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Mass arrests made as US campus protests over Gaza spread

06:24 PM, 23 Apr 2024 Tuesday

Protests over the war in Gaza have taken hold at a handful of elite US universities as officials scramble to defuse demonstrations...

President holds meeting with Qatar Amir, seeks investment in SEZs

05:36 PM, 23 Apr 2024 Tuesday

President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Tuesday sought Qatar’s investment in the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Bangladesh as he had a meeting with the visiting Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani at Bangabhaban...

Three teenagers drown in Padma

05:03 PM, 23 Apr 2024 Tuesday

Three teenage boys drowned in the Padma River in Rajshahi city on Tuesday afternoon when they were taking a bath...

Gold price cut by Tk 3138 per bhori

04:11 PM, 23 Apr 2024 Tuesday

The Bangladesh Jeweler’s Association has decided to reduce the price of gold by Tk 3,138 per bhori following a decrease in the price of pure gold in the local market. Now, gold of 22-carat will cost Tk 1,16,290 per bhori (11.664 grams), 21-carat Tk 1,10,995, 18-carat Tk 95,143, and gold of traditional method Tk 76,586 respectively...

Israel still has no proof of Unrwa terrorist claims – but damage to aid agency is done

03:32 PM, 23 Apr 2024 Tuesday

Unsupported Israeli allegations about Unrwa links to terrorism led major donors to cut $450m in funding to the main humanitarian agency working in Gaza at a time when people there were dying in droves...

Polls to Bandarban’s 3 upazilas suspended

02:12 PM, 23 Apr 2024 Tuesday

The Election Commission has suspended the polls for three upazilas in Bandarban as the joint operation is underway there. Election Commission (EC) Secretary Md Jahangir Alam told reporters after an inter-ministry meeting on Tuesday morning.

Bangladesh, Qatar sign 5 agreements, 5 MoUs

01:04 PM, 23 Apr 2024 Tuesday

Bangladesh and Qatar on Tuesday signed five agreements and five memorandums of understanding (MoUs) to enhance mutual cooperation between the two countries.

Severe heat wave sweeping parts of country

12:49 PM, 23 Apr 2024 Tuesday

Severe heat wave is sweeping over several north, north-eastern and southern districts, mild to moderate heat wave is sweeping over three divisions and other parts of the country, said met office forecast for the next 24 hours begins from 9am on Tuesday.

Gas supply to remain off for 12 hours in parts of Savar on Wednesday

12:36 PM, 23 Apr 2024 Tuesday

Gas supply will remain suspended from 9 am to 9 pm on Wednesday in different areas of Savar for all categories of customers for emergency works in gas pipelines.

EU threatens to suspend TikTok Lite’s reward programme

12:19 PM, 23 Apr 2024 Tuesday

TikTok Lite's reward programme may be suspended in the European Union on Thursday if TikTok is unable to address concerns about its possible addictive effect on children, the European Commission said on Monday as it opened a probe into the new app's launch in France and Spain.

Inter secure Serie A title in heated win over Milan

12:01 PM, 23 Apr 2024 Tuesday

Inter Milan won their 20th Serie A title on Monday after a 2-1 win at AC Milan gave Simone Inzaghi's side an unassailable lead in the standings.

10 dead as Navy helicopters collide mid-air in Malaysia

11:37 AM, 23 Apr 2024 Tuesday

Ten people have died after two navy helicopters collided in mid-air during a military rehearsal for a Royal Malaysian Navy parade. One of the choppers clipped the rotor of the other before the two crashed into the ground, footage published on local media show.

Qatar Amir at PMO

11:10 AM, 23 Apr 2024 Tuesday

Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani reached Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to hold bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. On his arrival at the PMO, Sheikh Hasina welcomed the Amir at her office’s Tiger Gate with flower bouquet on Tuesday morning.

Rabindra Sangeet singer Bannya receives Padma Shri Award

09:17 AM, 23 Apr 2024 Tuesday

Eminent Rabindra sangeet singer Rezwana Choudhury Bannya has received the prestigious Padma Shri Award from the Indian government.

Donald Trump accused of election fraud in hush money trial

08:32 AM, 23 Apr 2024 Tuesday

Donald Trump tried to illegally influence the 2016 US presidential election by paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels, prosecutors alleged on Monday.

LafargeHolcim keen to work with Ministry of Environment on waste management

05:18 PM, 22 Apr 2024 Monday

Mohammad Iqbal Chowdhury, Chief Executive Officer of LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Limited (LHBL) paid a courtesy call on Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury on Sunday.

Nagad hands over promised Tk 20 lakh to BPL champions Barishal

05:05 PM, 22 Apr 2024 Monday

Nagad Limited, a leading mobile financial service provider in Bangladesh, presented a cheque of Tk 20 lakh to the players and staff of Fortune Barishal, the reigning champions of the Bangladesh Premier League, during a ceremony recently held at a five-star hotel in the capital.

ACC starts probe against ex-IGP Benazir Ahmed

04:47 PM, 22 Apr 2024 Monday

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has started an investigation against former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Benazir Ahmed for allegedly amassing huge amount of illegal wealth. ACC Secretary Khorsheda Yesmeen confirmed the matter to the reporters on Monday.

5 instruments likely to be signed during PM’s Thailand visit: FM

03:54 PM, 22 Apr 2024 Monday

Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Monday said five bilateral instruments including one agreement, three Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) and one Letter of Intent are likely to be signed during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Thailand visit this week.

Pro-China party wins Maldives election in landslide, media say

03:24 PM, 22 Apr 2024 Monday

Maldives voters handed President Mohamed Muizzu's party a landslide win at parlimentary elections, media said on Monday, an outcome set to shift the Indian Ocean archipelago closer to China and away from traditional partner India.