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Bangladesh appoints Honorary Consul in Emmeloord

Dhaka, Jan 16 : Bangladesh has appointed an Honorary Consul in Emmeloord with jurisdiction for the provinces of North-Holland and Flevoland of the Netherlands. Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal on Tuesday handed over the letter of commission ...

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Bangladesh’s role in UN Peacekeeping lauded

Dhaka, Jan 16 : UN Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix has appreciated and acknowledged Bangladesh’s role in the UN peacekeeping. He was addressing a two-day “Preparatory Conference on Peacekeeping” in The Hague hosted jointly by the Netherlands ...

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47 out of 50 seats had voting irregularities: TIB

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has said they surveyed 50 parliamentary constituencies during election and found irregularities in 47 of them. Shahjada M Akram, senior programme manager (research and policy) of TIB, today revealed their findings at a press conference. Incidents ...

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Journalist Abu Bakar Chowdhury dies

Journalist Abu Bakar Chowdhury. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Jan 15 : Journalist Abu Bakar Chowdhury, acting editor of Dainik Manobkantha, passed away at a private hospital here early Tuesday. He was 54. Abu Bakar suffered a heart attack early morning and ...

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No oath, no pay: Official to Oikya Front MPs

Eight Jatiya Oikya Front leaders have been listed as MPs in the government’s gazette, but they will not receive any benefits unless they take oath of office. “They can’t get their salaries or allowances unless they are sworn in to ...

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AL starts selling nomination forms for reserve seats

Photo: Awami League General secretary Obaidul Quader inaugurates the selling of the nominations forms at the party president’s political office in Dhaka on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Dhaka, Jan 15 : Ruling Awami League on Tuesday started selling nomination forms ...

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RMG workers go back to work

Bangladesh’s garments sector has found calm and peace after more than a month and half of unrest over the new wage structure. Today, no unrest was reported anywhere from Dhaka, Ashulia or Savar – the unrest-intensive regions, according to sources. ...

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Upazila Parishad polls to begin in March

Photo : A Bangladeshi woman casts her vote at a polling station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Police fired at protesters and more than 100 polling stations were torched in Sunday’s general elections marred by violence and a ...

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Health Ministry official suspended on graft allegation

Md Abzal Hossain Dhaka, Jan 14 : An official of the Health Ministry has been suspended over allegation of amassing wealth illegally. The suspended official is Md Abzal Hossain, accounts officer of Directorate General of Health Services (Medical Education). Recently ...

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RMG workers reject pay raise; Protest continues

RMG workers protest: File Photo The readymade garment (RMG) workers have continued their protest on Monday rejecting the latest revised pay structure introduced on Sunday. Thousands of workers from at least 10 factories have continued their protest on Dhaka-Tangail highway ...

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