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Tarique, 3 others indicted in sedition charge

A Dhaka court on Monday (November 20) issued arrest warrants against BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and two others over broadcasting a speech of Tarique Rahman. The court issued the arrest warrant after framing the charge-sheet against four accused in ...

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China wants to facilitate Bangladesh-Myanmar dialogue over Rohingya crisis

Visiting Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on Saturday expressed his country’s willingness to facilitate talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar to resolve the protracted Rohingya crisis which has hit Bangladesh hard. Wang Yi made the offer when he met prime minister ...

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Bangladesh faces unprecedented crisis with Rohingyas: PM

Mentioning that Bangladesh is facing an unprecedented crisis with the sheltered Rohingyas, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Myanmar has to come forward in resolving the crisis peacefully. Replying to a question from Moulvibazar-2 constituency lawmaker Md Abdul Matin in the House, ...

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ECNEC approves ‘Sheikh Hasina Cantonment Project’

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved the ‘Establishment of Sheikh Hasina Cantonment, Barisal’ project to be set up at Lebukhali along the Payra River of Barisal. The project involves an estimated cost of Tk ...

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CJ Sinha finally quits

  Chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has relinquished his position following weeks of controversies over his leave and going abroad. SK Sinha submitted his resignation letter to the president on 10 November, the last day of his leave, according to ...

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15,000 Rohingya marooned at Daungkhali Char

  Around 15,000 Rohingya refugees are marooned at Daungkhali Char in Myanmar’s Maungdaw Township for the past two weeks, are fighting against hunger, thirst and illness. The remote island is located near the Teknaf Upazila of Cox’s Bazar. It is ...

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Irrigation well found leaking gas in Noakhali

  Instead of pumping out water, an irrigation well in Subarnachar upazila, Noakhali has been found leaking gas. Locals said Jamal Uddin, a native of Keramatput village, drilled the 420-foot deep well using four-inch diameter pipe near the entrance of ...

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Appeal verdict in BDR carnage case Nov 26

  The High Court will deliver its verdict on death reference and jail appeals in the BDR carnage case on Nov 26.  A three-member special HC bench led by Justice Md Shawkat Hossain will deliver the verdict in the sensational ...

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Khulna-Kolkata train services launched

  Prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a new passenger train service between Khulna and Kolkata through a video conference. India’s West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also joined the inauguration ceremony online. ...

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BNP gets green signal for 7 Nov rally: Rizvi

  The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has again deferred its public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan, marking ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’, to 12 November. The opposition political party originally sought permission from the police authorities for holding the rally on ...

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