Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today stressed the need for promoting local sports more enthusiastically to enhance engagement of the young generations in extracurricular activities.
Two cops, including an additional superintendent of police, have been sued under the Torture and Custodial Death (Prohibition) Act for allegedly torturing four people in custody.
At least 94 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in 24 hours till 8:00am today, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS)
The death of the brothers is a stark reminder of our insignificant existence in the grand scheme of things.
After registering the party's protest across the country against the ongoing loadshedding, BNP will now stage marches in the metropolitan cities, including the capital, to mount pressure on the government to ensure uninterrupted power supply.
A one-day-old baby girl was stolen from Natore Modern Sadar Hospital this morning
Bangladesh coach Javier Cabrera on Friday left out Eleta Kingsley and in-form forward Sazzad Hossain from the 23-member squad for this month’s SAFF Championship.
Although the story doesn’t talk about how this particular cafe became a time-travelling spot to begin with, reading through to the last page made me feel that the café was always there-since the beginning of time.
The latest BTS number conveys the band’s appreciation for fans who have supported their 10 years long journey.
After nearly a decade-long wait, Akshay Kumar is back again with a sequel of his famed film "OMG: Oh My God!".
Nagorik Natya Sampradaya is all set to stage their new play “Ontore Bahire Chitrangada” is based on Rabindranath Tagore's “Chitrangada”, today at 7 pm at the Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samity in Dhaka.
Bangladesh Bank will announce a new monetary policy this month, where measures for the single exchange rate of US dollar and market-based interest rate are getting priority.
Four persons were killed and three others suffered injuries in a head-on collision between a battery-run-auto rickshaw and a truck in Jamalpur Sadar upazila this afternoon.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today presided over the regular meeting of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust at the Gono Bhaban in the capital.
Authorities must wake up from their perpetual slumber and address the anarchy in the transport sector
After a few weeks of facing scorching heat, a soothing rain has graced the capital city today. Along with the rainy breeze, the capital seems have taken a festive mood with multiple cultural activates to taking place around the city today.
Recently, Neha celebrated her 35th birthday (June 6), where she hosted a tea party with her loved ones. After she posted pictures of the gathering, netizens, along with wishing her, noticed that Rohanpreet was missing from the birthday party's pictures. Many even commented if they had a fight?
A union level Awami League leader and a child died after being hit by trains in two separate incidents in Narsingdi early today.
Goals from Cesare Casadei and Simone Pafundi secured Italy a 2-1 win over Korea Republic in the FIFA U-20 World Cup semi-finals on Friday in Argentina.
Sri Lanka's cricket board Friday named a 15-member squad for their World Cup qualifying matches in Zimbabwe, leaving out former skipper Angelo Mathews.
Major use cases of mobile financial services (MFS) are still confined to receiving, sending and withdrawing money at marginal levels, where the gender divide is palpable, according to three studies.
Popular actress Shobnom Bubly, who is known for her dynamic on-screen presence, has left fans in awe with her captivating performance in the teaser of the much-anticipated film, "Casino".
Serajul Alam Khan, one of the key organisers of the Liberation War, died at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital this afternoon.
It makes me wonder if the entire show gets too swept up with its political correctness.
Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Qu Dongyu has lauded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership in ensuring food security in Bangladesh.
US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Thursday their countries would partner on advanced technologies, clean energy and critical minerals as they strengthen a historical security alliance..Biden and Sunak signed the "Atlantic Declaration," which Sunak described
Four hundred and eight people were killed in 491 road accidents across the country in the month of May.
Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has predicted more rain or thundershowers in different parts of the country, including Dhaka, over the 24 hours from 9:00am today.
The key focus of the event is to promote social inclusion and participation among children with special needs, and emphasize the importance of parents' involvement in their child's development journey. Distinguished speakers, performers, and special guests will be contributing to the success of the event, including Bidya Sinha Saha Mim.
Three heavyweights of Bangladeshi entertainment, Chanchal Chowdhury, Afran Nisho and Mosharraf Karim, have posed for a photo together.
