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Poverty forces people to risk life: Khaleda

Expressing her deep shock at the deaths of 25 people in Mymensingh stampede, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Friday alleged that people are being forced to endanger their life for colleting Zakat clothes as their poverty level has deteriorated to a worrying level. “People are being compelled to put their lives in danger to collect […]

A good number of readymade garment factories did not pay wages to their workers within the promised deadline that expired on Friday. Leaders of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association and the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufactures and Exporters Association at a meeting with the state minister for labour and employment M Mujibul Haque on July 2 […]

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Interest rate spread in the banking sector declined further in May as most of the scheduled banks were compelled to reduce rates of interest on their lending and deposit products amid dull business due to political uncertainty. According to the latest Bangladesh Bank data, the overall interest rate spread, the gap between the interest rate […]

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South African debutant Kagiso Rabada (C) exults after picking up one of his six wickets against Bangladesh in the first ODI at SBNS yesterday Bangladesh’s decision to bat first in the first one-day international against South Africa at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday raised quite a few eyebrows. Continuous rain had kept the wickets covered for […]

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South Africa outplayed Bangladesh in all departments to lead the 3-match ODI series 1-0 after the 8 wicket win at Mirpur today. South Africa defeated Bangladesh comfortably by eight wickets in the opening ODI of the 3-match at Mirpur today. Kagiso Rabada was the star-performer with the best bowling figures on debut in one-day international […]

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Relatives crying helplessly over the death of their loved ones in Mymensingh town on July 10, 2015. At least 23 people died in a stampede while the distribution of zakat donations. At least 25 people died and several others injured in a stampede this morning over distribution of zakat in Mymensingh town. Casualty toll may […]

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The opposition BNP has been facing further drift since its meeting on Monday. Khaleda Zia at the meeting, convened suddenly after a long gap, warned senior leaders against talking about the party’s internal issue in public. She did not cite anybody’s name. Some senior leaders who attended the meeting think she used the meeting as […]

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith has hinted at possible further shakeup in the Cabinet after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina relieved Syed Ashraful Islam of the LGRD and cooperatives ministry. But the senior Awami League leader says he has no idea what will happen. “Let’s see what happens,” he said responding to a reporter’s question in Sylhet […]

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India’s Border Security Force (BSF) has apologised for intruding into Bangladesh and attacking villagers across Satkhira border. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) said the incident occurred at Kalaroa Upazila’s Madra border at dawn on Friday. Tension ran high in the areas around the border after the incident. BGB’s Madra Company Commander Subedar Abdur Rab told reporters […]

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Detainees held from Adabor of capital with Tk 25 lakh in fake notes paraded before the media on July 10, 2015. The man in the picture is said to be a ringleader of a fake money-making syndicate. In continuation of the fake money haul in Dhaka ahead of Eid, law enforcers have seized Tk 25 […]

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File photo: BBC Sea levels could rise by at least six metres (20 feet) in the long term, swamping coasts from Florida to Bangladesh, even if governments achieve their goals for curbing global warming, according to a study published yesterday. Tracts of ice in Greenland and Antarctica melted when temperatures were around or slightly higher […]

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Awami League senior leader Suranjit Sengupta on Friday said prime minster Sheikh Hasina removed Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam from his post for the sake of the country and democracy. “Who will get which portfolio in the cabinet is the absolute decision of prime minister. She has every rights to make it. It […]

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