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Weekly Horoscope

  Aries (March 21 – April 19) Don’t be surprised to see your co-workers acting a bit silly today, Aries. There is no getting around the high spirits that permeate the office environment. It’s almost impossible to get any work done with today’s planetary atmosphere. Rather than cracking the whip and trying to increase productivity, […]

Jihad Chy mastermind: Rab

UZ chairman murder case DHAKA : Fulgazi upazila chairman Ekramul Haq has been killed as per a blueprint crafted by local Awami League leader Jihad Chowdhury in which over 50 people took part, says Rab, reports UNB. The briefing was arranged at the elite force’s headquarters in the afternoon following the arrest of eight people […]

Nation to celebrate Nazrul’s birth anniversary today

Staff Reporter : DHAKA : The nation is going to observe the 115th birth anniversary of national poet, Kazi Nazrul Islam. Elaborate programs have been taken up to observe the day. The main national programs will be held at Darirampur High School in Trishal upazila of Mymensingh. Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhit will be […]

PM will discuss Mega projects during her Japan visit

Discussions may include Ganges Barrage project, Jamuna tunnel, nuclear power plant, Rail Bridge, Bypass road etc Staff Reporter Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Saturday said Bangladesh will have discussions with Japan on half a dozen mega projects during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to find ways how the East Asian nation can assist Bangladesh […]

Lawyers’ entry into SC blocked

Staff Reporter : The lawyers were to hold a protest rally for the killing of the layer Chandan Sarker and 6 others but were disrupted by the police from entering the Supreme Court premises. The police blocked the lawyers by locking the three gates of the Supreme Court. In order to make the rally successful […]

Bangabandhu’s cousin Khoka passes away

DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday expressed deep shock at the death of Bangabandhu’s cousin and his longtime companion Mominul Huq Khoka in a condolence message, reports BSS. He passed away at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore Saturday night. He was 81. The Prime Minister also recalled Khoka’s affection, sympathy and assistance during […]

Khaleda’s new movement threat dismissed: Hanif

Staff Reporter : While talking to the journalists at his office the Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-Ul-Alam Hanif dismissed the recent warning by BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia on the conduction of fresh polls. He said, ‘These petty threats don’t frighten the government, as they are aware of the power of BNP’s movement. The […]

Nat’l committee to hold sit-in in Khulna, Bagerhat on June 3 & 4

DHAKA : The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Port on Saturday declared the next course of programmes to shore up support for their movement on various issues, particularly stopping the Rampal Power Plant, to save the Sundarbans, reports UNB. The Oil-Gas Committee will hold a protest rally at Phulbari on […]

Biman plans crew hire from Category-1 country to resume Dhaka-NY flight

DHAKA : Biman Bangladesh Airlines plans to hire crew, maintenance and flight insurance from a Category-1 country in a desperate move to resume its Dhaka-NY-Dhaka flight, reports UNB. Currently, Biman is not allowed to fly to the USA as its aircraft are under category- 2 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Biman’s US entry was […]

Govt gives importance to training of teachers: Minister

DHAKA : Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman on Saturday said the government is giving importance to training of teachers to develop efficient and skilled manpower in the country, reports BSS. “The teachers are the main component to take primary education forward,” he said speaking as the chief guest at a rally of primary […]

Dhaka’s existence depends on surrounding rivers: Ex-CJ

DHAKA : If the rivers surrounding Dhaka city cannot be protected from the unchecked pollution, the 400-year-old city will get destroyed, observed former chief justice ABM Khairul Haque on Saturday, reports UNB. Referring to a High Court order directing the authorities concerned to protect the four rivers surrounding the city, the former chief justice said […]

Ethnic minorities enjoying all state facilities: Sherif

PABNA : Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif on Saturday said although members of ethnic minority groups are neglected elsewhere in the world, they are enjoying all sorts of state facilities in Bangladesh, “Government of Sheikh Hasina has made sure these facilities for ethnic minority groups,” he said, reports BSS. The minister said this while handing […]

