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Keep emergency services operational during Eid vacation: PMO

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Wednesday directed all organisations related to emergency services to take special steps to keep their services operational during the upcoming Eid vacation.It asked the ministries, departments and organisations concerned to inform the PMO regarding the steps taken to keep the emergency services like heath, law enforcement, disaster management, fire service, communication, banking, water, power ... Read More »

Class V public exam to be held this year

The Primary Education Completion (PEC) and Junior School Certificate (JSC) examinations will be held this year as usual as a proposal of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education seeking cancellation of the PEC examinations of class V did not get the Cabinet nod. The regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet was held at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with Prime Minister ... Read More »

Dhaka airport security concern grows

The falter of outdated surveillance equipment at Dhaka airport could not be more exposed as in the delay in landing of a flight carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage from Saudi Arabia on June 7 last. This happened at a time when the authorities have launched a move to install a modern multimode surveillance system under a Public-Private Partnership ... Read More »

Banks to remain closed July 4

Bangladesh Bank and all other scheduled banks will remain closed on July 4 but those will remain open on July 16. Bangladesh Bank on Sunday took the decision, said its deputy spokesman Anwarul Islam. Earlier, the central bank took decision that all branches of banks will remain open on July 2-3 in industrial areas of Dhaka, Chittagong, Narayanganj, Gazipur and ... Read More »

Banks to remain open on July 2 and 3

Bank branches will remain open on July 2 and 3 in industrial areas of Dhaka, Chittagong, Narayanganj, Gazipur and Savar, aiming to facilitate the disbursement of salaries to garment workers by factory owners. The central bank took the decision on Thursday, but there has been no decision yet regarding July 4 whether banks will remain open or not on the ... Read More »

PM to inaugurate 2 four-lane highways July 2

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the Dhaka-Chittagong and Joydebpur-Mymensingh four-lane highways on July 2. The minister disclosed this while inaugurating the Mobile One-stop Motorcycle Registration programme of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority marking International Civil Service Day this (Thursday) morning. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

AL observing 67th founding anniversary

Awami League, the country’s oldest political party, is observing its 67th founding anniversary today (Thursday). Founded on June 23, 1949, at the historic Rose Garden in the old part of Dhaka, the party played the lead role in all the democratic movements apart from leading the nation in the War of Liberation in 1971 under the leadership of Father of ... Read More »

No PESC exam for Class V students

Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman on Tuesday said there will be no Primary Education School Certificate (PESC) examination for the Class V students from this year. The minister came up with the disclosure while talking to reporters at the Secretariat. He said there will be no public examination at the end of Class V from this year and ... Read More »

British Queen to award BD youth Thursday

British Queen Elizabeth II will present Queen’s Young Leaders Award to an exceptional young man from Bangladesh at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London on Thursday. As the Commonwealth celebrates The Queen’s 90th birthday, this year’s Award winner, Osama Bin Noor, aged 25, has been recognised by The Queen for taking the lead in transforming the lives of others and ... Read More »

2 BD nationals shot dead by BSF along C’nawabganj border

Two Bangladeshi nationals were shot to death by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Charaldanga border in Gomastapur upazila on Monday. The deceased were identified as Jabdul Haq Bhadu, 32, son of Daud Ali of Radhanagar village, and Shahjahan Ali Bhutto, 33, son of Hukmat Ali of Debpur village in the upazila. Chapainawabganj, UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Death-row war criminal Quasem sent to Dhaka Central Jail

War criminal and death row convict Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali was shifted to Dhaka Central Jail from Kashimpur Jail in Gazipur on Monday morning. Law enforcers along with Quasem started for the capital from Kashimpur Jail part-2 around 7.15am, said Prosanto Kumar Banik, the jail super. On June 6, the Supreme Court released the full text of its verdict ... Read More »

Resist move to ‘gag media’: Khaleda to journalists

Accusing the government of trying to establish its control over the media, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday called upon journalists to put up a united resistance against it. “I urge the journalists to get united and create a strong resistance against the blueprint to put the independence of press at stake,” she said in a message. The message was ... Read More »

Now police to probe fraud charges, not ACC

Dhaka – Parliament on Thursday passed the ‘Anti Corruption Commission (Amendment) Bill 2016’ empowering the police to investigate some fraud and forgery charges instead of by the Anti Corruption Commission. Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, who is also in charge of the Cabinet Division in Parliament, piloted the Bill in the House, which was passed by voice vote. Read More »

