• Hit by train, 2 deaf people killed in Gazipur
  • After intruding, BSF shot down 1 Bangladeshi
  • Miscreants killed in Sirajganj ‘gunfight’
  • 12 fishermen fined for catching Hilsha in Faridpur
  • 3 of a family killed in Sylhet road crash

Tourism suffers downturn amid security concerns

After the setback caused by prolonged political unrest, the tourism sector is bracing for a new crisis following the murder of two foreign citizens and subsequent travel alerts issued by several embassies here, making the foreign tourists skeptical about safe tours in Bangladesh. Such seemingly deterioration of the security situation will hamper the government’s ambition in the tourism sector…

Salaries of President, PM to almost double

The salaries of the president, the prime minister, the ministers, the state ministers and the deputy ministers are set to be doubled. Alongside, their allowances also will be increased. Cabinet secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan…

Slum people deprived of free healthcare services in capital

Slum dwellers in the capital remain excluded from the free healthcare services provided by the government and various non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Sources said the government had given approval to 15 NGOs for working in slums but the employees of the NGOs have been found absent in slums most of the time, depriving slum people of free healthcare services. Dr Rashid-E-Mahbub,…

Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO: Tunisian civil society groups won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for helping to create the only democracy to emerge from the Arab Spring, at a time when the country is under threat from Islamist violence, reports AFP. The Nobel panel said the award to the National Dialogue Quartet was intended as an “encouragement to the Tunisian people” and as an inspiration…
Private varsities reluctant to conduct research

Private varsities reluctant to conduct research

One-fourth of the country’s private universities did not spend a single penny on conducting academic…

Foreigners leaving power projects on security grounds

Foreigners leaving power projects on security grounds

Around 41 foreign nationals working at two under-construction and one operational power plants are reportedly…

Doctors prescribe unnecessary food supplements

Doctors prescribe unnecessary food supplements

A section of doctors across the country is allegedly engaged in unnecessarily prescribing patients various…


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