• 4 held with stolen motorbikes, heroin 17 Nov 2019 01:03 Police in separate drives in Dhamrai, Manikganj and Faridpur on Friday night and early yesterday arrested four alleged members of a gang of inter-district motorcycle thieves, including the ringleader.  Police also recovered five stolen motorcycles, 1,300 …
  • Rab arrests 6 ‘Ansar Al Islam’ men 17 Nov 2019 01:03 Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) have arrested six suspected operatives of banned militant outfit Ansar al Islam in Dhaka and Satkhira, who were allegedly operating the group online and through encrypted messaging apps. The six were arrested in separate raids …
  • Bus helper held over crushing BIWTC official’s leg 17 Nov 2019 01:03 Police Bureau of Investigation on Friday night arrested the helper of the bus responsible for the incident in which a BIWTC official lost one of her legs in the capital’s Banglamotor area on August 27. Tipped off, PBI arrested Bacchu Mia, 18, at Gouripur …
  • Kidney Diseases: Dialysis services at upazilas stressed 17 Nov 2019 01:03 Dialysis services should be urgently extended to upazila level to serve critical kidney patients, speakers at a seminar said yesterday. Speaking at the opening session of the four-day 15th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar organised by Kidney …
  • Protect your own interest before serving neighbours: Prof Serajul 17 Nov 2019 01:03 Speakers at a press conference yesterday urged the government to ensure fair share of trans-boundary rivers, like Teesta, from India before helping the neighbouring country by giving its own water. Bhasani Onusari Porishod, a civic platform formed …
  • Eastern University holds 6th convocation 17 Nov 2019 01:03 All universities must maintain quality in imparting education, said Deputy Minister for Education Dr Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury yesterday. He was speaking at the sixth convocation of Eastern University. The minister also asked students to be good citizens. …
  • Woman held for ‘killing’ stepson 16 Nov 2019 23:22 Police detained a woman in Sadarpur upazila yesterday in connection with a case for killing her stepson. Police arrested Swapna Begum, 25, second wife of Ibrahim Mollah of Mollah Dangi village in the upazila, following a case filed by her husband. Ibrahim’ …
  • PM leaves for UAE 16 Nov 2019 23:18 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka yesterday for a four-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend the Dubai Air Show 2019. Hasina will attend the air show on Sunday at the invitation of Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE …
  • Qualification round held Sports Reporter 16 Nov 2019 23:11 The qualification rounds of 10 events were held on the opening day of the Teer 3rd National Youth Archery Championship at the Shaheed Ahsanullah Master Stadium in Tongi yesterday. In the boys’ junior (U-20) recurve event, Tamimul Islam of BKSP finished …
  • Young journalist found dead at home in Dhaka 16 Nov 2019 23:08 Monsur Ali, 33, was a sub-editor of online newspaper Bangla Tribune. Police had to break the door of his room as it was locked from inside around 8:30pm on Saturday, Khilgaon Police Station OC Moshiur Rahman said. The other tenant of the flat on the fifth …
  • Bangabandhu BPL players' Draft today 16 Nov 2019 22:46 The players’ draft for the Bangabandhu BPL T20 will be held on Sunday at the Radisson Blu Water Garden Dhaka. The draft programme starts at 6:00pm Bangladesh Standard Time. The seven teams featuring in the tournament -- Jamuna Bank Dhaka Platoon, Premier …
  • What is good preparation? 16 Nov 2019 22:46 I don’t know what to say (laughs), another clinical performance. Very professional with the bat, playing five batters with one guy taking responsibility is what we want with overseas tours coming up. Hats off to the boys. These guys [our fast bowlers] are …
  • Ruyel scalps record eight 16 Nov 2019 22:46 Ruyel Miyah of Sylhet Division stole the show in Bogura yesterday when the 18-year-old recorded the best figures by a pacer in Bangladesh’s first-class cricket history during his side’s encounter with Chittagong Division on the first day of the sixth and …
  • Journalist found dead in his Banasree home 16 Nov 2019 22:22 Police last night recovered the body of a journalist from his rented home in the capital’s Banasree. The dead was identified as Mansur Ali, 33, a sub-editor of the online news portal Bangla Tribune, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Khilgaon police station …
  • Folk fest ends with a potpourri of folk songs 16 Nov 2019 22:22 The fifth Dhaka International Folk Fest (DIFF) 2019 concluded yesterday and featured mesmerising performances by Malek Kawal and Chandana Majumdar from Bangladesh, Sattuma from Russia and Junoon from Pakistan. Malek Dewan and his troupe began the evening …
