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Santhal Rebellion Day tomorrow

Habiganj Correspondent The historic Santhal Rebellion Day, commemorating the revolution of Santhan people against British rulers, would be observed here tomorrow through daylong programs. On this day in 1855, Santhals waged war against British rulers and Jamidars which lasted for one and a half years. About 30,000 Santhals living in tea estates of Chunarughat and Madhabpur Upazials of the district ... Read More »

ePassport for Bangladesh nationals may start from July

Dhaka, June 21 (UNB) – The Department of Immigration and Passports (DIP) is ready to begin distribution of digital passports, also known as ePassports, from July to ease immigration. “It’ll start from July 1 if the Home Ministry gives clearance,” Brig Gen Saidur Rahman Khan, the project’s director, told UNB on Friday. The ePassport has an embedded electronic microprocessor chip ... Read More »

Journalist Mahfuz Ullah hospitalised

Dhaka, Apr 2 – Senior journalist Mahfuz Ullah was admitted to Square Hospital here on Tuesday with severe chest pain. The journalist has been kept at the coronary care unit (CCU) of the hospital under cardiologist Dr Mahbub Mansur, a Square Hospital official told UNB. He said Mahfuz Ullah was admitted to the hospital around 3pm as he has been ... Read More »

About 1.3 million to appear at BD HSC exams from Monday

Dhaka, March 31 – At least over 1.3 mln examinees are going to sit for Higher Secondary School (HSC) examinations beginning Monday. Education ministry sources said they have taken all necessary preparations to hold HSC examinations without any irregularities and warned that tougher actions would be taken if found any lapses in conducting exams. A total of 13,51,505 examinees would ... Read More »

Fog halts Paturia-Daulatdia ferry services   

Dhaka- Ferry services on the Paturia-Daulatdia route in the Padma River remained halted from early Thursday due to dense fog.The authorities of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) kept suspended the ferry services and plying of the water vessels on the route from 4:00 am due to poor visibility for thick fog to avert accident, said Salah Uddin Russell, manager ... Read More »

Journalist Kazi Siraj dies at 70

Journalist-columnist Kazi Siraj has died from cardiac failure. He was 70. He breathed his last at his home in Banasree in the city at 10pm on Thursday, according to his family. He is survived by his wife Bulu Akhter, a son and two daughters. Read More »

Moudud terms EC’s dialogue as mere eyewash

Terming the Election Commission’s (EC’s) ongoing dialogue just eyewash, BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Saturday said it will not produce any positive outcome for holding the next general election in a credible manner. “The current Election Commission is a government puppet. It has no acceptability as we’ve got its political identity. The dialogue it has initiated is nothing, but ... Read More »

CJ finds flaws in Bangabandhu murder probe

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Tuesday said more ‘big fish’ were involved in the conspiracy of Bangabandhu murder, and those people did not face trial because of flaws in the investigation into the case.The Chief Justice came up with the remark at the inaugural programme of a blood donation camp, marking the National Mourning Day at Supreme Court Auditorium ... Read More »

Nation observes Mourning Day

The nation observed the National Mourning Day on Tuesday with due respect, marking the 42nd anniversary of the martyrdom of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led the nation in paying deep homage to the Father of the Nation by placing wreaths at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum ... Read More »

Chief Justice finds flaws in Bangabandhu murder probe

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Tuesday said more ‘big fish’ were involved in the conspiracy of Bangabandhu murder, and those people did not face trial because of flaws in the investigation into the case.The Chief Justice came up with the remark at the inaugural programme of a blood donation camp, marking the National Mourning Day at Supreme Court Auditorium ... Read More »

National Mourning Day Tuesday

The nation is set to observe the National Mourning Day on Tuesday with due solemnity, marking the 42nd anniversary of the martyrdom of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The government and different socio-cultural, political and professional organisations, including ruling Awami League and its associate bodies, have chalked out elaborate programmes to pay homage to the architect of ... Read More »

DU Day being observed

Dhaka – The Dhaka University Day is being observed on the campus here on Saturday with much enthusiasm and festivity, marking the 96th founding anniversary of the country’s highest seat of learning. -UNB Read More »