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BNP getting ready for Wednesday’s Suhrawardy Udyan rally

DHAKA : BNP is preparing for holding a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the city on Wednesday protesting the police raid on its Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office, reports UNB. Talking to UNB on Monday, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said they have already sought permission from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) […]

Country now under one person’s rule, alleges BNP

DHAKA : BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday alleged that Bangladesh is now in the grip of one person’s rule under the cover of democracy, reports UNB. “The country’s people are now passing through their worst-ever time as there’s no democracy here. Those who are running the country have worn the masks […]

Quader for not to give AL membership to any communal element

DHAKA : Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday asked the party leaders and workers to remain alert so that no communal evil force can intrude into the party during the member collection campaign of AL, reports BSS. “None should give membership to any communal evil force to increase the number of leader and […]

Hope to visit Bangladesh, Trump tells Hasina

RIYADH (SAUDI ARABIA) : US President Donald Trump has expressed his hope to visit Bangladesh as he exchanged greetings with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during the Arab Islamic-American (AIA) Summit in the Saudi capital on Sunday, reports UNB. “Yes, I would come (to Bangladesh),” Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque quoted the US President as saying […]

Electricity supply to be normal in 4-5 days: Nasrul

DHAKA : State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid yesterday said the unstable power situation in the country would return to normalcy to some extent within 4-5 days, reports BSS. “It’s an unexpected disruption of power supply due to the collapse of Ashuganj-Sirajganj tower having 400-kv capacity for south-western and northern areas […]

BNP’s demo Sunday protesting raid on Khaleda’s office

DHAKA : BNP will stage demonstrations across the country on Sunday in protest against the raid on its Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office, reports UNB. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a discussion meeting at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU). Earlier in the day, police conducted a raid on Khaleda’s […]

Iran state TV declares Rouhani winner in vote for 2nd term

Tehran: Iran’s state television declared incumbent President Hassan Rouhani the winner of the country’s presidential election on Saturday, giving the 68-year-old cleric a second four-year term to see out his agenda calling for greater freedoms and outreach to the wider world, reports UNB. State TV offered its congratulations in a brief statement Saturday, based on […]

Private initiatives encouraged for safer RMG factories

DHAKA : The partners of the Sustainability Compact have encouraged private initiatives to remain engaged with the government and renew their commitments to work for safer RMG factories in Bangladesh during the coming years, reports UNB. Recognising the critical role that the RMG sector plays in the country’s development, they expressed their continued commitment to […]

NBR to form two new tax units to boost revenue

DHAKA : The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is going to form two new tax units, aiming to enhance revenue collection through making the management of tax at source more efficient and helping it to automatically receive information online, reports UNB. An NBR senior official told UNB that the government has already given the green […]

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MATS students, Chhatra Front men clash with cops at Shahbagh

DHAKA : Students of Medical Assistance Training School (MATS) clashed with police in the city’s Shahbagh area on Thursday as police obstructed them while staging demonstrations to realise their demands, reports UNB. When the MATS students took position in the area around 11am to press home their four-point demand police obstructed them, triggering a chase […]

Mugger killed in Meherpur ‘gunfight’

MEHERPUR : An alleged robber was killed during a ‘gunfight’ between law enforcers and a group of robbers at Gangni Upazila in the district early Thursday, reports UNB. The dead was identified as Lalon, 30, son of Jahirul Islam of Gangni Upazila in Joraghat. Officer-in-charge of Gangni Police Station Anwar Hossain said acting on a […]

Experts suggest creating SDGs Trust Fund for NGOs

DHAKA : Convener of the Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya on Thursday urged the government to create a SDGs Trust Fund with Tk 100 crore for implementing the 2030 global agenda in the country through non-government organisations (NGOs), reports UNB. “The government should form a Tk 100 crore SDGs Trust Fund …the […]

