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32 gold bars seized at Ctg airport

Chattogram, Aug 15 : Customs officials on Wednesday seized 32 gold bars weighing around 3.5 kg from a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at Shah Amanat International Airport in the city. Airport manager Sarwar-e-Jahan said a team of customs officials found the gold bars in an abandoned bag recovered from the Biman flight came from Dubai and was flying to Dhaka ...

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Bangabandhu’s assassination most shameful incident in world history: Envoy

Expat BD youths urged to uphold country’s image   Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand and Permanent Representative to UNESCAP Saida Muna Tasneem. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Aug 15 : Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand and Permanent Representative to UNESCAP Saida Muna Tasneem on Wednesday said the heinous killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is one of the most shameful ...

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Quota movement: Eden College student held in Sirajganj

Sirajganj, Aug 15 : Police in a drive arrested a student of Eden  College and also a leader of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council, a platform that led the quota reform movement, from her uncle’s house in Belkuchi upazila on Wednesday. The arrestee is Lutfur Nahar Luna Sarkar, 21, a joint convener of General Students’ Rights Protection Council and ...

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15-km tailback on Dhaka-Chittagong highway

Cumilla, Aug 15 : Hundreds of passengers have been suffering a lot as a 15-kilometre-long tailback was created on Dhaka-Chittagong highway since Wednesday morning due to slow movement of vehicles ahead of Eid-ul-Azha in Daudkandi area. The tailback was seen stretching from Meghna-Gumti Bridge toll plaza to Iliatganj in Daudkandi upazila following the heavy pressure of vehicles, said Nazrul Islam, superintendent of Cumilla police. ...

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President, PM pay homage to Bangabandhu

Photo: President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina offer Fateha after placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi, Dhaka on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Dhaka, Aug 15 : President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday led the nation in paying homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh ...

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National Mourning Day being observed

Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Sheikh Rehana and senior Awami League leaders spreading flower petals on the graves of Bangamata Fazilatun Nesa Mujib and other martyrs at Banani Graveyard in Dhaka on Wednesday. Dhaka, Aug 15 : The nation is observing the National Mourning Day on Wednesday with due reverence and solemnity, marking the 43rd anniversary of assassination of Father ...

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Largest portrait of Bangabandhu installed at DU

Dhaka Aug 14 : Bangladesh Charushilpi Sangsad on Tuesday installed a 43-foot high portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhaka University’s famous Teacher- Student Center (TSC) paying tribute to the nation’s founder on his 43rd death anniversary. Commerce Minister Tofael Ahmed inaugurated what is said to be the largest ever portrait of Bangabandhu. With Bangladesh ChArushilpi Sangsad president Jamal Ahmed ...

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Netherlands providing US$ 12.5 mn grant for safe food in Dhaka

Dhaka, Aug 14 : The Netherlands is providing a grant of USD 12.5 million to implement a project contributing to the development of a safe, sustainable and resilient food system for the Dhaka metropolitan area. The Netherlands embassy in Dhaka and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) signed an agreement in this effect on Tuesday, said a FAO ...

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Govt to spend Tk 826.12cr on providing housing facility to ultra-poor

Ecnec approves total 9 projects involving Tk 3,088.35 cr   Dhaka, Aug 14 : The Executive Committee of the National Economic (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved ‘Improvement of Livelihood of Marginal Communities Programme’ at an estimated cost of Tk 826.12 crore, aiming to provide housing facility to some 20,000 ultra-poor families in 11 city corporations and 25 municipalities. The approval came ...

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Overstaying Bangladeshi expats regularising status in UAE

BD mission in Dubai putting in extra efforts to cater services to them Photo : Hundreds of Bangladeshi expatriates gather at the Consulate General of Bangladesh, Dubai on 12 August, 2018 to regularise their status in UAE. Dhaka, Aug 14 : Tens of thousands overstaying Bangladeshi expatriates in Dubai have been pouring into the Bangladesh Consulate premises in the hope ...

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