint Wasim Jaffer as academy batting coach - Cricbuzz - Cricbuzz 22 May 2019 19:46 COACHING STINT Apparently, Jaffer accepted the offer after being approached for the job by BCB. © Cricbuzz The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed India's domestic stalwart Wasim Jaffer as the batting coach for game development of its high …
  • 15 returnees not Mediterranean capsize survivors- Official 22 May 2019 19:46 Dhaka, May 22 (UNB) - Fifteen Bangladesh nationals, who returned home on Tuesday, are not the ones who survived the boat capsize in Mediterranean Sea on May 9, an official confirmed on Wednesday. “They’re not the survivors of the boat capsize in the …
  • Tigers’ injury updates ahead of World Cup 22 May 2019 19:36 The Tigers are in England’s Leicester as they gear up for the warm-up matches against Pakistan and India at Cardiff on May 26 and 28 respectively. There were a few injury concerns ahead of the warm-up games and then the World Cup which is slated to begin …
  • They drifted in sea for 3 days without food 22 May 2019 19:35 Amir Hossain made two desperate attempts to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe. He first tried once last year and again on May 9 this year. On his first attempt, the Libyan coastguard intercepted the boat he was in, while the second time it was the …
  • Chaos over online Eid train ticket 22 May 2019 19:35 Thousands of people tried to buy train tickets online yesterday, the first day of advance ticket sale for Eid, clogging up the servers. Failing to buy tickets online, many of them rushed to the city’s railway stations which saw long queues of ticket- …
  • EBL reappoints Ali Reza Iftekhar as MD 22 May 2019 19:07 Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) has reappointed its managing director and CEO, Ali Reza Iftekhar, for three years. Iftekhar has been in this position since 2007. He joined EBL as deputy managing director back in 2004 and was promoted to additional managing …
  • Purbachal project allowed to use ground water 22 May 2019 19:06 The Purbachal project, a new township in the capital, will get water supply through deep tube wells until the completion of the Meghna water supply line, according to a government decision yesterday.   The cabinet committee on economic affairs gave its nod …
  • DSE to hunt down sponsors who sell shares without notice 22 May 2019 19:06 The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) will track down the sponsors of listed companies who sold off their stakes without any prior notice, in one of the several measures it is taking to regain investor confidence. The sudden dumping of shares by the sponsors …
  • Govt’s bank borrowing hits six-year high 22 May 2019 19:06 The government has all on a sudden stepped up its borrowing from the banking system from this month as its revenue collection fell short of expectations, sending the cash-strapped banks into a state of panic. Until the end of April, the government did not …
  • Death of Rajib: HC order on compensation tomorrow 22 May 2019 19:05 The High Court will deliver its verdict tomorrow on the rule over compensating Tk 1 crore to the family of Rajib Hossain, who died after losing his hand that got stuck between two buses in the capital last year. The HC bench of Justice JBM Hasan and …
  • 'Tree-man' resumes treatment 22 May 2019 19:05 Abul Bajandar, also known as “tree-man” for his extremely rare skin disorder on hands and feet, has resumed his treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) after he “voluntarily” left treatment last year. Bajandar got admitted to the hospital on …
  • Former Feni Muktijoddha Sangsad commander Abdul Hannan dies 22 May 2019 19:05 Meer Abdul Hannan, former commander of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad’s Feni wing, died yesterday morning at a Dhaka hospital. He was 70 years old, and left behind his wife, four children and multiple grandchildren. His funeral will take place today at …
  • Ain o Salish Kendra at new address 22 May 2019 19:05 People seeking assistance from rights body Ain o Salish Kendra in case of violation of human rights or other issues have been asked to communicate to its new office in the city’s Lalmatia area. The organization yesterday relocated its office to 2/16, …
  • Rohingya Crisis: Canada announces new initiatives worth $100m 22 May 2019 19:05 Kamal Khera, parliamentary secretary to Canadian minister of international development, yesterday announced close to $100 million in humanitarian and development initiatives to help the most vulnerable people affected by the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh, …
  • Additional superintendent dies of heart attack 22 May 2019 19:05 Jashim Uddin Majumder, an additional superintendent (Addl SP) of the Special Branch of police, died of heart attack at Dhaka Medical College Hospital early yesterday. He was 37. He left behind his wife, a son, a daughter and a host of relatives, colleagues …
