Shakib Return to Cricket After Sept 15

Dhaka: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday commuted the suspension imposed on all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for breach of national player contract to two and a half months from six. Meanwhile, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will lead the Bangladesh team in the Asian Games T20 cricket in the absence of regular captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who will

Prime Minister Asked For Constructing Concrete Road

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also ruling Awami League president, asked the authorities concerned to construct all roads with concrete gradually. The premier made the plea in the meeting of Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) in the capital on Tuesday. The premier said the roads are destroyed quickly as these were made with

BSS-ITAR TASS Cooperation Likely

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) and Russian News Agency ITAR TASS would soon be able to increase cooperation between them. The Minister made the remark following a meeting with Russian Ambassador Alexander Nikolaev Tuesday morning at the Secretariat. Hasanul Haq Inu said, “We on principle agreed to the Russian proposal

Climate Change Would Suffer 9pc of GDP Growth by 2100

Bangladesh economy would suffer annual losses of upto 9.0 percent by the end of this century without changes to the current global behavior, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) climate and economics report for South Asia. The report, titled Assessing the Costs of Climate Change and Adaptation in South Asia, predicts the six countries

Prime Minister Order To Reclaim Rivers Around Capital

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday called for early construction of a circular road around the capital city and asked the authorities to reclaim the lost parts of Buriganga and other rivers for the project, reports UNB. The Prime Minister gave the directives while presiding over a meeting on reclamation of all flowing rivers including

Bangladesh Wants Tough Action Against Israel

Bangladesh has called upon the members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to impose sanctions on Israel to send “a strong message” against its brutalities in Gaza. Suggesting some actions, Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser Gowher Rizvi said the time had come “to move beyond the traditional approach of censure and official declarations and resolutions”. Instead,

Launch Sinks in Padma River With Over 250 Passengers

MUNSHIGANJ: A launch with over 250 passengers on board capsized in the River Padma near Mawa Ghat under Lauhajang upazila in Munshiganj on Monday. Two bodies of unidentified women were recovered while many people went missing until filing of this report at 9pm. Mawa Highway Traffic Inspector Shahdat Hossain said the Mawa-bound ‘Pinak-6′ launch caught

Prepaid Digital Meters For Electricity To Be Introduced

Prepaid digital metering system is set to start introducing across the country with an aim of eliminating electricity theft, illegal connection, stopping public hassles and to ensure accountability, transparency in power distribution. The Power Development Board (PDB) and Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) have taken the initiative to set prepaid meters for its all users

Bangladeshi Shooter Baki Wins Silver at Commonwealth Games

Bangladeshi shooter Abdullah Hel Baki has lost to India’s Abhinav Bindra to finish with silver in the 10-metre Air Rifle event in the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow in Scotland. Bindra scored 205.3 to win the gold, while Baki scored 202.1. Daniel Rivers of England settled for bronze at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre on Friday.

China Launches Global ‘Fox Hunt’ For Corrupt Officials

SHANGHAI: China’s Communist Party has launched an international “fox hunt” for corrupt officials, vowing to track fugitives to the four corners of the earth and bring them to justice. Chinese officials have been lining their pockets and skipping the country since the 1980s, the Xinhua news agency reported this week, but the problem has now