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RMG workers staging demo again in capital, Savar, Ashulia

Dhaka, Jan 10 : At least 35 people were injured in clashes between garment workers and police in different areas of Savar, Gazipur and the capital on Thursday. The unruly workers started staging demonstrations for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday in Ashulia of Savar, Bhogra Bypass and Mogorkhal area in Gazipur and Mirpur area, demanding cancellation of the ‘discriminatory’ ...

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Oikyafront candidate wins Brahmanbaria-2 polls

Oikyafront candidate Ukil Abdul Sattar Bhuiyan has been declared the unofficial winner in the polls of Brahmanbaria-2 constituency. Retuning Office and Deputy Commissioner of the district Hayat Ud-dola Khan said that Ukil Abdul Sattar bagged 83,997 votes while his nearest rival independent contender Moyeenuddin Moyeen got 75,419. Brahmanbaria-2 went to polls on Wednesday evening as voting was postponed on December ...

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11th parliament goes into maiden session Jan 30

Dhaka, Jan 9 : The maiden session of the 11th parliament will begin on January 30, just within 31 days of the national election held on December 30 with participation of all the registered political parties. President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday convened the session exercising his power bestowed upon him by article 72 (1) of the Constitution. It will also ...

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Bangladesh to build strong ties with India, China: Foreign Minister

Newly appointed foreign minister Abdul Kalam Abdul Momen said the government would cultivate more effective ties with China and India pursuing a vigorous economic diplomacy. “My main focus will be to pursue a vigorous economic diplomacy with all major countries and particularly the neighbours,” the minister told reporters on Tuesday. He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed him to intensify ...

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Month-long Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair starts today

The 24th Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) has kicked off on Wednesday at the Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, adjacent to Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka. President M Abdul Hamid inaugurated the month-long fair organised jointly by the Commerce Ministry and Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on Tuesday wishing success of ...

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Those defeated have nothing to do: Quader

Photo: Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader talking to reporters before starting his journey for Tungipara from Shimuliaghat in Munshiganj on Wednesday, 09 January, 2019. Munshiganj, Jan 9 : Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said nobody believes that those who faced defeat both in their movement and in election have anything new to do. The ...

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PM pays homage to Bangabandhu at Tungipara

Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pays homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at his graveyard on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019. Tungipara, Jan 9 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman here marking the installation of her government for the third consecutive term. The prime minister ...

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Demonstration by Savar RMG workers continues

Photo: Garment workers hold demonstration for implementation of minimum wage structure in Savar for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019. Savar, Jan 9 : Thousands of garment workers in different parts of the industrial zone here continued to agitate for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday, demanding cancellation of the ‘discriminatory’ wage board announced by the government ...

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11th National Election: Voting begins in 3 B’baria suspended centres

Brahmanbaria, Jan 9 : Re-balloting in three election centres in Brahmanbaria-2 constituency, where the voting was suspended during the December-30 general election, began at 8 am Wednesday. The balloting will continue till 4pm without any break. In case of 100 percent turnout of 10,574 voters in the three polling centres, BNP candidate Abdul Sattar Bhuiyan needs 208 votes while his ...

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Foreign Ministry welcomes its new minister Dr Momen

Dhaka, Jan 8 : State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam and Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque on Tuesday welcomed newly appointed Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Senior officials of the ministry were also present. The Foreign Minister will talk to the media after his interaction with the State Minister and officials ...

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