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Israel’s dual system of justice

Many people argue that racism is fundamentally the hatred or dislike of someone based on their race or origins. Israel has redefined what it means to be racist, broadening it out to include someone who hates or discriminates against someone else for other reasons, including religion and politics. That is the kind of racism that […]

Russia : sound, fury, but not much clout

Strategy is the central political art, writes Lawrence Freedman in Strategy: A History. “It is about getting more out of a situation than the starting balance of power would suggest. It is the art of creating power.” If this is so, consider the case of a country that is economically smaller than Italy, Australia, or […]

Development of Bangladesh Railway

There are compelling reasons for the Development of Bangladesh Railway (BR). For examples, expansion of railway networks involve less land acquisition than for building roads. This is a big plus point in a land scarce country. Railways are also safer than roads where nearly 2 % of the gross domestic product (GDP) are lost annually […]

Epic evening of Shreya Ghoshal in Dhaka

TBT Report Popular singer of this sub continent Shreya Ghoshal is coming to Dhaka to attend a concert at the international convention city of Bhushundhara on 31 March. Octopi limited and ATN events are going to organize the event jointly. Shrea ghoshal’ concert means different taste to song lovers of Dhaka. Shreya Ghoshal came to […]

Air Force, 15 personalities get Independence Award 2017

DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday handed over the Independence Award 2017, the highest state award, to Bangladesh Air Force and 15 distinguished personalities including 1971 veterans, reports BSS. The premier handed over a certificate, an 18-carat gold medal weighing 50-gram, and a Taka 3 lakh cheque to each of the recipients and their […]

More wait for verdict on Ershad’s pleas

DHAKA : The High Court (HC) did not deliver its verdict on Thursday on an appeal filed by former President HM Ershad against a lower court judgment sentencing him to three years’ imprisonment in a graft case in 1992, reports UNB. As two more petitions filed by the government in this regard are pending with […]

British-born attacker ‘known to MI5’

The Westminster attacker was British-born and known to the police and intelligence services, Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed, reports BBC. She told MPs he had been investigated some years ago but was not part of the current intelligence picture. The so-called Islamic State group has said it was behind the attack. Eight arrests in […]

Defence deal to appease India, says BNP

DHAKA : BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Thursday alleged that the government is going to sign a defence deal with India ignoring public sentiment only to appease the neigbourning country, reports UNB. “Sheikh Hasina is moving ahead to sign a defence deal ignoring the country’s people’s sentiment to make Delhi happy. […]

Niko graft case against Khaleda to continue

DHAKA : The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday turned down the High Court order that stayed the trial proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Niko corruption case, reports UNB. A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha passed the order accepting the petition filed by the […]

Process on to seek UN recognition for Mass Killing Day

DHAKA : Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq on Thursday said the government will send a letter to the United Nations to observe March 25 as ‘International Mass Killing Day’ instead of December 9, reports UNB. ‘Diplomatic efforts are on to get support from several countries in this regard, Mozammel said while addressing a […]

Dhaka, Delhi ink deal for S Asian Satellite

DHAKA : Bangladesh and India yesterday signed a deal of orbit frequency coordination for the South Asian Satellite which is meant for meeting of communication and meteorology necessities of South Asian countries, reports BSS. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Dr Shahjahan Mahmood and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsha Bardhan Shringla initialed the agreement […]

RMG workers stage demo blocking Rampura road

DHAKA : The workers of a garment factory staged demonstrations in front of their factory near Rampura TV Center in the city to press home their various demands, including halting relocation of their factory on Thursday, reports UNB. Police said around 100 workers of the factory took to the streets around 8 am and staged […]

Corruption Prevention Week from March 26

DHAKA : The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will observe Corruption Prevention Week 2017 from March 26 next aiming to create mass awareness and sensitise people to raise their united voice against graft, reports UNB. With the slogan ‘Stop Corruption – Save Person, Save Nation’, the national anti-graft agency has taken various programmes marking the week. ACC […]

