Petition filed with HC challenging Momen's holding office as minister

A Supreme Court lawyer today (September 5, 2022) filed a writ petition with the High Court challenging the legality of Abdul Momen's holding the offices of the foreign minister as well as a member of parliament for his “controversial comment”.

Khulna fuel traders strike demanding commission hike

Fuel oil traders of Khulna has been observing a 12-hour strike since morning in order to press home their three-point demand including increased commission and tank-lorry rents.

Unhr commissioner’s visit: Rights issues, Rohingyas to figure high

UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet will be focusing on human rights situation in Bangladesh, Rohingya crisis, and climate change during her four-day visit here that begins on August 14.

Bangladeshi individuals, Banks: Deposits with Swiss banks rise 55pc

Funds deposited by Bangladeshi citizens and banks with different Swiss banks witnessed a massive rise of 55 percent to 871 million Swiss francs (CHF), about Tk 8,266 crore, in 2021 compared to the previous year.

Services will need proof of income tax payment

People will require to submit the proof of submission of their income tax returns in order to get more than 40 types of services, including loans and trade licence, as the National Board of Revenue looks to raise more taxes.

Illegal health facilities: One of them even served embassies

Located in the capital’s upscale neighbourhood of Baridhara, Wahab Medical Practice has been making medical assessments of people travelling to western countries, says its website.

Covid may now spread even faster

Health officials warned yesterday of the possibility of Covid-19 transmission rising since the ongoing lockdown has been withdrawn for a week from today.

Home Trips During Eid: Crowds may help spread virus

Experts warn of worsening Covid-19 situation as thousands are leaving city areas in crowded vehicles to celebrate Eid in their village homes, ignoring social distancing and sometimes not wearing masks.

A glorious day for Dhaka's football

Sunday, November 21, 1937.

Bangladesh football: then and now

The passion is so high that they hoist the national flags of their teams on rooftops and engage in bitter arguments about their teams, like they once did during matches of country's two archrivals -- Abahani and Mohammedan.

A naturalist's letter to Dhaka parents

A narrow 50-meter creek running along a muddy road next to our house was a passage for fish and other aquatic animals.

Bangladesh 6th worst extreme weather-affected country

Bangladesh ranks sixth among the world’s top 10 countries most affected by extreme weather events in the last 20 years, according to the Global Climate Risk Index by think-tank Germanwatch. On an average, a total of 679.05 people died in 185 climatic events in Bangladesh within the period of 1996 to 2015.

PM accorded warm reception in Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is accorded a warm reception as she arrived Saudi Arabia on a four-day official visit to join the Arab Islamic-American (AIA) Summit at the invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Alamdanga killing field could have more to say

The Pakistan army's killing field in Alamdanga of Chuadanga could be holding further proof of the brutality of the anti-liberation forces.

The vanishing act

It was not too long ago when aeroplane enthusiasts of the world, those who were old enough, were saddened by the demise of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. People from across the world queued up at an airport in the UK to be in the last ever passenger flight of the airliner which was then operated by only Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

Unrelenting Passion

While we celebrated the under-16 women's football team's success over the last two months, here is a look into the background of these girls who took up the beautiful game and came so far in just three to four years.

“He was sent by God”

Cut off from the nearest town by some 10-20 kilometres of thick forests all around, the people of Kailakuri and adjacent villages didn't have access to trusted medical care in any emergency.

The Good Doctor

“My days are numbered now," Edric Sargission Baker told his associates soon after he was diagnosed with pulmonary artery hypertension in 2013. An accomplished doctor himself, he then described the symptoms that would indicate his time had come. "When you see these symptoms, do not put me on mechanical ventilation or any other life support," Dr Baker said to the shock of his associates.

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