Influentials hamper reform process : Economists

Dhaka, Feb. 5 -- Bangladesh needs institutional reform to overcome economic challenges, but undue influences of the powerful quarters thwart the process, said the country's noted economists on Saturda... Read More

BNP announces march prog on February 11

Dhaka, Feb. 5 -- The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has vowed to continue its movement along with the people and other like-minded political parties to restore democracy and to bring back people's... Read More

Probe alleged enforced disappearances

Dhaka, Feb. 5 -- The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the authorities of Bangladesh to carry out an investigation about the recent allegations of enforced disappearances and torture by members of th... Read More

642 killed in road accidents in January: JKS

Dhaka, Feb. 5 -- A total of 642 people were killed and 978 others injured in 650 accidents on roads, waterways and railways across the country this year's January. Of them, only road accidents claimed... Read More

Prisoner dies after being sent to Pabna jail

Dhaka, Feb. 5 -- A prisoner in Pabna jail, who was on trial in a robbery case, died of cardiac arrest on Friday night, jail officials said. Ziaur Rahman Zia, 35, of Zatrapur village in Atghoria upazi... Read More

Momen-Hina Rabbani hold meeting in Colombo

Dhaka, Feb. 5 -- Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen held a meeting with Pakistan's state minister for foreign affairs Hina Rabbani Khar in Colombo. The two of them met Saturday, on the sidelines of Sri L... Read More

US to extend support to further strengthen Dhaka-Washington ties

Dhaka, Feb. 5 -- US Senator Roger Marshall has expressed his willingness to extend support to further advance Dhaka -Washington relationship. Roger Marshall, the Republican Senator from Kansas, descr... Read More

Bangladesh among top three Facebook user countries

Dhaka, Feb. 5 -- Bangladesh has turned out to be one of the top three countries where people are most active on Facebook. It is preceded by respectively India and the Philippines, according to a repor... Read More

Making driving licence mandatory to buy a bike is welcome

Dhaka, Feb. 5 -- As per a draft guideline, nobody will be allowed to buy a motorcycle without a driving licence. Also, one would need a licence to get a motorcycle registered with the Bangladesh Road ... Read More

Globalisation is dead!

Dhaka, Feb. 5 -- "Globalization is almost dead. Free trade is almost dead," said Morris Chang, founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), where 90 per cent of the world's most advanced c... Read More