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The Bangladesh Bank has approved a new bank for the police, but rejected three other applications. Once Bangladesh Police Welfare Trust’s Community Bank goes into operation, the number of banks in in the country go up to 59. The central bank’s board of directors approved the trust’s application for licence in a meeting chaired by […]

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Bangladesh Under-15 players celebrates one of their two goals against Nepal during their SAFF Under-15 Championship match in Kathmandu on Sunday.— BFF photo A 10-man Bangladesh emerged Group A champions in the SAFF Under-15 Championship when they beat hosts Nepal 2-1 in their final group match at the ANFA Complex in Kathmandu on Sunday. Ibne […]

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How will the coalition politics pan out? Jatiya Oikyafront leader Dr Kamal Hossain addresses a rally of the newly floated alliance in Chittagong. Photo: Star Nazmul Ahasan After much deliberation, the government finally allowed the Oikyafront, the opposition alliance, to organise rallies in both Sylhet and Chittagong. The fact that the prime minister held an […]

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October 30, 2018 The Daily Star Probe role of 10 recruiting agencies HC asks govt to form ministerial body amid allegations of monopoly in hiring workers in Malaysia Star file photo. Staff Correspondent The High Court yesterday directed the government to form an inter-ministerial committee to investigate the monopoly of 10 recruiting agencies, which had […]

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October 30, 2018 The Daily Star Strike piles on misery Holding people hostage for second day across the country, minister-backed transport workers’ body now threatens 96-hour strike in November A helpless driver looks on as transport workers smeared burnt engine oil on his face, head and hands near the capital’s Postogola yesterday, the second and […]

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EC issues gazette finally cancelling Jamaat’s registration as a political party  Tribune Desk  October 29th, 2018 The move comes in line with a High Court order issued in August 2013 The Election Commission has cancelled the registration of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islamias a political party, which had opposed Bangladesh’s independence during the Liberation War of 1971. The […]

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Transport strike for showing muscle power of minister’s organisation! Anowar Hossain . Dhaka |  Oct 29, 2018  Prothom Alo        Transport workers have enforced the countrywide 48-hour transport strike demanding amendment to the recently passed Road Transport Act despite knowing that it is not possible to amend the act now, according to associations of transport owners […]

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AL invites Oikya Front to dinner at Gono Bhaban Prothom Alo Staff Correspondent | Oct 29, 2018      The ruling Awami League will sit with Jatiya Oikya Front for talks over the next general election. “Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader has called me to invite us to a dinner at Gono Bhaban,” Gono Forum general […]

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Oikya Front welcomes PM’s decision on talks United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Oct 29,2018 The Jatiya Oikya Front steering committee sits in a meeting at the chamber of BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed at Motijheel in Dhaka on Monday.– New Age photo Welcoming prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s decision on holding talks with […]

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Why Bangladesh’s apparel industry needs a voice Despite notable achievements, the RMG sector is losing the international battle—this needs to change PHOTO: AMRAN HOSSAIN Mostafiz Uddin Bangladesh’s ready-made garment industry, the world’s second largest garment exporter, has made huge strides especially in the past few years. It has undergone the most comprehensive, far-reaching safety overhaul […]

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A Rohingya refugee girl looks next to newly arrived refugees who fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in Ukhiya on September 6. — AFP photo Genocide against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims is still continuing, UN investigators said Wednesday as they presented a report to the Security Council, calling for the issue to be referred to an international […]

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Mohammad Ashraful Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik The most interesting purchase was perhaps that of former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful, who was picked up by Chittagong Vikings The players’ draft of the sixth season of the Bangladesh Premier League T20 took place at a city hotel Sunday. Officials, icon players and franchise owners of the seven teams […]

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