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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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BNP criticises PM for not raising Teesta issue with Mamata

BNP on Saturday voiced anger as the party alleged that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina did not raise the issue of ensuring fair share of water from the Teesta River during her Friday’s meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. “The Prime Minister met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as she went to India. The country’s people had an ...

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Govt working to ensure equal facilities for all: Minister

Highlighting the necessity of innovative ideas, Planning Minister MA Mannan on Saturday said the government is working to ensure equal facilities for all the citizens. “The government is working to ensure that equal facilities are being provided to all citizens. Instead of imitating other countries, we have plans of our own to achieve this goal…so far there have been remarkable ...

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Ban seeks political solution to Rohingya crisis

Hasina’s strong commitment lauded in dealing with global challenges Former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called for political solution to the Rohingya crisis allowing them to return to their places of origin in Rakhine state “freely and safely”. “There should be a political solution,” he told reporters after his meeting with Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at ...

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15 ‘militants’ arrested in Chattogram

Police said they arrested 15 militants, including the top leader of banned group Hizb ut-Tahrir, from Chandgaon and Bayejid areas of the port city on early Saturday. The arrestees are Hizb ut-Tahrir regional commander Ershadul Alam, its members – Nazmul, Lokman, Mahfuz, Imtiaz, Karim, Abdullah Monayem, Kamrul Hassan, Azimuddin, Ariful Islam, Rafi, Azimul Huda, Nasir, Mostafa Akbar Chowdhury and Alauddin. ...

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MP Bubly to be stripped off party post

Narsingdi district Awami League unit on Friday decided to strip female lawmaker Tamanna Nusrat alias Bubly’s party portfolio off for her fraudulence in BA examinations under Bangladesh Open University. The decision was taken in an extended meeting held at the residence of Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmood at Gotashia village in Monohardi upazila. Tamanna Nusrat Bubly, a Member of Parliament ...

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