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Police investigating Al-Qaeda message: IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Hasan Mahmud khandkar on Sunday said the reported audiovisual message of al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri against Bangladesh is being investigated with due importance. The IGP made the comments while talking to reporters after inaugurating the control room of closed circuit TVs set at important points of the city to control traffic and ensure security the ... Read More »

ACC interrogates AL MP Badi

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday quizzed Awami League lawmaker Abdul Rahman Badi at its head office for accumulating a huge amount of wealth. After emerging from the commission office, the AL lawmaker, who has been elected from Cox’s Bazar-4 constituency, however, claimed that he was a victim of “media conspiracy”. Read More »

Rana Plaza images win World Press Photo

Two Bangladesh photographers have won prizes at the World Press Photo contest with pictures of the Rana Plaza collapse.Women’s rights activist Taslima Akhter won the third prize (singles) in the spot news category of the contest. Another photo journalist Rahul Talukder won the third prize (stories) in the spot news category. Both of them won the prizes for pictures of ... Read More »

10-day training on border management ends

Dhaka – A 10-day antiterrorism assistance training programme focusing on ‘Border Control Management’ concluded here on Thursday. Officials from Border Guard Bangladesh, the Immigration Unit of the Special Branch of the Bangladesh Police, Bangladesh Coast Guard, Customs Department of the National Board of Revenue, and the Department of Immigration and Passports participated in the training. Read More »

Telecom and ICT ministries merged

The government has merged the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications with the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology. The fresh nomenclature for it would be the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, said a government handout on Monday. Read More »

19 newspapers implement 8th Wage Board Award: Inu

So far, 19 newspapers in the country have implemented the 8th Wage Board, Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu told Parliament on Monday. An 8-member ‘Monitoring Committee’ has been formed with representatives from the government as well as of journalists and owners, he said, answering a scripted question of AKM Mayeedul Islam (Kurigram-3). Read More »

Hili port shut for 4 days

All types of export and import-related activities at Hili land port will remain closed for the next four days from Monday because of the ongoing road reconstruction works on the Indian side. Read More »

SSC exams begin across country with 1.4 million candidates

Dhaka – Some 6,778 students were absent on the first day the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations that began across the country on Sunday. Of them, 3,326 are under eight general education boards while 2,400 under Madrasah Education Board and the rest 1,052 are under the Vocational Education Board, said Prof Taslima Begum, Chairman of Dhaka Education ... Read More »

5 including couple killed in Chandpur, Chuadanga road crashes

Dhaka – At least five people, including a couple, were killed and six others injured in separate road accidents in Chandpur and Chuadanga districts on Saturday. In Chandpur, three people, including a couple, were killed and five others injured as a minibus collided with a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Moutabari intersection in Shahrasti upazila in the afternoon. Read More »

SSC exams from Sunday

Dhaka – The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations begin across the country on Sunday. This year, a total of 14,32,727 students under 10 educational boards, including one madrassah and one technical boards, will sit for the examinations from 27,489 institutions. The examinations will be held in 2942 centres across the country. Read More »