• Bangladesh appoint West Indian Gibson as bowling... 23 Jan 2020 06:55 Dhaka - The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed West Indian Ottis Gibson as the national team's new bowling coach on a two-year contract, replacing South African Charl Langeveldt who left last month. Langeveldt had a two-year contract with …
  • BD tears down building seen as symbol of corruption 23 Jan 2020 04:19 BD tears down building seen as symbol of corruption DHAKA: Bangladesh authorities on Wednesday began tearing down the headquarters of a powerful garment lobby long viewed as a symbol of corruption in a move hailed as a victory for the environmental …
  • Gibson to coach BD pace bowlers 23 Jan 2020 02:47 Gibson to coach BD pace bowlers DHAKA: Bangladesh have appointed Ottis Gibson as their new pace bowling coach, replacing South African Charl Langeveldt who resigned in December. The 50-year old former West Indies fast bowler signed a two-year agreement, …
  • Bangladesh reach Pakistan for T20s amid ‘no security worries’  23 Jan 2020 02:30 Before leaving Dhaka in a special fight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Wednesday night, the Tigers repeatedly said they were not tensed about security, making it clear what was wrong. When they reached Allama Iqbal International Airport around midnight …
  • Bangladesh Begins Demolishing Building That Symbolized Corruption 22 Jan 2020 23:44 DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh on Wednesday began dismantling the multi-storeyed headquarters of the powerful association of textile owners in what environmentalists hailed as a landmark move against corruption and illegal power exercise. Bangladesh …
  • Murder attempt on Sarwar Ali: Four including mastermind arrested 22 Jan 2020 22:47 Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) today arrested four people, including the mastermind, in connection with a case filed over the murder attempt on Liberation War Museum Trustee Dr Sarwar Ali. A special team of PBI (North) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police …
  • Publish ad asking SK Sinha to appear on Feb 20 22 Jan 2020 22:47 A Dhaka court yesterday directed authorities concerned of the government to publish advertisements in two national dailies asking former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others to appear before it on February 20 in a graft case. After getting …
  • Businessmen rule the race 22 Jan 2020 22:46 Businesspersons now find their representation in local government bodies more “lucrative” than before, as documents show about 67.5 percent of total councillor candidates are involved in business. Ironically, only four candidates are politicians. Of the …
  • Sport24.co.za | Bangladesh cricketers arrive in Pakistan amidst tight security 22 Jan 2020 21:20 Lahore  - Bangladesh's cricket team arrived in Pakistan late Wednesday for a three-match Twenty20 series on a tour only finalised after wrangling over security concerns. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had initially refused to play Tests in the …
  • A welcome winter surprise 22 Jan 2020 21:11 The national fish is typically not associated with winter, but this year, large hilsa fish are being netted from the rivers of Barishal, and wholesale markets of the district are buzzing. At Port Road’s fish market, there were at least thousand mounds of …
  • Promises, promises and more promises 22 Jan 2020 21:11 The Dhaka city mayoral elections may be local but they nevertheless evince keen interest at the national level because of the symbolic value that the office of the mayors carry with them. It is no different this time. The DCC elections have once again …
  • Forensic Lab to open in Rajshahi 22 Jan 2020 21:10 The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is going to launch a state-of-the-art forensic laboratory in Rajshahi for examining evidences, detecting crimes and identifying criminals in Rajshahi and Rangpur regions.  The laboratory has been set up in a four …
  • It’s ‘Mujib Borsho’ gift for nation 22 Jan 2020 21:10 Launching the much-awaited electronic passport service along with the automated border control management programme, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said e-passport was a gift for the nation in the “Mujib Borsho”. “We are handing over the e-passport …
  • Stop production, use of laminated posters: HC 22 Jan 2020 21:10 The High Court yesterday ordered the authorities concerned to immediately stop production and display of laminated city election posters to save the environment. The court also asked the authorities to properly dispose of the laminated posters which have …
