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PM urges media to perform social responsibilities

Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the ATCO directors on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Dhaka, Oct 10 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the media to perform their social responsibilities alongside their business to help build a good society. “Alongside considering their own profits, the mass media have a responsibility to society. The social responsibility is the most ...

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BNP rejects Aug 21 grenade attack case verdict

photo: BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Speaks at a press conference in BNP’s Nayapaltan central office. Dhaka, Oct 10 : BNP on Wednesday turned down the verdict in the August 21 grenade attack cases, saying it has been given at the ‘behest of the government’ with a political motive. “BNP thinks that the verdict is a politically motivated ...

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7 Rohingyas held along Satkhira border

Satkhira, Oct 10 : Seven Rohingyas, including women and children, were held from Abaderghat in Sadar upazila early Wednesday while being trafficked to India. The arrestees are Nur Begum, 45, wife of Selim, their three children — Rashida Begum, 5, Jannatara Begum, 3, and Sagar, 1, Hasina Begum, 22, wife of Azizul Haque, their daughter Rozina Begum, 4, and Usun ...

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3 mega projects among 20 that get Ecnec nod

Photo: PM Sheikh Hasina chairs ECNEC meeting at NEC conference room at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar on Tuesday. Dhaka, Oct 9 : The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved 20 development projects involving Tk 32,525 crore. The approval was given at the 146th Ecnec meeting of the current government held at the NEC conference room. “Today, we ...

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President calls for ensuring legal services at low cost

Photo: President Abdul Hamid addresses at a program in his home district Kishoreganj on Tuesday. Dhaka, Oct 9 : President on Tuesday called on the lawyers to ensure legal aid services to general people at low cost. The President made the urge while delivering his speech as chief guest at a reception accorded to him on the second day of ...

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CU teacher Maidul gets 6-month bail in ICT case

  Dhaka, Oct 9 : The High Court on Tuesday granted six-month bail to Maidul Islam, an assistant professor of Chittagong University (CU), in a case filed for making ‘derogatory remarks’ on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook. A HC-bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Mostafizur Rahman came up with the order after hearing of a petition seeking his ...

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World’s postal sector encouraged to continue its laudable efforts

Postal sector vital center of community life everywhere, says UN chief Dhaka, Oct 9 : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday encouraged the world’s postal sector to continue its laudable efforts to advance progress for all and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “With more than 600,000 offices across the globe, the postal sector is one of the world’s largest ...

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13 fishermen jailed for defying hilsa ban in Shariatpur

Photo: Arrested fishermen with the police members in Shariatpur. Shariatpur, Oct 09 : A total of thirteen fishermen were sentenced to 15-day jail terms each in Naria upazila early Tuesday for catching hilsa from the Padma river defying a government ban. A team of Upazila Fisheries Department in association with police and river police conducted a joint drive in the ...

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3 newly appointed Appellate Division judges sworn in

Three judges, who were appointed to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday, were sworn in on Tuesday morning.   Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain administered the oath at the Supreme Court Judges’ Lounge at 10:30 am.  The newly appointed judges are Zinat Ara, Abu Bakar Siddiquee and Md Nuruzzaman.   President Abdul Hamid gave the appointment on ...

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