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China hints at 'early, durable' solution to Rohingya crisis

Dhaka, Jan. 19 -- On the eve of discussions between Bangladesh and Myanmar on resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis, China, which provides the 'tripartite' framework to the dialogue, said it will cont... Read More


Former minister Inu tests positive for coronavirus

Dhaka, Jan. 18 -- Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JASOD) president and former information minister Hasanul Haq Inu has tested positive for the coronavirus after hospitalisation. Inu was taken to Bangladesh ... Read More


Bangladesh to receive 2.0m Oxford vaccine doses on Wednesday

Dhaka, Jan. 18 -- As many as 2.0 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in Bangladesh from India as a gift on Wednesday, the health secretary says. The Serum Institute of India has manufac... Read More


Man, wife die as bus hits motorcycle near Dhaka airport

Dhaka, Jan. 18 -- A man and his wife have died in a road accident near Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. Akash Iqbal and wife Maya Hazarika Mitu, residents of Mollartek, were riding to... Read More


Sixth population census to begin on October 25

Dhaka, Jan. 18 -- The sixth Housing and Population Census of the country will begin on October 25 and continue until October 31. The week-long sixth population and housing census, which was earlier s... Read More


Making level crossings safer

Dhaka, Jan. 18 -- Can the country's unsafe level crossings be made reasonably safe for pedestrians and vehicles using those and the trains running on railway tracks? If the latest initiatives taken jo... Read More


PM pays courtesy call on President

Dhaka, Jan. 18 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at the President's Chamber in the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban on Monday evening. "During the meeting, the Prime ... Read More


10,000 policemen seek compensation for COVID-19 infection

Dhaka, Jan. 18 -- Around 10,000 members of the police, who were infected with the coronavirus while working during the pandemic, have applied for the government-announced compensation. The home minis... Read More


US-Bangla's daily Dhaka-Dubai-Dhaka flight from Feb 1

Dhaka, Jan. 18 -- US-Bangla, the largest private airline in Bangladesh, is going to start flights from February 1, 2021 to Dubai. US-Bangla will operate seven flights in a week from Dhaka to Dubai. I... Read More


Karnaphuli tunnel to be ready for vehicular movement by next year

Dhaka, Jan. 18 -- The 3.32-kilometre long tunnel under the Karnaphuli River in Chattogram is expected to be ready for vehicular movements by 2022. "The overall progress of Karnaphuli Tunnel has reach... Read More