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Musa Ibrahim trapped on Mount Carstensz Pyramid

Musa Ibrahim, the first Bangladeshi to conquer Mount Everest, has got stranded on Carstensz Pyramid, the 4,884 meter mountain in the Sudirman Range of the western central highlands of Papua Province in Indonesia. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohammed Shahriar ...

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6 months needed to restore road communications in Rangamati

Chittagong: Chittagong and Rangamati roads affected by the hillslides may take more than 6 months to become normal, said Roads and Highways Department officials. The 80-kilometer Rangamati-Chittagong road has collapsed in 35 places. In some places, the whole road has ...

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CPD: New VAT law may shoot up gas, electricity prices

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has expressed apprehension that gas and electricity prices may be hiked again if the new value-added tax (VAT) law comes into effect in 2017-18 fiscal year. “If the new VAT law comes into force, 15% ...

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PM’s to make stopover in Sylhet en route to Dhaka

While returning to Dhaka after wrapping up her three-day bilateral visit to Sweden, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to make a stopover at Sylhet on Saturday morning (June 17). A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines BG002 carrying the ...

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PM returns home from Sweden

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has returned home after concluding her three-day bilateral visit to Sweden. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and members of her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:15am Saturday. ...

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Bangladesh 3rd most peaceful country in South Asia

Bangladesh has been ranked the third most peaceful country in South Asia in the Global Peace Index of 2017. The index puts Bangladesh in a better position than neighbours India, Pakistan and Nepal. Bangladesh is ranked 84, down a notch ...

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Heavy rains likely in Chittagong, Sylhet, more landslides feared

The Met office has forecast heavy monsoon rains in Sylhet and Chittagong on Saturday. Meteorologists fear that the torrential rainfall might trigger more landslides in the hilly areas. Till now, at least 156 people have died in the recent landslides ...

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Three die while working in septic tank

Three construction workers have died due to inhalation of poisonous gas when they were working inside a septic tank at Thanaparha area of the district town. The incident happened at septic tank of Haidar Ali’s under construction house of Thanaparha ...

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Contest polls, discard politics of destruction, PM urges Khaleda

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia to return to healthy politics and contest the next elections by discarding the politics of killing, plundering and corruption. “We want that the trend of democracy to continue … ...

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Tigers mourn landslides victims in Edgbaston

The players of Bangladesh cricket team will wear black badges in the semi-final match of the ICC Champions Trophy to mourn the tragic deaths in the recent landslides in three hill districts. The tigers are set to wear black badges ...

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