  • Investigation stuck in limbo as investigators can’t reach Shimla 22 May 2019 19:05 The investigation into the much-talked about Biman aircraft hijacking attempt case by one Polash Ahmed on February 24 at Chattogram Shah Amanat International Airport has allegedly been hindered due to non-cooperation of Polash’s wife, yesteryear film …
  • Prof Kazi Shahidullah new UGC chair 22 May 2019 19:05 Dhaka University Professor Kazi Shahidullah has been appointed chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) for the next four years. The education ministry issued a circular yesterday in this regard. Shahidullah, a supernumerary professor of history at …
  • Khalid Hossain passes away 22 May 2019 19:04 Ekushey Padak winner and one of the most prominent Nazrul exponents in the country, Khalid Hossain passed away at a hospital in Dhaka tonight. He was 78. The singer breathed his last at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in Sher-E-Bangla …
  • Rohingya repatriation 22 May 2019 18:48 Nearly two years after they fled Myanmar following a brutal crackdown, more than 270,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have been provided with identity cards, the United Nations said recently, to safeguard their right to voluntarily return home to …
  • MSC throw away 3-goal advantage 22 May 2019 18:35 Mohammedan Sporting Club threw away a three-goal lead in a 3-3 draw against Brothers Union at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday, fluffing a chance to string together a three-match winning streak in the Bangladesh Premier League. The Black and …
  • Bangladesh: Improving Water Quality and Sanitation for the Rural Population: Increasing Access to Safe Water and Sanitation Services in Rural Bangladesh 22 May 2019 17:23 To enhance access to safe water supply and hygienic sanitation across the rural areas of the country, the Bangladesh Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project invested in the construction of piped water supply schemes and household latrines, and the …
  • Bangladesh: Parliamentary Secretary Khera announces new initiatives to support Rohingya as she concludes visit to Bangladesh 22 May 2019 15:45 May 22, 2019 - Dhaka, Bangladesh - Global Affairs Canada As a key partner in the international response to the Rohingya crisis, Canada is committed to continue working with domestic, regional and international partners to deliver life-saving and gender- …
  • Sweet food, bitter effect in India, Bangladesh 22 May 2019 15:23 "It's something that's not going to go away," said Rohin Sarin, a 17-year-old diabetic in New Delhi. His friends in their blue and brown school uniform know that Rohin always needs his special equipment. They have seen the ritual quite …
  • Niki Lauda, owner of $11.1 mn Viennese villa, ne... 22 May 2019 15:17 VIENNA: Even the humble baseball cap he wore illustrated Niki Lauda's attitude to business and money -- the multi-millionaire never missed an opportunity to accumulate more. Lauda, whose death on Monday has plunged world sport into mourning, was more …
  • Bangladesh halts visas for Pakistanis - World - Geo.tv 22 May 2019 14:44 The Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad has stopped issuing visas to Pakistanis for the last one week, Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday. According to the publication, not issuing visas is a protest to Pakistan government not clearing the visa- …
  • Bangladesh halts visas to Pakistan nationals amid fresh diplomatic row - Khaleej Times 22 May 2019 14:44 Bangladesh has reportedly refused to accept the 'agreement' from Islamabad for appointment of a new high commissioner. Bangladesh has halted issuance of visas to Pakistani nationals and reportedly refused to accept the 'agreement' from …
  • Stop sand extraction from Sandhya river: HC to govt 22 May 2019 14:06 The High Court today ordered the government to stop sand extraction from Sandhya River at Babuganj in Barishal to prevent the devouring of Birshreshtha Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir Smriti Museum and other local structures including his house into the river. …
  • Bangladesh tiger population rises after poaching crackdown 22 May 2019 13:54 DHAKA: The number of wild tigers in Bangladesh's Sundarbans area has increased for the first time in 15 years after a major crackdown against poachers in the world's largest mangrove forest, officials said Wednesday (May 22). A tiger census report …
  • BRTC launches AC bus service on Dhaka-Narayanganj route 22 May 2019 13:47 After launching the service at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Wednesday, Quader subsequently headed back to his Secretariat office on board a BRTC AC bus. BRTC Chairman Farid Uddin Ahmed Bhuiyan said that 15 AC buses will operate on the Dhaka- …
