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  • Sr AL leaders express resentment over badmouthing in JS

    Staff ReporterSenior Awami League leaders yesterday expressed their resentment over the growing trend of badmouthing by some backbench MPs in Parliament.“Nobody likes badmouthing,” Awami League Advisory Council Member and senior ruling party MP Tofail...
  • Many marooned as tidal surge hits Bagerhat, Barguna

    Staff ReporterThe low-lying areas of Bagerhat and Barguna districts were inundated by tidal surge triggered by low formed over the Northwest Bay.In Bagerhat, vast areas in Sadar, Mongla, Rampal, Sharankhola and Moralganj upazilas were submerged by the sur...
  • Joining polls under present regime impossible: Fakhrul

    A CorrespondentSylhet: BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said the opposition has no confidence in the current government and it will in no way go to the next general election under any partisan administration.“We don’t...
  • Badmouthing in JS destroying country’s image: TIB

    UNB reportTerming the use of indecent and un-parliamentary words in parliamentary debates heinous, Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB) on Tuesday said the country’s two top leaders need to take initiatives to put an end to such low taste practi...
  • Country under terrible misrule: Khaleda

    Staff reporterCriticizing the government for what she said its repressive acts, BNP Chairperson and Leader of the Opposition Khaleda Zia yesterday said the country is under a horrific misrule.In a statement issued on the occasion of International Day Agai...
  • BNP backs AL MP’s proposal for badmouthing in JS

    Staff ReporterOpposition BNP yesterday extended its support to a ruling party MP’s penalty proposal for badmouthing in parliament, aiming to reverse the growing trend of using vulgar and un-parliamentary words in the House.“The treasury bench members ...
  • Holy Shab-e-Barat tonight

    Staff ReporterThe holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune, will be observed in the country tonight with due religious fervor.The Muslim devotees will pass the night offering special prayers, reciting from the Holy Quran, holding milad mahfil, zikr, and ot...
  • Hasina hopes AL to win next gen election

    Staff reporterPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday voiced her high hope in the Parliament that Awami League will return to power with people’s mandate in the next general election and continue its all-out efforts to develop the country.“Inshahallah,...
  • 22 lakh get jobs abroad in last 4 yrs

    Staff ReporterForeign Minister Dr Dipu Moni yesterday in the Parliament informed that over 22 lakh Bangladeshis got jobs abroad in the last four years giving a big boost to the country’s remittance inflow.The Foreign Minister said the country received r...
  • President asks to uphold reputation of public varsities

    Staff ReporterPresident Abdul Hamid yesterday asked the vice-chancellors of all public universities to be vigilant with a view to maintaining the reputation of their respective institutions.“The quality of education as well as the campus atmosphere will...
  • Caretaker may not go if comes: PM

    Staff reporterCriticizing the opposition for demanding a polls-time non-party caretaker administration, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said there is no guarantee that the caretaker government, if reintroduced, will hold elections at all as it had ...
  • Partners suggest AL to concentrate on public issues to woo voters

    UNB ReportIn the wake of Awami League-supported mayoral candidates’ defeat in the recently held city corporation polls to their opposition rivals, partners in the 14-party grand alliance have suggested the Awami League to concentrate more on public issu...
  • Rajuk identifies 100 risky RMG factories

    UNB reportIdentifying over 100 garment factories as ‘risky’ in Dhaka and its adjoining areas, Rajdhani Unnayan Kartipakkha (Rajuk) are now seeking opinions from the experts of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) to work out stra...
  • Shafique sees 90% women repression cases false

    A CorrespondentLaw Minister Barrister Shafique Ahmed yesterday said 90 percent of dowry-related and women repression cases were false.“Filing of false cases should be stopped and proper investigation has to be ensured to establish justice,” he said wh...
  • Move to own campuses or face music: Nahid

    Staff ReporterEducation Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday warned that the government will take firm actions very soon against the private universities that could not yet move to their own campuses within the given time.The private universities were giv...
  • Abducted AL leader ‘buys freedom’

    A CorrespondentKhagrachhari: Guimara upazila unit president of Awami League Mohammad Jahangir Alam and his motorcycle driver, who were allegedly adducted by UPDF activists on Sunday, secured freedom after five days ‘in exchange of huge ransom’.Locals ...
  • 10 JMB men get death penalty

    A Dhaka court sentenced 10 activists of the banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahedeen Bangladesh (JMB) to death for their involvement in a bomb attack that killed eight persons in 2005.The convicts are- Enayetullah alias Walid, Arifur Rahman, Mosidul ...
  • Poverty declined by 26 pc in B'desh:WB

    Despite a growing population in Bangladesh, the population of poor people declined by 26 percent in 10 years.Bangladesh experienced a uniform and steady decline in poverty rates between 2000 and 2010. Poverty declined 1.8 per cent annually between 2000 an...
  • People to resist GB reform: Yunus

    The father of Micro-credit, also Nobel Laureate Professor Dr Muhammad Yunus, on Thursday categorically said it is possible to stop restructuring Grameen Bank (GB) into 19 pieces if people stand against the government move.“The government is saying about...
  • Global warming to affect B'desh most

    A latest report of World Bank on global warming says that many countries would experience the harsher impacts of a 2ºC warmer world within our lifetimes – 20 to 30 years from now – and  4ºC is likely by the end of the century.Bangladesh and the...