4.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Bangladesh capital
The earthquake, measuring 4.2 magnitude on the Richter Scale, was felt at 12:49 pm -- lasted only for a few seconds, according to a Bangladesh Meteorological Department update signed by Assistant Meteorologist Farzana Sultana. The epicentre of the earthquake was in Tangali district, 59 km northwest
National polls in first week of Jan, schedule in Nov: EC Anisur
Election Commissioner (EC) Md Anisur Rahman today said the 12th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) elections will be held in the first week of January, 2024 and the schedule will be announced in November next. "We want a participatory election. The nation's expectation is also the same," he said while talking to
PM leaves for NY to attend 78th UNGA session
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today left here for New York, USA to attend the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Met office forecasts rain in all 8 divisions
Bangladesh Meteorology Department (BMD) today forecasted light to moderate rain or thundershowers along with temporary gusty wind in all eight divisions of the country in the next 24 hours commencing 9am today.
Mushfiqur Rahim to Miss Super Four Clash Against India
Bangladesh's star batter, Mushfiqur Rahim, will be absent from the crucial Asia Cup Super Four encounter against India on Friday
Devastating fire at Mohammadpur Krishi Market
A devastating fire that broke out at the Mohammadpur Krishi Market in the capital early Thursday (14 September) was brought under control after nearly six hours. The fire broke out at 3:43am and was brought under control at 9:25am, said Rakibul Hasan, a duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defenc
PM seeks world leaders’ sincere work for prosperous future
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday (September 9) called upon the world leaders to come up with utmost sincerity to ensure a dignified life and prosperous future for all. She said, “As equal members of the global family, we must, therefore, resolve to do our utmost for dignified life and prosp
Bangladesh-Indonesia agree to work together in energy-health sectors
Dhaka and Jakarta on Wednesday (September 6) vowed to work together in energy, agriculture and health sectors as Bangladesh President Mohammed Shahabuddin had a bilateral meeting with his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit.
Tamim signs lifetime contract with Nagad
Bangladesh National Cricket Team’s star cricketer Tamim Iqbal has signed a lifetime deal with Nagad, the world’s fastest-growing mobile financial company.
President off to Indonesia to attend ASEAN summit
President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Monday (4 September) left Dhaka for Indonesian capital Jakarta to attend the 43rd ‘ASEAN Summit’ and 18th ‘East Asia Summit’ to be held on September 5-7.
National election in first week of January 2024: EC
Election Commissioner Anisur Rahman on Saturday (2 September) said the next national elections will be held in the first week of January 2024.
WB helps Bangladesh improve primary healthcare
The World Bank (WB) approved $200 million to help Bangladesh improve primary healthcare services for treatment, prevention and referral for common illnesses, including mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, and medical waste management in Dhaka North and South City Corporations, Chattogram City Corpor
Hillary Clinton urges support for Prof Yunus
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton urged support for Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus in a social media post
US Ambassador meets DMP Commissioner
US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas on Wednesday made a courtesy call on Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Khandkar Golam Faruq
13th Kake International Japanese Speech Contest on Thursday
The 13th Kake International Japanese Speech Contest, 2023 in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan will be held at 10:00 AM-1.00PM on Thursday next (24 August).
Killers won't be allowed to reign over Bangladesh: PM
Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on Monday called Zia family as killer family for its direct link to gruesome killings like August-15, 1975 and August-21, 2004, saying the killers won't be allowed to reign over Bangladesh anymore.
PM Hasina unveils universal pension scheme
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday inaugurated the much-talked-about Universal Pension Scheme to bring all the people of the country aged above 18 under the scheme.
National Mourning Day being observed
The nation is observing the National Mourning Day and 48th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman today with due respect and solemnity.
UK keen to enhance trade with Bangladesh
The United Kingdom (UK) on Monday (14 August) showed interest to enhance bilateral trade and investment with Bangladesh as its High Commissioner Sarah Cooke paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganobhaban residence in the capital.