Metro articles

BNP criticizes PM’s Saudi visit finding no other issue: Quader

DHAKA,  – Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said BNP is now talking against Prime Minister’s visit to Saudi Arab as the party has no other issue for criticizing the government, reports BSS. “Fifty Muslim countries have joined the meeting held in Saudi Arab…There is no reason to raise any controversy over the […]

Govt expects complete wipeout of slums in 10 years

DHAKA,  – The government expects the slums to be completely wiped out in next years’ time in line with its Vision 2021, senior secretary of the Finance Ministry Hedayetullah Al Mamoon said here today at a pre-budget consultation with children, reports BSS. “The government has a plan to make the entire country slum-free in next […]

Call for more awareness to check ‘spousal violence’ on women

DHAKA : Speakers at a seminar in the city yesterday suggested increasing awareness among both men and women to reduce spousal violence on women and girls, reports BSS. “We would have to ensure more employment opportunities for women along with creating awareness against violence on them,” said Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) Chairman Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman […]

Dhaka seeks duty free market access to US

DHAKA : The third round of Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (TICFA) meeting between Bangladesh and the United States concluded here today with a call for forging trade and investment relations for mutual benefits of the two countries, reports BSS. During the daylong meeting, Bangladesh sought duty free market access to the US in […]

Workshop on ‘Curriculum Format’ held at UGC

DHAKA : A daylong workshop on “Curriculum Format” was held at University Grants Commission (UGC) Auditorium. UGC in association with Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) organised the workshop while its Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan addressed it as the chief guest, said a UGC press release. Presided over by UGC Member Prof Mohammad Yousuf Ali […]

Two district council members take oath

DHAKA : Two newly elected district council members – Shahidullah of Narsingdi and Hajera Parvin of Jessore -took oath at LGRD and Cooperatives ministry yesterday, reports BSS. Shahidullah was declared as elected member of ward No-9 of the Narsigndi district council while Hajera Parvin elected as member of reserved seat No-3 of Jessore district council. […]

Indian national among 3 held with foreign cigarette at Shahjalal

DHAKA : Customs officials early Wednesday arrested three people including an Indian citizen along with 1,187 cartons of contraband foreign cigarette worth about Taka 56 lakh from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, reports BSS. Customs intelligence personnel arrested an Indian national Abdur Rahim, son of Mohammad Sikander, of Chennai at 2am along with 500 cartons of […]

People’s attachment need to prevent corruption: ACC Commissioner

KHULNA : Anti Corruption Commissioner (ACC-Investigation) A F M Aminul Islam yesterday said people’s attachment is needed to prevent corruption, reports BSS. He was addressing at the conference room of Khulna Circuit House as chief guest while distributing prizes among upazila and district level ACC member in Khulna and Barisal division. Commissioner said, ACC is […]

WB awards Prosper Bangladesh Selfie Contest winners

DHAKA : The World Bank on Wednesday distributed prizes among 10 winners of the ProsperBangladesh Selfie Contest 2017 aimed at engaging youth in a dialogue on Bangladesh’s development priorities, reports UNB. The month-long contest received hundreds of submissions. Qimiao Fan, World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal, handed over certificates and prizes for […]

Unscrupulous traders out to destablise rice market: Qamrul

THAKURGAON : Food Minister Qamrul Islam on Tuesday alleged that a section of unscrupulous businessmen is conspiring to destablise the country’s rice market taking advantage of the damage to Boro paddy by flood in haor areas, reports UNB. While addressing a views-exchange meeting with field level officials at the deputy commissioner’s office on procurement of […]

Case filed over medicine seizure from SBMCH ward

BARISAL : A case has been filed in connection with the recovery of huge medicines from the female medicine ward of Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH). SBMCH Director SM Sirajul Islam filed the case against nurse Bilkis Jahan, also in-charge of the ward, and office assistant Shefali Begum with Kotwali Police Station on Monday, said […]

Inu for zero-tolerance policy towards child oppressors

DHAKA : Information Minsiter, Hasanul Haq MP, said yesterday that there should be a zero-tolerance policy towards child oppressors, like the one adopted against militants, reports BSS. The minsiter was speaking at a rally held in front of the National Press Club organised by his party Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) to protest the killing of […]

