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Eid without beloved family on DU campus

DHAKA : Eid-Ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festive of the Muslims, brings the community close to each other and cements the relations of friendship and family ties, reports UNB. Everyone wants to enjoy this day with his beloved family members, friends and relatives. But it is not possible all time for various reasons. Dhaka University went […]

National Moon Sighting Committee to meet Sunday

DHAKA,  – A meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee will be held on June 25 (Sunday) to review the news of moon sighting of the holy month of Shawal and fix the date of Eid-ul-Fitr of 1438 Hijri, reports BSS. The meeting will be held at the conference room of Islamic Foundation (IF) at […]

40 held on various charges in Satkhira

SATKHIRA: Police, in special drives from Monday night to this morning, arrested 40 people on various charges from eight upazilas of the district, reports BSS. Sources with the district police said they were picked up from different areas of the district. During the drives, Satkhira Sadar Police

One killed, 6 injured in Tangail road accident

TANGAIL : A man was killed and six others injured as a passengers’ bus collided head-on with a truck in Pakullah area on the Dhaka-Tangail highway in the district early this morning, reports BSS. The victim was identified as Lablu Miah, 35, supervisor of the passengers’ bus. Station officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence, […]

2 robbers held with arms in Kushtia

KUSHTIA : Police detained two robbers along with a homemade shooter gun in Chandagara field area of Kushtia-Rajbari highway in front of the under construction Kushtia Medical College in the small hours of Tuesday, reports UNB . The detainees were identified as Shahid Molla, 40, son of Mojammel Molla, a resident of Shimulia Naudapara village […]

Road accident kills one in Munshiganj

MUNSHIGANJ : A man was killed and two others were injured in a road accident in Baluakandi area on Dhaka-Chittagong highway under Gajaria upazila of the district this morning, reports BSS. The deceased was identified as Shafikul Islam, 45, son of Abdur Rab, a resident of Daudkandi in Comilla district. Sub inspector of Bhaberchar Highway […]

Lawmakers’ for raising allocation in education, create employment

SANGSAD BHABAN : Lawmakers in the parliament today called for raising the allocation in the education sector and create employment by implementing the proposed budget for fiscal 2017-18 while withdrawing excise duty on bank accounts and lowering VAT rate, reports BSS. Participating on the tenth day in the general discussion on the proposed budget, Housing […]

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Monsoon rains may trigger flood

DHAKA : A strong monsoon set in during the second week of this month that may trigger floods in low-lying areas of the country, experts said. “The country has been witnessing a powerful monsoon from June 12…. Under the influence of monsoon, heavy rainfall occurs in different parts of the country,” Arif Hossain, a meteorologist […]

Turkey condoles BD citizens’ death in landslides

DHAKA : Turkish government has condoled the death of Bangladesh citizens caused by landslides in hill districts, reports UNB. “We extend our sincere condolences to the relatives of those who have lost their lives, to the people and government of Bangladesh and wish speedy recovery of those injured,” the Foreign Ministry said here on Monday […]

Road crash kills 3 in Bogra

BOGRA : At least three people were killed and three others injured as two trucks collided head-on on Dhaka-Bogra highway in Fatki bridge area of Shahjajanpur upazila on Monday morning, reports UNB. Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. Officer-in-charge of Shahjahanpur Police Station Latiful Islam said that a cement-laden truck collided head-on […]

Amu for expediting halal industry to earn foreign currency

DHAKA : Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu suggested expediting halal industry as it is becoming a potential sector for earning huge foreign currency. “Halal industry is a flourishing industry across the world. As a Muslim majority country, Bangladesh can increase export in the global market through developing halal foods and tourism industries,” he said while […]

Tougher action against persons responsible for attack on Fakhrul: Hasan

DHAKA : Publicity and Publications Affairs Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said tough action would be taken against the people involved in the attack on BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s motorcade, reports BSS. “The attack on Alamgir’s motorcade is really sad and unacceptable. Investigation is going on into the […]