England's Ollie Pope said they have to get Steve Smith out of his bubble during the Ashes series and will look for ways of making the Australian run machine as uncomfortable as possible at the crease.
t goes without saying that this whopping 20% increase in import duty for software is a massive one. Not only does it mean an increased price tag for essential software like Word and Windows OS, but it reduces the accessibility of premium, full versions of such software for local users.
RMMRU survey reveals struggle with poor pay, abuse and discrimination
Five members of a family, including a seven-year-old, sustained burn injuries in a fire in Narayanganj Sadar upazila this morning
Just like “Unholy”, the latest number from Sam and Madonna, “Vulgar” is also quite a provocative song with a hip-hop-like rhythm and tacky lyrics that would capture the audience in its flow.
India's foreign minister on Thursday hit out at Canada for allowing a float in a parade depicting the 1984 assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her bodyguards, perceived to be glorification of violence by Sikh separatists.
The Sudanese government has declared United Nations envoy Volker Perthes "persona non grata", two weeks after the army chief accused him of stoking the country's civil conflict and sought to have him removed from his post..Since late last year, Perthes and the UN mission he heads in war-to
A man was killed last night when an oil-carrying wagon of Bangladesh Railway collided with a lorry with containers of hydrogen peroxide in Chattogram’s Saltgola rail crossing area..The deceased was identified as Lavlu, who used to share rides on his motorcycles for a living, said Sanjay Ku
In a heartwarming gesture, Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor has announced his plan to book 10,000 movie seats for underprivileged children to watch the highly-anticipated film "Adipurush." Directed by Om Raut, the epic theatrical release is set to hit cinemas on June 16.
Released on January 27, crowd-funded film "Saatao," directed by Khandkar Suman will be screening again from today at Roots Cine Club in Sirajganj.
Known for his daredevil stunts, particularly in the "Mission Impossible" series, Cruise has established himself as an iconic action star. However, recent internet buzz surrounds a photo of individuals who bear an uncanny resemblance to Tom Cruise, leaving netizens perplexed.
Popular Tollywood actor Rituparna Sengupta will grace the silver screen in the upcoming Bengali film adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's renowned classic "Datta". Set to release in theaters on June 16, this cinematic rendition marks the third adaptation of the novel, with previous versions being released in 1951 and 1976.
Renowned South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, best known for his works such as "Oldboy" and "The Handmaiden", is set to collaborate with streaming giant Netflix for his first project with the platform.
Citytouch, the digital banking platform of City Bank, is the first mobile banking application of Bangladesh, launched in 2013. Since then, City Bank has always strived to add more and more banking features and products in Citytouch in order to make it a one-stop digital banking solution for the customers. Citytouch offers the convenience of doing banking right from the comfort of one’s home. This helps customers avoid the stubborn traffic situation and as a result saves their time and significant cost.
To mark World Environment Day 2023, a joint seminar was organised by the Department of Environment (DoE), Unilever Bangladesh Ltd. (UBL), World Bank, UNIDO and Bangladesh Plastic Goods Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BPGMEA), titled ‘Adopting Circular Economy for Sustainable Plastic Management in Bangladesh’, on June 8, 2023, at the DoE Auditorium, Agargaon, Dhaka. The seminar focused on sustainable plastic waste management, which was also the focus of this year’s World Environment Day.
In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the film society movement in Bangladesh and the 50th anniversary of the Federation of Film Societies of Bangladesh, an exciting event called the 'Film Festival 2023 by Film Society Members' is set to captivate audiences.
In today’s innovation-driven economy, creativity not only enables companies to navigate crises effectively but also empowers them to gain a competitive edge in the cutthroat business landscape.
While fuel quality is an important part of running any automobile, it is especially important for a turbocharged car due to the specific requirements and demands put on the engine. Let us take a closer look at how popular turbocharged cars are in Bangladesh and how bad fuel is affecting turbocharged car owners.