  • BCL men at it again, torture 4 at DU dorm 22 Jan 2020 21:09 Chhatra League activists of Dhaka University’s Shaheed Sergeant Zahurul Haq Hall tortured four of their fellow students for nearly three hours before handing them to police early Tuesday, after labelling them as Shibir activists. Shahbagh police released …
  • Insurance fair begins in Khulna tomorrow 22 Jan 2020 20:40 A two-day insurance fair will begin in Khulna tomorrow in order to raise people’s trust in insurers. The Insurance Development & Regulatory Authority (IDRA) is organising the Insurance Fair-2019 on the premises of the Khulna Circuit House. “The …
  • Gibson to tour Pakistan for first assignment as Bangladesh bowling coach 22 Jan 2020 20:08 The 50-year-old had two fruitful stints as England’s bowling coach and was head coach of South Africa until last August Reuters in Dhaka 22 January, 2020 The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed West Indian Ottis Gibson as the national team’s new …
  • Regulator okays appointment of bourses’ MDs 22 Jan 2020 19:45 Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) yesterday approved the appointment of Kazi Sanaul Hoq as the managing director of the Dhaka Stock Exchange. The approval came at a meeting of the commission at its office at Sher-e Bangla Nagar, Dhaka. …
  • DSE Brokers Association elects top brass 22 Jan 2020 19:45 Sharif Anwar Hossain, managing director of Sahidullah Securities, has recently been elected president of DSE Brokers Association. The association also elected Richard D’ Rozario, managing director of Global Securities, and Mohammad Ali, managing director …
  • Bangladesh to export bandwidth to Nepal 22 Jan 2020 19:45 Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company (BSCCL) is looking for new markets to export its huge unused bandwidth and the new destination is Nepal, said officials of the state-owned listed firm. The lone submarine cable company of Bangladesh is now in talks with …
  • Registration for ‘Ispahani Mirzapore Banglabid’ underway 22 Jan 2020 19:42 Ispahani Mirzapore, one of the country’s most popular tea brands, organises the event every year to promote the proper use of Bangla to the young generation with the slogan, ‘Banglay Jago Bhorpur’.  On the occasion of launching the new season, a press …
  • Remembering the Nayak Raj on his 78th birthday 22 Jan 2020 19:42 There have been a lot of great actors, or Nayaks as we say in Bangla, but only one Nayak Raj – Nayak Raj Razzak. The multiple-time National Award winner acted in more than 300 Urdu and Bangla films throughout his career. Born on this day as Abdur Razzak in …
  • Don't want to see irregularities in Dhaka polls: CEC 22 Jan 2020 19:16 He also warned that any allegation of neglect of duty by the authorities will be dealt with accordingly. The CEC was addressing a security meeting at the Election Commission's headquarters in Dhaka on Wednesday ahead of the city elections on Feb 1. …
  • Atiqul seeks law to replace posters, banners with digital campaign 22 Jan 2020 19:16 The Awami League-endorsed mayoral candidate in Dhaka North City Corporation says posters and banners make the city “dirty”. He made the remarks while campaigning at Fulpur in Rayerbazar on Wednesday after the High Court banned laminated posters in light of …
  • Hasina says no one is above the law as she defends Baul singer arrest 22 Jan 2020 19:16 No one can vouch for the Baul singers’ purity, the prime minister says. Police arrested Shariat Sarkar, a Bayati or lead singer of a folk music group, after an imam started a case against the mystic poet. The Bayati is accused of hurting Muslim religious …
  • I'm not thinking about the World Cup - Shoaib Malik 22 Jan 2020 18:24 Pakistan allrounder Shoaib Malik insists he is not getting ahead of himself following his call-up for the series against Bangladesh, and will "not set any long-term goals". Most notably, that meant he wouldn't commit to saying whether he …
  • Dhaka's 15-storey building seen as symbol of corruption being demolished 22 Jan 2020 17:10 DHAKA: Bangladesh authorities on Wednesday began tearing down the headquarters of a powerful garment lobby long viewed as a symbol of corruption in a move hailed as a victory for the environmental movement. The demolition of the 15-storey building in the …
  • Bangladesh: ACLED Regional Overview – South Asia (12 - 18 January 2020) 22 Jan 2020 16:55 Key trends in South Asia last week include: electoral violence in Dhaka city’s mayoral election campaigning in Bangladesh; clashes between supporters and opponents of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) across India; and operations by Indian …
  • Rab arrest 30 members of a fraud gang in Dhaka 22 Jan 2020 15:37 Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested 30 members of a fraud gang in Dhaka’s Uttara on charge of swindling “hundreds of crores of taka” from people. On information, a team of Rab-4 conducted a raid at Uttara area adjacent to West Police Station last evening …
