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Budget not favourable for equity, speakers say at discussion 

Speakers in a budget reaction programme on Monday claimed that the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 is not favourable for equity and inclusive development. 

Korean support for nursing institute appreciated

State Minister for Health Zahid Maleque on Monday expressed gratitude to the Korean government for their tremendous support to establish post graduate nursing institute and its smooth operation.

Philippines keen to boost trade ties with Bangladesh 

It wants direct air connectivity

Philippines Ambassador to Bangladesh Vicente Vivencio T Bandillo on Monday said his country is keen to boost bilateral trade with Bangladesh mentioning that Bangladesh has made an amazing economic progressRead More...

Filing false case over dowry to invite trouble; Bill placed   

A bill titled, ‘The Dowry Prohibition Bill, 2018’, was placed in Parliament on Monday incorporating a new provision of punishment for filing any false case.

Man gets life term in a rape case

A Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal on Monday sentenced a man to life term imprisonment in a case for raping a class-V girl in the district.

Lightning kills 4 in Satkhira 

Four people were killed and eight others injured in separate incidents of lightning strike in Shyamnagar and Sadar upazilas of the district on Monday.

Bangladesh Sustainability Compact to be reviewed in Brussels today

The fourth high-level follow-up meeting of the Sustainability Compact will begin shortly in Brussels at Albert Borschette Conference Centre.

Torrential rains indundate city roads 

Incessant rainfall, triggered by active monsoon, swamped many parts of the capital on Monday, causing immense sufferings to commuters.

Cabinet nod for tougher fertilizer law 

Cabinet on Monday approved  the draft of "The Fertilizer (Management)(Amendment) Bill, 2018" making the punishment tougher by raising jail term and fine to make the existing law more time befittingRead More...

PM suggests measures to reduce road fatalities 

Amid the growing road fatalities, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday gave a number of directives to the authorities concerned to take necessary steps to reduce road accidents in theRead More...

Popular news of Bangladesh

UAE wants to boost its investment in Bangladesh, says envoy

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to Bangladesh Saed Mohamed Al Mheiri on Monday said his country wants to increase its investment flow in Bangladesh to become one of its major ...

Call centre soon to receive complaints about power services: Nasrul

No load-shedding in the country now, he claims once again

The Power Division is going to set up a single-digit call centre by the next year so that consumers from across the country can lodge their complaints about the electricity ...

Hearing on Rohingya issue held in ICC; decision still pending

A closed-door hearing on Bangladesh’s submission on Rohingya issue was held at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on Wednesday but a decision in this regard ...

Thailand wants deeper economic ties with Bangladesh

Bangladesh lauded for its robust growth

Deputy Foreign Minister of Thailand Virasakdi Futrakul has expressed keen interest to deepen economic and cultural bonds with Bangladesh and lauded its robust growth and development success stories.

PM promises to change Bangladesh’s rural lifestyle

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her government will be able to upgrade Bangladesh’s rural lifestyle into urban one if the continuation of the government is maintained.

Road crashes in 9 districts leave 37 dead, 108 injured 

At least 37 people were killed and 108 others injured in road accidents in nine districts on Saturday.

Art show on Rohingyas begins in city

A weeklong art exhibition on Rohingya refugees kicked off at Liberation War Museum on Wednesday with lighting the candles. 

UN, WB chiefs likely to visit BD to see Rohingya situation

They ‘arrive on July 1’ on a two-day tour

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim are likely to be here on a two-day visit on July 1 mainly to see the Rohingya situation ...

UN lauds Bangladesh’s steadfast engagement in peacekeeping

He emphasises acquiring more skills, fluency in French language

UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Sunday lauded Bangladesh’s strong engagement in ensuring peace around the world with its peacekeepers. 

Rohingya leader hacked to death at Balukhali camp

A Rohingya leader was hacked to death in front of the distribution center at Balukhali camp by so-called “opponent group” on Monday night.