Author Archives: Apurba Dutt

Two get life-term for killing man in Ctg

CHITTAGONG : A special court yesterday sentenced two men to life-term imprisonment for killing a man over previous enmity in city’s Patherghata area in 1999, reports BSS. Chittagong Divisional Special Judge-1 Mir Ruhul Amin pronounced the verdict convicting Ariful Karim and Saifuddin for killing one Jahangir Alam. The court also acquitted Shyamol Das and Imrul […]

RAKUB recovers Tk 2.98 cr outstanding loan in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI : Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) has realized around Taka 2.98 crore outstanding loan including 9.87 lakh classified ones from 460 clients through arranging a loan- recovery grand camp in the district on Tuesday, reports BSS. Monchmoil Bazar Branch of the bank organized the daylong camp on its premises largely attended by clients, onlookers […]

Vocational skills training begins in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA : A two-month vocational skills training began at the Technical Training Centre (TTC) at Farazipar here on Tuesday amid much enthusiasm to the trainees, reports BSS. RDRS Bangladesh, a reputed NGO, arranged the training with the technical support of Practical Action Bangladesh (PAB) under the project of Securing Employment and Economic Development around Jute […]

Updated technology vital to boost sugarcane production

RAJSHAHI : Substantial and sustainable dissemination and expansion of the modern technologies can be vital means of boosting sugarcane production in the region including its vast Barind tract. Sugarcane scientists and researchers mentioned that the modern technologies developed by Bangladesh Sugarcane Research Institute (BSRI) could be the effective means of boosting sugarcane farming and its […]

33 held including Jamaat activists in Dinajpur

DINAJPUR : Police, in special drives from Tuesday night to this morning, arrested 33 persons, including two activists of Jamaat-e-Islami, three drug traders, and recovered 200 bottles of phensidyl syrup, 218 pieces of yaba tablets and 8,000 pieces of cow fattening tablets from 10 upazilas of the district, reports BSS. District police officials said they […]

Sheikh Hasina’s return reestablished democracy: BCL leaders

RANGPUR : Local leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at a discussion yesterday said the return of Sheikh Hasina to the country paved the way for reestablishing democracy and spirit of the War of Liberation, reports BSS. They came up with the observation at the post-rally discussion organised by district unit of BCL at Press […]

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Operation at Jhenidah ‘militant dens’ end

JHENIDAH : Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) concluded its operation at the two ‘militant dens’ at Chuadanga village in Sadar upazila on Wednesday, reports UNB. Mufti Mahmud Khan, Rab media wing chief, announced the end of the operation around 12 noon at a press briefing held at the Jhenidah Rab camp. During the drive, the Rab […]

Don’t care about conspiracies : PM

DHAKA : Reiterating that Ziaur Rahman was also involved in the plot to assassinate Bangabandhu, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said she cares little about conspiracies and vowed afresh to take Bangladesh to its desired goal, reports UNB. “I’ve been observing conspiracies since my childhood … I don’t care. I believe we can reach […]

Verdict on appointment of 138 BSMMU doctors May 21

DHAKA : The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday set May 21 to pronounce its judgment over the appointment of 138 doctors at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), reports BSS. “A five-member apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha set the date after holding hearings on five separate appeals filed […]

Govt giving false impression about GDP, alleges BNP

DHAKA : BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged that the government is deceiving people about the GDP growth rate with wrong statistics, reports UNB. “People are given wrong statistics to win their support. Awami League is saying the GDP growth rate will hit 7.24 percent this fiscal year. But economists and […]

Govt to form cyber security agency : Tarana

DHAKA : State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim yesterday said the government would establish a cyber security agency to thwart cyber crimes in a coordinated manner in the country. “Cyber security issue is being prioritised and formulation of the ‘Cyber Security Law’ is on the cards. After the law, cyber security agency will […]

Be wise, not clever: Inu

DHAKA : Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said yesterday that it was important to be wise rather than being clever, reports BSS. “When I was young I thought it was important to be clever but when I gained in years I realized it was more important to be wise,” he told a meeting arranged by […]

Apan Jewellers owner, Raintree Hotel lawyer appear before CIID

DHAKA : The owner of Apan Jewellers and his two brothers and a lawyer of Raintree Hotel authorities appeared before the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) on Wednesday morning, reports UNB. Dildar Ahmed, owner of Apan Jewellers and his two brothers – Dulzar Ahmed and Azad Ahmed Shohag – and a lawyer Jahangir Kabir […]

