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Digital Security Act not for curbing press freedom: Anisul

Law Minister Anisul Huq speaking with Eamon Gilmore at his personal office on Monday, Jun 10, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, Jun 10 : Law Minister Anisul Huq on Monday told visiting European Union Special Representative for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore that the government has enacted the Digital Security Act to deal with cybercrimes, not to suppress press freedom. “We’ve elaborately ...

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Hasan Mahmud ‘feels pity’ for Oikyafront

Photo: PID Dhaka, Jun 10 : Taking a swipe at Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikyafront, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Monday said those who are unable to keep themselves united want to forge a greater national unity against the government. “It makes me laugh…I feel pity seeing Oikyafront’s messy condition. They’ve long been repeatedly talking about forging a greater ...

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One killed as wall collapses after blast in city

Dhaka, June 10 : A man was killed and three others were injured as a portion of a wall collapsed on them following an explosion in a building at Kadamtoli of Shanir Akhra here on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Farid Ahmed, 55, son of late A Jalil of Fulgazi in Feni while the injured were Kamal, 45, ...

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Japanese footballer Hasebe visits Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps

Makoto Hasebe, one of the prominent Japanese football players visits Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps as the UNICEF Ambassador for Japan. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, June 10 : Makoto Hasebe, one of the prominent Japanese football players currently playing for Eintracht Frankfurt of Bundesliga, has visited Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar as the UNICEF Ambassador for Japan to raise awareness of Japanese ...

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53 crude bombs recovered in Chapainawabganj

Photo: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) recover 53 crude bombs  from a house at Jhaunia on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Chapainawabganj, June 10 : Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Sunday afternoon recovered 53 crude bombs  from a house at Jhaunia village in sadar upazila. Chapainawabganj 53 BGB battalion Lt Col Sajjad Sarwar said tipped off, a BGB ...

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Minister for producing world-class items

Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, June 9 : Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun on Sunday called for producing items maintaining quality so that there is no question or suspicion among local and international customers about those. He made the call while speaking at a seminar jointly organised by Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB) and Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) on ...

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No way for Tarique to escape punishment: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina briefing journalists about the outcome of her recent tri-nation visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland on Sunday, June 9 , 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, Jun 9 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday reaffirmed that the punishment BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman was given by court in different cases will surely be executed. “We’ve been ...

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BNP’s Rumeen Farhana takes oath

BNP’s reserved seat MP-elect Barrister Rumeen Farhana took oath as a member of the 11th Parliament on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, June 9 : BNP’s reserved seat MP-elect Barrister Rumeen Farhana took oath as a member of the 11th Parliament on Sunday. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the swearing-in at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban. Parliament Secretariat’s ...

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Fishermen block Dhaka-Chattogram Highway

Chattogram, June 9 : Traffic movement on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway was halted for about two hours on Sunday when fishermen blocked the road in Sitakunda upazila demanding withdrawal of fishing ban in the Bay. Several hundred people from ‘Matshyajibi Jele Somproday’ organisation came out on the street around 10am. Halting vehicular movement caused immense sufferings to commuters returning to their ...

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PM to brief media at 5 pm about tri-nation visit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File photo Dhaka, Jun 9 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will brief the media this (Sunday) afternoon about the outcome of her recent tri-nation visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland. The briefing will be held at the Prime Minister’s official residence Ganobhaban at 5pm. The Prime Minister returned home on Saturday morning from Finland, wrapping ...

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