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Jute mill workers continue strike

Khulna, May 8 : Workers of nine jute mills in Khulna continued their strike for the third consecutive day on Wednesday demanding payment of their dues. They took to the street in front of their respective mills in the morning. They will also observe road and rail blockade programme from 4pm to 7pm today, said Md Murad Hossain, convener of ...

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22 pc RMG workers face sexual harassment at workplace: MJF

Dhaka, May 7 : An estimated 22.4 percent female readymade garment (RMG) workers face sexual harassment at factories, a study by Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) finds. MJF Executive Director Shaheen Anam said the study was conducted at 22 factories in Dhaka and Chattogram between March and May last year. Speaking as the chief guest at the event held at the ...

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Fani damaged crops worth Tk 38.5 cr: Agriculture Minister

Crops on 63,063 hectares of land damaged by Fani, he says Photo: Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak briefs reporters at the secretariat on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Dhaka, May 7 : The severe cyclonic storm Fani that hit the country’s coastal areas on May 4 last damaged crops on some 63,063 hectares of land in 209 upazilas of 35 districts, ...

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Ex-Feni MP Taleb Ali passes away

  Feni, May 7 : ABM Taleb Ali, former MP of Feni-3 Constituency, passed away on Tuesday (May 7). He breathed his last at his Nazir Road residence in the district town in the morning. His first namaz-e-janaza is scheduled to be held at Mizan ground in Feni around 2pm, second namaz-e-janaza at Bishnupur High School ground in Sonagazi at ...

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3 killed in ‘gunfights’

Dhaka, May 7 : Two suspected drug dealers and a rape accused were killed in reported  gunfights in the capital, Munshiganj and Rangpur on Tuesday. In Dhaka, a man was killed after members of Rapid Action Battalion-1 engaged a gang of drug dealers at Dumni in 300-feet area in the morning. The identity of the deceased could not be known ...

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Jute mill workers block Jatrabari intersection

Jute mill workers have blocked the Jatrabari intersection in the capital on Tuesday morning demanding payment of their dues and arrears.. Photo: Collected Dhaka, May 7 : Jute mill workers blocked the Jatrabari intersection in the capital on Tuesday morning demanding payment of their dues and arrears. The demonstrators took position on Jatrabari intersection from 8am and blocked the intersection, ...

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Singer Subir Nandi passes away

Subir Nandi. File photo Dhaka, May 7 : Renowned singer Subir Nandi died at a hospital in Singapore early Tuesday. He was 66. He breathed his last around 4:30am, said Dr Samanta Lal Sen, chief coordinator of National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, who alsosupervised his treatment. His body will be brought to Dhaka on Wednesday morning by a ...

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BNP’s previous decision not to join parliament was wrong: Fakhrul

Dhaka, May 5 : BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said their party’s previous decision not to join parliament immediately after the December-30 election was wrong. “We should keep it in mind that nothing can be achieved by raising cheap slogans. Our acting chairman has taken the right decision as we’ve to fight both in and outside ...

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Moudud falls sick, hospitalised

Dhaka, May 5 : BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed was admitted to a city hospital as he fell sick at the High Court on Sunday. “Moudud Ahmed was taken to Apollo Hospitals after he complained of chest pain at the High Court,” said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan. He said the BNP leader, now 78, has ...

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Tarique, Fakhrul among 6 sued on mugging charge

Tarique Rahman and Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Dhaka, May 5 : BNP Acting Chairperson Tarique Rahman and Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and four other leaders were accused in a case filed on charge of mugging and causing fear. Bangladesh Jananetri Prishad President AB Siddiqui, as a plaintiff, filed the case with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Abu ...

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