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Dhaka, BD
Saturday, September 21, 2019
JICA sees its relations with Bangladesh in the next five years “extremely important” as it is helping Bangladesh reach the next level of development with the completion of a number of mega projects, says a senior official at the...

Fire at Banani building

A multi-storey building caught fire in the city’s Banani area on Thursday night. Sources at the Fire Service Central Control Room said the fire originated on the 2nd floor of Abedin Tower, opposite to FR Tower, around 9:20pm, UNB reports. On...
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday directed the leaders of Bangladesh Chattra League (BCL) to do politics with honesty and humility for gaining the trust of people and brightening their image further. “You'll have to do politics with humility, honesty...
Bangladesh’s capital city was ranked second worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Thursday morning. Dhaka had a score of 190 at 8:21am, indicating that the quality was unhealthy. Malaysia’s Kuching and Kuala Lumpur occupied the first and third spots...
US Ambassador Earl Miller on Thursday said his country is committed to supporting Bangladesh in its efforts to tackle money laundering, terrorism financing, and strengthening the rule of law. “We share a common goal of preventing terrorism by identifying and...
Technical glitch forced a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines to make an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Thursday morning. Beni Madhab Biswas, the deputy director of the airport, said a Singapore-bound flight of Biman (BG-084) made the...
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to leave Dhaka for New York on Friday (September 20) for an eight-day official visit to the USA to attend the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). She will deliver the country statement at...
The Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) will implement a China-funded Tk 20,500 crore mega project to raise distribution capacity on its network in the capital. Under the scheme, a total of 40 substations will be set up in the...
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the nursing education and training in Bangladesh will be upgraded to international standards as the country needs a large number of trained nurses. “Alongside foreign trainings (for nurses), we’re also taking measures so...
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday said action will be taken against those involved in providing passports to Rohingyas. “Certificates from local chairmen, birth certificates and police verification are needed for passports. Everyone involved in irregularities will be punished. No-one...