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8 of 9 dead in Mediterranean migrant boat disaster off Tunisia are Bangladeshis

Dhaka, Feb. 20 -- Eight of the nine people who died in a migrant boat disaster in the Mediterranean off Tunisian coasts last week are Bangladesh nationals. AFM Zahid Ul Islam, the director general of... Read More


Money laundering probe against S Alam underway: BFIU chief

Dhaka, Feb. 20 -- Masud Biswas, head of the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU), has said that an investigation into money laundering allegations against Mohammad Saiful Alam, the owner of c... Read More


Bangladesh braces for rains as spring sets in

Dhaka, Feb. 20 -- The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicts rains across parts of the country amid the onset of spring. The forecast includes sporadic rains and potential storms nationw... Read More


Dhaka: In the crowded city of rickshaws, three-wheelers run by battery bring more chaos

Dhaka, Feb. 20 -- Many have been demanding a total ban on the battery-run three-wheelers ruling the alleyways of Dhaka for the dangers of the light vehicles moving at a high-speed. Others argue that ... Read More


With paint strokes, nation prepares to pay homage to language martyrs on Feb 21

Dhaka, Feb. 20 -- Amar Ekushey, Feb 21, the day Bangladesh remembers the martyrs of the Language Movement with pride and grief, nears once more. Last-minute preparations are underway at the Central S... Read More


Bangladesh mill owners cut soybean oil prices by Tk 10 ahead of Ramadan

Dhaka, Feb. 20 -- Mill owners have agreed to lower the prices of soybean oil by Tk 10 a litre following a government initiative to cut tariffs on certain essentials in a bid to stabilise the market be... Read More


Irked by DGHS report, High Court orders fresh probe into Ayan's death

Dhaka, Feb. 20 -- The High Court has rebuffed the Directorate General of Health Services' probe report on the death of five-year-old Ayan Ahmed during a circumcision procedure at United Medical Colleg... Read More


Bangladesh arrests graphic designer for posters on city problems

Dhaka, Feb. 20 -- Police have arrested Shamim Ashraf, a graphic designer and poet, for posters highlighting problems of Mymensingh City Corporation. Shamim was sent to jail on Monday afternoon after ... Read More


Hasina presents Ekushey Padak to 21 eminent personalities

Dhaka, Feb. 20 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has conferred the Ekushey Padak, the nation's second highest civilian award, on 21 distinguished individuals for their contributions across various field... Read More


Japan hosts Ukraine reconstruction meeting, pledges new tax treaty

Dhaka, Feb. 19 -- Japan hosted Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal on Monday in Tokyo to discuss the reconstruction of Ukraine, pledging a new bilateral tax treaty and other support for Japanese bu... Read More