  • Swechchhasebak League: Nirmal, Afzal new president, general secy 16 Nov 2019 22:22 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government wants to see whether there is any conspiracy behind the sudden hike in the price of onions in the country. “Onion price is a problem right now…It is true that onion prices have surged in different …
  • PM reaches Dubai to join Air Show 16 Nov 2019 22:22 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Dubia tonight on a four-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend Dubai Air Show-2019 and other programmes. The premier is visiting the UAE at the invitation of its ruler Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashed …
  • They beat me up with rods, sticks 16 Nov 2019 22:22 A student of Rajshahi University was confined to a dormitory room and beaten with iron rods and sticks allegedly by two Bangladesh Chhatra League activists yesterday. The victim -- Shohrab Mia, a third-year student of Department of Finance and Banking -- …
  • Ichhamati now a trickle 16 Nov 2019 22:21 The Ichhamati, the once vibrant river that features prominently in several Bangla literary works, has turned into a narrow channel filled with garbage, thanks to rampant encroachment and indiscriminate dumping of waste. At some places in Pabna town, the …
  • Soaring Onion Prices: Shady traders at it again 16 Nov 2019 22:21 Chattogram-based Alam Traders received a consignment of 59,880 kilogrammes of Burmese onions at Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf land port on November 11. The importer paid about Tk 43 for each kg, show its documents. On the same day and the next, per kg of the bulbs …
  • (November 17) 16 Nov 2019 21:01 Today is Thursday; 27th of the Iranian month of Aban 1395 solar hijri; corresponding to 17th of the Islamic month of Safar 1438 lunar hijri; and November 17, 2016, of the Christian Gregorian Calendar. 1235 lunar years ago, on this day in 203 AH, according …
  • ‘ArtReview’ recognises the Samdani team in their ‘2019 Power 100’ list 16 Nov 2019 20:19 Nadia Samdani, the Director and Co-founder of Dhaka Art Summit (DAS), and Rajeeb Samdani, the Trustee and Co-founder of DAS, along with their curator, Diana Campbell Betancourt of the Samdani Art Foundation, have been recognised as 47th most influential …
  • 24th Berger Young Painters’ Art Competition 2019 award ceremony held 16 Nov 2019 20:19 The award ceremony of the 24th Berger Young Painters’ Art Competition (BYPAC) 2019, was held at the La Vita Hall of Lakeshore Hotel, recently. The programme kicked off with a welcome speech by Mohsin Habib Chowdhury, Senior General Manager (Sales & …
  • The Junoon lives on 16 Nov 2019 20:19 It is an honour to be able to interview the biggest names in the Asian music scene. How does it feel to be here in the Dhaka International Folk Festival? Salman: Thank you very much for having us. We love coming to Dhaka! I would like to pass on a special …
  • Living the tunes of tradition with Bangladeshi artistes at the second day of DIFF 2019 16 Nov 2019 20:19 On the second day of Dhaka International Folk Fest (DIFF) 2019, the Bangladeshi folk artistes enchanted the audience with their outstanding performances. The evening of the festival set off with the melancholy of the promising singers Shafikul and …
  • Colors magazine introduces CEO awards 16 Nov 2019 19:50 Colors, one of the leading lifestyle and monthly business publications in Bangladesh, will recognise contributions of top business executives to the country’s development and celebrate their success through an award ceremony early next year. The Colors CEO …
  • Japan wants cuts in bike registration fees 16 Nov 2019 19:50 Japan has come up with more than two dozen proposals, including tax benefits and a cut in motorcycle registration fee, as it looks to boost its investment in Bangladesh. On behalf of the businesses, Japanese Ambassador Naoki Ito shared the proposals at a …
  • Online foreign card transactions face roadblock 16 Nov 2019 19:50 International credit cardholders will face trouble in settling online transactions abroad as they will have to take prior approval from banks for every cross-boundary payment. The central bank asked commercial banks on November 14 to take online …
  • Tax fair logs Tk 1,064cr in first three days 16 Nov 2019 19:50 The National Board of Revenue (NBR) logged Tk 1,064 crore in collections in the first three days of its weeklong tax fair as an increasing number of taxpayers turned up to complete tax related formalities. The amount was around 5 percent higher than the Tk …
