• Flood wreaks havoc on croplands 20 Jul 2019 20:53 The ongoing flood has submerged 60,000 hectares of paddy and vegetable fields, mainly in the northern districts, affecting both farmers and consumers, as crop loss has sent the vegetable prices soaring for reduced supply in the market. The Department of …
  • Mobs beat 2 dead for ‘kidnapping’ 20 Jul 2019 20:53 Mobs in the capital and four other districts beaten to death a man and a woman and injured four others on suspicion of being child kidnappers. Besides, three people, including a woman, were beaten by a mob on similar grounds in Thakurgaon on Friday …
  • 40pc ice cream non-branded 20 Jul 2019 20:33 Nearly 40 percent of the ice cream sold in Bangladesh every year are the non-branded ones, which is a matter of great concern for public health, GM Kamrul Hasan, group CEO of Igloo, said yesterday.  People consume around 50 million litres of branded and 30 …
  • Youngsters use tech for real-life problems 20 Jul 2019 20:33 A two-day hackathon, a competition aiming to find out solutions for real-life problems using technology, took place at GPHouse in Dhaka on Friday and Saturday. Bracathon 3.0 was organised by Brac, one of the largest non-governmental organisations in the …
  • BB bent on 9-6pc interest rates 20 Jul 2019 20:33 The central bank is adamant about having 9 percent and 6 percent interest rates respectively for lending and deposits in the banking sector, slapping the 46 errant banks with warning letters recently.    The higher rates are not acceptable given the …
  • Speaker returns home from New York 20 Jul 2019 20:23 Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury returned home from the USA yesterday, after joining a parliamentary forum in New York. The Parliamentary Forum at the “2019 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and Related Meetings …
  • Woman’s body recovered from launch cabin 20 Jul 2019 20:23 Police recovered the body of a woman from a cabin of a launch at Barishal Launch Terminal yesterday morning. The woman was identified as Akhi Aktar, 25, said Md Nurul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station. The woman had rented a staff cabin of …
  • AL to distribute relief in flood-hit areas 20 Jul 2019 20:23 Ruling Awami League (AL) has formed six teams to distribute relief goods in flood affected districts. The teams were created at a joint meeting of AL secretariat with its associate bodies, along with presidents and secretaries of the party’s Dhaka north …
  • Two Biman staffers sent to jail 20 Jul 2019 20:23 A Dhaka court yesterday sent two traffic helpers of Biman Bangladesh Airlines to jail in a case filed over seizing 38 gold bars, weighing around four kilogrammes, from their possession at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on July 13. Metropolitan …
  • 60-yr-old missing from Mirpur for a month 20 Jul 2019 20:23 A wood trader has been missing from the capital’s Mirpur area for a month, his family alleged yesterday, blaming a Rab official’s involvement over prior enmity behind the abduction. Ismail Hossain, 60, went missing on June 19 after he came out of his shop …
  • Rapists not being brought to book due to prolonged trial process: Kazi Reazul Hoque 20 Jul 2019 20:23 Expressing concerns over delay in trial of rape cases, speakers at a discussion yesterday demanded proper government monitoring -- to ensure speedy trial in rape cases and maximum punishment for rapists. Addressing a discussion at Jatiya Press Club, they …
  • Rise in dengue cases in Dhaka is alarming: WHO 20 Jul 2019 19:39
  • Police warn against lynching of child abduction suspects 20 Jul 2019 19:39 In a warning issued on Saturday, Police Headquarters reminded the people that killing someone suspected to be a kidnapper in mob beating is a crime. A week ago, the law enforcement agencies arrested eight people on charges of spreading rumours on Facebook …
  • Acting Nepalese Ambassador urges to increase connectivity with Bangladesh 20 Jul 2019 19:33 (MENAFN - Bangladesh Monitor) Dhaka: Dhan Bahadur Oli, Acting Ambassador of Nepal to Bangladesh announced the launch of Dhaka-Kathmandu direct flights on July 18 at the embassy. The acting ambassador highlighted the huge potential of Bangladesh-Nepal …
  • Bangladesh govt condemns Priya Saha’s allegation to Trump 20 Jul 2019 19:18 Jul 20, 2019 Prothom Alo State minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam on Friday strongly condemned the allegation made by a Bangladeshi to US president Donald Trump saying that the government will look into it why Priyabala Saha did so. “I’d answered …
