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Why the rush for EVMs?

  The EC should earn people’s trust first We are surprised that the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has so expeditiously approved tens of billions of taka to purchase thousands of EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) that are planned to be used in the next election due to be held in 2024. It […]

The alliance was formed on September 15 “to ensure functional democracy” in the country BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has extended his party’s support to “greater national unity”, an alliance of AQM Badruddoza-led Juktofront and Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya. Fakhrul dubbed the Awami League-led government autocratic. “It should step down. There […]

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The state  minister says the proposed act will help implement the NWPC-recommended wage structure The State-Owned Manufacturing Industries Workers (Conditions of Service) Bill, 2018 was passed in the parliament—it aims to  implement the recommendations made by the National Wage and Productivity Commission’s (NWPC). State Minister for Labour and Employment M Mujibul Haq Chunnu moved the […]

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The Shampadak Parishad (Editors’ Council) today announced to hold a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on September 29, protesting incorporation of the controversial Digital Security Act-2018. The human chain will begin around 11:00am on the day where journalists, media bodies and individual media personnel have been requested to join […]

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Bangladesh’s nosedive in their Asia Cup campaign continued unabated as they succumb to an eight-wicket loss in their Super Four encounter against defending champions India at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday.  The Tigers showed no fight in a batting department that is missing all-important opener Tamim Iqbal through injury and imploded to 174 all out […]

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Experienced batsman Shoaib Malik hit a six and a boundary to pull off a sensational last over three-wicket win for Pakistan against a spirited Afghanistan in the Asia Cup in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Malik pulled the second ball of the final over by paceman Aftab Alam over the deep square leg boundary and then […]

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Moudud Ahmed sitting in his car, which is blocked by the police van Dhaka Tribune ‘A lot of police have been deployed in front of my house. They literally blocked my car with their van when I tried to get out’ BNP standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed says the police did not permit him […]

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Eight state-run banks accounted for more than half of the Tk 88,589 crore default loans in the banking sector at the end of the first quarter of 2018 as their unbridled indiscipline continues to weigh down the entire industry. At the end of March, the default loans of Agrani, Rupali, Sonali, Janata, BASIC, Bangladesh Krishi, […]

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Teachers of private educational institutions said they would resume their sit-in programme demanding inclusion of their institutions into the government’s monthly pay order (MPO). Federation of Teachers and Employees of Non-MPO Educational Institutions announced on Sunday that members of the platform will begin sit-in demonstration in front of the National Press Club at 10:00am on […]

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At least 10 people were killed and six injured as a bus collided head-on with a pickup van on the Saidpur bypass road of Dhaka-Dinajpur highway in Nilphamari district tonight. Identities of the deceased who died on the spot and injured passengers were not known immediately, our Nilphamari correspondent reports quoting an upazila health official. Death […]

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It is condemnable that solid waste from Savar Tannery Industrial Estate is seeping into Dhaleshwari river because a breach has developed in the embankment of the pond which is being used by the Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in the estate as a temporary dumping station. Reportedly, after the tannery estate was set up in […]

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Defending champions Germany crashed to defeat in their first game at the World Cup on Sunday as an enterprising Mexico refused to be intimidated and came away 1-0 winners in a thrill-packed Group F opener. A shaky warm-up campaign had called into question the dominant form the Germans showed in qualifying, but experience and records […]

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