• Railway reels from manpower crisis

    Services of Bangladesh Railway, the largest public transport sector in the country, have been severely hampered over the past two decades due to prolonged manpower crisis. Even though large-scale recruitment began only last year, officials said the railway was still short of nearly 12,000 people and the crisis of loco masters (drivers), their assistants and station masters would continue for five more years.

  • Bangladeshis' death toll jumps to 63

    The number of Bangladeshi pilgrims who died in last month's stampede during Hajj has risen to 63.

  • Is nat'l unity possible?

    In the wake of the recent murder of two foreigners, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has called for a national unity to tackle militancy and extremism in the country.

  • Tk 676cr legalised by 222 taxpayers

    The amount of undisclosed money legalised in the last fiscal year surged to Tk 676.87 crore from Tk 176 crore in the previous year, according to the National Board of Revenue.

  • Alexievich wins Nobel in literature

    Belarussian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Literature Prize yesterday, honoured for her work chronicling the horrors of war and life under the repressive Soviet regime.



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