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1. Mild heat wave likely to spreadPublished: May 27, 2019 15:33:30

Bangladesh Meteorological Department has predicted mild heat wave sweeping over some places to spread. “Mild heat wave is sweeping over the regions of Rajshahi, Pabna, Khulna, Kushtia and Mongla and...


2. Malibagh bomb was of a powerful type, says DMP chiefPublished: May 27, 2019 15:25:39

The bomb that exploded in Dhaka's Malibagh on Sunday night was much more powerful than usual crude bombs, the city police chief has said. Asaduzzaman Mia, commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan...


3. PM to meet President this eveningPublished: May 27, 2019 14:25:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will meet President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Monday evening. The Prime Minister is scheduled to meet the President at 7:00pm, Joynal Abedin, Principal Information Officer...


4. Mercantile Bank holds training course in CtgPublished: May 27, 2019 14:12:03

Mercantile Bank Training Institute recently organized a training course titled “Profiling Customers; KYC, TP & Risk Grading to Prevent Bank from Fraudulent Activities” in Chittagong. A total of 38 officers...


5. Police arrest BCL leader’s sister, two others with Yaba in ThakurgaonPublished: May 27, 2019 14:10:58

Police have arrested three people, including a sister of Bangladesh Chhatra League or BCL leader, with 21 Yaba pills in Thakurgaon's Ranisankail Upazila. The three were detained from a house...


6. Dhaka Bank inks deal with IPDC FinancePublished: May 27, 2019 14:04:48

Dhaka Bank has signed an agreement recently for providing online cash management services to IPDC Finance Ltd. Under the agreement, Dhaka Bank Ltd will provide automated fund collection and payment...


7. Warrant out for arresting ex-Sonagazi OC MoazzemPublished: May 27, 2019 13:50:03

A Dhaka court has ordered the arrest of former officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi Model Police Station Moazzem Hossain in a case filed for filming a rape victim without consent during...


8. Mymensingh City Mayor, ward councillors sworn inPublished: May 27, 2019 13:38:35

Newly-elected Mayor of Mymensingh City Corporation Ekramul Haque Titu and its 44 new ward councillors, including those from reserved seats, were sworn-in on Monday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the...


9. 'Deprived' BCL leaders start protests againPublished: May 27, 2019 13:29:16

'Deprived' leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) have again started their protests, now alleging that those controversial in the new central committee are being validated. They started their fresh sit-in...


10. China auto sales to show flat growth in 2019Published: May 27, 2019 13:21:26

China’s automobile sales will reach around 28.1 million units this year, unchanged from 2018 levels, according to a Xinhua report run by the Reuters on Monday. Citing a report jointly...


11. RAB arrests one with Yaba in ChattogramPublished: May 27, 2019 13:00:56

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a suspected drug trader along with 3,925 Yaba tablets from a bus at Madam Bibirhat in Sitakundu upazila of Chattogram early Monday. The...


12. Trump says he backs Japan’s efforts to talk with IranPublished: May 27, 2019 12:29:04

President Donald Trump on Monday backed the Japanese prime minister’s interest in using his country’s good relations with Iran to help broker a possible dialogue between the US and its...


13. Trump presses Japan over trade gapPublished: May 27, 2019 12:14:09

US President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and expressed confidence, despite Japanese wariness, that “good...


14. Three separate explosions in Kathmandu kill fourPublished: May 27, 2019 12:04:00

Four people were killed and seven others injured on Sunday (local time) in three separate explosions in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, and police said they suspected a Maoist splinter group...


15. Former head of notorious Ethiopian prison arrestedPublished: May 27, 2019 11:54:27

The former head of a notorious Ethiopian prison has been arrested and is expected to face trial. Hassan Ismail Ibrahim, also known as Hassan Dhere, was arrested in neighbouring Somalia...


16. 'Evidence found against ex-Sonagazi OC Moazzem'Published: May 27, 2019 11:44:43

The Police Bureau of Investigation or PBI has ‘found evidence’ against former Sonagazi Police Station OC Moazzem Hossain that he filmed and circulated a video statement of slain Feni madrasa...