  • Rajshahi gets its first forensic lab 22 Jan 2020 15:37 The Criminal Investigation Department is going to launch a sophisticated forensic laboratory in Rajshahi for crimes committed in Rajshahi and Rangpur regions. The laboratory has been set up in a four-storey building at Rajshahi Police Lines and Inspector …
  • 4 DU students beaten up by BCL men 22 Jan 2020 15:37 Four students of Dhaka University were beaten up on campus allegedly by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists last night. The assaulted students are: M Mukim Chowdhury of department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Sanwar Hossain of Political …
  • No fake votes possible through EVMs: CEC 22 Jan 2020 15:36 Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda today said the electronic voting machines (EVMs) that would be used in the upcoming elections to Dhaka North and South city corporations are of high quality and would not make it possible to cast fake votes using …
  • e-Passports a gift to people on Mujib Borsho: PM 22 Jan 2020 15:36 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the electronic passport system (e-Passport), which she launched today, is a gift to Bangladeshis on the occasion of ‘Mujib Borsho’. The premier also launched the automated border control management programme at the …
  • Restriction on private vehicle movement on city polls day 22 Jan 2020 15:36 Private vehicles will be restricted on Dhaka streets during the city corporation elections, EC Secretary Md Alamgir said today. Those will not be allowed on the polls day in order to manage traffic, Alamgir told reporters after a meeting with the chiefs of …
  • Bangladesh appoints Ottis Gibson as bowling coach 22 Jan 2020 11:04 Dhaka [Bangladesh], Jan 22 (ANI): Former West Indies fast bowler Ottis Gibson has been appointed as Bangladesh bowling coach on Tuesday. The 50-year old Barbados-born Gibson has signed a two-year agreement with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) which will …
  • E-passport era begins in Bangladesh 22 Jan 2020 11:03 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the distribution of e-passports at an event in the capital’s Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Wednesday. Maj Gen Shakil Ahmed, director general of the Department of Immigration and Passports or DIP, …
  • 3 construction workers die from electrocution in Dhaka 22 Jan 2020 11:03 The incident occurred around 11 am on Wednesday, according to Hazaribagh Police OC Ikram Ali. The dead men have been identified as Jhoru Sheikh, 45, Saiful Islam, 45, and Monjurul Islam, 35. They were working on erecting the BIWTA's boundary pillars …
  • E-passport marks another step forward for Bangladesh, says Hasina 22 Jan 2020 11:03 She made the remarks while inaugurating the  e-passport and automatic border control management system on Wednesday. “Our initiative to issue e-passports marks another step forward for Bangladesh,” she said, noting that the e-passports will ensure smoother …
  • Rights Abuse: Group Spoils For War With Companies 22 Jan 2020 10:53 A global rights group, Human Rights Watch is currently set for a growing trend of national legislatures requiring companies to live up to their responsibilities to workers, communities, and the environment. The group’s Associate Director, Children’s Rights …
  • 3 workers electrocuted in Hazaribagh 22 Jan 2020 09:58 Three workers died after they were electrocuted by a high voltage live wire at the Buriganga River dredging works in Dhaka’s Hazaribagh area this morning. The deceased have been identified as Joru Sheikh (45), and his brother Saiful Sheikh (35) from …
  • Court asks to publish newspaper ad asking SK Sinha to appear on Feb 20 22 Jan 2020 09:58 A Dhaka court today directed the authorities concerned to publish advertisement in two national dailies asking former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others to appear before it on February 20 in connection with a graft case. After getting reports …
  • Demolition of BGMEA building begins 22 Jan 2020 09:58 Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk)—the capital development authority—finally began demolition of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) building this noon. Public Works and Housing Minister SM Rezaul Karim inaugurated the …
  • Stop production, display of laminated election posters: HC 22 Jan 2020 09:58 The High Court today ordered the authorities concerned to immediately stop production and display of laminated election posters in order to save environment. The court also asked the authorities to properly dispose the laminated posters which have already …
