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Bangladesh says it meets US factory safety conditions

Dhaka says country now meets conditions set by US to regain preferential trade status after 2013 Rana Plaza disaster Bangladesh said it has met the conditions put forward by the United States for better safety and workers’ rights in its factories that were essential to regain preferential trade status the impoverished South Asian nation lost […]

By Jethro Mullen, CNN Islamic extremists in Bangladesh appear to be taking their war on secular writers and bloggers beyond the South Asian country’s borders. A hit list purporting to be from the militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team has been sent out threatening people in Europe and North America. “Let Bangladesh revoke the citizenship of […]

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Minar Rashid বিয়ের পিড়িতে বসেছেন তিনি মাত্র তিন বার। বয়ফ্রেন্ড বদল করেছেন বেশ কয়েক বার । এই ধরনের আরো অনেক স্ক্যান্ডাল এই দেবির নামে ছড়িয়ে আছে। ত্রিশ বছর বয়স্ক ইন্দোনেশিয়ার এই দেবির নামটিও দেবি, দেবি পারসিক। ২০১১ সালে আশে পাশের দুয়েকটি দেশের মানুষও তার নামটি জেনে যায়। সৌদি আরব থেকে ওমরাহ পালন করার পর মিসর […]

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The sacrificial animal is at the heart of Eid-ul-Azha. During this time of the year, you’re only as memorable as your cow or goat. The style-conscious have long been wise to this and purchase an animal that tells everyone, “Yup, this is me! This is who I am. Well, okay, not literally. I mean, I’m […]

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All people in Bangladesh can resolve to take forward the spirit of giving and generosity that the festival inspires The festival of Eid-ul-Azha unites Muslims around the world in marking the annual Hajj pilgrimage. We hope all Bangladeshis can take forward the spirit of compassion and community that it represents. As an occasion for thanksgiving […]

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Fresh clouds over GSP

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The government may claim it has fulfilled the 16-point action plan Washington rolled out two years back, but Bangladesh appears a long way off getting back preferential trade benefits in the US market under GSP facility. Visiting Assistant US Trade Representative for South and Central Asia Michael Delaney, and US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on […]

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At least 717 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a stampede at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Makkah, where some two million people are performing the annual hajj pilgrimage, Saudi authorities said. At least 805 others were injured in the crush, which occurred when two large groups of pilgrims arrived together at a […]

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The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, who is now in New York to attend the 70th UN General Assembly, will hold a bilateral meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi today. ‘The meeting will be held on Thursday morning (New York time) at Hotel Waldorf Astoria, where the two leaders are staying,’ official sources said last […]

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Three people were killed and another 10 injured when two buses collided head-on in Bogra on Thursday morning. Only one of the three dead could be identified – Jahidur Rahman, 42. The accident took place in Bharua of Shibganj on Rangpur-Bogra highway around 6:30am, said police. Shibganj police said one of the buses was travelling […]

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Thousands of home-goers got stuck on three major highways and different roads since early Thursday as busy highway face severe traffic chaos as holidaymakers make their last-hour journey to celebrate Eid ul-Azha. Severe congestion occurred centring Chandra roundabout. As vehicles taking passengers from the highway‘s Gorai of Mirzapur, Dhauria, Tangail Bypass Ashekpur, Gharinda, Rabna Bypass […]

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