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Poet-architect Rabiul Husain passes away

Ekushey Award winning poet and architect Rabiul Husain passed away at a hospital in the city early Tuesday. He was 67. He breathed his last at 8 am at Critical Coronary Unit (CCU) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in the capital, said its public relations officer Prosanto Kumar Majumder. Rabiul Husain was admitted to the hospital on November ...

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Ambassador Ziauddin distributes Thanksgiving turkeys among homeless in Kansas

Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin has distributed turkey birds among homeless people in Topeka, Kansas under the auspices of Islamic Center of Topeka, marking the Thanksgiving Day. The Islamic Center of Topeka is a non-profit religious organization. The purpose of the Center is to serve the interests of the Muslim Community. The Center sponsored the event partnering with ...

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PM receives two ITU Telecom World awards

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received two awards on Monday of the ‘ITU Telecom World 2019’ in recognition of Bangladesh’s success in telecommunication sector and digitisation. The awards are: “The ITU Telecom World Awards 2019 Certificate of Appreciation” and “The ITU Telecom World Awards 2019 Recognition of Excellence”. Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar along with the ministry’s Secretary Ashoke Kumar ...

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Will give up property but not my mother: Eric Ershad about Bidisha

Shahdab Jarab Eric alias Eric Ershad, son of former chairman of Jatiya Party late HM Ershad, has opened his mouth regarding the conflict over his guardianship between his mother Bidisha Ershad and the party. “I am now better than the previous after my mother came here (at the President Park flat). She has been taking care of me very well. ...

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ACC sues former Biman MD Mosaddique, 3 others

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday filed a case against former Biman Bangladesh Airlines managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) AM Mosaddique Ahmed and three others for their alleged involvement in irregularities in recruiting pilots for the national flag carrier. ACC assistant director M Saiful Islam filed the case with its integrated district office 1 in Dhaka, said ...

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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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