Home / Bangladesh (page 5)

Bangladesh

JaPa MP demands JS panel to deal with all-pervasive graft

Opposition MP Pir Fazlur Rahman (Sunamganj-4). File photo Dhaka, Sept 9 : Opposition MP Pir Fazlur Rahman (Sunamganj-4) on Monday demanded that a parliamentary committee be formed with senior MPs to look into allegations of widespread corruption in different sectors. Taking the floor on point of order, he referred to various corruption allegations in different organisations, including Faridpur Medical College ...

Read More »

Bangladesh: Fight against communalism for justice, equality and peace

A roundtable discussion organised jointly by the UK Nirmul Committee, Bangladesh Udichi Shilpigosthi UK Sangsad and Secular Bangladesh Movement UK on Saturday 7 Sept at Micro Business Centre, Greatorex Street, East London on the topic of fighting communalism in Bangladesh under the title of ‘Protest, Protect, Prevent & Promote’. Thematic papers were presented respectively by Nirmul Committee activist Ansar Ahmed Ullah, ...

Read More »

Khaleda has not facilitated Ershad regime: Fakhrul

Rejecting prime minister’s claim that Khaleda Zia facilitated Ershad regime, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said that her party chief had nothing to do with military takeover of power by Jatiya Party (JP) founder. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with the former military strongman (HM Ersahd) has destroyed the democracy,” he alleged on Monday. He came up ...

Read More »

Mobile app for citizen info launched

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has launched the Citizen Information Management System (CIMS) mobile app to collect information of city dwellers. Md Asaduzzaman Mia, the DMP commissioner, inaugurated the system at the media centre on Monday. “Anyone can download the app on handsets and key in information. In addition, other programmes to collect information of the city dwellers manually will ...

Read More »

716 more dengue patients hospitalised

This recently taken photo shows the scenario of dengue patients at hospital. File photo Dhaka, Sept 9 : Seven hundred sixteen new patients were hospitalised with dengue in different hospitals and clinics across the country in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, showing a six percent fall from Sunday’s figure. Among the new dengue patients, 300 were diagnosed in ...

Read More »

President returns home from London

President Abdul Hamid. File photo Dhaka, Sept 9 : President Abdul Hamid returned home from London on Monday after health checkup there. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the President landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 10.30 am, President’s Deputy Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad told. Liberation War Affairs minister AKM Mozammel Huq,  Road transport  and Bridges Minister Obaidu ...

Read More »

Woman killed, 17 hurt in Thakurgaon bus plunge

Thakurgaon, Sept 9 : A woman was killed and 17 other people were injured when a bus plunged into a ditch  at Sattyapir Bridge in the district town early Monday. The identity of the deceased could not be known yet. Quoting witnesses, Ashiqur Rahman, officer-in-charge  of Sadar Police Station, said the accident took place around 4 am when the Panchagarh-bound bus of ...

Read More »

Masud Momen likely to become new FS

Rabab Fatima goes to NY as new Bangladesh envoy to UN Dhaka, Sept 9 : Masud Bin Momen, the current Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, is likely to become the next Foreign Secretary. He previously served as Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan and Italy. The longest-serving Foreign Secretary of the country – M Shahidul Haque – goes on ...

Read More »

Probe body formed over fire at Nirbachan Bhaban

Dhaka, Sept 9 : A five-member committee has been formed to investigate the fire incident at Nirbachan Bhaban, the headquarters of the Election Commission on Sunday. The committee, headed by Additional Secretary of the Election Commission Mokhlesur Rahman, has been asked to submit its report within three working days, said Election Commissioner MahbubTalukder while talking to reporters at the Nirbachan ...

Read More »

Barrister Mainul gets bail in defamation case

A Dhaka court has granted bail to former adviser to a caretaker government Barrister Mainul Hosein in connection with a defamation case filed by a female journalist last year. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain on Sunday passed the order. Earlier, the court sent Barrister Mainul Hosein to jail after rejecting his bail petition in connection with the defamation case.Barrister Mainul surrendered ...

Read More »