  • Paul replaces injured Allen in Windies squad 16 Nov 2019 19:28 Keemo Paul (Picture courtesy CWI Media) ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel named Keemo Paul as the replacement for Fabian Allen in the T20 International Series against Afghanistan. Allen, the left-arm spinner and right- …
  • There is a sharing boom amid all this economic gloom 16 Nov 2019 19:26 In uncertain times, sharing rather than owning makes for a compelling proposition. Why buy a house or a car, or furniture or home appliances, or even classy clothes when you can rent them? The idea also fits into a millennial’s way of life — spend more on …
  • Thyrocare celebrates 5th anniversary, College of American Pathologists accreditation 16 Nov 2019 18:08 Chief Guest Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury distributed Thyrocare Niaz Murshed Leadership Scholarship Award among 11 winners during the celebrations at the American Chamber of Commerce in Dhaka on Saturday. The award aims to promote and inspire future …
  • Hasina says onion planes will arrive in two days 16 Nov 2019 18:08 “We’ve started importing onion by cargo planes to solve the ongoing problem. Onion will arrive by air tomorrow or the day after tomorrow,” she said while opening the Third National Council of the Awami Swechchhasebak League in Dhaka on Saturday. She noted …
  • Bus driver’s assistant arrested over accident involving BIWTC staffer Krishna 16 Nov 2019 18:08 Members of the Police Bureau of Investigation arrested Md Bachchu Mia, 18, in Mymensingh’s Gouripur on Friday evening, the agency said in a statement on Saturday. Krishna, 52, an assistant manager of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation, lost …
  • DHLR holds 6th public lecture 16 Nov 2019 18:08 A public lecture titled “Transforming Conflict in Educational Settings: The Benefits and Limitations of Mediation and Restorative Dialogue,” arranged by Dhaka Law Review (DHLR) in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice, …
  • Star day at a Glance, Saturday, November 16, 2019 16 Nov 2019 18:04 Sitting side by side, a group of Santal women put stones on track at Moghbazar to form the trackbed. They said a contractor brought around 40 of them from Niamatpur of Naogaon to Dhaka for the job. They are being paid Tk 500 per day. These women were …
  • Govt unable to bargain with India over long-standing issues: Fakhrul 16 Nov 2019 18:04 BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today alleged that the government is unable to bargain with India over the long-standing issues between the two countries. “We never said that we should speak against India as there is no conflict with the …
  • Onion price: BNP to stage demo Monday 16 Nov 2019 18:04 BNP will stage demonstration across the country including Dhaka on Monday protesting the abnormal price spiral of onion and other daily essentials. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the programme after the party’s standing …
  • Number of Bangladeshi students rise by 34% in Germany 16 Nov 2019 16:31 Students prefer pursuing higher studies in the country because of its no-tuition policy The number of Bangladeshi students studying in German universities has increased by 34% last year. The increasing popularity of German schools for higher studies among …
  • President to leave Dhaka on 4-day Nepal visit Tuesday 16 Nov 2019 16:31 President Abdul Hamid will leave Dhaka for Kathmandu on Tuesday on a four-day visit to Nepal at the invitation of Nepalese president Bidhya Devi Bhandari, reports UNB. A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the president will take off from Hazrat …
  • 50 gold bars seized at Dhaka airport 16 Nov 2019 16:31 The ceased gold bars at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Dhaka Tribune Seized bars worth an estimated Tk3 crore Customs officials have recovered 50 gold bars, weighing 5.8kg, from a flight at Hazrat Shahjalal …
  • Onion markets see low turnout of buyers 16 Nov 2019 16:31 The wholesale onion markets in the capital today saw the low turnout of buyers as the price of the daily essential has gone beyond the purchasing capacity despite the government’s mechanisms to cool down the overheated market. The similar situation was …
  • “The Liberal Order Is the Incubator for Authoritarianism”: A Conversation with Pankaj Mishra 16 Nov 2019 16:15 Francis Wade interviews Pankaj Mishra 16 November 2019 PANKAJ MISHRA BEGAN as an essayist in the early 1990s after moving to a Himalayan village in northern India, where he read prolifically and contributed essays to a number of Indian magazines. By the …
  • Bangladesh’s universities serve ruling party’s interests 16 Nov 2019 16:14 Afsan Chowdhury, November 10, 2019   Southasianmonitor.com  Every day, with scary regularity, the top universities of Bangladesh are producing bad news. In almost every case, they are either linked to abuse of power or corruption, often both. So messy is …
