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Complex at Tagore’s house Kuthibari in BD nears completion

Kushtia, May 10 – The construction of a magnificent complex is on in full swing at Shilaidaha Kuthibari, Rabindranath Tagore’s country house that holds numerous memories of the celebrated poet. Deputy Commissioner of the district Aslam Hossain says he is happy with the pace of work. “Everyone’s saying that the work’s quality is very good. At the current pace, I ... Read More »

Upazila Parishad fifth phase elections June 18

Dhaka, May 9 – The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday announced the schedule for holding elections to 16 Upazila Parishads of 14 districts in the fifth and the last phase of the Upazila Parishad Election on June 18. According to the election schedule, the deadline for submission of nomination papers is May 21, while the date for scrutiny of nomination ... Read More »

Dhaka to have sweltering hot weather for some more days

Dhaka, May 9 – The people would not get relief from the summer hot spell as the ongoing condition is likely to continue in the next three to four days across Bangladesh, said the met office. The highest temperature recorded was 39.5 degrees Celsius in Rajshahi division, while the temperature in Dhaka was recorded 35.6 degree Celsius at around 12 ... Read More »

HC shows grave concern over food adulteration

Dhaka, May 9 – The High Court yesterday expressed grave concerned over the poor activity of government’s organizations in stopping food adulteration and taking legal action against the responsible persons for leading people toward death through supplying contaminated foods. It also expressed anxiety for not withdrawal of 52 food items from the market even after these were found sub-standard by ... Read More »

সাবেক সভাপতি জি.এ খানের মৃত্যুতে মুসলিম লীগের শোক প্রকাশ

বাংলাদেশ মুসলিম লীগের সাবেক সভাপতি, ঢাকা বারের সাবেক সভাপতি ও বার কাউন্সিলের সাবেক সাধারণ সম্পাদক এ্যাড. গওহর আলী খান (জি.এ খান) গত ৬ মে, ২০১৯ যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের নিউ ইয়র্কে ৯৪ বছর বয়সে ইন্তেকাল করেছেন (ইন্নালিল্লাহে ওয়া ইন্না ইলাইহি রাজিউন)। তার মৃত্যুতে গভীর শোক প্রকাশ করেছেন বাংলাদেশ মুসলিম লীগের সভাপতি এ্যাড. বদরুদ্দোজা সুজা, মহাসচিব কাজী আবুল খায়ের, নির্বাহী সভাপতি আব্দুল আজিজ হাওলাদার, ... Read More »

সমাজে রমজানের শিক্ষা না থাকায় অতি মুনাফার লোভ -চরমোনাই পীর

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর আমীর মুফতী সৈয়দ মোহাম্মদ রেজাউল করীম পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই বলেছেন, সিয়াম সাধনার মধ্য দিয়ে মানব জাতিকে মহান আল্লাহ তায়ালার রহমত, মাগফিরাত ও নাজাত লাভের আহবান জানায় এ মহান রমজান মাস। তিনি বলেন, মিথ্যা, গীবত করা, চোগলখোরী, অতি মুনাফাখোরী, কালোবাজারী, ঘূষ-দূর্নীতি, প্রতারণা ও প্রবঞ্চণার মতো ইসলাম বিরোধী কাজ থেকে বিরত না থাকলে রমজানের ফল পাওয়া যাবে না। পীর ... Read More »

2 suspected drug peddlers killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

Cox’s Bazar, May 9 – Two suspected drug dealers were killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Laboni Beach Point in the district town on early Thursday. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. A Rab-15 team raided the area around 4am after being tipped-off that drug peddlers were coming there via sea, ... Read More »

Price fall in large-caps drives stocks further down

Dhaka, May 8, 2019 – Stock markets today closed the week with downward trend due mainly to price fall in large-cap securities, official news agency BSS reported on Wednesday. The falling major sectors were pharmaceuticals and chemicals, ceramics and insurance. A total of 165 securities of the large-cap group moved down due to lower activities. The broader DSEX index of ... Read More »

Bangladesh eyes to dominate against Ireland

Dhaka – After a thumping win against West Indies on Tuesday, Bangladesh eyes to display better performance against Ireland as well. The Tigers will take on the hosts Ireland on Thursday in their second game of the ongoing tri-nation series. The match will take the place in Dublin Bangladesh time at 3:45 pm. The match will be aired on Maasranga ... Read More »