Rajuk demolishes illegal structures in Banani area

DHAKA : The Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkhya (RAJUK) yesterday started evicting unauthorized commercial establishments from Banani area, a week after it began the drive at Purbachal, reports BSS. Led by RAJUK magistrate Khandker Oliur Rahman, a mobile court started operations this morning from Block D and road no 10 at Banani and evicted seven shops constructed […]

Envoys of 3 countries present credentials to President

DHAKA : Ambassadors-designate of Cuba and Finland and High Commissioner-designate of Singapore to Bangladesh presented their credentials to President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban here on Tuesday, reports UNB. The three non-resident envoys are Oscar Israel Martinez Cordoves of Cuba, Nina Irmeli Vaskunlahti of Finland and Derek Loh ED-Tse of Singapore. President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin […]

3-Day workshop on marine ecosystem begins at DU

DHAKA : A three-day workshop titled ‘Sustainable Management of Marine Ecosystem and Acidification Monitoring’ began at the seminar room of Center for Advance Research in Sciences on Dhaka University (DU) campus, reports UNB. DU Oceanography Department organized the workshop for the officials of the Department of Environment (DoE). DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique […]

Roundtable held at IUB

To explore the options and possibilities for foreign students and scholars in Bangladesh, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) arranged a Roundtable Discussion titled “The Prospects and Challenges of International Students in Bangladesh” on Monday at IUB campus in Bashundhara, Dhaka, a press release said. Along with the Trustees, faculty and senior administration of IUB; Ambassadors, High […]

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Sahana Begum honoured as Ratnagarva Ma

On International Mother’s Day, Jatiya Mohila Sangstha honoured Sahana Begum , a mother of accomplished personality with “Ratnagarva Ma Awards” in recognition of her contribution as a successful mother, a press release said. Speaker of Jatiya of Sangsd Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury handed over the crest to her at a programme titled” Discussion on International […]

Interactive Session held at BSMRMU

With a view to encouraging the Joint Collaboration & Blue Economy, an interactive session on “Blue Economy Development and Opportunities in Bangladesh” was organized by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University (BSMRMU), Bangladesh at the University Auditorium located at Pallabi, Dhaka, says a press release. Vice Chancellor of the University Rear Admiral ASM Abdul Baten […]

BD students expand grass-roots exchanges in Japan

DHAKA : Twenty-six Bangladeshi students who returned home after their recent 9-day visit to Japan shared their life-time experiences with officials of the Embassy of Japan, reports UNB. The visit was a part of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchanges for Students and Youths (JENESYS) program that has been offered by the Government of Japan […]

Fire at N’ganj jute warehouses under control

NARAYANGANJ : The fire that broke out at three jute warehouses in Shitalakhaarea of the districton Sundaymorning was bought under control within an hour, reports UNB. Deputy assistant director of Narayanganj Fire Service and Civil Defence Mamunur Rashid said the fire broke out at the three warehouses of Kumudini Welfare Trustat7:00am. “It was not still […]

Abducted policeman rescued in Keraniganj

DHAKA : A member of Special Branch of police under Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police was rescued from Dakhin Keraniganj, outskirts of the capital, in the early hours of Sunday six hours after his abduction, reports BSS. Police said Sub-Inspector of Dhaka central jail Mohsin and another person named Alam were kidnapped by some […]

4 of a family among 5 killed in KSA road mishap

DHAKA : Five Bangladeshis, including four members of a family, were killed in a road accident in Umme Zamzam area in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, reports UNB. Four of the deceased were identified as Bangladeshi expatriate Saudi Arabia businessman Abdul Aziz, his son Arafat and daughter, hailed from Feni district and his car driver Masud […]

Idols vandalised in Ctg temple

CHITTAGONG : Miscreants vandalised some idols in a Hindu temple in Gosaildanga area under Bandar thana in the city early Sunday, reports UNB. Debojit Shil Shibu, the custodian of Gosaildanga Sarbojonin Topoban Sree Guru temple (Shib Temple), said some miscreants attacked the temple early in the morning and vandalised some idols. They also set fire […]