Tuesday, 05 Mar, 2024


PM pays homage to Bangabandhu

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her cabinet colleagues paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath at his portrait on Friday morning marking the historic March 7.After placing the wreath at the portrait of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

BD-PHL ink deal for visa-free entry for diplomats

DHAKA: The Bangladesh and Philippines signed an agreement Thursday to grant visa-free entry to holders of diplomatic and official passports from either country, the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs said. The DFA said in a press statement that the agreement also allows holders of

Historic March 7 being marked

DHAKA: The historic March 7, a Red-letter day in the history of the Bengalis` long demanding freedom struggle, is being marked across the country seeking divine blessings for the well-being and prosperity of the nation.However, different political parties including the Awami League,

David Bergman’s hearing on Mar 18

DHAKA: The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-2 fixed March 18 for hearing of British journalist David Bergman over contempt of court allegation for his derogatory remarks on the ICT in his blog.      Three-member tribunal led by Justice Obaidul Hasan passed the order on Thursday.On

Hearing against Prothom Alo Sunday

DHAKA: The hearing of contempt of court rule issued by the High Court against Editor Matiur Rahman and joint editor Mizanur Rahman Khan of Bangla daily ‘Prothom Alo’ for publishing columns in the daily started on Thursday.An HC bench comprising Justice Naima Haider and Justice Jafar

Fire at city garments factory

DHAKA: A fire broke out at Fortune Garments at Jigatola of the capital on Thursday evening.Some 11 fire fighting units brought the blaze under control after one and half hours frantic trying, said fire service authority.Confirming the matter, Officer-in-Charge of Hazaribagh Thana Kazi

M’singh road crash kills 2

MYMENSINGH: Two motorcyclists were killed in a road accident at Fulpur upazila of the district on Thursday noon.The deceased were identified as Sumon Talukder, 22, son of Hamid Talukder, and his paternal cousin Eti, 14, daughter of Hashem Bapari of the upazila.Officer-in-Charge of Fulpur

25 countries taking part GAPEXPO ’14

DHAKA: A total of 25 countries are taking part in the GAPEXPO 2014, an international garments accessories & packaging exposition, at Bangabandhu International Conference Center of the city.Garments Accessories and Packaging Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGAPMEA) President Rafej

5 killed in B’baria road crash

BRAHMANBARIA: Five people, including four of a family, were killed as a private car and CNG-run auto-rickshaw collided head-on at Sarail upazila in the district on Thursday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Ekhlasur Rahman, 45, physician of B’baria Sadar Hospital, his wife

Dhaka to be sister city of Silicon Valley

DHAKA: Bangladeshi-American ICT specialist Aziz Ahmad suggested to take initiative from point of Bangladesh to make Dhaka a sister city of Silicon Valley, the home of many of the world’s largest technology corporations.Aziz Ahmad is the CEO and President of UTC Associates, Inc., a

Couple dies after falling from rooftop

CHITTAGONG: A man and his wife died after falling from the rooftop of a three-storey building in east Firoz Shah area of the port city on Thursday morning.The deceased were identified as, Razib Chowdhury, a teacher of city corporation-run school and his wife Sangita Sheel Chowdhury, an

Modernization of police to be continued

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina categorically said that her government is implementing versatile initiatives to make police force modern and people-friendly and these step will be continued.The primer was addressing a program on the occasion of Police week-2014 at Razarbagh police

Banglalink alert with Banglanews

DHAKA: Go on keeping yourself informed with mobile technology. Banglalink, one of the largest mobile telecom operators of the country, has come up with ‘news alert services’ to help you get real time information.Banglalink build a partnership with banglanews24.com, fastest on-line

BERC for hiking 3.48pc power tariff

DHAKA: Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) recommended considering increasing retail tariff by 3.48 percent on average for REB customers.Earlier in the day, Rural Electrification Board (REB) has proposed increasing electricity tariff by 12.587 percent to minimize growing

Housemaid ‘commits’ suicide in city

DHAKA: A minor housemaid committed suicide in west Malibagh area of Ramna of the capital early Thursday.The deceased was identified as Taslima, 10, daughter of Bakul, hailed from Dinajpur.Sources said that Taslima and her sister Babi worked together at a house of West Malibagh area and

2 cops injured in cocktail blast

DHAKA: Two policemen were injured in a cocktail explosion by muggers at Lalbagh Fort intersection of the capital early Thursday.The injured cops are Lalbagh thana assistant sub-inspector Kazi Tayib, 35, Constable Kamal, 30. Lalbagh thana sub-inspector Mojibar Rahman told banglanews that

Truck kills 2 in Savar

SAVAR, DHAKA: Two people, including a motorbiker, were killed in a road accident in Aminbazar area of Savar, on the outskirts on the capital, Thursday morning.Identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.Witnesses said a recklessly driven truck ran over a motorbike near to

BSF held BD national in Lalmonirhat

LALMONIRHAT: Border Security Force (BSF) of India held a Bangladeshi national from Jongra border area under Patgram upazila of the district on Wednesday.The nabbed was identified as Anisur Rahman, son of Uzir Ali, resident of the area.Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) sources said BSF

Tk 21cr compensation for Rana Plaza victims

FROM JATIYA SANGSAD: Over Tk 21 crore was provided to to the victims of Rana Plaza tragedy so far from Relief and Welfare Fund of the Prime Minister.A total of 909 families received a donation from one lakh to five lakh Taka where another 36 mutilated people got two or three times

2 killed in Mymensingh clash

MYMENSINGH: Two people were killed in a clash over property boundary at Nandail upazila in the district on Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon.The deceased were identified as Hasim Uddin, 60 and Abdus Sattar, 50.Officer-in-Charge of Nandail Model Thana Saiful Islam confirmed the matter