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    Awareness of drivers necessary to check accident: Quader

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:05am on April 19, 2018

    Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said awareness among drivers was also very necessary to check road accidents....

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    BN warship leaves for Indonesia to attend MNEK-2018

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on April 19, 2018

    A Bangladesh navy warship on Wenesday left Chittagong naval jetty for Indonesia to attend the 3rd Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo to be held in May...

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    SSC, equivalent exam results on May 6

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:15am on April 19, 2018

    The results of this year’s Secondary School Certificate and its equivalent examinations will be published on May 6. A copy of the results will be...

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    Protesters give a week to withdraw cases

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    Protesters for reduction of quota in public service recruitment on Wednesday extended for seven more days their ultimatum to the authorities to withdraw all cases...

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    Suspected robber killed in Comilla ‘gunfight’

    Our Correspondent . Comilla | Updated at 12:10am on April 19, 2018

    A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and police at Raipur of Daudkandi upazila in Comilla early Wednesday. The deceased...

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    PM’s next target Tarique, claims BNP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:10am on April 19, 2018

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday claimed that prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s next target was the party’s acting chairman Tarique Rahman....

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    Police security team withdrawn from Khaleda’s Gulshan residence

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:15am on April 19, 2018

    The police team that had long been stationed for security duty in front of Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s residence at Gulshan in Dhaka...

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    DU cancels expulsion of Iffat

    DU Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    The Dhaka University on Wednesday withdrew the expulsion of Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall unit Bangladesh Chhatra League president Iffat Jahan Esha who allegedly assaulted botany...

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    Nor’wester kills eight

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:15am on April 19, 2018

    At least eight people were killed during nor’wester which, coupled with thunderbolts, lashed different parts of the country in 24 hours ending Wednesday afternoon...

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    50pc of public funds can be deposited in pvt banks and NBFIs, BB notifies them

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    Bangladesh Bank has instructed all the banks to comply with a finance ministry notification on pulling deposit from government, semi-government and autonomous entities’ by the...

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    NBR in a fix over collecting Tk 1,618cr ‘taxes’ from BATB

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    The Large Taxpayers Unit for value-added tax of the National Board of Revenue has sought directives from the board on implementation of a budgetary measure...

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    US firm to get 3,000MW project sans bidding

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    The government is set to finalise a memorandum of understanding today to form a joint venture between the state-run Power Development Board and US firm...

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    BRTA yet to bring any co under registration

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 01:10am on April 19, 2018

    Bangladesh Road Transport Authority seems not to be prompt in bringing ridesharing service provider companies under registration as per the guideline that came into effect...

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    Cabinet body okays pricing formula

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    The cabinet committee on national purchases at a meeting on Wednesday approved the pricing formula paving the way for importing liquefied natural gas from Oman...

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    Dhaka stocks rebound on banking sector surge

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    Despite fall in share prices of most of the scrips, the key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, DSEX, rose sharply on Wednesday as investors turned...

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    GDP growth mired in income inequality, unemployment

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    A HIGH growth rate of the gross domestic product, which has been more than 7 per cent for the third consecutive year and is estimated...

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    Manufacturers to get protection, incentives in next budget: NBR

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    National Board of Revenue chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan on Wednesday said that the budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2018-2019 would give sufficient protection...

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    Editors for removing 'undemocratic' provisions of Digital Security Bill

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:53pm on April 19, 2018

    The Editors’ Council, an organisation of editors of the country’s national dailies, has demanded removal of the controversial provisions of the...

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    A long way that PIL has to go

    by Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    THE concept of public interest litigation, as has emerged into the judicial administration of Bangladesh, is yet to mature with the concept of justice as...

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    Muslims flee village at centre of India’s rape crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Rasana | Updated at 12:11am on April 19, 2018

    There are no Muslims left in the village of Rasana, which has become a symbol of India’s rape crisis after the brutal murder of an...

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    Govt must stop unapproved LPG bottling, marketing

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    ELEVEN of 16 companies running their business of the bottling and marketing of liquefied petroleum gas without the final approval of the government, as an...

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    Towards a regional reset?

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    CHANGE often comes unannounced, and the government’s foreign policy moves over the past few months represent an unannounced but profound shift in its thinking about...

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    BB asks BIAC, ABB to draft guidelines to realise NPL

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    The Bangladesh Bank has asked the Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre and the Association of Bankers Bangladesh to draft guidelines for realisation of non-performing loans (NPL),...

