‘Not a smart deal’

Bangladesh Power Development Board’s agreement with Adani Power to purchase 1,496 megawatts from a coal-based power plant at Godda in Jharkhand needs to be revised, said noted economist Rehman Sobhan yesterday.

7h ago| Bangladesh

Tigers take reins of forest station for 20 hours!

Forest guards confined themselves to their station in Sarankhola range of Sundarbans for 20 hours as three tigers roamed the turf.

7h ago| Bangladesh

Foreign-Funded Mega Projects: Debt repayment may become a headache

Even though the debt-to-GDP ratio is still not extremely high, paying back the debts will become uncertain unless the foreign-funded mega projects boost exports, eminent economist Prof Wahiduddin Mahmud warned yesterday.

5h ago| Diplomacy

'Apologise for '71 atrocities'

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen yesterday said Pakistan should formally apologise to Bangladesh for the atrocities it unleashed on the unarmed Bangalees in 1971.

9h ago| Economy

Gold price falls for first time in over 3 months

For the first time in more than three months, Bangladesh Jewellers Samity (Bajus) today reduced the price of gold by 1.24 percent or Tk 1,166 per bhori in line with a fall in the price of the precious metal in the local market.

11h ago| Politics

Hero Alom has become zero: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today alleged that BNP backed Ashraful Hossain Alam, popularly known as Hero Alom, in the by-elections to undermine the parliament.

10h ago| Politics

Mirza Abbas compares Tarique Rahman to Mandela, Khomeini

BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas today said Tarique Rahman is leading BNP from abroad like that of political leaders Nelson Mandela and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Choose books, not bans

Even if one does find the content of a certain book or the opinions of its author to be agreeable, it is unfortunate for that book to be altogether banned from having a place at the book fair.

3d ago| SHOUT

Should menstrual leaves be issued in educational institutions?

Menstruation, one of the most normal bodily functions, has been branded as taboo since the beginning of time.

1d ago| Weekend Read

A village of crabs, in Dhaka!

It was early morning. The sun had not yet risen, and most of Dhaka was still sleeping.

7h ago| Bangladesh

Rampal Power Plant: It’s an example of Dhaka-Delhi partnership

Indian High Commissioner Pranay Verma yesterday said the Rampal power plant is a concrete manifestation of the deep-rooted friendship and cooperation between India and Bangladesh.