49m ago| Padma Bridge

False Padma Bridge corruption stories: HC orders to form commission for identifying culprits

The High Court today (June 28, 2022) ordered the government to form a commission in 30 days in order to identify people who made up false stories about corruption involving the Padma Bridge project.

1h ago| Padma Bridge

Authority provides conditions for motorbikes to cross Padma Bridge

The Bridges Division on Sunday (June 26, 2022) decided to ban motorbikes on Padma Bridge until further notice from yesterday (June 27, 2022).

2h ago| Crime & Justice

Bangladeshi hajj pilgrim arrested for “begging” owns land, lost hands “while making bomb”

The story of Matiar Rahman, who was arrested by Saudi police for “begging” in Madinah, has already gone viral on social media. While investigating Matiar’s background, a great deal of information has come to light.

15h ago| Bangladesh

Fully profitable, but with govt subsidies

Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) operates with the government’s “alms”, said its managing director Taqsem A Khan while talking about the price hike of water.

15h ago| Padma Bridge

Padma Bridge: How did he remove the nuts and bolts?

Hours after the arrest of a youth who was seen removing nuts and bolts of Padma Bridge’s railing, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) still could not specifically say how he removed them.

15h ago| Bangladesh

Please bring back my son

“My tears have dried... There’s no trace of my son for over two months.”

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Jatiya Muktijoddha Council bill placed

Jatiya Muktijoddha Council will prepare a list of Members of National Assembly (MNAs) and Members of Provincial Assembly (MPAs) elected in the 1970 general election who supported Pakistani forces during the Liberation War in 1971. The council will recommend the government to publish the list as gazette.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Raushan Ershad returns home after 8 months

Opposition leader and chief patron of Jatiya Party Raushan Ershad returned home yesterday after around eight months of treatment at a hospital in Bangkok.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

BCL leader held over abduction, extortion

A Chhatra League (BCL) leader and four of his associates were arrested on Sunday on charges of extortion and abduction in Pabna’s Santhia upazila.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Trial of graft case against Shahed begins

The trial against Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed in a case filed for acquiring illegal wealth worth Tk 1.69 crore began at a Dhaka court with deposition of the complainant yesterday.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Dhaka-Bhanga to be tollway from Friday

The government is going to introduce tolls on Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga Expressway from July 1, a move that will push up transport costs.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

‘End to extortion’: Auto-rickshaw drivers block Savar highway

Battery-run auto-rickshaw drivers blocked Savar’s Nabinagar-Chandra highway to protest what they claim is “police extortion” yesterday. Thousands of drivers blocked the highway’s Palli Bidyut area around noon. They burned tyres along the side of the road in protest.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Headache for Mymensingh residents

Construction materials of high-rise buildings kept on roadsides and footpaths for months have become a common scene in the Mymensingh city.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

A loss of Tk 200cr in livestock, poultry

Rearing cattle has always been easy for the people of haor areas in the country’s northeastern region due to ample supply of natural fodder like grass.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Torture still go-to tool for law enforcers

Even though there is a law allowing victims of custodial torture to prosecute their torturers, it lies unused. That is how normalised physical violence and torture have become as part of the investigation and interrogation processes, speakers said yesterday.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Please bring back my son

“My tears have dried... There’s no trace of my son for over two months.”