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    The search for the truth in Douma

    by Robert Fisk | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    THIS is the story of a town called Douma, a ravaged, stinking place of smashed apartment blocks — and of an underground clinic whose images...

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    BCB drops six from nat’l payroll

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    In a massive overhaul of national payroll, the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday dropped six players from the list and decided to add three unnamed...

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    Farah bids for podium finish at London marathon

    AFP | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    British athletics great Mo Farah admitted Tuesday he faces an uphill task to win Sunday’s London marathon with the likes of two-time winner Eliud Kipchoge...

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    Neymar out until May 17

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    Brazilian superstar Neymar said Tuesday that he won’t be back playing at least until the second half of May, when he is scheduled to have...

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    Barca hold on for draw at Vigo

    Agnece France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    Lionel Messi was thrown on as a substitute but 10-man Barcelona were relieved to escape with a draw as Celta Vigo came within a whisker...

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    Trump says hopeful for Kim summit, but not afraid to walk away

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:19am on April 19, 2018

    US president Donald Trump said Wednesday he hoped his improbable summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un would go ahead — but warned he was...

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    SSC examinee stabbed to death in Sylhet

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 12:23am on April 19, 2018

    A Secondary School Certificate examinee, who was stabbed to critical injure by a group of miscreants Tuesday night, died at Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital...

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    Lallana heads to SA to save WC dream

    AFP  | Updated at 02:50am on April 19, 2018

    Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has travelled to South Africa in a bid to save his World Cup dream as he gets specialist treatment on a...

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    Jahirul, Ariful power North

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    Centuries from Jahirul Islam and Ariful Haque guided BCB North Zone towards a massive total on the second day of their Bangladesh Cricket League fifth...

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    19 DU teachers want safety of protesting students

    DU Correspondent | Updated at 01:23am on April 19, 2018

    Nineteen teachers of Dhaka University on Wednesday in an open letter to the university vice-chancellor demanded safety of the students, who took to the streets...

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    No utility supplies for people on hill slopes

    Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 01:05am on April 19, 2018

    The local administration in Chittagong on Wednesday decided to snap gas, power and water supplies for people living in different hill pockets in the division...

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    Bangladesh avoid tough group

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    Hosts Bangladesh avoided a tough group in the SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 when they were drawn alongside Nepal, Pakistan and Bhutan during the draw ceremony...

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    Six Bangladeshis killed in Saudi cylinder blast

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 10:34am on April 19, 2018

    Six Bangladeshis, including two siblings, were killed as a gas cylinder exploded in their room at Ha’il of Saudi Arabia early Wednesday. Three of the...

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    Cuban vice president Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Castro

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on April 19, 2018

    Cuba’s Raul Castro was just hours away from retiring as president on Wednesday, with his vice president Miguel Diaz-Canel set to replace him in a...

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    Turkey's Erdogan declares early elections on June 24

    Reuters | Updated at 10:59am on April 19, 2018

    President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections for June 24, saying economic challenges and the war in Syria meant Turkey must switch quickly to...

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    Court asks Grameen Telecom to explain

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:27am on April 19, 2018

    The Dhaka Labour Court-3 on Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to Grameen Telecom asking it to explain why the company should not be prevented from...

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    UEFA president ‘worried’ over use of VAR

    Reuters . Milan | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has expressed concern over the decision to employ the video replay system at the 2018 World Cup, saying the technology still...

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    BGB man killed as truck runs over him in Comilla

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 12:00pm on April 19, 2018

    A member of the Border Guard Bangladesh was killed when a speeding truck ran over him on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway at Chauddagram in...

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    Helmsman’s inefficacy behind coal cargo capsize in Pashur: Report

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 01:34pm on April 19, 2018

    The vessel carrying 775 tonnes of coal capsized in the Pashur River at Mongla in Bagerhat near the Sundarbans on Saturday due to inefficiency of...

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    If anyone can beat Real, then it’s Bayern: Rummenigge

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has thrown down the gauntlet to Real Madrid ahead of next Wednesday’s home Champions League semi-final, first leg....

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    Aviation minister slams Biman for making continuous loss

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    The civil aviation and tourism minister, AKM Shahjahan Kamal, apparently annoyed with the national flag carrier, on Wednesday rebuked Biman Bangladesh Airlines for their failure...

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    SpaceX blasts off NASA’s new planet-hunter, TESS

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:50am on April 19, 2018

    NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 per cent of the skies for...

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    China says Nepal a natural area for cooperation with India

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:28am on April 19, 2018

    Nepal is a natural area for cooperation between China and India, the Chinese government’s top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi said on Wednesday, as he...

