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Nine banks get BB notice over overpriced dollars  Sunday 28th October 2018 Ittefaq Report Dutch-Bangla Bank, Dhaka Bank, Trust Bank, BASIC Bank, Mutual Trust Bank, City Bank, Prime Bank, NCC Bank and Exim Bank have been penalized by the Bangladesh Bank for selling dollars to importers at higher prices. The central bank on Sunday said […]

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Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan mum on transport strike  Sunday 28th October 2018 Ittefaq Report Shipping Minister Md Shajahan Khan has refused to comment on the nationwide transport workers’ strike. Khan, the acting president of the Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation, avoided the questions when reporters asked for his statement on the strike as he left […]

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October 29, 2018 Progress to stall if AL not elected Says Hasina at international business conference Bss, Dhaka Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday feared that the national progress would be stalled unless the ruling Awami League was re-elected. “Our past experience is very bitter,” she told business leaders. The country in the past witnessed discontinuation […]

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Transport workers throw burnt engine oil at drivers, passengers during strike  Nawaz Farhin Antara , Arifur Rahman Rabbi  October 28th, 2018   Dhaka Tribune One of the protesters seen applying Mobiloil on driver’s face for defying the strike Dhaka Tribune The incidents have sparked outrage among netizens Transport workers have harassed drivers and passengers in various parts of Dhaka […]

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Transport leader vows to continue 48-hr strike Prothom Alo English Desk |Oct 28, 2018        General secretary of Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation, Osman Ali, on Sunday said now it is not possible to withdraw their ongoing 48-hour strike, reports UNB. “The minister gave his opinion on the media but he could have talked to us. […]

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Kamal sends letter to PM Hasina seeking dialogue Staff Correspondent . Dhaka |  Oct 28, 2018   Prothom Alo Leader of the new opposition coalition Jatiya Oikya Front Kamal Hossain on Sunday asked prime minister Sheikh Hasina to hold dialogue to settle relevant political issues ahead of the next general elections. The de facto head of the […]

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Minute by minute: Saturday’s protest ends with violence in Jigatola  SM Abrar Aowsaf , Rafiqul Islam , Md Kamrul Hasan , Mahadi Al Hasnat , Fahim Reza Shovon , Bilkis Irani , Arifur Rahman Rabbi , Afrose Jahan Chaity  Published  August 4th, 2018   Dhaka Tribune Students were reportedly attacked by Chhatra League men in Jigatola area on August 4, 2018 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune Students have been out on the streets […]

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শিক্ষাগুরু শাজাহান খান ও মুখে–কালি জনতা ফারুক ওয়াসিফ ২৮ অক্টোবর ২০১৮   Prothom Alo রিকশার দখলে সড়ক। বাবু বাজার সেতু এলাকা। ছবি: দীপু মালাকারআমাদের নৌপরিবহনমন্ত্রী এবং জল-স্থল ও আরও বহু তল-উপতলের পরিবহনশ্রমিকদের প্রাণের নেতা শাজাহান খান। নিহত শ্রমিকের জন্য বা শ্রমিকের নিহত সন্তানের জন্য তাঁর প্রাণ কাঁদে না; বরং তিনি হেসে ওঠেন। কিন্তু যে শ্রমিক গাড়ির […]

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Workers at the Golden Son Ltd factory in Chittagong busy making toys that are set to be exported to the US, and European markets Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune Made in Bangladesh toys are already available in Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Russia, Japan, Australia, the US, and other countries A number of toys popular with children across the […]

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Free polls sans free media? Shakhawat Liton There is a paradoxical situation that troubles us as we move closer to the next parliamentary election. The Right to Information Act, 2009, unequivocally recognises the citizens’ right to information by pronouncing in its section 4 that “every citizen shall have the right to information from the authority, […]

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A file photo from November 27, 2017 shows Rajshahi Kings batsman Mushfiqur Rahim reacting during a training session at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. — New Age photo Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim is at the centre of all attractions as the players’ draft for the sixth edition of Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament is […]

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95pc students don’t carry books, pens: Hasan Azizul Haque Prothom Alo English Desk |  Oct 27, 2018        Eminent writer Hasan Azizul Haque has regretted that 95 per cent of Bangladeshi students today have no connections with books. “They carry neither books nor pens even in the classrooms. The students are simply not interested in reading, […]

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