Charges to be framed against Banani rape accused on July 9

DHAKA : A court here on Monday set July 9 as the date to frame charges after taking it into cognizance against five accused, including Shafat and Shadman, in the Banani rape case, reports UNB. The Judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 Shafiul Azam set the date yesterday morning after rejecting the bail […]

Rail link with Sylhet resumes after 3-hr

SYLHET : The rail communications between Sylhet and rest of the country resumed on Monday afternoon after being suspended for at least three hours due to a hill slide triggered by heavy rainfalls in Lauachhara forest of Kamalganj in Moulvibazar, reports UNB. The communication resumed after cleaning all the mud from the rail track at […]

3 of a family electrocuted in city

DHAKA : Three members of a family including a minor died of electrocution at their Islambagh house of Lalbagh area in the capital on Monday, reports UNB. The victims were identified as Sharmin Begum, 30, her daughter Arfin, 5, and mother-in-law, Amena Begum, 55. The trio came in contact with a snapped electric cable on […]

Afghan envoy meets President

DHAKA : Outgoing Afghan Ambassador to Bangladesh Abdul Rahim Oraz made a farewell call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Monday, reports UNB. President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meeting. During the meeting, President Hamid said Afghanistan is a Muslim brotherly country of Bangladesh and the existing relations between the two […]

Uninterrupted power supply? Not now!

SANGSAD BHABAN : Uninterrupted electricity supply is unlikely right now, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid told Parliament on Monday, reports UNB. “I’m telling the MPs you won’t get uninterrupted power supply right now. Still, we’ve to go far to ensure uninterrupted power supply,” he said participa-ting in the general discussion […]

Unprecedented security for Ratha Yatra

DHAKA : Police is set to arrange the highest and unprecedented security measures for peaceful and smooth celebration of the Hindu community’s Ratha Yatra scheduled to be held from June 25 to July 9, reports BSS. Police has taken the decision at a meeting on maintaining law and order and traffic management ahead of Ratha […]

Birth anniversary of Sufia Kamal today

DHAKA :The 106th birth anniversary of late poet Sufia Kamal will be observed across the country today, reports BSS. A pioneer in movement for women emancipation, Sufia Kamal was born on June 20, 1911 in Shayestabad Nawab family in Barisal. Her father was Syed Abdul Bari and mother Nawabjadi Syeda Sabera Khatun. On the occasion, […]

Move to make Biman more profitable: Menon

SANGSAD BHABAN : Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon yesterday told the Jatiya Sangsad that the government undertook various steps to make Bangladesh Biman as more profitable airlines, reports BSS “The government took various steps to make Bangladesh Biman as a more profitable organization,” the minister said this while responding to a tabled […]

Common Indians have no reservation in Teesta agreement

DHAKA : State Minister for water resources Lt Col (retd) Muhammad Nazrul Islam yesterday said millions of common people of India have no reservation in signing of Teesta river water sharing agreement with Bangladesh and as per media reports they believed Bangladesh are not getting its right, reports BSS. “People of India don’t have any […]

Samdani Art Foundation announces names of 11 finalists

DHAKA : The Samdani Art Foundation (SAF) announced the shortlist for the fourth biennial Samdani Art Award which will be given out at the Dhaka Art Summit to be held in February 2018. SAF made the disclosure issuing a press release recently, reports UNB. The full list of the finalists is Ahmed Rasel from Barisal, […]

Listing Bangladesh in the world tourist map is important

Listing Bangladesh in the world tourist map is important to boost its tourism industry. If listed on the map, then the country’s tourism industry will be promoted. Global travelers will then know Bangladesh as a tourist country, a press release said. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of United Nation World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) made this view […]

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$300m loan deal for Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar railway June 21

DHAKA, June 18, 2017 – The government is set to sign two separate loan agreements on June 21 for construction of Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar Railway Line, reports BSS. “A total of two contracts would be signed between Bangladesh government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) worth of US$ 300 million at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar for Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar […]