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Schoolboy falls to his death from roof trying to collect ball

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- A schoolboy has fallen to his death from a six-storey building attempting to retrieve a ball from the neighbouring roof in Old Dhaka's Lalbagh. The 12-year-old sixth-grader Tushar A... Read More


Bangla Academy to publish Hamid's autobiography in Book Fair 2023

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- The Bangla Academy is set to publish an autobiography of the incumbent President Abdul Hamid at the Ekushey Book Fair detailing how he paved his way from a quiet Haor village to the ... Read More


Students pray for knowledge, wisdom during festive Saraswati Puja after pandemic break

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- Hindus across Bangladesh, especially students, have celebrated Saraswati Puja, seeking the blessing of the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, music and art. They celebrated the goddess a... Read More


Daughter testifies in actor Shihmu murder case, says father apologised for 'mistake'

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- Ojiha Alim Rid, the teenaged daughter of actor Raima Islam Shimu, has testified in the case over the murder of her mother against her father Shakawat Ali Nobel and his friend SMY Abd... Read More


Daughter testifies in actor Shimu murder case, says father apologised for 'mistake'

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- Ojiha Alim Rid, the teenaged daughter of actor Raima Islam Shimu, has testified in the case over the murder of her mother against her father Shakawat Ali Nobel and his friend SMY Abd... Read More


Bangladesh refiners raise sugar prices by Tk 5 per kg

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- Refiners have increased sugar prices by Tk 5 per kg. Bangladesh Sugar Refiners Association informed Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh about the new rates in a letter on Thursday.... Read More


USAID provides $75m in aid to Rohingya, host community in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an additional $75 million in humanitarian assistance to help vulnerable Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar and members ... Read More


Bangladesh reports 16 COVID cases in a day with no deaths

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- Bangladesh has recorded 16 new cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,037,494. The death toll from the disease remained unchanged at 29,441 over the... Read More


Digital connectivity key to building 'Smart Bangladesh', says Hasina

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina believes digital connectivity will pave the way for the country's transformation into a 'Smart Bangladesh'. It will serve as the foundation for a "smart... Read More


Two women die from 'poisoning' in Barishal, another hospitalised

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- Police have recovered the bodies of an old woman and her granddaughter-in-law from a former union council member's home in Barishal's Babuganj. Police suspect someone may have 'pois... Read More