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Keep vigil on crimes in jail: President

President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday asked prison authorities to keep vigil on prisoners so that they cannot take drugs and run drug business in jails. “A large number of prisoners are Details

US-Bangla pilot Abid Sultan’s wife suffers brain stroke

A week after US-Bangla Airlines pilot Captain Abid Sultan lost his life in plane crash at Nepal airport, his wife suffered from a brain stroke this morning. Afsana Khanam suffered the Details

Take steps to avoid recurrence of plane crash: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday directed the authorities concerned to take all necessary steps to avoid the recurrence of such plane crash. The Prime Minister also asked them to strictly Details

NEC approves Tk 1,57,594 cr revised ADP

The National Economic Council (NEC) on Tuesday approved a Tk 1,57,594.39 crore Revised Annual Development Programme (RADP), including organisations’ own funds, for the current fiscal year (FY18) downsizing the original Details

94pc women victims of sexual harassment in public transport: Study

Ninety-four percent women commuting in public transport in the country have experienced sexual harassment in verbal, physical and other forms, reveals a study conducted by development organisation BRAC. The findings of Details

2 uncles of Prof Zafar Iqbal’s attacker held

Law enforcers, in separate drives, detained two uncles of the attacker of renowned writer and teacher of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) Professor Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal from Details

PM for greater practice of Bangla

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday put utmost importance to greater practice and use of mother tongue Bangla as it is one of the world’s richest languages earned through the Details

‘Election as per constitution’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the next national election will be held as per the constitution, not matter who are joining it and who are boycotting it. The Prime Details

Bangladesh hands over list of 8,032 Rohingyas to Myanmar

Bangladesh has handed over a list of 1673 families of 8032 Rohingays to Myanmar to start the first phase of repatriation of the displaced people living in Bangladesh to their Details

Cabinet approves Bill for 17th amendment to constitution

The Cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of the Constitution (17th Amendment) Bill, 2018 to extend the tenure of women MPs (reserved seat) in Parliament.  The approval came from Details

Gas line catches fire at Kakrail

An underground gas pipeline in Kakrail area of the capital caught fire on Monday (jan 22). “The fire broke out around 2:15 pm,” said Mizanur Rahman, the duty officer at the Details

CHT people to enjoy land ownership: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday assured the inhabitants of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) that they will be able to enjoy the ownership of land there, as people in Details

Rohingya killed in wild elephant attack

A Rohingya man was killed in an elephant attack in Majurchhara area of Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Ukhia upazila early Friday (jan 19). The deceased was identified as Yakub Ali (45) Details

Dhaka for transforming Commonwealth to meet people’s expectations

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has underscored the need for transforming the Commonwealth so that it can effectively respond to evolving international realities and expectations of its developing member states. “The Details

HC halts polls in 18 new DSCC wards

The High Court (HC) on Thursday (jan 18) stayed for four weeks the elections to Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) ward councilor posts and reserved seats in 18 new wards.  A Details

Provide funds to achieve SDGs : PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the developed countries to come forward with financial and technical assistance to implement the development goals for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). “To Details

3 lakh pieces Yaba recovered in St. Maritn’s Island

Members of Coast Guard in a drive recovered three lakh pieces of Yaba tablets from St. Martin's Island in Teknaf upazila on Tuesday night.  Being tipped off that a big consignment Details

600bn cubic feet gas found at Bhola’s Bhedoria Gas Field

Some 600 billion cubic feet of gas were found at Bhedoria gas-field in Bhola, said cabinet secretary M Shafiul Alam said on Monday (Jan 15). “The Prime Minister was informed at Details

Warm clothes traders doing better business amid bone-chilling cold

As the capital and many other parts of the country are in the grip of biting cold, warm clothes traders here are doing a brisk business with the growing demand Details

Before going back, Rohingyas want their rights protected

Rohingyas, now living in Bangladesh, want to see certain positive developments including right to citizenship before returning to their homeland- Myanmar.  “A majority of Rohingyas those interviewed indicated that before considering Details