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Photos of Children Around the World With Their Favorite Toys

Photos of Children Around the World With Their Favorite Toys

Interesting News Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti is always traveling the world in search of adventure, good stories, and interesting people. For his latest project entitled “Toy Stories”, Galimberti photographed children from around the world with their most prized possesion. He did not expect to uncover much we did not already know. “At their age, they […]

Scanners to stop drug menace in jails

DHAKA : Inspector General (IG) of Prison Brigadier General Syed Eftekhar Uddin on Sunday said that the jail authority has taken initiative to set up luggage and body scanners inside jails across the country to prevent entering illegal drugs inside the prisons, reports BSS. “Despite strict security, illegal drug is being entering inside the jails. […]

Pilot Abid’s wife suffers brain stroke

DHAKA : Afsana Khanom, wife of pilot Abid Sultan who died in the US-Bangla aircraft crash in Kathmandu, suffered a brain stroke on Sunday morning, reports UNB. Afsana was admitted to the National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital where doctors conducted a surgery on her, said Dr Shiraji Shafiqul Islam, assistant professor of the institute. […]

Subsidy to be provided for another 5-7 years in power sector: Nasrul

DHAKA : The present government will provide subsidy in the power sector for another five to seven years to enable the lifeline customers to be able to pay the fixed electricity bills during this period. State Minister for Power and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid disclosed this yesterday while addressing as the chief guest a function […]

BNP to wait to get rally permission

DHAKA : Though the party has all-out preparations for holding a rally in the city’s Suhrawardy Udyan on Monday, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Sunday said they have not yet received permission for the programme, reports UNB. “Though we’re ready to hold our rally, we’ve not yet been given nod for […]

BD-India meeting on transit protocol next month

DHAKA : Bangladesh and India have agreed on the extension of Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade (PIWTT) which was signed in 1972, reports UNB. The proposed high-level meeting on the Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade (PIWTT) between Bangladesh and India next month is expected to finalise its Standard Operating Procedures (SoP), […]

DSCC mayor visits cleanliness drives in city

DHAKA : Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokan today visited the cleanliness and mosquito killing activities in the city as part of a week-long ‘Swaccha Dhaka’ (clean Dhaka) programme. DSCC has taken the programme marking the 99th birthday of Father on the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The mayor visited different sites […]

Bangladesh to get GSP facility till 2027: Tofail

DHAKA : Bangladesh will enjoy GSP facility till 2017 although it has turned into a developing nation, commerce minister Tofail Ahmed said yesterday, reports BSS. The minister revealed it while expressing his reaction on Bangladesh’s graduation from the least developed countries (LDCs) to a developing one at his ministry office. “We will fully graduate from […]

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The Bangladesh Today pays tribute to Bangabandhu on his birthday

TBT Report On the occasion of 98th birth anniversary of the Father of the Bengali Nation- Bangabandhu Shaikh Mujibur Rahman, a delegation from The Bangladesh Today led by its Editor and Publisher, Jobaer Alam paid respect to the portrait of Bangabandhu in Dhanmondi. During this time, he was accompanied by the president of Awami Volunteer […]

BD expert to investigate plane crash with Nepalese team

DHAKA : Head of Aircraft Accident Investigation Group (AAIG) of Bangladesh Capt Salahuddin M Rahmatullah is set to leave here for Kathmandu today to conduct joint investigation on US-Bangla Airlines deadly plane crash with Nepalese probe committee and other foreign experts, reports BSS. “As per Annex 13 of ICAO, one accredited representative from the airlines […]

2 more cops expelled over Barisal journo torture

BARISAL : Barisal Metropolitan Police (BMP) has suspended two more police personnel of Detective Branch who allegedly tortured journalist of a private TV channel in the city on March 13, reports UNB. The expelled policemen are- Abdur Rahim and Rasel Parvez, constables of BMP Detective Branch. BMP Assistant Commissioner (Detective Branch) Nasir Uddin Mallik said […]

