Sunday, 03 Mar, 2024


Remittance hits eight-month high

Bangladeshi expatriates have sent around US$ 2.16 billion remittances during February which is the highest in the past eight months. February's remittances marked a significant increase of 38.46 percent compared to the same month last year, as per data from Bangladesh Bank. This

People of Bangladesh doing well: Finance Minister

Finance Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Sunday (March 3) expressed his thoughts saying that the people of Bangladesh are doing well. He made the remark to journalists at the Ministry of Finance in the capital this afternoon. the minister in response to a question regarding the

Spanish embassy official dies in Dhaka

An official of the Spanish embassy in Dhaka died after reportedly falling from a multi-storey building's roof in the capital’s Gulshan area.  Ismail Gil Serrano died on Sunday (March 3) noon.  Gulshan Police Station Inspector (Investigation) Sheikh Shahinur

Woman held with 1.320kg gold in Chuadanga

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested a woman while allegedly smuggling 1.320 kg of gold to neighboring India from Darshana border area in Chuadanga.  Taslima Khatun was arrested around 11 am from Chichgharia village on the border of Chuadanga Darshana. Commander of

12kg LPG price goes up by Tk 8

The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has increased the price of a 12kg liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder by Tk 8 to TK 1,482 for the month of March. In February, the price was increased by Tk 41 to TK 1,478.  BERC authority announced the new price at a press

Dr. Yunus granted bail in graft case

A Dhaka court today (Mar 3) granted bail to seven people including Nobel laureate economist Professor Dr. Muhammad Yunus in a case filed over embezzlement Tk 26 crore. Judge Mohammed Ash-Shams Joglul Hossain of the Metropolitan Senior Special Judge's Court of Dhaka passed the

Labour Tribunal extends Dr Yunus’ bail

The Labour Appellate Tribunal on Sunday (Mar 3) extended the bail of Nobel laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus, and Grameen Telecom’s three other top officials in a case filed over the violation of labour law. Senior District and Sessions Judge MA Awal, also the tribunal’s acting

DMP arrests 30, files 24 cases in 24-hr anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in different operations in the last 24 hours till 6 am Sunday (March 3) arrested 30 persons for their alleged involvement in selling and consuming drugs. Being informed, the DMP’s police and detective units conducted the anti-drug campaign in

Met office forecasts dry weather with rain in some part

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) today (Mar 3) predicted dry weather with temporary partly cloudy sky with chances of rain over three places of the country in the next 24 hours from 9am. According to the met office bulletin, Weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy

Take stern action against illegal hoarders during Ramadan: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday (Mar 3) called for taking stern action against the illegal hoarders of daily essentials during holy Ramadan.  The prime minister made the directives while opening the Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) Conference-2024 at her office in the city.

Writ seeks directive to close commercial activities in residential areas

A writ has been filed with the High Court seeking its directive upon the government to shut down all commercial activities in all residential areas including Bailey Road areas in the capital. Supreme Court lawyer Md Eunus Ali Akond submitted the petition as a public interest litigation

Bailey Road fire: Four including Kacchi Bhai manager placed on remand

A Dhaka court today (March 2) placed Kacchi Bhai restaurant manager and two Cha Chumuk owners on two-day remand in a case filed over the death of 46 people in a fire at a commercial building named Green Cozy Cottage in the capital's Bailey Road on Thursday night. The remanded are -

Country’s total voter now 12.18cr: CEC

The Election Commission (EC) has published the updated voter list. As per the voter list, the number of voters in the country is 12 crore 18 lakh 50 thousand 160. The country now has 6 crore 21 lakh 44 thousand 587 male voters, 5 crore 97 lakh 4 thousand 641 female voters, and 932

Ex-land minister Javed trashes Bloomberg report on his UK wealth, claims him innocent

Former Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury Javed has trashed the recent Bloomberg report on his emergence as a UK real estate empire having more than 350 properties worth £200 million and claimed him as innocent. Javed has also urged the government to form a high-powered

Bailey Road fire: Indian PM Modi offers condolences to victims

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his heartfelt condolences on the loss of lives in the fire at the Green Cozy Cottage Shopping Mall on New Bailey Road in Dhaka on February 29.  In a letter addressed to his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Friday, the Indian

Two passengers detained with 2.31kg gold at Shah Amanat airport

Two passengers were detained with 2.31kg of gold at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram on Saturday. Officials said Md Shafiqul Islam, a resident of Patiya upazila, and Mohammad Morshed, of Hathazari upazila in the district, arrived at the airport by a flight from Sharjah

Bangladesh to restructure migrant worker recruitment system

Dhaka is set to introduce new legislation that will legalise sub-agents in the overseas employment recruitment sector by the end of 2024, a Bangladeshi MP said. “Sub-agents, previously operating informally, will no longer evade legal scrutiny once the law is enacted. “We

Pro-AL White Panel sweeps Dhaka Bar Association polls

Awami League (AL) backed Sammilito Ainjibi Samannaya Parishad's panel to be known as White Panel as well has won a landslide victory in the Dhaka Bar Association elections, bagging 21 posts out of 23. The panel's Abdur Rahman Hawlader has been elected as the President and Anwar

DMP arrests 64, files 36 cases in 24-hr anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in different operations in the last 24 hours till 6 am Saturday (March 2) arrested 64 persons for their alleged involvement in selling and consuming drugs. Being informed, the DMP’s police and detective units conducted the anti-drug campaign in

Govt equipping armed forces to confront any challenges: PM 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (March 2) said that her government is actively equipping the armed forces to confront any challenges.  She also emphasized the government's commitment to modernize and adapt the armed forces, implementing various developmental initiatives