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The continued sweltering heat, coupled with frequent power cuts, has thrown the normal life across the country out of gear. It is unlikely to get relief from the heat in the next two days as the chances of rainfall are slim, according to Met office, according to UNB. Many preferred to remain indoors as it […]

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A Dhaka court has indicted Sohel Rana, his parents and seven others in a corruption case over the collapse of Rana Plaza and ordered the case to go to trial. Dhaka Division Special Judge Atowar Rahman passed the order on Sunday and set Jul 5 as the first day for depositions in the corruption case, […]

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A mild heat wave is sweeping over Dhaka and Khulna divisions and the regions of Rajshahi, Pabna, Chandpur, Maijdee Court and Barisal and it may continue. The heat wave may continue for some days, according to a press release of Bangladesh Meteorological Department. Besides, rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind […]

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 The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has demanded resignation of the home minister, Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, for ‘illegal’ police raid on the office of the party chief and former prime minister Khaleda Zia. “The police raid on the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office, which was conducted on a baseless allegation is unprecedented,” BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul […]

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Members of Rapid Action Battalion formally called off the drive at the suspected extremist den at village Gabtali Uttarpara in Narsingdi sadar on Sunday morning. The battalion’s director (media wing), Mufti Mahmud Khan, declared the ending of the 19-hour long drive after five suspected extremists surrendered to RAB around 10:00am. The relatives of the five […]

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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday ordered to reinstate 138 physicians of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, whose appointments were pronounced illegal by the High Court earlier on December 14, 2010. A five-member bench headed by the Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order this morning after hearing five separate appeals filed […]

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His body will be kept at the Central Shaheed Minar for people to pay last tributes Aparajeyo Bangla sculptor Syed Abdullah Khalid has passed away on Saturday night. He was 75. He breathed his last around 11:45pm at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital due to old age complications, his son Syed Abdullah Zahir […]

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Private investment continues to remain obstinately stuck in the slow lane, putting a damper on the country’s growth aspirations. In fiscal 2016-17, private investment to gross domestic product ratio is expected to be 23.01 percent — only 0.02 percentage points higher than the previous year, according to provisional data from the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. […]

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Law enforcers take position outside the office of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at Gulshan in Dhaka on Saturday during a search. — Sanaul Haque Dhaka Metropolitan Police raided Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s office at Gulshan in Dhaka Saturday morning in search of ‘anti-state sticker’ and filmed each room in the building. The search, […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Bangladesh Awami League, addresses a two-day special extended meeting of the party at Ganabhaban in Dhaka on Saturday. — Focusbangla photo Ruling Awami League’s district committee leaders on Saturday complained that the party MPs distanced themselves from dedicated workers at the grassroots. The district leaders made the […]

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Seven directors including the vice-chairman of the embattled board of directors of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited on Saturday warned that many of the directors of the bank would `resign willingly’ if any of them was forced to resign. IBBL vice-chairman Syed Ahsanul Alam, who has been in conflict with chairman Aarastoo Khan for the last […]

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Bangladesh opener Soumya Sarkar plays a shot during their tri-nation series match against Ireland at the Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin on Friday. — AFP photo Soumya Sarkar struck an unbeaten half-century as Bangladesh crushed Ireland by eight wickets in their crucial tri-series match at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground in Dublin on Friday. Set […]

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