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    EC asks home ministry to hold postings of 7 police officers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:26am on April 19, 2018

    The Election Commission on Wednesday sent a letter to the home ministry asking it to hold postings of seven police officers to the Khulna and...

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    Unite on single issue of polls under neutral govt, BNP tells political parties

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:22pm on April 19, 2018

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday urged all political parties to get agreed at minimum single issue of...

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    Experts favour sending women, girls as RMG workers

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    Labour migration experts advised the government not to send women and girls abroad as housemaids but only as apparel workers to save them from physical...

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    Telcos apologise for service disruption

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:24am on April 19, 2018

    The Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh in a statement on Wednesday apologised to the subscribers in several areas across the country following service...

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    Telcos apologise service disruption in Barisal, Faridpur

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    The Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh in a statement on Wednesday apologised to the subscribers in several areas across the country following service...

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    Accused threaten to kill victim’s family

    RU Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on April 19, 2018

    The family members of slain BCL leader Rabiul Islam on Wednesday alleged that the accused in the murder case were threatening them to withdraw the...

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    2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:45pm on April 19, 2018

    Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and...

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    IU student commits suicide

    IU Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    A student of Islamic University in Kushtia allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at a private students’ hostel at Sheikhpara bazar...

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    Russia haunts the western imagination

    by Ivan Krastev | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    IF A Martian were sent to earth with a secret mission to figure out the trends of world politics, he would certainly be puzzled by...

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    25th CHOGM kicks off in London

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 04:15pm on April 19, 2018

    The 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting-CHOGM-2018 kicked off here on Thursday with the theme ‘Towards a Common...

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    Indonesia quake kills three, damages hundreds of homes

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:24pm on April 19, 2018

    A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes, disaster officials said Thursday as they...

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    Labour court issues show-cause notice to Grameen Telecom in nine more cases

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:52am on April 19, 2018

    The Dhaka Labour Court-3 on Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to Grameen Telecom asking it to explain why the company should not be prevented from...

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    Menon seeks vote for Awami League

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    Social welfare minister Rashed Khan Menon on Wednesday called on the voters of Dhaka 8 constituency to vote for Awami League for the sake of...

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    British Council’s book reading competition at two private univs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:21pm on April 19, 2018

    The British Council Cultural Centre held prize giving ceremonies of its Book Reading Competition at two private universities in Dhaka...

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    Ridoy’s condition improving, say doctors

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    The condition of transport worker Khaled Hasan Ridoy, who lost his right arm during an accident in Gopalganj, was improving, said doctors at the Dhaka...

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    Acting in the role of an actress is challenging

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 05:24pm on April 19, 2018

    Popular Indian actress Rituparna Sengupta while visiting Dhaka last week for promotional works of Alamgir’s film Ekti Cinemar Gaulpo said acting in the...

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    PBI to probe mother, son murder case

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    The charge of investigation in the case filed over murder a woman and her boy at Kharpara of Mirabazar in Sylhet city was handed over...

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    UK Education Expo in Dhaka, Sylhet

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:22pm on April 19, 2018

    The UK Education Expo will be held in Dhaka on April 21 and in Sylhet on April 23. AHZ Associates is organising the event in...

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    Fakhrul, Nazrul, Abbas fail to meet Khaleda

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:46pm on April 19, 2018

    The jail authorities on Thursday denied Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and the party standing committee members...

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    Film stars to collect fund for destitute artistes

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 05:53pm on April 19, 2018

    Bangladesh Film Artists’ Association has taken an initiative for raising fund to help destitute artistes, who spent their prime time in the local film industry...

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    Theatre criticises social anomalies

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 05:47pm on April 19, 2018

    Theatre troupe Motijheel Theatre Circle staged Kalakal, a comedy satirising social anomalies, at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy...

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    BCL leader sued for torturing coaching centre owner for extortion 

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 07:48pm on April 19, 2018

    A case was filed against Bangladesh Chhatra League Chittagong unit general secretary Nurul Azam Roni for 'torturing a coaching center owner for extortion in Panchalaish...

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    Indian and local photographers participate

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 05:51pm on April 19, 2018

    Local and Indian photographers are displaying photos depicting diverse festivals and lifestyles of people living in Bangladesh and India at a five-day group show underway...

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    Abductors free HWF leaders Monty, Dayasona

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:11pm on April 19, 2018

    A month inside their abduction, Hill Women’s Federation central committee general secretary Monty Chakma and its Rangamati district unit general secretary Dayasona Chakma were freed...

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