14 states can work together for development of prisons: HT Imam

DHAKA : Political Adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, H.T. Imam said yesterday 14 countries of the Asia Pacific Region attended in the prison conference can work together for overall development of the prison management, reports BSS. “Fourteen countries took part in the 4th Asia Pacific Regional Correctional Managers Conference can work together with forming […]

Dhaka renews its stance over Saudi-led alliance

DHAKA : Bangladesh has reiterated its position over the much-talked-about Saudi-led Islamic coalition saying Dhaka will remain ready to send troops to the Kingdom if the security of the two holy mosques is threatened, reports UNB. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali made the remark at a press conference at the Foreign Ministry on Thursday focusing […]

Sheikh Hasina’s 36th homecoming day celebrated

DHAKA : The 36th homecoming day of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was celebrated across the country including the capital through different programmes. Bangladesh Awami League (AL) and its associate organizations yesterday celebrated the day through day-long programmes. The programme includes rally, discussions, milad-mahfil, doa-mahfil and distribution food among the orphans, reports […]

Govt won’t spare any criminal: Home Minister

DHAKA : Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday said the government would not spare any criminal regardless of his social status or financial might. “Nobody is above law whatever is his social or political status,” he said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of “National Conference 2013” of the Bangabandhu Diploma Engineers Parishad at Bangladesh Diploma Engineers […]

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Linesville Spillway: Where Ducks Walk on Fishes

Interesting News: The Pymatuning Reservoir in Crawford County, in the US state of Pennsylvania, was once a very large swamp. The Shenango River flowed through this ancient swamp and provided sustenance to industries located downstream in the Beaver and Shenango valleys. But when a devastating flood hit the valleys in 1913, the need to tame […]

Former diplomat Faruq Ahmed Chy passes away

DHAKA : Former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador Faruq Ahmed Choudhury passed away at the city’s Square Hospitals early Wednesday. He was 84, reports UNB. Faruq Ahmed breathed his last around 4:30am, one of his colleagues told UNB. His body was brought to the Foreign Ministry at 12:45pm. His first namaz-e-janaza was held there after Zohr […]

23 to die for killing 4 AL activists in Narayanganj

NARAYANGANJ : After 15 years of the killing of four activists of Awami League (AL) in Araihazar of the district, a court yesterday awarded death penalty to 23 persons, including a local BNP leader. Second Additional District and Sessions Judge Kamrun Nahar handed down the verdict yesterday noon after recording testimonies of 16 prosecution witnesses, […]

No plan to sell Ahmed Bawani Textile Mills: BTMC

DHAKA : The authorities of Bangladesh Textile Mills Corporation (BTMC) yesterday said they have no plan to sell the Ahmed Bawani Textile Mills, reports BSS. The textile mills have been rented out to conduct its operation. But, works have already been started to operate the mills under Public Private Partnership (PPP) with modern equipments at […]

President for integrated efforts to deal cyber attacks

DHAKA : President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday stressed the need for taking integrated initiatives both at national and international levels to deal with the risk of global cyber attacks, reports UNB. “Recently, there have been cyber-attacks in about 150 countries, including some developed ones, putting security at risk…newer strategies and innovative technologies must be developed […]

Police for building safe society: IGP

DHAKA : Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque yesterday said police force is committed to building a safe society through ensuring public security. “We are determined to face militancy and terrorism. Police is always ready to accept the highest sacrifice to save the country from militancy. With people’s support we will definitely win in […]

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George Parrot: The Man Who Became A Pair Of Shoes

Interesting News: George Parrott, who was also known as Big Nose George, was a small time cattle rustler and highwayman in the American Wild West in the late 19th century. He was reputed to have a large nose, hence the nickname. Big Nose and his gang enjoyed a successful career robbing freight wagons and stage […]

President felicitates Sheikh Hasina on Homecoming Day

DHAKA : President Abdul Hamid felicitated Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on her 37th “Homecoming Day”, reports BSS. In a message on the eve of the day, the President recalled how Sheikh Hasina returned to her motherland Bangladesh 36 years back, on May 17, 1981 after six years in exile. “It was […]