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Dhaka City Polls: BNP’s Tabith unveils election manifesto

BNP’s Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayoral candidate Tabith Awal on Monday unveiled his election manifesto promising to work on mosquito termination, traffic congestion and pollution among others. He outlined the promises while unveiling his 38-point manifesto at a press conference held at Emmanuelle’s Banquet in Gulshan. Tabith said he will take steps to ensure the rights and security of ...

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British envoy discusses election issues with Ishraque

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Sunday went to BNP’s Dhaka South City Corporation polls candidate Ishraque Hossain and discussed various issues relating to the February-1 polls. BNP organising secretary Imran Saleh Prince and BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan received the British envoy as he reached Ishraque’s Gopibagh house around 3pm. Later, he had ...

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Prime Minister cooks for Shakib

Although, world no 1 all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been on ICC ban at this moment, he remains on the heart of the cricket lovers of the country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is also on the list of his well-wishers. The PM now sent delicious foods cooked by herself to Shakib as a token of deep affection. Shakib Al Hasan ...

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BNP leaders sit with foreign diplomats

Top leaders of the BNP who are dealing with international affairs have sat in a meeting with foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka. The meeting began at the BNP Chairperson’s political office at Gulshan in the capital on Sunday afternoon. Source said the BNP leaders will discuss with the diplomats about the Dhaka city elections and possibility of election results manipulation ...

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Bangladesh closely observing India’s internal situation over NRC, CAA: Minister

Photo: Courtesy Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said Bangladesh is closely observing India’s internal situation over its National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). He made the statement while replying to a tabled question from Awami League MP Ashim Kumar Ukil in Parliament. The minister also said the Bangladesh government will take measures in line ...

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SC clears way for implementing 9th Wage Board award for journos

The Supreme Court on Sunday upheld its earlier order staying a High Court order for maintaining a status quo for two months on implementing the recommendations of the 9th Wage Board for journalists, clearing the way for its implementation. A four-member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order disposing of two petitions – one ...

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Dhaka City Polls: BNP candidate Ishraque attacked

  BNP’s Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayoral candidate Ishraque Hossain came under attack during campaigning in the city’s Gopibagh area on Sunday. Ishraque, a number of his supporters and journalists were injured. Witnesses said miscreants pounced on the campaign from both sides of the road in front of the Central Women’s College around 12 pm. The two sides fought ...

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Indian High Commission in Dhaka celebrates Republic Day

  The Indian High Commission in Dhaka celebrated the 71st Republic Day of India on Sunday at Chancery premises of the High Commission. High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das unfurled the national flag and read out the Indian President’s address to the Nation. The Mahar regimental band of the Indian Army, which was specially flown in for the occasion, played the ...

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Dr Yunus gets bail

A court here on Sunday granted bail to Nobel Laureate and Chairman of Grameen Communications Dr Muhammad Yunus and three others in a case filed for violating the labour law. Dhaka Labour Court-3 judge Rahibul Islam granted the bail upon a bond of Tk 5,000 following a petition filed by them after appearing before the court. The three other accused ...

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PM to open Sheikh Russel water treatment plant in Chattogram

The plant is capable of treating 100 million litres of water a day Photo : Sheikh Russel water treatment plant. The Sheikh Russel water treatment plant is scheduled to be inaugurated on Sunday to mitigate the crisis of drinking water in Chattogram City. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will open the plant named after her youngest brother through a video conference ...

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