Nat’l Mourning Day being observed countrywide

  Nation is observing the National Mourning Day on Tuesday with due solemnity, marking the 42nd anniversary of the death of the country’s founding president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. President Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina paid deep homage to…

Floods extend to northern district , 36 dead

Flood situation in the northern districts have worsened amid suffering of millions of marooned people as the water level of Jamuna and Brahmanputra rivers have continued to rise, said Water Development Board officials. The death tolls due to flood related…

16th amendment verdict : Law minister finds grounds unacceptable to govt.

Law minister Anisul Huq on Thursday said that the grounds citing which the Appellate Division scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution was not acceptable to the government. At a press conference at the ministry, Anisul, also a lawyer by…

Heavy rainfall likely to hit 6 divisions

Heavy to very heavy rainfall — 89mm or more — is likely to occur at places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Sylhet, Barisal, and Chittagong divisions during the next 24 hours, beginning at 10am on Friday. Landslides may occur at places…

Trump warns, North Korea will pay huge value

President Donald Trump warned North Korea again on Thursday not to strike Guam or US allies, saying his earlier threat to unleash ‘fire and fury’ on Pyongyang if it launched an attack may not have been tough enough. After North…

Astronomers detected signal from first ‘exomoon’ !!

A team of astronomers has potentially discovered the first known moon beyond the Solar System, BBC reports. If confirmed, the “exomoon” is likely to be about the size and mass of Neptune, and circles a planet the size of Jupiter…

Ecnec approves Tk 5,616.50 crore to mitigate Chittagong’s water logging

The Chittagong port city has been in the grip of long-lived water logging, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Wednesday approved a project involving Tk 5,616.50 crore to mitigate sufferings of its residents. The approval of…

Khaleda gets permanent bail in Zia Orphanage graft case

  Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia secured permanent bail from the High Court in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. An HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Shahidul Karim on Wednesday passed the order after final…

Follow Bangamata’s ideology: President, PM ask

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called on the young generation to follow the ideology of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, as she had played a pivotal role in building the nation…

RMG workers block road in Mirpur for arrears

The workers of a garment factory on Monday blocked road near Sony Cinema Hall at Mirpur 1 demanding payment of their dues. Witnesses said when the workers of Meridian Fashions Ltd put barricade on the road around 10:40am police dispersed…

‘Salman Shah didn’t suiside, he was murdered’, says an woman

‘Salman Shah didn’t kill himself, he was murdered,’- thus spoke one of the accused in the popular actor’s death case, Rabeya Sultana Rubi. Presently an expatriate in the US, Rubi recently posted a video on social media which has gone…

340 children raped in 7 months: CRACB

A total of 340 children, including 24 physically challenged ones, were violated in the country in the last seven months of the current year, according to statistics of Child Rights Advocacy Coalition in Bangladesh. Of them, some 46 fell victims…

‘No BB heist probe report until case in Philippines settled’

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Saturday said the investigation report on reserve heist of the Bangladesh Bank is not being made public as a case is pending with a court in the Philippines. The Minister said this while talking to…

Rohingya Crisis: OIC for talks, interfaith dialogue with Myanmar

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Thursday stressed the need for holding talks with Myanmar on resolving protracted crisis involving minority Muslims, widely known as Rohingyas, of the country. ‘I call upon the Myanmar government,’ OIC secretary general Yousef A Al-Othaimeen…

Players take the cream in Aussie pay row

Australia’s bruising and protracted cricket pay dispute was finally resolved Thursday with players and management agreeing on a new ‘in-principle’ deal, ensuring upcoming series against Bangladesh, India and England can go ahead. The players appeared to be the winners in…

EARLY FLASH FLOOD IN HAOR: Disaster management secy, 139 others sued

Disaster management and relief secretary Shah Kamal and 139 others, including officials, contractors and project implementation committee members of Water Development Board, were sued on Thursday for making derogatory comments flash flood-affected people and alleged corruption and negligence in the…

Safe water supply to all div cities by 2021: PM

Putting emphasis on the use of surface water, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said works are going on to ensure safe water supply from surface water sources to all divisional cities by 2021. ‘Projects are underway for ensuring safe…

Judiciary should be free from political influence: CJ

Chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha said on Saturday that the judiciary should always be free from political influence. The chief justice also urged the government to make a law for fixing the number of judges at the Appellate Division and…

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…