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Advance train ticket sale for Eid-ul-Azha from July 29

Photo: Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon speaking at a briefing at the Rail Bhaban on Tuesday. Dhaka, July 23 : Bangladesh Railway will start selling advance train tickets on July 29 on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Half of the tickets will be sold at ticket counters while the rest online, Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon said at a ...

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Tree fair fetches Tk 11 cr selling 16 lakh saplings

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates the fair on June 20, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, July 22 : The month-long National Tree Plantation Campaign and Fair-2019 evoked an overwhelming response from plant and nature lovers as saplings worth around Tk 11 crore were sold during the fair. The fair, inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on June 20 last, concluded on ...

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Tourism sector to be tobacco-free

Dhaka, 22nd July : Written instructions to follow the Tobacco-Free Hospitality Sector Strategy will be sent to the associate institutions of Bangladesh Tourism Board, and all the institutions under the board will be completely smoke-free. An orientation meeting on “Tobacco-free Hospitality Sector Strategy” was held on Monday, 22nd July in the Conference Room of the Bangladesh Tourism Board office, where ...

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Barrister Sayedul Haque Sumon sued under Digital Security Act

Dhaka, July 22 : A case has been filed against Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Sumon under the Digital Security Act for hurling abusive words at the followers of Hindu religion Gowtam Kumar Adbor, a social worker at Bhasantek area of the capital, filed the case with the Cyber Crime Tribunal in Dhaka on Monday. Sumon Kumar Roy, a lawyer of ...

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Dr Kamal seeks nat’l dialogue to tackle worsening flood

Dhaka, July 22 : Stating that the government cannot alone tackle the current flood, Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Monday called for holding a national dialogue to find ways to effectively overcome the natural disaster. “We face flood due to our geographical position but we need to find ways to minimise it and save people from sufferings and financial ...

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Satkhira AL leader shot dead

Satkhira, July 22 : A local Awami League leader was shot dead by some miscreants in Satkhira on Monday. The deceased was Nazrul Islam, 55, vice-president of Agardari union unit Awami League and son of Nesaruddin of Kuchpukur village in sadar upazila. Quoting witnesses, Iltutmish, superintendent of Satkhira police, said a gang of miscreants appeared at Kashempur Hazampara riding a ...

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Rohingya Crisis: Dhaka seeks NAM, ASEAN member states’ role

Dhaka, July 22 : Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York Ambassador Masud Bin Momen has urged the NAM member states including the ASEAN neighbours of Myanmar to remain engaged and put in more efforts so that Myanmar authorities do not fail in taking the Rohingyas back. While referring to the oppression against the Palestinian people ...

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Irregularities in fisheries, livestock sectors must be eliminated: President

President Abdul Hamid speaks at a programme arranged as part of National Fisheries Week at Bangabhaban on Sunday, Jul 21, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Jul 21 : President Abdul Hamid on Sunday said irregularities in fisheries and livestock sectors must be strictly prevented to continue the trend of development of these sectors. “Any irregularity in fisheries and livestock sectors must ...

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Media Brief on envoys’ conference in London

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the Bangladesh envoys in European countries to pursue the political and economic diplomacy together in the interest of country’s economic development. “We need to focus more on economic issues besides political diplomacy so the ongoing development in Bangladesh will continue,” the prime minister said while speaking as the Chief Guest at the Envoys’ ...

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It’s US Embassy that had ulterior motive: Sajeeb Wazed

Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed. Photo: Collected Dhaka, July 21 : Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed on Sunday said the US Embassy here is the one that had an “ulterior motive” mentioning that they picked Priya Saha because they knew she would make this outrageous statement. He said Priya Saha was a member of a delegation ...

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