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BNP plunges into deep ditch of negative politics: Quader

Dhaka, Feb 4 (UNB) – Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday alleged that BNP leaders are making unguarded remarks about the 11th parliamentary election as the party has fallen into a deep ditch of negative politics. “BNP and Jatiya Oikyafront leaders are making abortive efforts to make the election controversial. In fact, BNP has plunged into a deep ditch ... Read More »

Jaha Alam’s jailing depicts country’s ‘criminal admin’: BNP

Dhaka, Feb 4 (UNB) – BNP on Monday alleged that the incident of long imprisonment of an innocent person like Jaha Alam has exposed the country’s ‘criminal administration’. “Innocent Jaha Alam had been in jail for 1092 days only because of a political role of the Awami League government-backed Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC),” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir ... Read More »

Bd ant-graft body finds ‘horrific mess’ in education system

Dhaka, Feb 4 (UNB) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday sent a set of recommendations to the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education and the Secondary and Higher Education Department to ensure a congenial environment for education. ACC expressed deep concern over the irregularities, corruption, disorder and mismanagement in the education system. The recommendation letter, signed by ACC Secretary ... Read More »

No innocent person should be victim of torture: PM

Dhaka, Feb 4 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the police to remain careful so that innocent people are not harassed and tortured during their duties. “You need to keep in mind that no innocent person should fall victim to torture and harassment by you,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while attending the five-day ‘Police ... Read More »

Why border walls don’t stop migration

President Trump has long called migration a security crisis, but in recent weeks he has also referred to the situation along the southern border as a humanitarian crisis. As he ended the government shutdown in a televised speech on January 25th, Trump reiterated his claim that a border wall between the United States and Mexico would save the lives of ... Read More »

Bangabandhu’s tallest sculpture to be built in Chuadanga

Chuadanga, Feb 4 (UNB) –The tallest sculpture of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the architect of the country’s independence, will be built in the district. Renowned sculptor Mrinal Haque will erect the 100-foot sculpture on a land beside the tennis ground of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in the town, said Deputy Commissioner of the district Gopal Chandra ... Read More »

Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia to sign defence deal Feb 14

Dhaka, Feb 4 (UNB) – Bangladesh will sign a defence deal with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on February 14, aiming to enhance military cooperation between the two countries. Chief of Bangladesh Army General Aziz Ahmed made the announcement while visiting the newly-constructed building of Bangladesh Mission in Riyadh on Sunday, said the Bangladesh Embassy in the Saudi capital ... Read More »

‘Plastic-like rice’ seized in Gaibandha

Gaibandha, Feb 4 (UNB) – Police in a drive seized ‘plastic-like rice’ from a shop in the town on Monday morning. Police said that one Rony Miah identified the rice as plastic while cooking it. Later, he went to Gaibandha Sadar Police Station along with the rice and lodged a complaint. Following his complaint, police raided the shop of one ... Read More »

BNP postpones Feb 8 Surawardy Udyan rally

Dhaka, Feb 4 (UNB) – BNP on Monday postponed its scheduled public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on February 8 due to the ongoing Ekushey Book Fair.Instead of the public rally, the party will now hold a protest rally at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh on the same day, marking the 1st anniversary of jailing of its chairperson Khaleda Zia in ... Read More »

Drive to free Karnaphuli riverbanks from grabbing begins

Chattogram, Feb 4 (UNB) -The district administration has started a drive to demolish the illegal structures on the banks of the Karnaphuli River in the port city. A team led by executive magistrate and assistant commissioner (land) of Patenga Tahmilur Rahman started the drive in Sadarghat area at 10:15 am on Monday and bulldozed a number of buildings till 12 ... Read More »

Innocent Jahalam freed from jail after HC suo moto order

Gazipur, Feb 4 (UNB) – Innocent Jaha Alam, who was in jail for the last three years instead of the real accused in 33 corruption cases, was released from jail early Monday following a High Court order. He walked out from Kashimpur prison-2 at 1am. Jail Superintendent Subrata Kumar Bala said his release papers reached the jail on Sunday night. ... Read More »

Angelina Jolie in Cox’s Bazar to assess needs of Rohingyas

Cox’s Bazar, Feb 4 (UNB) – UNHCR special envoy and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie arrived here on Monday morning to assess the humanitarian needs of the Rohingyas. During her three-day mission in the district, she will also assess some of the more critical challenges facing Bangladesh as a host country, according to UNHCR.  Bangladesh is now hosting nearly 1.3 million ... Read More »

Compatriots forced Bd women domestic help into illicit work

Bahrain, Feb 01 – Two pimps who locked a woman in apartments for three months and forced her to have sex with multiple men have been jailed for 10 years each. The Bangladeshi men, aged 29 and 44, were convicted by the High Criminal Court yesterday of holding their victim captive, forcing her into prostitution, human trafficking, torture and rape. ... Read More »

