FIRST PAGE

Strategy taken to face impact of graduation from LDCs: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Wednesday that for the...

Taka falling against US$ despite BB's support

Depreciating trend of the local currency against the US dollar...

BD woven garments losing competitiveness globally

Bangladesh's woven garments are losing competitiveness on the global market...

Amendment to policy on VAT consultants' appointment soon

The revenue authorities will recast the policy on appointment of...

Vehicles ply the Gulistan-Jatrabari Flyover

Vehicles ply the Gulistan-Jatrabari Flyover...


POLITICS & POLICIES

Stay on DNCC by-election at govt’s indication: BNP

A BNP senior leader said on Wednesday the by-polls to...

AL summons Ivy, Shamim after street battle in N'ganj

The Awami League (AL) has summoned its two key leaders...

Govt had no role in DNCC polls deferment: Quader

The Awami League (AL) has nothing to do with the...

SSC exams on schedule as HC halts DNCC by-polls

The Dhaka education board says its decision to defer the...

Punish responsible BCL men: Protesters

A group of Dhaka University (DU) students on Wednesday formed...

Minimum age for FF recognition now 12.6 yrs

The government has set 12 years and 6 months as...


METRO / NEWS

Govt to take final decision on non-MPO schools during next budget: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Wednesday the government will...

Ensure good health for all by addressing the challenges

A number of challenges, including regulating and managing the expanding...

EU adopts new €5.0m programme to support Rohingyas in B’desh

The European Union (EU) has adopted a new €5.0 million...

Locals lynch two 'robbers' in N'ganj

NARAYANGANJ, Jan 17 (UNB): Two suspected robbers were killed and...

WEATHER- 18-01-2018

Weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over...


VIEWS & OPINION

Embracing the new age of automation: Taking public anxieties into account

Ever since early-nineteenth-century textile workers destroyed the mechanical looms that...

Where did equality go?

At least from a perspective of words all nations are...

A ray of hope for Dhaka city commuters

Combating the terrible traffic in Dhaka city is becoming increasingly...

EDITORIAL

Making tax measures 'prospective' enough

A few issues that the leaders of the Metropolitan Chamber...

Signing of FTA with China

Bangladesh appears to be taking one step forward and then...

Need to discipline city transport system

The traffic congestion in Dhaka city continues to cost the...

Affordable health care services

HEALTH CARE means maintenance or improvement of health through prevention,...

Harmfulness of chewing tobacco

MANY AMONG us were and still are under the impression...

Shammi Akhtar is no more

SHAMMI AKHTER, one of our most favourite singers, is no...

VIEWS & REVIEWS

Development challenges Bangladesh faces

Development of Bangladesh is about defying various odds ranging from...

Trump blames Obama for postponing his UK visit!

Who would have believed that Washington would become anything like...

LAST PAGE

Economists fear family ‘oligopoly’ in banking

Financial experts said majority stakeholders of banks disfavor the latest...

No meat import to save local farmers

Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayan Chandra Chanda said on Wednesday...

Govt plans March re-launch of Tk 10 rice programme

The government is set to re-launch a programme in March,...

Dr Kashem Chy passes away

CHITTAGONG, Jan 17: Former Health...

Five public sector plants suspend power generation

CHITTAGONG, Jan 17: Generation in all five gas-based government power...

Pranab Mukherjee pays homage to Pritilata Waddedar

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee...


STOCK & CORPORATE

Stocks back to red as bank shares plunge

Stocks backed to the red Wednesday, after one-day break, as...

BBS Cables now in A-category

BBS Cables will be placed in "A" category from existing...

S. Alam Cold earnings down

The earnings of S. Alam Cold Rolled Steels declined in...

Three brokerage firms to face music

The securities regulator has imposed an aggregate amount of penalty...

Most Asian markets turn lower but HK breaks record

HONG KONG, Jan 17 (AFP): Hong Kong stocks hit an...

News Briefs (18-01-2018)

ICB to hold board meeting Jan 24Investment Corporation of Bangladesh...


COUNTRY

Cattle lifting increasing alarmingly in Rangpur

RANGPUR, Jan 17: The incidents of cattle lifting have increased...

Locals demand steps for dredging Bibiyana river

SYLHET, Jan 17: Inhabitants of the haorbank areas of Jagonnathpur...

Plum cultivation gaining popularity across Bogra

BOGRA, Jan 17: Plum cultivation...

Focus on more investment in SMEs

RAJSHAHI, Jan 17 (BSS): Terming the Small and Medium Enterprise...


WORLD

Former CIA official under arrest ‘for stealing secret info’

A former CIA officer was arrested at a New York...

France, Britain to announce new migrant treaty today

PARIS, Jan 17 (AFP): French President Emmanuel Macron and British...

S Arabia steps in to bail out Yemen govt

RIYADH, Jan 17 (AFP): Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it...

China, Israel to promote tech cooperation

XIAMEN, Jan 17 (Xinhua): China and Israel launched an incubation...

Nearly 300 birds die as smugglers throw them into sea

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (AFP): Hundreds of birds being trafficked...


SPORTS

Mirpur Stadium touches milestone hosting 100th ODI

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS), has finally touched the milestone...

Young Tigers play England today

Bangladesh will face stronger England in their 3rd and last...

Razzak, Tushar climb first-class summits

Tushar Imran and Abdur Razzak...

Nadal, Cilic, Tsonga, Kostyuk into Australia Open third round

MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Agencies): Dominant...

TRADE & MARKET

Set up state window to bankroll PPP projects

Speakers at a discussion stressed Wednesday the need for a...

Demand for LPG to reach 3.0m tonnes by 2025

State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid...

JS body wants action against unscrupulous recruiting agencies

A parliamentary watchdog suggested Wednesday taking punitive actions against the...

Nasrul for use of modern tech to build smart cities

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid...

TVS Auto Bangladesh launches TVS Apache RTR 160 motorbike

TVS Motor Company, a manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers, has...

410 idle BRTC buses to be operative: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said that...