  • ‘BCL men’ beat up RU student; highway blocked in protest 16 Nov 2019 13:30 Students of Rajshahi University blocked the Dhaka-Rajshahi highway this morning hours after some Chhatra League activists of the university unit allegedly beat up one of their fellows at a dormitory. Victim Shohrab Mia, a third-year student of finance …
  • Dhaka needs to utilise growing global pressure on Myanmar: Experts 16 Nov 2019 13:30 Like Myanmar, its friends will also feel the “pressure” amid significant development on “legal front” that Bangladesh needs to utilise prudently to keep up the growing global pressure on Myanmar until a solution to Rohingya crisis is found, say foreign …
  • Nirmal, Afzal Swechchhasebak League president, secy 16 Nov 2019 13:30 Nirmal Ranjan Guha and Afzal Babu have been elected as president and general secretary of Bangladesh Swechchhasebak League respectively. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader announced names of the newly elected leaders of Swechchhasebak League, an …
  • PM expects onion-loaded planes to reach in next 2 days 16 Nov 2019 13:30 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said onion-loaded cargo planes were expected to reach the country in next one or two days to contain its abnormal price hike while the government planned as well to review what actually caused the situation. “I expect the …
  • Rajshahi University protesters block highway over BCL attack on fellow student 16 Nov 2019 13:00 The protesters took out a rally on the campus on Saturday morning and later staged demonstrations on the Dhaka-Rajshahi Highway, triggering long tailbacks on both sides of the road. The victim, Sohrab Mia -- a third year student of the Department of …
  • Nirmal named president, Babu general secretary of Swechchhasebak League 16 Nov 2019 13:00 Nirmal Ranjan Guha will lead the organisation as president while Afzalur Rahman Babu will be the general secretary. Both of them were vice-presidents of the Swechchhasebak League's previous committee. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader …
  • Bus helper held over accident of BIWTC official 16 Nov 2019 12:05 Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) yesterday arrested the helper of the bus responsible for the incident in which a female government official lost her left leg in Dhaka’s Banglamotor area in August. Acting on a tip-off, PBI arrested helper Bacchu Mia …
  • Where did the rotten onion come from? 16 Nov 2019 09:34 As onion prices spiral out of control fuelled by a supply shortage, a huge amount of rotten onion was found to be dumped in Chaktai canal adjacent to Karnaphuli River this morning. Locals said rotten onion is being thrown away everyday here. The onion had …
  • Cyclone Bulbul: 4,589 trees damaged in Sundarbans 16 Nov 2019 08:54 At least 4,589 trees were damaged under the influence of Cyclone Bulbul in Sundarbans, according to a report prepared by Bangladesh Forest Department. No information could be determined about any wildlife being affected by the cyclone, said the report …
  • RAB detains six operatives of banned militant outfit Ansar al-Islam in Dhaka, Satkhira 16 Nov 2019 08:20 They were arrested in separate raids in the capital’s Uttara and Satkhira’s Shyamnagar Upazila on Friday,  said Mizanur Rahman, assistant director of the RAB's media wing. The detainees have been identified as Shafikul Islam alias Salman Muktadir, 21, …
  • Abrar begged for his life 16 Nov 2019 05:04 Being tortured for hours, Buet student Abrar Fahad became so sick that at one point he could not even speak. He begged for his life by making gestures, but was shown no mercy. The 21-year-old student of electrical and electronic engineering threw up and …
  • Sirajganj Train Derailment: Dhaka-Ishwardi rail connection restored 30 hrs after accident 16 Nov 2019 05:04 Rail connection between Dhaka and Ishwardi was resumed yesterday, 30 hours after it was disrupted due to a rail accident in Sirajganj’s Ullapara upazila. Abdullah Al Mamun, Paksey divisional transportation officer (DTO) of Bangladesh Railway, said both …
  • Who’s to blame as onion prices shoot through the roof in Bangladesh? 16 Nov 2019 03:25 The importers then stopped bringing onion to Shyambazar for three days, which Anwar says played a role in the supply squeeze to the kitchen markets in the capital leading to the price hike.    “It had affected the markets across the country then,” the …
  • IND Vs BAN, Indore Test: Confidence Personified! Mayank Agarwal Reaches 2nd Double Century With Massive Six - WATCH 16 Nov 2019 03:03 Mayank Agarwal is a man on fire. It's not mean feat to break Don Bradman record. On Day 2 of the first Test against Bangladesh at Indore, the Indian opener reached his second double hundred with a six. Day 2 Live | Scorecard | Cricket News Agarwal, who …
