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Moudud: Police did not let me attend iftar parties or greet people on Eid

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 […]

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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Eid Mubarak!

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Let the teachings of Ramadan be reflected in our actions As the month of abstinence approaches its end, it is time for celebration and be thankful for everything that we have achieved or endured with dignity, both individually and as a nation. With Eid-ul-Fitr only a day or two away, it is also time for […]

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The joy of Eid-ul-Fitr has taken over Bangladesh as the country is celebrating the largest festival of Muslims on Saturday after the end of the Ramadan month of fasting. It was all but certain that Bangladesh will be celebrating the Eid on Saturday as the festival usually falls on the following day of Eid in […]

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Portugal’s irrepressible captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning late free kick to complete a World Cup hat-trick and rescue a dramatic 3-3 draw in an enthralling Group B match against neighbours Spain on Friday. In by far the best game of the tournament so far, Spain forward Diego Costa notched a double before Nacho put […]

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The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$700 million to improve primary education in Bangladesh, reports UNB. The project titled ‘Quality Learning for All Programme (QLEAP)’ will help improve the education quality and ensure equitable access to primary education and benefit over 18 million children studying in pre-primary level to grade 5, the […]

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A local Awami League leader was shot dead by unidentified criminals in Dhaka’s Badda area this afternoon. Deceased Farhad Hossain, 50, a resident of Uttar Badda area, was the general secretary of Badda union (now under Dhaka City Corporation), police said. Two assailants, riding a motorbike, shot Farhad while he was coming out of Baitus […]

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Her lawyer urges govt BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s lawyer Khandker Mahbub Hossain yesterday urged the government to release her from jail on parole on humanitarian ground for her better treatment. “Since Khaleda Zia has been detained in prison for more than four months, her diseases have turned severe and an apprehension has been created over […]

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