Sunday, 25 Feb, 2024


Canadian envoy meets FM

DHAKA: Canadian High Commissioner to Dhaka Heather Cruden met state minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam on Wednesday morning.The meeting was held at foreign ministry office at 11:00am.During the parley, they discussed many bilateral issues between the two countries, said a

Uzbek President greets PM

DHAKA: Islam Karimov, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her re-election as the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.Director (Media) of External Publicity Wing of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nripendra Chandra Debnath

Jamal Uddin again Biman chairman

DHAKA: Jamal Uddin Ahmed has been appointed again as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.A full-flagged Board of Directors is going to be constituted by Prime Ministers’ Office on Wednesday.Earlier on Tuesday, PM office finalized the appointment of Jamal

3 foreigners held with dollar making equipments

DHAKA: Detective Branch (DB) of Police, in a special drive, detained three foreign citizens and seized equipments for printing counterfeit dollars in capital’s Uttara area on Tuesday night.Of them, two were identified as Cameroonians and another as Guatemalan.Confirming the matter,

Bus kills minibus driver in city

DHAKA: A person was killed as a bus hit him in capital’s Sayedabad area on Wednesday morning.The deceased was identified as Mohammad Ripon, 32, driver of a minibus.Owner of the minibus Abdul Hamid told banglanews that a bus of Anabil Paribahan hit Ripon at 11:00am while he was crossing

Ferry services resume after 11-hr

MANIKGANJ: Ferry services on Paturia-Daulatia river route, which came to a halt since Tuesday night due to poor visibility caused by dense fog, resumed after 11-hour.Sources said that the authority has stopped the ferry services from 11:30pm to avoid accident.Confirming the matter,

Natore road accident kills 3

NATORE: Three people were killed in a road accident on Bonpara-Hatikumrul highway in Agran area under Baraigram upazila of the district on Wednesday morning.The deceased were identified as truck driver Selim, 35, helper Nazrul, 22 and labourer Meher, 25.Confirming the matter, Bonpara

One burnt alive in Ctg fire

CHITTAGONG: A teenage boy was burnt alive and seven houses were gutted as a fire broke out at Firoz Shah Colony in the port city early Wednesday.The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately. The cause of the fire, broke out at 2:55am, could not be known immediately.Sources

New shipping line to function from March

DHAKA: A new coastal shipping line is scheduled to operate from March between Chittagong, Mongla, Narayanganj and Teknaf ports in Bangladesh and Maungtaw, Pathein, Sittwe and Yangon in Myanmar. Plans for the line have been delayed for a couple of years but now look to be on track.Trade

Fog halts ferry services

MANIKGANJ: Ferry services on Paturia-Daulatia river route came to a halt since Tuesday night due to poor visibility caused by dense fog.Sources said that the authority has stopped the ferry services from 11:30pm to avoid accident.Confirming the matter, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport

Teacher among 2 killed in Bogra

BOGRA: Two people, including a teacher, were killed in two separate incidents in the town on Tuesday night.The deceased were identified as teacher Abdul Baki, 28, and Abdul Mazid, 25 of the town.Sources said Abdul Baki was killed by the miscreants around 8:30pm at Zero-point of the

255 BD nationals held in Malaysia

DHAKA: Malaysian government arrested over 1000 illegal workers, so far, including 255 Bangladeshi immigrants in a special drive which started from Monday evening.  All arrestees are nationals of Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal and Bangladesh.Bangladesh embassy labor

PM urges UAE to import manpower from BD

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the United Arab Emirate (UAE) to recruit more manpower from Bangladesh, particularly the skilled and semiskilled workers.The premier, also ruling Awami League president, made the plea when newly appointed UAE Ambassador to Bangladesh Dr

Singapore, Sri Lanka, SAARC greet PM

DHAKA: Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong, President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa and SAARC Secretary General Ahmed Saleem Tuesday has congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her assuming of office as prime minister.Lee Hsien Loong congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh

Fire at city cotton warehouse

DHAKA: A fire broke out at a cotton warehouse in city’s Hazaribagh on Tuesday.Sources said the blaze erupted in a cotton storehouse around 4:00pm near Beribadh area of Hazaribagh.On information, four fire fighting units rushed to the spot to douse the blaze.Fire service control room

Hannan Shah’s bail denied again

DHAKA: A Dhaka court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of BNP standing committee member ASM Hannan Shah in three cases, including the May 5 Hefajat mayhem in the city.Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge M Jahurul Haque passed the order after the hearing of the cases.Advocate Sanaullah Mia,

Ferry services resume after 6-hr

MANIKGANJ: Ferry services on the Paturia-Daulatdia river route resumed Tuesday morning after a 6-hour disruption due to poor visibility caused by dense fog.Assistant manager of Paturia Ghat (Commerce) of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) said to banglanews that due to

AL press meet in afternoon

DHAKA: The ruling Awami League is set to hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon at its Dhanmondi’s political office.Awami League source said LGRD minister and party’s general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam will address in the press conference on behalf of the party.Ashraf will

HC orders not to harass Salahuddin

DHAKA: The High Court Tuesday directed the government not to harass or arrest Salahuddin Ahmed, joint secretary general of BNP, without any legal procedure.An HC bench comprising Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice Habibul Gani also issued a rule asking the government to explain why

Body found at city police barrack

DHAKA: Police recovered a body from the roof of Razarbagh Traffic Police barrack in city on Tuesday morning.The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.Paltan Thana Sub-Inspector Aminul Islam confirmed the matter to banglanews.BDST: 1300 HRS, JAN 21, 2014