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RMG workers to get Eid holidays in phases

DHAKA : Garment workers will go on Eid holidays from June 22 in phases to avoid traffic jams on highways, reports UNB. The decision was taken at a meeting on law and order situation during the upcoming Eid holidays at the Home Ministry with Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan in the chair. “Garment factory owners will […]

58 people confirmed or presumed dead from London tower fire

London police on Saturday raised to 58 the number of deaths either confirmed or presumed following the horrific inferno that turned the city’s Grenfell Tower public housing block into a charred hulk, reports UNB. Public anger is mounting as residents and neighbors demand answers for how the blaze early Wednesday spread so quickly and trapped […]

Chinese govt to set up SEZ on 783 acres of land in Anwara

DHAKA : The Chinese government will set up a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on 783 acres of land in Chittagong’s Anwara upazila under a government to government (G to G) deal, reports UNB. Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) executive chairman Paban Chowdhury and China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC) CFO Shengquan Xiong signed a shareholder […]

Resist attempt to endanger press freedom: Khaleda

DHAKA : BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday urged journalists to put up a united resistance against any attempt to endanger press freedom for safeguarding democracy, reports UNB. “I call upon journalists to get united, and create a strong resistance against any move to put the freedom of press at stake,” she said in a […]

Law firm engaged to bring back fugitive convicted

SANGSAD BHABAN : The government has engaged two “Law Firms” in United States of America (USA) and Canada for bringing back home the fugitive convicted killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports BSS. “As part of the legal procedure to bring back home of the fugitive convicted killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh […]

Bodies of 3 more landslide victims recovered in Rangamati

RANGAMATI : The bodies of three more landslide vicitms, including a missing army man, were recovered from different parts of the district on Thursday, reports UNB. With the recovery of three more bodies, the death toll from the deadliest hillslide in the country’s five southeastern hill districts rose to 152 . Mohamamd Shahidullah, additional superintendent […]

Fuel, power crisis hits Rangamati people

RANGAMATI : The residents of the district town, worst hit by the recent hillslides, have been passing their days amid an acute shortage of water and power crisis for the last four days, reports UNB. Besides, the sudden price hike of essentials and fuel crisis in the local market have intensified the miseries of the […]

31 killed, nearly 40 wounded in Somalia restaurant attack

Somali survivors have described harrowing scenes of the night-long siege of a popular Mogadishu restaurant by al-Shabaab militants who set off a car bomb, and then shot their victims, killing 31 and wounding nearly 40 others. After security forces ended the siege, survivors were led by soldiers from the Pizza House restaurant building. The injured […]

Govt creates 75,306 posts for police, non-police: Home Minister

SANGSAD BHABAN : The government in its previous and present tenure has created 75,306 posts for police and non-police aimed at further modernizing and strengthening of the force. “We have undertaken various initiatives and programmes for police department as part of its further modernization and strengthening,” Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said this, while replying to […]

Rohingyas may emerge as national security threat: FM

SANGSAD BHABAN : Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Thursday told Parliament that Rohingyas may become a threat for national security in the future, reports UNB. “Among the Cox’s Bazar population, 20-25 percent people are now Rakhine Muslims. Such huge Rakhine Muslims may become a threat for national security in the future,” he said […]

Govt to import 250,000 tonnes of rice from Vietnam

DHAKA : The government will import 250,000 tonnes of rice at Tk 908.85 crore from Vietnam under a government-to-government agreement, reports BSS. The approval came at a meeting of the cabinet committee on public purchase held today with finance minister AMA Muhith in the chair, Cabinet Division’s Additional Secretary Mostafizur Rahman said at a media […]

PM on ‘pleasure trip’ when people dying at home, alleges BNP

DHAKA : BNP on Wednesday alleged that the Prime Minister has gone to Sweden on a ‘pleasure trip’ at a time when hillslides played havoc with people’s lives in four districts, reports UNB. “The Prime Minister had also visited Austria when cyclone Mora hit the country. Heads of government usually stand by victims cancelling their […]