Medical Board formed for treatment of plane crash victims

DHAKA : A 13-member medical board was formed on Saturday for providing treatment to the injured US-Bangla aircraft passenger who are undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, reports UNB. Abul Kalam Azad, director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), told UNB that a 13-member medical board, led by Dr Samanta Lal Sen, […]

Greater Korean FDI inflow could be a game-changer for BD: Envoy

DHAKA : Bangladesh Ambassador to South Korea Abida Islam has said an enhanced inflow of Korean Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) could be a game-changer for Bangladesh’s industrial development. “South Korea is one of the largest sources of FDI in Bangladesh and the largest foreign investor in the Export Processing Zones (EPZs). This is not all. […]

Passive cigarette smoking endangers life even in womb

DHAKA : Lamicha Rahman, an officer of a commercial bank, could not imagine that she had to incur such a shocking loss after being exposed to secondhand cigarette smoking. She was pregnant and expecting to give birth to a healthy baby. But, passive smoking snatched away her dream of having the lovely child. “My husband […]

12 rescued vultures set to return to nature

DHAKA : Twelve vultures of endangered Himalayan Griffon species which were rescued during the last winter are set to return to nature on Saturday under a rehabilitation campaign, forest officials said . They said the vultures were recovered from different neighbourhoods across the country during the past several months as they lost their flying capacities […]

Dhaka, London for increasing trade for mutual benefit

DHAKA : Bangladesh and the United Kingdom (UK) have agreed that trade is an important tool in tackling poverty, and that increasing bilateral trade could bring significant benefits to both countries. Both sides affirmed their strong commitment to the implementation of the agenda for sustainable development including Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The issues were discussed […]

Women seeking jobs face hard time living in Dhaka

DHAKA : Farzana Islam passed with flying colours from the highest academic seat of the country few years back. Farzana completed graduation and postgrad in Mathematics from the University of Dhaka. She was a residential student lodging at Ruqayyah Hall at that time, reports UNB. After submitting master’s thesis she had to vacate her hall […]

BD to get rid of poverty by 2024: Muhith

CHITTAGONG : Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith yesterday said that Bangladesh will be able to eradicate poverty within 2024 as various poverty alleviation programmes undertaken by the government are being implemented successfully across the country, reports BSS. The finance minister said over three crore countrymen are living below the poverty line, out of which […]

BD a connectivity hub between S Asia & Southeast Asia: Thai PM

DHAKA : Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-chaon on Thursday termed Bangladesh a ‘gateway and connectivity hub’ between South Asia and South East Asia and offered to establish coastal shipping connectivity between Thailand’s Ranong Port and Bangladesh’s Chittagong Port, reports UNB. He proposed that Bangladesh’s ‘Look East Policy’ and Thailand’s ‘Look West Policy’ may be synchronised […]

Facing challenges unitedly after country’s graduation from LDC stressed

DHAKA : Highlighting the importance on taking coordinated efforts to face the challenges the country will confront after its graduation from LDC group business leaders said private sector’s involvement in the government’s policymaking level is needed to turn the challenges into opportunities for the country, reports UNB. The country needs more private investment, diversification of […]

BD earns global recognition for ensuring safe drinking water: Envoy

DHAKA : Representatives of the members of the High-Level Panel on Water (HLPW) have handed over the HLPW outcome to the UN Secretary General (SG) Guterres and Senior Representative of the World Bank President at SG’s office in the UN Headquarters. Permanent Representative (PR) of Bangladesh to the United Nations, Ambassador Masud Bin Momen joined […]

Housing guideline launched for disaster prone rural areas

DHAKA : In order to build a disaster resilient nation through durable and sustainable housing in disaster prone rural areas, Housing and Building Research Institute (HBRI) on Wednesday launched a standard guideline of rural housing in those areas, reports UNB. HBRI in collaboration with Friendship, a Bangladesh based NGO and with the support from Ministry […]