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Government’s goal of issuing secure passports by the ICAO mandated deadline of April 2010, is in disarray due to frequent changes in plans. According to reliable sources, the government after several failed attempts now plan to finally float the... 

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Heavy crowd converged in front of the newly established fashion house named Zaara at block number 14 of posh Gulshan yesertday afternoon to have a glimpse of heart-throbbing popular Bollywood film star Amisha Patel who inaugurated it. The pressure of... 

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New police recruits in Bangladesh have been given advice on how to smarten up their act. One of the country’s leading beauticians has been giving them advice on what to wear and how to look. The idea, the deputy head of Bangladesh’s top police... 

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Andrew Flintoff said he hoped to be back for England’s tour of Bangladesh in February after bowing out of Test cricket as an Ashes winner. The 31-year-old all-rounder’s career has been blighted by injuries and Flintoff has now decided his... 

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A Bangladeshi entrepreneur wants to add bite to the country’s meager exports with skin and meat from crocodiles, products he says are largely recession-proof as they’re targeted at the rich. Mushtaq Ahmed’s Reptiles Farm Ltd is the first... 

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Mohammad Mizaur Rahman and Rasiul Kabir of Bangladesh earned gold medals in the 5th Korea Open International Taekwondo Championship that concluded on Saturday in the Korean city of Incheon. Mizanur Rahman, who earlier won gold medal in the 10th South... 

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People are becoming panicky and different English medium schools in the city were closed for indefinite period yesterday, as new cases of A/H1N1 flu is being detected in the country. Detection of at least four new swine flu patients were confirmed yesterday,... 

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Film industry’s successful actress Purnima. TV’s top model and actress Romana. Two successful actress of small and big screen are acting together in a movie for the first time. Name of the movie is ‘Chirodin Ami Tomar’. In this... 

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Despite being one of the most disaster-prone countries, Bangladesh’s preparation for earthquake management is “almost zero”, a top government official said on Wednesday while announcing a Tk 350 crore preparedness project. Food and Disaster... 

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Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), the country’s border guards whose troopers mutinied in February killing 73 people, will soon have a new name, uniform, insignia and a law to try those members who commit serious offences, a minister said. The BDR, which... 

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Warid, a telecom asset of UAE-based Abu Dhabi Group recently signed an Enterprise Agreement with the world’s leading software company Microsoft, demonstrating the telco’s commitment and respect for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) by using... 

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Commerce Minister Lt Col (retd) Faruk Khan yesterday said the prices of essential commodities will reduce within the next couple of days as the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) to start selling commodities from today. “TCB will start selling... 

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Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, on Monday announced that it has been selected by Grameenphone (GP), a subsidiary of Telenor, to deploy Bangladesh’s first solar-powered... 

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After three consecutive run-fests, the bowlers finally had their say. Zimbabwe won the toss but thoughts of repeating the 312 they posted in the fourth match were undone by an incisive opening spell from Dolar Mahmud. A lower-order revival pushed the... 

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Authorities of Bangladesh’s main Zia International Airport in capital Dhaka has closed its runway after a plane heading for India ran out of the runway on Monday morning, a senior official said. Sakeb Iqbal Khan Majlis, chairman of Civil Aviation... 

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Bangladesh has formed a new police unit to ensure more protection for local and foreign tourists and tourism spots in the South Asian country, a senior spokesman of Bangladesh Police said on Sunday. “We’ve formed the new unit — Tourist... 

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The High Court on Sunday directed the government to temporarily suspend withdrawal of troops from the Chittagong Hill Tracts, until Aug 19, on two separate petitions filed last week. The directive came just hours after the International Commission on...