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Tuesday, August 09, 2022



Fuel price hike triggeres protests in Bangladesh; 'highest such increase in country's history'

August 09, 2022 1:55 pm

The Sheikh Hasina government on August 5 raised the price of diesel and kerosene by 42.5 per cent and petrol and octane by 51.1 per cent and 51.7 per cent respectively.

Tripura to get direct flights to Dhaka, Chittagong under UDAN scheme

February 20, 2022 9:59 am

The international flight services between Tripura and Bangladesh will boost the scope of tourism in the state and enhance cordial relations between the two countries, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.

Bangladesh vs Pakistan: Rain limits play on Day 2 of 2nd Test

December 05, 2021 4:24 pm

Just 6.2 overs from a possible 98 were possible as Pakistan resumed the day on 161-2 and reached 188-2

1st Test: Abid Ali leads Pakistan to eight-wicket win over Bangladesh

November 30, 2021 4:50 pm

Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique put on a 151-run partnership for the first wicket, their second consecutive 100-plus stand in the match.

Bangladesh: Hindus targeted by violence demand better legal protection

October 19, 2021 10:02 pm

Recent violent attacks against Hindus have reopened old wounds for religious minorities in Muslim-majority Bangladesh. Rights groups say these attacks often are forgotten by the legal system and go unpunished.

Bangladesh airline pilot who took ill mid-air dies at Nagpur hospital

August 31, 2021 9:27 am

Quaiyum, 45, was rushed to the Kingsway Hospital, where he was stated to be in a coma till he breathed his last.

Bangladeshi woman journalist arrested under colonial-era official secrecy law gets bail

May 23, 2021 2:52 pm

Rozina Islam has published several reports in recent months exposing the health ministry's alleged malpractices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Modi's visit to Bangladesh will be a very memorable one: Jaishankar

March 04, 2021 7:02 pm

After holding comprehensive discussions with his Bangladeshi counterpart A K Abdul Momen, Jaishankar said Bangladesh was central to India's 'Neighbourhood First' policy and increasingly relevant to the country's 'Act East Policy'.

Bangla court indicts country's first Hindu Chief Justice, 10 others in graft case

August 13, 2020 5:03 pm

The indictment comes seven months after another Dhaka court issued an arrest warrant against the former chief justice who lives in the US and was described as a "fugitive" by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in its charge-sheet.

COVID-19: People flock to markets in Dhaka as government eases lockdown

May 11, 2020 2:23 pm

The government, in a gazette notification, allowed markets and shopping malls to remain open from 10 am to 4 pm from Sunday while maintaining health guidelines and social distancing measures.


Over 40 killed, 100s injured: Bangladesh container depot fire brought under control

June 07, 2022 1:29 pm

Although the cause of the fire at Bangladesh's container depot has not been identified yet, authorities suspect a container of hydrogen peroxide was the source.

A new exhibition showcases the 'glorious past and shining future' of Dhakai Jamdani

October 05, 2021 12:05 pm

On display are Jamdanis from the late 19th century woven in Dhaka (Bangladesh) and some from an earlier period including some rare pieces produced by the East India Company

More than 100 dead after massive fire breaks out in Dhaka's Chawkbazar

February 22, 2019 11:12 am

The blaze started late Wednesday night in a chemical warehouse on the ground floor of a four-storey building named Hazi Wahed Mansion behind a Mosque in Old Dhaka's Chawkbazar area which then quickly spread to other buildings as well in the area.

Bangladesh protests: How students brought Dhaka to a standstill

August 07, 2018 10:54 am

On Monday the Bangladesh cabinet approved a new law to raise the maximum prison sentence for those causing deaths due to road accidents to five years. This law comes after nine days of demonstrations by thousands of school and college students over the deaths of two teenagers by a speeding bus in Dhaka on July 29.

The divine train journey

January 27, 2014 11:53 am

Thousands of Muslims attended the annual three-day event near Dhaka that is one of the world’s largest religious gatherings.