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Polls to 14 upazilas, four municipalities underway

Voting in 14 upazila parishads and four municipalities under different districts started on Monday morning amid tight security. The balloting began at 8:00am and will continue till 4:00pm without any break. The polling is being held in three upazilas — Osmaninagar in Sylhet, Guimara in Khagrachari and Jagannathpur in Sunamganj– for the posts of chairman, […]

How Our Strategy Against Terrorism Gave Us Trump By JON FINER and ROBERT MALLEYMARCH 4, 2017 The military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Credit Lucas Jackson/Reuters Washington — When the going gets tough for President Trump, as it has virtually from the moment he took office, he has a ready and remarkably restorative message to […]

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Officials in U.S. and India Condemn Shooting of Sikh Man in Washington State By ELLEN BARRYMARCH 5, 2017 Worshipers at a Sikh temple in Renton, Wash., on Sunday. A Sikh man in nearby Kent was shot on Frida Credit Ted S. Warren/Associated Press NEW DELHI — American and Indian officials on Sunday swiftly condemned the […]

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Hindus for Trump The candidate spoke and Indian movie stars performed at an event to raise money for victims of terrorism. By Rozina Ali Donald Trump’s best Indian-American friend is a sixty-seven-year-old billionaire from Chicago named Shalabh Kumar. One recent Saturday, the candidate accepted Kumar’s invitation to speak at a fund-raiser in New Jersey, organized […]

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F R Chowdhury   I have already written two articles under this heading. I got considerable feedback from the readers. In general they liked it. Part – I dealt with relations between head of the state and head of the government. Part – II dealt with relations between the government and the civil servants. This […]

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 Minar Rashid প্রেসিডেন্টের হাসি-ঠাট্টায় আহ্লাদ নয়, আতংক ভর করেছে =============================== জীবনে ঠাট্টা মশকরা -আনন্দ-বিনোদনের প্রয়োজনীয়তা অস্বীকার করা যায় না । তবে জীবনের গুরুগম্ভীর দিক গুলো নিয়ে হেলাফেলা বা ঠাট্টা মশকরা করা উচিত না । এসব বিবেচনাতেই একেক উৎসবের একেক মেজাজ তৈরি হয়েছে। আনন্দ বিনোদনের জায়গাগুলোকে গুরুগম্ভীর বানিয়ে ফেলা অনুচিত । তেমনি গুরুগম্ভীর জায়গা বা অনুষ্ঠানগুলোকে […]

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The militant group Ansar al-Islam has been banned in Bangladesh and all its activities proscribed by law as illegal. The group stands accused of some recent murders in the country. The Public Security Division of the home ministry has issued a notification banning the group on Sunday. “The activities of Ansar al-Islam threatens peace and […]

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The Supreme Court has rejected a petition seeking review of its judgement that upheld a High Court order for demolishing the BGMEA complex. However, the court asked the BGMEA authorities to submit an application before it seeking time for demolishing the building. A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar […]

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Dhaka South City Corporation has started drives against the drivers without legal documents, unfit vehicles and over 20 years’ old vehicles. The DSCC along with Bangladesh Road Transport Authority launched the drive today from Bangabandhu Avenue around 11:15am. Mayor Sayeed Khokon along with a mobile court started the drive. The mayor said the drives against […]

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Patients have been hit hard as interns at different medical colleges and hospitals across the country continued their strike protesting the suspension of four interns of Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and Hospital in Bogra over the assault of a patient’s relative. Interns at Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and Hospital started their work abstention […]

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A local leader of the ruling Awami League has been shot dead in Noakhali Sadar Upazila. The murdered Abul Hossain was president of the party’s Ward No 4 committee in Andarchar Union. Sudharam Police station OC Mohd Anwar Hossain said, Abul Hossain was shot dead around midnight on Saturday at Banglabazar area of Andarchar Union. […]

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