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Lawyers are not for protecting offenders: CJ

CHITTAGONG : Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha yesterday said professional obligations require lawyers to protect rule of law and not to protect offenders, reports UNB. “You are the souls of the judges who cannot write a single line without your cooperation . . . it is the lawyers who play the pioneering role in […]

President for united resistance against terrorism, communalism

DHAKA : President Abdul Hamid urged all to build united resistance against terrorism and communalism, saying that terrorists have no religion, reports BSS. “We all have to remember that terrorists have no religion. Terrorism is their only identity and we should remain united against them,” the President said while addressing the silver jubilee and seventh […]

5 lakh people to be given skill training to eradicate poverty

DHAKA : The government has initiated to provide skills training and gainful employment to five lakh people of poor families by 2020 to supplement the efforts of eliminating poverty in the country. Under the Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP), the people of underprivileged group will be given training facilities to create skilled manpower, this […]

E-village project launched, MoU signed

DHAKA : An e-village project has been launched to bring down the cost of farming and to increase the production by manifold aiming to utilize the use of ICT to give the agricultural sector a major boost, reports BSS. The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University is implementing the project while iSoftStone, a joint venture […]

BD native killed in Los Angeles

DHAKA : A Bangladesh national who was working as gas station attendant at Los Feliz in Los Angeles was shot dead during an early morning robbery on Tuesday, reports UNB. The victim was identified as Mizanur Rahman Russell, son of Abdur Rafique, hailing from Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj district, UNB correspondent reported quoting his family […]

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PM for greater transboundary water collaboration

DAVOS, Switzerland : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday underlined the importance of greater collaboration on development and utilizing transboundary freshwater resources for economic development. “Water is wealth. For us, water is about everyday sustenance – in cities, across villages – over the ages. So we need to understand the ‘value’ of water,” she said while […]

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1,169 Zila Parishad members take oath

DHAKA : A total of 1,169 newly-elected members of 61 Zila Parishads (District Councils) took oath on Wednesday, reports UNB. Local Government, Rural Development (LGRD) and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain administered the oath in two phases at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital. On January 11 last, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered oath to […]

BNP smells ‘cool relation’ between Bangabhaban & govt

DHAKA : Stating that the President and the Prime Minister gave different statements over dialogue with political parties, BNP on Wednesday doubted whether there is going a cool relationship between the Bangabhaban and the government, reports BSS. ‘The President has said political parties should engage in dialogue. We would like to clearly say we want […]

Trump’s early declaration to quit TPP to benefit BD: Tofail

DHAKA : Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Tuesday said US President-elect Donald Trump’s declaration to quit Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal helped Bangladesh a lot as the country was excluded from the bloc, reports UNB. ‘Before taking oath, his declaration not to remain with TPP helped us. That’s a good sign. Bangladesh will be benefited […]

Admission Fair begins at EU

The Admission Open House (Fair) for Spring 2017 Semester of Eastern University (EU) started at the university premises on Wednesday, 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; Prof. Dr. Abdul Hannan Chowdhury, Pro-Vice Chancellor; […]

Hard policies should guide manpower export

Export of manpower is one of the main pillars that supports the Bangladesh economy. Remittances sent by toiling Bangladeshis abroad form the major cushion for its economy from paying substantially for the import costs and giving vital supports to the balance of payments of the country. But the manpower sector is also shot through with […]

Journo Shahidul Huq’s wife Shamsun Nahar passes away

DHAKA,  – Short story writer Kazi Shamsun Nahar, wife of eminent journalist late AKM Shahidul Huq, died of old age complications at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital in the early hours of today at the age of 72, reports BSS. Kazi Shamsun Nahar, mother of Shahriar Shahid, Managing Editor of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha […]

E-9 ministerial meeting to be held in Dhaka

DHAKA,  – The E-9 ministerial meeting with the theme ‘Education for the 21st century’ would be held in capital on Feb 5 next, reports BSS. The three day meeting would focus on a specific theme for a two-year period to discuss measures to strengthen cooperation among E-9 countries — Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, […]

Tofail deplores Indian anti-dumping duty on jute products

DHAKA, – Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday deplored the recent Indian imposition of anti-dumping duty on Bangladesh jute products, but hoped that the neighboring country would soon remove all trade barriers to further existing ties, reports BSS. “It’s a matter of great regret that India has imposed anti-dumping duty on Bangladesh jute goods which are […]

President for united efforts to keep democratic process unhurt

DHAKA : Terming the democracy and development as complementary to each other, President Abdul Hamid urged all to put united efforts so that the hard-earned democracy is not hampered in anyway. “I believe that all will put efforts to uphold the hard-earned independence and the spirit of Liberation War. All will have to play role […]

Hearing on Kader Siddique’s leave-to-appeal today

DHAKA : The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court is set to hear on today the leave-to-appeal petition filed by Krishak Sramik Janata League president Kader Siddique against the High Court verdict rejecting his plea for participating in the Tangail-4 by-election, reports UNB. The full bench comprising all judges of the Appellate Division, led by […]

21 pc wage gap between male-female : study

DHAKA : A study revealed yesterday said the country’s market has a 21.2 percent wage gap between male and female as women did not get as much wage as they work, reports BSS. “The wages are BDT 1560.25 and 1287.87 for men and female workers respectively which makes a gap of 21.2 percent,” Assistant Professor […]

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8 per cent GDP growth in next two-year: Muhith

DHAKA : Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday expressed his firm hope that the country would attain 8.0 percent GDP growth in next two-year, reports BSS. “Next two years will be very good for Bangladesh. It is highly optimistic to reach 8 percent growth at the end of next two-year,” he said while addressing as the […]

Nasirnagar attack accused Rasraj released on bail

BRAHMANBARIA : Rasraj Das who was arrested in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology Act over the attack on Hindu community in Nasirnagar upazila was released on bail from the district jail on Tuesday, reports UNB. Jail super Nurunnabi Bhuiyan said Rasraj was released after the bail order reached the jail in […]

Shahriar Alam to represent BD

OIC FMs meet in KL to discuss Rohingya crisis

DHAKA : The Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will discuss genuine steps on Thursday that the OIC and the international community should take to address the Rohingya issue. The OIC foreign ministers are holding the extraordinary meeting in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, upon the request of the Malaysian […]

Former Chief Justice Ruhul Amin passes away

DHAKA, -Justice MM Ruhul Amin, the 16th chief justice of Bangladesh, passed away today during an open heart surgery at a Singapore hospital this morning at the age of 75, reports BSS. Registrar General of Bangladesh Supreme Court Syed Aminul Islam told BSS that the former CJ died early this morning while undergoing treatment at […]

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N’ganj 7-murder case verdict example of justice : Quader

DHAKA : Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said the Narayanganj seven-murder case verdict is an example of justice as no offenders will escape under the incumbent government, reports BSS. “None will escape after committing any offence whether he or she is very powerful or not. Impunity is […]

Anti-hawker drive in Gulistan to continue : Khokon

DHAKA : Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Syed Khokon on Monday said the drive to keep the footpaths in Gulistan and its adjoining areas free from hawkers during office hours will continue. ‘The city corporation will conduct eviction drive, no matter what’ said Mayor Khokon while talking to reporters at Nagar Bhaban. We won’t tolerate […]

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Nur Hossain among 26 to walk gallows

NARAYANGANJ : A court here on Monday sentenced 26 people, including ex-city councillor Nur Hossain, to death and nine others to different jail terms in the two cases filed over the sensational seven-murder incident, reports UNB. Judge Syed Enayet Hossain of District and Sessions Judge’s court pronounced the combined verdict in the two cases in […]