Saturday, 18 August 2018


Cattle Transportation to Dhaka: Ferry disruption major concern

Desk Report: Despite having an adequate stock, farmers and traders are worried about being able to supply enough sacrificial animals... details


Student movement: Families demand release of arrested children

M Humayun Kabir: Citizens yesterday formed a human chain in Dhaka demanding the release of noted photographer Shahidul Alam and... details


One year after deadly Sierra Leone mudslides, survivors say they can barely afford to eat

CNN: One year after Sierra Leone suffered a devastating mudslide that wiped out entire communities in its capital, survivors say... details


RMG workers block Dhaka-Mymensingh highway demanding salary, bonus

M Humayun Kabir: Workers of a garment factory took to the street and blocked Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Hotapara area yesterday... details


Pangaon container terminal turns the corner

Desk Report: Pangaon container terminal, the country’s first inland container facility, handled 28,702 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) during the last... details


Final tally shows over 10,000 Rohingyas killed

Reuters: Aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières, working in Cox’s Bazar at the southern tip of Bangladesh, estimated in the first... details


Thousands bid farewell to Vajpayee; PM, Shah join procession

Sayeed Muhammad: The funeral was attended by leaders from both sides of the aisle and representatives from SAARC nations yesterday.... details


11 university students denied bail again

Kabir Humayun: A Dhaka court yesterday denied bail to 11 students of different private universities accused of vandalism and attacking... details


HC orders cancellation of Janata Bank recruitment test over question leak

UNB: The High Court on Thursday ordered the authorities concerned to cancel the written recruitment test of Janata Bank in... details


Khaleda also involved in Aug 15 carnage plot: PMax

M Humayun Kabir: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said it is undoubted that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was also involved... details


Cops want Luma in remand over spreading rumours

M Humayun Kabir: Quota reform leader Lutfur Nahar Luma, who was picked up from Sirajganj in a pre-dawn raid on... details


Govt fixes 2,954 spots for slaughtering sacrificial animals in 11 cities

Desk Report: The government has fixed 2,954 spots in 11 city corporations of the country for slaughtering sacrificial animals during... details


Moon says Pyongyang summit to be ‘bold step’ towards ending war

AFP: South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday his visit to Pyongyang next month will be a “bold step” towards... details


Another quota reform leader booked, 2 held for student protest rumours

Humayun Kabir and Sayeed Muhammad: A student of Eden College, also a leader of the quota reform movement, was arrested... details


2 British MPs call for releasing Shahidul Alam

Desk Report: Two Bangladesh-born members at the British parliament, Rushnara Ali and Rupa Huq have called upon the government to... details


Philippine President Duterte urges Beijing to ‘temper’ behavior in South China Sea

AFP: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has urged China to “temper” its behavior in the South China Sea in a rare... details


Bangladesh mourns independence leader Bangabandhu

M Humayun Kabir: Bangladesh yesterday observed National Mourning Day commemorating the assassination of its independence architect Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.... details


Bangabandhu dreamt of building S Asia of peace, stability, dev: Speakers

UNB: Speakers at a discussion in New Delhi on Wednesday said Bangabandhu’s vision was to build a South Asia of... details


High Court wants list of Dhaka’s risky buildings

Desk Report: The High Court (HC) yesterday ordered authorities concerned to submit list of risky buildings in the city within... details


National Mourning Day underway with utmost fervour

M Humayun Kabir: The nation is observing the 43rd martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,... details


No security threat on Aug 15: DMP chief

Sabah Mannan: Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said yesterday that there are no specific security threats centering the... details


Arresting university students is a manifestation of political bankruptcy of ruling parties

Khalequzzaman, General Secretary, Socialist Party of Bangladesh (SPB): Instead of arresting the assaulters on the movement for safe roads, the... details


Govt to spend Tk 826.12cr on providing housing facility to ultra-poor

UNB: The Executive Committee of the National Economic (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved ‘Improvement of Livelihood of Marginal Communities Programme’ at... details


Rediscovering Bangabandhu . . .

Syed Badrul Ahsan, Editor-in-Charge, The Asian Age : Bangabandhu should have lived longer. But, then again, we did not permit... details


Bangladesh will live forever through Bangabandhu’s ideals

Hashem Khan, Artist:By following Bangaban-dhu’s ideals, Bangladesh will live forever. The conspirators who sought power by murdering the Father of... details


Cyber Unit to be strengthened: IGP

Kabir Humayun: The Cyber Unit of the police headquarters will be strengthened for patrolling cyber-crimes, including the spread of rumours... details


Afghanistan: Battle-torn Ghazni residents ‘can’t find food’

BBC: Food supplies in the Afghan city of Ghazni are running low, as a battle with the Taliban rages for... details


Draft of new law approved to recognize Qawmi madrasa degrees

Hossen Sohel: The cabinet yesterday approved the draft of a new law recognizing the highest qualifications offered by Qawmi madrasas... details


Dhaka-Delhi relationship now at its best PM

M Humayun Kabir: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the relation between Bangladesh and India has now reached a newer height... details


Bangladesh gets $510m in World Bank funds to improve education

Bdnews24: Bangladesh has signed a $510 million financing agreement with the World Bank to enhance the quality and effectiveness of... details

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