Thursday, November 30, 2023

Nation celebrates 39th Independence Day today

Staff Correspondent Political parties and different cultural organisations have taken various programmes to celebrate the 39th Independence and National Day today and pay homage to the valiant sons of the soil who laid down their lives to free the country from Pakistani colonial rule. Different political parties including the ruling party Awami League and main ... Read more

London NGO about to open 2 more dens

Militants in Bhola found more equipped, trained than JMB, says investigators Star Report The London-based NGO Green Crescent, which runs the madrasa-cum-orphanage in Bhola that turned out to be a mini-ordnance factory Tuesday, had plans to set up two more training centres for militants in Doulatkhan and Lalmohan upazilas of the district. Rapid Action Battalion ... Read more

PM unwraps IT plan

10,000 programmers a year; IT curriculum must in SSC level by 2013, in primary 2021; opens digital expo Staff Correspondent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government will do whatever necessary to create 10,000 information technology (IT) programmers every year. The government will introduce compulsory IT curriculum at secondary school level by 2013 and ... Read more

BDR’s trustworthiness shattered, says DG

6 BDR rebels make confessional statements Staff Correspondent The director-general of Bangladesh Rifles said on Wednesday that last month’s rebellion in the Pilkhana had not only caused the untimely death of many talented officers but also destroyed the paramilitary force’s trustworthiness. ‘The mutiny has not only caused the murder of many talented officers but has ... Read more

Tk 1,100cr spending of CAAB under scanner

JS body blasts it for sketchy bookkeeping; 4 sub-committees to check graft in jute, textile mills Staff Correspondent The parliamentary standing committee on public undertakings yesterday blasted the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) for alleged anomalies in its accounts of expenditure of Tk 1,100 crore in last eight years. “It is clear that accounts ... Read more

Govt starts formal work to try war criminals

Reviewing International Crimes (Tribunal) Act 1973 Staff Correspondent The government has started its formal work to try the war criminals, who were allegedly involved in the genocide during the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh. Against the backdrop of the unanimous decision, passed in the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) in the ongoing session of the ninth Parliament, ... Read more

Militancy is not a critical challenge for Bangladesh yet: Moni

Leaves for KL to discuss labour issue BSS, Dhaka Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Wednesday said, militancy or terrorism was not a critical challenge for Bangladesh’s image abroad yet as she called it an issue worldwide concern. “I don’t think it is a critical challenge for Bangladesh’s image yet,” she told newsmen in her ... Read more

Another BDR soldier commits suicide

Staff Correspondent . Sylhet A Bangladesh Rifles soldier reportedly committed suicide in the Sylhet sector headquarters in Akhalia area of the city on Wednesday. The deceased, Waliullah Sheikh, 23, a soldier of 38 Rifles battalion under the Sylhet sector headquarters, came from village Bhandertek under Batiyaghata upazila in Khulna. Police recovered the body hanging from ... Read more

Workers meet tragic end of their lives due to lack of occupational safety

1,793 workers killed, 2,684 injured in 2008 Staff Correspondent Around 1,793 workers and day labours of different sectors throughout the country were killed and around 2,684 were injured last year at their respective workplaces due to absence of adequate occupational safety and negligence of authorities concerned. This was disclosed by participants at a discussion meeting ... Read more

Dhaka Mohammedan through to Super Cup final

Sports Correspondent Dhaka Mohamme-dan Spor-ting Club defeated Chittagong Mohamme-dan Sporting Club 3-2 in tie-breakers in the second leg of the second semifinal of Super Cup football tournament at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the city on Tuesday. Both sides played goalless in the regulation and extra time before going into the tie-breakers and Dhaka Mohammedan players ... Read more

End of an era

British Airways set to exit from Bangladesh Sohel Parvez British Airways (BA) is set to bring down the curtain on Bangladesh next week, ending an era of direct Dhaka-London flights. Travellers are expected to pass more hours on their ways to Europe and North and South Americas. The airline will say goodbye to Dhaka by ... Read more

Rubber producers eye export market

Shakhawat Hossain The state-owned rubber producer has sought approval from the higher authorities to export its products in a move that has been hailed by private sector as well because it will open a new chapter to the local rubber growers. ‘We have sought permission from the forest ministry to export rubber,’ said Bangladesh Forest ... Read more

Old is gold– A need to preserve Indian films

Mrinal Sen and others have a complaint Pallab Bhattacharya, New Delhi Veteran Bengali director Mrinal Sen is looking for funds. Not to make new films but to preserve some of his works made years ago. The master print three of Sen’s political films Padatik, Interview and Kolkata Ekattor, set against the backdrop of street protests, ... Read more

Abahani in final

Sports Reporter Stand-in captain Biplab Bhattachariya saved a penalty to take Abahani into the final of the Citycell Super Cup with a goalless draw against Brothers Union in yesterday’s return-leg semifinal. The Sky Blues moved ahead with an aggregate 3-2 victory after winning the first leg by the same margin but they had to pay ... Read more

Madaripur emerges champion in Zone-B national women handball

Sports Correspondent Host Madaripur became champion in the Zone-B competitions of the Exim Bank 20th National Women Handball Championship defeating Jessore 10-6 in the final at Madaripur Stadium on Monday. The winners led the first half 6-3. Sipra scored the highest five goals for Madaripur, while Bilkis netted four for

Tremendous Tamim!

Staff Correspondent Tamim Iqbal came out of the shell to smash 164 and help Abahani avenge their first phase defeat to Gazi Tanks with a massive 114-run victory in the Super League of the Dhaka Primer League on Monday. With this win at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Abahani maintained a four-point lead over their nearest ... Read more

Cabinet moves to protect biodiversity of haors

Pilgrims will have to pay Tk 2,20,550 to perform Hajj Partha Pratim Bhattacharjee Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday ordered the authorities concerned to cancel the leasing licences of any haor if its lessee was found catching fish or pumping out water from it. The order was issued at the meeting of the cabinet held ... Read more

Regular fire drill in public, private buildings stressed

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka Participants in a roundtable on Monday called for conducting regular fire drill in all the public and private buildings as well as educational institutions to create awareness of fire. They made the call at the roundtable titled ‘Fire Incidents at Multi-storied buildings: related thoughts’ at the National Press

Netherlands to give Euro 5M for BRAC University

BSS, Dhaka The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) will give euro 5 million (approximately Taka 50.4 crore) to support to the Institute for Educational Development (IED) of BRAC university for over five years under the Netherlands Development Programme. An agreement to this effect was signed here on Monday between the Netherlands Ambassador ... Read more

Move to construct high rise at RDA market protested

Our Correspondent . Rajshahi Businessmen at the RDA Market in Rajshahi city staged a demonstration on Monday, demanding withdrawal of the decision to build a multi-storied building in the market. The agitating businessmen brought out a procession in the city to press for their demand. The procession was followed by a rally in front of ... Read more