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Ershad admitted to CMH, likely to be flown to Singapore today

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad. — New Age file photo Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad’s health condition improved a little after taking treatment at the Coronary Care Unit of Dhaka Combined Military Hospital, said party secretary general Mashiur Rahman Ranga on Wednesday. ‘He was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday after he came down with […]

Pakistan’s Babar Azam celebrates his century against New Zealand during their ICC World Cup match in Edgbaston, Birmingham on Wednesday.— Reuters photo Pakistan enjoyed some fun before completing a six-wicket win, ending New Zealand’s unbeaten run in the 2019 World Cup to leave the semi-final  race wide open at Birmingham on Wednesday. Babar Azam struck […]

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Prothom Alo English Desk | Update: 22:06, Jun 26, 2019   The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. Photo: AFPThe International Criminal Court (ICC) has constituted pre-trial Chamber-III demonstrating further progress over ongoing process to look into the atrocities committed against the Rohingyas, reports UNB. The chamber is composed of judge Robert Fremr, […]

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The ‘middle-class’ in Bangladesh: Winners or losers? Branko Milanovic, an economist, draws an ‘elephant’ curve, to capture the income story of the middle-class decline in the west and middle-class rise in the developing world. Mustafa K Mujeri The expansion of a country’s middle-class is often regarded as a sign of development. In recent years, there […]

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The executive committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Wednesday approved 10 development projects involving Tk 69.67 billion, including modernisation of 21 metre-gauge diesel-electric locomotives of Bangladesh Railway (BR). The approval came at the weekly meeting of the ECNEC held at the NEC conference room in capital’s Sher-e-Banglanagar with ECNEC chairperson and prime minister […]

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Default culture and governance do not go together Syed Badrul Ahsan Dhaka Tribune June 27th, 2019 Bad loans soar high BIGSTOCK Stricter actions must be taken against willful loan defaulters One does not need much wisdom to understand the parlous state of the country’s banking system. The degree of defaulted loans, or loans which have […]

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Sagar-Runi murder: Probe report delayed for 66th time Tribune Desk Dhaka Tribune June 26th, 2019 File photo of Sagar Sarwar and Meherun Runi Collected The murder triggered widespread outrage in the journalist community A Dhaka court on Wednesday fixed August 5 for submission of the probe report in the murder case of journalist couple Sagar […]

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Rights activists: Violation of torture prevention law in vogue Md Saidun Nabi Dhaka Tribune  June 26th, 2019 The rights activists addresses a discussion on “Responsibilities to Prevent Torture” Under the banner of “Committee for the Protection of Fundamental Rights”, at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity auditorium, on Wednesday, 26 June, 2019 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune Supreme Court […]

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The Daily Star  June 26, 2019 Think before donating to orphanages Women care for children at the Mother Teresa orphanage in Old Dhaka. Photo: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP Laila Khondkar While working in Liberia during 2013-2014, I along with the team had an opportunity to support the government in implementing their deinstitutionalisation policy. This had several […]

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Rohingyas can be a threat to country’s security: PM Prothom Alo English Desk | Jun 26, 2019             Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the security and stability of Bangladesh could be hampered if the displaced Rohingya people cannot be repatriated soon, reports UNB. “If we can’t send them […]

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Female UP member hacked to death Narayanganj Correspondent | Prothom Alo Jun 26, 2019             A female union parishad member was hacked to death by miscreants at Pashchimgaon in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj around 6:00am on Wednesday. The victim Beauty Akhter, 40, was an Awami League activist and UP member […]

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Killing in broad daylight! Barguna Correspondent | Prothom Alo Jun 27, 2019 Miscreants were stabbing a young man with sharp weapons in broad daylight. The hapless youth was trying to parry the blows while the youth’s wife was also trying her best to ward-off the criminals. But her efforts went in vain as the youth […]

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