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Proper coordination for building middle income nation stressed

RANGPUR,  – Proper coordination among the local government, government and non-governmental organisations is crucial for building a middle income nation by 2021 through successful implementation of development activities, reports BSS. The opinion came at a views-sharing meeting organised by Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) today at its conference room. The meeting focused on properly coordinating development […]

PM blasts BNP for not observing ‘Genocide Day’

DHAKA, – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today blasted BNP-Jamaat clique for not observing the ‘Genocide Day’ commemorating Pakistan’s brutality on Bangalees in 1971, reports BSS. “BNP-Jamaat clique’s refusal to abide by the parliamentary and cabinet decision to observe Genocide Day on March 25 made it clear that they don’t believe in country’s independence and still […]

Operation Twilight continues, case filed over Saturday explosions

SYLHET, – The joint forces raid code named “Operation Twilight led by Bangladesh Army on a militant den at a five-storey residential house, Atia Mahal, at Shibbari area in Sylhet, has been continuing for the third consecutive day, today, reports BSS. No fresh information about the raid has yet been released from army since Sunday […]

Cabinet clears road transport law with tougher provisions

DHAKA,  – The cabinet today approved in principle the draft of “The Road Transport Act, 2017” with tougher punitive provisions, rewriting the 1983 Motor Vehicle Ordinance, at a regular meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, reports BSS. “The original law was promulgated as The Motor Vehicle Ordinance, 1983 . . . the […]

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Air Force, 15 personalities get Independence Award 2017

DHAKA, – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today handed over the Independence Award 2017, the highest state award, to Bangladesh Air Force and 15 distinguished personalities including 1971 veterans, reports BSS. The premier handed over a certificate, an 18-carat gold medal weighing 50-gram, and a Taka 3 lakh cheque to each of the recipients and their […]

Bangladesh will not depend on others for cherished prosperity: PM

DHAKA,  – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today unequivocally said Bangladesh as a sovereign country would not bow its head to any foreign country or donors as it is not dependent on them to make its way to cherished prosperity, reports BSS. Pointing out the World Bank’s false allegation of corruption in Padma Bridge Project she […]


PM denounces London terrorist attack

DHAKA,  – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today strongly condemned the terrorist attack in the British capital of London on Wednesday, reports BSS. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina strongly denounced the terrorist attack that took place outside of the British parliament on Wednesday,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS. The premier also expressed deep shock at […]

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‘Ektee Bari-Ektee Khamar’ benefits 34,499 people in Khulna

KHULNA, – The prime minister’s one of 10 priority initiatives Ektee Bari, Ektee Khamar” or “One house, one farm” project so far benefited 36,499 people in 5,000 families of Khulna, upgrading their financial status and standard of life, officials said today, reports BSS. Deputy Director of Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB) Tofazzel Hossain told BSS […]

Dipu Moni urges people to reelect AL

MANIKGANJ,  – Awami League Joint Secretary Dr Dipu Moni today urged the people to reelect the AL government to keep up the development activities of the country, reports BSS. The former foreign minister said the present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina implemented huge development programmes for the wellbeing of the people in the […]

Mujibul for working unitedly to make “Sonar Bangla”

DHAKA, – Railway Minister M Mujibul Haque today urged all to work unitedly to turn Bangladesh into “Sonar Bangla”, as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports BSS. He made the call while addressing a reception accorded to freedom fighters (FF) at Hotel 71 auditorium in the city as the chief […]

PM opens armed forces’ warfare display

DHAKA, – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the combined Warfare Display of the Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force here today marking the Independence and National Day-2017, reports BSS. The Prime Minister cut a ribbon and released balloons to inaugurate the seven-day exhibition at the National Parade Square this afternoon. After the inauguration, fighter planes […]

President for understanding weather, climate phenomena

DHAKA,  – President Md. Abdul Hamid today hoped that people from all strata will continue their endeavors to understand weather and climate phenomena to save lives, protect property and assist the communities towards building a more resilient Bangladesh, reports BSS. In a message on the eve of the World Meteorological Day-2017, he said, “The impact […]


