Sunday, February 25, 2024

Student leaders who never get old…

Students at Dhaka University have found it disappointing that people in their 40s, who completed their studies at least a decade ago, are leading different student organisations. They say it is amusing that people who are going grey keep their hold on the reins of the two major student organisations. Many of the leaders are ... Read more

Ball kills cricket umpire in Wales

ESPN.com news services SWANSEA, Wales — A cricket umpire has died after being struck on the head by a ball. Alcwyn Jenkins collapsed after the blow, which came from a ball thrown by a fielder during a Welsh cricket league match in Swansea on Saturday. He was 72. “I’m led to believe it was one ... Read more

30 carried out operation

Karwan Bazar killers got only Tk 1.45 lakh A gang of thirty criminals launched the gun attack in broad daylight at Karwan Bazar on June 26 that left three persons killed for taking a revenge for the killing of their cohort Mamun and establishing supremacy over toll collection

Delwar claims CG bid to kill Khaleda too

Hossain Zillur for fair probe Demanding a transparent and neutral probe into the allegations of plotting to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, when she was confined by the military-backed caretaker government led by Fakhruddin Ahmed, BNP secretary general Khandker Delwar Hossain yesterday apprehended that the attempt was also taken to kill

Police on hunt for BNP, trade union leaders, activists

VIOLENCE AT ASHULIA Police on hunt for BNP, trade union leaders, activists Law enforcers are on the hunt for leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist party and trade unions in connection with the recent violence at garments factories of Ashulia at Saver in which two workers were killed and 200

Investment option for untaxed money in stocks widened

The new fiscal measure will allow investment of undisclosed money in more than one security and prevent withdrawal of the money from the capital market before two years, revenue officials said. The National Board of Revenue is expected to come up with necessary clarifications to put into force the revised budgetary measure

6 killed in mudslide

Six members of a family were killed as their mud-house collapsed during torrential rain in Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj early yesterday. The deceased were Mubarak Miah, 42, a vendor, his wife Asma Begum, 35, and their four children Sumon Miah, 10, Amina Begum, 7,

AL to seek 6 more months to hold council

Bangladesh Awami League (AL) yesterday decided to seek six more months from the Election Commission to hold its party council. Party spokesperson Syed Ashraful told reporters after a meeting of the AL presidium, chaired by party chief and Prime Minister

Dutch ministers due today

Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation Bert Koenders and Vice Minister for Transport, Public Works and Water Management Tineke Huizinga will arrive here for a two-day official visit today. It will be their first visit to Bangladesh, which aims to further strengthen ties between the two

JS session resumes today

The budget session of Jatiya Sangsad is scheduled to resume this afternoon ending a four-day recess. A number of pending bills will be considered by the house in the coming days as the budget session is scheduled to be prorogued

IT institute opens at Premier University in Ctg

July 4: The IT Institute of Premier University has started functioning from today. Architect Yafes Osman, State Minister for Science and ICT formally inaugurated the Institute this morning at the Engineers Institute hall in the port city as chief guest. Addressing the ceremony, Architect Yafes Osman said, the dream of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ... Read more

Over Tk 5 cr wasted for quorum crisis: TIB

First session of ninth Parliament Over Tk 5 cr wasted for quorum crisis: TIB Parliament members did not attend the session in time and as a result around Tk 5.42 crore was misused during the first session of the 9th parliament due to quorum crisis. This was revealed at a roundtable discussion on ‘strengthening effectiveness ... Read more

Adulteration of food, land grab rampant in absence of mobile courts

Malpractices like adulteration of food, use of toxic chemicals like formalin to preserve fish and seasonal fruits and illegal occupation of footpaths have increased in recent times due to absence of mobile courts to enforce laws. Law enforcement agencies, including Rapid Action Battalion, have conveyed to Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in writing about a sudden ... Read more

MP made prisoner of his party

SC verdict critical of Article 70; TIB recommends amendment; dy speaker sees no problem The amended article 70 of the constitution has kept MPs “prisoners” of their own party since restoration of parliamentary democracy in 1991, preventing them from playing due role in parliament freely. According to the amended provisions, parliament membership will be vacated ... Read more

Dangerous joyrides

Teenagers of rich parents introduce new terror on roads with reckless driving of their modified cars Dangerous joyrides and reckless as well as happy-go-lucky driving have become the most common features of the city traffic, exposing innocent pedestrians and commuters to serious accidents every day. The tragic death of Anima Rani Saha on Dhaka University ... Read more

Extortion goes on unabated in construction sector

Extortionists continue to squeeze money from the developers and owners of construction sites, using their political identity, alleged the victims. The law enforcers are also reluctant to nab the culprits because of their party affiliations, forcing us to pay them silently in order to continue to run our businesses, they said. The victims feared that ... Read more

Code of Conduct for manpower sector, security for expatriates stressed

Speakers at a seminar on Saturday underscored the need for formulating Code of Conduct for manpower agency to help establish discipline in the sector and secure appointment, migration, jobs and wages of Bangladeshi workers abroad. In order to build a strong skilled workforce, they also emphasized on setting up a Vocational Training Institute based on ... Read more

Flooding in north, south likely to worsen

Flood situation in the north and the south are likely to deteriorate as heavy rainfall continued over the north-east and the south-east with major river systems swelling. The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre issued a bulletin forecasting further deterioration as heavy rainfall continued over the north-eastern Indian states of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram and Tripura ... Read more