Metro articles

Tk 237cr project taken to make rural women self-reliant

DHAKA : The government has taken a Tk 237.36 crore project for rural women to make them self-reliant through income-generating training at upazila level across the country. The project titled ‘Income generating activities (IGA) training for women at upazila level’ will be implemented in all 426 upazilas of the country. According to a document, the […]

Mahila Awami League forms preparatory committees for Mar 4 conference

DHAKA : Bangladesh Mahila Awami League has formed a 25-member preparatory committee and 10 subcommittees to make its March 4 conference a success. The committees were formed at a meeting of the party held at Awami League president’s Dhanmondi office in the city on Saturday, said a press release. Mahila Awami League Chairperson Ashrafunnesa Mosharraf […]

Anisul for sustained river dredging

DHAKA : Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud yesterday said there is no alternative to the proper use of water resources for the socioeconomic development in agricultural Bangladesh, reports BSS. He called for continuing dredging activities and keeping rivers free from encroachment to protect environment maintain navigability. The minister was addressing a seminar on ‘Dredging […]

UNICEF for 20pc of social sector budget for children

DHAKA : The UNICEF country representative Edouard Beigbeder yesterday urged the government to invest 20 percent of the social budget for children by 2020 for betterment of the children, reports BSS. “The effects of climate change are tangible, disproportionately affecting children. To ensure a good start in life and opportunities for every child to develop […]

Golam Sarwar receives Life time achievement award from DU

DHAKA : The daily Samakal Editor Golam Sarwar yesterday has been awarded ‘Ataus Samad Memorial Trust Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his contribution to journalism profession in the country, reports BSS. Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique handed over the award as the chief guest at Professor Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury auditorium at Faculty of […]

Women empowerment a milestone of country’s success: Speaker

DHAKA : Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has said empowerment of women is a milestone of Bangladesh’s success. “Bangladesh has been placed in a rare height in the world because of women empowerment,” she said speaking as the chief guest at a function organized by Pride Limited at Hotel Radisson in the city […]

Public servants must earn peoples trust through performance: Rizvi

DHAKA : Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser Professor Dr Gowher Rizvi yesterday urged public servants to earn peoples trust through delivery of services calling it a crucial factor for the government’s performance management. “In democracy trust of people in government is very crucial. When any government does not enjoy the trust of the people, democracy […]

Nursing MSc. education programme introduced

DHAKA : Nursing MSc. education programme has been introduced for the first time in the country aiming to create skilled nursing professionals, reports UNB. The nursing MSc. education programme was formally inaugurated at a function in the auditorium of Directorate General of Nursing and Midwifery Services (DGNMS) on January 18, a press release said. Professor […]

Renovated lab of DU Psychology department inaugurated

DHAKA : Dhaka University (DU) vice-chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique yesterday inaugurated lab-1 of Department of Psychology after completion of renovation and modernization work, reports BSS. The work was carried out by the assistance from life members of DU Psychology Alumni Association. Presided over by department chairperson Prof Dr Nasrin Wadud, the inauguration function […]

1.5kg gold seized from stomach at Shahjalal airport

DHAKA : Customs officials seized 1.5 kilogram of gold worth about Taka 75 lakh from stomach of a Malaysia returned passenger at Shahjalal International Airport in the city, reports BSS. “Fifteen gold bars weighing 1.5kg were seized from the stomach of Zobair Akhter, who was arrested from the Green Channel area of the airport,” a […]

Children forced to earn money to support their families

DHAKA : As the clock struck 7:00 am, most children are busy wearing school dresses, taking breakfast and going out of home with school bags in their shoulders, reports BSS. But an opposite picture also exists in the society. When Yasin was supposed to go to school like other children he was forced to earn […]

Best Performance Award of DAM handed over to Muhammad Khairul Islam

Dhaka Ahsania Mission handed over the Best Performance Award-2016 to Muhammad Khairul Islam for his outstanding contribution towards continuous promotion and development of the activities of Dhaka Ahsania Mission. DAM President Kazi Rafiqul Alam handed over the award to him through a formal ceremony held at DAM headquarter on Saturday, a press release said. DAM […]

BD native killed in Los Angeles

DHAKA : A Bangladesh national who was working as gas station attendant at Los Feliz in Los Angeles was shot dead during an early morning robbery on Tuesday, reports UNB. The victim was identified as Mizanur Rahman Russell, son of Abdur Rafique, hailing from Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj district, UNB correspondent reported quoting his family […]