Bangladesh beat West Indies by 8 wickets in Irish tri-series

Dublin,(AP/UNB) – Bangladesh made light work of chasing down 262 to beat West Indies with five overs to spare in their one-day international tri-series match on Tuesday. Bangladesh made 264-2 after limiting West Indies to 261-9. The West Indies was 205-2 in the 41st over but wasted a great platform given by opener Shai Hope, who scored a second successive ... Read More »

BNP hosts iftar for orphans, ulema

Dhaka, May 7 – In the absence of party chairperson Khaleda Zia, BNP hosted an iftar party on her behalf for orphan students and ulema (Islamic scholars) on Tuesday, the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan. The programme was held at the city’s Ladies Club with the participation of nearly 200 orphans and some ulema. BNP secretary general ... Read More »

16 killed in 2 days as Cyclone Fani ravaged Bangladesh

Dhaka, May 4 – At least 16 people, including two children, were killed and dozens of others injured on Friday and Saturday as cyclonic storm Fani has unleashed its force on Bangladesh after ravaging eastern India. Fani which once turned into a very severe cyclonic storm entered Bangladesh’s southwestern part as a cyclonic storm on Saturday morning. It later weakened ... Read More »

Holy month of fasting Ramadan begins

Dhaka, May 6 – The Holy Ramadan, the Islami month of self-restraint for self-purification through fasting and abstinence, begann in Bangladesh on Tuesday as the new crescent moon was sighted on Monday. Lailatul Qadr, the night of divine blessing and benediction, will be observed on the night of June 1. The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision at a ... Read More »

Singer Subir Nandi passes away

Dhaka, May 7 – Renowned singer Subir Nandi died at a hospital in Singapore early Tuesday. He was 66. He breathed his last around 4:30am, said Dr Samanta Lal Sen, chief coordinator of National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, who alsosupervised his treatment. His body will be brought to Dhaka on Wednesday morning by a Regent Airways flight scheduled ... Read More »

Reza Kibria GS, Montu in presidium of Dr. Kamal’s Gono Forum

Dhaka, May 5 – A 111-member new committee of Gono Forum has been formed with Dr Kamal Hossain reelected Gono Forum’s president and Reza Kibria made its general secretary. Mostafa Mohsin Montu has been dropped from the post of party general secretary but included in the 13-member presidium and made the No. 1 member of the party. Gono Forum’s executive ... Read More »

Dhaka plans to import more LNG

Dhaka, May 06 – The Bangladesh government is planning to import more Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) from the global market. During the recent state visit of Prime Minister Sheik Hasina in Brunei, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed for LNG supply from the country. Bangladesh in last year started getting LNG from RasGas, Qatar. During the Prime Minister’s visit ... Read More »

HC notice to combat air pollution by 2 City Corpns of Dhaka

Dhaka, May 5- The High Court yesterday summoned the chief executive officers of two Dhaka City Corporations to explain their positions over their reports submitted before the court relating to prevent air pollution in the capital. The HC bench comprising Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader asked them to appear physically before it on May 15. Deputy ... Read More »

Bangamata Football: Bangladesh on the brink of title

Dhaka- Title-aspirants Bangladesh are confident over winning the first Bangamata U-19 Women’s International Gold Cup Football title on Friday. The hosts are ready for final Laos test at 6 pm on Monday at Bangabandhu National Stadium where the President Abdul Hamid is expected to be the chief guest of the final match. Head Coach of Bangladesh Golam Rabbani Choton said ... Read More »

Bangladesh self-sufficient in food: Minister

Dhaka – The government is putting emphasis on providing people with more nutritious food, Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder said Thursday. “As we’ve attained sufficiency in food production, we’re now looking for ways to provide our people with more nutritious food,” said he said.  He made the remarks at ‘National Level Discussion Meeting on Promoting Nutrition among the Adolescents’ arranged ... Read More »

BD Madrasa girl ‘raped’ in Sherpur

Sherpur, May 2 (UNB)– Police are looking for a 40-year-old man who is suspected of raping an eight-grader in Sreebardi upazila on Wednesday. The victim was alone at her house in Shankar Ghosh village around noon when Ujjal Mia, the suspect, went to her house. He raped her finding her alone, police said quoting her relatives. Locals rescued the victim ... Read More »

