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Govt never foils peaceful prog: Home Minister

COMILLA : Mentioning that the government never obstructs any peaceful programme, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Saturday said law enforcers take necessary steps if anyone intensifies people’s sufferings doing excesses, reports UNB. “It was needed to free the area to ease people’s sufferings,” he said about police foiling the black flag demonstration programme of BNP […]

Don’t let country plunge into post-1975 dark era: PM

DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasinaon Saturdayurged all to stay alert so that the country must not plunge into the post-1975 dark era. “We must not plunge into danger …we all must remain alert so that we don’t step into the post-1975 dark era,” she said. The prime minister was addressing a discussion at the […]

9th anniversary of BDR carnage today

DHAKA : The 9th anniversary of the atrocious carnage at Pilkhana BDR Headquarters in the capital will be observed on Sunday, reports UNB. A total of 74 people, including 57 army officers, were killed in the carnage beginning on this day in 2009. Floral wreaths will be placed at the graves of the slain army […]

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Police foil BNP’s black flag prog in capital

DHAKA : Police on Saturday foiled BNP’s black flag demonstration programme in front of its Nayapaltan central office protesting the denial of permission to hold a rally in the city on Thursday last, reports UNB. The party claimed that police arrested its over 150 party men and followers, including its joint secretary general Syed Moazzem […]

Boro appears as new livelihood to recoup AILA disaster

KHULNA: Boro paddy farming virtually appeared as a new livelihood for farmers in remote Koyra upazila of the district, gradually recouping the devastation of the 2009 AILA cyclone that visibly made the area unsuitable for green agriculture for good, reports BSS. Farmers said they waited for years expecting the land to regain fertility for crops […]

Economic prospects boosts crab farming in Cox’s Bazar

CHITTAGONG: Economic prospects appeared to have boosted crab farming in Cox’s Bazar coastlines with experts attributing the phenomenon to its less possibility of being exposed to viruses unlike other aquacultures like shrimp, reports BSS. Dr Nurul Abser Khan, dean at department of Fisheries of Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Science University (CVASU) told BSS yester day […]

Six-day digital Innovation Fair begins in Pabna

Abdul Hamid Khan, Pabna : A Six-day-long digital Innovation Fair started in Pabna Police lines premises on Friday. On the occasion, a colorful rally was brought out from the DC Office premises led by Pabna deputy commissioner Md. Jasim Uddin at 10 am and after parading the main roads ended at Police lines ground. After […]

Garlic farming getting popularity in Barind region

RAJSHAHI: Direct-seeded garlic cultivation is getting popularity among farmers in Rajshahi region, including its vast Barind area, supplementing the efforts towards reducing pressure on soil and underground water, reports BSS. Farmers are now getting better yields and market price of the direct-seeded garlic, which encourage them to sow the cash crop using an eco-friendly method. […]

BB’s sharecropper scheme empowers rural women

The life of Lutfa Begum was not easy like now as she and her husband could not properly manage all expenses needed for their family, even the education of their children, for money crisis. Poverty led Lutfa’s conjugal life to trouble. They had a piece of land where they made a thatched hut. They owned […]

In America’s absence, Japan takes the lead on Asian free trade

At a time when Japan is doing more than ever to uphold the post-war international system, it is an extreme historical irony that Imperial Japan’s Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere is finally being achieved. The Japanese leadership’s attempt at getting, on March 8, signatures on the final agreement of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for […]


IT is unfortunate that a question concerning the probity of public life should have become entangled in the cold war which the Narendra Modi government has launched against all non-BJP-ruled governments – in this instance the government of Delhi headed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. At issue is the scope of the constitutional bar on […]

In America’s absence, Japan takes the lead on Asian free trade

At a time when Japan is doing more than ever to uphold the post-war international system, it is an extreme historical irony that Imperial Japan’s Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere is finally being achieved. The Japanese leadership’s attempt at getting, on March 8, signatures on the final agreement of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for […]

