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A Bangladeshi expatriate real estate businessman was stabbed to death allegedly by his landlord over a dispute in Bronx of New York on Wednesday evening. The deceased was identified as Zakir Khan, 44, the owner of Parkchester Real Estate New York, Inc, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. The landlord stabbed him with a knife in […]

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Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. — UNB file photo Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday refuted the allegation made by prime minister Sheikh Hasina over the issue of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s stepping onto Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka while paying tribute to language martyrs by placing wreath along with party leaders early Tuesday. BNP senior joint secretary […]

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US ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on Thursday said the United States is not in competition with either India or China in Bangladesh rather share the goal of a prosperous, safe, and stable society for Bangladesh. ‘I believe that all India, China, and the United States share the goal of a prosperous, safe, and stable […]

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The government is planning to build a modern sports village near Padma Bridge with necessary facilities for all kinds of sports, competitions and trainings, said Prime Minister Sheik Hasina on Thursday. She also said her government also wants to build an Olympic Complex there. “With this, we want to give more importance to sports and […]

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A still image from a CCTV footage appears to show a man purported to be Kim Jong Nam talking to security personnel, after being accosted by a woman in a white shirt, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia on Feb 13, 2017. FUJITV/ via Reuters TV North Korea blamed Malaysia on Thursday for the […]

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The immigration police at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport barred journalist Shafik Rehman from going abroad on Thursday. Shafik Rehman’s personal assistant Haripad Das said he was scheduled to fly to the United Kingdom K at 7:00am, to be with his wife now undergoing treatment in London. An immigration official of the airport confirmed the incident […]

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The pistol recovered in a drive at the village home of former Jatiya Party lawmaker of Gaibandha-1 constituency, Abdul Quader Khan, was used in the murder of incumbent Awami League lawmaker, Manjurul Islam Liton, police said. Sundarganj police in Gaibandha conducted the second drive at the village home of Abdul Quader at Paschim Chhaprahati early […]

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ® is welcomed by US Ambassador Roberta Jacobson (L),and Mauricio Ibarra © director of North American affairs at the Mexican foreign affairs ministry as he arrives at Benito Juarez international Airport in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo: AFP  US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Mexican leaders on Thursday […]

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Five global high street fashion brands have pulled out of a major garment industry event in Bangladesh due to concerns over a crackdown on unions demanding better pay in textile factories, campaigners said on Wednesday. The retailers – H&M, Inditex, C&A, Next and Tchibo – who all source clothes from Bangladeshi factories, were expected to […]

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The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is preparing a formula for election-time government keeping several options for negotiating with the current regime. The BNP leaders said party-neutrality would be the basis of their proposed poll-time administration capable of holding free, fair and credible general elections. The main opposition political party in the country floated a 13-point […]

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Despite the so-called bad governance, how has the economy of Bangladesh been growing at rates higher than those of most South Asian countries? Is this a black box whose mysteries cannot be known? Is this really a ‘paradox’ or ‘development surprise’ as perceived by some economists at the World Bank? Is it possible to have […]

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A Chevron gas station Bigstock A completed deal would mark China’s first major energy investment in Bangladesh, where Beijing is competing with New Delhi and Tokyo for influence China’s state-run Zhenhua Oil has signed a preliminary deal with Chevron to buy the US oil major’s natural gas fields in Bangladesh that are worth about $2 […]

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