Everything you need to know about Dhaka: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Dhaka: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Dhaka, May 15 (IANS) Bangladesh Wednesday ordered the evacuation of about one million people from its coastline as the cyclonic storm "Mahasen" in the Bay of Bengal was poised to cross the country's southern coast early Thursday.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A pair of casual jeans, stylish cotton tees, sunglasses and hats are a must when you are travelling, says designer Rina Dhaka and adds that women should carry outfits and accessories according to the nature of destination.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) She had very litte time, still Rina Dhaka hopped from one city to another exploring their culture, heritage and lifestyle for her travel show. The ace desinger describes the experience as "fun and challenging".
Dhaka, May 13(ANI): Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus has appealed to foreign firms in Bangladesh to fix a common minimum wage for garment industry workers.
Dhaka, May 13 (ANI): After the world's worst garment industry disaster, the Bangladesh Government has decided to raise the income of garment factory workers.
Dhaka, May 12 (IANS) Maritime ports in Bangladesh were Sunday advised to take adequate precautionary measures as cyclone Mahasen originating in the southeast Bay of Bengal, moved slightly towards the northwest.
Dhaka, May 12 (IANS) More than two weeks after an eight-storey building collapsed in the Bangladesh capital, the death toll approached 1,200 Sunday, officials said.
Dhaka, May 12 (IANS) A top leader of an Islamist party in Bangladesh was Sunday arrested for crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the country's war of liberation in 1971.
Dhaka, May 12 (ANI): The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Sunday issued an arrest warrant against Jamaat-e-Islami leader A K M Yusuf, known as the founder of the Razakar force, an auxiliary group of then Pakistan army.
Beijing, May 11 (Xinhua-ANI): Rescuers on Friday evening worked miracles when they pulled alive a woman garment worker named Reshmi from piles of rubble of the collapsed eight-story building 17 days after the country's worst industrial disaster at Savar on the outskirts of capital Dhaka.
Dhaka, May 10 (IANS) A woman was Friday found alive, trapped in the rubble of the collapsed eight-storey building on the outskirts of this Bangladesh capital, 16 days after the disaster that has claimed over 1,000 lives.
Dhaka, May 10 (IANS) Sixteen days into one of Bangladesh's worst tragedies that has so far left over 1,000 people dead, rescuers Friday found a young woman clinging to life beneath the sandwiched floors of the collapsed eight-storey building in Dhaka.
Dhaka, May 9 (IANS) At least eight people, including a senior police officer, were killed and 10 others injured in a fire Thursday at an 11-storeyed garment factory here in the Bangladeshi capital, officials said.
Dhaka, May 9 (IANS) The death toll in the collapse of an eight-storey building here in the Bangladesh capital approached 1,000 Thursday, after 55 more bodies were pulled out from the rubble, officials said.
Dhaka, May 9 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 10 others injured in a fire Thursday at an 11-storeyed garment factory here in the Bangladeshi capital, officials said.
Dhaka, May 9 (ANI): A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal sentenced an Islamist party leader to death on Thursday, on charges of genocide and torture of unarmed civilians during the 1971 war for independence.
Dhaka, May 9 (ANI): The death toll in the collapse of an eight storey building in Bangladesh's Savar area rose to 931 on Thursday, after rescuers pulled out 97 more decomposed bodies from its sandwiched floors overnight.
Dhaka, May 9 (IANS) Around 800 bodies had been retrieved in Bangladesh's building collapse till Wednesday evening as the grim recovery work continued a fortnight after the country's worst industrial tragedy which occurred on the outskirts of Dhaka.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will receive the first copy of the book 'Contemporarising Tagore and the World' at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here tomorrow.
Dhaka, May 5 (IANS) The toll in the building collapse on the outskirts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka has swelled to nearly 600, authorities said Sunday, even as rescuers continued removing concrete slabs and debris 12 days after the industrial tragedy.
Dhaka, May 3 (IANS) The toll in last week's building collapse on the outskirts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka climbed to 501 Friday, the authorities said.
Dhaka, May 2 (IANS) The death toll from last week's building collapse on the outskirts of Dhaka climbed to 435 with the recovery of about a dozen bodies Thursday as rescuers continued to search for the missing.
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London, May, 2 (ANI): Pope Francis has denounced the conditions of workers who were caught in a deadly building collapse in Bangladesh as 'slave labour' last week.
Dhaka, April 30 (IANS) Bangladesh's parliament Tuesday elected Shrin Sharmin Chowdhury, currently the state minister for women and child affairs, as its first woman and youngest speaker.
