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Hasina, Modi open 2nd Indo-Bangla grid line today

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will jointly inaugurate the 2nd Indo-Bangla grid line on Monday.   They will also lay foundation stone of Akhaura-Agartala rail link and launch Kulaura-Shahbazpur Section Rehabilitation Project.  The two prime ministers of the neighbouring countries will join a video conferencing to open the development projects. Modi will take part in ...

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7 to die for killing businessman in Gazipur

A Gazipur court on Monday sentenced seven people to death sentence in a case filed in connection with murder of a businessman in 2011.   The condemned convicts are- Rajib Hossain Raju, Md Kaiyum, Rajib Hossain, Faruk Hossain, Shafiqul Islam, Ali Hossain and Mohammad Ali.  The court also sentenced another accused Masud to 10 years imprisonment.   According to the ...

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BNP forms human chain for Khaleda’s release

As part of countrywide scheduled programmes, BNP leaders and activists formed a human chain in the city on Monday demanding their chairperson Khaleda Zia‘s release from jail.   Leaders and followers of the party formed the human chain around 10:15 am in front of the Jatiya Press Club 45 minutes before the scheduled time which ended at 12 noon.  The ...

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Panic escalates in Cox’s Bazar as 5 schoolboys ‘go missing’

Cox’s Bazar, Sept 10 : Five students of two schools in the district town reportedly remained missing since Sunday morning, creating panic among teachers and guardians. The missing students are Shihad Uddin, a class IX student of Poura Preparatory High School, HK Galib Uddin, Shahriar Kamal Akib, Safin Nur, students of class VIII and Syed Nakib, a student of class ...

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Help flourishing education sector by constructive criticism: Nahid

Dhaka, Sept 10 : Expecting objective and impartial news from media men, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Sunday urged reporters working on education beat to criticize their works in a constructive way as to help education sector flourishing. “We never feel unhappy if any objective news goes against us as criticism can make scopes for correction,” Nahid said while ...

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20-party to take forward national unity move

The BNP led 20-party alliance on Sunday night decided to intensify the efforts for forging a greater national unity with other political parties to ‘restore’ democracy and ensure a fair election.   “Our leader (Khaleda) before going to jail called for forging a greater unity among all the pro-democratic parties, organisations and individuals to restore democracy. We’re working on it,” ...

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Speaker announces 5-member JS panel of chairmen

Dhaka, Sept 9 : A five-member panel of chairmen was nominated by the Speaker for the 22nd session of the 10th parliament. The panel members are Imran Ahmed, AB Tajul Islam, Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Fakhrul Imam and Nur Jahan Begum. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury announced their names at the beginning of the day’s business. They will conduct the proceedings ...

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Special medical board to be formed for BNP Chief: Home Minister

A special medical board will be formed in a bid to ensure better treatment of BNP Chairperson  Khaleda Zia, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Sunday.   “We will form a special medical team to ensure better treatment of Khaleda Zia and best treatment will be provided  to the BNP Chairperson as per the advice of the medical board,” said ...

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Optical fiber network in all Union Parishads by this year: Jabbar

Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Sunday said Bangladesh is now one of those countries which are leading the digital industrial revolution.   “Country’s all Union Parishads (UPs) would be connected with optical fiber network by the end of this year,” said the minister as an eight-member delegation of Estonia led by its foreign minister Sven Mikser ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina seeks IsDB’s definite actions for Rohingyas

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday called upon Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDBG) to take definite actions for repatriation of the displaced Rohingya citizens of Myanmar to their home. She said Bangladesh has been proactively responding to the unprecedented humanitarian crisis, by keeping its border open and accepting the large influx of forcibly displaced Rohingyas.   “But, now we want ...

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