Author Archives: Apurba Dutt

Rohingyas get 6500 tonnes of relief under army supervision

UKHIA – In the last 23 days over 6500 tonnes of relief goods were distributed among Rohingya people who took refuge in Bangladesh fleeing violence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, reports BSS. After Army started the relief operation, around 285 tonnes of relief materials are being distributed every day. Commander of Relief Control Centre […]

All parties must join polls to continue country’s progress: Nasim

DHAKA – Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim today said all political parties should refrain from violence and offer supports in the country’s progress towards prosperity through joining the next general election, reprts BSS. “I hope all political parties will refrain from violence and subversive activities and cooperate in our progress towards prosperity through joining […]

BNP’s proposal to dissolve parliament unconstitutional: Hanif

KUSHTIA – The ruling Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif today ruled out the possibility of dissolving the parliament before general polls, terming the BNP’s proposal in this regard as unconstitutional, reports BSS. “The next general election will be held under the present AL government as per the constitution. So, there is no […]

Japan provides emergency aid of $750,000 for Rohingyas

DHAKA – The Japan government provided emergency grant aid of $750,000 through the United Nations Children’s Fund in order to strengthen the emergency WASH and child protection response for the new influx Rohingya people in Cox’s Bazar, reports BSS. The emergency grant aid will complement the ongoing UNICEF response in these areas, said a UNICEF […]

World community urged for resolving Rohingya crisis

DHAKA – Deputy Speaker Mohammad Fazley Rabbi Mia has urged the world community to play a united role in repatriation of several lakhs Rohingya people, who had been fled to Bangladesh since August 25, this year, to their home country Myanmar unconditionally and with full respect of their rights to citizenship, reports BSS. The Deputy […]

Experts for cooperative global governance for waste management

DHAKA – Experts from South and Southeast Asian countries today called for establishing cooperative global governance for waste management through building regional and global alliances, reports BSS. They made the call while participating in a five-day workshop on “Waste Management and Reduction of Marine Litter” concluded in Singapore on Friday, according to a message received […]

Experts for comprehensive approach for quality higher education

DHAKA – Education experts at a workshop today laid emphasis on a comprehensive approach incorporating technology and establishing quality assessment institutions to ensure quality of higher education, reports BSS. The higher education needs to adopt mid-term as well as long-term strategies to upgrade and update teaching and research works, they told a workshop on “Draft […]

People have faith in ‘boat’: Mustafa Kamal

DHAKA – Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said it has now been amply proved that the people of the country have faith in “boat”, election symbol of Awami League, to help continue ongoing development spree, reports BSS. He was addressing a workers’ meeting on Nangalkot AR High School premises in Nangalkot upazila of Comilla district […]

BNP’s conspiracy on CJ leave issue foiled: Nasim

DHAKA – Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim said BNP’s conspiracy on Chief Justice (CJ) S K Sinha’s leave issue has been foiled, reports BSS. “The BNP leaders’ speeches that the government is trying to control the judiciary by sending the Chief Justice on a “forced leave” is incorrect, and it is clear that […]

2 forest robbers held with arms in Sundarbans

Bagerhat – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested two members of a forest robber gang along with six firearms and 16 round of bullets from Jongrar Khal area in Dakop upazila in Khulna district on Sunday, reports UNB.  The arrestees are Md Ripon Sardar alias Dudh Ripon, 35, son of Md Mahmud Sardar of […]

3 workers die inhaling toxic gas in N’ganj

Narayanganj – Three construction workers died after inhaling toxic gas in a septic tank at Lalkhan in Sadar upazila on Sunday, reports UNB. The deceased were identified as Nobi Hossain, 35, Liakat Hossain, 45, and Shahinur 33. Shahjalal, officer-in-charge (Investigation) of Fatullah Model Police Station, said the three workers climbed down the septic tank of […]

Nahid for making BD knowledge-technology exporter

Dhaka – Stressing on the importance of changing the traditional idea of higher education, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Sunday said a strategic plan will be adopted soon for the development of tertiary education to build a developed and modern nation, reports UNB. “The government has been working to improve the country’s higher education […]

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10 SC officials transferred

Dhaka – Ten officials of the Supreme Court Appellate and High Court divisions have been transferred, reports UNB. Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry issued a government order (GO) in this regard on Sunday. Earlier, acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahheb Miah sent a proposal in this regard to the ministry for its approval. As […]

DU Mourning Day observed

Dhaka – The Dhaka University authorities on Sunday observed the Mourning Day through various programmes remembering its students, employees and guests who were killed in a tragic incident at Jagannath Hall on the night of October 15 in 1985, reports UNB. On that day in 1985, a total of 39 people, including 26 students and […]

3 get life in prison for murder in Sherpur

Sherpur – A court here on Sunday sentenced three people, including a couple, to life imprisonment and three others to different jail terms for killing a man in 2014, reports UNB. The lifers are Iman Ali, 50, son of Ramej Uddin of Ruparpara village, his younger brother Hossian Miah, 44, and Hossain’s wife Azeda Khatun, […]

Derailment snaps rail link on Khulna-Jessore- Benapole route

Benapole – Train Communications on Benapole- Jessore-Khulna route remained suspended following derailment of two bogies of a commuter train in Navaran area on Sunday morning, reports UNB. Saiduzzaman, station master of Benapole Railway station, said that two bogies of the Benapole-bound commuter train veered off the track in an area adjacent to Navaran Railway station […]

BNP places 20-point proposal to EC to hold fair polls

Dhaka – BNP on Sunday placed its 20-point proposal, including holding the next polls under a supportive government, deployment of army with magistracy power, and dissolving the current parliament before the election, in a dialogue with the Election Commission (EC), reports UNB. During the nearly three-hour dialogue with the Commission, the party also proposed withdrawal […]

ACC may launch inquiry against CJ: Anisul

Dhaka – Law Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday said the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) may launch an inquiry against Chief Justice SK Sinha as most of the 11 allegations raised against him are under the jurisdiction of the Commission, reports UNB. The minister came up with the remark while addressing a press conference at his […]

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Austria set to elect youngest EU leader in right-wing push

A rightward shift in the wealthy European Union member of 8.75 million people would be a fresh headache for Brussels, as it already struggles with Britain’s decision to leave and the rise of nationalists in Germany, Hungary, Poland and elsewhere. But all signs indicate that Austrians, fed up with a record influx of asylum-seekers, want […]

Jamaat leader held with arms in Rajshahi

Rajshahi – Police arrested a leader of Jamaat-e-Islami from Matikata village of Godagari upazila on Saturday night, reports UNB. Officer-in-charge of Godagari Police Station Hifzur Alam Munshi said on information police raided the house of Hamim, 35, a local leader of Jamaat-e-Islami and arrested him from his house. At that time, police also recovered one […]

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