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16-day activism against rape begins

UN for holistic approach to reduce violence against women The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs and the United Nations in Bangladesh on Monday jointly launched a 16-day activism against gender-based violence by holding a national dialogue. State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Begum Fazilatunnesa Indira spoke as the chief guest at the dialogue with theme of ‘Orange the ...

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Jute mill workers block road in Rajshahi

Workers of Rajshahi Jute Mill blocked the Rajshahi-Natore Highway in Katakhali on the outskirt of the city on Monday to force the authorities to accede to their 11-point demand. Zillur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Katakhali Police Station, said workers came out on the road around 10am but withdrew after a while and went back in front of the factory gate. The ...

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Bangladeshi youth joins UK Royal Navy training

‘I’m so proud to be a Royal Navy member’ Chef MD Mahedi Hasan A 22-year-old man from Mymensingh, Bangladesh, has joined the ranks of the Royal Navy and been presented with the prize as the top recruit during basic training. Trainee Chef MD Mahedi Hasan joined the Service in July 2019, arriving at the gates of HMS Raleigh, in Cornwall, ...

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Former joint secretary Nurul Islam dies

Former joint Secretary Nurul Islam passed away at a hospital in the capital while undergoing treatment on Monday morning. The body of Nurul Islam will be taken to his village home in Chattogram for his burial. Freedom fighter Nurul Islam of BCS 73 batch was involved in politics of Chhatra League in decade of the ’60s.

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New Jubo League chairman, GS greet PM

Newly-elected Awami Jubo League Chairman Sheikh Fazle Shams Parash and General Secretary (GS) Mainul Hossain Khan Nikhil on Sunday called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The two top Jubo League leaders went to the residence of the prime minister at Ganabhaban in the capital this evening and greeted her by presenting a bouquet, PM’s Assistant Press Secretary Muhammad Ashraf Siddiqui ...

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BNP renews call for waging a movement

Criticising the government for its ‘failure’ to control the soaring prices of essential items and take action against unscrupulous business syndicates, BNP senior leaders on Sunday declared to wage a mass movement to ensure its fall and free their chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. Speaking at a public rally, they also announced that they will take to the streets and ...

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Perspective Plan aimed at making Bangladesh a prosperous country: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government has taken the Perspective Plan 2021-41 to make Bangladesh a developed country in the South Asian region. “We want to establish Bangladesh as a developed country by 2041 in South Asia. To achieve the goal, we’ve taken the 2nd Perspective Plan 2021-41,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while witnessing ...

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Prime Minister hands over 3 jumbo cushions to fire service

Three jumbo cushions for using in the rescue operation during any fire incident have been handed over to the Department of Fire Service and Civil Defence. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over those to Director General of the Fire Service and Civil Defence at her office on Sunday. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan was present at that time.The three jumbo cushions ...

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Pay Tk 2,000 crore to BTRC in three months, SC asks GP

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday asked mobile phone operator Grameenphone to pay within three months Tk 2,000 crore of the Tk 12,579.95 crore dues as claimed by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). The seven-member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order after hearing a petition filed by the telecom regulator ...

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Parash Jubo League’s new chairman, Nikhil gen secy

Sheikh Fazle Shams Parash has been made new chairman while Mainul Khan Nikhil general secretary of Jubo League, the youth wing of the ruling Awami League, at its triennial conference here on Saturday. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader announced the names of the new chairman and general secretary of Jubo League during the conference held at the Institution of ...

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