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Two BNP mayors suspended again

Sylhet mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury and Rajshahi Mayor Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul, both BNP-backed representatives, have been suspended from their posts, just after they resumed office on Sunday morning. Suspension letters were issued against them by the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry through fax. The ‘City Corporation Act’ related affairs additional secretary of the ministry, […]

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. — Focusbangla file photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the private entrepreneurs to recruit educated and talented physically-challenged people to their business houses for the welfare of all. Addressing a function marking the 10th World Autism Awareness Day at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka, she also urged all to […]

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The High Court on Sunday upheld the lower court verdict that had sentenced two accused to death and six others to varying terms of imprisonment in secular writer and blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider murder case. The two condemned convicts whose death sentences were upheld included North South University students Redwanul Azad Rana and Faisal bin […]

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The Higher Secondary Certificate and its equivalent examinations 2017 began across the country on Sunday. A total of 11,83,686 candidates — 6,35,697 boys and 5,47,989 girls — from 8,864 institutions under eight general education boards, Madrassah Education Board, Bangladesh Technical Education Board and Diploma in Business Studies Board are appearing at the HSC and its […]

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A file photo shows containers stacked in the Chittagong port. Exporters may face problems getting refund of customs duty paid during import of raw materials for manufacturing export goods after implementation of the new value-added tax law as the law has scrapped the existing office that conducts the function. — New Age photo Exporters may […]

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The methods used by terrorists are evolving /BIGSTOCK The world needs to step up its game in fighting terrorism The latest incident in Sylhet has underscored the need for security experts to carry out more pro-active engagement in identifying the causes for the growth of terrorism and how to contain it. This was recently attempted […]

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Three people, including a woman, were found killed as raid on a suspected extremists’ den at Barahat in Moulvibazar district town ended on Saturday. At a briefing near the operation site, Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit chief Monirul Islam claimed that one of the deceased was involved in the bomb explosions near Atia Mahal in […]

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