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Joy criticises Dr Kamal for teaming up with BNP-Jamaat

‘They’re unpatriotic, anti-Bangladesh’ Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy. File photo Dhaka, Oct 16 : Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said Dr Kamal Hossain has finally shown his true colors by forming an alliance with BNP-Jamaat. He said Dr Kamla’s one partner — the BNP– burned people alive through arson attacks in 2013 and 2015. “His ...

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Dhaka for more focused discussion on climate finance, justice

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Ambassador Masud Bin Momen addresses at a UNGA meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Oct 16 : Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Ambassador Masud Bin Momen has said the implementation of 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development will largely depend on success in ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for Saudi Arabia today

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka today for Riyadh on a four-day bilateral visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of Saudi King and Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.   “A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage members will depart Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here for the Saudi ...

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Export-import thru Benapole suspended for Durga Puja

Benapole, Oct 16 : Export and import activities between Bangladesh and India through Benapole land port will remain suspend for four days from Tuesday on the occasion of Durga Puja, the largest religious festival of Hindu community. Kartik Chakrabarty, general secretary of Petrapole C&F Agent Staff Welfare Association, said trade between the two neighboring countries will remain halted for four ...

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Police cordon off ‘militant dens’ in Narsingdi

Gunshots heard at Bhogiratpu ‘militant den’ Photo: Counter Terrorism and Transnational (CTTC) unit chief Monirul Islam talks to journalists in Narsingdi town on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Narsingdi, Oct 16 : Members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police cordoned off two houses suspecting those as militant dens in Bhogiratpur and Madhabdi areas in Sadar upazila ...

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Cumilla court accepts Khaleda’s bail plea in murder case

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Cumilla, Oct 15 : A court here on Monday accepted the bail petition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a murder case filed over the death of eight people in an arson attack here in 2015. Judge of the District and Session’s Judge Court KM Shamsul Alam accepted the petition and fixed November 11 ...

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Zia Orphanage Case: Khaleda’s bail extended until Oct 23

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Oct 15 : The High Court on Monday extended until October 23 the bail of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. An HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order following a petition filed by Khaleda’s lawyers, said her counsel ...

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Cabinet gives go-ahead to draft Broadcast Bill

Photo: PM Sheikh Hasina chairs at the weekly meeting of the Cabinet at the Secretariat. Dhaka, Oct 15 : The Cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft Broadcast Bill 2018 with a provision to form a seven-member Broadcast Commission to provide licences to broadcast media, including online ones and to bring those under discipline. The approval came at the ...

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APO, CIRDAP sign MoU to support agriculture, rural dev projects

  Dhaka, Oct 15 : The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) and Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) have signed a document to facilitate bilateral cooperation and support collaborative research and capacity-building initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region. The memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed on Monday, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, will facilitate productive relationships and exchanges in fields of common ...

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Editors form human chain demanding amendment to Digital Security Act

  Dhaka, Oct 15 : The Editors’ Council formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Monday, demanding amendment to nine sections of the recently enacted Digital Security Act, 2018. Reading out a 7-point charter of demands at the human chain around 11:30 am, Mahfuz Anam, general secretary of the Editors’ Council and editor of The ...

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