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Thursday, 23 February 2017
The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday announced its decision to increase prices of gas for all kinds of use by an average of 22.7 per cent.    The rate-hike will be applicable for all kinds of users including households and indust...
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
It’s been a torrid few years for Bangladesh’s lucrative garment-making industry. There was the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, when more than 1,100 workers died when an eight-story factory collapsed on top of them. In the years since the disaster, global clothi...
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Three months after the abduction of physician Iqbal Mahmud, the police have admitted that the car seen at the site of the incident belongs to them. They admitted this in the papers submitted to court. The court has asked the police to submit the names of the patrol team...
Monday, 20 February 2017
Switzerland-based UNI Global Union and other international labour rights body have voiced concerns over the “deteriorating situation in practising trade unions in Bangladesh as the government resort to punitive crackdown on labourers.” “Trade union of...
Sunday, 19 February 2017
Bangladesh has scored poorly in terms of the government’s integrity in the economic freedom index 2017 that has placed the country at 128th out of 186 economies. The US Heritage Foundation, in its index report released on Wednesday, observed, “The fragile r...
Saturday, 18 February 2017
Global union federations UNI and IndustriALL, which together represent over 70 million workers around the world, have staged demonstrations in front of Bangladesh embassies in major cities across the globe calling on the Bangladesh government to secure the dismissal of ...
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Poor air quality causes nearly 122, 400 premature deaths every year in Bangladesh, says a new study. The number has steadily climbed from an estimated 81,200 deaths a year in 1990 to 122,400 in 2015. The study prepared by two US-based health research institutes -...
Sunday, 12 February 2017
An activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student wing of the ruling Awami League, was killed and two others were injured as two factions of the student body clashed in a restaurant at Riazuddin Bazar Amtal in Chittagong city Saturday afternoon. Deceased Yasir Araf...
Sunday, 12 February 2017
The United States on Friday blocked the appointment of former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad to be the new UN envoy to Libya. US Ambassador Nikki Haley said in a statement that she did not \"support the signal this appointment would send within the United Nati...
Saturday, 04 February 2017
Only three cases have been filed since the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act was passed in 2013 although as many as 205 people died in the custody of law enforcement agencies during that period. And yet, the police want the law to be repealed.Speaking to medi...
Wednesday, 01 February 2017
Corruption has prevented an annual addition of at least Tk 180 billion to the country\'s gross domestic product (GDP), shows a conservative official estimate. If the current value of the annual output is taken into account, this sum will stand at about Tk 350 billion. ...
Monday, 30 January 2017
It has been more than six months that Bangladesh origin British citizen Yasin Mohammad Abdus Samad Talukdar went missing, but the law enforcement agencies are still in dark about his “disappearance”. Yasin’s family and the British high commission said...
Sunday, 29 January 2017
Bangladesh is already one of the most climate vulnerable nations in the world, and global warming will bring more floods, stronger cyclones. At the dry fish yards, close to the airport at the coastal town of Cox’s Bazar, women are busy sorting fish to dry in the s...
Saturday, 28 January 2017
The state of democracy in Bangladesh has remained static compared to the last year when the world saw a democratic recession, shows the Economist Intelligence Unit\'s (EIU\'s) democracy index 2016. The EIU has not called Bangladesh a democracy; rather branded it as a h...
Friday, 27 January 2017
At least a dozen allegations of abduction, enforced disappearace and murder are there against former RAB-11 commander Tarek Sayeed, who has been sentenced to death only in Narayanganj seven-murder case. Now, families of the victims of other incidents of atrocities expe...
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