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    American interest in energy and power sector ‘growing’: Bernicat

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:55am on April 18, 2017

    American public-and private-sector firms’ interest in Bangladesh’s burgeoning energy and power sector is said to be ‘growing day by day’...

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    Female migrant workers return, abused and exploited

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:54am on April 18, 2017

    Kulsum Begum, who once found the job of domestic worker in Middle East lucrative, came back home from Saudi Arabia just after a seven-month stay in the face of excessive workload, abuse and exploitation...

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    Rawhide merchants see no trade during upcoming Ramadan, Eid-ul-Azha

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:52am on April 18, 2017

    Rawhide merchants on Monday expressed fear at a meeting that they would not able to collect rawhide from across the country during Ramadan and Eid-ul-Azha — prime season for rawhide business — because of the crisis caused by the ongoing tannery relocation...

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    PM for rescheduling satellite launching for November

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:28am on April 18, 2017

    The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Monday told the cabinet that the launching of Bangabandhu Satellite-I, scheduled for December, should be rescheduled for any day in November...

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    Khaleda vows to debunk ‘enforced disappearance mystery’

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:24am on April 18, 2017

    BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday promised to unearth the mystery behind the enforced disappearances, and ensure punishment to those involved in the incidents...

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    PM flies to Thimphu today

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:22am on April 18, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here for Thimphu on Tuesday morning on a three-day official tour to attend the international conference on autism and nuero developmental disorders. The three-day conference begins at the royal banquet hall in the Bhutanese capital on Wednesday...

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    Patuakhali, Barguna lose 47,500 Rakhains

    Emran Hossain . back from Patuakhali | Updated at 12:16am on April 18, 2017

    The number of the Rakhains in Patuakhali and Barguna districts dropped to 2,500 from 50,000 in less than a century, leaders of the community told New Age...

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    Govt apathy blamed for failure to rescue Ilias

    Zaman Monir . Sylhet | Updated at 12:16am on April 18, 2017

    The family, relatives and followers of Bangladesh Nationalist Party former organising secretary M Ilias Ali, reportedly a victim of enforced disappearance, blamed government’s apathy for the failure to find out his whereabouts even inside five years of the disappearance...

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    Obaidul indicted

    Court Correspondent | Updated at 12:12am on April 18, 2017

    Alleged stalker Obaidul Khan, also a tailor, was indicted for hacking 14-year-old Willes Little Flower School student Suraiya Akhter Risha to death in front of her school at Kakrail in Dhaka in August 2016 that triggered countrywide protests...

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    Public transports lack safety measures

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:08am on April 18, 2017

    Lack of safety measures in public transports is one of the major reasons for the increasing number of casualties in case of any accident, experts find...