Govt allows three US physicians to come to Dhaka to treat Khaleda
The government has given permission to three United States based physician to come to Bangladesh for treating former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia.
Bijaya Dashami being celebrated
The grand festival of five-day Sharadiya Durga Puja will come to an end tonight with celebrations of Sindur Khela in day time, immersion of idols in the evening at nearby rivers or ponds and exchanging Bijaya greetings among devotees across the country.
Danger signal 7 for Payra, Ctg due to severe cyclone
Bangladesh Meteorological Department has asked Maritime ports of Payra and Chattogram to hoist danger signal no seven and six for Cox's Bazar and five for Mongla as severe cyclonic storm Hamoon may cross Barishal-Chattogram Coast near Bhola by tomorrow morning to noon as a cyclonic storm.
PM leaves for Belgium tomorrow
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave here for Belgium tomorrow to attend the "Global Gateway Forum" to be held in its capital Brussels on October 25-26 at the invitation of the European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen.
PM seeks Swiss investment in Bangladesh
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the Swiss entrepreneurs to come up with investment at special economic zones (SEZs) in Bangladesh, saying her government wants to develop a broad-based partnership. "We will provide lands (in SEZs). They (Swiss entrepreneurs) can make a mini Switzerland in
Signal 3 for maritime ports
Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to be hoisted signal number three as the depression over West central Bay and adjoining area intensified into deep depression.
New location of EMK centre inaugurated in Gulshan
US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas today inaugurated the new location of the Edward M. Kennedy (EMK) Center in city's Gulshan area.
AL will always remain beside Hindu community: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reassured the Hindu community of the country that Bangladesh Awami League (AL) will always remain beside them as in the past. "We, Awami League was always beside you (Hindu community), and will remain beside you . . ," she said while addressing the Hindu devotees
20 dengue patients die, 1,889 hospitalised in 24 hrs
A total of 20 patients died and 1,889 were admitted to different hospitals in the country during the last 24 hours till 8am Saturday. On September 20, Bangladesh witnessed 21 dengue deaths, the highest in a single day this year, and the nation also saw the same highest figure on September 2.
BNP-Jamaat won't be spared if involved in terrorism: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated a note of warning that tougher actions will be taken against BNP-Jamaat clique if they are engage in further arson terrorism or destructive activities in the name of movement.
Illegal sand mining killing Someshwari
Several years ago, the Someshwari river would draw locals in large numbers in Netrakona's Durgapur upazila. They would wade in water with fishing nets, bathe or stand on the banks with fishing lines.
US, EU show united front on Israel, Ukraine
President Joe Biden and European Union leaders delivered a message of unity Friday on the Israel-Hamas and Ukraine wars, despite worries that political paralysis in Washington could hamper US aid for its allies.
Israel-Hamas conflict US embassy in Dhaka flies flag at half-staff
The move comes as US "mourns every innocent life lost" in the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict US Embassy in Bangladesh today hoisted its flag at half-mast to "mourn every innocent life lost" in the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict.
Humanitarian aid starts entering Gaza from Egypt
Trucks carrying humanitarian aid for war-torn and besieged Gaza started passing into the Rafah border crossing from Egypt Saturday, a security source and an Egyptian Red Crescent official told AFP.
Biden urges US to lead world against Hamas, Putin threats
President Joe Biden made an impassioned call for the United States to show global leadership by backing Israel and Ukraine, saying in a speech from the Oval Office Thursday that defeating Hamas and Russia was a vital US interest. Biden, 80, said he would make an "urgent" request to Congress on Frid
Fourth batch of uranium for RNPP reaches Rooppur amid tight security
The fourth consignment of uranium, the nuclear fuel for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, has arrived in Pabna’s Rooppur under special security arrangement. A convoy carrying the fresh nuclear fuel entered the project area around 9:30 am on Friday. Confirming the development, Pabna Superintendent of Po
Millions suffer as gas crisis worsens
An acute gas crisis has taken hold of the lives of millions of people as gas supply further dropped over the past week, with Bangladesh reeling from a prolonged dollar crisis limiting its energy imports.
Durga Puja begins today
Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bengali Hindu community, will begin today with incarnation of Goddess Durga on the day of Maha Shasthi at temples and makeshift mandaps across the country amid due religious fervour and gaiety.