The Minister of Education, Social Welfare, Women & Child Development, Prof. Kiran Walia said that Govt. of Delhi will promote sports activities in all schools in the capital to groom the school children in order to perform best in the field of sports. Prof. Walia was speaking while inaugurating
London, Apr. 30 (ANI): Primark has announced it will compensate victims of the factory collapse in Bangladesh that has so far claimed the lives of at least 382 people.
Dhaka, April 29 (IANS) Bangladesh will get its first ever woman speaker for its parliament as the ruling Awami League parliamentary party unanimously nominated Minister of Women and Child Affairs Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury for the post Monday evening. reported Xinhua.
Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) In the face of stiff criticism by opposition parties over the India-Bangladesh land-swap deal, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday said it will, in fact, serve the state's interest in tackling infiltration, smuggling and promoting trade relations between the two countries.
Dhaka, April 29 (IANS) A pall of gloom descended upon hundreds of rescuers as the body of a woman worker was retrieved Monday evening, nearly 127 hours after Bangladesh's worst industrial tragedy.
Dhaka, April 28 (IANS) Nearly 100 hours into the collapse of an eight-storey Bangladesh building left about 400 dead, authorities Sunday decided to deploy heavy machinery to expedite the vast rescue operation.
Dhaka, April 28 (IANS) The owner of an eight-storey building that collapsed in the Bangladeshi capital, killing around 400 people, was arrested Sunday along the border with India's West Bengal state, a minister said.
Dhaka, April 27 (IANS) More than 84 hours after the horrendous tragedy, Bangladeshi rescuers Saturday pulled 29 more people alive from beneath the rubble of the collapsed building that has left 352 people dead so far.
Dhaka, April 27 (IANS) The toll in the building that collapsed Wednesday in the outskirts of this Bangladesh capital rose to 328 Saturday, media reports said.
Washington, April 27 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he was "saddened by the loss of life" in the collapse of a building housing several garment factories in Bangladesh, which killed at least 304 workers.
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) The toll in the building that collapsed Wednesday in the outskirts of this Bangladesh capital rose to 271 Friday, police said.
Dhaka, April 26 (ANI): The death toll from a nine storey building that collapsed on Wednesday has risen to 258, even as 24 more people were rescued from the piled up debris early on Friday morning.
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) The toll in the building collapse on the outskirts of this Bangladesh capital went up to 191 Thursday as rescuers pulled out more bodies from under the rubble while feverishly responding to pitiful cries for help from those still trapped.
Dhaka, April 25 (ANI): The death toll arising out of the collapse of an eight storey building outside Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, has reached 161, while the injury toll is more than 1000.
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) The toll in Wednesday's building collapse on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka has climbed to 147, and nearly 2,000 are now confirmed injured, a police official said Thursday.
Dhaka, April 24 (IANS) Elected unopposed, Abudl Hamid was sworn in as Bangladesh's new president Wednesday evening at the Bangabhaban presidential palace.
In a shocking incidence, at least 70 people were killed and over 600 injured when an eight-storeyed building crumbled on the outskirts of capital Dhaka. The incidence took place around 8:45 a.m. The building housed a market, several garment factories and a bank branch
Dhaka, April 24 (IANS) More than 100 people were killed and over 600 injured Wednesday when an eight-storeyed building crumbled on the outskirts of capital Dhaka. Rescued workers complained they were forced to get back to work though the building was evacuated just a day earlier after cracks appeared.
Dhaka, April 24 (IANS) At least 70 people were killed and over 600 injured Wednesday when an eight-storeyed building crumbled on the outskirts of capital Dhaka. Those trapped under the rubble screamed for help as rescuers scrambled to get them out.
Dhaka, April 24 (IANS) At least 50 people were killed after an eight-storeyed building on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka collapsed Wednesday morning, an official said.
Karachi, Apr. 24 (ANI): Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BBA), which suspended its flights to Pakistan for the last eight months due to Hajj season and shortage of aircraft, is unwilling to resume its operations, despite a lucrative air route.
Dhaka, April 24 (IANS) At least three people were killed after an eight-storeyed building on the outskirts of capital Dhaka collapsed Wednesday.
Dhaka, April 22 (ANI): Bangladesh journalist Shahriar Kabir has urged the government to ban the country's biggest Islamist party, the Jamaat-e-Islami, and blamed the organisation for the wartime atrocities committed during the 1971 Liberation War.
Dhaka, April 19 (ANI): Bangladesh social activist, Ibrahim Khaled termed the demand for the banning of the country's biggest Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, as genuine and blamed the organisation for the wartime atrocities committed during the 1971 liberation war.
