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Govt to be forced to engage in dialogue: Moudud

Dhaka, June 22 : BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday said their party will force the government to hold a dialogue with political parties over the next general election. “He (Obaidul Quader) said there’s no need to hold any dialogue. You’ll certainly feel the need for talks. The government will be forced to engage in talks and it’s now ...

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4 killed in Sirajganj, Naogaon road crashes

Four people were killed in separate road accidents in Sirajganj and Naogaon districts on  Friday morning. In Naogaon, two people were killed when a truck hit a van at Godown Para in Sapahar upazila headquarters.   The deceased were identified as Abdus Salam, 24, son of Majed Ali of Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj district and Hiron Bepari, 30, son of ...

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Father ‘commits’ suicide after ‘killing’ two kids in Narsingdi

Narsingdi, June 22 : A man allegedly committed suicide after ‘killing’ his two children at Tulatoli Moholla in Raipura upazila on Friday. The deceased were identified as Kajal Mollah, 35, son of Aziz Molla, his daughter Kakoli, 8 and son Sohel, 5, of the village. Local people found the body of Kajal hanging from a tree and the bodies of ...

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BGB man held ‘with Yaba pills’ in Magura

Magura, June 22 : A member of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) was held reportedly with 54 pieces of Yaba tablets from Binodpur Bazar in Mohammadpur upazila on Thursday. The arrestee was identified as Omar Ali, 23, a member of BGB-8 Battalion, Chittagong. Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area and arrested Omar reportedly with the ...

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Muhith under fire in Parliament again

Dhaka, June 21 : Opposition MP Pir Fazlur Rahman on Thursday harshly criticised Finance Minister AMA Muhith in Parliament for what he said protecting those involved in plundering banks and the share market. Taking part in general discussions on the proposed budget for 2018-19 fiscal year, he also came down hard on Muhith for not disclosing the names of bank ...

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WB should support national priority of a country, WB ED tells PM

  Dhaka, June 21 : Visiting World Bank Executive Director Aparna Subramani on Thursday told Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that she also thinks the global lending agency should support the national priority of a country. “I feel the World Bank must support the national priority of any country,” she said during a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the ...

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UN chief, others to visit Rohingya camps soon

Dhaka, Jun 21 : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is likely to visit Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar on July 2 to see the situation on the ground and UN agencies engagement in the camps. Guterres is scheduled to arrive here on July 1. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi is also likely to be here on June ...

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Road crashes kill 10 in 4 districts

Dhaka, Jun 21 : At least 10 people were killed and 50 others injured in separate road accidents in Khulna, Bhola, Kishoreganj and Khagrachhari districts on Thursday. In Khulna, five people were killed and 14 others injured when a bus plunged into a ditch filled with rainwater on Khulna-Satkhira road at Bortia in Dumuriaupazila. Three of the deceased were identified ...

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Ecnec clears Tk 4,635.91 cr project to issue e-passports

Dhaka, June 21 : The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Thursday approved a project involving Tk 4,635.91 crore to introduce higher technology-based e-passports to make Bangladeshi passports safer, more secure and acceptable to other countries across the world. It also cleared 14 other projects, including one with a Tk 1,400-crore additional allocation to acquire 1,162.67 more ...

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BTV still most favourite with 83 pc viewers, claims Inu

Dhaka, June 21 : Though there are many private television channels in the country, 83 percent television viewers still watch the programmes of Bangladesh Television (BTV), Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu told Parliament on Thursday. “There’re many private TV channels in the country and there’re huge viewers, too. But there’s no reason to think BTV has lost its viewers,” he ...

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