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1. Returnees from China to remain under govt observationPublished: January 29, 2020 16:52:42

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said the government will keep those who will return to Bangladesh under observation before China lifts the ongoing 14-day restriction to avoid...


2. 67 foreign observers to monitor Dhaka city pollsPublished: January 29, 2020 16:45:53

As many as 67 international observers from seven countries and the European Union will monitor the elections to Dhaka north and south city corporations. Among them, 27 are from the...


3. UAE confirms new coronavirus case in Chinese familyPublished: January 29, 2020 16:37:33

A family in the United Arab Emirates, arriving from China's central city of Wuhan, has been diagnosed with a case of the new coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday,...


4. 35 Chinese Padma Bridge workers under govt observationPublished: January 29, 2020 16:29:45

The government is keeping a close watch on 35 Chinese nationals working on the Padma Bridge project as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly coronavirus...


5. Stocks slip into red as GP, BATBC dropsPublished: January 29, 2020 16:24:49

Stocks slipped back into the red on Wednesday, after a single-day break, as cautious investors went on selling on sector-wise large-cap issues. DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock...


6. Cold-related diseases affect 4,248 people in 24 hrsPublished: January 29, 2020 15:55:54

Various cold-related diseases affected 4,248 people across the country in the last 24 hours, the government said on Wednesday. Data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control room...


7. Recruit 117 physicians for jail hospitals: HCPublished: January 29, 2020 14:48:12

The High Court on Wednesday ordered the authorities concerned to recruit 117 physicians to fill up the vacant posts of jail hospitals across the country as soon as possible. The...


8. Taposh unveils five-point manifestoPublished: January 29, 2020 14:45:53

Awami League-backed Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayoral candidate Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh unveiled a five-point manifesto on Wednesday. He has pledged to transform the capital into a vibrant and...


9. Australian scientists first to recreate Coronavirus outside ChinaPublished: January 29, 2020 14:16:25

Scientists in Australia have become the first to recreate the new coronavirus outside of China in what they have called a "significant breakthrough". The discovery will be shared with the...


10. Airlines cut China flights as virus outbreak worsensPublished: January 29, 2020 14:11:22

Airlines including United Airlines Holdings said they were cancelling some flights to China as demand fell sharply and global companies told their employees not to travel on deepening fears over...


11. UN lauds BD’s decision to expand education for Rohingya childrenPublished: January 29, 2020 14:01:17

The United Nations and humanitarian community have welcomed Bangladesh’s decision to expand access of education for Rohingya children and adolescents living in Cox’s Bazar camps. “We believe this a positive...


12. PM asks dev nations to contribute more to tackle climate changePublished: January 29, 2020 14:00:42

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the developed countries and development partners to come forward further to help the climate change vulnerable countries in a proper way, not to utter...


13. Marico declares 300pc interim cash divPublished: January 29, 2020 13:50:37

The board of directors of Marico Bangladesh has declared 300 per cent interim cash dividend for the year ending on March 31, 2020 based on nine months financials for the...


14. Stocks fall as pessimism grips marketPublished: January 29, 2020 13:49:45

Stocks witnessed downward trend in early hours of trading on Wednesday as investors mostly followed cautious stance. Following the previous day’s modest gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the...


15. Iran rejects US Mideast peace planPublished: January 29, 2020 13:48:16

Iranian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday strongly rejected the US Middle East peace plan as "disgraceful." In a statement released hours after US President Donald Trump's announcement of the so-called Deal...


16. Beijing drugstore fined $434,530 for hiking mask pricesPublished: January 29, 2020 13:44:17

A drugstore in the Chinese capital has been fined 3 million yuan ($434,530) for hiking the price of masks by almost six times the online rate amid a spreading virus...


17. Flooding kills 52 in BrazilPublished: January 29, 2020 13:44:05

Severe flooding has left a total of 52 people dead in southeast Brazil's Minas Gerais state, the state civil defence agency said Tuesday. One person remains missing, 65 have been...


18. Indian ministries buy more air purifiers as Delhi battles toxic airPublished: January 29, 2020 13:43:55

India’s government has stepped up the purchase of air purifiers over the last two years, taking the number of devices in ministries to protect against deteriorating air quality to nearly...


19. Malaysia in talks to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan: MahathirPublished: January 29, 2020 13:42:31

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday Kuala Lumpur was in talks with China to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the center of the outbreak...


20. Mexico's exports grows 2.3 pc in 2019Published: January 29, 2020 13:42:04

Mexico's exports grew 2.3 per cent in 2019 compared to the previous year, driven largely by an increase in manufactured goods to the United States, the National Statistics and Geography...


21. Directors of two cos face musicPublished: January 29, 2020 13:41:05

The securities regulator on Tuesday fined directors of two companies - Aman Feed and Regent Textile Mills-for breaching a number of securities rules. The BSEC also approved the corporate governance...


22. BB asks banks to display a/c feesPublished: January 29, 2020 13:40:04

The central bank has asked all the scheduled banks to ensure display along with releasing account maintenance fee in their headquarters, branches and agent banking outlet's notice boards and websites....


23. Three die in Dinajpur road crashPublished: January 29, 2020 13:39:32

Three people were killed when a motorbike crashed into a vehicle carrying a dredger machine on Birampur-Nawabganj road at Jolagari in Birampur upazila of Dinajpur district on Tuesday night. The...


24. Plastic lamination waste piles upPublished: January 29, 2020 13:39:07

Over 10,000 tonnes of plastic lamination waste are generated in Dhaka every year from different sources, causing various health and environmental hazards. Most of such waste cannot be recycled and...


25. China coronavirus death toll passes 130Published: January 29, 2020 13:38:17

The death toll from a new coronavirus in China rose sharply to 132 on Wednesday with nearly 1,500 new cases, heaping pressure on Beijing to control the disease as US...


26. Starbucks sees hit as coronavirus prompts over 2,000 China store closuresPublished: January 29, 2020 13:36:20

Starbucks Corp on Tuesday became the first major US company to warn of a financial hit from the new coronavirus outbreak in China, as it closed thousands of restaurants and...


27. ‘Slap of the century’: Palestinians reject Trump Mideast planPublished: January 29, 2020 13:34:48

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan the “slap of the century” on Tuesday as thousands of Palestinians held protests in Gaza and the...