  • e-Passport to brighten Bangladesh image: PM Hasina 22 Jan 2020 09:58 The introduction of e-Passport will brighten the image of Bangladesh further in the digital world, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said today. “We can provide e-Passports to people in the special year of the birth centenary celebration of the Father of the …
  • Ottis Gibson named Bangladesh bowling coach 22 Jan 2020 09:24 DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – Former West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has signed a two-year deal to become the new Bangladesh bowling coach, replacing South African Charl Langeveldt who resigned last month. Barbadian Gibson, 50, was sacked as South Africa …
  • Bangladesh appoint former Windies cricketer Ottis Gibson as bowling coach 22 Jan 2020 09:19 By: Reuters | Dhaka | Published: January 22, 2020 2:11:08 pm Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed West Indian Ottis Gibson as the national team’s new bowling coach. (Source: Twitter/ Bangladesh Cricket) The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has …
  • Gibson appointed Bangladesh bowling coach 22 Jan 2020 09:10 Gibson appointed Bangladesh bowling coach DHAKA: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is all set to appoint former South African head coach, Ottis Gibson, as their next bowling coach, said a BCB official on Tuesday. The BCB have decided to utilize the services …
  • UN to Ok Relocation of 100,000 Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh 22 Jan 2020 09:05 Authorities in Bangladesh were on Tuesday still awaiting the green light from UN inspectors to start the controversial relocation of 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a newly built $275 million island camp. Although Dhaka has insisted the tiny island of Bhasan …
  • BD factories ordered shut to save key river 22 Jan 2020 08:16 BD factories ordered shut to save key river DHAKA: Bangladesh´s high court has ordered the shutdown of 231 factories that have contributed to Dhaka´s main river becoming one of the world´s most polluted, a lawyer said Tuesday. The country is crisscrossed …
  • Bangladesh appoint West Indian Gibson as bowling coach 22 Jan 2020 06:16 Sport The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed West Indian Ottis Gibson as the national team's new bowling coach on a two-year contract, replacing South African Charl Langeveldt who left last month. 22 Jan 2020 01:35PM Bookmark DHAKA: The …
  • Sport24.co.za | Former Proteas coach joins Bangladesh 22 Jan 2020 05:39 Dhaka - Bangladesh have appointed Ottis Gibson as their new pace bowling coach, replacing South African Charl Langeveldt who resigned in December. The 50-year old former West Indies fast bowler signed a two-year agreement, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said …
  • Ottis Gibson appointed Bangladesh bowling coach 22 Jan 2020 04:57 Dhaka, Jan 22 (IANS) Former West Indies fast bowler Ottis Gibson has been appointed as the new bowling coach of Bangladesh. The 50-year old has signed a two-year agreement with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) which will go into 2022. Gibson will replace …
  • Stringent security arrangements in place for Bangladesh cricketers visiting Pakistan 22 Jan 2020 04:49 A bevy of security and intelligence officials will accompany Bangladesh cricketers throughout the three-match T20 series in Pakistan as fool-proof security arrangements have been made for the tour, beginning in Lahore from Friday. An official in the …
  • ‘Voted, but got nothing’: Slum dwellers expect no gains from Dhaka city polls 22 Jan 2020 04:10 They say permanent residence is what they need the most apart from many other things, but no one cares about them. The slum dwellers also allege that the mayors and councillors make promises before elections all the time but throw the poor out when they go …
  • They came from south Asia to help rebuild Britain. The racism they saw then is back - Kavita Puri 22 Jan 2020 01:20 “I don’t know what it is to be British any more.” This from a man who is a professor at a prominent university and part of the British establishment. So how did it come to this? For the past five years I have been interviewing the generation that came from …
  • Campaign or chaos? 22 Jan 2020 01:11 I highly appreciate the decision made by the Election Commission to set the new date for polls on February 1 as the earlier date coincided with Saraswati Puja. With a little more than a week remaining, it is no surprise that the electioneering for Dhaka …
  • Abrar Murder: Court accepts charges against 25 Buet students 22 Jan 2020 00:58 A Dhaka court yesterday took cognisance of charges against 25 Buet students accused in Abrar Fahad murder case. After scrutinising case dockets, Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court of Dhaka passed the order in presence of 22 …
