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Ensure fair paddy price: Farmers urge BD govt

Dhaka, May 18 – Farmers on Saturday urged the government of Bangladesh to save them by ensuring that they get a fair price for paddy. They made the call at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity. It was jointly organised with Bangladesh Auto Rice Mills Owners’ Association (BARMOA). Their demands included ‘identifying real farmers’, disbursing loan at two percent ... Read More »

BD Standards Institution cancels licence of 25 food products

Dhaka, May 15 -The Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institution (BSTI) pn Wednesday cancelled and suspended licenses of a total of 25 products of 22 companies for their failure to come up with answers against the show cause notices served by the BSTI. An office order of BSTI, signed by its director (CM) Engr M Ishaq Ali said that the licenses ... Read More »

16 killed in 2 days as Cyclone Fani ravaged Bangladesh

Dhaka, May 4 – At least 16 people, including two children, were killed and dozens of others injured on Friday and Saturday as cyclonic storm Fani has unleashed its force on Bangladesh after ravaging eastern India. Fani which once turned into a very severe cyclonic storm entered Bangladesh’s southwestern part as a cyclonic storm on Saturday morning. It later weakened ... Read More »

BD Water Development Board’s dysfunctional sluice gates

More often than not, structures built by Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) harm the people than benefit them. Another example of this general phenomenon is provided by seven sluice gates that BWDB built to regulate the flow between the Madhumati River and its khals that served as conduits for river water to spread over Madaripur and Gopalganj districts and also ... Read More »

BD JS model draws huge attention in photo show at UN

Culture Desk The Permanent Mission of Bangladesh and the Permanent Mission of Estonia to the UN jointly organized the photo exhibition titled ‘From Island to Island- The creative journey of Louis Kahn’ at the UN headquarters, where a model of Bangladesh national parliament was displayed at the centre of the hall, according to a message received here yesterday. The model ... Read More »

Last BD national polls did not meet fairness standard: UK MP

Dhaka, April 07 – The last parliamentary polls of Bangladesh held in December did not meet the standard of fairness, said visiting member of parliament of the United Kingdom Mark Field yesterday. He said UK wants to see lively debate, a vibrant civil society, free media and competitive elections “As a friend of Bangladesh it gives me no pleasure to ... Read More »

Millions of BD children at risk from climate crisis: Unicef

More than 19 million children in Bangladesh are at risk from devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday in a new report According to the study – Gathering Storm: Climate change clouds the future of children in Bangladesh – the country’s flat topography, dense population and weak infrastructure ... Read More »

BD HC wonders over courage by cops to set up courts at night

Dhaka, Apr 2 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday wondered how police can set up courts at night at their desired places to settle disputes. “They take up cases if they find it suitable, or else not. No GD is recorded unless their palms are greased. Even officers-in-charge set up courts at their desired places at night for arbitration ... Read More »

UN urges BD govt not to relocate Rohingya refugees

Dhaka, March 25 – United Nations (UN) on Monday urged the govt of Bangladesh not to relocate Rohingyas to Bhasan Char before reaching a consensus with them on the modalities. Appreciating the Bangladesh government’s move to decongest the overcrowded settlements of Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar, UN in a press release said they are discussing with the government the ‘critical protection ... Read More »

Govt initiates move to make lists of Razakars, Al’Badrs

Dhaka, March 25 – Forty-eight years after the independence, the government has taken an attempt to make a “comprehensive list” of anti-Liberation War elements, Razakars and Al-Badr. On an earlier occasion, a number of such lists were prepared by the successive governments but none had taken any attempt to prepare a “district wise” comprehensive list. Sources in the Ministry of ... Read More »

BD turning into a land of enforced disappearances

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the arch-rival of the ruling Awami League, yesterday accused the government of turning Bangladesh into a state of enforced disappearances. “Numerous leaders and activists of BNP and opposition have been victims of  enforced disappearances…The government now has turned the country into a state of enforced disappearances,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Speaking ... Read More »

Climate change affecting agriculture greatly: BD Minister

Dhaka, Mar 21 – Mentioning that the climate change does harm to the agriculture sector most, Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque on Thursday said Bangladesh will be at stake if the sector is affected. “Bangladesh will be at risk if the agriculture sector is affected due to climate change. We’re giving priority to the climate change issue,” he said ... Read More »

