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Haor farmers to get free agri inputs for next crop: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. — Focusbangla file photo Issuing a note of warning that no one will be spared if any negligence is found in haor embankment construction, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said haor farmers will get free agricultural inputs for the next crop. ‘The government is not only providing relief materials to the flood-hit people, it’ll […]

Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. — New Age file photo Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith and businesspeople exchanged heated debates on implementation of the new VAT law at a budget consultative meeting on Sunday. At the FBCCI-NBR budget consultative meeting held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, a business leader threatened to go movement and take […]

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Mobile phone operator Robi and Ericsson jointly ran the trial of 4G and LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology in Dhaka and experienced high-speed mobile broadband of 90 Mbps and above, said a press release today. The trial was conducted to demonstrate Robi’s readiness for introducing 4G services in the country. Ericsson, a Sweden-based company, and […]

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‘We need to synchronise the syllabi of Qawmi and Alia madrasas with mainstream education. Besides, social values and cultural movements must be strengthened in order to get rid of the problem permanently’ Businessman Alamgir Hossain from the capital’s Kazipara handed over his two sons to police after he became suspicious that they had been indoctrinated […]

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Bangladeshis have paid their last respects to freedom fighter Kazi Arif in New York. The noted reciter died after being taken off life support at Mt Sinai St Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan on Saturday. He was 65. An architect by profession, he was declared clinically dead on Friday, after he was admitted to the hospital […]

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The Anti-Corruption Commission is planning to send its sleuths to Malaysia to find out Bangladeshis who invested in that country’s ‘second home programme’. The idea of widening surveillance against the illegal investors from Bangladesh came from ACC’s sleuths who could make no headway in the investigations since 2012. Since 2002, when the Malaysian government invited […]

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Tannery park at Savar.– New Age file photo. Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation has planned another tannery park with an effluent treatment plant at Savar when it failed to complete the current one in the same area in the past 15 years. For the new park, around 200 acres of land have already been […]

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Sharing Teesta Water: Shrouded Facts And Uncanny Myths   By Observer Research Foundation  By Nilanjan Ghosh Lately, there has been quite a bit of hue and cry over the sharing of the Teesta river water between Bangladesh and India. Bangladesh wants 50 percent of the Teesta waters during the dry season — from December to May. […]

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Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Md Kamrul Hossain Molla fixed the date after Khaleda’s counsel Md Sanaullah Miah filed a time petition A Dhaka Court on Tuesday asked Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia to appear before it on May 22 in connection with 11 cases filed against her. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Md Kamrul Hossain Molla […]

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M A Taslim Macroeconomic performance of the economy of Bangladesh has been the subject of much disagreement over the last few years. In terms of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) data, it has done rather well during this time. Indeed its national accounts numbers have catapulted the country to the league of the best performing […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) to be mindful that the common people do not become the victims of torture. She was speaking at the 13th-anniversary congregation of the elite police unit on Wednesday. “People should not suffer unnecessarily. They should not be the victims the torture. […]

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The Post and Telecommunications Division has asked mobile telecom operators to make it clear how they fix the retail price of internet bandwidth amid confusions over the pricing issue. The telecoms division sought the clarification from the operators in a meeting on adjustment of internet bandwidth price on Wednesday. The operators have been asked to […]

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