  • 8 killed in road and train accidents 22 Jan 2020 00:57 In a tragic day for commuters, eight people were killed in separate road and train accidents across the country in the last two days, report our correspondents. In Sylhet city, a woman was killed in a road accident in Majortila area yesterday afternoon. …
  • 3km illegal gas lines snapped in Ashulia 22 Jan 2020 00:57 A mobile court of Savar upazila yesterday evicted three kilometers of illegal gas lines from Ghoshbagh area of Ashulia. The mobile court team, lead by executive magistrate Tajwar Akram Sakapi Ibne Sazzad, assistant commissioner of Dhaka, conducted the day- …
  • Cash, valuables worth Tk 37 lakh stolen from Malibagh flat 22 Jan 2020 00:57 Miscreants  stole gold ornaments, clothes, and cash worth around Tk 37 lakh from a Malibagh apartment in Dhaka on Sunday night.    Prof Mohammad Harun Ur Rashid and his daughter Rokeya Mahmuda, residents  of “Nokshi Villa”, filed a  general diary with …
  • Girl found dead at home 22 Jan 2020 00:57 Police recovered the body of a nine-year-old girl from her Dakshinkhan residence in Dhaka early yesterday. The deceased was identified as Suraiya Akter, who used to live with her father and stepmother in Noapara area. Mosharraf Hossain, sub-inspector of …
  • Posthumous kidney transplant in the offing 22 Jan 2020 00:56 The Society of Organ Transplantation and Kidney Foundation will arrange kidney transplantation from brain-dead patients in intensive care units of different hospitals, for the first time in the country, from next Tuesday. The transplants would continue …
  • ‘A safe city for women’ 22 Jan 2020 00:56 Bangladesh Mahila Parishad yesterday said the new Dhaka city mayors, after being elected in the February 1 polls, must work towards making the capital a women-friendly city by ensuring their safety and security. Speaking at a press conference at Jatiya …
  • 2022 World Cup Qualifying Glance 22 Jan 2020 00:16 All Times EST ASIA SECOND ROUND Group winners and top four second-place teams advance GROUP A GP W D L… All Times EST ASIA SECOND ROUND Group winners and top four second-place teams advance GROUP A GP W D L GF GA Pts Syria 5 5 0 0 14 4 15 China 4 2 1 1 13 …
  • Rising economy, falling stock markets 21 Jan 2020 23:42 While Bangladesh’s economic growth is at its peak, the capital market of the country is racing towards its worst condition yet. Hence, even if the government speaks volumes of the rise in GDP, the investors of the stock market, on the other hand, are …
  • No EVM in city polls 21 Jan 2020 23:42 The BNP yesterday demanded that the Election Commission cancel its decision to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the upcoming Dhaka city elections. Instead, it wanted the traditional ballot papers are used in the polls. BNP Secretary General Mirza …
  • Talks on BBIN vehicle deal to resume 21 Jan 2020 23:42 Discussions on the much-talked about sub-regional connectivity initiative -- BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA) -- are going to resume after around two years.  A Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting on Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal (BBIN) MVA would be …
  • Virus alarm 21 Jan 2020 23:42 The airport authorities in Dhaka and Chattogram yesterday began the screening process of China-returnee passengers to prevent probable outbreak of a SARS-like virus that has claimed six lives so far. A medical team at the Hazrat Shahjalal International …
  • BNP’s Tabith attacked 21 Jan 2020 23:41 Tabith Awal, BNP’s mayor candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), and his followers came under attack while campaigning in the capital’s Gabtoli area yesterday. BNP leaders alleged the attackers were supporters of a local ward councillor …
  • Laminated Posters In City Polls: A big threat to environment 21 Jan 2020 23:41 Although they promised a clean and green Dhaka city, mayor and councillor candidates in the DSCC and the DNCC polls have flooded their areas with laminated posters, which are harmful for the environment. The candidates are using posters laminated with …
  • Tussle over metro line-6 extension 21 Jan 2020 23:41 Bangladesh Railway has expressed serious reservations about a move to extend a metrorail line up to Kamalapur Railway Station, saying it will jeopardise its mega plan to turn the country’s prime railway station into a multimodal transport hub.   The mass …
  • 13th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh to begin on January 24 21 Jan 2020 22:01 With the slogan, ‘Future in Frames’, this year’s International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh will take place from January 24 to 31 at the Shawkat Osman Auditorium in Central Public Library. During a press conference at Alliance Française de Dhaka …
