Digital Security Act again at the heart of controversies over public servant's death, journalist's arrest

Dhaka, March 31 -- The controversial Digital Security Act, or DSA, which human rights advocates have long criticised for its purposefully broad application and ambiguous language intended to silence d... Read More

Bangladesh extends Hajj registration deadline for the 7th time

Dhaka, March 31 -- Bangladesh's Ministry of Religious Affairs has extended the deadline for people willing to travel to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj pilgrimage until Apr 5, according to a notice issued o... Read More

Battery-run auto-rickshaws will be legalised soon: PM adviser

Dhaka, March 30 -- A plan to licence battery-run autorickshaws by setting standards for the vehicles is at the final stages, according to Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, the prime minister's adviser for pow... Read More

Intraco wins contract to transport gas Bhola to industries around Dhaka

Dhaka, March 30 -- Intraco Refueling Station Limited has landed the job to transport and distribute natural gas found in the island district Bhola to industrial zones around Dhaka. The Cabinet Commit... Read More

11 RAB personnel removed from active duty after Naogaon woman's death in custody

Dhaka, March 30 -- The Rapid Action Battalion has pulled 11 of its personnel, including a major from active duty and attached them to the headquarters over the death of a woman in custody in Naogaon. ... Read More

Bangladesh national agency reports fall in unemployment

Dhaka, March 30 -- The national statistics agency has reported a decrease in the joblessness rate, citing a rise in employment in the agriculture sector in the post-COVID era. The unemployment rate f... Read More

RAB arrests co-accused of Naogaon woman who died in custody

Dhaka, March 30 -- The Rapid Action Battalion has arrested a co-accused of the woman who died in custody in Naogaon after her detention on fraud allegations made by a joint secretary. Al Amin, 32, a ... Read More

Nur E Alam Siddique, a wartime student leader, dies at 83

Dhaka, March 29 -- Nur E Alam Siddique, a student leader who played a prominent role during the Liberation War, has died in hospital care. He was 83. Nur E Alam breathed his last at the United Hospit... Read More

Prothom Alo journalist accused in digital security case over Independence Day report

Dhaka, March 29 -- Prothom Alo reporter Samsuzzaman Shams, who was detained by people posing as policemen, has been charged under the Digital Security Act for an Independence Day report that kicked up... Read More

ASK sees violation of law in detention of Naogaon woman who died in RAB custody

Dhaka, March 29 -- Legal rights group Ain O Salish Kendra has alleged violation of the law in the detention of Sultana Jasmine, the woman who died in the custody of the Rapid Action Battalion in Naoga... Read More