DhakaTribune
Thursday August 24, 2017 06:58 AM



  • First year of DT

    First year of DT

  • Value first, stars later

    Value first, stars later

    The changed perception towards the value of a Bangladeshi cricketer was reflected at the players’ draft of the Dhaka Premier League last week. The clubs now focuses on making a balance combination rather than roping in any star cricketer in the market. The result of this changed perception was the high demand among the clubs

  • Palestinian heavyweights pop up in offshore dealings documents

    Palestinian heavyweights pop up in offshore dealings documents

    Ever since the inception of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 1994, local and international organisations have repeatedly issued reports on the rampant corruption plaguing its ministries and departments. The problem is not limited to administrative and financial excesses committed by irresponsible individuals for personal motives, but rather is seems entrenched in the PA’s structure. The

  • Volvo double deckers sit in disrepair

    Volvo double deckers sit in disrepair

    The Volvo double decker buses were a novelty when they first hit the streets of Dhaka. Air conditioned and comfortable, they quickly gained popularity among commuters. But they disappeared within a decade and are unlikely to be seen on the roads of Dhaka again. The authorities had not accounted for maintenance and repair when these

  • Police: Shafik admits he met plotters

    Police: Shafik admits he met plotters

    The police are saying that noted journalist Shafik Rehman has admitted during interrogation that he was present at a meeting in the US where a conspiracy was allegedly hatched to abduct and kill Sajeeb Wazed Joy. DB Senior Assistant Commissioner Hassan Arafat told this to the Dhaka Tribune yesterday. However, Arafat, also the officer investigating

  • PM censures sympathisers of Shafik, Mahmudur

    PM censures sympathisers of Shafik, Mahmudur

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday came down heavily on the sympathisers who criticised the arrest of journalists Shafik Rehman and Mahmudur Rahman saying a person accused of criminal acts cannot escape law on human rights grounds. “How do they raise the question of human rights when they were arrested in connection with a heinous crime

  • Blazing summer heat takes toll on children

    Blazing summer heat takes toll on children

    Excessive summer heat over the past few days has terribly affected children’s study in schools as they say they have struggled to perfectly concentrate in classroom in such weather. But teachers argue that they will not be able to cover the syllabus if holidays are announced. Principal of Ideal High School in Dhaka Dr Shahan

  • CID: 20 foreigners involved in the BB digital heist

    CID: 20 foreigners involved in the BB digital heist

    Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday disclosed that from their visit to Philippines and Sri Lanka they had found that some twenty foreigners from different countries  were allegedly involved in the digital heist of $101 million from Bangladesh Bank. Two CID teams went to Sri Lanka and the Philippines on April 6 and returned on Friday.

  • Where the buck stops

    Where the buck stops

    Nazimuddin Samad, a law student at Jagannath University who was active on social media in support of atheism, was hacked to death on April 6. Besides his anti-religion commentary, Nazim’s Facebook posts also showed that he was fairly vocal against the government’s inability to control crime, corruption, nepotism, and its continuous failure at protecting the

  • The left isn’t dead

    The left isn’t dead

    The now-legendary fall of the CPI(M)-led Left Front government in West Bengal was read by many as the final nail in the demise of left-wing ideologies in West Bengal. For many, it was the moment when a certain unthinkable happened — and this feeling was not limited to the supporters of the Left Front. However,

  • Time to develop diaspora bonds

    Time to develop diaspora bonds

    Remittances account for over 8% of Bangladesh’s economy. In common with other developing countries, they have long far outweighed foreign aid. The $15 billion sent home last year by Bangladeshis working abroad provides a bigger single net inflow of foreign currency than export industries. Bangladesh Bank estimates remittances are responsible for two-thirds of the country’s

  • Grameen Bank profit fell sharply in 2014

    Grameen Bank profit fell sharply in 2014

    The net profit of the bank witnessed 67.29% down to Tk43.60 crore during the year from Tk133.29 crore in the previous year, according to an investigation report prepared by Bangladesh Bank. Earlier in 2012, the bank saw a jump in profit by 113% to Tk145.48 crore from Tk68.35 crore in 2011. The rapid growth took

  • Tower companies: A way forward for telcos?

    Tower companies: A way forward for telcos?

    Tower management companies who build, own and operate network towers for various telcos (telecommunication companies) are a given in mature telecom markets, but Bangladesh has only begun to avail the benefits of these services as telcos have finally overcome the initial concerns associated with sharing tower infrastructure with competitors. Industry experts say telcos can slash

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