  • Prof Kazi Shahidullah appointed as UGC chairman 22 May 2019 13:46 The supernumerary professor of the Dhaka University’s Department of History takes over the office for a term of four years,  the Department of Secondary and Higher Education announced on Wednesday. Prof Shahidullah replaces Prof Abdul Mannan, who ran his …
  • Prof Kazi Shahidullah new UGC chairman 22 May 2019 13:45 Dhaka University Professor Kazi Shahidullah has been appointed as the chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC). Shahidullah, a supernumerary professor of DU History department, was former vice chancellor of National University. He will serve as UGC …
  • BD govt blocks news website in fresh blow to media 22 May 2019 11:19 BD govt blocks news website in fresh blow to media DHAKA: Bangladesh authorities have blocked access to a popular news portal in what critics on Tuesday condemned as the latest blow to freedom of expression in the South Asian nation. Poriborton.com, one of …
  • ICC World Cup 2019: Bangladesh aim for semi-finals, wary of revamped format 22 May 2019 11:18 Mashrafe Mortaza captained Bangladesh to the 2015 World Cup quarter-finals and the 2017 Champions Trophy semi-finals (Source: Reuters) Bangladesh are aiming to break new ground at the 2019 World Cup by qualifying for the semi-finals, skipper Mashrafe …
  • Enjoy live cooking, culinary delight at Hotel Sarina this Ramadan 22 May 2019 11:14 (MENAFN - Bangladesh Monitor) Dhaka : Hotel Sarina Dhaka is offering a delectable iftar buffet cum dinner during the holy month of Ramadan at their Summerfields restaurant. For a very nominal price, they are giving 100+ items this year which includes …
  • Neera International acquires rights of GIORDANO Bangladesh 22 May 2019 11:14 (MENAFN - Bangladesh Monitor) Dhaka : Neera Internation-al has acquired exclusive rights of dealing Hong Kong based lifestyle brand GIORDANO's merchandise to expand business and develop market for import, wholesale and retail in Bangladesh. The signing …
  • Bangladesh- Biman adds fifth Boeing 737-800 to its fleet 22 May 2019 11:13 (MENAFN - Bangladesh Monitor) Dhaka: The national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines has brought the fifth Boeing 737-800 aircraft, on lease from Kuwait's aircraft-leasing company ALAFCO, to its fleet that landed on Hazrat Shahjalal International …
  • Emirates airline posts profit of USD 237m, down 69pc 22 May 2019 11:13 (MENAFN - Bangladesh Monitor) Dubai : Against a backdrop of high fuel prices, strong competitive pressure, and unfavourable currency impact, Emirates airline reported a profit of USD 237 million for the financial year ended March 31, 2019, a decline of 69 …
  • Bangladesh- Asia holds nine of the busiest airports worldwide 22 May 2019 11:12 (MENAFN - Bangladesh Monitor) Dhaka : Asia holds nine of the world's top 20 busiest airports by total passenger numbers (including both domestic and international flights), with Beijing Capital International Airport in second place, according to the …
  • Bangladesh- Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka offers Ramadan special room package 22 May 2019 11:12 (MENAFN - Bangladesh Monitor) Dhaka : Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka is offering Ramadan special room package for guests to rejoice in the holy month. The price for rooms starts from BDT 11,000. It includes a sehri and buffet Iftar per person. The offer is …
  • Bangladesh- Radisson Blu Dhaka offers Ramadan's room, corporate event, spa package 22 May 2019 11:12 (MENAFN - Bangladesh Monitor) Dhaka : Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden is offering its 'Ramadan Divines' room package. The package includes one night accommodation at a superior room for two adults. Guests can complete their fast with a …
  • Vistara appoints Vinod Kannan as chief strategy officer before global foray 22 May 2019 10:41 Vistara has appointed Vinod Kannan its chief strategy officer ahead of its planned international foray. Kannan, who was the chief commercial officer at Scoot, Singapore Airline’s budget arm, will look after network planning and airline alliances at Vistara …
  • Survey: KL fifth most expensive city to buy a car, but petrol here among cheapest 22 May 2019 10:22 Based on local news reports, Kuala Lumpur’s slot in the top 10 expensive cities could possibly be due to the country’s national policy of keeping imported cars pricey with the use of taxes to protect or help locally-manufactured cars to compete in the …
  • Their signature style 22 May 2019 10:07 Women politicians’ in India never dress OTT. They wear simple looking handloom saris, stand out in the crowd because of the power they wield. There’s something very interesting about handloom saris and political leaders in India that gets noticed every …
