Hasina axes heavyweights

Sheikh Hasina, who is set to take oath today as the prime minister for the third consecutive term, has dropped most of her colleagues in the outgoing cabinet, aiming to inject fresh blood in her new government.

Joy terms Bhutan debacle an accident

Deputy minister for youth and sports Arif Khan Joy termed Bangladesh's defeat at the hands of Bhutan in the Asian Cup Qualifiers playoff as 'an accident' and blamed the then coach for wrong team selection.

Malaysia will not abandon tournament over Myanmar Rohingya crackdown

Malaysia decided on Friday to carry on with a regional soccer tournament co-hosted by Myanmar, days after a Malaysian minister said it was considering pulling out in protest against Myanmar's bloody crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims.

Pak federal govt comes to Hanif’s aid

The federal government will come to the aid of former Pakistan cricketing legend Hanif Mohammad who is currently hospitalized and undergoing treatment in an intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a private hospital in Karachi.

Britain, France mark 100 years of Somme offensive

With a cannon blast and a piercing whistle, Britain and France on Friday marked 100 years since soldiers emerged from their trenches to begin one of the bloodiest battles of World War I at the River Somme.

4,391 acres of railway land grabbed

A total of 4,391 acres of railway land has been grabbed so far by individuals and government, semi-government, autonomous,

Tourism minister to attend office at Dhaka airport

The minister and secretary to the civil aviation and tourism ministry will attend office at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to implement a work plan for fulfilling international standard security at the airport by March 31.

Don’t comment on sub-judice matter: Law minister

Law Minister Anisul Huq has urged all not to make any statement regarding any sub-judice matter.

Wild elephant goes on rampage in Indian town

A wild elephant went on an hours-long rampage in a town in eastern India on Wednesday, damaging about 100 homes, shops and other buildings, a state minister said.

December 4, 2015
December 4, 2015

Modi flood photo memes drown Twitter

India's state-run Press Information Bureau is facing online mockery after tweeting an edited image of PM Narendra Modi surveying deadly Chennai floods.

November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015

Indian women educate 'ignorant' minister

A group of female students and women's activists in the Indian capital, Delhi, have come up with a unique response to minister Smriti Irani's declaration that women in India have complete freedom to decide what to wear or whom to meet. The BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi reports.

November 19, 2015
November 19, 2015

Writ challenging Maya's JS membership rejected

The High Court rejects a writ petition challenging the legality of holding offices of minister and lawmaker by Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya after the Supreme Court scrapped his acquittal in a corruption case.

October 7, 2015
October 7, 2015

Nat’l employment injury insurance to be established

Germany, Bangladesh and International Labor Organization (ILO) have signed a tripartite deal to support the establishment of a National Employment Injury Insurance System in Bangladesh.

October 6, 2015
October 6, 2015

Inflation rises slightly in September

Inflation increased by 0.07 percentage points to 6.24 percent in September from the previous month primarily due to the increased economic activities for Eid-ul-Azha.