Dhaka, April 18 (IANS) The editor of a Bangladesh's pro-opposition daily was sent to jail Wednesday in a case filed for publication of a report on the Skype conversation.
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Notwithstanding successive injuries which have plagued his international career, Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary hopes to take the setbacks in his stride.
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India's junior boxers are set to start their season and partake in their first major tournament at the continental championships.
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The external affairs ministry Saturday clarified that no one was injured in the crude bomb attack that took place Friday near the car of the Indian high commissioner in Khulna, Bangladesh.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Bangladesh has requested India for the names of around "8,000 Indian soldiers" killed while fighting Pakistani forces in the 1971 war of liberation so it could honour them, the country's visiting minister Hasanul Haq Inu said here Friday.
London, Apr. 12 (ANI): The acting editor of a pro-opposition newspaper in Bangladesh has been arrested on several charges, including sedition.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India and Bangladesh Friday agreed to consider a collaboration on producing a film depicting the 1971 "War of Liberation", officials said.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) After honoring prominent Indians for their help in the 1971 war of liberation, Bangladesh would also like to acknowledge the contribution Indian soldiers who were killed fighting Pakistani forces in the war, Bangladesh Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said here Thursday.
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) Two youths were arrested Wednesday on charges of hurtling religious sentiments amid an escalating row between Islamists and secularists on a new anti-blasphemy law in Bangladesh.
Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) Bangladesh's election commission has declared April 29 as the date to hold presidential election in the country.
Dhaka, April 8 (IANS) A two-year-old baby from eastern Bangladesh has died of H5N1 virus, the first bird flu death in the South Asian country, a senior health official said Monday.
Dhaka, April 8 (Xinhua-ANI): A two-year old baby from eastern Bangladesh has died of H5N1 virus, the first bird flu death in the South Asian country, a senior health official said Monday.
Dhaka, April 7 (ANI): Inspired by the unique painted rickshaws, which pack the streets of the Bangladesh cities, the logo for the ICC World Twenty20 2014 was unveiled on a star-studded evening in Dhaka last night.
Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) Cities like Kolkata, Shanghai and Dhaka are highly vulnerable to rising sea level due to climate changes as they are located in the coastal areas, said R.K. Pachauri the chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) here Saturday.
Itanagar, April 6 (ANI): Talks on initiating a holistic approach for sub-regional cooperation and mutual benefit vis-a-vis the management of the Brahmaputra river were held between Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Tariq A Khan and Arunachal Pradesh Water Resource Development Minister (WRD) Newlai Tingkhatra here.
Dhaka, March 31 (IANS) Amid heightened political tensions, a group of Bangladesh Islamic scholars Sunday submitted a list of bloggers who they alleged had committed blasphemy.
Dhaka, Mar.31 (ANI): Police in Bangladesh capital Dhaka have arrested 16 people, including four Pakistanis, after they were found in possession of eight bombs and 12.9 million Indian Rupees.
Dhaka, March 27 (IANS) A Bangladesh court Wednesday asked why Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her predecessor Khaleda Zia can't be asked to sit for talks to end the ongoing political impasse.
Dhaka, March 23 (Xinhua-ANI): The death toll caused by a devastating tornado in eastern Bangladesh rose to 20 on Saturday, a local TV channel reported.
Dhaka, March 23 (IANS) At lest 10 people died and over 200 injured in a tornado which swept through Bangladesh's eastern Brahmanbaria district, about 110 km from Dhaka, Friday evening, an official said.
Dhaka, March 20 (IANS) Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman Wednesday died at a hospital in Singapore, said a media report. He was 83.
Dhaka, March 20 (IANS) President Zillur Rahman of Bangladesh died Wednesday at a hospital in Singapore, said a media report. He was 83.
Roseau (Dominica), March 20 (IANS/CMC) Assistant coach Toby Radford says the West Indies are coming out with guns blazing in an attempt to send the Zimbabwe players back to Harare empty handed, when the second Test begins here Wednesday.
Dhaka, Mar 19 (ANI): Bangladeshi academician, Mirza Mohammed Azizul Islam hailed the recent visit of Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, adding that it would strengthen the relations between the two nations.
Dhaka, March 18 (IANS) Some 100 vehicles across Bangladesh were smashed or set on fire in the early hours of a non-stop 48 hour strike Monday demanding release of opposition activists detained in a police raid on their party headquarters.
