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Schools to remain open during Ramadan: Appellate Division

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the High Court order the closure of primary and secondary schools across the country during Ramadan. Now, primary schools across the country remain open for 10-day in the month of Ramadan, while secondary for 15-day. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Obaidul Hassan passed the order ...

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Banana prices to go up as temperatures rise, says expert

Bananas are set to get more expensive as climate change hits a much-loved fruit, one of the world’s top experts from the industry tells BBC News. Pascal Liu, senior economist at the World Banana Forum, says climate impacts pose an “enormous threat” to supply, compounding the impacts of fast-spreading diseases. The forum meets in Rome on Tuesday to tackle challenges ...

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Ronaldo’s Al Nassr dumped out of Asian Champions League quarters

Cristiano Ronaldo scored in extra time but Al Nassr side were dumped out of the Asian Champions League quarter-finals on penalties by Al Ain on Monday. The 39-year-old Portuguese was the only Al Nassr player to score in the shootout as his Saudi side went out 3-1 on penalties, the tie having ended 4-4 on aggregate. It was a frustrating ...

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Offices, banks start in new timing

As Ramadan began, all government and private offices started in new timing from 9am-3:30pm. Meanwhile, banks will remain open from 9:30am to 4pm and courts from 9am-3pm. However, customers will be able to make bank transactions from 9.30am to 2.30pm. There will be a 15-minute break for Zuhr prayers from 1:15pm to 1:30pm.  

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Space station crew bound for Earth

Four astronauts left the International Space Station on Monday and were bound for Earth following a more than six month mission. Led by American astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, NASA’s Crew-7 arrived at the research platform last August aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon. The same spacecraft undocked on Monday morning, with Andreas Mogensen of Denmark, Satoshi Furukawa of Japan, and Russian cosmonaut ...

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Govt tries to build another power plant in Rooppur: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the  doctors in the country to devote more time to  research in medical science burying the mentality of doing private practice to just earn money. “We are lagging behind in one sector and that is the research in the medical science. Doctors are engaged in practicing and earning money, and they don’t bother ...

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Ihsanul Karim’s janaza held at Press Club

The first namaj-e-janaza for Prime Minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim Helal was held at Jatiya Press Club in the capital at 11am on Monday. After the janaza, military secretary Maj Gen Kabir paid tribute placing wreath on behalf of the Prime Minister. Later, Awami League, Jatiya Press Club, Prime Minister’s office, Prime Minister Press Wing,  Dhaka South City Corporation mayor ...

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AL leader among 4 sued over raping girl in Sunamganj

A case was filed against four people, including a local Awami League (AL) leader, over raping a youth girl after tying her lover to a tree at Dowarbazar upazila in Sunamganj district on Friday night. The rape case was filed at Dowarabazar Police Station lodged by the 27-year-old victim on Saturday. Afsor Uddin, general secretary of Awami League’s ward-4 unit of Mannargaon ...

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Chandpur’s 40 villages start Ramadan with Saudi Arabia

In a tradition supposedly upheld since 1928, Muslims across 40 villages in Chandpur district initiated their Ramadan fasting on Monday, aligning with the commencement of the holy month in Saudi Arabia. The local mosques witnessed Taraweeh prayers on Sunday evening, and villagers had sehri before dawn, marking the beginning of the fasting period. This practice, rooted in the rituals of ...

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Messi-less Miami beaten by Montreal in MLS

Inter Miami slumped to their first defeat of the Major League Soccer season on Sunday, losing 3-2 at home to Montreal after the Herons opted to rest Argentine superstar Lionel Messi. Fernando Alvarez, Matias Coccaro and Sunusi Ibrahim scored the goals for Montreal, who moved into second place in the Eastern Conference standings where they trail Miami on goal difference, ...

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