Monday, 26 Feb, 2024


Saber leaves Dhaka for 6th UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury will leave for Kenya today (Feb 26) afternoon to attend the 6th Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi. The minister would represent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations

Dry weather likely: Met office

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicted weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country in the next 72 hours commencing at 9am today (Feb 26).  According to the met office bulletin, a trough of westerly low lies over Bihar and adjoining

Police recovers dead body in Gazipur

A man was killed allegedly after calling him away from home in Gazipur city on Sunday night. The deceased was identified as Hosen Ali, 22, son of Nur Nobi hailed from city’s Kunia Targacha area.  According to locals, Hosen was a garment worker, later, left the job. He

Shab-e-Barat being observed

Shab-e-Barat, the night for worship of Allah, is being observed in the country and elsewhere of the globe with due religious fervour and devotion. On this occasion, the Islamic Foundation (IF) in Bangladesh has chalked out programmes at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka.

Five Bangladeshi fishermen held with guitarfish in Indian waters

Five Bangladeshi fishermen were arrested from the periphery of the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve on Saturday (February 24) morning for allegedly carrying out illegal fishing activities in the Indian waters.  A few guitarfish, considered critically endangered on IUCN Red List, were also

LPG price reduction depends on int'l market: Nasrul

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today (Feb 25) said the regulatory commission cannot reduce the price of LPG in the local market if the price is not decreased in the international market.  He said in a written reply to a query by the independent

Over 100 Bangladeshi workers lack jobs in Malaysia 

More than 100 Bangladeshi workers have been without jobs since arriving in Malaysia in November, according to migrant labour rights activist Andy Hall. Hall said the 104 workers had paid recruitment fees of between RM19,500 and RM21,700 to secure employment in Malaysia, where they were

2nd Nat'l Forest Inventory launched

The government has launched the Second National Forest Inventory (NFI) of Bangladesh with the aim of developing effective forest management plans and ensuring the sustainable use of the country’s forest resources. Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain

Rain, thundershowers likely in parts of Bangladesh

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicted rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind at different parts of the country in the next 24 hours from 9:00am today (Feb 25).  According to the met office bulletin, rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary

Qatar keen to help make global media in Bangladesh

Qatar expressed its desire to assist in development of media and creating global media in Bangladesh. The assurance came at a meeting between State Minister for Information and Broadcasting of Bangladesh Mohammad Ali Arafat and Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Media Corporation Sheikh

BB reserve heist: Probe report submission deferred for 77th time

A Dhaka court today (Feb 25) set May 6 to submit the probe report in the case lodged over Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist that took place in 2016. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury set the date as the investigation agency CID failed to present the report today (Feb 25).

Inflation control a major challenge for Bangladesh: WB MD

The World Bank today (Feb 25) urged the government to control inflation terming it a major challenge for Bangladesh. World Bank Managing Director (Operations) Ana Beatriz Borges made the urge during a meeting with finance minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali at the ERD Building in Agargaon

No gender detection of unborn babies: HC verdict

No hospitals, diagnostic centres, and laboratories will be allowed to disclose the gender of unborn babies, according to a High Court verdict on Sunday. An HC bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Kazi Zinat Haque handed down the verdict. In the court, lawyer Ishrat Hasan

DMP arrests 40, files 30 cases in 24-hr anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in different operations in the last 24 hours till 6 am Saturday (February 25) arrested 40 persons for their alleged involvement in selling and consuming drugs. Being informed, the DMP’s police and detective units conducted the anti-drug

Final verdict of Pilkhana carnage case shortly: Home Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday (Feb 25) said the final judgment of Pilkhana carnage case will be delivered shortly. He made this remark while talking to journalists after placing floral wreaths for the martyrs at the Banani graveyard in the capital.  The minister also

15th anniversary of Pilkhana carnage today

The 15th anniversary of the carnage at the BDR (Bangladesh Rifles) headquarters in Dhaka is being observed today (Feb 25). During the day, family members and relatives of the slain officers pay their tributes to the slain Army officers. “Marking the day, floral wreaths will be

Shab-e-Barat today

The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune, will be observed throughout the country tonight with due religious fervour and devotion. On this occasion, Islamic Foundation (IF) has chalked out programmes at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital, an Islamic Foundation (IF)

Siddiqur Rahman Khan’s new book on Qawmi madrasa 

A new book titled ‘Qawmi Madrasa: An Unfinished Publication’ by Siddiqur Rahman Khan, addressed the dearth of well-researched and comprehensive resources on the education system and curriculum of Qawmi madrasas in Bangladesh.  Khan, an experienced journalist

Shab-e-Barat tomorrow

The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune, will be observed throughout the country tomorrow night with due religious fervour and devotion. On this occasion, Islamic Foundation (IF) has chalked out programmes at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque here, an Islamic Foundation (IF)

95 young leaders of Bangladesh to join World Youth Festival in Russia 

The forthcoming World Youth Festival, scheduled in Russia's Sirius Federal Territory (Sochi) from 1 to March 7, is poised to host a delegation of 95 youth leaders from Bangladesh.  The event, organised under Russian President Vladimir Putin's directive to foster