51. Prisoners in BD number 92,845Published: January 18, 2019 12:35:08

The number of prisoners as of January 18, 2019 stood at 92,845, according to the Prisons Directorate under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Of them, 16,027 are convicted and the...


52. Four local flights miss departure schedules at HSIAPublished: January 18, 2019 12:33:12

Four domestic flights of different airlines have missed their departure schedules at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka on Friday. A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines was scheduled to...


53. SE Asian stocks rise on hopes of Sino-US trade war reliefPublished: January 18, 2019 12:27:26

Southeast Asian stocks rose on Friday taking cues from broader Asia, after a media report on progress in US-China trade talks stirred hopes of a deal in their tariff dispute...


54. Country postpones Vitamin A Plus campaignPublished: January 18, 2019 12:24:18

The authorities have postponed the Vitamin A Plus campaign slated for Saturday. The Institute of Public Health Nutrition announced the postponement citing “unavoidable reasons” on Thursday. A new date for...


55. Barca overturn deficit to advance in Copa del ReyPublished: January 18, 2019 12:01:40

Barcelona overturned a 2-1 first-leg deficit on Thursday to beat Levante 4-2 and reach the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. Two fortuitous Ousmane Dembele goals in the first half...


56. Asian shares advance on trade deal hopesPublished: January 18, 2019 12:00:55

Asian shares advanced Friday after investors saw signs of possible progress toward settling the US-Chinese tariff war. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.7 per cent to 2,578.73 and Hong Kong's...


57. RCC civic services to be digitalisedPublished: January 18, 2019 11:32:50

Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) intends to make all its civic services digitalised and automated in phases for benefit of the city dwellers. “We are pledged bound to make the services...


58. Two motorcyclists die in Bogura road crashPublished: January 18, 2019 11:14:00

Two motorcyclists were killed as their vehicle hit a tree beside Talora-Jamdar road at Kalipara village in Bagura’s Kahalu upazila on Thursday. The dead were identified as Suja Uddin Khan,...


59. Reduced source tax on export from JanPublished: January 18, 2019 10:55:11

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has decided to make reduced rate of source tax, 0.25 per cent, on export proceeds effective from January, 1, 2019. The board will issue...


60. Supply scarcity upsets dry fish producers in Chalanbeel areaPublished: January 18, 2019 10:50:02

Scarcity in fish supply has upset hundreds of dry fish producers of Pabna, Sirajganj and Natore districts in Chalanbeel region this season in spite of high expectations. Now, they are...


61. Federer breezes past Fritz at Australian OpenPublished: January 18, 2019 10:46:05

Roger Federer celebrated his 100th match at the Australian Open on Friday by giving young American Taylor Fritz a centre court schooling to reach the last 16. Six-times champion Federer...


62. Earthen pot sale gains momentum in Bogura for keeping date juicePublished: January 18, 2019 10:43:08

Earthen pots are being sold on a large scale as the date juice extractors are using them for keeping juice in Bogura district. Meanwhile, hundreds of potters are earning well...


63. SS Steel spikes 401pc in trading debutPublished: January 18, 2019 10:34:36

SS Steel Limited made a flying trading debut as its share price jumped 401 per cent to Tk 50.10 on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on Thursday. The engineering sector...


64. Govt punishes 37 pvt hajj agencies for irregularitiesPublished: January 18, 2019 10:34:22

The government has taken punitive actions against 37 private hajj and travel agents due to their irregularities during the hajj in 2017, officials said. The actions include cancellation of licences,...


65. Northern Jute sees strong growth in Q2 EPSPublished: January 18, 2019 10:32:31

Northern Jute Manufacturing Company has posted a significant growth in earnings in the October-December (Q2) period of financial year 2018-19 against the loss incurred in the same period of the...


66. Let’s talk Brexit: May to CorbynPublished: January 18, 2019 10:24:06

Theresa May has urged Jeremy Corbyn to discuss his Brexit plans with her, after he said he would not take part in talks until "no deal" was ruled out. In...


67. Bus-truck collision claims lives of twoPublished: January 18, 2019 10:21:38

Two passengers of an auto rickshaw were killed as their vehicle collided head on with a speeding bus on Cumilla-Noakhali highway at Chandanabazar village in Laksham upazila of Cumilla on...


68. Trump cancels US delegation to Davos forumPublished: January 18, 2019 09:49:14

President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week due to the partial US government shutdown, according to a statement released...


69. Fish, garlic prices soarPublished: January 18, 2019 09:48:59

Fish and garlic became costlier last week compounding the woes of the consumers further who were already battered with rising rice prices. The prices of onion, however, showed a downward...


70. Private credit growth edges down in DecemberPublished: January 18, 2019 09:37:31

Private sector credit growth dropped significantly in December mainly due to the lower demand for loans, due mainly to the elections, bankers said. They, however, expected the growth in credit...


71. Lower charges for Ctg port users during holidaysPublished: January 18, 2019 09:35:09

The government has decided to offer concession on port charges for users during holidays in an attempt to keep cargo delivery uninterrupted like working days in the Chattogram port, people...


72. BR for drastic cut in project fund on slow executionPublished: January 18, 2019 09:33:29

Construction of the Dohazari-Cox's Bazar-Ghundum railway line project is going on slowly, as the Bangladesh Railway (BR) has failed to complete necessary land acquisition for its construction work, said officials....


73. Oil-fired power plants to retire on expiryPublished: January 18, 2019 09:32:21

The government has no plan to renew contracts of 'costly' oil-fired plants on expiry to cut down power generation costs and ensure sustainable future energy security. "A good number of...


74. Mega projects under scannersPublished: January 18, 2019 09:22:26

The foreign aid-supported projects are coming under the government's close scrutiny as the new finance minister will review progress next week, officials said on Thursday. AHM Mustafa Kamal is likely...