Priyanka reveals why mother Madhu was upset

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are happily enjoying their newly married life. The couple often shares adorable pictures on social media and just leave us gushing a lot more about them each time. Fondly called National Jeeju by all PC fans, Nick Jonas’ love for Priyanka is the stuff of fairy-tales. The duo tied the knot in an opulent wedding ... Read More »

Ajay Devgn’s De De Pyaar De to clash with Jabariya Jodi

Earlier slated for a March 15 release, Ajay Devgn’s De De Pyaar De now has a new release date. The film will be hitting the screens on May 17. The decision was taken in order to avoid a clash with Ajay’s other release – Total Dhamaal. The latter hits the screens on February 22, which is nearly 20 days before ... Read More »

‘Bhaoyaiya’ Utsab ends in Rangpur

Culture Correspondent The two-day ‘Bhaoyaiya Utsab-2019’ ended here on Saturday midnight at Town Hall Auditorium in the city. Entertaining huge audience with the heart-throbbing musical tune of Bhaoyaiya songs. Cultural organisation ‘Gidaler Akhra’ organised the event that ended with rendering popular Bhaoyaiya songs by the admired ‘Bhaoyaiya’ artists of Rangpur region followed by a colourful prize distribution function. Regional Director ... Read More »

Free visa, illegal hiring behind rising worker accidents

Bahrain, Sunday, Feb 2 – Illegal hiring of workers and employing free-visa labourers are major challenges facing authorities trying to curb accidents at work sites, according to a top official. A number of companies bring in workers on daily wages at construction sites, without providing them with proper contracts and/or safety equipment, said Labour and Social Development Ministry occupation safety ... Read More »

Costs of post-9/11 US wars to 2019: $5.9 trillion

By Neta C. Crawford Nov 2018 –The United States has appropriated and is obligated to spend an estimated $5.9 trillion on the war on terror through the Fiscal Year 2019, including direct war and war-related spending and obligations for future spending on post-9/11 war veterans. This number differs substantially from the Pentagon’s estimates of the costs of the post-9/11 wars ... Read More »

শিক্ষার অভাবেই মানুষ নৈতিকতাহীন হয়ে পড়ছে – ফয়জুল করীম

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর নায়েবে আমীর মুফতী সৈয়দ মুহাম্মদ ফয়জুল করীম বলেছেন, সমাজের সর্বস্তরে নৈতিকতার চরম বিপর্যয় ঘটছে। মানুষ ক্রমেই ধ্বংসের দিকে ধাবিত হচ্ছে। বর্তমান সময়ে শিশু, নারী ধর্ষণ ও হত্যা আশঙ্কাজনক হারে বৃদ্ধি পেয়েছে। নির্যাতনের শিকার হচ্ছে ৪ বছরের শিশু থেকে ৮০ বছরের বৃদ্ধারাও। এতে দেশের সচেতন মানুষ চরম উদ্বিগ্ন। তিনি বলেন, ইসলামী শিক্ষার অভাবেই মানুষ নৈতিকতাহীন হয়ে পড়ছে। ইসলামী ... Read More »

‘শিশু ধর্ষণ ও হত্যা রোধে আইন শৃঙ্খলা বাহিনী ব্যর্থ ‘

সাম্প্রতিককালে শিশু, নারী ধর্ষণ ও হত্যা আশঙ্কাজনক হারে বেড়ে গেছে। নির্যতনের শিকার হচ্ছে নারী-শিশু সকলেই। এতে অভিভাবকগণ উদ্বেগ উৎকণ্ঠার মধ্যে আছেন কলিজার টুকরো শিশুদের নিয়ে। ২০০০ সাল থেকে নারী ও শিশু নির্যাতন প্রতিরোধে মহিলা ও শিশু বিষয়ক মন্ত্রণালয়ের মাল্টিসেক্টোরাল প্রকল্পের অধীনে ওয়ান স্টপ ক্রাইসিস সেন্টার থাকলেও তা কাজে আসছে না। যৌন নির্যাতনের ঘটনাগুলো আগের মতই ঘটে যাচ্ছে। শিশুদের ওপর নির্যাতন ... Read More »

Garo woman murder report March 5

Dhaka Feb 03 – A Dhaka court fixed March 5 for submitting the investigation report over the murders of a woman of Garo community and her daughter in Kalachandpur of Dhaka. Magistrate Debdash Chandra Adhikary of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka directed Gulshan Police Station Inspector Md Salahuddin Mia to submit the report. On March 20, 2018, ... Read More »

HC orders release of a wrong prisoner in jail for 3 years

The High Court on Monday directed the jail authorities to immediately release Jaha Alam who was in jail for the last three years instead of the real accused in 26 corruption cases. The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader gave the order to free Jaha Alam and also fixed February 6 for further hearing ... Read More »

Disqualify river grabbers from elections bank loans

Dhaka, Feb 03 – In a landmark verdict, the High Court on Monday disqualified the grabbers of rivers and canals from contesting any election including local government and parliamentary polls. It directed the Election Commission to take steps to this effect. The HC bench also court also ordered Bangladesh Bank to take steps so that any person accused of grabbing ... Read More »