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…

Muhith under fire from MPs

Ruling Awami League lawmaker Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim in parliament on Monday urged finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith to talk less as some of his comments often embarrassed the party. Selim, also a presidium member of the party, claimed…

Online media policy gets cabinet approved

The cabinet on Monday approved the draft of the National Online Mass Media Policy 2017 to monitor and regulate online mass media, making registration with proposed National Broadcasting Commission mandatory for all internet-based radios, televisions and newspapers. Media outlets already…

Consistent India set up Tigers semi date

India crushed South Africa by eight wickets on Sunday to set up a semi-final date with Bangladesh and knock the world’s top-ranked team out of the tournament. South Africa crumbled from 116 for one to 191 all out in good…

Kalpana Chakma’s unresolved abduction, 21 years on:The ‘criminal tribe’ stereotype, then and now

The criminalization of certain peoples in order to legitimize their surveillance, control, imprisonment, and even elimination is a tactic described in detail by Foucault (1966). It is also written about by various post-colonial Indian scholars regarding strategies and maneuvers used…

Tk 13,372 crore whitened in last 46 years:Muhith

Finance minister AMA Muhith on Thursday told parliament that a total of Tk 13,372 crore of undeclared money was whitened in last 46 years. ‘Total Tk 13,372 crore of undeclared money was whitened since the independence and government got tax…

Is Priyanka selected a Sanjay’s film as her next Bollywood project?

Priyanka Chopra is coming in India tonight. There is buzz that Priyanka is hoped to sign her next Hindi film, and it might be Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Priyanka Chopra is ubiquitous. She was at the CFDA Awards a day ago.…

Four Gulf states cut ties with Qatar

  Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar early Monday morning, further deepening a rift between Gulf Arab nations over that country’s support for Islamist groups. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates all announced they would…

Bangladesh conducts study on 50 new labour markets

Bangladesh has conducted a study on 50 new labour markets, including the ones in 20 new countries, aiming to boost the manpower export during the coming days. Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment minister Nurul Islam said this while replying to…

ASI Humayun murder case :Wife among 2 convicted sentenced to death

A Dhaka speedy trial tribunal on Tuesday convicted two people, including a woman, to death for murdering an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Mirpur Model Police Station in 2013. Judge Abdur Rahman of speedy trial tribunal-4 handed down the verdict in…

Three killed, many houses damaged as Cyclone Mora hits coastal areas

At least three people were killed and about 300 houses and many  trees were damaged as severe cyclonic storm Mora battered the coastal areas of the after making landfall on Tuesday morning. Two people died as trees fell on them…

Faria looks bold on costume; sparks off protests on facebook

Nusraat Faria, one of the country’s popular film stars, has come under fire by social media like facebook users for her choice of costume in the latest music video, titled ‘Allah Meherbaan’. The video song from her forthcoming movie, ‘Boss…

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…