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Bangladesh's Nur Khan honoured with Global Human Rights Defender Awards

Dhaka, Feb. 2 -- Mohammad Nur Khan, a human rights activist, has received the Global Human Rights Defender Award. The US Department of State honoured ten individuals from around the globe who have de... Read More


Chinese New Year 2023: The Year of the Rabbit

Dhaka, Feb. 2 -- The Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is the most celebrated festival in China and a significant occasion in some other East Asian countries. This yea... Read More


Sattar retains Brahmanbaria-2, Hero Alom loses by 834 votes in Bogura

Dhaka, Feb. 2 -- Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan, who resigned from parliament and the BNP, has been re-elected from the Brahmanbaria-2 in the by-election to the parliamentary constituency comprising Sarail and ... Read More


Child 'adopted' for Tk 42,000 is returned to mother by police

Dhaka, Feb. 2 -- A woman gave her one-and-a-half-month-old child up for adoption for Tk 42,000 in Gazipur's Sreepur Upazila. Police later returned the child to the mother as no legal process was follo... Read More


Hasina inaugurates construction of first subway in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Feb. 2 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the construction work of the first subway in Bangladesh a month after the country rolled out its first metro rail system. The prime minis... Read More


Bangladesh resumes LNG import after eight months

Dhaka, Feb. 2 -- The government has approved a proposal to buy liquified natural gas or LNG from the open market after an eight-month pause due to high prices and low dollar reserves. The decision to... Read More


Bangladesh's exports rise 5.89% to $5.13bn in January

Dhaka, Feb. 2 -- Bangladesh managed to bring in more than $5 billion in export receipts for a third consecutive month in January, beating the expectations of businesses. Exports increased 5.89 percen... Read More


Voting underway in six constituencies left vacant by BNP

Dhaka, Feb. 1 -- Six constituencies that fell vacant after the resignations of the BNP's lawmakers are holding the polls to elect new parliamentary representatives. Voting started at 8:30 am on Wedne... Read More


Dhaka BRT, bypass project contractors fined for air pollution

Dhaka, Feb. 1 -- The Department of Environment has fined the contractors of Bus Rapid Transit or BRT and bypass projects in Dhaka Tk 50,000 each for air pollution. The drive on Wednesday was a part o... Read More


No major irregularities, 15-30% turnout likely in parliamentary bypolls: CEC

Dhaka, Feb. 1 -- No major irregularities have been reported in the by-election to the six parliamentary seats vacated by the BNP, but the turnout may be 15 to 30 percent, Kazi Habibul Awal has said. ... Read More