Sunday, December 10, 2023

Declare people aged 60 as senior citizens: rights activists

Rights activists on Sunday urged the government to declare all people who reached their 60 years of age as senior citizen of the country to ensure their rights and mitigate the negligence towards them. At a press conference, they demanded immediate approval of the draft policy for elderly people which is waiting for approval of ... Read more

33 illegal structures pulled down in Barisal

The Barisal administration on Sunday conducting a drive on Port Road in the city demolished 33 illegal establishments and recovered 40 decimal of public land worth about Tk 8.5 core. The assistant commissioner (land), Ashrafur Rahman, said giving several notices since 2010 the administration operated the drive.

One burnt to death in Ctg

A man died Saturday night while displaying fire-works at a marriage ceremony at King of Chittagong Club under the Panchlaish police in the city. The deceased was Samjad Ali, 22, son of Golam Hossain Ali of Monuhorpur in Bramhon Baria. The Chittagong Medical Police Outpost Nayek,

Land dispute behind killing: family

Businessman Murder Land dispute behind killing: family Dispute over lands might have led to the murder of businessman at Mirpur, said family members of the deceased. The victim Zafrul Haque Muktar, 52, chairman of Home Tech Developers, in the area, was shot dead by unnamed assailants on Saturday at the house of Mirpur 6. The ... Read more

Man killed in mob beating in city

A man was killed by a mob in the capital’s Moghbazar Rail Gate area Saturday night. The deceased was identified as Abdullah Masud Munna, 38, son of AHM Khorsed Alam and an accountant of Unique Group. The victim’s brother-in-law, Mustafizur Rahman,

Pizza Hut, KFC open new outlets at Jamuna Future Park

Pizza Hut and KFC, the globally renowned and internationally beloved two restaurant chains that are home to the world’s favorite food, have opened new outlets at Jamuna Future Park. Akku Chowdhury, managing director and CEO of Transcom Foods Ltd, joined by renowned celebrities namely Sharmin Lucky, Munmun,

Udhao: reality haunts

Director Amit Ashraf’s debutant film Udhao has been screened in a number of prestigious international film festivals like Logan Film Festival, Canada International Film Festival, Goteborg International Film Festival and Portugal Underground Film Festival. The film has brought home seven international awards and grants. A press show, also the

Nrityanchal plans dance preservation programmes

Popular dance organisation Nrityanchal has taken up a project to preserve the folk dance forms of the country. In this connection a weeklong-day folk dance workshop on traditional raibeshi dance, conducted by Dr Tarun Prodhan, began on Sunday at the Shilpakla Academy. In a seminar held on Saturday the troupe members presented details of the ... Read more

Rabirashmi celebrates founding anniversary

Rabirashmi, the dedicated organisation in practicing Tagore’s songs, celebrated its 15th founding anniversary at the Shawkat Osman Auditorium of the Central Public Library on Saturday. The programme titled Biswaye Tai Jagey Amar Gaan began with the presentation of the national anthem. Subsequently, the leaders of the troupe, namely Mahadev Ghosh,

Mohakal Theatre Fest ends today

The thirteen-day theatre festival, arranged by theatre troupe Mohakal Natya Sampraday, will end today. Two local troupes and an Indian troupe will stage plays at three different venues. Theatre troupe Dhaka Theatre will stage Dhaboman at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Udichi will stage Half Akhrai at the Experimental Theatre Hall

Khaleda vows to resist poll under Hasina

Urges govt to cancel Rampal Thermal Power Plant project Leader of the main opposition and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday sought the cooperation of people from all walks of life, including the civil and military administration, to force the government to quit if it does not accept the demand for a non-party poll-time government. ... Read more

Next polls will be held by Jan 25, says PM

She requests UN chief to send poll observers Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated that general election will be held in the country by January 25 and urged the people to vote her party to a second term in government for the sake of democracy and continuity. “We will hold general election by January 25 ... Read more

Level playing field to ensure free and fair polls: TIB

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has said that it is not possible to create a level playing field for all political parties if Parliament remains functional during the 10th general election. “Considering our political perspective, a level playing field is not possible while keeping the Parliament functional during the general elections. If the elections are held,

100 injured in countrywide protests by polytechnic students

Angry students of several polytechnic institutes across the country, including Dhaka, Comilla, Chittagong, Patuakhali, Barisal, Faridpur and Bogra, on Sunday engaged in clashes with law-enforcers, injuring about 100 people. They also vandalised about 40 vehicles and torched at least three vehicles while staging demonstrations across the country for immediate

HC asks govt not to release Bt brinjal before independent research

The High Court (HC) on Sunday directed the government not to release the Bt Brinjal in markets till independent research is conducted on whether the vegetable species is harmful to public health and the environment. It directed the government not to take any further initiative before independent research is carried out in accordance with international ... Read more

Half of RMG factories risky for non-compliance: BIDS

More than a half of about 6,300 factories in the apparel sector are risky because of non-compliance being outside the purview of international buyers that do not import directly from them, according to a study. The Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies on Sunday shared its primary findings of the report, Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations ... Read more

Muhith says he does not care about ultimatum

Rampal Project Muhith says he does not care about ultimatum Cabinet committee okays eight more power plants Finance minister AMA Muhith said Sunday that he didn’t care about the ultimatum from the National Oil and Gas Committee for dropping the coal-fired power plant near the Sunderbans. ‘I don’t care,’ Muhith told reporters at his office ... Read more

Fresh writ petition over Rampal power plant

A fresh writ petition was filed with the High Court on Sunday seeking a stay on the government’s move to start construction of the Rampal power plant till an assessment of the environmental impact of the project is carried out. Apart from this petition, four separate writ petitions relating to the matter were pending before ... Read more

BRAC Bank man robbed of Tk 1 crore in Sylhet

Miscreants robbed a BRAC Bank officer of Tk 1 crore after stopping the bank’s car he was in at Dakkhin Surma on the Sylhet–Dhaka Highway, some 5km off the city centre, on Sunday afternoon. Bank officials said that Gawhar Altaf Chowdury, assistant manager of the bank’s branch at Bishwanath was carrying

One killed, 27 injured in bus plunge

At least one person was killed and 27 others were injured last night as a Dhaka-bound bus skidded off a bridge and plunged into the Titas River after hitting a tractor at Bijoynagar in the district. The bus was carrying some 45 passengers. Divers of Fire Service and Civil Defence said