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Assessing happiness globally

Dhaka, March 29 -- "It is neither wealth nor splendour, but tranquillity and occupation, which give happiness" -Thomas Jefferson, 1788. There may be differences of opinion regarding the definition o... Read More


UCB opens sub-branch at Falcon Mart

Dhaka, March 29 -- United Commercial Bank PLC (UCB) on Thursday inaugurated a new sub-branch at Falcon Mart in Dhaka city to deliver on its promises of providing the best quality banking services. Ma... Read More


Deaths of two Bangladeshis in BSF firing due to 'illegal border crossings': FM Hasan

Dhaka, March 28 -- Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud has said that the recent shooting deaths of two Bangladeshis at the border were due to the fact that they had illegally crossed into Indian territory. ... Read More


Environment pollution causes over 272,000 premature deaths in Bangladesh: World Bank

Dhaka, March 28 -- Bangladesh faces alarming levels of pollution and environmental health risks that disproportionately harm the most vulnerable people - the poor, children under 5, the elderly, and w... Read More


Potato prices may rise above Tk 50 per kg this year: BCSA

Dhaka, March 28 -- Bangladesh Cold Storage Association (BCSA) has said potatoes will be much pricier this year amid a fall in production. Mostofa Azad Chowdhury Babu, president of BCSA, expressed con... Read More


Potato prices may rise above Tk50 per kg this year: BCSA

Dhaka, March 28 -- Bangladesh Cold Storage Association (BCSA) has said potatoes will be much pricier this year amid a fall in production. Mostofa Azad Chowdhury Babu, president of BCSA, expressed con... Read More


Bhutanese king visits proposed SEZ in Kurigram

Dhaka, March 28 -- Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has visited the proposed Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for Bhutan in the Madhabram area under the Bhogdanga union in the Kurigram distric... Read More


Met office predicts rains in Dhaka, six other divisions

Dhaka, March 28 -- Met office forecast rains or thundershowers in Dhaka and six other divisions of the country in 24 hours, commencing 9 am on Thursday. "Rain or thunder showers accompanied by tempor... Read More


More than 20pc of global oil refining capacity at risk, analysis finds

Dhaka, March 28 -- More than a fifth of global oil refining capacity is at risk of closure, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie found in an analysis published on Thursday, as gasoline margins weaken and... Read More


Three die as bus hits auto-rickshaw in Mymensingh

Dhaka, March 28 -- Three passengers were killed and four others injured in a collision between a bus and a CNG auto-rickshaw on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway at Ujanpara in Trishal upazila on Thursday. Th... Read More