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Developing water and sanitation for a better future

Addressing the water and sanitation crisis is more than just charity, it is an opportunity. In January, the World Economic Forum declared water the second biggest risk the world faces today – ahead of weapons of mass destruction and food shortages. For some businesses this did not come as a surprise, since they were already […]

Police on Saturday filed a case against over 1,500 Jamaat-Shibir men on charge of attacking police and vandalising houses in Manirampur upazila on Friday. Second officer of Manirampur Police Station Shankar Kumar Matabbar filed the case against five identified and 1,500 unidentified activists of local unit of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir on charge of […]

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মোহাম্মদ জিল্লুর রহমানের মৃত্যুজনিত কারণে দেশে রাষ্ট্রপতির পদ শূন্য হয়েছে। আগামী ১৯ জুনের মধ্যে সাংবিধানিক নির্দেশনা অনুযায়ী নতুন একজন রাষ্ট্রপতি নির্বাচন করতে হবে। এখন পর্যন্ত নানা মহলে রাষ্ট্রপতি পদের জন্য যেসব নাম আলোচিত হচ্ছে, তার মধ্যে আছেন অস্থায়ী রাষ্ট্রপতি ও সাবেক স্পিকার আব্দুল হামিদ এডভোকেট, বঙ্গবন্ধুর দ্বিতীয় কন্যা শেখ রেহানা, মুক্তিযুদ্ধের উপ-অধিনায়ক পরিকল্পনামন্ত্রী এয়ার ভাইস […]

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Violent attacks on religious minorities in recent days have evoked popular protests at home and aboard, and the minority community thinks it is an attempt to force them leave country like in 1971. They fear the extent of dreadfulness of attacks on the minorities might exceed what they had seen during 2001 and appealed to […]

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Dan W Mozena The loss of Bangladesh’s GSP privileges in the US market will send a strong and negative signal to the world, US Ambassador Dan W Mozena said yesterday. “If Bangladesh’s GSP privileges are removed, I fear getting them restored would be a lengthy and arduous process,” Mozena said. The US provides duty waiver […]

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 BNP standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed on Saturday called upon the government to elect a neutral and acceptable person as the country’s next president. “The post of the president is very important. So, we want to see such a president who will be neutral and acceptable to all because the next parliamentary polls will […]

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Agrani Bank, a state-owned commercial bank, was found involved in showing inflated profit through ‘window-dressed’ accounting during the year 2012. A central bank inspection team detected the ‘massive accounting fraud’ while scrutinising the bank’s balance sheet recently, official sources said yesterday. According to the inspection report, Agrani Bank showed an operating profit of Tk 1314.61 […]

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গোবিন্দল গ্রামের মানুষের একটাই প্রশ্ন—কী অপরাধ ছিল মাওলানা নাসিরের? কেন পুলিশ তার পায়ে পাড়া দিয়ে দাড়ি ধরে মাথায় অস্ত্র ঠেকিয়ে গুলি করল? মানিকগঞ্জ জেলার সিংগাইর উপজেলার একটি অজপাড়াগাঁ গোবিন্দল। ওই গ্রামে গত ২৪ ফেব্রুয়ারি নিরীহ নিরস্ত্র মানুষের ওপর পুলিশের গুলিতে প্রাণ হারান চারজন। তারা হলেন গোবিন্দল গ্রামের কুড়া-ভুসি ব্যবসায়ী মাওলানা নাসির উদ্দিন (৩৫), মাদরাসা ছাত্র […]

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BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia who is on a two-day tour of Bogra and Joypurhat reached Bogra town on Saturday night. The BNP chief arrived at Bogra Circuit House around 8:50 pm where she will be staying overnight. Khaleda earlier left Dhaka from her Gulshan residence at 3:55 pm. The leader of the opposition will visit […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday categorically said a political episode ended with the death of President M Zillur Rahman. The premier, also ruling Awami League president, came up with the observation in executive committee meeting at Gano Bhaban in the evening. Sheikh Hasina said, “Zillur Rahman was a guardian regardless of parties and opinions…people […]

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Afia Nusrat Barsha and Ananta jalil, two of the leading actor and actresses in Bengali film, has filed a police complaint against each other. Ananta accused Barsha saying she has character problem, whilst barsha accused Ananta of physically abusing her. Mohammadpur Police Station’s Officer-In-Charge Azizul Haque told that Barsha, a resident of Iqbal Road in […]

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Lionel Messi produced another brilliant performance to lead Argentina to a 3-0 win over Venezuela in World Cup qualifying on Friday, but Colombia kept up the chase on the group leaders with a 5-0 demolition of Bolivia. The duo are the front runners in the nine-nation South American group heading into the final straight of […]

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