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Santu Larma threatens strike to implement peace accord

Dhaka – Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) chairman Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma, popularly known as Santu Larma, on Wednesday threatened to go on a ‘non-cooperation movement’ to put pressure on the government to fully implement the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord. UNB news agency reported Read More »

Eid-e-Miladunnabi on Dec 13

Dhaka – Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the day of birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM), will be observed in the country on December 13 as the moon of Rabiul Awal of Hijri 1438 was not sighted in Bangladesh sky on Wednesday. UNB news agency reported Read More »

BNP pushes for dialogue over EC formation

Dhaka – BNP on Sunday urged the government to engage in talks with opposition parties over the formation of new Election Commission (EC) taking their chairperson’s 13-point proposal positively. “People want to get rid of repressive acts, unjust and the politics of killing. They want to see a real democratic environment here. We call upon the government to hold discussions ... Read More »

New AL entrants must be vetted: Maya

Chandpur – Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya on Saturday said the door of Awami League is open to everyone except Jamaat and ‘the wicked’. “Many people want to join Awami League swayed by the government’s development and democratic activities. We must dig into their history before allowing them to join our party,” he said. UNB news ... Read More »

AL turns down BNP’s call for reconstituting EC on consensus

Dhaka – Awami League leader Dr Abdur Razzak at a roundtable here on Monday apparently turned down a call of BNP leader Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury to reach a national consensus over the reconstitution of the Election Commission saying it is very tough. “I don’t know how there could be a national consensus. It’s very tough,” he said adding that ... Read More »

Bangladeshi found dead in Sharjah

Dhaka  – A Bangladeshi young man was found dead in Sharjah, one of the 7 United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday.The deceased was identified as Zohur Ali, 28, son of Idris Ali, hailing from Inatabad area of the district town. He had been living in Dubai for the last 13 years.Family members said that Zohur went out from his residence ... Read More »

Violent protest in B’baria over Facebook post on Kaaba

Brahmanbaria: Several temples and houses were vandalised in Haripur union of Nasirnagar upazila on Sunday during a demonstration allegedly over a Facebook post demeaning the holy Kaaba. Chowdhury Moazzem Ahmed, upazila nirbahi officer of Nasirnagar, said Ras Raj Das, 30, son of Jagannath Das of Harinber village, posted a photo on his Facebook wall on Saturday belittling thee holy Kaaba. ... Read More »

Traditional boat race held in Khulna

Dhaka  – A boat race, jointly organised by Nagar Samajik and Sangskritik Kendra and Grameenphone, was held at the Rupsha River in the city on Saturday.Some 28 teams from Koyra, Paikgacha, Terokhada of Khulna, and,Gopalganj, Narail, Madaripur and Faridpur districts participated in the race.The Champion team ‘Sundarban Tiger’ received Tk 1 lakh in big group while 1st runner-up ‘ Vai ... Read More »

Mitu murder: Charge-framing hearing in arms case Nov 13

Chitttagong: A court here will hear on November 13 the charge-framing in an arms case filed over the killing of former Police Super Babul Akhter’s wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu. Metropolitan Session’s Judge Md Shahe Nur fixed the date on Thursday, said Metropolitan Public Prosecutor Advocate Md Fakhruddin Chowdhury. UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Indian envoy meets foreign secretary

Dhaka: Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday met Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque and discussed issues of mutual interest. Officials from Dhaka and Delhi are in discussions over Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s forthcoming bilateral visit to New Delhi in the 1st week of December. UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

CNG filling stations strike from Oct 30

Dhaka: Bangladesh CNG Filling Station and Conversion Workshop Owners Association announced a strike on October 30 from 6 am until their demands are met in all the filling stations in the country. The association made the announcement in a press conference on Wednesday in the city. UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Cyclone ‘Kyant’ moves westwards

Dhaka: Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been asked by the met office to keep hoisted distant warning signal No 2 as cyclonic storm ‘Kyant’ over west-central bay and adjoining area has moved westwards over the same area. All fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay have been advised to remain close to the coast ... Read More »

AL announces names of 22 more secretaries

Dhaka: Awami League on Tuesday unveiled the names of 22 more members of its new central working committee secretaries, including eight organising secretaries. Newly elected general secretary of the ruling party Obaidul Quader came up with the disclosure at a press briefing at Awami League President Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmandi political office.UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

