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Solution on street, not on negotiation table: Inu

Describing BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia as the ‘queen of anarchy and trouble’, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Tuesday said the country’s ongoing crisis will be resolved on the streets, not on the negotiation table. He, however, said they may consider sitting in talks only if Khaleda Zia stops violence unleashed across the country. The […]

 Accusing top BNP leaders, including its chairperson Khaleda Zia, of indulging in terror financing and arson attacks during the ongoing blockade, Food Minister Quamrul Islam on Tuesday said they all will be arrested on the charges. “Top BNP leaders, including Khaleda Zia, are directly funding terrorist activities as their (20-party alliance’s) blockade is on. The […]

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Reiterating that there is no place for violence, terrorism and militancy in the country, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Tuesday urged all irrespective of political opinions to cooperate with the police in resisting terrorist and subversive activities unleashed by Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamaat-e-Islami. ‘I will urge the people of the country to stand […]

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Anxious, vexed

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14 lakh SSC examinees, their guardians face uncertainty over the exams scheduled to begin on Feb 2 as blockade continues Time is ticking away for Sabbir Ahmed and yet he cannot do what he must: concentrate. Worse, his anxiety is growing by the day. An SSC candidate, he now should be busy making his last-minute […]

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US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they pose with India’s President Pranab Mukherjee (2nd L) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) during a home reception with several hundred Indian political and cultural figures at the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in New Delhi January 26, 2015. Photo: Reuters US President Barack […]

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Arafat laid to rest

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Arafat Rahman, the youngest son of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia and former president Ziaur Rahman, laid to rest at  Banani graveyard in the evening after funeral prayers at Baitul Mukarram mosque in the capital. Thousands of people joined the funeral prayers in and around the mosque and accompanied the coffin on its […]

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Arafat Rahman Coco’s family has been refused permission to bury him at the military graveyard in Banani, says Syed Muhammad Ibrahim, chief of the Bangladesh Kalyan Party (BKP), a BNP alliance partner.   The BNP is yet to comment on the issue, though the police and city corporation authorities have asked it to make preparations […]

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বায়তুল মোকাররমে কোকোর জানাজায় লাখো লোক মঙ্গলবার আচরের পর ৫ রটা ১২ মিনিটে জাতীয় মসজিদ বায়তুল মোকাররমে আরাফাত রহমান কোকোর জানাজা হয়। এতে লাখো লোক শরিক হন। খতিব অধ্যাপক সালাহউদ্দিন জানাজায় ইমামতি করেন। আরাফাত রহমান কোকোর মরদেহ আসার আগেই মানুষে পূর্ণ হয়ে গেছে জাতীয় মসজিদ বায়তুল মোকাররম। মসজিদের উত্তর ও দক্ষিণ ফটকের দুই সড়ক বেলা […]

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Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ali Masud Sheikh has passed the order on Tuesday A Dhaka court has granted three-day remand to BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed with Paltan police station for torching vehicles and preventing police from discharging their duties. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ali Masud Sheikh passed the order on Tuesday morning. […]

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Bangladesh Bank has requested the country’s major trade bodies to give suggestions to prepare fit and black lists of foreign buyers so that the country can check money laundering by businessmen through export and import, said officials of the central bank. The BB issued separate letters to Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, […]

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“The productivity of Bangladesh garment industry is lower than that of other leading players on the global market” Bangladesh’s RMG sector is gradually losing its share in the European Union market due to factors like political unrest and lack of compliance, which gives boost to its global competitors. According to Eurostat data, the country’s apparel […]

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Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Monday appeared to lend his support to talks with the United States in his first comments about his longtime adversary since both countries agreed last month to restore diplomatic ties. But Castro stopped short of an enthusiastic endorsement of the rapprochement, announced on December 17 by his younger brother […]

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