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10 children ‘rescued’ from a city flat

Police “rescued” 10 children from a flat in the city’s Banashree area yesterday and arrested four people. The arrestees are Arifur Rahman, 24, Hasibul Hasan Sabuj, 19, Zakia Sultana, 22, and Feroz Alam Khan Shuvo, 21. The children are between nine and 14 years of age, Asaduzzaman, inspector (investigation) of Rampura Police Station, told The […]

Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders and professionals on Saturday urged the BNP leaders and activists to wage a strong peaceful movement against government attempt to hold election sending the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to jail. At a discussion at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh auditorium organised by BNP to mark the 8th anniversary day of Khaleda’s release […]

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মহাজোটের শরীকদের নিয়ে খোঁচাখুঁচি না করার পরামর্শ দিয়েছেন আওয়ামী লীগের সভানেত্রী ও অবৈধ প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনা। কারণ এই খোঁচাখুচি কর্মটি একটু বেশি করাতে কেঁচো খুড়তে আস্ত একটি সাপ বের হয়ে পড়েছে। গত কয়েকদিন ধরে এই সাপটি আমাদের রাজনৈতিক আঙিনায় অনেকটা স্বাচ্ছন্দে বিচরণ করেছে। সেই সাপটিকেই আবার খাঁচায় ভরে ফেলতেই তাঁর এই সতর্ক নির্দেশনা। তবে এটা […]

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Over 80 people were killed and 80 injured in a gas cylinder explosion at a restaurant near Jhabua of Indian state of Madhya Pradesh today. The two-storey building housing the restaurant collapsed due to the explosion. Officials suspect many people could still be trapped under the debris, reports NDTV. The explosion at Sethiya Restaurant, situated […]

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President Barack Obama has directed his administration to prepare to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year, the White House saidon Thursday. It is the first specific commitment the United States has made toward increasing its acceptance of refugees from the war-torn country. Since the start of the Syrian civil war […]

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CATTLE TRADERS DOPED

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Police to set up watch towers on highways to guard cattle laded trucks As the Eid-ul-Azha is approaching closer and traders are taking the herd of cattle on the road by trucks from mainly from the northern districts to the capital, muggers have also become active to loot the traders alluring them into traps. Police […]

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Bangladesh is expected to add 1.8 percentage points to GDP growth each year as the number of women joining the country’s labour force continue to rise, says a new report by World Bank. This will help the country graduate to medium-income level by 2021, it adds. The female labor force participation rate could be increased […]

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Bill Van Auken The gut-wrenching images of a three-year-old Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach, lying face-down in the sand, his lifeless body then cradled by a rescue worker, have brought home to people all over the world the desperate crisis that is unfolding on Europe’s borders. The family of the toddler, Alan […]

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Special Correspondent Bangladesh Prime  Minister  continues  to  cross swords  against  BNP and Jamaat. Blaming Khaleda Zia and Jamaat for Bangladesh’s losing the GSP facilities in the US market, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina  told parliament  on Wednesday,   that the BNP chief and the Islamist party were spreading propaganda abroad through lobbyists. “The BNP and Jamaat appointed […]

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EIGHTH PAY SCALE AWARD

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Rationale sound, repercussions out of control Sayed Kamaluddin Ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, on September 7 the Cabinet Secretary of the Bangladesh Government announced cabinet approval of a pay scale revision package. The new pay package has enhanced up to 101% the salaries of public servants. Increased basic salaries will take effect in two months retrospectively from […]

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Pressing need for proactive global response An air of gloom overwhelmed sensitive people of the world who felt a stab of pathos as searing agony engulfed them when they watched the three-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi lying face-down in the sand. Words connoting sadness, laced with phrases arousing passion, fail to express the enormity of […]

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Dr. Abdul Ruff in New Delhi US President Barack Obama has secured 42 US Senate votes for the international nuclear deal with Iran, more than enough to keep Congress from passing and block Senate passing a resolution disapproving the nuke pact with Iran. It would ensure the Iran nuclear deal will go into effect even […]

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