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Police have foiled BNP's sit-in program in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka. BNP was observing a scheduled program on Thursday to demand the release of its Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. Party vice chairperson AZM Jahid Hossain was addressing the program around 11:47am when ...
Bangladesh's capital Dhaka has ranked the fifth most polluted city in the world. Dhaka scored 180 in the US Air Quality Index (AQI) at 9am on Thursday. The air was classified as "unhealthy." The index was developed by the Environmental Protection Agency for reporting daily air quality of any city or country.

Afsana was five months into her pregnancy, said her husband Abul Azim, who was driving the motorcycle. "We were on our way to Narayanganj to visit a relative. Afsana fell on the road as the bike slipped. A truck ran over her," he told bdnews24.com. Afsana was rushed to the Dhaka Medical College ...
Golden Harvest, on the other hand, is a large business conglomerate based out of Bangladesh's capital city, Dhaka. Bangladesh's pizza-delivery market is small, but growing. Between 2011 and 2015, its size increased from $2 million to $3.7 million, according to research firm Euromonitor. "Pizza is a ...
Dhaka is the cultural, political, and financial center of Bangladesh. It is one of the largest and most densely populated cities in South Asia, with a population of approximately 17.5 million people in 2015 and growing at the rate of over 3 percent per year (World Bank 2015). By 2025, the United Nations (UN) ...

The victims were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital or DMCH around 10pm on Wednesday, Sub-Inspector Bachchu Mia at the police camp there told bdnews24.com. Quoting the victims, he said their flat on the third floor of a five-storey building on road no. 2 in the neighbourhood caught fire from a ...
PETALING JAYA: A Bangladeshi man was tied up mid-flight during a Malindo Flight from Kuala Lumpur to Dhaka on Saturday for attacking a stewardess and for being undressed during the flight. The incident occurred on the OD162 flight on Saturday (March 3). The 20-year-old male who is said to be a ...
Dhaka scored 298 in the US Air Quality Index (AQI) at 9:30am on Monday. The air was classified as "very unhealthy". The index was developed by the Environmental Protection Agency for reporting daily air quality of any city or country. Pakistan's Lahore and Afghanistan's Kabul occupied the two top spots ...
Dhaka seeks talks on return of Rohingya trapped at border. February 19 ... Myanmar Home Minister Gen Swe, right, and his Bangladesh counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan look on in Dhaka recently. Minister Gen Swe was in Dhaka to receive a list of more than 8,000 Rohingya to be returned to Myanmar.
A mobile court of the Rapid Action Battalion or RAB has fined the Apollo hospitals in Dhaka Tk 300,000 for selling in their pharmacy 30 types of counterfeit drugs. The mobile court also hit the private hospital in Bashundhara neighbourhood with a fine of another Tk 200,000 for keeping expired reagents in ...
Beijing is trying to make the yuan a major international currency, asking its trading partners to use the Chinese currency to settle some transactions. If the Chinese consortium wins the bid for Dhaka exchange and sends directors to help run it, China may be able to list yuan-denominated financial products ...
Grameenphone has announced the launch of 4G network service in parts of Dhaka city and Chittagong as part of the nationwide rollout of the service. Grameenphone CEO Michael Foley made the announcement on facebook Live. "Today is indeed a proud moment for us all in Bangladesh and a big ...
The Dhaka ODMV is part of the UK's effort to improve customer services, the High Commission said in a statement. British High Commissioner Alison Blake said the UK is the first country to launch the VFS Global mobile facility in Bangladesh. "This service allows Bangladeshis to submit their visa application ...
Most graves in densely-populated Dhaka are temporary because the Bangladeshi capital has run out of room for its dead. But what do you do when someone takes over your loved one's burial plot? Suraya Parveen can no longer visit her father's grave because a stranger's body is buried in the same plot.

