A group of miscreants set fire to a multi-storey industrial unit of the Standard Group at Konabari in Gazipur on Thursday night, damaging the property that suspended the factory operation. No casualties, however, were reported as 27,000 people working there had left eight-storey building before it had been set on fire. Fire fighters took more than 15 hours
The United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, again wrote a letter to the leader of the opposition in the parliament, Khaleda Zia, also the BNP chairperson, requesting her to end the ‘bitter disputes’ over the forthcoming national elections slated for January 5.
BNP vice-chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury
New curriculum requires interns to work in upazila health complexes for 15 days
MBBS students will require to take four professional exams, instead of the existing three, from the 2013–14 academic session under a new curriculum that has been put in force.
The curriculum that the government effected in March also requires each of the medical students enrolling for the 2013–14 session to work in
Calls on Khaleda
Kazi Zafar Ahmed formed a new faction on Friday, a day after his expulsion from Jatiya Party by its chairman HM Ershad. Kazi Zafar is the chairman of the new faction while Golam Mosih the secretary general, according to a press release. The faction was formed after a meeting at Mosih’s Gulshan residence attended by a good number of leaders of the party and
The Primary and Ebtedayee examinations already rescheduled for Saturday have been rescheduled again for Dec 6 (Friday). The exams were rescheduled for a fresh spell of opposition’s 72-hour blockade from 6am Saturday. The religious education, Quran-Tazbeed and Aqaid-Fiqh examinations will start at 9:30am on Friday, Director General of the Directorate of
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has alleged that the government has implicated at least 16 senior BNP leaders, including Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, in connection with Thursday’s arson attack on a bus that left a youth dead and 16 people injured. In a written statement, Khaleda said the government has unleashed the politics of vengeance. She also
Jatiya Party chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad has iterated that his party will not take part in the parliamentary election unless a congenial atmosphere is created for holding it onJanuary 5. “Just wait for my signal after submission of your nomination papers. If we think that the election will be credible, we would contest it. Go to the polling centres only after
A Chittagong court has rejected two bail petitions of Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin, an advisor to the BNP chairperson. The court of Metropolitan Magistrate Mashfiqul Islam also rejected two remand petitions against Nasir and sent him to jail on Friday. During the day’s proceedings, the police produced Mir Nasir, arrested in two separate cases filed with the
Senior Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta, MP, on Friday urged the oppositions to join the all party government to maintain the progress of democracy, giving up the path of anarchy and violence. “The prime minister does not hold the supreme power. However, if the opposition wants to reduce the power of the prime minister, the government does not have
India is planning a new tiger sanctuary inside the world’s largest mangrove forest after a previously undiscovered group of the endangered beasts was discovered, wildlife officials have said. The reserve is planned inside the Sundarbans, a forest that straddles West Bengal’s border with Bangladesh, to protect the tigers from poachers and try to boost their
A man was shot dead and 25 people, including two cops, were injured in a triangular clash involving activists of the ruling party and BNP, and police in Chakaria municipality area on Friday evening. The deceased was identified as Zaker Hossain, 48, son of late Akbar Ahmed of Miazirpara in the municipality. Local BNP claimed Zaker as its activist while police said he was a
Aranyak Natya Dal will premiere its play Swapnapothik featuring the struggles of the millions of apparel workers in the country today at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Written by Haroon Rashid, the play is a creative and conscious response to the numerous tragic accidents that took place at different apparel factories like Rana Plaza, Tazreen and others
The evolution of performance art in Bangladesh was presented through an audio-visual display on Wednesday at the art magazine
Depart’s office in Manipuri Para in the capital.
Freelance artist Palash Bhattacharjee, who is also an assistant graphic designer of the magazine, historicised the evolution of
performance art in Bangladesh.
Prangonemor Theatre Fest
Shesher Kabita staged
Prangonemor staged Tagore’s Shesher Kabita on the sixth day of the ongoing theatre festival at the Music and Dance Centre Hall of
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Wednesday.
The troupe is celebrating its 10th founding anniversary by organising an eight-day festival featuring all the eight productions of the troupe.
The play Shesher Kabita is
The grand finale of the reality show Bangladeshi Idol is scheduled to be aired on the next Friday.
A special episode of the show featuring the top three contestants will be aired at 8.00pm today on SATV.
The last three finalists Monti, Arif and Mong will perform before guest judges Opi Karim and Bari Siddiqui,
‘We want to win this match, they want the trophy,’ was the message written on a board in the Prime Doleshwar dressing room by coach Mizanur Rahman ahead of their Dhaka Premier League decider against Gazi Tank Cricketers today. The quote paints a clear picture of the tension that exists in both the camps on the verge of history. The victors of the winner-take-all
The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Thursday announced the itinerary of the national under-19 team’s home series against the visiting West Indies under-19 side.
The Caribbean team will arrive on December 2 for seven one-day internationals, to be played in four venues – Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Fatullah
New leadership sought to make the body effective
The Cricketers Welfare Association of Bangladesh will finally have an election on December 13 after much criticism of its organisational structure, which had made it a largely ineffective body.
The decision to hold the election was announced on Thursday, with a three-member panel headed by former coach Jalal Ahmed Chowdhury
The line-up of the 16 teams for next year’s ICC World Twenty20 was completed on Thursday after Hong Kong and the Netherlands claimed the final two spots on offer.
The two teams will join already qualified Afghanistan, Ireland, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates in the first phase of the tournament alongside hosts
The first quarter-final between Mohammedan Sporting Club and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club was postponed on Thursday, just four hours before the game was scheduled to start, due to safety concerns stemming from the country’s unstable political situation.
The match is now set to be played at 5:00pm today.