The proposed income tax law has sought to make it mandatory for taxpayers in specific cases to add the statement of their living expenses with their tax returns.
I am tethered to my mobile phone as if it’s the placenta sustaining life for me.
Relaxy, a locally-based mental health app, aims to provide instant, affordable, and personalised mental health care all over Bangladesh.
The current job market is incredibly competitive, ask anyone who has recently been looking for a job.
"The corrupt Biden Administration has informed my attorneys that I have been Indicted, seemingly over the Boxes Hoax," Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform
"When I heard it I couldn't quite understand it, because obviously Moeen doesn't want to play Test cricket and I don't understand why he wants to come back for this," Gatting said at a charity event in Bangkok on Thursday
Having battled through 59 encounters with Rafael Nadal over 16 years of epic rivalry, Novak Djokovic faces the Spanish legend's heir apparent Carlos Alcaraz at the French Open in a match laced with era-defining potential.
Clonal tea seedlings, which are cloned from hybrid varieties of the plant, are helping develop the tea industry of Bangladesh by providing high yields of top-quality tea, according to growers.
Puyol played alongside Guardiola for Barcelona and was captain of the Barca team managed by him a few years later, winning the Champions League in 2008-09 and 2010-11
The Football Benchmark report ranks Europe's 32 most prominent clubs based on a series of criteria including assessments of their financial statements, squad value and the size of their broadcast market.
20-year-old Mushfik Hasan's call-up to the national squad for the one-off Test against Afghanistan was a bit surprising, but those who can recall his recent domestic performances will know the right-arm pacer has a knack for troubling batters of calibre. Pacers across the country were terrorising batters in the last National Cricket League but Mushfik's performances appeared to have a statement of intent about them.
Fireworks and flame-throwers greeted Benzema, wearing their black and yellow kit with the number nine, at Al-Ittihad's 60,000-seater stadium in Jeddah, where a giant 'KB9' was emblazoned on the pitch in bright lights.
On Wednesday morning, Inter's account had around 900,000 followers, a number which had already grown amidst rumours of Messi's possible arrival and less than 24 hours after the news broke, that number had skyrocketed to 5.7 million followers
A research experiment on providing temporary migration loans in Bangladesh saw a 22 percentage point rise in such movements from the rate of households already prone to adopting this mode of income.
Corporate and foreign investors may further lose interest in the stock market of Bangladesh as the country has dropped a notch in the Moody’s Investors Service rating system.
Bangladesh’s imports dropped 14.40 per cent year-on-year to $58.78 billion in July-April of the ongoing financial year, which might be seen as a relief for the volatile foreign exchange regime but it could also deal a blow to the economy, official figures showed yesterday.
Around 400 cold storages across Bangladesh are struggling to preserve and maintain the quality of vast quantities of potatoes for power cuts over the past two weeks.
A maximum of three persons from a single family would be able to become directors of a commercial bank from the existing four, according to the Bank Company (Amendment) Bill 2023.
More than one in five buses of private operators running in the capital have no valid fitness certificates.
Tangail bridge left unattended for five years requires urgent repairs
England captain Ben Stokes says he wants to be involved in an Ashes series that goes "beyond cricket" as he prepares to face Australia in a five-match series.
India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar yesterday played down the controversy over the mural of "Akhand Bharat" (undivided India) installed in the new parliament building, saying "it is not a big political issue"
A fire set by a miscreant burnt a mother and her six-month-old son at Satani village in Patuakhali’s Dumki upazila yesterday
Unseeded Karolina Muchova saved a match point before battling past second seed Aryna Sabalenka 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 7-5 on Thursday to reach the French Open final in thrilling fashion and end the Belarusian's dream of becoming world number one.
Steve Smith scored his 31st Test century before Australia captain Pat Cummins sparked India's collapse in the World Test Championship final on Thursday.
“We have original, glazing print and a perfect product with security thread and watermarks that are almost undetectable in bare eyes,” reads a part of an advertisement recently posted on Facebook to sell fake notes.
