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‘PM to open’ work on Padma Bridge rail link Sept 5

Munshiganj, Aug 11 : Railways Minister M Mazibul Hoque on Saturday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the work on the Padma Bridge rail link on September 5 next. “The Prime Minister will unveil the plaque of the project at Mawa on September 5,” he said while talking to reporters in Service Area-1 after visiting the Padma Bridge area. ...

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Bangladesh to compete in int’l robotic challenge in Mexico Aug 15-18

Dhaka, Aug 11 : A five-member team of adolescent girls and boys will take part in the international robotics competition titled ‘First Global Challenge’ to be held in Mexico City, capital of Mexico from August 15 to 18. The team will leave here on Sunday to join the event where adolescents from 182 countries are going to participate. The team ...

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DMP extends Traffic Week till August 14

The Dhaka Metro Politian Police (DMP) has declared to extend the Traffic Week three more days in a bid to bring safety and discipline in the roads.   DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia came up with the announcement at a press meet at DMP media centre in the capital on Saturday.  “We have got positive outcome from the ongoing Traffic Week. ...

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BNP pushes for dialogue with govt

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. File Photo Dhaka, Aug 11 : BNP on Saturday urged the government to engage in talks with the party over the next general election with an open mind. “Discussions cannot be held at an empty table.  Specific agenda should be there for talks. BNP has some specific demands for ensuring fair and ...

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6 Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan buses seized

Dhaka, Aug 11 : Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) seized six buses of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan for plying the streets despite cancelation of its route permit by the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA). The members of Rab-1 and Rab-4 seized the buses from different areas of the capital, said a text message of Rab. On August 1, BRTA cancelled the ...

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UGC chairman seeks locals’ help to set up RMSTU’s permanent campus

Rangamati, Aug 11 : Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh Prof. Abdul Mannan sought local people’s help in establishing  a permanent campus for Rangamati Science and Technology University (RMSTU). He came up with the urge while inaugurating a workshop after signing an agreement between UGC and RMSTU at a programme arranged at Rangamati Parjatan Holiday Complex. Mentioning that 64 ...

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Case filed over incident of hitting Home Minister’s car

Dhaka, Aug 11 : A case has been filed in connection with the incident of hitting the Home Minister’s car in front of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area in the capital on Friday night. Traffic Inspector Ekhlasur Rahman filed the case against helper Manik and driver Ibrahim Khalil Emon with Sher-e Bangla Nagar Police Station around ...

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Actress Nawshaba put on 2-day fresh remand

Dhaka, Aug 10 : A court here on Friday put actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed on a two-day fresh remand in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Amirul Haider Chowdhury passed the order when Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit and the investigation officer of the case, ...

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BNP demands changes in proposed Transport Bill

BNP on Friday demanded changes in the draft Road Transport Bill approved by the Cabinet in consultation with experts to ensure safe roads as per demands of the students.   Quoting BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir UNB said, “All stakeholders, but the transport owners, turned down the draft Road Transport Bill the Cabinet approved as it won’t help ...

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19 Bangladeshis held along Kurigram border

Kurigram, Aug 10 : Members of Border Guard (BGB) detained 19 Bangladesh nationals, including six women and two children, from Moidam border in Bhurungamar iupazila early Friday for not having legal documents while returning to the country from India. The detainees, hailing from Phulbari and Nageshwari upazila, worked in brickfields of New Delhi in India. A team of BGB arrested ...

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