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Advance train ticket sale for Eid begins on Sept 15

DHAKA : Bangladesh Railway will start selling advance train tickets on September 15 for homebound people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, reports UNB. Railways minister Mujibul Haque announced the decision at a press briefing at Railway Bhaban on Thursday. The tickets for September 20 journey will be sold on September 15 and tickets for September […]

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No bar to regaining GSP as all conditions fulfilled: Tofail

DHAKA : Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Thursday said there is no barrier to retaining the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) facilities in the US market as Bangladesh has fulfilled all the 16 conditions tagged with the GSP revival process, reports UNB. “We’ve met all the 16 conditions. Now, there’s no bar to getting back […]

Ong U confesses to link to Arakan Army

RANGAMATI : One of the three Myanmar nationals arrested earlier on Thursday confessed before a local court to his link to Myanmar insurgent group ‘Arakan Army’, reports UNB Senior Judicial Magistrate Quazi Mohammad Mohsen recorded the statement of Ong U Yang Rakhaine under Section 164 of the code of criminal procedure, said assistant police super […]

Field-level DNC officials to get firearms: Minister

DHAKA : Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday said the government will provide firearms to field level narcotics officials who run the risk of being attacked during anti-narcotics drives, reports UNB. “A proposal for providing firearms for the Department of Narcotics Control officials has already been submitted to the ministry and we’ re considering it,” […]

Owner Delwar among 13 indicted in Tazreen factory fire case

DHAKA : A court here on Thursday indicted 13 people, including Tazreen Fashions managing director and owner Delwar Hossain, in a case filed over the devastating fire in the garment factory in Ashulia in 2012 claiming over 100 lives, reports UNB. After rejecting all the discharge petitions, Judge of the District and Session’s Court SM […]

Gazette on rules in 10 days to implement labour law: Chunnu

DHAKA : State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu on Thursday said gazette on the rules to implement the new labour law will be published within 10 days, reports UNB. The came up with the disclosure while talking to reporters at his Secretariat office. The labour law enacted in 2006 was amended in […]

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Dare to Dream, It’s Not a Brain Drain

Habibur Rahman Ovi, Sanzida Zaman Bangladeshi graduates mostly leave their homeland to complete their next level of education, and eventually settle into the countries of their choice and education specialists call this aspect by its fancy name ‘Brain Drain’. Graduates oversea countries like the USA, Canada and Germany for its better service, more wealth and […]

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SUST students join movement demanding VC’s removal

Teachers to observe work abstention on Sunday SYLHET : Expressing solidarity with the teachers, some students of Shahjalal University for Science and Technology (SUST) staged demonstration on the campus on Thursday demanding the removal of the Vice-Chancellor, reports UNB. Witnesses said a group of students under the banner of ‘SUST General Students’ brought out a […]

Take steps to explore marine resources: PM to businessmen

DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked the country’s businessmen to tap the growing domestic market and take steps for exploring the huge marine resources, reports UNB. The Prime Minister came up with the suggestions when a delegation of newly elected office bearers of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry […]

Ctg rail link with Dhaka, Sylhet restored

BRAHMANBARIA : Train communications of Chittagong with Dhaka and Sylhet were restored after one and half hours of suspension following derailment of a freight train in Akhaura railway junction on Thursday, reports UNB. Abdul Sattar, officer-in-charge of Akhaura Government Railway Police Station, said the wheels of five bogies of a Dhaka-bound freight train from Chittagong […]