2014 Top Events

2014 Top Events

The son that will never return

He had promised his mother he would come back and build her a new home. On his word, she dreamed of a better life provided by one of the three sons – the lone bread-winner of the family.

179 Bangladeshi expats stuck in Muscat airport after suspension of flights from Oman

A total of 179 Bangladeshi expatriates are stuck at the Muscat International Airport after Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (Caab) added Oman to a list of 12 countries from which passengers would not be allowed to enter Bangladesh as part of the country’s Covid-19 containment measures.

Brexit, the EU-UK agreement, and the economic impact

Some politicians promise an El Dorado if you vote them into power. Others tell stories, some true and some not so, to get the voters to believe them.

Noakhali sadar, Begumganj upazilas declared red zones

The local administration declares Nohakhali sadar and Begumganj upazilas as red zones and imposed lockdowns there for the next 15 days from tomorrow to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Coronavirus death toll leaps in China's Hubei province

The Chinese province at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak reports a record rise in the death toll under a new method for diagnosing cases, as health experts warned the epidemic could get worse before it gets better.

Appeal hearing on compensating Tareque’s family Oct 8

The Supreme Court fixes October 8 for hearing an appeal filed challenging a High Court verdict that ordered paying Tk 4.61 crore compensation to the family of eminent filmmaker Tareque Masud over his death in a road accident around seven years ago.

Samsung to recall Galaxy Note 7

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd today says it will halt the sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.

Israel says Syria's Assad may be left with rump state

A senior Israeli defense official said President Bashar al-Assad controlled just a fifth of Syria and may end up in charge of a rump state dominated by his minority Alawite sect.

Bangladesh flushing out northeast militants

Following inputs provided by Indian Border Security Force (BSF), authorities in Bangladesh have begun flushing out northeast militants

Tragic death of 4yr-old Jihad

The country was shocked at the sad fate of the four-year old Jihad. The ill fated child fell down the 300-foot well shaft while playing with other children Shahjahanpur Railway Colony in Dhaka around 4:00pm on December 26. His body was pulled out by a group of volunteers around 3:00pm the following day, shortly after the government agencies called off the rescue bid on Saturday saying there was no sign of the boy inside the well.


War crimes trial

International Crimes Tribunals awarded death to several top leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami including the party chief Motiur Rahman Nizami in October, Mir Quasem Ali in November and Azharul Islam, and former Jatiya Party lawmaker Syed Mohammad Qaisar, both in December. The Supreme Court commuted death penalty to imprisonment for life for Delawar Hossain Sayedee in September. Judicial procedures are pending for next stage of judgement of Ali...

Ctg 10-truck arms haul: 14 awarded death

Babar, Nizami, NSI's Rahim, DGFI's Rezzakul among convicts


Countrywide 10hr blackout

The whole country plunged into the worst blackout in seven years on November 1 as a malfunction in Bheramara power plant snapped the Bangladesh-India transmission line, triggering failures throughout the national grid.

Sundarbans oil spill

A tanker carrying 3.58 lakh litres of furnace oil sank in a Sundarbans river near Mongla early on December 9, spilling oil over a vast area of the world's largest mangrove forest.

Pinak-6, Miraz-4 capsize

Two incidents of launch capsize took place, the first one in the Meghna river and the other in the Padma, within less than two and a half months. Fifty five lives were lost after a double-decker MV Miraj-4 launch heading for Shariatpur from Dhaka went down in the Meghna in Munshiganj on May 15. The launch sank with over 200 people on board around 3:30pm at Doulatpur in Gazaria upazila during a nor'wester. About 40-50 passengers made it to the shore alive.


Narayanganj abduction, murder

The gruesome kidnap and murder of seven persons including Narayanganj City Corporation panel mayor Nazrul Islam in April sent a wave of panic across Bangladesh. In a stunning allegation, Islam's father-in-law said that some Rab men killed him in exchange for Tk 6 crore from Awami League leader Nur Hossain and a few others. The authorities fired three Rab officers including commanding officer of Rab-11 Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad and they were eventually arrested and brought to justice.