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Nahid for expansion of science education

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said science education should be attracted to create knowledge-based society aiming at transforming Bangladesh into an economically developed country. “The country will no longer import knowledge and technology…. We want to gain capacity for ...

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50 pc physical work of Padma Bridge completed: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said 50 percent physical construction work of the Padma Bridge is completed and another span of the bridge would be installed by this month. “All-out efforts are underway to complete the construction ...

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Muhith urges development partners not to shift attention from BD

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith today urged the development partners’ not to take away their attention from Bangladesh even after the country becomes a middle-income one. “Bangladesh will become a mid-income country. But, I request you not to take ...

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OFID seeks new areas of cooperation with Bangladesh

Director-General and CEO of OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish today said the funding agency wants to explore new areas of cooperation with Bangladesh as he called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office here. “Bangladesh ...

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Martuza Ahmed made Chief Information Commissioner

The government on Thursday appointed former Information Secretary Martuza Ahmed as the Chief Information Commissioner. President Abdul Hamid made the appointment as per the Article 15 (1) of the Right to Information Act-2009, said a PID handout. Martuza replaced Professor ...

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Bangladesh seeks continuous Indian support on Rohingya issue

Expressing happiness at the India’s support to Bangladesh during Rohingya crisis, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Wednesday requested the Indian government to continue it. Foreign Minister Ali and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj also expressed their strong resolve to ...

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Singer Shammi Akhtar passes away

National award-winning singer Shammi Akhtar passed away here on Tuesday afternoon. She was 62. Shammi who had long been suffering from cancer breathed her last around 4:20pm while being taken to a city hospital, said her husband Akramul Islam, also ...

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Govt to fund Dhaka-Sylhet 4-lane highway project

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said that Dhaka-Sylhet Highway’s four-lane project will be implemented using state fund as China refused to finance it. The Minister said this at a press conference held in the NEC conference room of Sher-e-Bangla ...

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PM pays homage to Bangabandhu at Tungipara

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid deep respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath at his mazar marking his 42nd death anniversary and the National Mourning Day Tuesday (August 15). After placing the wreath, ...

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Land Cruiser SUV falls off pontoon at Paturia ferry ghat

A Land Cruiser SUV accidentally slid off the pontoon at Paturia ferry ghat and fell into Padma River on Monday morning (Aug 14). However, no one was injured in the incident. SUV’s driver Asaduzzaman told  that the accident happened as ...

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