Home » 2017 » August » 23

This also happens

When all major infrastructure projects are facing delays and cost escalation, the venture to build three new bridges on the Shitalakkhya, Meghna and Gumti rivers is making good progress. All of them are expected to be completed by the December 2018 deadline, and setting an example, will cost less than what was estimated in the […]

Chittagong Customs House is set to expedite the auction of abandoned cargoes with a view to clearing the jammed port yards. As of yesterday, a total of 5,800 TEUs (twenty feet equivalent units) of loaded containers, imported between 2013 and July this year, are lying on the port yards. The value of the goods in […]

Continue reading …

Microcredit lenders have continued to put pressure for repayment of crop loans granted to farmers, who are still reeling from losses and finding it hard to manage daily meals after their standing boro crop was damaged by the early flash-flood in Sunamganj this year. Despite the government’s instruction to keep postponed collecting loan instalment from […]

Continue reading …

Internet Service Providers Association Bangladesh or ISPAB has alleged irregularities in a move to award  to two firms a government project for proving 2,600 unions with high-speed internet. The ISPAB said in a news conference on Wednesday that the authorities were giving the ‘Info Sarker-3’ project job to two Nationwide Telecommunication Transmission Network or NTTN […]

Continue reading …

আওয়ামী লীগের কাঠগড়ায় প্রধান বিচারপতি, পরিণতি কি? আহ্‌রার হোসেনবিবিসি বাংলা, ঢাকা ছবির কপিরাইটফোকাস বাংলাImage captionপ্রধান বিচারপতি এস কে সিনহা পহেলা জুলাই বিচারপতিদের অপসারণ করার ক্ষমতা সংসদের হাতে ন্যস্ত করা সম্বলিত সংবিধানের ষোড়শ সংশোধনী বাতিলের পূর্ণাঙ্গ রায়টি প্রকাশিত হওয়ার পর থেকে প্রধান বিচারপতি সুরেন্দ্র কুমার সিনহা আওয়ামী লীগের তোপের মুখে পড়েছেন। প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনা থেকে শুরু […]

Continue reading …

Miscreants have forced poison down the throat of a young woman, whose father is a prosecutor in the seven-murder case, in Narayanganj. A student of A-level, Maisha Wajed Prapti was attacked around 6pm Wednesday, a day after the High Court confirmed death penalties for 15 convicts in the high-profile case. She was stopped by an unidentified man […]

Continue reading …

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday expressed fear that the government might move to remove chief justice SK Sinha creating an excuse of calling him ‘mentally sick.’ The party said the ruling party was annoyed over the recent verdict that scrapped 16th amendment to the constitution which re-empowered parliament for removal of Supreme Court judges for […]

Continue reading …

As food aid rolls out to more than 200,000 people in flood-hit Bangladesh, the United Nations said on Wednesday that long-term food supplies were at risk with so much farmland now ruined. Flooding, which submerged more than a third of the low-lying and densely populated country in the last two weeks, has killed at least […]

Continue reading …

In Illustrations: The Story of the Chakmas By Aliza Bakht on 22/08/2017 Exploring the history and the struggle of the Chakma tribe. Text by Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty The article appeared in the Wire India 22/08/2017  

Continue reading …

Hydraulic horns are on display at the retail market of motor parts at Dholaikhal in Old Dhaka on the day when High Court banned its use on Wednesday.– Ali Hossain Mintu The High Court on Wednesday asked the inspector general of police and Bangladesh Road Transport Authority’s chairman to stop use of hydraulic horns in […]

Continue reading …

The Water Development Board is riddled with ambiguity while performing actions and very prone to influence of power, Transparency International Bangladesh said on Wednesday. In a press conference arranged at its Dhanmondi office, a report was presented by the anti-graft watchdog which highlighted irregularities in the Water Development Board. In four cases out of six, […]

Continue reading …

Australia team are finding out just how much of a challenge it is to put up with the Bangladesh weather. Cricketer Glenn Maxwell reveals that he suffered from heatstroke during the first day of training ahead of the first Test. The heavy rainfall over the past couple of weeks did not cease, resulting in warm, […]

Continue reading …
Page 1 of 212