  • India stalled framing of Saarc terror convention 20 Jul 2019 18:55 India matters enormously to Saarc, and yet, India can and has crippled Saarc. There is a cruel irony in India reducing the Saarc to a virtually decrepit body because of its bilateral disputes with Pakistan. Significantly, it has not visited its wrath on …
  • Dengue menace alarming but not out of control: WHO 20 Jul 2019 17:14 World Health Organization (WHO) expressed its willingness to work jointly with Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) to control dengue prevalence. “The dengue menace is alarming but it is not out of control. WHO and DSCC will work together to control it,” …
  • Hindu woman in Bangladesh to be tried for sedition for telling Trump of minority atrocities 20 Jul 2019 16:52 By PTI DHAKA: A Bangladeshi Hindu woman will be tried for sedition after she told US President Donald Trump in Washington that the minority communities in her country were being persecuted, according to a minister. Priya Saha, organising secretary of the …
  • Join the khaki drill - mumbai guide 20 Jul 2019 16:22 With Mumbai Police getting the #KhakiSwag back with their recent tweet, designers who've worked wonders with the colour tell you how to ace it #KhakiTwitter Pictures of police officers in their uniforms have flooded Twitter since the Mumbai Police …
  • College student dies after jumping off building 20 Jul 2019 16:20 A female student of Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College in Dhaka today died after jumping off the college building this afternoon. The deceased student was identified as Akhi Akter, 18, a first-year student of the college, Kazi Wazed Ali, officer-in- …
  • ‘Priya Saha’s allegation false and fabricated’ 20 Jul 2019 16:20 Terming the allegation made by Priya Saha to US President Donald Trump about Bangladesh as ‘false and fabricated,’ Kazi Reazul Hoque, former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), today said she should be tried for spreading such …
  • Debate over ‘disappeared’ religious minorities resurfaces in Bangladesh 20 Jul 2019 15:31 Dhaka, July 20 (IANS) The debate over the exodus of religious minorities, mostly Hindus, Buddhists and Christians from Bangladesh resurfaced on Saturday after the head of a Bangladeshi NGO claimed during an encounter with US President Donald Trump that 37 …
  • Priya Saha will face consequences over for false allegations, says Quader 20 Jul 2019 14:51 Responding to a question at a media briefing at the Awami League's office in Dhanmondi on Saturday, the road transport and bridges minister labelled Saha's claims as 'completely untrue ' and 'inciteful'. Saha, an organising …
  • RAB official accused of abduction to avenge father’s death 20 Jul 2019 14:51 The family members of Ismail Hossain, 60, brought the allegation against Rasel Ahmed Kabir, the RAB’s director for communications and signal, at a press conference at the Dhaka Reporters Unity on Saturday. The RAB official has denied the allegations …
  • Bangladesh monsoon victims increase. Caritas mobilizes for emergency 20 Jul 2019 13:31 Dozens of victims throughout South Asia, millions of displaced people and considerable damage to homes and means of transport.  Caritas is focusing on the districts of Bandarban and Gaibanda, where the situation is dramatic.  At the beginning money will be …
  • Array Network showcases networking and data centre solutions in Dhaka 20 Jul 2019 13:22 Focusing the importance of emerging networking and security trends, Array Networks has organised a summit titled “Reimagine Networking and Data Centres Summit” at Banani Club Limited in the capital city Dhaka on July 18, 2019 (Thursday). Mr. AKM Fazlur …
  • An old folkie goes back to where it all began 20 Jul 2019 13:16 In 2006, I moved to Calgary partly because of its folk festival. I was introduced to folk festivals in the 1980s in Winnipeg where I worked as a volunteer, waving a flashlight in the dusty parking lot at Bird’s Hill Park, 20 minutes outside of Winnipeg, in …
  • 'ACC probing graft allegations against 10-15 ruling party men' 20 Jul 2019 13:04 The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been dealing with corruption allegations against about a dozen of the ruling party men, the commission’s Chairman Iqbal Mahmood today said. “In my view, some 10 to 15 ruling party men are under prosecution, …
  • Himalayan Airlines to begin Kathmandu-Dhaka flight from Monday 20 Jul 2019 13:04 Himalayan Airlines, one of the private carriers of Nepal is going to commence Kathmandu-Dhaka-Kathmandu direct flight from Monday. The airline will operate three weekly flights by its A320-214 narrow bodied aircraft, configured with 150 economy class and …
