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EC publishes draft voter list

Dhaka– The Election Commission (EC) on Monday published the draft updated voter list of 2017 across the country, showing some 15 lakh possible voters with a 1.48 percent growth rate. UNB news agency reported Read More »

15 held in Gaibandha over MP Liton murder

Gaibandha– Law enforcers in several drives arrested 15 people from separate places of the district from Saturday night to Sunday morning in connection with the killing of Gaibandha-1 MP Manjurul Islam Liton. Besides, the district administration deployed Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members in several points of Sundarganj upazila to ward off any untoward incident. Read More »

BD completes 2016 with its vibrant presence in global forums

Bangladesh remained vibrant through its strong presence in global forums round the year 2016 clearly becoming a player on the global stage addressing the growing domestic challenges.The country witnessed a growing interest shown by the global powers –- China, India, Japan, Russia, the United States and other countries in Bangladesh to have deeper engagements.The historic visit of Chinese President Xi ... Read More »

Zila Parishad polls: Electioneering ends Monday midnight

Dhaka – The electioneering in the Zila Parishad (district council) elections across the country is set to end on Monday midnight, 32 hours before voting opens on Wednesday.A total of 63,143 voters, including 14,800 women, who are elected representatives of other local bodies, will be allowed to cast ballots in the district council elections in 61 districts to be held ... Read More »

Politics warms up with Bangabhaban hospitality, pleasantries

Dhaka – Though politics has been dull these days, Bangabhaban on Sunday saw a warmer political gathering with BNP leaders exchanging pleasantries with humorous President Abdul Hamid. The atmosphere turned festive as the President entertained BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and her party’s delegation with fish finger, chicken patties, sandwich, sandesh and peanut during talks over formation of the next Election ... Read More »

3 Biman engineers suspended over glitch in PM’s flight

Dhaka – Three engineers of Biman Bangladesh Airlines were suspended on Wednesday for their negligence of duty in the flight carrying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Budapest, Hungary. The suspended officials are-Debesh Chowdhury, chief engineer (production), SA Siddique, chief engineer (quality assurance) and Billal Hossain, principal engineer. Read More »

BD-ILO ties going from strength to strength: Ryder

Dhaka – Director General of International Labour Organization (ILO) Guy Ryder on Sunday said the partnership between ILO and Bangladesh is going from strength to strength. The ILO DG made the remarks when he made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city. Read More »

EC being used as AL office: BNP

Pabna – BNP on Sunday criticised the Election Commission (EC) for its stance on holding Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) without deploying army, saying the Commission is being used as an Awami League office. “The Chief Election Commission does what the ruling asks him to do. Read More »

NCC polls: EC’s security meeting Saturday

Dhaka – The Election Commission (EC) is going to sit in a meeting with law enforcement and intelligence agencies on Saturday to finalise the security measures need to be taken for the elections to Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) and 61 district councils in the country. Read More »

BNP opposes India’s ‘proposal for open sky deal’

Dhaka – BNP on Friday strongly opposed India’s reported proposal to sign an open sky agreement with Bangladesh saying it will put the country’s security at stake. Speaking at a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central office, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also said Bangladesh will not get any benefit by inking such a deal. Read More »

Cyclone ‘Vardah’ moves slightly north-northwestwards

Dhaka – The cyclonic storm ‘Vardah’ over southeast bay and adjoining area moved slightly north-northwestwards over the same area. It was centred at 6 pm on Friday about 1115 kms south of Chittagong port, 1035 kms south of Cox’s Bazar port, 1130 kms south of Mongla port and 1075 kms south of Payra port, said a Met office special bulletin. Read More »

Begum Rokeya Day to be observed Friday

Dhaka – The nation will observe Begum Rokeya Day on Friday, marking the 136th birth and 84th death anniversary of the pioneer of awakening women’s rights in the subcontinent. Women and Children Affairs Ministry and various other socio-cultural and political organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes to mark the day. Read More »

Child Marriage Restraint Bill 2016 placed in JS

Sangsad Bhaban – The much-talked about ‘Child Marriage Restraint Bill, 2016′ was placed in Parliament on Thursday keeping girls’ minimum age for marriage at 18 with a provision for the marriage of underage girls in special cases. State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze (Chumki) tabled the bill in the House, which was sent to the respective parliamentary ... Read More »

PM’s special assistant Shakil passes away

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s special assistant Mahbubul Hoque Shakil passed away at a Japanese restaurant in the ctiy’s Gulshan area on Tuesday. He was 47. Shakil, former vice-president of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), breathed his last at Samdado Restaurant, sources said. Read More »

HC delivers split verdict on Nizam Hazari’s JS membership

Dhaka – The High Court on Tuesday delivered a split verdict on the writ petition challenging the legality of parliament membership of Nizam Uddin Hazari of Feni-2 constituency. Senior Justice Md Emdadul Huq passed an order declaring the Feni-2 constituency MP Nizam Hazari’s JS membership illegal while Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan rejected the petition. UNB news agency reported Read More »

Medical equipment suppliers to strike for three days

Dhaka- Medical Equipment suppliers will observe three days’ strike starting from Tuesday demanding a stop to harassment by the Drug Administration. Bangladesh Medical Association Instruments and Hospital Equipment Dealers and Manufacturers Association announced the programme at a press conference at BMA auditorium in the city on Monday. Read More »

Maritime ports asked to hoist signal no 2

Dhaka – Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist distant warning signal no two as the deep depression over the south-east bay and adjoining area moved northwestward and rapidly turned into cyclonic storm ‘Nada’ over southwest bay and adjoining southeast bay. UNB news agency reported Read More »