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Momen seeks united efforts to deal with anti-govt propaganda

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Friday alleged that a vested group got engaged in spreading propaganda against the government in many ways to undermine its pro-people initiatives and sought united efforts to deal with that propaganda upholding the truth. He said they (who are spreading propaganda) are trying to bring trouble for the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh ...

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Showers likely in Chattogram & Sylhet

Light to moderate showers are likely to drench Chattogram and Sylhet divisions in the next 24 hours, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department has predicted. Showers are also likely to occur at one or two places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna and Barishal divisions, the department said in its bulletin on Friday, UNB reports. Day and night temperatures may remain nearly ...

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NGO worker stabbed to death in Sylhet

An employee of a non-governmental organisation was stabbed to death by unidentified assailants in Sylhet on Wednesday night. The deceased is Anwar Hossain, 40, an activist of the Brahmanbaria office of the NGO Simantik, and son of Tofazzal Hossain of Shyampur area in Bhola district, the police said. The police said that unidentified attackers stabbed Anwar and left him critically ...

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Tea workers stop agitation after minister’s assurance in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent : Tea workers protested by blocking a regional highway for 4 hours demanding Tk 300 wages at Juri upazila in Moulvibazar district. The road was blocked at Choumuhani of the Juri-Baralekha Regional Highway. Meanwhile, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin MP came to Juri to participate in various programs as part of government programs. The ...

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Farmer ‘beaten to death’ in Dharmapasha

Dharmapasha (Sunamganj) Correspondent : A farmer was beaten to death allegedly by his neighbour at Dharmapasha upazila in Sunamganj district on Wednesday. The victim was Saiful Islam, 52, son of late Sujan Ali, a resident of Naodhar village in the upazila. Police said Kashem along with his associates of the same area allegedly started punching Saiful this morning over a ...

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Three UK expatriates die in Sylhet due to ‘accident,’ say police

Death of three members and sickness of two others of an expatriate family at Osmani Nagar in Sylhet has been described as “accident” by police. They think that the deaths might have happened due to smoke from generator. Addressing a press conference held on Tuesday afternoon, Sylhet police super Mohammad Farid Uddin said no proof of any kind of chemical ...

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Moulvibazar tea workers resume strike defying union leaders’ decision

Tea garden workers in Moulvibazar resumed strike Tuesday noon disobeying the decision of the leaders of Bangladesh Tea Workers Union. Most of the workers in different upazilas joined work Monday morning upon assurance from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to settle the issue. Later, a group of workers brought out a procession abstaining from work at noon for raising their wage ...

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Habiganj tea workers refuse to return work without Tk 300 daily wage

The workers of 23 tea estates in Habiganj’s Lashkarpur valley have refused to go back to work without Tk 300 daily wage as some fellow protesters in Sylhet and Moulvibazar have agreed to join work while talks to raise their pay continue. The agitated workers continued their demonstrations at Chandpur Tea Estate in Chunarughat on Monday as Habiganj Deputy Commissioner ...

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Tea workers return to work with previous wage of Tk 120

Moulvibazar Correspondent : Tea garden workers on Monday returned to work with the previous wage of Tk 120 withdrawing their strike for raising wage to Tk 300 upon assurance from the Prime Minister that their wage will be re-fixed after a virtual meeting with her. This decision was taken at a meeting of the tea workers’ leaders with the Moulvibazar ...

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Habiganj tea workers block highway for Tk 300 daily wage

Habiganj Correspondent : The workers of different tea gardens in Habiganj have once again blocked the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway to press home their demand for a daily wage of Tk 300. They started protest at Jagadishpur Muktijoddha Chattar at Madhapur upazila from this noon blocking the highway. The demonstrations caused a 3-km tailback on the highway. Additional police personnel were deployed ...

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