PM for modernization of weather services

DHAKA,  – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today hoped that the modernization of weather services and continuous development of an effective early warning system will help us reduce the losses of lives and property from natural disasters, reports BSS. In a message issued on the eve of the World Meteorological Day, she said, “Our government has […]

Creative Talent Hunt Competition ends in Sundarganj

GAIBANDHA: A Creative Talent Hunt Competition-2017 ended in Sundarganj upazila of the district on Monday amid much enthusiasm, reports BSS. Sources concerned said the objective of the competition is to discover talents dispersed unnoticed in remotest corners of the country and take appropriate incentives for their upbringing so that they make a significant contribution to […]

De-worming ensures healthy growth of children: Experts

RANGPUR: Health experts at an advocacy meeting here called upon all concerned for making the weeklong de-worming campaign successful to ensure healthy growth of the children, reports BSS. They made the call at the advocacy meeting organised by Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) at its hall room here on Monday to make the National Worm Control […]

PM for boosting science studies for development

DHAKA,  – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has attached utmost importance to education, research and scientific and technological studies to achieve the particular goals of country’s development, reports BSS. “We have a target to make Bangladesh a middle income country by 2021 through eradicating poverty and a developed one by 2041. If […]

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Bangladesh urges U.S. to grant DFQF market access to LDCs

DHAKA, – Bangladesh on Wednesday called upon the United States for granting Duty Free Quota Free (DFQF) market access to U.S. for all the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), reports BSS. “If the USA provides the facilities to Bangladesh, then Bangladesh will be able to export more to the USA, which would ensure more empowerment of […]


Tougher action against question paper leakage: Nahid

DHAKA,  – Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said government will take tougher action against the persons, who will be found responsible for question paper leakage, reports BSS. All agencies concerned have been asked to remain alert to check question paper leakage, he told a press briefing on Creative Talent Hunt-2017 at his ministry here. […]

All out sexual harassment, early marriage and cyber bulling

TBT Report Speakers in a view exchanging meeting with journalists urged to eradicate social problems, sexual assault on women, early marriage, and cyber bullying by raising social movement yesterday at meeting arranged by Safe citizenship for girls project under Brac’s Social empowerment Programme held yesterday at Sadar Upazila Parisad auditorium in Narsingdhi . The speakers […]

Road accident kills youth in Mymensingh

MYMENSINGH,  – A youth was killed when a private car hit him in Ukilbari area on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway under Trishal upazila of the district this noon, reports BSS. Police said the victim was identified as Rubel, 25, son of Ekabbar Ali of Deaniabari of the upazila. Officer-in-Charge of Trishal Police Station Moniruzzaman said the […]

Two terrorists arrested with firearms in Jhenidah

JHENIDAH,  – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive arrested two terrorists and recovered a foreign made pistol, a shooter gun and three bullets from Bus Terminal area in the district town this morning, reports BSS. The arrested are Abdul Halim and Majedul Islam, residents of Udoipur village in Sadar upazila. On a […]

14 dwelling houses gutted in Nilphamari

NILPHAMARI,  – At least 14 dwelling houses were gutted in a devastating fire at Dolapara village of Etakhola union in Sadar upazila this afternoon, reports BSS. The fire originated from kitchen of a house and soon engulfed the adjacent houses, a fire service official said. Firemen with the help of locals brought the flame under […]

Railway attendant killed after being hit by train in Ctg

CHITTAGONG,  – An attendant of Bangladesh Railway (BR) was killed after a running train hit him in city’s Kadamtali railway station area on Monday morning, reports BSS. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Malek, 55, hailed from Feni district. Officer-in-charge (OC) Government Railway Police (GRP) SM Shahidul Islam said Malek died on the spot after […]

Cabinet Okays revised Standards of Weights and Measures Act draft

DHAKA, March 13, 2017 (BSS) – The Cabinet today approved draft of the revised Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 2017 suggesting tougher punitive actions in its weekly meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. “The Standards of Weights and Measures Act, 2017 is framed to upgrade the existing weight and measurement system […]