Friday, September 22, 2023

Tourism fair begins Thursday

The government needs to act fast to ensure rapid growth in domestic tourism with better services and road communication, said an association of the tour operators yesterday. “The number of domestic tourists is increasing at 10 percent a year. Now the government should provide them with better accommodation, security,

Hall-Mark MD arrested after daylong drive

Sonali Loan Scam Hall-Mark MD arrested after daylong drive Tanvir Mahmud, managing director of Hall-Mark Group, and another top official of the controversial firm, were nabbed by the Rapid Action Battalion last night in the capital’s Pallabi in connection with the Sonali Bank loan scam. The other official is Tushar Ahmed, general manager (commercial), also ... Read more

Heritage, treasures all burnt

Sectarian violence at Ramu Heritage, treasures all burnt Buddha relics, several hundred statues of the Buddha, hundreds of ancient manuscripts and religious scriptures, mostly dating back to the 11th to the 12th century and about 5,000 copies of the Tripitaka in different languages were either burnt or looted during sectarian attack by the Muslims on ... Read more

Stop polluting Dhaka rivers

Task force gives 2-month time to plug sewage lines The Inter-ministerial Task Force on rivers has served on the capital’s house owners a two-month ultimatum to stop discharging excreta into the river and to make their own septic tanks. At present a large number of house owners link their sewage lines with the storm sewerage

Unregistered SIMS banned from Friday

Mobile operators will not be able to sell pre-activated connections from Friday as the telecom regulator introduced a raft of measures to tighten the registration process to fight crimes committed using cellphones. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) said mobile operators would have to stop purchase and sales of all kinds of pre-activated SIM (subscriber identity ... Read more

Rimi takes oath as lawmaker

Ruling Awami League candidate Simeen Hussain Rimi, who won the Gazipur-4 (Kapasia) by-polls, took oath as a lawmaker yesterday. Speaker Abdul Hamid administered oath to Rimi in his office in Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban. Rimi’s mother Syeda Zohra Tajuddin, a number of AL leaders and officials of the

13 killed in road accidents

Thirteen people were killed and 31 others injured in road accidents in Munshiganj, Manikganj, Comilla, Chittagong, Naogaon and Rangpur on Saturday and yesterday. Our Munshiganj correspondent reports, four people were killed and eight others injured as a bus hit a pickup from the opposite direction in

Increase JS women’s reserved seats

Says Mahila Parishad Bangladesh Mahila Parishad placed a 13-point recommendation, including raising the number of reserved seats for women in parliament to 100 and holding direct elections to those seats. The parishad placed the suggestions at a meeting in the capital’s Cirdap auditorium yesterday. Pointing out the attack on the Buddhists, Maleka Banu, general secretary ... Read more

Yaba tablets seized, 4 arrested

Detective Branch of police arrested four young drug traders with 7,000 pieces of Yaba tablets worth Tk 24.50 lakh from the capital’s Khilgaon on Thursday. Police also seized Tk 3.5 lakh, five mobile phones and a microbus from their possession. They are Md Aminul Islam alias Amin, Md Ayez, Md Ilias, and Noor Mohammad,