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Sabbir in T20 top ten

He did not have a great Champions Trophy, but the T20 format has brought Sabbir Rahman some good news. In the latest ICC rankings of batsmen, Sabbir has made his way among the best ten in the shortest format of the game. Sabbir earned his career best rating in January, but could not make it […]

In separate incidents, four tourists went missing in Moinot Ghat in Dohar of Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar sea beach on Tuesday, reports UNB. At Moinot Ghat, two college students and their university-going friend went missing while swimming in the Padma river around 5:00pm, said officer-in-charge of Dohar police station Sirajuddin. However, the identity of the […]

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A sudden decision by Titas Gas to stop supplying CNG refuelling stations for maintenance of a gas field has created transport chaos in many parts of Bangladesh including the capital Dhaka. The decision to stop the supply from Tuesday midnight for 24 hours was revealed only a few hours beforehand. The CNG stations in Dhaka […]

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23 June is a significant date for Awami League. This is the day it was founded 68 long years ago in 1949. Political parties crop up like mushrooms in this country and then suddenly burst like bubbles into nothingness. And parties have been split into factions time and again. Even Awami League has had its […]

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It is not just a word, it is a belief A one-party state is not created by dictum alone; there are many other ways a country can emerge into a one-party state. In the 50s through 60s and 70s a one-party state was defined by the communist bloc of countries in Europe and China in […]

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Google has been fined 2.42bn euros ($2.7bn; £2.1bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results. The amount is the regulator’s largest penalty to date against a company accused of distorting the market. The ruling also orders […]

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International Finance Corporation has decided to invest in start-ups in Bangladesh with a view to encouraging innovative ideas. Its regional lead, South Asia-venture capital, Ruchira Shukla on Wednesday told New Age in an interview that she had been visiting the country periodically to keep tabs on ‘the new innovations coming in to market’ and ‘the […]

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BNP sought permission for a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan protesting a police raid at Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office BNP has announced to hold a countrywide protest programme on Thursday as Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) denied permission to the party for a rally at Dhaka’s Suhrawardy Udyan. Party’s Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi made […]

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The flurry within the ruling party camp give the impression that there’s hardly a month left for the election, yet the leaders maintain they won’t step down even a minute before the end of the government’s term. The elections will be held on schedule, not a minute before. That would mean there’s about a year […]

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Bangladesh needs to develop a strong bond market to meet the financing demands of large infrastructure projects, speakers said at a seminar yesterday. “We need to work together to establish a financial system that will provide various avenues for financing the large infrastructure projects,” said MA Mannan, state minister for finance and planning, at the […]

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The ingrained belief that wealth can solve all problems is what leads to youth’s corrupt behaviour The recent Banani rape case seems to have opened a can of worms, so to speak. Reportedly, the alleged perpetrators have said that they used to hold raves quite often. The fact is right before our eyes: Dhaka’s nightlife […]

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‘The management not only threatened the employee leaders, but also held them captive on the management floor for a few hours, blocking the lifts and the staircases.’ The management of Chevron Bangladesh threatened to take disciplinary actions against its employees when they sought clarification on the transfer of the company’s ownership on Tuesday, a Chevron […]

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