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PM Sheikh Hasina asks all concerned to be more active about GI products

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday gave directives to all concerned to be more active in getting recognition certificates of GI products. The directive was given at the weekly cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Prime Minister’s Office in Dhaka. Cabinet Secretary Md Mahbub Hossain briefed reporters at Bangladesh Secretariat in the afternoon. The cabinet also ...

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Awami syndicates indulge in looting manipulating essential prices: Rizvi

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has alleged that the ruling Awami League-backed syndicates have become so desperate that they have indulged in looting manipulating the prices of essentials in markets. The prices of essentials like rice, pulses, edible oil, sugar, meat, fish and vegetables have become so skyrocketed in the markets that people are now buying chicken ...

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Shab-e-Barat on Feb 25 Sunday

With the sighting of moon of the month of Shaban in the Bangladesh’s sky on Sunday (February 11), Shab-e-Barat, the night of forgiveness and blessings, will be observed across the country at night of February 25 (Sunday) next. It was told at a meeting of the Moon Sighting Committee held on Sunday (February 11) at the Islamic Foundation conference room ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina for expansion of export market, diversification of products

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has laid emphasis on the expansion of export market and diversification of products. “In order to increase exports, the market should be expanded alongside diversification of products,” she said while leaders of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) paid a courtesy call on the premier at the Prime Minister’s Office in the capital, reports BSS. ...

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SK Sinha’s case: Probe report submission date deferred

A Dhaka court on Sunday set April 24 for submitting probe report in a graft case filed against former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Judge (in-charge) Faisal Atiq Bin Kader of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court set the date as investigation agency Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) couldn’t submit the report today. The ACC on March 31, ...

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Bangladesh Consulate in Sittwe, Myanmar being moved temporarily

The Bangladesh Consulate in Sittwe, Myanmar will soon be shifted to Yangon on a temporary basis due to the current security situation there. “A verbal instruction has already been given. Process is underway,” a senior official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told UNB on Sunday. Other foreign missions stationed in Sittwe are also moving to Yangon on security grounds. ...

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BNP leader Altaf Hossain shown arrested in 3 more cases

A Dhaka Court on Sunday shown arrested former home minister and BNP Vice Chairman Air Vice Marshal (retd) Altaf Hossain Chowdhury in three other separate cases. The cases have been filed with Ramna Police Station. After ending hearing on arrest and bail petitions, Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Md Sultan Shohag shown him arrested. As Altaf Hossain is sick, he joined ...

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Those who raise questions about election must clearly show evidence: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that those who want to raise question about the fairness of 12th general election, must clearly show evidence in favour of their remarks. “The 12th parliamentary election was free, fair and neutral,” she said in her introductory speech at the extended meeting of Awami League (AL) at her official residence Ganabhaban in the capital ...

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AL has to pay for January 7 election: Farroque

BNP Chairperson’s Advisory Council Member Zainul Abedin Farroque said on Saturday that the Awami League will have to “pay for ages for holding a ‘lopsided’ election of the 12th Parliament on January 7, reports UNB. Speaking at a human chain programme, he also urged the ruling party not to underestimate the BNP, as the party could stage a comeback on ...

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BNP leader Prince walks out of jail on bail

BNP Organising Secretary Imran Saleh Prince has secured bail in a sabotage case. He was released from Kashimpur Jail at 1pm on Saturday, the party media cell member Shayrul Kabir Khan confirmed. Saleh Prince went to his Kolabagab residence from jail, he added. Prince was arrested by the Detective Branch of Police from a relative’s house in Badda of the ...

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