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30 organizations win Joy Bangla Youth Award

30 organizations win Joy Bangla Youth Award

TBT NEWS: Thirty organizations have won the Joy Bangla Youth Award 2017 for their outstanding contributions to promote youth employability, education, sports and cultural activities and ending violence against women. The 30 organizations were selected from a short list of 50-nominated organizations under three categories- community development, culture and sport – in a two-day ceremony […]


PayPal starts operation in Bangladesh

TBT NEWS: Global online payment system PayPal yesterday launched its cross border payment service ‘Xoom’ to enable freelance remittance earners to receive their payments in 40 minutes from overseas. Prime Minister’s Information and Communication Technology Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy launched the operation expecting the service to benefit expatriate Bangladeshis through legal channels and boost […]


Broadband to go to every union next year: Joy

TBT NEWS: Prime Minister’s Information and Communication Technology Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy yesterday expressed the hope that the government will provide high speed broadband internet service to every union of the country next year. “We have taken initiatives to reach broadband to every union. Work on the broadband connection expansion is going on under […]

Heavy rainfall likely to continue in next 24 hours

TBT NEWS:  Under the influence of land depression over Odisha coast, India and its adjoining area, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at many places over Khulna, Barisal, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensing, Sylhet and Rangpur divisions in next 24 hours commencing at 10 am today, said a met office bulletin here. It said […]

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Broadband to go to every union within next year: Joy

DHAKA : Prime Minister’s Information and Communication Technology Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy yesterday expressed the hope that the government will provide high speed broadband internet service to every union of the country within the next year. “We have taken initiatives to reach broadband to every union. Work on the broadband connection expansion is going […]


Govt to build Shishu Palli for orphan Rohingya children

CHITTAGONG: The government has taken an initiative to build ‘Shishu Palli’, a kind of residence, for protecting the orphan Rohingya children, reports BSS. “The government has a plan to construct Shishu Palli in next month…after identifying the orphan Rohingya children,” said Syeda Ferdous Akhter, additional director of the Department of Social Services (DSS). In the […]

Scouts camp ends in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA: A five-day long scouts camp ended at Gaibandha Islamia High School ground today with a call to respond in case ofany need of the country, reports BSS. On Wednesday evening, a Maha Tabu Jalsha was also held on the ground where the scouts coming from different academic institutions of the district performed their various […]

OMS programme creating positive impact in Narail

NARAIL: Rice selling activity under government’s Open Market Sale (OMS) programme continues at Narail Municipality, Lohagora and Kalia upazila headquarters of the district creating positive impact to the poor and low income people, reports BSS. The needy people gather everyday at 17 centres in the district to purchase per kg rice at Tk 30 which […]

Russel’s assassination aimed at reversing independence: Mohila AL leader

RANGPUR: Local leaders of Mohila Awami League (Mohila AL) at a discussion here have said Sheikh Russell was assassinated aiming at reversing the hard-earned independence by eliminating heir of Bangabandhu’s family, reports BSS. The district and city units of Mohila AL jointly organised the discussion here on Wednesday to celebrate the 54th birthday of Sheikh […]

43 held in Satkhira

SATKHIRA: Police, in special drives from Wednesday night to this morning, arrested 43 persons including two drug traders and recovered six bottles of Phensidyl and 90-gram of ganja from eight upazilas of the district, reports BSS. Police said they were picked up from different areas of the district. During the drives, Satkhira Sadar police arrested […]

‘Ansar-VDP personnel work relentlessly for public security’

RAJSHAHI: Director General of Ansar and VDP Major General Sheikh Pasha Habib Uddin here today said the Ansar-VDP is working with sincerity and honesty to ensure public security besides preventing terrorism and militancy from the country, reports BSS. He also urged officers and members of the force to bring furthermore dynamism to all scheduled activities […]

21000 pieces yaba seized in Brahmanbaria

BRAHMANBARIA: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) held a female drug trader with 21000 pieces of yaba tablets and 43 bottles of phensidyl from Banjarampur upazila of the district last night, reports BSS. The drug trader was identified as Monoara Begum, 55. RAB sources said on information a team of the elite force conducted a raid at […]

