Against all odds Dhaka Tribune lift Ascent Cup

Dhaka Tribune’s David beat Beximco Pharmaceuticals Goliath not with a stone, but with precision passing, a tough midfield and an inspirational skipper. After a fairly tale run to the final, which included a comeback reminiscent of Liverpool’s Istanbul miracle in 2005, new boys Dhaka Tribune took home the 8th Ascent Corporate 5-A-Side Soccer Cup by … Read more

‘Apa, let us talk’

Opposition BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is not interested to talk with the ruling Awami League anything without the caretaker government issue, she told Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday, senior AL leaders said. The two political arch rivals differed with each other over most of the issues discussed during their 37-minute conversation. Khaleda reportedly posed … Read more

Dhaka’s killing fields: Where their bodies were dumped

Following a nine-month-long bloody war, just a day after the victory of Bangladesh on December 16, 1971, hundreds of relatives and well-wishers of abducted intellectuals were searching for their near ones who had been abducted and killed by the Pakistani occupation army and its local collaborators – al-Badr, al-Shams and razakars. Following information from different … Read more

The DMCH burn unit becomes ‘politically important’

The Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, which has historically remained neglected, has recently grabbed a lot of media attention, allowing politicians to use it serve their political interests. With the escalating political violence and the ever increasing number of arson attacks in recent times, the burn unit has been … Read more

Safeguarding student rights: The need for a cultural shift in Bangladesh

The alarming rise in student suicide rates in Bangladesh calls for immediate attention and decisive action. Tackling this issue necessitates a reevaluation of how we handle student information. I propose that treating the academic results of educational institutions in Bangladesh as “personal” information, shielded from public disclosure, could cultivate a more supportive environment for students. … Read more

Property worth 752C of companies linked to Gandhis seized

Enforcement Directorate (ED), the Indian probe agency,  has seized assets worth Rs751.9 crore in an investigation against Associated Journals Limited (AJL), and Young Indian (AI), companies linked to Congress’s Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi The seizure has been made in connection with a money laundering case, reports India Today. The central agency is investigating an … Read more

Bus torched in Dhaka’s Bijoynagar

A group of unidentified miscreants set fire to a passenger bus of Ajmeri Glory Paribahan in Bijoynagar of the capital. The incident took place in front of Hotel 71 on Thursday, the second day of the sixth blockade called by BNP and its like-minded parties. At the time of writing this report, firefighters rushed to … Read more