'No external pressure, no fresh US sanctions'

Dhaka, June 1 -- State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has affirmed that there was no grounds warranting additional sanctions from the US and said the government is not under any externa... Read More

Motorcycles ferrying in launches will be allowed during Eid

Dhaka, June 1 -- The government has decided to allow ferrying motor cycle by launches on a limited scale, while ferrying of goods, except perishable ones, and cattle, will be suspended for seven days ... Read More

Writ petition seeks transfer of BD forex reserves from US

Dhaka, June 1 -- A writ petition has been filed with the High Court seeking its directives to transfer foreign exchange reserves of Bangladesh from the US Federal Reserve Bank to any other 'safer' cou... Read More

Controlling inflation, improving current account balance, stabilising foreign exchange rate are main challenges: Finance Minister

Dhaka, June 1 -- Finance Minister AHM Musatafa Kamal has said that containing inflation, improving current account balance and stabilizing foreign exchange rate are the main challenges for the country... Read More

Courtesy costs nothing however its value is priceless

Dhaka, June 1 -- In this flora and fauna where everyone is busy rushing around trying to achieve their goals, it is easy to forget the simple acts of kindness that may make all the difference in someo... Read More

The recent US visa policy: Dispelling myths

Dhaka, June 1 -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently announced a new visa policy under section 212(a)(3)(C)("3C") of the Immigration and Nationality Act that targets those from Bangladesh wh... Read More

Tobacco cultivation will decrease if tobacco use decreases

Dhaka, June 1 -- DESPITE more tax on cigarettes being slapped every year in the budget, it is disconcerting to note that smoking is not reducing as expected with an increase in the sale of cigarettes.... Read More

'Govt aims to build smart, humanitarian country'

Dhaka, June 1 -- Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working to build 'Smart Bangladesh' and a humanitarian state by facing glo... Read More

'Govt wants to stand by farmers'

Dhaka, June 1 -- Terming farmers as the heart of the country, Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumdar on Tuesday said that the aim of the government is to stand by the farmers. "Whether they cultivate ... Read More

Navy's passing out parade held

Dhaka, June 1 -- Passing out parade marking the induction of A-23 batch of New Entry Sailors of Bangladesh Navy was held at the BNS Titumir parade ground at Khalishpur in Khulna on Wednesday. Navy Ch... Read More