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Only female magistrates will record statements of rape victims Star Online Report From now on, only female magistrates will record statements of female and child victims of rape and sexual harassment, a circular issued by the Supreme Court (SC) administration today read. The circular says that the chief judicial magistrates and chief metropolitan magistrates across […]

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A New Age file photo of Mosaddek Hossain Bangladesh on Tuesday recalled batsman Mosaddek Hossain and included uncapped pacer Abu Jayed in their 15-man squad for the World Cup 2019. Mosaddek regained the confidence of the selectors with a strong performance for Abahani Limited in the ongoing Dhaka Premier League, where he scored 428 runs […]

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Bangladesh in the post-industrial world PHOTO: ASABER91/FLICKR Zahedul Amin Bangladesh’s economic performance over the last decade has garnered praise from the international community. Multilateral development agencies like the World Bank often cite Bangladesh as an exemplary case for economic development. From being termed a “basket case” by the then US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger […]

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Sunrisers Hyderabad cricketer Shakib Al Hasan celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Kings XI Punjab cricketer MA Agarwal (unseen) during 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match. Photo: AFP Bangladesh will ask its ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan to cut short his Indian Premier League campaign to prepare for the World Cup […]

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Bank executives have failed to turn up in a parliamentary committee meeting over measures to reduce interest rates on lending to a single digit despite being called to attend the discussion. Members of the parliamentary committee on public undertakings have aired their dissatisfaction over the matter. “The meeting started at 11am before concluding at 1:45 […]

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Khaleda didn’t discuss parole, oath during Pahela Baishakh visit: Fakhrul BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says he did not discuss parole during his meeting with Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the hospital. The issue of parole is a concern of Khaleda’s family, he believes. The BNP is preparing to launch an agitation to free […]

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Rajshahi University professor AKM Shafiul Islam Lilon. — UNB file photo The Rajshahi Speedy Trial Tribunal on Monday sentenced three persons to death for murdering Rajshahi University (RU) sociology department professor Shafiul Islam in 2014. The tribunal judge, Anup Kumar, pronounced the verdict in presence of ten of the eleven charge-sheeted accused in the dock. […]

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India and Poland are on the track to become new billion-dollar export markets for Bangladesh in the current financial year 2018-19 due to extraordinary performance of readymade garment products. Exporters said that it was good news for Bangladesh as the country was getting two new billion-dollar markets, in addition to the nine billion-dollar markets. They […]

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The Awami League has expelled a local leader in Feni for his alleged involvement in the murder of madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi. The ruling party’s Sonagazi Upazila unit General Secretary Rafiqul Islam Khokon said they decided to expel Maksud Alam on Friday night. Maksud, a councillor of Ward-4, was acting chief of the party’s […]

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Extra cash always makes employees happy Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune The case for an allowance for private sector employees on the Bengali New Year Even if Pohela Boishakh is deemed a “universal festival” for the Bengalis, only a segment of salaried people — mainly the government employees — are entitled to a Boishakh allowance. As […]

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View from the meeting of the Project Implementation Committee in Mirpur Saturday BCB BCB vice president Mahbub Anam said this to the media following the first meeting of the stadia’s Project Implementation Committee at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Saturday After much wait, construction work of the Sheikh Hasina International Cricket Stadium in […]

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People from different walks of life join a colourful procession Mangal Shobhajatra organised by the students of the Institute of Fine Art of Dhaka University welcoming Bangla New Year on the university campus on Sunday. — Ali Hossain Mintu Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla calendar, was celebrated across the country on Sunday amid […]

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