Metro articles

Prosecution seeks AG’s opinion on Rana plaza trail

DHAKA,  – The prosecution today sought the attorney general’s opinion in initiating the virtually stalled Rana Plaza disaster trial as seven of 41 accused of the murder case obtained a High Court order to skip the proceedings until settlement of their indictment order, reports BSS. “We have sent a letter to the Attorney General (AG) […]

Realistic decision to be taken on trade union at EPZ: Tofail

DHAKA, – Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today said the government would take realistic decisions on forming trade unions at Export Processing Zones (EPZs), reports BSS. “Labourers have been allowed to form workers’ welfare associations likewise trade unions in EPZs where they are bargaining with owners for their rights and both parties are now satisfied with […]

Amu off to Russia

DHAKA,  – A six-member delegation led by Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu today left here for Russia with a view to gathering experiences for establishing the National Quality and Technical Regulatory Council (BNQTC) in the country, reports BSS. During the tour, the team will visit the Russian Federal Agency on Technical Regulation and Metrology and […]

3 DU students awarded

DHAKA : Three students of Dhaka University (DU) Mathematics and Applied Mathematics departments received AF Mujibur Rahman Foundation Gold Medal for their outstanding academic results in Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) examinations, reports BSS. The awardees are: Md Zasim Uddin and Farhana Akanda Promy of Mathematics Department and Khadiza Khatun of […]

Citi confers Microentrepreneurship Awards

DHAKA : Citi Foundation yesterday conferred 12th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) in six categories to 14 entrepreneurs and microfinance organizations, reports BSS. Planning Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal handed over a crest, a cheque and a certificate to each of the fourteen winners at a ceremony as chief guest. State minister for finance and […]

BFA demands distribution of all fertilizers through BCIC dealers

DHAKA : Leaders of Bangladesh Fertilizer Association (BFA) yesterday demanded distribution of all types of fertilizers, including urea, through the dealers of Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC), reports BSS. They demanded it at the 23rd annual general meeting of BAF at Bashundhara International Convention City here in the presence of Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu […]

Next ten years critical for achieving climate change goals

DHAKA : Next ten years will be critical for achieving climate change goals while peaking net emissions will make it difficult to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and maintain carbon level down, according to a new study, reports BSS. The historic Paris Agreement set a target of limiting future global average temperature increase to well below […]

Mujibnagar Day to be observed on April 17

DHAKA : The government has taken a daylong programme to observe the Mujibnagar Day on April 17 to recall the history as on this day in 1971 the nation witnessed the oath-taking of the country’s first government, reports UNB. Senior Awami League leaders assembled at a mango grove in Baidyanathtala on April 17, 1971 under […]

Community clinics become dependable for healthcare services

DHAKA : Community clinics established in remote areas of the country have become dependable for healthcare services of the rural women and children, reports BSS. They rush to these clinics if they suffer from cold, diarrhoea or other kinds of diseases. Though community clinics are facing some problems including shortage of physicians and medicines, they […]

SC goes into vacation tomorrow

DHAKA,  -The Supreme Court (SC) is scheduled to go into a 21-day break tomorrow, leaving the vacation benches and the court of Chamber Judge to deal with the urgent matters at the High Court and Appellate Division respectively, reports BSS. Regular activities of the SC will be off limit because of government holidays, weekly holidays […]

Govt to provide food aid to flood affected families: Maya

DHAKA : The government will provide food aid to all flood-affected families in the haor areas, said Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossen Chowdhury Maya, reports BSS “The government has adequate food grains …so nobody will suffer from any food shortage during the reign of the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” the […]

Home Minister Inaugurates month long TAX Campaign

TBT report The tobacco and tobacco products use is a big obstacle for development of the public health as well as of the country. Tobacco users are being increased day by day because of the cheapest price of tobacco products in Bangladesh in consideration with other countries. One of the most important strategies of tobacco […]

Govt. takes elaborate programmes to celebrate Pahela Boishakh

DHAKA : The government has chalked out elaborate programmes to celebrate the Pahela Boishakh, the first day of Bangla Calendar Year 1424, on April 14. President Andul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will give separate messages on the occasion. Marking the day, special supplements will be published in different dailies highlighting the significance of […]

‘60 parliamentary seats for minorities demanded’

DHAKA : Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Oikya Parishad (BHBCOP) yesterday demanded a quota of 60 general parliamentary seats for the representation of religious and ethnic minority groups in the Jatiya Sangsad, reports BSS. The demand was placed at a press conference held at the Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) in the city. BHBCOP general secretary Advocate […]

Wowbox, Samsung launch Boishakh clickstar

DHAKA : To celebrate Bengali New Year-1424, lifestyle application Wowbox has launched a photography campaign titled “Clickstar” in partnership with Samsung Mobile Bangladesh. The contest will invite users to submit photographs they click, through the WowBox app. The top ten photographers will win amazing Samsung handsets, such as the Samsung Galaxy A7, Galaxy J7 Prime […]

Chief justice hands over SC annual report to President

DHAKA,  – Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha today handed over the Annual Report-2016 of Bangladesh Supreme Court to President M Abdul Hamid at the Bangabhaban, reports BSS. “The chief justice led a Supreme Court delegation while submitting the report while he also explained its different aspects,” President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told BSS. The Chief […]

No power plant at cost of Sundarbans: Speakers

DHAKA : Speakers at a panel discussion called on the government to explore alternatives to the Rampal power plant, observing that the project will have an adverse impact on the biodiversity of the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world, reports UNB. They said the country needs no power plant at the cost of […]

Country’s 4.6 pc adults mentally depressed: survey

DHAKA : Nearly 30 crore people across the world are suffering from depression, while the rate of such a mental disorder among the adults in Bangladesh is 4.6 percent, Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim revealed the information today based on a survey report, reports BSS “Around 30 crore people in the world are […]

Dev Memorial Lecture held at DU

DHAKA : Dev Centre for Philosophical Studies of the Department of Philosophy of Dhaka University (DU) yesterday organised “Dev Memorial Lecture-2016” at the RC Majumder Arts Auditorium on the campus, reports BSS Pro Vice-Chancellor (academic) of the university Professor Dr Nasreen Ahmad chaired the programme while Professor of Philosophy Department Dr Azizun Nahar Islam presented […]

Charging extra bus fare to invite trouble, warns Quader

DHAKA : Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday warned that actions will be taken against those involved in charging passengers extra in the name of different special bus services, reports UNB. “Anarchy in the name of ‘Gate Lock’ or ‘Special Service’ won’t be tolerated. Actions will be taken against them through conducting […]