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Demand for reinstatement of Muktijoddha quota within a week

Bangladesh wants to start Rohingya repatriation before the monsoon

Visitors satisfied with hawker-free, clean zoo

Hayden Walsh Jr ruled out of ODI series after testing positive for the coronavirus

Covid-19 claims 13 lives within 24 hours; lowest in eight months

Bangladesh gives another list of 2,30,000 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

Dhaka, January 13: The Bangladesh government has provided a list of 2,30,000 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar as part of the repatriation process. The list was handed over to the Myanmar ambassador in Dhaka on Monday, said Delwar Hossain, director general of the Myanmar wing of the foreign ministry.

US Capitol: Four die during protests by Trump supporters, over 50 detained

Dhaka, January 7: At least four people died on Wednesday as supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed into the iconic Capitol building and created chaos over his defeat in the polls.

‘Growing momentum’ to make 2021 the global action year for sustainable energy

In a bid of optimism for the new year, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) expressed confidence that clean energy would grow in 2021.

Yemen airport blast kills 22, at least 50 injured

Dhaka, December 31: The death toll in the Aden Airport blast in Yemen on Wednesday rose to 22 while dozens sustained injuries.

Argentina legalises abortion, becomes first major Latin American country to do so

Dhaka, December 30: Millions of women in Argentina will be able to opt for abortion legally, after the Catholic-majority country approved a bill to legalise it on Wednesday.

25,000 refugees in unsettled Tigray region receive urgent UN food supplies

Dhaka, December 29: Some 25,000 Eritrean refugees, sheltering in two camps in the unsettled Tigray region of Ethiopia, have received desperately needed food aid for the first time since mid-October.

EU starts mass vaccination

Brussels: The European Union on Sunday started a co-ordinated vaccine rollout to fight the COVID-19 vaccine, in what the bloc's officials said is a "touching moment of unity".

New Covid-19 variants under the microscope as travel bans mount over UK mutation

Dhaka, December 22: The UN health agency chief said on Monday that scientists have been working to understand new Covid-19 variants that have been reported in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

US President Donald Trump presents Indian PM Narendra Modi with 'Legion of Merit'

Dhaka, December 22: US President Donald Trump on Monday presented Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the country's top honour- Legion of Merit- for the latter's leadership in elevating the strategic partnership between the two countries.

New COVID-19 virus: WHO maintaining 'close contact' with UK officials

London: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it is maintaining a 'close contact' with UK officials over the emergence of a new variant of coronavirus.

Three of a family among four killed in Pabna road accident

Dhaka, December 18: Two brothers, their cousin and a van driver were killed when a truck overturned on their way home from a holiday. The incident took place in the Rangalia Tiktikipara area of Pabna's Bhangura-Faridpur road around 1.30pm on Friday (December 18).

Two killed as three vehicles collide in Shaistaganj

Dhaka, December 18: Two persons were killed and three others injured in a three-way collision between a pickup and a CNG vehicle and an autorickshaw at Shaistaganj in Habiganj. The three-way accident took place at 11am on Friday (December 18) between Kalimnagar and Garur Bazar on the Shaistaganj-Habiganj bypass road in the upazila.

China using technology to arrest Uighur Muslims

Dhaka, December 18: China is using extensive technology and databases to "arbitrarily" arrest or monitor Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province. Many people have been imprisoned there for reciting the Holy Quran, wearing hijab or going on Hajj. This information was provided by the international human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW).

French President Emmanuel Macron tests Covid-19 positive

Dhaka, December 17: France's President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, Elysée Palace said on Thursday.

Joe Biden says Donald Trump refused to 'respect' law, people's will after contesting election results

Dhaka/ Sputnik, December 15: US President-elect Joe Biden said in a speech- after the Electoral College secured his election victory- that President Donald Trump has refused to respect the will of the US public and the law by contesting the results.