1. May calls off MPs' vote on Brexit dealPublished: December 10, 2018 22:19:12

Theresa May says she has called off Tuesday's crucial vote on her Brexit deal because it "would be rejected by a significant margin". She said MPs backed much of the...


2. Election campaign to begin in full-flow TuesdayPublished: December 10, 2018 22:09:52

Election campaign is expected to begin in full-swing from Tuesday as Election Commission (EC) has opened the campaign field after completing official formalities including allocation of symbols among the candidates....


3. Addressing the country's rat problem  Published: December 10, 2018 22:00:06

The Pied Piper of Hamelin is a timeless fairy tale. In the story, the Pied Piper was hired by the town's officials to rid the town of its rats. In...


4. Attaching due importance to railway  Published: December 10, 2018 21:57:48

Forty-seven long years into the independence of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Railway is still stuck in the doldrums. It had its heyday in the pre- and post-partition era, mainly up to the...


5. Savar tannery estate still limping  Published: December 10, 2018 21:55:57

Two major developments with regard to the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate have taken place lately. Both of these reflect the Prime Minister's eagerness to see a fully functional tannery complex...


6. With NGO 'middle-name'. . . bid for world leadership in humanitarian and profit-seeking social organisations  Published: December 10, 2018 21:30:25

As home of one of the world's largest non-governmental organisation (NGO) in BRAC (an institution with an evolving nomenclature that is explained below), Bangladesh may also be the country that...


7. Banking industry: 'Shareholders are the owners'Published: December 10, 2018 21:18:55

Leadership is an extremely complex and broad subject which can be tagged with a country, community, society or business entity. Leadership focuses on human qualities involving creation, imagination, expression, communication...


8. Body of missing minor found in septic tankPublished: December 10, 2018 21:11:07

Police recovered the body of a minor boy who went missing on December 3 from a septic tank at Ghona village in Matlab South upazila in Chandpur on early Monday....


9. COP24 and greater awareness of climate changePublished: December 10, 2018 21:10:54

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) began on December 03 at Katowice, Poland. It is scheduled to continue till December 14. This conference is an important bridge between the Paris...


10. Strengthening Africa's climate resiliencyPublished: December 10, 2018 21:08:08

The fight against climate change could be reshaped in the final month of the year, with the just-completed G20 summit in Argentina followed this week and next by the United...


11. Technology Transformation: Time to harness the powerPublished: December 10, 2018 21:06:48

The world is going through a massive technological transformation. Evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, blockchain, and big data proves that the 4th Industrial Revolution is...


12. BTRC unblocks 58 websitesPublished: December 10, 2018 20:49:39

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has unblocked 58 websites, including some news portals. BTRC Senior Assistant Director (Media) Jakir Hossain Khan said the websites were unblocked after 5pm on...


13. BGB Air Wing to get 2 helicopters next yearPublished: December 10, 2018 20:40:31

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will get two helicopters for its Air Wing within December next year, said its Director General Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam here on Monday. While talking...


14. Move to groom skilled Chartered Financial AnalystsPublished: December 10, 2018 20:15:25

CFA Society Bangladesh has declared a team of North South University champion of the local final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge 2018-19. The society announced the name of the...


15. 45kg touchstone idol recovered in RajbariPublished: December 10, 2018 19:50:48

A touchstone statue of Hindu goddess 'Lakshmi Narayan' was recovered from the district's Baliakandi upazila of Rajbari on Monday. Police's Detective Branch made the recovery during a raid in the...


16. Two die in Faridpur road crashPublished: December 10, 2018 19:33:23

Two people were killed and seven others injured in a road accident involving two buses and a pickup at Gazaria in Nagarkanda upazila in Faridpur on Monday. The deceased were...


17. India central bank governor resigns amid government spatPublished: December 10, 2018 18:43:16

India's central bank governor Urjit Patel resigned on Monday citing 'personal reasons', a statement issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said. "On account of personal reasons, I have...