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of the ruling Awami League, has occupied the Dhaka University campus to prevent "possible sabotage attempts" by Jatiyatabadi Chatra Dal. Chhatra League leaders started gathering at the teacher-Student Centre (TSC) since early Thursday.
Dhaka still continues to rank among the cities that have the lowest quality of air in the world. However, the quality of air in Dhaka has improved a little on Thursday. In the US Air Quality Index (AQI), measured at 9:15am on Thursday, Dhaka ranked eleventh in the real time air quality rankings. According to ...
"I think this is a typical Dhaka pitch. [Against] England, Australia we played on the same pitches," said Samaraweera, who was Bangladesh's batting consultant then. "You can't say unplayable, but from Chittagong to here the wickets are two different extremes. But Test cricket is dying these days and you ...
The flight SQ449 started from Dhaka's Shahjalal International Airport around 1pm on Wednesday. One and a half hour to the flight, the aircraft 'had to make the emergency landing' at Mandalay International Airport in Myanmar 'due to the technical glitch', a Singapore airlines official at Shahjalal Airport told ...
2:23pm- Joint Commissioner (crimes) Krishna Pada Roy tells the Dhaka Tribune: "We allowed senior BNP leaders to enter the court with Khaleda Zia. "We had to disperse the crowd when some BNP men tried to entire the court room forcefully. He says: "police detained some people from the spot.".
Fast forward three days later, Bangladesh are looking to richen their history in the capital city of Dhaka. A venue where they have won three of their last five completed Test matches; in fact, they conquered both England and Australia at the very same venue. On both those occasions, however, Chandika ...
Singapore: A Singapore airlines (SIA) flight from Dhaka was diverted to Mandalay as a result of a technical issue with one of the aircraft's engines, SIA said in a statement on Wednesday (Feb 7). SIA said flight SQ449 arrived in Myanmar at around 3.30pm local time (5pm Singapore time) on Wednesday.
Dhaka, Jan 25 (PTI) Indian duo of Shankar Das and Rahul Bajaj carded identical scores of 68 to occupy tied second place at five-under-139 after round two of the inaugural City Bank American Express Dhaka Open golf tournament, here today. Md Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh struck a sizzling six- ...
Social entrepreneurs will meet and network with each other in the first Social Entrepreneurship Summit to be held in Dhaka on Feb 3. The youth school for Social Entrepreneurs or YSSE will organise the daylong event at Emmanuelle's New Hall. The summit aims to inspire Bangladeshi youth towards ...
The election to choose the next president of Bangladesh will be held on February 18, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced yesterday. According to the schedule, nominations to succeed President Abdul Hamid must be submitted by February 5 before the papers are scrutinized on ...
migrant workers send remittances of $12-15 billion to Bangladesh annually, reducing poverty and improving the welfare of labour-sending households and communities. Acknowledging the importance of labour migration, the government of Bangladesh has undertaken legislative and administrative ...
Dhaka Customs House has detained an employee of Biman Bangladesh airlines with 4.64kg gold from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Cleaner Mustafa Kamal was detained on Thursday midnight. Confirming the matter, Dhaka Customs House Assistant Commissioner M Saidul Islam said: "Acting on ...
Gunathilaka scores the winning run as Sri Lanka took only 11.5 overs to reach the target. Gunathilaka finishes with an unbeaten 35 off 35 while Tharanga managed to outscore him with his 39 not out off 37. The facile victory has helped Sri Lanka book a berth in the final against Bangladesh. Sri Lanka's ...
The narrow, squalid and soggy alleys of Hazaribagh slum in Dhaka offer few attractions. But when Sulaiman and his mother first came to the second-largest slum of Bangladesh's capital three years ago, he felt like a butterfly that had just come out of its cocoon. At Bashuria, Sulaiman's remote village in ...
The first solo exhibition of Indian artist M.F. Husain's works in Bangladesh was opened in Dhaka on Wednesday. Minister of Information of Bangladesh Hasanul Haq Inu said Bangladesh was "proud to host Husain". Titled 'M.F. Husain -- Journey in Graphics', the show will display 59 of the artist's works in ...
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organisation (Unesco) has sent five certificates to Bangladesh endorsing the inscription of the historic March 7 speech given by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971. Unesco recognized the speech, which the Father of the Nation delivered ...
A Dhaka court has fixed January 24 (Wednesday) for the next hearing of Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft case after recording the statements of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in this case on Tuesday. Earlier on Tuesday, the BNP Chairperson arrived in court to present her argument ...
