Rift in Election Commission widens before Dhaka polls

Dhaka, Jan. 27 -- Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar, like before, is at the centre of the rift, bringing allegations that his wings have been clipped. "My proposals were not accepted in the commission mee... Read More

Dhaka polls: returning officers get 103 complaints of misconduct

Dhaka, Jan. 25 -- As many as 103 complaints over violations of election rules have been registered so far. These range from vandalism of posters, obstructing and attacking rival campaigns and setting ... Read More

Taposh wealthier than Ishraque, but Tabith has more assets than Atiqul

Dhaka, Jan. 2 -- Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, the Awami League candidate for Dhaka South mayor, is wealthier than his rival the BNP's Ishraque Hossain. But in Dhaka North, the BNP's Tabith Awal has more... Read More

City polls heat in Dhaka amid spell of cold

Dhaka, Dec. 31 -- The run-up to elections to the city corporations of Dhaka North and South has started spreading heat amid a spell of cold in mid-Poush, the first month of winter on Bangla calendar. ... Read More

From fire incidents to train crashes to storms, disasters batter Bangladesh in 2019

Dhaka, Dec. 27 -- When Bangladesh was still reeling from the Old Dhaka fire, the FR Tower in Banani went up in flames. The Keraniganj factory fire by the end of the year also caused huge casualties. ... Read More

Fury as freedom fighters are listed as wartime Pakistan collaborators

Dhaka, Dec. 18 -- War Crimes Fact Finding Committee, Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee, and Sector Commanders' Forum have called for identification of those responsible for the controversy and a... Read More

EC signs up over 9 million new voters

Dhaka, Dec. 6 -- The commission registered the prospective voters aged between 15 and 18 years old in November after collecting their photographs, finger prints and running iris scans. They will be e... Read More

EC forms three panels to probe Rohingya-linked NID forgery

Dhaka, Dec. 4 -- The two panels will focus on technical and administrative aspects and the third committee will coordinate the investigation. The technical team will investigate how a cartel forged N... Read More

Bangladesh plans to use environment-friendly bricks in construction

Dhaka, Dec. 2 -- "We've designed a workplan which will be implemented in phases by 2025," said Mallick Anwar Hossain, additional director general of the Department of the Environment. The authorities... Read More

Number of dengue patients hospitalised in Bangladesh in 2019 crosses 100,000

Dhaka, Nov. 30 -- In the 24 hours to 8am on Friday, 73 patients with the mosquito-borne disease were hospitalised, taking the total number this year to 100,021, according to the Directorate General of... Read More