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Police bar MPO-seeking teachers’ demo

Jan8: Police frustrated an attempt to besiege Shikkha Bhaban on Tuesday by the teachers of educational institutions not included under the government’s Monthly Payment Order (MPO). The law enforcers intercepted a procession of those teachers around noon when they were on their way to Shikkha Bhaban from the National Press Club. Ramna zone Deputy Commissioner of Police Syed Nurul Islam ... Read More »

Govt to nationalise primary schools

Jan8: The government has decided to nationalise 26,193 non-government primary schools across Bangladesh. Primary and Mass Education Minister Afsarul Ameen says Sheikh Hasina will make an announcement to this effect on Wednesday from a rally of the non-government primary school teachers in Dhaka’s National Parade Square. “It will be an historic event in the history of Bangladesh. A long cherished ... Read More »

ACC Chairman says: Decision on 3 foreigners after WB report

Jan 8: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Ghulam Rahman said the commission would take decision on the three foreign accused after getting World Bank (WB) report over the Padma Bridge graft allegation. The three foreign accused are Ramesh Saha, Ismail and Kevin Wales. The anti-graft body chief came up with the disclosure while talking to journalists at his ACC office ... Read More »

PM says: Gas connection in Noakhali soon

Jan 8: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday categorically said the people of the district would be provided with gas connection and others privileges soon. “The gas of Sundalpur and Shahajadpur will not only be added to national grid, but also will be provided to the people of Noakhali,” she said. The premier, also ruling Awami League president, made the ... Read More »

Country lacks rule of law: BNP

Jan 8: Opposition BNP Standing Committee Member MK Anwar said rule of law has been halted in the country due to the verdict of former Justice ABM Khairul Haque over the issue of caretaker government. The senior leader of the party also claimed that the democracy, justice and right to voting were also halted due to the verdict. He came ... Read More »

Nirmal Sen dead

His family said he died at around 6.30 pm on Tuesday at a hospital in Dhaka of septicemia, a lung infection that spread into his blood stream. Within minutes, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recalled in a message her long association with the departed communist leader Sen in the anti-autocracy movement. President of Ganatantrik Biplabi Party, Sen was one of the ... Read More »

Parliament’s winter session from Jan 27

Parliament will convene its winter session on Jan 27. It will be 16th sitting of the ninth Parliament. President Mohammad Zillur Rahman on Monday summoned Parliament into the session in line with the constitutional obligation of holding a sitting within 60 days of the previous one. Before the assembly sits at 3:30pm, the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) will fix the ... Read More »

Judge gets bail

Senior Assistant Judge Javed Imam on Monday secured six-month’s ad-interim bail from the High Court after being held for allegedly possessing contraband Phensydyl syrup. The bench of justices Quamrul Islam Siddiqui and Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain also asked the Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka to furnish any possible reason within four weeks, for which Imam could be denied bail. Police nabbed ... Read More »

Fire at Mohakhali slum

Jan7: A devastating fire broke out at Lichutala Slum at Mohakhali in the city on Monday night. A fire service official told banglanews that the blaze began around 8:00pm at the slum adjacent to Metropolitan Hospital in the area. Read More »

Non-MPO teachers besiege Shikkha Bhaban Tuesday

Teachers working at educational institutions not enrolled to MPO system will besiege the Shikkha Bhaban in the capital on Tuesday to press the government to enlist them. The announcement came following a day-long sit-in protest staged by Non-MPO Shikkha Prothisthan Shikkhak Karmachari Oikya Jote in front of the National Press Club on Monday. President Md Esharot Ali of the teachers ... Read More »

Gazipur to be 11th city corporation

The government on approved country’s 11th city corporation at Gazipur comprising about 330sq km area from Tongi and Gazipur municipalities. The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reforms (NICAR), chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The Local Government Ministry will publish a gazette notification in this regard fixing boundary for the city corporation ... Read More »

13 Shibir women held in city

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Police personnel allegedly held 13 female activists of Chhatra Shibir from National Press Club area of the capital on Saturday afternoon. Three of the detainees are Joshna Begum, Fatema and Sadia. Wishing anonymity an RAB officer said that they all attended in the round table conference organized by Women Rights Movement. The high officials ordered ... Read More »

Students seek raise in govt job entry age

Students from various universities and colleges on Saturday staged a demonstration at the city’s key Shahbagh intersection demanding raise in the current age limit for government employment to 35 years from 30. The three-hour demonstration by the students, united under the banner of Bangladesh General Students’ Council, started around 11am. At one stage of their programme, they set several tyres ... Read More »

Panel to oversee gang-rape victim’s treatment

The condition of the 15-year-old schoolgirl who was gang-raped for three days in Tangail has ‘slightly improved’ at Dhaka Medical College Hospital where authorities formed a medical team on Thursday to oversee her treatment. Dr Bilkis Begum, coordinator of the One Stop Crisis Centre where the girl was transferred from Tangail hospital on Monday night told bdnews24.com that her condition ... Read More »

17 days remand for Fakhrul sought

Police on Thursday filed a petition seeking 17 days remand for BNP Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir showing him as arrested in two more strike-related violence cases. Motijheel and Sutrapur Police filed the petitions seeking exhibit of arrest in the two cases at Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s court. The court accepted the charges of arrest after hearing. Sub ... Read More »

Shibir’s city processions: Cocktails exploded, 2 held

Shibir activists brought out two sudden processions in city’s Ittefak intersection and Mohakhali rail gate areas Thursday morning. In first procession, activists of Chhatra Shibir locked into clash and with police around 10:15 am and exploded numbers of cocktails, banglanews correspondent reports. During the time, chase and counter chase occurred between them. Later, police fired several rounds of tear shells ... Read More »

No food scarcity in country: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also ruling Awami League president, on Thursday categorically said, at present, there is no scarcity of food in the country now. “The incumbent government is agriculture-friendly. We are committed to ensure food security of the country,” she said. The premier came up with the observation while addressing a programme organized marking the Golden Jubilee and Reunion ... Read More »