Bangaldesh

Big dream, grim reality

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has really dreamt of a big budget in every respect -- from expenditure to revenue generation. And he no longer wants to live in the 6 percent GDP class to push beyond 7 percent. But his big dream promises to put extra pressure on people across the board, as he plans through his VAT and other tax proposals to extract that extra penny from every pocket.

July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016

Nepal ties cancelled

Citing a lack of fitness of the players, Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) decided yesterday to cancel the proposed friendly matches between Bangladesh and Nepal.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Big dream, grim reality

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has really dreamt of a big budget in every respect -- from expenditure to revenue generation. And he no longer wants to live in the 6 percent GDP class to push beyond 7 percent. But his big dream promises to put extra pressure on people across the board, as he plans through his VAT and other tax proposals to extract that extra penny from every pocket.

May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016

Viral video: These wrong answers will shock you

Maasranga Television's news report on how much those who secured good grades in SSC exams know about topics outside their syllabus shocks many and spreads like wildfire in Facebook.

May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016

No more blanket powers for cops

The police have finally lost the century-old wide discretionary powers concerning arrest, detention in custody and remand, as the Supreme Court yesterday upheld a High Court verdict against the arbitrary use of their sweeping authority. The HC verdict delivered on April 7, 2003 asked the government to amend some provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) of 1898, which provided the police with the controversial powers, for their inconsistency with the constitution.

May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016

Arrest warrant for 23 BNP leaders in Paltan case

Arrest warrants have been floated for 23 leaders of BNP, including several of its seniors, as a Dhaka court takes into cognisance of an explosives case.

May 14, 2016
May 14, 2016

Buddhist monk murder is an isolated incident: Minister

Hours into the Buddhist monk murder in Bandarban, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal terms the killing as an isolated incident and points finger at the relatives of the victim.

April 25, 2016
April 25, 2016

Muhammed Sadique new PSC chairman

The government appoints Dr Muhammed Sadique as the new chairman of the Public Service Commission, according to an official order.

April 25, 2016
April 25, 2016

Residential building tilts in Narayanganj

A four-storied residential building has tilted over to an adjacent building in Narayanganj’s Fatullah area. Residents have been vacated and no casualty reported.

April 22, 2016
April 22, 2016

PM made member of UN panel on water

The United Nations appoints Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as one of the members of a high-level UN panel on water.

April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

‘SIM re-registration by April 30 tough’

It will be tough to complete re-registration of all the SIM cards by April 30, leaders of a fraction of mobile phone top-up and banking vendors association say.