Thursday, November 30, 2023

Building collapses in Old Town

A four-storey under-construction building collapsed on Roghu Das Lane in the Old Town of Dhaka Friday morning. However, no casualty was reported in the incident. The building collapsed around 7:00am, said police. It had no approval from Rajuk, said Sutrapur

Missing children remain stranded in Barisal

Political unrest has been hampering the safe return of recovered destitute or missing children to their families over the past couple of months. Within a fortnight at least five such victims were recovered in the Barisal city by the Bangladesh Women Lawyers’ Association. Masuk Kamal,

RU female student killed in road crash

A female student of Rajshahi University (RU) was killed in a road accident in the university’s Main Gate area on Friday morning. The decased identified as Sabrin Jahan, a second year student of the Sociology department of RU, hails from Kahaloo upazila under Bogra district. A fellow student of Jahan, who accompanied her during the ... Read more

15 couples register marriages after 35 years

Fifteen couples ceremonially have registered their marriages in remote Arazi Kanua village under Kawnia upazila here after 20 to 35 years of beginning conjugal life through overcoming the wraths of social curses. Social Development Foundation with the assistances of Souhardo-II Programme of CARE Bangladesh assisted in registering the marriages at its office on

Khulna high rises lack fire-fighting equipment

Most of the high-rise residential and commercial buildings in the Khulna city are extremely vulnerable to fire hazards, mainly in absence of fire protection and extinguishing systems, according to officials of the Fire Service and Civil Defense (FSCD), Khulna. As per the Fire Protection Act 2003, all the establishments must have sufficient fire safety equipment. ... Read more

Morgan fires Gazi to first DPL title

Eoin Morgan saved his best for the last match, hitting a fabulous half-century to help Gazi Tank Cricketers clinch their maiden title in the Dhaka Premier League on Friday. Morgan’s 71-ball 84 set up a 60-run win for Gazi against Prime Doleshwar in what was effectively the league final at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium

Morgan credits mindset for big innings

England’s Eoin Morgan, the star performer of the Dhaka Premier League Champions Gazi Tank Cricketers, said on Friday that he had changed his mental approach, and it paid dividends as he helped guide his side to their maiden title. Morgan scored match-winning 84 runs as Gazi defeated Prime Doleshwar by 60 runs on Friday to become ... Read more

Mushfiq lifts Jamal to second

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim hit an unbeaten 97 off 81 to lead Sheikh Jamal DC to a four-wicket victory over Kalabagan Cricket Academy and a second place finish in the Dhaka Premier League at the BKSP on Friday. KCA won the toss and elected to bat first, posting 223 all out in 49.1 overs, led by opener ... Read more

A victory of cricket, says Badal

Gazi Tank Cricketers owner Lutfar Rahman Badal hailed their success in the Dhaka Premier League as a victory of cricket as they overcame many odds throughout the season to win the title. Badal took over the ownership of Gazi Tanks this season and promised a big-budgeted team before the BCB changed the transfer system forcing him ... Read more

Jamal sweep MSC to reach semis

Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club reached the semifinals of the Federation Cup for the fourth successive time when they coasted to a 3-1 win over Mohammedan Sporting Club in the first quarterfinal at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Friday. Haitian playmaker Sony Norde was the source of inspiration for Sheikh Jamal once again as he continued his ... Read more

Champs Gazi receive instant bonus

The Gazi Tank Cricketers received an instant bonus of Tk five lakh after defeating Prime Doleshwar by 60 runs to win the Dhaka Premier League at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday. Lutfar Rahman Badal, famous for offering cash incentives to encourage the players to perform, distributed Tk 23,500 to each player after they

A good day for Siddik

Bangladeshi golfer Siddikur Rahman ended day two of the Indonesia Open in joint-13th position as he was still to complete the final two shots of round two that will be played today. Siddik hit a par score of 71 in the opening round and he followed it up with five birdies and a single bogey ... Read more

7 state-run banks hold 57pc of total defaulted loans

The country’s seven state-run banks held nearly 57 per cent of total defaulted loans in the banking sector as of September 30 as a significant amount of loan remained classified due to some recent banking scams and poor business environment, said Bangladesh Bank officials. Five out of the seven state-run banks also

Vegetable prices remain high in Dhaka

The prices of vegetables increased on the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday as a 71-hour blockade called by the opposition alliance disrupted supply chain. The prices of other commodities, however, remained unchanged on the retail market in the capital on Friday. Traders said that the prices of

Lending policies should focus on green banking: speakers

Banks and non-banking financial institutions should focus on ‘green business’ while sanctioning loan to protect the environment from pollution, said speakers in a conference in Dhaka on Friday. Speakers in the ‘SR Asia Second International Conference 2013’ on ‘responsible business conduct to safeguard the people’s issues and environment

Darshana Sugar Mills goes into production Dec 6

Darshana Sugar Mills will go into production from December 6. A preparatory meeting with the managing director of the mill Azizur Rahman was held in Chuadanga in this connection. Top officials of the mill and sugarcane welfare society leaders, workers union leaders, six zonal chiefs of the mill and leading sugarcane cultivators

Fresh 72-hr opposition blockade from today

Cancel polls schedule, create scope for talks: BNP The BNP-led 18-party alliance will enforce a fresh spell of nationwide 72-hour road-rail-waterway blockade from 6am Saturday. The opposition alliance is enforcing the programme just 25 hours after the ending of a 71-hour blockade that witnessed widespread violence across the country leaving 18 people killed and over ... Read more

AL names candidates for parliament polls

Party confides on stalwarts, Abul Hossain left out The ruling Awami League (AL) on Friday announced its final candidates’ list for 300 constituencies to contest the upcoming 10th parliamentary election scheduled for January 5 amid the opposition threat to boycott the polls. The party’s general secretary, Syed Ashraful Islam, announced the names of those who ... Read more

Newsperson becomes news item herself

In an ironic twist of fate, a newsperson has become a news item herself. This teenage girl, who collected various news items every week, found herself on a hospital bed when unidentified miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a running bus near the Children’s Park at Shahbagh area in the capital on Thursday evening. Two ... Read more

Withdraw polls schedule, create atmosphere for talks: BNP

The Acting Secretary General of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, has asked the Election Commission (EC) to withdraw the schedule it has announced for the 10th parliamentary polls in order to accelerate the process of dialogue for resolving the crisis over the poll-time administration. “The EC has announced