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Ctg reeling from acute gas crisis

The port city is in the grip of an acute gas crisis with the authorities being forced to temporarily suspend supply to one of its largest consumers — Karnaphuli Fertiliser Company Ltd — since Friday. Karnaphuli Fertiliser has already halted production. Earlier, at the beginning of the year, Chittagong Urea Fertiliser Ltd met the same […]

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Shyampur slum people pay Tk 500 each for connection, Tk 50 a month for uninterrupted supply of Wasa water; legal subscribers of locality complain about dearth of water Fresh water from a Dhaka Wasa pump station is delivered to slum dwellers beside the rail lines in Namapara in Shyampur in the capital through at least […]

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Local BNP on Monday called a daylong hartal in the district for Thursday demanding the release of BNP leaders, including Shahiduddin Chowdhury Annie. District BNP organising secretary Advocate Hasibur Rahman announced the shutdown programme from a rally at Temuhoni in the town. Three Dhaka courts on Sunday sent 10 senior BNP leaders, including its acting […]

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An hour and a quarter before the game was to start, Chris Gayle sauntered out of the dressing room, skipped down the tunnel and appeared on the field for the first time. By then, more than 25,000 fans had already gathered at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, and they welcomed Gayle with a […]

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Pakistan’s top court summoned former dictator Pervez Musharraf to appear on Tuesday to answer allegations of high treason and barred him from leaving the country. The orders were issued after the Supreme Court heard demands from lawyers for the former military ruler to go on trial for imposing emergency rule and arresting judges in 2007, […]

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Turning down the Prime Minister’s claim that the country’s existing laws are enough to punish those defame religion, Hefajat-e Islam on Monday demanded that a new law in line with the Holy Quran be enacted to this end. “A new law must be enacted incorporating the provision of punishment as prescribed by Islam,” Hefajat’s Dhaka […]

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Police arrested BNP joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed in the city’s Gulshan area on Monday night. Sources said plainclothes police arrested Salahuddin around 9:50pm while he was going to the Gulshan residence of BNP vice chairman Morshed Khan from BNP Chairperson’s Gulshan office. Earlier in the evening, Salahuddin at a press conference at the BNP […]

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নিজেদের কৌশলে দু’জনই মাইনাস হয়ে যাচ্ছেন অমিত রহমান: যে কোন আড্ডায় প্রথম প্রশ্ন দেশটা যাচ্ছে কোথায়? দ্বিতীয় প্রশ্ন শেখ হাসিনা কি চাচ্ছেন? তৃতীয় প্রশ্ন খালেদা কি পারবেন ঘুরে দাঁড়াতে? চতুর্থ: বিকল্প কোন শক্তির কি উত্থান ঘটবে? আরেকটু এগিয়ে গিয়ে অনেকেই বলেন, সঙ্কট সমাধানের পথ তো সামনে দেখা যাচ্ছে না। সুড়ঙ্গের ওপারে কোন আলো নেই, আলো […]

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Dissatisfied over sending top opposition leaders to jail turning down their bail petitions, BNP joint secretary general Salauddin Ahmed on Sunday said the country is now facing judicial terrorism. “Our top leaders prayed for bails appearing before the court. They were denied bail. It has proved the country is now facing judicial terrorism,” he told […]

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 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has firmly rejected demands by Islamists for a new anti-blasphemy law to punish those who defame Islam and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). In a BBC interview, she said existing laws were sufficient to punish anyone who attempted to insult religion. Her comments came just days after hundreds of thousands of supporters of […]

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বার্ড ফ্লুর সংক্রমণে দেশে প্রথম মানবমৃত্যু বার্ড ফ্লু ভাইরাসে আক্রান্ত হয়ে কুমিল্লার চৌদ্দগ্রামে এক শিশু মারা গেছে বলে নিশ্চিত করেছে সরকারের রোগতত্ত্ব, রোগনিয়ন্ত্রণ ও গবেষণা প্রতিষ্ঠান (আইইডিসিআর)। বার্ড ফ্লু বা এইচ৫এন১ ভাইরাসের সংক্রমণে বাংলাদেশে এটিই প্রথম মানুষের মৃত্যুর ঘটনা। আইইডিসিআরের পরিচালক মাহমুদুর রহমান বলেন, বাংলাদেশে বার্ড ফ্লুতে মানুষের আক্রান্ত হওয়ার ঘটনা প্রথম শনাক্ত হয় ২০০৮ […]

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Supporters of the Hifazat-e-Islam blocked Gazipur-Tangail highway with electric poles and stones on Monday during its nationwide daylong shutdown. Large number of Hifazat supporters gathered at Konabari from 6:30am, Konabari Police Outpost Sub Inspector Mohammad Golam Mostafa said. They held a rally in the area and later took position on the highway. “Large number of […]

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