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PM Sheikh Hasina orders restoration of rivers, canals in capital, adjoining areas

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday directed the authorities concerned to take measures to restore all canals in the capital city Dhaka and its adjoining areas as well as Buriganga, Shitalakshya, Turag and Balu rivers as soon as possible. The premier issued this directive at a meeting on the presentation of the survey report and the policy decision for the ...

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New diabetes drug better for weight loss

A new diabetes drug leads to more weight loss and lower blood sugar than its blockbuster rival semaglutide, also known as Ozempic, a review of research said on Saturday. Tirzepatide, sold under the brand name Mounjaro by US pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, is currently approved to treat type 2 diabetes in the United States, Europe and most recently the UK. ...

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New Zealand to ban cellphones in schools

Cellphones will be banned in schools across New Zealand, conservative Prime Minister Christopher Luxon said Friday, as his fledgling government looks to turn around the country’s plummeting literacy rates. New Zealand’s schools once boasted some of the world’s best literacy scores, but levels of reading and writing have declined to the point that some researchers fear there is a classroom ...

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Arrest warrant issued against Rizvi for being absent from hearing

A Dhaka court on Monday issued an arrest warrant against BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and 21 others for their absence during the hearing in a case filed in 2015 over political violence. Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court Additional Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain pronounced the verdict on Monday afternoon. Syed Nazrul Islam, lawyer of BNP chairperson’s advisor Amanullah ...

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Stella Creasy: MP trolled as ‘unfit mother’ pushes for law change

An MP reported to social services as an unfit mother over her views is seeking to change the law, so no-one else has to go through such “distress”. Stella Creasy said being a victim of an online troll’s “campaign of harassment” left her family with a record that cannot be removed. “I sat in the court clutching myself to stop ...

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British lawyers could be based in Rwandan courts as part of asylum plans

British lawyers could be stationed in courts in Rwanda as part of a treaty to allow the UK government to send asylum seekers to the country. It would aim to address concerns from the Supreme Court, which ruled the Rwanda plan unlawful last month. Details are expected on Tuesday, with Home Secretary James Cleverly flying to Rwanda to sign the ...

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Moulvibazar-3: Nomination of independent candidate suspended for enlisting dead supporter

Moulvibazar Correspondent : The nomination paper of Moulvibazar-3 constituency independent candidate Mohammad Abdur Rahim Shaheed has been suspended as the name of a deceased was found in the list of his supporters. The returning officer of the district has suspended his nomination for investigation. Scrutiny of nomination papers for Moulvibazar-3 and Moulvibazar-4 seats started in the returning officer’s office around ...

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Nipun Roy gets anticipatory bail in 8 cases

The High Court (HC) has granted anticipatory bail to Dhaka district unit BNP General Secretary Advocate Nipun Roy Chowdhury in eight cases filed over sabotage activities. A HC bench comprising Justice Habibul Goni and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order on Monday. She was granted the bail till January 11 in the cases filed with Ramna, Paltan and Keraniganj Police ...

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NBR collects around Tk 4,335cr revenue till November 30

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has collected around Tk 4,335 crore as revenue till November 30. Some 23.50 lakh taxpayers have filed their income tax returns till November 30 this year with a revenue collection of around Tk 4,335 crore. The last date for submitting returns in the 2023-2024 tax year was November 30, but the government has extended ...

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Bangladesh smash Singapore by 8-0 in 2nd FIFA friendly

Bangladesh national women’s football team has smashed Singapore with a massive 8-0 goal victory in their second FIFA friendly match. The match was held at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur on Monday. The women in red and green took a 3-0 lead in the first half, thanks to Tahura’s pair of goals and one from Ritu. Bangladesh ...

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