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Bangladesh High Court asks police to protect tenants

HC directs govt to form commission in 6 months to fix rents, appoint rent controllers in cities Ashutosh Sarkar The High Court yesterday directed the police to accept tenants’ complaints against landlords in all cities of the country, and take immediate steps to protect them if they are forcefully evicted or their gas, water and […]

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday urged journalists to maintain neutrality in their professional work and to raise voice against militancy, violence and abusing drug. ‘I want a neutral role from you. Nothing more,’ Hasina said at an iftar party hosted by Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists faction and Dhaka Union of Journalists faction […]

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 BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday warned the government that it will face the same fate of noted filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s imaginary tyrant king ‘Hirak Raja’ for its ‘unbridled corruption, mismanagement and misrule’. “This regime will meet the same fate of Hirak Raja for widespread corruption, misrule and repression…when people will pull the string, it’ll […]

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Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan and South Africa’s AB de Villiers will play major roles for their teams. On June 30, a 25-member Proteas squad arrived at Dhaka for South Africa’s month-long tour of Bangladesh. The contingent included the 14 members of the T20 squad and eleven other individuals from their team management. The South Africans […]

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Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced the squad for the two-match Twenty20 International series against South Africa. The first match will be played on July 5 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Selectors said on Wednesday they were bringing in off-spinner Sohag Gazi considering that left-handed batsmen dominate the the Proteas squad. He last played […]

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BNP leader and convicted war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury The state today pleaded the apex court to uphold death for convicted war criminal and BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury at appeal hearing. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam made the prayer on the 10th day of the hearing on appeal filed by SQ Chowdhury against a tribunal’s […]

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Dhaka University campus has been decked up with colourful balloons, lights and banners on its 94th founding anniversary. This year, the university authorities observed the occasion on Wednesday by turning the spotlight on ‘higher education’ and ‘sustainable development’. The entire campus – the various faculty buildings and halls – were decorated with colourful festoons, floor […]

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The High Court on Wednesday directed the cabinet secretary to form a high powered commission in 6 months to settle disputes relating to house-rents and upgrade the existing House Rent Control Act. The six-member commission will be led by a legal expert nominated by the law ministry, the court said. The other members of the […]

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Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain celebrates his goal against Paraguay with teammate Lionel Messi during their Copa America 2015 semi-final soccer match at Estadio Municipal Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo in Concepcion, Chile, June 30,2015. Argentina produced their best performance of the Copa America so far to crush Paraguay 6-1 early on Wednesday BdST and set up a […]

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Bangladesh along with Ivory Coast is the world’s third highest oil priced countryjust after Congo and Senegal among eighteen emerging countries, says a latest study. Among Asian countries, Sri-Lanka ranks 9th while Pakistan 13th in oil prices among the emerging countries, according to an analysis of Carmudi, a leading online marketplace. The lowest oil priced […]

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Zillur Rahman, deputy commissioner (north) of Barisal Metropolitan Police (BMP, has been suspended on the charge of collecting bribe-fund for promotion of police personnel. Shobal Kanti Chowdhury, commissioner of BMP, told the Dhaka Tribune about the suspension order made by the Police Headquarters on Wednesday. In the order, Zillur was attached to Sylhet Metropolitan Police […]

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After the ban on Maggi by most of the Indian states, more cats are slowly coming out of the bag. Data tabled in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, more food products from India have been rejected in the US in 2015 than that from any other country. The data on the website […]

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