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PM to address press conference today

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Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address a press conference on the proposed Rampal Power Plant project today.

"The premier is scheduled to hold the press conference on the issue around 4:00pm at her official Ganabhaban residence," her Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS.

The 1,320-megawatt coal-based power plant would be built at Rampal in Bagerhat. Bangladesh Power Development Board and the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited of India under the name of Bangladesh-India...

Youth held with 23kg gold at Shahjalal Airport

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Dhaka: A young man along with 23 kg gold was arrested by customs officials from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on Wednesday night. The arrestee is Md Ataul Majid, 32, a passenger of Singapore Airlines. The flight of Singapore Airlines landed at the airport around...

6.8 magnitude earthquake jolts Dhaka

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Dhaka: An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale at its epicenter in Chauk of Myanmar has jolted the city. A press release of Bangladesh Metrological Department (BMD) said, "The tremor was felt around 4.34 pm today."

The category of the earthquake was strong, the release added. Meanwhile...

Akashvani Maitree launched to boost Dhaka-Delhi amity

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Staff reporter

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday launched the Akashvani Maitree, a Bangla radio service, in Kolkata which is expected to act as a bridge of amity between Bangladesh and India.

Speaking on the occasion, the Indian President said Akashvani Maitree will be an important...

HC verdict on Nizam Hazari’s JS membership Aug 30

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Court Correspondent

The High Court is set to deliver its judgment on August 30 on a writ petition challenging the legality of Jatiya Sangsad (JS) membership of Nizam Uddin Hazari of Feni-2 constituency.

An HC bench of Justice Md Emdadul Haque and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir fixed the date after a...

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