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Tk 150cr more for scam-hit Janata, Basic

The financial institutions division has recommended that Janata and BASIC banks be provided with Tk 150 crore bailout funds because of severe capital shortfall faced by both the scam-hit state-owned banks. The financial institutions division made the recommendation to the finance division in the past week. Experts have said that providing bailout fund to the […]

Bangladesh Test and Twenty20 captain Sakib al Hasan is seen during a training session at the National Cricket Academy Ground in Mirpur on Tuesday. — BCB photo Bangladesh’s Test and Twenty20 skipper Sakib al Hasan returned to training at the National Cricket Academy ground on Tuesday for the first time since injuring his finger in […]

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Chinese Envoy Offered Rohingya Money to Return to Myanmar: Sources By Kamran Reza Chowdhury and Sunil Barua on Mar 05, 2019  Benar News A Chinese government delegation met Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, promising each refugee up to U.S. $6,000 if they returned to Rakhine state in Myanmar, a Bangladeshi official and refugee leaders said Tuesday. […]

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Ensure rule of law instead of denial Mar 04, 2019  Prothom Alo Bangladesh has done poorly in the recent rule of law index, drawn up by the US-based World Justice Project. The matter is disturbing, but the ruling party is unwilling to accept the facts. And this denial of the truth is further deteriorating the […]

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Where does it all end? Syed Abul Maksud | Prothom Alo  Mar 05, 2019       Maulana Bhasani had repeated the story several times of an old man in the 1946 election who had managed to reach reached the polling centre and cast vote, but died on the way back home. In 1954, I was just […]

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অরুন্ধতী বললেন বাংলাদেশের পাঠকের কাছে এসেছি নিজস্ব প্রতিবেদক, ঢাকা ০৫ মার্চ ২০১৯ রাজধানীর মাইডাস সেন্টারে বক্তৃতা করছেন ভারতের বিখ্যাত লেখিকা অরুন্ধতী রায়। পাশে অনুষ্ঠানের আয়োজক ছবিমেলার শহিদুল আলম। ছবি: প্রথম আলোবুকারজয়ী লেখক অরুন্ধতী রায় বলেছেন, তিনি বাংলাদেশের মানুষের জন্য এসেছেন। এ দেশে তাঁর যে পাঠক আছে তাঁদের সঙ্গে কথা বলার ইচ্ছে থেকেই এখানে আসা। মঙ্গলবার […]

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পাল্টাপাল্টি ধাওয়া, আ.লীগ সভাপতির গুলি প্রতিনিধি, নেত্রকোনা ০৬ মার্চ ২০১৯    উপজেলা পরিষদ নির্বাচন নিয়ে নেত্রকোনার কলমাকান্দায় আওয়ামী লীগ ও বিদ্রোহী প্রার্থীর সমর্থকদের মধ্যে পাল্টাপাল্টি ধাওয়ার ঘটনা ঘটেছে। এতে উভয় পক্ষের অন্তত ছয়জন আহত হয়েছেন। এ সময় উপজেলা আওয়ামী লীগের সভাপতি চন্দন বিশ্বাস তাঁর ব্যক্তিগত শটগান থেকে সাতটি গুলি ছোড়েন। চন্দন স্থানীয় সাংসদ মানু মজুমদারের […]

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A never-ending probe No charge sheet filed even after six years of the murder of Narayanganj teenage boy Taqi Tanwir Muhammad Taqi Sanad Saha and Shariful Islam “Investigation is going on.” This is what officials say every year when journalists contact them for comments on the anniversary of Taqi murder. And six years have passed this way. […]

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Rohingya atrocities: ICC team arrives Wednesday  Tribune Desk Dhaka Tribune   March 6th, 2019 A group of Rohingya refugee people walk in the water after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh Reuters With the latest influx, Bangladesh is now home to over 1.1 million Rohingyas, living in overcrowded camps in the south eastern district of Cox’s […]

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‘It’s outrageous that 9 men are wealthier than 500m Indians’  Sadia Khalid Dhaka Tribune  March 6th, 2019 Indian novelist Arundhati Roy poses for photos on stage at an interaction, organized as part of the ongoing Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography, held at the Midas Centre in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Mahmud Hossain […]

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Democracy reduced to elections: Arundhati Talk held in city finally Monwarul Islam | New Age  Mar 05,2019 Writer and activist Arundhati Roy and photographer and activist Shahidul Alam raise their clenched fists symbolising determination to continue their fight for people’s rights at a talks at MIDAS Centre in Dhaka on Tuesday. — Abdullah Apu Democracy has […]

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The Daily Star March 05, 2019 Problems with mega projects Metro rail must be completed on time View of the construction site for Dhaka Metro Rail in Shewrapara, Mirpur, Dhaka. FILE PHOTO: STAR/ PRABIR DAS In a recent statement, the country director of Asian Development Bank stressed the need to complete mega projects like the […]

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