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Two-thirds commercial banks yet to bring down lending rate at 9%

Bangladesh Bank building at Motijheel Mehedi Hasan/ Dhaka Tribune According to the latest BB data based on August, Islami Bank, Pubali Bank, Prime Bank, Southeast Bank, Al-Arafah Islami Bank, Mercantile Bank, Bangladesh Commerce Bank, Trust Bank & ICB Islamic Bank brought down their lending rates to single digit Above two -thirds of the commercial banks […]

A photo collage shows the top eight celebrations by Bangladesh national team cricketers. — New Age/AFP/AP photos Bangladesh opening batsman Imrul Kayes added a new dimension in the celebration of a cricketing feat when he cradled his bat after completing his third one-day international century against Zimbabwe on Sunday. Imrul, who went on to score […]

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The Civil Service Bill Are some more equal than others? Shakhawat Liton The civil service bill placed in parliament on Sunday with a provision to shield government employees from arrest by police in cases filed against them on charges of criminal offences committed in connection with their duties, raises question if political memories are really […]

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World hunger has risen for three straight years, and climate change is a cause A man walks through a greenhouse in northeastern Uganda where sustainable agriculture techniques such as drought-resistant crops and tree planting are taught, Oct. 19, 2017. AP Photo/Adelle Kalakouti Jessica Eise, Purdue University and Kenneth Foster, Purdue University World hunger has risen […]

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Monday, October 22, 2018 Sajeeb Wazed Joy, anti-semitism and offensive posts Sajeeb Wazed Joy is the son of Bangladesh’s prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, one of her mother’s official advisers and, apparently, the governing party’s chief propagandist. Many of his articles and Facebook posts are full of falsehoods, lies and misrepresentations – see here aboutdisappearances, here […]

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Anarchy on the roads

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Anarchy on the roads Anowar Hossain . Dhaka | Update: 00:05, Oct 23, 2018 0Like        After students’ protest for safe roads and then promises made by the government, no visible change has come to the chaotic traffic system of Bangladesh. Lack of lights on the streets, plying of unfit vehicles, careless mentality of the drivers, and passengers’ […]

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Hasina calls Oikya Front leaders political parasites Dhaka Tribune – Oct 22, 2018 Awami League president, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday expressed determination with confidence to smoothly hold the next parlimentary polls within due time despite confusions or what she termed conspiracies. “There will be conspiracies, but we will be able to overcome those. […]

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 October 23, 2018  The Daily Star They were ‘picked up’ a day before Allege families of three of the four whose bullet-hit bodies were found in N’ganj Razeda Begum breaks down in tears in Pabna’s Dharmagram village yesterday afternoon after hearing that one of the four men, whose bullet-hit bodies were found in Narayanganj on […]

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 October 23, 2018   The Daily Star Defamation Case: Police arrest Mainul from city’s Uttara Barrister Mainul Hossain. Star file photo Staff Correspondent Barrister Mainul Hosein was arrested last night from JSD (Rab) chief ASM Abdur Rab’s Uttara residence in a defamation case filed with a Rangpur court. After arresting Mainul, whose recent comment on a female […]

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Meltdown follows polarization, beacons dangers (From left clockwise) Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda and Election commissioners Rafiqul Islam, Mahbub Talukder, Kabita Khanam and Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury.     Image credit: Bdnews24.com Shahid Islam       22.10.2018 It’s heading towards a train wreck. After years of calmness marked by intentional silence and behind-the-scene planning, a strong opposition alliance has […]

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Rohingya refugee girls sold into forced labour in Bangladesh: UN UN’s migration agency has identified 99 cases of human trafficking since September last year. 17 Oct 2018  Al Jazeera A young girl walks through the Kutapalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar [Marcus Valance/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images] MORE ON ROHINGYA US, eight others, request briefing on […]

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October 22, 2018 The Daily Star No chance to accept Oikyafront’s demand: Quader Star file photo Star Online Report There is no chance of accepting any of the demands placed by Jatiya Oikyafront, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said today. “There is no scope for accepting any unconstitutional demands and it is not possible […]

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