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Call for massive tree plantation for ecological balance

RANGPUR,  – Educationists, environmentalists and human rights activists have stressed on massive tree plantation to mitigate the adverse impact of climate change for keeping the planet fit for human habitation and maintaining ecological balance, reports BSS. They came up with the view at a tree plantation programme on Begum Rokeya University campus yesterday afternoon. Manobadhikar […]

PM performs holy Umrah

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia,  – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now on a four-day official visit to Saudi Arabia, performed the holy “Umrah” here last night, reports BSS. Sheikh Hasina first performed ‘tawaf’ around the holy Ka’aba Sharif and later walked and ran between Safa and Marwa. She also offered prayers seeking divine blessings for the countrymen […]

Ethnic people get a new lifeline

DHAKA,  – Rita Mali (35) is no more a poor woman. She is now economically self-reliant as her socio-economic condition improved to a great extent, reports BSS. The credit goes to the Social Safety Net Programme, launched by the government to support ultra-poor and cut poverty to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Rita, a landless […]

34 held including Jamaat activists in Dinajpur

DINAJPUR, -Police, in special drives from Friday night to this morning, arrested 34 persons including five activists of Jamaat-e-Islami, two drug traders and recovered 260 bottles of Phensidyl syrup from eight upazilas of the district, reports BSS. Sources with the district police said they were picked up from different areas of the district. During the […]

3 killed in Ctg road accident

CHITTAGONG, – Three persons were killed and nine others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Sitakunda upazila of the district this morning, reports BSS. The deceased were identified as Mohammad Solaiman, 50, driver of a micro bus, Mohammad Naser, 60, passenger of the micro-bus and a passerby Monika Rani Das, 45. Highway […]

AL begins member collection campaign

DHAKA,  – The ruling Awami League today started its member collection campaign and renewal of old memberships at an extended meeting of the party in the city, reports BSS. AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the programme by renewing her party membership in the meeting at the Ganabhaban this morning. An existing party […]

AL will fight until changing destiny of downtrodden: PM

DHAKA,  – Prime Minister and President of Bangladesh Awami League Sheikh Hasina today urged the party leaders and workers to strengthen the organization at the grassroots and vowed that the AL will not stop its struggle until changing destiny of the downtrodden, reports BSS. Awami League leaders and workers should continue the struggle until fulfillment […]

President, PM wish success of World Metrology Day

DHAKA, – President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday issued separate messages on the eve of World Metrology Day-2017 and wished success of all programmes on this occasion, reports BSS. They described this year’s theme of the day “Measurements for transport” as time-befitting and important. President Abdul Hamid, in his message, said the […]

People have always access- Joypurhat DC

Our Correspondent , Joypurhat Doors of district administration of Joypurhat district are always open for general people. Nothing would be done in darkness. Every single task is to be done in public and for the welfare of the people- said Joypurhat’s newly appointed Deputy Commissioner, Mojjammel Haque in a view exhanging programme with people of […]

4 including 3 children death drowning water in Noakhali

Our Correspondent Noakhali Omar Faruk (10) and his sister Amena Begum (7) drowned in a pond adjacent to their house at Char Clerk Union of Subarnachar Upazila of Noakhlai district on Wednesday evening. The siblings had gone missing after they went to an adjacent pond to get fresh but never return since then. After a […]

Haor people to get fresh agri loan at 4.5 pc: PM

NETRAKONA, – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today announced halving the interest rate for fresh agricultural loan for flood affected haor farmers, reports BSS. Addressing a public meeting here today the Prime Minister reiterated her government’s decision for suspension of the pay-back of the current agri loan until next crop. “In addition the affected farmers would […]

Two get life-term for killing man in Ctg

CHITTAGONG : A special court yesterday sentenced two men to life-term imprisonment for killing a man over previous enmity in city’s Patherghata area in 1999, reports BSS. Chittagong Divisional Special Judge-1 Mir Ruhul Amin pronounced the verdict convicting Ariful Karim and Saifuddin for killing one Jahangir Alam. The court also acquitted Shyamol Das and Imrul […]

RAKUB recovers Tk 2.98 cr outstanding loan in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI : Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) has realized around Taka 2.98 crore outstanding loan including 9.87 lakh classified ones from 460 clients through arranging a loan- recovery grand camp in the district on Tuesday, reports BSS. Monchmoil Bazar Branch of the bank organized the daylong camp on its premises largely attended by clients, onlookers […]

