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Sheikh Jamal first Bangladeshi club to lift King’s Cup in Bhutan

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club have made history by beating Pune FC to lift the King’s Cup trophy in Bhutan. They have become the first Bangladeshi outfit to win the regional competition after the heartbreak in the tiebreaker they had to endure in the final of the IFA Shield in Kolkata earlier this year. Yasin Khan […]

by F R Chowdhury  In my retired life I spend lot of time reading news papers specially those published from Bangladesh and the ones by our community abroad. Syed Abul Maqsud is one of those writers whose articles I read with lot of interest. In my present article I shall reflect on two of his […]

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A court in Bangladesh has found a British man guilty of contempt for challenging the official death toll from the 1971 war of independence. Judges said a 2011 blog post by David Bergman deliberately distorted history. He was ordered to pay a fine of $65 (£40). If he failed to pay that, he would be […]

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Prime minister Narendra Modi has indicated that his government is open to executing a land swap with Bangladesh that will iron out long-standing border disputes and help thousands of people who live along the 4,096.7 kilometer-long common land boundary. The deal, once ratified by the Indian parliament (PDF) will redraw India’s boundary with Bangladesh, where New Delhi will […]

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned US businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch a destructive cyberattack in the United States, following a devastating breach last week at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Cybersecurity experts said the malicious software described in the alert appeared to describe the one that affected Sony, which would mark […]

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Runa complained that Rokon had sexually assaulted her several times. She wanted to quit the job’   After suffering for four days, a teenage domestic help succumbed to self-inflicted burn injuries at Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) yesterday. Runa Akhter Parvin, 14, set herself on fire after failing to convince her mother that her master […]

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The party’s spokesperson asked party leaders and activists to forget their divisions, get united and work together The BNP has announced its programme to mark December, the month when the country achieved independence from Pakistan as well as losing its intellectuals at the hands of Pakistani occupation forces and their local collaborators in 1971. The […]

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In an attempt to retain the dollar rate, Bangladesh Bank had bought more than US$5bn in last year The US dollar is slowly getting stronger against the local currency Taka due to the increasing trend in imports that took an upward trend in last few months. The exchange rate of dollar rose to an average […]

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Maoist rebels have killed at least 14 paramilitary policemen in an ambush in central India, officials say. The rebels attacked members of the Central Reserve Police Force in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh state, 450km (280 miles) from state capital Raipur. The officers were reportedly surrounded and attacked while raiding a rebel hideout in a forested […]

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Eminent artist Qayyum Chowdhury died on Sunday night after he felt sick while addressing the Bengal Classical Music Festival. He was 82. He was survived by wife and a son and host of friends, well-wishers to mourn his death. His body was kept at mortuary of Square Hospital. The artist collapsed on stage at about […]

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‘We have published the gazette notification to bring the law into action’ The Road Maintenance Fund Board Law 2013 is now in limbo as the government after its passage in parliament on July 14 last year has virtually done nothing for its implementation. The government in a gazette on November 20 declared that the law […]

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Central bank to introduce software to check money laundering Bangladesh Bank is going to take strict regulations for currency exchange firms from this month to check money laundering, said officials of the central bank. The BB will introduce a software in this regard and will initially operate it on test-run basis by this month. After […]

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