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Bangladesh’s eminent artist Qayyum Chy dead

AGENCY Eminent artist Qayyum Chowdhury passed away this evening after falling unconscious while addressing Bengal Classical Music Festival at Dhaka’s Army Stadium. The veteran artist, who was a special guest at the opening of the fourth night’s performance, dropped unconscious ...

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Chittagong-Sylhet rail link snaps

A wagon of a Chittagong-bound goods train has derailed at Mainamati Railway Station in Comilla, snapping rail communications between Chittagong and Sylhet. Comilla Railway Station Master Shafiqur Rahman Bhuiyan said the incident happened at around 6:30pm on Wednesday. He said ...

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ICT cautions BD media

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 chairman today asked the media to be cautious while reporting trial proceedings. “Events should be reported when it happens,” said Justice M Enayetur Rahim. He came with the remarks before starting delivery of the verdict against ...

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Hifazat-e Islam threatens shutdown on Thursday

Staff Correspondent Bangladeshi Islami party Hifazat-e Islam has threatened a countrywide shutdown on Thursday, if former minister Abdul Latif Siddique is not arrested by Wednesday. The Chittagong-based Islamist outfit’s Organising Secretary Azizul Haque Islamabadi said that the decision was taken ...

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Swedish minister arrives in Dhaka Monday

Staff Correspondent Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin is coming to Dhaka on Monday. This is her first visit after assuming charge in early October. The Swedish embassy in Dhaka says she will garner Swedish support for climate-related ...

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