Pass rate 68.92pc HSC, GPA 5 declines

The combined pass percentage and the number of highest Grade Point Average of 5 in Higher Secondary Certificate and its equivalent examinations have declined in comparison to the past year. This year, the combined pass rate was 68.91, which was…

Malaysia deports Odhikar secretary Adilur Rahman

Malaysian immigration deported Adilur Rahman Khan, the secretary of Odhikar, a Bangladesh-based human rights organisation, after barring him from entering into the country on Thursday evening. ‘I am being escorted by the immigration police of Malaysia for my departure for…

Tahsan, Mithila announce their divorce

Prominent singer-songwriter and composer Tahsan Rahman Khan and his actress wife Rafiath Rashid Mithila announced their divorce on Thursday. Tahsan, also an actor and model, confirmed the matter on his verified Facebook page. ‘It is with heavy hearts that we…

Flood forces closure of 1,571 schools in 11 dists

Flooding forced the closure of at least 1,571 primary and secondary schools until Saturday, seriously hampering education of thousands of students in 11 northern and north-eastern districts. Education officials of district and divisional levels have said that flood is not…

EC can’t ensure level-playing field before schedule: CEC

The Election Commission has no scope to ensure a level-playing field before announcing the schedule of the next general elections, chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda said. The CEC made the remark at the programme on unveiling the booklet of…

Finance Minister gave list of 100 loan defaulters

  Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Monday told parliament that total default-loan of the country now stands at Tk 1,11,347 crore. Total default-loan at banks and commercial oragnisations stands at Tk 1,11,347 crore till April 2017 according to…

Fresh areas in six northern districts flooded

Onrush of water from the upstream and heavy rainfall triggered by monsoon showers over the last several days flooded vast areas of six districts— Sirajganj, Nilphamari, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Pabna and Lalmonirhat, on Monday. The flood situation in the districts has…

Seven of a family burnt in gas line explosion

Seven members including two children of a family were burnt in a gas line explosion at a house located at Dhalkanagar in Gendaria of the city early Wednesday. They were admitted to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College and…

PM vows to build strong armed forces

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday reiterated her government’s determination to build modern and strong armed forces keeping pace with the world to safeguard country’s hard-earned independence and sovereignty. ‘We want to move keeping pace with the world, we…

EU-China summit in context of global game

THIS year’s annual EU-China Summit, which was held on June 2, deserves special attention since it has occurred in a period of radical progress in the political world, as a whole, and the relationships between the main participants of the…

PM asks secys to curb graft

  The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday asked top bureaucrats to take measures to check corruption and ensure services to people without hassles from government’s service providing agencies. ‘Salaries have been increased. Corruptions by employees must be stopped,’ Sheikh…

Poet Farhad Mazhar ‘abducted’

Family members of poet, writer and columnist Farhad Mazhar told police that they could not trace him after he went out of home at Shyamali in the morning. They think that some quarters had abducted the writer. Tejgaon crime division…

16th amendment: SC verdict on appeal Monday

The Supreme Court will pronounce the verdict on an appeal filed against a High Court order on Monday that declared illegal the 16th amendment to the Constitution establishing Parliament’s authority to remove Supreme Court judges. A seven-member bench of the…

Footballer Messi weds childhood sweetheart !!

Lionel Messi said ‘I do’ to childhood sweetheart and mother of their two children Antonella Roccuzzo on Friday in his Argentine hometown Rosario, where footballers and celebrities gathered for the ‘wedding of the century.’ Following the private ceremony, the couple…

Army to perform duties in next polls: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the next general election will be held under the Election Commission’s supervision and the Army will perform their duties as per the constitution. “The Commission will hold the election while…

BNP calls PM’s progress remarks ‘hollow’

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)on Tuesday termed ‘hollow’ prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s remarks that the country is marching towards progress and that it regained its lost dignity. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the comments…

US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad may be preparing a chemical weapons attack that would result in the ‘mass murder’ of civilians, the White House said Monday, warning the regime would pay a ‘heavy price’ if it goes ahead. The White House…

Pakistan oil tanker explosion: Death toll rises to 153

INEWS16 REPORT :: Alerted by an announcement over a mosque’s loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people…

Eid Ul Fitr celebrated across the Country

INEWS16 REPORT :: Muslims across the country are celebrating the Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims, amid much enthusiasm and religious fervour. The main Eid congregation was held at the National Eidgah in the capital at…

President Exchanges Eid greetings in Gonobhaban

INEWS16 DESK :: President M Abdul Hamid today said the appeal of Eid-ul-Fitr is unique to build a peaceful and friendly society as it brings all people including rich-poor, elite and disadvantaged under the same umbrella. “After the month-long fasting, the…

Shawal moon sighted, Eid tomorrow

Eid-ul-Fitr would be celebrated across the country on Monday after month long fasting as the Shawal moon was sighted on Sunday evening. The national moon sighting committee made the announcement after a meeting in the evening. The committee meeting was…

Give scope to AL to serve people again: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the countrymen to give scope to the Awami League (AL) to serve the people time and again as this party only has the ability to develop the country and change the lot of…

16 killed in Rangpur road accident

At least 16 home-bound apparel workers were killed and nine others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Rangpur Highway due to reckless driving of the truck helper at Kalabagan point of Pirganj in Rangpur early Saturday. The deceased are Khalilur…

15 lakh pieces of Yaba tablets seized in Bay !!

The Rapid Action Battalion said on Saturday that it seized 15 lakh pieces of contraband Yaba tablets in the Bay of Bengal at Patenga in Chittagong. A team of RAB-7 also detained 12 people, including five citizens of Myanmar, in…