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Fire guts 60 rooms in city

Local people join hand with firefighters to put out at fire at Kunipara adjacent to Hatirjheel area in the capital on Monday. At least 60 rooms of tin-shed structures at capital’s Konipara adjacent to Hatirjheel were gutted in a fire that broke out on Tuesday afternoon. No casualties were, however, reported. The origin of the […]

Arun Bose In recent years, we increasingly hear about global climate change. The global sea-level rise has increasingly been reported as a major outcome of climate change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projected an average 3-4 mm annual sea-level rise in the 21st century. Recently, Dr. Daniel M. Alongi of Australian Institute of Marine […]

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BBS releases provisional data for FY 2015-16   Bangladesh’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth would exceed the 7 percent mark in the current fiscal year, according to provisional data. Riding on the growth in the industry and service sectors, especially an increase in public-sector wage, the country is going to achieve an above-7-percent GDP growth […]

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Termination in a week as per court order over recruitment anomalies at BSMMU in 2005   Some 160 doctors of the BSMMU, the country’s lone medical university, are going to lose their jobs due to irregularities in recruitment by the authorities concerned 11 years ago. They have not been paid in March and necessary actions […]

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Authorities at the Premier University in Chittagong have expelled 16 students over the murder of its student Nasim Ahmed Sohel. All of the expelled students have been accused in the police case initiated by Sohel’s family. Proctor Ahmed Rajib Chowdhury said that another seven students have been also suspended. “Sixteen students have been expelled upon […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday morning reaches at the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judges’ Court in an arson case filed against her at Jatrabari in the city in 2015. Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia secured bails in five cases including a sedition case after appearing before three separate courts on Tuesday. The […]

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Casino operator Kim Wong on Tuesday promised to turn over P450 million or $9.64 million, part of the $81 million looted from Bangladesh’s central bank, to the government of the South Asian country within 15-30 days. “Will you promise publicly that you will return the P450 million to the Bangladeshi authorities,” Senate Blue Ribbon committee […]

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After the revelations of the Panama Papers, one of the most prominent news stories across the globe, questions have been raised who did it and why. Already, authorities across the globe have opened investigations into the activities of the world’s rich and powerful after a cache of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm showed […]

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Star file photo of BNP Standing Committee member Moudud Ahmed. Senior BNP leader Moudud Ahmed has been flown to Singapore for treatment as his state worsened after he fell ill due to cold-related problems. An air ambulance departed with Moudud at 10:00am, said AKM Ehsanur Rahman, a junior associate to Moudud Ahmed, told The Daily […]

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