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Anti-tobacco forum angry with Muhith

Two anti-tobacco organisations have expressed frustration over tobacco taxation alleging that Finance Minister AMA Muhith repeatedly backs tobacco companies while the proposed budget drops the Prime Minister’s directives on tobacco-free state. Read More »

Khaleda appears before court in graft case

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia appeared before a court here today (Thursday) to place her self-defence statement in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case. Khaleda appeared before the special court around 10:55 am, her counsel Sanaullah Mia said. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Pahela Baishak incident report on June 26

Dhaka-The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Thursday fixed June 26 for submission of the report after re-investigation into the sexual harassment of several women during the Pahela Baishakh celebration on Dhaka University campus last year. Read More »

37th national science, technology fair opens

The three-day 37th national science and technology fair began today at the National Museum of Science and Technology (NMST) at Agargaon here. Minister for Science and Technology Architect Yasef Osman inaugurated the event as the chief guest, said a press release. “The government is working relentlessly for the development of the country giving priority on science and technology,” he said. ... Read More »

CJ for strong bar to ensure rule of law

Chief Justice SK Sinha on Monday underscored the need for having a strong bar in order to ensure the rule of law and the freedom of judiciary in the country. The made the remarks while addressing a discussion marking the death anniversary of Shamsul Haque Chowdhury, a bar leader during the autocratic rule in the 1980s, at the Supreme Court ... Read More »

LDC Journalists Forum constituted

Journalists from Least Developed Countries have formed an 11-member “LDC Journalists Forum” with Rafiqul Islam Azad of Bangladesh as its president and Baboucarr Camara of Gambia and Ben Jounior Kambire of Mali as its general secretaries for two years term. Read More »

Japan with BD in its dev journey, Abe tells Hasina

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday assured his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina of continuing his county’s support to materialise her Vision 2021 for elevating Bangladesh to a middle-income country by 2021. Abe came up with the assurance during a bilateral meeting with Sheikh Hasina at Associa Hotel in Nagoya. Tokyo, UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Online college admission process begins Thursday

The online application process for admission to private and government colleges under 2016-17 academic session will begin across the country on Thursday.The process will continue till June 9. On May 12, the Education Ministry issued guidelines for admission to the 11th grade allowing an admission seeker to apply for up to 10 colleges through online and 10 others through SMS. ... Read More »

Buddha Purnima Saturday

Buddha Purnima, the biggest religious festival of the Buddhist community, will be observed across the country on Saturday. Buddha Purnima marks Gautam Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. It falls on the day of the full moon in May. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

‘Mossad plot’ a cooked up story: BNP

BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Friday alleged that the government has invented a ‘Mossad plot’ to divert people’s attention to a different direction from its misdeeds and corruption. “As people are protesting the Bangladesh Bank reserve account heist and they’re talking about the allegation of having $300 dollars in the account of the Prime Minister’s son, the Mossad ... Read More »

Warrant against 29 BNP-men

Dhaka-A court of Dhaka on Wednesday issued warrants to arrest of 29 BNP-men, including BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s adviser Abdul Awal Mintoo, in an arson case filed with Paltan Police Station of the capital. Read More »

Journo Sadeque Khan passes away at 84

Veteran journalist Sadeque Khan passed away here on Monday. He was 84. Family sources said Sadeque Khan, an Ekushey Padak winning Language Movement hero, entered a bathroom of his Baridhara residence in the morning to have a shower. As he was not coming out of the bathroom and responding to repeated calls after so long, family members broke open the door ... Read More »

BNP leaders meet William Todd at Bernicat’s residence

A group of BNP leaders on Monday held a meeting with US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs William E. Todd at the residence of its Ambassador Marcia Bernicat. The BNP delegation, led by its standing committee member Abdul Moyeen Khan, attended the meeting that began around 7:45am and ended around 9.55am, said a BNP leader ... Read More »

AL to observe Hasina’s Homecoming Day Tuesday

Awami League will observe its President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ‘Homecoming Day’ on Tuesday in a befitting manner. On May 17 in 1981, Sheikh Hasina returned home from India after nearly six years in exile following the assassination of the country’s founding president Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members by a group of disgruntled army ... Read More »

AUST teacher sent to jail again

A court here on Monday sent Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) teacher Mahfuzur Rashid Ferdous to jail after rejecting his bail petition in a case filed over sexual harassment of female students of the university. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Amirul Haider Chowdhury passed the order when Saidur Rahman, a counsel of the teacher, filed a petition seeking bail for ... Read More »

BNP joined hands with Mossad to unseat Hasina: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday alleged that BNP has joined hands with Jewish intelligence agency Mossad to oust Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “BNP is trying to dislodge the government after their failure to wage a movement and conspiring in many ways against the government. Bangladesh is a Muslim country, and they (BNP) have joined hands with ... Read More »

Transports off streets in 21 SW dists for 2nd day

Dhaka – A 48-hour transport strike, enforced by the transport owners and workers in 21 southwestern districts under Khulna and Barisal divisions and greater Faridpur demanding withdrawal of two compensation cases for road accidents, is underway peacefully for second day on Monday. Among the two compensation suits, one was filed over the death of filmmaker Tareque Masud, cinematographer and media ... Read More »