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Bangladesh cricketer Shakib suspended after umpire outburs...

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al-Hasan has been suspended for three matches and fined for “showing aggressive behaviour towards t...

SM Shafiuddin Ahmed made new army chief

Lieutenant General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed has been made the new chief of staff of Bangladesh Army. The Defence Ministry made the announce...

Australia: Kick-starting a new strategic and defence partn...

Australia’s 2020 defence strategic update identifies the northeast Indian Ocean as a priority area as part of our immediate regio...

What will it take for Bangladesh to win its battle against...

India’s devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic poses a threat to neighbouring Bangladesh. Many believe that the fail...

Bangladesh’s unplanned relocation of Rohingya refugees to...

In late May, thousands of Rohingya refugees whom Bangladesh authorities had relocated to remote Bhasan Char island broke out of their s...

A budget for business

The budget is business friendly, particularly businesses catering to the domestic market, both in expenditures and financing. The econo...

Poacher suspected of killing 70 Bengal tigers captured aft...

According to the Bangladesh forest department, the Bengal tiger population fell from 440 in 2004 to a record low of 106 in 2015. ...

Rohingya protest against living conditions on Bangladesh i...

Several thousand Rohingya refugees have staged “unruly” protests against living conditions on a cyclone-prone island off Ba...

The world should learn from India’s Covid-19 cataclysm

In cities at least, India's nightmarish second wave of Covid-19 finally seems to be ebbing. Delhi has brought its test positivity rate...

CHAYA: Bangladesh’s First space sharing marketplace

Mehraab Anwar (left) and Farhia Tabassum (right) launched CHAYA in 2019. Photo: Courtesy If you are a content creator or working i...

77% of new poor didn’t receive pandemic relief

Some 77% of the new poor – those who have gone below the poverty line during the Covid-19 pandemic – remained out of the go...

Italy extends entry ban for India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

Italy extended Sunday an entry ban for people coming from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, as a continued precaution against the more t...

Covid aid to India, financial help to Sri Lanka - Banglade...

File photo of Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina | Photo: David Greedy | Bloomberg News From providing India with Covid relief materials...

This passport will allow visiting Israel ‘in person withou...

We have not yet given recognition to Israel. We do not have a diplomatic relationship with them. So, in its present state, it will not...

Bangladesh drops 'Except Israel' from passport, essentiall...

Bangladesh e-passport inside cover page credit: Wikimedia Commons The South Asian nation of Bangladesh announced on Saturd...

Bangladesh drops ‘except Israel’ from new passports, but n...

New Bangladesh passports will no longer preclude its validity in Israel in an effort to encourage visits to the West Asian country. How...

Bangladesh reaches out to int'l media as it seeks vaccines...

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Friday reached out to the global media to let the world know that Bangladesh looks for vaccines d...

UK accused of ‘abandoning’ Rohingya with ‘catastrophic’ 40...

The government has been accused of abandoning Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh after cutting aid to the humanitarian response by more th...

“Physicians are worried over Khaleda Zia’s heart and kidne...

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said the party’s chairperson Khaleda Zia has been improving but the physici...

8 years after rana plaza disaster, activists fear Banglade...

In this Monday, April 29, 2013 file photo, a Bangladeshi worker leaves the site where a garment factory building collapsed in the Sav...

Quad and Bangladesh-China relations

Quad, Prothom Alo illustration I took part in a meeting to exchange views on 10 May at the invitation of the foreign minister. Aro...