Friday, 27 Jan, 2023

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Sahara links unrest to war-crime trial, assures garment sectorÔÇÖs safety

DHAKA: Home Minister Sahara Khatun assured garment manufacturers and exporters of deploying additional police force for the safety of the country’s export sector, recently ravaged by massive unrest.“Stern action would be taken against those who want to harass the government by

200,000 Android phones sold every day

About 200,000 smartphones based on Google`s Android operating system are sold every day, CEO Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday. Schmidt told reporters on the sidelines of an industry conference in Lake Tahoe that Android -- a mobile software launched just over a year ago -- was gaining

Keep sports away from politics: PM

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday urged the people to keep country’s sports sectors free from politics.“We are trying to develop the sports sector. It is also a priority for us. I urge all to be conscious so that the sector doesn’t fall prey to politics,” she said.The

Reshuffle in admin

DHAKA: The government on Thursday made changes to the public administration through transfers and postings as part of the latest round of reshuffle in the bureaucracy. The Establishment Ministry issued several notifications for the changes.  According to the notifications, Secretary of

Evict all structures from four rivers: HC asks rejecting BIWTA plea

DHAKA: The High Court on Thursday rejected a writ petition filed by Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) against an order passed by the same Court earlier to evict structures from four rivers.The court gave a fresh order to evict all structures from the bed of the

Land to the tiller: radical law in the making

DHAKA: No one but the farmers will be the owners of farmlands, a new law protecting the arable land has proposed in what appears to be a radical land-reform measure. The law also prohibits anyone other than a farmer to keep hold on farmland, according to the draft of the Farmland

Body of woman recovered in Satkhira

SATKHIRA: The body of an unidentified woman was found near Shaheed Muktijoddha College under Tala upazila of the district on Thursday.Police recovered the body of the woman aged about 30 following information provided by the locals. Sub-Inspector of Tala thana Lutfar Rahman told

Recruitment of 32,000 primary teachers by this month

DHAKA: Recruitment of 32,000 teachers for government primary schools will be completed by this month.  Besides, appointment of additional 20,000 part-time teachers in the primary schools were under process, the 18th meeting of Standing Committee on Planning Ministry was told on Thursday.

Recruitment of 32,000 primary teachers by this month

DHAKA: Recruitment of 32,000 teachers for government primary schools will be completed by this month.  Besides, appointment of additional 20,000 part-time teachers in the primary schools were under process, the 18th meeting of Standing Committee on Planning Ministry was told on Thursday.

Fire station in each upazila of the country

DHAKA: A fire station will be set up in each upazila and the home ministry has sent a proposal to this effect to the planning ministry for firming up the plan.The proposal will be placed before the meeting of the ECNEC and establishment of the fire-fighting stations will soon be started

Trawler capsizes in Bay: 12 fishermen remain missing

BAGERHAT: Twelve fishermen remain missing two days after their trawler sank in coastal area of the district. According to witnesses, the trawler capsized in the mid-sea on Tuesday due to technical fault.Fishermen from Kochikhali said they saw the trawler carrying the 12 men in 1 No Boya

No more session-jam from December: JU VC

SAVAR: Vice-Chancellor of Jahangirnagar University Professor Dr Sharif Enamul Kabir Thursday said existing session-jam in the university would completely disappear by December. "We are planning to begin the classes of the students by December," said Dr Enamul.While talking to

Phony phoning with national anthem as ring tone: HC fines 3 mobile companies Tk 1.50 cr

DHAKA: The High Court proscribed the commercial use of national anthem as ring tone and welcome tone of mobile phone and fined three firms a total of Tk 1.50 crore for doing so.A High Court Bench comprising Justice Jubayer Rahman Chowdhury and Justice Farah Mahbub gave the verdict

Mother, her two children burn to death in self-immolation!

DHAKA: A young mother reportedly burnt herself and her two children to death in a bizarre self-immolation in the city’s South Kamalapur area on Thursday noon following family feuds.Police, quoting some local sources, said Bilashi Begum, 27, along with her daughter Rajani Akhter, 8, and

Fertilizer faking: agriculture officer of Bagmara held

RAJSHAHI:  At last police arrested agriculture officer Sheikh Mohammad Alamgir of Bagmara upazila on Wednesday night from Upashahar in the city in a cheating case for allegedly faking government-supplied fertilizer.Firoz Kabir, SI of Bagmara Thana and investigator officer, said,

Man kills brother for land in Jhenidah

JHENIDAH:  A man was killed and three others were injured in a fratricidal feuding over land ownership at Varuapara village under Sader upazila Wednesday.The deceased was identified as Abdul Mannan alas Uzir, 30, son of Golap Rahman Joardar of Varuapara village.Officer-in-charge of

Govt. to take public opinion before implementing DAP: Syed Ashraf

DHAKA: The government would take opinion from the public and local representatives before implementing the much-debated Detailed Area Plan (DAP) for the capital, said LGRD Minister Syed Ashraful Islam Wednesday. He made the remark while chairing the maiden meeting of the cabinet committee

Establishments on KhaledaÔÇÖs land demolished in Savar

SAVAR: The administration Wednesday knocked down some establishments owned by opposition leader Khaleda Zia at North Ramchandrapur near the National Memorial during a demolition drive.Bulldozers and excavators of Roads and Highways department bulldozed the establishments on an 18-decimal

LabourerÔÇÖs demand for Tk 5,000 minimum wage logical: CPB

DHAKA: Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) has said the government has nodded to the pressure mounted by the owners of the garment factories in declaring the minimum wages for the garment workers.“As per existing living expenses, the minimum wages for a labourer should be Tk 5,000,”

Sylhet within jaws of global earthquake zone!

SYLHET:  Bangladesh lies within the jaws of the global earthquake zone along with Myanmar and India, but Sylhet is bearing heavy risk of tremor, says a research report.If there be a strong quake in the region, it is likely to cause devastation since the country is ill prepared for