Friday, 27 Jan, 2023


New office timings for Ramadan approved

DHAKA: Office hours for government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous organisations will be from 9:00am to 3:30pm during the month of Ramadan instead of the existing 9:00am-5:00pm timings. The office schedule for Sunday to Thursday will have a prayer break from 1:15pm to

Govt declares Jihad against drug, Tuku says

DHAKA: State Minister for Home Advocate Shamsul Haque Tuku on Thursday said the government has declared `Jihad` (war) against illegal drugs.“Over 50 lakh people are drug addicted in the country who have become a burden for the country,” he said while addressing a training programme on

Mild shakeup in Sylhet, Jaipurhat district admin

DHAKA:  Three, including two Deputy Commissioners, government officials of public administration were transferred Thursday.Establishment Ministry issued separate notifications in this regard.According to the notifications, Jaipurhat district Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner Abu Taiyab

Labour unrest in Ashhhulia over minimum wage announcement

SAVAR: Tension boiled in Ashulia industrial area on Thursday over the announcement of the minimum wage structure for the garment workers.The workers of two RMG factories halted their works demanding a minimum wage of Tk 5,000 that compelled one of the factories to shut down. The wage

Nine acting secys now secretary

DHAKA: In a latest move, the government on Thursday made significant changes in the public administration promoted nine acting secretaries as secretaries. Establishment Ministry issued two separate notifications in this regard.According to the notifications, the promoted are--member of

War crimes trial<br>4 top Jamaat leaders summoned to appear before tribunal on Aug 2

Dhaka: The four top Jamaat leaders wanted on war-crime charges have been summoned to appear before the International Crimes Tribunal on August 2 to stand trial for the offences allegedly committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.Already detained in custody after their arrest in

A vested quarter may instigate labour unrest: Ashraf

DHAKA: LGRD and Cooperative Minister Syed Ashraful Islam expressed apprehension that a vested quarter might instigate garment workers during the holy month of Ramadan and create unrest.“Some vested quarter could instigate labour unrest during the holy month of Ramadan. So lawmakers and

Death threat to PM: Manikganj court orders action against 2 BNP leaders

MANIKGANJ: The district court directed police to take fit legal measures against senior BNP leaders barrister Rafiqul Islam Mia and Shah Moazzem Hossain as an Awami League man sued them on charge of death threats to premier Sheikh Hasina. Judge of the district court Hakim Akteruzzaman

Constitution committee begins work, hails SC verdict as historic: Next meet Aug 8

DHAKA: The special committee on constitutional amendment Thursday got down to the crucial task of rewriting the country’s Constitution with the apex court’s verdict recommending basic changes on the table.  Comprising mostly senior lawmakers—all from the ruling grand alliance, as

Garment workerÔÇÖs body recovered in Narayanganj

NARAYANGANJ: Police receovered the body of garment worker on the bank of Buriganga river at Santinagar area of Kashipur in Fatullah here Wednesaday, police said.The deceased was identified as Paban Kumar, 21, son of Rajendra Kumar, hailed from Gaibandha.Fatullah model thana sub-inspector

Speeding car kills a paramedical student in city

DHAKA: A private car ran over and killed a paramedical student at Banani in the city Wednesday night.The dead was Hafizur Rahman from Pabna, 18, a first year student of Mohakhali Institute of Health and Technology. He was a resident of Sharif Mohammad Hall of the institute.Witnesses and

RMG owners agree to minimum wages on condition

DHAKA: Apparel owners conditionally agreed to a 7-grade wage structure for the workers with Tk 3000 fixed as the minimum take-home pay. The wage structure was determined Tuesday at the final meeting of the wage board for the workers formed by the government. The labour side of the

Foundation stone for 100-MW power plant laid

DHAKA: The foundation stone for a 100MW rental power plant was laid at Keraniganj in the city Wednesday. State Minister for Environment and Forest Dr Hasan Mahmud laid the foundation stone saying the government was encouraging the private sector to generate electricity. “The country

Govt deploys APBN instead of Industrial Police

DHAKA: The government deploys armed police battalion members instead of industrial police for ensuring security of readymade garment industries in Ashulia. The government move is aimed at averting untoward situation that might stem from declaration of minimum wages. Competent sources

Two trucks collide in Kushtia: 2 killed

KUSHTIA: A head-on collision between two trucks left two dead on the Kushtia-Pabna highway near Bahalbaria Sugarcane Centre in the district on Wednesday morning.   One of the deceased was identified as Azizul Mia, 35, the driver of one of the trucks, hailed from Avaynagar Upazila of

Indian PM to visit Dhaka in October

KOLKATA: Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will pay a visit to Bangladesh in October, official sources in Delhi said.   “Both New Delhi and Dhaka are working on his two-day official visit,” said one source.  The issues of militancy will also be discussed during the official

2 of same family beaten to death in Shariatpur

SHARIATPUR: Two people of a same family were beaten to death at Pachali village of Rambhadrapur union under Bhedorganj upazila of Shariatpur Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Rani Bala, 65, and Archana, 25, wife of Gautam Kabiraj.Bhedorganj Thana officer-in-Charge Abdul Qaiyum

Youth`s body recovered in city

DHAKA: A shoe-factory worker was killed in Gulistan Bangabazar area of the city early Wednesday.The deceased was identified as Mohammad Sumon, 20, a labourer of a shoe factory in Siddikbazar area.Police arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in the killing.  They are

Mannan Bhuiyan to be buried at Dhanua

NARSINGDI: Veteran politician and former BNP Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan will be buried at his village Dhanua of Sibpur Upazila here. Earlier it was announced that he would be buried at his village Masimpur in the family graveyard. The preparation of burial has been completed

Life sketch of Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan

DHAKA: Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan was born in 1943 at Masimpur village in Shibpur upazila of Narsinghdi district. He passed the Matriculation from Shibpur High School in 1958 and HSC from Narsingdi College in 1961.He obtained BA (honours) degree from Dhaka University in 1964 and MA in 1965.The