  • Rachel Perris to speak at SOAS 21 Jan 2020 22:01 A lecture by Gaudiya Nritya exponent Rachel Priyanka Perris will be held at Wolfson Lecture Theatre (SWLT), Paul Webley Wing, SAOS University of London, today.  The free and open for all event is being hosted by the SOAS Indian Dance Society. Rachel is an …
  • Star Melodies to host ‘Tondrahara Raater Gaan’ on January 25 21 Jan 2020 22:01 Star Melodies, an initiative of The Daily Star to promote Bangla music, will host a special evening, titled Tondrahara Raater Gaan, featuring evergreen nostalgic, romantic songs. The programme, sponsored by Dhaka Bank Limited, will be held on January 25, …
  • ‘Kathbirali’ garners mixed reactions from cinemagoers 21 Jan 2020 22:01 Niyamul Mukta’s Kathbirali, starring Sporshia, was released in 18 cinema halls inside and outside Dhaka, on January 17. Positive public reviews of the film surfaced on social media platforms immediately after its release. Looking into the film’s current …
  • Charity painting exhibition for Art Fest 2020 underway at Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts 21 Jan 2020 22:01 A painting exhibition by eminent artists of Bangladesh was inaugurated at Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts, recently. The exhibition, which will run till January 27, is a charity event. The revenues generated from the sale of the exhibited works will go towards …
  • Three as one 21 Jan 2020 21:50 Written by Sanjib Baruah | Published: January 22, 2020 12:55:09 am Protestors hold national flags and placards as they raise slogans during a demonstration against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, at Red Fort in New Delhi, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 (Express …
  • Bangladeshi Immigrant Day in New York State on Sept 25 21 Jan 2020 20:47 State Secretary Alejandra Paulino on Monday published a copy of the proclamation by Governor Andrew Cuomo ahead of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary celebrations. The state senate renewed the resolution when it was placed on Jan 9. It adopted the resolution on …
  • AL candidate Taposh says outgoing Mayor Sayeed Khokon supports him 21 Jan 2020 20:47 Khokon is staying away from campaigning for Taposh because he is barred by law to do so before the end of his tenure, the ruling party candidate says. Taposh was speaking to reporters before beginning a campaign at Old Dhaka on Tuesday. “He [Khokon] is …
  • Rajuk begins demolition of BGMEA building today 21 Jan 2020 20:39 After nearly a year-long delay, Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk), the capital development authority, is set to begin demolition of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) building today. “It may take six months to …
  • BSCIC park will now cost twice as much as originally thought 21 Jan 2020 20:39 The government has revised upwards the cost for the much-delayed BSCIC Industrial Park in Sirajganj for the third time and pushed back its construction deadline -- a development that has now become a regular feature for public works. The project began its …
  • ONLINE TRANSACTIONS: Lack of digital literacy main barrier 21 Jan 2020 20:39 Lack of digital literacy and failure to understand the benefits of mobile financial services are the main obstacles to popularising online transactions, found a study by Women’s World Banking and Rocket, Dutch-Bangla Bank’s mobile wallet. However, use of …
  • Mosquito repellent brands grin as phobia reigns 21 Jan 2020 20:39 If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito, Dalai Lama once said. This quote best sums up the power of the insect: the need for combating it has spawned a Tk 1,600 crore market in Bangladesh. And thanks to the city …
  • India’s Citizenship Moves May Impact Relations With Its Neighbors 21 Jan 2020 19:32 AdvertisementSoon after the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was passed in December 2019, a large number of Indians across the country started to protest against it. One of the provisions in the CAA is to give citizenship to persecuted non- …
  • EC asks cop for probe report over Tabith Awal attack 21 Jan 2020 18:54 Returning Officer of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has asked the officer-in-charge of Darussalam Police Station to take legal action over the attack on BNP mayoral aspirant Tabith Awal in Gabtoli area this morning. Returning Officer Abul Kashem sent …
  • BNP enjoying extra-advantage in city polls campaign: Hasan Mahmud 21 Jan 2020 17:45 Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said BNP has been enjoying extra-advantage in the campaign for the upcoming mayoral elections, as law did not bar their top leaders to seek votes unlike those of the ruling Awami League. “As per the electoral code …