Lalan Festival on at BD mystic lyricist Lalon Shah Shrine

Kushtia, Mar 21 – A three-day Lalon festival, which began on Wednesday at Lalon Shah Shrine at Chheuria village in Kushtia will end Friday. Every year, the Lalon Academy and Kushtia district administration jointly organise the festival in memory of legendary mystic bard Baul king Lalon Shah. The festival will feature Lalon Mela, discussion and musical soiree. On the occasion, ... Read More »

No exam for students of classes I, II, III

Dhaka, Mar 20 – The government has decided not to take any examination of the students of classes I, II and III. Primary and Mass Education Ministry has taken the decision following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s directives, Primary and Mass Education Secretary Akram-Al-Hossain told journalists on Wednesday. “We’re taking steps as per the Prime Minister’s directives. We’ll try to implement ... Read More »

BD High Court bans movie on wrongly imprisoned Jaha Alam

Dhaka, March 20 – The High Court (HC) on Wednesday banned the making of any movie or drama on Jaha Alam, who was wrongly imprisoned for three years in place of the real accused, in connection with more than two dozen corruption cases. In response to a petition, an HC bench, comprising Justice Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul ... Read More »

ACC to seek stay on production of Jaha Alam movie

Dhaka, March 18 – The Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC is going to file a petition with the High Court today (Tuesday) seeking a stay order on making of a film based on the story of the wrongly imprisoned Jaha Alam. ACC lawyer Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan yesterday told reporters at the Supreme Court premises that the commission would file a ... Read More »

SAFF Women’s Champs: BD Women confident to face India in semifinal

Dhaka – Last time runners-up Bangladesh National Women’s Football team, now in the Nepalese industrial city of Biratnagar, are waiting with excitement and confidence to face four-time champions India in the semifinals of the six-nation SAFF Women’s Championship on Wednesday (March 20) at the Shahid Rangashala in Biratnagar. The 2nd semifinal between the two neighbours will kick off at 3pm ... Read More »

Full list of Bd freedom fighters by 26 March next, Minister

Dhaka, Feb 24 – Minister for Liberation War Affairs AKM Mozemmel Haque on Sunday told parliament that the government would publish a full list of the freedom fighters of the country’s War of Liberation in 1971 by March 26 this on Sunday. The minister disclosed this while responding to a written question by ruling Awami League lawmaker Mir Mostaque Ahmed Robi ... Read More »

Bd High Court rejects writ challenging oath by new MPs

Dhaka, Feb 18 – The High Court on Monday rejected a writ petition filed challenging the legality of oath taking by lawmakers elected in the 11th parliamentary election held on December 30 last year. The HC bench rejected the petition saying that there was no violation of the constitution by administrating oath of lawmakers as the new MPs entered into ... Read More »

BCB to host domestic T20 league from Feb 25

Dhaka – The T20 version of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (DPDCL) will begin on February 25, announced Chairman of the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis Kazi Inam on Monday. While most of the other Test-playing nations have more than one T20 domestic league, Bangladesh only has the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Now, the local players found another place ... Read More »

Bd High Court asks for guidelines on physicians’ practice

Dhaka, Feb 12 – The High Court on Tuesday asked the government to form an independent commission to formulate a guideline for the physicians to conduct their private practices. Responding to a writ petition filed by five Supreme Court lawyers, a High Court bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the order on ... Read More »

Tk 68 bln Electricity bill in arrears, Bd Parliament told

Dhaka, Feb 11 – The total electricity bill arrears as of October 2018 stood at Tk 6882.95 crore, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid told parliament on Monday. Of the arrears, electricity bills amounting to Tk 642.98 crore remain unpaid by various ministries and government agencies, he said placing the statistics in reply to a starred ... Read More »

Bd NGOs Network for Radio, Com in UN SDG Media Compact

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is among more than 39 media organizations from across the world that have come together to form a Global SDG Media Compact aimed at advancing awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). United Nations the SDG Media Compact aimed to scale up engagement on the Goals as a founding SDG Media ... Read More »

New EU program of EUR 205mn to strengthen Education in Bd

Dhaka, 5 February – Today, with the launch of the Human Capital Development Programme 2021 (HCDP-21) the European Union confirms its continued commitment to Bangladesh for the development of the country’s Education sector. This EU-funded programme aims to provide improved quality education and training to Bangladesh’s young population. It will promote the implementation of long-term sustainable Education policies towards a ... Read More »