  • Siraj urges government to lead freedom convoy towards LoC 16 Nov 2019 03:01 Siraj urges government to lead freedom convoy towards LoC LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq has asked the PTI government to lead a freedom convoy towards the LoC in support of the besieged Muslims of the Held Kashmir. “Kashmiris are under siege for …
  • Singing for peace 16 Nov 2019 02:43 Hina Nasrullah is a promising Sufi singer from Lahore. She started as a naat-khwan, someone who recites hymns in praise of the Prophet. Since childhood, she performed on Pakistani television in programmes such as Aangan Aangan Taaray, Music Room, and …
  • The daughter of folk to serenade DIFF today 16 Nov 2019 02:43 Born in the heart of Fakir Lalon Shai’s akhrabari (shrine) at Kundubari, Kumarkhali in Kushtia, renowned folk singer Chandana Majumdar received pure taleem (training) of the mystic bard’s songs from her father, Nirmal Chandra Majumdar, a fourth-generation …
  • War Crimes Court OKs Investigation Into Deportation Of Myanmar's Rohingya 16 Nov 2019 02:22 THE HAGUE (Reuters) — The International Criminal Court said on Thursday it had approved a prosecution request to investigate crimes against humanity against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority who were systematically driven across the border to Bangladesh. More …
  • Bangladesh maid who said Saudi employer poured 'hot oil' on her returns home 15 Nov 2019 23:38 A Bangladeshi maid who said her Saudi employer had poured hot oil on her arms was repatriated back to Bangladesh on Friday morning after fleeing the abusive household in Saudi Arabia.  Sumi Akter, like thousands of her compatriots, left Bangladesh several …
  • Brahmanbaria Train Accident: A mother’s search for her sons continues 15 Nov 2019 21:59 Four days have passed since the gruesome accident on early Tuesday in Brahmanbaria; brothers -- Nurul Islam and Badal Mia -- still remain missing. Clutching their photos to her chest, on Thursday,  their mother Sahara Begum was seen frantically asking …
  • Dhaka backs global mechanisms: Momen 15 Nov 2019 21:59 Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said that Dhaka remains supportive of the international mechanisms currently in the process towards ensuring justice for the Rohingyas. “We believe ending the culture of impunity would bring some positive development in …
  • Joy yet to show any interest: Quader 15 Nov 2019 21:59 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy is not interested yet in taking any position in Awami League’s central committee, party general secretary Obaidul Quader said yesterday. The road transport and bridges minister also asked party-nominated …
  • BANGABANDHU NOVO THEATRE: Stumbling to take young minds to the stars 15 Nov 2019 21:59 It’s dead of night. There’s an eerie silence all around. In the limitless, cloudless sky above, millions of stars can be seen glittering. There’s the constellation and that one in the distant is the Orion -- all seem to be moving in a rhythmic and orderly …
  • Chader Kona with walking disabilities resumes hunger strike for government job 15 Nov 2019 21:42 The woman who has a first-class MA degree from Eden College in Dhaka, had begun the strike in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Oct 16, according to her brother Mahbubur Rahman Ripon. “For the past four days, Apu (sister) has been eating nothing …
  • Joy ‘not interested’ in Awami League central leadership role, now: Quader 15 Nov 2019 21:42 He now advises his mother Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on ICT affairs. “Joy’s wish also matters here. Whenever we ask the leader (Hasina) about it, she says he doesn’t want to (come to the fore) now. He is not interested yet,” Quader told reporters at a …
  • Bangladeshi housemaid Sumi says she was ‘sold’ for 22,000 riyals in Saudi Arabia 15 Nov 2019 21:42 The 18-year old alleged, on returning home, that her employer in the Gulf kingdom had “sold” her for 22,000 riyals after the torture. She arrived in Dhaka on Friday morning and the Wage Earners’ Welfare Board took her straight to her parents in Panchagarh. …
  • Hundreds of people remember Fr Young, microcredit pioneer 15 Nov 2019 21:34 The American missionary, founder of the first Christian cooperative credit bank in the country, died in a car accident in 1988. His intuition to provide small bank loans changed the lives of 10 million poor people. A Foundation that bears his name has been …
