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New election monitoring alliance formed

A new organisation, titled ‘Bangladesh Election Monitoring Alliances’ (BEMA) to monitor the upcoming national and local elections, was launched in the city on Wednesday. Mostafa Sohel, executive director of Bangladesh Society Details

‘No plan to impose VAT on education’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday ( April 10) said the government has no plan to impose value added tax (VAT) on education, including private universities. She said this while presiding Details

‘No virtual progress in efforts to repatriate Rohingyas’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said although Bangladesh and Myanmar have been making various efforts, including the signing of a deal, to repatriate over a million Rohingyas from Bangladesh, Details

Netanyahu praises Israeli army after killings of Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised Israel's security forces after the killing of 17 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, just as condemnation of the Israeli army's use of live Details

Increase infrastructural facilities for scouting: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday directed the ministries and divisions concerned to increase infrastructural facilities for the expansion, development and strengthening the monitoring of scouting in every district. The Prime Details

Keep anti-liberation forces away from power: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged all to remain alert so that the anti-liberation forces can never come to power. “This independence was earned at the cost of the blood Details

BD on right track to make achievement sustainable: UN

UN assistant secretary general Haoliang Xu on Sunday said Bangladesh is on the right track to address the challenges to make the current achievements sustainable and become a developing country Details

Govt moves to tighten grip on money laundering

Fahad Ferdous: Government has decided to pool information resources on money laundering in a single file to better track the capital flight and work in a coordinated way to bring Details

Keep vigil on crimes in jail: President

President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday asked prison authorities to keep vigil on prisoners so that they cannot take drugs and run drug business in jails. “A large number of prisoners are Details

US-Bangla pilot Abid Sultan’s wife suffers brain stroke

A week after US-Bangla Airlines pilot Captain Abid Sultan lost his life in plane crash at Nepal airport, his wife suffered from a brain stroke this morning. Afsana Khanam suffered the Details

Take steps to avoid recurrence of plane crash: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday directed the authorities concerned to take all necessary steps to avoid the recurrence of such plane crash. The Prime Minister also asked them to strictly Details

NEC approves Tk 1,57,594 cr revised ADP

The National Economic Council (NEC) on Tuesday approved a Tk 1,57,594.39 crore Revised Annual Development Programme (RADP), including organisations’ own funds, for the current fiscal year (FY18) downsizing the original Details

94pc women victims of sexual harassment in public transport: Study

Ninety-four percent women commuting in public transport in the country have experienced sexual harassment in verbal, physical and other forms, reveals a study conducted by development organisation BRAC. The findings of Details

2 uncles of Prof Zafar Iqbal’s attacker held

Law enforcers, in separate drives, detained two uncles of the attacker of renowned writer and teacher of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) Professor Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal from Details

PM for greater practice of Bangla

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday put utmost importance to greater practice and use of mother tongue Bangla as it is one of the world’s richest languages earned through the Details

‘Election as per constitution’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the next national election will be held as per the constitution, not matter who are joining it and who are boycotting it. The Prime Details

Bangladesh hands over list of 8,032 Rohingyas to Myanmar

Bangladesh has handed over a list of 1673 families of 8032 Rohingays to Myanmar to start the first phase of repatriation of the displaced people living in Bangladesh to their Details

Cabinet approves Bill for 17th amendment to constitution

The Cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of the Constitution (17th Amendment) Bill, 2018 to extend the tenure of women MPs (reserved seat) in Parliament.  The approval came from Details

Gas line catches fire at Kakrail

An underground gas pipeline in Kakrail area of the capital caught fire on Monday (jan 22). “The fire broke out around 2:15 pm,” said Mizanur Rahman, the duty officer at the Details

CHT people to enjoy land ownership: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday assured the inhabitants of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) that they will be able to enjoy the ownership of land there, as people in Details