No head teachers at 249 govt pry schools in Shariatpur

SHARIATPUR : Some 249 government primary schools in the district have been functioning without headmasters for years, greatly hampering the academic and administrative activities, reports UNB. The teachers of those schools are overburdened as they have to take additional classes and charges. The schools were running with the acting headmasters for long. Sources at District […]

Seminar on writing thesis held at BRUR

RANGPUR: A day-long seminar on ‘Various Aspects of Writing Thesis’ was held at Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) here yesterday, reports BSS. Dr Wazed International Research and Training Institute (DWIRTI) of the university organised the seminar on the campus, said a press release. Vice-chancellor of BRUR and Director of DWIRTI Professor Dr Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah […]

Construction worker dies in Rangpur

RANGPUR: A construction worker died after falling from the under-construction building of Rangpur Collectorate School and College in the city yesterday morning, reports BSS. Officer-in-Charge (OC-Investigation) of Kotwali Thana Azizul Islam said the deceased was identified as Lalu Mian (28) hailed from Mithapukur upazila of the district. Principal of Rangpur Collectorate School and College Manjuara […]

One held with firearm at Sharsha

BENAPOLE: Police arrested a firearms trader with 9mm pistol, one magazine and two bullets from Ogrobult village under Sharsha upazila in Jessore last night, reports BSS. The arrested was identified as Mamun Hossain, 25, son of Mazharul Islam of the area. On secret information, a police team conducted a drive in the area around 8pm […]

Khaleda obtains bail on appearance after warrant

DHAKA : A special court yesterday granted bail to BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia as she surrendered on return home more than a week after it issued an arrest warrant for skipping a scheduled appearance to face a graft charge, reports BSS. “The bail was granted on conditions that she would inform the court before […]

Public Library to launch mobile libraries across country

DHAKA : Sufia Kamal National Public Library is going to launch mobile library activities across the country, reports UNB. The Public Library has taken a project in association with the Cultural Affairs Ministry to run the mobile library programme of the Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (BSK) under its supervision, library officials told BSS here. The Public […]

CPD sees room for improvement in tackling overall flood situation

DHAKA : Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on Thursday said government relief activities in the recent flood of April and August were timely but inadequate, reports UNB. CPD, an independent think-tank, made the remark at a dialogue Flood 2017: Current situation and necessary actions at city’s CIRDAP auditorium in the city. It said the recent […]

3 DU students awarded

DHAKA : Three students of the Department of Law of Dhaka University (DU) have been awarded with “Prof. Mahfuza Khanam- Barrister Shafique Ahmed Scholarship” for their outstanding academic results in LLB Honors examinations of 2014. The awardees are- Masrur Bin Ansari, Tashfiya Tasnim Tisha and Tashmia Sabera. DU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman distributed scholarships […]

Momen urges UNSC to solve Rohingya, Palestine crises

DHAKA : Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, Masud Bin Momen urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to take combined and firm steps for permanent solution of humanitarian crises of displaced Rohigyas and Palestine, reports UNB. He made the call joining an open debate at UNSC on ongoing situation in […]

BNP’s proposals to EC are against public interest: Quader

DHAKA : Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said BNP’s proposals submitted before the Election Commission (EC) in the dialogue are opposed to public interests, reports BSS. “Awami League gave proposals to the Election Commission considering the public interests. . . But BNP gave the proposals for its party interests and it is use […]

Spectrum conversion fee to be reconsidered: Tarana

DHAKA : Spectrum conversion fee for technology neutrality of mobile phone operators would be reconsidered towards introducing 4G service in December. “We are mulling to consider the fee of spectrum conversion,” State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim told BSS yesterday at her office. She hinted it after a meeting organized to review the […]

Minister Mosharraf for planned housing in rural areas

DHAKA : Housing and Public Works Minister Engr Mosharraf Hossain on Thursday stressed the need for taking initiatives to set up planned housing in rural areas, aiming to protect arable land, reports UNB. “It’s learnt that at least 235 hectares of cultivable land are being lost every day due to the unplanned housing in rural […]

SC stays Rana’s bail in Faruk murder case

DHAKA : The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld its previous order staying the bail to ruling Awami League lawmaker from Tangail-3 constituency Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, granted by the High Court in Faruk Ahmed murder case, reports UNB. A four-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Acting Chief Justice Abdul […]