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Sheikh Hasina’s 39th Homecoming Day today

File photo Dhaka, May 17 : The 39th Homecoming Day of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is being observed on Friday. On May 17, 1981, Sheikh Hasina returned home from India after nearly six years in exile following the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh MujiburRahman and most of his family members by a cabal ...

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President in London for health checkup

Bangladesh High Commissioner in London Saida Muna Tasneem receives President Abdul Hamid at Heathrow Airport. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, May 16 : President Abdul Hamid reached London on Wednesday afternoon (local time) for health checkup. Bangladesh High Commissioner in London Saida Muna Tasneem received the President at Heathrow Airport, said Press Minister of Bangladesh High Commission in London Ashequn Nabi Chowdhury. ...

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OIC summit : Saudi King invites PM Hasina

  Dhaka, May 16 : Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud invited Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to attend the 14th summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Amir Omar Salem Omar, acting ambassador to Bangladesh of Saudi Arabia, meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban in Dhaka on Thursday (May 16) and handed over an ...

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Minimum Fitra fixed at Tk 70

Dhaka, May 16 : This year’s minimum Fitra has been fixed at Tk 70 per person. The maximum Fitra has been set at Tk 1,980, said Mohammad Nizam Udin, assistant director of Islamic Foundation. The Islamic Foundation fixed the amount on Thursday at a meeting chaired by Hafez Maulana Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, senior Pesh Imam of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque ...

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Report in graft case against former Chief Justice Sinha on July 1

A Dhaka court on Thursday set July 1 for submitting probe report in the case lodged against former Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha for allegedly demanding bribe. Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Satyabrata Shikder set the new date as investigation officer in the case and director of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Syed Iqbal Hossain failed to submit the report today. Bangladesh National ...

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Poet Henry Swapon gets bail in Digital Security Act case

Barishal, May 16 : A court here on Thursday granted bail to poet Henry Swapon in a case filed under the Digital Security Act. Barishal Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shamim Ahmed granted the bail after hearing a petition filed by him. Police arrested Swapon from his residence in the city on Tuesday for hurting religious sentiments. The father of a catholic ...

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Another Boeing added to Biman fleet

Dhaka, May 16 : A Boeing 737-800 aircraft was added to the fleet of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Thursday. The aircraft, brought on lease from Kuwait’s Alfaco arrived at Dhaka airport around 3:25am, said Biman General Manager (Public Relations) Shakil Meraj. With the latest addition, the number of aircraft in Biman fleet reached 16. Next month, a sixth Boeing 737-800 ...

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Quader returns home from Singapore after 72 days

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader talks to reporters at the airport on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, May 15 : Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday afternoon returned home after receiving medical treatment in Singapore for over two months. A flight of Biman ...

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Gazette of 9th wage board award to be published soon: Hasan

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday gave assurance of publishing the gazette of the 9th wage board award soon for the journalists and newspaper workers. The Information Minister gave the assurance when a delegation of Bangladesh Federal Union of Newspaper Press Workers and Bangladesh Newspaper Workers Federation met him at his Secretariat office. Emerging from the meeting, Secretary General of ...

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Najmun Nahar: flying Bangladesh’s flag across the globe

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Dubbed as Flag Girl Bangladesh’s Najmun Nahar has reached Laos Four Thousand Irelands. Najmun Nahar is the first Bengali female world traveller who has travelled more than hundred countries with the flag of Bangladesh. She has created an unprecedented history through her journey. She is travelling all over the world as the herald of peace holding ...

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