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Report in graft case against former Chief Justice Sinha on July 1

A Dhaka court on Thursday set July 1 for submitting probe report in the case lodged against former Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha for allegedly demanding bribe. Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Satyabrata Shikder set the new date as investigation officer in the case and director of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Syed Iqbal Hossain failed to submit the report today. Bangladesh National ...

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Poet Henry Swapon gets bail in Digital Security Act case

Barishal, May 16 : A court here on Thursday granted bail to poet Henry Swapon in a case filed under the Digital Security Act. Barishal Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shamim Ahmed granted the bail after hearing a petition filed by him. Police arrested Swapon from his residence in the city on Tuesday for hurting religious sentiments. The father of a catholic ...

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Another Boeing added to Biman fleet

Dhaka, May 16 : A Boeing 737-800 aircraft was added to the fleet of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Thursday. The aircraft, brought on lease from Kuwait’s Alfaco arrived at Dhaka airport around 3:25am, said Biman General Manager (Public Relations) Shakil Meraj. With the latest addition, the number of aircraft in Biman fleet reached 16. Next month, a sixth Boeing 737-800 ...

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Quader returns home from Singapore after 72 days

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader talks to reporters at the airport on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, May 15 : Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday afternoon returned home after receiving medical treatment in Singapore for over two months. A flight of Biman ...

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Gazette of 9th wage board award to be published soon: Hasan

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday gave assurance of publishing the gazette of the 9th wage board award soon for the journalists and newspaper workers. The Information Minister gave the assurance when a delegation of Bangladesh Federal Union of Newspaper Press Workers and Bangladesh Newspaper Workers Federation met him at his Secretariat office. Emerging from the meeting, Secretary General of ...

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Najmun Nahar: flying Bangladesh’s flag across the globe

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Dubbed as Flag Girl Bangladesh’s Najmun Nahar has reached Laos Four Thousand Irelands. Najmun Nahar is the first Bengali female world traveller who has travelled more than hundred countries with the flag of Bangladesh. She has created an unprecedented history through her journey. She is travelling all over the world as the herald of peace holding ...

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8 pairs of special trains to run for Eid: Minister

Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan speaks at a press briefing at the Rail Bhaban on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, May 15 : Eight pairs of special trains will run on different routes on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. The trains will run five days before and seven days after Eid, said Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan at a ...

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2nd Kanchpur, Meghna, Gumti bridges to be opened before Eid: Kamal

Photo: Collected Dhaka, May 15 : All the three new bridges — 2nd Kanchpur, Meghna and Gumti—will be opened to traffic before the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said this while briefing reporters following a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on Wednesday. The meeting, chaired by the Finance Minister, approved a proposal on raising the ...

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President flies to London for check-up

Several ministers and others see President Abdul Hamid off at the VVIP Lounge of the airport on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, May 15 : President Abdul Hamid left Dhaka for London on Wednesday for medical check-up. President’s Press Secretary Mohammad Joynal Abedin told that a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines  carrying the President took off from ...

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Obaidul Quader returns home this evening

After taking two months of treatment at a hospital in Singapore, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader is scheduled to return home on Wednesday evening as his health condition has improved remarkably. “Quader will return home on Wednesday after taking treatment from a Singapore hospital by a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines,” Awami League Acting General Secretary Mahabub-ul-Alam Hanif said. ...

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