Bangladesh extends closure of educational institutions until June 30

Bangladesh, June 12 -- The government has extended the ongoing closure of all the educational institutions of Bangladesh until June 30 considering the worsening coronavirus situation in the country. ... Read More

Virtual IPF, DTG trade exhibitions in July, August

Bangladesh, June 12 -- Two virtual exhibitions will be held in July and August to improve the international communication between local enterprises and global supply chain amid the Covid-19 pandemic. ... Read More

Patuakhali: 18 held for violating fishing ban

Bangladesh, June 12 -- As many as 18 fishermen have been arrested during a river police operation against unauthorised fishing in the Megna River in Rabnabad. Acting on a tip-off, a river police team... Read More

President, PM greet British Queen on her birthday

Bangladesh, June 12 -- President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have greeted British Queen Elizabeth II on her 95th birthday which falls on the second Saturday in June. In separate mess... Read More

Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow released from jail

Bangladesh, June 12 -- democracy activist Agnes Chow was released from jail Saturday after serving more than six months for taking part in unauthorized assemblies during massive 2019 anti-government p... Read More

Biden sells G-7 on global tax, but U.S. Congress is a hurdle

Bangladesh, June 12 -- President Joe Biden might have persuaded some of the world's largest economies to hike taxes on corporations, but the U.S. Congress could be a far tougher sell. White House pre... Read More

Assassination of UP candidate: Election candidates, local leaders in list of accused

Bangladesh, June 11 -- A case was filed Friday against 64 people in the murder case of the ex-UP member Rabindra Chandra Das of Hatia Upazila. Police have arrested two people in this incident. The de... Read More

Indian state revises death counts up by 70%

Bangladesh, June 11 -- The Indian state of Bihar has increased its COVID-19 death toll after the discovery of thousands of unreported cases, raising concerns that many more fatalities were not officia... Read More

Global Covid caseload top 174 million

Bangladesh, June 11 -- Amid emergence of new variants and efforts to achieve vaccine equality, the global Covid-19 caseload has crossed the 174-million mark. The global case count and fatalities stan... Read More

Desco's underground cabling plan misses JICA deadline for its own fault

Bangladesh, June 11 -- An ambitious plan by Dhaka Electric Supply Company Ltd to send the overhead electric cables underground in the city's posh areas has to wait. How long? Not even the utility com... Read More