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Employees to get salaries on August 29

Employees to get salaries on August 29

DHAKA – Non- gazetted employees of government, semi-government and autonomous organizations and non-commissioned officers and employees of the armed forces will get their salaries and allowances for the month of August while all the retired government employees will get their pensions for the current month on August 29, reports BSS. Eid ul-Azha will be celebrated […]

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UK leader criticizes Trump remarks blaming “both sides”

London – British Prime Minister Theresa May has criticized President Donald Trump’s remarks blaming “both sides” in weekend violence between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Virginia, declaring that there’s “no equivalence” between the two groups, reports AP/UNB. Britain’s leader, speaking in Portsmouth on Wednesday at the unveiling of the nation’s new aircraft carrier, rebuffed Trump’s […]

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Iran lawmakers raise missile, Guard spending to challenge US

Tehran – Iran’s parliament voted overwhelmingly Sunday to increase spending on its ballistic missile program and the foreign operations of its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, chanting “Death to America” in a direct challenge to Washington’s newest sanctions on the Islamic Republic, reports AP/UNB. The lawmakers’ vote comes amid growing anger in Iran over U.S. President Donald […]


UN chief notified US’s intention to withdraw from Paris climate pact

UNITED NATIONS,  – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Friday received notification from U.S. delegation on the country’s intention to withdraw from the Paris climate pact, his spokesman has confirmed, reports BSS. The notification came two months after President Donald Trump announced his intention to leave the accord. “The decision by the United States to withdraw from […]

ICT probe body investigating 27 war crimes cases

DHAKA,  – The investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) is currently investigating 27 more cases of war crimes and crimes against humanity while it has already submitted reports of 13 new cases to the prosecution, reports BSS. “We have so far received 710 complaints against 3,720 people. We have already concluded probe in […]

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Discursive Dialogue hosted by SAIST

Md. Biplob Mia: South Asia Institute for Social Transformation (SAIST) hosted an engrossing  discursive dialogue on ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’ a novel by eminent writer Arundhati Roy. The two-hour dialogue held at SAIST on 29 July 2017 at SEL Center, Dhaka. This novel has generated a platform of discussion on oppression, political violence and […]

Call for inclusive gender responsive public services

DHAKA,  – Speakers at a meeting in the city today suggested ensuring inclusive gender responsive public services in the country to establish rights of women in every sphere of society, reports BSS. Women community needs easy access to all sorts of public services to ensure their dignified life, the speakers said at a view exchange […]

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Mashrafe to play as long as he wishes: Papon

Dhaka, Jul 11 – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan Papon on Tuesday said they have not taken any decision to remove national ODI skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza form the team or scrap his captaincy, reports UNB. “BCB has no plan to remove him (Mashrafe) from ODI captaincy, rather he can continue as long […]


IATA holds safety training for Biman’s crews

DHAKA,  – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) organized a three-day safety programme styled “Crew Resource Management for Instructor (CRMI)” for Biman Bangladesh Airlines crews at Bangladesh Airlines Training Centre, reports BSS. A world renowned aviation trainer Richard Khan, who has 20,000 hours flying track record is imparting the training programme that was inaugurated by […]


DSEX crosses 5800-point for first time

DHAKA,  – The boarder price index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) crossed 5,800-point mark for the first time, with the daily trade volume rising over three months high after March 22, reports BSS. DSEX finished the day with 52.89 points up at 5,827.19 which were the highest after introducing the DSEX on January 27, […]