  • Eid advance train ticket sale starts 22 May 2019 10:04 Bangladesh Railway has begun selling advance train tickets ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the country. A big crowd was seen at scene, standing in queue and collecting tickets from Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka this morning. …
  • BRTC launches AC bus service on Dhaka-N’ganj route 22 May 2019 10:04 Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) today launched an air condition (AC) bus service on Dhaka-Narayanganj route. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader inaugurated the bus service beside Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital this …
  • More rain likely 22 May 2019 09:53 Bangladesh Meteorological Department today predicted increased rain activity at many places in the country in the next 24 hours ending at 9:00 am tomorrow. “Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at many …
  • Mashrafe Mortaza asks fans to lower their expectations as starting games are hard 22 May 2019 09:41 Bangladesh hope to at least match their previous best performance in a World Cup, reaching the quarter-finals in 2015. Dhaka: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has poured cold water on fan hopes for this month's World Cup, warning that the seventh- …
  • Bangladesh’s Fishing Ban Leaves Coastal Towns in ‘Nightmare Situation’ 22 May 2019 09:36 The tensions are particularly acute in Asia, which has seen some of the steepest declines in fisheries productivity as human populations that rely on fish as a vital protein source have grown. And Bangladesh, a country slightly larger than New York State …
  • India, Myanmar hold joint naval drill as New Delhi cements leadership role 22 May 2019 09:01 Highlighting the Indian Navy’s cooperative relations with its regional counterparts, two warships from the Myanmar navy arrived in Port Blair on Monday for the 8th Indo-Myanmar Coordinated Patrol. Over the next four days, these vessels will patrol the 725- …
  • Bangladesh: In climate change-hit Bangladesh, hospital boats keep healthcare afloat 22 May 2019 08:53 The ships provide free treatment to isolated islands - a system that might be a model for other nations hit by worsening climate threats By Naimul Karim DHAKA, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Living on a secluded island in northern Bangladesh, …
  • FEATURE-In climate change-hit Bangladesh, hospital boats keep healthcare afloat 22 May 2019 08:08 DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Living on a secluded island in northern Bangladesh, several hours from the nearest hospital, Abdul Jalil believed he was destined to die blind. That changed earlier this month when the 67-year-old underwent free …
  • Sport24.co.za | Bangladesh aim to break new ground at CWC 22 May 2019 06:57 Dhaka - Bangladesh have set their sights on capping a remarkable rise by reaching the World Cup semi-finals for the first time. Mashrafe Mortaza's men arrive in England confident of making the last four on the back of impressive form that marks them as …
  • Know the Asia’s Largest Dry Fish Market of Assam 22 May 2019 06:49 Himashree Das   What is dry fish? Dried fish are short-term edibles in which water loss and salt concentration ensure preservation. It also consists of smoking and salting of the fish. The fermented fish is a well known strategy of food preservation in the …
  • India monitors network of Islamic State in Bangladesh 22 May 2019 06:47 NEW DELHI: India is keeping close tabs on the network of Islamic State not only in Sri Lanka but also in Bangladesh following the recent arrest of kingpin for IS recruits in the neighbouring country. A Bangladeshi national Saifullah Ozaki, who recruited …
  • First Female President of Bangladesh Garment Group Eyes Advances 22 May 2019 05:06 BANGLADESH - The first woman to head the powerful Bangladeshi garment manufacturers association says the industry continues to suffer from an "image deficit" since a 2013 incident in which more than 1,000 workers, mostly women, died in the …
  • 3 including AL man killed 22 May 2019 04:20 Three people, including an Awami League (AL) activist, were killed in Bogura and Jashore yesterday and the day before. A woman was killed allegedly by her maternal cousin following an altercation over a piece of disputed land in Bogura’s Sherpur upazila …
  • Tension intensifies as Bangladesh halts visas to Pakistan nationals 22 May 2019 03:12 Bangladesh has reportedly refused to accept the 'agreement' for appointment of a new high commissioner to Dhaka. Bangladesh has halted issuance of visas to Pakistani nationals and reportedly refused to accept the 'agreement' from Islamabad …