Many aspects to achieving higher economic growth

Studies by donor agencies from time to time have repeated the point of how economic growth in Bangladesh is getting shaved off as a consequence of corruption. According to such studies, the country could probably add another 1to 2 per cent to its economic growth, annually, from significantly reducing its corruption or reach a growth […]

18 soldiers killed in west Afghanistan

International Desk The Latest on bombing in Afghanistan capital and other violence: An Afghan official says at least 18 soldiers have been killed after their checkpoint came under attack by Taliban insurgents in western Farah province, reports UNB. Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, said two other soldiers were wounded in the attack […]

SHANTI DOOT-4′ to begin at Rajendrapur Cantt Monday

DHAKA : A multinational exercise on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations named ‘EXERCISE: SHANTI DOOT-4’ will be held at Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operatic Training (BIPSOT) of Rajendrapur Cantonment will begin on Monday, reports UNB. The exercise will jointly be organised by Bangladesh Army and United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) under the Global Peace Operations […]

Rally round Sheikh Hasina for development: Tofail

BHOLA : Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday urged the people to rally round Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for continuation of development as Bangladesh is progressing fast under her dynamic leadership, reports BSS “People have realized that the country witnesses massive development when Sheikh Hasina remains in power. She is a farsighted leader like her father,” […]

Latest Mueller indictment spells trouble for bankers, too

Recently filed federal charges against President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort could also pose legal and regulatory risks for the banks that loaned him millions of dollars against his New York real estate in recent years. The most serious exposure may be for a Rhode Island-based bank that employed a “conspirator” in Manafort’s scheme […]

Officials say suicide bomber kills 2 in Afghan capital

A suicide bomber killed at least two and wounded seven in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday, and at least 18 soldiers died in an attack on a checkpoint by Taliban insurgents in the country’s west, authorities said, reports UNB. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib […]

BU 7th celebrates founding anniversary

TBT Report: Barisal University (BU) celebrated its 7th founding anniversary on Thursday with amid festivity on the campus. BU vice-chancellor professor Dr. Imamul Haque inaugurated the programme of the day hoisting national flag and university’s flag, and releasing festoon and balloon around 9:30 on the campus. Later, the vice-chancellor led a colorful rally which started […]

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The Delicate Art of Cobweb Paintings

Interesting News Who could have thought that the delicate, fine, silky threads of a spider’s cobweb could be woven into a canvas strong enough to withstand the abrasive strokes of an artist’s brush? But the hundred or so paintings that survive today in museums and in the hands of private collectors bear testimony to this […]

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Last Friday at Boi Mela proves a big hit

DHAKA : The last Friday – a concept more usually tied to that of the Jummaitul Wida of Ramadan, and shows the fluidity of the Bengali syncretic culture – of the Amar Ekushey Boi Mela, the country’s biggest literature festival, witnessed very healthy attendance and books sold like hot cakes off the shelves. As on […]

EU Council sits Monday; more pressure likely on Myanmar

DHAKA : The European Union is likely to come up with “restrictive measures” against Myanmar generals as the Foreign Ministers of European countries sit on Monday in Brussels, reports UNB. The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union will begin at 9am with a discussion on current affairs, allowing ministers to review pressing issues on […]

Govt provoking to create violent situation, alleges Fakhrul

DHAKA : Condemning police actions on their peaceful programme, BNP on Wednesday alleged that the government itself is provoking to create a violent situation in the country, reports UNB. “The ministers of this illegal government are continuously making provocations to make a volatile situation in the country but we’re very carefully avoiding it,” said BNP […]

265 to receive Prime Minister Gold Medal today

DHAKA : The Prime Minister Gold Medal for 2015 and 2016 under the auspices of University Grants Commission (UGC) will be distributed at Shapla Hall of the Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday, reports UNB. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasian will hand over the gold medals among the talented students. This year, a total of 265 students […]