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Ershad asks people to leave AL, BNP

Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad on Thursday called upon all concerned to leave both the ruling Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and join his party. ‘Jatiya Party is gradually becoming a strong opposition party taking up the place of BNP. Leave AL and BNP and join Jatiya Party,’ said Ershad, also special […]

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday inaugurated Banganbandhu Cantonment on the eastern side of Bangabandhu Bridge in Tangail. She also unveiled the mural of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the main gate of the new cantonment and plaque of the headquarters of 98 composite brigade, officers mess complex, and residential buildings for families of officers, junior […]

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The BNP on Thursday expressed apprehensions that the prime minister’s directive on Wednesday to the police to take “any action required to restore order” would lead to more extra-judicial killings. In a statement, BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said such directive would intensify and prolong the current political crisis. “Will more dead bodies […]

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The government is going to deploy Ansar personnel at 993 places across Bangladesh to ensure ‘safe passage’ of vehicles carrying passengers and goods amid the BNP-sponsored violent blockade. The deployment of 12,000 Ansar personnel will start on Friday, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader told reporters on Thursday after an inter-ministerial meeting. The BNP sat […]

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Replaces sacked Sujatha Singh Subramanyam Jaishankar, former Indian ambassador to the US, yesterday took charge as foreign secretary, hours after he was appointed as the country’s top diplomat replacing Sujatha Singh. “My priorities are the government’s priorities. So, I think at this time let’s leave it at that…,” said Jaishankar, a 1977-batch IFS officer, describing […]

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Minar Rashid সতীনের সালুনে নুন এক লোকের দুই বউ। একাধিক স্ত্রী রাখার মধ্যে যে রোমাঞ্চ বা ফায়দা তা এই বেচারার কপালে খুব একটা জুটে নি । বরং দুই সতীনের দ্বন্দ্বে তার জীবনের সকল হিসাব এলোমেলো বা অসমানুপাতিক হয়ে পড়েছে। স্বাভাবিক মাত্রার খাবার এখন আর পেটে পড়ে না। সালুনে কখনও মরিচ বেশি , কখনও নুন বেশি, […]

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As per the report, Bangladesh will rank 2nd in the top 10 of growth rate with 7% GDP while Iraq will top the list with 9.2% GDP in 2019 Bangladesh is set to be among the top 10 countries in terms of economic growth from 2013. According to an IMF projection Bangladesh will record the […]

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Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday warned BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia that she would have to face trial for her directives to create sabotage in the name of a movement. “You [Khaleda] will be charged with crimes against humanity as per the charter of the United Nations, if you do not stop the nationwide terror. Your […]

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The President said this while addressing senior police officials at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban on the occasion of Annual Police Week-2015. Hamid said, ‘I am shocked and hurt along with the people of the country the way recently innocent people have been killed through hurling petrol bombs and torching vehicles. The people who are […]

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 A court here on Thursday again deferred until February 25 the recording of statements by prosecution witnesses against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others in the Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases. Judge Abu Ahmed Jamaddar of the Special Judge Court-3 of Dhaka passed the order following a time petition filed […]

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A high-rise residential building tilted in the city’s Bashundhara Residential Area on Thursday evening. The 10-storey building at Road-15 of Block-A near Apollo Hospitals Ltd of the posh area leaned around 6:45pm, said Nilufar Yeasmin, duty officer at the Fire Service Central Control Room. She said all the residents of the building have been evacuated […]

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TIB chairperson Sultan Kamal said on Thursday that all decisions in the government are being made at a single centre — a system which, she believes,  is against the sprit of democracy and good governance. “All directives in our country come from one place. Such practice is the product of a highly centralised structure,” she […]

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