The Bangladesh Today was founded by the initiative of former secretary M Asafuddowla on 24 August 2002 in Dhaka as a daily national English newspaper. The founder coined its slogan that ‘Attune the Rhythms of Tomorrow’. To erect democratic foundation and social justice and to eliminate corruption from the society in the then period, The Bangladesh Today kicked off its journey. The newspaper covered nearly all of the social phenomena including daily updated news, entertainment, sports, editorial, post-editorial etc and extending breadths, the newspaper carved out a hard ground in this field. This continued up to May 2007.
Ownership of the newspaper was transferred to Colonel Syed Shahabuddin Ahmed (Retd) on the same month i.e May 2007. With some new innovative ideas and upholding values of social justice, the daily set out for its new destination. Barrister Syed Sajjad Ahmed took over the responsibility as editor. Terminating old slogan,`Uniting People Everyday’ was endorsed on the top of newspaper as new slogan but keeping aforesaid contents like updated news, editorial, post-editorial, the new management decided to shrink its volume and it was limited in 12 twelve pages.
The chapter of Colonel Syed Shahabuddin Ahmed came to a close at the end of 2012. The newspaper again started its journey with new ownership and management. Md. Jobaer Alam, Assistant Professor of Dhaka University adorned Chairman Post of the daily from beginning of 2013. View of the newspaper was changed in some points but the main theme to uphold human rights, social justice and corruption elimination, remained unchanged. Flourished by enforcement of liberation, management is now continuing its publication. The new management has decided to work in new dimension to be a one of the leading English daily in the country.