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  • Biswajit killing case shifted to speedy trial tribunal

    Staff ReporterThe sensational Biswajit killing case has been shifted to the Speedy Trial Tribunal for its quick disposal, a prosecution lawyer said on Sunday.“The case has been transferred to the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 of Dhaka and we’ve received a g...
  • Book titled ‘Coins From Bangladesh’ unveiled

    Staff ReporterA book, titled ‘Coins from Bangladesh,’ a compilation of the history of coins found in this region from the ancient age to modern time, was launched in Dhaka yesterday.Bangladesh Bank governor Dr Atiur Rahman unveiled the cover of the bo...
  • Dhaka University Day today

    Staff ReporterDhaka University Day today (July 1). The day will be observed with great enthusiasm and festivity on the campus, marking its 92nd founding anniversary.The theme of the day is: 'Dhaka University in cherishing Liberation War Spirit and Freethi...
  • Clashes mark road-waterway blockade in Khagrachhari

    A CorrespondentKhagrachhari: At least 12 people, including five cops, were injured as the supporters of a daylong road and waterway blockade program clashed with police at Dakkhin Khobongpuria on the outskirts of the district town on Sunday.Ganotantrik Ju...
  • SQ Chy claims himself as supporter of LW

    Court CorrespondentWar crimes accused BNP MP Salauddin Quader Chowdhury on Sunday claimed himself as an active supporter of Bangladesh Independence.In support of his claim, Salauddin Quader, a defence witness (DW), told the International Crimes Tribunal-1...
  • Proper utilization of budget for haor dev stressed

    Staff ReporterEnvironmentalists and rights activists at a discussion in Dhaka yesterday stressed proper utilization of the allocation made in the national budget to implement the Haor Development Master Plan.Urging the government to form a ‘monitoring c...
  • UGC approves Tk 1,629cr budget for public varsities

    Staff ReporterThe University Grants Commission (UGC) on Sunday approved a Tk 1,629.19 crore budget for fiscal year 2013-14 for the country’s public universities.At its 132nd full commission meeting held with its Chairman Prof Dr AK Azad Chowdhury in the...
  • GCC Polls Ajmat announces 10-pt manifesto

    A CorrespondentGazipur: Ruling 14-party alliance-backed mayoral runner in the maiden Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) election Ajmat Ullah on Sunday placed a 10-point election manifesto, promising to make the city modern, planned and beautiful one.“If ele...
  • Tk 222,491cr nat’l budget passed amid opposition’s walkout

    Staff ReporterThe Parliament yesterday passed the Tk 222,491 crore national budget for the new fiscal (2013-14) with the adoption of the Appropriations Bill, 2013 amid walkout by the opposition MPs.This was the first time in the ninth parliament the oppos...
  • RAJUK identifies 8,000 illegal structures

    Staff ReporterSome 8,000 illegal structures built over the years violating the building code within the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) area have been identified, State Minister for Housing and Public Works Adv Abdul Mannan Khan told the Parliament ...
  • Govt mulling project for exploring uranium deposit

    Staff ReporterThe government is considering a project to be undertaken by the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission for exploring uranium deposits in the country, State Minister for Science and Technology Architect Yeafesh Osman yesterday told the Parliamen...
  • Ashraful seeks coopn from opposition for efficient admin

    Staff ReporterLGRD and Cooperatives Minister Syed Ashraful Islam in the Parliament yesterday sought cooperation from all, especially from the opposition, to ensure an efficient administration in the country.“We all want to see an efficient administratio...
  • GSP withdrawal must be avoided: EU

    EU to remain with BangladeshStaff reporterThe European Union (EU) yesterday said a decision to withdraw the EU GSP for Bangladesh must be avoided, as it would have far-reaching consequences for its jobs and economy.“The GSP provided by the EU benefits a...
  • London Metro University offers scholarships

    Staff ReporterLondon Metropolitan University has offered 20 partial scholarships to Bangladeshi students who will enroll there for the September 2013 session.“London Metropolitan University is delighted to announce that it has decided to provide 20 part...
  • Cambrian, Daffodil, SSBCL awarded

    Staff ReporterThe World Education Congress has awarded three Bangladeshi organizations, including Cambrian education group, SSBCL group and Daffodil University, for their outstanding contributions in the education sector.Trophies and citations were given ...
  • Fresher’s reception held

    Staff ReporterBSB Foundation arranged a Fresher's Reception program for the first year students of Cambrian College, Kings College, Metropolitan College and Winsome College at Basundhara Convention Centre in the city’s Basundhara residential area yester...
  • Khaleda must apologies to nation: Suranjit

    Staff ReporterMinister without portfolio Suranjit Sengupta yesterday said that Khaleda Zia must apologies to the nation for her January article in the Washington Times "sacrificing" country’s interest.“Khaleda Zia has to say that 'I wrote the article ...
  • ICT asks to submit formal charge against Azharul Jul 15

    Court CorrespondentAllowing further time plea, the International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday asked the prosecution to submit on July 15 the formal charge on the 1971 war crimes allegedly perpetrated by detained Jamaat-e-Islami leader ATM Azharul Islam.Rec...
  • Over 1000 RMG workers fall sick in Savar

    A CorrespondentSavar: Over 1000 workers of a garment factory were hospitalized on Sunday morning as they fell sick after drinking contaminated water of the factory at Jamgora in Ashulia upazila.Factory sources said the workers of ‘ The Rose Limited’, ...
  • 70% pay hike proposed for media people

    Staff ReporterThe Eighth Wage Board Award, formed by the government, has recommended 70 percent pay hike for the journalists, employees and workers of the media industry.Chairman of the Wage Board former Justice Kazi Ebadul Haque submitted its recommendat...