Process on to sign deal with China for Padma Rail Link : Minister

SANGSAD BHABAN : The process of signing a loan agreement with China is underway to implement the ‘Padma Bridge Rail Link Project’, Railways Minister Md Mazibul Hoque told Parliament on Wednesday. Responding to a tabled starred question from Habibur Rahman Molla (Dhaka-5), he said work on the physical infrastructure of the project will begin once […]

Death toll reaches 149

DHAKA : Death toll from landslides in southeastern hills reached 149 as rescuers yesterday recovered 13 more bodies while met office predicts torrential rains triggering fresh mudslides in the Chittagong and Sylhet hilly regions. “We have recorded 149 deaths as 13 more bodies were found afresh as the rescue campaign is underway as many are […]

BD diplomat indicted in US for ‘not paying servant wages

DHAKA : A Bangladeshi diplomat has been indicted for allegedly forcing a servant to work for his family in New York City without pay and assaulting him though Bangladesh consulate senses other motive, reports UNB. Prosecutors say Md Shahedul Islam, 45, Deputy Consul General of Bangladesh, was accused on Monday on grand larceny, assault, labour […]

10 goes missing in Buriganga trawler capsize

KERANIGANJ : At least 10 people went missing as a trawler capsized in Buriganga River in Sadarghat area of the capital on Monday night, reports UNB. Witnesses said that the trawler carrying 80-85 passengers sank in the river due to rough weather around 10:45pm while heading towards Jinjira ferry ghat. All but 12 people managed […]

Addl excise duty on bank accounts likely to go : Mannan

SANGSAD BHABAN : State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan on Tuesday said the withdrawal of additional excise duty on bank accounts imposed in the proposed national budget for 2017-18 fiscal is under consideration of the government, reports UNB. “My firm belief is that we’ll be able to reach an acceptable solution over the […]

Hotel trader shot in city

DHAKA : Extortionists stormed the residence of a hotel trader in the city’s Mohakhali area early Tuesday and shot him for his refusal to pay them toll, reports UNB. The injured was identified as Md Shamim, 42, the owner of a hotel situated in the area. Victim’s brother Md Azad said a group of miscreants, […]

Deal signed with Swiss firm to get LNG supply

DHAKA : Petrobangla on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Switzerland-based AOT Energy to receive supply of LNG (liquefied natural gas), reports UNB. As per the initial deal, both sides will start negotiation to settle the issues on quantity of LNG supply to Bangladesh. AOT officials said they have been pursuing the Bangladesh […]

Death toll climbs to 85 : 4 army men among deceased

DHAKA : At least 85 people, including four army personnel and children, were killed and three went missing in separate incidents of hillslides triggered by heavy rains in Bandarban, Chittagong and Rangamati districts early Tuesday, reports UNB. Fifty-eight of them were killed in Rangamati alone while 23 in Chittagong and four in Bandarban district, report […]

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Historic six-point day today

DHAKA : The historic six-point day, marking the demand for autonomy for former East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, will be observed today across the country in a befitting manner, reports UNB. On this day in 1966, the Awami League (AL) under the charismatic leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman called for a […]

Over 1 lac marooned following heavy rainfall in Moulvibazar

MOULVIBAZAR : The flood situation of three upazilas of the district have remained unchanged as floodwater has been entering through some eleven points of the Manu River and the Dhalai River, marooning more than one lakh people of some one hundred villages in the three upazilas, reports UNB. Flood protection embankment at five points of […]

EU declares BD ‘high-risk’ country; no ban on cargo: Menon

DHAKA : Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon on Tuesday said the European Union (EU) has enlisted Bangladesh as a ‘high-risk’ country for operating cargo services by air and sea to its member countries, reports UNB. The minister further said they did not impose any embargo on the cargo operation services or issued […]

Govt to set up ‘model pharmacy’ to check substandard drugs

SANGSAD BHABAN : Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim yesterday said the government has taken an initiative to set up ‘model pharmacies’, at the district and upazila level including the divisional cities to resist the selling contaminated, duplicate and substandard drugs, reports BSS. “The government already has approved 150 pharmacies across the country including […]

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