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Banking sector in 2018: Default loans reach Tk100, 000 crore for first time

Bangladesh Bank building at Motijheel Mehedi Hasan/ Dhaka Tribune The culture of impunity, political interference in approving loans and professional ineptness of bankers to deal with pressing issues have aggravated the already battered banking industry, economists and senior bankers remarked Default loans was the most talked-about issue in the country’s banking sector in 2018. It […]

Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim gestures during the break of a training session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday. — BCB photo The year that has just passed Bangladesh have had a lot of successes but cricket analysts say on Monday there are more challenges waiting for them in the coming 12 months. The 2019 […]

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The Daily Star January 01, 2019 BNP has only itself to blame Hasina says about rival party’s election debacle     Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina interacting with foreign polls observers and journalists at the Gono Bhaban yesterday, following the Awami League’s thumping win in Sunday’s national election. Photo: PID Unb, Dhaka Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday held the […]

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Turnout 100pc!

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The Daily Star  January 01, 2019 Turnout 100pc! Staff Correspondent A polling centre in Dhunat upazila in Bogura-5 constituency was one of the centres to record a 100 percent voter turnout, which is generally considered to be a rarity. None of the voters — from the young to the aged — missed the opportunity to […]

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বিশেষ সাক্ষাৎকার গণতন্ত্রই নতুন সরকারের চ্যালেঞ্জ মশিউল আলম   ০১ জানুয়ারি ২০১৯ আমরা আরও একটি বছর পেছনে ফেলে এলাম। স্বাগত ২০১৯ খ্রিষ্টাব্দ। বর্ষশুরুর এই বিশেষ আয়োজনে পেছন ফিরে ও সামনের দিকে দৃষ্টি ফেলেছেন সাবেক তত্ত্বাবধায়ক সরকারের উপদেষ্টা ও সুলেখক আকবর আলি খান। ইতিমধ্যে একাদশ জাতীয় সংসদ নির্বাচন অনুষ্ঠিত হয়েছে; এ মাসেই একটি নবনির্বাচিত সরকার দায়িত্ব নেবে; […]

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BBC Bangla সংসদ নির্বাচন: শেওড়াপাড়ার ভোটকেন্দ্রে যা দেখেছেন বিবিসি’র সাংবাদিক ৩০ ডিসেম্বর ২০১৮ বাংলাদেশে সংসদ নির্বাচনের ভোটগ্রহণের সময় অনেক স্থানে সহিংসতা, কারচুপি, এজেন্টদের বাধা দেয়ার অভিযোগ উঠেছে। রাজধানী ঢাকার শেওড়াপাড়ার একটি কেন্দ্রে এমন একটি অনিয়ম দেখতে পেয়েছেন বিবিসি’র একজন সাংবাদিক। কী ঘটেছিলো সেখানে – দেখুন ভিডিওতে। http://www.bbc.com/bengali/news-46716223   আরো পড়ুন: অভিযোগের মধ্যে ভোট শেষে চলছে […]

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Back to square one

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Back to square one Tribune Editorial Dhaka Tribune December 31st, 2018 Photo: RAJIB DHAR It is clear now that that hope is a distant dream, and that we remain as divided as ever We had hoped that the 11th parliamentary election would precipitate or at least start the process of a return to a functional […]

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The Daily Star December 31, 2018 CEC rules out any scope of re-election Says voter turnout was 80 per cent Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda. Star file photo Star Online Report Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda has ruled out any scope of holding fresh election, as demanded by opposition alliance Jatiya Oikyafront. […]

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Oikya Front cancels press briefing Prothom Alo English Desk | Dec 31, 2018             Jatiya Oikyo Front has cancelled its press briefing scheduled to be held at the Jatiya Press Club at 12:00pm on Monday, reports UNB. The schedule of the press briefing will be announced later, said Amin Ansari, […]

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Elections fail to meet expecations Prothom Alo Dec 31, 2018           The 11th parliamentary election was inclusive but failed to meet the people’s expectations. Despite the participation of all political parties, its one-sided image prevailed. Throughout the campaign, the political opposition faced a surfeit of cases and attacks. Even so, the […]

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Leaving nothing to chance M Sakhawat Hossain | Prothom Alo Dec 31, 2018           News has come of 17 persons being killed in election violence so far in 12 districts of the country. These deaths cannot be brushed aside as isolated incidents. The political identity of the victims is not important. […]

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Modi first head of state to congratulate Hasina for victory Prothom Alo English Desk | Prothom Alo Dec 31, 2018             Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a phone call to his Bangladesh counterpart and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina and extended his heartfelt congratulations to her on […]

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