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Take necessary protection for returning Rohingyas, Canada tells Myanmar

Rohingya Muslims use their cellphones as they sit on a hillock overlooking Balukhali refugee camp, in Bangladesh, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Dhaka, Nov 15 : Canada has urged the government of Myanmar to guarantee the necessary safeguards for and protection of any returning Rohingya saying repatriation must not be rushed. Canada has also underscored the vital role of the Office ...

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At least 65 held in 3 cases filed over Nayapaltan violence

Photo: Attackers set a police car on fire during the clash between BNP activists and police in Nayapaltan, Dhaka on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Dhaka, Nov 15 : At least 65 people have been detained in three cases filed in connection with the Wednesday’s clash between BNP activists and law enforcers in front of the party’s Nayapaltan central office. The ...

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Dr Yunus now in Spain on his book tour; meets star players

Barça Vice President Jordi Mestre receives Dr Yunus at Camp Nou where he meets star players on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Phgoto: Yunus Centre. Dhaka, Nov 14 : Completing his German book tour, Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus now reached Spain with his book — A World of Three Zeros. Barça Vice President Jordi Mestre received Dr Yunus at Camp ...

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Rubel named as captain of BCB XI

Pacer Rubel Hossain. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Nov 14 : The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday announceda 13-member BCB Eleven to play a two-day warm up match against touring West Indies beginning on Sunday (November 18) at the MA sAziz Stadium in the port city of Chattogram. Pacer Rubel Hossain made the captain of BCB Eleven for the two-dayer against the ...

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Staying in election race depends on attitude of EC, govt: Oikyafront

Leaders of jatiya Oikyafront talk to the reporters at Nirbachan Bhaban on Wednesday, November 14. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Nov 14 : BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said the attitude of the Election Commission (EC) and the government will determine whether they will be there in the election race or opt out. “Whether we’ll remain there in ...

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Planned attack on police to foil election: Asaduzzaman

Dhaka, Nov 14 : Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday said the attack on police at Nayaplatan was carried out in a planned, conspiratorial and motivated way to foil the forthcoming national election. Legal actions will be taken against the attackers analysing the video footage, he said while talking to reporters at the secretariat. “The election preparations are going on ...

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Police van torched during BNP-cop clash at Nayapaltan

Photo: BNP men set fire on several vehicles during a clash with law enforcers in front of the party’s Nayapaltan Central office in Dhaka on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Dhaka, Nov 4 : A fierce clash broke out between police and BNP leaders and activists in front of the party’s Nayapaltan Central office here on Wednesday, leaving an unspecified number ...

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Germany wants free, fair, peaceful elections in Bangladesh: Envoy

German Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Fahrenholtz on Tuesday said a free, fair, peaceful and credible elections is needed in Bangladesh.   The ambassador came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after placing tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Tungipara in Gopalganj on Tuesday night.  “My country wants to see the practice of democracy ...

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AL starts interviewing its aspirants today

The ruling Awami League will start interviewing the party aspirants today to finalise its candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for December 30. Insiders say party President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will award dream party ticket to the aspirants based on the opinions of the grass roots and survey reports.   Some 4,023 Awami League aspirants have collected ...

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Technocrat ministers’ resignation to ‘take effect once PM accepts’

Photo: Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed in a press conference at his secretariat office in the city on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018. Dhaka, Nov 13 : Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Tuesday said the resignation letters of the four technocrat ministers will come into effect once the Prime Minister accepts those. “The prime minister may accept their letters any time,” Tofail ...

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