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Khaleda not to be arrested right now

The decisions came at an emergency meeting of the Awami League Parliamentary Party The government will not arrest BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia right now, but it is set on taking tough position against the subversive acts carried out during the ongoing blockade and hartal programmes. Also, the joint forces’ drives will continue across the country, […]

Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2015 began on Bangla Academy promises and at Suhrawardy Udyan on Sunday, with many stalls remaining closed, lax security, few visitors and dust drifting in the air. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the fair along with International Literary Conference celebrating the 60th anniversary of Bangla Academy. She also handed over Bangla […]

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The World Bank will lend US$ 300 million soon to facilitate long-term financing for the country’s export-oriented manufacturing sector and to strengthen financial market infrastructure, sources in  the finance ministry and Bangladesh Bank said. The support from the multilateral lending agency will come under ‘Bangladesh Financial Sector Support Project’. Officials concerned in the economic relations […]

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A group of policemen tortured New Age’s Dhaka University correspondent Nazmul Huda Sumon and his friend from the university inside Ramna police station following an altercation over riding pillion on motorbike, triggering anger among journalists working on campus. Nazmul, who also the third year student of political science, and his friend Kayruzzaman Shuvo of the […]

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The Jica has committed to provide Tk16,594.59 crore for the project The first tender for the per-qualification of rolling stock (coach and locomotive) and equipment of Uttara depot for the 20-km-long much-expected metro railway project have been floated yesterday. The tender have already been published on the website of the Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA) […]

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BNP has threatened to continue the ongoing 72-hour hartal and nonstop blockade for an indefinite period if telephone, internet and cable services’ connection is not restored to party Chief Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office in Dhaka. A BNP statement signed by party’s Joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed said this on Sunday evening. Protesting the disconnection of […]

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The Saudi Arabian government has lifted ban on recruiting Bangladeshi workers after seven years. Quoting Md Shahidul Islam, Bangladeshi ambassador to Riyadh, Abdullah Al-Mamun, deputy secretary of Ministry of Expatriate’s Welfare and Overseas Employment, told about the decision to the Dhaka Tribune. The Ministry of Labour of Saudi Arabia overturned the ban on the recruitment […]

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National Human Rights Commission chairman Mizanur Rahman on Saturday asked the law enforcement agencies to remain within the bounds of the law in  using force to tackle violence without flouting human rights. ‘From the NHRC, I would warn the law enforcement agencies to be lawful while you fight against violence so that the use of […]

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Khaleda at around 7:50pm, our correspondent reports form the spot. Mosaddak went to the office around 6:45pm. Khaleda has been staying at her Gulshan office since January 3. On-duty police refused to make any comment of the matter. Source: New Age

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Bangladesh is going through a political turmoil which only Bangladeshis can resolve. Perhaps they should come out in droves and declare “enough is enough”, we want our country back to ourselves. “You politicians have destroyed the very fabric of the people’s representation system and now we will take it back from you”. The system is […]

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith has come down hard on popular Islamic banking system, saying the bank authorities ‘cheat’ with their customers. Speaking in Parliament on Sunday, he said Islami banking was “purely fraud” and based on wrong ideas. According to Bangladesh Bank, altogether 25 local and foreign banks, including state-owned Sonali Bank, run Islami banking […]

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Mahiya Mahi, one of Dhallywood’s busiest actors, recently announced her departure from acting via a Facebook post that has left fans stunned. Following debut flick “Bhalobashar Rong” in 2012, the actress leaped into the limelight and spent just three years in Dhallywood. Now the “Agnee” actor is saying she will leave the silver screen. Just […]

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