Experts blame local government bodies for failing to contain dengue outbreak

Dhaka, Aug. 19 -- A group of entomologists have pinned the blame on local government authorities in Bangladesh for their shortsightedness and failure to contain the outbreak of dengue virus, the worst... Read More

Debt timebomb: poor Bangladeshi households overburdened with debt to pay for dengue treatment

Dhaka, Aug. 19 -- The parents of Arshi brought the 14-month old girl to Dhaka Shishu Hospital from Chuadanga a week ago as she was battling dengue fever. Her treatment began in a regular cabin, then i... Read More

Bangladesh reports 14 COVID cases in a day with no deaths

Dhaka, Aug. 19 -- Bangladesh has recorded 14 new cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,045,146. The death toll from the disease stayed unchanged at 29,476 over the 2... Read More

Police arrest six after blast, vandalism at BNP's Netrokona rally

Dhaka, Aug. 19 -- A group of unidentified assailants has detonated a bomb and vandalised an autorickshaw at the end of a rally organised by the BNP's Netrokona District unit as part of the opposition ... Read More

1,600 Bangladeshis start paying premiums for universal pension on opening day

Dhaka, Aug. 19 -- As many as 1,600 citizens have started paying premiums for universal pension and many more have registered for the facility online on the opening day. Md Golam Mostafa, member of th... Read More

DNCC blacklists Marshal Agrovet over irregularities in import of mosquito-killing BTI

Dhaka, Aug. 19 -- The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has moved to blacklist Marshal Agrovet Company Ltd due to alleged fraudulence in the import of BTI, an organic pesticide used to eliminate the... Read More

New flood-damaged Cox's Bazar railway to get more culverts

Dhaka, Aug. 19 -- Authorities are considering constructing more culverts under the section of the new Chattogram-Cox's Bazar rail tracks that have been damaged by devastating floods. Railways Secreta... Read More

RAB arrests fugitive war crimes suspect in Jashore

Dhaka, Aug. 18 -- The Rapid Action Battalion has arrested a suspected war criminal, who went into hiding after the International Crimes Tribunal issued an arrest warrant for him. Iradat Molla, 85, wa... Read More

Girl, 5, becomes sixth member of family killed in Keraniganj chemical warehouse fire

Dhaka, Aug. 18 -- The death toll from a fire at a chemical warehouse in Dhaka's Keraniganj has increased to six with a 5-year-old girl succumbing to her injuries. Roja Moni died at the Sheikh Hasina ... Read More

74 dead as Indian state suffers losses in billions due to heavy rain

Dhaka, Aug. 18 -- The death toll from rain-related incidents in India's Himachal Pradesh state has hit 74, private broadcaster NDTV reports. Two people have been killed in Chamba, and the body of ano... Read More