Friday, 27 Jan, 2023


20,000 partime teachers to be appointed for govt pry schools

DHAKA: The government decided Tuesday to appoint 20,000 parttime teachers for government primary schools across the country following the shortage of teachers.A government announcement said of the total, 40 teachers will be appointed for each upazila.Besides, one nightguard each will be

Govt violates constitution through privatizing energy-power sector, campaigners say

DHAKA: Leftwing protestors Tuesday alleged that the government is violating the constitution through the handover of power and energy sector to the private sector.  They said the government has to keep power and energy turfs under the public sector if it wants to abide by articles 7, 13,

Go digital to enter secretariat: pay through treasury sitting at home

DHAKA: The government is going to introduce online system for submitting government treasury challan and for visitors’ entry into the secretariat, as the nation goes digital. Officials said this move is part of the process of implementing ‘vision 2021’, which talks about building a

Search for clean air: Machine to measure pollution

DHAKA: The Department of Environment (DoE) is going to adopt a modern technology to monitor and forecast about air quality when heavy air pollution is a major problem, particularly for the city-dwellers who can scarcely breathe fresh air.Under the donor-aided arrangement, DoE will use new

Shop owners seek to keep shops open after hours

DHAKA: Shop owners seek to do after-hours business to cash in on a buying binge during the upcoming Ramadan, the month of fast and festivals.  Leaders of the Shop Owners Association in Dhaka Tuesday urged the government to allow them to keep their shops open after the 8pm deadline during

Father, mother, daughter, their driver killed in CoxÔÇÖs Bazar car crash

COX’S BAZAR: A speeding bus drove over a private car carrying holidaymakers on the Cox’s Bazar-Chittagong Highway in Chokoria Upazila Tuesday, killing three members of a family and their driver.The deceased were identified as Abul Bashar, 75, of Khulshi in Chittagong, his wife Kohinur

Case against 44 for Narayanganj labor unrest

  NARAYANGANJ: Police here filed a case on Monday against 44 people on charge of vandalism and create labour unrest.   Fatulla Thana sub-inspector Shahidul Islam filed the case for vandalism, attack and obstructing police duties.   Police and RAB so far arrested a total of 10

Montu Ghosh remanded for 11 days in 5 cases

DHAKA: A court granted an 11-day remand for arrested lewyear Montu Ghosh in 5 separate cases for creating chaos in the garment industry.Police arrested labor leader Montu Ghosh from Narayanganj on Saturday.BDST: 1410, Aug 3, 2010

Nigerian remanded for heroin smuggling

DHAKA: A Nigerian citizen, who was arrested with 60 kg heroin at the Shahjalal International airport, was taken into a 3-day remand.   Metropolitan Court magistrate Abdullah al Mamun granted the remand on Tuesday.   BDST: 1400, Aug 3, 2010

Bhagne Shahid remanded for 4 days

DHAKA: A Dhaka Court on Tuesday granted a 4-day remand for Bhagne Shahid in a case filed for the attempt to murder Dr Humayun Azad. Shahid allegedly took an attempt to kill Dr Azad. Metropolitan magistrate S.K. Tofael Hasan granted the remand.   BDST: 1355, Aug 3, 2010

Govt to trace NGOs financing militants

DHAKA: The government has taken a fresh initiative to trace out the NGOs financing the militants and ensure stern legal action against their patrons.   Besides, the government would bring out booklet under the Education Ministry to propagate against militancy.     Home Ministry’s

Foreign Minister urges developed countries 0.7% of GNP as ODA

DHAKA: Foreign Minister Dr. Dipu Moni said the developed countries had miserably failed to provide 0.7% of their GNP as Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the developing countries.   Addressing the Special Ministerial Meeting for MDG`s Review in Asia and the Pacific Run Up to

Cancun Conference to fail without disbursement of funds: Hasan Mamud

DHAKA: Environment and Forest Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud Tuesday voiced concern over the fate of the Cancun Conference on climate change for delay in disbursement of funds committed by the developed nations.     "The conference may not see desired outcome if the developed countries

Public Works dept evicts illegal part of Ramna Restaurant

DHAKA: The Public Works department has started eviction drive against the illegal part of the Ramna Restaurant on Tuesday.   The drive began at 11 am led by Public Works department`s executive engineer Shamsur Rahman and executive magistrate Akramuzzaman.   Shamsur Rahman told

Advocate Anisul Haque finds fault with war-crime trial

DHAKA: Eminent lawyer Advocate Anisul Haque Monday said the trial of war criminals is not taking place as per the law.  According to the International War Crimes Act, he said, arrest warrant has to be issued against an accused only after the framing of a charge by a tribunal. "So far as

Domestic help commits suicide in city

Dhaka: A domestic help allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in the city’s Gulshan area on Sunday night.The deceased was identified as Rekha Akhter, 13, hailed from Jhupaura village in Sadar upazila of Mymensingh district. She was working in the house of Captain Mohammad

14 BDR men sentenced to jail in Sunamganj

SYLHET: The Special Court-3 of Bangladesh Rifles Monday sentenced 14 jawans of 8 rifles battalion in jail on different terms for their involvement in BDR mutiny on February 25-26 last year. They were also fined Tk 100 each. The BDR Special Court-3, led by BDR Director General Maj Gen

Drug traders change tricks of the trade

DHAKA: Illegal drugs are making inroad into the capital through newer and innovative tricks of the cross-border trade, according to latest findings. The drug traders become active again after a brief period in alert for administrative vigilance. As a result, the clandestine drug markets

Garment workersÔÇÖ wages be raised in two years, says BGMEA president and calls for calm

SAVAR: As the country’s export industry went into a tailspin for labour unrest, the owners’ side Monday appealed for peace and held out a promise that the workers’ wages could be further raised in two years provided the gas-electricity situation improved. The assurance came from

Ultimatum by Upazila vice-chairmen for charge

DHAKA: Bangladesh Upazila Vice-Chairmen Parishad warned the government of movement for office charges by September 20. "Give us our office by issuing notification within stipulated time frame. Or else we will announce greater movement," said Mohammad Hossain Foku, president of the