Muhith opens online VAT registration formally

DHAKA : Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday inaugurated the online VAT registration formally expressing the hope that the people would now pay Value Added Tax (VAT) online for the development of the country, reports BSS. “Online VAT registration began formally from today and I hope the people will now pay VAT online,” the finance minister […]

Rajuk fines bank, hospital in residential area

DHAKA : Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) on Thursday removed several unauthorised business establishments from the residential area in Uttara in the city, reports UNB. A Rajuk mobile court team, led by Rajuk Executive Magistrate Md Nasir Uddin, also fined a private and a hospital Tk 2 lakh for running their activities in the residential area. […]

Miraz drafted in Tigers’ ODI squad

DHAKA,  – Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz has been included in the Bangladesh ODI squad for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. Miraz is scheduled to reach Colombo later today, said a BCB press release today (Thursday), reports BSS. Meanwhile, off break bowler Naeem Hasan, who made his first class debut for Chittagong Division in […]

Islamic State group claims London attack: IS-linked agency

BEIRUT,  – The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack in London that killed three people, the Amaq propaganda agency linked to the jihadist organisation said on Thursday, reports BSS. The claim marks the first time the group has taken responsibility for an attack in Britain. “The perpetrator of yesterday’s attack in front […]


British parliament reopens after deadly attack

LONDON,  – Britain’s parliament reopened Thursday with a minute’s silence in memory of three people killed in a suspected “Islamist-related” attack on the symbol of the country’s democracy, reports BSS. With MPs projecting an air of “business as usual,” armed police arrested eight people in raids linked to Wednesday’s deadly assault carried out in the […]

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Air Force, 15 personalities get Independence Award 2017

DHAKA, – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today handed over the Independence Award 2017, the highest state award, to Bangladesh Air Force and 15 distinguished personalities including 1971 veterans, reports BSS. The premier handed over a certificate, an 18-carat gold medal weighing 50-gram, and a Taka 3 lakh cheque to each of the recipients and their […]

Bangladesh will not depend on others for cherished prosperity: PM

DHAKA,  – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today unequivocally said Bangladesh as a sovereign country would not bow its head to any foreign country or donors as it is not dependent on them to make its way to cherished prosperity, reports BSS. Pointing out the World Bank’s false allegation of corruption in Padma Bridge Project she […]


PM denounces London terrorist attack

DHAKA,  – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today strongly condemned the terrorist attack in the British capital of London on Wednesday, reports BSS. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina strongly denounced the terrorist attack that took place outside of the British parliament on Wednesday,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS. The premier also expressed deep shock at […]

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‘Ektee Bari-Ektee Khamar’ benefits 34,499 people in Khulna

KHULNA, – The prime minister’s one of 10 priority initiatives Ektee Bari, Ektee Khamar” or “One house, one farm” project so far benefited 36,499 people in 5,000 families of Khulna, upgrading their financial status and standard of life, officials said today, reports BSS. Deputy Director of Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB) Tofazzel Hossain told BSS […]

Women enjoy equal rights in Bangladesh, Chumki tells UN session

DHAKA, – State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki has said women enjoy equal rights in the family, community and society in Bangladesh, reports BSS. She made the remark on Wednesday while speaking on ‘Enhance Social Protection for Poverty Reduction and Women’s Empowerment’ at the ongoing sixty-first session of the Commission on […]

Death warrants issued for Mufti Hannan, 2 others

SYLHET : A special tribunal here on Wednesday issued death warrants for Harkat-ul-Jihad (Huji) chief Mufti Abdul Hannan and two others condemned to death in a case filed over the grenade attack on ex-British envoy to Bangladesh Anwar Choudhury in 2004, reports UNB. Copies of the death warrants were sent to Sylhet Central Jail, where […]

AL’s Mostafa wins Gaibandha-1 by-polls

Rafiqul Islam, Gaibandha Correspondent Awami League candidate Golam Mostafa Ahmed was unofficially declared elected in the by-polls to Gaibandha-1 (Sundarganj) constituency held on Wednesday. Sundarganj upazila election officer Abdul Malek announced the results. Mostafa bagged 97,374 votes while his nearest rival Shamim Haider Patwari of Jatiya Party polled 59,150. Earlier, the voting began at 8am […]