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Inu for urgent talks on political stability

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Thursday said it is urgent to initiate talks on political stability now instead of discussion on election system.   Read More »

TB still prevalent in Chuadanga

A total of 273 people died of tuberculosis in four upazilas of the district in the last 10 years as the disease is still prevalent here. Read More »

Phensidyl, liquor seized in Panchagarh

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized 120 bottles of Indian Phensidyl syrup and seven bottles of liquor from Narayanjot area on Tentulia border early Thursday. Read More »

Journo beaten up in Satkhira

A local journalist was injured as activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student front Islami Chhatra Shibir launched an attack on him at Maniknagar village in Kolaroa upazila on Tuesday. Read More »

Plan land indigenous people’s demands unheeded

People of the plain land indigenous communities are still victims of discrimination with their various demands, including constitutional recognition, lying unmet for long.Although the International Day of World’s Indigenous People was observed on August 9, the people of the indigenous communities mostly do not know about the significance of the day and their demands. Read More »

Unhindered flow of information stressed

Speakers at a function here stressed the need for ensuring free flow of information by all government and non government organisations concerned for expediting development and ensuring good governance. Read More »

Freedom fighters get Tk 2.39 cr allowance in Rangpur

The government through the Ministry of Social Welfare distributed Taka 2,39,04,000 among 996 freedom fighters (FFs) as allowance in the district during the last 2012-2013 fiscal year, official sources said. Read More »

Milestone for B’desh: Jute genome sequencing

A group of Bangladeshi scientists, led by Dr Maqsudul Alam, has sequenced the genome of a local variety of jute alongside already unveiled genome for ‘Tosha’ jute. Read More »

Indian smuggler killed, 2 BGB men hurt in clash in Joypurhat

An Indian smuggler was killed and two members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) were injured in a clash between BGB members and smugglers along Hatkhola-Uchna border in Panchbibi upazila early Sunday. Read More »

Fishermen helpless in the bay of Bengal

Within a space of a fortnight another gang dacoity was committed in 50 fishing trawlers in the Bay of Bengal on the night of Thursday, according to a report received here. Read More »

Thousands suffer in 3-km tailback at Mawa

Thousands of people returning to the capital after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr were left to suffer in a three-km tailback at Mawa Ferry Ghat due to heavy pressure of vehicles.   Read More »

Thousands suffer for 60-km tailback on Dhaka-Bogra highway

Thousands of passengers suffered as a 60-km tailback was created on Dhaka-Bogra highway on Friday following a road accident. Police said two goods-laden Dhaka-bound trucks drove into the road divider on the western side of Bangabandhu Jamuna Bridge at around 5:30am, disrupting traffic on the highway. The accident created a 60-km tailback from Patila in Raiganj upazila of the district ... Read More »

Hartal hits Sylhet tourism hard

Political instability and post-Eid 48-hour countrywide shutdown called by Jamaat-e-Islami for August 13-14 have taken a heavy toll on tourism in the holy town as tourists, both from home and abroad, either cancelled or rescheduled their planned trips to the county’s major tourist hub. Read More »

Govt distributes Tk 18.52 cr old age allowance in Rangpur

The government through the Ministry of Social Welfare distributed Taka 18,52,59,600 among 51,461 elderly people as old age allowance in the district during the last 2012-2013 fiscal year, official sources said. Read More »

Unusual tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway in Comilla

A 30-km tailback was created on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway on Thursday following a road accident in Daudkandi upazila, causing sufferings to thousands of people.  Read More »

Meghalaya lynching: Bodies of 2 victims handed over

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has handed over bodies of the two Bangladeshis who were beaten to death by a mob at Chichingpara in the state of Meghalaya of India on Tuesday. Read More »

SQ Chy awaits war crimes trial verdict

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Wednesday formally closed summing–up arguments from both sides in the trial of the 1971 war crimes including genocide, allegedly perpetrated by detained BNP MP Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and kept the verdict pending for any day. Read More »

Inu calls Odhikar bough of Jamaat-Hefazat

DHAKA: Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Monday  said Odhikar used to work for Jamaat-Hefazat as a bough, wearing a non-partisan musk. The information minister came up with the observation while addressing a press conference organised by the Information Ministry at the Press Information Department (PID)  auditorium. Inu said, “Odhikar is devoted to BNP-Jamaat alliance and had ill motives against ... Read More »

Association of Online Journalists (AOJ) formed

DHAKA: Association of Online Journalists (AOJ), a platform of online newsmen, has been formed to boost online news quality and increase facilities of the online journalists. Read More »

Three-tier security for Rajshahi City on Eid-ul-Fitr

A three-tier security arrangement has been made for Rajshahi City and its adjacent areas for peaceful celebration of the Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of the Muslims. Read More »

Wheat-laden truck snatched in Bogra

Muggers took away a truck loaded with 265 sacks of wheat from Ariabazar area in Shajahanpur upazila early Tuesday, after beating up its driver and helper. Read More »

Indian cumin worth Tk2 lakh seized in Magura

Police seized a large consignment of cumin smuggled from India from the Dhaka-Khulna Highway in Wapda area in Sripur upazila of the district early Tuesday. Read More »

Two killed, one injured in Sylhet attack

Two men were killed and a person was injured in an attack at Fenchuganj upazilla in Sylhet which was allegedly led by an upazila leader’s son on Saturday night at around 10.30pm. The incident took place at the Natural Gas Fertilizer Factory (NGFF) bazaar area at Fenchuganj upazilla under Sylhet. Read More »