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Bangladesh becomes attractive destination of FDI: Japanese envoy

Bangladesh becomes attractive destination of FDI: Japanese envoy

DHAKA – Outgoing ambassador of Japan in Dhaka Masato Watanabe yesterday said Bangladesh has turned into an attractive destination of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), reports BSS. “The present government has initiated economic development under the leadership of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. For this, the country has become an attractive destination of FDI,” he said […]

BNP-Jammat allies fires 1000 buses and demolish 3000

DHAKA – Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan today said the BNP and Jamaat alliance had orchestrated a plan to destroy the transport sector as they set fire on 1000 vehicles and demolished 3000 vehicles more between 2013 and 2015, reports BSS. “The BNP-Jammat alliance had killed many people and planned to destroy the transport sector of […]

Mujibul for big companies to pay 5pc profit to WPPF

DHAKA – State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque today said no labourer will remain in need if big companies spend 5 percent of their profit for the welfare of labourers as per the law for Workers’ Profit Participation Fund (WPPF), reports BSS. He said this at a cheque distribution function of Labour Welfare […]

Quader to visit flood hit areas in northern region tomorrow

DHAKA – Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader will visit flood hit areas in the northern region of the country and distribute relief goods among the victims tomorrow, reports BSS. Awami League Joint General Secretaries Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif and Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Organising Secretaries BM Mozammel Haque and Khalid Mahmud […]


Advance train ticket for Eid trips from Friday

Dhaka – The eid holidaymakers who will travel by trains will be able to collect their advance tickets from Friday (Aug 18), reports AP/UNB. Railways Minister Md Mazibul Hoque came up with the announcement at a press briefing at Railway Bhaban on Thursday. Tickets for August 27 journeys will be available on August 18 while […]

Denmark assures support for BD’s green efforts

Dhaka – Denmark wants to provide help for a “greener Bangladesh” in close cooperation with the country’s public and private sectors, and encourage investment in its green growth, reports UNB. “Denmark is proud to be able to share its solutions and inspire companies and citizens in Bangladesh to invest in green growth,” said Danish Ambassador […]

Why criticism about PM’s meeting with President: Quader

Dhaka – Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met President Abdul Hamid to convey the party’s position on the observations made in the Supreme Court verdict over the 16th amendment annulment and it cannot an issue of criticism, reports UNB. “To perform her duty as the party chief, […]

Displaced people returning homes amid improving flood situation

RANGPUR – The displaced people started returning homes at most places following a further improvement in flood situation in northern districts on the Brahmaputra basin during 24 hours till 9am today, reports BSS. Water Development Board (WDB) officials said the major rivers marked a further fall in their water levels following reduction in onrushing waters […]

Security measures taken ahead of Eid ul Azha: IGP

Dhaka – Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque on Wednesday said Bangladesh Police will be taking foolproof security measures ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, reports UNB. He asked all the police officials of all units to perform their duties with sincerity and professionalism. The IGP gave the directives during a meeting on Eid security and […]

2015 Rangpur mosque killing: Dozen chargesheeted from JMB

Rangpur – A court here on Wednesday framed charges against 12 members of banned militant outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) regional commander Masud Rana in a case filed for killing an attendant of a shrine at Kaunia Upazila in 2015, reports UNB. The judge of the special judge court of Rangpur Naresh Chandra Sarker passed […]

Home Minister lashes out at 16th verdict in Savar

Savar – Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday said that assets of the killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be confiscated and verdict will be effective after bringing them back as soon as possible, reports UNB. The minister said this while addressing a mourning seminar on the occasion of August 15 at Palashbari area […]

Bangabandhu’s legacy reminisced at The Hague

Dhaka – Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal has urged all to be part of nation-building through engaging in a new kind of liberation war for realising what Father of the Nation Bangabandhu dreamt in his vision of “Sonar Bangla”. He highlighted various aspects of the life of the Father of the Nation […]

6 get life for murder in Khulna

Khulna – A court in Khulna Wednesday sentenced six people to life imprisonment for killing a trader in a bomb attack in 2010, reports UNB. The convicts are Akter Jamil alias Boni, son of late Firoj Ahmed, Jahidul Islam alias Babu Bhuiyan, son of late Nur Mohammad Bhuiyan of Phultala upazila, M Alam Shiekh, son […]

100 Faridpur villages flooded as Padma flowing over danger mark

Faridpur – Around 100 villages of the low-lying areas in three upazilas – Sadar, Char Bhadrasan and Sadarpur – have been flooded due to onrush of water from the upstream and incessant rainfall, leaving more than one lakh people marooned, reports UNB. Jahirul Islam, deputy assistant engineer of Water Development Board of the district, said the […]

EC’s dialogue with electronic media begins

Dhaka – The Election Commission’s (EC’s) dialogue with electronic media persons and senior journalists began at 10:15am on Thursday, aiming to take their opinions over the arrangement of the 11th national election, reports UNB. Out of 34 invitees, 22 electronic and online media persons and journalist leaders joined the talks with Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul […]

One killed in Comilla road crash

Comilla – A driver was killed and his helper injured when a covered van hit another one in Daklapara area in Buringchar upazila on Dhaka-Chittagong highway on Thursday morning, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Mafizur Rahman, son of Abdul Kader Mia, hailed from Nararun area of Jhikargachha upazila in Jessore. Highway police said […]

3 drown in Jamalpur floodwater

Jamalpur – Three people, including two schoolboys, have drowned in floodwater on Wednesday morning at Bhaluka village in Melandah upazila, reports UNB. The deceased were identified as Zillur Rahman, 15, son of Liakat Ali of Nagerpara, and Sajib, 15, son of Mayna of the upazila, class-X students of Melandah Umir Uddin Pilot High School, and […]

PM to visit flood-ravaged Kurigram, Dinajpur Sunday

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit the flood-ravaged Kurigram and Dinajpur districts on Sunday to see for herself the devastation caused by the ongoing flood fury, reports UNB. During the day-long tour, Sheikh Hasina will visit some flood-affected areas in the two districts and distribute relief materials among flood victims, an official at […]

Body of missing fisherman recovered in Bagherhat

Bagherhat – The Coast Guard members recovered the body of a fisherman, who went missing in Panguchhi river after a fishing boat capsize on Tuesday, from Srenikhali area of the river on Thursday morning, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Ayub Ali, 72, hailed from Bhasha village in Kachua upazila of the district. Farid […]

Biman cancels 2 more hajj flights

Dhaka – The authorities of Biman Bangladesh Airlines have cancelled two more scheduled hajj flights due to shortage of pilgrims for visa complications, reports UNB. The flights — BG-1073 and BG-5073 — were scheduled to take off for Saudi Arabia at 6:05 am and 1:25 pm on Thursday respectively, Shakil Meraj, General Manager Public Relations […]

2 hacked dead in separate incidents in Narsingdi

Narsingdi – Two people, including an engineer, were hacked to death by some miscreants in two separate incidents in Belabo and Narsingdi Sadar upazilas on Wednesday night, reports UNB. Golam Mostofa, officer-in-charge of Narsingdi Sadar Police Station, said Sujon Saha, son of Bimal Saha, along with his wife Aditi Saha went to his in-laws house […]

BD for promoting cultural, economic ties with India

Dhaka – Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali has called for promoting cultural, education and economic relations between Bangladesh and India, reports UNB. “Bangladesh and India share a long history of cultural, educational and economic relations and it is imperative to further strengthen the mutually beneficial bond,” Muazzem Ali said during a visit […]