  • 4 million at risk of food insecurity and disease in Bangladesh: IFRC 20 Jul 2019 11:42 Monsoon rains, floods and landslides continue to hit parts of Bangladesh. Dhaka: Monsoon rains, floods and landslides continue to hit parts of Bangladesh, putting four million people at risk of food insecurity and disease according to the International …
  • Government condemns Bangladeshi minority leaders allegations to Trump 20 Jul 2019 11:16 Screenshot of a video of Bangladeshi minority leader Priya Saha speaking to US President Donald Trump, which went viral on social media on Friday, July 19, 2019 State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has said the government will look into the …
  • Bangladesh: Bangladesh police arrest 12 as Rohingya trafficking fears rise 20 Jul 2019 10:45 The arrests came as a U.N. investigator warned traffickers were increasingly targeting Rohingya both in Myanmar and in neighbouring Bangladesh By Naimul Karim DHAKA, July 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh has arrested 12 men suspected of …
  • Bangladesh strongly condemns Priya Saha’s remarks to Trump, sees ‘ulterior motive’ 20 Jul 2019 10:24 The foreign ministry in a statement on Saturday said, the government's attention has been drawn to a video on July 18, where Priya Saha, an organising secretary of the Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity, was seen telling Trump, among other …
  • Priya Saha must explain reason behind false allegations: Home Minister 20 Jul 2019 10:24 Speaking to the media at his residence on Saturday, Khan said there is a reason and motive behind her allegations which need to be properly scrutinised. "We will certainly ask her (about the remarks) when she returns," said the minister. Saha, an …
  • Floods disrupt Sherpur-Jamalpur road links 20 Jul 2019 10:24 Bus services from Sherpur to Jamalpur along with various northern routes from Dhaka, came to a halt resulting in an increase in transport costs, said Sujit Kumar Ghosh, general secretary of Sherpur Bus Owners Association.   The Brahmaputra River had risen …
  • ‘Endgame’ directors eager to overthrow ‘Avatar’ 20 Jul 2019 10:07 PHOTO: MARVEL.COM LOS ANGELES: Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo said on Friday it would be a “big thrill” to pass the all-time box office record held by Avatar, as they set out plans to collaborate with a number of different stars from the …
  • Dhaka, N’ganj mob kills 2 suspected to be child kidnappers 20 Jul 2019 09:30 Angry mobs beat two unidentified people to death suspecting them as child kidnappers in separate incidents at Dhaka and Narayanganj this morning. In Dhaka, a woman in her 30s was beaten dead at Badda area around 8:30am, our staff correspondent reports …
  • Govt calls Priya Saha’s allegation ‘blatant lies’ 20 Jul 2019 09:30 The government today termed as "blatant lies" complained made by Bangladeshi national Priya Saha to US President Donald Trump claiming that minority communities in the country are exposed to persecution. “Government of Bangladesh Strongly …
  • Fake news about “human sacrifices” for the Padma Bridge leads to violence in Bangladesh 20 Jul 2019 08:38 The Padma Bridge is a multipurpose road-rail bridge across the mighty Padma River under construction in Bangladesh. Image by Afzal Hossain via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 4.0 The completion of a 6.1km long bridge across the Padma River, which will link the …
  • ‘Avengers’ directors eye ‘Avatar’ record, plot Marvel actor movies 20 Jul 2019 06:42 US directors Anthony (right) and Joe Russo. — AFP pic LOS ANGELES, July 20 — Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo yesterday it would be a “big thrill” to pass the all-time box office record held by Avatar, as they set out plans to collaborate …
  • Two killed as truck plunges into ditch in Faridpur 20 Jul 2019 06:11 Three others were injured in the accident and have been admitted to the Faridpur Medical College Hospital. The incident occurred on the Dhaka-Khulna Highway in the district town's Shibrampur area on Saturday morning, according to the fire service. The …
  • Mortaza ruled out of series against Sri Lanka, Tamim to lead Bangladesh 20 Jul 2019 06:08 Dubai: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka and in Mortaza's absence, opening batsman Tamim Iqbal will lead the side. The right-arm pacer picked up a left hamstring injury …
  • Investigation yet to see light of day 20 Jul 2019 06:02 Investigation yet to see light of dayThe case filed for the murders of journalist couple Sagar Sarwar and Meherun Runi is still awaiting an uncertain fate. The couple were killed in their bedroom on February 11, 2012 in the capital.   The Rapid Action …
