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Met office issues Danger Signal No 7 for 3 seaports


The met office issued Danger Signal No 7 in a scale of 10 for three of the four seaports as the cyclone "Roanu" advanced closer to Bangladesh coastlines, saying it was likely to gather more intensity in the coming hours.   "It was centred at 06:00 pm on Friday about 860 kms southwest of Chittagong Port, 840 kms southwest of ... Read More »

Buddha Purnima Saturday


Buddha Purnima, the biggest religious festival of the Buddhist community, will be observed across the country on Saturday.Buddha Purnima marks Gautam Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. It falls on the day of the full moon in May.On this day in 563 BC, Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautam in Kopilabostu at the foothill of the Himalayas.He attained supreme enlightenment at ... Read More »

‘Mossad plot’ a cooked up story: BNP

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BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Friday alleged that the government has invented a 'Mossad plot' to divert people's attention to a different direction from its misdeeds and corruption.   "As people are protesting the Bangladesh Bank reserve account heist and they're talking about the allegation of having $300 dollars in the account of the Prime Minister's son, the ... Read More »

N’ganj headmaster taken to Dhaka Medical


Narayanganj school headmaster Shyamal Kanti Bhakta, who was in attention for the last few days over an incident of humiliation by a local lawmaker, has been moved to Dhaka for better treatments. He was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital around 12:45pm today with “pain all over his body.” He seemed out of danger without any major bruises on his ... Read More »

Preparations full swing for cyclone Roanu


With cyclone Roanu approaching closer, control rooms have been set up in coastal areas to facilitate evacuation of the marginalised to safety shelters. In Chittagong, the district administration has set up control rooms in every upazila to monitor overall situation, our local correspondent reports. A hotline – +88 02 611545 has been opened to keep people in touch with updates ... Read More »

Cyclone Roanu likely to make landfall by tomorrow


After hovering around the Indian coast for the last two days, the first cyclone of the season in the Bay is now gaining strength and heading towards Bangladesh. Named Roanu, the cyclone might make landfall on country's southern coast within the next 48 hours, the Met Office said yesterday evening. The government was preparing for a massive evacuation in 18 ... Read More »

Humiliating teacher: MP Salim Osman won’t apologise (video)


Local lawmaker from Jatiya Party, Salim Osman, today said he will not apologise for forcing a high school headmaster to squat holding his ears in public. READ MORE: Supporters of Bangladesh MP now out to hush voices “There is no question of an apology,” an indifferent AKM Salim Osman, a member of the influential Osman family of Narayanganj, said in a press ... Read More »

‘I was humiliated by a lawmaker’ (video)

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Six days after his humiliation by a mob, Shyamal Kanti Bhakta was reinstated as the headmaster of a Narayanganj school. On May 13, the headmaster of Piyar Sattar Latif High School was humiliated and punished by the local mob on the allegation of demeaning religion. Also READ: MP Salim Osman won’t apologise Led by AKM Salim Osman, a local lawmaker ... Read More »

Digital driving licence to be costlier by 50%


The cost of digital smart card driving licence is likely to go up by about 50 percent as a tender proposal of the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has received approval of the Cabinet Purchase Committee today. The BRTA selected the previous firm’s proposal for providing 1.5 million cards over the next five years at the increased rate. According to ... Read More »

British envoy meets Khaleda


Newly appointed British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Alison Blake on Wednesday met BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at her (Khaleda) Gulshan office.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, chairperson’s advisers Reaz Rahman and Sabihuddin Ahmed were also present at the meeting.The BNP said the meeting was an introductory and courtesy call on declining to elaborate what they discussed with Alison Blake ... Read More »

N’ganj teacher assaulters to face action after probe: Nahid


Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Wednesday said stern action will be taken against those involved in assaulting a primary school teacher in Narayanganj once the probe report is available, reports UNB. The minister came up with the remark while talking to reporters at the secretariat in the morning. Replying to a query, Nahid said two probe bodies, formed to ... Read More »

Why no action for N’ganj teacher’s humiliation: HC


The High Court today issued a rule upon the government to explain in two weeks as to why it should not be directed to take necessary legal actions against local lawmaker Selim Osman and others who humiliated a schoolteacher of Narayanganj. The HC also directed Narayanganj superintendent of police to submit a report before it in three days on steps taken ... Read More »

Bangladesh to face severe disaster


Some of the projects taken up by India in the upstream of the Ganges-Padma, funded by the World Bank, would have a severe impact on Bangladesh's biodiversity and environment when implemented, experts said. According to experts, a multilateral treaty involving Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Bhutan is needed to resolve the issues related to biodiversity created by drawing of water in ... Read More »

Arrest by law enforcers in plainclothes alarming: SC


Observing that any arrest by law enforcers in plainclothes is alarming, the Supreme Court on Tuesday also said the law enforcers will have to be in uniform while arresting anyone.A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha, came up with the observation after hearing a petition filed by the state against a High Court order ... Read More »

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