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Govt committed to ensuring freedom of judiciary: Anisul

Azam Parvez, Rangpur Correspondent Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Anisul Huq on Thursday said the present government is firmly committed to ensuring freedom of judiciary. “Awami League (AL) always believes in the rule of law and we are respectful to the rule of law regardless of any disagreement in opinion,” he said at […]

Imran H Sarkar gets bail in defamation case

DHAKA : A court here on Thursday granted bail to Ganajagaran Manch spokesperson Imran H Sarkar and cultural activist Sanatan Ullash in a defamation case filed for their derogatory remarks on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports UNB. Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sheikh Samidul Islam granted the bail upon a bond of Tk 10,000 each […]

Youth Career Conference 2017 today

Staff Correspondent: Youth Club of Bangladesh is going to organise “Youth Career Conference 2017” today at DAE Auditorium, Khamarbari , Dhaka where more than 250 students from 40 different uiniversities due to participate. The number of educated unemployment increasing steadily in our country. The main reason for this is that there is not much guidance […]

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Biren Sikder elected ‘best youth minister’ in South Asia

DHAKA – State Minister for Youth and Sports Dr. Shri Biren Sikder was elected the ‘best youth minister’ in South Asia on the concluding day of the South Asian Youth Summit in India on Wednesday, reports BSS. International Youth Committee Chairman Jayanta Patra handed over the award of the ‘best youth minister’ to Biren Sikder, […]

Su Kyi, Khaleda speaking same language: Inu

DHAKA – Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today said Myanmar’s State Councilor Aung Sang Su Kyi and Chairperson of BNP Khaleda Zia were speaking in the same way, reports BSS. “They are not for peace, they are proponents of violence,” he said while addressing a meeting at the National Press Club in the city. The […]

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PM for deeper understanding within South

New York – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has underscored the need for promoting a deeper understanding and broader exchange within the South aiming to go far and fast, reports UNB. “The countries in the South are often well-positioned to understand each other’s development realities and challenges. We, therefore, need to promote a deeper understanding and […]

More aid needed for Rohingyas to avoid massive public health disaster: MSF

Dhaka A massive scale-up of humanitarian aid in Bangladesh is needed to avoid a massive public health disaster following the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, says the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), reports UNB. Most of the newly arrived refugees have moved into makeshift settlements without adequate […]

BNP seeks national unity to resolve Rohingya crisis

Dhaka – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said their party wants a national unity to drum up world opinion to resolve Rohingya crisis and repatriate Myanmar’s persecuted citizens taken shelter in the country, reports UNB. “There’s no alternative to forging a national unity to overcome Rohingya crisis and face the challenge […]

Suu Kyi lying about Rohingyas: Nasim

Dhaka – Health MinisterMohammadNasim on Thursday said Aung San Suu Kyi, the state counsellor of Myanmar, is deceiving the global community by telling utter lies about Rohingya persecution in Rakhine State, reports UNB. Referring to Suu Kyi’s claim that the Myanmar government is unaware of the reason behind the exodus of 450,000 Rohingyas to Bangladesh […]

80,000 sacks rice seized in Ctg

Chittagong – A mobile court here on Thursday seized 80,000 sacks of rice from a warehouse in Pahartoli Sagorika BSCIC area in the city on Thursday afternoon, reports UNB. Executive Magistrate Murad Ali said on secret information the team of mobile court conducted a drive in the warehouse of ‘Ahmed Trading’ and seized the rice […]

Rice prices up as govt stock dwindles: BNP

Dhaka – BNP senior leader Abdullah Al Noman on Thursday alleged that the rice prices have marked an unusual rise as the government has failed to stockpile enough food grains, reports UNB. “Rice prices are going up abnormally as its supply is very poor against its demand. The government was supposed to keep the stock […]

Young leaders for strengthening EC for fair polls

Dhaka – The young leaders of different political parties and youth organisations on Thursday called for strengthening the Election Commission (EC) to hold the next general election in a free and peaceful manner, reports UNB. They came up with the call in a roundtable discussion titled ‘Advancing youth leadership and participation for peaceful election’ organised […]

Neo-JMB commander Mehedi remanded

Dhaka – A court here on Thursday put commander of the banned militant outfit Neo-JMB Imam Mehedi, who was arrested from South Banasree area in the capital, in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorist Act, reports UNB. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order after assistant superintendent of police Belayet Hossain, also […]

Public funding must for ensuing universal health coverage: Minister

Dhaka – State Minister for Health Zahid Maleque on Thursday said a significant public funding in the health sector and its equitable distribution is imperative to ensure sustainable progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) and sustainable development goals (SGDs), reports UNB. He made the remarks while addressing a dissemination workshop of Bangladesh National Health Accounts […]

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Padma Oil ex-MD held in city

Dhaka – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) arrested Md Abul Khair, former managing director of Padma Oil Company Limited (POCL), from his Gulshan residence for allegedly embezzling over Tk 3 crore, reports UNB. A team of ACC, led by its director Jayed Hossain, conducted a raid on the house of Khair at dead of night and […]

4G by December: Tarana

DHAKA : State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim on Wednesday said the 4G service will be launched by December this year aiming to ensure the fastest data service for mobile phone subscribers, reports UNB. The junior minister came up with the announcement while talking to reporters at a press conference at her office […]

Civil Society seeks int’l community’s action to end Rohingya crisis

DHAKA : Citizens’ Alliance, a platform of rights bodies, on Wednesday urged the international community to take effective steps for stopping violence against the Rohingya people, Myanmar’s ethnic minority group, immediately, reports UNB. They urged the leaders of all powerful states, including China, Russia, India, Japan and the USA, to put diplomatic pressure and influence […]

Tonu killers still remain unidentified

COMILLA : Although 18 months have elapsed since the tragedy, the murder case of Comilla Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu is yet to witness any progress as the killers still remain unidentified. Tonu, a 2nd-year student of the History department of Comilla Victoria College and member of Victoria College Theatre, was found dead in […]

14-party rejects Suu Kyi’s speech over Rohingya issue

DHAKA : The ruling Awami League (AL) led 14-party alliance leaders yesterday outright rejected Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s first address to the nation after military crackdown in Rakhine state since August 25 that forced the Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh in thousands, reports BSS “We reject Suu Kyi’s speech to the nation as […]

Inclusive edu for students with disabilities stressed

DHAKA : Speakers at a seminar on Wednesday stressed the need for ensuring inclusive and quality education for students with disabilities, reports UNB. It is also necessary to ensure an admission quota for them in the existing education system and disability should be included in the curriculum to create a disabled-friendly mindset, they said. Disable […]

Drive against rice hoarding going on in Khulna

KHULNA: Five monitoring teams led by Additional District Magistrate and Additional Deputy Commissioner of are conducting drives against hoarding of rice in the city and district. The monitoring teams conducted several operations at different rice mills and wholesale kitchen markets in the city and district during the drives that began on Sunday. “The monitoring team […]