  • Public holiday on February 1 in Dhaka 21 Jan 2020 17:45 The Election Commission has directed the Ministry of Public Administration to declare a public holiday in Dhaka city on February 1, on the occasion of Dhaka north and south city corporation elections. The EC issued a notice, signed by its deputy secretary …
  • RELEASE: Global Commission on Adaptation Launches Action Track to Accelerate Local Climate Adaptation Solutions 21 Jan 2020 16:52 Commission aims to mobilize $500 million in finance for locally led climate adaptation efforts in 2020; convene grassroots groups, governments, donors to drive action, including more than 15 partners DHAKA, BANGLADESH (January 21, 2020) – At the Gobeshona …
  • Bangladesh court orders 231 factories closed to save river 21 Jan 2020 16:26 DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s High Court has asked authorities to shut down 231 factories surrounding the highly polluted main river in the nation’s capital, lawyers and activists said Tuesday. Manzil Murshid, who filed a petition with the court …
  • BNP lodges complaint against use of EVMs in Dhaka city polls 21 Jan 2020 13:18 On Tuesday, a BNP delegation went to the Election Commission with a letter to that effect, signed by BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. The four-strong delegation led by the party's standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury …
  • Virus scare in China: Screening at Dhaka, Ctg airports begin 21 Jan 2020 12:43 Amid fear of the breakout of a new SARS-like virus in China, the authorities of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this morning began the screening process of passengers coming from the country. Group Captain AHM Touhid-ul Ahsan, director of …
  • 'Stam_mer' wins top prize at Dhaka filmfest. in Bangladesh 21 Jan 2020 07:46 ‘Stam_mer’ narrates the story of a young boy whose sister is being teased by their classmates because of her stammering. Advised by his teacher, he tries to help his sister overcome her problem by buying her certain books, which in turn leads him to face …
  • Rape suspect killed in alleged shootout in Dhaka 21 Jan 2020 07:36 The incident took place in Dhanadhin Barua area at 2:15 am on Tuesday, according to ASP Md Kamruzzaman, acting company commander of RAB-1. The dead man has been identified as 34-year-old Anwar Hossain. He was implicated in 19 cases, including drug …
  • Dhaka elections: EC announces voting day restrictions on traffic movement 21 Jan 2020 07:36 No motorcycles will be permitted in electoral areas from 12am on Jan 31 until 6pm on Feb 2. There will also be a ban on auto-rickshaws, taxicabs, microbuses, jeeps, pickups, buses, trucks and other passenger vehicles between 12 am and 6 pm on Feb 1. The EC …
  • ‘Drug peddler’ killed in Dhaka ‘gunfight’ 21 Jan 2020 07:33 A suspected drug peddler was killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion in Dhaka’s Khilkhet area early today. Deceased Anwar Hossain, 34, a resident of Khilkhet, was accused in 18 drug-related cases and one rape case filed with the local police …
  • SARS-Like Virus Scare: Alert issued at Dhaka airport 21 Jan 2020 04:38 Amid fear of the breakout of a new SARS-like virus in China, authorities of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka will screen all passengers who have travelled to China in the last 14 days and have flu-like symptoms. The move comes following …
  • A love letter to an unlivable Dhaka 20 Jan 2020 22:35 How does it feel to live day in and day out in a city where the air is not only heavy with unhealthy particles but bitter recriminations and even a heavier sense of doom and gloom? How do its dwellers—some fated, hapless souls—brave the city, having to …
  • Five Iranian films awarded at Dhaka festival in Bangladesh 20 Jan 2020 21:39 The Iranian film ‘Castle of Dreams,’ directed by Reza Mirakarimi, won the Best Film Award and Best Director Award in the Asian Competition section of the festival. A short synopsis for the film reads, “Jalal Moradi, a 42-year-old father of two, kills a [ …
  • Dhaka airport to screen passengers from China 20 Jan 2020 18:54 Passengers who have travelled to China in the last 14 days and have flu-like symptoms will be screened at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, airport authorities said today. The move comes following the breakout of a new SARS-like virus in …
  • ‘Hava, Maryam, Ayesha’ wins award at Dhaka filmfest. 20 Jan 2020 18:28 Directed by Sahraa Karimi and produced by Katayoon Shahabi, ‘Hava, Maryam, Ayesha’ is the story of three Afghan women from different social backgrounds, living in Kabul who are facing a big challenge in their lives. Hava, a traditional pregnant woman whom …