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    Manik Mia Avenue will be car-free on first Friday of every month : OQ

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:25am on September 23, 2017

    The road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said Manik Mia Avenue will be restricted for private cars on the first Friday of every month....

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    Protesters urge strong int’l initiative for repatriation of Rohingyas

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:22am on September 23, 2017

    Different political and social organisations on Friday protested at the ongoing persecution of Rohingya people in their homeland Myanmar and demanded their safe repatriation from Bangladesh...

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    Mongla Port to get Tk 2,533cr water treatment plant

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 02:21am on September 23, 2017

    Ministry of Shipping has initiated a move to set up a Surface Water Treatment Plant at Mongla Port spending Tk 2,533 crore to cope with the massive development activities centring the port...

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    Occupational hazards remain unchanged

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 02:14am on September 23, 2017

    Around 15,000 workers of newly relocated tannery industries at Savar continued to work amid occupational hazards as they did at Hazaribagh....

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    People’s tribunal in KL finds Myanmar guilty

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:43am on September 23, 2017

    The Permanent Peoples Tribunal’s on Friday found the State of Myanmar guilty of the crime of genocide against the Kachin people and other Muslim groups, including the Rohingyas, reports Malaysian newspaper New Straits Times...

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    Two ‘drug dealers’ arrested in Jessore

    Our Correspondent . Jessore | Updated at 12:42am on September 23, 2017

    The Border Guard Bangladesh arrested two listed drug peddlers along with 324 bottles of Phensedyl, and one kilogram of cannabis, at Barni frontier under Chaugachha police station on early Friday, said a BGB press release...

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    Teesta, Brahmaputra swell again

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:40am on September 23, 2017

    A fresh rise in the water levels of the Teesta and the Brahmaputra rivers resulted in inundating low lying areas in Lalmonirhat on Friday, confirms Bangladesh Water Development Board...

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    DoE acts against cropland saving govt policy

    Sadiqur Rahman | Updated at 12:26am on September 23, 2017

    The Department of Environment is acting against the government policy as it continues to encourage topsoil consuming brick production at the cost of fertility of cropland. ..

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    Number of caesarean births on rise

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 01:35am on September 23, 2017

    Caesarean section, a surgical operation for delivering a child by cutting through the wall of the abdomen of mothers with delivery complications, is being misused predominantly in absence of any guideline or labour room protocol in Bangladesh. ..

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    Mount pressure on Myanmar army over Rohingya issue: Rushanara

    United News of Bangladesh . Sylhet | Updated at 12:14am on September 23, 2017

    Expressing concern over the Rohingya crisis, visiting UK prime minister’s trade envoy Rushanara Ali, MP, stressed the need for mounting international pressure on Myanmar army to solve the problem...