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GO must for official passport

Bangla Mirror Desk : 28 March, 2016 From now on a Government Order (GO) would be needed along with a departmental no-objection certificate to get an official passport issued.   The home ministry issued a circular in this regard on March 24. It said every ministry will have a focal person to verify no-objection and GO, BSS reports.   The ...

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Hasina urges nation to remain united to take Bangladesh further ahead

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the people to lead the country to a better future together. As Bangladesh celebrates 45 years of independence, Hasina has urged everyone to remain united to take the country further ahead and uphold the dignity it has earned so that no one in the world can neglect Bangladesh. “We’ll continue to build this ...

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Test popularity through fair polls, B Chy to govt

President of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Wednesday wanted to know what an obstacle the government thinks to its return to power through holding credible polls by quitting power as it got 95 percent vote in Tuesday’s election, reports UNB. In a statement, he said, “The results of the first phase of Union Parishad election give an ...

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BNP blasts CEC for polls remarks

BNP on Wednesday lambasted the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) for yesterday’s comment that the first phase of the Union Parishad election was largely fair and acceptable. CEC Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed’s comment did not reflect the reality as “12 persons died and over 500 were injured” in the polls violence, said Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir BNP, acting general secretary of the ...

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Christian convert killed in Kurigram

A converted Christian and freedom fighter was hacked to death by unidentified miscreants in Garerpar area of Kurigram town on Tuesday morning. The victim was identified as Hossain Ali, 70, a former inspector of the directorate of family planning. Hossain Ali was converted to Christianity from Islam in 1999, said Kurigram district pastor Forkan Al Mashi. Police and witnesses said ...

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RAJUK to build flyover from Notre Dame College to kadamtali

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said RAJUK would construct flyover from Notre Dame College point to Kadamtali point of Keraniganj involving nearly Taka 2,500 crore, to ease traffic jam in Dhaka city. He came up with the announcement after presiding over the 8th board meeting of Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA) at the Nagar Bhaban. Besides, ...

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BB fund heist: Philippines sues 2 Chinese traders

The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) on Tuesday filed a criminal complaint against two Chinese businessmen allegedly involved in the laundering through the Philippine financial system of $81 million stolen by mysterious computer hackers from the central bank of Bangladesh last month. In a complaint filed in the Department of Justice (DOJ), the AMLC accused Chinese casino junket operator Xu Weikang ...

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Hasina-Modi open 100MW power supply from Tripura

The Bangladesh-India cooperation has advanced another step forward as the Prime Ministers of both the countries on Wednesday inaugurated supply of 100 MW  electricity from Tripura of India to Comilla of Bangladesh and leasing of 10 GBPS internet bandwidth from Bangladesh (Cox’s Bazar) to India (Agartala), reports the UNB. The two leaders jointly inaugurated the supply of 100 MW electricity ...

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BNP unveils vision 2030 : Khaleda empowered to pick office bearers, members for nat’l executive, standing committees

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday unveiled the party’s ‘Vision 2030 Plan’, which aims to turn the country into a higher middle-income country in 14 years and take per capita income to USD 5,000 from the present USD 1,316. She said the party also wants to turn the country into a “rainbow nation” by bringing unity among people of different ...

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No room for militancy in Islam: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday sought cooperation from the country’s Islamic scholars in spreading out a message among people that there is no place for militancy and terrorism in Islam as it is a religion of peace, reports UNB.”I seek your cooperation in establishing the belief among people that there’s no place of militancy and terrorism in Islam…this is ...

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