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Lack of governance caused moonsighting confusion: BNP

Dhaka, June 5 – BNP on Wednesday slammed the government for creating confusion over the sighting of the moon and said it happened for the lack of good governance. “What happen yesterday (over moon sighting) is I think an outcome of the lack of good governance in the country,” said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. Talking to reporters ... Read More »

How to govern a digitally networked world

By Anne-Marie Slaughter and Fadi Chehadé Washington, DC – Governments built the current systems and institutions of international cooperation to address nineteenth- and twentieth-century problems. But in today’s complex and fast-paced digital world, these structures cannot operate at “Internet speed.” Recognizing this, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres last year assembled a high-level panel – co-chaired by Melinda Gates and Alibaba ... Read More »

Indonesia sinks 51 foreign boats to fight against poaching

Indonesia, May 5 (AP/UNB) — Indonesian authorities resumed their tough stance against illegal fishing in the country’s waters by sinking 51 foreign ships Saturday, as the government ramps up efforts to exert greater control over its vast maritime territory. The seized ships were sunk at five ports across the archipelago, which has some of the world’s richest fishing grounds, the ... Read More »

EC appoints observers for suspended Gaibandha-3 election

Dhaka, Jan 24 – Election Commission (EC) has appointed its observers and monitoring persons to closely oversee the parliamentary polls of Gaibandha-3 constituency scheduled on January 27. EC sources said the Commission on Wednesday appoint seven of its senior election officers to 20 unions under Sadullahpur and Palashbari upazilas of Gaibandha-3 constituency to closely monitor and observe the elections for ... Read More »

City set to go under foolproof security blanket during eid

Amid the growing sense of insecurity among people and foreigners following Friday’s café terror attack and rumour of more attacks, ‘massive security measures’ have been taken to ensure the peaceful celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitr. Law enforcers will keep sharp eyes on diplomatic zones and the places where foreigners and envoys reside, visit and hang on. Besides, they will stay ready round ... Read More »

Five attackers had JMB link, says IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque on Sunday said the five militants whose identities have been made public after the Gulshan restaurant attack, have links with the banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). The IGP came up with the information while talking to reporters after visiting two injured police constables-Alamgir and Kabir — injured in the Gulshan attack, ... Read More »

US, Australia, S Korea alert their citizens in Bangladesh

Dhaka – The United States, Australia and South Korea have urged their citizens to avoid the area around the restaurant at road 79 in Gulshan-2 in the capital city, UNB news agency reported. The US citizens have also been advised to remain vigilant in their movements and activities, inside the diplomatic enclave and anywhere else in Bangladesh. Read More »

Eyewitness account to help arrest Jhenidah Hindu priest: Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Friday said the killers of Jhenidah Hindu monastery attendant Shyama Nanda Das Babaji would be identified and arrested soon as there was an eyewitness to the incident. He came up with the remarks while talking to reporters at his Dhanmondi residence in the morning. The home minister also alleged that a vested quarter has resorted ... Read More »

Dhaka judge suspended for misconduct

M Jewel Rana, Additional District and Session’s Judge of Dhaka, has been suspended for misconduct. The Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry issued a notification on Thursday in this regard. As per the notification, there is an allegation against Judge Jewel Rana that he submitted an application bringing audacious, offensive, impolite and false allegations against the Chief Justice and undermined ... Read More »

IU VC Abdul Hakim Sarker removed

The government on Thursday removed Vice Chancellor of Islamic University (IU) Prof Abdul Hakim Sarker without citing any reason. In a circular issued by the Education Ministry said President Abdul Hamid, who is also the Chancellor of the university, relieved Abdul Hakim of the post of IU VC. It, however, did not mention any reason for the removal of the ... Read More »

Passport Department most corrupt: TIB survey

The Department of Immigration and Passport is the most corrupt services sector in the country, says a new household survey of the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB). The survey reveals that about 78 percent of people have to pay bribe for service from the Passports Department, followed by 75 percent from law enforcement agencies, 61 percent from education sector, about 60 ... Read More »

Cabinet clears draft deal on Rooppur nuke plant

The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of the inter-governmental state credit agreement to be signed between Bangladesh and Russia for constructing the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. The approval came from the regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

3 physicians among 4 set to be chargesheeted

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has approved a chargesheet against four people, including three physicians of Dinajpur Medical College and Hospital, in a graft case. The Commission at its regular meeting on Sunday approved the chargesheet against them, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB. The chargesheet will be submitted before court against two former directors of Dinajpur ... Read More »

Security beefed at jails for ‘fear of subversive acts’

Dhaka – Security has been beefed up at all the jails across the country fearing subversive acts. Sources at the Department of Prisons said the decision came following an intelligence report after the killing of an alleged top criminal in front of Jessore Central Jail soon after his release on bail, Unb news agency reported. Read More »

Police can open fire while facing mugging incidents: DMP

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia on Thursday said police can open fire, if necessary, while dealing with mugging incidents as per the law. “Police can open fire to protect public life and assets as per the law,” he told reporters replying to a question after attending a views-exchange meeting on law and order and traffic management at ... Read More »

Tonu’s mother cries for justice

As there has been no headway in Comilla Victoria college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu murder investigation even after three months of the incident, her mother on Monday renewed her demand for the immediate arrest of her killers and their punishment. Read More »

ACC to sue Destiny director Diba

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) is set to file a case against director of controversial multilevel company Destiny 2000 Limited Farha Diba on graft charges. The Commission at its regular meeting on Wednesday decided to file the case against Diba, wife of Destiny managing director Rafiqul Amin, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB. Dhaka, UNB News Agency ... Read More »

6 govt officials made secretaries

In the latest reshuffle in the administration, the government has elevated six top officials to secretaries. The Public Administration Ministry issued two notifications on Tuesday in this regard. Those who were promoted are acting Youth and Sports Secretary Quazi Akhter Uddin, acting Shipping Secretary Ashok Madhab Roy, acting Cabinet Division (Coordination and Reforms) Secretary NM Ziaul Alam, acting Energy and ... Read More »

UN concerned over growing murders in BD

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday expressed concern over the dramatic rise in the incidents of murder in Bangladesh. “I’m very concerned about the dramatically increased number of brutal murders in Bangladesh that target freethinkers, liberals, religious minorities and LGBT activists,” he said. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Govt working to ensure cyber security: Tarana

Dhaka – Alongside Google and Facebook, the government has also started working with Microsoft for ensuring cyber security in the country and preventing child pornography. State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim came up with the disclosure in Parliament on Sunday. Read More »

Aslam Chy divulges names of conspirators: Police

Police on Thursday claimed that detained BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury disclosed the names of some masterminds of a conspiracy to oust the government. “Aslam Chowdhury has divulged many things, but we can’t disclose all those for the sake of investigation. He has said with whom he had meetings in India and who arranged those and who encouraged him to do ... Read More »