Sunday, 21 Apr, 2024


Mozena meets Moudud

DHAKA: A crucial meeting was held between BNP standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed and US ambassador to Dhaka Dan W Mozena on Monday night.In the parley, they discussed important bilateral issues, including present political situations in the country.During the two-hour long

PM calls for regional cooperation

FROM NEPITO: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Tuesday urged the BIMSTEC leaders to fulfill their pledge in building the region as a secure, stable and prosperous area to ensure dignity and peace for people. The Premier, in her speech, said, initiatives could be taken to remove poverty through

JnU students besiege BB

DHAKA: The agitating students of Jagannath University (JnU) staged sit-in demonstrations besieging Bangladesh Bank Sadarghat Branch on Tuesday morning.They started the program at 11:15 am claiming that the branch of the central bank was built on the university’s land.Besides, teachers

Hasina-Manomohan meeting Tuesday

FROM NAY PYI TAW: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hold a sideline meeting with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday.Unresolved issues like land border treaty, stopping border killing, teesta river treaty between the two countries would be

Barisal house fire kills siblings

BARISAL: A house fire claimed the lives of siblings in municipality area of Muladi upazila of the district on Monday night.The deceased were identified as Hasan, 7 and Chandni, 5, children of municipality worker one Zakir Hossain.Sources said the fire originated from a lamp when Zakir and

JS sitting adjourned

DHAKA: The 14th day of the first session of the 10th parliament adjourned on Monday night.          Earlier, the session started with speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.                    Deputy speaker Fazley Rabbi Mia adjourned the House till

BIMSTEC Permanent Secretariat here in May

DHAKA: State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam, MP affirmed that the BIMSTEC Permanent Secretariat will start functioning in Dhaka in May 2014 following signing of the Memorandum of Association (MOA) on the establishment of the BIMSTEC Secretariat. The MOA is to be signed by

Hasina’s activities inspire Suu Kyi

FROM NAY PYI TAW: Development activities of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have inspired opposition leader of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi.The Myanmar opposition leader made the observation in a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the country’s parliament complex on

3 killed in Joypurhat road crash

JOYPURHAT: Three people of a family were killed in a road accident in Purba Matapur area of Akkelpur upazila of the district on Monday afternoon.     The deceased were identified as Abu Kalam, 35 of Dolapara under the upazila, his baby son Shaad and Ujjal of Santahar of Bogra.

PM urges to take back Rohingyas

NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked Myanmar President Thein Sein to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.She came up with the urge while addressing a bilateral meeting at the Presidential Palace in Myanmar capital.The president of the country

JnU students besiege BB Tuesday

JAGANNATH UNIVERSITY: The agitating students of Jagannath University (JnU) will besiege the Bangladesh Bank Sadarghat Branch on Tuesday as the bank was built on JU 38 decimals land.                      JnU dormitories recovery movement association convener Shariful

Actor Afzal Hossain sued

DHAKA: A case was filed against actor Afzal Hossain on charge of beating an employee of Dhaka Reporters Unity.  DRU employee M Solaiman filed the case with Shahbagh Thana on Sunday night.         Officer-in-Charge of Shabagh Police Station Sirajul Islam confirmed the matter to

HC issues notice to law minister

DHAKA: The High Court on Monday issued a legal notice to Law Minister Anisul Haque over submission of nomination paper for the 10th parliamentary polls.    An HC bench of Justice Saumendra Sarkar issued the notice after receiving a petition in this regard.  The minister has to explain

Sharique launched in city

DHAKA: The third phase of the Swiss government mandated and supported local governance programme ‘Sharique’ was officially launched on Monday.        The event was held in the Embassy of Switzerland. Swidish Ambassador to Bangladesh Christian Fotsch inaugurated the programme,

2 abductors killed in city

DHAKA: Two abductors were killed and three members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) were injured in a gunfight with a gang of abductors in city’s Kadamtali area on Monday noon.RAB-10 sources said that acting on a tip off a team of the law enforcers conducted a special drive in the area

GP launches 3G service in Gazipur

GAZIPUR: Grameen Phone, one of the leading mobile operators in the country, has officially launched the 3G internet service in Jorpukur area of the district on Monday.The Area Manager of Gazipur area Tajib Ahmed along with other officials of GP inaugurated the service at Ma-Moni

‘Robber’ killed in Savar ‘gunfight’

SAVAR, DHAKA: A suspected robber was killed in a gunfight with police in Bank town bridge area adjacent to Dhaka-Aricha highway early Monday.The identity of the deceased could not be known yet.Police sources said that patrol team of Savar Model thana police chased a gang of dacoits of

Power price hike in March

DHAKA: The government is going to increase again the price of electricity at retail consumer level in March. The legal process of hiking the price will begin from Tuesday.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also ruling Awami League president, has already given nod in principle regarding the

Elegance of Kashmiri Shawl in Kolkata

KOLKATA: The winter is escaping from the nature as the spring emerged with its beautiful features to it. The winter season reminds us cold and foggy weather where a soft, warm, comfortable and well-designed Kashmiri Shawl is desirable for all with a warm cup of tea or coffee.    

Fire at RAK warehouse in Uttara

DHAKA: A fire broke out at warehouse of RAK Paints in city’s Uttara area on Monday noon.The fire incident occurred just beside the Aarong outlet, one of the Leading Fashion House in the country.The reason of the fire could not be known immediately.On information, four fire fighting