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    JP wants to participate in proper election, says Ershad

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Rajshahi | Updated at 01:14am on May 24, 2017

    Jatiya Party chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad has said his party will take part in next national election and that must be held in proper environment...

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    BIMSTEC, SAARC fail to resolve members’ problems: Kumaratunga

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:12am on May 24, 2017

    The regional organisations for south and south-east Asia have failed to resolve political problems between member states, said Sri Lanka’s former executive president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga at a lecture held in Dhaka on Tuesday...

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    Yunus, Ashraful’s explanation deferred till Aug 2

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:58am on May 24, 2017

    A Labour Court in Dhaka on Tuesday deferred till August 2 the submission of explanation by Grameen Telecom chairman Muhammad Yunus and managing director Ashraful Hassan as to why they had not paid dividends to their employees...

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    Govt mulls commercial use of cars, motorcycles

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:57am on May 24, 2017

    The government is preparing a guideline to allow commercial use of cars and motorcycles for legalising different online-based transportation network companies in Bangladesh...

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    India to be party to resolving Rohingya crisis: Shringla

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:52am on May 24, 2017

    India would be a party to solution of Rohingya crisis in Rakhine State of Myanmar, Indian high commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Monday said in Dhaka on Monday. ..

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    Govt may slap VAT on tuition fees again

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:49am on May 24, 2017

    The government is likely to impose value-added tax again on tuition fees of English medium school in the upcoming budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018 under the new VAT law though the issue of VAT imposition on the fees remained pending with the apex court...

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    Govt relaxes drivers’ qualification for BRTC vehicles

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:41am on May 24, 2017

    The government has eased drivers’ qualifications required for getting heavy driving licences only for Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation vehicles...

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    Patients suffer as doctors abstain from pvt practice

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:47am on May 24, 2017

    Doctors acros s the country abstained from private practice on Tuesday protesting at attacks on doctors and vandalism at Central Hospital in the capital over death of a Dhaka University student on May 18 for ‘wrong treatment’...

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    SC has no effective control over subordinate judiciary: CJ

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:39am on May 24, 2017

    Chief Justice SK Sinha said Tuesday said that the Supreme Court has no effective control over the lower judiciary. He was chairing the 4th day’s hearing on government’s appeal against striking down of the 16th amendment by the High Court Division. All the seven judges of the Appellate Division took part in the hearing...

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    Khaleda condemns Manchester attack

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:35am on May 24, 2017

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday said existence of the mankind would be at stake and it’s all achievements would be ruined if the world community failed to resist extremists right now...