  • PM in London, joins BD envoysconfce today 20 Jul 2019 06:02 LONDON, July 19: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here on Friday afternoon on an official visit to the United Kingdom. A Biman Bangladesh Airlines VVIP flight carrying the premier and her entourage landed at Heathrow International Airport in London at …
  • Food adulterators dubbed enemies of humanity 20 Jul 2019 06:02 Describing those who adulterate food as 'silent killers and enemies of humanity', speakers at a human chain on Friday urged the government to take proper initiatives, including providing necessary equipment to laboratories for to food tests, to …
  • NRC in Assam: Re-verification sought by 25 lakh people 20 Jul 2019 04:58 New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) After nearly 41 lakh people in Assam were left out of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), about 25 lakh people have sent a petition to the Centre for re-verification and it is under the consideration of the Union Home …
  • Tamim Iqbal to lead Bangladesh in Sri Lanka as Mashrafe Mortaza ruled out 20 Jul 2019 04:08 By AFP DHAKA: Bangladesh on Friday named opener Tamim Iqbal as interim captain for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour after regular skipper Mashrafe Mortaza was ruled out with a hamstring injury. Mashrafe picked up the injury during a training session shortly …
  • Remembering Rahman A star of the 60’s 20 Jul 2019 02:41 Rahman’s first film was Edesh Tomar Amar, directed by Ehtesham in 1960. He played the part of a villain in the film. It was a huge success, as was Rajdhanir Buk-e by the same director, with which Rahman debuted as the conventional ‘hero’.  His pairing with …
  • Dismantling Saarc 20 Jul 2019 02:27 THERE is a cruel irony in India reducing the Saarc to a virtually decrepit body because of its bilateral disputes with Pakistan. Significantly, it has not visited its wrath on the Commonwealth or, for that matter, the SCO. They could and indeed would …
  • Hasina reaches London on two-week UK tour 20 Jul 2019 01:39 A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying her touched down at London at 3:45pm on Friday local time, her Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said. The plane left Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9.30am. In the UK, Hasina will take …
  • Bangladesh minority group disavows its leader’s comments in Trump meeting 20 Jul 2019 01:39 Priya Saha, an organising secretary of the Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council, was among five Bangladeshis and two Rohingya refugees the US Embassy in Dhaka sent to the meeting with Trump at the White House in Washington, DC last Wednesday.  …
  • Vegetables prices rise in Dhaka as floods hit supplies 20 Jul 2019 01:39 Vegetable prices have increased by at least Tk 10 a kilogram in a week, according to a bdnews24.com survey of kitchen markets at Karwan Bazar, Hatirpool, and Mirpur’s Barobagh on Friday. The traders were selling snake gourd at Tk 50 per kg, green papaya Tk …
  • It will be looked into 20 Jul 2019 01:36 State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam yesterday said the government would “hear and examine” the allegation made by Priya Saha, who works in a Bangladeshi NGO, to US President Donald Trump about oppression of minorities.   In his verified …
  • Communications disrupted as flood batters roads 20 Jul 2019 01:36 Flood has disrupted road and rail communications across the country as roads, bridges and rail tracks in several districts have been damaged or inundat-ed, causing immense suffering to people.  Flood water completely damaged at least 171.78km of roads and …
  • Dickwella Makes Comeback For Sri Lanka; Injured Bangladesh Skipper Mortaza Out 19 Jul 2019 23:43 Sri Lanka on Friday named a 22-member ODI squad led by Dimuth Karunaratne for the upcoming series against Bangladesh even as the visitors were dealt a massive blow with skipper Mashrafe Mortaza sustaining an injury. Wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella …
  • The Russo Brothers Reveal A Slew Of Post-Avengers: Endgame Projects 19 Jul 2019 22:48 In the last five years, Joe and Anthony Russo have become two of the most famous filmmakers in the world. While they had previously been best known for their work on beloved cult television shows like Community and Arrested Development, everything changed …
  • FERDOUS WAHID 19 Jul 2019 21:46 GENESIS I grew up in an environment seeped in music. My father was a cultural enthusiast and every Sunday he hosted a musical gathering at our place where he invited reputed artists of that time to sing. Echoing harmony at every corner of our abode, the …