  • Of mysticism and melody 15 Nov 2019 21:10 The essence of Bangladeshi Baul songs met Pakistani Sufi songs and intimate Malian melody yesterday on the second day of the Dhaka International Folk Fest (DIFF) 2019, held at Army Stadium. Bangladesh has a rich tradition of folk songs, with lyrics rooted …
  • Tortured, then sold by Saudi employer 15 Nov 2019 21:10 Little did Shumi Akter know the extent of misery awaiting her when she left for Saudi Arabia as a migrant worker. She was tortured, kept confined for days, and sold to another employer. Her eyes welled with tears when narrating her experiences as a …
  • Brahmanbaria Accident: Turna driver, 2 others at fault 15 Nov 2019 21:10 A railway probe committee has held the driver, his assistant and guard of the Turna Nishita Express responsible for Wednesday’s fatal accident in Brahmanbaria, which left 16 passengers dead and scores injured. The five-member committee, led by Nasir Uddin, …
  • Swechchhasebak League: Council after 7 years amid image crisis 15 Nov 2019 21:10 The name says it all. Swechchhasebak League was founded in 1994 so that it volunteers during the political programmes of Awami League and stands beside those in need during natural disasters. But since its inception, Swechchhasebak League, the volunteers’ …
  • Bhashan Char: UN technical team’s visit postponed 15 Nov 2019 21:10 The proposed visit by a UN technical mission to Bhashan Char housing facility for the Rohingyas has been postponed after Bangladesh asked for the terms of reference for the visit.  “We want to know exactly what areas they want to look at, because the UN …
  • Khulna favourites in three-horse title race 15 Nov 2019 21:04 After all the fifth-round games ended in a draw, the sixth and final round of the National Cricket League will reach the climax of the competition, with the champions of the first-class competition to be crowned after the round of games that start across …
  • How UNICEF Supports Families To Prevent Child Labor In Madagascar 15 Nov 2019 21:00 UNICEF’s education and child protection programs focus on breaking the cycle of poverty — the root causes of why 1 in 4 children in the world’s least developed countries go to work instead of school, jeopardizing their health, well-being and future …
  • Bangladesh Rescues 122 Malaysia-bound Rohingya 15 Nov 2019 20:45 The Bangladesh Coast Guard rescued 122 Rohingya from a trawler in the Bay of Bengal south of Cox's Bazar on Thursday as the boat was heading for Malaysia, officials said. Some of those on the boat said they left their camps in Bangladesh in search of …
  • Saudi Arabia deports 215 more Bangladeshi workers 15 Nov 2019 20:22 File photo of Migrant workers at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Dhaka Tribune Around 21,000 Bangladeshis came back from Saudi Arabia this year alone Saudi Arabia has deported two hundred and fifteen more Bangladeshi workers. A Saudi Airlines flight …
  • Negligence blamed for Bangladeshi train crash, drivers suspended 15 Nov 2019 20:22   People gather at the accident site in Bangladesh's Brahmanbaria district, Nov. 12, 2019. Authorities said negligence caused a head-on collision between two trains that killed 16 people early Tuesday in Bangladesh. The deadly accident snapped …
  • Shenzhen Kingdom keen to provide tech help for Bangladeshi capital market 15 Nov 2019 20:22 Minbo said these while talking to a group of Bangladeshi reporters visiting China to attend a conference titled 'The New Future 2019’ organized by the company at Shenzhen city on November 8 Shenzhen Kingdom SCI-Tech Company Limited, a Chinese firm, has …
  • BNP’s ‘no’ to everything is impediment to dev 15 Nov 2019 19:46 BNP’s “habit of saying no” to everything the government does is one of the main impediments to development, Minister for Information Hasan Mahmud yesterday said at a seminar in Chattogram. The seminar, titled “One Decade of Development in Industries and …
  • PM flies to Dubai tomorrow to join Air Show-2019 15 Nov 2019 18:22 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave Dhaka for Dubai tomorrow on a four-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend Dubai Air Show-2019 and other programmes. The premier will visit the Gulf nation at the invitation of its ruler Sheikh …
  • BNP MPs denied space in parliament: Goyeshwar 15 Nov 2019 18:22 BNP Standing Committee Member Goyeshwar Chandra Roy today suggested his party’s lawmakers to come out of the parliament as they are denied space of raising voices against misdeeds and misrules of the ruling quarter. “It is Awami League dominated parliament …
  • Train services between Dhaka, northern region resume after 30 hrs 15 Nov 2019 18:22 Rail communications from Dhaka to northern districts and Dhaka to southern districts resumed this evening 30 hours after a passenger train derailed in Ullapara of Sirajganj yesterday. The rail communications resumed around 7:30pm as the salvage train …