Vocational skills training begins in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA : A two-month vocational skills training began at the Technical Training Centre (TTC) at Farazipar here on Tuesday amid much enthusiasm to the trainees, reports BSS. RDRS Bangladesh, a reputed NGO, arranged the training with the technical support of Practical Action Bangladesh (PAB) under the project of Securing Employment and Economic Development around Jute […]

Updated technology vital to boost sugarcane production

RAJSHAHI : Substantial and sustainable dissemination and expansion of the modern technologies can be vital means of boosting sugarcane production in the region including its vast Barind tract. Sugarcane scientists and researchers mentioned that the modern technologies developed by Bangladesh Sugarcane Research Institute (BSRI) could be the effective means of boosting sugarcane farming and its […]

33 held including Jamaat activists in Dinajpur

DINAJPUR : Police, in special drives from Tuesday night to this morning, arrested 33 persons, including two activists of Jamaat-e-Islami, three drug traders, and recovered 200 bottles of phensidyl syrup, 218 pieces of yaba tablets and 8,000 pieces of cow fattening tablets from 10 upazilas of the district, reports BSS. District police officials said they […]

Sheikh Hasina’s return reestablished democracy: BCL leaders

RANGPUR : Local leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at a discussion yesterday said the return of Sheikh Hasina to the country paved the way for reestablishing democracy and spirit of the War of Liberation, reports BSS. They came up with the observation at the post-rally discussion organised by district unit of BCL at Press […]

Malaysia to continue recruiting more workforces from Bangladesh

DHAKA : The visiting Secretary General of the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dato’Ramlan Ibrahim on Tuesday hinted that Malaysia would continue to recruit more workforces from Bangladesh. “Malaysia would open up new areas like mining for Bangladeshi workers,” he said expressing satisfaction over the ongoing recruitment process of Bangladeshi workforces in Malaysia under “G […]

WB awards Prosper Bangladesh Selfie Contest winners

DHAKA : The World Bank on Wednesday distributed prizes among 10 winners of the ProsperBangladesh Selfie Contest 2017 aimed at engaging youth in a dialogue on Bangladesh’s development priorities, reports UNB. The month-long contest received hundreds of submissions. Qimiao Fan, World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal, handed over certificates and prizes for […]


PM to visit flood-hit Khaliajuri Thursday

  TBT National: Netrakona, May 17 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will arrive here on Thursday to visit the flood-affected areas in Khaliajuri upazila, reports UNB. Local administration said a helicopter carrying the Prime Minister will land at the Khaliajuri College ground around 9:40 am. She will visit the flood-hit areas in the upazila and […]

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Admission Fair for Summer 2017 begins at EU

The Admission Open House (Fair) for Summer 2017 Semester of Eastern University (EU) started at the university premises on Tuesday, a press release said. Mohammed Ali Azzam, Member of BoT & Chairman of Admission Committee, EU inaugurated this Program in presence of Prof. Dr. Abdur Rab, Vice Chancellor; Treasurer; Deans; Registrar; Advisor; Chairpersons; Director, Admission; […]

Unscrupulous traders out to destablise rice market: Qamrul

THAKURGAON : Food Minister Qamrul Islam on Tuesday alleged that a section of unscrupulous businessmen is conspiring to destablise the country’s rice market taking advantage of the damage to Boro paddy by flood in haor areas, reports UNB. While addressing a views-exchange meeting with field level officials at the deputy commissioner’s office on procurement of […]

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3-day long workshop starts at DU

Oceanography Department of Dhaka University (DU) organized a three-day long workshop titled ‘Sustainable Management of Marine Ecosystem & Acidification Monitoring’ at the seminar room of ‘University Center for Advanced Research in Science’, a press release said. The workshop which is arranged for the officials of the Department of Environment, was inaugurated on Tuesday. Vice-Chancellor (VC) […]

BD can become growth engine for entire sub-region: India Shringla sees immense political will on both sides to grow ties

DHAKA : Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Tuesday said Bangladesh has the potential to become the engine of growth for the entire sub-region, reports UNB. “Connectivity has been an important focus of our (Bangladesh-India) relationship,” he said while addressing a conference on ‘Beyond Summitries: The recent successful visit of Prime Minister […]

CU suspends six students

CHITTAGONG : The authorities of Chittagong University (CU) expelled six students for different terms for their undisciplined activities on the campus, reports BSS. The suspension order has been recently taken in a meeting of the Board of Residence, Health and Disciplinary Committee. Confirming the suspension, CU Proctor Mohammad Ali Asgar Chowdhury said Vice-Chancellor suspended the […]