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Khaleda promises not to be vengeful against Awami League if her party comes to power

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has promised not to pursue a ‘politics of revenge’ against the Awami League if her party came to power. “There is nothing to fear. You don’t need to be afraid, we won’t pursue vengeful politics,” she said, referring to the ruling party at a programme on Tuesday. “No revenge will be […]

Cautioned not to repeat ‘irresponsible conduct’ The International Crimes Tribunal-2 yesterday discharged Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury from a contempt of court proceeding as he apologised unconditionally for his “scandalising comments” about the tribunal and its judges. The special court, however, said Zafrullah had proved himself a “precarious and extremely wrongheaded person” and heavily cautioned […]

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A High Court bench yesterday questioned the legality of the much-talked-about Section 57 of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act. The bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal issued a rule upon the government to explain in four weeks as to why the section should not be declared unconstitutional. The secretaries […]

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Analysts highlight business opportunities at Bangladesh Investment Summit in Singapore Gowher Rizvi, international affairs adviser to the prime minister, delivers his keynote speech at Bangladesh Investment Summit in Singapore yesterday. Policymakers, economists and private sector movers and shakers yesterday convened at the Asian financial hub, Singapore, to present the lucrative opportunities for foreign investors across […]

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Everyone of them are gunning for the trophy, but the excitement of being part of a tournament is not less satisfying for the captains of the five teams of physically challenged cricketers. The first ICRC Cricket Tournament for People with ICRC International Cricket Tournament for People with Physical Disabilities 2015 is starting on Wednesday. The physically […]

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The Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) has temporarily expelled four of its students, affiliated with Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), for their alleged involvement in Sunday’s attack on demonstrating teachers. SUST register Ishfaqul Hossain confirmed the expulsion news to to Prothom Alo on Tuesday. The expelled students are Ariful Islam Arif and Jahid Hossain […]

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The Election Commission has proposed an extension of the smart national identity (NID) card project even though those multipurpose cards are yet to be distributed. The EC was supposed to distribute the cards to over 95 million citizens between September 2015 and June 2016 under the Identification System for Enhancing Access to Services (IDEA) project. […]

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 Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday celebrated its 37th founding anniversary across the country with a fresh vow to ‘restore’ democracy in the country. BNP and its front and associate bodies marked the day with various programmes, including discussions, hoisting party flags atop its offices across the country and placing of wreaths at the grave […]

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Dhaka Tribune’s “I’m Made In Bangladesh” campaign, which was launched earlier this year, has won this year’s silver award in the Outdoor category at the Commward ceremony. The 5th Commward for Excellence in Creative Communication was held on Saturday at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel. The gala award ceremony recognised 63 winning ad campaigns across […]

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Myanmar has agreed to work with Bangladesh in managing the frontier to reduce border tension between the countries. The neighbouring country is also likely to enhance security cooperation at the policy level to combat drugs and human trafficking and increase defence cooperation. “Bangladesh proposed Myanmar to sign an instrument on security dialogue and cooperation and […]

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Minar Rashid ছাত্রলীগের কুকর্ম বনাম মুন্নী সাহার ‘শিনাজুরি ‘ এক অবাধ্য ছেলে তার মাকে গালি দেয়। মা তার বড় ছেলের কাছে ছোট ছেলের বিরুদ্ধে নালিশ করে। উত্তেজিত বড় ভাই ছোট ভাইকে ধমক দেয় , হারামজাদা, ফকিন্নীর পুত! তুই আমার মারে গালি দিয়েছিস ? তোর আর রক্ষা নাই।……. সাংবাদিক মুন্নী সাহা কর্তৃক শাহজালাল প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের ভিসির […]

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 BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Tuesday forecast that a national election is imminent as an ‘uneasy condition’ is prevailing within the government. “We’re observing an internal discomfort within the government…it gives an impression that an election is round the corner,” he said. The BNP leader, however, hoped, “That election will be free and fair […]

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