Record-high greenhouse gas emissions and diminishing air pollution have caused an unparalleled acceleration in global warming, 50 top scientists warned yesterday in a sweeping climate science update.
Taiwan yesterday activated its defence systems after reporting 37 Chinese military aircraft flying into the island’s air defence zone, some of which then flew into the western Pacific, in Beijing’s latest mass air incursion.
Traders of Karwan Bazar are reluctant to shift to Jatrabari and Gabtali as they believe the areas are unsuitable for running their business.
Two people died of dengue and 134 others were hospitalised across the country in the last 24 hours till yesterday morning.
The “Mango Special Train”, loaded with the seasonal delicacies, started its service yesterday.
A man armed with a knife stabbed four preschool children and injured two adults by a lake in the French Alps yesterday in an attack that sent shock waves through the country.
India’s foreign minister yesterday hit out at Canada for allowing a float in a parade depicting the 1984 assassination of Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi by her bodyguards, perceived to be glorification of violence by Sikh separatists.
Education Minister Dipu Moni yesterday said integrating Qawmi education into the mainstream education system through updating their curriculum and making it time-fitting is necessary to help its students succeed in contemporary society.
Ousted Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan yesterday secured bail from the Islamabad High Court over
Members of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority testified in person for the first time on Wednesday in
US prosecutors have told Donald Trump’s lawyers that he is the target of a probe into his handling of classified documents after leaving the presidency, in a sign he might be indicted,
Sudanese army soldiers and paramilitaries yesterday fought for control of a military facility in Khartoum
President Mohammed Shahabuddin yesterday urged the UK investors to invest in various sectors, including oil and gas, in Bangladesh.
Rajdhani Unnayan Katripakkha (Rajuk) yesterday demolished around 100 structures from the bank of the DIT pond in the capital’s Gandaria area.
The admission test results of “Ga” unit held under the business faculty of Dhaka University for 2022-2023 session were published yesterday with pass rate of 11.84 percent.
Frequent load shedding is causing disruption in supplying water in five out of 10 zones of Dhaka Wasa, its Managing Director Taqsem A Khan said yesterday.
The Department of Narcotics Control has arrested a key coordinator of a drug syndicate and a carrier who used to smuggle consignments of yaba pills to Dhaka from Cox’s Bazar.
The High Court yesterday justified three sections of the Vested Property Return Act, 2001 regarding government’s authority to prepare list of vested property, relevant tribunals’ jurisdiction to dispose of cases relating to such properties and deputy commissioners’ power to maintain and leasing those properties.
As BNP, a party with a substantial voter base, is not participating in the upcoming Barishal City Corporation election, a pertinent question arises surrounding which candidate will get the support of the BNP loyalists.
The border guards of Bangladesh and India will hold their bi-annual border-level talks in New Delhi from June 11 when Dhaka is expected to flag its concerns over continued incidents of border killing.
Non-government postgraduate resident trainee physicians yesterday demanded an increase in their monthly stipend from Tk 20,000 to Tk 50,000, since they believe their current salary is insufficient to cover their living expenses.
The next national elections will be held under the current government with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the helm, said Information Minister Hasan Mahmud yesterday.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday alleged that the ruling party leaders are trying to mislead people through their contradictory comments on political talks over the next election.
The Election Commission has moved to ease the hassle for people in correcting information on National ID Cards.
Sabira Rouf, mother of Dr Eaysmin Ara Lekha, vice-chancellor of Uttara University, passed away on June 7. She was 86.
Two factions of Awami League yesterday threw chairs at each other twice during a rally organised marking the historic Six-point Day in front of its headquarters in the capital’s Gulistan.
By-polls to Chattogram-10 constituency will be held on July 30. The Election Commission announced the schedule yesterday.
The extension of existing benefits for local consumer electronics industries through the proposed national budget is very encouraging, said Golam Murshed, managing director and chief executive officer of Walton Hi-Tech Industries, yesterday.
