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Joy, Lekhak made BCL president, secretary

Al-Nahean Khan Joy & Lekhak Bhattacharjee. Three months after they were made acting chief and acting deputy chief of the organisation, Al-Nahean Khan Joy and Lekhak Bhattacharjee have been made president and general secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) respectively. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina made the announcement at BCL’s 72nd founding anniversary and reunion ...

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PM asks BCL to move on with right values

Joy, Lekhak now its full-fledged president, gen secy Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday stressed the need for building Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) with the right  values and ideals so that the country may get its future leaders from the organisation. “The Chhatra League should be built imbued with moral values and ideals. The future leadership will emerge ...

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Chhatra League’s 72nd founding anniversary being celebrated

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) is celebrating its 72nd founding anniversary through elaborate programmes across the country on Saturday. On this day in 1948, the student organization was founded following the instruction of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The purpose to form the organisation was to achieve the country’s independence.BCL has taken a three-day colourful programme to celebrate ...

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Media’s help needed to ensure good governance: Planning Minister

Planning Minister MA Mannan on Friday said the government’s goal is to ensure good governance in Bangladesh with the assistance of the media. He came up with the remarks at a biannual general meeting and election of Development Journalist Forum of Bangladesh (DJFB) at NEC conference room-1 in the city. “[Bangladesh’s] media was once run by NGOs but the situation ...

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Female NGO worker’s body recovered from sugarcane field in Faridpur

Police recovered a bloodstained body of female managing director of a local non-governmental organisation (NGO) from a sugarcane field in Modhukhali upazila of Faridpur district on Friday. The deceased was identified as Lipi Akter, 35, managing director of ‘Chandana Sanchay O Rindan Samabay Samity Limited’ and wife of Mirza Shahidul Islam of Bagat Munshipara village of the upazila. Confirming this ...

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BNP candidates will win in city polls if people can exercise voting rights freely: Moudud

BNP’s standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed on Friday said their party nominated mayoral candidates for two Dhaka city corporations will win in the polls if city dwellers can exercise their voting rights freely. He came up with the remark while addressing a discussion as chief guest at Jatiya Press Club in the capital. Jatiyatabadi Tanti Dal arranged the discussion, ...

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A well-organised party a great strength for govt: PM

Photo: Courtesy Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said a government having a well-organised party behind it can develop a country fast. “A government can work successfully when there’ll be a well-organised party behind it…a well-organised party is a great strength for a government…this strength works most in developing a country, and I feel that,” she said. The Prime Minister ...

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New envoy to Bhutan Shahidul meets President

Newly-appointed Bangladesh Ambassador to Bhutan AKM Shahidul Karim met President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Thursday. President’s Press Secretary M Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meeting. The President asked the Bangladesh envoy to take necessary steps to explore trade and investment potential in Bhutan. Noting that Bangladesh and Bhutan have a lot of potential to explore, he suggested that ...

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Finally, 13 contestants to vie for DNCC, DSCC mayoral posts

No-one but JP’s DNCC candidate declared invalid The Election Commission on Thursday declared valid 13 mayoral candidates, out of 14, for contesting the elections to Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) slated for January 30. The lone mayoral candidate whose candidature was declared invalid is Jatiya Party’s GM Kamrul Islam for the DNCC election. DNCC ...

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Journo’s son killed in AC blast

A young man died after the compressor of an air-conditioner (AC) exploded at a house in city’s Aftabnagar area on Thursday morning. The deceased was identified as Shapnil Ahmed Piash, 26, son of Moazzem Hossain Nannu, a former secretary of Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh (CRAB). The incident took place at the top floor of a 10-storey building around 6am. ...

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