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US State Department 2022 report to be scrutinised: Spokesperson

The US State Department 2022 report stating that elections in Bangladesh were not free, fair and impartial, extrajudicial killings, forced disappearance, and obstructing the freedom of expression etc will be analysed, said Seheli Sabrin, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She stated it at a weekly media briefing held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday (March 23). ...

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NHRC-home ministry co-op on HR, rule of law

A high level delegation of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Bangladesh held meeting with the Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Thursday. They reached consensus on combined efforts in the fields of rule of law and human rights. Led by its Chairman Dr Kamal Uddin Ahmed, NHRC full-time member Md Selim Reza and other representatives attended the meeting held at ...

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Bangladesh reports four more Covid cases

Bangladesh reported four more Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours till Thursday morning. With the new numbers, the country’s total caseload rose to 20, 37,986 according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). However, the official death toll from the disease remained unchanged at 29,445 as no new fatalities were reported. The daily case test positivity rate dropped to ...

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Bangladesh secure first-ever 10-wicket win in ODIs

Bangladesh secured their first-ever 10-wicket win in ODIs against Ireland in the third and final ODI at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. Opting to bat first under overcast conditions, Ireland was bowled out for 101 in 28.1 overs. The Bangladeshi pacers claimed all 10 wickets for the first time in its history. Hasan had figures of 5-32, Taskin ...

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First 3D-printed rocket lifts off but fails to reach orbit

The world’s first 3D-printed rocket launched successfully on Wednesday, marking a step forward for the California company behind the innovative spacecraft, though it failed to reach orbit. Billed as less costly to produce and fly, the unmanned Terran 1 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 11:25 pm (0325 GMT Thursday) but suffered an “anomaly” during second-stage separation as it ...

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UK Foreign Secretary says attack on Indian High Commission ‘unacceptable’

UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly responded to the attack on Indian High Commission and called the attack by the Khalistani elements “unacceptable” in a statement on Thursday. Cleverly said in a statement that the acts of violence towards staff at the Indian High Commission in London are unacceptable. He said that the police investigation is ongoing and UK Government is ...

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Special train on Sylhet-Chandpur route on the occasion of Eid

On the occasion of Eid, 100% train tickets will be sold online, said Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan. And tickets can be bought 10 days before the Eid journey. And to meet the increased demand, all inter-city trains will be closed on the day off on the occasion of Eid, said the minister. He said this at a press conference ...

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AL sees power as scope to serve people: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said her government considers power as a scope to serve the people, reiterating her steadfast commitment to build developed, prosperous and Smart Bangladesh by 2041. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said her government considers power as a scope to serve the people, reiterating her steadfast commitment to build developed, prosperous and Smart Bangladesh ...

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Rahul Gandhi jailed for 2 yrs in defamation case

Indian Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been convicted by a Surat court on Thursday which sentenced him to 2 years in jail in a criminal defamation case over his alleged remark during the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Karnataka’s Kolar wondered how come “all thieves have Modi as the common surname”. Rahul Gandhi was present ...

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Actor Shakib Khan files case over murder attempt

Actor Shakib Khan has filed a case against film producer Rahmat Ullah on charge of extortion and murder attempt. He went to the court of¬†Dhaka¬†Metropolitan Magistrate Arafatul Rakib around 11:13am on Thursday and, later, lodged the case, Shakib’s lawyer Tanvir Ahmmed Tonu confirmed the matter. The actor filed the case against Rahmat Ullah on charge of demanding 1,00,000 Australian dollar ...

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