18. Dublar Char to get 4.5 square km land after dredging Pashur channelPublished: December 10, 2018 18:13:16

Dublar Char, an island in the Sundarbans, will get about 4.5 square kilometre of land as soil will be deposited in the island during the dredging of the outer bar...


19. Fakhrul trashes AL allegation of ISI link with BNPPublished: December 10, 2018 17:59:09

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday trashed the ruling party's allegation involving their party’s link with Pakistan High Commission and ISI, saying it is a false propaganda...


20. European diplomats urge political parties to ensure democratic responsibilitiesPublished: December 10, 2018 17:53:28

Heads of missions of different European countries in Dhaka have urged all political parties to refrain from violence centring the upcoming general election. “They (envoys) urge all political parties to...


21. Brazil makes official intervention in state bordering VenezuelaPublished: December 10, 2018 17:42:27

Brazilian President Michel Temer has signed a decree making official a federal “intervention” in the state of Roraima which borders Venezuela, the government’s official newspaper said on Monday. Waves of...


22. 'Iran can expand range of ballistic missiles'Published: December 10, 2018 17:36:50

Iran has the ability to build ballistic missiles with a broader range, a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Monday. Iran’s missiles currently cover a range of...


23. EU contributes $690,000 for migrant children in BDPublished: December 10, 2018 17:32:28

The European Union has contributed over US$ 690,000 to support UNICEF’s work to protect the rights of children affected by migration in Bangladesh. The contribution will directly reach an estimated...


24. 'Theresa May deciding whether to delay parliament Brexit vote'Published: December 10, 2018 17:21:42

British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to make a decision on Monday on whether to delay a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal set for Tuesday, British political correspondents...


25. Qatar Investment Authority accelerates investments in technologyPublished: December 10, 2018 17:16:43

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has accelerated its investments in technology and is keeping the door open to strategic partnerships for technology investments. QIA's CEO Mansour Ibrahim al-Mahmoud gave the...


26. 355,000 families to get shelter under Ashrayan PrakalpaPublished: December 10, 2018 17:09:15

Over 355,000 landless and homeless families across the country will get shelters and livelihood by 2019 through one of the Prime Minister’s 10 priority initiatives -- Ashrayan Prakalpa. “A total...


27. Ershad to fly for Singapore Monday nightPublished: December 10, 2018 17:03:07

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad will fly for Singapore Monday night for medical check-up. The former president is scheduled to leave Dhaka for Singapore in a flight around 10:45pm from...


28. HC decision on Khaleda’s candidacy TuesdayPublished: December 10, 2018 16:57:04

The High Court will decide on Tuesday whether jailed BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia can participate in the upcoming general election. Her nominations for Feni-1, Bogura-6 and 7 constituencies have been...


29. Chuadanga journos assoc, Dhaka elects Enamul, Bakul president, secyPublished: December 10, 2018 16:56:21

Chuadanga Journalists Association, Dhaka has started its journey. A 13-member committee of the association was formed at a meeting at the Ramna Chinese Restaurant in the city on Friday. The...


30. Chinese state media denounce arrest of Huawei CFOPublished: December 10, 2018 16:52:51

Chinese state media on Monday denounced the arrest of a top executive at tech giant Huawei, but did not link it to talks to resolve a trade dispute with the...


31. BTRC orders IIG operators to block 58 news portalsPublished: December 10, 2018 16:51:37

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has ordered the International Internet Gateway (IIG) operators to block the access to 58 news portals of the county. The order was given on Sunday...


32. Former Nissan chair charged with financial misconductPublished: December 10, 2018 16:42:56

Japanese prosecutors have charged former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn with financial misconduct, accusing him of under-reporting his pay package over a five-year period. He was shown arrested again on further...


33. European shares tumble at openingPublished: December 10, 2018 15:49:36

Simmering tensions between the US and China dented European shares on Monday as investors fled risk at the start of a highly uncertain week with Britain’s parliamentary vote on Brexit...


