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Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim (L) is bowled by New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson (R) during their second one-day international match at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday. — AFP photo Bangladesh demonstrated yet another batting failure to be thrashed by eight wickets in the second one-day international against New Zealand, going down by 0-2 in […]

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Senior General Min Aung Hlaing– Courtesy Bangkok Post Myanmar’s army chief, who is facing international calls that he be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, has denied any systematic army persecution and said such accusations were an insult to his country’s honour. In his first detailed interview since the Myanmar military launched a […]

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৪৯ নারী সাংসদ বিনা প্রতিদ্বন্দ্বিতায় নির্বাচিত নিজস্ব প্রতিবেদক, ঢাকা ১৬ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০১৯ একাদশ জাতীয় সংসদের সংরক্ষিত নারী আসনে ৪৯ জন প্রার্থীকে বেসরকারিভাবে বিজয়ী ঘোষণা করা হয়েছে। আসনপ্রতি একজন করে প্রার্থী হওয়ায় এবং প্রার্থীদের কেউ মনোনয়নপত্র প্রত্যাহার না করায় আইন অনুযায়ী আজ শনিবার বিকেল পাঁচটার পর রিটার্নিং কর্মকর্তা আবুল কাশেম তাঁদের বিজয়ী ঘোষণা করেন। তফসিল অনুযায়ী […]

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ডাকসু নির্বাচন ‘ছাড়ে’ ছাত্রলীগে প্রার্থীর ছড়াছড়ি, বয়সে ‘বাধা’ ছাত্রদল আসিফুর রহমান, ঢাকা ১৬ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০১৯    রেজওয়ানুল হক চৌধুরী শোভন, গোলাম রাব্বানী, সনজিত চন্দ্র দাস, সাদ্দাম হোসেন। ছাত্রলীগের কেন্দ্রীয় ও ঢাবি শাখার শীর্ষ চার নেতাই এবার নির্বাচন করতে পারবেন।নিয়মিত স্নাতক ও স্নাতকোত্তরের বাইরেও ভোটার-প্রার্থী থাকার সুযোগ দেওয়ায় ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় কেন্দ্রীয় ছাত্র সংসদ (ডাকসু) নির্বাচনে এখন […]

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The Daily Star February 17, 2019 What kind of development do we need for an inclusive society? PHOTO COURTESY: FORDHAM.EDU Sm Waliuzzaman Development is a buzzword in Bangladesh. Everyone talks about development but what do we really mean by development? There seems to be an obsession everywhere regarding the term without critically challenging the version […]

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Al Mahmud to be laid to rest in his hometown on Sunday  Dhaka Tribune Desk February 16th, 2019 Mir Abdus Shukur Al Mahmud, is a Bangladeshi poet, novelist and short-story writer Collected The poet’s first janaza was held on the National Press Club premises and the second one at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque after Zohr prayers Al […]

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BGB must answer for the Thakurgaon shooting Prothom Alo Feb 16, 2019        The death of three including a sixth grader, when BGB (Border Guards Bangladesh) opened fire in Thakurgaon is sad and condemnable. BGB said they were trying to recover cattle from a house in Betna of Haripur upazila, claiming these were smuggled from […]

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Jamaat expels its central leader Monju Prothom Alo English Desk | Feb 17, 2019 In the wake of resignation of a party senior leader, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami has expelled its Majlis-e-Shura member Mojibur Rahman Monju, reports UNB. In a post on his Facebook account, Monju on Saturday said a party leader, on behalf of its ameer Maqbul […]

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100 yaba ‘traders’ but not Badi surrender Teknaf Correspondent . Cox’s Bazar | Prothom Alo  Feb 16, 2019 More than 100 traffickers of illegal narcotic substance called yaba, have surrendered to the law enforcement in Cox’s Bazar under a government-sponsored rehabilitation process. The listed yaba traders, who were taken to the surrender ceremony venue on Saturday morning, […]

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Gas supply disruption forces Dhaka dwellers to buy restaurant foods Galib Ashraf . Dhaka | Prothom Alo Feb 16, 2019        Gas consumers of some parts of Dhaka city and outskirts have been experiencing disruption in gas supply since Saturday morning due to a technical glitch. The disruption affected the residents of Kolabagan, Mohammadpur, Dhanmondi, Shyamoli and […]

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Senior leader of Bangladesh’s Jamaat Abdur Razzaq resigns Razzaq decided to part ways citing party’s failure to apologise for its role in supporting Pakistan army in 1971. by David Bergman  16 February 2019 Analysts say Razzaq”s resignation will have ‘far-reaching implications’ for Jamaat-e-Islami [Photo courtesy: Abdur Razzaq] more on Bangladesh Over 100 drug dealers surrender […]

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Trump vs. International Law YaleGlobal   15 February 2019 The Trump administration’s heavy-handed America First policies clash with international law. So far, the courts and other institutions withstand the onslaught to confront troubling policies – from a travel ban for nationals from Muslim-majority nations to separation of immigrant parents from children and refusal to acknowledge asylum seekers […]

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