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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, taking the total number to 104. Officials... 

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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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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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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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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... 

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Over a thousand casual workers, who lost their jobs at Mongla Port due to a change in labour laws in 2008, have threatened to lay siege to the seaport from August 17 if they don’t get their jobs back and receive payment of arrears still due for... 

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Bangladesh’s Hindu community Thursday celebrated Janmashtami, marking the birth of Lord Krishna, with functions organised in the national capital and other parts of the country. It is a public holiday and President Zillur Rahman will host a reception... 

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Bangladesh faces a high risk of moderate to strong earthquakes that may result in widespread damage and loss of thousands of lives, leading English-language newspaper The Daily Star reported on Wednesday quoting experts. Bangladesh also faces the risk... 

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Bangladesh’s overseas workers, who remitted a record $9.6 billion or 12 percent of the country’s total earnings in the last fiscal year, were termed “heroes” on Monday, while the government was urged to properly evaluate the contribution... 

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Bangladesh has gained third place in the global market for knitwear exports, leaving India behind, the head of the country’s knitwear industry group said this week. BKMEA president Fazlul Hoque said Bangladesh has been lucky, but he warned there... 

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Traditional jute products have become popular to the visitors of Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF). Both local and foreign visitors throng to these stalls. The selling of the goods is comparatively a bit higher than any other products of the fair. Different... 

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Awami League joint general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam is still working as the acting general secretary of the party, the party’s acting president Zillur Rahman told bdnews24.com Thursday. Earlier in the day Jalil claimed he had officially resumed...