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Using RPO as ‘weapon’ to hinder fair polls: Shujan

Photo: Members of Shujan at a roundtable discussion at the Jatiya Press Club on Sunday. Dhaka, Sept 16 : Using the RPO as a ‘weapon’ against any individual or political party will hinder fair election, said civil rights body Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) on Sunday. “Representation of the People Order (RPO) of 1972 is the most significant law during any ...

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Dr M SAM Mannan passes away in Texas

Dr M SAM Mannan. File photo Dhaka, Sept 16 : Dr M SAM Mannan, a former Regents Professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University and Director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) passed away on September 11 in Texas, USA, according to a message received here on Sunday. He was 64, said a press release. A ...

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Election to be held timely, fairly, says Dr Gowher

Photo: Adviser to the Prime Minister on International Affairs Dr Gowher Rizvi at a discussion on Bangladesh-Australia trade and investment opportunities in Dhaka on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Dhaka, Sept 16 : Adviser to the Prime Minister on International Affairs Dr Gowher Rizvi on Sunday said the next general election will be held fairly and timely without any impediment. “The ...

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People getting back trust in police, says PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File Photo Dhaka, Sept 16 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said people are now getting back their trust and confidence in the police force as they are discharging their responsibilities with utmost honesty, sincerity, devotion and dedication to ensure their security. “Now, the people’s confidence and trust in the police have returned, which is ...

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Istanbul event promotes Bangladesh as investment destination

Dhaka, Sep 16 : Bangladesh Consulate General in Istanbul has made a presentation on ‘Bangladesh: A Socio-Economic Miracle’ to promote Bangladesh in Turkey. The programme was held on Friday at Bakirkoy NGO Association Platform, an established NGO organisation in Turkey consisting of more than 20 NGOs working mainly on environment and developmental issues. Members of the NGOs, who are well ...

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B Chy and Dr Kamal’s much-hyped ‘greater national unity’ kicks off

Photo: Gano Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain speaking at a press conference at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Dhaka, Sept 15 : Dr Badruddoza Chowdhury-led Jukta Front and Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya on Saturday formally announced the journey of a ‘greater national unity’ to ensure ‘functional democracy’ in the country through holding a ...

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Medical board examines Khaleda’s health in jail

 photo : Doctors leaving central jail, DHAKA: The medical board formed with doctors from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) examined BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s health condition in old Central Jail on Nazimuddin Road in Dhaka on Saturday afternoon (Sep 15). The Medical Board members entered in jail around 3:45pm and left jail gate by a microbus at 4:50pm. Dhaka ...

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100pc electricity can come from solar power by 2050: Seminar

Net metering policy introduced to promote solar power: Energy Adviser Dhaka, Sept 15 : Experts at a seminar here on Saturday said the country could generate 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy in 2050 if steps are taken to achieve the target. “Scarcity of land is no longer a problem for solar energy as technologies are improving and ...

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Unchaining people from deprivation ‘my duty’, says PM

Govt wants to develop villages as townships, she reiterates Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaking at the inaugural session of the three-day 22nd National Council of the Institution of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh (IDEB) at Ganobhaban on Saturday. Dhaka, Sept 15 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said it is her duty to unchain people from deprivation and a plan ...

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Section 57 to go with passing of Digital Security Bill: Jabbar

Dhaka, Sept 15 : Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Saturday said section 57 of the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) would no longer be there with the passing of the Digital Security Bill by parliament. Inaugurating a national debate programme organised by Debate for Democracy at Film Development Corporation (FDC) in the city, the minister said ...

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