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Two killed in Sylhet road crash

Two people, including a woman, were killed and four more injured after a pickup van and a CNG-run autorickshaw collided head-on on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Dakshin Surma upazila of Sylhet on Thursday afternoon. The deceased were Nazma Begum, 43, wife of Sona Mia of Companiganj upazila of the district, and autorickshaw driver Mansur Ali, 27, son of Dhanai Mia ...

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BNP leader Alal barred from going India

BNP joint secretary genera Moazzem Hossain Alal was barred at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka from going India on Thursday. Around 11am, immigration department kept him sitting keeping his passport and importnat papers in their custody, said the BNP leader’s personal secretary Jahangir Hawlader. He said Moazzem Hossain Alal has been suffering from kidney problem for a long time. He ...

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2nd-day Dhaka Bar election underway

Today is the last day of the two-day election of Dhaka Bar Association. The balloting began at 9am and will go on till 5pm with one hour recess from 1pm to 2pm. After that, the result will be announced. Earlier on Wednesday, the voting was held from 9am-5pm. A total of 4,230 voters cast their votes on the first day. ...

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Man Utd and Liverpool to meet in FA Cup quarter-finals, Chelsea survive

Manchester United will host Liverpool in an FA Cup quarter-final blockbuster after the bitter rivals took contrasting routes to their fifth round victories on Wednesday. United eased the pressure on beleaguered boss Erik ten Hag as they scraped through with a 1-0 win at Nottingham Forest thanks to Casemiro’s late goal, AFP reports. Fresh from their League Cup final triumph ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina urges people to keep close watch on commodity market

Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday (February 28) called upon people to remain vigilant to the market alongside the government monitoring to keep the prices of essential commodities at a tolerable level. “I call upon the country’s people to keep their vigilance (alongside the government monitoring) and it will make the work easy,” she told ...

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50 MPs of JS reserved seats of women sworn-in

Members of parliament (MPs) elected to 50 reserved seats for women uncontested have been sworn-in this (Wednesday) afternoon. Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath to MPs-elect uncontested at the oath-taking chamber of Jatiya Sangsad around 3:40pm. At first, 48 Awami League MPs-elect were administered oath, followed by two MPs-elect of the main opposition Jatiya Party. After they ...

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Transport workers call off indefinite strike in Sylhet

Transport workers in Sylhet withdrew their indefinite strike on Wednesday afternoon, after nine and a half hours. The decision came after the transport workers’ leaders held a meeting with Sylhet’s deputy commissioner and the city mayor at the district administration’s conference hall on Wednesday afternoon. They called the indefinite strike from 6am on Wednesday to press home their five-point demand, ...

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Ramadan office timings from 9am to 3:30pm

The government has fixed the office timings of all government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies from 9:00am to 3:30pm during the upcoming holy month of Ramadan. Besides, there will be a break of 15 minutes from 1.15pm to 1.30pm for Zohr prayer. The timings were fixed at a cabinet meeting held on Wednesday (February 28), Cabinet Secretary Mahbub Hossain said ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina unwraps two books containing her speeches

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the covers of two books, which are compilations of her speeches given in the United Nations (UN) and to the nation, in the Cabinet meeting today. The books are “Sokoler Tore Sokole Amra” which contains 19 speeches of the Prime Minister given in the UN and their English translation, and “Ahoban”, a collection of her ...

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Ex-DIG Mizan’s jail sentence upheld by HC

The High Court on Wednesday upheld the former deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman’s jail sentence in a graft case. An HC bench of Justice Md Kamrul Hossain Mollah passed the order. Adv Khurshid Alam was present in the court on behalf of the Anti-Corruption commission (ACC). Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-6 Judge Manzurul Islam on June 21 sentenced ...

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