53m ago| Crime & Justice

30 gold bars worth Tk3.5 crore found inside dustbin at Dhaka airport

Customs officials recovered 30 gold bars, weighing around 3.5kg, from a dustbin in Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport this morning (October 6, 2022).

1h ago| Crime & Justice

Rab arrests 7, including 4 who left homes, for “link with extremists”  

Rapid Action Battalion arrested seven people, including four youths who left their homes in Cumilla and other parts of Bangladesh, for their alleged link to extremism.

4h ago| Transport

MRT-2 physical work: Funding setback may delay the start

The Mass Rapid Transit Line-2 project, another metro rail line to be laid out from Gabtoli to Chittagong Road on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway, faces a setback with the authorities now seeking to change the way it would be financed and implemented.

13h ago| Politics

Theft in power sector behind grid failure

BNP yesterday blamed the government’s overall “failure” and theft in the power sector for Tuesday’s power blackout in most areas of the country caused by a national grid failure.

13h ago| Crime & Justice

Two members of mugging gang held

Police have arrested a private university student and one of his associates, who allegedly mugged people after quarrelling with them on the streets, in the capital’s Uttara.

13h ago| Politics

BNP is the centre of communal politics: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said speaking of non-communal Bangladesh does not suit BNP leaders.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

30 gold bars worth Tk3.5 crore found inside dustbin at Dhaka airport

Customs officials recovered 30 gold bars, weighing around 3.5kg, from a dustbin in Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport this morning (October 6, 2022).

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Rab arrests 7, including 4 who left homes, for “link with extremists”  

Rapid Action Battalion arrested seven people, including four youths who left their homes in Cumilla and other parts of Bangladesh, for their alleged link to extremism.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

MRT-2 physical work: Funding setback may delay the start

The Mass Rapid Transit Line-2 project, another metro rail line to be laid out from Gabtoli to Chittagong Road on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway, faces a setback with the authorities now seeking to change the way it would be financed and implemented.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Bangladesh labour rules: Workers’ interests ‘mostly ignored’

The recent amendments to the Bangladesh Labour Rules have curtailed workers rights and the changes have largely been made ignoring recommendations of workers’ bodies, said labour leaders. 

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Rice import plan receives tepid response

The government initiative to import rice from different sources to beef up the stock and keep the prices stable is yet to see any significant progress.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Malaysia-bound trawler capsize: Death toll increases to 6

The death toll from the trawler capsize in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf upazila on October 4, 2022 has increased to six, following the recovery of the bodies of two Rohingya women last night (October 5, 2022).

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

‘Address climate impacts on health’

The impact of climate change on people’s health should be addressed adequately in the National Plan (NAP) on climate change, said speakers at an event.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Death of 3 peacekeepers: Identify the perpetrators

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the Central African authorities to spare no effort in identifying the perpetrators who attacked the Bangladeshi peacekeepers and bring them to justice swiftly.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Dhaka hopes for victory in UNHRC elections

Bangladesh is set to contest in the UN Human Rights Council elections on October 11, to embolden its voice on human rights on the global stage.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Waste of money or lack of awareness?

Why do we need foot overbridges? The answer is simple. They are built to prevent accidents, on roads which are usually broad and difficult to cross.