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Ershad has water in lungs, being given oxygen as health worsens, brother says

Jatiya Party Chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad is being given oxygen as his health has deteriorated with water in his lungs, according to his brother GM Quader. The 89-year-old former military strongman, now undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka, was improving on Saturday but his health worsened on Sunday morning, Quader told a […]

Bangladesh received a boost ahead of their match against India in Birmingham on Sunday when batsman Mahmudullah joined the training recovering from a hamstring injury. Mahmudullah picked up the injury during last week’s 62-run win against Afghanistan in Southampton when he hobbled to score 27 off 38 balls and was put on a crutch immediately […]

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A file photo shows a vendor selling spices in Dhaka. The financial year 2019-20 begins today with people bracing for price hike of commodities due to the implementation of new value-added tax law. — New Age photo The financial year 2019-20 begins today with the government facing a number of challenges including surging non-performing loans […]

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Barriers to environmental justice  Rizowan Ahmed Dhaka Tribune  July 1st, 2019 Photo: Courtesy Is the country’s justice system failing to protect the environment? The world is facing an environmental problem — the increase in air pollution, deforestation, climate change, and other problems are threatening the existence of the world as we know it. The problem […]

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Society made demons like Nayan Bond  Towheed Feroze Dhaka Tribune July 1st, 2019 No one should be above the law BIGSTOCK His existence was sustained by a culture of impunity and injustice While the nation remains stunned at the daylight hacking of a young man in front of his wife and many other bystanders, countless […]

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The Daily Star  July 01, 2019 EDITORIAL Main accused of Rifat’s murder yet to be arrested Political connection must not stand in the way of law Rifat Sharif. Photo: Collected In a previous editorial, we wrote that the criminals who viciously murdered Rifat Sharif in broad daylight and in front of his wife would not […]

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The Daily Star  July 01, 2019 4,200km roads bad or very bad RHD survey finds; over Tk 10,000 crore needed for their upkeep this fiscal year; gets only Tk 2,550cr Tuhin Shubhra Adhikary Around 25 percent roads under the Roads and Highways Department (RHD) across the country are in poor or very bad condition, and […]

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Pro-IS militants rear their heads again Tipu Sultan . Dhaka | Prothom Alo  Jun 30, 2019 Three years since the brutal militant attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery in the capital city, pro-IS militants are rearing their heads again. The militants are becoming the focus of attention once more after the militant attack in Sri […]

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Businessmen MPs bar passing pro-people laws: Mizanur Rahman Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo  Jun 30, 2019 The parliamentarians serve the interests of the businessmen while passing laws as most of them are businessmen, said former National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman Mizanur Rahman. “Pro-people laws cannot be passed due to the businessmen. The […]

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30 BNP men sent to jail over 1994 attack on Hasina UNB . Pabna | Prothom Alo  Jun 30, 2019 A Pabna court on Sunday sent 30 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to jail in a case filed over a bomb attack on a train carrying the then opposition leader and Awami […]

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The thin line between freedom of speech and hate speech Source: www.bbrief.co.za Araf Momen Aka We live in the age of liberalism. We get to speak out about things in public that would have been considered as unacceptable centuries ago. We are now able to speak up against inequality, point out flaws in our society, […]

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Through the ongoing World Cup, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has had an uneven, halting stride while he goes about the field marshalling his resources in order to keep the side still in contention for the semifinals. The hobble has been caused by physical pain, past knee surgeries and a current hamstring injury but it […]

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