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Hatirjheel-Sonargaon flyover opens to traffic

DHAKA : Another part of the much- awaited Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover connecting Hatirjheel to Sonargaon intersection, was opened to traffic on Wednesday morning to ease traffic congestion, reports UNB. Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain inaugurated the 850-meter section of the flyover around 10:15am. On March 30 last, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina […]

Sheikh Hasina’s 36th homecoming day celebrated

DHAKA : The 36th homecoming day of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was celebrated across the country including the capital through different programmes. Bangladesh Awami League (AL) and its associate organizations yesterday celebrated the day through day-long programmes. The programme includes rally, discussions, milad-mahfil, doa-mahfil and distribution food among the orphans, reports […]

Govt won’t spare any criminal: Home Minister

DHAKA : Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday said the government would not spare any criminal regardless of his social status or financial might. “Nobody is above law whatever is his social or political status,” he said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of “National Conference 2013” of the Bangabandhu Diploma Engineers Parishad at Bangladesh Diploma Engineers […]

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Linesville Spillway: Where Ducks Walk on Fishes

Interesting News: The Pymatuning Reservoir in Crawford County, in the US state of Pennsylvania, was once a very large swamp. The Shenango River flowed through this ancient swamp and provided sustenance to industries located downstream in the Beaver and Shenango valleys. But when a devastating flood hit the valleys in 1913, the need to tame […]

Former diplomat Faruq Ahmed Chy passes away

DHAKA : Former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador Faruq Ahmed Choudhury passed away at the city’s Square Hospitals early Wednesday. He was 84, reports UNB. Faruq Ahmed breathed his last around 4:30am, one of his colleagues told UNB. His body was brought to the Foreign Ministry at 12:45pm. His first namaz-e-janaza was held there after Zohr […]

23 to die for killing 4 AL activists in Narayanganj

NARAYANGANJ : After 15 years of the killing of four activists of Awami League (AL) in Araihazar of the district, a court yesterday awarded death penalty to 23 persons, including a local BNP leader. Second Additional District and Sessions Judge Kamrun Nahar handed down the verdict yesterday noon after recording testimonies of 16 prosecution witnesses, […]

No plan to sell Ahmed Bawani Textile Mills: BTMC

DHAKA : The authorities of Bangladesh Textile Mills Corporation (BTMC) yesterday said they have no plan to sell the Ahmed Bawani Textile Mills, reports BSS. The textile mills have been rented out to conduct its operation. But, works have already been started to operate the mills under Public Private Partnership (PPP) with modern equipments at […]

President for integrated efforts to deal cyber attacks

DHAKA : President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday stressed the need for taking integrated initiatives both at national and international levels to deal with the risk of global cyber attacks, reports UNB. “Recently, there have been cyber-attacks in about 150 countries, including some developed ones, putting security at risk…newer strategies and innovative technologies must be developed […]

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IPDC Finance Ltd becomes the first Bangladeshi institute to win the ADFIAP Award 2017

IPDC Finance Ltd, the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981, has been awarded in the “Corporate Social Responsibility” category under “Outstanding Development Project Awards” at the ADFIAP Award 2017. IPDC Finance Limited becomes the only institution from Bangladesh to win this prestigious award and mark its proud footprint globally. The ADFIAP “Outstanding Development […]

Call for more awareness to check ‘spousal violence’ on women

DHAKA : Speakers at a seminar in the city yesterday suggested increasing awareness among both men and women to reduce spousal violence on women and girls, reports BSS. “We would have to ensure more employment opportunities for women along with creating awareness against violence on them,” said Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) Chairman Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman […]

Dhaka seeks duty free market access to US

DHAKA : The third round of Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (TICFA) meeting between Bangladesh and the United States concluded here today with a call for forging trade and investment relations for mutual benefits of the two countries, reports BSS. During the daylong meeting, Bangladesh sought duty free market access to the US in […]

Workshop on ‘Curriculum Format’ held at UGC

DHAKA : A daylong workshop on “Curriculum Format” was held at University Grants Commission (UGC) Auditorium. UGC in association with Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) organised the workshop while its Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan addressed it as the chief guest, said a UGC press release. Presided over by UGC Member Prof Mohammad Yousuf Ali […]