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SSC, equivalent exams results on May 11

The results of this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published on May 11. “Yes, the results of SSC and its equivalent examinations will be published on May 11,” Education Secretary Sohrab Hossain told UNB on Monday. Dhaka, UNB news agency reported.  Read More »

Former state minister Mujibur Rahman Fakir passes away

Former state minister and ruling Awami League (AL) MP Dr Capt (retd) Mujibur Rahman Fakir of Mymensingh-3 constituency passed away on Monday morning due to heart disease. He was 69. Mujibur Rahman Fakir breathed his last around 9am at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, said Kamrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station. Mymensingh, (UNB) reported. Read More »

Shafiq sent to jail after 5 day remand

Court Correspondent A Dhaka court on Wednesday sent veteran journalist Shafik Rehman to the jail after his second five-day remand in a case filed for his alleged involvement in a plot to kidnap and kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy, who lives in the US. Read More »

Yet another fire in Sundarbans

Yet another fire broke out in Tultala area of the Sundarbans under Chandpai Range in Sharankhola upazila on Wednesday. This was the 4th fire incident in the world’s largest mangrove forest and a Unesco world heritage site in four weeks. Dhaka, UNB news agency reported. Read More »

BNP expects ahowdown at Khaleda’s May Day rally

Dhaka City unit BNP convener Mirza Abbas on Wednesday said they are expecting the largest-ever gathering at their chairperson Khaleda Zia’s May Day rally in the city on Sunday. “Don’t think it’ll be only a rally of Sramik Dal. We need to keep it in mind that it’s the rally of Khaleda Zia…we’ll ensure the largest-ever gathering at it,” he ... Read More »

16 DSCC officials temporarily suspended

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has temporarily suspended 16 taxation and deputy taxation officers for negligence of duty. Six are taxation officers while the remaining 10 are deputy taxation officers, according to DSCC Public Relations Officer Uttam Kumar Roy. Dhaka, UNB news agency reported. Read More »

Mahmudur Rahman on remand

Court Correspondent A Dhaka court on Monday granted five days’ remand of Daily Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman in a case filed for making a plot to kidnap and kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy. Read More »

Minister warns against irregularities in rice procurement

Food Minister Quamrul Islam on Monday said stern action will be taken against those to be found involved in irregularities in rice and paddy procurement during this Boro season. The Food Minister came up with the warning at a press briefing at Khadya Bhaban. Quamrul said the government will purchase rice and paddy this year directly from farmers through maintaining ... Read More »

Unregistered SIMs, RUIMs await deactivation: Tarana

SIMs and RUIMs which will remain unregistered after April 30 will be deactivated shortly after the deadline, said State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim on Sunday. “At first, the unregistered SIMs will be deactivated for three hours on May 1 and those will be deactivated permanently in a very short time,” she told a rally at Dhaka University’s ... Read More »

Progress in RMG working environment slow: CPD

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), a civil society think tank, on Saturday said there has been some sort of improvement in the country’s RMG sector working environment after the Rana Plaza tragedy, but the progress is slow. The CPD came up with its observation at a dialogue, titled ‘Re-emerging from the Rana Plaza Tragedy: An Account on the Third Anniversary’, ... Read More »

Create more scope for education of poor students: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday stressed taking more initiatives so that the country’s poor and meritorious students have a greater access to education. “More initiatives should be there so that the poor and meritorious students get greater scope of education and higher education,” she said while presiding over the 3rd meeting of the Advisory Council of the PM’s Education ... Read More »

Robi to bring WiFi to the masses through hundreds of hotspots

Robi has embarked on a massive project to enable internet access using WiFi hotspots across Bangladesh. Over the next 6 months, the company is going to provide high-speed WiFi service in 500 top restaurants, cafes and retail outlets; 100 educational institutions; 10 public places (airports and railway stations) and over 350 buses, taxis and trains. Dhaka, UNB news agency reported. Read More »

Baby boy stabbed dead ‘by mother’ in city

A one and a half-year-old boy was stabbed to death allegedly by his mother over family feud at Masterpara in the city’s Uttar Khan Monday night. The deceased was identified as Nehal Sadik, son of Syed Sajjad Hossain Murad Babu and Fahmida Mir Mukti. A resident of the area, Sajjad works in Uttara North Tower. Dhaka, UNB news agency reported. Read More »

Milky murder case, AL leader’s bail denied

Court Correspondent The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka court on Sunday rejected a bail petition of Rafiqul Islam Chowdhury, Relief and Social Welfare Affairs Secretary of Awami League central committe in the case filed over Riazul Haque Khan Milky murder. Read More »

Suspected BB officials involved in $81m heist

The Central Investigation Department (CID) of police enlisted names of 7-8 Bangladesh Bank officials as the reserve fund heist suspects.The suspects have been interrogated several times and their bank accounts, email accounts, and mobile phone conversations are being checked.However, the investigation officers declined to disclose the names or their rank and file in the central bank.CID additional deputy inspector general ... Read More »