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Khaleda tours Bogra Saturday

Opposition chief Khaleda Zia starts her two-day tour of violence-hit Bogra and Joypurhat districts on Saturday afternoon. The BNP Chairperson’s Press Secretary Maruf Kamal Khan said she would start from her Gulshan office at 4pm and stay overnight at Bogra Circuit House. On her way to Joypurhat the next morning, the Khaleda will address a […]

Jhalakathi, Mar 22 (UNB)– Farmers in the district have achieved a satisfactory output of the high-yielding BARI-5 variety of tomato in the current robi season.The growers of the crop have been largely benefited financially for the good yield. Farmers who cultivated tomato earlier are reaping the benefit of the bumper production of the high-yielding variety […]

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The Border Guard Bangladesh has conveyed to India’s Border Security Force its ‘deep concern’ over death and injury caused to Bangladeshi nationals along the border between the two countries. BGB chief Major General Aziz Ahmed told his BSF counterpart Subhash Joshi that Bangladesh continued to be deeply concerned over the death of its nationals along […]

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Eighty-six development projects did not witness any expenditure in the Annual Development Programme (ADP) of the last fiscal year (2011-12) although the implementation rate notched up 93 percent last year. The expenditure of the Revised ADP of the last fiscal reached Tk 38,022.76 crore out of the RADP allocation of Tk 41,080.00 crore, according to […]

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At least nine people, including a child, were killed and more than 300 others injured when a tornado ripped through scores of villages at the Sadar, Bijoynagar and Akhaura Upazilas of Brahmanbaria district on Friday afternoon. Of the deceased, seven were identified as jail keeper of the district jail, Masudur Rahman, 25, Abu Taher Mia, […]

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Unidentified miscreants set a Hindu temple ablaze at Gazipur Sadar Upazila in the wee hours on Friday. The temple was set on fire at around 3am Friday at the Keshurita Modhyaparha Shri Shri Laximata Mandir in the upazila, the temple’s management committee chief Shyamal Chandra Das told bdnews24.com. But the locals managed to douse the […]

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An Indian official says two Italian marines facing trial in the killing of two Indian fishermen have returned to India. The marines returned to New Delhi after Italy reversed an earlier decision to allow them to stay home. Foreign ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said the marines had landed Friday evening. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS […]

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Closing ranks, the nation on Friday bid an emotional farewell to country’s 19th President Zillur Rahman as he was laid to eternal rest at the grave of his beloved wife Ivy Rahman at the city’s Banani Graveyard as per his wish. Zillur, a revered politician and hero of the country’s Liberation War and Language Movement, […]

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Jay Burdett When foreign buyers of Bangladeshi garments are concerned about the country’s growing political unrest, a US-based retailer has decided to increase its orders by 25 percent to $375 million this year, an official said. Jay Burdett, vice president and managing director of the retailer — Sears Holdings Global Sourcing, said this to The […]

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A local BNP leader and his daughter were killed allegedly by some outlawed party men in Mujibnagar upazila on Thursday. The deceased were identified as Dr Helal Uddin, 40, joint secretary of Mujibnagar upazila unit of BNP, and his daughter Mitu, a second year student of Mujibnagar Degree College. Quoting witnesses, police said a group […]

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India-Bangladesh border may soon see Wagah-like scenes as India and Bangladesh have agreed to have similar march drills at six posts on the frontier. The first such drill, expected to be implemented this year, will start at Benapole in West Bengal on the Indo-Bangla border. The decision, part of a range of agreements and understanding […]

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An activist of Jamaat-e-Islami was killed and 12 people, including two policemen, were injured in a clash between police and Jamaat men at Joypur villaage in Monirampur upazila of Jessore district early Friday. The deceased was identified as Anisur Rahman, 35. Police said the clash erupted at about 5 am when police went to the […]

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