Monday, April 22, 2024

Extraction ban makes stone chips rare, pricey

Kawsar Khan The supply of stone chips has dropped in recent times raising its prices in local markets because of a partial government ban on stone collection from two rivers in Sylhet. Since February 2, the Department of Environment (DoE) imposed a ban on the use of machines to collect stone from the Piyain and ... Read more

AL names 36 women candidates for reserved JS seats

Staff Correspondent The ruling Awami League on Monday published the list of its 36 women candidates for women’s reserved seats in parliament, including two from allied parties and two others from the families of army officers slain in the February 25-26 BDR rebellion. The AL announced the names of its women candidates for reserved JS ... Read more

Supermarkets to spread out

Sohel Parvez Supermarket biggies have attempted a massive expansion drive this year to catch up more shoppers who still depend on unorganised wet markets to buy their essentials. The rise in supermarkets, according to analysts, will diversify consumer choices and boost consumer spending needed for economic growth, while the wet markets will also witness an ... Read more

Investors may get money whitening facility again

Staff Correspondent The government might provide facility again to legalise the undisclosed money to boost up the industrialisation and employment in the wake of global financial recession, hinted the revenue board chairman on Sunday. ‘We want all kinds of money should come into the formal economy,’ Abdul Mazid, national board of revenue chairman, said at ... Read more

Fancy a bit of French?

Nivedita Raitz von Frentz Coinciding with the city’s 400th birthday, and in an attempt to leave no stone of Old Dhaka unturned, intrepid architects, Homaira Zaman and Taimur Islam conduct heritage walks to arouse interest and awareness among locals and

Stories of Change screened on Int’l Women’s day

Nadia Sarwat On the occasion of International Women’s Day, documentary film “Stories of Change” was screened at Star Cineplex, Bashundhara City Mall. The 55-minute documentary directed by Kamar Ahmed Simon is an artistic documentation of the success stories of five valiant women, who, braving all obstacles, have made significant achievements. The event also marked the ... Read more

Super Cup begins tomorrow

Sports Correspondent The Super Cup football tournament begins tomorrow at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the city with Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra and Chittagong Mohammedan Sporting Club facing each other in the inaugural match. B. League champion Dhaka Abahani meets Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society in the second match of the opening day. Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) ... Read more

Carnage plotted at least 2 months back

Investigators cite phone records; so far 100 people’s involvement found in Pilkhana killing Shariful Islam Citing telephone records of some suspects, investigators yesterday said the February 25 massacre at BDR Pilkhana headquarters might have been planned at least two months back. They said so far they have collected the last

Sufferings of city dwellers mount due to severe power crises

Manufacturing industries count huge loss Sufferings of city dwellers mount due to severe power crises Staff Correspondent In the capital, frequent power disruption and load shedding is seriously affecting the city dwellers, educational institutions, business establishments and hospitals as the supply of electricity fell drastically due to gas

Agriculture Ministry suffers officer shortage frustrating agro promotion

Sale of fake fertiliser across the country Agriculture Ministry suffers officer shortage frustrating agro promotion Staff Correspondent A section of unscrupulous vendors are selling sham fertilisers across the country causing a risk of affecting agricultural production heavily. Although Awami League government is committed to increase agricultural production to control price hike but its plans are ... Read more

BDR rebellion a grave conspiracy, says PM

Staff Correspondent The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, said Thursday that last week’s troop rebellion at the Bangladesh Rifles headquarters was a ‘grave conspiracy’ against the country’s nascent democracy. ‘It [the rebellion] was a big conspiracy against democracy. It is presumed initially that the rebellion was staged to embarrass and put the democratically elected government in ... Read more

Conspiracy on to divide nation, says Khaleda

Staff Correspondent The leader of the opposition in parliament, Khaleda Zia, on Thursday said conspiracies were on to divide the people amid a national crisis by spreading hatred and pitting one side against another. ‘Bangladesh is under attack. The attack is on country’s independence, sovereignty and national security and we must be united to repulse ... Read more

Five rebels remanded, quizzed by CID

Another army officer’s body identified, BDR soldiers who did not return are now fugitives Staff Correspondent As the Operation Rebel Hunt enters the fourth day, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) started interrogating five BDR mutiny suspects including suspected ringleader Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) Syed Towhidul Alam after

Govt moves to increase BDR facilities

Mustafizur Rahman The government has initiated fresh moves to increase the facilities for Bangladesh Rifles personnel, official sources said. The authorities have also started lobbying to send BDR personnel on UN peacekeeping missions, according to the officials. The home ministry on Wednesday sent a letter to the finance ministry proposing an increase in monthly border ... Read more

Plunderers of power sector funds to stand trial: PM

Staff Correspondent The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday said the people who had spent Taka 20,000 crore in the name of power generation but did not generate a single megawatt of electricity during the regime of the BNP-led government must be tried for plunder of the money. ‘The company owned by the former prime ... Read more

Govt plans to set up courts at upazila again

Staff Correspondent The government has plans to set up civil and criminal courts at upazila headquarters again, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shafique Ahmed said in parliament yesterday. In reply to a call attention notice from former president and Jatiya Party Chief HM Ershad, the law minister said, “There are some difficulties in reintroducing ... Read more

Bomb blast at C’nawabganj thana compound:One killed

UNB, Chapainawabganj Bomb explosion on the premises of sadar thana in the frontier town left a police inspector’s son dead and two other children injured yesterday noon. Police said three children, two of them sons of two Assistant Sub Inspectors, were injured as a bomb went off inside the boundary of the Police Station in ... Read more

24 detained after Lahore attack

Probe begins; unexploded bombs found at the scene Afp, Lahore Pakistani officials said yesterday around two dozen people were detained over the ambush on Sri Lanka’s cricket team, which has raised new questions about the government’s war on militants. The detainees were being questioned as police widened the hunt for clues in Tuesday’s brazen attack, ... Read more