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    Government established ‘electoral autocracy’: BNP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:41am on September 16, 2019

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday alleged that the government has destroyed all the democratic institutions intentionally to establish ‘electoral autocracy’ in the country...

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    83,944 poor families to get rice at Tk 10

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Khulna | Updated at 02:32am on September 16, 2019

    Government to begin selling around 12,588 tonnes of fair price rice from today at Tk 10 per kilogram among 83,944 extreme poor families in 2019-20 fiscal...

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    Shahjadpur sub-registrar suspended

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 02:25am on September 16, 2019

    Government on Sunday suspended sub-registrar Subrata Kumar Das of Shahjadpur, Sirajganj, over allegations of professional misconduct and graft and attached him to district...

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    Strong surveillance, actions needed to contain trafficking: experts

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:56am on September 16, 2019

    Foreign and local experts on Sunday stressed the need for installing well-built surveillance at the grassroots level with coordinated actions by the government to prevent...

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    Municipal mayors want more land tax share

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 01:31am on September 16, 2019

    Mayors of the municipalities demanded a greater share from land and development related taxes for generating income of the local government bodies to pay salaries...

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    Global regulators to question FB’s Libra amid EU concerns

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2019

    Global regulators will question Facebook on Monday about its Libra cryptocurrency, amid concerns from European Union governments over the threat the digital currency poses to...

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    The age of constitutional coups

    Paul Street | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2019

    THE contemporary global neofascistic right has become adept at seizing power through legal and parliamentary coups that do not involve military units dramatically taking over...

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    Government steps not enough to stave off hilsa close season fallout

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2019

    The close season for hilsa, which spans 87 days as put into practice in 2015 — for 65 days usually beginning on May 20 and...

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    Realisation of Muzaffar’s ideals urged

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:03am on September 15, 2019

    Politicians and academics at a meeting commemorating left politician Muzaffar Ahmed, an adviser to Bangladesh’s wartime government in exile, said he had a dream for...

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    India government announces Rs 70,000cr scheme for export, housing sectors

    Press Trust of India . New Delhi | Updated at 12:03am on September 15, 2019

    Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced an over Rs 70,000 crore package for the export and real estate sectors, including setting up of a...