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West Zone Railway implements Tk 10924-cr uplift projects

RAJSHAHI, May 22, 2018 : The West Zone of Bangladesh Railway has been implementing 16 development projects at a total cost of around Tk 10,924 crore aiming at bringing dynamism into the railway transportation along with boosting quality of services. Mujibur Rahman, General Manager of the zone, said works of eight of those were completed after spending around Taka 3,186.5 ...

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Priyanka visits Cox’s Bazar rohingya camps

Bollywood actress and Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra  visited Balukhali and Jamtuli Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday afternoon. Priyanka will also visit Kutupalong camp on Wednesday. The Bollywood diva visited Shamlapur Rohingya camp of Teknaf on Monday afternoon. Earlier, the Bollywood actress arrived in Dhaka on Monday morning on a four-day visit to see Rohingya situation. Hours after her arrival ...

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Two JMB men held in Natore

Natore, May 22 : Detectives in a drive arrested two suspected members of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Chandrapur in Gurudaspur upazila early Tuesday. The arrestees were identified as Amir Hamja and Golam Hossain of the same village. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Detective Branch of police conducted a drive around 1:30 am and arrested ...

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Bangladesh looks for Lankan collaboration in apparel supply chain, logistics

Photo: Bangladesh High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Riaz Hamidullah shaking hands with Professor Nayani Melegoda, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies of Colombo University, recently. Dhaka, May 22 : Bangladesh envoy in Colombo has sought for Sri Lankan collaboration in global apparel supply chain and logistics. High Commissioner Riaz Hamidullah on Sunday described Bangladesh’s vision and approach to multi-modal ...

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SC stays HC order on compensation to Rajib’s family

Dhaka, May 22 : The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a High Court order that directed Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) and Sajan Paribahan to pay Tk 1 crore in compensation to the family of Rajib Hossain. A four member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain came up with the order. ...

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Dhaka-bound Saudia plane makes emergency landing in Jeddah

Dhaka, May 22 : A Dhaka-bound Saudi Arabian Airlines flight made an emergency landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah following a malfunction of hydraulic system and subsequent retraction of its nose gear on Monday (Saudi time). The plane sustained little damage when its nose sank to the ground while landing. Medical teams at the airport treated 70 passengers ...

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Bangabandhu-I reaches orbital position

DHAKA, May 21, 2018 : Bangladesh’s first geostationary communication satellite Bangabandhu-I (BS-I) has reached the desired location (orbital slot) 10 days after of its launch from Florida. “Our satellite has taken its position and started functioning normally,” Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL) Managing Director Md. Saiful Islam told BSS today. The BS-I was successfully launched from the historic Launch ...

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5 killed in Bandarban landslide

BANDARBAN, May 21, 2018 : At least five people were killed and another was injured in a landslide in Naikhongchhari upazila of the district on Monday. The deceased are Sona Miah, 30, Abu Ahamd, 32, Nurul Hakim, 25, Jasim Uddin, 24, and Nur Ahamed, 35. Police said that incidents occurred when workers were cutting hill in Ghumdhum area of the ...

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Ratna’s mission to scale Africa’s top two peaks begins Friday

Dhaka, May 21 : Reshma Nahar Ratna, a member of Bangla Mountaineering and Trekking Club, will start her journey to scale Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya summit on next Friday. Speaking at a press conference held at National Press Club on Monday morning, the Club organisers said this is going to be the first mission to climb both the mountains ...

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Ministers, secretaries to get Tk 75,000 for mobile set

Cabinet okays draft policy Dhaka, May 21 : The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of ‘the Government Telephone, Cellular and Internet Policy-2018, raising the mobile phone allowance for the ministers and the secretaries to Tk 75,000 from Tk 15,000. The Cabinet approved the draft policy bringing some changes in the existing policy framed in 2004. Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul ...

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