Thursday marks Chief Justice Siddique's final day in office

Dhaka, Aug. 31 -- Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique is set to retire from the bench after serving for nearly two years as the head of Bangladesh's judiciary. Siddique will turn 67 on Sept 25, which i... Read More

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

Banani and Mohakhali ramps are not opening on Dhaka Elevated Expressway now

Dhaka, Aug. 31 -- Thirteen of the 15 ramps on the Dhaka Elevated Expressway will open to traffic on Sunday, as its airport-Farmgate section is set to be inaugurated on Saturday. Two ramps at Banani a... Read More

Gonoshasthaya Kendra picks 3 advisers to its board of trustees

Dhaka, Aug. 31 -- The Gonoshasthaya Kendra has nominated three eminent citizens as advisers to its board of trustees. They are Serajul Islam Choudhury, professor emeritus at Dhaka University, Muhamma... Read More

Bangladesh Bank suspends 7 moneychanger licences for charging beyond the limit

Dhaka, Aug. 31 -- Bangladesh Bank has suspended the operating licences of seven moneychangers on charges of flouting the rule of selling US dollars in the curb market above the rate set by the Associa... 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

Hasina says Ziaur Rahman was 'behind thousands of enforced disappearances and killings'

Dhaka, Aug. 30 -- BNP founder Ziaur Rahman was "responsible for thousands of enforced disappearances and murders" and the former military ruler was killed "for his sins", Sheikh Hasina has said. The ... Read More

Abdul Quddus, lawmaker from Natore and freedom fighter, dies at 77

Dhaka, Aug. 30 -- Prof Abdul Quddus, a member of parliament from Natore and a freedom fighter, has died in hospital care at the age of 77. He passed away early on Wednesday while undergoing treatment... 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