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The Bangladesh Today congratulates Professor Maksud Kamal

The Bangladesh Today congratulates Professor Maksud Kamal

TBT Report Editor and Publisher of The Bangladesh Today Md. Jobaer Alam congratulated Professor Dr. ASM Maksud Kamal on the occasion of getting elected as a registered graduate representative at the Dhaka University (DU) Senate. Earlier, the Awami League backed Gonotantrik Oikya Parishad swept the registered graduate election for the Dhaka University (DU) Senate. The […]

13,400 mts rice imported from Myanmar in 10 months: Report

DHAKA : Bangladesh has imported over 13,400 tonnes of rice from Myanmar through the Maungtaw Trade Zone during the 10 months of the 2017-2018 fiscal year, reports UNB. Up to January 14, 2017-2018 FY in Myanmar, some 13420 tonnes of rice were exported to Bangladesh from Myanmar becoming the largest export to Myanmar’s neighbouring country, […]

Trial in Kim Jong Nam’s murder resumes in Malaysia

SHAH ALAM : The high-profile trial in Malaysia of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader resumed Monday after a seven-week recess, with witnesses taking the stand to verify the authenticity of security camera videos capturing the attack, reports UNB. Indonesia’s Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnam’s Doan Thi Huong, […]

ERD informs cabinet of preparedness for post LDC status

DHAKA : Three prime economic indicators suggested Bangladesh’s preparedness for graduation as a “developing country”, discarding its status of a “least developed” one or LDC by 2025, the ERD said in a presentation to the weekly cabinet meeting, reports UNB. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting when the Economic Relations Division placed the report […]

Facebook to roll out new feature to help BD people need blood

DHAKA : As Bangladesh has the shortage of safe blood like many other countries, social networking giant Facebook is set to roll out a new feature here on Tuesday to help people in need of blood by connecting them directly to blood donors, reports UNB. Bangladesh is the second country after India where Facebook is […]

No election keeping BNP leaders, activists in jail: Fakhrul

DHAKA : BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday warned that their party will not allow the government to hold the next general election keeping their leaders and activists in jail. “Around 78,000 cases have been filed against over 7.5 lakh BNP leaders and activists. Our Chairperson Khaleda Zia has also been harassed […]

Execution of Cabinet decisions improves

DHAKA : Some 78 percent decisions of the Cabinet, taken in the 4th quarter of the last year, has been implemented, which is nine percent higher than that of the same period of the previous year, reports UNB. This was revealed at the regular Cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office with Prime Minister […]

HC for evicting illegal structures on Rupnagar Canal banks

DHAKA The High Court (HC) yesterday ordered the authorities concerned to evict illegal structures erected along both the banks of Rupnagar Canal in the city. The court also ordered to keep a walkway for the city dwellers along the canal, keeping its main map intact. “A High Court division bench comprising Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque […]

Newly elected RpCC mayor accorded reception

Azam Parvez, Rangpur Correspondent The officials and employees of Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) accorded warm reception to its newly elected Mayor Mostafizur Rahman Mostafa at a ceremony held on the City Bhaban premises yesterday evening. Newly elected Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizur Rahman Mostafa attended the ceremony as the chief guest with Chief Executive Officer of […]

Dhaka to urge UAE to recruit more Bangladeshi workers

DHAKA : Bangladesh is likely to call on UAE to recruit more workers in their 4th Joint Commission meeting due to be held in Abu Dhabi February 5-6 with the main focus on boosting the bilateral relations of the two countries. “The 4th Joint Commission meeting between Bangladesh and UAE will be held on February […]

Myanmar ready to start Rohingya repatriation

DHAKA : The United Nations has reiterated its call for voluntary repatriation of Rohingyas from Bangladesh saying Rohingyas need to feel that the situation is safe enough for them, reports UNB. “It is up for people to choose to go home. No one should choose for them. Any repatriation of Rohingyas back to Myanmar needs […]

EC struggling in completing constituency delimitation process

DHAKA : Though it was supposed to complete the delimitation process by December last as per its roadmap prepared for the next national polls, the Election Commission could not yet publish the draft delimitation of the country’s 300 constituencies, reports UNB. Now the Commission wants to complete the process of delimitation of constituencies at least […]

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Atiqul to work with other AL mayoral aspirants

TBT Report Candidates who sought after Awami League (AL) nomination for the upcoming Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor election meet on Saturday after being called upon by the nominated candidate Atiqul Islam from the party. Atiqul Islam expressed that he is humbled by the decision to represent Awami League at the upcoming DNCC poll […]

One day BD Navy to become builder from buyer, hopes PM

CHITTAGONG : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasinaon Sundayexpressed the hope that Bangladesh Navy will turn into a builder force from a buyer one gradually as the government has taken various steps to this end, reports UNB. “We’ll be able to make Buyer Navy as Builder Navy gradually, Inshallah. We’ll be able to build warships and export […]

Govt to go tough against drug smuggling: Home Minister

DHAKA : Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said the government would be very trough to put an end to smuggling through different bordering points of the country, reports UNB. “Steps are being taken against those who are engaged in drug smuggling. Even law enforcers and public representatives will not be spared if they are […]

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PM visits Mohiuddin Chy’s residence

CHITTAGONG : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday visited the residence of late Awami League leader ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury in the city and consoled his family members, reports UNB. Party sources said when the motorcade of Sheikh Hasina reached Mohiuddin Chowdhury’s Chashma Hill residence in Sholoshahar area around 4 pm, his wife Hasina Mohiuddin, also […]

Pry teachers’ hunger strike enters day 2

DHAKA : The indefinite hunger strike enforced by the assistant teachers of the state-run primary schools demanding upgrade of their salary scale entered second day on Sunday, reports UNB. Over 1,000 assistant teachers of several primary schools across the country thronged the Central Shaheed Minar on Saturday morning under the banner of the Primary Assistant […]

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Female military pilots join UN mission for the first time

DHAKA : For the first time in the history of Bangladesh two female military pilots are joining the United Nations Peacekeeping mission in Congo. Flight Lieutenant Nayma Haque and Flight Lieutenant Tamanna-E-Lutfi will leave here for Congo UN Mission on Thursday for one year, said an ISPR press release. Before their departure they spoke to […]


BTRC invites applications for 4G licence

DHAKA : Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Monday invited applications for the licence of the fourth generation (4G) mobile phone services in the country, reports UNB. Interested operators can submit their applications till January 14 next to have the licence. The proposals were sought following a decision made in a special meeting of the […]

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India implemented 24 projects in BD in 5 yrs: Envoy

  PIROJPUR : Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Sunday said the Indian government has completed a total of 24 projects in Bangladesh, worth Tk 110 crore, over the last five years, reports UNB. “India has undertaken several developmental projects in Bangladesh, which is one of the most valuable and significant facets […]

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Wanted to visit Rohingya camps: Pope

DHAKA : Pope Francis on Saturday held his traditional in-flight press conference en route to Rome following his visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh, saying he had wanted to visit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh, reports UNB. “I would have liked to go. I would have liked to go, but it wasn’t possible. The things are studied […]