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Bangladesh ranks 6th largest migrant sending country: IOM study

08:57 PM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

With 7.40 million people living abroad, Bangladesh has ranked the 6th largest migrant sending country globally in 2020 while neighbouring India has the largest emigrant population in the world with nearly 18 million people abroad...

Govt reduces Tk 85 for 12 kg LPG cylinder

07:13 PM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

“The newly fixed price of LPG is Taka 1,228, which was Taka 1,313. It will be effective from tomorrow (December 3) and all licenses of LPG marketing companies will implement the price,” according to a statement issued by the BERC on Thursday...

India detects its first two cases of Omicron variant

06:16 PM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

India has detected its first two cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant, both in the southern state of Karnataka, a health ministry official said on Thursday, as the government urged more widespread testing...

What is a serum? Why should you use it?

05:47 PM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

Gone are the days when skincare was just restricted to cleansing and moisturizing. Following the current trend of a skincare regime, one needs to add one more step to their skincare routine...

Govt records 261 new Covid cases, 3 deaths

05:29 PM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

The government recorded 261 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths in the last 24 hours. With this, the total infections in the country stood at 15,76,827 and fatalities rose to 27,986, the health directorate said in a press release on Thursday...

Man gets death for killing wife

05:01 PM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

A court in Gaibandha on Thursday sentenced a man to death for killing his wife in 2017...

GSK says tests show antibody drug works against Omicron

04:22 PM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday said that a lab analysis of the antibody-based COVID-19 therapy it is developing with US partner Vir has shown the drug is effective against the new Omicron variant...

Bangladesh calls all to recognize Palestine with rightful place in UN

03:55 PM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

Bangladesh has called upon the international community to act in a way to achieve a just, lasting, comprehensive and peaceful solution to the Palestine question through recognizing an independent State of Palestine with rightful place in the United Nations (UN)...

UN launches record humanitarian appeal for 2022 as needs soar

02:45 PM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

The UN has warned that the need for humanitarian aid is skyrocketing worldwide and will reach an all-time high next year, as the pandemic, climate change and conflict push more people to the brink of famine...

Armed forces to continue work in implementing Perspective Plan-2041: PM hopes

02:08 PM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today hoped that the Armed Forces personnel would continue to work as "frontline soldiers" in implementing the Perspective Plan-2041...

WTA suspends tournaments in China over Peng concerns

01:05 PM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) on Wednesday announced the immediate suspension of all tournaments in China due to concerns about the well-being of former doubles world number one Peng Shuai and the safety of other players...

Covid: Trigger of rare blood clots with AstraZeneca jab found by scientists

12:53 PM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

Scientists believe they have found "the trigger" that leads to extremely rare blood clots after the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine...

US reports 1st case of omicron variant in returning traveler

12:37 PM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

The U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of the omicron variant Wednesday - in a vaccinated traveler who returned to California after a trip to South Africa - as scientists around the world race to establish whether the new, mutant version of the coronavirus is more dangerous than previous ones...

Aminbazar six-murder: 13 to die, 19 get life

11:51 AM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

A court has sentenced thirteen people to death and nineteen others to life-term imprisonment in the case filed over the murders of six students at Aminbazar in Savar of Dhaka in 2011. Dhaka’s Second Additional District and Sessions Judge Ismat Jahan passed the order on Thursday...

Cumilla councilor murder: Key accused killed in ‘gunfight’

11:16 AM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

The main accused in a case filed over the murders of Cumilla ward councilor Syed Md Sohel and his aide was killed in an alleged gunfight with police at Beribadh area in Cumilla Adarsha Sadar upazila in the wee hours of Thursday...

HSC, equivalent exams begin

10:16 AM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

The Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent examinations of 2021 started today across the country after a gap of one year due to Coronavirus. This year, 13,99,690 candidates are expected to sit for the HSC and equivalent examinations. The HSC physics (theory) 1st paper examination is being held from 10:00am and continue till 11:30am...

3 resorts gutted in fire at Sajek valley

09:57 AM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

Three resorts, a restaurant and a house were gutted as a fire broke out at Sajek valley in Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati early today. On information, Dighinala fire service, army and local people doused the fire in three hours. The reason behind the fire could not be known...

Bomb threat centering Malaysian airlines flight in Dhaka appeared ‘unfounded’

08:35 AM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) announced overnight that a bomb threat centring a Malaysian Airlines plane eventually appeared “unfounded” after a thorough search of passengers...

Biman’s aircraft makes safe landing with technical glitch in Ctg

08:24 AM, 02 Dec 2021 Thursday

A Dash-8 aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Aircraft made a safe emergency landing with 42 passengers and six crews following a technical glitch at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram...

Netflix gets VAT registration in Bangladesh

09:29 PM, 01 Dec 2021 Wednesday

The USA-based subscription streaming service and production company Netflix has got the Value-Added Tax (VAT) identification number from the National Board of Revenue (NBR)...