BNP observes Zia’s 35th death anniv

Leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies observed the 35th death anniversary of its founder and late president Ziaur Rahman with various programmes. BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, also the widow of Zia, together with party leaders and activists paid homage to her husband by placing a wreath at his grave at the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar around 11:30am, marking ... Read More »

Tonu murder: CID quizzes 3 army men

Dhaka  – Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Thursday interrogated three army members who collected some evidence from the spot from where the body of slain Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu was recovered.Sources at the CID Comilla office said the three army men were quizzed inside Comilla Cantonment at noon,UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Storms, landslides kill 5 in Ctg, Bhola, Patuakhali

Dhaka  – Five people were killed and 50 others injured as landslides and storms, triggered by the cyclonic storm ‘Roanu’, hit Chittagong, Bhola and Patuakhali districts on Saturday.In Bhola, Akram, a class VI student and son of Mafiz, was killed as a house collapsed on him at Shashiganj Bazar in Tajumuddin upazila around 3 am, said upazila chairman Wahidullah Jasim, ... Read More »

Buddha Purnima Saturday

Buddha Purnima, the biggest religious festival of the Buddhist community, will be observed across the country on Saturday. Buddha Purnima marks Gautam Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. It falls on the day of the full moon in May. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

BGB-BSF chiefs’ conference starts Thursday

Dhaka  – A 5-day Director General-level conference between the Bangladesh and India border security agencies kicks off Thursday in Dhaka.A 21-member Indian delegation, led by the Director General (DG) of the Border Security Force (BSF) of India Shri KK Sharma, is scheduled to reach Dhaka on Wednesday morning to take part in the conference. Read More »

Family meets Nizami at Kashimpur jail

Family members of death-row war criminal Matiur Rahman Nizami met him at Kashimpur Central Jail part-2 in Gazipur on Friday. Jail sources said six members of Nizami’s family-his wife Samsunnahar Nizami, two sons– Barrister Najib Momen and Khadiza Mohsina, daughter-in-laws Saleha and Riyan entered the jail around 11:15 am, spent some time with him and got out of it around ... Read More »

Cargo owners call off strike

The cargo owners who went on an indefinite strike demanding rational fixation of workers minimum wage withdrew their strike on Monday upon the government’s assurance of meeting their demand. “As Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan have assured us that a committee, headed by an additional secretary, will soon fix workers’ wage rationally we have withdrawn our strike,” said Cargo Owners’ Association ... Read More »

Increased BD apparel exports can create more jobs: WB reports

Increased appeal exports could create more and better jobs in Bangladesh if the country makes improvement in productivity and product quality by enforcing a better safety condition and other compliance policies, said a World Bank report. The report, released on Monday, said successful implementation of reforms will help Bangladesh increase exports and capture more jobs from China’s gradual exit from ... Read More »

SSC, equivalent exams results on May 11

The results of this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published on May 11. “Yes, the results of SSC and its equivalent examinations will be published on May 11,” Education Secretary Sohrab Hossain told UNB on Monday. Dhaka, UNB news agency reported.  Read More »

Former state minister Mujibur Rahman Fakir passes away

Former state minister and ruling Awami League (AL) MP Dr Capt (retd) Mujibur Rahman Fakir of Mymensingh-3 constituency passed away on Monday morning due to heart disease. He was 69. Mujibur Rahman Fakir breathed his last around 9am at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, said Kamrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station. Mymensingh, (UNB) reported. Read More »

Unregistered SIMs, RUIMs await deactivation: Tarana

SIMs and RUIMs which will remain unregistered after April 30 will be deactivated shortly after the deadline, said State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim on Sunday. “At first, the unregistered SIMs will be deactivated for three hours on May 1 and those will be deactivated permanently in a very short time,” she told a rally at Dhaka University’s ... Read More »

Create more scope for education of poor students: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday stressed taking more initiatives so that the country’s poor and meritorious students have a greater access to education. “More initiatives should be there so that the poor and meritorious students get greater scope of education and higher education,” she said while presiding over the 3rd meeting of the Advisory Council of the PM’s Education ... Read More »