Admission Fair begins at EU

The Admission Open House (Fair) for Spring 2017 Semester of Eastern University (EU) started at the university premises on Wednesday, a press release said. Mohammed Ali Azzam, Member of BoT & Chairman of Admission Committee, EU inaugurated this Program in presence of Prof. Dr. Abdur Rab, Vice Chancellor; Prof. Dr. Abdul Hannan Chowdhury, Pro-Vice Chancellor; […]

Journo Shahidul Huq’s wife Shamsun Nahar passes away

DHAKA,  – Short story writer Kazi Shamsun Nahar, wife of eminent journalist late AKM Shahidul Huq, died of old age complications at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital in the early hours of today at the age of 72, reports BSS. Kazi Shamsun Nahar, mother of Shahriar Shahid, Managing Editor of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha […]

E-9 ministerial meeting to be held in Dhaka

DHAKA,  – The E-9 ministerial meeting with the theme ‘Education for the 21st century’ would be held in capital on Feb 5 next, reports BSS. The three day meeting would focus on a specific theme for a two-year period to discuss measures to strengthen cooperation among E-9 countries — Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, […]

Tofail deplores Indian anti-dumping duty on jute products

DHAKA, – Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday deplored the recent Indian imposition of anti-dumping duty on Bangladesh jute products, but hoped that the neighboring country would soon remove all trade barriers to further existing ties, reports BSS. “It’s a matter of great regret that India has imposed anti-dumping duty on Bangladesh jute goods which are […]

Former Chief Justice Ruhul Amin passes away

DHAKA, -Justice MM Ruhul Amin, the 16th chief justice of Bangladesh, passed away today during an open heart surgery at a Singapore hospital this morning at the age of 75, reports BSS. Registrar General of Bangladesh Supreme Court Syed Aminul Islam told BSS that the former CJ died early this morning while undergoing treatment at […]

President stresses good ties among parties for democracy

DHAKA : President Abdul Hamid yesterday said the political parties should have cordial relations among themselves for the common goal of public welfare and democratic dispensation, reports BSS. The President said this as he held talks separately with Bangladesh National Awami Party (BNAP), Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish (BKM) and Gono Front (GF) at Bangabhaban as part […]

Chinese delegation calls on DU VC

DHAKA : A 35-member Chinese arts delegation team called on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique yesterday at his office, reports BSS. Cheng Jianli, deputy director of Division of Personnel & Science and Technology & Education, Cultural Department of Henan Province led the delegation. Friendship and Exchange. As a part of this […]

Mosharraf asks BAPARD to contribute to poverty alleviation

DHAKA : Bangabandhu Academy for Poverty Alleviation and Rural Development (BAPARD) has been directed to formulate its specific goals for poverty alleviation and improvement of living standard of the people in the south-western part. The directive came when LGRD and Cooperatives Minster Khandker Mosharraf Hossain was presiding over the 1st meeting of board governors of […]

3 BD young cyclists pass mountain ‘Thorong La’

DHAKA : Three young cyclists – Abdullah Taher Chowdhuary, Ariful Islam Bhuiyan and Abhimonyu Saha, successfully crossed Thorong La, one of the highest mountain passes in the world on riding Bi-cycle, reports UNB. The mission has been organised by Obhijatree with the support of popular noodles brand Noodles and Trekkers of Bangladesh. As a part […]

Govt forms fresh scrutiny committee to enlist freedom fighters

DHAKA,  – The government has formed a fresh scrutiny committee to enlist genuine freedom fighters as all previous committees related to it have been canceled, reports BSS. “The committee will enlist genuine freedom fighters and scrutinize the applications at upazila, district and city levels,” a press release of the Ministry of Liberation War said here […]

Kathalbari Ferry Ghat to ease people’s sufferings: Shajahan

DHAKA,  – Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan said yesterday sufferings of the country’s south-western people would be eased after shifting Kaurakandi Ferry Ghat to Kathalbari, reports BSS. “It will also raise frequency in the ferry movement saving the people’s transport cost and time,” he told a function after inaugurating Ilias Ahamed Chowdhury Ferry Ghat (Kathalbari Ferry […]

Govt plans to create 27 lakh new jobs: Kamal

DHAKA, – Over 27 lakh new jobs will be created in the current fiscal year as the government has taken up programmes, including providing training to unemployed youths and sending seven lakh workers abroad, said Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, reports BSS. “We are hopeful about creating over 27 lakh fresh jobs in fiscal year […]