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Telenor has no plans to exit Bangladesh or merge Grameenphone with others: CEO Brekke

Dhaka, April 15 -- Norway-based multinational telecommunications company Telenor has no plans to pull investment from Bangladesh, or merge its Bangladesh unit Grameenphone with others. Telenor's Norw... Read More


Grameenphone CEO Azman calls for reduced regulations to boost innovation, competition among mobile operators

Dhaka, March 23 -- Yasir Azman, the CEO of Bangladesh's leading mobile network Grameenphone, sees the increasing use of smartphones and data as the primary challenge in fully leveraging the technologi... Read More


Agencies 'wake up' only when tragedies strike as commercial 'death traps' dot Dhaka

Dhaka, March 2 -- The fire in the FR Tower in Banani four years ago that resulted in 27 fatalities brought to light the serious irregularities in the construction and safety standards of buildings in ... Read More


Piles of corpses kept arriving in hospital after Green Cozy Cottage fire on Bailey Road

Dhaka, March 1 -- Immediately after the seven-storey Green Cozy Cottage building with several large restaurants and shops on Bailey Road in Dhaka caught fire on Thursday night, people trapped inside d... Read More


Dhaka: In the crowded city of rickshaws, three-wheelers run by battery bring more chaos

Dhaka, Feb. 20 -- Many have been demanding a total ban on the battery-run three-wheelers ruling the alleyways of Dhaka for the dangers of the light vehicles moving at a high-speed. Others argue that ... Read More


'God's retribution': Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse return to conflict-ridden Myanmar

Dhaka, Feb. 12 -- As hundreds of Myanmar Border Guard Police personnel, some with their families, have fled to Bangladesh amid fighting with rebels, Rohingya refugees see the development as "God's rev... Read More


Bangladeshis fret over unconfirmed return of Rohingya militant Nabi Hossain amid Myanmar conflict

Dhaka, Feb. 10 -- The arrest of 23 armed Rohingya trespassers has fuelled speculation that the ethnic Muslims have engaged in the ongoing conflict between the Myanmar military and various rebel factio... Read More


Is Bangladesh a new transit point in the global cocaine trafficking network?

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- The recent arrest of a Malawian woman with 8.5 kg of cocaine at Dhaka's Shahjalal International Airport has reignited speculation about Bangladesh's role as a potential transit route... Read More