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PM Sheikh Hasina stresses proper use of Bangla

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged all to practice and use Bangla language in a proper manner and uphold the country’s culture and heritage to brighten further its image abroad alongside spearheading the campaign for development. “We’ve protected the dignity ...

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Quader demands Bangla as UN official language

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today demanded for making Bangla, mother tongue of around 30 crore people across the world, as the official language of the United Nations. “We have the sole demand ...

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2 killed in Naogaon petrol-pump roof collapse  

At least two workers were killed and two others injured as the roof of an under-construction petrol pump collapsed on them at Gabtali of Niamatpur upazila on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Sujan Hossain, 25, of Rajabari village in ...

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21 get Ekushey Padak, 2018

Twenty one eminent citizens were yesterday given the Ekushey Padak, 2018 for their outstanding contributions to their respective fields. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presented the prestigious award to the recipients at a ceremony held at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the ...

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4 die falling off train roof in Naogaon

Four people were killed and two others injured as they fell from the roof of a running train being hit by an overhead girder at Raninagar railway station here early Wednesday. The victims were traveling illegally on the intercity train’s ...

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ADB approves $360 m loan for railway development

The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved loans totaling $360 million to buy modern rolling stock and support reform in Bangladesh Railway to help promote a shift from roads to rail. The total cost of ...

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President, PM pay homage to language martyrs   

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday paid their homage to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar at one minute past midnight on the occasion of Amar Ekushey ...

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Khaleda not eligible to contest polls: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) AKM Nurul Huda yesterday said BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, who was convicted in a graft case, is not eligible to contest the next general election in the current perspective. “If Khaleda Zia lodges an appeal ...

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Sheikh Hasina invites her Dutch counterpart to launch BD Delta Plan 2100

Dhaka seeks Dutch support for early resolution of Rohingya crisis Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has invited her Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte to visit Bangladesh for launching the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 here this year. Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque handed ...

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Khaleda’s lawyers finally get certified copy of verdict

The lawyers of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday afternoon finally received the certified copy of the verdict sentencing the BNP chief to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. Khaleda’s lawyer Advocate Sanaullah Mia received the ...

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