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6 hurt in gas cylinder blast in Pabna

Photo: A student, who sustained burn injuries after a gas cylinder blast in Ishwardi upazila headquarters, is being treated at the Upazila Health Complex on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Pabna, Oct 4 : Six people sustained injured in a gas cylinder explosion at the National Development Fair premises in front of Ishwardi Upazila Parishad office on Thursday. The victims were ...

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Bangladesh will no longer depend on others: PM

PM opens 3-day Development Fair Photo: Organisers bring out a colourfull rally from the field of International Trade Fair in Agargaon, Dhaka on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Dhaka, Oct 4 : Mentioning that Bangladesh will not remain dependent on others, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said her government has taken all the necessary plans and is working accordingly so ...

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Cabinet abolishes quotas for class I and II government jobs

File photo. The cabinet has decided to scrap quota provision in class I and II government jobs following the recommendations of the committee formed by the government to review the existing quota system.   The decision was taken at its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Secretariat on Wednesday.  Cabinet Secretary M Shafiul Alam made the announcement ...

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Fakhrul, 6 other top BNP leaders get anticipatory bail

File photo. The High Court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bails to seven top BNP leaders including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed with Hatirjheel Police station.   An HC bench of Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Kashefa Hossain passed the order after the BNP leaders appeared before it with bail prayers in the case.  ...

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Dhaka seeks louder global voice to expedite Rohingya repatriation process

Ambassador of Bangladesh to the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Oct 3 : Ambassador of Bangladesh to the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal has urged for heightened global voice for the immediate repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Bangladesh to their origin in Myanmar as well as for ensuring accountability of the atrocity crimes committed against the Rohingyas ...

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HC to hear writ on parliament dissolution Sunday

Bangladesh Parliament. File Photo Dhaka, Oct 3 : The High Court on Wednesday fixed Sunday for hearing the writ petition filed seeking its directives on dissolution of the 10th parliament 42 days ahead of the national election and formation of a caretaker government. A HC bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal fixed the date following ...

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Illegally imported motor parts seized at Benapole

Benapole, Oct 3 : Customs officials seized a huge number of illegal motor parts from a truck which was brought here with a false declaration at Benapole Port on Tuesday night. Being tipped off that a huge number of motor parts was being smuggled hidden inside adhesive, a team of customs officials seized the truck and recovered motor parts worth ...

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Govt to spend Tk 4,371cr on navigability dev, reclamation of 4 rivers

Ecnec clears 15 dev projects involving Tk 13,218.31 cr Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presiding over 8th Ecnec meeting of the current fiscal year held at the NEC conference room on Tuesday. Dhaka, Oct 2 : The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved 15 projects involving Tk 13,218.31 crore, including the Tk 4,371 crore  ‘Navigability ...

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Digital Security Act 2018 to protect citizen data, privacy: Joy

Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser and son Sajeeb Wazed Joy said journalists and editors who have no intention of publishing falsehoods have nothing to worry about the Digital Security Act 2018 as it was created to protect citizen data and privacy. “With regards to hacking and covert surveillance in Government offices and computers, this was created to protect citizen data and ...

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People like to see JP in power, claims Ershad

Dhaka, Oct 2 : Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad on Tuesday said that the people of the country like to see JP in power as they are waiting to cast their votes for ‘Plough’, his party’s poll symbol. Ershad made the claim while speaking at a meeting with the senior leaders Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish held in the city’s Banani area. ...

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