My son has his own studio and content creation platform where many influencers record their programmes. Last week, a very successful entrepreneur was interviewed. He explained that during the pandemic, he created an online marketplace that became highly successful.
Shepherd Textile (BD) Limited is going to merge with Shepherd Industries PLC with a view to cutting administrative expenses.
Brac Bank Ltd has decided to issue bonds in order to raise up to Tk 700 crore to enhance its capital base.
The eurozone entered into a technical recession at the start of the year, shrinking by 0.1 per cent for a second consecutive quarter, figures from the EU’s statistic agency showed Thursday.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday called for stronger collaboration with Malaysia to protect palm oil products threatened by a European Union trade law he termed “discrimination”.
Bangladesh can achieve food security, eradicate poverty, foster social equality and promote economic growth through responsible investment in agriculture and food systems, according to Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has sought support from his counterparts in the Commonwealth nations as the government looks to extend the preferential trade benefit for Bangladesh for six more years after the country’s graduation to a developing country.
Walton has launched three new artificial intelligence of things-based refrigerators of a “giantech” (GT) series.
All indices of the Dhaka and Chattogram bourses rose yesterday.
Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited has won a “National Environment Award-2022” in an environmental protection and pollution control category for institutions.
Many farmers across the country are now becoming interested in commercial cultivation of different fruits and crops.
It is said that to know a city well you must walk the lanes and by lanes; only then do you notice the landmarks, take in the sights and sounds of the city, and take pleasure in observing the signature colours of the cityscape.
Bangladesh avoided being put on the “red list” by Saudi Arabia as private hajj agencies completed visa processing of 85 percent hajj pilgrims before the June 7 deadline set by Riyadh.
A Dhaka tribunal yesterday granted bail to former superintendent of police Babul Akhter’s father Abdul Wadud Mia and brother Habibur Rahman Labu till July 25 after their surrender before it in a case filed by the PBI chief under the Digital Security Act.
This year’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations will start from August 17.
UN investigators said yesterday they were gathering evidence that could potentially be used in future prosecutions of those involved in Israel’s expulsion of a French-Palestinian human rights lawyer.
The United States has reiterated that they are keen to enhance relationship and cooperation with Bangladesh in key areas, including security and trade.
Five Arab Israelis were shot dead at a car wash in the north yesterday, police said, amid the worst crime wave in years to hit the minority sector.
An explosion inside a mosque in northern Afghanistan yesterday killed at least 11 people during the funeral of the Taliban’s provincial deputy governor, who died in an attack earlier this week, officials said.
Bangladesh’s home ministry has approved a travel pass for BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed, now in India, paving the way for his return home.
Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar protested yesterday, demanding to be repatriated to Myanmar, so that they could leave the squalid camps they have lived in since fleeing a brutal military crackdown in their homeland in 2017.
Lionel Messi on Wednesday put an end to speculation about a romanticised Barcelona return after he announced his intention to join Major League Soccer side Inter Miami as a free agent.
Landmines uprooted and dispersed by floodwaters surging downstream from the breached Kakhovka dam across swathes of southern Ukraine could pose a grave danger to civilians for decades to come, the Red Cross said.
A child suffered severe injuries when a spotted hyena attacked him at the Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur yesterday.
At least 25 BNP men were injured in an attack allegedly by ruling Awami League activists in Pabna town yesterday.
People with properties abroad stand to face a penalty equal to their fair market value if the tax office can detect those, as per the Income Tax Bill 2023.
“I want exemplary punishment of the people who are responsible,” said Mobarak Hossain yesterday, who lost his two sons allegedly from pesticide poisoning.
In a bid to hold the upcoming general election in a free and fair manner, the Election Commission has decided to ensure that no government agency will file any case to harass anyone, Law Minister Anisul Huq said yesterday.
People had a bit of relief yesterday after light rain in places across the country, including the capital, brought down temperatures amid the heatwave leading to lower electricity demand and less frequent power cuts.
The truth is, we have made a shambles of our elections and have weakened most of the accountability structures.