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Transport strike paralises Chittagrong division in BD

Chattogram, Sept 8 (UNB) – An indefinite transport strike in Chattogram Division’s nine districts, except Brahmanbaria and Chandpur, has been causing immense suffering to the commuters. A body of transport owners and workers is enforcing the strike since Sunday morning to force the administration to accept its nine demands. Buses or trucks were off the road in Cox’s Bazar, Rangamati, ... Read More »

$54.8 mn to improve living in BD coastal chars: IFAD

Rome, 8 August 2019 – More than 342,000 people in southeast Bangladesh living on coastal chars created by silt deposits will benefit from new financing for a project to reduce poverty and hunger and develop rural livelihoods. People living on chars are often hardest hit by climate change effects like sea-level rise as they often live in poorly constructed housing ... Read More »

US embassy in BD celebrates 50th anniversary of Moon landing

Dhaka, July 24 (UNB) – US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller on Tuesday attended a daylong series of programes at the American Center to mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon landing. In his opening remarks, he referenced Neil Armstrong’s famous quote – “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind” – to highlight ... Read More »

Progress of financial inclusion in BD exciting: Queen Maxima

It can accelerate progress, empower women, she says Dhaka, July 10 – UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) Queen Maxima on Wednesday said financial inclusion can empower women and accelerate Bangladesh’s progress and noted significant progress made so far in the country. “Financial inclusion has increased from 31 percent in 2014 to 50 percent in 2017 ... Read More »

Budgetary reform for sustainable development in BD urged

Dhaka, June 21 – Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan), a civil society platform of Bangladesh called for budgetary system reform for sustainable development. The platform recommended the budgetary system be reformed to effectively impact the country’s sustainable development at roundtable programme held at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka yesterday (Friday). Shujan said in its reaction to the proposed national budget for ... Read More »

Sexual assaults in BD take horrific turn: Two held

Dhaka, June 15 – Two minor girls have reportedly been raped in Netrakona and Comilla while a bus driver and his helper arrested in Manikganj for ‘rape attempt’ on a woman in their moving vehicle. Besides, a youth has been held in Feni for ‘repeatedly raping’ a schoolgirl and a man in Sirajganj over ‘rape attempt’ on a minor girl. ... Read More »

Millions in BD to benefit from wealth arms trader Adnan Khashoggi left

News Desk Today (Thursday, June 6) marks the second anniversary of the death of internationally renowned arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi. First in line to mourn his passing is Dr. Moosa Bin Shamsher whose friendship with the arms trading icon extends almost three decades. Together they were invincible and unlike any arms dealers known before. They revolutionized the very essence of ... Read More »

Internet users in Bangladesh soar by 6 lakh in April

The number of country’s internet users soared by six lakh to reach 9.37 crore in April which is all time highest, according to the latest statistics of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). Mobile phone-based connection has contributed the highest with 8.79 crore users to the tally followed by WiMAX 60,000 users while ISP and PSTN have occupied 57.32 lakh users, ... Read More »

8000 kilos carp fries netted from Halda River in BD in 2 hrs

Chittagong, May 26 –Fishermen collected around 8,000 kg eggs from the Halda River, the only natural fish spawning waterbody in South Asia, on Saturday night. Mother fishes of different species released eggs in the Halda River. Fishermen initiated netting eggs from Friday dawn. The authorities concerned said that egg collection may exceed previous records this year as they have taken ... Read More »

‘Fani’ rains bring smiles to Rajshahi mango growers in BD

Mangoes at a garden in Rajshahi, Bangladesh. File photo

Rajshahi, May 12 – Mango growers in the Bangladesh district of Rajshahi are expecting a bumper yield this year as they said the rains caused by recent cyclone Fani have brought an extra benefit to them. Dr Alim Uddin, a scientific officer at Rajshahi Fruits Research Institute, said, “The rains caused by Fani have prompted the growth of mangoes. Growers ... Read More »

1552 killed in BD road crashes in 4 months: Citizens’ watch

Dhaka, May 11 – At least 1,552 people were killed in road accidents across Bangladesh between January and April this year. As many as 1,495 accidents on various highways, national, inter-district and regional roads left 3,039 others injured, said the National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways (NCPSRR), a non-government organisation, on Saturday. The victims included 195 women and ... Read More »

Huawei unveils Y Max phablet in BD on the occasion of Eid

Dhaka, May 8 – Huawei has unveiled its new attraction Y Max phablet in Bangladesh with extra facility for gaming and watching features. The hybrid fabulous device, combining the size format of smartphone and tablet, is equipped with super large dewdrop display, strong battery support, high-performed processor and powerful RAM. Huawei Y Max phablet, the new device of the world’s ... Read More »

Complex at Tagore’s house Kuthibari in BD nears completion

Kushtia, May 10 – The construction of a magnificent complex is on in full swing at Shilaidaha Kuthibari, Rabindranath Tagore’s country house that holds numerous memories of the celebrated poet. Deputy Commissioner of the district Aslam Hossain says he is happy with the pace of work. “Everyone’s saying that the work’s quality is very good. At the current pace, I ... Read More »

Future of Rohingya refugees in BD ‘hangs in the balance’

At the end of a joint visit to the country, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock, head of UN migration agency (IOM) António Vitorino, and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, reiterated their commitment to find safe and sustainable solutions for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as well as helping them to make a safe and dignified return home. Since August 2017, nearly 900,000 minority ... Read More »

8 million new voters expected in BD voter list update by EC

Dhaka, April 22 – The Election Commission (EC) is going to start gathering data to update their voter list targeting about 8 million citizens across the country from Tuesday. According to the EC sources, the commission will collect data on citizens who are over 16 years old – born on or before January 1, 2003. They will be enrolled as ... Read More »

507 enforced disappearances in BD in 11 years, 159 not traced

Dhaka, April 18 – A new report from International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) establishes that enforced disappearances in Bangladesh constitute crimes against humanity, and calls on the international community to take all necessary measures to ensure that the government fulfils the right of victims to truth, justice, and reparation. In a statement, it said a total of 507 were ... Read More »

AL restored one-party Bakasl rule in BD, alleges BNP

Thakurgaon, Apr 5 (UNB) – BNP on Friday alleged that the ruling Awami League has depoliticised the country by ‘restoring one-party Bakasl rule as it did in 1975’. “Now, there’s no politics in the country. Politics is now under the grip of one party,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. He came up with the remarks while exchanging ... Read More »

UK to extend coop in trade-business and tertiary edu in BD

Dhaka, April 04 – United Kingdom (UK) wants to extend its cooperation in different areas including business and trade as well as tertiary level education here in Bangladesh to strengthen the ties between the two countries. Besides, the UK has sought support and cooperation of Bangladesh in the upcoming COP26 conference hosted by the UK to be held in London ... Read More »

Two killed, houses razed in BD localised Nor’Westers

Dhaka, Feb 26 – An elderly man was killed in hailstorm in Satkhira while another man died in a lightning strike in Brahmanbaria as localised storms struck during transition of season on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Zamshed Ali, 70, resident of Khashpur village in Kolaroa Upazila of Satkhira, and Shamsul Alam, 32, hailing from Chhoygaon village in Barhatta ... Read More »

Bill in US Congress seeking to promote fair polls in Bd

William R Keating, a Republican lawmaker submitted a resolution on December 6 which was then referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The lawmaker has sought the Congress to ask the US government to promote free, fair, transparent, and credible elections in Bangladesh, according to a news published in different news media. Read More »