Bangladesh Madrasa girl ‘raped’ in Sherpur

Sherpur, May 2 – Police are looking for a 40-year-old man who is suspected of raping an eighth-grader in Sreebardi Upazila on Wednesday. The victim was alone at her house in Shankar Ghosh village around noon when Ujjal Mia, the suspect, went to her house. He raped her finding her alone, police said quoting her relatives. Locals rescued the victim ... Read More »

Cyclone Fani: Danger signal 7 issued at Mongla, Payra ports

Dhaka, May 2 – Khulna and adjoining southwestern coastal areas will feel the peripheral effect of ‘Fani’ by Friday morning, the Met Office says, advising Mongla and Payra ports to display danger signal number seven. The very severe cyclonic storm was 915km southwest of Mongla port and 925km Southwest of Payra port at 9am on Thursday. Coastal districts of Bhola, ... Read More »

যৌন নিপীড়নকারীদের কঠোর শাস্তি দিতে হবে

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ ঢাকা মহানগর উত্তর সভাপতি প্রিন্সিপাল শেখ ফজলে বারী মাসউদ ও সেক্রেটারী মাওলানা আরিফুল ইসলাম এক যুক্ত বিবৃতিতে বলেছেন, যৌন নিপীড়নকারীদের কঠোর শাস্তির আওতায় আনলে যৌন নিপীড়ন অনেকাংশে কমে যাবে। যৌন নিপীড়নকারীদের সর্বোচ্চ শাস্তি কার্যকর হলে দেশে যৌন নিপীড়ন নতুনভাবে বৃদ্ধি পাবে না। জঙ্গিবাদ সন্ত্রাস-অগ্নিসন্ত্রাস, ধর্ষণ, যৌন নিপীড়নের বিরুদ্ধে সকলকে সোচ্চার ও ঐক্যবদ্ধ হতে হবে। নেতৃদ্বয় বলেন, মাদকাসক্ত ... Read More »

Case filed over raid at Dhaka ‘militant den’

Dhaka, April 30 – A case was filed yesterday over the raid at a ‘militant den’ in Bosila area of Dhaka city. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-2 Senior Warrant Officer Md Abdullah filed the case with Mohammadpur Police Station on Monday night. RAB headquarters’ Senior ASP Mizanur Rahman confirmed the matter on Tuesday noon. Earlier, RAB cordoned a tin shed house ... Read More »

Student suicide: Charge taken against Viqarunnisa teachers

Dhaka, April 30 – The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Tuesday accepted the charges brought against two teachers of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College in a case filed for instigating the suicide of Aritry Adhikary, a ninth-grade student of the institution. The accused teachers are Nazneen Ferdous, acting principal, and Zinat Akhtar, morning shift in-charge of the ... Read More »

Bangladesh PM Hasina flies to London on official visit

Dhaka, May 1 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here for London on Wednesday on an official visit to the United Kingdom (UK). A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage departed Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for the British capital of London at 9:15am. The flight is scheduled to reach Heathrow International Airport in ... Read More »

Ex-Jamaat MP Shahjahan Chowdhury held, charge unclear

Chittagong, May 1 – Detectives arrested former Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami MP Shahjahan Chowdhury and some other party leaders in the city on Tuesday night. A team of Detective Branch of picked Shahjahan, also city Jamaat Ameer, and others from Chandanpur Darul Ulum Madrasa, said Chittagong Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Mahabubor Rahman. He said they were interrogating the Jamaat men. Shahjahan faces ... Read More »

HC wants docs of Zia Trust graft case on appeal by Khaleda

Dhaka, April 30 – The High Court Tuesday asked lower court concerned to submit documents of Zia Charitable Trust graft case against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia within two months as it accepted her appeal challenging the verdict in the case, official news agency BSS reported on Tuesday. The court also stayed part of that judgement, which fined Khaleda Taka ... Read More »

Actress Shomi faces Tk 1 billion defamation case

Dhaka, Apr 30 – A case has been filed against actress Shomi Kaiser for reportedly tarnishing the image of journalists branding them ‘thieves’ during a programme at the Jatiya Press Club on April 24. Editor of online news portal studentjournalbd.com Mia Md Nuzhatul Hasan filed the case on Tuesday. Judge of the Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court Asaduzzaman Nur ... Read More »