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Heavy rainfall in Dhaka and elsewhere across the country disrupted normal life on Saturday as commuters suffered immensely with city streets going under water. As the rain continued till late evening on Saturday, reports of water-logging in parts of Dhaka started to come. The streets in Old Dhaka, Mauchak, Malibagh, Shatinagar and Razarbagh went under […]

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The huge number of workers leaving Bangladesh for overseas job does not match with the remittance they send as most of them are unskilled and thus fall far behind the skilled workers sent by other countries. Bangladesh still lags behind the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India in terms of both sending skilled workers abroad […]

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The Bangladesh cricketers’ salary has been increased by more than 60 percent, along with the match fee The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Saturday in a meeting made the decision to meet the cricketers’ demand of increasing their salary. The cricket board also decided to double the price of the national team sponsorship rights. The current […]

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Suggesting BNP indispensable for general elections, the party’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said that it will ‘not be easy’ to hold the next parliamentary election without the opposition outside parliament. The election is scheduled for early 2019. Speaking to reporters at the party’s Naya Paltan headquarters on Saturday, he claimed there was […]

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The auditorium of Bangabandhu International Conference Centre buzzed with glitzy showbiz celebrities as the 19th edition of Meril Prothom Alo Puroshkar saw its grand finale on Friday. Prothom Alo associate editor Anisul Hoque dedicated the programme to Lucky Akhand’s memory. The celebrated singer and composer Lucky Akhand, who created many timeless Bangla songs, died in […]

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Lucky Akhand dies

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Legendary musician Lucky Akhand is no more. He breathed his last at 6:00pm at his Armanitola house in Dhaka. He was 61. The health condition of Lucky Akhand, who had been suffering from lung cancer, deteriorated in the afternoon and he was rushed to Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital where doctors declared him […]

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Nadeem Qadir The ball is in India’s court It appears that the dust kicked off with the visit to India by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is slowly settling down and I feel that we in Bangladesh have failed to realise a very important point: Whether it’s Teesta or Indo-Bangla ties, it is now a challenge […]

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BNP standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury on Friday asked whether Bangladesh has lost its competence, that it has to depend on India for all affairs. “What predicament are we facing after 46 years of independence? Have we lost our competence? Do we have to turn to India for each and every thing? Do […]

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The Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit has recovered a large number of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and three suicide vests along with explosives from a militant den in Jhenaidah Sadar. “The CTTC team cordoned off the one-storey building on Friday afternoon, suspecting the presence of militants in Porahati area,” CTTC Deputy Commissioner Mohibul Islam […]

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Jatiya Party politician and former minister Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu has embarked on a new phase in his life by tying the knot with university teacher Mehe Zebunnesa Rahman Tumpa. Through the marriage on Friday, Jatiya Party Presidium member Bablu, 63, now has the party’s Chairman HM Ershad as his ‘uncle-in-law.’ Tumpa is the daughter of […]

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The National Board of Revenue managed to collect Tk 1,09,267 crore in the first eight months of the current fiscal year, which is only 54 per cent of the total target set for the entire fiscal year, according to the NBR data. The tax authorities will have to collect Tk 93,885 crore in the remaining four months […]

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Downpour combined with high tide on Friday sent low-lying areas of Chittagong city under water, bringing normal life almost to a halt. Filthy water overflowing the drainage system flooded houses, shops and other business establishments, leaving people to do their daily works in knee to waist-deep water. People living in the ground floor in the […]

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