'Pani Apa': The women driving change in Bangladesh's climate-affected coastal communities

Dhaka, March 22 -- Although Bangladesh has made significant progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030, access to safe drinking water remains a major development and pu... Read More

'Lost' is a fitting farewell to the iconic Linkin Park and its frontman Chester Bennington

Dhaka, March 22 -- For many teenagers in the early 00s, Linkin Park's albums Hybrid TheoryandMeteorawere defining pop culture moments. The band's crunchy nu-metal and hip-hop verses, elevated by the r... Read More

Bangladesh cuts Hajj expenses, extends registration deadline for fifth time

Dhaka, March 22 -- The government has cut the cost of the Hajj package by Tk 11,725 and extended the registration deadline to Mar 27 in a bid to fulfil the quota for the annual pilgrimage to Makkah. ... Read More

Sheema Oxygen director gets bail in case over deadly blast

Dhaka, March 22 -- Parvez Uddin Shantu, a director of Sheema Oxygen Limited, has secured bail in a case over the deadly blast at the company's plant in Chattogram's Sitakunda. Senior Judicial Magistr... Read More

Bangladesh, Bhutan sign MoU on transit to strengthen trade ties

Dhaka, March 22 -- Bangladesh and Bhutan have signed a memorandum of understanding on transit, aiming to strengthen trade ties. As part of the MoU, Bhutan can pay a fee and use land, water and aviati... Read More

ADB approves $230m loan for Bangladesh flood rehabilitation

Dhaka, March 22 -- The Asian Development Bank has approved $230 million in emergency assistance loans to help Bangladesh's efforts to rehabilitate and reconstruct districts that saw severe flooding la... Read More

In Bandarban's Chimbuk Hill, a community quietly struggles through a water crisis

Dhaka, March 22 -- Some 2,000 feet above sea level, natives of Bandarban's Chimbuk Hill are no strangers to water shortages during the dry season. But between March and May, a silent cry for water ema... Read More

Advanced rail tickets for Eid holidaymakers online only from Apr 7

Dhaka, March 22 -- Bangladesh Railway will only use an online platform to sell advanced tickets ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr festivities this year, starting from Apr 7. The decision was announced by Rail... Read More

Biman's email server hacked for five days, probe opens

Dhaka, March 22 -- Biman Bangladesh has been unable to retrieve its email server, which was hacked five days ago through the use of ransomware, a type of malware that can take over the control of a co... Read More

UNICEF launches first Ramadan fundraising campaign in Bangladesh

Dhaka, March 22 -- UNICEF is launching a campaign to raise funds for malnourished children in Bangladesh in the Islamic month of Ramadan, the first such effort by the UN agency. The drive is an appea... Read More