Jubo Mohila League leader arrested in Savar for 'molesting girl'

Dhaka, Aug. 20 -- Police have arrested a leader of Jubo Mohila League, an affiliate of the Awami League, in Savar for allegedly trying to force a teenage girl to commit immoral acts by taking her nude... Read More

Yunus to stand trial for labour law violations after SC rejects appeal

Dhaka, Aug. 20 -- The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal by former Grameen Bank boss Muhammad Yunus challenging his indictment for alleged violations of labour law. Consequently, the trial of fo... Read More

Three get death for murdering man, nephew in Faridpur mosque

Dhaka, Aug. 20 -- A Dhaka court has sentenced three people to death for killing a man and his nephew in a shooting incident in a Faridpur mosque four years ago. Judge Jasmin Ara of Dhaka Speedy Trial... Read More

Bangladesh COVID vaccine portal back online after 16 days of trouble for travellers

Dhaka, Aug. 19 -- The government has reopened its Surokkha web portal for COVID-19 vaccination after a 16-day shutdown over security reasons. The shutdown spelled trouble for travellers who required ... Read More

They dreamed of supporting families by moving to Malaysia. Instead, they were tortured for ransom in Myanmar

Dhaka, Aug. 19 -- The Rapid Action Battalion has arrested three operators of an international human trafficking ring which abducted people and extorted ransom after luring them into an illegal immigra... Read More

France has launched a repair bonus to cut clothing waste. Bangladesh has embraced such practices for decades

Dhaka, Aug. 19 -- France has recently introduced a 'repair bonus', a new government initiative that encourages people to repair garments instead of disposing of them. Clothing waste is a significant ... Read More

Bangladesh hospitals report 1,983 dengue cases, 13 deaths in a day

Dhaka, Aug. 19 -- The government has recorded 1,983 new dengue cases in a day, taking the tally this year to 97,860. The death toll from the disease increased by 13 to 466 in the 24 hours to Saturday ... Read More

Pathao awaits regulatory nod to set up digital bank

Dhaka, Aug. 19 -- Pathao, a leading digital services company in Bangladesh, has applied for a licence to set up a digital bank. The proposed Pathao Digital Bank will mark a 'natural evolution' of the... Read More

Woman, granddaughter crushed to death by train in Dinajpur

Dhaka, Aug. 19 -- A woman and her grandchild have been crushed to death under the wheels of a train in Dinajpur's Parbatipur Upazila. The incident occurred when the victims were crossing a railway br... Read More

Repairing motorcycles at the age of 14

Dhaka, Aug. 19 -- Fourteen-year-old Tahajul Islam works in a motorcycle repair shop in the Rangpur metropolitan area. Like the 1.7 million child labourers of Bangladesh, he has also been thrust into ... Read More