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Bangladesh’s macroeconomics under pressure: Debapriya

  Dhaka, June 11 : The country’s macroeconomics is currently under pressure, claimed Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, distinguished fellow of Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on Tuesday. He blamed the shortfall of revenue, problems in the banking sector and pressure on the Taka-Dollar exchange rate for the condition. “The pressure on macroeconomics will come down if these problems are solved,” he ...

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JCD activists lock BNP central office

Dhaka, June 11 : Some activists of BNP’s student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) were staging demonstrations in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office by locking its main gate on Tuesday demanding cancellation of the party’s directives about age limit in forming its new committee. Several hundred leaders and activists of the recently-dissolved JCD central committee gathered in front of ...

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MP Liton murder: Ex-JaPa MP Quader gets life in prison in arms case

Gaibandha, June 11 : A court here on Tuesday sentenced former Jatiya Party (JaPa) MP Abdul Quader Khan to life imprisonment in an arms case filed over the killing of Gaibandha-1 MP Manjurul Islam Liton. District and Session’s Judge Dilip Kumar Bhowmik handed down the verdict after examining records and witnesses. Liton was shot at point blank range by miscreants ...

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Khaleda’s trial inside Keraniganj jail: Hearing at HC regular bench

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka, June 11 : The High Court on Tuesday sent to the regular bench a petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging the government’s move to hold trial in 17 cases against her inside the Keraniganj Central Jail. The HC vacation bench of Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice Md Khairul Alam passed the ...

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Govt to brief diplomats Wednesday; Rohingya situation on focus

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen. File photo Dhaka, June 11 : The government will brief diplomats stationed in Dhaka on Wednesday on current issues with special focus on the Rohingya one, said an official on Tuesday. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, among others, will be there at the diplomatic briefing. Bangladesh is now hosting over 1.2 million Rohingyas ...

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Digital Security Act not for curbing press freedom: Anisul

Law Minister Anisul Huq speaking with Eamon Gilmore at his personal office on Monday, Jun 10, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, Jun 10 : Law Minister Anisul Huq on Monday told visiting European Union Special Representative for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore that the government has enacted the Digital Security Act to deal with cybercrimes, not to suppress press freedom. “We’ve elaborately ...

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Hasan Mahmud ‘feels pity’ for Oikyafront

Photo: PID Dhaka, Jun 10 : Taking a swipe at Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikyafront, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Monday said those who are unable to keep themselves united want to forge a greater national unity against the government. “It makes me laugh…I feel pity seeing Oikyafront’s messy condition. They’ve long been repeatedly talking about forging a greater ...

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One killed as wall collapses after blast in city

Dhaka, June 10 : A man was killed and three others were injured as a portion of a wall collapsed on them following an explosion in a building at Kadamtoli of Shanir Akhra here on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Farid Ahmed, 55, son of late A Jalil of Fulgazi in Feni while the injured were Kamal, 45, ...

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Japanese footballer Hasebe visits Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps

Makoto Hasebe, one of the prominent Japanese football players visits Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps as the UNICEF Ambassador for Japan. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, June 10 : Makoto Hasebe, one of the prominent Japanese football players currently playing for Eintracht Frankfurt of Bundesliga, has visited Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar as the UNICEF Ambassador for Japan to raise awareness of Japanese ...

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53 crude bombs recovered in Chapainawabganj

Photo: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) recover 53 crude bombs  from a house at Jhaunia on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Chapainawabganj, June 10 : Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Sunday afternoon recovered 53 crude bombs  from a house at Jhaunia village in sadar upazila. Chapainawabganj 53 BGB battalion Lt Col Sajjad Sarwar said tipped off, a BGB ...

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