Ivy was speaking to reporters after being discharged from Labaid hospital in Dhaka, five days after she was admitted with minor injuries following a three-way clash among her supporters, those of Awami League MP Shamim Osman, and police at Chashara on January 16. "This is my message to the ...
Abul Kashem, the returning officer of the elections to the Dhaka city corporations, told bdnews24.com on Tuesday the certified copy of the order staying Dhaka North elections did not mention the duration of the stay. "Now we've come to know that the stay (on DNCC polls) is for six months after receiving a ...
police have recovered the bodies of a woman and her child from a house in Dhaka's Sabujbagh. The dead are 25-year-old Shantona Akter and her daughter Mahfuza, around a year old. They lived in a tin-roofed house in the neighbourhood. police went there around 8am Tuesday on reports from local ...
activists of the ruling party's student wing have beaten up students who besieged the Dhaka University vice-chancellor in his office in protest against a previous assault on them by Bangladesh Chhatra League.
That's all from us folks! Hope you enjoyed the coverage and Bangladesh's win. Until next time then ... Here's what the players had to say: Tamim, Man of the Match: It wasn't the easiest wicket. On this kind of wicket, you need to be patient and cash in on the bad balls. Me and Shakib were going well, but my ...
In Dhaka, Saraswati Puja was observed at different educational institutions and temples, including Jagannath Hall of Dhaka University. In most places including the Dakeshwari Temple, the Puja began at 8am with the offering of "Anjali" (a handful of flowers), which was followed by "Hatekhori" (ritual ...
At about 1 am at Dhaka's Abahoni Field in Dhanmondi, about 300 miles from Cox's Bazaar on Teknaaf Highway where more than 8,30,000 Rohingya refugees are sheltering, Grammy-winning musician Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt was busy taming the notes of a cuckoo. At Bengal Foundation's Bengal Classical ...
veteran film critic, Executive Director of the Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific cinema (NETPAC) and the President of the Sri Lanka Film Critics' Forum affiliated to the the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), Ashley Ratnavibhushana last week participated at the 16th Dhaka ...
The local administration imposed Section 144 at Kumarkhali upazila in Kushtia as two political organisations -- Bangladesh Chhatra League and Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) -called their meetings at the same venue simultaneously on Saturday. Md Sahinuzzaman, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of ...
A woman has been crushed to death by a bus in Dhaka's Malibagh while she was crossing a road. The victim has been identified as Runa, 32, who lived with her husband and two children in the Wapda road area of West Rampura. She was struck by a Ramzan Transport bus as she was crossing the ...
The statement came from the university's Public Relations department on Saturday amid protests by Dhaka University students calling for an end to the affiliations. Students from the colleges have also held several rounds of protests demanding schedules for their exams and the release of their results.
A 'tiff' with some locals over playing music on loudspeakers has left an elderly man dead in Dhaka's Wari, police say. police arrested four of the seven accused in a case over the incident on Friday, Wari Police Station Sub-Inspector Harunur Rashid told bdnews24.com. Rashid said the victim, Nazmul ...
The second phase of this year's Biswa Ijtema has begun with hundreds of thousands of devotees thronging the banks of Turag in Tongi. The second phase began with "a'm BAYAN" (general sermons) by Bangladesh Omor Faruk early Friday. Hafez Mohammad Jubayer will give sermons after Juma prayers.
Dhaka University has filed a case with Shahbag police station against demonstrators who took part in a protest on the campus. Officer-in-Charge of Shahbag police Station Abul Hasan told the Dhaka Tribune last night that the case was filed against 50 anonymous demonstrators for creating chaos and ...
Due to non-availability of air tickets and for other reasons, the buses have become a popular mode of transport between West Bengal and Tripura via Dhaka. The first Maitre bus service was launched in the year 2015. The Kolkata-Dhaka bus link began in June 1999. And a separate Agartala-Dhaka service ...
The rise of the Asian minnows has coincided with the fall of one of the Asian giants. Bangladesh continue to take giant steps and their transformation from cubs to tigers has been very impressive. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, are going from bad to worse with their every performance and are in some sort of ...


 

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