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2nd phase of Ijtema enters second day, Akheri Munajat Sunday

On the second day of the second phase of 57th Biswa Ijtema the devotees on Saturday listened to scholars recitation and explanation of verses from the Quran. Several lakhs of devotees, including around seven thousand foreign devotees from several countries have gathered on the Ijtema ground and continued spiritual activities, including the recitation of Allah’s divine names and sermons. Maulana ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina for more women in science for a just, inclusive future

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed the need for more women and girls in science for a just, inclusive and sustainable future. “We must have the right policies and institutions for young women to choose a career in science and technology,” she said. She said in a video statement broadcast in the 9th International Day of Women and Girls in ...

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India wants to see a fragile democracy in Bangladesh: Rizvi

BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Friday alleged that India wants fragile democracy in Bangladesh since it has extended support to last month’s election which was rejected by the people and the most democratic countries. “The foreign minister said (Thursday) that India has supported the election (held on January 7) to maintain the continuity of democracy,” he ...

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Indian President hails Sheikh Hasina for forming govt for 5th term

Indian President Droupadi Murmu on Friday acclaimed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for being one of the longest serving women leaders globally and forming the government for an unprecedented 5th term. “All the women in South Asia should be proud of her (Sheikh Hasina) capability and leadership,” she said when Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud called on her at Rashtrapati ...

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Ijtema: 7 devotees die in 2nd phase

Seven devotees have died in the second phase of Biswa Ijtema began on Friday (February 9). Of them, one was killed in road accident on the way to Ijtema venue and six others were died of old age complications. Four of the deceased were identified as Md Abul Kalam, 65, of Sherpur Sadar upazila; Md Helim Miah, 65, of Netrakona; ...

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1,0,4374 examinees fight for 11,675 seats in medical admission test

The admission test for medical colleges under 2023-24 academic sessions was held across the country on Friday (February 9). A total of 1,0,4374 candidates fought against 11,675 seats of 104 medical colleges in the hour-long test held from 10am to 11am. Of the 11,675 seats, 5,380 under 37 government medical colleges and 6,295 under 67 private medical colleges.

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2nd phase Ijtema begins, devotees thronging on bank of Turag

The second phase of the three-day Biswa Ijtema began through Aam Bayan on the bank of the Turag River in Gazipur’s Tongi on Friday (February 9) after Fazr prayers. For this, after four days, the bank of the Turag River is full of Ijtema devotees. The grounds have been filled up with devotees from around the world since Thursday. After ...

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Bangladesh intends to send Myanmar border guards by air: foreign ministry

Dhaka is giving utmost priority to safe and speedy return of Myanmar border guards to their country, said foreign ministry’s spokesperson in the capital on Thursday (February 8). “Now our priority is to ensure safe and quick return of Myanmar border guards, but it is not the priority whether they will be sent back by air or sea,” spokesperson Seheli ...

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Primary schools to remain open for 10 days during Ramadan

The government has decided to keep all primary schools open for the first 10 days of Ramadan. The Ministry of Primary and Mass Education today announced this, correcting the academic calendar for 2024. Classes and other academic activities will proceed as usual, said a notification issued by the ministry.

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1,549 women want to become MPs from AL in reserved seats

As many as 1,549 women have purchased Awami League nomination forms against 48 reserved seats for women in the 12th Jatiya Sangsad. More than 32 candidates are vying for each seat. The party has earned Tk 7,74,50,000 by selling the nomination forms. Awami League has received 48, out of 50 reserved seats of women this time. Awami League general secretary ...

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