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DU student’s body recovered in N’ganj

NARAYANGANJ : Police recovered body of a student of Dhaka University (DU) from Kayedpara area in Rupganj upazila on Monday morning, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Parvez Ahmed Joy, son of Joynal Abedin of Borabo village of the upazila and a second year student of Political Science Department of Dhaka University. Md Ismail, […]

Discussion on Netaji Subhas Bose in city Today

DHAKA : A discussion on great leader of India’s independence movement Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be held at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of the National Museum in the city, marking his 121st birth anniversary and ‘Patriotism Day’, reports UNB. Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu will be present at the event as the chief guest while […]

FM to attend Davos meeting T0day

DHAKA : Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali left here for Davos, Switzerland on Sunday night to attend the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, reports UNB. The four-day annual meeting of the WEF begins on Tuesday in Davos under the theme ‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World,’ said an official. Prime Minister […]

Use brick-alternate, save top soil: Housing Minister

DHAKA : Discouraging uses of burnt bricks, Housing and Public Works Minister Engr Mosharraf Hossainon Sundaystressed on using sand cement blocks in construction works to protect the environment, reports UNB. The minister came up with the call during a press conference held at Dhaka Reporters’ Union (DRU) auditorium. Burnt brick production causes loss of top […]

Software to say goodbye to tax hassles

DHAKA : Often taxpayers complained of selective scrutiny of their tax files. They have a perception that their tax files are intentionally targeted for auditing just to harass them, reports UNB. People working in the government’s taxation department must have their views and explanations. National Board of Revenue (NBR), however, now plans to put to […]

Village Police ask for pay hike

DHAKA : Bangladesh Village Police Employees Union has threatened to go on a demonstration to realise their demand for pay hike, reports UNB. Some 46,870 members of the force have long been asking for their salaries and allowances in equivalence to Class-IV employees of the government. At a press meet held at Nirmal Sen Auditorium […]

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Dhaka North City Corporation by-polls on Feb 26

DHAKA,  – The by-election to Dhaka North City Corporation for the mayoral post will be held on February 26, reports BSS. The announcement came at a meeting of the Election Commission (EC) with its Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda in the chair at the EC Bhaban in city’s Agargaon today. The mayoral post […]

Nasir Uddin Ahmed joins as acting Info Secy

DHAKA : Nasir Uddin Ahmed has joined as acting Information Secretary of the Information Ministry, said an official release. In this regard, the Ministry of Public Administration issued a gazette notification on December 31. Nasir Uddin Ahmed, an officer of Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration) 1984 batch, served in various important posts at different ministries and […]

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PM visits Mohiuddin Chy’s residence

CHITTAGONG : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday visited the residence of late Awami League leader ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury in the city and consoled his family members, reports UNB. Party sources said when the motorcade of Sheikh Hasina reached Mohiuddin Chowdhury’s Chashma Hill residence in Sholoshahar area around 4 pm, his wife Hasina Mohiuddin, also […]


Tofail seeks duty, quota free access to Ukraine

DHAKA,  – Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed has requested Ukraine to provide duty and quota free market access for Bangladesh, reports BSS. The minister made the request at a meeting with Ukrainian first vice prime minister and minister of economic development Stepan Kubiv on the sidelines of WTO’s 11th ministerial conference (MC) in Argentine’s capital Buenos […]


JnUTA poll held amid boycott of White panel

JnU Correspondent: Jagannath University Teachers’ Association election held yesterday amid boycott of pro-BNP-Jamat white panel teachers and with a landslide victory of ruling Awami League backed teachers’ panel. Pro-Awami League Blue of panel teachers dividing into two camps contested the poll starting from 9:00 in the morning to 2:30 at noon. Management Department Professor Dr. […]


Joy inaugurates emergency service ‘999’

DHAKA,  – Prime Minister’s Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy today inaugurated the national emergency service ‘999’ aimed at providing emergency assistance to people across the country, reports BSS. “The Awami League government always thinks about the future of the country where people will not face any type of hurdle,” he […]

