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    Legal notice asks govt to implement HC order to put overseas returnees on 14-day quarantine

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:17am on April 13, 2021

    A Supreme Court lawyer on Monday served a legal notice on the ministers and secretaries of the home, health and civil aviation and tourism ministries and the Cabinet Division to implement within 24 hours...

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    Anti-Modi protestors face custodial torture: families, activists

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:16am on April 13, 2021

    Political leaders and families of a number of arrested activists on Monday alleged that a number of protesters detained since March 25 over the protests against Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to...

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    Ekushey Book Fair concludes

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 01:11am on April 13, 2021

    Curtain fell on the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair on Monday with publishers facing huge losses due to lack of visitors amid COVID-19 outbreak. The fair ended two days before its scheduled closure on April 14 on a government...

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    Five of teenage gang held while preparing for robbery: RAB

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:09am on April 13, 2021

    The Rapid Action Battalion has arrested five members of a teenage gang on an allegation that they were taking preparation for a robbery at Tejgaon Industrial Area in Dhaka. RAB-2 director...

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    LDA demands aid for workers during restrictions

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:07am on April 13, 2021

    The leaders of the Left Democratic Alliance, a combine of eight left-leaning parties, on Monday called upon the government to give special food and monetary assistance to the working class to...

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    Workers Party worried at government failure in tackling COVID-19

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:04am on April 13, 2021

    Workers Party of Bangladesh, a partner of the Awami League-led alliance, on Monday expressed concern over failures of the government in tackling the COVID-19 situation in the country...

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    34 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Djibouti

    Agence France-Presse . Djibouti | Updated at 01:00am on April 13, 2021

    Thirty-four migrants drowned on Monday after their boat capsized off the coast of Djibouti, the International Organisation for Migration said, the second such accident in just over a month...

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    One dead, one injured in Paris hospital shooting

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:56am on April 13, 2021

    An unidentified attacker shot dead a man and badly injured a woman outside a Paris hospital on Monday before fleeing the scene on a motorbike, police said. The attacker fired several shots at the Henry Dunant private geriatric hospital run...

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    Don’t carry passengers in goods-laden transport amid lockdown: Obaidul

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:52am on April 13, 2021

    Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Monday urged the authorities concerned to remain alert so that goods-laden transport could not carry passengers during lockdown...

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    Police to control public movement through app

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on April 13, 2021

    The police are set to launch a mobile-based application today to control public movement during fresh restrictions from Wednesday. The police headquarters in a message said on Monday that inspector general of police Benazir Ahmed would...

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    Enforce restriction, feed poor: speakers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:46am on April 13, 2021

    Speakers in a webinar on Monday asked the government to extend food and cash aids to the poor with the enforcement of a strict ‘lockdown’ for combating the second wave of the coronavirus...

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    Commodity prices shoot up

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:16am on April 13, 2021

    Prices of a number of essential commodities witnessed a fresh increase on Monday, ahead of more government restrictions on business activities and public movement to check COVID-19 infections...

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    New world order in Middle East

    Gordon Duff | Updated at 12:00am on April 13, 2021

    ONE thing is obvious as we enter the spring (northern hemisphere) of 2021. Israel with the help of Saudi Arabia and aided by a United States deemed too politically crippled to formulate a balanced foreign policy, plan to...

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    Hunting in Yemen

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 13, 2021

    SINCE March 29, in Washington, DC, Iman Saleh, age 26, has been on a hunger strike to demand an end to the war in Yemen. She is joined by five others from her group, The Yemeni Liberation Movement. The hunger strikers point...

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    How a coal to LNG switch could derail Bangladesh renewables progress

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 13, 2021

    THE emerging markets of Bangladesh and Vietnam are alluring for foreign energy companies looking to make money in the region. But these nations stand to lose both economically and environmentally through...

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    Is Bangladesh prepared to face another ‘violence pandemic’?

    Tasnim Nowshin Fariha | Updated at 12:00am on April 13, 2021

    THE government of Bangladesh has announced a week-long countrywide lockdown from April 5 which may be extended further considering the rapid spread of the COVID-19 infection. Lockdown measures, whilst essential...

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    Strict policy on importing wild life a must

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 13, 2021

    THE reported commercial farming of invasive fish is likely to further endanger the aquatic biodiversity unless the government takes immediate steps against it. A probe report of the Department of Fisheries has...

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    Next budget must attend the COVID-19 economic fallout

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 13, 2021

    MILLIONS of people and hundreds of business enterprises, especially small and medium ones, have been seriously affected by the economic distress induced by the COVID-19 outbreak in the country since March 2020. While the...

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