34. Stocks trim early gains to end lowerPublished: December 10, 2018 15:37:07

Stocks trimmed early gains to end lower on Monday, extending losing streak with core index falling below 5,300-mark again, as risk-averse investors continued on selling spree. Brokers said investors were...


35. Police recover youth’s decomposed body from Chattogram hillPublished: December 10, 2018 15:33:16

Police recovered the decomposed body of a young man from a remote hill in Chattogram’s Sitakundu upazila on Monday morning. Locals said that a group of woodcutters found the body...


36. SBAC Bank opens its 72nd branch in CumillaPublished: December 10, 2018 15:11:36

South Bangla Agriculture & Commerce (SBAC) Bank Limited has opened its 72nd Branch in Cumilla S M Amzad Hossain, Chairman of SBAC Bank and AZM Shofiuddin (Shamim), Director of the...


37. BNP's Dulu, Tuku get HC clearance for pollsPublished: December 10, 2018 15:05:50

The High Court has halted the Election Commission’s decision to reject the nominations of BNP leaders Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku and Ruhul Quddus Talukdar Dulu, clearing the way for them...


38. Hasina begins election campaign WednesdayPublished: December 10, 2018 14:57:41

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina will begin the election campaign from Tungipara upazila of Gopalganj district on Wednesday. She will formally inaugurate the campaign after paying tributes...


39. Huawei CFO seeks bail on health groundsPublished: December 10, 2018 14:48:52

The CFO of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd argued that she should be released on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing, citing her longstanding ties to Canada, properties she owns...


40. France’s GDP to grow 1.5 pc in 2018: Deputy FinMinPublished: December 10, 2018 14:39:57

The growth domestic product (GDP) of France will grow 1.5 per cent this year, a slower-than-expected, the country’s deputy finance minister said on Monday. The GDP will grow at the...


41. StanChart cuts jobs in UAE retail bankPublished: December 10, 2018 14:36:27

Standard Chartered is cutting jobs in its retail bank in the United Arab Emirates, in part as more customers move to digital services, people familiar with the matter told Reuters...


42. UK can unilaterally cancel Brexit, EU court saysPublished: December 10, 2018 14:33:45

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the UK can cancel Brexit without the permission of the other 27 EU members. The judges ruled that this could be...


43. World stocks extend declinePublished: December 10, 2018 14:25:47

Global stocks extended slump on Monday, with US equity futures and Asian shares sliding on worries over slowing growth and fears that a rise in tensions between Washington and Beijing...


44. Asian shares slip after China protests arrest of Huawei execPublished: December 10, 2018 14:15:13

Asian shares slipped on Monday after China protested the arrest of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei, who is suspected of trying to evade US trade curbs on...


45. NBR observes VAT day todayPublished: December 10, 2018 14:13:33

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) brought out a colourful procession on Monday to celebrate the National VAT Day and VAT Week-2018 with a call for creating mass awareness among...


46. CEC urges judicial magistrates to act neutrallyPublished: December 10, 2018 14:12:26

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has urged judicial magistrates to act neutrally to gain people's confidence and ensure a fair election. "You must be free and fair as...


47. CUB celebrates its two years journeyPublished: December 10, 2018 13:50:17

Canadian University of Bangladesh (CUB) has organised a concert at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) Hall in the capital to celebrate its two years of journey. Country’s popular bands...


48. Voters await high-voltage campaigns ahead of national electionPublished: December 10, 2018 13:43:41

Major political parties are set to launch their high-octane election campaigns after the allocation of electoral symbols among their candidates as only 20 days are left for the nation to...


49. EBL participates in SME Banking Matchmaking Fair in CtgPublished: December 10, 2018 13:14:35

Eastern Bank Ltd. (EBL) participated in the 5th SME Banking Matchmaking Fair, held at Chittagong Polo Ground recently. Women Banking staff briefed visitors on the Bank’s financial products, specially designed...


50. Wealth statements of election candidates under ACC scannerPublished: December 10, 2018 13:09:36

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will commence its own scrutiny and investigation based on the wealth statements submitted by the candidates with the Election Commission (EC) very soon.  ACC said they...