Agartala, March 18 (IANS) Over 800 BJP workers were stopped in their bid to enter Bangladesh Monday to protest atrocities on minorities and join protestors demanding the death penalty for those convicted of war crimes in that neighbouring counttry, police officials here said.
Agartala, March 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans a "long march to Dhaka" Monday to protest against reported atrocities on religious minorities in Bangladesh and express solidarity with protestors demanding death penalty for those convicted of war crimes.
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Designer Rina Dhaka's love for Indian textiles continued at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week as she chose to showcase a collection that was the reminiscent of the 1990s with widespread usage of the fabric.
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) As many as 154 opposition activists, who were detained during a raid on their headquarters Monday night, were sent to jail Tuesday in connection with two assault cases against them.
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) Scores of Bangladesh opposition members were detained from the party headquarters in Dhaka during a night raid Monday, Xinhua reported.
Wellington, Mar 11 (ANI): Captain Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladeshi batsman to score a double ton in the first test against Sri Lanka in Galle, as the tourists scored a mammoth 638 in their first innings in reply to hosts' 570-4 declared, taking a 68 runs lead.
Sydney, Mar 9 (ANI): Dean Jones has claimed the current Indian team would struggle more than the Australian team if both the teams play Test cricket away from their home conditions.
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said he is hopeful that parliament will endorse the amendment to a land boundary agreement with Bangladesh as it will ensure peace on the border and remove uncertainties.
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee is to pay a visit to Mauritius March 11-13 on the invitation of its Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam.
Dhaka, March 7 (IANS) Amid the Shahbag protests and the clashes, political tensions have palpably increased in Bangladesh with elections due later this year. The two rival political factions of the feuding begums seem equally poised and it is difficult to hazard a guess as to who will win, since historically no ruling party has won a second successive term.
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) With songs on their lips and the paint brush in their hands, leftist student and youth organisations Tuesday expressed solidarity with the Shahbag movement in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka.
On Board Air India One, March 5 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said that he for the first time gave a convocation speech "fully in Bengali" during the convocation at Dhaka University where he was conferred a doctorate of law degree.
On Board Air India One, March 5 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday declined to comment on the apparent snub by Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia, who called off her scheduled meeting with him during his three-day state visit to Bangladesh.
On Board Air India One, March 5 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee felt like a "new bridegroom" once again at the grand reception he received Tuesday in his first-ever visit to his "sasur bari" (in-laws' place) in Narail district of Bangladesh.
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee returned here Tuesday from his maiden three-day foreign visit to Dhaka.
Dhaka, Mar. 5 (ANI): Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni on Saturday said the government is considering a demand by civil society activists to ban the country's top Islamist party, the Jamaat-e-Islami, for spearheading ongoing clashes bordering on militant activity.
Dhaka, Mar. 5 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee, who was conferred Bangladesh 'Liberation War Honour' here on Tuesday said that he has very deep attachment with this land, and added that he sees in this award a strong message of enduring friendship and brotherhood between India and Bangladesh.
Dhaka, March 5 (IANS) Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni Tuesday said that visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee had conveyed "very strongly" that the Indian government is "fully committed" to the assurances given to Dhaka on two outstanding issues - the Teesta water-sharing agreement and the land boundary agreement.
Dhaka, March 5 (IANS) Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni said Tuesday that visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee had conveyed to them "very strongly" that the Indian government is "fully committed" to the assurances given to Dhaka on the two outstanding issues - the Teesta water-sharing agreement and the land boundary agreement.
Dhaka, March 5 (IANS) Bangladesh Tuesday described as "very unfortunate" its opposition leader Khaleda Zia calling off her meeting with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, a meeting the BNP leader had herself sought.
Dhaka, March 4 (IANS) Accompanied by four MPs from parties like the Trinamool Congress and the BJP, visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee Monday stressed on the "broad consensus" among the political spectrum in his country on relations with Bangladesh.
Dhaka, March 4 (IANS) Interacting with members of the Indian diaspora in Bangladesh, visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee Monday said Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) were the "most welcomed guests" all over the world.
Dhaka, March 4 (IANS) A crude cocktail bomb was hurled Monday by two motorcycle borne youths at the hotel where Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is staying. No one was injured in the "minor explosion".
A crude bomb exploded on Monday outside the hotel in Dhaka where Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is staying during his 3-day visit to Bangladesh.
Dhaka, March 4 (IANS) A crude cocktail bomb Monday exploded near the hotel where Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is staying. No one was injured.
Dhaka, March 4 (IANS) There was a crude bomb explosion Monday near the hotel where Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is staying. No one was injured.