  • Russo brothers poll Comic-Con audience for which Avenger has the best butt 19 Jul 2019 21:44 When you’ve directed the year’s biggest movie — and the second biggest movie ever (at least in raw dollars) — what do you do for an encore? At their Comic-Con Hall H panel on Friday, “Avengers: Endgame” directors Joe and Anthony Russo talked about their …
  • In conversation with Sharmila Biswas 19 Jul 2019 21:33 Odissi dance virtuoso and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award recipient Sharmila Biswas is inarguably one of India’s top Odissi exponents. A disciple of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, Sharmila Biswas has performed extensively in a number of his productions, both in …
  • Dhaka-Sylhet-Chattogram rail link restored 19 Jul 2019 21:33 Rail communication of Sylhet with Dhaka and Chattogram was restored this evening after nearly six hours of disruption following the derailment of a train near Kulaura Railway Station in Moulvibazar. The train service resumed around 5:50pm after a relief …
  • A Giant Retreat for Mankind 19 Jul 2019 20:30 Remember those first words ever spoken from the moon? In the half-century since Neil Armstrong uttered them, the space race has invited many other countries—from the rich to the poor, from the developed to the developing—and even attracted private-sector …
  • Mash ruled out of SL tour 19 Jul 2019 20:30 A hamstring injury has forced Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza out of the upcoming Sri Lanka tour, for which the team is scheduled to leave from Dhaka today. During Bangladesh’s last practice session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur …
  • Harmful Substances in Milk: Producers in a fix 19 Jul 2019 20:30 Milk producers find themselves in a tight spot as the processing companies have slashed purchase due to a slump in demand over health concerns, say farmers and processors. This follows the release of recent test reports by Bangladesh Food Safety Authority …
  • Communications disrupted as flood batters road 19 Jul 2019 20:30 Flood has disrupted road and rail communications across the country as roads, bridges and rail tracks in several districts have been damaged or inundated, causing immense suffering to people.    In Tangail, a 50-metre stretch of Bhuapur-Tarakandi road-cum- …
  • Dengue taking its toll on kids 19 Jul 2019 20:30 With dengue taking an alarming turn in the capital, Selina Begum, a mother of two, did her best to protect her family members from the viral disease. She applied mosquito spray, used mosquito nets even during daytime, kept all her rooms clean and destroyed …
  • ‘It’s not rocket science’ 19 Jul 2019 20:19 Bangladesh Cricket Board director Khaled Mahmud, who is overseeing the team’s training sessions and preparations for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, informed that his role as the interim coach is now clear after he had reiterated that there was uncertainty …
  • Arthur Ryan, Who Founded the Low-Cost Fashion Chain Primark, Dies at 83 19 Jul 2019 20:15 At the time, Penneys was a two-floor store on a street with little foot traffic. Accepting a business award in 2011, Mr. Ryan recalled looking down the street on his first Saturday at Penneys and thinking: “Quarter to 11, clean, this is good for shopping. …
  • Check out these 5 college museums 19 Jul 2019 19:59 Looking for something to do nearby? Consider a visit to one of these museums on the campuses of local colleges and universities. Framingham State in Framingham, Regis College in Weston and Brandeis University in Waltham all have museums on campus.     THE …
  • Earthquake jolts parts of country 19 Jul 2019 19:01 A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 magnitude in the Richter Scale jolted different parts of the country at 3:22pm yesterday. “The epicentre of the tremor was located at India’s Arunachal state, 499 kilometres north-east of Dhaka,” said Nizam Uddin, a …
  • National Peace Carnival-2019 held in Dhaka 19 Jul 2019 19:01 The National Peace Carnival-2019 was held at Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Auditorium in the capital’s Baily Road yesterday, with a lot of enthusiasm.    Youth Club of Bangladesh, a non-profit organisation, in association with Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) …
  • PM to join envoys’ conference in London today 19 Jul 2019 19:01 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will attend a conference of Bangladesh envoys in Europe, the first of its kind, in the British capital of London today. “The prime minister will join the conference at a hotel in London tomorrow afternoon (London time),” PM’s …
  • Sheikh Hasina was arrested to confine democracy 19 Jul 2019 19:01 Information Minister and Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said the then caretaker government had arrested AL President Sheikh Hasina to stop the progress of democracy in the country. “On July 16, 2007, AL chief …
