Bus goes up in flames in Agargaon

Dhaka, Aug. 31 -- A fire has burnt down an air-conditioned bus at the Agargaon crossing in Dhaka. The staff bus belonging to Palmal Group caught fire around 7:30 am on Thursday, according to Fire Ser... Read More

Lavrov due in Bangladesh on Sept 7, Macron visit on the cards

Dhaka, Aug. 31 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will arrive in Bangladesh on Sept 7 on a two-day tour, while the government is working on a possible visit by French President Emmanuel Macron ... Read More

Bangladesh to buy Rampal's solar power from Saudi firm at Tk 11.67 per unit

Dhaka, Aug. 30 -- The government is set to procure electricity from 300 MW Rampal plant, the country's largest solar power producer, at a rate of Tk 11.67 per kilowatt-hour. The tariff proposal was a... Read More

NBR reduces minimum tax on beverages

Dhaka, Aug. 30 -- The National Board of Revenue has revised down the minimum tax for carbonated beverages from 5 percent to 3 percent. The minimum tax rate for carbonated beverages was 0.6 percent un... Read More

Trial against Khaleda in Niko graft case to continue as HC rejects BNP chief's plea

Dhaka, Aug. 30 -- The High Court has rejected BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's plea challenging the indictment order in the Niko graft case, clearing the way for trial proceedings against her in the much... Read More

BNP leverages Yunus for its political strategy, says Obaidul Quader

Dhaka, Aug. 30 -- The BNP is trying to politicise the legal proceedings against Muhammad Yunus after its anti-government campaign failed to gain any traction, according to Awami League General Secreta... Read More

SC orders lawyers to comply with ban on gatherings, rallies on court premises

Dhaka, Aug. 30 -- The apex court has ordered lawyers to adhere to the High Court's directives barring activities that disrupt proceedings, such as processions and gatherings, on court premises across ... Read More

More Bangladeshis believe country is heading in the wrong direction economically, politically: survey

Dhaka, Aug. 30 -- A recent survey has shown a rise in the number of people who believe Bangladesh is going in the wrong direction economically and politically. The study has been conducted jointly by... Read More

Hasina says alternative methods of food production, preservation will stop price gouging

Dhaka, Aug. 30 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has promised to look into allegations that syndicates of traders are involved in price gouging, saying that using alternative methods of production and p... Read More

Bangladesh passes draft law to welcome BRICS bank funds

Dhaka, Aug. 29 -- The cabinet has approved a draft of the New Development Bank 2023 to welcome funds from the lending arm of the BRICS bloc of developing nations. The government expects $800 million f... Read More