Jatiya Gonotantrik Party President Shafiul Alam Prodhan dies

Shafiul Alam Prodhan, president of Jatiya Gonotantrik Party, passed away on Sunday morning in the city. He was 65. Prodhan breathed his last around 7 am at his Asad Gate residence following a cardiac arrest, said family sources. He left…

Defaulted loans in new 9 banks surge by 86pc

                            The amount of defaulted loans in nine newly established banks increased by 86.18 per cent to Tk 509.10 crore in the first three months (January-March) of this…

A tale of two princes: a king’s son and a president’s son-in-law

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — They’ve been dubbed the two princes, the rising young powers behind the gilded thrones in the budding strategic alliance between the House of Saud and the House of Trump.   Jared Kushner married into Donald Trump’s…

Operation Sun devil ended ,5 dead body ,bomb recovered

Police recovered 11 bombs, one pistol and two magazines from Matikata ‘extremist den’ at Godagari upazila in Rajshahi, said Hifjur Alam Munshi, officer-in-charge of Godagari police station. No one was found alive or dead at the den during Friday’s operation,…

Ershad cleaned chit in 24 year old case

The High Court on Tuesday acquitted Jatiya Party chairman and ex-president HM Ershad of graft charges in a case filed in 1991. The HC bench of Justice Md Ruhul Quddus and Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty passed the order following a petition…

Prime Minister urges Myanmar to resolve Rohingya issue through dialogue

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said Bangladesh and Myanmar should find out a solution to the long-standing Rohingya problem through dialogue as close neighbours. Sheikh Hasina said this when outgoing Myanmar’s ambassador in Dhaka Myo Myint Than met her…

Reasons of many SSC students failed in Comilla Board

  SSC (Secondary School Certificate) candidates of Comilla board could not copy successively in the examination hall this year as the teachers were very strict in their duties. Specially in the exams of English and Mathematics the students could not…

Muhith, business leaders held heated debate

Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith and businesses locked in heated debates over the enforcement of the new VAT act after a business leader threatened to wage movement and Muhith warned of suppressing any movement. The debate took place at…

Boat with 18,000kg rice for flood victims sinks in Sunamganj

A boat carrying 18,000 kg rice meant for distributing among the flood-hit people in Sunamganj under the vulnerable group feeding programme sank in the River Surma under sadar upazila on Sunday night. Food controller of sadar upazila Shaheen Ahmed said…

May Day being observed with different program

Amid a growing demand for a new salary structure for workers and ensuring their justified rights, the historic May Day is being observed in the country on Monday. May Day, also known as International Workers’ Solidarity Day, commemorates the historic…

Sharapova bookies’ French Open favourite

capture the French Open on Friday despite the Russian star not even being guaranteed a place in the season’s second Grand Slam event. Sharapova only returned to action in Stuttgart this week after a 15-month doping ban left her without…

Haor farmers to get free agri inputs for next crop: PM

INEWS16 DESK :: Issuing a note of warning that no one will be spared if any negligence is found in haor embankment construction, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said haor farmers will get free agricultural inputs for the next crop. ‘The government is not…

Elections to six city corporations before parliamentary polls

  The Election Commission is preparing to arrange elections to six city corporations — Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Barisal and Gazipur — before the 11th parliamentary elections to be held in late December 2018 or early January 2019. According to…

‘Pakistan fear of playing against Bangladesh’: Papon

After  returning from the International Cricket Council meeting in Dubai, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan ridiculed the logic behind Pakistan Cricket Board’s cancellation of the scheduled tour to Bangladesh in July-August this year. As per Bangladesh’s home schedule,…

Serve people with more humane attitude, PM urges judges, lawyers

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday urged judges and lawyers to serve people with a more humane attitude to reduce their sufferings. ‘Come forward with the mindset of serving people. It’s not possible to reduce the sufferings of those people…

12 lakh Yaba pills seized at Teknaf

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh recovered 12.10 lakh contraband Yaba pills from Katabunia area at Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar on Friday morning. BGB sources said when a patrol team of BGB challenged a gang of Yaba traders at Khurermukh…

‘Only neutral election can dignify who has popularity’: Fakhrul

Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday challenged its arch-rival ruling Awami League to test its popularity by holding an election without any influence of government and police. He threw this challenge while talking to journalists…

Govt. working to modify 12 textbooks of IX- X

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Thursday said, the government is working to modify 12 textbooks of Class IX- X to make those easily understandable and readable to the students. “We have talked to famous educationists regarding the modification and…

people must not face torture, oppression,pm to rab

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the members of Rapid Action Battalion to make sure that common people do not fall victims to unnecessary torture and oppression during their duties. ‘You all must give attention to the fact that…

Operation Eagle Hunt: 4 militants killed in Chapainawabganj

  Four militants were killed in Chapainawabganj extremist den at Shibnagar Trimohoni in Shibganj of Chapainawabganj on Thursday.   Rajshahi range deputy inspector general of police M Khorshed Hossain at a news briefing informed newsmen about the death figure. Among…

David Cameron arrives in Dhaka today

Former British prime minister David Cameron arrives in Dhaka on Wednesday on a very brief visit. During his less than 24-hour maiden visit, the former prime minister of Britain is scheduled to pay call on prime minister Sheikh Hasina on…

Operation Eagle hunt continuing at Chapai Nawabganj militant den

Lawmen started an operation that has been named as Operation Eagle Hunt at a suspected militant hideout in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj this evening.   SWAT members began the anti-militancy drive around 6:44pm, said Abdul Mannan, additional deputy commissioner of…

Khaleda for full-fledged committees of Chhatra Dal, Juba Dal

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda has asked the leaders concerned of her party to form the full-fledged committees of all the units of its associate bodies, including Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal. The BNP chief gave the directive…

Expedite relief operation in Haor areas: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday directed the disaster management and relief ministry and authorities concerned to further accelerate the relief and other related operations in the flashflood-hit haor areas to assuage the sufferings of people. The prime minister gave…