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Sale of advance train tickets begins

Bangladesh Railway authorities begin selling advance train tickets from Wednesday, June 22, 2016, to ensure hassle-free journey for Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers. Star file photo Bangladesh Railway authorities began sellingadvance train tickets from today to ensure hassle-free journey for Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers. Commuters started collecting tickets at Dhaka’s Kamalapur and Chittagong railway stations from 8:00am. Meanwhile, the railway authorities have cancelled leave of ...

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PM lambastes British govt for giving ‘shelter’ to Tarique

18 June, 2016 PM Hasina Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday came down hard on the British government for giving shelter to BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman, saying he has link to killings in Bangladesh and giving threat to British MP Tulip Siddiq. “One scoundrel is living there… why has the British government given him shelter with caring? After his ...

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Pranab’s son meets Speaker Shirin Sharmin at JS

18 June, 2016 Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury Visiting Lok Sabha MP Abhijit Mukherjee, son of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, met Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury at the latter’s office at the Jatiya Sangsad on Saturday. During the meeting, parliamentary affairs and women’s development in Bangladesh and India, alongside bilateral trade, border haats (markets) and border communication, were discussed. Dr Shirin, also ...

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4,400 acres railway land under illegal occupation: Minister

Railways Minister Md. Mazibul Hoque on Saturday told Parliament that nearly 4,400 acres of railway land are under illegal occupation across the country. “A total of 4,391.39 acres out of 61,820.97 acres of railway land remains illegally occupied by various individuals and institutions,” he said replying to a tabled starred question from Awami League MP Pinu Khan (Reserved Seat-23). Noting ...

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14-party remains intact, further expansion in future: Nasim

The spokesperson of 14-party alliance Mohammad Nasim on Wednesday categorically said that the unity of our mega alliance remains united and it will be expanded further in future. Following a recent tug of war that spread among the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) leaders and some other prominent leaders of the alliance, Mohammad Nasim came up with this observation. Expressing the ...

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It’s not the time to go back in history: Inu on Syed Ashraf’s remark

Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal leader and Cabinet member Hasanul Huq Inu says he finds remarks by Awami League’s Syed Ashraful Islam, blaming his party for creating grounds for the assassination of Bangabandhu in 1975, ‘uncalled for, unfortunate, and irrelevant.’ “This is not the time to go back in history,” the information minister told the media on Wednesday. Awami League General Secretary ...

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AL men involved in target killings: Khaleda

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson, Khaleda Zia, alleged on Wednesday ruling Awami League (AL) people are involved in the ongoing ‘target killings’. “Target killing are being carried out in a planned manner and AL people are involved in it. That’s why the perpetrators are not being detained,” alleged Khaleda while addressing an iftar session in the capital. The Jatiya ...

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PM says world leaders evaluate her dedication for countrymen

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday told parliament that the world leaders have evaluated her dedication, sincerity and works towards the development of Bangladesh. Replying to a question of ruling party whip Shahiduzzaman Sarker, she dedicated all the honour she had received recently in international level to the people of Bangladesh. Hasina expressed her gratitude to the people of ...

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AL will have to repent for inducting minister from JSD : Syed Ashraf

Awami League will have to pay the price for inducting a minister from Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), said Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam on Monday. Ashraf, who is also the ruling AL general secretary said, JSD had created the ground for Bangabandhu’s killing on August 15, 1975. “JSD wanted to distort and destroy the spirit of the War of ...

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Khaleda slams Orlando attack

13 June, 2016 Strongly denouncing the killing of 50 people in a US nightclub in a terrorist attack, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday urged the global community to get united to eliminate extremism.   “All the achievements of people across the globe will gradually vanish in the dark alley of terrorism, if people with good sense can’t get united ...

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