  • Huawei's Asian partners right to defy Trump -- for now - Nikkei Asian Review 22 May 2019 00:35 As President Donald Trump increases the pressure on Huawei, U.S. warnings over security concerns have convinced Japan and a handful of other high-income countries to follow suit in banning the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker from the sector' …
  • High Court questions BSTI role in controlling quality of milk 22 May 2019 00:00 The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam expressed ire on Tuesday when the lawyer of the country’s main testing authoty, Sarker MR Hasan Mamun, questioned the test results by National Food Safety Laboratory or NFSL on dairy …
  • FWD Tofu run: Toyota AE91 Trueno 21 May 2019 23:32 On May 1983, the world got the latest version of one of the most iconic sports cars from Toyota’s stable—a plucky, lightweight, chuck-able (albeit underpowered) two door coupe based on their best-selling sedan, the Corolla/Sprinter. Called the AE86 …
  • Alabama abortion law has uncanny resemblance to Bangladesh's 21 May 2019 23:29 In recent days, American women are up in arms over the abortion laws in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri. The abortion law in Alabama is especially disturbing because it does not even grant a 14-year-girl who was raped and got pregnant the right to get an …
  • Survey shows iPhone XS cheaper in KL than Singapore, branded sneakers among cheapest worldwide 21 May 2019 23:20 The Deutsche Bank report tracked 32 indicators in cities around the world to gauge living standards and quality of life. — Picture by Shafwan ZaidonKUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — Malaysia is one of the cheapest places to buy an iPhone XS and even edges out …
  • Bangabandhu Bridge Eco Park in sorry state 21 May 2019 22:45 Bangabandhu Bridge Eco Park, situated along the Jamuna river on the western side of the Bangabandhu Bridge, is in a sorry state now, though few development works can make the spot much attractive to the visitors. The construction work of the park, which is …
  • Poverty, policy and economic ruin? The true folly of neoliberalism 21 May 2019 22:44 No matter which approach is used, every method of measurement shows inequality has risen in Bangladesh (at least) over the last 10 years. If we take the latest Household Income and Expenditure Survey of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, we see that the …
  • Tigers settled before WC charge 21 May 2019 22:31 The selectors’ announcement in Dhaka yesterday confirmed what those who have followed the Bangladesh team since the start of the series in Ireland had already suspected -- that the 15 selected for the ICC World Cup starting from May 30 would meet …
  • Mediterranean Shipwreck: 15 survivors return, kept at airport 21 May 2019 22:31 Monowara Khatun had received a phone call from her son Rashed Mia early Monday. He said he was coming home from Tunisia. This piece of information made her relieved. “I just cried,” the mother from Habiganj told this correspondent over phone. She was …
  • 2 shown arrested in terror case 21 May 2019 22:14 A former teacher of Lakehead Grammar School and a British-Bangladeshi were shown arrested yesterday in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act, although their families claim they were picked up three years ago allegedly by law enforcers. The Detective …
  • Dhaka trashes media reports 21 May 2019 22:14 Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen yesterday rejected media reports that Bangladesh halted visas for Pakistanis, but acknowledged delays in issuing visas which he attributed to the Islamabad authorities. “The reports should have appeared in the media in a …
  • Test Wasa water in 34 areas 21 May 2019 22:14 The High Court yesterday directed the government to test the Wasa water supplied to 34 areas in laboratories of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), Dhaka University and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, …
  • Raw Milk, Curd, Fodder: Find if there’s any harmful element 21 May 2019 22:14 Expressing dissatisfaction at the BSTI for not properly testing raw cow milk, curd and fodder, the High Court yesterday ordered the authorities to test them to identify the quantity of harmful bacteria, chemicals, lead and antibiotics in them. The court …
  • Road Transport Law: BRTA misses 4 deadlines for drafting rules 21 May 2019 22:14 Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has failed to meet four deadlines to prepare the draft of the rules for the Road Transport Act-2018, halting implementation of the law. At the monthly coordination meeting of the Road Transport and Highway …
  • 14 mega projects to get Tk 45,140cr in new dev budget 21 May 2019 20:44 The government has allocated almost one-fourth of the development budget for fiscal 2019-20 to 14 mega projects with a view to accelerating their construction as it looks to make good on its last electoral promise. The size of the annual development …