(From left) Joe Hyun-Gue, Country Director of KOICA,  Swapan Kumar Sarker, Executive Director, Bangladesh Computer Council, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister, ICT Division,  Ahn Seong-doo, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Bangladesh and  Susanta Kumar Saha, Additional Secretary (ICT Wing), ICT Division. Photo : Courtesy

Seminar on e-Government Master Plan for Digital Bangladesh held

Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) and KOICA have jointly organized a seminar on “e-Government Master Plan for Digital Bangladesh” at Digital World-2017 on Friday at Windy Town (First Floor), Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC), Dhaka. State Minister of ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak attended as a chief guest, Ahn Seong-doo, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea […]

The DeSHARI consortium, led by Action Against Hunger (ACF) in partnership with Christian Aid, DanChurchAid and Muslim Aid and being funded by European Union Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), organized a workshop at Spectra Convention Centre at Gulshan in the capital yesterday. Photo : TBT

Victims’ resilience imperative to cope with water logging 

Speakers at a sharing workshop on Monday called for strengthening resilience of the most vulnerable communities to cope with water logging in the country, a press release said. Water logging has become a chronic problem in south-west Bangladesh. Livelihoods of the marginal farmers are affected most by frequent and long term inundation, they said while […]

Professor Emeritus, University of Dhaka Dr. Anisuzzaman handing over the medal to Professor Rehman Sobhan at a ceremony at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology’s (AUST). Photo : TBT

Rehman Sobhan Receives Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Gold Medal 2016

For his invaluable contributions in the field of economics and education and also for his outstanding contribution to social services while holding important posts in government and non-government organizations, Professor Rehman Sobhan has been awarded Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Gold Medal 2016. Chief Guest of the program Professor Emeritus, University of Dhaka Dr. Anisuzzaman handed over […]

Convener of Citizen’s Platform Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya addressing a press briefing in the city’s Cirdap auditorium on Sunday. Photo : TBT

SDG conference to give marginalised a voice

DHAKA : A day-long citizen’s conference on SDGs in Bangladesh will be held in the capital on Wednesday aiming at giving voice to those who are left behind in the implementation process of the global agenda, reports BSS.  Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh will arrange the ‘Citizen Conference 2017: Implementation of SDGs in Bangladesh’ at […]

Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University handing over a memento to Kazi Rafiqul Alam, President of Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) at the reception program accorded to him by Daffodil International University for inducting in the International Adult & Continuing Education Hall Of Fame (IACE HOF) at the 22nd Induction Ceremony held in Suwon City, South Korea. Photo : Courtesy.

DIU Celebrates Kazi Rafiqul Alams success

TBT Report : Kazi Rafiqul Alam, President of Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) has been inducted in the International Adult & Continuing Education Hall Of Fame (IACE HOF) at the 22nd Induction Ceremony held in Suwon City, South Korea on October 26, 2017. To celebrate his success Daffodil International University (DIU) has been organized a program […]

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Bangabandhu Gabeshana Parishad’s month-long ‘victory’ programme begins

DHAKA : The month-long programme of Bangabandhu Gabeshana Parishad marking the month of victory (December) began Friday (1 December 2017) through the placing of wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi in the city, reports BSS. After the placing of wreaths, a discussion was held on the […]


People won’t give vote to BNP for their misdeeds: PM

SANGSAD BHABAN- Accusing BNP of unleashing terrorism and committing unbridled corruption during their five-year misrule, Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina yesterday said that the people won’t give vote to this party for these misdeeds. “I’ve firm confidence and trust in the people that those who have conscience won’t cast vote to […]


PM mourns death of folksinger Bari Siddiqui

DHAKA, – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed deep shock at the death of eminent folksinger, lyricist and flautist Bari Siddiqui, reports BSS. In a condolence message, the prime minister recalled the outstanding contributions of Bari Siddiqui to enrichment of the country’s folk songs. “The people of the country have lost a popular folk singer in […]


Bangladesh needs 20-30pc power connection growth to achieve SDGs: UNCTAD

DHAKA, – Bangladesh will require some 20-30 percent new electricity connections every year to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, said UNCTAD in its report of 2017 on the least developed countries (LDCs), reports BSS. Along with it, Bangladesh needs to ensure uninterrupted, environment-friendly and affordable renewable energy for all, said Centre for […]