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PM calls for protecting rivers to save country

Putting emphasis on proper river management, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said rivers will have to be protected for saving and developing the country. “A proper river management is a must to protect the country’s rivers…the rivers will have to ...

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Man with gold worth Tk 2.32 crore held at Shahjalal

Dhaka Customs House Preventive Team detained a man along with around 40 gold bars, weighing about 4Kg and 460 grams, worth of Tk 2.32 crore, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The man, identified as Mostafa Kamal, a cleaner of Biman Bangladesh ...

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Eminent litterateur Shawkat Ali dies

Eminent litterateur Shawkat Ali died this morning at a city hospital at the age of 82. The renowned writer breathed his last at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in the capital around 8.15am, family sources told BSS. Earlier on ...

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Javed Patwary made new IGP

The government on Thursday appointed Additional Inspector General of Police (Special Branch) Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary as inspector general of police (IGP). The Home Ministry has issued a gazette notification in this regard. Javed Patwary will replace AKM Shahidul Hoque. ...

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Information ministry reviews development projects

Information Ministry Wednesday held the annual meeting reviewing the progress of its development projects at the ministry’s conference room at the secretariat here. Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu chaired the meeting while State Minister for Information Tarana Halim, Information Secretary ...

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HC confirms death for 5 in Jubair murder case 

The High Court on Wednesday upheld the death penalty of five convicted people in the 2012 murder case of Jubair Ahmed, a student of Jahangirnagar University. The court also upheld life term to two convicts and acquitted four others. The ...

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Army chief’s father passes away

Shariful Haque, father of Chief of Bangladesh Army General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq and former  mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation Annisul Huq, passed away at a hospital in Dhaka on Wednesday morning. He was 96. He breathed his ...

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PM formally opens works on Mirsarai Economic Zone

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday formally opened the works on BEPZA Economic Zone at Mirsarai in Chittagong by unveiling its foundation plague. The Prime Minister inaugurated the works on the economic zone on 1,150 acres of land through a ...

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Shahjahan for formulating mega plan for Cox’s Bazar

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Shahjahan Kamal yesterday directed the concerned authority to formulate a mega plan for building Cox’s Bazar, the beach town of the country, as a modern tourism city. “I would like to turn Cox’s Bazaar into ...

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More action needed to improve security, humanitarian access in Myanmar: Unicef

‘Return of Rohingyas must be voluntary, safe, dignified’ Improved security and unimpeded humanitarian access in Myanmar are essential before Rohingya children can be sent back from Bangladesh, Unicef Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth said on Wednesday. “Some 58 percent of ...

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