Auto-rickshaw driver shot dead in Ctg

CHITTAGONG : An auto-rickshaw driver was shot dead by robbers in Ichhakhali area of Rangunia upazila headquarters early Saturday, reports UNB. The victim was identified as Md Rubel, 22, of the area. Officer-in-charge of Rangunia Police Station Waliullah said Rubel was returning home after refueling his auto-rickshaw in the wee hours of Saturday. When he […]

Two new departments at RU

RAJSHAHI UNIVESITY : Two new departments — ‘International Relationship’ and ‘Banking and Insurance’- have launched at Rajshahi University (RU), yesterday, reports BSS. Prof Elias Hossain, public relation administrator of the university said, International Relationship (IR) department launched under Arts faculty while Banking and Insurance department launched under Business Studies faculty. Prof. Abul Kashem of History […]

Man stabbed to death in Jhenidah

JHENIDAH : A man was stabbed to death by some miscreants at Enayetpur village in sadar upazila early Saturday, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Abdul Khalek, 45, a vegetable trader and son of Lutfur Rahman of the village. Imrul Hasan, in-charge of Dakbanglow police camp, said a group of miscreants swooped on Abdul […]

Afridi to assess ODI future after World Cup

Sports Desk : Shahid Afridi, the Pakistan allrounder, has said he will assess his future in ODIs after the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Afridi hasn’t played Test cricket in four years but is a regular part of Pakistan’s limited-overs squads, reports Cricinfo. “The 2015 World Cup is very important for three-four […]

Rivals wary of Rafael Nadal backlash at French Open

Sports Desk : Rafael Nadal might be seen by some as losing his grip on the French Open crown, but his main rivals for the title don’t share that view ahead of Sunday’s opening day at Roland Garros, reports Indiatimes. The 27-year-old Spaniard has been strangely subdued during the long build-up to the consecration of […]

Chelsea agree David Luiz deal with PSG

Sports Desk : Late on Friday evening, Paris Saint-Germain announced an agreement with Chelsea to make David Luiz the world’s most expensive defender ever, with the transfer fee expected to come in at around €49.5 million, reports Goal. By making the Brazilian the planet’s costliest player in his role, it will be another golden feather […]

Germany’s Reus, Goetze itching for action in Brazil

Sports Desk : Germany’s versatile attacking midfielders Marco Reus and Mario Goetze are hoping their time to shine in the national team will come at the World Cup in Brazil next month after both players endured a disappointing maiden tournament at Euro 2012, reports Supersports. The 24-year-old Reus and Goetze, 21, are considered the best […]

Sheikh Jamal held by Baridhara in BPL

Sports Desk : DHAKA : Uttar Baridhara Club forced Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club to split points when their match ended in a 1-1 goal draw in the 2nd phase of the Nitol Tata Bangladesh Premier Football League held on Friday late evening at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, reports BSS. In the day’s match, Uttar Baridhara […]

U-16 Cricket: BKSP, Khulna Div play draw

Sports Desk : Dhaka : Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Pratisthan (BKSP) and Khulna Division played draw in a two-day match of the Young Tigers U-16 National Cricket Tournament at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday, reports UNB. On the second day (Friday), Khulna Div resumed the first innings with overnight 13 for […]

Salman Khan scores 16 million fans on Facebook

Entertainment Desk : Salman Khan has a die-hard fan following and we can get an idea of his huge fan base through his official Facebook page, which has crossed 16 million likes. While Salman has already left behind the other Khans in the fan following race on Facebook, it seems his followers are just increasing […]

Vidya Balan to launch Bobby Jasoos trailer with real detectives

Entertainment Desk : If grapevine is to be believed, actress Vidya Balan, who plays a detective in “Bobby Jasoos”, will launch the theatrical trailer of her upcoming film along with 10 real life detectives. “Bobby Jasoos” revolves around the journey of a Hyderabad-based female detective. When the idea for the trailer launch popped up, the […]