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BSF kills 2 more Bangladeshis in borders

Two more Bangladeshis were shot dead by the Border Security Force of India in Kurigram and Jhenidah early Friday…

September 24, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Russian PM Medvedev to visit Dhaka early next year

The Russian prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, is likely to visit Dhaka sometime early in 2017, according to foreign ministry. ..

September 24, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny

ICC ban on Taskin goes

Bangladesh pace bowler Taskin Ahmed expressed his relief on Friday after the International Cricket Council lifted its ban on his bowling in international cricket, paving his way back into national team…

September 24, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Front Page, National, Sports, TOP STORIES

Transport sector: Govt identifies extortionists

The government on Thursday warned it would penalize transport sector extortionists, particularly those active at ferry ghats and the highways unless they change their ways…

September 23, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Gulshan cafe attack: Five attackers, chef buried at Jurain by Anjuman

Voluntary organisation Anjuman-E-Mofidul Islam on Thursday buried the bodies of five suspects in the July 1 Gulshan cafe attack and a chef of the cafe, Holy Artisan Bakery, at Jurain graveyard in Dhaka, as none of the families sought their bodies…

September 23, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

ACC launches inquiry against its officials

The Anti-Corruption Commission has initiated inquiries into the allegations of possessing illegal wealth and irregularities against its 10 officials…

September 23, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
The passenger launch, ML Oishi, is being salvaged by another ship on Thursday in the River Sandhya in Barisal. — New Age photo

Barisal launch capsize: Death toll rises to 24, still 8 missing

The death toll from the launch capsize in the River Shandhya in Barisal rose to 24 as a woman died at a local hospital early Thursday and bodies of 10 people including four children were recovered on Thursday…

September 23, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

2 food analysts for 16 crore people

Bangladesh has only two public analysts, also called food analysts, for testing food samples to ensure unadulterated food for 16 crore people…

September 23, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Capital’s pry schools rented out illegally for social events

Managing committees and teachers of government primary schools in the capital rent out their campuses for holding weddings, birthday parties and others social events in gross violation of the rules…

September 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Relatives break down after at least 13 people were killed and many remained missing in a launch capsize in a Barisal river on Wednesday. 
— New Age photo

13 die, many missing as launch sinks

At least 13 people, including five women and a girl child, died and many others remained missing as a launch capsized in the River Shandhya in Barisal Wednesday…

September 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Bus kills sleeping couple inside house

A couple sleeping in their house was killed and eight others were injured after a Dhaka-bound bus rammed into a roadside house in Bahrampur rail crossing area of the Rajshahi city early Wednesday…

September 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the Leaders Summit on Refugees organised at Trusteeship Council Chamber in New York on Tuesday. 
— Focusbangla photo

PM wants Myanmar to find lasting solution to refugee issue

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh looks forward to working with the new Myanmar leadership to find a lasting solution to the refugee issue and urged the other international partners to remain engaged in this regard…

September 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Trafficked B’deshis in Afghanistan: two ministries argue for 8 months over responsibility to bring them back

The foreign ministry and expatriates welfare ministry are squabbling for about eight months over responsibility of bringing back 25 Bangladeshis trafficked to Afghanistan…

September 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Tongi factory fire: One more dies, death toll rises to 35

Another victim of the September 10 fire at Tampaco Foils Limited at Tongi BSCIC industrial area in Gazipur succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Dhaka taking to 35 the death toll from the factory fire…

September 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Teesta water shring: Hopes for solution fading

Bangladesh’s hopes that a Teesta water sharing agreement was reachable are fading as India keeps on avoiding talks on the pressing issue since 2009…

September 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

BB reserve theft: Govt still in dark about $65.8m

The government is still in the dark about US$ 65.8 million out of $81 million of the country’s reserve fund stolen from the Bangladesh Bank account with the New York Federal Reserve in February…

September 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Tongi factory fire: Proper compensation demanded

Families of victims of September 10 factory fire at Tampaco Foils Limited at Tongi in Gazipur and different labour organisations on Tuesday demanded proper compensation for the dead and injured victims…

September 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Suu Kyi seeks Dhaka’s help to resolve Rohingya crisis

Myanmar state counsellor Aung Sun Suu Kyi has sought Bangladesh’s help to resolve Rohingya crisis in her country.
Suu Kyi, also foreign minister of neighbouring Myanmar, expressed it when she called on prime minister Sheikh Hasina on the sideline of UN General Assembly in New York on Monday…

September 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Niko pressures govt to get stay on payments vacated

Canadian company Niko is pressuring the government to get vacated a High Court order that has stayed the payment for natural gas it supplies from Bangora gas field for dispute over compensation for two blowouts at Tengratila gas field in 2005…

September 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Chinese president likely to arrive on Oct 14

The president of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, is likely to pay a two-day state visit to Bangladesh i October 14-15, according to officials…

September 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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