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DSHE official arrested by DB over question papers leak

Detective Branch of police (Tejgaon division) arrested an official of Directorate of Secondery and Higher Education in connection with the leaking of question papers for recruitment examinations. Chandra Shekhor Halder alias Milton, 31st BCS cadre, was arrested from Dhaka on Sunday night. He was, later, handed over to court seeking a seven-day remand for interrogation. On May 13, the written ...

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First namaj-e-janaza of Dy Speaker Fazle Rabbi held

Namaj-e-janaza of Jatiya Sangsad deputy speaker and brave freedom fighter advocate Md Fazle Rabbi Miah was held at the national Eidgah field in the capital Dhaka this (Monday) morning. Ministers, MPs and people from different sections took part in the Namaj-e-janaza. Earlier, his body reached Dhaka by a flight of Emirates Airlines from the USA. Fazle Rabbi Miah passed away ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina seeks Japan’s support in repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday sought Japanese support for the repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar, their homeland, as the forcibly displaced people have become a burden on Bangladesh for the last several years. She made this call when Japanese Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs HONDA Taro and President of Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) TANAKA Akihiko met her ...

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Flood death count rises to 129

Two more people died due to floods across the country in the 24 hours to Sunday morning. The number of reported fatalities, from May 17 to July 23, rose to 129, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Of the deceased, 73 were from Sylhet, 43 from Mymensingh, 12 from Rangpur and one from Dhaka divisions. One hundred ...

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Govt’s measures insufficient to tackle economic challenge: CPD

The steps taken by the government to deal with the economic challenges are not enough, said executive director of the Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Dr Fahmida Khatun. She made this comment at a discussion titled ‘Recent Economic Challenge: How risky it is?’  held at its office in city’s Dhanmondi on Sunday. The CPD executive director said the government should ...

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‘We’re ready to drink tea if PM accepts our demand of neutral govt’: Fakhrul

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said there is no problem to accept the prime minister’s offer for drinking a cup of tea if she meets the opposition’s demand of election-time neutral government. “We’re ready to drink tea if the prime minister [Sheikh Hasina] accepts our demand of an election-time neutral government,” he said while speaking at a ...

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43rd BCS written test starts

The written tests of the 43rd Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination began on Sunday (July 24) and will continue till July 31. The exam started simultaneously in centres of eight divisional cities– Dhaka, Chattogram, Rajshahi, Barishal, Khulna, Sylhet, Mymensingh and Rangpur at 10 am. Carrying of mobile phone, any kind of electronic devices, calculator, book and bag into the examination ...

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Pak High Commission removes ‘distorted’ image of national flag from FB page

Amid Dhaka’s objection, Pakistan High Commission has removed its cover photo from the mission’s Facebook page that used a distorted version of Bangladesh’s national flag. The Pakistan High Commission removed the cover photo on Sunday, a day after Bangladesh’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveyed the objection, reports UNB. During the media briefing on the 20th session of the Council of ...

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5 die as train hits bus in Gazipur; 8 hurt

Five people were killed and seven others injured when a train hit a bus on an unauthorised railway level crossing at Sripur of Gazipur district on Sunday morning, said police. One of the deceased was identified as Rahima Khatun Priya, 22, a worker of Zaman Fashion Wears Ltd and wife of Julhas Mia of Baliapara village in the upazila. Sripur Railway ...

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Work for people who pay for your salaries, PM tells public servants

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday asked the public servants to devote themselves to the welfare of the people who pay taxes for their salaries, comforts and luxuries. “All of you are getting salaries and perks from the money paid by the mass people as taxes. All including your comfort and luxury are coming from the money of the people. ...

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