Monday, September 21, 2015



North Korea put on a massive live-fire drill on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military, a media

Ban on fishing in haors goes

Sunamganj district administration has withdrawn its ban on fishing in the haors. The decision was taken at a meeting

Pact with Hefazat beyond question

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said "We have not entered any pact with Hefazat. Signing pacts with Hefazat is

Dhaka for quick execution of India-aided projects

Bangladesh expects speedier implementation of the India supported development projects in the country, after New Delhi announced fresh US

Govts behave 'stepmotherly' with judiciary: Chief Justice

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Tuesday lamented that the judiciary faces a 'step-motherly' behavior during the tenures of

BD life expectancy nearly 72 years

The life expectancy at birth in the country rose to 71.6 years in 2016 from 70.9 years in 2015,

Anisul urges all not to defile SC over sculpture issue

Law Minister Anisul Huq has said the Supreme Court (SC) is a sacred place and all should refrain from

Hefazat likely to seek EC registration

In light of the existing circumstances Hefazat-E-Islam has become a big factor in the ongoing political phenomenon. Hefazat has

Hearings delayed again

A Dhaka court has once again delayed hearings of 11 cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on charges of

12,000 illegal Bangladeshis to leave Saudi Arabia

A total of 12,000 Bangla-deshis have received clearance from the Saudi government to leave the kingdom before June 30.The

Bandwidth export to Bhutan from May

Bangladesh will start bandwidth export to Bhutan from May, as the landlocked Eastern Himalayan country is looking for a

Expedite relief to Haor areas: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday directed the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry and authorities concerned to accelerate the relief

Rizal Bank, Philrem officials indicted over BB fund heist

Philippines' Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed money laundering charges against officials of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)

Heavy rainfall worsens city dwellers' woes

Commuters suffered again on Monday as rain continued to sweep the city as in the past few days, creating

Chevron Bangladesh sold to Chinese company

Chevron Corp is selling its three Bangladesh gas fields, worth an estimated $2 billion, to a Chinese consortium as

Flood hits another Sunamganj dam

The Urar Bondho dam at Pagnar haor in Jamalganj and Dirai upazilas in Sunamganj breached at various points early

1276 tons fish, 3,844 ducks dead in haors

A total of 1276 tons of fishes and some 3,844 ducks died in haor areas, said secretary of fisheries

IFC to support BD agriculture sector

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has expressed interest in investing in Bangladesh's agriculture for the first time. The IFC,

France: The legacy of Charles de Gaulle endures

Soon after he assumed the presidency of France in the late 1950s, Charles de Gaulle was asked by a

Macron wins French presidential 1st round

The founder of the political movement "En Mar-che!", Emmanuel Macron, announced his victory in the first round of French

Maoist rebels kill 24 Indian soldiers

Suspected Maoist rebels killed 24 paramilitary commandos and wounded six on Monday in a remote part of central India,

BNP names 51 leaders to revamp party

With an aim to revive the party before the next parliament polls, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has designated 51

Inland water transport operation suspended

The movement of water vessel, which remained suspended from Monday morning, resumed in the afternoon following the improvement of

Govt to aid 3.3lakh flood-hit families

Each affected family in the haor areas will get 30 kg rice and Tk 500 cash every month under

Survivors still not secure

Terming the "Rana Plaza' collapse incident as shameful, the non-government research institute Centre for Policy Dialogue's (CPD) Chairman Professor

Billboards threats in Nor'westers

Scores of illegal billboards swarm the Dhaka sky, which would turn into killing tools during this stormy season. The