Home / 2019 (page 650)

Yearly Archives: 2019

New lawmakers to take oath tomorrow

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has announced that the the oath-taking ceremony of new members of parliament will be held tomorrow. The information minister made the announcement during a Secretariat Reporters Forum discussion at the Secretariat Media Centre on Tuesday. “The new MPs will take their oaths of office on Jan 3. A gazette will be released before then.” “We, ...

Read More »

Ivanka Trump plans global women’s economic development push

Photo: Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, arrives for a ceremony to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Washington, Jan 1 : Ivanka Trump is set to launch a White House effort aimed at women’s global economic empowerment in early 2019. A formal launch for the initiative was planned ...

Read More »

Gazette on 298 MP-elects likely Wednesday

Dhaka, Jan 1 : The Election Commission (EC) is likely to publish the gazette on the 298 MP-elects of the 11th parliament on Wednesday. “The gazette was sent to the BG (Bangladesh Government) Press on Tuesday evening for printing. We hope it’ll reach our hand on Wednesday,” said EC joint secretary SM Asaduzzaman. Traditionally, the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected ...

Read More »

Everyone to have access to electricity by June: Nasrul

Photo: State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid talks to reporters at his ministry on Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019. Dhaka, Jan 1 : The government is working to bring the whole country under electricity coverage, said State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid on Tuesday. “Everyone will have access to power within the next six months,” he said, a day after the ...

Read More »

Man killed over land dispute in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent : A man was killed in a clash with his rivals over a piece of land in the district’s Juri Upazila on Tuesday. Police said the victim, 53-year-old Taher Ali of Kalinagar village, had a longstanding land dispute with his neighbour Chan Mia. Two groups, led by Taher and Chan, tried to sow paddy in the disputed land ...

Read More »

Hasina pays tribute to Bangabandhu

Bangladesh Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday paid tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of AL’s victory in the 11th general election. The prime minister paid the homage by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city. After ...

Read More »

Coronation of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn set for May 4

Photo: Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, center, holds a candle light during Wesaka Bucha, at Emerald Buddha temple Bangkok. Bangkok, Jan 1 : Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn will have his official coronation on May 4. Vajiralongkorn in 2016 succeeded his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died at age 88 after reigning for seven decades. The palace announcement Tuesday said the coronation ...

Read More »

Theresa May says Britain can ‘turn corner’ with Brexit vote

Photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London. London, Jan 1 : Britain’s prime minister is using her new year’s message to seek more political support for the proposed Brexit deal with the European Union. Theresa May said Monday night that Britain can “turn a corner” and end a divisive period if Parliament backs the agreement ...

Read More »

Russia: 4 die in building collapse; searchers race weather

Photo: Emergency Situations employees working at the scene of a collapsed apartment building in Magnitogorsk, a city of 400,000 people, about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Moscow, Jan 1 : Hundreds of rescue workers raced bitterly cold weather in Russia’s Ural Mountains region Monday as they searched for survivors in the hulking concrete ...

Read More »

Rani Mukherji trolled for her #MeToo stance

In the last few months, #MeToo movement has gained momentum in India, especially in the entertainment industry. Several Bollywood actresses came forward with accusations of sexual misconduct, reports The Statesman. From Tanushree Dutta to Vinta Nanda, several named Bollywood stars shared their own experiences of misconduct in the wake of the #MeToo movement.   Recently, at the actresses’ round-table conference ...

Read More »