  • Man held with 65 gold bars at Dhaka airport 21 May 2019 19:06 Customs officials detained a man along with 65 gold bars, weighing around 6.5 kilogrammes, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Monday night. Acting on a tip off, the officials intercepted one Rajib Dewan, 35, while passing through the …
  • Ramadan rhapsody at Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka 21 May 2019 19:05 Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka has created a host of exclusive offers for this month of Ramadan. From sunset, guests can enjoy a generous array of Middle Eastern delicacies. The “Starry Arabian Nights” themed dinner buffet is being held at their signature …
  • High Court orders test on samples of WASA water from 34 points in Dhaka 21 May 2019 16:47 The court ordered the committee of four formed to test the water to report by Jul 2. The water samples should be tested at ICDDRB, Bureau of Research, Testing  and Consultation in BUET and in the lab of the Department of Microbiology in Dhaka University, …
  • Hizb ut-Tahrir man held in Dhaka 21 May 2019 09:04 DHAKA: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained a member of banned militant outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir from Jatra Bari area of the capital on Sunday night (May 19). RAB-10 issued a press release on Monday (May 20). According to release, RAB-10 launched a drive in …
  • 2 'hijackers' killed in Dhaka 'shootout' 21 May 2019 09:03 DHAKA: Two suspected hijackers were killed in a reported shootout with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Hazaribagh of the capital city early Monday (May 20). The deceased were identified as Monir, 45 and Gias, 33. RAB said a gang of hijackers …
  • Ex-Ritsumeikan teacher, a suspect in 2016 Dhaka terror attack fatal to 22, held in Iraq 21 May 2019 09:03 DHAKA - A Bangladeshi academic believed to have played a role in planning a July 2016 terror attack in Dhaka that killed 22 people, including seven Japanese, is being detained in northern Iraq, a Bangladesh intelligence official said Monday. The official, …
  • Dhaka police detain 57 in anti-drug raids 21 May 2019 08:55 They were detained over a period of 24 hours in separate drives across the capital until Tuesday morning, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Md Masudur Rahman. The police seized 4,745 yaba pills, 516 packs of heroin, a small quantity of …
  • 1 held with 6.5kg gold at Dhaka airport 21 May 2019 08:03 Customs officials detained a passenger with 65 gold bars weighing 6.5 kilogrammes at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka last night. Acting on a tip off, the officials held Md Rajib Dewan, 35, after he got off Singapore Airlines flight SQ446 …
  • Taste of kindness: Buddhist monks serve iftar at a Dhaka monastery 21 May 2019 01:24 DHAKA: As the clock strikes 6 p.m., Shudhhanondo Mohathero hurries to the kitchen to alert his army of 15 monks that they have less than 40 minutes until iftar.  Soon, people will begin queuing outside the Dharmarajika Bouddha Bihar, a Buddhist monastery …
  • Tokyo to sign $2.5b deal with Dhaka 20 May 2019 19:28 Japan will sign an agreement with Bangladesh on providing $2.5 billion Official Development Assistance (ODA) during a visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the end of the month. The amount in the 40th ODA agreement will be 35 percent higher than that of …
  • BCL expels five members over Dhaka University campus violence 20 May 2019 19:12 Of them, one has been permanently expelled while the others have been handed down temporary expulsions, according to a statement by the ruling Awami League's student wing. Two others have also been issued show cause notices. They have been asked to …
  • Ticketing system for public transports in Dhaka after Eid: DSCC mayor 20 May 2019 15:16 Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon today said that the ticketing system would be launched for public transports in Dhaka city after the Eid-ul Fitr. “We will introduce the system after the observance of the Eid-ul Fitr,” the DSCC mayor …
  • Two die in alleged gunfight in Dhaka 20 May 2019 09:33 The incident took place at around 2:45am on Monday near Hazaribagh Modhu City in Dhaka, said RAB-2 Company Commander Police Super Md Mohiuddin Farooqi. The bodies have been identified as Monir, 45, and Giyas, 33.  Both of them were drivers by profession.  …
  • Four Rohingya women held at Dhaka airport - Miscellaneous - observerbd.com 20 May 2019 07:11
  • Rab arrests 2 Yaba traders in Dhaka 19 May 2019 20:19 Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today arrested two drug traders red handed from Dhaka’s Uttara while smuggling one lakh pieces of yaba into Dhaka from Cox’s Bazar. The arrestees Md Kashem, 31, and Morshed Ali, 33, residents of Cox’s Bazar, Rab said. Rab had …