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CNG-run auto-rickshaw strike begins

The 72-hour strike, enforced by CNG-run Auto-rickshaw Malik Samity Oikya Parishad, began in the capital on Tuesday demanding the extension of life span of the vehicle. The strike started from 6am. A very few auto-rickshaws is seen plying on the streets in the morning. But the CNG-run auto-rickshaws for private use were playing the roads as usual. The parishad announced ... Read More »

Japan to provide 600 billion yen assistance to Bangladesh

Japan announced a commitment to Bangladesh of 600 billion yen (US $6billion) for economic cooperation of Bay of Bengal Industrial Development Cooperation, a new vision of advancement between two countries for the next five years. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in Japan on a four-day official visit held a joint press conference on Monday evening with her counterpart Shinzo Abe ... Read More »

Hasina pins hope on educated generation for global

TOKYO: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday hoped that the educated generation will create a safe and secure world for the posterity, sweeping away all the barriers and prejudices. "The day is not too far when educated generations will sweep away all barriers and prejudices to work closely together as one family while for their combined survival, they would vie ... Read More »

Modi invites Tarique to visit India

Narendra Modi has invited BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman to visit India after he had been sworn in as the 15th prime minister of India on Monday. Tarique was invited when his greeting message had been handed over to Modi by BJP central foreign affairs secretary BJ Jolie in the evening. Tarique, who is now in London, in his greeting ... Read More »

Mastermind Jahid remanded

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A district court on Monday placed Fulgazi upazila Chairman Ekramul Murder mastermind Awami League leader Jahid Chowdhury on 8-day remand for police interrogation. Senior Judicial Magistrate Khairul Amin granted the remand around 4:00pm when investigation officer produced him before the court with 10-day remand plea.  Jahid also pronounced about some people who were related in the murder. Abul Kalam Azad, ... Read More »

Bangladesh needs Japan for its development : PM

TOKYO : Urging Japanese friends to keep on nurturing the wonderful relationship between the two countries, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said Bangladesh needs Japan by its side to have support in many fields like infrastructural and human resources development, and power generation. “Our government adheres to the ideology of our freedom struggle and intends to establish secularism and ... Read More »

Homage to the bard

Celebrations at leading cultural organisations Marking the 115th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, the country's leading organisations have chalked out various programmes. Chhayanaut's two-day celebrations began yesterday, and continue today at its main auditorium. The programmes include memorial addresses, solo and choral songs, dance and recitation. Nazrul Institute is holding a three-day celebration programme from today, beginning ... Read More »

Shamim Osman to be quizzed?

Govt probe body members hint at examining his possible link to Narayanganj 7-murder Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman will possibly be interrogated soon in connection with the Narayanganj seven-murder, said several members of the government probe committee yesterday. Two days after his phone conversation with prime accused Nur Hossain was leaked to the media, the officials said it was high ... Read More »

Most of them MP Nizam’s men

Jihad Chowdhury, a close aide to Feni-2 Awami League lawmaker Nizam Hazari, along with Abidul Islam Abid and Sohel masterminded Tuesday's killing of Phulgazi upazila chairman Ekramul Haq. Abid, a cousin of Nizam, shot Ekramul twice from close range, Rab said at a press briefing at its headquarters yesterday.     Four others — Kazi Shanan Mahmud, Jahidul Islam alias Saikat, ... Read More »

Bangladesh to get 100MW more

As New Delhi is eager to provide another 100 MW of power from Palatana Power Plant in Tripura, Indian officials held a meeting in Agartala yesterday to evolve the strategy to supply 100 MW of power from Tripura to Bangladesh. The meeting studied the various aspects of supplying 100 MW of power to Bangladesh. According to officials, to supply power ... Read More »

Hope for agreement on deep-sea port

Hasan Jahid Tusher During Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to China next month, Bangladesh will sign a number of deals including construction of a deep-sea port with China, the only country that shows interest to finance and construct the port. The primer minister is scheduled to fly to China on June 6 on a five-day official visit. Before that she ... Read More »

Shamim admits but claims no ill-motive

Following the leak of his phone call with seven-murder accused Nur Hossain, Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman yesterday admitted to making the conversation but claimed it was partially published in the media. During a briefing at his Gulshan residence yesterday, Shamim claimed he had suggested that Nur, if not complicit in the crime, should surrender before the court. However, in ... Read More »

Bir Sreshtha Rouf’s mother laid to rest

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Faridpur Mukidunnesa, mother of Birsresrhtha Munsi Abdur Rouf, who died Thursday night due to old age complications, was buried at her Arpara residence in Madhukhali of Faridpur Friday afternoon. She was buried in the premises of her house honouring her last desire, family sources said. Her first namaz-e- Janaza was held at Madhukhali Eidgah ground attended ... Read More »

Army’s image tarnished by disgracing RAB: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson and former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia has alleged that the Bangladesh Army's image has been tarnished by disgracing the RAB. "The image of the Bangladesh Army has been tarnished by disgracing the RAB. It cannot be accepted in any way. Bangladesh has now turned into a land of panic. None is secured in this country. Nobody is ... Read More »

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