17. Stocks witness marginal gain in early tradingPublished: May 27, 2019 11:29:53

Stocks on both bourses posted a marginal gain in early trading on Monday as some investors were active on sector-wise shares. Following the previous day’s flat movement, the Dhaka Stock...


18. Truck hits motorbike in Dinajpur, killing twoPublished: May 27, 2019 11:20:18

Two motorcyclists were killed as a truck hit their motorbike on Dinajpur-Phulbari at Kauga intersection in Dinajpur sadar upazila early Monday. The deceased have been identified as Amij Ali, a...


19. Jashore woman ‘commits suicide after killing son, daughter’Published: May 27, 2019 11:03:44

A woman allegedly committed suicide taking poison after killing her son and daughter at Digha village in Sharsha upazila of Jashore on Sunday night following a family feud. The deceased...


20. Opera based on life of Yunus staged in ItalyPublished: May 27, 2019 11:03:30

An opera based on Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus's life and his journey to bring financial services to the poor women in Bangladesh has been premiered in Italy.  The opera...


21. BGMEA seeks govt support for small, medium factoriesPublished: May 27, 2019 10:51:32

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has sought the government's support to help survive the country's small and medium garment factories that are facing gradual closure for various reasons....


22. Pro-Europe vote fragments in EU electionPublished: May 27, 2019 10:28:38

Parties committed to strengthening the European Union held on to two-thirds of seats in the EU parliament, official projections from the bloc’s elections showed on Sunday, though far-right and nationalist...


23. Myanmar frees soldiers jailed for Rohingya killingsPublished: May 27, 2019 10:24:12

Myanmar has granted early release to seven soldiers jailed for the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys during a 2017 military crackdown in the western state of Rakhine,...


24. Brazil prison riot leaves 15 deadPublished: May 27, 2019 10:21:48

A riot between inmates in a prison in Brazilian state of Amazonas ended with 15 dead on Sunday, according to a statement of the state secretariat for prisons. Inmates at...


25. North Korea calls Bolton ‘war fanatic’ over missile test commentsPublished: May 27, 2019 10:16:07

US National Security Adviser John Bolton is a “war fanatic” who was wrong to conclude that North Korea’s recent missile tests violated United Nations resolutions, the North’s foreign ministry said...


26. Two AC technicians die in Gazipur gas cylinder blastPublished: May 27, 2019 10:10:51

Two air-conditioner technicians were killed in a gas cylinder explosion at a sweater factory in Memberbari-Baniarchala area of Gazipur sadar upazila on Sunday night. The deceased were identified as Farhad...


27. Mercantile Bank puts thrust on SME, agent bankingPublished: May 27, 2019 10:08:29

Mercantile Bank Limited has taken a number of steps to broaden its activities in the areas of SME, IT-based banking and agent banking. "Developing the small and medium enterprises (SME),...


28. Where darkness rules the roost after duskPublished: May 27, 2019 10:02:50

The busy Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover plunges into darkness soon after dusk, making people wary about using it. All segments of the flyover do have lampposts and lamps but no power supply...


29. BB gives banks a prod in scaling up listed securitiesPublished: May 27, 2019 10:01:11

The central bank has issued a policy, which will indirectly encourage banks to boost investment in listed securities to keep the risk within limit, officials said. Under the policy, the...


30. No new gas connections at CNG stations, houses for nowPublished: May 27, 2019 09:59:10

The government has suspended new gas connections to CNG (compressed natural gas) filling stations as it fears a potential drop in its consumption. The energy and mineral resources division under...


31. Signing of Free-Trade Area deals on the back burnerPublished: May 27, 2019 09:51:20

The government has taken a wait-and-see policy towards signing bilateral free trade area (FTA) deals, officials concerned said. Commerce ministry high-ups, allegedly, have been dithering on the issue in the...


32. Kerala coast on high alert after IS threatPublished: May 27, 2019 00:21:54

The Kerala coast of India has been put on high alert after intelligence reports warned of potential terrorist attacks on the state by the militant Islamic State, according to local...