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Explosions rocked Comilla city during the Chhatra Dal turf war Dhaka Tribune Two factions of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, the student wing of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, clashed in Comilla city on Sunday, setting off dozens of homemade bombs and spreading panic among the residents. The clashes, which included running battles and brickbat hurling apart from the […]

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A file photo shows a worker handling a machine at a spinning mill in Dhaka. Traders will have to disclose the relevant bank account information to the tax authority as proof of transactions for getting tax credit or VAT rebate. — New Age photo Traders will have to disclose the relevant bank account information to […]

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Abijeet Nath, left, and Nilotpal Das, right, stopped to ask for directions when a mob attacked them. — BBC photo Indian police have arrested 16 people after two men became the latest victims of hysteria over WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers. The men had stopped to ask directions in north-eastern Assam state when they were […]

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BUDGET 2018 Is Digital Bangladesh taking a dive? PHOTO COURTESY: MULTIMEDIA CONTENT AND COMMUNICATION Habibullah N Karim Finance Minister AMA Muhith’s 12th budget is also his biggest ever. A quarter bigger than the last revised budget, this budget coming in at a whopping Tk 4 lakh 64 thousand crore certainly fits the pattern of double-digit […]

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Gunmen Kill Secular Bangladeshi Publisher By Sharif Khiam on Jun 11, 2018  Unidentified assailants shot dead a Bangladeshi publisher near the capital Dhaka on Monday, police said, in the first deadly attack against secular bloggers, writers and intellectuals in the country since 2016. Shahzahan Bachchu, 57, a former secretary general of the Munshiganj district unit […]

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The budget for the 2018-19 fiscal is presented in parliament on Thursday. Photo: PID Opposition leaders and some lawmakers from the ruling party have come down hard on Finance Minister ABA Muhith over the loan scandals and mismanagement that plagued the banking sector amid discussions on budget in parliament. Most of the lawmakers criticised the […]

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How democracies die and economies grow Wahiduddin Mahmud There are two prominent themes of contemporary development discourses, both lacking a consensus, as reflected in academic research and in their popular versions in bestseller books. One of these is about finding the reasons for the decline of democracies since the late 1980s and the early 1990s […]

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Bangladesh women’s cricket team players celebrate with the trophy after defeating India in the final of the ACC Twenty20 Women’s Asia Cup at the Kinrara Oval, in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. — ACC photo Bangladesh women’s cricket team created a new history when they edged six-time champions India by three-wicket in the final to clinch […]

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ঈদের পর কতটা প্রকাশ্য হচ্ছে বিএনপি? June 8, 2018bdnetwork24রাজনীতি আসন্ন ঈদুল ফিতরের পর রাজপথে কতটা সক্রিয় হচ্ছেন বিএনপির নেতাকর্মীরা-এমন প্রশ্ন দলে ঘুরপাক খাচ্ছে। তবে এ বিষয়ে সরাসরি কোনও মন্তব্য করছেন না দলের নীতিনির্ধারকরা। সিনিয়র নেতাদের কেউ কেউ আন্দোলনে কঠোর হওয়ার আহ্বান জানালেও প্রকৃত অর্থে রাজপথে প্রকাশ্য হওয়ার বিষয়টি এখনও সিদ্ধান্তহীন। তবে নগর থেকে তৃণমূলের নেতাকর্মীরা […]

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News fact-checking now in Bangladesh Bangla Tribune Report Published : 03:00, Jun 06, 2018  Fact Watch, Bangladesh’s first-ever organisation for verifying accuracy of media reports has started its journey. The Department of Media Studies and Journalism at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) has launched ‘Fact Watch’, the first in South Asia, on Tuesday (Jun […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has placed a four-point proposal to resolve the Rohingya crisis at the Outreach Session of the G7 Summit in Canada, calling the world leaders to persuade Myanmar for safe return of its nationals. Leaders of the Group of Seven countries and others invited to the summit were present at the meeting […]

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Bangladesh women’s cricket team players celebrate the fall of a Malaysian wicket during their ACC Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup match at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kula Lumpur on Saturday. — ACC photo Bangladesh national women’s team stormed into the final of the ACC Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup for the first time when they beat […]

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