Home / 2015 / April (page 30)

Monthly Archives: April 2015

873 govt officials promoted

The government recently promoted 873 officials — working at different ministries and divisions as senior assistant secretaries, deputy secretaries and joint secretaries– to higher posts including the ranks of deputy secretary, joint secretary and additional secretary. This is for the first that the government has promoted such a huge number of officials to higher posts at one time in the ...

Read More »

BNP blames PM for breaching electoral rule BNP makes the allegation through issuing a press statement

The BNP has claimed that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has breached the electoral code of conduct by announcing her official support for the mayoral candidates in the Dhaka City Corporations polls. The party made the allegation through issuing a press statement on Tuesday. In the statement, BNP Standing Committee member Nazrul Islam Khan said according to the existing electoral law, ...

Read More »

Storm death toll rises to 34

The death toll in the nor’wester that lashed several districts in the country on Saturday climbed up to 34 with northern district Bogra remain the worst affected area. In Bogra, 10 more people were found dead yesterday after a nor’wester hit the district around 6pm Saturday and ran amok for about 45 minutes, raising the death toll to 19 there. ...

Read More »

Khaleda got back home with agony of defeat: Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said BNP leader Khaleda Zia has gone back to her home with the agony of failure and defeat after staying in her office for long 92 days aiming to topple the government. “She (Khaleda) has suffered a heavy defeat, she got back home embracing the failure and defeat,” she said. The Prime Minister was ...

Read More »

Ban Ki-moon seeks Hasina’s cooperation

United Nation is going to set the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for post-2015 in it’s 70th General Assembly in September this year. The UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has sought the cooperation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in this regard as she was in the meeting that finalized the Millennium Development Goal (MDG). State minister for foreign affairs M ...

Read More »

Election 2015: Tony Blair gives ‘100% backing’ to Ed Miliband

Tony Blair has given his “100%” backing to Ed Miliband as he attacked David Cameron’s pledge to hold a referendum on Britain’s EU membership. The former prime minister praised the Labour leader, saying he was “his own man”, and he wanted Labour to win “for the future of our country”. Mr Blair said Mr Cameron had put “exit on the ...

Read More »

Sylhet-Dhaka flight inaugural Osmani Airport after 3 years

Biman, Bangladesh Airlines resumed its full-blown domestic operation after three years with its newly-procured Dash8 Q400s aircraft on Dhaka-Sylhet  -Dhaka route. The Finance  Minister opened the two aircraft through a colourful function at Sylhet Osmani International Airport Monday. Finance Minister Abul Maal Adul Muhith,Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon.Social Welfare Minister Syed Mohsin Ali and State Minister for ...

Read More »

Security beefed up in Sylhet over Kamaruzzaman’s verdict

Security in the Sylhet city has been beefed up following the Supreme Court’s verdict rejecting Kamaruzzaman’s review petition against its previous verdict in favour of his death penalty awarded by the International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2). Nearly 2,000 additional policemen have been deployed in over 100 spots of the city to thwart any unpleasant incident, said additional deputy commissioner of Metropolitan ...

Read More »

HSC exams begin; 515 absent on 2nd day In Sylhet

A total of 515 students were absent while 3 others expelled for taking unfair means on the first day of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations that began on Wednesday. The examinations began simultaneously under Sylhet education boards, Some 515 examinees were absent under Board while 256 under Sylhet , 78 under Hobigong , 106  under Moulobi ...

Read More »

Commuters face trouble

Many parts of the city remained inundated for hours after a downpour yesterday, exposing the poor drainage system of the capital. The waterlogging caused immense sufferings to commuters, especially office-goers and students, as traffic congestion resulted in tailbacks on many city streets. After the rain, some areas in Rajarbagh, Mouchak, Malibagh, Shantinagar, Kakrail and Fakirapool went under ankle-deep to knee-deep ...

Read More »