NBR signs deal with Genex Infosys to install 300,000 devices at retailers to track sales, VAT

Dhaka, Aug. 28 -- The National Board of Revenue has signed a contract with Genex Infosys to install 300,000 sales trackers at retailers in the Chattogram and Dhaka areas over the next five years. Sha... Read More

Martin Luther King's dream, 60 years on

Dhaka, Aug. 28 -- What would Martin Luther King Jr make of America as it happens to be today? More precisely, how would he view the country where, 60 years ago on Aug 28, 1963, he dreamed of a landsca... Read More

Bangladesh healthcare system stretched as dengue transforms into countrywide threat

Dhaka, Aug. 28 -- Over the years, cases of the mosquito-borne dengue virus were typically confined to Dhaka's urban landscape. But recently, the deadly disease has spread far beyond the boundaries of ... Read More

Ex-religious affairs minister Motiur Rahman dies aged 81

Dhaka, Aug. 28 -- Motiur Rahman, a former technocrat minister of religious affairs and president of Mymensingh District Awami League, has died at the age of 81. Motiur, who had worked as the principal... Read More

Barrier was raised at unmanned level-crossing when Chattogram train rammed police vehicle

Dhaka, Aug. 28 -- The iron barrier was raised at an unmanned level-crossing in Chattogram's Sitakunda when a train from Dhaka smashed into a pick-up truck on patrol, killing three police officers and ... Read More

Bangladesh government spends Tk 4bn to treat dengue patients amid deadliest outbreak

Dhaka, Aug. 28 -- The government has spent Tk 4 billion so far for the treatment of dengue patients, or Tk 50,000 per case, amid the worst outbreak of the deadly mosquito-borne disease. The accounts ... Read More

HC judges leave court amid uproar over removal of Tarique Rahman's online comments

Dhaka, Aug. 28 -- Two High Court judges have left court after BNP-allied lawyers started a commotion following an order to remove all recent online statements from BNP Acting Chairman Tarique Rahman. ... Read More

Elderly man dies in fire sparked by explosion in Chattogram

Dhaka, Aug. 28 -- An elderly man has been burnt to death after an explosion sparked a fire at a building in Chattogram's Dakshin Madhya Halishahar. The victim was identified as 65-year-old Abdul Khal... Read More

Bangladesh's BRICS exclusion due to lack of multilateral diplomacy, says ambassador Humayun Kabir

Dhaka, Aug. 27 -- Bangladesh's exclusion from the list of six new members of BRICS - the bloc composed of developing countries that hopes to represent the Global South - was not a shock, but rather th... Read More

India imposes 20% duty on parboiled rice exports to control domestic prices

Dhaka, Aug. 26 -- The Indian government has imposed a 20 percent duty on exports of parboiled rice with immediate effect - a decision feared to send global prices higher. With the latest move late on ... Read More