BNP a ‘factory of militancy’ : Inu

Dhaka: Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has said BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is the “key sponsor” of Islamist militants and her party is “the factory” of militants. Inu made the comments Tuesday during a human chain organized by Jubo Jote in front of the National Press Club, where he was the chief guest.UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Ferry service at Shimulia-Kawrakandi route faces navigability crisis

Dhaka  – Ferry service in the Shimulia-Kawrakandi route, which is known as the gateway to 21 southern districts of the country, has been disrupted for poor navigability.Shah Newaj Khaled, assistant general manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC), said only four among the seventeen ferries, transported goods and passengers from Sunday night for the lack of navigability.The service of ... Read More »

Patient commits suicide jumping from hospital building in Dinajpur

Dhaka  – A patient allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the rooftop of Dinajpur Medical College Hospital early Monday.The deceased was identified as Mahbub Ali, 30, son of Mojaffar Hossain, a resident of Khalpara area in Sadar upazila of Dinajpur .Family and hospital sources said Mahbub was admitted to the hospital on October 15 with ulcer complications. Mahbub jumped off ... Read More »

Girl commits ‘suicide’ in Jessore

Dhaka – Police recovered the hanging body of a schoolgirl from her house at Bhugilhat village in Abhoynagar upazila of Jessore district on Sunday night.The deceased was identified as Runa Khatun, 12, a class VI student of PPB High School and daughter of Hemayet Kha, a resident of the village,UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Names of 16 AL presidium members, 4 jt gen secys announced

Dhaka: Newly elected President of Awami League Sheikh Hasina on Sunday announced the names of party presidium members, joint secretaries and treasurer. Sheikh Hasina announced the names of 16 presidium members, four joint general secretaries and treasurer just after being elected the party president for the eighth consecutive time on the second day of the party’s 20th council held at ... Read More »

Teletalk to be tough competitor in 1 yr: Tarana

Dhaka: State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim on Thursday said Teletalk, the state-owned mobile phone operator, will emerge as a strong competitor in the country’s telecom market within a year with its improved network and services. UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Petrol pump owners threaten indefinite strike from Oct 30

Dhaka  – Petrol pump and tank-lorry owners and workers threatened to go on an indefinite strike from October 30 if their 12-point demand are not met by the time.Petrol pumps and tank-lorry operations will remain off until the demands are met,” Convenor of the Unity Council Mohammad Nazmul Haque said at a press conference at Purbani Hotel in the city ... Read More »

PM at Goa join BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit

Goa (India): Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was accorded a red carpet reception when she arrived here on Sunday morning to join the BRICS-BIMSTEC Leaders’ Outreach Summit. The two-day summit kicked off in the Indian southwest state, Goa, on Saturday with the theme ‘BRICS-BIMSTEC: A Partnership in Opportunities’. It is being organised on the sidelines of BRICS Summit that began on ... Read More »

One killed in clash over land dispute in Feni

Dhaka  – A young man was killed and five others injured in a clash over a land dispute at Omarpur village in Joyloskor union of Dagonbhuiyan upazila in Feni on Friday night.The deceased was identified as Naim, 30, son of Abdur Rahim, a resident of Mathiara village in Panchgachhiya union of Sadar upazila.Aslam, officer-in-charge of Dagonbhuiyan Police Station, said there ... Read More »

ACC suspends its official for irregularities

Dhaka: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has suspended its assistant director of Faridpur integrated district office M Nasir Uddin Ahmed on charges of dereliction of duty, misuse of power and misconduct. The decision was taken at a meeting of the commission on Thursday, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattachariya told UNB on Thursday. UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

President assents to 6 bills

Dhaka: President Abdul Hamid on Thursday assented to six bills passed in the 11th session (budget session) of 10th parliament. The bills are Bangladesh Bridge Authority Bill, 2016, Railway Property (Unlawful Possession Reclamation) Bill, 2016, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority Bill, 2016, “Public Procurement (Amendment) Bill, 2016, Tea Bill 2016, and Supreme Court Judges (Remuneration and Privileges) (Amendment) Bill, 2016. UNB ... Read More »