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Rohingyas elect female camp leaders

Recently arrived Rohingyas living in the Shalbagan-Nayapara settlement in the district, for the first time, have selected their own Camp Committee, led by women. The election in Shalbagan camp is a Details

‘Outgoing FY to see 7.78pc GDP growth’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told Parliament that the outgoing fiscal year (2017-’18) will see a 7.78 percent GDP growth. “…7.78 percent GDP growth has been projected in the current Details

Voting in Gazipur ends peacefully, counting begins

Amid heavy security, the voting in the Gazipur City Corporation election has ended without any major incident. The counting of votes then started immediately at all polling centres across the Details

PM suggests measures to reduce road fatalities

Amid the growing road fatalities, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday gave a number of directives to the authorities concerned to take necessary steps to reduce road accidents in the Details

‘BD with UN in establishing global peace’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday reaffirmed Bangladesh’s firm commitment to remain engaged with the United Nations in its efforts towards preventing conflict and establishing peace in the world. "Bangladesh always Details

Rangamati landslides killing at least 11

At least eleven people died and several others remained missing in landslides in Rangamati’s Naniarchar. One of the villages is Dharmacharon Para in Burihat union, around 70km from the Rangamati city. Details

1,314 candidates were recommended

The final result of 37th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations under Public Service Commission (PSC) has been published. A total of 1,314 candidates were recommended for different cadres. Around 2.43 lakh candidates Details

Asif denied bail, lands in jail

Asif Akbar to jail in a music piracy case filed by lyricist, composer and singer Shafiq Tuhin under the Information and Communication Technology or ICT Act. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Keshob Details

No internet, phone in Motijheel Jun 8-11

Bangladesh’s telecom authority has said they will keep landlines and internet off in Dhaka’s commercial hub Motijheel from June 8-11. Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) cited the reason to be “transferring Details

Bangladesh, India can solve their any problem: PM

Terming Bangladesh-India ties beyond strategic, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday hoped that the two countries will be able to solve their any problem maintaining their bonds. “I hope, we’ll able Details

No progress over Teesta deal, indicates FM

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Wednesday indicated that there is no progress over Teesta water-sharing deal saying that the purpose of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Kolkata visit is something Details

Ecnec clears revised Padma Bridge Rail Link Project

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved the Padma Bridge Rail Link Project (first revised) involving Tk 39,246.80 crore. It also cleared 15 other projects, including Details

Ministers, secretaries to get Tk 75,000 for mobile set

The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of 'the Government Telephone, Cellular and Internet Policy-2018, raising the mobile phone allowance for the ministers and the secretaries to Tk 75,000 from Details

Allocation for disabled, aged people allowances to be raised: Minister

Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon on Sunday assured of increasing allocation for old age allowance and people with disability in the upcoming budget acknowledging that the existing budgetary allocation Details

Make sure none enjoys impunity for atrocities on Rohingyas: BD

Bangladesh has called upon the United Nations to make sure that no one enjoys impunity despite full violation of international laws related to humanitarian and human rights issues while treating Details

Myanmar wants repatriation of 1101 verified Rohingyas

Myanmar has urged Bangladeshi to start the repatriation of 1101 verified Rohingyas out of 8,032 persons received from Bangladeshi amid a very slow verification process of Rohingyas. Myanmar also wants to Details

Ramadan begins Friday

Muslims in Bangladesh will begin fasting on Friday, as the National Moon-Sighting Committee says Ramadan begins on that day. Lailatul Qadr, the night of divine blessing and benediction, will be observed Details

NEC approves Tk 1,80,870cr ADP for 2018-19 FY

The National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday approved the highest ever Tk 1,80,869.17 crore Annual Development Programme (ADP) for the next fiscal year (2018-2019), including the organisations' own fund. The approval Details

Ramadan office timing from 9 am to 3:30 pm

The government has fixed the office timing during the upcoming holy month of Ramadan from 9 am to 3:30 pm on every working day. The cabinet on Monday decided the government Details

Testing of Bangabandu Satellite-1 done, says BTRC Chairman

The testing of Bangladesh’s first satellite, Bangabandhu-1 has been completed, said Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Dr. Shahjahan Mahmood. “The testing results will be known by Saturday afternoon (Bangladesh time),” he said. He Details