  • Dhaka hails UN resolution over HR violation against Rohingyas 15 Nov 2019 18:22 Bangladesh thanked all the UN member states as a resolution on the situation of human rights of the Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar has been adopted at the Unites Nations (UN). “I would take this opportunity to thank all the member states …
  • Govt to fly in onion from abroad next week 15 Nov 2019 16:48 After all its mechanisms went in vain to cool down the overheated onion market, the government has decided to fly in onion from abroad next week in a bid to pull reins of the onion price. “The air cargo carying first consignments of onion from Egypt and …
  • Full-fledged rail service of Dhaka to northern region yet to be restored 15 Nov 2019 15:46 Full-fledged rail service of Dhaka with northern and southern districts is yet to be restored due to repair work on the rail lines damaged during accident of Rangpur Express in Sirajganj yesterday. The rail communication on the route resumed partially last …
  • Flight diverted to Mattala due to bad weather 15 Nov 2019 15:01 A SriLankan Airlines flight scheduled to land at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) has been diverted to the Mattala Airport due to bad weather in Katunayake. Accordingly flight UL 190 arriving from Dhaka, Bangladesh has been diverted to the …
  • Mayank Agarwal betters Don Bradman 15 Nov 2019 14:53 12 - Number of innings taken by Mayank Agarwal to score two double-centuries in his Test career. Only one batsman has played fewer innings to achieve the same. Vinod Kambli made his second double-hundred in just his fifth innings, in 1993. Sir Don Bradman …
  • Dhaka air quality deteriorates ahead of winter 15 Nov 2019 14:40 The prevalence of particulate matter in the air has multiplied beyond the tolerable limit, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department. Dust generated by construction projects such as the metro rail, among others, permeates the air in addition to …
  • Bangladesh flying in onion from Egypt, Turkey as prices continue to soar 15 Nov 2019 14:40 The first consignments from Egypt and Turkey are expected to land in the middle of next week, Secretary Md Jafar Uddin told bdnews24.com on Friday as the retail prices of the cooking ingredient increased up to Tk 240 a kg. “The onions will be sold through …
  • Kohli out for duck but India lead in Bangladesh Test 15 Nov 2019 13:31 DHAKA: Opener Mayank Agarwal hit an unbeaten 91 but skipper Virat Kohli was out for a rare duck as India took a first-innings lead in the opening Test against Bangladesh on Friday. The hosts were 188 for three at lunch on day two in response to Bangladesh’ …
  • Quader asks MPs not to contest in AL upazila councils 15 Nov 2019 12:31 Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today urged the members of parliament (MPs) not to contest in AL upazila councils for the posts of president and general secretary. “AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already given an …
  • ‘Iti, Tomari Dhaka’ hits theatres today 15 Nov 2019 05:22 The first Anthology film of Bangladesh, Iti, Tomari Dhaka, is set for release today. The Impress Telefilm production is an assortment of eleven short feature films by eleven exceptionally promising young filmmakers, with the city of Dhaka as its central …
  • Dhaka, Dubai to ink three deals 14 Nov 2019 23:21 Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates are expected to sign three agreements during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Dubai visit from November 16 to November 19. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen made the remark at a press briefing in his ministry office …
  • Unhappy echoes in Dhaka 14 Nov 2019 19:26 Today, Modi’s policies are arguably doing exactly as Nixon and Kissinger’s attempted back in 1971 — driving religious and communal division. (Illustration by C R Sasikumar) It is an extraordinary image. Prime Minister Narendra Modi posing, no less, holding …
  • 5.5kg gold found under seats of Biman aircraft at Dhaka airport 14 Nov 2019 11:53 The gold bars was found under a few seats of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane on Wednesday evening, according to the Armed Police Battalion or APBN. Law enforcers combed the aircraft on a tip after the flight landed in Dhaka from Abu Dhabi in the …
  • Derailment in Sirajganj snaps northern, southern rail links to Dhaka 14 Nov 2019 11:52 A Rangpur Express train from Dhaka went off the tracks near the Ullapara Railway Station around 2:30 pm on Thursday, said Shahidul Islam, chief operating superintendent of the railway authority (west). According to the official, the accident occurred after …