  • Train derails in Moulvibazar 19 Jul 2019 19:00 Rail communication among Sylhet, Dhaka and Chattogram was suspended for nearly six hours following derailment of a train yesterday near Kulaura Railway Station in Moulvibazar. Jayantika Express, coming to Dhaka from Sylhet, derailed after two of its wheels …
  • Arms trading in broad daylight 19 Jul 2019 19:00 Three men were arrested with six loaded firearms from the capital’s Gendaria area yesterday while trading arms in broad daylight, police said. The arrestees are: Raju Gazi, 43; Minhazul Islam, 28; and Shawkat Hossain, 38. Four foreign-made pistols, two …
  • Schoolboy injured in gas pipe blast 19 Jul 2019 19:00 A schoolboy sustained burn injuries as a fire broke out due to a gas pipeline blast at Khelaghar playground in Tejgaon’s Tejkunipara area yesterday. Injured Raihan Miah, 13, is a seventh grader of Tejgaon Model High School. His father Iqbal Hossain said …
  • DCI and RSC hold free eye camp in Keraniganj 19 Jul 2019 19:00 A free eye screening camp for underprivileged people -- organised by The Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI), and Rights and Sight for Children (RSC) -- was held at Hizla Government Primary School in Keraniganj, Dhaka yesterday, says a …
  • DNCC cancels leave of officials 19 Jul 2019 19:00 Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has cancelled leave of all employees and officials of its waste and health management departments in a bid to control the spread of dengue, chikungunya and other related diseases. DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam made the …
  • Along comes a saviour 19 Jul 2019 19:00 On Wednesday evening, Senior Assistant Superintendent Sultana Esrat Jahan was heading home from Police Headquarters. Near the High Court area, her vehicle got stuck in a traffic jam. As she was waiting in front of a signal near Shikkha Bhaban, she saw a …
  • RAB arrests 13 alleges human traffickers including 2 Rohingya women 19 Jul 2019 18:53 The arrestees include two Rohingya women.   The elite police unit arrested them on Thursday night following their drives at Hasnabad in Keraniganj Upazila and other parts of Dhaka, said RAB-10 chief Additional DIG Md Qaiyumuzzaman Khan. The arrestees are …
  • Quader wants to know meaning of ‘good faith’ as described by ACC chief Iqbal 19 Jul 2019 18:52 “Corruption is corruption. It has no second explanation,” the road transport and bridges minister remarked on Friday. Quader, the general secretary of the Awami League, responded to a reporter at a news conference at the ruling party chief’s Dhanmondi …
  • Dimuth Karunaratne to lead Sri Lanka in ODIs vs Bangladesh, Mashrafe Mortaza ruled out for visitors 19 Jul 2019 18:06 Sri Lanka announced a 22-member ODI squad for their 3-match ODI series against Bangladesh, starting July 26. Dimuth Karunaratne, who led the team at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, has been named the captain of the side. The first of the 3 ODIs will be played …
  • Bangladesh, China set up Panel to Improve Fund Disbursal for Chinese Projects - Report 19 Jul 2019 16:35 Asia & Pacific 18:19 19.07.2019(updated 18:30 19.07.2019) Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): Bangladesh and China have set up a Joint Working Group (JWG) to review and streamline the transfer of funds for ongoing Chinese projects in Bangladesh. …
  • Bangladesh captain Mortaza out of Sri Lanka ODIs due to injury 19 Jul 2019 16:34 (Reuters) - Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has been ruled out of their one-day international series against Sri Lanka due to a hamstring injury, the country's cricket board (BCB) said on Friday. Fast bowler Mortaza sustained the injury during the …
  • Delhi mulls giving Bangladesh access to ports on west coast 19 Jul 2019 16:27 At a time when Nepal is bracing for a multi-billion dollar bill for rail connectivity to Chinese ports located over 4,000 km away, India is discussing the possibility of giving Bangladesh access to the west coast ports ofl JNPT or Mundra, which can receive …
  • Mashrafe Mortaza wants Bangladesh to groom its second rung of players in time for 2023 World Cup 19 Jul 2019 15:42 Soon after the end of an all-encompassing World Cup, Bangladesh are back in action. Having ended a three-day training camp in Dhaka today, the team will depart for Colombo tomorrow for a tour of Sri Lanka consisting of one practice match followed by three …
  • NASA Space App Challenge winners denied US visa 19 Jul 2019 14:51 Olik, a four-member winning team of NASA Space App Challenge 2018 from Bangladesh’s Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, was denied US visa to attend several programmes on July 21-23 in Florida. But a group of six government officials of ICT …
