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Dhaka airport to be declared as ‘customs airport’


The government has planned to declare Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) as a customs airport, aiming to expedite export-import activities and check smuggling through the country's this main airport.Quoting a senior NBR official, UNB reports that the National Board of Revenue (NBR) in a recent Board meeting has decided to send a letter to the Finance Ministry to promulgate an ... Read More »

Street painting arranged for March 25 martyrs


A street painting programme have been arranged by School of Development Alternative (SODA), College of Development Alternative (CODA) and University of Development Alternative (UODA)  for the victims of March 25, 1971 by the Pakistani occupational forces. The organisations celebrates the event for several years, which going to be held on Manik Miah Avenue in the capital on Friday, says a ... Read More »

Pro-AL panel wins Supreme Court Bar polls


Pro-Awami League grand alliance Sammilita Ainjibi Samannay Parisad has won the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) elections against the Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Oikya Forum backed by the BNP-Jamaat alliance. According to the election results, announced by Advocate Harunur Rashid, chief of the election committee, on Friday, Advocate Yusuf Hossain Humayun of Sammilita Ainjibi Samannay Parisad was elected SCBA president while Barrister ... Read More »

Taskin returns home Friday

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Bangladesh's young sensational first bowler Taskin Ahmed returns home today (Friday), after Taskin Ahmed's suspension from bowing in international cricket has been upheld by a judicial commissioner following a review hearing, source cricket website. Earlier, on March 19, Taskin was suspected for illegal bowling action. For this, he has been suspended from international cricket temporarily, BSS reports.The Bangladesh Cricket Board ... Read More »

China ‘detains 17 over Xi resignation letter’


A total of 17 people have been detained in China following the publication of a letter calling on President Xi Jinpin to resign, the BBC has learned.The letter was posted earlier this month on a state-backed website Wujie News.Although quickly deleted by the authorities, a cached version can still be found online.In most countries the contents of the letter would ... Read More »

Unesco team visits Sundarbans


A high-profile Unesco delegation on Thursday visited the Sundarbans to assess the possible impacts of the proposed coal-based Rampal power plant and vessel plying through the mangrove forest.   The Unesco team visited the site of coal-based Rampal power plant project earlier on Wednesday, while the Shela River on Thursday where a tanker carrying about 350,000 litres of furnace oil ... Read More »

Remove structures on Shaheed Minar land in 72hrs: HC


The High Court today directed the authorities to demolish all structures, excluding a grave, on the land of the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka by the next 72 hours. The court also observed that no structure should have been allowed on the land of the Central Shaheed Minar, as it was set up to uphold the spirit of the Language ... Read More »

Bangladesh will go ahead thrashing barriers: PM

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Urging everybody to work together to materialize the cherished goal of independence, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh would surely go ahead conquering all barriers and hurdles in the coming days to make its position amidst world comity as a victorious nation. "I have firm confidence that we will be able to make the country a prosperous one, and ... Read More »

Turkey says Belgium ignored warning of terror attacks


ANKARA, Turkey: One of the attackers in the Brussels suicide bombings was deported last year from Turkey, and Belgium subsequently ignored a warning that the man was a militant, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. Erdogan’s office later identified the man as Ibrahim El Bakraoui, one of the two brothers named by Belgium as responsible for the attacks that ... Read More »

April 10 to see guns fall silent in Yemen


NEW YORK/RIYADH: A special UN envoy announced Wednesday a cease-fire across Yemen on April 10 followed a week later by fresh peace talks, raising hopes for a breakthrough. Yemen has been gripped by violence since September 2014, when Iran-backed Houthi rebels stormed the capital Sanaa and forced the internationally recognized government out. “The parties to the conflict have agreed to ... Read More »

Black Caps now favorites for title


WELLINGTON: The Black Caps’ undefeated march to the World Twenty20 semifinals means the side that international pundits initially dismissed as “a lesser team” are now tournament favorites, New Zealand media said Wednesday. The New Zealanders seized their place in the final four with a 22-run win over Pakistan in Mohali on Tuesday, adding to a string of scalps that already ... Read More »

N Korean leader claims solid-fuel rocket success


North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has claimed an "historic" advance in the country's nuclear strike capability with the successful test of a solid-fuel rocket engine, state media said Thursday. The announcement came as South Korean President Park Geun-Hye ordered the military to "strengthen readiness" in the wake of multiple North Korean threats to launch nuclear and conventional missile attacks. Tensions ... Read More »

6 Sri Lankans banned from leaving after Bangladesh bank hack


A Sri Lankan court banned foreign travel by six directors of a foundation that police say was supposed to have received some of the money stolen from Bangladesh central bank's account. The court order will be enforced by Sri Lanka's Immigration Department, spokesman Lakshan Zoysa said. The chief magistrate in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, Gihan Pilapitiya, issued the order Monday ... Read More »

Tigers conjure a heartbreak


Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah combined have played 391 games in the shorter versions of the game. And they were perhaps the most experienced batsmen that Bangladesh had to stroke those two runs off the last three balls to create a small piece of history at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore yesterday. But then minds went on vacation and the ... Read More »

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