180 Myanmar soldiers to go back, 170 Bangladeshis to be repatriated, says FM

Dhaka, April 3 -- Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud says measures are being taken to bring back 170 Bangladeshis trapped in Myanmar and send back 180 Myanmar security forces personnel who fled into Bangla... Read More

Bangladesh cuts costs of 22 types of heart stents

Dhaka, April 2 -- The prices of 22 types of stents or rings used in the treatment of heart disease in Bangladesh have been reduced. The new price list set by the Drug Administration Directorate has s... Read More

Bangladesh discusses a second nuclear power plant with Russia's Rosatom

Dhaka, April 2 -- The first of the two 1200 MW units of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in northern Bangladesh is expected to begin experimental production by the end of 2024. Alexey Likhachev, director ... Read More

Daily Star sacks Executive Editor Ashfaqul Haque 2 months after fatal 'fall' from his flat

Dhaka, April 2 -- The Daily Star has dismissed its Executive Editor Syed Ashfaqul Haque under pressure from rights activists amid allegations that the newspaper was protecting him after he landed in j... Read More

Retired army officer dies 'by suicide', diary reveals huge debt

Dhaka, April 2 -- A retired army officer's body has been recovered from a house in the DOHS area of Mirpur and the police believe it is a case of suicide. Brigadier General Mohammad Habibur Rahman re... Read More

ACC prosecutes Ron and Rick Sikder for money laundering

Dhaka, April 2 -- The Anti-Corruption Commission, or ACC, has prosecuted Sikder Group Managing Director Ron Haque Sikder and his brother Rick Haque Sikder for laundering money abroad. On Monday, Dire... Read More

Barrister orchestrated gang-rape of woman in Dhaka flat from abroad, police say

Dhaka, April 1 -- Police are trying to locate a lawyer who allegedly masterminded the gang-rape of a young woman in a flat in Dhaka's Mohammadpur. Police say the accused persons used to film the inci... Read More

Awami League says it spent Tk 27.7m on Jan 7 election

Dhaka, April 1 -- The Awami League has spent around Tk 27.7 million on the campaigns of more than 250 candidates in the 12th parliamentary election, including posters and rallies. The ruling party su... Read More

BRTA recommends reducing fare Tk 0.03 per km for diesel run busses

Dhaka, April 1 -- The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has recommended reducing the fare for the diesel-run buses running in the city and to long-haul destinations by Tk 0.03 per kilometer a... Read More

High Court suspends BUET's order banning student politics

Dhaka, April 1 -- The High Court has suspended a 2019 order by the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology that barred student politics on campus. The bench of Justice Md Khasruzzaman and... Read More