  • 3 killed in road crashes in B’baria, N’ganj 19 Jul 2019 14:51 Three people have been killed and three others injured in three separate road accidents in Brahmanbaria and Naryanganj districts. Two of the accidents took place in Brahmanbaria and the other occurred in Narayanganj. In Brahmanbaria, an official of …
  • Moderate quake jolts country 19 Jul 2019 14:51 A moderate earthquake jolted Dhaka, Sylhet and adjoining areas of the districts this afternoon. The earthquake was felt at 3:22pm (Bangladesh time), according to a press release issued by the Bangladesh Meteorological Department. The epicenter of the 5.5 …
  • Bangladesh rivers break their banks, forcing... 19 Jul 2019 13:45  19 Jul 2019 - 15:04 People move along a flooded road in Gaibandha, Bangladesh July 18, 2019. Reuters DHAKA: Rain-swollen rivers in Bangladesh broke through at least four embankments, submerging dozens of villages and doubling the number of people fleeing …
  • OIC’s curious record on Xinjiang 19 Jul 2019 12:05 In an epochal development, India became the ‘Guest of Honour’ at the 46th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held in Abu Dhabi in March. The final declaration eschewed the customary reference to …
  • Earthquake of 5.5 magnitude jolts northeast India, tremor felt in Bangladesh 19 Jul 2019 11:08 The quake occurred at 3.22pm BdST and was recorded at a magnitude of 5.5 by the US Geological Survey or USGS.  The quake originated 499 km from Dhaka and 329 km north west of Sylhet in Arunachal Pradesh's Bomdila and its epicentre was 16.8 kilometres …
  • First consignment shipped reaches Bangladesh 19 Jul 2019 10:56 After three and half days, the consignment, a 1,000 metric tonnes (MT) of stone aggregates from Bhutan, which was flagged off from Dhubri Port in Assam, India, through the Brahmaputra River reached Narayanganj Port in Dhaka, Bangladesh on July 16. The …
  • Train derails in Moulvibazar, Dhaka-Sylhet rail link halted 19 Jul 2019 09:59 Rail communication of Sylhet with Dhaka and Chattogram remains halted due to derailment of a train near Kulaura Railway Station in Moulvibazar this afternoon. The Jayantika Express which was coming from Sylhet derailed at the entrance of Kulaura Railway …
  • How we survive Dhaka without really thinking about it (as told by bideshis) 19 Jul 2019 02:24 Every day, us Dhaka residents (and from every other Bangladeshi city) do not realise how close we come to death, mutilation and further death. Only when you hang out with a bideshi do you take in the magnitude of the possibility that the end is so near. We …
  • Dhaka Wasa Projects: Deadlines stretched to allow graft 19 Jul 2019 01:00 Dhaka Wasa keeps extending deadlines and increasing the costs of its projects to create room for corruption, according to an Anti-Corruption Commission report. The ACC identified eight projects and three areas in Wasa where corruption takes place and made …
  • ICC Calls for Cooperation in Dhaka over Investigation into Rohingya Crisis 18 Jul 2019 21:59 DHAKA – The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has requested cooperation from the Bangladesh Government as it considers initiation of an investigation into alleged human rights violations against the Rohingya people. ICC deputy …
  • Hajj pilgrims praise Saudi support at Dhaka airport 18 Jul 2019 11:55 DHAKA: Pre-immigration facilities provided by Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrims in Bangladesh have helped reduce waiting times by several hours after their arrival at airports in the Kingdom, several of them said on Wednesday. The program is part of Saudi …
  • Old Dhaka building collapse: 2 bodies recovered 18 Jul 2019 06:17 Firefighters last night recovered the bodies of two men from the rubble of a partially collapsed two-storey building in the Old Dhaka’s Patuatuli area. Rescue operation was called off around 1:00am, early today, after the recovery of the bodies, Sahidur …
  • Building Collapse: Two killed in Old Dhaka 18 Jul 2019 01:20 Firefighters have located the bodies of two men in the rubble of a partially collapsed two-storey building in the capital’s Patuatuli area last night. Officials and locals said they think the victims are roadside fruit vendor Jayed Ali Bepari, 60, and his …
  • Official records show fewer than actual number of deaths from dengue in Dhaka 17 Jul 2019 23:39 The authorities have cited a scrutiny to list such deaths so that an “exaggerated” account does not panic the people. Until Wednesday, a total of 5,166 people have been diagnosed with dengue in Dhaka this year and 1,116 of these patients are currently …