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A Year Since Road Safety Demo: Lofty promises, little action

After last year’s unprecedented demonstration for safer roads, different government bodies, police, and transport leaders made a series of lofty promises.

  • Flood situation in Bangladesh

    Fresh areas flooded as rivers continue to swell

    Heavy rain and onrush water from upstream for last couple of days have worsened flood situation in Lalmonirhat and inundated many areas in Sirajganj and Gaibandha.

  • Reinventing Ishita

    Rumana Rashid Ishita rose to fame with her award-winning performances in ‘Notun Kuri’, a talent hunt reality show for child artists aired on ‘Bangladesh Television’.

  • Martyred FF’s family crying for livelihood in Lalmonirhat

    Monaram Das, lone son of martyred Freedom Fighter Bocharam Das, and his family of five members are crying for livelihood, living in a small house of government’s Sonapukur Abasan at Daikhowa village of Lalmonirhat’s Hatibandha.

  • Visually impaired job-seekers

    Visually impaired job-seekers go on hunger strike

    Visually impaired job seekers go on an indefinite hunger strike demanding special recruitment at government, autonomous, semi-autonomous offices and Tk 10,000 allowance until they secure jobs after graduation.

  • Jamuna River erosion in Manikganj

    River erosion in Manikganj

    The water level of Jamuna is rising due to heavy flow from the hill. As a result, erosion started in Shibalaya upazilla of Manikganj.

  • Brikkho Mela sees good response from gardening enthusiasts

    The ongoing month-long Brikkho Mela (Tree Fair) in Dhaka is receiving a good response from gardening enthusiasts in the capital.

  • Rickshaw Ban in Dhaka

    Rickshaw-pullers lift block from Dhaka streets

    Rickshaw-pullers have withdrawn their blockade from different roads in Dhaka after getting assurance from the law enforcers that the ban on rickshaws on three city streets will be lifted soon.

  • Tea workers continue strike for basic needs

    Around 250 to 300 tea workers of at least 90 indigenous families continued their strike for the second consecutive day yesterday, demanding most basic needs such as safe drinking water, sanitary toilet facilities and schooling for their children at Ayeshabagh Tea Garden in Moulvibazar’s Barlekha upazila.

  • CMC aims to make antivenom locally

    CMC aims to make antivenom locally

    A research team, for the first time in Bangladesh, is studying native snake species aim-ing at mass-scale production of effective antivenom for local patients.

  • Bangladesh's Child Rape

    ‘I couldn’t protect my daughter; try to save yours’

    The father of seven-year-old Saima, who was raped and murdered in Wari of Dhaka on Friday, appeals to the parents to stay alert so that their daughters do not fall prey to brutality like his daughter.

  • Talpatar Pakha

    ‘Tal Pakha’ brings joy to Natore villagers

    An entire village in Natore is busy weaving hand fans using palm leaves locally known as ‘Tal Pakha’. The villagers are either weaving the hand fans or painting the finished products.

  • Wari girl rape and murder

    Prime suspect held over Wari girl's murder

    Detectives claimed to have arrested the prime suspect in a case filed over the rape and murder of seven-year-old Samia Afrin Saima in Wari of Dhaka on Friday.

  • A musical duo

    Watch Shayan Chowdhury Arnob and Rafiath Rashid Mithila talk about their recent collaboration in the making of a new music video titled ‘Ki Hole Ki Hoto’.

  • Actor Ziaul Faruq Apurba


    Welcome to Uncensored with Rafi Hossain. Today we are here with Apurba. Tell me Apurba, how busy have you been lately?

  • Arabian date cultivation

    Kurigram farmer awaits success in Arabian date cultivation

    Idris Ali of Kurigram’s Nageswari upazila is awaiting success in cultivating dates from Saudi Arabia. Nine of his 84 trees have produced dates in his plantation this year.

  • Holey Artisan Café Attack

    ‘Who will answer me why my son was killed’

    Zakir Hossain Shaon used to do the dishes at the Holey Artisan Café in the capital's Gulshan where the country’s worst terrorist attack took place in 2016.

  • Law enforcers along with friends and family members pay homage to the victims of the Holey Artisan attack

    Family, friends remember Holey Artisan attack victims

    Law enforcers along with friends and family members today paid homage to the victims of the Holey Artisan attack by laying floral wreaths on the then Holey Artisan bakery premises marking the third anniversary of the brutal attack.

  • Attack on Hasina: 30 BNP men sent to Pabna jail

    A Pabna court has sent 30 BNP leaders and activists to jail after rejecting their bail prayers in a case filed for attacking Sheikh Hasina, the then opposition leader and now prime minister, in 1994.

  • Love for the Strays

    One who has love for the strays never bothers any risk or danger to do something for them.

  • Rail secy points 2 likely causes of train disaster

    Either the lines were faulty or the alignment of the coach wheels were disoriented, says rail secretary. Rescue operation is underway and optimism is that the lines might be restored by tonight.

  • Bogura-6 constituency

    BNP’s Siraj wins Bogura-6 by-polls

    BNP nominated candidate Golam Mohammad Siraj wins in the Bogura-6 by-election by a big margin of votes.

  • Puja Cherry and Taskeen Rahman


    Popular actors Taskeen Rahman and Puja Cherry have made their mark in the showbiz industry with their hit performances, and have garnered bravado from their fans. They are currently working on their first project together. In this interview with Rafi Hossain,

  • Country’s first magnetite iron mine discovered in Dinajpur

    The Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB) has discovered the country’s first magnetite or iron ore mine in Dinajpur.

  • Money whitening scope to foster dishonesty: analysts

    The opportunity to legalise black money at nominal tax will encourage compliant taxpayers to be dishonest, said business leaders and economists at a post-budget discussion yesterday.

  • Price Up and Down

    Prices up, prices down

    Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal proposes changes to duties on different products, which will result in increase and decrease in their prices.

  • Will Northbrook Hall fade away into history?

    A hallmark of colonial-era architecture is struggling for survival in a corner of Dhaka, where a rich collection at a 137-year-old library is withering away into dust.

  • Bangladesh National Budget 2019-20 in pie charts

    Budget 2019-20 in pie charts

    Find the pie charts for the national budget for fiscal year 2019-20 that Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has placed in the parliament.

  • Pythons hatched in Chattogram Zoo

    Pythons hatched thru’ incubators in Chattogram Zoo

    For the first time in the country’s history pythons have been born in Chattogram zoo through incubators. A total of 26 pythons were born in the Zoo, Shahadat Hossain Shuvo, curator of the zoo, told our Chattogram staff correspondent.

  • Bobita’s Eid Celebration

    Veteran actor Bobita celebrates her Eid with a bunch of underprivileged children of Dhaka by arranging a get-together at her place for them to enjoy the Eid festivities.

  • Bobby’s Nolok

    Bobby, a popular actress and film producer, talks about her Eid release, Nolok, and shares some experiences about it.