News Desk Bangladesh’s Covid-19 fatalities rose to 8,175 on Thursday after the health authorities recorded 13 more coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours till morning. “The mortality rate is now 1.52 percent,” the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in…
Bangladesh’s first chief of naval staff Captain Nurul Huq dies
Dhaka, Jan 26 – Former Shipping Minister Captain (retd) Nurul Huq, the first chief of naval staff of Bangladesh Navy, died at Dhaka Combined Military Hospital (CMH) on Monday night. He was 86.
Bangladesh’s new law makes death as highest penalty for rape
Dhaka, November 17 – The much-talked-about ‘Women and Children Repression Prevention (Amendment) Bill, 2020’ was passed in the Parliament on Tuesday for ensuring death penalty as the highest punishment for the heinous crime of rape.
Bangladesh’s Shaheen Akhtar gets Asian Literary Award 2020
Dhaka, Nov 04 – Bangladesh’s Shaheen Akhtar has won the 3rd Asian Literary Award for her novel “Talaash.” The novel paints the sufferings of Birangona women – survivors of sexual violence during the Bangladesh Liberation War.
Popularise Bangladesh’s waterways: Experts tell govt
Dhaka, Oct 03 – Speakers at a discussion meeting in the capital on Saturday said most government measures taken to protect rivers and strengthen the river transport sector are positive but slow in implementation.
IAEA lauds Bangladesh’s sustained progress
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has sought strong political support from Bangladesh in its endeavours to implement its mandates.
Bangladesh’s coronavirus cases near 200,000
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bangladesh inched closer to 200,000 on Friday with the health authorities confirming 3,034 new cases.
Mushfiqur Bangladesh’s best Test batsman as per ICC rankings
DHAKA (BSS)-Mushfiqur Rahim retained his position as the best Test player of Bangladesh as per the latest ICC rankings for the batsman. Considered as the most dependable batsman of the country, Mushfiqur however has been the best ranked Bangladeshi Test…
Bangladesh’s GDP growth to slump to 2: IMF
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that Bangladesh’s GDP growth would come down to 2 percent in the current fiscal year (FY2019-2020) due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Bangladesh’s Thakurgaon reports 3 coronavirus cases
Thakurgaon, April 12 – Three men, who recently returned to Thakurgaon from Narayanganj, have tested positive for coronavirus.
Bangladesh’s north records lowest 6.2˚C temp in Tetulia
Dhaka, Dec 25 – This year’s lowest temperature so far has been recorded at 6.2 degrees Celsius in Tetulia upazila of Panchagarh district on Wednesday morning.
Climate change threatens Bangladesh’s impressive agri growth
Dhaka, Dec 11 – Climate change and sea-level rise pose a serious threat to Bangladesh’s impressive growth in agricultural productivity.
Month of Bangladesh’s Victory begins
Dhaka, Dec 2 – December, the month of Victory when Bangladesh was emerged victorious as an independent country in 1971 after the surrender of Pakistani occupation forces following a nine-month war, began on Sunday.
GM Amari Dhaka Bangladesh’s Best GM (Hospitality) for 2019
Dhaka, 2019: Mr. Kelly Lewis won the prestigious Bangladesh’s Best General Manager’s (hospitality) award 2019. The 14 th Employer Branding Awards was held on 8th September, 2019. The recognition sought to identify and celebrate outstanding brand building & marketing deserving…
Bangladesh’s traditional fabric Jamdani festival begins
A five-week Jamdani Festival 2019 was jointly organised by the National Crafts Council of Bangladesh (NCCB) and Bengal Foundationat Bengal Shilpalay in Dhanmondi. A weaver crafts Jamdani at the Jamdani Festival 2019 in Dhaka, on Friday, Sept 6. Photo: Md…
S Korea interested to invest in Bangladesh’s ports, shipping
South Korea has expressed their interest to invest in the development of Bangladesh’s shipping sector, especially in the establishment of Chittagong Port’s Bay-terminal and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal. The country has informed Bangladesh about their interest in these sectors…
Bangladesh’s first bike stunt reality show begins
Culture Desk According to a press release, the reality show, which is meant to thrill and give adrenaline rush to its viewers, will showcase Wheelie, Stoppie, Burn Out, Circle, Human Compass and many other stunts known to the motorcycle community…
Bangladesh’s first iron ore mine discovered in Dinajpur
Dinajpur, June 18 (UNB) – For the first time in Bangladesh, a magnetite (iron ore) mine has been discovered at Isabpur village in Hakimpur upazila of the district, bringing new hopes for the country’s economy. The Geological Survey of Bangladesh…
US$ 10m Adaptation Fund to be spent in Bangladesh’s islands
The Adaptation Fund, for the first time, has approved a US$ 10 million for Bangladesh aiming to enhance resilience of vulnerable communities of small coastal and riverine islands. The allocation would be spent through a project titled ‘Adaptation Initiative for…
Bd’s jailed Khaleda says cases block her workers from polls
Dhaka, Nov 14 – BNP leaders have been subjected to cases through court to prevent them from participating in the upcoming 11th parliamentary polls, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia told the court during a hearing in the Niko graft case yesterday.
Addressing Bangladesh’s age-old public transportation system
By Naimul Haq Dhaka, Aug 31 2018 (IPS) – After the recent student uprising in Bangladesh, and despite increased policing on the streets and amendments to the traffic laws, there has been criticism that things have not changed significantly enough…